[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

Mixtape Culture Club - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 24, 2021 - 10:07pm
 
Talk Behind Their Backs Forum - VV - Jan 24, 2021 - 8:58pm
 
Trump - VV - Jan 24, 2021 - 8:44pm
 
Joe Biden - VV - Jan 24, 2021 - 8:38pm
 
RPeep News You Should Know - KurtfromLaQuinta - Jan 24, 2021 - 7:45pm
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - kurtster - Jan 24, 2021 - 7:40pm
 
COVID-19 - haresfur - Jan 24, 2021 - 6:08pm
 
New Music - R_P - Jan 24, 2021 - 4:29pm
 
Today in History - rhahl - Jan 24, 2021 - 3:39pm
 
Media Bias - Ohmsen - Jan 24, 2021 - 3:11pm
 
What Makes You Sad? - haresfur - Jan 24, 2021 - 3:07pm
 
In lockdown - Coaxial - Jan 24, 2021 - 2:21pm
 
Radio Paradise Comments - Coaxial - Jan 24, 2021 - 2:14pm
 
Crazy conspiracy theories - Red_Dragon - Jan 24, 2021 - 2:13pm
 
That's good advice - oldviolin - Jan 24, 2021 - 11:41am
 
Trump Lies - R_P - Jan 24, 2021 - 11:08am
 
Name My Band - Antigone - Jan 24, 2021 - 10:57am
 
Live Music - R_P - Jan 24, 2021 - 10:10am
 
Race in America - sirdroseph - Jan 24, 2021 - 10:05am
 
Are you ready for some football? - sirdroseph - Jan 24, 2021 - 7:46am
 
The Military Industrial Complex - sirdroseph - Jan 24, 2021 - 6:39am
 
Vocabulary Quiz - rhahl - Jan 24, 2021 - 6:35am
 
Counting with Pictures - Proclivities - Jan 24, 2021 - 5:54am
 
Outstanding Covers - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 23, 2021 - 7:46pm
 
Australia and New Zealand Music - haresfur - Jan 23, 2021 - 7:24pm
 
The News - how much of it is fake??? - R_P - Jan 23, 2021 - 2:33pm
 
Latin Music - R_P - Jan 23, 2021 - 10:22am
 
US Empire - westslope - Jan 23, 2021 - 10:09am
 
Sweet horrible irony. - Lazy8 - Jan 23, 2021 - 8:42am
 
What is the meaning of this? - rhahl - Jan 23, 2021 - 4:04am
 
Sade Vinyl Unboxing & New Album - kurtster - Jan 22, 2021 - 6:09pm
 
Post your favorite 'You Tube' Videos Here - black321 - Jan 22, 2021 - 2:11pm
 
The Obituary Page - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 22, 2021 - 1:40pm
 
Canada - R_P - Jan 22, 2021 - 1:15pm
 
Pernicious Pious Proclivities Particularized Prodigiously - R_P - Jan 22, 2021 - 12:14pm
 
Finally, some news that we can all smile about - miamizsun - Jan 22, 2021 - 9:54am
 
A motivational quote - miamizsun - Jan 22, 2021 - 9:46am
 
Baseball, anyone? - Coaxial - Jan 22, 2021 - 9:30am
 
Things You Thought Today - islander - Jan 22, 2021 - 9:24am
 
Best movies ever? - haresfur - Jan 22, 2021 - 7:19am
 
Freedom of speech? - haresfur - Jan 22, 2021 - 7:13am
 
Our tolerance for opposing views - kurtster - Jan 22, 2021 - 5:27am
 
Great Old Songs You Rarely Hear Anymore - miamizsun - Jan 22, 2021 - 4:58am
 
what the hell, miamizsun? - miamizsun - Jan 22, 2021 - 4:43am
 
What's so funny about peace love and understanding? - miamizsun - Jan 22, 2021 - 4:04am
 
Liberal please, - sirdroseph - Jan 22, 2021 - 3:56am
 
New Music on Radio Paradise - whatshisname - Jan 22, 2021 - 3:56am
 
Republican Party - kurtster - Jan 21, 2021 - 7:44pm
 
Bernie Sanders - haresfur - Jan 21, 2021 - 4:00pm
 
Know your memes - rhahl - Jan 21, 2021 - 2:44pm
 
Social Media Are Changing Everything - Ohmsen - Jan 21, 2021 - 1:17pm
 
Terrorist Watch! - sirdroseph - Jan 21, 2021 - 10:02am
 
honk if you think manbird and OV are one and the same ent... - oldviolin - Jan 21, 2021 - 8:18am
 
Poetry Forum - ScottN - Jan 20, 2021 - 7:56pm
 
the Todd Rundgren topic - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 6:25pm
 
Yes - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 6:07pm
 
What Makes You Laugh? - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 5:39pm
 
Derplahoma! - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 5:34pm
 
Immigration - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 5:29pm
 
Manbird's Stones - Isabeau - Jan 20, 2021 - 12:58pm
 
Knikken Knokken Sorensen Filter Users Thread - miamizsun - Jan 20, 2021 - 10:30am
 
RP Rock Mix: Repetiion - jeglenn - Jan 20, 2021 - 10:20am
 
American Justice - sirdroseph - Jan 20, 2021 - 7:12am
 
Philosophy (Meaty Metaphysical Munchables!) - sirdroseph - Jan 20, 2021 - 6:29am
 
What Makes You Cry :) ? - haresfur - Jan 19, 2021 - 4:14pm
 
• • • BRING OUT YOUR DEAD • • •  - oldviolin - Jan 19, 2021 - 2:04pm
 
Google Docs (Docs, Spreadsheets, etc) - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 19, 2021 - 1:54pm
 
Baby words that stuck in your family - Isabeau - Jan 19, 2021 - 10:02am
 
Got my Goat - GeneP59 - Jan 19, 2021 - 9:47am
 
Capital Punishment - cc_rider - Jan 19, 2021 - 7:57am
 
It's the economy stupid. - sirdroseph - Jan 19, 2021 - 7:25am
 
Mellow mix in Vorbis? Please. - lagstrom64119 - Jan 19, 2021 - 5:20am
 
Anti-War - sirdroseph - Jan 19, 2021 - 4:36am
 
By jimminy! Cricket! - haresfur - Jan 19, 2021 - 12:31am
 
What The Hell Buddy? - Coaxial - Jan 18, 2021 - 9:50pm
 
Index » Radio Paradise/General » General Discussion » NEED A COMPUTER GEEK! Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 230, 231, 232  Next
Post to this Topic
kcar

kcar Avatar



Posted: Dec 22, 2020 - 4:56am



 Ohmsen wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:
from an android or iphone:

how to embed/post a pic

sounds easy but it's not obvious

-blind in miami
 

It isn't easy to determine the exact URL of a picture on smartphones. Therefore posting a link can easily go wrong. Safari on iOS has a dialog appearing when you tapp the image longer... "Show Image". This should get you to the real image Url. 
 

Yeah, Ohmsen, you're sorta right. If you're using an iPhone and you see an image on a Web page that you want to post here, you keep holding your finger on the image until a list of options pops up. One of the options is "Share." Click on that and you should be able to see an option to open the image in a browser.

In my previous answer I was assuming (mistakenly) that you were sending the pic from a desktop. If the photo is on your iPhone, select it from your photo library by touching it. You should see towards the top of the screen, above the enlarged image, the option to send it as an iCloud link. If you choose that option, you should be able to send it in a text image or email to yourself. Once you receive the image, you should be able to copy the iCloud URL and use that URL to post/embed the image in a message on RP Forum.

AFAICT, you need to associate the image with a URL in order to post/embed it in a RP post. You can't upload the image directly from your phone.
Ohmsen

Ohmsen Avatar

Location: Old World
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 22, 2020 - 4:28am



 miamizsun wrote:
from an android or iphone:

how to embed/post a pic

sounds easy but it's not obvious

-blind in miami
 

It isn't easy to determine the exact URL of a picture on smartphones. Therefore posting a link can easily go wrong. Safari on iOS has a dialog appearing when you tapp the image longer... "Show Image". This should get you to the real image Url. 
kcar

kcar Avatar



Posted: Dec 21, 2020 - 7:17pm



 miamizsun wrote:
from an android or iphone:

how to embed/post a pic

sounds easy but it's not obvious

-blind in miami
 

I don't think you can post/embed a pic in this forum directly from your phone or desktop. I think you have to upload the pic to a Website that lets you share the pic on RP Forum via a URL.

Best guess. Could be laughably wrong.
miamizsun

miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 21, 2020 - 5:44pm

from an android or iphone:

how to embed/post a pic

sounds easy but it's not obvious

-blind in miami
miamizsun

miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 29, 2020 - 4:20am

 kurtster wrote:

How long have you had this ?

Would this be it ?

M
ight have to jump on one or two even.
 
i think so see the info below and i just got it a few days ago

plugged it in at home and updated all the software

put back in the box until i can migrate some stuff from work (and pick up a larger monitor)

upgraded to the 512 SSD

Beelink U57 Mini PC with Intel Core i5-5257u Processor(up to 3.10 GHz) &Windows 10 Pro,8G DDR3/512G SSD High Performance Business Mini Computer,4K UHD,2.4G/5G Dual WiFi,BT4.2,Dual HDMI Ports

i like the idea of a mini pc (many to choose from)

one obvious challenge you may have is size and ports

this also has a small fan but still pretty quiet, but you can hear it

another thought is that the headphone/mic jack is out front

so far so good but do look around

regards

kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 28, 2020 - 5:17pm

 miamizsun wrote:
i've been downsizing lately (or embracing minimalism)

music, clothes, shoes, dishes, books, etc. gone

so i need a new machine at work and i look at my desk area and think too much clutter

so i bought this little bugger



very small and punchy

about the size of a sandwich
 
How long have you had this ?

Would this be it ?

M
ight have to jump on one or two even.
miamizsun

miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 28, 2020 - 5:07pm

i've been downsizing lately (or embracing minimalism)

music, clothes, shoes, dishes, books, etc. gone

so i need a new machine at work and i look at my desk area and think too much clutter

so i bought this little bugger



very small and punchy

about the size of a sandwich
westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Oct 28, 2020 - 9:00am



 kurtster wrote:

......The SSD is so fast there are no hiccups, ever.  Makes up for the lack of RAM with XP.  It still boots in around 15 to 30 seconds.  All's I have to do is re image the OS and all the software sits intact in the other partition.  Reimaged it a few times already.  ..... 

This is an important point.  The biggest innovation in terms of performance over the past few years for laptops and PC workstations has been the advent of SSDs.   

I reckon that lots of consumers have overbought RAM based on 99% of their requirements.  4GB is the minimum for 64-bit machines running the Windows 10.  8GB can be justified for some users.  Rarely can 16 and 32GB of RAM be justified except to show off.  

If I felt justified in using a virtual hard drive, I would get 32 or 64 GB of RAM.  Perhaps if I was doing CAD/CAM or demanding photo editing.  But I am not.  
haresfur

haresfur Avatar

Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 28, 2020 - 6:20am



 kurtster wrote:

That would depend on how many ports your motherboard has.  I had to buy a card to allow two more SATA ports in my XP rig.  Currently it has one SSD, 4 HDD's and two optical drives.  They are all 6 gig ports with the exception of the two opticals which run at 2 gigs..  I don't know how you can add stuff like that to a laptop.
 
my laptop has a 500 gb PCIe ssd, a 250 gb PCIe SSD, and a 500 gb sata ssd. The 250 is kind of superfluous, but that reminds me I should back up my photography to it.

miamizsun

miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 28, 2020 - 4:22am

 kurtster wrote:

That would depend on how many ports your motherboard has.  I had to buy a card to allow two more SATA ports in my XP rig.  Currently it has one SSD, 4 HDD's and two optical drives.  They are all 6 gig ports with the exception of the two opticals which run at 2 gigs..  I don't know how you can add stuff like that to a laptop.
 

nas (at home) or cloud drive/storage
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 9:14pm

 haresfur wrote:


 westslope wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

You still have to go in and preserve any files before doing a reinstall.  Just common sense.
 

Absolutely. 

That is why I like to partition the hard drive or SSD into one partition for the OS and software and another partition for data files.   Then it is super easy to copy all the data files onto another medium while performing the clean install.

 
Better yet, two separate drives.

 
That would depend on how many ports your motherboard has.  I had to buy a card to allow two more SATA ports in my XP rig.  Currently it has one SSD, 4 HDD's and two optical drives.  They are all 6 gig ports with the exception of the two opticals which run at 2 gigs..  I don't know how you can add stuff like that to a laptop.
haresfur

haresfur Avatar

Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 8:26pm



 westslope wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

You still have to go in and preserve any files before doing a reinstall .  Just common sense.
 

Absolutely. 

That is why I like to partition the hard drive or SSD into one partition for the OS and software and another partition for data files.   Then it is super easy to copy all the data files onto another medium while performing the clean install.

 
Better yet, two separate drives.

kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 5:08pm

 westslope wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

You still have to go in and preserve any files before doing a reinstall.  Just common sense.
 

Absolutely. 

That is why I like to partition the hard drive or SSD into one partition for the OS and software and another partition for data files.   Then it is super easy to copy all the data files onto another medium while performing the clean install.

 
Actually on my XP music server, I have a 128 gig SSD split into two partitions.  One is the C drive with nothing but the OS and the other partition has all of the software on it.  The SSD is so fast there are no hiccups, ever.  Makes up for the lack of RAM with XP.  It still boots in around 15 to 30 seconds.  All's I have to do is re image the OS and all the software sits intact in the other partition.  Reimaged it a few times already.  Easy peasy.  All my files are on entirely separate 2 TB HDD's.  Totally isolated.   Back when you could buy 80 gig HDD's I have had one fully set up sitting on the shelf for my old Vaio ready to go in case of the dreaded blue screen or something similar.  Very handy and eliminates a whole lot of angst.  I now have a 500 gig SSD sitting in the drawer waiting for the time I hope that I never need it, but it is there.  I even have a USB cable sitting to plug the new SSD into should the need arise.  I'm picky about my drives.  The SSD's are Samsung's and my HDD's are WD Black.  I will accept no substitutes.
Ohmsen

Ohmsen Avatar

Location: Old World
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 4:37pm

With Windows, I 've been through decades of setting up my system again, regularly at every 6-12 months, up until Windows 7. Then came my first Mac. And some Linux machines. 
I'd never go back to any Windows machine, voluntarily for any kind of productivity, whatsoever, if not required for singular moments, where you can always run Windows 7 (at least) on a virtual machine, if in particular need. 

I'd consider myself somewhat of a semi-pro. Exchanged both sides of the fence, private and small business use. 

Just sayin', in case of any questions asked... feel free to PM me. 

Cheers.
westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 4:30pm



 kurtster wrote:

You still have to go in and preserve any files before doing a reinstall .  Just common sense.
 

Absolutely. 

That is why I like to partition the hard drive or SSD into one partition for the OS and software and another partition for data files.   Then it is super easy to copy all the data files onto another medium while performing the clean install.

kcar

kcar Avatar



Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 11:57am



 westslope wrote:
kcar:   I remember the NeXT workstations.   The economics department at Univ. Laval in Quebec City had them but I never worked on one.

I once tried to program Open-BSD for a standalone firewall but ultimately got a networking buddy to do the heavy lifting.  I think I could have managed — several weeks later.  :-)

To me, a Mac means less software availability and less control over the OS and the machine.  

 


“To me, a Mac means less software availability and less control over the OS and the machine“


My guess is that you’re largely right about a Mac offering less control over the OS than FreeBSD or OpenBSD, although Macs do come with a Terminal app that gives you sudo privileges. And yes, Macs lock down the hardware more than anyone else. 

I’m guessing that those restrictions are dealbreakers for you.

But Macs have far more software availability than other Unix or Unix-like OSes. The upcoming MacOS machines will use AppleSilicon chips that will let developers port their iOS and iPadOS apps to those machines with little modification necessary. They will also run Linux in emulation. I think you can still recompile open-source Unix apps to run on MacOS.

The Apple Silicon machines won’t be able to boot up Windows as the current Intel-based Macs can. But there is speculation that the new machines will be able to run Windows apps at some point. 
kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 11:32am

 westslope wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


 katzendogs wrote:
Windows10 pc has been shut down for months. What would be the proper procedure to restart without it performing all the overdue updates? It is set to automatically update at the moment and was a hard shutdown during a power failure.
 
Months are probably ok but updates can run into problems if your computer is really out of date. I ran into that issue when I installed an old windows license onto a new computer. If I recall, there was a way to give microsoft the license number and have them use it to do a fresh install. So I would make sure to grab your registration info before letting it update

 
Good call haresfur.   A fresh install — easy to do with the original license number — is clearly the best way to bring the machine up to date.  

In fact, any PC workstation or laptop that has undergone several Windows OS upgrades should be treated to a fresh install.  Tedious and time consuming — yes — but well worth it.  

 
You still have to go in and preserve any files before doing a reinstall.  Just common sense.
westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 10:22am

kcar:   I remember the NeXT workstations.   The economics department at Univ. Laval in Quebec City had them but I never worked on one.

I once tried to program Open-BSD for a standalone firewall but ultimately got a networking buddy to do the heavy lifting.  I think I could have managed — several weeks later.  :-)

To me, a Mac means less software availability and less control over the OS and the machine.  
westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 10:17am



 haresfur wrote:


 katzendogs wrote:
Windows10 pc has been shut down for months. What would be the proper procedure to restart without it performing all the overdue updates? It is set to automatically update at the moment and was a hard shutdown during a power failure.
 
Months are probably ok but updates can run into problems if your computer is really out of date. I ran into that issue when I installed an old windows license onto a new computer. If I recall, there was a way to give microsoft the license number and have them use it to do a fresh install. So I would make sure to grab your registration info before letting it update

 
Good call haresfur.   A fresh install — easy to do with the original license number — is clearly the best way to bring the machine up to date.  

In fact, any PC workstation or laptop that has undergone several Windows OS upgrades should be treated to a fresh install.  Tedious and time consuming — yes — but well worth it.  

katzendogs

katzendogs Avatar

Location: Pasadena ,Texas
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 26, 2020 - 4:58pm

 kurtster wrote:

Simply boot it up, offline.  The best way to make sure would be to disconnect your modem so that it cannot go online no matter how hard it tries.  Once up and running, secure the files you are worried about by transferring them to a USB thumb drive or the like. Turn off the automatic update.  Then once you have secured your files, plug your modem back in and go and ask for it to update. You can review the ones you want to use and discard those that you do not want.

For some reason that I have noticed, whenever you do update, the process seems to always turn the auto update feature back on, so you will have to look at that setting after every update.
 
Thanks. That looks like the solution I was hoping for.
Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 230, 231, 232  Next