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So I thought to give a report on this (mind you I lost over a week before setup whilst on vacation): The Lounge[^]
I put Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the system - as it turns out, Ubuntu and Intel got together for this and it's a direct simple install (this version). Right out of the box, so to speak.
The little box is great. Ubuntu, however, has changed a lot since I last ran it. Embracing a bit of a simpleton's outlook. I can forgive the pre-installed links to Amazon (for example) as they give this away free and maybe they make a little from it. But the software download mechanism (for example) is now much of a cellphone mentality setup. The screen, a 32" TV, is being seriously over-scanned. I can't fix it on the TV end so I turned to xrandr. Not working out well. Luckily, changes are not persistent from the command window. This is not playing well with others as I remembered from Ubuntu of by-gone days. It's not even as intuitive as the Raspberry PI running Raspbian - with all the abbreviations inherent in that distro.
I don't mind the added user-friendly - but at some point they're degrading the usefulness of the system.
Well - another few days and then I'll take the Linux Mint challenge, as recommended in the original thread. Or maybe I can find a friendly-install for some other version.
Just try booking a round trip ticket from Hudson (HUD) to Grand Central Station (NYG). If you type in NY, ok, you get a drop down list, pick an item, and it selects the wrong destination!
Defaults to opening the first train of the day, which takes up the whole screen, so you're wondering, W(here)TF are the other options?
Click on a ticket price. Then you have to click on "Add to Cart" which doesn't always seem to work. Those horizontal green and blue things are clickable, even though the mouse pointer stays an arrow making me, at least, think they're not clickable and wondering what they're there for.
And if you want to change something, clicking on the browser's back button erases all data and you have to start from scratch!
Did I mention the layout is atrocious?
The whole booking design is pathetic. You could write it so that you could do the entire round trip on a single screen!
Must have been written in Ruby on Rails (actually, looking at the page source, it doesn't seem so) by an idiot (but this part still is true.)
Sadly, this is probably the result of feedback from computer illiterate people on what originally was an almost equally bad design but at least didn't behave so erratically.
Not so bad, but I've bought tickets from the NJ Path vending machines. The software does work - but where and when you can do things is crazy.
If I recall correctly, if you want more than one ticket you need to go to the checkout page and find the right spot to begin the changes routine. Why would I want to check out if I didn't finish with my selection?
I'm sure the usual riders don't have any problems - but then again, they're from NJ.
FROM: "Tarbox Tilly" <email@example.com>
SUBJECT: =?UNKNOWN?Q?=D0=A2ic=D0=BAet#656654468=3A?= <insquote@[redacted].com> 18.07.2018 05:44:52 =?UNKNOWN?Q?=C4=99vidence?= against you
I hope you actually do not care about my language sentence structure, considering that i'm from Germany. I infected your device with a trojan and now have your private files out of your os.
It previously was installed on an adult page and after that you have picked the movie and it, my application quickly gain access to your system.
Then, your front-cam captured you wank, furthermore i captured a movie that you've viewed.
Just after a while this also picked up all of your social contact information. If you happen to wish me to erase your everything i currently have - transfer me 600 us in btc it is a crypto. It's my wallet address : 18aou7xiQ1U6cccBNoDBuvTQudtaQ76Hig
At this moment you will have 22hrs. to make up your mind The moment i will receive the deal i'm going eliminate this movie and every thing completely. Or else, please be sure this footage is going to be sent to all your friends.
I do hope she's also a Nigerian Princess or Bank President! I don't like dealing with strangers . . .
I received one very similar last month, except it claimed it used my own camera to catch me in the act of watching the adult video and pleasuring myself, and threatened to send it to my contacts if I didn't pay.
I didn't pay.
So far my friends haven't admitted seeing the video. They're probably too embarrassed.
If you think 'goto' is evil, try writing an Assembly program without JMP.
Well - one thing they don't have are any of my passwords.
The TO: address was one of my countless throw-away emails. Apparently from an insurance quote from so long ago I don't remember who to punish for selling my email address.
However - if they did have such a video, I'd thank them, upon distribution, for the free advertising of my um, urh, ah . . . "wares". That'd be an interesting strategy . . . ask them how much they want to hurry up with the release.*
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
It's such hot stuff that it can't even sustain base clock-speed. Of course you get base clock-speed back by putting it in a refrigerator:
Drop the system in the freezer, and the render time drops to 27 minutes, 18 seconds. That’s a roughly 31 percent improvement, and it corresponds exactly to the minimum specified clock the 2018 MacBook Pros should be holding in the first place.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12