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Messages - Jason Wallwork

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I don't know if you guys had heard this. Linux Journal was going to shut its doors but London Trust Media stepped forward and bought it. They're also the company that owns PIA, the VPN provider. And they want to jump start Linux writing. More here:

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/01/private-internet-access-linux-journal-set-25000-fund-reward-experienced-aspiring-writers/

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Distributions / Re: Ubuntu Mate reviewed on Distrowatch
« on: Today at 06:15:44 pm »
I liked Ubuntu MATE over the time that I used it. I preferred the Cupertino layout back then. It's an excellent distribution and on our list of Beginner Linux Distros.

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Marketplace / Re: Carry Telecom -- too good to be true?
« on: Yesterday at 08:17:44 pm »
Thanks for telling us about your experience. Please let us know again in a month or two how it is going, William.

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Cool, Bill. Thanks for sharing. I haven't tried to use one of those file recovery programs in a long time though I have InSync backing up all my data to Google drive on a regular basis so I probably wouldn't need it. But still good to know there is one out there.

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Meetings / Re: Get together at Chapters this Sunday early afternoon?
« on: January 21, 2018, 01:15:49 pm »
Looks like I might not make it there until 2:30 pm but I am coming!

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Meetings / Re: Get together at Chapters this Sunday early afternoon?
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:23:08 pm »
And freezing rain at that (Special Weather Statement on weather.ca)! I'll drop by as well. And I think we should consider the MUG canceled with the weather alert.

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It let you uninstall Google Play? Interesting. How do you update apps without it?

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You can get security fixes without having to get Nougat if the provider updates it. But yeah, battery life seems to get better with every new release of Android.

Bill, are you keeping the phone?

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Marketplace / Re: Carry Telecom -- too good to be true?
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:00:22 pm »
The resellers still use their own servers for dns, email, etc. but its over the same lines is how I understand it. And they have their own support services. But they (or at least Start) use Cogeco technicians for the installations and I assume anything requiring a technician to come by. I don't think you'll go wrong with Start, but I just don't know anybody that has tried Carry yet. I'm very tempted, I'll tell you that. I asked Start and they wouldn't give me a break when I showed Carry's prices.

You can also tell Cogeco you're considering jumping ship and they will likely cut you a deal, maybe not price match but I'm sure they can give you better than $85 a month. So that's also worth trying, too.

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Marketplace / Re: Looking for a printer that works
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:00:01 pm »
Interesting. It must be fairly energy intensive to recycle electronics. I imagine they probably are trying to get at the precious metals in the circuit boards, probably the only stuff on it worth keeping.

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Website / Re: website access
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:57:22 pm »
Thanks, dougal. Not sure what happened there.

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Marketplace / Re: Carry Telecom -- too good to be true?
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:56:16 pm »
You will definitely require a modem, either through rental or buying. Make sure you arrange this before you disconnect as they have to ship you a modem either way. The technician doesn't bring one. Unless they just keep the same modem as Cogeco, but I'd make doubly sure of this if/when you schedule an appointment.

Cogeco charges $85 for 40 Mbps service? That's insane. Or is that some kind of bundle?

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I'm just curious, Fox, what is that you're looking for in the Nougat update? Is there a particular feature you need?

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Marketplace / Re: Carry Telecom -- too good to be true?
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:23:04 pm »
Yeah, you should have no problem them. And my guess would be that you'd have a maximum of 120 Mbps service like me. I'm also in the south end. So I'm thinking you probably have the same pricing and choices that I do. I'll list them the options so you have some info before you call:

15 Mbps service (2 Mbps up), 200 GB usage, $40
40 Mbps service (10 Mbps up), Unlimited usage $50
60 Mbps service (10 Mbps up), Unlimited usage, $65
120 Mbps service (10 Mbps up), Unlimited usage, $85

$5/month rental for a modem or you can buy one

Also curious, where did you find an address checker on the Carry Telecom site? I couldn't find one and thought it was kind of weird.

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Marketplace / Re: Looking for a printer that works
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:15:08 pm »
Thanks, Dougal, though my question was more what happens to the printer you can't sell. Is there a company that actually takes old printers and does something with them or do they just end up in the landfill?

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