[nSLUG] UARB Website Not for Linux?

HOG westpennanthog at eastlink.ca
Tue Jul 28 12:53:20 ADT 2020

Wow!  Talk about the govt. being authoritarian and unfriendly.  Just browsing from my iPhn it basically showed only a coat of arms and some form to be filled out.  When I clicked on the “home” link in the top right hand corner, it told me to turn on Java.  Then moments later itvsaid I had been signed out and gave me a blank screen.  As we say back home “here’s your hat, what’s your hurry?”.  I guess the next time I go to a coffeehouse with my laptop (MacBook Pro with a Tux sticker over the Apple logo) I’ll wear my Harley- Davidson hoodie. That will give them something else to think about.  A bit too warm for that right now.  And besides my MB-P still has a screen issue to be fixed.

On another note, I’m looking for a laptop and desk top or tower machines to load Linux Mint 20 and Apache onto for a computer in my Ham shack and a web server.  Yes, another expensive hobbie on the cheap. 

Thanks and stay safe,


Sent from West Pennant, NS

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> Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:32:56 -0300
> From: Joel Maxwell <jaymax at runbox.com>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] UARB Website Not for Linux?
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> That site also uses JavaScipt to prevent right-clicking, and other
> surface measures. JavaScript is enforced too, so you only see a scant
> warning instead of typical page content when you turn off JavaScript.
> Just like with that year or two in Netflix history (after
> WINE+Silverlight workarounds, but before full HTML5-based DRM) when you
> also needed to spoof Chrome/Chromium using that switcher plugin, the
> stereotype is that we use Linux to steal stuff while we huddle - hoodie
> donned - in coffee-shop corners with black-shelled laptops covered in
> large stickers at our print-scorched fingertips.
> Which is a rather odd impression since most distributions we use - and
> even core software - fail to come with a price tag to begin with while
> what is allowed/acceptable are Operating Systems and software that are
> rampantly pirated in the consumer space (if it weren't for the
> Microsoft tax on new PC's - even when Windows is not installed once out
> the shop door - Microsoft would see almost no money coming in from the
> home PC user).
> But that's just my nickels worth.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Joel Maxwell
>> On Mon, 2020-07-20 at 10:08 -0300, Herb wrote:
>> Sorry, I did that in Firefox. Too many windows open...
>>> On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 09:54, Herb <herb at theria.ca> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 09:41, David Murdoch <
>>> davidjmurdoch at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> M09777
>>> From the most recent Chrome (in Ubuntu 20.04) It didn't work for me
>>> until I applied a user agent swticher plugin. Selected IE11, then I
>>> was able to download files. 
>>> Insert rant here about government, and archaic closed systems...
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