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35 years with Samsung

Today, 09:23 AM

I just got my shiny new Samsung Tablet A. What an upgrade from the old Nexus 7.
It dawned on me that in one way or other I've had Samsung "stuff" around for close to 35 years - probably as long as they have been in Canada. Mind you I got more of it in the last 10 than in the first 25. They got better, and maybe I got a bit richer. Anyway here's a capsule history:
  • CD player - 1984. This was my first entry into digital music. The Japanese equipment was very expensive so I took a chance on this unknown Korean maker. The laser failed soon after I bought it though - Samsung fixed it under warranty. It still works but it's mothballed in the basement somewhere.
  • 19 inch HDTV - 2007. I had to replace an old JVC CRT that fit in an entertainment center and the Samsung was the right size. It still works great even though it's 720p.
  • 37 inch TV - 2009. My main TV and it's been super. I hope it keeps on forever because it's the perfect size for the corner of my family room. It's a dumb TV but has lots of inputs for Roku, DVD , cable etc.
  • Blu-ray DVD player - 2010. It's a Samsung. It works. Nuff said.
  • Wait for it - refrigerator - 2014. My Maytag died and I needed something fast. This Samsung has double doors, lots of room, freezer on the bottom and of course it fits in the space in the kitchen.
  • 8-inch tablet -2018. As I said very nice.
Samsung has gone from an el cheapo option in CD players to a premium Android brand and home appliance maker. Who woulda thunk it?

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Fresh Install Of Slackware

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Posted by mhbell in Bruno's All Things Linux
Problem SOLVED!
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Oracle Java™ Critical Security Updates Released

18 Jul 2018

Posted by Corrine in Security & Networking
Oracle released the scheduled critical security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software.  The critical patch update contains 8 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE.  All of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials.  


If Java is still installed on your computer, it is recommended that this update be applied as soon as possible due to the threat posed by a successful attack.

Java SE 8u181


Java SE 10.0.2  (x64-bit only)


Note:  UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.  Preferably, see the instructions below on how to handle "Unwanted Extras".  

Oracle Java SE Risk Matrix

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