* Posts by Slackness

35 posts • joined 25 Oct 2007

Production-ready ZFS offers cosmic-scale storage for Linux

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Happy

Question

Can I ask how this compares to BTRFS? I don't know, so I am just asking for opinions as I don't know.

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BlackBerry CEO: iPhone past its prime

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Ummm

Blackberry would do better to align to android and deliver their concept as the layer above.

Purely as a survival tactic, BB do deliver a good service. Issue is the support of a 3rd platform.

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Antivirus update broke our interwebs, howl Win XP users

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Ok,

Having used Kaspersky for about 5 years and about to renew, I would say that this is just 1 mistake amongst next to none (mistakes). Used on linux, windows & Android with zero issues. these guys are top of their game.

Am even thinking of using on my mac.

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Samsung Galaxy S III

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Yes

Finally got a blue one, its superb. So much faster than the white ones.

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Iranian firms told not to use foreign email providers

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Mushroom

Hmmmm

Why am I thinking there could be a very big money market for Iran in pissing off the west by hosting Piratebay etc mirrors and anything the west values (read: MPAA / RIAA et al)?

Torrent host sites, Megadownload. Is this a missed opportunity?

How better to discredit than the purse.

;-)

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Microsoft unveils Windows 8 'release preview' for June

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WTF?

Umm

Here I am, with full MSDN access which includes all MS stuff. I, sitting here am questioning the pain and benefit moving from one free to me OS to another. I don't see any value in upgrading any of my windows 7 PC's & VM's to windows 8. I have less of a quandary over migrating suse linux migrations.

What has gone wrong in my consideration?

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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WTF?

Well... it has to be

The Fat Slags Movie, what a complete clusterfuck with so much material to work from.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0382028/

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Xen hypervisor ported to ARM chips

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Paris Hilton

C'mon

We have all got to stick to the one fits all model. ;-)

I have always considered Linux / UNIX VM Clients being equal partners in a shitty time-share scam. Scale of economy my arse!

Paris, as she shares her herp's evenly amongst all subscribing members, no matter how they try to hog her attention.

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Ultrabook prices to fall as manufacturers slash margins

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Flame

Ummm

Whooopee fucking 'd', nobody I know will be looking for new tin. 10%..? really? Too generous, they have priced themselves into the 'Apple do better zone'. Clap Clap....

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Gates: Novell are sore losers, Word trounced WordPerfect

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Optional

Doesnt bother me as I am still using IBM DisplayWrite 4.

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A sysadmin's top ten tales of woe

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FAIL

Or..

Who bought a bloody great UPS... with no batteries in the early 80's and never tested it.

Then one day.....

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New PlayStation Network hack hijacks user accounts

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Happy

So Glad

So glad my stepson had gaming removed for a minimum of a year (*on medical advice) for his gaming addiction, it was kind of poetic that it happened at the point of the issue arising.

So,we are very happy to ride this out... Thanks Sony! Top Marks!

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Man caught w*nking over Alan Sugar's autobiography

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eye for an eye

Well Ian Hislop spends most of the eyes sheetage publishing what a cunt he is.

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Android Market shows hand at 100k Apps

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Flashback

kind of reminds you of the extra value that 'puter mags punted on a CD stuck to the cover of MAX-PC-God weekly in the 90's.

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Virgin Media introduces P2P throttling

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Koran-burning 'pastor' loses website

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Reserving comment

I personally am awaiting a comment from Pastor Deacon Fred from the Landover Baptist Church before I decide the rights and wrongs of this issue.

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ISPs told to keep filesharer naughty list

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Did cross my mind that one...

5 star sir!

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Vote Lib Dem, doom humanity to extinction

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FAIL

Ohh ya!

Are you touting this as an interview piece for the the 'Daily Fail' ?

Almost worthy of a satirical 'eye' article, except you meant it!

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Intel: Killer cables may leapfrog USB 3.0

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Coat

Round and round

I seem to remember the Apricot F1 had an optical link for a keyboard back in 1984!! ;-)

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The IT management impact of home working

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Grenade

Just from my side

Have been home working for 5 years.

Have localised full desktop, remote backup, VPN, remote managed AV software and software distribution, remote support, encrypted hard drive.

Only issue I have is that I cant print when connected to the corp VPN, I could fudge that by changing my IP range of the networked printer but I prefer not to. I just disconnect and reconnect.

I work with PM's, SME's & Others around the globe often using following the sun support.

I have to say I work harder and more effectively without all the petty politics and intrusions of office life, also without the commute its one less pain in the arse.

It enables me to be at home so I am able to let the child in from school and allow my wife to be able to attend university.

For me it works well for the life and work balance.

Cheers

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Oz man coughs to DD-jub job advert outrage

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Errrm bollocks to you, MATE !

Never met one I didn't like, have to say your comment is trite!

No I am not Aus.

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IoSafe Solo disaster-proof drive

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Grenade

Ha

Considering the price of off-line storage with an SLA this FAIL.

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Windows 7 - The Reg reader review redux

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From a Linux user...

Installed Windows 7 64 on the kids gaming machine from my corp MSDN, works 100% no issues. Its quicker, slicker and he is more than happy. Thats 1 month plus and almost 1TB of games + MS Office etc etc...

Zero complaints... (*I hate to say).

Installed 7 32 Bit on the Mrs PC for her Uni work, she's 100% happy and one month in on a crappy dell single core with 1GB of ram. She thinks its much better than XP + Bloat + More Bloat.

Installed 7 32 Bit on my *now spare, dont ask free laptop* dual core 1.8 2GB ram and its running fine for remote access to my nix box / office, no gripes...

Installed 7 64 bit on my Nix server quad core AMD 6GB RAM and 8TB RAID 5.(*on a spare pata drive for the kids mates to play on when they come round), 100% happy no issues... 4 weekends of solid gaming and no bitching.

WTF M$.... its actually quite good.

Maybe its the fact the PCs run for a day and are switched off, unlike my *nix box which is 24/7 until his mates turn up wanting left4dead game play.

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Microsoft harries XP-loving biz customers on to Windows 7

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Grenade

Blurb

As a *nix user and having to put up with 7 of MSDN for testing ,(wish it was 7 of 9), I would say anyone thinking of deploying a new immature OS on a desktop is insane, Its a damn good desktop and i like it, the kid likes it, the wife likes it...... but corporate usage?? gimme some time man....

The concept of 'Early Adopters' spells out their desire to be rim-rolled (c).

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Commodore 64 emulator hits iPhone

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Llama Time

I might even get one if there is any chance of some Jeff Minter stuff (4 the win).

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HP strikes back on charges for 'free' Windows 7 upgrade

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Alert

Duh

You are obviously forgetting the cost of shipping a box the size of a smart car.

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Police force eBay scammer to cough up ill-gotten gains

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Stop

Errr

Why does the REG look more like Fark daily?

/Hammer Time

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Playboy to take on World of Warcraft with Bunny-themed MMORG

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Paris Hilton

Errm

I though they had already made and failed at 'pimp my ride'.

Paris 'cos shes a failed ride.

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Disk platter sizes vary with drive speeds

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and for my next report

The variable nature of variables, and why....

Jeez that was a pile of 'oh-christ-its-near-friday-must-produce-some-old-shite'.

Utter-Wank

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Microsoft: Don't rush to download Windows 7 RC

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Linux

I have to admit...

I updated the kids pc from 64bit vista to 64/7 and there was a marked improvement, upgrade was very smooth and with zero errors.

All the games that ran on Vista run on 64/7 the only app that failed was daemon tools (*I was pre-warned by 7) oh and Kaspersky required a reinstall as I had changed the OS.

2.8ghz Core2 (O/C), 2 GB RAM, ATI 4670 Video

Kids verdict.. s'ok (aged 12)

Personally im sticking with my OpenSuse box as it does what I want and whats needed.

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First Windows 7 beta puts fresh face on Vista

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Linux

Blah

I'm undecided... do i install a my spare 1TB drive into my NIX box to try it ? I have corp access to MSDN and so assume it will download in about an hour.

Then i get to thinking about the poor souls that enjoy self-harming, I speak to the Mrs and she says 'do you really need any more stress?' and she has a point.

She hated the Vista on her laptop and prefers the XP after i reinstalled, I prefer XP with !NoMachine SSH GUI to my NIX box for Label / Tin / Does.

I was thinking on giving it to the kid to try as an experiment to get an impartial 12 year old view on it (*actually i think thats the analytical route to follow).

Will post his conclusion after the weekend!

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Bittorrent declares war on VoIP, gamers

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Linux

OK's....

Premiss:

People buy a 'no limit connection'

So who are you to decide what is relevant or permissible?

Game over....

Stop aligning yourselves with corporate mismanagement or failed directives.

Can --> Label --> Tough!

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Danish ISP ordered again to block Pirate Bay

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Pirate

Right...

This is going to work so well judging by past history of country Vs TPB or ISP Vs TPB.

Yawn... give it 24-48 hours and redirects will be up and operational.

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Union accuses Capita on job losses

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lolz

And the recruitment whores just refuse to understand why i wont jump from my current position to crapita... even for >10K more than current job (*see wife and short person).

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Police bail OiNK admin after filesharing raid

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Alert

But on the upside...

Choco rations going up, Twenty-five grams next week; Doubleplus good!

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