* Posts by Michael

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Fedora 11 leaps into filesystem unknown

Michael
Unhappy

tried ext4 on xubuntu jaunty at work

no major problems ....quite stable imo, had to delete it as some xp-using numpty kept deleting the panels : ("yes, there's no c-drive.. yes , ctrl-alt-del dosent reboot the system...etc) Still waiting for btrfs with baited breath.

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Engineers are troublesome 'expert loners', says prof

Michael
Happy

i blame dilbert

must.....control.....fist.....of.....death.....!

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Millions opted into UK mobile phone directory

Michael
Happy

'Elf n Safety note....

If you use this service to make cold calls during "peak commuting times" .... what are your legal liabilities? Do you have to do a risk assessment beforehand , if you're a company?

...Should be interesting... Verrrrry interesting!

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School worker's Facebook post prompts suspension

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Facebook trolls?

I find it a bit worrying that some companies/institutions are so insecure they actually have facebook police!... Are they paid for their labours, or is this "concerned parents" ..etc.

I've seen enough of this out-of-control heavy handed micromanagement to last a lifetime.

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HDD data density to hit 2.4Tb/in² 'by 2014'

Michael
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Hard disks are increasingly going to get use for near-line archival use

=pr0n collection.Need improved collection manager.

NFTS volume limit is 2^64-1 clusters, though Windows implementations so far (upto WS2003/XP at least) work with a lower maximum of 2^31-1 clusters.

Dosent apply with EXT or ZFS tho. I can see a case where XP luddites will eventually have to move ...possible hardware war on the horizon between FOSS and M$ fanbois?

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Acer: Android netbook to come with... Windows

Michael
Happy

has anyone actually asked acer...

....wether they can handle licence rebates?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/05/08/selling_oem_windows_copies_you/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04/12/secondhand_ms_licences/

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Pirate Party set to board European Parliament ship?

Michael
Happy

Expenses claim...

...for blank dvds?????

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NASA licences rat-wee based astronaut sports drink

Michael
Happy

Makes Dr Pepper look drinkable...

.....remember dasani? - "what's the worst that can happen?"

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Microsoft takes hard line on Win 7 hardware

Michael
Unhappy

does this mean......

.....winmodems are back?<shudders>

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Smera tilting e-car debuts in Paris

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Good for overtaking cyclists...

...but bad for trips to B&Q , ikea, DFS, Sofa World...etc.etc.

Saw a G-Whiz yesterday scooting down the A4 like a b*st*rd yesterday.... they're pretty fast on the side roads. This one was heading towards slough... don't suppose the chavs break into 'em much?And they can't torch 'em afterwards either.Does this make them the ideal urban runabout?

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Irish politicos try to cut off call girls' mobiles

Michael
Unhappy

I reckon...

... it's them damn cameraphones they had the problem with.

http://regmedia.co.uk/2009/05/28/emma_kiernan_facebook.jpg

Doubt the TD's would look half as good..... BTW, whats their criteria? A girl could claim she's just...really... really ....popular?And whaddabout the rent boys? Sexism, i tell you!

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AMD locks and loads 'Istanbul' six-shooter

Michael
Black Helicopters

how long..

.......before it becomes "self aware"?

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Microsoft, Asus launch anti-Linuxbook campaign

Michael
Happy

@ac

""Talk is cheap.... what asus should do is load any new eeepc's with nvidia /ati hardware, so they can REALLY paint themselves into a corner.. (Proprietary drivers)."

I'm not sure what point is being made here.."

Personal Rant .....My desktop is a barebones with an ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI motherboard +Athlon cpu, my netbook is an Aspire One . Both run the same linux distro (Opensuse 11.1).

Guess which one has the most problems? And guess which one works perfectly?

....and I STILL won't go back to the MS treadmill.

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Michael
Happy

Meh!

Talk is cheap.... what asus should do is load any new eeepc's with nvidia /ati hardware, so they can REALLY paint themselves into a corner.. (Proprietary drivers).

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Shifty study proclaims Brits a nation of freetards

Michael
Paris Hilton

@I can answer that.

"The word "fucked" springs irresistably to mind."

At £25.00 per item, maybe they're talking about the porn industry!

@re and another thing......I've got a copy of "Debbie does Dallas", if you want it.

...Paris, well ...because she's a hardworking girl that deserves her residuals.

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World's first electric jet ski surfaces

Michael
Happy

Does it come with...

....a nuclear powered option as well?

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Dutch cat skinner publishes critics' personal details

Michael
Happy

on a less serious note..

http://www.lolcatbible.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

ai can haz cheezburgar ? kthxbai

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Michael
Coat

@Sarah Bee

I agree...very nice bag .Not sure about the brick to the head though... (prefer the twist -and-pull method myself) . Kind of funny reading the response to this article though...(irony, we've heard of it)

Nice twist (sorry) on how she turned the tables on her detractors.Revenge best served cold (gazpacho)

Just goes to show there's more than one way to skin a ...

er

.. mines the one with the ermine collar

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Tory who claimed brother's tech gear on expenses quits

Michael
Happy

External hard drives?

She could have said she "left 'em on a train"

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Irish politico in Facebook jub-rub outrage

Michael
Unhappy

How come politics.ie completely missed this?!!!

We need a tribunal..

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Microsoft loses NZ Windows government deal

Michael
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Spotty graduates?

....as long as they're members of the Chaos Computer Club, that's just DANDY by me!!

Pretty-Boy MSCE's can do what they like! I prefer people who WORK for a living.People who actually can code!

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DARPA at work on 'Transformer TX', a proper flying car

Michael
Happy

Ring motors?

Harry Potter going day-tripping to Mordor in the Anglia then??

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E-cars are a dangerous myth, says top boffin

Michael
Happy

science funding!

Most people seem to have missed the point here. The eco-turrurists harping on about the benefits of mass leccy tech adoption when we're facing going back to tallow lamps and horse and cart.(Boris, you've been warned!!!...get a shovel)

http://biocab.org/Antiscience.html

CHARTER OF INTELLECTUAL ACADEMIC RIGHTS AND DUTIES:

1. Every academic has the duty to search for the truth and the right to teach it.

2. Every academic has the right and the duty to question anything that interests him, provided he does it in a rational manner.

3. Every academic has the right to make mistakes and the duty to correct them upon detecting them.

4. Every academic has the duty to expose bunk, whether popular or academic.

5. Every academic has the duty to express himself in the clearest possible way.

6. Every academic has the right to discuss any unorthodox views that interest him, provided those views are clear enough to be discussed rationally.

7. No academic has the right to present as true ideas that he cannot justify in terms of either reason or experience.

8. Nobody has the right to engage knowingly in any academic industry.

9. Every academic body has the duty to adopt and enforce the most rigorous known standards of scholarship and learning.

10. Every academic body has the duty to be intolerant to both counterculture and counterfeit culture.

(Excerpt taken from Bunge, Mario; Charlatanism in Academia; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 775, The Flight From Science and Reason; pp. 110-111; New York, NY, 1996

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Microsoft set to reveal Windows 7 pricing mid-June

Michael
Happy

Just installed Opensuse 11.1....

...on an Aspire one I bought during the week ...with compiz and all the trimmings ..

SWEET!.. ....So glad i'm off the M$ treadmill.

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Dell punts germ-free netbook for school kids

Michael
Happy

16gb ssd with windows?

HAHAHAHA!

Hope the SSD is under warranty.

That is all!

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Beeb tech boss seeks to expand TV licence online

Michael
Unhappy

I told you so!!!

No tuner required ... just a pc . System is already in place in Ireland

Bring on three strikes , so I can tell em all to FOAD!!!!

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Ireland's 'most romantic man' is complete w*nker

Michael
Happy

Both hands on the wheel?

At least he's a bit more honest than the mobile phone users ... gardai will be in touch, i'll bet.

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Doro PhoneEasy 338gsm

Michael
Happy

Accelerometer?

Would be useful to deploy this as a "man down " alarm.... I heard the jesus phone might have such a feature.

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France says 'Oui!' to three strikes for music pirates

Michael
Coat

F.O.A.D

That is all

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Court upholds 'hacking' charge against smut-surfing worker

Michael
Go

Sounds like an interesting guy..

...hmm ! If Three Strikes becomes statutary, how much of an increase in this "sort of thing" (apologies to Father Ted) will occur in the future? ...and how many by Tory MP's?

.... Have Popcorn handy, await results!!!!!

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Google blames cheeseburgers for destroying the planet

Michael
Coat

Don't forget methane!!

Remember , CO2 isn't the only greenhouse gas , and burgers don't come from a "Burger Factory"

Mine's a Deep fried Big Mac with chips.

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Film industry turns up P2P heat on Carter

Michael
Happy

I've said this before...

...and i'll say it again .

one years disconnection ?

Assuming 4hrs video @ basic tv quality/night (=1400mb)

(350mb/hr X 4 X 365 =511000mb/yr =499.02343gb/yr)

That's under 500gb people .....the size of a (relatively) small hard drive!

Remember "home taping is killing music"?

You don't NEED the internet to share files.

Time someone told 'em to stop wasting our money on "project Canute" and get back to doing whatever they were doing before the internet.

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Taiwanese rat snake bites Taiwanese trouser snake

Michael
Happy

"The unnamed 51-year-old"

Pierce??

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London cab & bus trials for satnav speed-governor kit

Michael
Pirate

@Boris

Agreed... but also think on this ...

What if someone DELIBERATELY sent a false update to the gps, and it wouldn't let you over 30 on a motorway? Check the small print in your insurance.

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Ireland bucks trend with anti-blasphemy law

Michael
Flame

Classic distraction method..

They'd rather do this rather than face any questions about the economy.

......oh, and by the way, how's the Redress Board going?

http://www.rirb.ie/

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UK gov squeezes 'best pricing' pledge from MS

Michael
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Linux

....Linux, BSD, and all POSIX have a certain learning curve , which, for some, is a bit too steep.

Remember, this IS the Public Service we're talking about . (Think semi-trained chimps...most won't associate their IT budget with their HR budget, and will probably go on strike once a significant number get canned...not that we'll notice)

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Taser use still plateau'd among firearms cops

Michael
Unhappy

@Liquid defence

I hope you're not suggesting they aim below the belt!

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Victoria Principal 'pulled pistol' on maid

Michael

@chris

assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder are civil actions in the us ? not criminal?

....try to keep up.

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Michael
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Lawsuit?

Why isn't this a criminal case? Pulling out and levelling a gun is legally the same as firing it...but without the damage.("Production of a weapon is intention of use...")

She should be getting a drumhead trial and five years minimum... more , maybe, because she's in the public eye.. oh .....and confiscate her passport.

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Secret US robo whispercopters head to 'undisclosed location'

Michael
Black Helicopters

massive chopper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haRZxPw0JYg&feature=related

poor old gary kasparov ....

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Obama declares war on Ireland over tech tax avoidance

Michael
Go

Feedback is important

http://www.politics.ie/economy/65697-obama-deals-2-5billion-blow-irish-economy-irish-examiner.html?highlight=obama%2Ctax

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Michael
Go

I'm more worried about where it will end!

IMO this is a protectionist policy . Nothing has been mentioned about wether this is a 2 way street for taxation of non-us companies in the US .The current crisis has been caused by toxic debt generated in the US and distributed worldwide... no accountability there either.

As far as Ireland is concerned, remember this

1) It hasn't joined Schengen

2) Lisbon 2 is coming up.

3) It isn't in NATO .... other European countries might decide not to continue paying for it also.

4) The IRS have threatened the Revenue Commissioners before for disclosure .... RC told 'en to feck off.... they'd tax them themselves.I can see this increasing in frequency

http://www.finfacts.ie/irishfinancenews/index.shtml

Couple this with the fact that a very high proportion of americans don't posess a passport,and a turbulent economy , Multinationals could split into US and separate Non-US companies, and another Iron curtain could descend.(See Opel-Fiat , Cadbury-Schweppes more to follow )

I wouldn't worry about Ireland ... I'd worry about Canada.

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Conservative US shock-jock to sue Wacky Jacqui

Michael
Happy

As we speak...

... furitive phone calls from the concrete donut (yes i spelled it right) to washington, and mr Sauvage is being made an offer he can't refuse.

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Ron Howard accuses Pope of scuppering Dan Brown movie

Michael
Boffin

Wouldn't worry about the antimatter!

What about the solex agitator/ green-solar-leccy-initiative ????

Bet the vatican has finally been taken over by the illuminati: Now all we need is some orbiting solar mirrors, some very large piezo induction converters (say, about the size of a building.... maybe with a large ariel/cross on top) ...hmmmmm ...... and i also see robots ......i see BIG robots!!!!

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Jacqui's secret plan to 'Master the Internet'

Michael
Flame

BNP will LOVE getting access to this data.

My guess some minister will get the idea of "renting " access on weekends to the PRS or MPAA or RIAA or Phorm or somebody. Remember, ministers have mortgages too.. they need all the backhanders they can get!

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Isle of Man KKK burns cross on Facebook

Michael
Coat

er.....

Don't you still need a work permit to work on the isle of man?

(Yes, even UK citizens..unless you're a priest or in the military)

http://www.gov.im/lib/docs/dti/employmentrights/guides/workpermitsintheisleofman.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_relations_of_the_Isle_of_Man

.....all I can say is , I hope they put the crosses the right way up.

Mine's the one with the rental copy of " the wicker man " in the pocket

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Google sued for 'stealing' Android name

Michael
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"These are not the'droids you are looking for"

.......awaiting the final verdict from our non-fleshy shoulder-turreted overlords.

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Windows 7’s XP Mode — Virtually worth the effort

Michael
Happy

Is it xp ONLY mode?

...or can I (for balance ) install a copy of opensuse , or fedora, or (shock) opensolaris there?

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Satellite to offer 10Mbit broadband to entire UK

Michael
Happy

Blackout ireland?

At least you could give Eircom the finger.!!! :-)

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Euro space 'scopes go for 14 May launch

Michael
Happy

Way to go!!!

Annex the lagrange points before the military get their mitts on it!

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