* Posts by Not That Andrew

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Why, hello there, Foxy... BYE GOOGLE! Mozilla's browser is a video star

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Maybe you could have looked at one of the various Open Source VOIP and video conferencing solutions?

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Re: Am I the last one...

I quite like all singing, all dancing browsers with the kitchen sink built in, but that's why I use SeaMonkey and used to use Opera when it wasn't crap. I used to use Firefox when I preferred something more slimline and would be cheesed with the current FireFox if that was still what I wanted from a browser.

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Re: Well, I've had it with Firefox

Perhaps because the UI of Seamonkey has not aged particularly well, and was never brilliant to begin with? But at least it is usable and they don't tinker with it every 5 minutes.

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Re: @ John Hughs What is systemd

>So you're upset because of the location of the source code directory.

>Seriously?

Well I wouldn't call it upset, rather baffled and slightly concerned, yes. Why is udev now part of the systemd project if the intention is for it to remain standalone?

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@ John Hughs Re: What is systemd

> Please cite one "essential part of the system" that systemd has "steamrollered into their monster".

Well udev was borged into systemd a while back and is no longer maintained separately (unless you count forks like eudev).

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@ Eddy Ito Re: What is systemd

>It seems to me that another solution is to derive/fork systemd and break down the dependency into smaller

>pieces that can be worked around more easily.

That's already happening with uselessd, which is basically systemd stripped down to an init system and eudev which is udev unborged from systemd (did anyone mention how it had gotten borged).

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Do you spend ages wasting time because of a bulging rack?

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Re: Empty space? See the empty desk

Or "I Moved Your Cheese" (the Darrel Bristow-Bovey book, not the many others by the same name)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moved-Your-Cheese-Darrel-Bristow-Bovey/dp/1843301652/

A better self help book than "Who Moved My Cheese" (not difficult) and actually rather funny, unlike the second AC's suggestion.

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Syrian Electronic Army in news site 'hack' POP-UP MAYHEM

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You mean for Assad's Swiss bank account, Shirley?

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El Reg reanimates Cash'n'Carrion merchandising tentacle

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Any chance of stocking the classic BOFH O'Really T-shirts (or mugs), like "Distributing Clue To Users" "LART Pocket Reference" and "Windows Infernal File Systems"?

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Sony quietly POODLE-proofs Playstations

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Re: Why the delay?

I don't use Palemoon but I imagine SSL 3 is disabled by default.

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'How a censorious and moralistic blogger ruined my evening'

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Re: Über Niemand in der Welt

From what I can tell they are a large taxi company that sidesteps present regulation by using unvetted, untrained private citizens using their own cars as drivers, and instead of using taximeters, uses a smart phone app. They claim not to be a taxi company, but by all objective standards they are.

EDIT I realise is not exactly difficult to become a taxi driver in most places, but usually there is some sort of cursory screening. Certainly a CRB check these days in the UK.

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Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it

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Yes, because everyone claiming incapacity benefits is really teaching karate, water-skiing in Australia and golfing semi-professionally. [/sarcasm]

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Giant bank IT cockup of 2012 'could have brought down ENTIRE financial system'

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Well it was such a massive and monumentally stupid and unnecessary cock-up that a little double jeopardy is getting a way lightly.

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Criticism of Uber's journo-Data Analytics plan is an Attack on DIGITAL FREEDOM

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Re: Fact or fiction?

Yes

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Hackers seize Detroit's database, demand $800k. Motor City shrugs: OK, take it

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I imagine that the techies tried explain to him that XP and win2003 servers were unsupported, unsecure and unstable and he was all "don't care, fix it!". Then one on them noticed his iPhone, streched the truth slightly and said that if they upgrade, they will be able to use a version of Office that can sync to the iPhone, and he was all "Do it now!"

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Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins

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Re: so much for...

That's a pupular misconception, but there was never a total rewrite. Vista and later were developed from the stripped down version of Win2003 that gave birth to the minwin concept.

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Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode

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Yeah, that's pretty much how I play Elite (or Oolite) and why I wanted offline.

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Re: Solo play not good enough

They are already selling paint schemes, and on a ship by ship basis too.

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>Do you really want a version where trading and combat is all you can do?

Sounds good to me

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@ IainAM

I'm aware of the online single player, but that is not what I wanted, and is not what I was promised. If they hadn't left this announcement until a month before release, I probably wouldn't be so cheesed either.

I can fire up DosBox and play Frontier if want to, but I doubt I'll still be able to play E:D in 10 years time.

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Re: Wombling_Free shows himself to be totally illiterate...

It's true it didn't directly state "no offline mode", but Frontier Developments have since clarified that that was what they meant, and no, single player online is not the same as playing offline.

I'll leave it up to the experts to fully address your remark about 4Gib Ram, but IMO any program that needs to load all it's data into memory either has some extremely specific requirements and limitations that most modern PC games are unlikely to meet, or is just badly designed.

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Thanks for posting this, I don't pay much attention to the forums or newsletters. I'm seriously pissed at them now. I only backed on the promise of offline play, online multiplayer does not interest me, it was a nice bonus in my opinion. But if that was my primary interest I'd have backed Star Citizen.

I have just filed a ticket for a refund

Guess I'll have to continue playing Oolite (and Pioneer) for my Elite fix.

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Apple: Want a PATCH for iOS Masque attack? TOUGH LUCK, FANBOI

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Apple are probably stalling to let their chums at the TLA's rewrite their "security" tools.

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Walmart's $99 crap-let will make people hate Windows 8.1 even more

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Re: eh???

It's just one of those crappy bargain basement Android tablets with Windows slapped on it. It really won't be any good to man or beast.

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Re: They're not alone

So is Win8.1 replacing Android on all those crappy underpowered tablets you see around (and in my case inevitably have to tell a relative, "no I can't "fix it", it's a piece of crap, stop buying them!") because Microsoft are so desperate to shift units it's cheaper to pay for Windows than pay the Microsoft tax on Android (I think this was originally a question).

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ESA sends back PRE-LANDING COMET CLOSE-UPS

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Re: Scale.

I realy doubt that would stop them. They are even more aggressively ignorant than the Tories

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3D PRINTED GUNS: THIS time it's for REAL! Oh, wait – no, still crap

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Re: Has WiRED

Dunno, IMO they've always been like this, getting overexcited about nothing much.

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Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

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Re: What other ebook reader? Will it read your already purchased e-book?

As an ereader Calibre is pretty shite IMO (but it's more of an ebook management program), but there is a plugin for it called DeDRM that allows you to strip the DRM from just about anything.

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

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Re: Go for it

So far the only good idea of Poetterings that I'm aware of is /etc/os-release . As someone said on another forum, he should stick to hacking text files.

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George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests

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Re: Just to be absolutely, totally clear here.....

Noo, she died in the street because Fayed's driver was as pissed as a newt.

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Apple nurses HealthKit apps back to life, discharges iOS 8.0.2

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Re: "Key features disabled"?

Hmm, I think you have your terminology confused. Fandroids are fanatical Android lovers (they are often freetards - fanatical Linux lovers as well), whereas fanatical Apple lovers are iTards.

But whatever their fetish, the rantings are equally rabid and equally amusing.

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Yahoo! dumps! thing! that! made! it! Yahoo! and! told! to! bed! AOL!

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Re: yahoo + aol

Sorry to burst your bubble, but there's a new generation of them on Reddit

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Oh God the RUBBER on my SHAFT has gone wrong and is STICKING to things

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Re: Adobe

Don't forget embedded 3D models in your PDF's!

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Read The Gods of War for every tired cliche you never wanted to see in a sci fi book

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So you came across a war porn story so bad that not even Baen Books would publish it. That is quite an accomplishment. Those are the guys who inflicted John Ringo on Sci-Fi, after all.

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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Re: I'm STILL playing this!!

Actually they DID remove the pools from the latrest version of The Sims, but that's just so they can charge for them in an Expansion Pack.

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Re: If you are after a modern day version.

IMO, at present you're better off with KeeperFX

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Ooh didn't know KeeperFX had updated, thanks

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Slough isn't fit for humans now, says Amazon. We're going to Shoreditch

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Re: SLOUGH - if despond - easily the worst place in Buckinghamshire ... or anywhere?

They were trying to look like a legitimate business, not a tax evasion scheme. But now the everyone knows about that, they might as well join the rest of the chattering class at Shoreditch

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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I'm sure the Gnomes of Zurich are trembling in their bank vaults.

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Now even Internet Explorer will throw lousy old Java into the abyss

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Re: Seeing As Microsoft Started Hating Java After Sun Legally Flushed J++ in 2001…

I'm pretty sure sandboxing was borked before Oracle got their hands on Java.

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Re: "will throw lousy old Java into the abyss"

Useful and ubiquitous does not equal excellent

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Simian selfie stupidity: Macaque snap sparks Wikipedia copyright row

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Re: Good article.

Maybe in Westpondia, but in civilised countries a work is assumed to be copyright unless proven otherwise

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'Be super careful with AI. It's potentially more dangerous than NUKES'

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Re: Hmm.

No, but there is a very attractive volcano on Mars he his eye on.

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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Re: meanwhile in the real world

Luxury! We used to get some crappy chicory mix which tasted like dry cleaning fluid. So people started bringing their own coffee in or going to Costa

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Wait, an actual QR code use case? TGI Friday's builds techno-restaurant

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Re: Never mind fast food

So the supplier could satisfy the requirements of the bill by just including a link to their website in the QR code? That's the impression I got

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CryptoLocker victims offered free key to unlock ransomed files

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Re: decryptcryptolocker...

Nope, brought to you by the idiots who sold you the expensive AV that didn't detect Crytolocker

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Works For Me™ and it Worked For Me™ all weekend.

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Amazon Zocalo rocks Box, socks DropBox, clocks Google Docs

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Re: Sync: "Windows 7 only and Mac OS X 10.7"

A USB stick you forgot on train is more secure than Dropbox.

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Re: insulting reference to Amazon as Microsoft-like in this reference

You are splitting hairs. Ether way, Amazon are saying "That looks nice I'll have that, ta." just like MS did and still does. The exact way it's done is unimportant

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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My keyboard has a Scroll key, although it's probably a Scroll Lock. I suspect AC means the scroll wheel on your mouse

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