Re: OMG! Somebody hacked my LinkedIn account !!
I must add ferret combing to my LinkdIn profile (if i can remember it).
891 posts • joined 13 Nov 2007
I must add ferret combing to my LinkdIn profile (if i can remember it).
When my brother first got his licence they issued him with a full HGV licence. It's come in very full over the years. He's never driven an articulated lorry, but that's the only type he hasn't.
English Electric Lightning? Surely you mean brick with wings?
It's one of my favourite aircraft, but it's a testament to the principle that with enough power you can make anything fly.
And he'd get you killed in Newcastle.
I suspect it's more to prevent someone else patenting it. Remember that IBM (unsucessfuklly IIRC) tried to patent patent trolling not long after it became a major business.
I was sceptical but you are right. Photoshop was developed by Thomas and John Knoll and first made available commercially by BarneyScan. It appears it was so popular Adobe decided to buy it and market it themselves as Photoshop.
That blog post is IMO mostly bollocks as HTML5 video works fine if you spoof as an iPad or iPhone
Like the RSA in the Bad Old Days, where they first banned papers from publishing with areas left blank where censored articles would have gone, then from saying they had been censored and finally from mentioning they might have been censored.
When some of the criteria are:
"Says “free software,” not “open source.”"
"Encourages use of GPL 3-or-later as preferred option"
"All code sent to the user's browser must be free software and labeled for LibreJS or other suitable free automatic license analyzer, regardless of whether the site functions when the user disables this code."
You have to wonder about the validity of the criteria
And seriously, there are a lot more than 4 code hosting services. And GNU Savanna may be ethical but is horrific to (attempt to) use.
I used to use a Win 95 disc as a coaster (original MS disc). After my home WinXP disc (original MS disc) died on me, out of curiosity I cleaned the Win 95 disc and tried to install it on an old computer Installed perfectly. So naturally I tried the XP disc and the installed failed at the same point.
At least it resulted in me upgrading my home PCs to Win 7.
At the time IIRC QT was available for free, but under a dodgy and restrictive licence, They then changed to a less restrictive but still not particularly FOSS friendly one. It was only with QT 2.2 that the free version was released under the GPL Many still had qualms however and it was only until the company set in place a mechanism whereby all rights to QT would be transferred to a foundation in the event of it ending trading that these were eased. Whether a receiver would recognise this is another matter however.
There were many valid reasons why de Icasa was hailed as a hero when he started the Gnome project. And I doubt QT would be as free as it is now without Gnome and GTK
And listening to both this and the other track at the same time is quite extraordinary.
What's with all the sovereign citizen libertarian nutjobs in the comments?
Not to mention the BOFH mug
They are not conflating it with the extradition request. This is an attempt by the UK government to expand it's ability to infringe on the privacy and right of it's citizen beyond even the overly generous boundaries provided by RIPA. Whether or not any evidence gained is admissible in the US is irrelevant.
I remember getting a slew of downvotes a couple of years ago on another tech oriented site when I suggested that a Chrome/Blink monoculture the likes of IE5/IE6 was fast developing. Seems like El Reg is still one of the few places this is recognised.
Opera? There are barely any differences between Opera and Chrome. Surely you mean Vivaldi, the browser Opera promised us when the switched to Google's fork of Apple's fork of KHTML?
Damn, I was about to post a comedy Mint post, but someone beat me to it.
Taxidermied chimp in a tophat? Wouldn't be called George Osbourne, by any chance?
Yelp is a different story, Yelp claim to curate reviews on their site but have a track record of featuring bad reviews on the pages of restaurants that won't subscribe to their various "value added" services and burying good reviews.
Clearwater? Isn't that the town pretty much run by the Church of Scientology? Might explain the heavy handed legal tactics
So, perfectly clear and understandable to anyone with half a brain, then?
Possibly the Ukrainian holocaust in the 30's may have had something to do with a large number of the tartars fighting for the Nazi's?
This sort of thing would never happen if you just used Slackware, they don't have official forums.
I'm don't think I read that to downvoted it. Pity it's too late to do it now.
If you want a Linux distro that comes with a free religion, try Slackware, and bask in the slackness of Bob, or don't, it's your choice.
So basically Edge is IE 12 with a new name?
I think you are thinking of the version that MS deliberately limited to Win10, which almost certainly doesn't use .Net as it is based on Pocket Edition.
Or use a different ad blocker, like whichever version of uBlock you prefer
What's with all the Mint fanatics in any thread that mentions Windows 10? I mean I despise the way MS is shoving Win 10 down our throats, (while liking some of its features), but I don't go about recommending Slackware to everybody.
Are you seriously suggesting that Uber is a co-operative or non-profit organisation?
I'd believe youexcept Britain also has an extradition treaty with the US and has shown itself even more willing to do thir US master's bidding
To be fair, Stephen Fry's level of tech knowledge is no deeper than and about as accurate as The Register's reporting of climatology.
IIRC it's named after "Rust Never Sleeps", the Neil Young album named after the slogan of Rustoleum, an anti-rust paint, although Wackypedia claims it's named after the fungal infection that affects plants.
Are we talking about the same cloud service where "unlimited" means 1TB and where if you don't follow tech news you'll suddenly find your free storage has shrunk to 5 GB?
I'd really hate to be the poor sod charged with running the DWP and Jobcenter's twitters
Not really they had clerks & secretaries for that
And then it turned out the reason for WordPerfect's instablility on Win95 was MS deliberately changing the behaviour of the libraries it depended on in order to sabotage the program.
Not necessarily, I think it's a general Windows thing. My sister's computer was doing that a couple months back, so I ran it through that set of malware detection, removal and repair tools that that one forum I can never remember the name of recommends. They didn't detect anything, but it fixed the problem with svchost.
>since when did The Reg turn into a sensationalist tabloid?
I'm pretty sure it was when they were still called NTL. So this century at least.
They didn't buy them (up, or otherwise). They got them free, bundled as a more-or-less unwanted part of Sun Microsystems.
So you're saying even Larry got unwanted software bundled with Java?
He uses yahoo email he can't help it, His machines probably in a botnet.
Surprising amount of programs used to have OS2 builds, FF, VLC and OO.org among them. They have all changed substantially so it wouldn't be as easy as digging up the old build scripts and changing a few things, but it should be doable if the interest is there.
EDIT: apparently FF and OO.org are still build able (just not officially) on OS2
I was about to say Flash beats an ActiveX control that only works properly in IE5.5, but no, it doesn't.
That's one of Steve Bong!'s more successful start-ups, isn't it?
Hmm, I wonder about MAN and Scania.