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* Posts by Quirkafleeg

283 posts • joined 14 Dec 2007

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UK.gov squatting on £1bn IPv4 motherlode

Quirkafleeg
Holmes

They could consolidate somewhat, freeing up part of the /8 – assuming, of course, that they've not hardcoded all over the place…

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UK data watchdog 'looking into' Google+ mission creep

Quirkafleeg
Holmes

But…

… have you informed them of this and your reaction to it? If it could help them not to make this particular mistake again, then you should.

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Quirkafleeg
Pirate

Interesting…

… and with Chromium?

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Quirkafleeg
Big Brother

Ways and means

I've started keeping one browser for Google stuff where I need to be signed in and another for everything else. However, that still leaves my Android phone, for which many things will normally go via a Google app because it's more convenient.

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The Doctor Who Experience

Quirkafleeg
Grenade

And the rest of us?

BrAiNs…

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Hackers subvert Firefox security warnings to sling scareware

Quirkafleeg
Headmaster

Ouch ouch ouch

He has a computer call?

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Hackers hijack internet voting system in Washington DC

Quirkafleeg
Coat

$(shutdown -h now)

Enough said. :-)

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US.gov set IPv6 upgrade deadlines

Quirkafleeg
Boffin

ISP support required?

No – look up 6to4 and you'll find out how you can do it, given a suitable router.

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AMD to dump ATI brand

Quirkafleeg
Linux

Drivers

I've always used the open-source drivers. Yes, there have been missing features, but then I've never been stuck with particular kernel versions because of lack of support in the drivers.

I'm currently using Gallium3D (part of Mesa 7.9-devel) on R300-series hardware. When that fails or I find it to be a bit too underpowered, then I'll see what's around and what's supported (should be more or less what's available, as well as older hardware).

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People have NO BLOODY IDEA about saving energy

Quirkafleeg
Coat

Glass bottles?

I see lots of them, with contents such as jam or pickled vegetables.

Now, if only we had transparent aluminium…

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Happy Sysadmin Day!

Quirkafleeg

365 days?

That still leaves one day each leap year.

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Broadband advertising speed gap widens

Quirkafleeg

That they do

My line is claimed to be capable of 512Kb/s, but I fairly consistently get 1152Kb/s. This is plain ADSL.

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Imitate Real Ale quaffers, save the economy, says biz prof

Quirkafleeg
Coat

Wind?

Oh, wait, wrong sort…

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Linux police offer deviant Android return from exile

Quirkafleeg
FAIL

CPU?

Software (or firmware), shirley.

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BT hikes call charges

Quirkafleeg

Re: Getting out of it

Basic line rental charge, TPS registration, Caller ID enabled at no extra cost? That one's renewed yearly.

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Why we love to hate Microsoft

Quirkafleeg
Gates Horns

Bundling

Not to be anywhere near as restrictive about bundling their OS (seemingly) anywhere and everywhere. Especially on laptops and netbooks. I'd like to be able to walk into a local PC World (for example) and buy a shiny new laptop without having to pay the Windows tax.

Although, to be fair, I did once buy a shiny new netbook from them, and there was no Windows tax. But that was before the netbook market was stitched up by M$…

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The Linux Chronicles, Part 1

Quirkafleeg
Linux

One True Distro?

Debian.

With many One True Derivatives.

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Quirkafleeg

GIMP & CMYK

http://docs.gimp.org/en/glossary.html#glossary-cmyk

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Unix beardies vs. clean shaven DBAs

Quirkafleeg
Go

So…

… what if you're a socks-with-sandals beardy?

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NASA: Civilization will end in 2013 (possibly)

Quirkafleeg
Coat

1980s?

I'm off to play Solar Maul.

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Quirkafleeg
Alien

It's all lies

We're actually going to be playing host to a series of Disaster Area concerts.

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Quirkafleeg
Headmaster

Turning of things

Around what axis? By how much?

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BOFH: The poncy director's cut

Quirkafleeg
Pirate

A/C

Is that “Anonymous Coward” or “Alternating Current”?

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Google backs open codec against patent trolls

Quirkafleeg
Alert

Patent infringement suit clause

Technically, this removes a freedom. Does the licence pass the DFSG freeness test?

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Google hails Pac-Man with retro gaming homepage

Quirkafleeg
Go

Elite layout

A, S, X, <, >, ?, Space.

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Flaw lets hackers delete Facebook friends

Quirkafleeg
Coat

Where's the problem?

What are these ‘friend’ things anyway?

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Asus R101 netbook quietly flies in

Quirkafleeg
FAIL

Same specifications?

Different CPU, for a start.

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Asus pitches 9in netbook

Quirkafleeg
Thumb Up

About time…

Would be nicer with an N450 and Linux, but even with those I'd probably still stick with my 901 for a while yet.

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SCO: jurors too busy Facebooking to rule on Unix claim

Quirkafleeg
Happy

Overwhelming?

Certainly. Just not in the way which they'd prefer…

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Microsoft FAT patent appeal upheld in Germany

Quirkafleeg
Headmaster

Disqualify?

What should they disqualify?

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One fifth of humans say aliens walk among us

Quirkafleeg
Alien

Mice?

They're the ones in charge; eating the wrong piece of cheese, suddenly dropping dead of myxomatosis, sending us along a different path in our maze…

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Normal Human Being™ reviews the iPad

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FAIL

Too long to boot etc.?

Simple fix. Install something GNU/Linux, being careful to do a reasonably minimal installation (at least initially). Power-on to desktop in 30s is fairly easily possible, counting time taken to apply fingers to keyboard for login purposes.

And, er… virus updates? Really? I would have thought that you'd want to get rid of them…

Anyway, about this iPad thing being a media consumption device: call it an iPod Max.

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Firefox plans fix for decade-old browsing history leak

Quirkafleeg

Small change

bugs.debian.org would be affected: it uses bold text for unvisited links and normal text for visited links.

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Quirkafleeg

History clearing…

… does, as you seem to be saying, need to be more fine-grained. There are certain sites for which I *want* to keep history across browsing sessions, then there's everywhere else where either I would prefer to throw away the history (or not record it in the first place) or it doesn't matter.

Manual selective clearing is possible, but people are lazy.

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Opera alerts EU to hidden Windows browser-ballot

Quirkafleeg
Linux

Downvotes?

I doubt that.

Now, about that bundling of Windows…

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'Switch to Century Gothic to save the planet'

Quirkafleeg
Coat

Scorchio?

What do you mean, “[5BEB][4E2D][6587]”?

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Quirkafleeg

Desktop fonts

I'm presently using Deja Vu Sans Bold for window titles and Deja Vu Serif Condensed for my desktop font, mainly because I decided that I'd had enough of the similarity between ‘I’ and ‘l’. Works well with plain anti-aliasing; none of this horrible highly noticeable colour-fringing nonsense.

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Google redirects China to uncensored Hong Kong servers

Quirkafleeg

Re: It changes nothing for Chinese users

And if there's a ‘cached’ link…?

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Mozilla gives passive-aggressive missive to pre-Firefox 3.6 hold-outs

Quirkafleeg
Happy

Nag window?

Not for us Iceweasel users!

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Young people are lazy, think world owes them a living - prof

Quirkafleeg
WTF?

Re: Huh?

Er… 0.75%?

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'Snowball Earth': Glaciers, ice packs once met at Equator

Quirkafleeg
FAIL

All compass points

Magnetic ice? Interesting.

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Linux kernel R&D worth over 1bn euros

Quirkafleeg
WTF?

Re: I don't use Windows

“Seriously: how long does it *take* to come up with a single, unified install and uninstall system, or a single, consistent GUI, with proper guidelines?”

What does that have to do with Linux?

Linux, combined with userland stuff to make an OS (let's call it GNU/Linux, for convenience) – yes, there maybe you have a point. But that would be monoculture…

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Drink beer not fizzy pop for pity's sake, say boffins

Quirkafleeg
Pint

Soda?

I'd stick to using it when baking if I were you. Unless you mean caustic soda…

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Google doppelgänger casts riddle over interwebs

Quirkafleeg
Pirate

Registrations

1e100.net: created by Google on 2009-09-24.

1e1oo.net: created on 2010-02-04.

1el00.net: created on 2010-02-08.

le100.net: created on 2009-11-21.

leloo.net: created on 2008-03-30.

So, looking at those dates, three of those are potentially scammer domains, and one very likely isn't.

The other eleven possibilities (discounting non-ASCII, which I've not checked) are all, as yet, unregistered…

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ARM boss forecasts mass migration to netbooks

Quirkafleeg
Boffin

Resolution

Resolution is pixel size, not pixel count.

My EeePC 901 has a higher resolution than my older laptop with its 15.4" 1280x800 panel.

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Mozilla buries heels on un-YouTube open video

Quirkafleeg
Happy

What's all the fuss about?

There's no problem playing any of the Ogg codecs or H.264 with a suitable browser plugin (and I don't mean Flash) on Linux…

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Only nukes can stop planetsmash asteroids, say US boffins

Quirkafleeg
Thumb Up

There's an idea

Cover the asteroids in paper. We win!

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Home Office misses Brussels' Phorm deadline

Quirkafleeg

Re: Ironic…

Hah. Lizards, the lot of them…

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2010: The year PC prices go up

Quirkafleeg

Re: Daft

There's energy efficiency to consider. However, I see little point in replacing for this reason until either more processing power is needed (consider older hardware) or the hardware fails.

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Google to mobile industry: ‘F*ck you very much!’

Quirkafleeg
WTF?

Can a remote site read a machine's MAC address?

It can't read what isn't there…

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