Re: Extreme Fisting
He was a Tory peer; Wasn't he?
189 posts • joined 12 Apr 2007
He was a Tory peer; Wasn't he?
Once upon a long time ago; when dinosaurs walked the earth
The was a project to opensource PC BIOSes, the original design was to do something similar to
SUNs OpenBoot (The FOSS one was OpenBIOS I think?).
The hope I had for this was... being able to talk to the BIOS firmware settings from the OS
Sadly, SUN, OpenBoot/BIOS all seem to be gone now
> A server OS that requires a touchscreen? Are you sure you haven't been sold an iPad or something?
The brand name wasn't Etch-A-Sketch by any chance?
> It's because of inanity like this and other things that just beggar belief
... things that just bugger belief
There fixed that for you
I hearby gnomeinate slablet as ElReg HR approved slango!
I see a lot of scoffing at old laws (Burn the witch, burn the witch)
But; May I remind you that the law against murder is pretty old too
Yes, older that the USA even.
Perhaps the answer for apple/google/etc is to up-sticks & move to a country with freedom & proper laws and other silly little conveniences like that; I hear the the norks are looking for some tech help :)
Many machines on Ix. New machines.
I'll keep the smarts to my home network where it belongs. Under MY thumb.
If you start letting the ISP/Carriers etc get more control over function & features, they will eventually fuck you with it.
Give me a big dumb internet that just whourks packets back & forth
> given how complex this area is and how hard to isolate
Easy ... in the last 20 years violence in society has been steadily dropping. In the last 20 years there has been a huge explosion in computer games; If video games make people violent then we would be seeing more violent crime not less
I blame MechJeb
I revere Beer & loose bacon :)
I have a NSA free cloud service
it's called ownCloud
> you're all subjects of the Emperor now
The Emperor protects!
*SNIFF* My very first computer.
Shit I must be old .... when the fuck did THAT happen :)
I like your idea! You could also surround Hungary with a forest of Wifi Antenna's & sell access to the poor impoverished Hungarians. That way you don't have to run in the fibre, which the H-Govt could "accidentally" dig up with their tanks^H^H^H^Hractors.
EU rules forbid anti-competitive behaviour no? Hungarian ISP's go belly up, H-Govt looses what little Corporation tax the ISP's deigned to pay
Win win really :)
How is that a downside?
Seems like a must have feature to me!
I really don't like the one large monolithic monster app approach
I also miss being able to just tweak an init script to make it do what I want
I'd be willing to give that up if the flexibilty was provided some other way
Like many others I've only started looking at systemd
Like a new Doctor Who, I'm not sure if I'm going to like it or not, time will I guess tell
Mainly cos I ain't got one :(
> Anyone these days can get access to a degree in software engineering
It was never ever about gender. It has always been about money
If you were a well off 18th century type, you got an education, otherwise not so much. If you were male you got to go to work (Yay weren't they lucky)
The systemic male oppression you speak of never really existed. It was rich vs poor and still is.
I've always wondered what would happen if I started a "None of the above" political party
Lot internet connection a week or two ago, and while the lnterwebs were down I tried to print from my phone(Android) to my Brother printer. Didn't think much of it as It's something I do from time to time, without much fuss
What I realised due to my net downtime, was the Brother app needs the internet to do it's thing!
Anything I print makes it's way out to Brother, gets rendered, then gets sent back to the printer
Cue much wailing and gnashing of teeth ... App deleted.
Hehe ... Initially read that as "Voodoo firmware tends to suck and Belkin is especially stupid."
Mate ... Given the magnitude of your arsehole-ness; Don't go out when it too windy, you may well invert.
We spend money on oil, that money goes to people who spend it on trying to kill us
If we placed say 5c tax/litre of fuel and spent it on getting industrial scale Thorium-MSR + Haber process
We would, cut the cash going to the people who fund the people who are trying to kill us
provide electricity, provide a locally made alternative to petrol, diesel & oil etc
Also means no retro-fit for our exiting vehicle fleet
Cheaper than another war; No?
> BTW, there are no larger Linux servers than 8-sockets on the market
Linux will run on IBM Z series; No?
Got a couple of these at work http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/enterprise/x3850x5/specs.html
Apparently there is an interconnect that allows you to single image two chassis together (I assume NUMA)
So that is 4TB of ram & 160cpu threads
Imagine being able to detect when the neighbour is facing the TV and slowly opening & closing the curtains, fridge door, cat flap etc .... Drive them mad/scare em shitless; fun for Halloween, not so much the rest of the year.
Security is going to be the issue when they finally get all this crap to talk amongst themselves.
I'd love to be able to get home & say "house lights on", but when the phone can't even get "ok google" right 50% of the time, I don't hold out much hope
> My God! You see that as "progress"? If electronic equipment tracks me, hounds me, and nags me to do things, what will my wife find to do with her time?
The bastards will give up all pretence and just chain their bloody workers to their desk like the boss wants
Dunno ... but I'll be doing a vyatta --> VyOS migration in my home network shortly :)
vyatta was an ok product, I just hope VyOS does what it says on the tin (Kinda like vyatta did); and yes, I realise VyOS is a fork of the vyatta code base
Never argue with idiots
They will drag you down to their level & beat you with experience
I've seen a lot of to and fro about van vs drone and the problems of each
How about using the van as the refuel/docking station?
No issues with long loiter times in a given location, no more problems with range
Just my 2bits
As a kiwi who spent 10 wonderful/horrible years in London your post seems very familiar
It's odd how many of us come home to OZ/NZ & buy a lifestyle block (a mate did the very same thing)
I had a very love/hate relationship with London. I will miss the pubs, restaurants etc, I won't miss the bloody tourists who suddenly stop in the middle of Victoria station & gawk mindlessly about themselves. I used to get pedestrian rage :(
The oddest thing about working in IT shops round London was that the pom's seemed to be a bit on an endangered species... More often than not there were only a few token poms (usually manglement), I loved the united nations aspect my co-workers presented. Oddly enough now that I'm back in godsown country the workforce is much more diverse than when I left.
As does Citrix XenServer
... Next morning the spider has hacked the tracked dyson M1A1, using it as a mount, it begins to prowl the living room looking for fleshy mammalian prey
Been very very surprised how slick it is...
Being able to "mount" up SMB/CIFS shares or NFS is great
Hooked up DropBox & GoogleDrive to it as well
Wasn't the existence of the Pak Protectors one of the reason Niven gave for the distinct lack of numbers of alien species ... IE: They hunted em down & killed most of them?
I saw an episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He floated the idea during the last financial crash, that instead of bailing out the banks etc ... The govt should have guaranteed everyone's savings & bought up any debt & just let the institutions fail. I suspect they would have spent the same amount of cash.
If the manglement & share holders get burned by bad business practices they will start demanding better ones.
As for oil ... Been reading lately about molten salt thorium reactors; If the hype is to be believed, they may supply the energy our technological & mobile society requires. An interesting idea is to look at the amount of energy available per head of population, historically as that energy supply has gotten larger & cheaper societies flourish
There seems to be a large amount of Armageddonism going around lately (might just be my perspective) not sure it's entirely warranted. We have problems to be sure, but nothing that we shouldn't be able to solve. We are the thinking ape after all :)
When dinosaurs ruled the earth, most companies couldn't afford computers or the tech priests who ran them.
So they went to what (in this part of the world) they called "consultancies" who would run a couple of big iron dinosaurs & a flock of smaller "mini-computers" (A minicomputer fitted into a single rack, disks were a separate rack) you could buy time of the gear to run payroll, or stock control or whatever, the consultancy operation would be a one stop shop for all your computing needs.
Then as the costs came down and tech priests were more abundant, more & more companies started to run their own gear. They especially liked the fact that the consultancies would no longer have them by the short & curly's ... they would be masters of their own destinies :)
The PC revolution (as stated earlier in the thread) then the networked PC fad of the 90's meant the death of the consultancy model, queue a round or two of in-sourcing & outsourcing and now the trend is cloud computing & managed services, which I'm having a hard time differentiating between and the older "consultancy" model (other than the truly VAST scale of these operations)
So the answer to your cyclical change/structural change question is yes, it's both
Hacking is the process of making ANY system(computer or otherwise) do something interesting/novel that it was not intended to do. A hacker is someone who works such magic.
Cracking is the bypassing/breaking of security.
Thus a hacker may well crack the security on a door, safe or computer system
A hacker also invented the steam, petrol, diesel engine, hackers invent lots of things
A hacker that makes a lot of money is sometimes called an entrepreneur or when in the company of less monied hackers, a wanker
If I read that right you looking to run a VNC server on your Linux box?
If so this is what I use http://guac-dev.org/
The only gotcha I found was that I had to use kdm instead of gdm(v3) as gdm broke xdcmp :(
Client can be any html5 (canvas) enabled web browser, which also means you can expose your desktop via https if you feel so inclined
> The app store model that Apple pioneered has yet to really take off in the Linux world
Ummm apt-get and it's kin has been around way longer than any of these so called app stores
Apples only "innovation" was to hook a payment system up to the repo manager, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if someone else beat em that that idea too.
Agreed ... A far better metric would the bandwidth stats of the various distribution repo server + mirrors
they were found out & had to write a report to central govt explaining what went worng
Obviously junior bureaucrats, they didn't try to pass the buck or blame someone else
They'll do better next time, don't you worry
> so as he could shove a photo of a penis in front of my face
It even says so on their business cards
Have a +1 for KSP
Personally I'd love to see the SPB PixHawke renamed MechJeb