805 posts • joined 11 Sep 2008
And nothing of value was lost...
Indeed - MintPPC FTW!
"Everybody likes the Eagles!"
Re: New Barbarian Manifesto
All very well, except government money isn't like household money - the government can create money whenever it feels like it (quantitative easing, anyone?).
The true consumers of government money are in fact the banks, and they no longer have any need for a "productive" side in order to generate cash, which is why the private sector is struggling.
Re: First stop the illegal immigrants from voting
As Warren Buffett put it, "There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."
So much for the war on the 1%.
Which taxes, though?
Everyone pays sales taxes, for example - a flat tax that affects poorer people more than the rich.
The fact that so few people can earn enough to fall into even the lowest income tax bracket should be a source of shame for the 1%, anyway.
Giving out dimes indeed!
Wot no Fan Death?
There've got to be some gadgets aimed at reducing this well-known (but oddly unique to Korea) health "risk". A timer switch of some kind, possibly?
Re: Why, just Why?
You forgot the space between "GO" and "TO"...
Re: Choose a Linux distro wisely...
There's already a project established to help: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StartUbuntu
I'd recommend LXLE at the moment, and maybe AntiX for really old machines for which any Ubuntu variant is too much to handle.
Re: +1 for the Eee 701SD :-)
My 701 4G just keeps on going, and has been my main machine since 2008 - it runs even better now I've doubled the RAM, too. Bodhi Linux FTW! (and TLP for power management: http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/tlp.html)
Yep - it's just "the cost of doing business" - just like JP Morgan et al.
Re: Android.. on x86?
It can be compiled for x86 - it's open source, remember: http://www.android-x86.org/
Have you tried Oolite instead? It runs on modern Windows (as well as Mac & Linux).
I suppose this wouldn't affect the TOR network, would it?
Re: It's called the 9/11 Rule:
They "moved on" less than 4 years after the Pearl Harbor attack, when IIRC a similar number of people were killed.
Life imitates the Simpsons
"the security services have prevented hundreds if not thousands of terrorist attacks in the last couple of years and this is only down to the fact that they can spy on everyone and retain all the data they want."
That's nothing. I have a rock here that keeps away tigers!
Re: It's called the 9/11 Rule:
What the difference between a cow and 9/11?
You can't milk a cow for 12 years...
Re: Ways around censorship
There's always TOR, or even Lantern...
Re: Man the harpoons
"We're whalers on the moon/We carry a harpoon/But there ain't no whales/So we tell tall tales/And sing our whaling tune."
Re: I have better idea
The only free method is to create a "ribbon" that looks exactly like the old menu - this company has done just that: http://www.ubit.ch/software/ubitmenu-languages/
Or we could embed it in a feckoff big black monolith and bury it on the Moon...
They can run full-blown Linux, too, you know.
BTW I thought the Acer C720 was the one to get, or isn't it available yet?
Re: HP 995c on Win7?
"Works perfectly" under Linux, too: https://www.openprinting.org/printer/HP/HP-DeskJet_995C
ITYM "Intimidated", unless you are trying to intimate something different...
Re: US state department funding?
Merkins don't do irony, except insofar as it pertains to things made of iron...
Re: I'm not the pheasant plucker ...
I think the godbotherer on "Thought^H^H^H^H^H^H^HPlatitude of the Day" on Radio 4 gave it a go the other day...
Re: Hastening French Revolution 2.0, I see
It should lead to the introduction of a universal basic income - the Swiss are due to have a vote on it soon, and it would lead to large savings in admin costs as everyone would be eligible.
Alternatively, wealth is concentrated to the 0.001% who own the robots, and everyone else gets put in camps or worse.
"Win 7 and 8 do not support some of the hardware, fingerprint scanner,wireless networking and bluetooth"
I'll bet that most recent Linux distros will support the majority of your hardware, though - take a LiveCD for a spin and find out. At least you'd be safe from zero-day exploits after next April.
Re: Someone Else's Nostalgia in my basement
My attic currently contains (among other things - in desperate need of a clearout):
1 x ZX81 (not working - might be the power supply)
1 x Amstrad CPC6128 (w/colour monitor) - worked last time I tried it (about 20 years ago)
1 x Mac IIsi & Imagewriter II (worked last time I tried it about 10 years ago)
1 x IBM N33SX (16 Mhz 386SX) laptop (pre-Thinkpad) - worked 8 years ago but backlight was dying
1 x Blueberry iMac (350 MHz PowerPC, 64Mb RAM) - still works (have run both MintPPC and MacOS 9.2.2 on it)
1 x Amiga 600 (bought at local dump^H^H^H^Hrecycling centre for £5) - worked last time I tried it 7 years ago
There's also a Compaq Contura 486SX colour laptop on permanent loan (as in, I don't expect to get it back) running Win95C (installed from floppies!).
I had a (broken) Issue 2 Spectrum, complete with box, manuals, cables, Horizons tape etc., but gave it away in the days before Ebay...still kicking myself...
More like "YES I am a disgusting perv who is not to be trusted around decent citizens!"
Re: Sadly modern porn is crap
"pulled out all its members"
I think you mean "refusing entry to all members", shirley? (Assuming AC is of the male persuasion)
I tend to recommend Bodhi, Peppermint (word processors can be installed from the Ubuntu repos, btw), and for really low-end, Crunchbang, AntiX or Slitaz.
Bitcoin mining is not really a profitable use for it - even dedicated GPUs aren't worth the effort.
As for Minecraft, a quick DuckDuckGo found this: http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Minecraft-in-Ubuntu
Re: You missed the Dalek
" there is nothing wrong with having the Tardis on the inside of the Tardis, since it's bigger inside…"
IIRC it does create one of those paradox thingies though - liable to set off the Cloister Bell if you're not careful.
He played a human called "Doctor Who". There is an entertaining speculation that he might be an aged Tennant-Hand (10.5 version), though...
You should look at Peppermint's implementation of SSBs: http://peppermintos.com/guide/ice/
There are a number of low-resource Linux variants (of which Joli is/was one, based on Ubuntu originally IIRC).
If you really want a Chrome-like experience, there are the various "ChromiumOS" builds by Hexxeh: http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/
My personal preference is Bodhi, which offers a tablet-style interface if you want it. For a more XP-like interface, there's LXLE, Peppermint, Lubuntu or AntiX. Slitaz is very small and speedy for older netbooks, but with limited software repositories.
"Going where/when you needed to be, not necessarily where you wanted to go" was pretty much assumed (if not explicitly stated - though I *think* 5 said this once). It was certainly reused by Douglas Adams for Dirk Gently's "zen navigation" principle.
Re: Trashy Planets
This came up just the other day, in fact (specifically about the Chixulub impact, though):
Earlier studies also showed significant probabilities of dispersal to other Solar System bodies:
Re: But when ..
DON'T DATE ROBOTS!!!!!
DIY smart TV preferred
As in my case, LG "dumb" TV with a RasPi running RaspBMC - instant "smart" TV without the spying...
Guy lying on pavement with blood coming out of his head & police in attendance: http://goo.gl/maps/kLnAw
Apparently it was reported to Google some time ago but they refused to remove it.
" He needs to buy eyeliner and sex toys as much as the next former Radio 2 presenter."
Now need brain bleach after thinking of Terry Wogan...
So, what you're saying is that it was too frigid?
Re: Not just assistants that suffered...
That pretty much marked the point where I gave up on the classic series...
Re: There are so many things you can do in a bathroom
Re: Just a thought.
That's what quantitative easing (aka money printing) is for, silly! See how the markets react when they threaten to taper QE - they don't need consumers, just compliant governments willing to print all the money they need.
Re: Re. Slider remote
"I have yet to publish because its 40 pages and physics journals don't like accepting papers from non PhDs."
You can always put it up on vixra.org in the meantime (a sort of "free access" alternative to arXiv).
What about the copy in the British Library?
Are these deleted too?
Tory speeches start here (as of April 2008):
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?
- Review 'Mommy got me an UltraVibe Pleasure 2000 for Xmas!' South Park: Stick of Truth
- The land of Milk and Sammy: Free music app touted by Samsung
- Privacy warriors lob sueball at Facebook buyout of WhatsApp