* Posts by Uncle Slacky

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Linus Torvalds warns he's in no mood to be polite as Linux 4.2 drags

Uncle Slacky
Linux

The year of Linux on the desktop!

As title...

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Your voter-trolling autodialer is illegal: The cringey moment the FCC spanks a congresscritter

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Life imitates the Simpsons

"If you agree, send $1 to Happydude, 743 Evergreen Terrace..."

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Thought YOU'd had rude service in France? Ce n'était RIEN, M'sieu Pantalons Malodorants

Uncle Slacky

Re: Mangue des baguettes.

"Jewish" might indicate that deliveries or communications might be unwelcome on Saturdays, for example.

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Re: Boulanger?

Boulanger also run a discount network of shops called Electro Depot, which carries not-quite-cutting-edge stuff (read: last season's Boulanger stuff) at reasonable prices.

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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Black Helicopters

Espionage Act

A "positive" defence such as "I did it for the greater good" etc. is not possible under the Espionage Act, and given that anyone who knows about jury nullification (something this trial would be made for) would be filtered out during the jury selection process, he'd be certain of a guilty verdict, and all that that implies.

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Three-mile-high pyramid found on alien dwarf world, baffles boffins

Uncle Slacky
Alien

The Sentinel

As title - Clarke just got the location wrong.

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Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

Uncle Slacky
Linux

Re: Workarounds

Why not just use VLC instead of Kodi?

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We put Windows 10 on a small fondleslab: STILL not ready, 3 days to go

Uncle Slacky
Linux

Re: From one mistake to another...

If it comes with "Windows with Bing", then the OEM didn't pay anything for the Windows install, so you can blow it away without remorse.

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Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

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Headmaster

Repeat after me...

XP came *after* ME!

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NASA: 'Closest thing yet to ANOTHER EARTH' - FOUND

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Re: 1400 light years

...or, à la Red Dwarf, that they effectively own everything, having left the light on at home and made NORWEB the greatest financial and military force on Earth on the basis of the debt you owe them.

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Bill Hicks: 25 years on from the cult comedian's big break

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Re: for the young uns

"I have a scoop for you. I stole his [Leary's] act. I camouflaged it with punchlines, and, to really throw people off, I did it before he did."

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DOUGHNUT (donut?) and whale FOUND ON PLUTO

Uncle Slacky
Alien

Ralph wanted to send Alice to the moon...

...but I guess he never specified which one.

Ah, the good old days, when domestic violence was great comedy...

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Han Solo to get solo prequel flick in 2018, helmed by LEGO men

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Re: That horse

Tauntaun, shirley?

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Apple pulls Civil War games in Confederate flag takedown

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Meh

Re: The response to another mass shooting is to ban.....

As someone said recently, it's the least we can do, and unfortunately the way things are it's the most we'll be able to do.

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MOUNTAIN of unsold retail PCs piling up in Blighty: Situation 'serious'

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Holmes

They'd sell a lot more laptops if they offered better than 1366x768 resolution for less than a king's ransom...

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Free ethical upgrade offered as Fairphone launches mobe No 2

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Devil

Re: Unfair phone

Apple already did, shirley?

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Why are there so many Windows Server 2003 stragglers?

Uncle Slacky
Windows

WIll the POSReady hack work on it?

Asking for a friend...

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

Uncle Slacky
Alien

Re: Could This Be The Explanation?

I've heard they may be useful to aliens as fuel for their spaceships (if your name is Al Bundy, at least).

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Cops turn Download Festival into an ORWELLIAN SPY PARADISE

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Alien

Re: Supplies for Download festival !!!!

No, from Vega: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vega

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Re: they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark

And of course it's not true: http://www.snopes.com/business/alliance/barcode.asp

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MIT bods' digital economy babblings are tosh. C'mon guys, Economics 101

Uncle Slacky

Re: And yet...

Through savings on the administration of the existing welfare system, and of course on the ability of every nation with its own currency to print as much of it as they like (see QE).

See also: https://www.reddit.com/r/basicincome/wiki/index#wiki_how_would_you_pay_for_it.3F

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Re: @Dawson

The only ones who will be able to afford to consume will be those who already own the robots, or at least own the rights to their output. The rest of us get to starve.

We're already at the stage where industry doesn't really need consumers, and in fact the financial sector doesn't really need industry, just QE and other forms of government welfare/bailouts. Socialism for the rich, etc.

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Terminator

Re: Sexbots, Tim

DON'T DATE ROBOTS!!!!!

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Stop

Re: And yet...

If we're not working, then where are we going to get the money to "get" the things the robots are making?

The only solution AFAICS that doesn't end with pitchforks and the 0.01% being strung up from lampposts is a universal basic income scheme. It'll either be that or: http://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm

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ISIS command post obliterated after 'moron' jihadi snaps a selfie, says US Air Force

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Mushroom

Air Force General Hawk Carlisle

Wasn't he a character in Dr Strangelove?

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Shuttleworth delivers death blow in Umbongoland dispute

Uncle Slacky
Linux

Re: bad batter made bitter

Have you tried Netrunner? http://www.netrunner.com/

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Re: Me, give me strength

Equally, they must never worry about getting flu jabs, because there's no evolution...

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Isn't it referring to something like a hippopotamus, or a rhino? Much more likely than a dino, at any rate.

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Uncle Slacky

It's a trap!

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UK.gov confirms it's binned extended Windows XP support

Uncle Slacky
Linux

Re: What next ?

They're reviewing all IT in Munich, as is standard practice. They're not "desperately trying to revert":

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/no-munich-isnt-about-to-ditch-free-software-and-move-back-to-windows/

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RAF Eurofighter gets a Battle of Britain makeover

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Re: Secret Technology

As seen in Dr Who, of course...

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A good effort, if a bit odd: Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2

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Windows

Re: Don Box?

And only one letter away from DosBox...

Is there a connection? WE SHOULD BE TOLD!

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Get another loan, fanbois, the new MacBook Pro and iMac are here

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Headmaster

Re: improved hardware specs and sharper displays,

ITYM "fewer".

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So why the hell do we bail banks out?

Uncle Slacky

Re: Why not nationalise all the banks?

Indeed they are, but they shouldn't be. It always makes me laugh when I hear UK govt ministers claiming that they will lower utility bills, as if they have influence over them whatsoever.

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Stop

Why not nationalise all the banks?

Surely such a vital element of the economy shouldn't be in private hands, in much the same way as other things that people rely on, like health care and public utilities?

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Rand Paul: I'll filibuster the hell outta the Patriot Act, fellow Americans

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Re: And the nominees are...

Bernie Sanders: https://berniesanders.com/

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NSA spying is illegal? Then let's make it law, say Republicans

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Relevant Family Guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YOh-rpvjYg

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Brits send Star Wars X-wing fighter to the stratosphere

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Re: Can't tell scale from photo

Looks like too much (cosmetic) dirt and/or texturing on it to be the 70s Mattel version, plus the guns on the wingtips of the 70s version are black, and you'd have to push R2D2's head down almost flush with the ship to get the wings to lock in attack position.

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Tencent introduces slimmed-down wristjob TOS to swollen market

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Stop

What about Atari?

Will the Tramiel estate sue for trademark infringement?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_TOS

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Welcome, stranger: Inside Microsoft's command line shell

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I used to write entire application installers with the PowerBatch compiler.

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Cash register maker used same password – 166816 – non-stop since 1990

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Headmaster

Re: That caption for the second image

Also, the singular of criteria is "criterion".

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Ad-blocking is LEGAL: German court says Ja to browser filters

Uncle Slacky

Re: Hold on there

Or uBlock (now uBlock Origin), now available on FF as well as Chrome:

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases

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Let’s PULL Augmented Reality and CLIMAX with JISM

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Re: >> well, a few graphics would help!!

Alice has the advantage of being in the public domain...

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America was founded on a dislike of taxes, so how did it get the IRS?

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See also

Eminent domain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eminent_domain#United_States

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Radio 4 and Dr K on programming languages: Full of Java Kool-Aid

Uncle Slacky

To be fair, she did make the point that many programmers who cut their teeth on BASIC in their bedrooms went on to become very successful commercial programmers (particularly games) despite the dire predictions that they'd never "unlearn" their bad, unstructured habits.

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Uncle Slacky

Re: Listen to it

It's also available on the Podcasts page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/r4codes

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The Walton kids are ABSURDLY wealthy – and you're benefitting

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Stop

Re: Wealth redistribution

Not sure about the others but Bill Gates Sr was already a millionaire before Bill Jr dropped out of university. I'm sure that must have helped him a bit.

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Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale

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Expletives deleted, of course...

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Encryption is the REAL threat – Head Europlod

Uncle Slacky
Black Helicopters

Re: Yet another one? --> dangerous Ukraine brawl,

Also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manufacturing_Consent

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Blighty's 12-sided quid to feature schoolboy's posterior

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Black Helicopters

Re: security chip???

I suspect an embedded RFID element in there somewhere...

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