So they ignored the north, guess they know their market then ;)
87 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009
I switched to Mageia three years ago from Mandriva, sad to see it go but as the article says, it was wobbling for some time.
It's slightly premptive to say Mageia is on release 5 as that's still a release candidate, Mageia 4 is still the stable version for now.
Mageia 5 stable wont be long though hopefully.
Considering how often my android phone goes titsup!
And what happens when you want to do something quickly in an emergency and the popup ads make you wait until you've watched the video ;)
"you can brake after this short break"
(yes I am being a tad flippant)
So anyone who uses the same password for google as they do for other sites will see this pop up and warn them?
I'm OK with that.
I made the switch to Linux in 2006, at home anyway.
When I set myself up in business a few years ago I stayed with Linux and can honestly say I have no software I miss from Windows. I have 4 computers for the business and not one of them can even boot into Windows. I have all the tools I need.
Not ready for the desktop? it's been ready for years, just some people are too lazy to learn something new.
People complain that Linux isn't intuitive, having used it exclusively for several years, I can say that coming to Windows now I say exactly the same, it's not intuitive either, it's just what you are used to.
Opera has, or had, a bit torrent client built in. Linux version still does.
Of course that meant that talk talk used to block it every now and then when they wanted to annoy me.
My problem with ad injectors is that my own website, my business, my bread and butter, carry no ads.
An ad injector will be context sensitive, so it will put ads on my pages which will be for rival businesses of a similar nature, and worst of all, I will never know it's happening.
How can I protect my own sites from having adverts placed in them by these obnoxious apps?
Every website owner
Surely every website owner should have a case against them as well, My website carries no adverts as it's an advert in itself for my business. If levono/superfish are plastering ads all over it, especially if they could be either context related (advertising competitors on MY website) or smutty "I'm not using a company that allows smutty adverts on his website" it will be damaging to my business!
And if someone is running a website like El Reg, that is advert supported, and levono/superfish replace them with their own ads, then it's taking revenue from them as well!
So mandatory minimum levels of security and encryption of customer data help by the business holding it isn't going to be made law any time soon?
Oh no, because that might harm profits.
I never remember explicitly giving companies like experian permission to hold data on me.
number6, I agree completely. I also would go as far as to say, ALL exisitng contracts should be made public as well, give them a grace period of say 1 year to adjust and clean up their act then publish the current contract. Give them the opportunity to change a contract if they think think it might look bad on them.
This is why
I was advising my friends to set up consoles before Christmas, to avoid disappointment. Not sure how many bothered to take my advice.
Some of them handwaved me away saying, oh I don't understand it all, the kids can do it.
Even if there had been no hack, the sheer load on the servers would probably have brought them down anyway.
And lets face it D-DOSing these server on Christmas day isn't exactly a challenge.
The temptation to do the same with a sonic screwdriver is high in this whovian :D
I heard the term vlog and vlogger quite a few years back, it's hardly a new term.
We had them taken out and shot
Had this problem from both sides, it's always management gets in the way
I enjoyed it, same with last weeks, he's stopped being so irritable.
Good fun romp, it's just not worth being picky.
Re: What pleb uses Opera 12 still?
I do, simply because it is the latest version of Opera available for mageia, none of the more recent versions are available yet.
Although from what I have heard I'm not convinced I want to upgrade.
I use facebook, I've not upgraded the app on my phone for ages though, some of the permissions it wants I wont let it have.
But when I was having a paranoid privacy day I did once remove it, boy did my phone not like that (HTC Desire C) I had to re-install the app to get it working again. :(
I don't remember specifics, and probably could have sorted it out without caving in, but
1. I rather liked having facebook
2. I needed my phone to work
How will we cope with the "Internet of Things"? Well judging on our current record, we wont!
if it was a decent copy I might be interested in a sneak peek, but a rough draft? I'd rather wait for the full glory of the finished product.
Another reason I am glad I switched to open source, all the computers in my business run linux and have done since 2006
I felt a great disturbance in the web, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced
We know the government never pays attention to scientific evidence. I got my e-cig 1st November 2013
I've not bought tobacco since, and not scrounged a single cig off anyone else either. In the first few weeks I smoked "real" tobacco a few times, the first week was a changeover thing, then a couple more times when I ran out of juice.
This year I have been completely tobacco free.
It does seem there are other motives behind wanting to ban or heavily regulate e-cigs.
Regulation is needed
Not excessive regulation admittedly, and not anti competitive regulation brewed up by the big companies and lobbied through the government.
Two examples from your piece stand out as examples where legislation and regulation matter.
The GP in Todmorden encouraging people to dig up "wasteland" and plant fruit and veg sounds admirable, until someone "doesn't ask" and digs up a bit of wasteland which is in fact a protected area containing rare plants or animals. Or digs up an area that was wasteland because it was contaminated.
There is a very good reason new medical treatments have to be scrutinised before being used, to prevent another incidence like the thalidomide issue (saw something last night about it which is why I used that example, there are others) I would dispute the time period generalised in the article as well
Re: There's still that "Point, click and install thing"
If I click on an RPM download for my version of Linux, surprisingly (to you at least) that's exactly what happens, it downloads, an installer window opens (after entering the root password of course) and it installs.
Same for most popular versions of Linux in fact. YMMV if you are using one of the more uncommon distros but then, I used to have the same problems with windows.
Re: Mission critical apps
Unlike Windows, Linux almost never needs a reboot for updates.
Re: And yet, and yet ...
Every computer in my business runs Linux, and only Linux on every desktop.
So yes, it's possible.
Gizmodo are claiming this attack was very over-hyped, possibly non-existent and certainly exaggerated for marketing effect.
And this is the same argument I've used against the .gov retaining all the phone email and chat data as they want to, noise over signal. The data they want to keep will be to noisy for decent analysis.
Strikes me this "report" has in the main been cut and pasted from some puritanical american document, I can't name a single UK town or city that has a "downtown"
Wonder if they had permission to copy it?
Another Model M user here, recovered mine from a skip 14 years ago, originally manufactured in 1992 so not as old as some of you others.
Lovely keyboard and I do seem to make less typos on it, I guess those early years programming on one hard coded the layout into me.
Considering that Google maps show a considerable elevation of the sea floor around the missing Island, and that the position of the old map matches where this "invisible island" might exist I cant help thing that part two of this story will be "I walked on sandy island"
I'll be back in Leeds soon on a VM broadband account, I'll report in with details then.
I've usually found no problems with speed or video streaming with them though.
Google is starting the same tactics
Quite a few google sites are now not working, or warning they might not work, in Opera.
I doubt it's sloppy coding or lack of resources to test their sites, google have a vested interest in pushing chrome now! I imagine they will gradually start to "break" their sites for other browsers soon enough.
Re: Idiotic date formats
That's fine for current dates, but you fail to consider historical dates.
Date of birth being a perfect example, we're now in 2012 so anyone over 88 will present a serious problem for any date related software storing only a 2 digit year. That problem will get increasingly more obvious for any numpty storing years as 2 digits as this century continues.
Do try to think these things through before you comment.
So the wabbit sits on your desk and takes pictures, records voice clips then sends them to facebook, all by voice command?
I can see some very red faces when it does this accidentally.
I don't quite see how Elsiver managed to wangle holding the copyright of the papers written by the academics who published in their journals?
I could see they may well hold the exclusive right to publish in some sort of contract but did the people who published in the older journals really hand over all rights to their work? I can believe this in a way, trusting scientists being naive enough to think it would be OK.
Unless Elsiver is somehow forced to relinquish their rights to older works they have the scientific community over a barrel currently.
With congress showing their ignorance saying "we are not nerds, we don't understand this", in fact taking perverse pleasure in displaying their ignorance when confronted by evidence from technical experts saying "this will break the internet"
Shouting was all the tech community had left, what else could be done when the lawmakers take pride in "not getting it"
Let's just switch this round for the "if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear" crowd
Ask these companies to go public on what information the collect, how they store it, who they give/sell it to and how long they keep it.
After all, they are going to tell you because "if THEY have nothing to hide, then THEY should have nothing to fear"
Not getting a response? then I guess they do have something to hide, and something to fear!
Perhaps they could write
A decent linux installer, or even a linux installer full stop!
Currently to run V6 I have to unpack the tar and run "as user" for every user on the system, what bollox
for "open source" developers the firefox team are pretty lax when it come to doing things properly.
That's simply a matter
of economics, if the price of rare earths goes high enough, the dirt becomes ore.
But it seems there are easier sources to exploit first, the red mud mentioned for example.
Pages I design open very fast already
All this will do is increase my bandwidth and feed false data into my stats.
Part of how I judge a site is based on the speed a page loads, if a site crawls into existence I know they either have cheap hosting or bad developers.
What's the betting
That all the areas they do this first are ones already covered by virginmedia cable, rather than bringing nice fast broadband to those who need an alternative to BT's wires.
Lewis says we're safe, we're all going to die!
Seriously though, this is putting the situation in the best possible light,maybe a good counter to some of the more panicy news stories, but still, very much a gloss over a situation were the Japanese gov are definitely being somewhat "cautious" about what they tell people.
I think I will just leave this here
To late for some I know, but might help others.
Fold it up, stuff it in an envelope for A6 and write the freepost address on it.
I am more interested
in what counts as R&D
I run my own business, and spend many hours working to develop my TempleDene CMS software, can this be written off? and if so, how do I calculate it?
I do not understand
Why any developers would take the chance of trying to make an iPhone app
All that development work, and then a nail biting wait until Apple approves it for the store? too chancy for me.
And then there has to be a different version for other mobile devices, this market is too fragmented at the moment.
Just had one of these calls in the UK
Didn't manage to keep them talking for as long as some of you, excellent work, but got a good 5 minutes before the person at the other end told me to do something very rude and hung up.
They then rang back, apologised and tried to carry on, but I had another call so had to get rid of them.
BBC censored it?
At AC who claims the BBC censored the story
They reported the flaws back in February
They might not have thought the current story worth reporting, but they have covered the issues, lovely last comment by the reporter as well.
The point is
Not to remove it from use, but remove Fedora's liability if it's used illegally.
Of course you can still install it manually, but now Fedora can say they do not condone it.
Lawyers are not always stupid, imagine if Microsoft decided to get legal after a few high profile attacks on SQL Server and sued Fedora for making the tool available.
They might not win, but they could bankrupt the open source competition.