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Was ist das? Eine neue Suse Linux Enterprise? Ausgezeichnet!

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Remembers Suse with a little nostalgia. I bought the 7.0 Professional version back in the day, worth it for the books alone that were shipped with it. I read them and became an instant power user. I was able to compile a kernel, optimized for my hardware - back then, performance required hacking (no, window cleaner, you DO NOT KNOW what hacking means, you confuse it with cracking).

Anyway, I moved to Debian for apt alone, after a move to from Suse to slackware.

I remember the nightmare it was to install an rpm with dependencies, you require 5 rpm's, which each require another set of rpm's, et cetera ad nauseam. I kept it on my workstation, though, until v8.x, not sure which release it was exactly, where a night-time update replaced glibc with something that did not allow me to launch even a terminal.

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Re: Isn't the whole thing about systemd...

>'my way or the highway'

There is no such thing as 'my way or the highway' in the Freetard ecosystem (GNU/Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris ...), there are numerous alternatives to systemd out there, you choose whatever floats your boat - yes it takes a little configuration, but hey, it can be done and there are step-by-step instructions available on the interwebs.

'my way or the highway' is the mantra of proprietary bullshit, exclusively ... like Adobe software that is sooo bloated it uses more resources than an entire OS needs to build a kernel ... all to display a 1mb bitmap, Windows that has a footprint of an entire package repository, or iTunes ???

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You get what you pay for: Kingston's SSDNow V310 960GB whopper

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Re: Write endurance /= reliability

Well, I certainly think that for consumers this endurance story is BS. By the time the drive fails, there will be much bigger and faster drives to be had. Even for me as a developer, tens of Gb writes /workday ... I bought a 512Gb drive some three years ago and it is still doing fine - I will be getting a 1Tb drive soon, the price is 1/2 of what I paid for the 521Gb drive back in the day. I will put it into one of the other computers the kids use round here until it finally dies.

It is not like the spinning rust drives, they are not doubling capacity every two years.

I am waiting for the 3.5" SSD with 10Tb capacity, I am pretty sure current tech allows that. I guess they are slowly increasing capacity for maximum ROI to please shareholders.

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Microsoft has Windows Server running on ARM: report

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Indeed, it is easy, Windows NT was built multi-arch from the ground up.

The one problem they will have is the same one OpenSolaris has ... drivers. They do expect everybody to write drivers for Windows, well, that does not work out so much since XP 64 and Windows Server 2003. Windows 7 has had better driver support, yet a lot of old hardware remains unsupported and look at the state for Windows 8[.x] !

The second problem they face is software, NT software from 3rd parties is not a recompile away from a new hardware platform, unlike the Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD equivalents.

Windows Server has a footprint in the tens of Gb; compare that to the tens of Mb the competition has.

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Microsoft's nightmare DEEPENS: Windows 8 market share falling fast

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Re: I feel a little sorry for Redmond....

>I'm still operating under the belief that an unpublished part of MS' settlement of monopolist charges with the U.S. Department of Justice is a requirement that, starting with XP, every second iteration of Windows desktop OS must be confusing, resource-gobbling bloatware.

I'm still operating under the belief that an unpublished part of MS' settlement of monopolist charges with the U.S. Department of Justice is a requirement that, starting with Windows 2000, every iteration of Windows desktop OS must be confusing, resource-gobbling bloatware.

There, fixed that.

Now, I have now just moved from Gnome 2 to Gnome 3 and am trying very hard to adapt ... of course, <super> ↓↓↓→<enter> no longer opens the browser (yes, I could have made it <super>→<enter> very easily) ... I now have to re-learn ... <super> "fire" <enter>

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Re: I don't want it

@ Andrew Jones 2

Shit, that was simple, how come nobody comes up with it ? Probably because it used to be:

"Start > All Programs > Mail app"

"Un-maximise"

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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Yeah, I know ... Could someone please execute all ui designers who think that big ugly buttons are it? They only ever make sense with a touchscreen that gets some use ... and I have yet to see people use a touchscreen on anything other than a tablet/phone. Waste of screen real-estate for the rest of us.

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Tor exit node mashes malware into downloads

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This sucks, big time. Not that I use tor, however, I guess this can also be used to tamper with Linux and OS X executables. Is this only limited to tor network ? Any thoughts ?

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Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes

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Re: Wow so many cynics here

Exactly how much power do you need to lift a 150 ton building ? Thought so ... on batteries, Christ, you have some pretty good kit, there, mate ...

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PARC Alto source code released by computer history museum

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Re: Portrait Screens

Yeah, author is not a dev ... You really only need landscape mode to watch movies, look at pics ... for coding, internet etc portrait is better .... it certainly allows you to see more lines of code ...

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Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch

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There are other updates reportedly causing issues this month, including KB2984972 (breaks App-V packages) and KB2995388 (causing issues with VMware workstation).

Just sayin'

Source: http://windowsitpro.com/security/kb2949927-may-have-been-pulled

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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

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Drivers urged to speed up to save on costly diesel particular filter DPF repairs

LOL, I know a guy in a BMW dealership ... all they do is replace the DPF, get the Kaercher to clean the used part (as long as customer does not request to have it back), and sell it second hand.

If your DPF is blocked, get yourself a kaecher and clean the f'ing thing.

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Huawei and Accenture pucker up for enterprise love-in

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Mushroom

Accenture ???

It would ne greatly appreciated if those who hire-in Accenture would leave the industry ... those guyz are useless ... in fact, worse ... if you listen to them, you end up MS-only shop!

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Lies, damn pies and obesity statistics: We're NOT a nation of fatties

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My BMI is 19.4.

My family members call me "skinny". I eat a lot, a hell of a lot, and work from home. I do walk all over town (I am the tree-hugger on 'ere, remember). I eat mostly good (as in high quality) food. I probably take the kids to the McD once a year, and even then only after something extraordinary has happened.

No soda house, though we do have Nutella - I do not eat that stuff, "Ich bin doch nicht blöd". The kids eat it ... long boring story.

My sister is obese, she lives in the UK, when she comes to visit in France she is always amazed ... she really feels obese here, back in the UK, she feels "overweight".

You need to, at the very least, walk, even if you can only manage a few hundred yards, do that daily until you are no longer out of breath and move on from there (add more yards) - shit, how hard can it be.

Oh, and the disease "excuse" is just that, a lousy excuse. Eat less crap (ever heard of a dietician ??) get a move on and you will burn fat, disease or not disease. The fact that you keep falling means that you are not taking in enough of the nutrients that your body needs - your body DOES NOT need carbohydrates/fat, just drastically cut on that and you'll see. Go eat tons of steam-cooked/oven-cooked cod, as much as you like ... that is healthy, cheap, and with fennel + a microscopic "helping" of olive oil and lemon juice it is indeed very tasty.

Now please, stop lying to yourself.

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Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized FUSION reactor breakthrough boast

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Clean ?????

> The process creates helium-4, freeing neutrons that carry the released energy kinetically through the confining magnetic fields.

> Compact fusion reactors of this type would solve the world's energy needs at a stroke, slash carbon emissions, and ensure reliable, clean power anywhere in the world with some easy-to-obtain fuel: hydrogen.

You need a process that creates helium-6 for it to be clean, just saying. El'Reg, ask the professor, he will confirm.

So they'll have a prototype in 10 years ? ITER claims they will have one next year ... not that it will be energy-positive, mind, nor operate longer than 10 seconds, with days of "planned downtime" before they turn it on again for 10 seconds. At ITER they built a fission reactor in the building next door so they need not care about "energy-positivity".

Oh, and the self-appointed fusion experts on here know where the downvote button is, don't they.

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Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so

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Re: Really?

It definitely makes you more intelligent ... if you are silly enough to drink that shit, you can only improve, intelligence-wise.

Seriously, though, caffeine will increase the performance of your heart, and your brain will get more oxygen as well as nutrients, so only the brain dead will not notice a difference, Same goes for athletic performance.

As for Lynx/Axe ... all it takes to be attractive to women is confidence ... so they are right as well.

Now, the wings is a metaphor - if you cannot use those in advertising without USians getting upset, shit!!! ... I think I start to understand why Japanese cars in France have the mention:

"Objects in mirror are closer than they appear" - if you do not know that, you must have failed your test and should not be allowed to drive/ride anything (including bicycles) on roads.

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Crims zapped mobes, slabs we collared for evidence, wail cops

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Re: It gets better (or worse depending on your perspective)

> Putting one of these devices into a Faraday cage would actually cause the device to wipe itself.

So would hiking in remote locations, flight mode on very long trips etc ad nauseam.....

You only want to kill the phone manually online, really.

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Internet Explorer stars in monster October Patch Tuesday

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Remond's swiss cheese browser ... LOL

IE6 - 14 years of plasters and the sieve still leaks so much updates are required every other month for it.

So, when exactly will ie6 come out of Beta ?

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>Where as our Linux friends get their systems patched before they even found out about it, and had full details to test whether of not they're still vulnerable?

That, and Linux servers usually lack a ui, so also ui web browser ... not that a browser update requires a reboot on Linux, ever, but hey ...

At the end of the day, our windows friends pay a premium for all these "features".

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Antarctic ice at ALL TIME RECORD HIGH: We have more to learn, says boffin

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I love it when bunches of boffins all over the world argue about something ... and on el'reg we have some very knowledgeable scientists who are wasting their time in IT when they could solve this whole problem.

New flash! Nobody knows exactly what will happen, our models are not very good.

This does not mean, though, that we can go on and pump more CO2 into the atmosphere, sorry. we need to find clean energy sources. Energy to use and abuse as we see fit; if it has no consequence on the planet/climate/health, we can.

As for the deniers and believers, we have no f'ing clue, so stop arguing.

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Was Nokia's Elop history's worst CEO?

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Re: The proof is the axing of Maemo/Meego

Elop was raised to believe Linux is cancer ...

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Re: Linux <> UNIX

Yeah, don't POSIX_ME_HARDER, thanks.

POSIX? what a load of crap ... etc/GMT-1 is POSIX notation for what the world knows as GMT+1.

The POSIX guyz should not be allowed near calculators, let alone computers. Who in their right mind decided we should all listen to those twats ????

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Exactly, now, can somebody please tell me what Accenture is ? Who owns it, who founded it .... ahhh, right!

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Re: Um, no...Stalingrad smartphon

>Supplied from over a river under German fire?

That was Leningrad, sorry.

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Re: Um, no...

@Andrew Orlowski

Who in their right mind burns the current platform without having the "next" platform ready? I mean on devices ready to be shipped ? Nokia and RimBB CEO's, apparently ... I do think Elop is too stupid to have come up with a conspiracy plot, though, and am really disappointed MS did not choose him as CEO.

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Hey, non-US websites – FBI don't have to show you any stinkin' warrant

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Re: A USA Inc marketing ploy?

@big_D

>Shame the servers weren't in the UK, they could get the FBI arrested and extradidted to the UK under RIPA... Finally something RIPA is good for!

Do you have a precedent ? Has the US ever extradited a US citizen ? Thought so ... RIPA is one-way only, mate.

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Revealed: Malware that forces weak ATMs to spit out 'ALL THE CASH'

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I am pretty sure most of the ATM's can be owned by a specially crafted icon on a usb drive, no need to load a CD ... I do not think they update the OS on them regularly.

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Oracle to DBAs: your certification is about to become worthless paper

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> "strengthens the program and increases the value of your certification(s)"

How does a greater number of certified professionals increase the value of the certification ? It does not, quite the contrary, actually ...

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Vanished blog posts? Enterprise gaps? Welcome to Windows 10

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Re: Is this WIndows or KDE

Watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n2dthDSGkc

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Re: Windows 7 with a flat theme

>It's Alpha code with only ~ 10% of new features fully added. Rather early to make that call...

You mean pre-Alpha, when it reaches alpha quality it gets released to manufacturing.

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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Re: @Duncan Macdonald Hostile leadership vs hostile software

So, you have choice, what is the problem ? It is not like Mac OS X or Windows where they shove it down your throats ...

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Re: Unpaid volunteers in a lot of cases

People have, the rants here are just unfounded. If you do not like systemd, use something else ... you are not going to say that you do not have a choice, you do! Just like a window manager, you use whatever floats your boat.

sysvinit, upstart, and even openrc are alternatives to systemd.

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Actually, I downvoted him ... for several reasons. I help out n00b's on Linux in several forums. linuxforen.de, unixboard.de, and linuxquestions.org for example (too many to mention here). I have been for years and I must say we are very tolerant and helping. The ubuntu forums look ok to me as well. I do not know which forums he is talking about but I have yet to see any evidence of this kind of behavior for complete n00bs ... of course, if you come along as an aggressive prick you might get some flack - that is no different on windows forums, though.

I think it is unfair towards us who spend time helping out users.

Look at this poor former Microsoft dev: http://askleo.com/whats_the_best_registry_cleaner/#comment-1176

It is not a forum but a comment section on a blog ... still.

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Apple finally patches Bash Shellshock vuln that WAS NOT A WORRY, OK?

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Re: Not available

The bash from MacPorts comes with a cool command built-in named "cp", you know.

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WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?

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Mushroom

I just love it how the Brits are up on here, nobody likes tabloid press but everybody reads it ... thank god I live in a country where we do not have much of that crap ... I mean, the most read newspaper here is the equivalent of The Guardian, Le Monde, not The Sun^H^H^HMirror or whatever it's called.

I guess it is all down to some form of ... intelligence ...

Switches, lights off and grabs coat ... shit, wrong button, byebye, we will not be needing you lot 'round 'ere!

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What data recovery software would you suggest?

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>Windows comes with its own back up software that can take both incremental and full backups, producing restorable image files.

Maybe, but restore does not work.

So, I have a laptop, hard drive died ... kids, moving around ... hd is dead. I order SSD and think, Windows 7 backup is all nice and cool, I intentionally took a system image, have over 250Gb of data backed up, sounds like quite a lot for 12 months (disk was 320Gb, contained about 150Gb when it died).

I reinstall Windows 7 and attempt to restore from the network drive, windows 7 installer insists to reinstall again (I could not navigate to the share), go to backup and recovery in the control panel and wish to recover from the network drive ... no valid backup signature found on the specific folder, or something like that. WTF, my rsync backups from my macs/linux boxen are easily accessible.

Am I the only one in this case ? Has anybody managed to restore Windows backup from a share ? Backup worked fine, there are a bunch of snapshot folders on there .... Yes, I could go through the shapshts, unzip, copy files .... but that is not really the point of backup .... on my rsync folders I do

$ cp /media/backup/myhost/<tab><tab> (to get list of backup dates)

$ cp /media/backup/myhost/20140920/sarah/Documents/blahblah.txt Documents/

If I want to restore the lot, a for loop with 20130610, 20130620 [....] 20140920 calling rsync on folder ... only changes are in the individual date folders.

Time machine does not like my NAS - and I have 6TB, so space enough for duplicate homework - I do not backup game installation, just saved games (/home/sarah on UNIX, [c:]/Users/sarah on Mac/Windows). I guess there might be quite a few videos there, though ... looking at the size.

Thought, anyone ?

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George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests

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Re: Just to be absolutely, totally clear here.....

They do not really have a choice given the army of photographers that follow them everywhere ... so they could just try to escape, however, we all know that is futile.

Remember HRH Princess Diana crying in the street, because they would not leave her alone ... eventually killed her, they did ...

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CURSE YOU, 'streaming' music services! I want a bloody CD

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Streaming is good for music that does not deserve hard drive space

So, I have my entire music collection, 160Gb, over 1000 artists stored on a hard drive, some 1Gb of iTunes stuff, some of which (3 or 4 albums) is still DRM'd. I cannot get the iTunes+ version because I have moved countries - I need to get a cc from a bank in the country where I was to be able to get the iTunes+ version. That hurt, I have since bought the CD's second hand and ripped them ...

My collection spans quite a few genres ... ;-) ... from 60's to 2000's and a few 2010+. Mainly Rock, Punk, New York hardcore (not electronic hardcore), grind, classical, grunge, britpop ...

I spent something like 2 or 3 months ripping cd's on three computers simultaneously, and have a lot of my stuff in flac/alac. There simply is no point listening to mp3's of Mozart, you need lossless. I have three hd's hooked up on the network (main, backup, backup of backup),

One of the most striking experiences was when I listened to the first album of Keane, I got the iTunes+ version ... some years later I heard the CD at a mates and thought, shit, the music sounded better, though my hifi system was better ... I got the CD (again on the cheap) and I hear a great difference.

I have spotify which I use to discover new music, if I really like it I buy the CD on the cheap and rip to the computer. I also discover new music with Rhythmbox, I ordered two albums (CD's) from a German band (Früchte des Zorns) - good old mailorder style. I have absolutely no problem paying full retail price for small indy bands that do interesting stuff. You can get the mp3 for free ...

I have quite some stuff that will never end up on the streaming services, like old, real indy 90's stuff from the UK, mail order anybody ? Gould olde tymes! I have the vinyl and a decent record player.

I do not have 2000 quid hifi shit, I simply have two Yamaha MSP5 studio monitors, I get the sound the guyz heard when they recorded - that is what I like doing, thought I would share. YMMV

The beer's on me. ;-)

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Microsoft staff brace for next round of layoffs – expected Thursday

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Re: Embrace – Extend – Extinguish

> Then there is the latest preview of BSOD Version 9

EPIC

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Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

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Re: CentOS 4

WTF? Troll? Get the source for the latest bash and do:

./configure

make

sudo make install

This is the power of opensource, patch any of the oldest unsupported systems.

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Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team

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Re: Many posters in this thread seem to think that all MS OS's crash frequently - they do not.

> Many posters in this thread seem to think that all MS OS's crash frequently.

I have never seen a single Linux kernel panic (equivalent of a bluescreen) on a stock kernel (a kernel from the repositories), in over 15 years. I have seen them on kernels I compiled back in the day (early 2000's), because I forgot a few drivers ;-)

In over 14 years, I have seen one kernel panic on a Mac OS X system, caused by Norton.

I have seen more BSOD's each and every week, often day, when I used Windows 7 on a brand new laptop, with only official HP drivers installed, over a period of 6 months. See my other comments for causes, I will not repeat myself.

On which planet do you live ?

Linux supports many more devices out of the box than Windows 7 or Mac OS X.

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Good grief! Have you SEEN BlackBerry's SQUARE smartphone?

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Re: Keyboard layout?

AERTY = France

QWERTZ = Deutschland

They will be guillotined if they attempt to sell a QWERT{Z|Y} in France .... keyboard layouts, heard of them ?

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Re: Keyboard layout?

> all the other pics show 'y' swapped with 'z'.

Deutsche Tastatur, Dummkopf!

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Le whoops! Microsoft France boss blows lid off 'Windows 9' event

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Windows Ja, nicht Ya ! Wo hast du denn das her ?

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"Ils ont les pieds dans la merde et l'odeur commence a être très désagréable."

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Dyslexic, dyspraxic? No probs, says GCHQ

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Re: Alas...

The thing is, we are all good at something, to some extent, some better than others. The case we have over here had horrific spatial perception, but 12 sessions with a specialist and he is now in the top 10% in geometry (of his class, in grades). He used to be useless at geometry.

The thing I found that worked with dyspraxia is motivation and reward (carrot tactics).

The school ordered a laptop for him because he could not write down everything as quickly as the others in his class, and his handwriting was cryptic. His mum always used to fight him into doing his homework, arguments and arguments to write down 15 words (15 words took hours, literally).

I showed him the game console, and said "You wanna play ? Last week you spent hours arguing with your mum instead of doing your homework and playing your games. Now, write those words down properly (so even I can read them) and play until dinner time or argue with your mum until dinner time, your call" Worked like a charm. Not only can I read his handwriting now (it improved substantially), he is even taking notes properly in class (still has a lady helping him out, though).

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Re: well

Notice the joke icon ;-) and as I wrote underneath I have a dyspraxia case in my household. Yes, the spelling thingy was aimed at the dyslexics, and I know, those are not the types of spelling mistakes they make, it is more inverting letters or syllables, for example. It was meant as a joke.

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Definitely very creative, in every sense of the word, but what happens when they have to write a report ? hu z da pur sul hu willl haf too red and undastand it ?

Note: I have a dyspraxic in my household, so first-hand experience. The incredible thing is that they excel at what they like doing, the guy here has photographic memory of an astonishing precision. You show him a table full of cups, take him out of the room, turn one cup only slightly (in the middle somewhere), let him back in and he will point to the right cup immediately. His spelling has improved incredibly because carrot tactics work like a charm.

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Google grand fromage Eric Schmidt: Backing climate denier lobby a 'mistake'

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Re: Irrelevant

@big_D

Exactly, got my upvote because I know you will get a gazillion downvotes on the grounds of heresy over here.

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