* Posts by Penguin007

14 posts • joined 31 Jul 2009

Apache confirms new OpenOffice build by 2012

Penguin007

MS Office

...blah blah.

I do all my work in LO in preference to MSOffice, simply because I prefer LO. And please don't tell me how LO isn't suitable for "adults" and only fit for children - that's condescending. And yes, my company can buy out your company with our canteen money.

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Giant solar-powered aircraft takes to the skies

Penguin007
Flame

Actually....

You are a sanctimonious prick. Why don't YOU build a plane that flies around the world without stopping?

Plonker.

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Weak passwords stored in browsers make hackers happy

Penguin007
Linux

I'll see your text file....

... and raise you an HTML page! I have a similar setup, but use an HTML page, with all the site names, user-id's and passwords. So I can just right-click on the link, and copy&paste the UID and password.

File is decrypted at startup of Firefox, and encrypted again when I close FF down (done in a script)

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The Hurt Locker sweeps Oscars

Penguin007
Linux

IT Angle = Linux wins an Oscar (again)

Weta Studios in NZ runs a huge Linux server farm, used to do all the CGI rendering an' stuff.

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Ballmer: One day, Bing will actually make money

Penguin007
Thumb Down

"Don't fool yourself into thinking Google are any different."

WTF? So if I get what I WANT in Google and NOT in Bing, it's the same?

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'Kevin Rudd sucks' declares hacked Oz road sign

Penguin007
Happy

...or create your own [fake] signs.....

http://atom.smasher.org/

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Upstart crimeware wages turf war on mighty Zeus bot

Penguin007
Linux

bu but but...

Does it run on Linux?

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Digital River makes total hash of Windows 7 upgrade offer

Penguin007

"they have chosen to use a non-standard format"

Never! Who'd have thunk?

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What if you had a launch party and nobody came?

Penguin007

@AC

echo "Ypv bsf bo jejpu" | tr [b-z] [a-y]

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IBM punts free enterprise language tools

Penguin007

COBOL?

As an old COBOL grey beard it is good to see that at least IBM agrees with me that Javascript is more difficult than COBOL......

<ducks and shuffles off.

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Desktop virtualization stirs interest

Penguin007
Happy

Lab management

Keep virgin Windows VM images on a server and copy to client Ubuntu PC's once the students have stuffed it up. It usually takes about 2 months for the students to do this, but the "restore" takes 8 minutes. Bliss.

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Virus arms race primes malware numbers surge

Penguin007
Flame

"37,000 new viruses, worms, "

That's for Windows, I assume? Then why don't you say so!

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Microsoft ultra-thins to 'out cool' netbooks, Apple

Penguin007
Jobs Horns

Ballmer doesn't get it

Netbooks are not the same thing as laptops, dude. Google is going to kick your a*** when they marry their OS with the low-end netbooks.

And besides, since when did Ballmer know ANYTHING about "cool"?

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Intel warns over bare-metal BIOS bug

Penguin007

We need an Open Source BIOS...

... NOW! Then this sort of rubbish can be stopped.

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