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Can't beat a good stoning Lewis :>)
272 posts • joined 21 Mar 2010
Can't beat a good stoning Lewis :>)
I've converted several neighbours and friends away from MS over the last few years and they all love it.
We need a strong MS in the market but i can't help thinking that the ship is going to be fatally holed one of these days.
That we live on top of a burning molten mass and have another one above us, yet we are still so focused on man made global warming.
Climate change appears to be a fact but we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about whats under the oceans.
I've searched the web including the forums and read the detailed report about the newly found holes and privilege escalation.
However, as regards Mint 17 and Firefox it all seems a bit vague especially when the write up includes referencing Kernel32.dll to exploit the code
It seems to me that this exploit can only crash the Flash player in Mint and not escalate privileges.
Anyone got the definitive answer or a pointer? Thanks
famous gaff but maybe he was right. He was a cake and eventually eaten by his own people.
But i prefer the gaff from Bush....the problem with the French is they have no word for Entrepreneur.
thanks guys i'm with it now.
Can somebody tell me the difference between Cloud and Thin Client?
It seems to me that Cloud is just a euphemism for the distance between the server and its users.
Or indeed the backup of the users machine.
Then it's a question of security...no?
Genuine question....no flames please.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently wrote in a leaked internal email about "tough choices in areas where things are not working
Using Coratna she said "send to Reg" oh *uck!
It's all you need to know about voice recognition :>)
Achtung, die Engländer haben mein Tellyboxsignalfrequenzen
You are 100% right so i gave you an upvote AC
But, i'm not afraid to say this.....I am bored with this social media crap. Everywhere you go there are people prodding away at a little screen...a FB update...taking pics in restaurants, bars, in the street, on the bus etc etc....upload to FB....ping,ping,..........oh i've got an update, excuse me a second.....
Its doing my head in.
Cinnamon only allows the panel to be at the top or the bottom or both.
But probably there is no reason why it should be that way and in fact it appears to be under review in the Mint forum
Thats usually the sticking point,,,why not educate them as part of your project :>)
Get them all to download LibreOffice then when you send them ODF files they can open them and learn. They might get to like it :>)
yes, dont buy any new hardware at all. The old PC almost certainly contains enough cpu and memory to run everything they need.
Format a usb stick with a FAT filesystem, download the version of choice, 32 or 64 bit, cinammon or kde or whatever, I recommend Cinammon, "burn" the ISO to the stick. set the bios to boot from it and install it. Once thats done, load the updates and you'll end up with a desktop that looks and feels very similar to windows.
It will be stable, almost certainly loads all the drivers correctly and probably faster than XP ever was on the same hardware.
There are many Brits who would give their right arm for that speed :>)
Here in the rural arse end of Salzburg according to speedtest.net download speed varies between 17 & 23Mb/sec. I would hazard a guess that rural Englandshire gets nowhere close :>)
What matters is who is allowed to do what with the data!
I'm all for maximum security to prevent arms and explosives ever getting near an aircraft. Or anyone who is, shall we say, unstable.
No, the real problem is that there are too many idiots out there with access to missiles that are capable of bringing a passenger aircraft down. As the Americans and Russians know very well.
They both have recent form (last 30 years) in that respect.
Kris Kristofferson must be wondering how his work ever ended up on El Reg :>)
Its not like me to defend Apple but i'm going to.
Apple very likely bought into forestry investment years ago. In the UK and probably many other places, its a tax efficient investment and sustainable.
Every manufacturer knows the value of quality packaging so they are managing that in a tax efficient manner.
Since we all like a nice new box to open when we buy a new product, i think its unfair to criticise them.
If we didn't get the shiny new box with a product, we probably wouldn't buy it. Therefore we are all culpable.
I'm quite sure though, that its not apple trees they're cutting down.
And i forgot
DAB is still being pushed down our throats 20 years later, was a turkey then and still is, in the same way that electric cars are.
Rant over :>)
Well you are entitled to call me a "bit of a tit" Jimmy2cows but i am entitled to my opinion.
So for what its worth from a tit here goes.
The car industry worldwide is worth billions if not trillions when supporting industries are factored in. They therefore have a vested interest in making sure that we are induced into buying personal transport of some description ie; a car. suv or whatever.
They are facing huge pressures to clean up their act, reduce emissions, reduce fossil fuel consumption etc etc.
So much so that by 2020 in Europe ALL manufacturers must average 95g/km. Note the average word.
Now we find ourselves being persuaded that electric cars are a good thing and very few of the "Nutters" are asking why. Well here's the answer.
All of them can easily hit the average by producing electric vehicles while still churning out the gas guzzlers. The problem is, they have to sell them. Roll out the marketing men.
Theres nothing at all wrong with electric vehicles in the sense of reducing air pollution in cities but they are not the answer for lots of reasons which are pretty self evident i think.
Batteries and the disposal of, charging, power supply etc etc. (we will need enormous amounts of power, probably nuclear) These are major issues, the cost of which is being laid off onto the buyers with the carrot of low tax and buying subsidy.
As for driver-less cars, here are just a few examples. Roadworks and diversions, floods, blizzards, trailers.....
Thats my tuppence worth so for all you Nutters out there...have a nice day and enjoy your heavily depreciating Twizzy.
Its not just DAB-pushing clowns we have to worry about. There are whole herds of "its new so it must be good" nutters out there, trying to make us believe that driverless cars for example are the way forward. Or even electric cars for that matter.
"Finland isn’t just known as the country with the highest number of saunas and heavy metal bands per capita"
The Leningrad Cowboys, not original but a class act nevertheless :>)
When there are now so many distros that are more than capable of matching MS or Apple
including Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora and Suse.
And thats before we add the Enterprise Linux outfits like Redhat.
Sorry lads, not today!
according to millions of people but he probably was.
Which just goes to show that if you tell people the same story over and over again, they will believe it.
And that's where we are with all of these catastrophe theories is it not?
Similar to how the Daleks invasion of the universe was fucked up when they arrived at the bottom of the stairs.
It will work sometimes and only sometimes.
The first stiff winter dump or the first time you hook up a caravan or trailer will throw the "intelligent sensors" into chaos.
Now, self driving vehicles on rails....that works.
One more tweak?
How about NOT black writing on white or grey for the headlines?
Red or dare i say it BBC blue?
Have a nice weekend and enjoy the beer!
why don't you publish a page with a few different styles and then take the votes?
Today you published a page for example, that had advertising down both sides of the main body and for me, it was much easier to read. Much less glare.
Its the simple things in life,,,,,
Oh and i meant to say, i don't think it was so much the "change" that was the issue, it was the smack in the face that caused the trouble. But i am pleased that i knew you'd be listening.
We asked El Reg "who would be walking the plank for this?"
They had not got back to us at the time of writing.
Really i have.....
On the Sammy S5 it looks much better but.....
In the (Chromium) browser on the desktop, awful.
Everything about it just looks wrong, from font size to style. I actually find it difficult to read.
If improving the mobile experience was the goal, then you achieved it but ..........
Hope that helps
Is that what you mean?
Proprietary Busses have been around much longer than that with perhaps the DEC Unibus being the most well known and born in the late 60's.
Many OEM's used this to produce industrial machine tool controllers from the 70's onwards.
It's not a radical thought at all.
It would be easy to rant about this and i was tempted.
As any good troubleshooter knows, you have to find the root cause of a problem to provide an effective fix.
Right now there are too many hippies out there that cannot add 2+2 together. It is 4, always has been 4 and always will be 4.
Our problem is that there are too many humans requiring too many resources.
Therefore the answer is obvious except that its too controversial. Even worse than nuclear power.
Its free and you can watch all the judder free content you like.
I agree with you entirely and my point is that while we do have cash it will remain, for the most part, anonymous. A good thing in my view. Although it would appear that there are some amongst us who would like each and every financial transaction logged. I wonder why?
Bitcoin or any of the others for that matter will be traceable eventually which is the point of the article.
We have an anonymous system now. It's called cash!
Sure it can be traced but i'd liked to see a forensic specialist do a traceroute on a fiver over the course of a Friday night in a busy bar. Must be nigh on impossible.
After reading this several times, and some of the report, i'm struggling to see how this makes the UK "tech-savvy"
All it says is that the UK has more connectivity.
Whether the country is "tech-savvy" is highly questionable.
I did. Four corners and a line across.
yip, you're right. I overlooked that small detail.
I wonder how much Auntie makes from flashing it abroad!
because, this afternoon, many pages were hanging waiting for ad.doubleclick.net including the BBC news page,
And i thought the beeb was ad free and funded by the tax payer.........
where the attendees listen to the presenters and interact; ask questions and take part in a debate, rather than updating farcebook or tweeting.
Two tweets make a twat!
No wifi........... OMFG we're all going to die.
And i don't mean Polos :>)
The last one being a 3.2 litre V8 which i loved. The guy i sold it to had it converted to run LPG. Without going into the ins and outs of that conversion, the car then returned the equivalent of 42 MPG when calculating the cost per mile of dual fuel.
LPG was switched in on motorway cruising usually.
But the car i regret selling was a 1990 3.6 XJS 4 speed auto. Always returned about 27 MPG on a motorway run, if you kept the right foot light.
It's bad enough storing your whole life in your wallet. I can't see many taking the ultimate step to transfer that risk to a mobile phone.
But you never know.
I'm going to have a huge smile on my face when Facebook goes titsup.
I think it has a fatal disease with no known cure!!
Petrol has become the enabler that allows you to "commute" to work which you have to pay for.
Its not so long ago that most workers either walked to work or used public transport.
Thats because so many have been claimed by the suicide bombers who are allocated a given number by the Jihadist Committee depending on which energy supply they are fighting to control.
53 is my favourite!
but out of that lot, which ones are energy self sufficient and which ones are laundering the riches of the few?
And Croatia is already an EU member, so that leaves a few basket cases, does it not?
For all of its failings, the EU is still a better bet to my mind. And please note, there are no other sabres being rattled by a party in government, anywhere in Europe, that openly declares that if they win the next election they will have a referendum on EU membership.
I firmly believe that's the wrong choice for England.
As someone else has pointed out, the elephant in the room is Germany but whats not to like about the way that they run their economy?
In any case, the UK and Europe were doing well before the big banks, not only in Scotland, fucked up the worlds economy.
I'd vote yes, only if there was a promise to adopt the euro and become a fully integrated member of the EU.
The world is too small for Nationalism and small countries to stand apart.
Just for the record, i think England should do the same.
So, i finally got to ask the question last night...in the boozer.
The verbatim reply was "that's show business. you have to sell news somehow".
So there you have it. It made me laugh.
He wasn't there.
I will report back but when is another matter.