* Posts by wayward4now

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Speaking in Tech: LastPass hack was a total HASH, amirite?

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Pint

OK, quick edit. Have Sarah AND Ashley headline the show. You guys wouldn't be able to count all the money that would roll in.

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A podcast without Sarah is like a day without sunshine. Like Anonymous says, we don't forget.

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Re: Hmmm...

"Maybe that's why they called the fire department and not an ambulance?" I bet it was called to have a water cannon salute to the Sword Fish, followed by several minutes of quiet meditation with doffed hats. I wonder if someone is going to take the deceased fish "fallen hero" to a Taxidermist for proper mounting and display in some local pub? Fish and Chips fund-raiser anyone?

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Re: @TonyJ

"Isn't it every American's right to arm bears?"

I thought it was "Isn't it every American's right to bear arms?", but what would the bears do without their arms??

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Chlorine gas horror leak at Apple data center puts five in hospital

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t's likely it was a relatively concentrated store as the it only takes a very little to be effective."

At the water treatment plant that I worked at, we received concentrated chlorine solution, pumped into holding tanks stored outside within a chainlink area, where is was diluted to 5% in order not to be considered a hazardous material. It was effective and relatively safe then. Plus, when properly diluted, it tends to gas less.

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Watch: China has made an internet censorship THEME SONG

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The rebuttal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig2L4X6b6ZM

Software freedom by Richard Stallman. I don't know which is scarier.

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Shuttleworth delivers death blow in Umbongoland dispute

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"Linux is the kernel, GNU is the OS." No, it's not.

"The operating system interacts directly with the hardware, providing common services to programs and insulating them from hardware idiosyncrasies. Viewing the system as a set of layers, the operating system is commonly called the system kernel, or just the kernel, emphasizing its isolation from user programs. Because programs are independent of the underlying hardware, it is easy to move them between UNIX systems running on different hardware if the programs do not make assumptions about the underlying hardware. "

"The design of the unix operating system", Maurice J. Bach, Prentice/Hall, 1986, page 4:

Please don't spread that f'ing LIE.

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Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman

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An f'ing embarrassment.

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Google patents DEVIL TOY which will BRAINWASH KIDS

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Re: Oh... how original...

You beat me to it, a responsive Google Love Doll would be the ultimate product to rake in the bazillions. Just don't let MicroSoft screw it up. Please, keep it Open Source so it can be "dinked with" and modded.

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Stripped to the core and full of Xfce: Xubuntu Linux loses it

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"Now CPM was a nice and lightweight system..."

You betcha, and it basically filled my needs. GeoWorks was another. It ran fast on an i386.

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IN YOUR FACE, Linux and Apple fans! Oculus is Windows-only for now

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Re: What's the problem?

And I would never install Linux on the desktop. Why kill yourself for nothing? The only thing you ever want to work is WINE. And if I need Linux, why hello Virtual Machine..."

I haven't used Windows since Win95. I use only nvidia hardware and nvidia drivers. I only play games that support Linux. No wine here. I haven't looked back.

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Re: And you're all missing the loody obvious...

"What exactly is a get-go ?" It's old fart talk. Nothing to see here, you young'ins please move around the old geeze until he gets moving again. :)

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DEEPENING MYSTERY of BRIGHT LIGHTS on dwarf world Ceres

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Re: Ceres bright spots iluminate without sun light

It's the Flash Light vines. They are blooming this time of year. They have been trying to attract Earthlings to come and visit them for years. They get really hungry during this stage of their reproductive stage.

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Harvest time on Mars

I'm quite in agreement with Ceres. Here, on Mars, my Ham Bushes and Blanket trees are ready to harvest. I plan to plant Nubile Space Maiden seeds between the rows and that will be my "bumper" crop. They will keep me busy during the Martian winter. So, you all just stay the hell away. I used to be an Earthling, and know just how you people really are.

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Speaking in Tech: 'We're angry about the things most important to us'

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Sarah for President!

Sarah Vela could keep this country straight, and I consider her a "tech leader"

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Inside the guts of Nano Server, Microsoft's tiny new Cloud OS

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Thieves

They stole the name of my favorite Linux commandline editor. Bastards.

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Comcast: Google, we'll see your 1Gbps fiber and DOUBLE IT

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Re: sarcastic comment...

Suppose the government quit stealing bandwidth in their surveillance activities, how much bandwidth would we get then?

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Bulging booty bird Kim Kardashian date game biz adds Britney Spears to bottom line

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The social vampires

have drained us dry and now are moving to to their next victims. Good riddance.

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Apple Watch RIPPED APART, its GUTS EXPOSED to hungry Vultures

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"From what I can see, other than people who'd buy the latest apple release even if it were dog shit with the logo printed on it,"

I smell a money making opportunity here. Would you claim prior art if I patented "dog shit" with a logo on it??

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If hypervisor is commodity, why is VMware still on top?

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Trevor, just where does OpenVZ fit in this scheme of things?? I use Proxmox, which uses openVZ (and KVM which I haven't had reason to use) and it's been a cake walk to use for a small personal Linux cluster, while I have heard of Proxmox clusters running into thousands of nodes. So, in the middle of this discussion, should it be mentioned?? Keep it up, Ric

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Re: Why Hyper-V is a non-starter in all situations

Trevor, you certainly seem to attract your share of the Windows 50-centers. If one third of what they write is true, then the market share of Windows as server would be much much more.

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Re: Why Hyper-V is a non-starter in all situations

"10 minutes is a long time" WTF? This 10 minute example includes updating security patches via RPM. It's far far better than waiting months for patches when the Linux community can get updates within hours of a noted breach. I happen to use apt, but that is just another horse of course. Same same, I can get updates daily instead of bi-monthly. And I don't have to pay for stinkin' licenses to make the world's richest white guy richer.

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Apple will cut down 36,000 acres of forest in 'conservation scheme'

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Re: Trees are a crop

What ever happened to hemp? Leave the trees alone. Legalize hemp production again. This country was founded on hemp production.

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

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What are the names of the tunes played in the background?

I cannot find any sort of discography and would like to know the titles of the background tunes There are some great tracks there! Ric

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Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale

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Re: Email servers - @Peter Gathercole

"Things changed when backups were archived of all the mail going through the system."

Things changed when a 10 meg harddrive cost less than $10,000. Until then, anything "old" got deleted. That was the price for the harddrive of a Lisa.

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Trade body, universities row over US patent troll act proposals

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Re: wait wat

"- No. When Universities own patents, that's because they did the bloody research. Big difference between them and patent trolls"

Except that taxpayers fund the Universities while they get to own the patents. Huh?? To put it into perspective, substitute "taxpayers" with the word "investors". As "investors" we are getting stiffed.

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ZTE's stealthy Nubia: China-made Google-free Android mobe

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"What matters most of all is the software.

[Yeah I knows Jobs said something like that, I don't like Apple at all, I doubt he was the first to say so, but he was right]"

Of course he said that, after The Woz built all the hardware.

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Microsoft and Oracle are 'not your trusted friends', public sector bods

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Linux

"Agree MS license tracking could do with much improvement. " Where's the economic incentive to do that when they can haul you into court and pick up another $50,000?? I doubt that the original cost of licenses came anywhere near to that bit of sheer profit. That was the point of this article. :)

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Re: So, give them the boot - use open source.

"FOSS doesn't solve everything" It DOES solve the $50,000 license issue effectively. I haven't used Windows since Win95 came out and have never looked back. :) Ric

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Re: So, give them the boot - use open source.

"While there are small problems everywhere, the most glaring weakness is in calendar visibility and the free/busy scheduling tools." I use Thunderbird, and added the calendar to it, then added the Google calendar extension. Piece O cake! Now I have a live calendar that updates our Google calendar which pops up directly on our website via linking html script. NEXT!

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Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

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Re: About friggin' time.

"Both you and I know that the women are there to give the nerds a stiffy and to get the technology buyers aroused enough to make rash buying decisions. There's nothing distinctly stylish about booth babes"

The Mullahs would be in full agreement with you.

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Re: About friggin' time.

"I can't think of a bigger turn off at conferences than scantily clad meat draped around technology."

Are you serious?? I have a computer at home. I don't have a booth-babe at home. Nuff said.

And, do you really perceive those ladies as "scantily clad meat"? Isn't that objectifying? They are persons, like you and me, who happen to be physically endowed with very good looks and who are paid to draw attention to the sponsor who hires them to do so. It does happen to work as intended, since that is just human nature.

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Winning a brand new BOFH T-Shirt is as simple as...

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Re: Clean Desk Policy!

I see only one monitor. A decent BOFH would have at least several.

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NYPD cop in court for allegedly hacking into the FBI

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Re: point of order...

Nope, just plain ole stealing, like any other common criminal. Nothing new to see here folks, please move along.

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Boffins bothered by EU prez's proposed science funding cut

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Re: Ahhh

"So they want to get rid of a bunch of science to make way for some flatulent business analysts?

Yea, that sounds like a great idea!!!"

That was what rocket "B" was for. ;

) Ric

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Google and Obama: You’re too close for comfort

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Re: I Block Them

Re: I Block Them

"So basically, no one can find you."

Wow! That will certainly show them! I bet Google and the rest of the world are just crying buckets!

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Sorry, I don't get the sentiments

I use gmail google search, google groups, google+, google calendar for our non-profit. Guess how much I pay? Not one penny. I DO remember the AOL days and hundreds a month to hang out. Hrmmmm... which would I prefer to do? So, I willingly allow Google to crib some notes of my forays on the Net and in exchange get all of those services. Since I am not a double-naught spy, person of interest or an A-Lister, no worries. I do get a cackle out of boring them to death in exchange for all those services. And I fail to see what this has to do with President Obama. He'd be a fool NOT to invite them to the White House, for all of the people they hire at good wages and for the technological innovations they produce.

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Watchdog slaps American Apparel's youthful naked arse

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"In my defense I was researching a book."

Duly noted, Sir. Duly noted.

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I couldn't find the pic, did they take it down?? Damnit! I like evil ginger! :)

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I BEG YOU, mighty Jobs, TAKE MY LIVER, Cook told Apple's dying co-founder

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Re: Odd how someone so smart...

I highly doubt I would define him as a "business man". Any decent business man values mutually profitable relationships, while plainly Jobs did not. Even The Woz got kicked to the curb.

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Grab your pitchforks: Ubuntu to switch to systemd on Monday

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Re: Can't there be a simple and effective Linux distribution?

No idea where you are getting yur downvotes from, but I have a hunch.

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NO ONE is making money from YouTube, even Google – report

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Re: No-one at all? But I thought...

I don't loathe Google at all. I enjoy free email, free Youtube, free Google Group and Calendar. Love it! It sure beats the hell out of the old AOL days when you got a surprise $500 bill for a month of over usage. So, sure I get tracked, but I'm not Elvis, so I doubt they get that much out of me, while I get all of those services. :)

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$533 MEEELLION – the cost of Apple’s iTunes patent infringement

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"I mean, I get that people hate Apple (although I don't understand why, anymore than I understand hatred of the other above named companies)"

It's dead simple, Apple screws over their customer base with very expensive kit that is obsoleted a year or two later. Then you have to fork over for the next new shiny or be kicked to the curb. I knew one guy who talked his father into buying a Lisa for their business. His father insisted that, after it proved to be as useful as a brick, it be displayed on top of a filing cabinet to remind Junior to not squander a LOT of the office cash on the next shiny thing. And, there it sat. Just the hard drive in it was almost 10 grand. They kicked us original Apple][ owners to the curb after we put the money into their fledgling company at the start. The Woz didn't do this. Jobs did. My 1978 $2,000 investment in my Apple][ was a total waste. So, if you don't know the history, you are condemned to repeat it.

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Apple: Fine, we admit it – MacBook Pros suffer wonky GPU crapness

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Re: Sad

Nothing has changed since the Apple][ days. It's just that no one remembers history. I was still making payments to the bank for my original Apple][ when they told us all to get stuffed. The Woz wouldn't have done that. I blame Jobs for the idiot mindset they acquired regarding customer support. Namely buy the next shiny or fuck you if you don't. Well, FUCK YOU Apple!

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Former Mrs Dotcom hooks up with Xbox 'toyboy'

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Something is dodgy here

Kim hires the then 17 year old bloke to play video games with the kids. And he managed to keep his hands off of Mona until he was 18? I wonder what the age of consent is there in merry NZ?

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Hey, go easy on Gilbert Fiorentino, he’s a changed man – defence lawyer

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Re: Rule 1 - Don't get caught.

The Justice system USUALLY doesn't give a crap about how sorry your are, until it comes to the well-heeled thieves who merely steal lots of money. However ...if you're poor, forgetaboutit. You will go to the slammer, even if you are 80 years old, at death's door and found in possession of a joint.

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Linux kernel dev has gone well and truly corporate – report

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Re: systemd

"I know about the dependencies arguments raging on the debian news groups."

..and the users have finally had enough, and these people are being shouted down and/or moderated out. In case you don't know, unlike the major commercial players, Debian has the legal status of a club. As a user you have exactly one right, to join or not join. So, whatever direction it takes, you have nothing to say about it that is binding. A user is no more than a voluntary member of the Debian community. If you want to have input, then via the meritocracy rule, you have to contribute meaningful code/effort in order to actually join Debian. If you don't,, then whatever your opinion is is just that. Opinion. Irregardless, you have as much say in what the Debian install plants on your computer as you did when Slackware came out. Zip. Nada, Volkerding put on your machine what he thought best. He sure as hell didn't offer up a choice of init systems. He was on the top of his heap, and did as he damned well pleased. Nothing has changed. You have the right to do as you please and roll your own, just as he did. nothing stops you. So, to stand on the side of the road and throw rocks, is just plain soreheaded.

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Re: Snowballing

It's still easy to roll your own. There's just one heckuva lot more choices to wade through. Back when I needed a serial driver, video driver, parallel driver and sound-card/scsi driver for my cd player.sound combo. (pas16). That was it. So, I rolled them into the kernel, monolithic style. Then modules came along. Now you had a choice. I still rolled them in. To get any decent speed out of my 486 I had to roll my own. Later on, came USB, hot plugging, and more specific drivers for video and printing and networking. I switched to modular then. All along, I had MY choices to make and I alone lived with the results of my decisions. I still have the choices. Nothing not needed is not loaded at boot time. Ergo, you do not have some HUGE kernel with everything loaded, while you have everything you could possibly need ready to be loaded, on demand. Big difference.

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Sony's super-frumpy SmartEyeglass goggles are $840 Google Glasses

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Nah....

Not for $800. Nope. Next.

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Kanye West: Yo, DNS... Imma let you finish, but this gTLD is one of the best of all time

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Re: This stuff makes me glad I'm old

We are the goon squad and we're comin' to town

beep beep.

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