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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

wayward4now

Re: So fork, then

Thank you. Systemd has been on my machines since it was announced for Debian Jessie. I'm liking it. I sure don't see sweating bullets over it as wheezy sysv has a long shelf life ahead of it.

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Japan develops robot CHEERLEADERS which RIDE on BALLS

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Defeats the whole purpose....

Wait until they put little Santa Claus figurines on those balls. They'll sell like hotcakes to every Grandma as presents for her grand-kids in no time. If they could be directed by WiFi, then include some software for them to do that and edit little dance schemes on your PC. The crowd goes wild flinging cash to have one. I can see it now! Then little Barbee's, or soldier of war/ G.I. Joe, with little light-up AK-47's, figurines. You all laugh now, monkey boys, someone will get stinking rich with this one.

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Linux

It's great! Very Japanese

I LOVE it! It's great out-of-the-box thinking. I think that these little robots are a proof-of-concept for bigger and better to come. Too bad we don't have those balls here in the US. :) Ric

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

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Flame

I stopped watching Star Wars

...the moment I saw Jar Jar. I've been scarred for life, f' you very much Lucas.

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FSF slams Mozilla for 'shocking' Firefox DRM ankle-grab

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Alien

They said it was a weather balloon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAHSb5WwADU

When I read another FSF news announce I hear "Unmarked Helicopters", by Soul Coughing, in my head. Spare me from those who would save me. Especially the bearded ones.

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Teardowns confirm $1,500 Google Glass hardware is DIRT CHEAP

wayward4now

Re: Born in Mississippi? Inventor of the Opti-grab?

Ha! Great minds! I can still see the scenes of all those people who went cross eyed by the "Opti-Grab"!

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Hey, Michael Lewis: Stop DEMONISING Wall Street’s SUPERHUMAN high-speed trading

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Mushroom

Re: Let's see if I understand this correctly . . .

"We should build a complex machine to run the market and our economy."

Don't you mean "a gigantic bank of computerzzz"? ala Doctor Strangelove? Then, use abandoned mine shafts for the remainder of humanity to dwell in, once the surface of the planet is reduced to rubble from the riots, looting and burning?

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Re: Why do we have stock markets?

"1) The transaction tax - 0.5% should be invisible to a long-term investor"

I would subject transactions to real sales taxes. Then it would be cheaper to invest in human beings.

2) Returning to the use of paper share certificates and share registers - no-one is the legal owner of stock until they hold the paper certificate and it is registered with the company; no-one can sell stock unless they are in physical possession of the certificates.

Exactly... you would buy in to a company for long term investment for expansion, which would lead to more hiring of human beings.

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Holmes

Re: But why ?

The ANSWER IS! ...tax trades/stocks. You pay sales tax to buy a bicycle, so why not?? That would sure as hell slow down trading. And, cure the deficit.

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AT&T and Netflix get into very public spat over net neutrality

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Holmes

Re: AT&T's internet service sucks anyway

"Singapore has been providing their citizens wired Gigabit ethernet connectivity for years now. Why can't the rest of the world's nations follow suit?"

Because Singapore is a teeny tiny dot on a map compared to the North American land mass.

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wayward4now

Re: "Someone must pay a cost".

I don't use netflix, so why subsidize some lardo who inhales the bandwidth I'd be using for my browsing? From what I've read one stinking PRIVATE company snarfs 1/3 of the total available bandwidth of the Internet. Damn straight, make them pay.

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Star Wars movie to start shooting in UK this summer

wayward4now

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII

You have to seriously like the Muppets. I'm going to have to get dentures from gritting my teeth every time I hear a @$&^$# Muppet voice.

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Mushroom

Re: 'PLEASE... NOT Jar Jar Binks'

Toss in any sort of Muppet and shoot them into the sun. PLEASE!!!

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Help! Apple has snaffled the WHOLE WORLD'S supply of sapphire glass

wayward4now

Re: Shame about the Edge

Put me down for 20, as I want the first go at the shiny red button.

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Second-hand software broker: OK Microsoft – we made a mistake

wayward4now
Mushroom

Don't use licenced software.

I agree 100%. I haven't used Windows since 3.1.1 and haven't looked back. What pile of suckers tolerates this Orwellian nightmare of permissions to use what you already possess, that you have to PAY for? It boggles the mind.

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Apple seeks patent for mood-sensing technology

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Flame

Tech Support Call Centers Need This

...while you're cursing a blue streak at the stupid canned

"Before I connect you to technical support, may I suggest you try..."

F-YOU! Get me a #$%& HUMAN! Aiiiiieeeeee!!! Someone just SHOOT ME!! I've been on hold for a f'ing HOUR! Stupid machine! Yahhh! Yahhh!

"Thank you for waiting, your patience is appreciated ... and we'll be right with you"

They need a mood sensor for damn sure...

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Big Brother

Re: The inevitable

Shhhhh!! next they will try to claim the Wankometer, which is my work in progress. It measures eye-pupil dilation when scantily clad members of the opposite (and/or same) sex are presented. Since everyone knows that pr0n is $profits$, I'll get stinkin' rich and buy that Bentley!

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Verizon's transparency report shows more than 320,000 US data slurping orders

wayward4now
Windows

Re: I'm so popular....

Since "I am a BAD MAN!" - (echo Muhammad Ali)

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Relax, Obama! Former Microsoft exec tapped to save sick healthcare.gov

wayward4now

Huh??

I thought they had called in RedHat?

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Run a server on your Gb/s Google Fiber? OK, fine, fine ... maybe a small one

wayward4now
Linux

The Internet is not a truck

Nuff said!

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The LSD trick cyclist, the 1980s pop-star and video games to REPROGRAM YOUR BRAIN

wayward4now

Facebook?? Scruum.

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Australia's anti-smut internet filter blueprint lasts LESS THAN A DAY

wayward4now

Re: Hell, not again!

I would agree with the Moral Campaigners, if they would agree that the Internet is NOT a safe haven for minors. If they cannot give "genuine consent" then one would think that sites who pander to kids, while making a buck profiling them being groomed with targeted ads, in the exact same fashion of "objectifaction" that all abusers share in common then, for "The Safety of the Kids", keep them off of what is most decididly an Adult Social Media (the entire Internet), where "genuine consent" may be safely assumed among adults. Then, if they MUST access the web, then it would be by using a parent's or responsible adult's account , to gain access and THEY would assume all responsibility for the welfare of the minor, not the General Public who couldn't give a rat's about 'em. Ric

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Oz government-in-waiting releases new online child protection policy

wayward4now
Holmes

Why have "kids" on the net at all?

If they cannot give "genuine consent" then one would think that sites who pander to kids, while making a buck profiling them in the exact same fashion of "objectifaction" that all abusers share in common then, for "The Safety of the Kids", keep them off of what is most decidedly an Adult Social Media, where "genuine consent" may be safely assumed. I'm amazed that it isn't already illegal, when there are so many consent issues present wuth regards to minors. Ric

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'World's worst director' plans Snowden-inspired movie comedy

wayward4now
Linux

I agree. Postal was about the best/worst film I have ever watched! It helps to be on prescription pain meds after having a toe amputated. Then, it's REALLY hilarious! :)

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Tencent offers 10TB of free cloud storage for all

wayward4now

Use their cloud to post your resume. At least it will get read!! Heck, maybe they are hiring?? I like Chinese food. :)

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LinkedIn lowers age of consent to 13

wayward4now

I just closed my account

...and THAT took some doing. Plus, I was tired of idiots I know wanting me to endorce their non-existant skill sets via tons of emails. Joe Lunchbucket has a new skill! Rocket Science. Scruum.

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Palestinian Facebook flaw-finder getting $10,000 payday in online appeal

wayward4now

I just hate facebook

There, I said that.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak disses Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Who cares.....really!!!!

AMEN! I bought one of the original garage built Apple ]['s. What a DREAM MACHINE! It came with the original Red and Blue manuals that spelled out the inner workings and logic diagrams, plus all the source code. Woz invented Open Source long before the "movement" started. Then it took off. I seriously doubt the hand of Steve Wozniak in the closing down of the Apple][+ and the rest. They weren't open and quieted the whines of the software industry after users figured out how easily software written for one could be copied (pirated) on the original machines with the reset to mini-assembler. I know. I also doubt Wozniak favored the dropping of support for machines without some form of upgrade. I love The Woz, I just wish he had some "assertiveness training".

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Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop – the subsonic tube of tomorrow

wayward4now
Linux

Could get messy!

The biggest drawback to any ground based rail is cars at intersections with rail. Cars and trains famously do not get along well, or any thing else in their path. Plus, with rail you have to surrender the real estate, which costs a fortune before you even start to lay track. Monorails, or this tube proposal, makes much more sense. Building the tube shouldn't be a major effort when we already have plenty of experience building them for the oil industry. You might need some sort of pressure washing system in place for when the strawberry jam happens with capsules of humans rocketing along at 700mph collide with something. Could get messy.

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Who's who: 12th Doctor has been chosen, will meet you on Sunday night

wayward4now
Paris Hilton

Re: I hope he has breasts

GREAT MINDS!! All sorts of possibilties here for fishnet under the corduroy!

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Jobs' first boss Nolan Bushnell: 'Steve was difficult but valuable'

wayward4now
Linux

Re: There are plenty of Steve Jobs running around.

I've always maintained that if it weren't for The Woz, Jobs would have been selling term life policies to blue rinsed old ladies.

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Congress plans to make computer crime law much, much worse

wayward4now
Unhappy

All that prison space

that will be opened up when they legalize drugs has to be filled. Just like in the hotel industry, "Heads in beds" is the Golden Rule.

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Pope: Catholics, go forth and multiply... your Twitter followers

wayward4now
Devil

Re: The internet is where religions come to die!

Maybe His Holiness spotted those YouTube videos "...and I am a Mormon!" and swooned with envy! "We gotta get me one of those!" and proceeded to festishize the Internet as just another :parable". I agree with the other responders that note that the poorest of the poor on the American continent are Catholic, and they breed like mad.

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Devil

I'd be more inclined to listen to whatever the Pope has to say, once they listen to Jesus and return all the gold and silver stolen from South America. As a penance, they could rebuild the temples that were overthrown by zeolot priests and also return all of the religious artifacts they stole. Then, I MIGHT be inclined to listen to anything they would have to say about the teachings of Jesus.

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Windows Phone 8 reboot woe causes outpouring of forum misery

wayward4now
Linux

Re: duh

Many organizations have tried to move their office servers to Windows and have ended up going back to Linux.

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Woz to visit Oz

wayward4now
Linux

I love The Woz!

I just love The Woz. It took IBM to recognize the brilliance of the original Apple ][ design and create a personal computer that you could open and dink around with the insides, adding new cards into slots that made it truly a personal computer. It took Apple about 20 years to come full circle. Had they stayed true to the original design and providing the source code to Integer and Apple Floating point basic as well as the mini-assembler, as we original Apple ][ owners got in the Red and Blue books, neither IBM nor Linux would have gained ground. The Woz was about Open Source long before Stallman. Jobs blew that off, big time. And he blew off us, the original investors in Apple Inc. So, you'll never see me going around with anything that has the Apple logo on it. I run a pc and Linux. If it hadn't been for The Woz, jobs would have been selling term life to blue rinsed old ladies.

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Torvalds bellows: 'The GNOME PEOPLE are in TOTAL DENIAL'

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Torvalds is turning out to be

"The kernel is a key bit but it doesn't make the rest of the OS irrelevant." The vast majority of the OS isn't GNU tools. Just X11 alone is a far greater contribution to the "OS" in this day and age. Plus, the Free Software movement didn't start with RMS, it was part and parcel to the independent thinking of the early computer groups, such as the Homebrew Computer Club. There was plenty of "Free Software" for CP/M. What wasn't free was MADE FREE by all of the early pirates for machines like the Apple ][. So, GNU didn't INVENT the movement, not by a long shot, and it's offputting to listen to the claims made that it all originated from GNU. Even Stallman had to stand on the shoulders of giants. The GPL is a good thing. But please don't wreck the gift debt by making demands that the gift be acknowledged again and again and again. That just makes one seem to be a nag and that is a "Wrong Thing".

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Hard-up Kodak selling consumer film biz

wayward4now
Holmes

I didn't think Kodak was alive at all

I thought the original owners sold out and Kodak was bought by some lawyers. They sure put the Kodak name on crap consumer products.

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Disney sitcom says open source is insecure

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Payback? @ Greg

Tell it like it is, Colin!! Sorry, but that kid looks like a Mini-Me for Gill Bates. No one should do that to a child. :) Ric

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Pixar open sources production animation code, patents

wayward4now
Linux

Funny that they choose a MicroSoft "Public License" to "Open Source" their code. I'm not sure what that exactly means. I just read it and it seems harmless enough, I just have to wonder why they wouldn't use the GPL.

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Girls tricked by STEAMY message: Webcam spyware student jailed

wayward4now
Boffin

Re: Well

I find that puzzling as there are plenty of men who will masquarade as "she-males" in prison in exchange for canteen items and money, where allowed. There will too many willing to be used, so risking a rape charge and adding more time to an active sentence would be pure crazy. I did 5 years in a state prison and never saw or heard of anyone being raped. Of course when there is no hope of getting out, like in max custody. it wouldn't be so easy to do time.

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Stuxnet: 'Moral crime' or proportionate response?

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Black Helicopters

I have to agree with the nay sayers

We should either declare war on justifiable grounds or stay out of some one else's business. The oil producing countries have to decide is what to do when the oil runs out. Should they go back to burning camel dung for heat and light? With all that sand, and no trees, they won't be setting many fires in the fireplace. So, nukes are the way to go. They'll HAVE to have nuclear reactors to provide energy. So, if that is what they are doing, WTF? If we can prove WMD, and make a case to NATO and the UN, let's make it. Otherwise, they are justified in hating our very guts. If I were them, I'd be spending my oil money on reactors as fast as possible, while the money in the form of Dollars and Euros is still regarded as worth something.

OR! Maybe someone has a vested interest in keeping these people in the dark when the oil runs out?? I wonder who would profit and how?

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Logitech clings onto cost-cutting axe as sales, profit sail away

wayward4now
Flame

If they didn't build CRAP!!

I promised that I would bitch about them at every opportunity. But they refused to fix the damn headphones I bought when a hair-fine piece of wiring in the headset parted. I couldn't beleive how shoddy they wired it. I couldn't even take a soldering gun to it, as it was like Xmas tree tinsel. So I bitched and found others had the exact same problem and these USB headphones weren't cheap. I bought a USB Logitech mouse and finally put an end to it's sufffering, and mine, with a blunt object. I know I felt better.

I will never again buy anything with Logitech on it again. And they used to make darn good kit back in the day.

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IT departments are BRATTY TEENAGERS

wayward4now
Flame

Re: 6 months ago I couldn't even spell architect now I are one.

Like the bazoo that advised The Reg to make click "likes" have to go to another page and then be re-directed back in order to get more click throughs. I hate that about The Reg.

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Japanese govt sucked dry for TWO YEARS by Trojan

wayward4now
Holmes

Re: I give the new hard disk a week or so

It was that funny file with the half naked school girls. Only here in the US would there be kittens and cream.

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wayward4now
Linux

Re: Data-stealing malware?

First thing I wanted to know was what OS was it installed on. I agree, most likely Windows, but it would be good to know for sure.

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Apple CEO: Frothing fanboi iPhone 5 hype screwed our sales

wayward4now
Facepalm

Re: BAH!

'86-'87 El Dorado. I should never have sold it.

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Greenland melt surprises NASA Earth-watchers

wayward4now
Linux

Let's immigrate to Greenland

...land ought to be reasonably priced in the near future if the ice melts away. I'd like to start a Wooly Mammoth ranch. :)

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Metro, that ribbon, shared mailboxes: Has Microsoft lost the plot?

wayward4now
Linux

Re: outside of a few Excel power users ...

I haven't owned a copy of Windows since 3.1 I've been using Linux since the floppy disk installs back when. But I have to begrudgingly admit, Access is easier than hell to use to set up a small database and get screens setup in very little time. I just tried Libre Office Base again, for the umpteenth time to do that. It is not intuitive. Access is. I have Mysql jumping through hoops, and run a virtual box running 3 webservers. BUT! I cannot find one single easy-to-use report/query/input page generator anywhere for the average computer literate user. THAT I want to see happen.

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