* Posts by wayward4now

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Can ad biz’s LEAN avert ADPOCALYPSE?

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Linux

ad revenue is vital??

"the ad revenue is vital to a diverse publishing ecosystem" Since when?? Since when is publishing a web page such a major expense?? Sorry, but we have delivered our precious to the ten-percenters, the very same bastards who used to sell used cars to blue rinsed old ladies, Scruum.

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'$5bn for Slack?! I refuse to pay!' You don't pay – and that's its biggest problem

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Linux

They robbed Slackware's handle

...and pissed me off. Scruum, the twits..

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Another failed merger, Carly? Ted Cruz to bring in ex-HP boss Fiorina as running mate

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Re: Cruz and Carly?

How 'bout Trump and Bernie?? Wouldn't THAT be a hoot!? Both Hillary and Cruz would fall face first into their breakfast mush.

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175 teams, 4 continents, $36,000: It's the Amazing HPC Cluster Race

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Alien

Re: I can only imagine the afterparty (and spot the sideloaded Crysis pun)...

I wonder if the host country gets to swipe the methods of the winners? It would sure be worth more that a few thousand bucks,

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Microsoft headhunters seek Linux folk for secret open source unit

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Linux

Access for Linux anyone??

Someone answer my prayers and tell me that we will have MS Access database for Linux? We have never had an

Access killer app for Linux and that is a huge block for adoption of Linux in the office space.

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Khronos releases Vulkan 1.0 open graphics specification

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Headmaster

"You realize Android is made by Google and slurps everything you and targets adverts based on that by design? At least Microsoft pretend to ask first."

<creaky grandpa>

You young whippersnappers don't know of the days when a month's worth of heavy usage on AOL could cost $500. Google can slurp all they need of my itty-bitty life. I doubt any of us are double-naught spies, with some huge need for privacy to protect democracy for us all.

<creaky grandpa/off> .

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HP Inc won't shake you down for ink in 3D printer era, says CTO

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Mushroom

Screw HP. They robbed me and beat me with their fine line of products. It's a good thing I am not in possession of the nuclear football.

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True believers mind-meld FreeBSD with Ubuntu to burn systemd

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WTF?

Re: Haters gonna hate

I don't understand the down votes. He spake the truth, deal with it.

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Google, didn't you get the memo? Stop trying to make Google+ happen

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Re: They did their dash with me

"While it's easy to get riled about it, it's just as easy to forget that they have no obligation to supply those services - it's not like you entered into a pay-cash-up-front-for-service type of contract..."

I guess many of these responders never paid out hundreds PER MONTH for AOL services and connecting over a phone modem.

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More email misery and pillory for Hillary as FBI starts quizzery

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Pirate

Follow the money

Simple, really. If the server is her private property, then everything on it is also her property, even if it's spinning rust. Once out of office, she can hand it all to a ghost writer to pen her next book and earn a gazillion dollars. Plus, all of that privately held data is HERS and no one else can use it without paying a large fee.

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Space podule outfit inks Arizona launch deal

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Childcatcher

radiation??

jus' wondering what the exposure would be.

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Terminator

Re: Alternatively...

Arizona?? Did someone mention fruits and nuts? They have very little water and should only be a truck stop or two there to service the folks heading east from California before it slides into the Pacific.

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Ubuntu's Amazon 'adware' feature to be made opt in

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Flame

Re: Either that or...

It would have made GREAT SENSE to allow users to click on a desktop icon to turn on the shopping feature so that Ubuntu would have gotten s little bit of pass-through revenue. That wouldn't have cost a user anything, and they would have gotten a warm fuzzy to contribute knowingly. Maybe there wasn't enough swastikas and goose-stepping to consider that idea. I do know I got kicked off the Ubuntu User List for proposing that, NOW they want to change?? Fuck 'em, they can kiss my royal ass.

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Mushroom

Re: Either that or...

I'm not holding my breath waiting for an apology from Ubuntu for tossing some of their best users off the mailing list for complaining about this issue. Getting rid of their "List Nazis" would be a good second step.

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Go

Ubuntu built my hotrod

Shuttleworth:

"I wanna luv yah!"

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Star Wars Special Editions

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Childcatcher

Re: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Taste of a Shit Sandwich

Lucas certainly knows "Life is a shit sandwich. The more bread you have, the less shit you have to eat"

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I hate Jar Jar so much

That I have to quote Star Trek at him:

"...to the last, I will grapple with thee... from Hell's heart, I stab at thee! For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!"

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'Shut down the parts of internet used by Islamic State masterminds'

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Holmes

I thought Ted was spot-on

" it is not on a par with the famous "series of tubes" misunderstanding from "Techno" Ted Stevens back in 2006."

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Seagate serves up three layer ClusterStor sandwich

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Mushroom

It is highly likely I will not be buying anymore Seagate drives. Mine fail way too soon.

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Ouch! Microsoft sues recycling firm over 70K stolen Office licenses

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Re: good ole Arizona

Not to mention all of the California used car salesmen that roosted in Phoenix.

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Drones are dropping drugs into prisons and the US govt just doesn't know what to do

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Re: alternatively

Legalize ALL drugs. Evolution in action.

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Donald Trump dumps on Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

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Flame

Use existing laws stupid people

It's easy, arrest anyone hiring an undocumented/illegal worker. The fact that no one mentions this means the fix is in. But, they sure as hell won't risk illegally entering the US if there are no jobs. I mean damn!, this is so obvious.

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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

wayward4now
Linux

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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