* Posts by Martin hepworth

7 posts • joined 4 Nov 2006

BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

Martin hepworth

Or get the guys back that ran the technology dept before they outsourced it all to Siemens

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

Martin hepworth

flouting the law

Thats because everyone who did before is still doing it..... taking pictures of stuff at the side of road etc.. do basicallu no drop off in actual handheld use despite the law, ergo no drop in accidents

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

Martin hepworth

Vulture Central's backroom gremlins can't help but wonder why the MoD want to park buses, rather than F-35 fighter jets, on their shiny new aircraft carrier. As regular Reg readers know, the defence industry got away with murder when the Queen Elizabeth class were ordered.

Probably because the Buses actually work.. http://gizmodo.com/all-us-and-uk-f-35s-are-being-grounded-again-because-1599593347

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Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse mull merger

Martin hepworth

merger??

No such thing as a merger IMHO, its always takeover

So with that, who's buying who?

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Friends don't do tech support for friends running Windows XP

Martin hepworth

Windows 8.1 Easy Transfer - not

Would be alot easier if 8.1 Easy Transfer still allowed you to use a cable (USB/ethernet) or indeed read the XP easy transfer files.

Both of which changes from 8 make the move from XP to 8.1 irritatating...

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Mail my printer - I'm busy!

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printed spam

great, now i get printouts of the watches and mortgate spam and no-ink when I actually want to print something out!

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Apache packages: creating a support vacuum

Martin hepworth

well put

This is very true, more so of the Debian based distro's.

Exim is a worst case example I think in Debian. The Debian stuff is STILL at V3 which hasn't had any developer support for over four years. The devs even setup a separate maillist just to cover then and stop the main list getting drowned in V3 questions which people can hardly remember anymore.

It also doesn't help that alot of packages make up their own directory layout and can be difficult to place in other ways. and again the distro's have their own layout which they config the package into - eg package1 uses /usr/local/package1 by default; package2 uses /usr/local; distro one puts things in /usr, distro 2 puts things in /usr/sfw....

it's a mess and this needs sorting out not just for linux based systems for for the Unix world in general.

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