* Posts by Adam Inistrator

144 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011

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Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai

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Re: Correction?

Guardian and Independent. Both left or liberal in the pejorative sense. Both hate money and economic success.

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usual ignorant predjudices

The authors real knowledge of Dubai seems based on the few nasty articles about it in the West over the past few years, couched in the language of propaganda and probably motivated by people who hate or cant understand the idea of any Arabs ever doing any good. Dubai is an oasis of tolerance compared to the majority of the Arab world. London and New York would have been money grubbing and born out of cheap labour so the hypocrisy is rank.

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Vic cops want 'potential radicals' off the Internet

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Police WANT trouble

otherwise why would they be paid?

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White House forced to wade into Oracle vs Google Java bickerfest

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interop and fair use

If the US admin's finest legal mind tells Google that they are barking up the wrong tree and there is a better tree to bark up, then why dont they do so? and why didnt they do so in the first place?

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Lies, damn lies and election polls: Why GE2015 pundits fluffed the numbers so badly

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Re: "Shy Tories"

If you want to summarise Lab and the Cons use my phrase "Daddy makes it and Mummy spends it". I leave you to work out who is who.

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MONSTROUS iPhone sales are CANNIBALIZING iPads, gabbles Apple CEO

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Re: Cool

The point of this article is that large iphones are removing the need for ipad for many people. I use my large phone and no pad and many of my friends are starting to do the same despite the initial mockery. Apple are doing well in the large phone category but by copying Samsung who we have to thank for their vision in providing the large phone format NOT APPLE. Long may Apple to continue their success but they are riding more on goodwill at the moment. iWatch vanity project for example.

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C++ Daddy Bjarne Stroustrup outlines directions for v17

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Re: Will anyone really understand the language?

"Any new feature should be put in libraries". Like any developer you long for simplicity ... but you seem to forget the famous saying that everything should be as simple as possible BUT NO SIMPLER. There are relatively few C++ programmers so the average comment here is from programmers who dont use and dont really understand C++ and instead conceitedly grandstand their ignorance to mostly more of the same. bleh!

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Debian ships new 'Jessie' release with systemd AND sysvinit

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Re: système D

"a cheap and easy way out instead of doing something properly." sums up systemd neatly.

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Re: systemd a copy of Solaris SMF

"btrfs is a bad copy of ZFS" ... downvoted for this

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Marvell: We don't want to pay this $1.5bn patent bill because, cripes, it's way too much

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Re: Patents: Sought by the Wright brothers while Europe built planes

"The corporate ownership of the US is so successful that for instance over half of Americans still don't acknowledge that Global Warming is real " ... one track mind hey? and tunnel vision for good effect.

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No, really, the $17,000 Apple Watch IS all about getting your leg over

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women decide

the article is predicated on the concept that women decided. that is unnecessary I think. just as possible that MEN decided to give their daughters to men with bling. half-based on their wives nagging maybe ... but we can drop the feminist fantasies and imagine it was some kind of clan decision in the past. it still is in India largely today for example.

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Metadata retention is no worse than STALKING: Turnbull

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tracking_is_stalking

one of my usernames

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UK Supreme Court waves through indiscriminate police surveillance

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facts?

"This is a piece of paper, <snip>, which can be used in court as evidence that a “course of conduct of harassment” took place."

This needs some backing up I think.

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Broadband routers: SOHOpeless and vendors don't care

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Re: "having a modem and a router as separate devices"

I use pfsense and atom based netbooks £50 from ebay and pfsense with a usb ethernet adapter to provide the 2nd ethernet connection ... usb2 can handle 20Mb adsl connections. they are not quite as low power as ordinary routers .. but close

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FREAK show: Apple and Android SSL WIDE OPEN to snoopers

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Re: WTF?

"I think the thing you miss is that for chrome and safari at least, they accept the fallback even if it wasn't initially offered. That is the client side issue."

AHHHHH! thank you! ... security bods minds work in devious ways that normal brains cannot imagine

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why blame the client and not the server?

if the server will accept low sec connnection then isnt it as much to blame?

edit: no as another comment explained ... approx "the client accepts low sec even if it wasnt originally offered"

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Linux kernel dev has gone well and truly corporate – report

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Re: Snowballing

lack of a stable binary interface for bin and lib (ABI) in the linux world strongly encourages presence of source code and programmer at regular intervals .. unlike windows which has excellent binary stability running decades old binaries without modifications .. and hence little sign of the source code or programmers. I prefer having source code and programmers around .. but then I would wouldnt I.

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joining small companies with large companies

small companies are just fine as far as I am concerned ... it is the large ones that you have to keep an eye on. therefore reporting and commenting on the percentage of individuals is of minimal interest to me

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SCREW YOU, BRITS: We're going through with UK independence ANYWAY – Scotland

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which scots benefit the most from independence?

the politician class of course because they become leaders of a european county. it is no wonder that the scottish leadership is for it, because it will be good for them regardless of whether it is good for scotland.

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Brother from another: SUSE releases software-defined Ceph

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Re: Can you please confirm the price

At 1USD/TB/Month or 12USD/TB/Year to hire their software it seems like nothing. or does it require some other cost to get started?

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M0n0wall comes tumbling down as dev throws in the trowel

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arm

if only pfsense would run on arm - but it is tied to freebsd and therefore intel/amd. i know the reason is that freebsd is supposed to be more secure but - o well ... freetards cant be choosers.

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Official: Single people need to LOWER their EXPECTATIONS

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Re: Technology

can we have the tl;dr version pls?

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ARM grabs Dutch 'SSL of Things' biz Offspark

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Re: Not too happy about this :/

"The motivation was to acquire the people and skills." .. perhaps in a very general sense

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Microsoft's Nadella: Congratulations on 12 months of not being Steve Ballmer

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Re: $2.5bn for Mojang

Creating good 3D content at what appears to be horrifically low resolution seems to create more enjoyment for more people than higher res worlds like Second Life etc. It is something like expressionist painting or Lego.

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What do China, FBI and UK have in common? All three want backdoors in Western technology

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Re: George Orwell

indeed ^_^

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Re: George Orwell

just because you were right doesnt mean you are not a nutter

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Microsoft 'showers gold' on anti-Google Cyanogen and its Android alternative

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unstable platform

I wish phones were as stable as pc's. Cyanogen doesnt install on any of the phones I could use. Come to think of it - possibly Linux has been coat-tailing on MS success in keeping PC hardware standardised.

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

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Re: Daily Mail

such wit!

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Daily Mail

The article title and some of the comments here sound like something out of the Daily Mail.

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'LOOK into my EYES: You are feeling very worried about the climate ... SO worried'

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Pigeon

Possibly for Psycho Prof. Pigeon it is all a big joke studying and experimenting on the masses seeing how they can be manipulated and he doesnt really give a damn about the issue itself one way or another.

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Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

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erp apps

I wonder if sparta!!!!!!!!!!!!! will support sync programming like ie. "normal" programming of full blown data/erp apps in other browsers can be a nightmare due to ff/webkit developers obsession with async programming ... which is itself down to their single threaded access to the ui. At least in ie there is the synchronous showmodaldialog (which firefox and chrome adopted from ie for some years) but now firefox and chrome have/are dumping this and we are using their rather bizarre "yield*" to do normal programming in those browsers and avoid the "async pyramid of doom" style.

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NoSQL pioneer to inject your database with ACID

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Re: Dick Pick

"And the really prescient thing is that the codes used for AM, VM and SVM are all illegal characters in Utf8, and so can still work as separators in this post-ASCII world."

Well, you typically cant store or transmit it officially as "utf-8" because standards based systems choke on illegal bytes. ioconv to some new unicode chars solves that easily enough though.

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Re: Dick Pick

Pick IS key value store AND multivalues. Awesome database in its time but failure as an operating system. We still use it very profitably in a different guise.

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Blind justice: Google lawsuit silences elected state prosecutor

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Re: i forget...

"dont be evil" is a command to us from our overlord

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Trolls have DARK TETRAD of personality defects, say trickcyclists

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Re: Kindly don't link trolls to BDSM dungeons.

why dont you just say "some of my best friends are into BDSM"

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are trolls ever good?

is someone like baron sacha cohen a "good" troll?

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AWS control freak can now manage ON-PREMISES servers

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software rental

sounds like 15$/month/server or $180/year/server to rent their software, on full time basis anyway

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Plusnet customers SWAMPED by spam but BT-owned ISP dismisses data breach claims

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Re: Multiple addresses are a doddle

I dropped catchalls because it ended up over time being massively spammed but come to think of it you could give out random emails on every occasion but all ending in xyz and then dump everything that doesnt end up in xyz.

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Ten Linux freeware apps to feed your penguin

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Re: I know 10 is a small number, but

+1 remmina ... all your rdp/ssh/scp connections in 1 and you learn where the bugs are and avoid them. on windows tunnelier is the same tool ... thankfully windows is in the past for me

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Re: @John Hughes

I dont want to configure logs to be text. I want them to be text by default and optionally something extra which I may come to accept in time given practical proof.

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Re: Debian is dead

that no packages are dependent on systemd surely tells you something about systemd

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Re: "Devuan"

more likely to be a deliberate shift left of the IA to be UV on the keyboard I surmise

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Re: Evil FlusterCluck

the motivation for systemd could be money and salaries as much as anything. they are doing something different and betting the farm on it. just so sad that Debian is moving to it before Redhat has proven it.

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Re: What is systemd

I dont even CARE if it is better! It is NOT the Linux way and Linux is DOING FINE - look at Ubuntu breaking into the various EU organisations as a DESKTOP! Getting a desktop userland OS from Redhat and somebody with the personality of Poett will not end well in the years that come. I'm mourning Debian already.

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We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 – hands down the best

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Re: Upgrades

"Remind me again what prevents the average windows user from taking up Linux in its stead. 8o)"

if user has a problem on windows they blame themselves. If user has a problem on linux .. they blame linux because of psychological FUD like the stuff you thoughtlessly babble. Which leaves Linux for the canny average users .. not just the techno-skilled. Ubuntu desktop works transparently on the Dell computers we use. The tricks that can be used by techno-skilled users on linux simply are not available to average users anywhere and certainly not on windows even by techno-skilled users.

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Re: Herd of cats.

" There is no way the herd of cats that is the "Linux community" is going to be forced into any single solution by some company or evil overlord."

The point is that systemd is trying to do this .. hence all the yowling cats.

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Re: shouty time

I found zfs isnt perfect ... you cant reduce volumes in size afaik so I went with btrfs - which is natively in linux kernel for those who cant bsd

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Pre-digital computer 'cranks out' Fourier Transforms

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ww2 fire control computers

superb 40 minute intro to mechanical analog calculus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1i-dnAH9Y4

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Gee THANKS: Cryptoscum offer a free decrypt in latest ransomware racket

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Or the free one wasnt encrypted in the same way

With a local embedded and discoverable key. Or can you pick which one you want free?

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OpenSUSE 13.2: Have your gecko and eat your rolling distro too

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Re: Avoid btrfs like the plague

"The fact that the kernel crew are committed to abandoning ext4 in favour of this junk is simply terrifying." ... or indicates that you are hysterical and/or dont know what you are talking about

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