44 posts • joined 3 Jul 2011
Re: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...
"Last time I tried Linux and attempted to install Firefox I first had to find an installer for the distribution I was using. Then I had to decide from a swathe of nonsensical file types, gar, tar, bar har-de-har-har (with no explanation of what they meant or do). Finally I had to go through the rigmorole of 'unpacking' them, and typing a load of cryptic command to try try to complete the install."
Linuxmint.com... download and install.
(MATE for me)
click on the little shield with the exclamation point and upgrade the packages.
Newest firefox for that edition ...poof!
Wanna live on the edge?
Linux Mint Debian Edition... Cutting edge stuff with most of the bleeding removed.
FYI, all new Mint editions (except LMDE) will be based on Ubuntu LTS versions, so LONG TERM SUPPORT. Kind of like Red Hat/CentOS, but with recent packages.
Try it again, you'll like it!
Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
Oh PLEASE tell me that someone has already made the joke for Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit:
Sometimes it really helps me if I've got a GI virus.
Re: Password Card anyone?
You're the reason cutpurses still exist! Chew on that.
Seriously, I'm interested. As a Septic, I wonder what counts as a 'purse' for a fellow across the pond these days? I just can't get the picture out of my mind of a leather pouch with a drawstring hanging from your belt next to your dagger and longsword.
p.s. thanks for the password card idea/reminder. awesome.
Wi-Fi for kids? Whatever shall they do with it?
The commission estimates that the new E-rate will expand <strikethrough>Wi-Fi </strikethrough> Facebook, Kik, and YouTube coverage to 10 million new students by the end of next year. ®
(it's like trying to hold classes in an 80's arcade with the lounge table games as desks and giving the kids an endless supply of quarters... Gah!)
They put out the bait...
who didn't see the hook?
And, yes, for some the hook was well-set some time ago.
(business use-case includes LibreOffice, thankfully)
Ariane is hypergaulic?
Put a French engineer using SI next to an American engineer using SAE and watch them spontaneously ignite.
(Mine's the one with two bottles of clear liquid in SEPARATE pockets.)
Re: dead animals: yes
Regarding animals dying (n.b. humans are animals):
First hand experience two weeks ago:
My beloved 14 year old Alaskan Husky, Samantha, was suffering from a sinus tumor. After a year of reasonably good health, she finally refused her favorite food, cheese, and I knew it was time to ease her pain. My dear daughter Katy (12 yo) wanted to be there to comfort the old girl who's looked after her since Katy's birth.
The wonderful vet prepared my daughter, telling her that after Sam were gone, it would be normal for her to leak faeces and urine.
As Sam breathed her last, she collapsed in my arms and Katy caught her head. This wonderful vet cleaned up the leaked faeces as we grieved the life and love we'd lost; the vet placed an absorbent pad under her hindquarters to catch the leaking urine.
Sorry for the teardrops on this post. In answering, I wanted to give voice to a kind soul who quietly (wolves don't bark, silly) cared for my two babies and masterfully went from beta female to alpha on the loss of Jäger (my dear Belgian Shepherd who passed at age 15 four years ago)... after a week of indecision, she put the new Plott hound adolescent in his place and kept him there even though he weighed 85 pounds to her 50.
And should this be of help to anyone, my twins both chose the right path for themselves. Katy was there the whole time. Sean stayed home...too intense for the boy on the autism spectrum. But they grieved their own ways well. And Sean wanted to sprinkle shredded cheese on her shroud before burial.
Thanks, Samantha. Thanks, Jaeger. If there is a heaven, they're running and playing together again.
Tee hee hee hee hee...
That is all.
OK, but how will this help me...
watch more episodes of My Little Pony?
Let's keep this relevant.
A bug in Adobe software? INCONCEIVABLE!
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. --Inigo Montoya
HOME?!?!?! Paid for office?!?!?!
Sorry, I'm sticking with LibreOffice and my Box account.
And Kingsoft Office on Aneroid.
Cheap, yes... and no damnable .docx BS upgrade lock-in treadmill.
Thanks, The Document Foundation.
(Yes, I have given money to more than one F/OSS project... Call me a CHEAPTARD, ok?)
Can I get pwned by ZeuS...
...if I'm running Linux Mint? No WINE?
Oh. Good, then.
So Grandma's safe from this, too?
(The part of EADON today was played by...)
Re: Luxury item
"I've seen morbidly obese people order a double bacon cheeseburger, a large bag of chips and a DIET Coke. "
Screw you. Just because we're fat doesn't mean we should give up completely.
And stop by the health food store sometime to see the supplements to PUT ON WEIGHT. If those folks' metabolism let them keep their calories, they wouldn't need the help, now would they?
P.S. Look up "leptin" and postulated receptor issues & variances resulting in atypical homeostasis ("obesity"). Or just decide that all those native Hawaiians are just lazy self-indulgent pigs...not noticing the only ancient Polynesians surviving long sea voyages would be those who held on to their calories...and passed on the genes. Whichever.
A culture of FUD.
Marketing depends on FUD.
(OH NO, they might run out of the eyeFone 13s before I get mine! How many do they have left? Should I get an extra for my girlfriend while I'm in line... I don't think they'll have any tomorrow.)
The "Call to Action" (yes, there's a marketing term for that) is usually about a great time- or quantity-limited deal that you'll regret missing... SO ACT NOW!!!
Be aware of it...it tries to bypass your neocortex.
While I was being courted by a phone call from AT&T in the USA to entice me to pay for their "U-Verse" IP television streaming ("cable") service, I responded that I didn't need a different provider.
"How do you get your TV now?", the representative asked.
"Terrestrial", I replied.
"Oh, and how much does Terrestrial charge for their service?"
The state of education in the United States shocks me at times...
Sleeveface at the MOMA?
I thought it rather amusing.
And if you don't actually know the person, it's just art. You'd never recognize them on the street.
Now... Which album cover to use?
Whose laws to use...
Just use US parody and copyright law.
You know The Mouse well be running the show anyway, right?
(Trolling Cirdan is trolling.)
Regarding relative speeds...
Right now, the probe is approaching the comet with the speed of a relative coming to see the newly rich and famous cousin who is coming to the family reunion.
Soon, it will be approaching the comet with the speed of a son returning home from university over Christmas break to do his laundry.
This summer, its relative speed will be that of an old married guy going to see his mother-in-law.
You see, it's relatives all the way down.
And thanks for letting me reuse this post.
Wiped 8.1 once on a new $175 laptop to install Linux Mint. Don't need to do it again.
Gold badge trolls are made, not born.
My dear fellow Commentards:
Sorry I fed the troll earlier.
I forgot that he_who_shall_not_be_named who posted above is the ANTI-EADON.
I just want to know which journalist is playing him.
Gold stars are granted, not earned.
Makes for a livelier forum, though.
Re: In Other News, Linux Is Still A Nonentity...
@ Ross K:
Argumentum ad hominem.
(Informal logical fallacies...
P.S. This ends now. No flame wars. Been there, done that, got the mouse pad in 1994.
Regarding your post:
>(1) Malware isn't written for linux as there is no return on investment for the writer. Virgins living in their parents' basement generally don't have credit card numbers, or any other valuable information, to steal.
>(2) I guess I don't need to put a positive spin linux's dismal market share as the fanbois appear to be too deluded/demented to care."
Re: In Other News, Linux Is Still A Nonentity...
Actually, Linux NOT having a huge market share is a good thing for me.
I am happy that there are not many people with low technical skills using Linux, as that means that I am not targeted as often by malware that would target the less canny.
Security through obscurity isn't a valid method for a business, but it's a heck of a good layer for a home enthusiast user.
You know, nobody has stolen any of my cars despite the fact they all carry a full set of keys on the underside of the vehicle. But it saved me from a locked running car 400 km from home, and I talked my 69 year old mother through finding her buried set of keys over a cell phone while she was 200 km from home, locked out in a snowstorm.
Linux... Does the job, price is right, fun to use, and less likely to get pwned by my own stupidity.
Keep Linux market share small! I don't want to have to go BSD (or ReactOS, $Diety forbid).
Windows 8.1 FTW!!!1!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!!
Land of the free...
I was never here. I didn't read this. I am not a sysadmin. I don't control any routers. I have no influence over security.
Thank $Diety that I don't use Faceboo...just a second while I answer the door...
HEY, WAIT! I HAVE MY COPY OF THE CONSTITUTION RIGHT HERE AND MMPH MMMM MMMMPH MMMMPH MMMMMM!
Correcting corrections is always risk-laden.
"some of which rely on exploiting confusing about a bank's genuine online location" (sic)
Just saying, you can't put in a sic erat scriptum on the hackers [sic erat scriptum] imperfect English and then type bad English yourself.
Just saying, you can't put in a sic erat scriptum on the <bold>hacker's</bold> imperfect English and then type bad English yourself.
Or, alternately, hackers' if you think there exist more than one.
If you're willing to PAY for it, Verizon is fine.
Keep T-mobile separate to keep the others honest
Verizon offers excellent customer care if you need it and are willing to pussy for it, plus one of THE BEST voice coverage areas in the US.
For price, though, I go with a "PAYG", as you say, Verizon-network virtual carrier... PAGEPLUS CELLULAR who also have awesome support located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
My new love is REPUBLIC WIRELESS, a new ish virtual carrier based on Sprints network but defaults to WiFi. How's that for no roaming fees when calling home from abroad? $100 cost for the PHONE and $19 USD/mo (less than $24 with taxes and fees where I live). Slightly more got the Moto X.
Yes, they're both CDMA, but here in the states it's really not a problem, especially if you are the kind of person without a passport....
Asking an IT department to innovate new business practices
...seems to me like asking a NASCAR pit crew to innovate new racing maneuvers for the racecar driver.
--posted from Opera for MIPS android (2.2) Opera 12.00-ADR1205181259
...Oh...this Ingenics/Cruz t301doesn't have access to Google Play? (prepares cassette-to-cassette dub setup to get copies of .apk)
Re: Separation of church and state
Sorry about the subject. ???
LATE NIGHT ANDROID 2.2 600 MHz MIPS CHINESE TABLET FAIL!
(apologies to you know who)
Re: Separation of church and state
As an educator, I have a fantasy about going to the primary school after hours and taking a cricket bat to anything with a cord or batteries; calculators are to be exterminated with extreme prejudice.
I would leave an equal value in pencils, pens, proper writing paper, and some primers that are considered past their prime. Also blackboards... can't stand those miserable unerasable whiteboards and too-faint pens.
I feel better now. Glad their findings agree with me. Use the wetware first.
It's a very APT day...
I see what you did there.
Re: Separation of church and state
May His noodly appendages ever wave and touch your fevered brow with their Marinaran tenderness. Ramen.
Pirates. What else, matey?
But, will it run Crysis?
...That is all...
Fear of flying?
Been there, done that, got the moon rocks and T-shirt; now we're scared we couldn't pull it off again.
"Better to say nothing and appear a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."
At least if we fail at Mars there's no precedent.
Though I suggest that we go back to LOL memory (Little Old Lady Memory). Now THAT'S a ROM!
I rather liked it.
I knew what to expect from the title and sub, and I read it all the way through.
Kind of an IT echo of the stuff I used to read in Fantasy & Science Fiction mag way back in the dead tree days. Maybe not Isaac Asimov, but fun!
Thanks, Future Kelly!
P.S. There's a rogue surgeon at the edge of The Wastland (no net coverage) who'll do the implant removal... just don't think about it on the way there. Just tell him I sent you. I know he was practising as late as 2044, so you'll have time when you do decide. Bu my implant site still throbs in cold weather.
Petur-" "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose," as the Parisians would say.
Nice of El Reg to speak French (or properly copy it from somewhere), but I fail to see how this sentence relates to the article "
It's a well-known saying in American English usage.
"There are parasites all over the computer world ready to take whatever we come up with," Jobs told Bushnell.
So, the more things change (Jobs is dead, PCs are on the downswing), the more they're the same (Kindle Fire, Facebook OS).
Or was I trolled?
Yocate my kernel pool!
Llocate my llamas in your kernel pool!. They are dirty llamas and need a good scrubbing.
(OK, maybe I was reading it too closely...)
Re: Zut Allors
"Ciseaux de sécurité"
Ceinture de sécurité, Shirly?
Re: WinPho-FAIL part II. Dead on Arrival.
"Have a nice weekend, and remember neophytes, Real Programmers program linux / *nix based platforms."
REAL programmers compile their own assembler code by hand.
(Leave Tux out of this, OK? But nice troll... I really enjoy this line and I seldom have reason to use it.)
Verizon voice coverage without the cost
PagePlus Cellular in the US has VZW coverage (reseller). 2000 minutes for $80 USD or £52. Service up to a year. US customer service with folks who live in Ohio USA. Zero cost to activate a phone with them and no fees to speak to a rep to buy "cards" for continued service. Data can be pricey though.
For data unlocked GSM phones can be used with T-Mobile. Give them $100 USD (£64.42) and they'll give you service for up to a year. $2 per day ONLY ON DAYS USED (prepaid) gives unlimited voice text and data (at 2G speeds... which is all my unlocked iPhone can handle on their network).
I carry two devices -- PagePlus for voice and T-Mo for data -- (think -- double the battery life and I can always make a call as THAT battery doesn't get eaten by the datamonster) and have paid UNDER $20 USD (£13) per MONTH for BOTH including all the voice and data that I chose to use without feeling cut off from the world.
And for home service: Ooma. $3.50 per month. About £2. Unlimited to USA. Seriously.
Options. We've got options. I'll watch the VZW drama from the sidelines.
Mine's the one with two mobiles in the pocket.
Whatever will be
will be; the future's not ours to see -- que sera, sera. Wish you well, Miss Bee.
Good luck in your new digs, Sarah. And thanks for the fun from across the pond.
<-- One for the road, since I never got you one before.
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