79 posts • joined Monday 25th February 2013 23:33 GMT
The 4th Reich.
Re: Who the hell cares what any Iranian News Agency has to say?
A rather stupid comment. Go and watch Fox News where you can really get 'the truth'.
6 months to fix
Or just put the old one back in the App store, which should take 2 minutes.
'foreign' is defined as 'not American'
Most if not all of the cabinet are spies for America. They willingly reveal secret information to their buddies and paymasters in America. Basically the cabinet is a cabinet of traitors.
If it's like Apple Pages
It could be a watch which doesn't tell the time. Or has just an hour hand. Or just a minute hand. Or no hands at all.
Suppose the info was emailed to 80,000 people. What then?
Re: Not exclusive.
"He's now damaging his integrity with these latest revelations,"
I have completely the opposite view. He is demonstrating his integrity.
"he needs to be absolutely sure he's not aiding and abetting the Chinese."
Yet the biggest enemy of the world is America.
Just wants more laws. But too lazy to get off their behinds and do some actual work.
America's block on Huawei
is to do with a lack of American backdoors. Nothing else.
I hope Snowden didn't eat anything they might have given him
It is not beyond the realms of possibilty for him to suffer a gruesome poison death at the hands of Uncle Sam.
Re: "are suspected to be involved"
You don't understand the way the British police work. In the UK, the police arrest first, release on police bail, then investigate. It is called 'bail and see'.
The first proper step should be to make sure the police are acting lawfully.
The value of share can do down as well as up
But some people just them to go up up up and away!
Alternatively, a fool and his money are soon parted.
Joining two sentences together:
"Stallman wants us using Replicant, the 2010 fork of the Android source isn't exactly going anywhere"
Replicant isn't even akin to the <1% market share "Linux Desktop". And Stallman wants us to use it. He doesn't want us to use a usable system, just free (as in beer) software. Meanwhile in the real world where time is money, I prefer things to work.
Federal Judge Claude Hilton
Fascist scum. Hitler would have had a good use for him.
terrorism, not war
"it will mark the beginning of a new front in the clandestine war against the Islamic Republic."
That's what it would be called if the head of GCHQ was murdered by foreign agents.
Fork, fork. My kingdom for a fork
"That's a slight pain in the backside for Canonical's programmers, who will have to maintain their own unofficial, XMir-supporting version of the xf86-video-intel driver, rather than rely on Intel to maintain support for the compatibility layer."
But isn't that the Linux way? That is the beauty of Linux: bundles of similarly-named but slightly incompatible chunks of source code that some people bundle together and call 'distributions'.
There can now be yet-another-version of Ubuntu: Mirubuntu (nicknamed 'Mirror') for the Mir-version of Ubuntu. There can't be an Xubuntu as that is already taken. I suppose there can be a Wubuntu for Wayland.
This coldly explains why there will never be a 'year of the Linux desktop'. There is endless reinvention of things that don't really need reinventing.
UNIX (and Linux) on the desktop is not really broken for me. I am told that 'X11 is broken'. Yet I don't recall having X11 crash this year and I use UNIX and Linux on my desktop all day long in a technical environment. But here comes a new sort-of-X11 which will have its own bugs. And we will get another notepad app, or a new packaging system with ever more convoluted commands. Or a new font from Ubuntu!
Re: /me grabs the popcorn
Maybe Apple didn't claim to be the first, but for all the usual publicity they get you would think they did.
Apple didn't invent the MP3 player either.
'if you're stuck using proprietary drivers'
You mean 'if you use drivers that actually work properly and outperform the open source drivers'.
This is just a certificate for fascist snoopers
Anyone holding this certificate is not a fit and proper person to be employed anywhere.
I expect there were similar certificates in Nazi Germany for operating Hollerith machines.
Except it is not an all-in-one. All-in-one used to mean including a DVD/CD ROM drive.
Re: Not ungrateful
OK, so license the Linux kernel under a more liberal licence.
Re: CDDL and GPL not compatible
Since when is the GPL the yardstick by which free or open source software is measured?
I wonder if you do really 'stick to GPL', or just think you do. Do you use X11? That's an MIT licence. Do you use Apache? Apache licence. Firefox? MPL. And so on.
If you don't agree with non-GPL code, don't use any of the above.
Wait for the comment from the Foreign Office
'We do not comment on security matters (except when it suits us)'
That is an admission of guilt.
Re: Nice idea, but...
Therein lies the problem - the eight hundred thousand slightly different distributions. Most people don't want to try them. They just want their computer to work, which is why XP has had such a long life.
The idea that rpm and dpkg are anything like as user-friendly as setup.exe is a joke. Truly, this year and the next hundred years will not be the year of the Linux desktop.
Prisoner Escort - a question
Are Serco prisoner transport vehicles allowed to use bus lanes? IANAL, but I don't believe they are allowed to. Yet I see them doing this regularly.
1. The USA.
2. The UK.
"press laws are tougher"
You mean censorship is tougher.
The USA is the Nazi Germany of our era
It deems people 'enemies'.
It murders 'suspects'.
Hitler was voted into power. 'Democracy' is not an obstacle to this people.
Surely the 'rights holders' can be sued
for directly causing problems for these innocent third parties?
And perhaps an offence under RIPA too.
"the older and more conservative they are, the more likely they are to want it."
And the less likely they are to use the internet full stop.
America is not the land of the free
And the US Constitution is not worth a bean and never has.
Did the US Constitution stop slavery? No.
Did it stop mass internment in WW2? No.
Americans who ramble on about the Constitution are living with their heads in the sand.
Still, 10/10 for Lava for having some integrity.
Er, no. An American misconception.
"For decades, dour broadsheet the New York Times and its style guide have presided over the world of posh writing across the world."
Those of us in the civilised world tend to use New Hart's Rules.
Typical American behaviour
As usual, America thinks the rules do not apply to it.
"the Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office (ACRO), which charges the charity for the information".
Surely the MPs should be demanding an investigation into ACRO? The terms of reference should be clear: if ACRO does not have legal authority to sell this information, the sellers should be charged with corruption.
The Civil Service at its best!
Somebody in the Civil Service gave Huawei the job of auditing Huawei in the first place. Will heads roll? The Whitehall mandarin should be investigating his colleagues for stupidity.
Anyway, it's a question of do we want to be spied on by the Americans or the Chinese? American kit is not more secure, it is more snoopable by the Americans.
I wonder how many SSL Certificate Authorities have provided their private keys to Uncle Sam.
500,000 plus demands for info
Which could easily expand to millions of contacts. Hmmm. Fishing, not investigation.
American sour grapes
What goes around comes around.
lkml.org is not w3c compliant
Error Line 481, Column 4: document type does not allow element "ul" here; missing one of "object", "applet", "map", "iframe", "button", "ins", "del" start-tag
Fix it now you stupid cocksucking noobs. Why should anyone read your stupid noob website if it has a known bug?
“Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.”
Written or said by Linus Torvalds.
I guess his eyes aren't up to it.
Re: Passion is one thing
Because the top dog carries the can (or is meant to).
Re: Passion is one thing
"Except Torvalds is obviously not an idiot."
Well I don't know. He commits code that he assumes (i.e. doesn't check) to be bug free. Then blames someody else for introducing the bug into the kernel. Hmmm. Who committed the code?
Let's face it, if Linus was so great as the Linux fanbois like to pretend he is, there would never have been a single bug in the whole history of the Linux kernel.
"Ministers and apparatchiks will sit down with bankers"
Will they ask for the taxpayers' money to be given back?
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