* Posts by Grifter

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

Grifter

I told IT to leg it

They eight-legged it

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SOMEONE PLEASE

DEBUG IT

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I just crawled...

to say...

I love you

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I only asked for IT Support...

... I didn't know they'd send a creeper!

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LIARS! They told me Web 1.0 was extinct!

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High-heeled hacker builds pen-test kit into her skyscraper shoes

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Somewhat prude?

Your link to her imgur is titled "in a post (somewhat NFSW)", aside from the typo, why is her imgur page not safe for work? There's no nudity, there's no sex, there's nothing unsafe except for some power and machine tools. Maybe you've been locked up in a basement too long Mr Pauli, but outside there are women, and they *gasp* do stuff. While looking like women. This is 2015, so no need to be a prude =)

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Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England

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Re: Does anyone know...

Actually unlike burning secretive organic material (ciggs) which we have no idea exactly what they put in, we know exactly what's in the liquids to vape.

The smoke detection systems don't pick it up since it's not smoke. If you were to exhale a cloud directly onto a smoke detector, some of them (that detect density I believe) can trigger, but short of that no.

But your comment that "we don't really know what's in the fumes" speaks volumes, it's not like vaping is new, it's been around for years, you could have educated yourself in 5 minutes by using the internets.

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Re: Nicotine-free?

That's what I did. I don't vape much anymore, a couple of days per year maybe, if that. The compulsion to smoke went away with vaping, and then compulsion disappeared, it became an intermittent pleasure. Now the hassle of cleaning my tanks and charging batteries keep my gear in the corner. I view it like candy or chips now, albeit a tad more meckish to set up.

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Red-stained Opera wants someone to hug it and whisper: 'No more pain, no more tears'

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Re: Wow, all 4 presto fans in one place

The fact the company is looking to spin down should tell you all you need to know about them.

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Re: I would be worried...

Opera 12.16 linux, with Vivaldi as backup. There's just no substitute.

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Lights out for Ada Initiative – women's group closing shop

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Re: More, please

Well if YOU haven't seen it, then it MUST not be happening! Your logic is impeccable and my hat is off to you.

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Re: Hardcoded behaviour not going away anytime soon!

"Do women really prefer pink though?"

They have no choice, from birth they're programmed to like it, everything everywhere is pink, go into girl's section in toystores, pink, everything.

It's the same reason most guys shy away from pink, we too have been programmed, it's an inferior colour and would associate us with being girls.

Even if you recognize this fact and you try to rebel against it as a parent to a girl, it's insanely difficult to achieve.

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GOOGLE GMAIL ATE MY LINUX: Gobbled email enrages Torvalds

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Re: Perhaps Hillary Clinton could offer some useful advice?

You know, that's probably exactly what gmail runs on (:

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Five lightweight Linux desktop worlds for extreme open-sourcers

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Re: Bad marketing El Reg

>>If the linux crowd want Linux to be more readilly adopted

While I can't speak for the crowd, though I am part of it, I don't want it more readily adopted. It has managed fine all these years without being readily adopted, and it'll continue.

My beef with the article is the same as with all these articles, why in the fuck would you keep treating a whole distro as if it was the user interface? The article even mentions that you can just install whatever WM or DE you want on any distro, and while the dependencies won't run into "Ooo thousands of packages scary", there might be some packages, and that's what dependency calculation is all about, has been all about! That's why it was created OVER A DECADE AGO.

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GhostShell back from the other side with mass data dump

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Re: Link

Mental Gymnastics - the workout that gives you the moral highground.

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What's black, sticky, and has just 8GB of storage?

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Wtf

What assclowns, why couldn't they just have put up the exact same hardware. For fuck's sake.

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Jurassic World: All the meaty ingredients for a summer blockbuster

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Headmaster

Hmm

"discoveries like the Spinosaurus aegyptiacus and Gigantosaurus."

Giganoto, not Giganto.

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Warm up the Mega Buster: Next-gen consoles to reboot Mega Man series

Grifter

Or

Alternatively there is Mighty No. 9 from the creator of megaman, a sort of megaman-esque multiplayer co-op. And most importantly, Linux client =)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/314710/

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Get off the phone!! Seven out of ten US drivers put theirs and your lives at risk

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Headmaster

Re: hmm

If you are indeed a born and bred pussy wig, perhaps you meant "laughs at the general pubic"?

Merkin.

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IN YOUR FACE, Linux and Apple fans! Oculus is Windows-only for now

Grifter

Re: Windows only? Well that's not Okay Facebook.

Then I have some excellent news for you! Noone is ever going to make you! =)

What was your point again?

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Re: Windows only? Well that's not Okay Facebook.

Like Tom said before you, if you don't like the games available that's fine, if you have a crappy time running Linux that's also fine, noone is going to sneak into your house and reinstall your computers with it. Valve is #1 in my book, it doesn't matter if they don't get all new titles to Linux, it doesn't matter that the older games might never be ported, because what HAS been released, and what CONTINUES to be released, is so awesome to last me a lifetime.

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Windows only? Well that's not Okay Facebook.

Fuck you, and fuck all your friends. Thank fuck for Valve.

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Good luck displacing Windows 7, Microsoft, it's still growing

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Re: You listening Microsoft?

They hear you, they just don't care. They know you'll come around eventually. You always do.

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Poseidon's Wake, Naked at the Albert Hall and Farewell Kabul

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Re: Way too harsh on poor Alistair

>>But you don't say whether that is good or bad.

I'm sorry I thought it was implied when I mentioned I could feel myself becoming schizophrenic, I could literally feel myself becoming schizophrenic, this was extremely bad, I have never been this affected by books (or films or whatnot) before, and while you want your read to move you on some level, this was extreme and I stayed in a very dark place for like two weeks after.

It wasn't that the story was crap, it was that the writing between books was different (it wouldn't surprise me if there were other secret writers involved), and the way the difference was presented, both in the writing and character behaviours was extremely jarring... it was annoying to the point of mental anguish.

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Re: Way too harsh on poor Alistair

I binge read revelation space, chasm city, diamond dogs, redemption ark, absolution gap, galactic north, and it was a journey into schizophrenia, the books were inconsistent and shredded your mind, you could actually feel your mind becoming schizo as the 'story' unfolded. It was pretty terrible.

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Give Jay-Z's Tidal tune stream thing a chance, says indie label boss

Grifter

So... Andy Chen CEO of Tidal and some 20ish others just left the company, the remaining tidal people are claiming to be streamlining themselves

So there's that, RIP Tidal.

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Nvidia's GTX 900 cards lock out open-source Linux devs yet again

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Re: Terminology issue?

You're misunderstanding the issue, this isn't a principle issue, the driver will never work without firmware, and they can't make their own firmware, and nvidia has not provided firmware for them.

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Re: Terminology issue?

>>The code is running on the GPU in either case. If that is the case then this strikes me as principle for the sake of it. If you want to hold a certain view that is your right, but Nvidia are under no obligation to pander to it

I thought we covered this in the last post, you might not share their opinion, but they're going to have their opinion no matter what you feel about it (:

The issue of this reg article was not that nvidia is refusing to pander to them, it's that they are actively trying to sabotage their efforts. You may wish to read up on the history of this (or not, you said you don't really care about graphics issues).

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Re: Terminology issue?

>>You may not like binary blobs on principle but that is a side issue.

To you it's a side issue, to the noveau people it's the entirety of the issue.

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Microsoft points at Skype, Lync: You two, in my office – right now

Grifter

Hmm

My need for skype ended in 2011, which is fortunate because I didn't trust them to keep releasing linux versions when ms took over, I did briefly look around for alternatives but never tried any, does anyone have experience with using 'brosix' ?

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

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Re: The only 'advertising' I see ...

>>Valve now has a Linux version of Steam. Just need a few other

>>game houses to follow suit and MS can kiss my arse bye bye.1

I hate to be 'that guy', but you will never switch to Linux. Anyone who claims they'd switch "if only x and y..." never mean it. If you were truly serious you'd have switched already consequences be damned, then you'd have shaped the world around you and used what you had available, not sat around feeling defeated as if someone held you at gunpoint. Sorry to break your dreams, but stop thinking about this nonsense and just settle in to your reality instead, you'll enjoy it a lot better =)

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Choc Factory's king codec serves 25 BEELLION Tube hours

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Re: Google is wasting their time

Don't forget about Skype -- though I haven't used Skype for a long time so things might have changed, however it used the earlier versions of vp for its video transmission in the past.

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Undead nights: Zombie FPS Dying Light shines bright

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And

Linux =)

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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

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Re: Very pleased with Linux

@Andy Non

Aha I misunderstood then, I took your statement to never run win again as literal =)

I haven't used skype in forever, and with microsoft's acquisition I'm expecting the guillotine to come down on the linux version any day; in the meantime there are alternatives though I have not tried these myself, does anyone have experience with things like "Viber" and "Brosix" for voice/video communication (specifically relating to the linux platform)?

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Re: Very pleased with Linux

I'm sorry your logic escapes me, you've decided to never run win again, yet say if you get a device with win on it, you'll leave it there... what? Better to format the disk and reclaim the unused space, yes?

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30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT

Grifter

The implication was that it was a scam, like selling beach-front property in switzerland, so how did I miss the point exactly?

(although as posters below pointed out, there are indeed beachfronts there, like you, I too was under the impression there were no beaches.)

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Sure, (though I made a typo, I wrote 88, supposed to be 80).

https://twitter.com/CAH/status/544712198720094208

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"...and maybe some beach-front property in Switzerland."

The implication being that they made off with a lot of money from gullible people, which is actually not the case, it cost them 5.88 to send out the packages that they sold for 6 dollars, they did it for fun, not profit. The meagre profit they did make was donated to a charity. So... yeah.

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Linus Torvalds releases Linux 3.18 as 3.17 wobbles

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Re: Unknown source of kernel lock-ups?

I think you missed a few things here, they're kernel developers, they churn out new releases of kernels, they don't commandeer ufos to upload viruses to the alien mothership.

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The gender imbalance in IT is real, ongoing and ridiculous

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Re: What

>>Your default assumption is that where I work there is discrimination

No, I apologize if I gave that impression, I make no such assumption, I hope wherever you work that it's free of gender discrimination and harassment, perhaps even equal pay.

The point I was trying to make was that unless you were confided in by a coworker who was harassed, you would never know about it. If you've worked in a lot of different places, chances are higher that it has happened somewhere you've worked, whether you saw it or not. Harassers tend to not advertise their advances and generally wait for moments of privacy with the victim.

As for proving that it's endemic? Just talk to women, man. Here's a quick google (well, duckduckgo) about women in tech; http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/21/tech-sector-sexist-survey-guardian -- and it's not endemic to just IT, this pervades our entire society.

Even here on the reg, the podcasts, one of them was (by chance) lacking in men and had only women, so their talk turned to women in tech, they echoed everything there, not being taken seriously, being belittled, being told to look pretty, being easily dismissed.

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Re: What

>>I've worked for a number of companies in the UK and in Canada and I have *never*, *ever* seen sexual discrimination or bias in the companies where I have worked.

Well see, here's one problem with that; you're not a woman. I don't want this to sound like an attack on you, but that attitude is one of the reasons we have such an imbalance in the first place.

Unless you are in their shoes (literally), you will never ever see or experience that offhand remark, the subtle but inappropriate touch, the leering, the sneering, the utter outrage from some men who yell obscenities at women who choose not to acknowledge them when 'all they did' was to tell them how pretty they were, as if the women exist merely to make some guy's boner happy.

It is really easy as a man to say you've never seen or experienced it, and that might be why it gets dismissed or ridiculed when brought up. I challenge you to examine your own bias filters for perceiving the world around you. These comments for this article are the perfect example; the few (really obvious) women who've posted in this thread have been shot down and argued with when they speak up. And the fact is that in the workplace, most women who are harassed don't even speak about it, usually for fear of retribution, getting fired, being pushed out.

You having never seen or experienced it sadly means nothing, maybe it will mean something to you when it's your daughter or girlfriend whom it happens to.

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Re: I can't get excited about gender imbalance on this occasion

Sadly in our society it's all too easy to dismiss anything said by women, I mean look at the Cosby stuff right now, it took a man (Hannibal Buress), after decades of women not being believed.

You shouldn't have to put up with this shit, and I wish you wouldn't have to.

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Re: I can't get excited about gender imbalance on this occasion

Well Stacy as you can see from all the comments in this thread, there is no inequality or discrimination, and if there is there are multiple excuses listed in all these comments boiling down to basically it being the fault of women themselves.

Sigh.

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Google's Chrome to pull plug on plugins next September

Grifter

It's not my main browser but I do use it for specifically the flash and quite a bit at that, and I haven't experienced any instability, it could be a matter of hardware or software compatibilities or lib versions maybe? it has worked impeccably for me.(my debian is jessie but last updated right before systemd was introduced)

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Humm

The chromium I have installed (debian) has pepperflash.

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

Grifter

You say it with such disdain, but the truth is the developers of window managers are just regular human beings, everyone of them with their own personal preferences; for those who wanted a similarity with win95, window managers such as fvwm95 exactly hit the spot, either to use or to develop.

Likewise there are window managers with similarities to amiga, os/2, cde, or any other oldschool interface that might have left nostalgic marks in people.

The most radical departure from any 'traditional' interface are the tiling/tabbed window managers which were started with the birth of ion, these are my personal choice (infact I still use ion2 on all my machines). But hey, let's ignore everything except the win95 look-alikes? Or something? What was your point again?

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Useless 'computer engineer' Barbie FIRED in three-way fsck row

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Re: Life in plastic, it's fantastic!

>> the doll is not meant to educate.

Nor does it. However it does influence, especially very impressionable minds. Perhaps you are able to look at it and shrug off its influences because you've developped this skill over many years being an adult, if so I congratulate you. We should certainly hold children to the same standards as yourself!

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AMD pays new CEO $150K LESS than her male predecessor

Grifter

Wow.

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Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

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Re: Once again the drug dealers attempt ...

>>Keep puffing and telling yourself you are breaking the habit while showing al the signs of a junkie

I call shenanigans. I smoked for 14.5 years, switched to vaping and never touched cigs again. 29th of december 2010 was my last cig. Started at normal nicotine levels, and gradually went down to zero nicotine. Eventually vaped less and less. Take it out every once in a while like a bag of crisps now.

Your post is full of self-righteous misinformation about nicotine, it's not the nicotine that's addictive, it's all the other shit.

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Copyright thieves' cyberlockers slurp MILLIONS from honest creators, study finds

Grifter

Hmm

So when a copyright thief thieves a copyright, does the copyright cease to be enforcable by the original copyright holder, since because it was thefted from him, he no longer has possession of it?

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