* Posts by John Carter

7 posts • joined 26 Sep 2007

Oh Snapd! Gimme-root-now security bug lets miscreants sock it to your Ubuntu boxes

John Carter

Re: snapd and systemd

Couldn't watch the whole video - it's more an apology for systemd.

$200bn? Make that $467bn: Trump threatens to balloon proposed bonus China tech tariffs

John Carter

Obamacare === Medicare? Not!!

Being told that we have to buy something is anathema.

O'Care was famously shoved down our throats without review: "you have to pass it to read it" (Pelosi). It was and is a terrible law that should be repealed and replaced.

‘Elders of the Internet’ apologise for social media, recommend Trump filters to fix it

John Carter

Usenet was peak internet

And then the private companies came along to muck it up.

Software cracking tools open the door to malware

John Carter

Another reason to use Linux

Yet another reason to use Linux: free CD recording tools.

Sony Walkman NWD-B105 2GB MP3 player

John Carter

Microsoft WMA

"Playback times are listed as 12 hours for 128Kbps MP3 tracks and nine hours for 128Kbps WMA songs, which we found to be about right."

so.... wma uses 25% more processing power to decrypt??? Is it the algorithm on the Sony player, or is wma that computationally intensive? Inquiring minds want to know.

FCC wireless plan torpedoed by Google-loving mega-startup

John Carter

Dear Adam

Adam, you ignorant slut!

If the requirement is not there, how many monopoly-loving monopolies do you think will offer bandwidth at a competitive wholesale price? Or will they price it just high enough that it's not profitable, thereby choking off competition?

Three Gorges Dam an 'environmental catastrophe'

John Carter

Democracy no cover

Just ask us here in the US - the govt just votes itself a bigger raise, and then spreads that around, then votes for a bigger raise, spreads it around, ad nauseum...

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