* Posts by Not That Andrew

1034 posts • joined 13 Nov 2007

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AAAAAAAAAA! You'll scream when you see how easy it is to pwn unpatched HPE servers

Not That Andrew

Re: MS did it with NT too

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it" - George Santayana

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GitHub given Windows 9x's awesome and so very modern look

Not That Andrew

Re: That boring grey is good for your eyes!

IIRC back in the bad old day of Win95 there were several built in high contrast themes

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Looks more like Motif or CDE than Win 95, IMO

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Schneier warns of 'perfect storm': Tech is becoming autonomous, and security is garbage

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Re: ahum, dumb fucks ?

The warnings are there because McDonalds was selling takeaway coffee at temperatures well over 70 degrees C closer to 90 degrees C. After being warned multiple times that was dangerous. A woman accidentally spilled a cup on herself, causing 3rd degree burns to her legs and pelvis. Which required reconstructive surgery. Something that a hot cup of coffee generally doesn't do.

McDonalds refused to cover her medical costs so she sued for them and won, And was giving several millions in punitive damages as well (which IIRC she hadn't asked for). The punitive damages were reduced (but not eliminated) on appeal, but the case was upheld.

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Foot lose: Idiot perv's shoe-mounted upskirt vid camera explodes

Not That Andrew

The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a moon is a good guy with a moron.

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Tor-forker Joshua Yabut cuffed for armoured personnel carrier joyride

Not That Andrew

Re: El Reg 1, world media 0

At least the Grauniad called it "an alleged tank"

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Is Microsoft about to git-merge with GitHub? Rumors suggest: Yes

Not That Andrew

Re: @AC

You can already insert custom structures into world generation. It could certainly be easier, but I'm not sure JSON is the best way to do it. Also "data driven"? As opposed to?

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New Monty Python movie to turn old jokes into new royalties

Not That Andrew

Re: Given...

It's actually The Cassette Of The Album Of The Soundtrack Of The Trailer Of The Film of Monty Python And The Holy Grail (Executive Version) I have The CD Of The Album Of The Soundtrack Of The Trailer Of The Film of Monty Python And The Holy Grail (Executive Version)

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Danish Navy expert finds no trace of exhaust gas in private submarine

Not That Andrew
Mushroom

Re: At the risk of sounding extremely harsh ..

No they didn't. They fined him a couple of hundred quid. He wasn't making fun of Nazi's he was ridiculing concentration camp victims. And what was someone "making fun of Nazis" doing speaking at a neo-Nazi rally?

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You have GNU sense of humor! Glibc abortion 'joke' diff tiff leaves Richard Stallman miffed

Not That Andrew

Re: Shouldn’t quality and professionalism be the issue?

IIRC at last half of the contributors to core GNU projects like glibc & GCC are actually paid to do so these days. Not that that justifies removing a statement on reproductive rights and censorship (but unfunny attempt at humour).

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Re: Made me decide to donate

a) What stopped you donating before?

b) It was a terrible joke, unsurprising RMS found it funny. Although I defend it as a statement on reproductive rights and censorship. I fear for your sense of humour, though.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana

Not That Andrew

Re: It it ain't broke, you're not trying

Yup Debian or Slackware are best and most stable. Once you Slack, you never go back.

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Windrush immigration papers scandal is a big fat GDPR fail for UK.gov

Not That Andrew

More than me jobs worth, mate!

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Modern life is rubbish – so why not take a trip down memory lane with Windows File Manager?

Not That Andrew

Re: So many comments, but does no one remember

Or why it was called that, for that matter.

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Not That Andrew

Aah, good old DOS Hell!

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Pharma bro Martin Shkreli to miss 2024 Paris Olympics

Not That Andrew

@ AC Re: Justice is not always as blind as it should be

Oh, you sweet summer child. Never change.

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Sigh. Cisco security kit has Java deserialisation bug and a default password SNAFU

Not That Andrew

Re: In 2018?

In theory a good idea, but I don't think animal shelters have the knowledge or resources to provide support for the companies products. And most Cisco customers will be needing extended support.

Maybe sell the assets & donate the proceeds to animal shelters?

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Half the world warned 'Chinese space station will fall on you'

Not That Andrew

Re: Onboard explosives

A better final objective would have been to have enough attitude adjustment fuel to change it to an orbit a bit likely to cause more of it to burn up in the atmosphere, instead of disintegrating.

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Until last week, you could pwn KDE Linux desktop with a USB stick

Not That Andrew

Unsurprisingly, this is a Plasma bug

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Dori-no! PepsiCo boss says biz is planning to sell lady crisps

Not That Andrew

As someone on Twitter said, it appears they've invented the stale crisp

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Basket case lawsuit: Fancy fruit florists flail Google over rotten ads, demand $200m damages

Not That Andrew

Re: Stupid generic names

Reminds me of when I pointed out that GIMP was a remarkably stupid name for a piece of software that aimed to be the Open Sauce answer to Photoshop.

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Pope wants journalism like the Catholic church wants child sex abuse probes: Slow, aimless...

Not That Andrew

Re: Ummm

The same Pope who just accused victims of child abuse of slander?

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Not That Andrew

Re: Where are the quotes?

And lets not forget the Pope accusing victims of child abuse in Chile of slander https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/on-one-issue-in-particular-pope-francis-is-far-from-infallible/article37738446/

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Unlocked: The hidden love note on the grave of America's first crypto power-couple

Not That Andrew
Joke

Re: @John Bentley

I can't believe it's not Bacon!

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Samsung topples Intel as semiconductor top dog, but lead 'literally built on sand'

Not That Andrew

They could always buy Cyrix's & Centaur's licences off VIA

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Windows Store nixed Google Chrome 'app' hours after it went live

Not That Andrew

I'm no fan of the Windows Store but it's no more restrictive than most Linux distro's repositories

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Linux Mint 18.3: A breath of fresh air? Well, it's a step into the unGNOME

Not That Andrew
Joke

Are you suggesting that Slackware ISN'T a major Distro? /joke

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Brazil says it has bagged Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean for £84m

Not That Andrew

Doubt it. Sao Paulo (ex Foch) is getting a bit leaky, so they do need something vaguely aircraft carrierish

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Not That Andrew

Re: Whats in a name - I prefer the Banksian naming convention

HMS Gay Viking?

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It's a decade since DevOps became a 'thing' – and people still don't know what it means

Not That Andrew

Re: You don’t care about x86 vs ARM

This video might be of interest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2F-DItXtZs.

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Google Chrome vows to carpet bomb meddling Windows antivirus tools

Not That Andrew

Re: Chrome runs 110% of CPU, can't stand the competition

8 cores = 800% maybe? In which case using 50% or 100% isn't that big a deal.

But seeing as windows doesn't measure CPU usage that way (at least in task manager) probably exaggeration.

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Not That Andrew

Re: And this is why I use Opera

Opera these days is a better Chrome, that is true. What it isn't is a modern version of Opera. The closest thing to that is Vivaldi with the bonus of being a better Chrome than modern Opera.

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Microsoft's memory randomization security defense is a little busted in Windows 8, 10

Not That Andrew
Windows

Re: Nelson Muntz

I find the Windows User icon more apt for Windows OS Devs these days

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Not That Andrew

Re: Conversation at Microsoft during Windows 8 development

Flavor Aid

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'Lambda and serverless is one of the worst forms of proprietary lock-in we've ever seen in the history of humanity'

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Joke

Re: Hyperbole for Hypervisors

I wonder if Attila the Hun was a Corporate Raider? Obviously not just a Vulture Capitalist,m as the Roman Empire was an established operation

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Not That Andrew
Joke

Re: Hyperbole for Hypervisors

I wasn't aware the Nazi's invaded Poland to ensure vendor lock in

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Man: Just 18 Bitcoin babies and my home is yours

Not That Andrew

Re: But wait!

But a lot of Bitcoin fanatics (accidentally typed bitcon) seem to think it's not a fiat currency, for some bizzarre reasons. IMO they are reminiscent of the arguments that sovereign citizens, flat earthers & Tesla fanboys make.

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Twitter: Why we silenced Rose McGowan after she slammed alleged sex pest Harvey Weinstein

Not That Andrew

Re: I think Linehan has it right

A guy in his 60's who feels the need to post selfies of his 6 pack is not smart

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PostgreSQL says SCRAM to MD5 authentication

Not That Andrew

In the words of Bill Watterson, "Verbing nouns wierds language".

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For Facebook, ignorance is the business model: Social net is shocked – SHOCKED – that people behave badly

Not That Andrew

Re: How many people believe Sheryl?

Well, you could ask Bell at his shiny new PR agency in London, or Pottinger in the chunk of Bell Pottinger he carved off, now based in Singapore. Both the rats left the ship when they saw the chickens were coming home to roost.

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Not That Andrew

Re: How many people believe Sheryl?

The moment they started taking money to promote posts they became publishers.

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Attention adults working in the real world: Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use Outlook, Exchange

Not That Andrew

Lotta butt hurt Apple fanbois in the comments here.

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Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

Not That Andrew

Re: Pointing people at the right forum reduces cobwebs

I am waiting with trepidation for a friends laptop at the moment. An acquaintance of his installed Mint Linux on it a year ago and then disappeared. I suspect it hasn't received a single update since then.

Some here may consider him an idiot, but he can do stuff with with carpentry that amazes me and he's a fully qualified electrician. He just doesn't have time to baby sit a computer.

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It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

Not That Andrew

Well you might notice a difference if you are using an ATI Mach 32, as it would have to do extra dithering. Mind you, that was probably offloaded to the CPU, I can't remember.

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Facebook posts put Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli in prison as a danger to society

Not That Andrew

Re: Once upon a time...

Isn't it still up on eBay?

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Not That Andrew

Wouldn't surprise me if he's trying to build a case for an insanity defense in his appeal. Actually, is there an insanity defence in securities fraud?

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Monkey selfie case settles for a quarter of future royalties

Not That Andrew

It popped up again because one of their spokesmen made some disturbingly similar comments about autism.

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Google to kill its Drive file locker in two confusing ways

Not That Andrew

Re: Yandex

So instead of the NSA rifling through your files you have the FSB. I'm not sure if that is an improvement

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Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S to Win 10 Pro upgrade offer

Not That Andrew

Re: Being forced to use Bing can easily scare any propesctive buyers

True, MS's advertising platform is pants compared to Google.

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SanDisk's little microSD card sucks up 400GB

Not That Andrew

My first IBM compatible PC had a 80 Mb HDD and an AMD 386 DX40 CPU. The dealer threw in Windows 3.1 for free with MS-DOS 5

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