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Well the good part about dot.NET/Mono on Linux is Kerbal Space Program, which runs on it...
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Christ... watching him wave a knife around was making me cringe. I was just waiting for him to slice a glove. The bad part was when they were mostly through the MLI, and it was enough to get in the way, but not enough to peel back and clamp, and he was just blindly cutting things while wearing a pressure suit.
The Strela boom was complete useless shite. It didn't help restrain him in place at all. Most of the restraint was provided by the second cosmonaut doing his best to physically hold him, and they were complaining/joking constantly that they really needed a third.
Also, they didn't just cut out insulation, they sliced out the sheet-metal micrometeorite shielding as well. Pretty damn invasive for a spacecraft you intend to fly next week.
Even better: "We got rid of the headphone jack"... "we have a stupid notch"... "battery replacement? hah!"
Now you get a new phone only when you smash the old one, and I buy online for the best price and the ability to check out specs at leisure without a salesperson breathing down my neck. Plus it doesn't help that the models you want, are not carried in-store anyway.
I remember when my community college (step below a state university) switched from a punched-card machine to a Data General (MV?) box (remember them?) in the mid-80s. I was learning FORTRAN on it. We could still get packs of punch cards with the college logo in the vending machines.
It was running some flavor of DG/UX. I was messing around and discovered where my "user profile" was stored, so I looked at it with a hexdump. And the first part of the file was my unencrypted password. Seriously.
Yeah... when I mentioned that to people, it went to hell in a handbasket pretty quick.
Edit: now that I think about it, this must have been something locally written, not part of DG/UX. DG was smarter than that.
> Who is going to convince multiple big ISPs to switch off the real DNS root to an alternate one at the same time?
When ICANN finally does something really egregious and pisses them off royally, enough to do such a thing.
It just needs a tipping point, like my friends seem to have reached with facebook, to the point they're abandoning it.
Actually... the power button for my new Samsung U28H75x monitor is on the back, on a joystick.
You have to reach around and feel for the joystick (giggle) then click it in, and a menu pops up. You then click down and click again to select and it powers off.
Yeah, I just pull the damned plug.
> How may "zombies" had to stop staring at phones on public tranport and actually read something in the paper, look around them or worse actually talk to other passengers
Not me! I have Solitaire on my phone for emergencies such as this!
> You could order by mobile phone before Uber. Traditional taxi and hackney companies that treat workers better also have apps.
I challenge you to come to Orlando and try to get anywhere using one of the local taxi phone apps. You'll be sitting for a while, and probably hairless by the end of it.
"Complete shite" doesn't even begin to cover it.
My beef with NASA being all hoity-toity is not only have they lost astronauts, but they've sat on their ass and not done any significant basic rocket research since the '70s WHICH IS THEIR JOB
They've talked about recovering boosters FOREVER and not done it. Hell, even the very first Redstones that launched Shepard, et al were supposed to be recovered by parachute, but NASA bottled out and put in 300lbs of ballast instead. And Gemini was supposed to be recovered by parasail, and they bottled out again.
Commercial crew is ready to go, except NASA can't get the paperwork together.
They're yelling at SpaceX to get off their lawn, these days.
At least El Reg takes care to specify that it wasn't a world record number of objects launched, as India dropped off 104 satellites from a PSLV XL in February last year.
I know I should be used to incompetent Americans by now, but it still gets my knickers in a twist when I see CNN, Fox, NBC, etc with "SpaceX launches record number of satellites" headlines.
I had a similar problem where the neighbor was actually letting their small dog out to roam free, so it'd come dig my yard.
After it "accidentally" got soaked in a tub of motor oil and went back home in that condition, the situation was rectified and the dog lost its roaming privileges.
Sadly, another small dog was simply run over by a car, which is a horrible fate.
Why weren't they called the moment the owners walked in and saw all the ne're-do-wells?
On this side of the pond, you'd need that for the insurance documentation, possibly trespassing charges, and having the police question and possibly detain these blokes. After they're all gone, there's not much left to investigate other than "yup, your shit is gone"
> but only where the two 120mm fans are located
Well then are the fans backward? If the fans breathe through the filters, then the idea is they blow out the various gaps and vents and so dust is reduced.
However, if your box was assembled by the same morons I usually see, the fans blow out into the filters, which is a complete waste of time.
"The City of Orlando paid $37,500 to a man to settle a lawsuit after police officers arrested him for what they thought was meth but was actually tiny flakes of glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut"
So this was $37K for just 10 hours in jail. Hopefully this woman gets millions.
That's the only way to stop this. Hit them in the pocketbook.
You don't see very many stories about malicious Debian packages.
Prospective Debian developers are vetted by "application managers" who are folks that have been Debian developers themselves for at least six months.
Also: "Every application to become a Debian Developer must be advocated by an existing Debian Developer who is familiar with the applicant's work, and who believes that he/she is of a suitable standard both technically and socially."
I don't see why this isn't an industry-wide practice.
Lots of people buy iPhones/iPads because various apps (e.g. Foreflight) only run on them. Thus, the App Store helps Apple sell devices.
They then have the gall to charge developers a large fee for their hard work selling Apple products.
5% or 10% might be overlooked, but 30% is ridiculous.
I'm an Android fanboi because of things like fdroid, which sells open source apps only, and compiles them from source itself, so you can look at the source of the app you're running. You can't get that with an Apple product because of their monopoly.
Well, I'm sure he wasn't able to make the deposit he needed to do, so it seems to be kind of an own-goal there.
I expect making tellers/retail clerks pissed off will be its own karma, as I find that making them happy reaps rewards for several years down the road. I've been given free lattes and such, months after helping someone get the job done in a broken situation.
> reset the router and take it to the local charity shop
Why? Then you create another problem when someone clueless buys it and it becomes part of a botnet.
I would have spent a day trying to config it, and when it was that much of a PITA, it would have gone back to Amazon or Best Buy or whoever. Make it the MANUFACTURER'S problem, because hitting them in the pocketbook is the only way to encourage them to make non-shit products.
They won't do it for small businesses because they're SMALL and can't promise (and not deliver) hundreds of jobs and lots of tax payments like the huge mega-corps.
I don't see this as bad. Amazon did a shrewd business move with this "contest" and it's not their fault the cities fell all over themselves with handouts.
I know Orlando only offered $400m and a bit of land and honestly wasn't that interested. We've already got Mauswitz, er, Duckau, um, Disney as the local Boss Tweed.
> report the email as attempted phishing
Yup. This. I see stupid stuff happen all the time, and people just facepalm without telling anyone that can do anything about it.
The amount of "WAIT. WHAT?!" faces and "well that stops now!" I've gotten when I've asked "do you know about [stupid thing]?"
> £300 for a re-gas. Fucking hell what sort of freon are they using? Unobtainium?
That's the new expensive stuff they have to use, since the old cheap stuff is harmful to the ozone layer.
The sticker shock for auto a/c is high for the same reason, and the old incompatible systems need to be completely replaced... where "old" is defined as over 6 years.
This is the exact thing that Bush and Trump have held up as why the US no longer wants to participate in these environmental treaties.
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