My printers "google-print" module mysteriously wouldn't work until I disabled ipv6 on the printer.
510 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
Re: What we need
> And only putting three registers on the 6502 was just dumbfuckery of the highest order.
> Shame on Peddle!
Once we decide something is not worth knowing about, we lose the opportunity to find out we are wrong.
I used to have that view, but years later found out that 6502 page zero access was treated specially and very fast, effectively giving another 256 registers.
> NAT is *not* a security feature!
and yet it successfully prevents unwanted external access for so many users, while permitting desired external access through uPNP and NAT helpers.
Have you tried pushing an unexpected connection through a NAT router?
Despite the Precedence: junk
header that Unix systems had been using for years.
At one point British Telecom called # "gate" much to the bafflement of every single one of their customers.
Re: Paranoia and hot pockets
I hope you start writing for el Reg -- I mean not just in the comments section
Re: Wouldn't it be nice ..
the case -- that makes your phone really thick again but without increasing the battery life.
Why don't they attach a flip front cover to the battery case which is thicker because it has more battery?
I'm waiting for the other side of the story to show up in Reddit's malicious /r/MaliciousCompliance
Re: What do people want in a smartwatch?
"tells the time" <-- wooden bobbins, I tells ya!
My list is:
* time-travels you to whatever time you want it to be -- never be late again!
* charges "Instantly" by time-travelling after charging back to the point at which it need charging
* split-time heirloom mode where on the death of the first heir it time-travels back to be inherited by the second heir (using the diagonal slash rule to cope with any number of heirs and sub-heirs).
* time travel shopping - buy a holographic anti-gravity translator combination from etsy-bay in future end-of-line close-out sales at bargain prices
Re: Storm in a teacup
Devuan is here, get over it.
Re: "Don't talk to the ATM..."
"Perform a U-turn where possible"
Not unless you say please
Re: Qi Charging
I haven't found a better value phone since my Elephone P9000.
As you say it's usually wireless charging missing, and it's a must.
For those who want to try it: Lazarus-ide using FPC (Free Pascal Compiler) https://www.lazarus-ide.org/
I hope they show network interfaces in a consistent order instead of randomly.
Mine fails to even notice some devices on the network. They can use the network but don't show up in any admin screens as being on the network.
Also, although it claims to have timed blocking rules, but there is no default blocking rule, so any blocked person simply changes their mac address to avoid blocks.
They keys are online
The keys can be found in the library of babel. https://libraryofbabel.info/ just point FSB to that.
(Probably equivalent to paying a fine in pennies)
-50% / +100%
The Boris figure is right to within -50% +100%.
The actual amount is only an issue to those who don't care about the principle at stake.
The EU cost could reasonable be as high as £660M per week: http://www.brugesgroup.com/blog/costs-and-liabilities-associated-with-the-european-union.
But even if there were some idiots who somehow thought the referendum was on an NHS budget increase of precisely £350M per week, there were plenty of others who actually read the question on the ballot paper before voting.
Even if the figure were not in dispute, as it was not on the ballot it would be part of the budget, debated in parliament (Gina Miller and the remainers would like that) and in fact could still be granted even now!
On the other hand, Ted Heaths lies were lies in principle, not of quantity, but none of those remainers who get so very excited about "lies" care about that, it was before their time!
Re: No Google?
Is it a phone, though?
This explains why TalkTalk recently increased their Mobile rates; perhaps they wish to make the business look more attractive with higher projected Revenue.
I used it as an excuse to bail out of the contract and move to ID.
some people have annoyed experts without knowing it
Over 15 years ago, a colleague and I worked on the plugin Orange custom home-screen for the SPV1 and early MS Smartphones.
One the modaco forums there was a lot of custom homescreen layouts making use of all the cool features, the main one of which was embedding other plugins into smaller areas.
As I can best recall, one prominent designer seemed to enjoy pontificating the extent and limits of customisation and was in our view quite harsh on another designer whose work was good.
As a consequence my colleague suggested that we provide information on some extra customisation features to the oppressed designer directly so that he could do better designs which were also "impossible" according to the wisdom of the self declared expert. As his work was dissected those features would become widely known, but he was our nominated prophet, so to speak.
I don't know how the expert reconciled this "lowly" designer finding such cool features, but us two and our prophet had a private joke playing out.
I believe that most of the parties are represented here:
Re: 21st century update of an old saying ...
such warnings by you and/or others influenced me to stay my hand.
Re: Too many dependencies.
For your boss, and your replacement, your code is someone else's code, and they worry about it.
Re: Could this explain why
If you want to date yourself you need time travel.
Or a mirror.
Re: deja vu
I've tried to return "NFF" hardare before.
I've been successful with the demand: If you think it works, then sell it to someone else, but give me a different one.
I need to apologise to the someone else.
Re: This is a genuine question to all software devlopers...
Supply and demand. People install software with known bugs.
There is no value in being more picky than your users. Give them the choice.
I guess the users that care will consider if the way in which the known bug might affect them is worse than the benefits (and fixes) in the new release.
I guess my server doesn't care if there is a V4Linux regression.
When we ran out of tracing paper, I offered to fetch some as I knew were it was.
My teacher was very pleased with the supply I brought, until he heard I got it from the toilets.
Obviously they had high-class tissue in the staff toilets.
The pupil toilets were old stables or milking stalls or something like that.
"sinclair wanted to make the computer really cheap"
Also likely true of those who bought it over more expensive options like the PET Commodore which didn't flicker like that.
Re: We passed the infinite monkey stage a long while ago
Only for very very long keys. As the key is re-used, it is unlikely to keep generating normal-looking text unless it was the right key. But sure, for a block the size of the key length you can come up with a key to generate any text you want.
So maybe, for an alibi for the innocent, make sure your message is longer than the key length.
On the other hand, for an alibi for the guilty, make sure your message is shorter than the key length and after the key length pad out with gibberish.
Maybe even have a "wrong" key which reveals the right message + gibberish and the right key reveals an entire other message and no gibberish.
Disclaimer: I don't know what I'm talking about
If you want cheap goods from Amazon then you are driving down the cost of production and management.
If you also set a minimum wage then you are driving people out of work by making it illegal to employ them for less than the cost of the machine, whether they want to work for that price or not.
Apart from LOTR which 4K streamed TV movies were shot at more than 24 fps?
Why insist on repeating 24fps frames to the TV 60hz?
Re: it means you can't code against some library without permission from the copyright holder
It's how the GPL is intended to work, but plenty of lawyers and GPL fans think that it has no force there.
Just because some hopefuls intend it to work that way doesn't mean it does work that way.
swapoff too slow?
On a production solaris box with no failover,, swapoff was too slow and I needed the disk space consumed by the swap file more than I needed the virtual memory.
was effective at truncating the swapfile and recovering the disk space. The prompt even came back.
It was with a poignant mix of sad humour and annoyance that IT support drove me to the data centre so that I could suffer with them the inconvenience that I had put them too in my thoughtless carefree manner. They were great guys.
Re: Never delete anything.
Keeping everything IS a terrible idea, but not as terrible as deciding which files might need recovering and which files won't -- especially before the urgent need for recovery occurs to grant resources needed to make all those very many decisions.
If everything is kept, it is then a simple matter for the owner to decide whether or not it is worth trawling through everything.
Re: (de-)Training ...
The co-op bank did this to me.
They could not comprehend that repeatedly re-assuring me that they were from the bank was as useless as it was easy.
I called them back, on a published number, got through to the extension of the person calling me, only to be told:
We just wanted you to know that know we have merged
with CIS we have a wider range of financial products available...
Re: RIP Hotomi! We hardly knew ye.
What are 3/8 shifts?
Just less than half a shift?
Three eight hour shifts?
Three days on, five days off?
Re: null output
Real life is indistinguishable from satire.
Re: Init freedom
I also regularly give a pittance to Devuan. It all adds up to the cost of a Windows DVD, so I'm glad they are succeeding.
Re: Could we fucking kill it already?
or buy yourself an SLA
"systemd will have it's own word processor soon"
Systemd could well be the decent text editor that the Emacs operating system has been waiting for
Catch the water on a roof tank and then let it through a low-speed turbine... how would that compare to the panels?
agreement of a lunatic is not a condition of use
...and yet people care about whether or not people care about what Stallman thinks.
Whichever way Linux goes, it's going to be under the GPL2 for a very long time, they'll be no nuances there whatever your black and white thinking would lead us to believe.
Re: Great looking but...
As long as everyone doesn't buy an electric car on the same day, they might have time to convert
You are not supposed to enjoy saving energy.
You need to SUFFER.
It's only free at the point of use.
We'll all have a tax hike next year because of it :-(
Re: Reality versus spin
True, but don't forget that you had to make some extra more-precious rocket in order to hold that less-precious fuel.
We need inflatable rubber tanks for any fuel that will get used before orbit.
Re: I'll tell you what's worse...
Not if you depended on the notices of their "over-and-above" scheme when you bought the item, and those notices did not mention the need to gather personal information.
Re: Always use braces
If you have to indent, then use braces.
Asides don't need braces, and are confused by braces.
if (...) return; // Look ma! No braces
if (...) break;
if (handle<0) handle=getDefaultHandle();
if (filename && *filename) handle=open(filename);
The last one will no doubt make some people feel sick, particularly the if (...) clause, but there is no opportunity for misunderstanding, and it construes neatly. As a pair of lines it means "open the file", the two code paths to open the file are incidental.
I wouldn't go as far as:
handle=open((filename && *filename)?filename:DEFAULT_FILENAME);
(unless I wrapped it in a macro !)
Re: Let me guess, that last one was an academic?
and an example commercial naivety
Did they want the major conversations about their book to be about how people couldn't get the code to link properly? Or to be stories of success and usefulness?
Re: Linux vs Win10
You probably needed to type:
before installing. Appalling, I know.
My adventures here:
it took me about 7 days to work out how to get LinuxMint working. In the end installing on SSD while external USB attached, and then moving it to internal did the trick (along with some trick to hide the existing disks during installation)