* Posts by Geoffrey W

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Microsoft: We'll beef up security in Windows 10 Creators Edition Fall Update

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Re: This might be the year MS became relevant

Are you calling windows 7 and 8.1 serious operating systems? Coz they have had EMET (which is what this is similar to) for ages. Call yourself a penguinista? Shame on you!

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Linus Torvalds slams 'pure garbage' from 'clowns' at grsecurity

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Re: Ego Overload

@Jake "AndyS, might want to look up the meaning of strawman. I don't play that game."

You do play other games though. Your OP sounds like ad hominem to me, though there is probably another specific logical fallacy in your original attack. You say he cannot criticize Torvalds because he has not written his own OS. Then I cannot criticize Ford for the poor functioning I find in one of their cars, because I haven't designed and built my own car. I cannot criticize a politician because I have never been elected. It's just absurd.

Edit: Here you go - your original post was an "Appeal to accomplishment" fallacy.

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Lordy! Trump admits there are no tapes of his chats with Comey

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Re: Still don't understand this bullshit

Comment of the elders of zion and the clintons led me to some research. Apparently the Clintons are both practicing witches with Hilary being the more powerful of the two. Apparent links between Satanism, Adolf Hitler, and the Clintons leads me to wonder how on earth an elemental force such as Hilary could lose an election to Mr Trump, unless he is an even more powerful Magus. I love this stuff! I think this is an older link from when Magus Bill was in charge but it gives a wonderful grounding in the "Napoleans of Crime" that are the Clintons, and of what is going on in various heads out there...with the accent on "Out There"

http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1217a.cfm

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Re: Still don't understand this bullshit

The Clintons murdered no one. The only ones who believe they did are...Well...I was giving you the benefit of the doubt by calling you a troll.

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Re: Still don't understand this bullshit

RE "Comey might end up dead, but it won't be by Trump's hand. That's the Clinton way."

That demonstrates just how crap the Clintons are. They never murdered the people who were actually doing them real harm, only the peripheral figures who were somehow, vaguely, in their way. What idiots!

Oh, and you're a crap troll.

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I still haven't found what I'm malloc()ing for: U2 tops poll of music today's devs code to

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Re: I mostly code to..

@Baldie

Eno. Oh, how I wish it were time for Half Man Half Biscuit's Eno Collaboration (All across the Nation!). It would be awesome!

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...Oh, and Syd Barrett and the First Pink Floyd record "Piper at the Gates". Syd has a strange effect on me and seems to fire my imagination and lends inspiration. Better than drugs. Stuck? Have a chat with Syd.

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What is this life if, full of care, we have not time to stand and stare...

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Van Der Graaf Generator, Peter Hammill, and BBC radio 4. Or Virginia Astley if I'm feeling mellow - From Gardens Where we Feel Secure. Drives my wife mad when its VdGG day; but its better than Dorky Day...Dorky Dorky Dorky Dorky Dorky Dorky Dorky Dorky Dorky...

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Has riddle of the 1977 'Wow!' signal finally been cracked? Maybe...

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Re: "Aliens"

RE: "Im sick of seeing Ancient Aliens on the history channel."

Those aren't ancient aliens. They're just ancient presenters and personalities everyone has forgotten about, or never heard of in the first place.

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Re: Roll up, roll up

Only in the USA

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Cabinet Office minister Gummer loses seat as Tory gamble backfires

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Oh, and for want of a better place to unload, can I get something off my chest that has been haunting me ever since seeing the Mays on the One Show; As soon as I saw Mr May I just knew I'd seen him somewhere before. It drove me mad until it hit me...Mr May is Larry Laffer, AKA Leisure Suit Larry...He is! He Is!

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Cameron got the ball rolling with his Eu referendum. May gave it a kick to keep it on its way with her snap election. Conservatives only need one more disaster for the hat trick, and it's shaping up for a truly spectacular one with the whole Brexit thing. Go Team Tory!

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Microsoft's cunning plan to make Bing the leading search engine: Bribery

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Re: Xbox digital gift card?

Amazon gift cards. Buy what you want. That's what I got, before I was banned.

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I've got a Silver Vulture Badge. That's how long I've been coming here. You have to stop hating the haters and start looking at them the same way you look at baby alligators. Sure, they look at you like they want to eat you so bad, but they're still cute as buttons on a little blue sailor suit. Enjoy life. It's all there is!

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I suppose pretending that was sarcasm is some new kind of meta sarcasm. We all know the truth.

PS XHamster is better anyway.

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I'm starting to think that saying "I wouldn't use Bing|Windows|Office|Outlook to wipe my cats bottom on!" is some kind of bonding ritual or virtue signalling mechanism for a whole class of technocrats. Like birds using colourful plumage to attract a mate. Fascinating, Captain.

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Re: Bing is still a thing?

I Literally cannot remember the last time someone said that.

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Ummm. For Microsoft related technical stuff I generally find Bing is better. Bitly, not bigly.

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Andrew Silver must have pricked a thumb and fallen asleep for a very long time; this scheme has been active for at least a year, probably longer, likely much longer. I tried it out. I got an Amazon voucher. I signed in with another email address and amassed two sets of points. Then did the same for a third email address. I got three Amazon vouchers. Then I was banned for being naughty. Oh well. It was just a giggle to see how far I could push it without robotizing and I felt like an outlaw. They also banned my wife. I got mega frowny points for that.

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Init freedom declared as systemd-free Devuan hits stable 1.0.0 status

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Re: @kryptylomese

Ha!...Here's my patented wheel invention. It has the spokes on the outside. I know its not the most intuitive design but I think once I have the problems sorted its going to be an absolute smash.

If I just shrink the rim down to the size of the axle then cover the spoke ends with something to stop the juddering...It could just work!

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Re: No - systemd doesn't offend me

@OP "I can't believe anyone voted for this option. Were these people joking, or did they accidentally click the wrong button?"

I asked my wife; she said "It doesn't offend me." She's quite happy with windows and I'm happy to let her be.

How do you know when you've got SystemD? When you boot your computer, after its been running for 5000 years of course, does it pop up on the monitor like Jack through the toilet door in "The Shining" and slap your face, leaving you looking like you've been Tango'd? Is it evil like that?

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Beards of the world rejoice! Yet another Linux to choose from. I weep tears of joy and despair all from the same eye.

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Windows 10 love to see PC market grow again. Future iPhone to be clear. Elvis to re-appear

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Re: Year of Linux on the Desktop

You make it sound like a religious experience. Wish I could have it too, but too late for me. I first used Linux years ago when getting it working was more of a pain in the arse. No dawning burst of light for me, but it was kinda fun. I enjoyed stuff like that back then, when I was a proto beard kinda guy.

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Re: Why the Windows 10 hate?

Oh Bob, don't you know: The kid that hates is the kid that loves the most...

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I got this program on a magazine, see. It had a penguin on it. I thought it was going to be a nice wildlife screen saver or something (I hoped for something to do with cats tho didn't really expect it) but it just made my task bar look funny and renamed all my programs. Still works though and I can still twitter all my tweets,,so...Did I install one of them there Linuxes then? #Cool!

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Still no Linux on the desktop this year? Sob. Back to my room on Lonely Street, at Heartbreak Hotel, Where we'll be so lonely...

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Comey was loathed by the left, reviled by the right – must have been doing something right

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Re: have all signally failed to mention this story.

RE: "At one time we thought that where the law is concerned there should not even be the appearance of a possible conflict of interest."

Quite. So the more than appearance of personal motivation in the firing of Comey, as admitted both by Trump and his spokesperson (not Spicer, a woman whose name escapes me at the moment), that he was fired in attempt to make the Russian inquiry go away faster, should be quite a cause for concern. That's why Trump is being brought into it.

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Re: Typical straight arrow law enforcement

There was also the firing of US Attorney Preet Bharara in southern district NY. He was investigating alleged laundering of Russian money through various real estate and property developer operations; ie trumps main business area. This doesn't seem to have hit the news in the same way but probably deserves the same scrutiny. All the money and outrage expended on Benghazi and Whitewater never got anywhere. This does all seem to be getting much more promising and interesting much more quickly. Everything Trump does is always the best - even his scandals it appears.

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NASA nixes Trump's moonshot plan

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Re: Perhaps the Donald...

He wants to see what those Brits from SHADO are up to on the dark side without first getting permission from the leader of the free world. Also he might get to meet super totty Lady Penelope and get to use his tic tacs.

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US spymasters trash Kaspersky: AV tools can't be trusted, we've stuck a probe in them

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Re: Comey woz fired!!11

Its not so much that Comey was fired as why he was fired. Trumps spokeswoman made a statement in which she said that everyone wants the Russian investigation to end quickly and firing Comey was a step towards making that happen. Then she walked off without questions. So Comey wasn't fired for what he did last year but for what he's doing now, which is investigating the russian connections with the

Trump campaign of last year. Yet another example of the ineptitude of the current POTUS as the Streisand Effect kicks into high gear.

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Mozilla to Thunderbird: You can stay here and we may give you cash, but as a couple, it's over

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Has anyone used MailBird? Its described as a Freemium program and seems to have won some of the dubious awards that get passed around. What do you get in just the free part? Anyone?

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Italian F-35 facility rolls out its first STOVL stealth fighter

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Karanlık hızı nedir?

That's a Turkish question.

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Windows 10 S: Good, bad, and how this could get ugly for PC makers

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Re: I see MS users in the same way Ibsee the emaciated kids on oxfam adverts.

RE: "Patronising? I dont think so"

How about insulting then?

Blimey! You make me want to dump my Linux boxes and go completely windows just to show it wont hurt me one little bit. I also want to poke you in your smug, patronising, silly little penguin eye and make you squawk and flap your feeble little wings, you feathery freak, you.

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Re: The other secret source for the OS is...

"Administer" | "Administrate" is really an abomination? This thread is going downhill fast...

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Re: Linux

RE: "People are dicks. Thats why Linux market share is down."

So could you please get your fellow penguins to stop behaving like dicks then, and putting people off. Ta!

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Fake news is fake news, says Google-backed research

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"technicolour" is wrong? You're not a Yankee doodle dandy are ya?

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Jeez, we'll do something about Facebook murder vids, moans Zuckerberg

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Re: Here we go again

Your misanthropic musings and solutions are pointless and just sour moaning. Alt.Tasteless is still there if you want it but whats the fun in trying to wig out the unshockable? Nope, they all bailed out and went where they could horrify people who would genuinely be horrified, and if you set up a facebook horrible peoples ghetto no one would use it coz the shockable wouldn't go there and that's no fun for the horrid.

Not that I have any solutions. I fear that if we want the internet then humanities assholes will have to be accepted and dealt with as best we can.

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Secure Boot booted from Debian 9 'Stretch'

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Re: UEFI needs to *JUST* *DIE*

All right, all right, that goes without saying; but...What else has UEFI done for us?

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Re: UEFI needs to *JUST* *DIE*

It was written by Lennart Poettering under a pseudonym, paid for by M$haft who also paid him for systemDaemon which was initially designed as a plan to engender dissension (and boils) throughout the communist world. True Fact!

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Republicans want IT bloke to take fall for Clinton email brouhaha

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Re: He should take the fall

@Tom Dial RE: "General Powell did not advise Secretary Clinton to set up a private server"

One can understand Powells reluctance to get drawn into the whole sorry mess by denying, but some doubt about your alternative claim he didn't advise her...

https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-09-08/colin-powell-advised-hillary-clinton-on-private-emails-new-documents-show

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UK.gov throws hissy fit after Twitter chokes off snoop firm's access

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Re: Re Mr. Python

RE: "My brain hurts"

Probly coz you've been eating squirrels. I mean, "'I' dont eat squirrels, do I"

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Jimbo announces Team Wikipedia: 'Global News Police'

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I knew I was making a mistake when I couldn't think of a concrete example off the top of my head, so pulled that generic one out of my bum instead, based on some vague memory of an example that may even be a phantom memory implanted by some other poop comment. Withdrawn example.

I feel as if there aught to be a name for the thing I was trying to illustrate, where one ignores faults in a beloved while criticising a hated in similar terms. Perhaps I should look on Wikipedia...

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Re: Anything with r-types running/advising it is a potential hazard.

That's Lily Cole is it? Damn! She's a fucking menace to the world and should be extirpated at once by E-Types(Phallic symbol/knob) such as yourself. So predestination is a thing after all.

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I don't see how Wales is the global gatekeeper or policeman of news. If he were then he would be supplanting all other news outlets or attempting to. He is setting up yet another news outlet in competition with the rest of them and we are free to ignore or read it, perhaps in conjunction with other sites, as we wish.

Labeling him thus is using sinister terms to colour our image of him, and influence our reactions to him and his new project.

Also, dismissing Wikipedia completely because of its inaccuracies risks falling into the trap of insisting that something you dislike be perfect all of the time while failing to see the faults in that which you do like. Medical matters comes to mind as an example. Alternative medicine (whatever you or I think of it) cannot fail, even once, without demands being raised that it be expunged, while regular medicine fails all the time and makes mistakes and is allowed a pass (lawyers not with standing).

I like Wikipedia but if its a contentious issue, or somehow important that I get it right, then other sources will always be taken into account. If this new venture works then great, if not then, so what? All the other news is still there, good and bad. To write it off before its even public seems a bit churlish.

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Re: Trust Jimmy Wales to make decisions for us?

It removes from us the option of peer reviewing his comment and his work and therefore being able to judge for ourselves if we agree with Jimmy Wales, or not. It accuses Wales with no means of verifying so the only thing we can safely do in this is to dismiss the claim; unless it agrees with our own opinions and prejudices.

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While Facebook reinvents Sadville, we still dream of flying cars

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Re: Flying cars? Pft.

What we *Really* need is Teleporters. Then we can stop people aiming projectile vehicles at each other.

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Hard-pressed Juicero boss defends $400 IoT juicer after squeezing $120m from investors

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I like the Whiskas fishy sachets. They make a quick snack when you simply haven't the time. My kitties eat nothing I wouldn't eat myself. Correction - they can keep the dead mice.

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