Re: The Ruling Class
Thank you for that. I'll fire up my VPN and go looking for it.
5426 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Thank you for that. I'll fire up my VPN and go looking for it.
You get to write your own sub-headings for your final article?
Good luck and please try to bring some knowledge and intellectual rigour to your new environment.
For about a year now, the GIMP 2.8 application in Debian and dependent distros, such as Ubuntu and Mint, has had a fault that causes it to freeze and lock up if you try to perform a cage transform. This is because the Debian people used the wrong version of the cegl library when they compiled the GIMP source code. This has been pointed out in various bug reports for some time.
I got around the problem by using the PPA of a main GIMP developer to install the 2.9 development version. A less easy way would have been for me to compile it myself using the correct library version. So, having a well known and respected distro is no guarentee that things will be looked after properly.
In case you're wondering, Debian 9 (Stretch RC) still has this problem with GIMP 2.8.
Also, for about a year, the Mint distro has had a faulty version of IDJC and I did have to compile a later version from source code so that I could have a working version. Debian 9 has the later correctly working version and this should eventually work its way into Ubuntu and Mint.
RSS-Owl simply will not normally work because the standard libraries have advanced while it has stood still. I know how to 'fake it' using symbolic links so I'm ok for now, until the standard libraries become totally unsuitable. A standalone version would be a nice thing to have.
It does bring security advantages due to the sandboxing - provided this is done well of course.
At the moment, I have a few applications that are stand-alone, either as executables in a directory of their own library resources or as an Appimage file. For whatever reason, I trust the providers and they haven't borked my computer yet or stolen my personal data (as far as I'm aware).
“If anything the public should have confidence we have found this breach, ..."
I wonder if they did this deliberately to show how honest they are.
Joint Alliance Nautical Underwater Signals?
Getting all 28 countries to agree on the details is quite an achievement.
(Leaving quickly but quietly.)
Surely it's "who's looking after the custard?"
It's Foss so fork it, strip out the Gimp branding and artwork, put your own in and have your own application to impress your friends with. You could call it Paint Imagination My Program or something.
Caja is the only one worth using. It carries the (old) Nautilus torch and carries it well.
What's that? ... You disagree with me? .. Then it will be pistols at dawn!
"Turned out that some invoice adjustments were done using a PDF editor on the invoice itself rather than by changing the finance system and generating a new bill..."
That one showed you a potentially serious security problem.
Reading the first link......
It works by converting the display to a black and white image and then filling the screen with one pixel at a time so it can monitor the state of the pixel from the light that leaks onto it from the display. This works, as noted, but in practice it would be very obvious that something strange was happening.
... the Deja Vu Planet. (You had to have been there, earlier today.)
I read the story when it was here, in all its glory. It didn't last long but it burned brightly. Maybe it used up all of its fuel?
"... the embarrassing Apple camp where people shove unwanted apps forced on them by Cupertino into an "Apple shit" folder."
.... or it doesn't happen!
There's an amusing fifteen second vignette at the end of every episode. My OCD habit of watching all the end credits has payed off with this series.
This one is also amusing and is 'mainstream':
I'm using Palemoon 27.0.3 on Linux and those first two links have different behaviour. The first one shows as "https://xn--80ak6aa92e.com/" and the second one shows as "https://www.epic.com" when I hover the cursor over it.
I didn't realise there were people who made spelling mistakes in one-word titles and then failed to notice and correct them.
".. I have no interest in childish double-entendres."
You can't do it twice then? (That sounded a lot more funny immediately after I'd thought of it.)
Not a stolen hammer. I pick your hammer up, break your window with it and then put the hammer down where I found it.
Note: I've just been reading about 'conversion' in Wikipedia. It has a long and complicated history in law. The hammer scenario is probably not conversion but only a lawyer could say for sure.
If I use your hammer to break your window, do I get charged with two crimes?
I've told my Health-Track-O-Tron app that I have low blood pressure, rabies and bubonic plague. I'm waiting for adverts for pills to see what it comes up with.
"... increase on-premise licensing by 13 per cent and cloud licensing and services by 22 per cent. It blamed "sustained currency changes" which led to a "price misalignment" of the pound."
So, the on-premise licensing contract was to be paid in 'real' money and the cloud licensing in 'cloudy' money. Hence the different increases? I've always found finance to be confusing.
On the one hand:
"There is no mechanism for verifying the person providing feedback is a parent, no token or means of identifying the person, any email address can be used to sign up and the process could easily be automated," according to Oli.
On the other:
They sound mutually exclusive but in fact, they are not.
"In 2015, the Post Office refuted the findings of that report, ..."
Did they refute the findings or did they deny the findings or did they disagree with the findings? There is a difference.
I don't want to subscribe to a channel or to a 'bundle'. I just want to watch every episode of The Expanse, Better Call Saul, Preacher, Black Mirror and a few other series shortly after they're made available. If only there was some kind of common micropayment system that every provider used. In the meantime, I'll carry on using a different and very convenient way of watching them.
"... those who feel aggrieved by material posted about them should be able to learn the true identity of the poster."
Maybe the US Department of Homeland Security could apply to a German court to force Twitter to give them the identity of @ALT_uscis.
"Ubuntu offers a good compromise between solid but out of date Debian Stable and bleeding edge Debian Unstable."
There's Debian Testing of course.
That could be risky. Will it be topped up using your credit card, Paypal, Bitcoin, etc?
Slogan Is Nonsense
I assume the 'device' has a light at the tip. Considering the skill level shown so far, I wouldn't be surprised if they'd forgotten that on the prototype.
That was confusing.
It's not expensive or difficult to buy/have a spare hard drive and fit it into your desktop/laptop for a 'real' installation.
I'm sure the original specification was for 109.9ft and 49.8ft and the article has simply converted those specifications to SI units.
I remember, one day years ago, seeing an amber light with a good distance to go so I took my foot off the throttle and pressed the brake for a smooth controlled stop. There was the sound of squealing tyres behind me. I was being followed by a driver who applied the 'accelerate on amber' rule and thought that I would too.
From what I've heard, the 'accelerate on amber' rule is quite common in Ireland.
I've noticed this VPN blocking by some websites. It seems to be sites that do sign up and payment processing. I think they're trying to prevent fraudsters from misusing credit cards.
Just send your money to ......
"Download options now include "Run" for executable files ..."
They need to have 'Run As Administrator'. That would give one heck of a Creators facility.
I shall look forward to getting this eventually. I know, from experience with the Anniversary Update, that I'll have to set aside about an hour or so for the update process and I'll never be sure if it's finished, what with all those restarts.
I've stopped/blocked LAN access because it started writing its crap onto my network drives. I thought that they were MY network drives but I was obviously wrong. Now, I use a FAT32 USB stick if I want to transfer anything into Windows on the rare occasions that I use it (Daz Studio 3D and Photoshop CS6).
I used to design and build prototype industrial controllers and display equipment. The 6502 had 2kB of on-board RAM so it was easier and cheaper to lash up a prototype and cheaper to produce the final product. The Z-80 did have a very nice instruction set, as you say.
I spent a year writing assembler code for the Z-80, then I moved on to the 6502 ..... ahhhh, memories (and registers).
I bought an IoT lighting controller from that store. It was called the 'Shady Hans Make Light Work'.
I had a look. It has some kind of false colour satellite view but no road maps and no street view. It really is a backwater.
I smiled :)
I have a PIA VPN service and my Firefox browser has the Zenmate VPN plugin and my Opera browser has its own built-in VPN capability. If I activate the PIA VPN and enable the browser VPN, then I get a dual hop whereby my exit point and website destination is known by the browser VPN operator but they don't know where I come from. Similarly, PIA know where I come from but they don't know where my browser connection eventually goes to (they know it initially goes to another VPN provider).
This seems to be more secure in terms of privacy if you're very concerned about that. I think you'd have to clear all cookies and maybe randomise your User Agent string, etc.
"... whether you have any medical conditions; and so on ..."
Any time I read about or hear about some medical condition, I read about it on Wikipedia (and other sites) and follow any interesting looking links. If a similar law passes in the UK, they'll send a medical SWAT team round to my house to seal it off and isolate me.
It may be time to start using a VPN more often. The Opera browser has a free one built in to it.
Note: My ISP (Virgin Media), along with others I'm sure, has the ability to inject their own tab into my browser session to show me anything they want. They have used this technique in the past to nag me about selecting a service option. I would not be surprised if the ISPs themselves started injecting adverts into their customer's browsers in this and other ways.
If Microsoft had set the default option to 'private' then they'd have been inundated with help-desk calls from people who were trying to make documents public and failing because they hadn't read the details or been able to find the options menu item. This is how most people are, in the 'ordinary world'.
I remember, years ago, using Limewire and being amazed by how many people were sharing their entire C:drive because they hadn't found the menu item to control which folder(s) were to be shared.
It seems to be difficult to make software that does everything that people want it to do, need it to do and to do that without an arcane menu system and/or an annoying set of questions before it allows you to start using it.
I've never heard that story before and yet it seems like something that would have been repeated often, especially in recent years with people's concerns about security and privacy. Apparently, it happened in 1903.
"Imagine manipulating Spotify via your steering wheel controls, for example."
This should also flash all the lights on the car as a warning to other road users to stay well away from that vehicle.
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