* Posts by wayward4now

258 posts • joined 23 Jul 2010

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Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'

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Big Brother

Re: He's right

"Well, consider that during the years when most people are forming their social skills, nerds and geeks are being shunned when they're not being assaulted by football players. You can't help but come out of that socially awkward."

I suspect one thing all the shooters in shopping malls seem to have in common, ...none of them could get a date to the prom.

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Pirate

Re: Weird

Or Apple][ versus everyone else! :)

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WONTFIX: No patch for Windows Server 2003 IIS critical bug – Microsoft

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Linux

Re: "not because of any technical reason"

"Upgrade to a non-EoL operating system"

RedHat, Ubuntu SuSe...

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Robots are killing jobs after all, apparently: One droid equals 5.6 workers

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Mushroom

Re: jobs aren't entitlements

The Chairman got it right. If every couple produced one child, after two generations the entire robot issue would be mute. It's the highly uneducated third world that produces more uneducated children who are only fit to be on the trigger end of a semi-automatic. Sorry, but the future holds zero prospects for them and only a few prospects for the rest of polite society. Best get used to it.

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VIAGRA found in Chinese 'Kung Fu rice wine'

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Joke

50 cents

"Food quality has been high on government agendas ever since, making this new incident very serious indeed in China. "

Riiiight.

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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal

wayward4now
Big Brother

Re: The key word is 'Ever'

Amen. Too few people realize that Christianity was militarized in 300AD by the Roman emperor, to win battles. From then on, Christianity is nothing like what Jesus preached. If it was, the Holy Roman Church would give back all the shit they stole.

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Linux on Windows 10: Will penguin treats in Creators Update be enough to lure you?

wayward4now
Holmes

I am surprised that no one mentions the obvious, run Win10 on Linux instead. WAY BACk when, Caldera distributed "wabi" which loaded Win3.1 from your registered floppies and launched it on your Linux desktop. That was pretty amazing to see, plus Win3.1 ran faster on 32bit Linux than it did on 16bit DOS. There was a version to run Win95, but the company got bought up and it disappeared.

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Malware infecting Androids somewhere in the supply chain

wayward4now
Paris Hilton

Re: For starters...

Just tell "farcebook" that you are a registered sex offender. They will uninstall you so quick it would make your head spin.

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wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: Another day, another Android clusterfuck...

Flip phones and BBS's. To hell with the Internet!

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US Supreme Court set to kill Twitter, Facebook ban for sex offenders

wayward4now

Re: Rehabilitation, um

"rehabilitation doesn't work so well with serious sex offenders and specifically with child abusers - they want what they want."

And that is dead wrong. With a comprehensive course of rehab, sex offenders have a less than 3% recidivism rate. And, when you take the Dept. Of Justice's own figures, almost 90% of new rape cases are committed by people NOT on the registry. They are committed by family, friends of family, other friends or authority figures.

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Trump's visa plan leaks: American techies first

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Trollface

Re: "SV companies ... weren't willing to offer adequate compensation"

I thought they were called "Telephone Sanitation Engineers"?

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Apple to Europe: It's our job to design Ireland's tax system, not yours

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Holmes

Re: Fascinating

"That's because they're invoking the golden rule: He who has the gold makes the rules." Don't forget the other rule: "Life is a shit sandwich and the more bread you have the less amount of shit you have to eat." So true.

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$350m! shaved! off! sale! price! as! Verizon! swallows! Yahoo!

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: Is this supposed to be a good deal for Yahoo! stockholders?

"Verizon's buying a pig in a poke. Probably, as pointed out above, for tax reasons." Meanwhile I get no deal on my Verizon plan. Time to switch away from these dumb bastards.

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Virtual reality is actually made of smartphones

wayward4now
Big Brother

Jobs did NOT invent the microcomputer. When Apple came along, it was The Woz that did the heavy lifting. But, there were others who offered "microcomputers" before Apple. I had three IMSAI's (first released in 1975) that later ran CP/M and offered packages like WordStar, first released in 1978. The Woz's design, however, was the first "right thing" and all praise is due to him for doing so. Jobs gets credit for the case design, while actually Jerry Manock, an industrial designer. did the job. "Manock describes the shape of the Apple II case as having been "dictated by the size of the circuitboard and the keyboard that fits into a wedge on the front. It had to be tall enough for expansion cards to be slotted vertically onto the motherboard and have enough interior space to dissipate heat thrown off by the power supply" (Kunkel, 13-4). Jobs and Wozniak conflicted over using expansion slots for additional customized circuitboards, Jobs believing that they were inappropriate for a consumer market which would not be comfortable altering circuitry. Wozniak's desire for expandability prevailed and the height of the Apple II case reflects its eight expansion slots." Jobs was a dick from the beginning and he got it wrong.

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Devil

Re: Smartphone 1998

If it hadn't been for the Woz, Jobs would have been selling term-life to blue rinsed old ladies, barefooted.

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Tesla sues ex-manager 'for stealing 100GBs of Autopilot secrets'

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Mushroom

Re: Three engineers on the Autopilot team handed in their notice...

Non-Competes are not uncommon. I and my new employer were sued for a cool million by my ex employer. Of course, the Ex withheld bonuses and chunks of pay rightfully owed to me, which is why I quit in the first place. Once all of this came out in deposition, they sent me a check for the missing compensation, THEN proceeded to sue me. Go figure.

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Kylie withdraws from Kylie trademark fight, leaving Kylie to profit from… existing?

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Paris Hilton

Re: memo to anyone planning a Nuke strike

Oh HELL NO!! You can't send them to Mars! I am the sole Elite Forward Guard custodian/emperor of Mars and I just got in my first good harvest from my ham bushes and blanket trees. I just laid up some rows of NSM seeds, which I expect to sprout within the month, and then I won't be lonely. I highly suggest you send your surplus masses to Venus instead. The emperor of Venus is a right dick head and deserves the Kardashians and Paris. Leave me ALONE!

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French spies warn politicians of hack risk as election draws near

wayward4now

Re: Hacking French politics ? Not worth it.

"Then Clinton did win, however the system decided otherwise." Clinton did not win shit. She lost. Popular vote doesn't count and she damn well knew that. Yet, she didn't pander/solicit to the rust belt states and it was their electoral college votes that propelled Trump past her to win. That method of voting for the President has been with us since the founding of this country. If she was ignorant of how the vote is decided, she should have lost. Anyone mentioning the "popular vote" is just as ignorant.

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Switzerland says Uber's an employer, sends social security bill

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: Contractor or employee

Because some a$$hat will wreck/trash the interior.

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wayward4now
Linux

Re: Switzerland is not worth it for Uber.

Oh! You mean trolleys will be the wave of the future?! I can't wait. Get rid of all cars while we're at it.

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wayward4now
Childcatcher

Re: The Suva have a point

UBER doesn't dictate working hours though. The "contractor" works when they damn well please. Ergo, not an employee.

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Whiffy kitchen after last night's chips? Clear the air with SPACE PLASMA

wayward4now
Mushroom

Grab grab the goodies

What I don't get is how new data derived from a publicly funded program can be whisked off into one personal's lap to be sold privately. I think it would be better if the public got a return on it's investment.

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CEO of shady ad site Backpage and owners arrested on human trafficking suspicions

wayward4now
Headmaster

Re: Is that so?

"If we substitute "raped" with "made consensual sex under payment", I think the article remains the same."

Not when a minor is involved, as this article plainly points out. A minor can not give assent. Ergo, it is properly "rape".

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Google says it would have a two-word answer for Feds seeking Yahoo!-style email backdoor

wayward4now
Holmes

I've maintained for years that the reason Yahoo doesn't crack don on users with more than 10 fake accounts is that those fake numbers make them look good to investors. Anyone using Yahoo is plainly an idiot.

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ will ship on time, developer claims amid doubts

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Children's games

Ahhhh... Samantha! The geek's goddess. They were the most sought after images during the BBS days. I know I had my share of them ...and still do!!

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When two tribes go to war: Docker Swarm on the left, easier-to-install Kubernetes on the right

wayward4now
Linux

Proxmox and Turnkey Linux have been on this scene for a long time. Why not some love??

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Speaking in Tech: Public cloud 'explodes'. Oh yeah? Show your sources

wayward4now
Mushroom

Where did Sarah go??

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Daddy, what's 'P2P file sharing'?

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Really?

The really fun part is that the music companies are charging their percentages as if there was mechanical mediums produced, like vinyl, and the various tape formats on cartridges. They had to assemble a mechanical medium at some expense. With CD's and DVD's the cost of distribution fell through the floor. Then along comes the Internet. The moguls refused to pass the reduced expense to artists and customers alike. Since that is common knowledge, no one feels the pang of regret when they pirate.

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Re: Is stealing music from YouTube, like, an actual thing?

Read the fine print. You can own a movie on DVD but you may not play it to a group of convicts in prison. And not one of the Hollywood celebs says one word about it. Fuggum

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What keeps former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani awake at night?

wayward4now

You can bet Newt will be in there somewhere. Sorry folks, but Hillary scares me more than Don.

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FBI electronics nerd confesses: I fed spy tech blueprints to China

wayward4now
Paris Hilton

Re: Riiiight

As citizens of the US, we should have access to photos of the hookers. Jus' saying it's our right!!

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Uber rips off Chinese arm, swaps it for share in successful rival – reports

wayward4now

Re: Another one bites the dust in the wild, wild East.

I've worked for several companies who set their sights on China. It was always some middle manager who wanted to put a notch on his marketing gun. So they went to China, with their large nuts in a wheelbarrow, the Chinese politely picked their brains, fed them Peking Roast Duck, and showed them the way back to the airport. Dumb bastards always came back with glowing reports. Nothing ever happened except the Chinese opened a new factory to produce what we taught them for free. Here's something to consider. Westerners are hairier than the Chinese. Ergo, we are closer to the apes. Nixon had to be viewed as a silverback with that 5 O'clock shadow.

Ook! Ook!

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Australian Banks ask permission to form anti-Apple cartel

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Mushroom

Excellent notion!! Otherwise other bank users are going to share the overhead for the Apple transfers for Apple Users, and as I happen to LOATH Apple, I would be mightily pissed. The reason I happen to LOATH Apple is because they tried to sue me for using the word "Apple" in our user group name. Petty bastards.

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Harrison Ford's leg, in the Star Wars film, with the Millennium Falcon door

wayward4now
Terminator

Re: Eh? What?

Red is never a good color to push. You would think a 74 year old would have learned thus,

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Silicon Valley's contribution to the US Republican Convention: Gayness

wayward4now
Alien

Re: "We have already gone to Mars."

I am already on Mars. My ham bushes are almost ready for harvest and the blanket trees just bloomed. I hope you all just stay the hell away.

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Re: There are two types of marriage

Churches don't issue marriage certificates that I know of. Everyone has to go to the courthouse.

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"I'm guessing you were also against interracial marriage until that became unfashionable. (1967, by the way, when the Supreme Court had to intervene in that one.)"

...and I am glad they did. But, don't tar-brush parents with the "racist" label who merely want their grandchildren to look like them.

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wayward4now
Mushroom

Regarding "Shariah" law, it derives almost word for word from it's roots in the Torah. Christianity came from Judaism and about 300 years later Islam partially arose from Christianity. I suspect it was in response to the "weaponization" of Christianity by Rome. (Accept the Cross and win wars) But, no one has an issue with kosher salt. Go figure. At any rate, present day Christianity has zip to do with the teaching of Jesus the Christ, starting with the fact that "Christ" was not Jesus's last name. . "Christ" is a title. so he would be properly referred to as "Jesus The Christ".

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FBI won't jail future US president over private email server

wayward4now
Childcatcher

Re: Wrong type of privilege

"what legitimate reason would a Secretary of State have to use her own email server?"

Simple, if it is YOUR server what is on it is yours as well. Plenty of fodder for multi-million dollar books, blackmail, and just plain power. Simple.

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One container to rule them all? No. Um, a plastic box* refresher

wayward4now

Re: Countdown Tech

Good article, Liam! Funny that no one mentions Proxmox. They've been in the trenches long time! Ric

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Man sues YET AGAIN for chance to marry his computer

wayward4now
Childcatcher

"Windows computers aren't marriage material because they're promiscuous, high risk of STIs, high maintanence, and are always trying to "reinvent themselves". "

Like real women? Yer Honor, I rest my case.

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Speaking in Tech: We don't need Jack – sound off on Apple rumours

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I'd love to see reviews of containers done poorly. at great public expense .

Network Solutions comes to mind from the running gun-battle I have with them..

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8K video gives virtual reality the full picture for mainstream use

wayward4now
Paris Hilton

The porn industry will decide if this flies or flutters, I'm looking forward to the result!

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South Korea to upgrade national stereo defence system for US$16m

wayward4now
Childcatcher

I want that too!

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wayward4now
Mushroom

I want two of those Doomsday Devices.

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Can ad biz’s LEAN avert ADPOCALYPSE?

wayward4now
Linux

ad revenue is vital??

"the ad revenue is vital to a diverse publishing ecosystem" Since when?? Since when is publishing a web page such a major expense?? Sorry, but we have delivered our precious to the ten-percenters, the very same bastards who used to sell used cars to blue rinsed old ladies, Scruum.

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'$5bn for Slack?! I refuse to pay!' You don't pay – and that's its biggest problem

wayward4now
Linux

They robbed Slackware's handle

...and pissed me off. Scruum, the twits..

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Another failed merger, Carly? Ted Cruz to bring in ex-HP boss Fiorina as running mate

wayward4now

Re: Cruz and Carly?

How 'bout Trump and Bernie?? Wouldn't THAT be a hoot!? Both Hillary and Cruz would fall face first into their breakfast mush.

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175 teams, 4 continents, $36,000: It's the Amazing HPC Cluster Race

wayward4now
Alien

Re: I can only imagine the afterparty (and spot the sideloaded Crysis pun)...

I wonder if the host country gets to swipe the methods of the winners? It would sure be worth more that a few thousand bucks,

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Microsoft headhunters seek Linux folk for secret open source unit

wayward4now
Linux

Access for Linux anyone??

Someone answer my prayers and tell me that we will have MS Access database for Linux? We have never had an

Access killer app for Linux and that is a huge block for adoption of Linux in the office space.

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