* Posts by wayward4now

392 posts • joined 23 Jul 2010

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The Apple Mac is 35 years old. Behold the beige box of the future

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Linux

Re: Typical el Reg

Here. 50 cents to you, too.

wayward4now
Headmaster

Re: Typical el Reg

Here. 50 cents.

Boss of venerable sect with millions of devoted followers meets boss of venerable sect with... yeah, you get the idea

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Boffin

If the "church" is now all about what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, then all they need do is give back all the shit they stole from South America. And then, repent.

Amazon throws toys out of pram, ditches plans for New York HQ2 after big trouble in Big Apple

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Another envy driven article!

"Whatever your feelings about life in a competetive environment, the reality is that in a competetive environment, you have to compete. Real life doesn't do paticipation medals."

I'd like to add AMEN! to that.

Bad news for WannaCry slayer Marcus Hutchins: Judge rules being young, hungover, and in a strange land doesn't obviate evidence

wayward4now
Headmaster

amoral psychopath

"...particularly if you invoke Asperger who viewed autistic people as amoral psychopaths"

Damn, I was just getting used to being codified as having "Asperger". Do I have to be an amoral psychopath AGAIN??

Want a bit of privacy? Got a USB stick? Welcome to TAILS 3.12

wayward4now
Linux

Re: With Systemd? No thanks

You do know that you don't have to use Debian and you don't have to use systemd??

I have had zero problems with systemd since the very first beta trials, and it appears to solve problems related to cluster hardware automatically being restarted upon fail.

China's really cotton'd on to this whole Moon exploration thing: First seed sprouts in lunar lander biosphere

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Holmes

Old man Ribar...

Imagine spending BILLIONS to pick cotton on the moon. And, while we're at it, let's make the moon into another toxic dump, like China, by bringing in fruit flies, yeasts and plant seeds to turn lose. Of course they don't stand a chance in hell of surviving, but it's the notion that they tried, without oversight.

Tech giant to spend $500m dealing with housing crisis caused by tech giants

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Devil

Kansas is nice

...just move there, they would love to have tech giants move there. Simple. Just not the "North East". Barry Goldwater got it right ...just tow the North East US out to sea to solve the majority of our problems. Today add the West Coast too.

Do you feel 'lucky', well, do you, punk? Google faces down magic button patent claim

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Happy

Re: Yiddish?

I sure messed up, I carried a goat under my arms!

Peak Apple: This time it's SERIOUS, Tim

wayward4now

Re: Too late - What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.

"The Apple //e wasn't an "appliance". Yes it was compared to the original Apple ][ and I'm not talking the "Plus". That was the genius of The Woz. The ORIGINAL Apple had a reset key that dumped you straight down into a "mini-assembler" that gave you full access to the innards if the computer system. You were, by golly, REALLY in charge of your machine. The Plus lacked that and merely rebooted when you hit reset. That was Jobs doings, the bastard. So, we copied the original romchip to an eprom and gave them away like popcorn to the impoverished Plus owners, at user group meetings so they could be pirates too. Yar har and twiddle de de.

In news that will shock, er, actually a few of you, Amazon backs down in dispute with booksellers

wayward4now
Pirate

"There is no question about it. Librarians are, and always have been, hardcore badass."

I was a prison inmate librarian. If you didn't return a book, I could fuck you up with the Sargent. Top that!

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Big Brother

Grapes of Wrath

As Ma Joad said, "Thank Gawd for Vittery!!"

We (may) now know the real reason for that IBM takeover. A distraction for Red Hat to axe KDE

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Linux

"That being the case, you may want to give KDE a(nother) try."

Right, until you encounter the "Teutonic KDE Knights" who monitor the shit out of user forums, to delete anyone bitching about obvious faults in KDE. The Kubuntu list moderators were the worst.

I went to Debian, along with others, and switched to XFCE.

From today, it's OK in the US to thwart DRM to repair your stuff – if you keep the tools a secret

wayward4now
Childcatcher

Re: But how are...

"Don't worry, Darwin will take care of them...."

Think of it as evolution in action...

US congress-critters question prime directive of Pentagon's $10bn JEDI cloud contract

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Boffin

Re: Missing Blakes.

"Wasn't Blake's 7 that woman in the shiny spandex with the eyepiece?"

Not to mention the laser optical tubing that accentuated her curvy curves.

Tech hub blames tech: San Francisco fingers Uber, Lyft rides for its growing traffic headache

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Mushroom

Re: Humans are stupid...

"Also, 2 or 3 Übers will take up the same road space as a bus that can carry maybe 30-50 people." Only if those 30-50 people don't mind the piss, shit and vomit.

Robot Operating System gets the Microsoft treatment

wayward4now
Linux

Please!! Not my sex doll!

I just couldn't take that.

Hunt for Planet X finds yet another planetoid, just not the right one

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Alien

Stay away!!

I live on Planet X, as you call it, and I had to relocate here from Mars. You people kept sending your probes crashing into my ham bushes and blanket trees. That got real old. Just so you know, this planet has a steering wheel and thrusters. Screw with me again and I'll take you bastards with me. See if I don't!

Garbage collection – in SPAAACE: Net snaffles junk in first step to clean up Earth's orbiting litter

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Linux

Re: Partial solution

"We need to put in orbit an asteroid made of ballistic gel into which all this hypervelocity buckshot can go bury itself!"

I've read every post and this seems to be the best idea of all.

wayward4now
Linux

Re: I suppose it's better than by hand...

It's "Planetes" Had to go and look.

HP Ink should cough up $1.5m for bricking printers using unofficial cartridges – lawsuit

wayward4now
Linux

Re: HP Instant Ink?

Brother has a great driver installer that you can get direct from their website. Works a charm once you chmod +x the .sh file that you get after unpacking the download.

wayward4now

Re: The 'Trust' Factor: Toxic Patches / Firmware Updates

I use the Brother driver installer, from their website, for my Ubuntu install, and it never fails me.

wayward4now
Linux

Re: The 'Trust' Factor: Toxic Patches / Firmware Updates

That is exactly what I did, got a mono laser printer. It took me slightly over a year to use up the starter cartridge. If I want a photo printed in color, I'll go to Walmart and pay them.

Flying to Mars will be so rad, dude: Year-long trip may dump 60% lifetime dose of radiation on you

wayward4now

What happened to...

...the notion of a large vessel, like in "2001" with plenty of bulk for shielding, and room to move around and exercise in?? A friggin capsule?? Who came up with that idiotic notion??

Renegade 3D-printing gunsmith Cody Wilson on the run in Taipei from child sex allegations

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No, that Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens. It's far more grim

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Alien

I know the truth

Unmarked helicopters, hovering

The lord is coming soon

Unmarked helicopters, hovering

They said it was a weather balloon

I know the truth

I know the whole shebang

I know the names of men they had to hang

I let her out of the trunk

I heard what she said at them

They've come to drag her through the double-M

You know all those movies you bought from Apple? Um, well, think different: You didn't

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Headmaster

Re: Legalised theft

They've been that way since the old Apple ][ days. why should they up and change now??? Surprised?? I say HAHAHAHAHA to those of you not smart enough to learn from the past.

"Criswell: Eddie, we're in show biz. It's all about razzle-dazzle. Appearances. If you look good, and you talk well, people will swallow anything. "

wayward4now
Linux

Apple??? scruum

They screwed over their user base ever since the Apple ][ plus. We burnt eproms of the original ][ roms so they functioned as the Woz intended. You could hit reset and jump into the "mini-assembler", cop the memory to tape, reboot a standard floppy and copy the content of the tape to a binary disk file, which could be "brun" and you had what had been DRM protected as a nice clean file.

Trump pulls trigger in US-China tit-for-tat tariff tiff: 10% slapped on $200bn of imported kit

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Mushroom

Apple??

Screw Apple! Right where the sun doesn't shine. Donald, Bro...how could you favor these swamp dwellers?? They don't give one whit about you. I mean, ... DAMN!

Revealed: The billionaire baron who’ll ride Elon’s thrusting erection to the Moon and back

wayward4now
Headmaster

Re: B-Ark?

Huh??? They make the best hairdressers don't they?

As the Sorting Hat would say "I know what to do with you! ...the B Ark for you!!"

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Mushroom

Re: B-Ark?

THANK YOU! I really needed that. I hope they make room for Selena Williams! Imagine being locked up in an iron bubble with her for over a week!

Apple sees the (augmented) light, buys holo-glass tech startup

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Linux

Oh Lawd Johnson

Please don't make me have to buy an Apple product. I loathe the very ground that they occupy.

Fourth 'Fappening' celeb nude snap thief treated to 8 months in the clink

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Mushroom

THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

" They're going to one day have to explain those downloads to their children, who doubtless will hear about them in the playground."

Then their STUPID ASSED parents should never have taken the pics in the first place. Since when does society get blamed for the intellectual shortcomings of others??

You want how much?! Israel opts not to renew its Office 365 vows

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Pirate

Re: £££££££££££

"Say, nice little bizness you got here. It would be a shame to see anything bad happen to it."

Yeaaaah, that's the ticket.

wayward4now
Linux

Re: £££££££££££

"It takes care of a lot of bits of stuff - AD, Fleet admin, E-Mails, OneDrive, Office, various resilliance and audit issues."

Or, install a free copy of Ubuntu or whichever distro you choose.

Use Debian? Want Intel's latest CPU patch? Small print sparks big problem

wayward4now
Headmaster

Re: Well Done...

David, I miss "they're". It has eclat.

OpenAI bots thrash team of Dota 2 semi-pros, set eyes on mega-tourney

wayward4now
Linux

If they REALLY want to impress me, spend the research cycles on better robot girlfriends.

Battle lines drawn over US mass surveillance as senators probe NSA's bonfire of phone records

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Linux

It must be nice...

...to not have to worry about storage space. Anyone else in the world would notice a drive array being overloaded with petabytes of data. Not the NSA. They must have way too much money.

Wondering what to do with that $2,300 burning a hole in your pocket?

wayward4now
Linux

Re: can hindsight be augmented?

I am more than shocked. I am REALLY shocked, I tell you!

Facebook deletes 17 accounts, dusts off hands, beams: We've saved the 2018 elections

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Big Brother

Charles Manson would be proud!!

"to divide America by pitching citizens against immigrants, left against right, white against black, and meddle with political discourse while derailing civility."

Helter Skelter!

Helter Skelter!

wayward4now
Linux

Re: What about the rest?

Is that what it takes to get Facebook to delete your account??

Science! Luminescent nanocrystals could lead to multi-PB optical discs

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Didn't the IBM R&D division...

We might not have flying cars yet, but we could all wear togas and winged sandals. Jus' saying.

wayward4now
Trollface

Re: I doubt writeable DVDs are stable

...and that drive how much???

Micro Focus offloads Linux-wrangler SUSE for a cool $2.5bn

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Linux

But, SCO wasn't Ray Norda's baby, as was the original Caldera. He wouldn't have condoned that bit of expensive and disruptive nonsense while he was alive.

Nah, it won't install: The return of the ad-blocker-blocker

wayward4now

I always wanted to marry Daisy Mae.

This is the contract you've been looking for: Pentagon releases JEDI bids

wayward4now
Linux

Why not just have the NSA develop the entire thing, they would have a good time as well, while doing it for one tenth the price.

ReactOS 0.4.9 release metes out stability and self-hosting, still looks like a '90s fever dream

wayward4now
Linux

Remember Wabi??

Why not do what Wabi did years ago, and let you install REAL Windows on top of Linux??

https://www.linuxjournal.com/article/2076

Microsoft: The Kremlin's hackers are already sniffing, probing around America's 2018 elections

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A curious tale of the priest, the broker, the hacked newswires, and $100m of insider trades

wayward4now
Megaphone

Since when does the "established church" follow the teaching of Jesus?? If they did, there would be no problem giving back all the shit they stole. Hey Peru! Demand you gold and silver back!

PayPal, Google ordered to make suspected pirates walk the plank into freezing waters

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Big Brother

Re: AI / Automation is wonderful, isn't it?

"Or more seriously, if the police start arresting people on suspicion of planning a crime solely based on a predictive model informed by a data-crunching supercomputer."

Who knows, that might be better than what we have now, some over-reaching public services people who bring their bias and prejudice into decision making processes which WILL have you arrested.

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