* Posts by wayward4now

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How do you do, fellow kids? Facebook now Boomerbook as British oldies outnumber teens

wayward4now
Big Brother

Re: Hey, remember the 2000s?

Anyone ever use Delphi?? The good ole command line days. I don't need stinking graphics because I can READ!

Lyft pulls its e-bike fleet from San Francisco Bay Area after exploding batteries make them the hottest seat in town

wayward4now
Childcatcher

Re: Looks like the technology hasn't been properly studied

I would be willing to bet that they are not using the correct charger for the battery type they are using.

No DeepNudes please, we're GitHub: Code repo deep-sixed as Discord bans netizens who sought out vile AI app

wayward4now
Alien

"Time to skedaddle outta here and start a colony on Mars..."

Ah... try Venus, I am already here.

Stop us if you've heard this one: US government staff wildly oblivious to basic computer, info security safeguards

wayward4now

Re: Americans can register to vote in state and federal elections here.

Live in fear, Earthlings! We advanced Martian double-naught spies have raised 4 billion Nubile Space Maidens (NSMs) ready to be deployed in order to enslave all male voters.

wayward4now
Alien

Re: never heard that one before

You're forgetting that the Blanket Bushes and Ham trees will be ready for harvest soon.

Ex-student, 52, suing university for AU$3m after PhD rejection destroyed 'sex drive'

wayward4now
Paris Hilton

" To get the PHD you have to have your BS. So, he has a BS and works at 7/11?"

"Worse looks like he has a BA (Bachelor of Arts/Bugger All). Just how bad do you have to be to fail Lesbian Dance Therapy(Social Sciences)?"

I bet if he appeared in court dressed like Shirley Temple he could make a case for discrimination and win.

It's the curious case of the vanishing iPhone sales as Huawei grabs second place off Apple in smartmobe stakes

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: Price? Nothing to se here.

"they need to ship them with buttpads that cushion the pain of the price"

They need to ship them with male tampons to staunch the blood coming from your ass.

Pushed around and kicked around, always a lonely boy: Run Huawei, Google Play, turns away, from Huawei... turns away

wayward4now
WTF?

"Well the above poster said they sell most of their phones with Google Play and you say they don't so only one of you can be correct?"

\I just bought a Huawei phone and it came with all the google shit on it. Plus, I got a terrific phone for 25% of the cost of a similar high end phone. THAT is where the REAL rub is.

If poking about Doctor Who's TARDIS in VR sounds like fun to you, better luck next time

wayward4now
Mushroom

Screw the Who

Since they announced the new Doctor I haven't watched it since.

Oracle's legal woes deepen: Big Red sued (again) for age and medical 'discrimination'

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: Dumb Corporate Profit Tricks.

I remember several Fortune 500 companies I worked for who pulled this stunt. Typically, they would first indoctrinate the sales force with Marketing 101 tactics, like making the close, blah blah! Then they started hiring college marketing grads. The lost their asses AND valuable sales force and their customers as they were quickly hired elsewhere. Of course you had to be valuable enough for your new employer to invest in lawyers to defend you from non-compete suits. \not to mention the vengeance motive for taking every red cent in sales away from the previous employer. I lived for that getting even motive.

Need a Ferranti Pegasus board in your life? Brit computing history could be yours for four figures

wayward4now
Linux

Jobs did what??

Sorry, the Apple I was all Steve Wozniak. Jobs was busy taking LSD and ignoring his daughter. If it wasn't for The Woz, Jobs would have been barefoot selling term life to blue rinsed old ladies.

The HeirPod? Samsung Galaxy Buds teardown finds tiny wireless cans 'surprisingly repairable'

wayward4now

Re: It's an unfair comparision

"...you could replace practically anything easily. In those days I bought Apple. Now I don't."

Amen to that!! My original garage built Apple ][ was easy to get into. It practically begged you to. The Woz designed that. Then Jobs messed with it. It was all over from then on.

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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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!

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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!!"

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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

wayward4now
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.

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