* Posts by beep54

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German Firefox users to test recommendation engine 'a bit like thought-reading'

beep54

Re: Missing poll answer

@updraaft102 Will have to check out Waterfox again.. Loving Pale Moon. Firefox,, sadly, sucks now.

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beep54

Re: Missing poll answer

I've already buggered off to Pale Moon and am mostly very happy about it.

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Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it

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Happy

"Microsoft's foray into [anything] was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco. FTFY

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Nothing matters any more... Now hapless Equifax bags $7.5m IT contract with US taxmen

beep54
Flame

It's the new normal

here in Trumpland

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Ah, good ol' Windows update cycles... Wait, before anything else, check your hardware

beep54
Flame

Re: "platform of built-in solutions to optimize your Windows 10 investment"

Uh, pardon my French, but Windows update is seriously fucking with my computer. It is renaming many of my folders and simply erasing a goodly number of my files. Enough, already....

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Google to kill Chrome autoplay madness

beep54

Re: Autoplay

"media.autoplay.enabled = 0

Problem solved."

Er, nope. Tried it and stuff will still autoplay. And anyways, Firefox is turning into a clone of Chrome. I really like Pale Moon, but there are some addons (such as for stopping autoplay) that don't work.

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Portland posts full report on Uber's dirty dealings with Greyball

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Unhappy

Desperately hoping that Uber collapses from it own hubris. The company should be taken to an unknown location and summarily shot.

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Unloved Microsoft Edge is much improved – but will anyone use it?

beep54

Re: Memory Utilisation

@ I ain't Spartacus

I pretty much gave up on Firefox some time ago. However, it was by far my favorite browser. My solution has been Pale Moon. Certain add-ons don't work, but the major ones I want do. I've been very happy with Pale Moon.

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beep54
Devil

Re: And its only Windows 10?

"Shipping it incomplete in Windows 10 gave everyone a chance to use it, find it was inferior to whatever they'd been using before"

I thought that was MS's modus operandi.

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Facebook posts put Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli in prison as a danger to society

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Devil

Hey! Calling him Pharma Bro is a slap in the face to all bros everywhere. The proper term is pharmadouche.

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Chrome wants to remember which Websites to silence

beep54

Re: Hallelujah

I've already defected from Firefox, but to Pale Moon, not Chrome (which is used as a backup browser). I've also found that Ublock Origin seems to solve most all of these autoplay problems right off and also prevents me from destroying my machine due to ad overload. Since the BBC seems to have stopped autoplay in their main stories, I have zero problems with it now. Now if only I could get something to automatically stop autoplay in YouTube, it would be perfect, but this one is really not a problem as the off switch is easy to find when needed. Autoplay should be made illegal.

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A LANnister always pays his subnets: Cisco hires Game of Thrones' Tyrion

beep54

Well, that was odd, and a bit interesting.

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That's random: OpenBSD adds more kernel security

beep54

Hum. Looks like I'll have to play with some BSD now.

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Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land

beep54

I haven't heard all that much about FreeBSD in a while. How's it doing? Can I run it off a USB? I might have enough space for a virtual drive now, maybe I should give a go.

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Vigorous tiny vibrations help our universe swell, say particle boffins

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Angel

Re: expanding from?

As best as I can understand, wherever you are, you are at the center of the Universe. Uh, anyone....?

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Just so we're all clear on this: Russia hacked the French elections, US Republicans and Dems

beep54

Re: There were 3 in the server and the little one said...roll over

Sorry, but you lose any shred of credibility by using the word 'sheeple'. Grow up.

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Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

beep54
Devil

Re: Maximum Overdrive

'Maximum Overdrive' may have been ahead of its time but, unfortunately, the film was still completely shit.

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Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears

beep54

Happened in spectacular fashion to me.My computer died. Had to do a restore. Also a mouse was fried long with a new 2 TB drive.When I try to restore my account Google eventually tells me it does' not exist.

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Two words, Mozilla: SPEED! NOW! Quit fiddling and get serious

beep54

Re: Still using Firefox

re: iliad

I like Pale Moon also. It has its odd quirks, but I find that it is faster to load than either FF or Chrome. I have an old machine and Firefox was just frustratingly slow. Pale Moon just seems wondrously zippy.

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Yahoo! begs! US! spymaster! Clapper!: Spill! the! beans! on! secret! email! snooping!

beep54
Angel

Re: Simple solution

"You broke it you bought it. NSA and friends killed Yahoo, so they use some of their massive budget to buy the company."

NSA: HAAAAAhahahahahHAHAAhahahahahaaaaaaa.......Yeah, good one!

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The wait is over: MoD releases latest issue of Ship Paint Monthly

beep54

Having worked at the Univ. of Texas libraries and being in a postition to see ALL the perodicals subscribed to, this one is outre, but dull. My all time favorite one, tho, was "Emegency Librarian". While being a catchy title, I was at a complete loss as to why it was even called that. Sounds like something from Adult Swim, however....

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R2D2 delivery robots to scurry through the streets of San Francisco

beep54
Devil

"...the robots can also be controlled remotely via a smart phone app." Well, this should prove to be fun in a tech city. Way better than Pokemon Go!

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Double KO! Capcom's Street Fighter V installs hidden rootkit on PCs

beep54
Unhappy

Re: T&Cs/EULA

"However, it is generally the case that T&Cs cannot be used to negate legal rights!" That might be the case where you are, but I am not at all sure it is true here in the US.

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beep54
Angel

Re: Why the double standard here?

Erm, in Sony's case they actually were sued. By, of all entities, the State of Texas. I mean, you really know you've truly fucked up when the State of Texas sues your corporate ass.

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Assange returns to Earth

beep54
Trollface

Re: Half man, half mushroom, half leak?

Does no one here know how to spell 'leek'?

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Mozilla's trying on seven hot new spring/summer logo looks

beep54
Devil

Re: Monster's inc?

Slightly related, the one with the hands looks at lot like the 'adults only' warning on Japanese porn.

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Mozilla emits nightly builds of heir-to-Firefox browser engine Servo

beep54
Happy

he he

"...mildly popular sites..."

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Chattanooga mayor credits muni broadband with aiding city's revival

beep54
Devil

Say what?

"... an unnecessary government incursion into markets already served by private-sector companies."

HaaahahahHAAAhahaheeeheeeheeee!

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Pas de problème ... Quebec just passed a website blocking law

beep54
Devil

Re: Who are these people?

@Montreal Sean: The Mob probably doesn't have a heart; it's just that they aren't raving loons that makes it seem that they might.

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Guilty! Trump delivers orange justice to Amazon

beep54
Facepalm

Re: Dump! Dump! Dump!

Eh, just a small thing, but it should probably 'Trumpettes' rather than 'Trumpets'. Also, while most everybody has expected that Trump would sort of have imploded by now, he hasn't. He is now the presumed Republican candidate. And this just scares the holy crap out of me. I will take joy and pleasure in the demise of the Republican Party, but ONLY after it is a done deal; not before.

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'Bring back xHamster', North Carolina smut watchers grumble

beep54
Happy

Re: Detail?

@ earl grey: For me it's "Once Upon a Time in America" (actually a companion to 'West'), but that's ok since they're both excellent films.

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Reddit's warrant canary shuffles off this mortal coil

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Big Brother

@Dan1980: Just guessing here, but perhaps they don't want to do what you suggest because that might run too much afoul the law. Just having a warrant canary in the first place seems to be close already (sad to say).

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'Planet nine' theory boosted by Kuiper Belt Object with odd orbit

beep54
Unhappy

Re: Milankovitch cycles

@Rich 11: So. Yet another example of science ruining everythng since 1543.

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Microsoft's bigoted teen bot flirts with illegali-Tay in brief comeback

beep54
Angel

They should have Tay hang out with Bob. And Clippy. Maybe play with the little seach puppy. That should calm her down in no time.

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Microsoft adds 'non-security updates' to security patches

beep54
WTF?

Re: I'll jump in before everybody starts to state the obvious....

It is fucking worse than I imagined. In the past patch tuesday all the updates, with the exception of defender, had to do with telemetry and 10. I hid them all. As I have updates set to install when I tell them to, I kinda expected that to happen. HELL NO. Just now windows installed 16 damned updates including, of course, the lovely and talented Get Windows 10 with absolutely no input from me. What is utterly mindless about this is that I cannot install 10 even if I wanted to. There's a video driver cock-up that will cause it to fail. I am sick of this shit. Microsoft is now apparently of a mind that IT, NOT YOU, is in control of your machine.

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Austinites outraged as Google Fiber tears up Texas capital

beep54

Getting used to it

At least downtown Austin is kind of used to this. First, during the 80's boom dot bust, everyone, including their long-lost relatives were digging up downtown to lay fiber and cable because the permit process was, apparently, merely announcing: I'm digging here and then doing it. [on the flip side, it took ages and ages for the first sidewalk cafe permit to go thru...] At any rate, there should be tons of dark fiber down there. Austin bounced back quickly from the bust and next there was monumental construction downtown (which hasn't shown any sign of slowing none in the past 10-15 years). And of course, this made the wholely antiquated infrastructure impossible so, basically, downtown had to be dug up once more. Somewhere around this time, we thought, hey, what the heck. Let's just put a ginormous tunnel under Waller Creek downtown while we're at it, ya know, fer flood control (and the attendent property values rise). While the infrastructure is pretty much done and the tunnel completion is in sight, construction goes on apace with more towering hotels and condos. Even the Convention Center is mulling another expansion. So, yep. I'd say we're kinda use to it here. If fact, it seems normal now. Austin: City of Cranes.

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Did you know ... Stephen Fry has founded a tech startup?

beep54
Angel

Re: Cruel and viscious.

re: asdf As a Yank (and a Texan to boot), I can forgive Mr Fry much for being Professor Belgrove. In fact he looks even more like Belgrove now than he did then. It's true!

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Confirmed: How to stop Windows 10 forcing itself onto PCs – your essential guide

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Facepalm

What's truly pissed me off is that I literally cannot upgrade to 10 (on my rather old desktop) due to some graphics problem which MS should now know about (surely it phoned that home the first go round). But did this ever stop the attempt to 'upgrade'? Nosiree! In trying to fix this mess, I've somehow gotten my system at a point where it is in an infinite loop of 'You need to restart your computer before...' regarding updates. It is just a mess. On the other hand, I think that this has inadvertently saved me from the telemetry updates, so there's that. Yep, be moving to Linux soon.

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Kiwi judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to USA

beep54
Meh

Re: I agree with

Uh, jeeze. You are not familiar with modern business models, are you?

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New bill would require public companies to disclose cybersecurity credentials

beep54
Happy

Re: NACD are qualified to judge?

Pretty certain that your theory is merely a corollary to The Peter Principle.

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Pandora pleased with 15% rate hike for streaming music

beep54
Facepalm

Uh, dude! The artists fucking created the thing that is generating money and something else is making a pretty penny off of THEIR DAMN WORK. Of course they are fucking pissed! [pardon my French, else I will fart in you general direction]

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Enraged Brits demand Donald Trump UK ban

beep54
Headmaster

Re: There are two points of view

"He got called that back in the 80s." Actually way before that. We were calling him RayGun way back in the 60's. The Star Wars thing just made it more appropriate.

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Obama calls out encryption in terror strategy speech

beep54

"Atheism is the belief that there is no god (or gods) and cannot be. If you accept that there might be then you aren't an athist. You're an agnostic. Atheism is not a lack of belief. It is an ardent belief in nothing."

Ah, Trevor....you were doing so well up to this point. You seem to have a belief that "[a]theism is not a lack of belief. It is an ardent belief in nothing." Sigh. Look at the formation of the words. One is pretty much non-theism and the other non-mystical (gnostic). They really are not mutually exclusive.

While I am here, (as an atheist/agnostic) I would like to recommend to all two books by Karen Armstrong, a former nun. One is 'A History of God' and the other 'The Battle for God'. The first outlines how humans have perceived the concept of God throughout the ages and lays the foundation for the second book where she tries to understand the rise of fundamentalism. Both books pretty much limit the discussion to the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The books are about 20 and 15 years old now (respectively), but still very timely.

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France mulls tighter noose around crypto

beep54
Meh

Gattaca

Oddly reminded of the film Gattaca (1975) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177/combined

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'Dear Daddy...' Max Zuckerberg’s Letter back to her Father

beep54
Coat

Re: Perhaps, just perhaps...

You eat tea? Eeew.

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Music publisher BMG vs US cable giant Cox: Here's why it matters

beep54

Re: In the U.S. paid...

@sisk 4) needs to be amplified: on her crotch. Now. I would like everyone to imagine a first degree burn. Ouch. Got that? Good. Now imagine a third degree burn. Mofo ouch. Got that? Good. Now imagine third degree burn and your balls. .... you can't really quite do that now can you?

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beep54
Coat

"What we have here is something like Ford sewing the roads because their cars breakdown on roads - utter stupidity."

I had difficulty with this as a picture of Ford, roads and a sewing needle was stuck in my head and it didn't make any sense. Is 'sew' British for 'sue'?

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Windows 10 lags 7, 8 … and even Vista in the channel race

beep54

Re: Not surprising

@AC What the HELL is wrong with your company?? They sound sane!

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Google snoops on kids via Chromebooks, claims EFF in FTC filing

beep54
Angel

Re: I Demand an IAAC setting.

Damn you!! Now I really want Transformer socks ....

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beep54

Re: that name

Also, is GAFE pronounced 'gaff'?

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