* Posts by present_arms

78 posts • joined 21 Feb 2011

Page:

Samsung's Galaxy 9s debut, with not much other than new cameras

present_arms

Still Happy

I'm still happy with my S6 Edge (apart from the edge can be a pain at times) but it still does everything I need to do, and kodos to Samsung in that it has given me kernel updates for the recent scares.

3
0

UK surveillance law raises concerns security researchers could be 'deputised' by the state

present_arms

"GCHQ, Sorry what? do i do windows? umm no sorry but for a fee I'll learn."

later another call

"you want me to spy on who?" "Oh that's easy, I'll just follow the twat on Twitter, no need to wiretap the prez"

6
0

Mi casa es su casa: Ubuntu bug makes 'guests' anything but

present_arms

Not on Ubuntu so I don't know the definitive answer, but having guest as a SSH enabled user would be a brain dead thing to do to me, especially with the way Ubuntu handles sudo.

2
0

Kindle Paperwhites turn Windows 10 PCs into paperweights: Plugging one in 'triggers a BSOD'

present_arms

Re: is there a comprehensive list of cockups?

I do with my respin, yes I don't have 350 Million users, I have a few thousand at best, 99% of my stuff "just works" for them, but I miss the occasional oops and I endeavour to fix as soon as I can, regardless if the bug affects one person or a lot. Oh and yet I don't have the turnover of some small countries. MS laying off their testers is the single biggest fuckup they made. If only they would look back to days when within reason (it's always been bad but ffs not this bad) that XP in the end was not bad, vista has a bad reputation for being dog slow, it was but at least the fooker ran, 7 was a major improvement on Vista although it was a paid for service pack, then after that all shit broke loose. We had "Modern" of 8 and 8.1 (largest fucking start menu ever) and now the spy ridden 10 and it's nice show stopping updates. It's a shame really. We need a Microsoft, if only to show other developers what not to do.

Alie

4
0

Stop lights, sunsets, junctions are tough work for Google's robo-cars

present_arms

Re: Roundabouts...

Actually Roundabouts are an American invention, The Brits however sorted who had priority

0
1

GNU Guix emits next beta

present_arms

Doesn't seem to be

Doesn't seem to be a linux distro as it looks like it uses the Hurd kernel. (see screenshot on their main page)

0
0

Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

present_arms

Re: It's the data harvesting

I use VirtualDJ pro, Mixx and Traktor (shaky though on traktor) on linux fine using play on linux, everything works too including broadcasting. so no Windows for me

Alie

2
0

Linux Mint hacked: Malware-infected ISOs linked from official site

present_arms

man

Lets see, someone hacks Wordpress and somehow because they changed the IP to a dodgy ISO, somehow Linux is fooked? Windows users, don't gloat, you can pick up a malware infested ISO of Windows anywhere :)

20
4
present_arms

Quick way of finding out, from live session : "Once in the live session, if there is a file in /var/lib/man.cy, then this is an infected ISO. "

I feel sorry for the guys over at mint, they made Ubuntu usable.

Alie

50
0

Apple's Tim Cook rocks up at Vatican - one week after Schmidt

present_arms

Re: Hey!

Yeah, but he said they wasn't Beats, so the sound should be fine

2
0

IBM storage revenues are very reliable. Four years of steady decline and counting

present_arms

possible oops?

"In Big Blue’s fourth 2016 quarter..."

Is that an mistake, as we're not even a twelfth of the way in to 2016 :D

Alie

0
0

French say 'Non, merci' to encryption backdoors

present_arms
Pint

There you go :D enjoy

0
0

Skype now translates in real-time into seven languages

present_arms

Does this mean

I can now skype Nadella and tell him to fuck off with windows 10 forced upgrades in 7 languages? sweet :D

2
1

No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

present_arms

Re: No where to turn

I did with help of others, :P not my fault you want to be whipped

2
0
present_arms

Sitting here

I'm sitting here on my Linux box reading all the bitching about forced upgrades and so on laughing, then I suddenly stopped and thought for a second. In business as we know time is money, I earn regardless, anyway how much time are you using to play whack-a-mole, seriously, how much time and expense has it caused companies so far, expecially those small outfits where it's not worth having a domain for the secretary? someone said about updates, I can tell you this as fact, on an i5 Haswell, 1gig net link, ssd it took from a fresh windows 7 install 2 1/2 hours... I thought about that and thought okay so he updated to 10 as well, nope, that's just updates to where 10 could be installed, so I installed PCLinuxOS from 2014, December to be exact, 1000+ packages to update.. gulp, how many? clicked apply... apply 10 mins all done, installed kernel update, reboot, works, 10 minutes on my machine (i5, 90MB/s net ssd)

For all that MIcrosoft has done and continue to do to it's customers, why do people defend it, seriously if it was anyone else they'd be murder I tell ya :)

I often will summarily end such discussions amongst the "blindozed" when they suggest turning off, disabling this and that in their unholy holey OS etc - "Say you found out that your rental home was rampant with spy cameras, hidden microphones and one-way mirrors, you are comfortable to continue living there... covering each subsequently discovered peep hole with roll after roll of masking tape?

Alie

8
4
present_arms

Re: No you're not a product but you're not very objective are you?

You're special ain't ya :)

3
0

2015 was the Year of the Linux Phone ... Nah, we're messing with you

present_arms

Re: At work

17 machines here on Linux, :D mostly Trinity Desktops as I do the remaster of pclinuxos with Trinity as the desktop, incidentally there is an ISO with LXQT that a friend made too which is rather neat to be honest :)

Alie

1
0

TalkTalk outage: Dial M for Major cockup

present_arms

On TalkTalk, locked in for now, however I've had no outage and no problems with bandwidth (close to 90MB/s down) so I'm not complaining yet, phones working too. Isle of Wight :D

Alie

2
0

After-dinner Mint? Stylish desktop finale released as last of the 17 line

present_arms

Agreed, But I'll stick with my pclinuxos which to me seems snappier than Mint when I tried it :)

Alie

2
1

Dixons Carphone CEO dances on rivals’ graves, swipes share from survivors

present_arms

Comet

I remember when Comet died, I was looking for a USB pen drive, I went in to a soon to be closed Comet in High Wycombe and the price then was £25 for a 32 GB Sandisk. I walked to PCWorld (Part of the Dixons group) and picked the exact same Sandisk USB drive for £19, this was in 2012. I've never missed Comet, to be honest I wouldn't miss Dixon group either

Alie

1
0

Microsoft has developed its own Linux. Repeat. Microsoft has developed its own Linux

present_arms

Re: Windows 11

No, No it doesn't, I have systemV with parallel start up, and it boots faster than any systemd system with a better processor, fact. It's not even a good init system. YMMV

4
0

Storage silo unification from file sharer ownCloud

present_arms

I've helped set up an ownCloud server for the distro I use, I also run a private owncloud server that connects to the house computers well. It's a cracking bit of software and has lots of options, as long as you use a decent database all is good. That was an interesting interview.

5
0

Two weeks of Windows 10: Just how is Microsoft doing?

present_arms

Re: The shell is not the OS

Lay off the drugs man, Powershell while not that bad isn't fit to lick Bash' boots yet, seriously manthat made me laugh so hard, and yes I have used both.

8
1

Update Firefox NOW to foil FILE-STEALING vulnerability exploit, warns Mozilla

present_arms

Update

The update was already in the repo when I awoke, kodos to those that do it so fast.

6
0

Five lightweight Linux desktop worlds for extreme open-sourcers

present_arms

Re: I have a beefy PC, but still run ye olde GNOME 2

"Personally I like KDE (well KDE3 anyway) so I have kept going with it since I stopped using Linux as a CLI only solution. The reason why there are so many distros out there is because people build distros to suit different requirements. I preferred openSUSE partly because of its ongoing mainstream support for KDE as well as its flexibility but that doesn't suit everyone."

There is Trinity which is an updated KDE3 that is still being maintained and can be used on many distros; I use it on PCLinuxOS and made my own remaster that I publish monthly (I know I'm kind of advertising here) however it is light and fast on my systems (single core atom through to a i5)

and can be found http://trinity,mypclinuxos,com as I said it;s available for Debian based distro's too.

1
0

Win Phone to outgrow smartmobe market for next four years

present_arms

Re: IDC predict Microsoft deal with Kelloggs.

Where the cornflakes are worth more than the phone :P

I only part kid

2
1

Linux 4.0 debuts with the usual no fanfare

present_arms

I can see why you didn't put your name to that bollox

7
0

WinPhone? PAH! If you want Microsoft's mobe apps, grab an Android

present_arms

Re: Here's an original thought for Samsung

Amen to that :) all that's really needed is Contacts, Phone, Messaging (SMS, MMS) and googles play store, let me decide what I want on it, instead of having to go through the rooting process to get the crap out.

5
0

Microsoft RE-BORKS Windows 7 patch after reboot loop horror

present_arms

"It's a minor weakness in security if you don't install it but an MS DoS if you do!"

That's so you don't complain about the lack of Windows security if you do

0
0
present_arms

Re: Re. grub

Because if you set Grub to no time out and you have Windows as a default and Windows inevitability borks an update, it will just loop, like in the dentist comment, with a timer you have time to choose linux to fix the bloody thing.

6
0

UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

present_arms

http://www.whocalls.me.uk/phone/01618500288

0
0

Google will make you live to be 500, claims Ventures president

present_arms

No he was referring to Sherlock as he ejaculated numerous times in the books and so did Watson as to ejaculate means to exclaim

2
0

Grab your pitchforks: Ubuntu to switch to systemd on Monday

present_arms

Re: Where all boned

sure http://blog.davidedmundson.co.uk/blog/systemd-and-plasma#comment-1862738836 scroll up :)

4
0
present_arms

Where all boned

Even though the distro I use doesn't use systemd the main DE it uses is moving to have a systemd dependency in around 5 months, as we as a distro are trying to avoid systemd like the plague, and we can't use gnome for the same reason, it seems we'll use any DE/WM that doesn't need it as a dependency.

The distro: PClinuxOS, the DM, KDE.

Disclaimer, I am a tester for PClinuxOS

13
1

BOFH in mugnificent return to Cash'n'Carrion

present_arms

Re: Agreed

Please that be a UK pint :D

0
0

Canadian bloke refuses to hand over phone password, gets cuffed

present_arms

Same thing

3
0

Jaguar F-Type: A beautiful British thoroughbred

present_arms

Agreed, Aston used to be Ford owned but I knew it was sold on, wasn't sure who too though and while typing didn't bother too look it up :P

0
0
present_arms

Jag might be Indian owned, but it's made in Britain, using British designers, engineers, testers. next time there is an Aston Martin review are you going to complain about it being once owned by an American company, or hey how about buying a Nissan, made in UK but Japanese owned... any how you're an idiot.

33
1

Latest NORKS Linux and Android distros leak

present_arms

That screenshot up top looks like ElementaryOS Luna but with NORK localisation

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/280/d/1/elementary_os_luna_appmenu_1_by_kxmylo-d5h43c4.png

Although it has an old versions of KDE (3.5.1) libreoffice and firefox

0
0

HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

present_arms

Re: Shurely

If that was the case, MS and others would have been bankrupt long long ago. Oh how I wish that were true :D

7
10

Skinny Ubuntu Linux 'Snapped' up by fat Microsoft cloud

present_arms

I remember in 1995 that slackware came on BOOT and ROOT floppies that did the whole desktop, using FVMW windows look-a-like Window Manager, and that Win95 was a 30 Floppy affair with far less functionality than the 2 floppy of slack, same today too in that on a dvd you can get a shed load on linux, and a bare shell of an OS on windows, is how it is.

6
0

Angry Birds to angry words: Rovio flings 14% of its staff out the door

present_arms

Re: n900

Yeah they had Angry Birds on the N900. I still play it from time to time :D

2
0

Canonical rolls out home-grown Ubuntu OpenStack distro

present_arms

Re: Can we get this Without...

I sincerely hope so

1
0

Yahoo servers? SHELLSHOCKED? by Bash?

present_arms

Re: Lycos?

Yes, Yes it does

0
0

Shellshock: 'Larger scale attack' on its way, warn securo-bods

present_arms

If they can't be arsed to update bash and associated libraries that's their look out.

0
8

Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

present_arms

Seriously a thumb down because it points out that if ya not running a web server there isn't much worry. oh well,

0
1
present_arms

http://i5.minus.com/jx1cmyfZvNPkj.png :)

0
2

Patch Bash NOW: 'Shellshock' bug blasts OS X, Linux systems wide open

present_arms

Re: Can you hear that sound?

Sigh, ya need to re-read the article

8
1

Apple's new iPhone 6 vulnerable to last year's TouchID fingerprint hack

present_arms

Blu-tack worked on my sons 5s

anecdotal and just saying :D

1
2

Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed

present_arms

Re: I used to think he was a tosser

The man is an eejit, he reckons he can make music un-pirateble, I guess he'll block every analogue output huh? dumbass. I'm willing to bet the first "album" he releases as "un copyable" is copied and put on Pirate Bay (or another site) within 3 hours of release :P

17
0

Page:

Forums

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018