Andrew Orlowski is ElReg's Richard Stallman. I've come around to the point where, instead of being annoyed that he keeps writing, I'm upset that he's mostly right, most of the time. It just hits too close to home that he's also more cynical than I am.
129 posts • joined 19 Nov 2011
Re: an easy fix for firefox
Firefox and AD? No. You *might* be able to use FrontMotion's MSI and group policy extensions but I had to give it up years ago because the extensions weren't keeping up with the features in the browser.
Everyone has a drive supplier they hate
Personally, I hate them all, ever since they decided to go with 1GB=10^3 bytes.
And my home storage system is a linux SWRAID10 composed of Seagate Barracuda and WD Green drives slotted into dual-bay USB docks.
That's ~27 Instagrams
Who needs all that memory anyway?
I'm sure the contract the worker signs to be recorded destroying the livelihood of all their co-workers says they have no performance rights in the recording, but I fail to see how that's okay.
I am going to be using that "cleaning" icon on everything now. Thanks Japan!
Re: Not too fearful
Good way to disprove a point, by arguing against something completely unrelated, anonymously.
Re: Is this even legal in the EU?
I upvoted you, then saw this was really a rant against a credit card you had revoked at some time in the past, then downvoted you.
I tried, I couldn't come up with DIGITS out of the full name of the... whatever it is.
I'm currently subscribed to sling.tv for $30/mo. If DirecTV Now has the same channel lineup and crashes half as much I think that's worth the $5 increase.
I just got rid of a 4000 on fleabay. It's a shame; I'd always wanted one, then got that thing, and it sat in my basement doing nothing for a decade. I'm glad someone who wanted it got it after me.
I have a couple of SIP trunks through Twilio and I could place calls to AT&T cellular (the only service I tried) throughout the outage but not receive them.
I wore my Novell baseball cap a couple of times this summer. I still don't miss Novell.
Re: Er - get a Samsung then ?
Hear hear! Shame on you for wanting to participate in society, cripple! Back in my day, you'd be sent off to a ward where we able-bodied folk didn't have to hear from you.
Re: Song title
Since he's one of yours, I'd think you'd want to make it fit UKIP - Uber Kicking Ignorant Prick, maybe?
This is why, in my previous life as a video support lackey, the presenter on stage had a clicker that lit up a light at my station behind the screen so *I* could press the "next slide" button on the computer that was actually attached to the projector.
Re: So, put the other way ...
The ad buyers may have been wrong, but the ad sellers were lying to them.
You clearly didn't read the article.
> I've always had to do regular money laundering training as well as bribery and corruption training.
But of course -- if you can't do all that, why are you working at a bank?
That PDF renders impressively poorly in Firefox Nightly.
Re: An issue that bitterly divides the country
(Even this dirty Murkin gets that reference)
Which end of a pineapple is the rough one?
Re: Reality check
I'm glad that I was the first one to urinate on your self-congratulatory parade.
Have I mentioned lately that I love you? And your musical taste? PWEI forever!
There is nothing keeping them from buying .amzn
Re: Proof that it was a shakedown all along
If you're running your own DNS server, you can use any TLD internally. You could override .com if you wanted to. Google bought .dev, said "we're only going to use this internally," and proceeded to screw with everyone else already (mis-)using .dev for internal things.
I'm just upset I don't own clownpenis.fart
Re: re O'Reilly etc
I just threw out a copy of the O'Reilly MCSE exam prep book that covered Windows 95 and NT 4.0. So not older, but quaint.
> Will Trump trump "trump"?
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
Of the 90 Debian servers I'm responsible for, I've replaced systemd on zero of them. It's just not an issue. I'm not saying it's not an issue for *anyone*, but I personally have no problem with it. And it makes my laptop start up and shut down *really fucking fast*.
Re: Many have tried...
Oh man, Mr. Robot...
That was a really good show, and I'd argue it wasn't really about hacking at all. Yes, the main character was a computer security specialist, and he did penetrate computer systems, but that was *not* a show about hacking. I hesitate to go into any more detail than that on the off chance of spoilers.
Anyway, I'm going to watch season 2, but I don't think they can go anywhere but down from season 1.
Re: Improve PC Specs
Can a chromebook play a DVD? I've got a few around, and the requisite USB-attached DVD drive, I've just never had the need to try. Maybe I will.
Re: Nice kit...
I find that all I have to do is buy something from them -- then the salesdroids that ignore me the rest of the time won't leave me alone.
I do like their servers for all the reasons listed in the article, though. Those rails really are nice.
Re: Corporate Responsabilty
First of all, too many question marks. I'm not saying you're an Internet Kook, but you type like one.
Second of all, it doesn't matter that other corporations have shitty business practices. This isn't a story about whomever runs the Energizer brand, this is a story about Sony. Stick to the topic at hand and you'll further diminish the Internet Kook label to which you've brought comparisons.
Third: yes, Sony is a terrible company. That's why I bought my (new-in-box!) PS Vita second-hand, and only updated the firmware to a place where I could make it do what I wanted, as opposed to what Sony wanted. It's a terrible PSP replacement, but now I can play every PSP game I've purchased (and everything I haven't, not that I've done much of that with it) along with all the Vita games I've purchased.
I have a question
"This may prove handy for future use when smaller volumes prove inadequate, such as our 2013 estimate that the entire Reg readership would fill no less than 205 Olympic-sized swimming pools."
Are we being stacked neatly into the pools or are we being liquefied first?
Re: I'm waiting until it goes to 11.
I downvoted you, and here's why:
I specced out a new laptop for work recently; it's a MSI PE60 6QE-031US. Intel Skylake i7-6700-HQ, 8GB RAM (too little, unfortunately; maybe I can upgrade in a couple of years), Intel something-or-other graphics *and* Nvidia GTX 960M (Optimus graphics, so I'm stuck with the Intel video when booted into Debian), matte 1920x1080 display. Really, other than the RAM (I was given a hard limit of $1200 for this machine (as opposed to my supervisor's favored supervisoree; he's probably going to get a Macbook Pro with lesser specs and 2x the cost), so I stepped down from 16GB RAM to 8 in order to get the 250GB Samsung 850 Pro EVO SSD; HUGE MISTAKE!) this is a really nice computer. It came with Windows 10, and I put Debian 8 on it because that's what I use at work; Windows is on a second partition because I also like to play video games, and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes looks *really nice* with the graphics turned *all the way up* (yes, I have a bit of a backlog). Anyway, what I'm saying is I'm coming up on 20 years of using a Linux distribution in anger (Debian Slink, then Redhat 6.2, then back to Debian from then out) and *as long as you don't want to play video games* you should just put up or shut up about moving away from Windows. There's not even a good reason to do so; any computer you don't assemble yourself is going to come with a valid Windows license. Bill Gates doesn't care if you use Windows or not. Satya Nadella doesn't, really, either. Put VirtualBox on it for using Windows from your choice of Linux distributions; it's easy to learn, and a valid license of Windows you could put on it costs $200 on the expensive side. Threatening Microsoft (in the comments section of ElReg, ha!) that you're going to stop paying them does nobody any good.
Re: There once was a way for a single page
add print.html to the end of the url:
Re: Uncharted multiplayer
Don't worry; I'm sure you'll be able to pay for the multiplayer DLC sooner or later. And if I know Sony and their licensees, you'll have to pay for multiplayer in each game separately.
I heard you like identity theft. So I protected your Experian with Experian...
add print.html to the end of any story url, and there's your printable page.
Re: Simple solution for google
>When is El Reg going to put ads inside the article texts?
Read just about anything in the Hardware section.
"Dafuq did I just read? How do you combine logical sectors to create a physical sector?"
Thank you ElReg!
There has been a shockingly consistent run of typo-free articles lately. This one reminds me of the site I've come to know and love.
Jesus is considered a prophet in Islam. The only Muslims that would deny service to a Christian would be those that were as stupid as the Christians pushing for this law thinking it allows them to use it as a shield for their own prejudices.
Re: "This is why this law is needed-Part 2": industry move out of Indiana
Dude, you have a state-sanctioned lock on crazy, or didn't you read this article? One of the few groups being discriminated against are athiests; we don't get to take the worst parts of ourselves and say our overlords made us this way. You'd think y'all would be happy to put your businesses on a list so that us heathen scum wouldn't waste our time or yours trying to do business with you.
Re: Indiana, WTF?
Shouldn't the booming business really be in "LGBT not welcome here" signs? It's more in keeping with the spirit of the law *and* doesn't cause an undue financial burden on those businesses that aren't excercising their new-found freedom, right?
Re: "what the world needs is a new and decent rendering engine."
what the world needs now is another rendering engine
like I need a hole in my head
--w/apologies to David Lowery
"Borked systems include a variety of machine models from the likes of HP and Dell, which appear to throw up the error code 80004005"
That looks like the code my hacked PSP puts up when I try to play my paid-for Japanese games on my American account.