* Posts by CAPS LOCK

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Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails

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It's nice to see Ubuntu geting its mojo back, but...

...like a lot of Linux user I migrated to Mint during the Unity years and I'm more than happy with it.

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Hate to break it to you, but billions of people can see Uranus tonight

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"...the telescope was invented in Italy and not in England."

Err, that notable rain free country the Netherlands. Probably by Hans Lippershy. Check out the Wackpedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_telescope

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Please replace the sword, says owner of now-hollow stone

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The Sword of Destiny has again been drawn. It can mean only one thing. Arthur has returned ...

...to save us from the the oppression of corrupt and lazy politicians. About time too.

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Sounds painful: Audio code bug lets users, apps get root on Linux

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Re: Many eyes!

Oh Carter, here we were thinking you might have something original to say. Maybe next time...

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Judge says US govt has 'no right to rummage' through anti-Trump protest website logs

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Expect future 'protest' domains to be run by...

...Trump et al....

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Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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"And if you MUST run them..."

Noscript baby, you know it makes sense.

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FreeBSD gains eMMC support so … errr … watch out, Android

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I use FreeBSD at work because...

...ZFS!

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Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?

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Breathtaking arrogance...

...Even now I'll bet she's shopping around for an 'expert' who agrees with her views...

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Patch alert! Easy-to-exploit flaw in Linux kernel rated 'high risk'

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J J Carter in new comment shocker...

Not much of an improvement in troll value however. 2/10 Must try harder.

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"I look forward to intelligent discourse re..."

Yes indeed, and also Carter advising how this problem occurred...

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Latest Linux kernel release candidate was a sticky mess

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@J J Carter - "Many eyes, but all looking at pr0n"

Think of something new to post in Linux bug threads.

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Why Uber isn't the poster child for capitalism you wanted

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Black cabs vs minicabs vs Uber...

... Is there any way for them all to lose?

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Cops shut 28k sites flogging knock-off footie kits and other tat

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Re: One use card numbers

Details, details!

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More are paying to stream music, but YouTube still holds the value gap

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'Home taping', Napster, Bit Torrent, now Youtube...

It seems music just won't die.

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El Reg is hiring an intern. Apply now before it closes

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Let me make a prediction...

... An attractive girl get the 'job'.

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Lord Sugar phubbed in peers' debate on 'digital understanding'

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I can't say that dinner with Lord Sugar would capture all my attention...

...either.

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Everyone loves programming in Python! You disagree? But it's the fastest growing, says Stack Overflow

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Re: dBase II...

>how much xBASE code is still out there, live and being maintained?

Round my gaff? 100%, thanks to Harbour. Cross platform, 32 bit and 64 bit. Perfect Clipper compatibility. What's not to like. Harbour deserves to be better known.

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dBase II...

...dBase II -> dBase 3 -> dBase 3+ -> dBXL -> Clipper Summer '87 -> FoxBase Xenix -> MS FoxPro Unix

-> Harbour.

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Surprising nobody, lawyers line up to sue the crap out of Equifax

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Great news if you're a...

... Mercedes dealer.

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Flying electric taxi upstart scores $90m from investors

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Why am I imagining Clarkson and Co with their 'electric car'?

"How hard can it be?" etc

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VMware wants security industry to shrink so its ambitions fit into market

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I can imagine the meeting...

CEO: "We're brilliant at whatever-it-is we do, so we'll be brilliant at security."

Everyone else: "Brilliant, you're a genius. Trebles all round."

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User thanked IT department for fast new server, but it had never left its box

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"It's the only way to be sure"

...as someone once said.

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Oh, ambassador! You literally are spoiling us: Super-stealthy spyware hits Euro embassy PCs

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Re: For Sensitive Stuff

It makes you wonder what the computers at GCHQ and the NSA run... Anyone know?

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Oxford?

Cambridge dear boy, Cambridge.

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SUSE pledges endless love for btrfs, says Red Hat's dumping irrelevant

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Yes, well lets just hope that the love between RedHat and Microsoft doesn't mean a move to...

...NTFS.

Sorry about topic drift here, I've been having an 'interesting' time with Win 7 just lately.

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Identity fraud in the UK at 'epidemic' levels as cases rise 5% – report

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A 'friend' of mine made an off-colour joke on Mumsnet, bad idea...

... A few days later the Fifty* were at his door accusing him of being a pedo...

* Five Oh, our outstanding police service.

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Microsoft, Red Hat in cross-platform container and .Net cuddle

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Redmond Hat?...

... MicroHat shirley?

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British snoops at GCHQ knew FBI was going to arrest Marcus Hutchins

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...and with this revelation Hutchins is totally screwed...

The British security services will now have to make sure he never comes back.

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Guess who's hiking their prices again? Come on, it's as easy as 123 Reg

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I've been using Virtualnames AKA UKServers recently...

No complaints from me. As usual YMMV. In the past I used Hostroute/Nameroute but they were taken over by Vidahost and they seem OK but more expensive.

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Good Lord: Former UK spy boss backs crypto

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I would expect a spook or ex-spook to say "We aren't going after encryption"...

Whether they are or not...

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70% of Windows 10 users are totally happy with our big telemetry slurp, beams Microsoft

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Seventy percent is good, when it's the default?

I would have said that was very poor under the circumstances. I assume MS recognise this and have a plan to eliminate the option to turn off telemetry.

The US gubmint gets a special build I understand, but outside the US I think governments will have to look at the alternatives. I was most surprised that the Chinese government embraced Windows, in spite of developing their own OS. Most Odd. What can it mean?

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FBI's spyware-laden video claims another scalp: Alleged sextortionist charged

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" it interests me that they release the specifics of these investigations."...

... My guess, they aren't revealing the full story and/or are lying about the details using the 'parallel construction' approach.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux is coming to Windows Server

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Oh joy, more embracing...

... where will it all lead?

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'Real' people want govts to spy on them, argues UK Home Secretary

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Perhaps a trial of the technology could be arranged?

Backbench MPs would be a suitable group, after all they've nothing to hide, so nothing to fear?

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House fire, walk with me: Kodipocalypse now includes conflagration

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"Home taping is killing music!" - If only...

... have you heard any chart music lately. Effing terrible.

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Authorities go hard on coffee maker for stiff Viagra-powered brew

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"In the States, you'll need a prescription for that sort of thing"...

... Such is the grip of the medical establishment in the USA of America you need a prescription for SOLUBLE ASPRIN.

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Russia, China vow to kill off VPNs, Tor browser

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@imanidiot

imanidiot: "I want to use a VPN"

Gubmint: "Certainly Sir, just download the forms from the dot gov website, fill them in stating why you need a VPN and return the forms (by post) with your cheque for 10,000 UKP"

imanidiot: "Ten thousand pounds! That's ridiculous!11!!!!"

Gubmint: "It's to cover our costs, just pass the cost onto your consumers, it's a level playing field, your competitors have to do the same."

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Coming soon to the UK...

... all this same shit.

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Trump to world: Forget moving to America to do a startup

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Trump "You'all nerds can't come in"

World - "We weren't coming anyway - knock yourself out"

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

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@ jelabarre59 - Au contraire good sir...

... The insulation is most likely adequate for full strength, proper 240 VAC and the wire guage is FOUR times as big as would be required for the power. W=I^2. R

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@ Missing Semicolon

"Does printing work yet?" - Yes.

I sense you have doubts young padawan. Stretch out with your USB stick and try it out WITHOUT INSTALLING ANYTHING TO YOUR DISK.

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ICO fines 'Wolf of Wall Street' electrical survey biz for nuisance calls

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Thanks to all for the info. In the end I might just attach to next doors wiffy, it's secured by...

... WEP!

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@JimboSmith, at the risk of topic drift, can I ask how you connect to the 'tubes?...

... and anyone else for that matter?

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Report estimates cost of disruption to GPS in UK would be £1bn per day

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Chris Hills and Panicnow are correct, we need an accurate land based solution...

We WERE going to get eLoRaN, cheap, reliable, when it went wrong you could send a fat bloke in a van to fix it. Now however, it has to be space based because America and Russia and China have space ones. Pathetic.

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FreeNAS releases version 11, so let us put the unpleasantness of failed V.10 behind us

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"WTF is a NAS doing hosting virtual machines?" Quite, just because you can...

... doesn't mean you should. Incest and Morris dancing come to mind for some reason...

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If you need NAS software do yourself a favour and try...

... Nas4free.

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Europe-wide BitTorrent indexer blockade looms after Pirate Bay blow

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I could be mistaken, but...

... isn't ripping your CDs 'illegal' again?

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In detail: How we are all pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered – by online biz all day

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The Prisoner is currently showing on Freeview 'True Entertainment'...

... if you're curious as to what all the fuss is about. Personally I think it is one of the high points of television, along side things like "Edge of Darkness'.

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Microsoft's cunning plan to make Bing the leading search engine: Bribery

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Re: So in short

"How about no...." - Quite.

In addition, MS know this will be gamed, it's just a cheap ploy so they can say to advertisers "Look at all this lovely traffic, give money now please". It just shows the level of contempt they have for their advertising customers. Could it be they have the same level of contempt for their other customers?

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WannaCrypt: Pwnage is a fact of life but cleanup could and should be way easier

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Throw the monkey from your back people. It CAN be done...

... and when you have DON'T let it climb back on, I'm looking at you Munich....

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