* Posts by ro55mo

27 posts • joined 16 Apr 2013

Facebook's new always-listening home appliance kit Portal doesn't do Facebook

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Re: Don't forget the duct tape!

Would a heavy iron skillet be suitable? Would ruin the finish though. Seems like a bit of a waste..

ICO smites Bible Society, well fines it £100k...

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Facepalm

What else would they be?

"Our investigation determined that it is likely that the religious belief of the 417,000 supporters could be inferred"

Ya think?

You've been Zucked: Facebook boss refuses to face-off with Brit MPs

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Re: 'Zuck's already had to sit in front of clueless politicians'

It's a replacement for WhatsApp which is Facebook owned.

Escape from the Zuckerborg: WhatsApp founder legs it

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Re: What platform next?

Signal gets my vote. The mobile app lets you send normal SMS as well as encrypted messages. A desktop client also exists.

Guess who's still most moaned about UK ISP... Rhymes with BorkBork

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Re: I miss Demon Internet

I am on A&As 1TB plan. Never get close to it and the wife watches quite a lot of streamed media. What you don't use is added to next month's usage.

User had no webcam or mic, complained vid conference didn’t work

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Re: This one, every time

A lot of my users do that. By Darwin it f**ks me off.

TalkTalk banbans TeamTeamviewerviewer againagain

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Is your ISP

Andrews and Arnold perchance?

Phone fatigue takes hold: SIM-onlys now top UK market

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Same here

I will be holding onto my LG G4 until the handset itself dies seeing as I can still change out the battery.

Alphabay shutdown: Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? Not use your Hotmail...

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Half?

More like all of it (like Silk Road guy) or a death sentence in Thailand

Gamers red hot with fury over Intel Core i7-7700 temperature spikes

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Concur

Indeed. My i7-4930K with a TDP of 130w never makes it past 65C with a closed loop liquid cooler. Even when smashing the hell out of it during encoding with handbrake.

Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

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I have tried to use Gnome

I just can't deal with it. It is the Windows 8 interface of the Linux world to me.

Oculus Drift: VR gaming boss out at Facebook

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Trollface

In other news...

This might also have something to do with the "nimblerichman" episode on Reddit around the time of the US election.

Oi, Mint 18.1! KEEP UP! Ubuntu LTS love breeds a laggard

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New kernels seems fine to me

I have three widely different PCs all running the 4.9.2 kernel on Mint 18.1 with no issue.

A dual booting gaming rig with a pair of GTX 970 in SLI (works in Linux too), a small home theatre PCand the wife's ASUS UX305CA laptop.

I know I don't have to update them, but meh, if I am happy to fix them if I break them why not.

Sysadmins: Poor capacity planning is not our fault

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Re: But....

I have seen log4j fill a 100GB OS drive in less than a day. Now configured to log to a separate drive.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

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Re: Bored linux

Linux gives us lots of free time due to its reliability.

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Re: It is good that microsoft is on hand with excellent advice

I do run Windows 10 and Linux on the same PC but with the following caveat.

Separate SSDs. Install Windows 10 on one with the other unplugged. Plug in the latter and unplug the former. Install Linux. Plug both in.

Swap between OS's in the UEFI boot order. A faff yes but it works.

Virgin signs up record ultrafast broadband subs

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Oversubscribed

Every evening my 100MB Virgin fibre optic FTTP connection drops to 6MB's or less. I have a rolling credit on my account I have complained so much. If I use it after midnight I get about 80MB's and that is also running the signal over powerline adaptors.

Windows 10 pain: Reg man has 75 per cent upgrade failure rate

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I suspect MS are using Windows 10 to force a PC refresh cycle. The hardware vendors certainly don't want you upgrading to Windows 10 if they can sell you a new bit of kit instead.

I tried to upgrade a friends laptop the other day. The upgrade wizard said everything was okay. Upgrade finished and I was presented with a totally black screen. Plugged the laptop in via HDMI and all appeared well. I could see everything.

More investigation showed that the on board Intel HD 3000 graphics (2nd gen i3 processor) has no Windows 10 drivers.

So why the f*** did the upgrade wizard give me the okay to proceed?

Ended up wiping the device, reinstalling Windows 7 and all the vendors device drivers, then restoring my friends files.

Personally I have now been using Linux since Windows 8 came out. One hour of trying to use the Windows 8 UI on a normal PC did the trick.

Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

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$4000!

If anything, ANYTHING went wrong with a $4000 laptop I would be in a rage beyond measure. Such a device should be perfect.

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

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Re: Can happen to anyone...

Yeah, right...

My Linux Mint install (I admit I am a fan) is currently using less than 8GB of disk space for the OS and all programs, excluding /home of course.

Windows 10 needs 20GB

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/windows-10-specifications#sysreqs

All my passwords are complex and unique and my email address has already been liberated from several other websites https://haveibeenpwned.com/ so zero impact to me.

Here you have a FOSS community project that was targeted by some bottom feeder. They are upfront and honest about what happened, responding quickly to shut the problem down and inform the user base. Big companies should respond in the same way.

IT infrastructure on demand? Yeah right, say devs

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Oh, I'm sorry

That I don't have boat loads of unused capacity ready to be handed out to users when unplanned requests for resources splat onto my desk.

Linus Torvalds fires off angry 'compiler-masturbation' rant

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Re: He's blunt. He's aggressive. He's offensive.

It's open source development. Licensed under GNU GPL. Pray tell how it can go the way of Blackberry? It is not even a company...

Sure other people have formed companies which have created products based Linux like Redhat, VMware and Canonical to name few.

Asus ZenBook UX305: With Windows 10, it suddenly makes perfect sense

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Re: Checking it out under Linux is a good idea.

This will be because Mint is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the 3.16.0-38 kernel and Ubuntu is currently on 15.04 LTS or 15.10 with a much more recent kernel.

Mint will be going to the 15.04 LTS base in 9 to 10 months with the release of Mint 18.

Wall Street watchdog publishes its ultimate rules on Bitcoin biz

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What?

Windows XP? Seems somewhat unsafe. I hope that picture is very old...

Giant pop can FOUND ON MOON

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It's actually rather nice

I drank buckets of it while I was in Bali. It's a light lemon flavour.

Can't say I approve of littering on the moon though...

Samsung vs Apple: which smartphone do Reg readers prefer?

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Re: undecided too....

You hit the nail on the head here with are deal breakers in a phone for me.

MicroSD card

Removable battery

Without these I am not interested. I would have looked at the HTC One or Nexus 4 as the contract on my current handset is up in a fortnight but neither of these handset can tick these boxes.

A real shame as I like the look of the HTC One over the new S4 by a long way.

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