Stopped reading at ....
.... on a Windows machine ..... - sorry.
Icon for Windows in its current POS form -------------------->
127 posts • joined 11 Jan 2014
Stevie, like it. Cunts is also one of the few single words that sum up Fuckbook, and in the singular - Fuckerberg.
Did I read somewhere that US companies have rights like a person or something similar? Well, if found guilty, jail FB for 20 years. Owners, directors, management, working from the top down do 1 month each of stir - and not in a cushy executive prison, but not necessarily in a top security hell hole, just a normal mid-range offender prison. A month of that is enough to get people's attention.
Icon for what can't happen soon enough to FB
Get fuel, dear Henry, dear Henry
Get fuel, dear Henry, dear Henry, get fuel
How to get fuel dear Lisa, dear Lisa
How to get fuel dear Lisa, dear Lisa, how?
With a Soyuz dear Henry, dear Henry
With a Soyuz dear Henry, dear Henry, a Soyuz
There’s a hole in my Soyuz ……..
Just had to finish the loop off.
Apologies for change in title too - the 'dead rats' is automatically inserted in my replies and I forgot to change it. Might be something to do with NoScript.
To my shame, I have a FB account. I haven't used it for ages and haven't agreed to the new terms post GDPR, so its sort of dormant.
What I'd like to do is delete my FB account but first have FB give me ALL the info they have on me. I've never given them my mobile number but suspect they have it. FB is almost certain to have more info about me then shows on my account which I can delete (deletefacebook).
Is there somewhere that details how to go about getting FB to tell me everything they hold on me? I know it would be pretty much impossible to know they have complied but I would at least like to try.
I looked out my February 1996 PCW Interactive CD that has Slackware Professional Linux on it (v2.0 I think), the CD still runs but I doubt I'll try to make two install floppies to try and install it. This was my introduction to Linux and the start of my move away from Windows, which is at least 99% complete.
Are ya ready kids?
Aye, Aye captain!
I can't heeeaaar yooouuu!
AYE, AYE CAPTAIN!
Who lives in a datapod under the sea?
Gunge Bob Server Pants!
A pathetic attempt I know but I'm not a creative type, may be someone cleverer can do the whole song?
Apologies to Stephen Hillenburg & Derek Drymon
"Busy with factory reinstall of a Win10 Lenovo laptop - it got bogged down for some reason. Slow to start, slow to get the desktop ready for user interaction."
Busy upgrading Windows 10 Lenovo laptop to Linux Mint @ 16:16 BST - will post back when installed and fully updated (get ready for a red face when it goes horribly wrong :-) )
"F1 yawn. MotoGP, rally cars, sidecars or the hillbilly OZ V8s offer far more entertainment" - add IndyCar to that list. There's more excitement in the 24heurs du Mans than an F1 race - and has been for years.
After failing to find F1 highlights in Sky's EPG (a ten minute program in reality) on anything other than Sky F1 I've decided to not bother with F1 any more. Having watched the last two IndyCar races live, both with plenty of excitement, that's what I'll now watch for fast racing.
Why do French presidents of the FIA always fuck up motorsport, Jean-Marie Bastard killed Group C for a decade or so.
This could be my fault - sorry.
I have a friend that runs a scrapyard and one day he called to say the computer he uses to inform the DVLA of cars he'd scrapped had been upgraded to Windows 10 and he couldn't access the DVLA site any more. I tried all methods I could think of to get IE, Edge, Firefox, etc. to connect to the DVLA but nothing worked so I rolled back to Win7. I was offered a window to tell MS why this PC had been rolled back, I wrote what I thought of MS and Win10 which made my scrapyard owning friend blush. I did change it to be less offensive but as we're not sure that everything we type isn't recorded by MS - even if we delete it - MS may have been subject to some obnoxious abuse from me.
The first line of this song sum up MS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtuVBPwzstM - NSFW or MS. Paris because .....
Facebook has never been on my Android phone, I've never visited Facebook on my phone, I've never given Facebook my mobile number, but .... I visited a shop one day and later that day when checking a group facebook page a message popped up from the shop saying something along the lines of 'thank you for visiting us, if you have any questions just contact us.' I nearly fell off my chair - how the hell did Facebook link this together? My WiFi would have been on - I now try to remember to switch it off when out.
The death of Facebook cannot come quickly enough, although it is too late for our data. It would be hard to believe anyone that said 'yes, we have deleted all the data we hold on you'.
Where do we stand as regards the Data Protection Act, or whatever it's called these days, with the likes of FB, MS, Google, etc., etc.?
Hi Steve, nearly fell off my chair at the mention of my name - different Tony M though, I have no kids.
I have Crohn's Disease and at times can fart for Britain, though by the sound of it I'd have been trounced by your Tony. Farts on 'planes is the best fun :-) Icon for when I have explosive diarrhoea - hot, hot, hot!
KDE 3.5.10 was the last good version of KDE before the abomination of 4 (don't know about 5, KDE had lost me by then). I usually upgrade to a new version of Linux by getting a new drive and retire the old drive. For a while I used to pop the old OpenSUSE drive back in just to see KDE 3.5.10 for a nostalgia trip - I don't remember what I changed to, then I found Mint Gloria and have been a very, very happy Mint with Cinnamon user ever since.
Back in the late 70's I used to get contract work from Marconi in Writtle with the drawings sent from W. Anker (thought he was a William), never met or spoke to him though.
Also worked with Will Drown at Pumpkin Marine in London, nearly fell off my chair when he got a mention on QI by Sandi Toksvig, when he fitted her with a buoyancy aid at Crewsaver. Was very ill in his loo at a party!
Rifling through my rifles....
My 1930's vintage BSA Light Pattern 'A' series springer air rifle has a rifled barrel - http://www.network54.com/Forum/670443
My Webley Tempest air pistol even has a rifled barrel.
I'm pretty sure my Air Arms S400 MPR PCP 10m competition air rifle has a rifled barrel
Otherwise I agree on what you say may, or may not, work in a vacuum.
When going in to pendant mode it pays to check you know everything about what your talking about :-)
+100 - more and more of my customers are moving to Mint when they see how much faster, familiar and easier it is over W, w, w, w, w, w - I can't bring myself to say it, don't want to make my mouth dirty :-)
-100 for the MS dead donkey floggers that down vote negative (to MS) - but often funny - comments.
Thank you El Khaptain - it is NoScript's doing, the lowres image thing only started a couple of weeks or so ago, perhaps permissions got reset and I didn't realise.
Had my porridge with honey (from Shropshire) this morning thank you - still disappointed in direction El Reg has gone recently.
I couldn't see two of the images, and I don't click twitlinks.
Seen the super low res images on the right? A sign that El Reg is hurting financially (even more?) since its dreadful changes, plus just including a link instead of the image saves storage space, saves money? Makes sense when you're down on your uppers. Too late for a subscription service, many of the good guys and girls have gone - reporters and 'tards.
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky .....
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019