* Posts by PNGuinn

1576 posts • joined 18 Mar 2014

Red Hat banishes Btrfs from RHEL

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Btrfs

Doesn't systemd support Btrfs properly then?

We'll all have to go back to using EMACS.

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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Re: Genuine question

"Adding cats and traps would've doubled the cost as BAE are involved."

"Adding cats and flaps would've doubled the cost as BAE are involved."

There - FIFY.

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Internet addict sent to an anti-addiction boot camp is no longer an addict. Because he's dead

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Re: Damn the lego group

C'mon, Commentards, Pluralz of legoz.

You just KNOW you want to!

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Blighty’s beloved Big Ben bell ends, may break Brexit bargain

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Re: Size is not everything @AC

Why does that place name seem somewhat appropriate in this context?

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Re: It's 2017

Nah - think of the cost.

You'd need 3 choristers, not one. A perfect E BONG, a Ding and a Dong.

Ok, I'll give you finding a suitable dong in the vicinity one could re purpose should be quite easy, but I'll he/she/it wouldn't come cheap.

And they'd all need one of these. >>

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@ VinceH

2 words.

B Ark

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Why not build a new purpose built Parliament building somewhere in the north Midlands

"But I do like the idea of the vermin of parliament being consigned to some sh1t hole like Stoke, Derby, or Shittingham."

Ledswinger, as a shamefaced Londoner, I'll have you know that there are few more shitty places in the UK than the great sprawl of the metropolis, and Westminster is its excremental centre of gravity.

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Re: A point in fact.

"I work in Chertsey, it's Junction 11.

Junction 12 is the M3 crossover"

Smarty McSmartpants.

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Re: A point in fact.

While the bell is called Benny McBenface, or Biggie McBenface, or Bennie McBigface ... or if they drop it in the river during the refurb - Boaty McBellface, Belly McBoatface, Bennie Mc ...

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HMS Queen Lizzie impugned by cheeky Scot's drone landing

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Re: Weaponised drones...

T'internet of stings.

Be careful out there.

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Re: Assuming it was armed...

Nah - Tried 'n tested Maritime methods.

Cat O' Pult. Gives you 9 tries. Or so I'm told.

Thanks - I'm here all week.

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Firmware update blunder bricks hundreds of home 'smart' locks

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"but maybe I am being a little cynical" @DNTP

Er ... No.

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WTF?

$469 is not a price for "crap."

That's what you USED to think, John?

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World's largest private submarine in mystery sink accident

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Nice Linkey

Interesting picture of a very grotty place showing no submarine. Is this offered by the Danes as proof that the sub's sunk?

Reminds me of a picture I once saw entitled "Cow eaten grass" ...

Via Google mangle:

"According to TV 2 News, Peter Madsen has been flown away in a helicopter wrapped in carpets."

Madsen or the helicopter? Enquiring minds etc ...

Any sign of a bag of quicklime, a submarine backhoe digger or a PFY??

So many icons to choose from and so little time ...

>> Mine's the one with the blow up rubber ring in the pocketses.

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Overland journey?

"One of the world's only privately built submarines has reportedly sunk under mysterious circumstances on the Danish coast."

Good trick if you can do it.

See title.

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Jocks' USO block shock: BT's 10Mbps proposals risk 'rural monopoly'

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Sausages!

I'll see yer wee twelve inch English Morrison's in 13 whole inches of puff pastry (oooh matron) and raise ye a wee bit 'o Scottish willie waving.

We need a sausage icon. Approved by the elReg units soviet.

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Florida man is world's fastest flasher: Just 53 quintillionths of a sec

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Re: Faster?

DON'T CALL MY SHEEP SHIRLEY!

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UK IBMers lose crucial battle in pension row

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Re: We can all torch IBM

""hung, drawn, quartered, shot, pissed on, burned at the stake and launched into orbit"

Agreed, but not necessarily in that order."

MORE space junk?

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Four techies flummoxed for hours by flickering 'E' on monitor

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magasine listings

Luxury!

Our dad made us use Vaseline. And lick the typewriter platern clean afterwards.....work for 37 hours a day, paying 9d for the....

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Flash fryers have burger problems: You can't keep adding layers

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Re: "plasma breams"

"I was also wondering how many layers would be required before they had to upgrade to sharks..."

Obligatory : With frikking lasers?

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Google tracks what you spend offline to prove its online ads work. And privacy folks are furious

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Re: This is why you want anonymous payments

"I have a taste for Bovril, Toblerone and pastrami in crusty rolls"

All together?

Pass the sick bucket.

>> Helps it all come up easily. So I'm told.

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Re: This is why you want anonymous payments

"Gait recognition may be the province of the security forces at the moment, but how long until that's in commercial use?"

Prior art. Monty Python - Ministry of silly walks.

Bring it on!

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Petition calls for Adobe Flash to survive as open source zombie

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"And yet I still encounter websites that refuse to display anything unless I install Adobe Flash first!"

Obligatory "Move along now - nothing to see here"

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Re: It's Legacy Tech

"Yes, nothing, except possibly the enormous effort required."

Some people feel that really heinous crimes require a really strong deterrent.

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Re: Destroy the culture too

"One example I can think of is a client wanted an animated logo on their splash page. The swf is 16kb, the jquery version is 205kb. Is that really progress?"

Er ... why not go the whole hog and do without the f*(^$£% annoying animated logo in the first place?

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Re: Destroy the culture too

"Wouldn't it be funny if Adobe *did* publish the code, thereby turning this into an open standard, and FOSS people then produced a Flash plug-in that ran on all platforms and didn't have a million holes?"

NO.

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Linus Torvalds pens vintage 'f*cking' rant at kernel dev's 'utter BS'

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commentares

Commentares???

That's so totally not pc. Totally unacceptable, antisocial and obscenely abusive TBH.

FYI the correct term on here is Commentards.

There's probably an appropriate elReg unit for us lurking somewhere. Probably involving perfectly smooth badgers paws or some such.

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You need to assemble a crack AI team: Where do you even start?

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Re: Bah!

"First, find your crack."

And the answer's right up it.

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You need to assemble a crack AI team: Where do you even start?

You don't.

As the Irishman said when asked the way somewhere ...

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UK.gov: You can't have our drone test results because... er, security

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UK.gov: You can't have our drone test results because...

Er ... there aren't any results.

Move along there - nothing to see here.

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I fully expect there to be a gantt chart provided ...

Or a gnat chart, Min.

Thanks, it's the one with the Goon Show scripts in the pockets.

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Re: "American one's"

What about the American two's?

Enquiring minds ....

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HPE boss Whitman among candidates for Uber CEO job – report

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'plans to stay ... until her work is done'

Aw, Shucks.

Just when Uber are in such desperate need of high quality leadership.

Err, here's an idea for a very highly qualified alternative: Could one Theresa May be persuaded to step in to save the situation?

Pleeeease?

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FUKE NEWS: Robot snaps inside drowned Fukushima nuke plant

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Re: Fuke news indeed

"It said "beep"... Once, just before it died."

Diodes, I presume.

Was It depressed?

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Re: Time for some clever industrial design.

@ Mark Dempster

Tropical Island, you say.

Have you considered the dangers of mutant white cats?

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Re: Time for some clever industrial design.

Parker, go ask Brains If we should put pod 3 or pod 4 in the boot of the Rolls.

After all, we wouldn't want to risk TB2 in that kind of environment.

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Find your happy place: Fedora 26 has landed

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Re: Happy place

Oh Bugger, Bugger .....

Still got gerrrgnome AND systemd. Thought you said happy?

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DeepMind says it's given AI an imagination. Let's take a closer look at that

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Prior art?

I thought microsoft perfected something like this several years ago.

ISTR they called it Clippy.

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Cops harpoon two dark net whales in megabust: AlphaBay and Hansa

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Fleabay

So, it's back to using Fleabay for now then?

Life must go on.

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HMS Frigatey Mcfrigateface given her official name

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Re: Oh pleeease.

"no point in raising awareness of NERC as it won't be around past next April when all us poor Research Council works become part of UKRI"

Then can we have Boaty McBoatface back? (Sounds far more erudite than Atty Mcfatface)

Oh pleeease.

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Can anyone tell me why this ship is carrying around a lighthouse?

Shhh.

New super secret navigation system. Makes sure it never gets lost, runs aground or hits the rocks.

Just don't tell anyone I told you.

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Re: In the event of Scottish independence

"it isn't clear what use one or two expensive, state of the art frigates would be."

Trying to find the bloody Loch Ness monster?

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The name Glasgow brings with it a string of battle honours

Especially on a friday night?

>> Wee Glaswegian?

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Boffins back bubbles for better bonding with beautiful belongings

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Re: Hmmm

I wonder how the public would feel if the white cat was to explode instead?

Enquiring minds need an appropriate strategy boutique to do appropriate market research ...

I wonder how the public would feel if a strategy boutique was to explode instead?

Enquiring minds need to find someone with a singing whale capable of writing a proposal for a research grant ...

I wonder how the public would feel if a singing whale was to explode instead?

NURSE! Where are my jostick pills?

Thanks - its the blood stained one with the lump of whale meat and petunias in the pockets.

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Why can't you install Windows 10 Creators Update on your old Atom netbook? Because Intel stopped loving you

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Re: Microsoft murdered netbooks

""No one wants a piece of junk low powered laptop whatever OS it's running.""

Try stuffing an appropriate version of Linux on it. It'll probably run like a scalded cat in comparison to windows.

> Runs and hides. Thanks - it's the one with the bullet proof vest in the pocketses.

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Crazy bug of the week: Gnome Files' .MSI parser runs evil VBScripts

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****CLANG**** /shouty

Oh Dear - this one seems unworthy of even the systemd dafties

Time someone renamed Gnome to Troll and kicked it back under its bridge.

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Sleuths unearth 'Panic Mode' in Android, set off by mashing back button

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Re: No such thing on a MS Windows phone

"That is of course, provided you can actually, physically remove the battery without an impressive array of miniature sized screwdrivers, 3 pints of virgin blood and a bible (I'm looking at you Samsung / Apple et al.)."

No, be fair to Sammy for once. They've just provided another way to "access" the battery.

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Re: 43 times

"You only have to press it once - the screen darkens up (down?) with the message "Do not press this button again"."

FIFY

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It's July 2017 – and your expensive HoloLens can be pwned over Wi-Fi

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Re: Even so,

"roughly akin to peering down a loo roll tube, which leads to onjects of any size vanishing into thin air"

At least you wouldn't need a bevvy of firemen with an angle grinder to attend A & E then!

Patent possibilities for Slurp? Hmmm ... Oh noes, bog rolls have rounded cornerz ...

C'mon, apple, rise to the opportunity.

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Re: Even so, I still want one.

Wot, an internet connected nose?

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