* Posts by Michael Habel

2236 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

Scumbag who phoned in a Call of Duty 'swatting' that ended in death pleads guilty to dozens of criminal charges

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And, yet London is the knife muder capital of the world, supassing even New York in violent crimes. So yeah, again worry about your own mess.

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Re: The word they're looking for is 'scapegoat'

Are we feeling a bit inferior because your Goverment, will only let you carrry an unconcealed Knife to a gunfight? Perhaphs it would be wise to clean up after your Patch, before you go worring about someone elses.

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Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server Oct 2018 update at world (minus file-nuking 'feature') after actually doing some testing

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Re: It's almost as if the broken 1809 build never existed

There are only NINE versions of Windows, and not Ten!

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Re: Quick everyone download it...

Are you sure you have it locked down? Its not unlike MicroSoft to just say fork-all to your "decsions", and just revert back to the hivemind.

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Yikes. UK military looking into building 'fully autonomous' killer drone tech – report

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I'ma let you finish but, .Hack// did the whole trapped inside an MMORPG better.

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Re: MoD insists there will always be a human at the wheel

I'm not a May fan, but calling her a Meat Bag is a bit harsh. Perhaps a Meadhead? Yes... But, definitly not a Meat Bag.

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Open the pod bay doors: Voice of HAL 9000 Douglas Rain dies at 90

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Re: RIP

IKR: First Stan Lee, and now Douglas Rain, they are all heading for the Coast.

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I'm sad to say that the allure has faded.

HERESY! To be fair though Alexa is just a pretender to HAL9k though.

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Re: My fav sci-fi saying

Back during a time when Star Wars was real Star Wars, and not a vehicle to drive SJW values down everyones throat.

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YouTube supremo says vid-streaming-slash-piracy giant can't afford EU's copyright overhaul

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Re: So what?

Bless Alex, and his Gay Frogs, may he croke forever!

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Re: So what?

It maybe "Better", but it hardly means that we don't lock up innocent People who #dindunuffen

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Brit boffins build 'quantum compass'... say goodbye to those old GPS gizmos, possibly

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Re: It's not a compass.

Well at least its not running that bloddy Vista thing (Shakes angy fist!).

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Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server

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Re: Just go Linux

Dohh How did I fail to see my own genus at work?

MicroSoft Windows X SE (Slurp Edition).... Its almost enough to make me slightly nostalgic for Windows 98SE.

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Re: RIP KDE

And, here I thought thart KDE was last seen heading out toward the far end of the Shed?

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Re: Just go Linux

Running Opensuse here as my primary OS. Still dealing with Win 10 for some graphics programs. They borked my machine last night as well. Can't wait till get a real photographic editing under Linux so I can be done with Billy Gates for good!

Well for Photoshop there's the GIMP... Although, I'd probably would opt for Photoshop as well. Its not like GIMP is incapable of doing very Photoshop things. But, thats almost always the trick isn't it. Actually bothering to learn how to use the Software. And, to my knowlege Photoshop has a Library of Books written about, it. GIMP? Well I know the should exist, but, I have never actually ever encounterd any,

Fine, what about Lightroom then? In this instance I have to emphaticly go with Darktable. Again its just different enough to have to spend a few moments to work things out. The good bit is its totally un GIMP like in that, its actually refreshingly simple to use.

Since like GIMP it also runs under Windows, and MacOS. I would very much recomend you to give it a try. But, until Affinity Photo & Illistrator make their way over to Linux. Which I susspect they will sooner, or later. This is about as good as it gets. And, its not you can't run Photoshop proper from Wine. Along with Office 2k3 either.

But, yes unless the Public rails against these Publishers to publish their Warez on Linux as well. its all ust wishfull thinking. Perhaps we should be pushing FreeBSD more? That to me sems more comercial friendly than Linux. Not, that you can't buy comerical Softeare (e.g. Steam Games), on Linux. But, I susspect the air around Linux is so poisend at this point. That until the mass revot comes,* nobody will really bother to give Linux the time of day.

Then again having two or three (if you count Gentoo), architypes of Yum, and or Apt, RPM, and or DPKG to learn (and or stick with), has probobly been of much help either. this and Ubuntus pressence on the Web, making Ubuntu pretty much the goto Linux.

*Hint it wont!

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Re: el kabong

I would argue foe MACRO-SHAT myself. As there is an aweful amout of excrement surrounding Windows X.

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Re: Just go Linux

Using Windows X Slurp Edition for your Skunkworks Division... What could possibly ever go wrong?

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Re: Just go Linux

Did you even bother to read the Article?

1) I wasn't aware of there being something greater then Win X*

2) This is something that is THANKFULLY ONLY AFFECTING those with Windows X

So....

A) Upgrade to what exactly?

B) What if you cant, because M$ are becoming to shite at keeping their Software aflot?

* With the execption of possibly Windows 7 SP1

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That amazing Microsoft software quality, part 97: Windows Phone update kills Outlook, Calendar

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Re: Users are locked in and they can't go anywhere

I expect to cut free finally from Windows in 2019 and use Linux Mint and OSX FreeBSD.

There Fixed that for you...

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Re: Simple business...

2, save money on QA and development, piss customers off but still lose very few customers because most of them have no choice.

You can't loose Customers you never really had. (Which I gather kionda works both ways if you think about it.). Most Plebs only have an OEM version of MicroSoft's finest. And, that Sale was to the OEM. (e.g. Dell), MicroSoft have discoverd the shear joys of Microtransations via their XBOX Live!, and saw, how both Apple, and Google were using that premise to make more money after the sale of some iThing, or other Android Device. And, of couse MicroSoft wanted to get into that act. The long game is undoubtly to make Windows a Monthly Subscribtion Sevice. Problem is if they just up and run with it. MicroSoft would be gone with-in a Week. So what else can they make Money / Use out of.... Oh yeah that Big Data, Cloud thing...

Now, you can either chose to move in locksteep with 'em. Or you can still leave. either way. The only Customers in that exact scnce of the Word would to me be the Windows X users. Not those running some OEM copy of Windows 7.

Which is why I never saw myself as being a Customer of theirs, and why I have no rights to call them up and complain how shite their Software is. As they will rightfully tell me to take it up with the OEM (i.e. Dell), who sold me the Computer with Windows on it.

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Re: It’s a game...

And since this pile of excrament landed, there has been the.....

November Update

Anniversary Update

Creators Update

Fall Creators Update

April 2018 Update

October 2018 Update

So when do you recken enough of these Updates will have come, and gone again, before Windows X actually starts to get good again?

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Re: Fixed

More fun is coming to every M$-based platform and Orifice installation. Better disable or block windowsupdates until they got things sorted out properly.

But, I thought the whole point of Windows X was so that you HAD to take MicroSoft's Medicine, whether, or not it needed addional Chemo. As its not like you're on a Corporate Network any how? I thought that was the fun, adventurous part of running Windows X. Was to count the Days till the next or, after the next System-wide spectacular.

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Re: How long before

You mean this hasn't already happend MULTIPLE TIMES already with Windows X?!

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Re: I am genuinely shocked

To be far.. I never had problems getting something as basic as a Fingerprint Reader on my Lappy, to just work under Windows. On Linux Mint... After a fresh install. It can be quite the fiscking chore. That said, most of the stuff I like to use, primaraly being Darktable, and Gimp (i.e. Open Source versions of Lightroom, and Photoshop), are pretty much at home on Linux any how. And, I'm not about to touch anything less than Enterprise grade Windows X. But, good luck trying to get a personal Copy of Slurps latest. Hackentosh was kinda cool for Five minutes, back in 2009. So that leaves me with either FreeBSD, which I still havent tried, or Linux. Of which I'm more famillure with the Debian structure. So my go to Disto in that case would be Mint.

Mores the pitty that I can NOT seem to install it properly unless I cut my WiFi off compleatly. Which also kinda sucks major balls.

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Re: I am genuinely shocked

How about you have a look :HERE

and then take a look over :THERE (subheader: Shoping)

The First Link has the list of actvely supported Devices. going all the way back to the days of CyanogenMod. The other is of couse Google....

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Re: Not affecting all users?

Two things strike me about Lineage OS (Formerly known as CyanogenMod),

1) Its still Googles underlying Code (Android Open Source Project),

2) (A matter of personal preference sure), But, to make it useful you're going to want to install some GAPPs which again kinda moots the point.

Again the only real point in running this Software as such is if your OEM (coughing loudly), Samsung has decided to just feck off and, support the next device, (Insert any Tab/Plablet you like here), instead. then yes as long as your Device still has a Dev behind it may still continue to see the next OS version. Or as of late the latest Monthly Security Patch. Although in my experance that only turns up every so offten anyway. It might also explain why other People, like nVidia with the Shield TV, were reporting future monthly Security Updates (From Google...), but have thusfar been mostly silent for the past few Months. When the last update from them hit, they were actually looking like they would continue to actually do this. Which at the time kind of impressed me.

But, let us remember the Shield TV came out, back in 2015... So nobody shouldn't say that they haven't been supporting it.

As to third-party Appstores.... Is it just me are were they also very shady AF?! Aptodid, is a place to get pirated (e.g. hacked), *.apk's, and Apkmirror, is only useful if you want to let your Device, mine Coin for someone else. I think we're well past the days of such Malware, just spaming something as innocent as a Porn Website.

Now I grant you Google are NOT much better at protecting themselves, (or us for that matter!), as it comes to all that. But, they have a vested intrest to keep that knind of crap off the System. Those other Two? Naghh I don't think so.

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Re: If only...

That could be a thought for th things that they (S0NY), are doing wrong? Sure way back in the day S0NY actually stood for something. What's the first thing to roll of the top of your head these days?

Tintitron?

Bravia?

The Walk / Disc -man?

Their Robotic K9 Unit?

Perhaps those VIAO Laptops?

Nope They are that Company who's in a war for the Livingroom, with MicroSoft's XBone. With their latest Playstation. Your damn right if you think I think that S0NY beanded Phones were too expensive (back in the day), when compaired to the better looking Phones coming out of South Kerea (again at the time). Today the South Korean Firms ar at, or at least surpassed S0NY on many of those fronts, are are now finding themselve being erroded by other Chinese OD/OE -M's who can pretty much parrot what the big boys are doing, but again at a fraction of the price.

The simple fact is if S0NY would make a decent Flagship Phone, with most of the Bells, and whistles, of the day, and then tryed to sell it for about half of what Samsung are asking for with the S/Note 8/9/10. I think they would suddenly start to sell some Phones again. Add Playstaion Vue as Blotware crap to make even more money streaming Playstaion Games to said Phones. Yeah they did kind of tryed that once before. But, that PSP Phone thing was way to niche. Not to mention it probably wasn't really ready for primetime. What with UTMS / 3G just starting to roll out. but, now with 4&5G. That could actually probably even be a thing.

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Nice eMail Client you got there, shame if something were to hapen to it. But, I'm sure Mr. Nadella isn't the kind of guy to let such an excelent opportunity to shrill the benifits of Oriface 365, to not go by.

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Upset fat iOS gobbles up so much storage? Too bad, so sad, says judge: Apple lawsuit axed

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Re: "Apple refuses to add SD card slots to its iOS devices..."

And this was a argument to be had in the Corporate-sphere? I thought we we're discussing the Sheeple aspect here? Besides I gather there are plenty of other alternatives out there not least among them Samsung with their Knox based Systems. The problem is getting the IT & Security Departments to aggree on what form such an envroment Blackberry, Apple, or Samsung, it should take.

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This just in: What? No, I can't believe it. The 2018 MacBook Air still a huge pain to have repaired

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Re: Do you work for (Cr)Apple

Yeah who do you think we ((Cr)Appple), are? Some kind of charity? Go and buy a new One you Pleb, We got a mult-billion Dollar busness to run. ain't nobody got time to make you replacemet parts. Which is why (Cr)Apple, make most AASPs turn in their old Parts just to make sure they don't land up in someone elses unauthorized repair shop. Who also runs a Youtube Channel, explainging how shady this practice is for the consumer of Appl-ly Goods.

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'DerpTroll' derps into plea deal, admits DDoS attacks on EA, Steam, Sony game servers

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Re: the charge of "Damage to a Protected Computer"

Surly there was some finacial damage, done to these systems, when the Attack prevented them from buying some Digital Content or other.

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Re: Should have used 7 proxies

I would have gone with Willam Gates the Third myself.

I'll let you finish but, Marvel has the best villans OF ALL TIME!

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Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here

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...But, only when they made Ciggerate Packet sized Music Players, that had an IEEE1394 Connection.

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Re: I can see Apple's point...

Somehow I really doub't that, this is how Linux updates actually work. I mean Linux goes al the way back to what 1989/90, and NOBODY has had this evil-genuis thought be for you decided to chime in with it?

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Re: Ah diddums

No choice? I'm sure Lenovo, Dell, HP, Acer (Just rolling it off the top of my gulliver), would all just happen to disagree with you. But, yeah those Machines could only just about give you a so-so Hackintosh expreance. Which I'll admit was only mildly usefull back in the glory days of the Third-Gen 40GB iPod. When I needed to use what was then, and Hell probably still is a MacOS Exclusuve Audiobook Chapter breaking Program that allowed me to setup such Audiobooks up with the appropiate Chapters.

Sadly the iPod has been sitting in a dark dusty drawer for about as many years now. having been replaced by Google Play Music, on Android.

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Re: This is a non-news story if I've ever seen one

Murdoch's boyz at Faux News...

And, here I am sitting in front of this Terminal, thinking to myself.... (As One does.) That the Rat Shack had pretty much devested Murdochs Boi's of the entire shee-bang, sans the Motion Picture Arm, which I gather will continue on as 20/21st Centery Fox?

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Re: Great plan Timmy.

And, here I thought the main difference (per-se), between *nux, and BSD, was the GPL, or a lack therof. Which made, or makes BSD more atractive to the like of Apple, and S0NY. (i.e. The underlying OS on PSP, PS3, Vita, and PS4).

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Re: "secure" boot is *EVIL*

Can't do the time? ... Don't do the crime, and you shouldn't have a thing to fear. Or can you kust murder a Schoolyard full of children, and just walk it off, where you happen to live? If so I sure as Hell do NOT want to ever vist your country either.

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Re: HP is terrified

Yes to wit the "Answer" is those ~Systems~ usually already have the added MicroSoft Tax allready attached to them. So they already have about as much Money, as they are likely to make off of you. Till you either formally updated to the next OS (e.g. From XP to 7), or you buy a newer bit of Kit again with WinX as the pre-install.

Which isn't quite the same as pecuring a "Necked PC" that has say FreeDOS as its shipping and, dare one say disposable OS installed.

What with the way MicroSoft is taking Windows Operating System X, to an ever encroching "SAAS" subscription model. Which itself may never actually come to pass. For if it did, it would surly kill of Windows as a going concern. At, least for those outside of the Corporate sphere. Again which is why this hasn't already happend, unlike with say Office, which very quickly did.

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Dell upping its margins again: Precision 5530 laptop will sting you for $13m. Yep, six zeroes

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Re: It's an Apple move

I seem to have a bit of a blind spot for the second "b" :-p

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Re: They made a mistake in the price

I thought they switched over to using Rare Pepes sometime back?

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Re: One for the tax experts.

No but, I gather She'll become a Speaker in 2019....

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Re: If you don't like those prices El Reg...

Thanks for reminding me of my childhood. At least not everything got ruined by NPC / SJWs.

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Re: It's an Apple move

I really enjoyed going down that Rabit Hole you provided. (The Wiki Link to "Third World Countries"), that has the Emerald Isle, in of all Colours Green. Why should I find this enjoyable you mighr be asking yourselves. Well Blue is considerd First World, Red was given to Russia, and China, (You know those Second World faild Socialist States. Kinda makes sence in a poetic sort of way.), and alas the poorest Third Worlders got stuck with Green.

Perhaps I should donate some Potatos?!

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That extra £350m

ITT: Remoaners will moan on... and on.... and on....

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US draft bill moots locking up execs who lie about privacy violations

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Not sure if that One was directed to my person (or, not), but, I think that one would be more accurate of the Leftist MSM Shrills and above all C(linton) News Network.

And, while we're on this note... Any guesses on which President was the last one to be impeached was? Yes he was impeeched. Alas it faild to remove said President from Office at that time. So tell me more about how how you lot want to impeach the Orange Man again?

Oh yeah that reminds me of a certain Hastag... What was it again? #beliveALLwomen

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Smartphone industry is in 'recession'! Could it be possible we have *gasp* reached 'peak tech'?

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Re: not unless they die.

Is this a case of just installing Linux on some random Phone, or a new PCB level build?

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Stairway to edam: Swiss bloke blasts roquefort his cheese, thinks Led Zep might make it tastier

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Yes but, does he belive that the talk back to him, and what are they telling him?

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Re: Has to be Van Halen (Holein)

Yes but, for best affects make sure to only play the David Lee Roth Era.

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