* Posts by Michael Habel

2365 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ support to arrive in Linux 5.1

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Re: I would think ...

Surly Arch Linux would be the best weapon of choice for this device. Makes me wonder when or if the Pi foundation will ever discover the SATA Port, and why they should probably toss in a few. As a means to bulild a NAS Box on the cheap.

Unless you want your wine bar to look like a brothel, purple curtains are a no-no apparently

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Re: "looking like a brothel or a funeral parlour"

Or perhaps they just cater to the tastes of Goths....

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Yet its probably more credable, then the MSM....

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Re: Colour me suspicious

No that One currently resides somewhere in Washington D.C. and, is currently obsessed with farting cows. One, wonders by how much is she contributing to the problems of global warming by, simply opeinig her piehole up to spew this nonsence..

But, it is good to see her own Party actually turn on her, and do their damndest to under cut her, if only to save themselves.

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Re: Probably the word "bordello" that did it ...

Sounds to me like the residents in Cornwall should sendup better representatives into Parliment, then to wait 'round for hand-me-downs from that lot over in Bruxelles.

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Botched subtitle

Standard resopnse here...

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Gimp

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Well there are some parameters I havent bothersed to search for yet...

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Considering some of the recent happinings in your county... I find that remark to be in poor taste sir...

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Re: Good on him for standing up

No not the Red Lantern...! What would the Green Lantern think

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Re: Good on him for standing up

You forgot to add that, being reserved for the Royalty, (Mostly in China, or Feudal Japan), it was pretty much a death sentace for anyone that wasn't noble enough to be wearing the color Purple.

Microsoft flings the Windows Calculator source at GitHub

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Re: Fix it! Fix it! Fix it!

Not sure how thats really different from anything that came before this flat limpless thing that they called the metro style.

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Re: Its like they dont want to bother making good Software anymore?

I think most People would say no. Windows (H)8.x was an unmittigated flop. They already done did the 9x Series back in the 90s. So Windows X was the next logical step, and with the one hand they givith, and with the other they taketh. But, how many of the current installs currently live do you imagine were gifter upon their users, like a theif in the night?

Execpt the Theif generaly doesn't care to stick 'round much afterwards.

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Re: Port to iPad?

Just get a Yoga like everyone else!

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Re: Is this a boiling frog experiment ?

Its like they dont want to bother making good Software anymore....

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Re: Is this a boiling frog experiment ?

Do you think we can expect a workable* fork of WindowsX any day now?

*By workable I mean less creapy "We know whats best...", and perhaps the return of Solitare, and Chess and, normal M$Paint?

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Re: Is this a boiling frog experiment ?

Yeah 'cause both Red Hat, and Canonical, have NEVER charged for their Products. There Product here being Support of course.

From hard drive to over-heard drive: Boffins convert spinning rust into eavesdropping mic

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Stories from bygone days....

So can this be used in conjuction with an Acustic Keyloger?

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Re: Only 30 years too late ...

There are littery millions of Videos of this on YouTube. Google Flopatron...

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Terminator

Re: I'll file this in the ...

I'm slowly reminded by that scene in 2001 again now. where they cut the Mic to the HAL9k, but, lol they forgot that Hal could read lips... (Or so it was explaind at the time...), But nope this was how HAL managed to get up on that Tab.

*Termanator cause its the only thing to have a(n) red eye(s).

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Re: I'll file this in the ...

Ok I doubt the National Aeronautic Space Administration, has much in the way of love for spining rust... Sans the planetary body known as Mars, and then I'm sure only the finest 3D TLC Flash will ever be good enough for that lot.

Otherwise what the flying flip do that buch of commies a.k.a the Fair Labor Standards Act, even care? Are do you think they're trying to push for more pay to the poor smucks stuck glued at a desk somewhere, in Chengdu, who will be repeatedly soldering the same SMD, to the same spot on your <INSERT DEVICE> for the next Five Months?

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Re: I'll file this in the ...

I hear the Alphabet Agencies have some deep pockets, and a fetish to turn EVERYTHING into a live Microphone. All in the name of protecting us from them Terrorsists, and Pedophiles.

Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster

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...and, then theres that age old Japanese addage about, how the noncomforist nail, will always get hammered down. So if you want to be your own man. Go climb a rock or something, and never come back.

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Re: We have surely reached peak beard.

Yes I thought we called them gurus.

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Terminator

Re: We have surely reached peak beard.

You also forgot the biggest fashion crime of all... The Man Bun...

Please send in the killer Robots now ro deal with this...

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Re: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same

*Yet....

**Needs more RIP Icons...

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Re: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same

#ORANGEMANBAD

Oh look they all think the same way too... HOW CUTE!

Linux 5.0 is out except it's really 4.21 because Linus 'ran out of fingers and toes' to count on

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Re: Windows version numbering

AFAIK Win2k NEVER supported someing as base, and plebian as DirectX. As Win2k was sold as a being the sophisticated Busnes orinated NT Client, to the more plebian class that wanted DirectX and, were seved Windows Me instead.

Inb4: Ahh yes but, you could bodge DirectX onto a clean non DirectX copy of Win2k. I'm not even gonna argue the point. Yeah it could have been done, and I'm sure enough People did, back then. But, I think it only fair to point out that this was... Say unlike with the later WinXP, an unsuported setup.

I mean you may as well say that MicroSoft sabotaged Win98SE (Or the whole of 9x, anf thus the reason for WindowsX), was eventually sabotaged by WindowsMe. Which had hardblocks in place to make you ditch your old DOS Software. Even though, being a 9x Kernel, and so fully able to perfectly run any DOS Software. You had to dig in deep to the registry service(s), to undo the vodo that, they done so well. That it only made sence to dual boot 98SE alongside a beta release of XP, and understand that DOS 's time was (as they say...), up.

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10 Fingers + 10 Toes, + 1 8====> =21 XD

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Terminator

Re: "as evidenced by it reaching end of life with just 1½ service packs"

And everyone is required to attend the the mandatory (ßeta), testing seminar....

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Sully themselves with nVidias Drivers? Ok could someone please explain why I would want to use the Nouveau over the ones by nVidia? Other than the pure joy there is to be possibly found in being fundamentalist open sauce zealot*?

I mean is this like the only difference? How exaclty do the Nouveau Drivers hold up compaired to those from big, bad evil nVidia?

*Not that there's nothing wrong with this of course, but some of us aren't as strong with the faith as other.

ReactOS 0.4.11 makes great strides towards running Windows apps without the Windows

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Re: "Which is where MS should have stopped."

I'm pretty sure Win2k has support for SMP... Boards from both AMD, and Intel from back in the day, when counting the "Cores" was as simple as counting the number of Sockets that Board had.

Yeah Ok this was probably more of a stacked racked config, then say something sitting inside a 200x's Mac Pro. with more thorughly modern Xenons then the Pentium II/III era Xenons from back then.

SSDs? What would that have to do with the OS? Or am I just being a silly goose for asuming that being SATA... Your SSD should have to adhear to LOL the ATA / IDE Spec? Which is as old as DOS!

USB 3.0 / 4 /4 2x2 etc... Yeah ok that could be an yitch... Asuming you wern't able to write the low lever kernel Divers for that. 10+Gib.... LOL remind us how long 1Gig Ethernet has been around again. By my count at least as long as Win2k. And, how widely do you think 1Gig Ethernet has been adopted within that time? Well AVM (Fritzbox), a huge player for Modem / Router / Wifi Boxen, only just got 'round to adding GigE to the line, about what Five Years ago. So forgive me if I refuse to hold my breath for a solid 10GE anytime within the hours of whatever remains before this even bcomes a thing, outside of the Enterprise market. /Clarkson rant

RAM (Or a lack thereof), probably would also need to be adressed in the modern age.

But, these are NOT the things in which the Op had in his mind surly when he wrote, what he did. And, for what its worth. Win2k was the best OS they ever came out with. Windows VII could be the second. I'm gonna dismiss XP as being little more than Win2k with DirectX (Whatever version it got up to at that point... Google it yourselves!), and a lick of stylish Blue Paint to soothe the inmates in then asylum.

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Re: Win7

PROTIP: You don't have to be in Linux-Land to use either the GIMP, or Krita Image / Drawing Tools. There are also other free Lightroom alterintves, that are in my opinion superior to the offerings of Adobe. in the form of both Dark Table, and RAW Therapee. All of these Programs will happly run under your copy of 64Bit Windows 7.

So you can slowly go, and get yourself acquainted with every one of these Programs, with out ever having to ever see a single <SEE ICON>

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Years.... I'm counting less than 10 Months now as the Crow fles...

Eggheads want YOU to name Jupiter's five newly found moons ‒ and yeah, not so fast with Moony McMoonface

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Alien

Re: Every language and culture

No wonder the the rest of the polite Galaxy will have nothing to do with us... Plus Cricket!

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Re: Didn't....

Alass none of them end in either an "a", or an, "e" though...

So. To the question we really wanted answering: How real is 5G?

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Re: Electric cars are "very real"

Tell me more about your Sumg-mo-bile again, like how we have to strip mine sh--hole countries for the rare eaths to manufacture the Batteries, and how envromentally friendly the eventual disposal of these Batteries will end up being again? I would say you had a slight right to be smug, if it were possible to attach said Smug-mo-bile to one of the bird killing windmills that the greenies seem to like so much. the dirty secret however is your producing the same amount of CO² as everyone else. IF ONLY indirectly. but, lets not go bursting any bubbles...

Note this isnt a direct on the Technology as such. But, these toys have a long way to go before ever replacing the internal combustion engine. Like Clarkson stated i only have (whatever number he pulled outta his arse), of hours left, and I don't want to waste them waiting for my Smug-mo-bile to rechage.

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Re: Electric cars are "very real"

Electric Cars are a ****'ing fraud. But, let me use my smug holier than thau green face anyway.... Cause Envro-Hippies are the worst kind of Trolls that, its possible to be.

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Re: now,

lol I knew about Vodas takeover of KD, a few years back.. But. it might have passed you by that they also managed to get their mits onto UnityMedia as well.. Something I only found out purly by accedent. As I visited their Website trying to find the complaints line as both my House Phone, and VDSL line(s), have both decided that today was a great time to crap over themselvels.

I thought we had laws in place to prevent this kinf of monoploy? Humm I guess not....

Slow Ring Windows 10 fragged by anti-cheat software in the games you're playing at work, says Insiders supremo

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Re: WTF is a Slow Ring???

Less creappy spying, and and hole-ly Enterprise version of Windows X or BUST!

You know with the utter outrage about the poor not being able to buy their way out of creepy Facebook spying... One would like to ask where this finely judged outrage snuck off too with Windows X? Or, did we just all of a sudden decided to say f*** it!?

Its actually kind of alarming to find that Windows X has managed to get ahead of Windows 7.

If you beleve the numbers.

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Re: Root kit

Me thinks that you doth giveith our dear friends at Redmond just a tad too much credit in this regurad.

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I call shenanigans, I'm sure there are at least 10 People who would argue that EMACS was more useful than anything ever made by MicroSoft.

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Re: A LOT of you apparently play games at work!

You mean mean how those DNC Russians were able to hack into those Systems!

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Re: WTF is a Slow Ring???

If you cant pick up on the Tab. Then you should probably invest some time to learn the lingo kid. This is a Site, for those that don't have to be coddled to things that you should already know. Such as how utterly retarded MicroSoft Products.... (Or a lack therof...), have become, post Windows 7...

Gives one pause to wonder if they will survive into the 2030's the way they are going. I guess thats why they are doing their damndest to drag Linux down with them.

'We don't want a camera in everyone's living room' says bloke selling cameras in living rooms. Zuckerberg, you moron

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Re: That's why people should not pay - by law

Do I mean? Ughh HELL YES. But, if you found House of a Sugar daddy to front your ISP Bill. Then good on you Sir. Most of us have to take it from our own Pockets. Luckily for me I've never had to actually make a choice between my ISP, or a Tin of Cat Food. Probably ',cause I have get the **** up every morning and swing my ass to work like everyone else, without this problem.

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Re: That's why people should not pay - by law

Why?! Says who? Who gets to judge this? Why do Poor people who probably have to chose between a DSL Line, or a Tin of Cat Food. Are somehow in more need of protection. Then anyone else who just wants FB to Fork the hell off!

As someone here has already pointed out. Its not in FB's intrest to let those that could afford to, opt out. As its with almost certainty to only those very People would the Advertisers have anything bordering a wish to adreess / annoy.

As Adams was once to have remarked, in a Galaxy of mostly well to do's, nobody was really poor... At least nobody worth counting..... (Facebooks very hot take on this subject.)

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FAIL

One of the few pet peeves I have

Are with Idiots that feel the moral fortitude to pander to the lowest common denominator. I always fee a seething urge to ask these Morons to please point me to the Stone upon which it is carved by <INSERT DEITY HERE> him/her/its -self; That life was always ment to be far.

The simple fact is life is anything but, far Mr. Zuck! If life was soooo far than please praytell us why isnt everyone able to enjoy a nice Face***k session from say from any of the Worlds finest S**thole Countries?

GTFO OF HERE WITH THIS CRAP!

Samsung pulls sheets off costly phone-cum-fondleslab Galaxy Fold – and a hefty 5G monster

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Re: Most comments:

Wow... I would have been happy with 1024x768 @ a deadlocked 60fps.

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In all farness how the ***k is it Samsungs fault that this Site likes to display Ads? Ot, the other Ads from all the other Websites since the dawn of the interbuttz?

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Re: Most comments:

And, what kind of Games post 2010, could One actually play at anything nearing playable frames on a System built from only 150 Squids? I'm guessing it might prove a better Word Processor, and perhaps a slow-ish Photoshooper PC. But, I dubt you'd get Crysis to play on it, and well that was actually already 2007...

The only thing more freaking INSANE then Samsungs (#METOO), Apple-esq pricing on Phablets (Folding at home), or otherwise, are the proud prices that GPUs are commanding. And, that even assuming you could even manage to even find One, and that some scummy scammer, isnt hiding on the other end. or that the Card is just about on its way out, having done its due duty as a means to mine imaginary Money, that could then be sold on to fools with even more imaginary Money that has the blessing of the Goverment of the Day.

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Re: I'm buying one

The sarcasm levels are off the charts with this one...

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