* Posts by abs

17 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Jan 2008

'Joan Is Awful' Black Mirror episode rebounds on Netflix


Re: Another cautionary tale.

The same came to mind. Sometimes it feels like I've learned more from SP than school.

Intel to invest another $25 billion In Israel


Re: Watermelon

Like what you did there. I hope that you're not a bot as that would be scary.

Maybe they will make botnet optimised processors at the new plant?

After nearly two decades of waiting, GNOME 44 brings you... image thumbnails


Re: "...it alone could force users to switch from X11 to Wayland."

I have this problem on my jammy jellyfish setup. The built in display on my laptop is ~2k and the external monitor is 1920 x 1200. I find that I have to choose between either having too fine UI on the inbuilt or a too big UI on my external monitor. I went for the latter as can reduce the text in an application like VSCode and that's ok. There may be a way to sort this but I haven't figured that out.

This is by no means a deal breaker. The thing that I'd like to see is better battery optimisation. From experience the battery lasts notably longer in Windows 11. I'd guess around 15 to 20% longer.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS arrives on everything from a 2GB Pi to AWS Graviton


Not bad

Using this on my living room PC. Connected to a samba share ok and now playing a TV show on it. So far so good.

Next versions of both Fedora and Ubuntu head into beta


22.04 where art thou?

I've refreshed the Ubuntu downloads page more times than I'd like to admit this morning. Still no Ubuntu 22.04 :'(

Maybe I should get out more?

Ubuntu 21.10 brings GNOME 40 debut and a focus on devs


Bricked my Ubuntu side

Just bricked the Ubuntu side of dual boot laptop with Windows 10 being the other OS. Oops.

Was following the guide on the Ubuntu website, https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/upgrading-ubuntu-desktop#3-check-for-updates

The Windows side is working ok. I'm planning on moving to Ubuntu proper when the next LTS comes out.

Oh well. Something to do this weekend.

Russia says software malfunction caused Nauka module to unexpectedly fire thrusters, tilt space station


Re: Several possibilities

f) aliens did it for giggles

A trip to the dole queue: CEO of $2bn Bay Area tech biz says he was fired for taking LSD before company meeting


Stoned web design

Clients have commented on how they find my web apps easy to navigate and use.

5-year-old Fairphone 2 is about to receive a major update to Android 9


Re: "an upgrade to Android 9 feels marginal at best and outdated at worst"

It's odd that Planet Computers did not sell you just the battery. If memory serves me correctly (it is a little hazy) I was charged around £40 for a replacement after I dropped mine and the battery tore off.

Apple emits emergency iOS security updates while warning holes may have been exploited in wild by hackers


Re: Once.....

I do the same and not had any problems so far.

Perhaps the manufacturers are more likely to test and iron out bugs to updates for the most recent versions?

Record-breaking Aussie boffins send 44.2 terabits a second screaming down 75km of fiber from single chip


I think I know what my next lock down movie will be...

Dark Helmet: "What have I done? My brains are going into my feet!"

Neo4j has this great IDE-a: How about we stuff all our graph workspace, database, algorithms and visualisation wizardry in one place?


The sub heading gave me a very much needed chuckle.

Beans anybody?

I'm worried that my neighbours may lodge a noise complaint with all the fart sounds I've been making. I have to air out the room before switching on / off the lights in case my methane gets ignited.

World's smallest violin to be played for opportunistic sellers banned from eBay and Amazon for price gouging

Paris Hilton

Re: Two moderate breasts

So does that make the price of thighs $ 55378008?

On a side note, does anyone remember an old Tomorrows World episode where Carol V. is holding up a calculator with a similar value? I'm sure I didn't imagine it. Then again that's possible.

Microsoft set to milk mobile Messenger mavens?


Not happened (yet) on my windows mobile smartphone

This hasn't come up on my Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone (Standard Edition).

Has anyone seen this on a Windows Mobile 5 or 6 smartphone?