* Posts by cookieMonster

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Microsoft's problem child, Windows 11, is here. Will you run it? Can you run it? Do you even WANT to run it?

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Re: Want to run it?

Exactly this.

Currently run on an X220, ran loads of distros on it, never had a problem. Currently back on the latest version of Mint.

Pretend starship captain to take trip in real space capsule

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Use the force Kirk

Hugs,

Gandalf

Google's newest cloud region taken out by 'transient voltage' that rebooted network kit

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Joke

Re: Harden the F up

I read on this forum not too long ago that the only things in Australia that won’t try to kill you “are some of the sheep”

British defence supplier Ultra Electronics to be sold for £2.6bn to US-controlled firm

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WTF?

doesn't bode well for Britain's industrial future

That disappeared decades ago

Elementary OS 6 Odin released on a 'pay what you want' basis

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The more distros the better

Irrespective of my/your preference there will always be others who have a different view of the world. This is another option for people to choose from, and choice is a good thing to have.

Sooner or later the successful ones will last and improve, while the others will fade, but at least people have a choice of what suits “them”, and that is a good thing, IMHO.

Good news: There's a slightly increased chance of asteroid Bennu hitting Earth. Bad news: It's still really slight

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Joke

TAG did not alter Bennu’s likelihood of impacting Earth

Of course they’d say that. They would hardly say “Opps, our bad”

The web was done right the first time. An ancient 3D banana shows Microsoft does a lot right, too

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I think the hipsters call that “Monthly Recuring Revenue”, only way to become a eunuch corn

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Re: Eh?

Re BeOS: I had one of the first revs of the machine and don’t remember having any issues with connecting it, apart from some muppet in the telco telling me “the internet needs windows to run” when trying to figure out ip addresses etc etc

Full Stream ahead: Microsoft will end 'classic' method of recording Teams meetings despite transcription concerns

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Devil

welcome to winlux

Microsoft to require proof of vaccination from on-site staff, pushes back full reopening

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By the looks of it, 2025 ish

Right to repair shouldn't exist – not because it's wrong but because it's so obviously right

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Timely

Was watching a review of the Framework laptop last night, lovely bit of kit and totally modular , which means easy to change, replace parts. If / when they ship to Europe, I’d seriously consider getting one.

Scam-baiting YouTube channel Tech Support Scams taken offline by tech support scam

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Hate that

Ouch

A bunch of apps will be able to bypass Microsoft's new store and use own update methods

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FAIL

Microsoft & Windows

It’s like a Groundhog Day train wreck.

Why can they not get anything right?

Copy Apple for fucks sake, it won’t be invented in Redmond, but fuck it, it might actually be useful!!!!

Try placing a pot plant directly above your CRT monitor – it really ties the desk together

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Re: Back in the olden days

Re blowing a fuse.

At a mates house as a kid and they had a problem with a fuse blowing in some power tool, they “fixed the problem” by replacing the fuse in the plug with a piece of sawn nail, the same length of the fuse.

Giant predatory ancient insects pioneered mobile comms 310,000,000 years ago

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Re: More detail needed

Seriously, you’re bringing Jake into this for what??

I’ve never met the person, don’t know them, but you seem to have a “thing” for Jake. Why the fu$& did you even post that??

Linux Foundation celebrates 30 years of Torvalds' kernel with a dry T-shirt contest

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Re: Tongue in cheek

Or ms comic sans

SQL Server beta for Windows Server Containers terminated 'with immediate effect'

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Tried the corrections link

But the google capatcha/ tingamagig is not working (at least via my net connection)

re: https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/06/microsoft_cancels_sql_server_beta_windows_server_containers/

even though Microsoft's relational database is designed to run on Windows and the Linux version uses a Platform Abstraction Layer (SQLPAL) which maps Windows calls to Linus OS calls, as explained in this paper.

Calls to “Linus OS” ??

Autocorrect issue ? :-)

Oh dear, Universal Windows Platform: Microsoft says 'no plans to release WinUI 3 for UWP in a stable way'

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So on the ball

I had originally planned to go the Golang/web UI path to get a single code base for desktop apps (Linux, Mac & Windows), the Golang part was super nice but the web UI part was terrible, gave up and went Python & Qt, works great

I see you're writing an app... Microsoft nudges AI Clippy-for-Code out the door, turns machine learning onto Word

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Re: Ideas for Microsoft Word Online

I wouldn’t be too hopeful of printing... maybe you can, maybe you can’t ....

System76 releases Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS 21.04 with auto-tiling COSMIC desktop

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Linux

Hmmmmmm

Long time Mint user here, and moved to PopOS last week, upgraded today to the new shiney.

It’s different, and a slightly jarring change from Mint, but it’s kinda nice.

I was nudged to try this by a comment from one of our commentards last week on a thread I can’t remember, but was “an OS should be in the background”..... kinda statement.

It struck a chord, I was familiar with the Pop OS minimal approach, so installed it.

Keyboard navigation, f$&@ all eye candy/ distractions and pretty snappy on an old X220.

I might actually like this

What you need to know about Microsoft Windows 11: It will run Android apps

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You’re on the home straight, hang in there !!

Do you want to become a vulture? Now's your chance to join The Register's news desk

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same thing?

Fancy the ultimate no-Air-outside-bnb? NASA willing to rent out ISS for two weeks

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Joke

Re: Two grand a day for food?

Seen similar prices in Euro Disney

Microsoft's bricks-and-mortar retail operation set to return from the grave? Not quite

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Meh

Where’s the yawn icon?

Apple ditches support for pre-2015 MacBook Air, Pro laptops with macOS Monterey

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No down vote, but not true. My wife’s early 2011 MacBook Pro runs the latest Linux mint like a champ. Everything works perfectly, my daughter was stuck at home during lockdown and had to do her schooling remotely, not a single problem was had with WiFi, sound or built in camera.

Just what is the poop capacity of an unladen sparrow? We ask because one got into the office and left quite a mess

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Holmes

Just what is the poop capacity of an unladen sparrow?

From experience, it seems to directly proportional to the quantity of expensive equipment in the area of said bird(s)

Parliament demands to know the score with Fujitsu as Post Office Horizon scandal gets inquiry with legal teeth

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Privacy activist Max Schrems on Microsoft's EU data move: It won't keep the NSA away

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Re: Remind me please

I don’t think the benefits were for the plebs

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all: El Reg takes Twitter's anti-mean algorithm for a spin

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Coat

Your mother .....

Your Mother was A Hamster

and your Father Smelled of elder berries

Ever wondered what it's like working for Microsoft? Leaked survey shines a light on how those at the code coalface feel

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A regular here, I too worked for them, but wayyyy before monkey boy made it to the top.

I concur with your assessment. I was there for ~7 yrs and enjoyed it. Great people (even the HR), hard working, intelligent and friendly.

I honestly don’t have a bad thing to say about my time there, the software...... that’s another matter altogether.

So how's .NET 6 coming along? Oh wow, Microsoft's multi-platform framework now includes... Windows

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Re: What's the framework used to implement current Microsoft products like Office and Teams?

QT.Net ???

Biden administration effectively slaps bans on seven Chinese supercomputer companies for military links

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Is that you Xi ??

Beloved pixel pusher Paint prepares to join Notepad for updates from Microsoft Store

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Unhappy

Meh

Other issues including lengthy pauses during the update process serve to remind users that this is, after all, Windows.

FTFY

Easily distracted by too many apps, too many meetings, and too much asparagus

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Pint

wild asparagus

It’s a real thing here in the south of France, I’m lucky as it grows in my garden.

Beer icon as there’s no wine icon, and I always have a glass or + with them.

New systemd 248 feature 'extension images' updates immutable file systems without really updating them

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Re: why in hell?

Systemd is to replace emacs, or is it the other way around ??

Android, iOS beam telemetry to Google, Apple even when you tell them not to – study

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Re: It's this sense of entitlement that get's me

I was talking to a coworker of my wife last week about this and he was totally oblivious of these issues, his attitude was “whatever.,, I don’t care, it’s nothing”. And that is exactly the attitude of the general public. They simply don’t give a sh$&. There is no hope of this changing while the general population really don’t give a fuck. It will take a massive data breach, globally, where there are severe financial consequences for the public before this becomes an “issue”, and even then, the guilty will just roll out the boilerplate bullshit of “we value your privacy...blah blah blah”. The only solution is regulation but that’s not going to happen any time soon unfortunately.

Apple expands third-party repairer program, mostly in Asia

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Slashdot

Is that way —->

Prince Harry, the Count of Montecito, turns Silicon Valley startup exec with first job based in 21st Century

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I heard/read somewhere it was in the region of 17 million dollars, but can’t be sure if that is fact or speculation

A borked bit of code sent the Hubble Space Telescope into safe mode, revealing a bunch of other glitches

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Joke

Re: It depends...

Can it print??

Users wail over neverending queue: Nope, not the supermarket. GitHub Actions is having a workflow wobble

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Dog food

I’m sure that they have replied, but the GitHub action to send it is stuck in a queue, somewhere

Apple's latest macOS Big Sur update stops cheapo USB-C hubs bricking your machine

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Re: This is why I had to swap.

I did the same with my 2009 iMac last year, Mint runs flawlessly on it.

Happy birthday, Python, you're 30 years old this week: Easy to learn, and the right tool at the right time

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Re: Python is a good language.

Same here, I generally like the language but the whole tabs/spaces thing took a long time to get over.

You want me to do WHAT in that prepaid envelope?

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Re: Club 50+

Yep. Been here 15+ yrs.

Got them for the kids when they were less than 3, otherwise it’s a joke.

As for the general health care system, it’s A1.

Housekeeping and kernel upgrades do not always make for happy bedfellows

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Re: The secret to intelligent tinkering ....

I was nerd as a child and had learned all about these kind of fubars as a young lad, by the time I actually started working in the field I had MANY years of experiencing “wtf have I just done??”

Never did it on the job, but I was an expert in reinstalling Linux and backup strategies by the time I was 18 :-/

Vatican absolved of one financial sin after revelation of data discrepancies

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Unhappy

Excel??

See title

Two wrongs don't make a right: They make a successful project sign-off

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WTF?

Re: Talking of getting it wrong

you buy milk on amazon????

fuuuuuuck, I'm so living in the last century, I just get it in a shop.

Come, chant with us over a sacrificial goat and predict 2021's biggest tech stories to a high degree of accuracy

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Re: Apple

Oh, there is, right after satan finishes building his new snow palace

Surface Laptop Go: Premium feel for a mid-range price, but Microsoft's Apple-like range once meant more than this

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Re: The same review in just a few words.

The only thing microsoft could make that didn’t suck, would be a vacuum cleaner.

The curse of knowing a bit about IT: 'Could you just...?' and 'No I haven't changed anything'

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Re: Sorting other people's stuff

Practically every computer at home is a recycled machine. My latest is a Dell optiplex 755, apart from the loud fan, it runs great (LM20).

For any web browsing, printing, office type work it’s more than capable.

SHRT hits the fan for first-gen Surface Hub users: Jumped-up whiteboard can now be updated via dedicated tool

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FAIL

Surface Hub Install Tool

Where did they get the R from??

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