Serial crony and bootlicker Ajit needs to fook off and pai.
81 posts • joined 9 Jul 2008
I was working on a ship back in '94 or so when I got my hands on a copy of Doom.
It took about a week until the IT guy and I were blasting away at each other, another for the bridge to get on board during their down times . After that the black gang and anybody else with access to a computer was fighting the good fight whenever they could. Happy, happy days and nights.
Agree with the above comment -- it was the sound and music that really iced the cake.
Re: F*** another fail for IT in the eyes of ordinary users
"Oh, and a small point, the CAD tool I was using to design a small boat is now broken."
Perhaps you dodged a bullet: if you were designing it on an MS operating system it would probably have sprung a leak right when you needed it most and sunk. And Ballmer might have danced around at the launch!
Problem: Nobody is going to see the crappy films your company is making.
Solution: Hire Bain & Co to placate some rapacious shareholder, toss in $250m in "overheard and procurement savings", add "Sony Pictures had a crap approach to passwords and access controls, but the concerns were dismissed by Sony execs because requiring staff to memorize complex passwords was too much" and top it off by promoting to Veep of Info-Sec the guy who said "We’re trying to remain profitable for our shareholders, and we literally could go broke trying to cover for everything,".
What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
I worked for a company whose owner got the Notes fetish on some business trip.
We went from a productive, happy environment to a "You forgot the cover sheet on your TPS reports" hell almost overnight. Forms that took 15 times longer to try to use than the previous systems (where we simply filled in a spreadsheet and attached it to an email with a set of cc's), support staff whose stock answer was along the lines of "You shouldn't want to do that and anyway what it CAN do is this, and would you like fries with that?".
The best (worst) part was that it was a company that encouraged you to use your own laptop so you could work from home or the road etc but on MY laptop I ran Slackware and of course Notes client didn't work so I had to set it up all over again to dual boot or risk getting looked upon with disfavour as "not a team player" by the idiot company owner. So screw lotus notes and the twats who foisted it upon an undeserving public.
No mention of Nokia X?
I never had any use for a smartphone until recently and I hate the standard fiddly look of most Androids and even iPhone - I have fat fingers and bad eyes.
I got a Nokia X and it's been very useful. I think the Windows style UI is better for phones (and I am an avid Slackware and OS X user who normally has no time for anything from MS). Any app I wanted has been available from one of the many stores online and the only software I have had any issue with is Firefox crashing all the time, but the Opera and default browser it came with are good enough. I can ssh into my home servers when away if something goes wrong with them and I got a Midnight Commander-esque file app which is the bee's knees for moving things around.
The lack of a webcam is a benefit imho as I have no use for them, the built in camera is shit but it'll do in a pinch for insurance photos and the like and I never have much hope for any camera with a focal length of 0.5cm anyway. Music, radio and video playback is fine and the dual-sim management is slick and handy. 60-ish quid here in Thailand and it was money well spent.
Plus it's bright green.
They haven't unborked anything yet from where I am sitting. Does anybody know where we can send a strongly worded email to voice our displeasure?
"legitimate subdomains resolve as expected"
So MS thinks that my little host serving up pics to family and stuff is somehow illegitimate? Is it because I won't let their poxy software run on it and I don't bother writing kludges into css files to work around their shitty browser?
"As far as I am concerned Assange is a douchebag but WikiLeaks itself is a great idea if it was run with appropriate oversight."
I've tried to watch his new show on RT but he is an insufferably annoying prick, his aims may be in the right place, but his smug self-promotion is nauseating.
I think he's toast now and will be cooling his heels for a long time in a US prison soon. They'll go all out to charge him with anything and everything they can think of just to get an extradition.
Cry me a river
"These devices have moved from having a rudimentary phone system to being a full-fledged computer, with a sophisticated, modern operating system"
If that is true then they have done it despite MS, not because of anything MS has managed to botch together and foist off onto the gullible..
Came to make some comments but it seems they have all been covered, but anyway..
I respect Mr Stallman for his amazing contributions but he seems to be tilting at windmills nowadays.
I like my iMac very much, I like it more when I'm using it to virtualise Slackware or run GIMP and various other things on what has proven (for me) to be a flexible and pleasing platform.
Stallman should lay off Jobs since Jobs is now dead and focus on things that matter.
"Richcopy can handle large quantities of files, but can multi-thread the copy, and so is several hours faster than using a Linux server as an intermediary"
Richcopy is not so fast that there is time to defragment an NTFS partition with 60 million files on it before CP would have finished."
Told to take batteries out
The solution I was given was to take the batteries out of the keyboard when not using it. FFS!
I can't be bothered doing that, I have found that switching the mouse off when not using helps a bit, ie I get about a week out of the batteries instead of a day or two. Apple had better pull their finger out and fix this.
I installed 9.10 on 3 identical desktops (2 Ubuntu and 1 Kubuntu) to see what it was like nowadays. It was a nice easy install but one of them flatly refuses to find its nic, the other two do fine.
I cannot get a Brother multifunction printer to scan despite hours and hours of reading. There are a lot of people with the same problem apparently. I had the same problem with Slackware 12.2 but a quick edit of a Udev rule fixed it, no such luck with Ubuntu. I put Slackware 13 onto the one that can't find its nic and it works perfectly.
The Ubuntu ones look good (17" LCD monitors) but the Kubuntu one has tiny, ugly fonts, especially in the terminal. The KDE GUI controls seem to be a bit spotty at times. Overall I think that I will be putting Slackware back on to the 2 remaining boxes as I find it a lot easier to manage than (K)Ubuntu, but that is probably only because I have a lot more experience with Slackware than anything else.
Look like good upgrades from Apple in general.
I am certainly going to get at least one of the mouses and with my extraordinary powers of self-restraint I will probably walk out of the store with a 27" iMac and new 15" MBP for the Mrs to assuage my guilt.
I hope 15 inches is enough for her.
/damn you Steve
Read the host notes!
Just for fun I downloaded them, they contain gems like this on page 5:
"What do I do at the party?
Introduce • We’ll be making the computer uniquely our own by changing the desktop background.
• Use Windows Search from the Start menu for any of the following: background, desktop, wallpaper, appearance or slideshow. Click on change desktop background.
• Choose photo(s) for desktop slideshow (pictures library > scroll to the folder > clear all > select photos).
• Change the picture position to fit. • Have picture change every 10 seconds. • Save changes.
TIP: Other customization features can be found here, too.
Guests’ hands-on exercise • Guests create a new desktop using the photos in “Party” folder in Windows Live Photo Gallery. • Who goes first?"
Are they joking? That certainly isn't my idea of a 'party' activity.
They cannot be serious with all this rubbish, I think abigsmurf got it right above.