* Posts by Juha Meriluoto

14 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Jul 2008

To build a better quantum computer, look into a black hole, says professor Brian Cox

Juha Meriluoto

Re: "Whereas there might be microbes all over the place."

Ours, too...

The crime against humanity that is the modern OS desktop, and how to kill it

Juha Meriluoto

Just watch the language...

User Interface: This is for interfacing with the OS to get things done.

User Experience: This is a load of irrelevant crap used to make a substandard piece of sh*t to look nice.

Happy birthday Windows 3.1, aka 'the one that Visual Basic kept crashing on'

Juha Meriluoto

30 years...

...and no amount of exorcism has been abel to remove The Registry, a veritable invention of the Devil himself...

Tomorrow Water thinks we should colocate datacenters and sewage plants

Juha Meriluoto


..then it would be easy to get rid of the s**t your average data center is filled with...

When product names go bad: Microsoft's Raymond Chen on the cringe behind WinCE

Juha Meriluoto

Not directly computer related, but...

...here in Finland, years back, our national alcohol monopoly launched a pre-mixed liquor that was pink in colour, featured a lady dressed as a cat on the label, and was named Koskenkorva Pink Pu**y. Really.

It was subsequently, and quite hurriedly (after a quick lesson in contemporary English, I presume) renamed as Koskenkorva Pink Cat. Those were the days...

First, stunning whistleblower leaks. Now a shareholder lawsuit lands on Zuckerberg's desk

Juha Meriluoto

Sounds familiar...

"But my view is that what we're seeing is a coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company."

Sounds like something coming from the leaders of Russia or Belarus... just saying...

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

Juha Meriluoto

Problems with Window$?

I've never had any. Formatting the hard drive has always got rid of it.

Firewalls? Pfft – it's no match for my mighty spares-bin PC

Juha Meriluoto

Re: I could post my history of 'temporary' bodges .....

There's never time to do it properly, but always time to do it again... and again... and...

Arecibo Observatory brings forward 'controlled demolition' plans by collapsing all by itself

Juha Meriluoto

Rest in peace...

The world will miss you.

Eclipse boss claims Visual Studio Code is an open-source poseur – though he would say that, wouldn't he?

Juha Meriluoto

Re: But it is quite good!

That is true. It IS rather good, which is something I don't remember saying about any Microsoft product. And if you want to use PlatformIO, you really don't have a choice.

I used to use Eclipse, but it's frankly a godawful mess.

We lost another good one: Mathematician John Conway loses Game of Life, taken by coronavirus at 82

Juha Meriluoto

Farewell, Professor

Game of Life was one of my first contacts with a computer... and still as fascinating as back then.

Huawei's horror show 2019 continues as Taiwanese research institute joins banhammer club

Juha Meriluoto

Truth to be told...

...I'd rather be spied upon by the Chinese government than a bunch of cutthroat American companies...

Hubble 'scope gyro drama: Hey, NASA, have you tried turning it off and on again? Oh, you did. And it worked? Cool

Juha Meriluoto

Just shake it a bit, and it'll run all right... isn't that what we all do?

Mozilla insists Firefox 3.1 won't hit bum note for developers

Juha Meriluoto
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FF3 a disappointment

I tried FF3, and it was a... well, I just could not see any speed improvements, plus it was quite unstable. Some quite mysterious behavior, too. And lots of broken addons. After a day or so I decided to upgrade to, which of course wasn't all that easy... Mozilla is beginning to look a lot like open source equivalent of M$.