* Posts by yossarianuk

515 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Sep 2008


Microsoft confirms Smart App issue renaming everyone's printers to HP


If you don't want bloatware you cannot uininstall

Just run Linux.

Microsoft starts offering advice in how to code for Arm


About 90% of Linux applications already support arm.

Makers of ad blockers and browser privacy extensions fear the end is near


The answer is firefox (preferably running 9n Linux)

UK to introduce new laws and a code of practice for police wanting to rifle through mobile phone messages


Re: Grim RIPA

I completely agree with you, however ID cards have so far not become compulsory, Labour back tracked and cancelled the scheme.

However they have been talked about again, and every sensible person knows the Tory party are always the 'big state' party in reality (IP Bill for example..) Tories are only ever small state usually when it comes to helping people (pandemic withstanding) and protecting rights.

Windows to become emulation layer atop Linux kernel, predicts Eric Raymond


Re: Sadly... this is the beginning of the end

The beauty of Linux (and open source in general) is that people can fork things if they do not like the direction of a project.

Its not like Windows or Mac where you could be actively prevented running/changing a component of the OS.

There are several systemd free distros..

- Devuan (debian based)

- Void

- Slackware

- Gentoo


- Artix Linux (arch based)

Probably many others.

Personally for all its faults I have got used to it now and can see advantages compared to past init systems (I quite liked upstart )

'Is this Microsoft trying to be cool? Want to go to the Apple Store?' We checked out London's new retail extravaganza


GNU Store ?

I for one would welcome a GNU store, it would be swarming with hippies who would have good quality drugs

Blighty's online pr0n gatekeepers are begging for a regulatory beating, says digital rights org


Bloody big state Tories

Tories are and always have been far worse in regards to direct state intervention in citizens personal/sex lives than even new Labour, they have no qualms whatsoever.

Tories are only the the party of the 'small state' when it comes to helping others/protecting rights/the environment

How much open source is too much when it's in Microsoft's clutches? Eclipse Foundation boss sounds note of alarm


If you want to live don't fund Microsoft ever


Unsure why you can't log into Office 365? So is Microsoft


Re: "You'll need the Internet for this"

I have LibreOffice too

WLinux brings a custom Windows Subsystem for Linux experience to the Microsoft Store


Re: The Other Way Round

Yes only Linux has KVM.

UK.gov isn't ready for no-deal Brexit – and 'secrecy' means businesses won't be either


Re: Anyone else being asked by agencies ...

You know some good people smugglers ?

Microsoft: You don't want to use Edge? Are you sure? Really sure?


Re: More bloat in an already over bloated OS

Secure boot make that hard....

But running Linux is a better choice.

Uh-oh. Boffins say most Android apps can slurp your screen – and you wouldn't even know it


Purism (real linux based) phones cannot come soon enough

I am only getting cast off phones now until Purism releases their phone.

Nothing else can be trusted.


Google leaps on the platform formerly known as Firefox with $22m splurge for KaiOS


Re: The Most Dreaded Words in IT

2nd actually.

The most dreaded is

"Our company have now partnered with Microsoft'

Usually this means no company within a few years


Re: Please keep it open

Soon you can get Purism..


Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...


Screw Atari scum.

Amiga rulez!

Zero arrests, 2 correct matches, no criminals: London cops' facial recog tech slammed


Nothing to hide

They bleated

Chinese web giant finds Windows zero-day, stays schtum on specifics


Their joypads were pretty cool too - I remember you could daisy chain up to 4 sidewinders via the PC's game port (this was pretty good at the time as this was pre USB)

Also the sidewinder drivers were added to the Linux kernel so worked out the box with no additional drivers needed (unlike in Windows..)

BOOM! Cambridge Analytica explodes following extraordinary TV expose


Team from Facebook are in their offices tonight?

I mean i'm sure it's all legal and above board but can anyone explain why a team from Facebook were in the offices of Cambridge Analytica shortly after the story broke ?


Hey UK.gov – cute tweaks to snoop regime. Your EU law reading needs work


Re: Crime in the UK today...

So cannabis possession ?

Linux 4.15 becomes slowest release since 2011


Re: Now what would be interesting...

Well there are distro's out there that have pretty much the latest stable kernel.

And if you are a desktop user it makes sense to run rolling release distros, otherwise X hardware isn't supported, GPU drivers are slower than they would be (4.15 is the kernel for AMD Vega users for example).

In fact as a Linux desktop user for about 15 years I would say you have less issues running Arch than Fedora, etc.

As well as Arch (and variants) there is Solus and OpenSUSE tumbleweed, I would avoid Debian sid as that is not designed to be a usable distro and will break eventually.

Also Gentoo but that is a completely different use case and the stable version is often well behind latest stable packages

Worst-case Brexit could kill 92,000 science, tech jobs across UK – report


Re: So one remainiac commissions a report from load of other remainiacs...

At least they bothered to actually do and publish reports.

Unlike the ultra-moron Brexiteers 'leading' our exit from the EU

How are the shares, Bry? Intel chief cops to CPU fix slowdowns


Retpoline support patches are coming soon for Linux


Permissionless data slurping: Why Google's latest bombshell matters


Re: Are we surprised?

In Tory Britain they have even pissed out human rights away let alone privacy


If you voted for these shisters you are a moron.


More reason to get a Purism phone

When they are eventually released...

Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?


Worst Government

In living memory.

Makes the new Labour era look almost liberal

Linux kernel hardeners Grsecurity sue open source's Bruce Perens


Linus didn't accuse them of breaking a license.

He just accused them of writing joke code (i.e what their entire business is about).... which should have been worse.

I hope open source (a term he originally helped coin) companies fund Peren's legal costs against these uber dicks.


Welcome to the Rise of the Machine-to-Machine. Isn't it time to 'block off' some data ducts?


Re: Web 4 all, web sees all.

> I no longer seem to have full control or understand of what is happening on my computer or phone.

Which is why you should run Linux

Aside from systemd where no one seems to understand how it got there or what its really doing.

Radiohead hides ZX Spectrum proggie in OK Computer re-release


Re: C90 cassette, as that medium was the dominant way? No!

A famous Finnish programmer also had a Sinclair QL ///


Linus Torvalds may have damned systemd with faint praise


Women Linux Lord ?

Will the new Linux Lord be a women too ?

(the Dr Who thing seems to have upset a certain type of person..)

Roland McGrath steps down as glibc maintainer after 30 years


> What would happen if Linus or a similar person got knocked down by a bus?

Greg would take over - he's almost the polar opposite personality.


Insert coin: Atari retro console is coming back


F*ck Atari

Signed, an ex Amiga user.

UK PM Theresa May's response to terror attacks 'shortsighted'


Re: FFS!

> Trouble is it was New Labour who were pushing for the ID card linked to a totally over the top database

However Corbyn's Labour have promised no further loss of civil liberties to fight terrorism, it is only right wing c*nt parties, UKIP and the Tories that are actively promising LESS rights for all

Perhaps you missed this interview the other day


Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04


2. Mint users

3. kde-neon users

4. Xubuntu users

5. ElementaryOS users



Re: Won't install properly

If you want the latest stable Nvidia driver just add this PPA - no need to manually install the binary


info -> http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/08/ubuntu-nvidia-graphics-drivers-ppa-is-ready-for-action

Anyone running Nvidia really should be using the latest drivers or you are missing out on many performance fixes (vulkan in particular )


Petition to make Plasma (KDE) the default DE


I'm sure it won't lead to anything, I really wish it would.

Plasma is a far better desktop than Gnome, for power users and newbies.

I cannot imagine a newbie coping with Gnome, for one in order to use the mutant tablet/desktop you have to 'adjust your workflow', the lack of such luxuries as a taskbar and minimise button will not go down well (you have to use memory to remember which windows you have open rather than a visual aid).

Also most KDE applications are far better, take Dolphin for example (the file manager).

Personally I would advise everyone to use kde-neon which is Ubuntu LTS based but has latest stable KDE/QT

Ubuntu UNITY is GNOME-MORE: 'One Linux' dream of phone, slab, desktop UI axed


They should have chosen Plasma

The latest version(s) of Plasma are more than enough for the great unwashed. It is stable, its fast, and arguably pretty. And unlike Gnome Plasma has the normal things you expect from a desktop, i.e a taskbar (so you don't have to rely on memory) and such luxuries as a minimise button (you need extensions to get those things in Gnome).

Newbies could pick up Plasma easily, with gnome you need to 'change your workflow' to use it.

UK digital minister Matt Hancock praises 'crucial role' of encryption


opensource protocols

How could the government mandate backdoors in opensource protocols which have no company to mandate/talk to?

I wonder if Amber Rudd has heard of PGP?

If you were cuffed during Trump's inauguration, cops are trying to crack your smartphone


Poor nazi snowflake


That CIA exploit list in full: The good, the bad, and the very ugly


Re: Where's Linux?

Also Sparrowhawk - keystroke logger works on FreeBSD, looks like they didn't get Linux support on that one



Re: Where's Linux?

BaldEagle - effects Linux + BSD BTW


However looks like it used HAL which I believe is no longer included in modern Linux distros.

UK Snoopers' Charter gagging order drafted for London Internet Exchange directors


Re: Cheers Tory voters - United kingdom = worst kingdom

The mass surveillance system will never sleep.

(I'm no Labour fan either..)


Cheers Tory voters - United kingdom = worst kingdom

If you voted Tory you voted for this regardless if you knew it or not.


Yes Labour were shits also, but they did actually back down from the utter worst planned laws.

The Tories are seeing it through.

Xen Project wants permission to reveal fewer vulnerabilities


Yet another reason to


Want to come to the US? Be prepared to hand over your passwords if you're on Trump's hit list


Re: What happens

You can read tweets without an account.

BBC to demand logins for iPlayer in early 2017


get_iplayer - radio ?

Will the changes be needed (i.e login, etc) for listening to radio shows (Live and previously recorded) ?

As I don't give a toss about TV shows, I do like to download various 6 Music (Craig charles, Gilles peterson, Cerys) and documentaries on world service and radio 4.

'Completely offended' Sheila calls cops over price-gouging ganja dealer


Re: This:

This backward Britain making whipped cream is now a drug offence.

UK ISPs may be handed cock-blocking powers


VPN usage will go up,

Well China this week announced a crackdown on vpns (making them illegal) -> https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/23/china-vpn-illegal-internet-censorship-government-approval/

Only a matter of time until Theresa copies the idea.

I would say everyone should learn how to connect via Tor bridges/pluggable transports as soon as possible (so your ISP isn't aware you are using Tor and will also get around DPI)


Fedora 25: You've got that Wayland feelin', oh, that Wayland feelin'


Re: Another major change no one is asking for

But people have been crying out for the end of X11 for a long time.

For a start there are inherent security issues with X11 that will never be fixed (like Windows its the design itself that can not be fixed - see atom tables, an unfixable Windows security flaw)



Microsoft, IBM, Intel refuse to hand over family jewels to China


Sounds like Theresa May's UK

Not too much different from this country

'As the bill was passing through Parliament, several organizations noted their alarm at section 217 which obliged ISPs, telcos and other communications providers to let the government know in advance of any new products and services being deployed and allow the government to demand "technical" changes to software and systems.'