* Posts by Spoonsinger

793 posts • joined 6 Mar 2009


Open-source RAW image editor Darktable releases major update to version 3.6 – and it's very accessible


Grey on slightly darker grey.


Oh SUSE Q2. Oh SUSE Q2. Pay IPO shares bread, it leaves you in the red, SUSE Q2


That last sentence seems a bit inelegant.


SUSE reckoned future growth would continue with adjusted revenue for 2021 in the range of $550m-$570m.


With adjusted revenue for 2021 in the range of $550m-$570m, SUSE reckoned future growth would continue.

Amazon Lumberyard is dead, long live the permissively licensed Open 3D Engine


Re: Online shopping.

Mind if people had to virtually fight to get the latest graphics card that might prevent a bit of the scalping, (or at least be entertaining).

Couldn't find the Dale Winton icon, so this should suffice for Bum Fight instead.

Robots still suck. It's all they can do to stand up – never mind rise up


To be fair,

if they had those jet packs we were all promised the wouldn't need to stand up.

Windows 11: Meet the new OS, same as the old OS (or close enough)



Office 2003 works fine on Wine.

Tiananmen Square Tank Man vanishes from Microsoft Bing, DuckDuckGo, other search engines – even in America


Re: The DuckDuckGo boast

It is their fault by implying that they are an independent search engine, protecting the user, bla bla, etc.

Days Gone PC: Melting pot of open-world influences makes for one of the more immersive zombie slayers out there


Re: "If you love a game, buy it at fucking full price."

So if a person, (say), buys games during a Steam sale, but never gets around to playing, (or even downloading them), is that good or bad?

China says its first Mars rover Zhurong has landed on the Red Planet


Re: Plop?

Probably landed on Beagle droppings.

Researchers say objects can hide from computer vision by seeking out unusual company that trips correlation bias


In 2022 people will be food.

Saw it in a documentary once featuring Charlton Heston.

Audacity 'scared and excited' to be bought and brought under Muse Group's roof, promises to stay free and open source


That "One user"...

was a Twitter comment. Maybe if another user with a different view posted a twatter comment the articles author could update the piece to reflect the diverse and varied views available on the subject.

Wormhole encrypted file transfer app reboots Firefox Send after Mozilla fled

Black Helicopters

Re: Danger, Will Robinson!

Was kind of visualizing Dustin Hoffman after the third tooth drilling "Yes, it's safe!"

Gummy bears as a unit of measure? The Reg Standards Soviet will not stand for this sort of silliness


and how Woolworths went bankrupt becomes all too clear.

You fiend!

Huge if true: If you show people articles saying that Firefox is faster than Chrome, they'll believe it


Re: It's not Google

Don't Google pay Mozilla about $400 million a year to be the default search engine on Firefox?

Cyberpunk 2077: There's a great game within screaming to get out, but sadly it was released 57 years too early


Re: Forget the bugs for a second...

Its based on a 1980's pen and paper RPG. That's the aesthetic they were going for. Which they seemed to do quite well,

Master boot vinyl record: It just gives DOS on my IBM PC a warmer, more authentic tone


Re: Older ?

"The Chip Shop" with Barry Norman Radio 4 (1984).


Currys PC World website crumples into unscheduled maintenance as shoppers chase latest gaming machines


Re: Customers prefer honesty.

They really don't.

"Madam, you are too ignorant and ugly to use this product", has never got a sale.

"This sir will make you more productive and attractive", has.

NSA: We've learned our lesson after foreign spies used one of our crypto backdoors – but we can't say how exactly


Re: 0F2w1kqF0nLi0BxJ0$I51bj30OlL0bnI1TZ$0UTd...etc....

If you really squint you can see a 3D picture of Richard Stallman eating an iced bun.

Top tip, everyone: Chinese hackers are hitting these 25 vulns, so make sure you patch them ASAP, says NSA


Re: =====>

"Man in stained underpants is blind to wasp in attic" - ancient saying.

Need a new computer for homeschooling? You can do worse than a sub-£30 2007 MacBook off eBay


'Mum, what the heck is Linux?'

"I don't know. A rebrand of Ajax maybe?.Ask your dad, he's in the shed"

A freshly formed English council waves £18m at UK tech industry, asks: Can somebody design and run pretty much everything for us?


Re: Privatise

Councils are municipal corporations. (Self governing entities under the laws of the state).

Burning down the house! Consumer champ Which? probes smart plugs to find a bunch of insecure fire-risk tat


Re: The stupid, the lazy and the first mover

"They are great for the perfect murder"

India shows off new home-grown CPU – but at 100MHz, 32-bit and 180nm, it’s a bit of a clunker


Can it play C...

Nope not going there.

Notepad++ website sent to China's naughty step after 'Stand with Hong Kong' software update


Re: Column editing

In the early nineties you could column edit in Word for Windows. Then "they" removed the feature never for it too return.

ZX Spectrum reboot promising – steady now – 28MHz of sizzling Speccy speed now boasts improved Wi-Fi


Re: Get an emulator

I love being told what to do with my money.

Facebook boffins bake robo-code converter to take the pain out of shifting between C++, Java, Python


I can just imagine the joys...

of maintaining a set of source which has been generated from a totally different language. Glad it's not going to be me,

Realme's X50m is a decently specced 5G phone – for the price of a 1995 Nissan Micra


The thing about a 1995 Nissan Micra is...

it's still usable after 25 years and is easily reparable.

Oh Hell. Remember the glory days of Demon Internet? Well, now would be a good time to pick a new email address


Still use a .demon.co.uk address...

Well stuff gets sent to it and then it's forwarded out of Namesco host to my own host. But sad to see it go because I've had it a very long time, I'll send myself a message on the last day.

Pan-European group plans cross-border contact-tracing app – and promises GDPR compliance


Every bubble's passed its FIZZical...

I miss Corona Cream Soda.

Hello, support? What do I click if I want some cash?


Re: And us Welsh don't have "special relaionships" with sheep, either!


Yo, Imma let you finish, but for the 6,000 people still using that app on a daily basis ... we have a question: why?


Re: Wassup!

Hello my good man.

This AI is full of holes: Brit council fixes thousands of road cracks spotted by algorithm using sat snaps


Stag DOS?

Is that the one which is not as good as marketed, falls over at the end of the night and leads to a life time servicing contract?

Tabletop battle-toys purveyor Games Workshop again warns of risks in Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP project


Re: They're doomed. Death by clueless Project Manager.

Blessed is the mind too small for doubt.


Re: Great news Warhammer.

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

We're almost into the third decade of the 21st century and we're still grading security bugs out of 10 like kids. Why?


Marc Rogers is right.

The scale should go up to 11.

Remember, remember, it's now called November: Windows 10 19H2 update has a name


Re: "normal servicing cadence"

The correct sound made during fellatio?

GNU means GNU's Not U: Stallman insists he's still Chief GNUisance while 18 maintainers want him out as leader


Theres alot of grumpy people on this thread.

I blame Richard Stallman,

Backup biz Acronis ascends to unicorndom after $147m splurge led by Goldman Sachs


Re: "You can't have two, or more, headquarters"

One might be a replicated backup image of the other with quantum asynchronous paradigm cloud based command and supervisory narrative functionality,

Q. If machine learning is so smart, how come AI models are such racist, sexist homophobes? A. Humans really suck


Re: So AI in this instance got it right

or maybe it's just the interpretation of the results by the humans doing the research which is the problem? Some people see racism, sexism and homophobia in everything, Especially those types who specifically go looking for it.

Waiting for Amos: SpaceX delays satellite launch as it tries hard not to blow this one up


I miss the days when The Register had a space program.

Happy times.

It's so hot, UK needs to start naming heatwaves like we do when it's a bit windy – climate boffins


She's a bit of a scorcher.,,,

(no Sid James icon so just have to live with this)

Literally rings our bell: Scottish eggheads snap quantum entanglement for the first time


Re: Can it play Crysis?

Yes and No.

Firefox 68 arrives with darker dark mode, redesigned extensions dashboard


Re: just don't use light grey text on a white background.

Cyan on Yellow it is then

Finally in the UK: Apollo 11 lands... in a cinema near you


So???? not dwelling on the societal ills of the time, is a niggle?

There are probably a zillion late sixties docu/films which have all the "societal ills" stuff in them and I suspect 99.9% of them don't have any technical moon landing stuff in them for "balance". I for one like a film which actually keeps to the point.

Oh snap! The road's closed. Never mind, Google Maps has a plan...


Re: Really?

They are just public information news features. Like "Women ate reheated chicken and suffers rampant jelly bottom" or "Man decapitates himself shaving with chain saw". They are intended as a warning rather than actual news. (In this case I assume look where you are actually driving rather than listen to the little box on the dashboard - even if it is a magic box).

Open-heart nerdery: Boffins suggest identifying and logging in people using ECGs


Hold my beer.

Identifying and logging in via the power of dance.

We knew it was coming: Bureaucratic cockup triggers '6-month' delay of age verification block on porno in the UK


Re: Impractical Shirley

One of those "specialist" porn actresses?

Facebook acknowledges asking you to invite your dead pals to parties is 'painful', plans to fix it


Re: 4 months clean ....

I feel there should be a TV movie adaptation of your heart warming story filmed on VHS tape in 4:3 ratio. (It should also look slightly orange).

Remember the OpenAI text spewer that was too dangerous to release? Fear not, boffins have built a BS detector for it

Paris Hilton

Re: been taught English properly

agreed, but not how to use it properly. Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to moisten some lettuce.

You've been dying to know. Here's the answer: The Milky Way tips the cosmic scales at '1.5tr' times mass of the Sun


Re: Does this Oort Cloud look big on me?

So just a quick google

Sun apparently 1.989 × 10^30 Kg

London Bus 12650kg

So? 1.989 × 1030kg / 12650kg = 1.572332e+26 London buses per solar mass, therefore galaxy should be circa 2.358498 x 10^38 London buses.

Before coffee and will bow to more demonstrably accurate numbers.



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