* Posts by Hans 1

3762 posts • joined 11 Aug 2009

CERN puts two new atom-smashers on its shopping list. One to make Higgs Bosons, then a next-gen model six times more energetic than the LHC

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Re: Ridiculous

The whole point is, reasearch is advancing and we need bigger toys if we want it to keep advancing, that has always been the case. Every time we start planning bigger more expsensive toys, people climb out of their caves, claim to have all the answers, and ridicule the projects.

LHC has proven the existence of the Higgs boson, to name but one of the many great discoveries, and we need to move on. Please get out of the way of our boffins doing their job - advancing our knowledge of nature.

Apple to keep Intel at Arm's length: macOS shifts from x86 to homegrown common CPU arch, will run iOS apps

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Re: Intel has a patent wall

Better tell AMD, then!

When you do not know what you are talking about etc...

Microsoft unshackles WSL2 Linux kernel from Windows 10 image for future fettling via Windows Update

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Facepalm

Downvoter: Look harder! You can update the kernel without restarting with livepatch.

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Boffin

Look again

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Junction support

Sluggish IO performance when accessing Windows files is a bit of a bummer, though ... does it support NTFS junctions ? I assume the vhdx is mounted in Windows, somewhere ...

Why instruct to do cd ~ when cd is sufficient ?

Yet another beefy BSOD spotted lurking within the walls of US patty pusher

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Cause

Well, my interpretation of the BSOD is that the computer refused to boot windows, threatened self-harm, and Windows had to comply and shut down.

Devuan Beowulf 3.0 release continues to resist the Debian fork's Grendel – systemd

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Boffin

Re: My sole (and tiny) experience of systemd

Yeah, we would use pstree for that. The program to query the processes is ps, so the name is quite easily remembered.

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Happy

Re: "It solves a problem that people have."

I unplugged a data drive and could no longer boot with systemd, it waited for the non-essential device!

That is when I switched to devuan.

I have been laughing ever since:

systemd DNS blunder

system random number generator blunder

to name just two clusterfucks of arrogance.

IBM to power down Power-powered virtual private cloud, GPU-accelerated options

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Marketing Types taking control?

If they do this, they will be considered unreliable, in cloud, trust is paramount, IBM cloud is dead, well done!

This reeks like some marketing scumbag pulling the strings and killing IBM in the cloud.

Linus Torvalds drops Intel and adopts 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper on personal PC

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Boffin

Linux will also run BSD, and a BSD kernel can run GNU.

#TFTFY

Dutch spies helped Britain's GCHQ break Argentine crypto during Falklands War

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Breaks it angle

CIA had the info, UK and USA are part of 5 eyes, yet, UK had to rely on its European friends.

Our five eyes serve our one friend exclusively.

It is unclear why something designed to pump fuel into a car needs an ad-spewing computer strapped to it, but here we are

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FAIL

Good luck finding one that fits your key!

Where were you in drought season? Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov dumped 230 million litres of water as it whizzed through Solar System

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Pint

Boffins

They make the kit that

-often exceeds its expected lifetime

-is often abused for new unforeseen uses

Not Friday, but a pint is due.

Capita inks deal with NHS to 'bring back staff': Workers get an hour of training to recruit and vet retired doctors, nurses

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These people are retired, they get their pensions, pay their taxes, including COUNCIL TAX, gov knows EXACTLY who they are, where they live, how much pension they get, why, and what they did ... please ... we do not need to pay a bunch of leeches to contact a list of people our government provide them with.

Now I understand how Thatcher and Johnson got elected, and how the Brexit referendum was won by liars, a nation of cretins, cretins, thicker than a second layer of paint. D'oh ? Anybody in ? #FFS

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Some retirees will have [...] moved

Do they not get their pensions, then ?

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WTF?

Capita inks deal with NHS to 'bring back staff': Workers get an hour of training to recruit and vet retired doctors, nurses

Hm, ok, so just as the NHS could spare each and every penny it has for its fight against #COVID-19 the conservatives have yet again found another way to milk it dry. The government could simply draft retired nurses and doctors back into work, no need to pay a bunch of leeches!

Boeing 787s must be turned off and on every 51 days to prevent 'misleading data' being shown to pilots

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Boffin

Re: How long does it take to reboot a 787 ?

My Devuan system reboots in 12 seconds, from desktop to desktop, no fast boot cheating.

Not that I need to reboot, ever, even when I switch kernel ... Windows needs to reboot when it wants to update notepad.exe.

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Re: If it's Boeing...

Boeing 787s must be turned off [...] to prevent 'misleading data' being shown to pilots

#TFTFER

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Re: Turning it off and on

Mine's the one in the plastic bin by the X-ray machine.

I want you to x-plane that one!

Canary-build Microsoft browser blocks Microsoft extension from inflicting Microsoft search engine

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Headmaster

Re: "I just can't take it seriously with a name like that."

Startpagina

Microsoft finds itself in odd position of sparing elderly, insecure protocols: Grants stay of execution to TLS 1.0, 1.1

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Joke

Oh wait ...

What about SSL 3.0 ?

Infosys fires employee who Facebooked 'let's hold hands and share coronavirus'

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Re: Ah, that old chestnut.

"victims of police brutality are usually charged with bruising cops' knuckles"

Yeah, we have that in France as well.

UK big five carriers bin wired broadband download quotas for as long as we're all stuck indoors

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Devil

They dished quotas years ago, this is all PR.

What happens when the maintainer of a JS library downloaded 26m times a week goes to prison for killing someone with a motorbike? Core-js just found out

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Coat

Re: This is a common issue with open source and consulting firms

You have this with proprietary software as well, even from reputable companies, e.g. Microsoft or Apple, puff, they decide to abandon this platform, piece of software, or whatever. They put it in money-grabbing maintenance mode and there you are ... the main differences ?

With proprietary software you paid through your nose for the pleasure.

With open source you can always fork it.

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Re: Shirley!

Exactly! Choice is good. Survival of the fittest in software is good.

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The same can be said about Powershell modules, though.

The other day I updated Powershell and one of the modules no longer worked so i looked closer and found it was related to another module I am dead sure I never installed or saw getting installed that is used by one of the dependencies of the module I installed,

Microsoft tries getting touchy-feely once again with its Windows Insiders

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Has anybody seen a compatible bargepole?

Microsoft Teams gets off to a wobbly start as the world and its cat starts working from home

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Joke

Teams

People start using it and discover it is unreliable.

Thought you were done after Tuesday's 115-fix day? Not yet: Microsoft emits SMBv3 worm-cure crisis patch

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Paris Hilton

I uninstalled the driver, restarted twice, and it works, now ... I was planning to re-install the driver ... hm ...

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I installed the update and, after a restart, the trackpad no longer works on my laptop, it does "gestures" instead of moving the pointer. This is the second time I write this comment as swiping down ⭸ caused it to launch Chrome Help, then Chrome deleted the comment and no longer accepted keyboard input. Doing the same in Firefox, as in, swiping down ⭸ causes a caret browsing warning, claiming I hit F7.

Hm, I was using the computer quite happily until it asked me to "update and restart", which was mere minutes ago .... how can an SMB patch f*up input devices ?

You can't hold black horse down: Brit bank Lloyds goes full multi-cloud, signs up with Google as well as Microsoft

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WTF?

Lloyds want to share your data with all and sundry!

I heard it straight from the black horse's mouth

We checked in with the new Windows 10X build, and let's just say getting this ready for late 2020 will be a challenge

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Joke

When's the last time Windows was ready ?

February 17, 2000

The Reg produces exhibit A1: A UK court IT system running Windows XP

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Cluebat for the 9 downvoters

conservatism /kənˈsəːvətɪz(ə)m/

noun

1. commitment to traditional values and ideas with opposition to change or innovation.

"proponents of theological conservatism"

2. the holding of political views that favour free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas.

"a party that espoused conservatism"

NB: I love the second, slightly circular, definition, suits them well.

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Paris Hilton

Re: Upgrading an OS isn't a magical solution

I'm sure someone, somewhere, around 15 years ago said hey, maybe we shouldn't be locking ourselves in with this architecture, and got ignored or shouted down

Yes, that was me, back then, IE, activex, flash video crap was the new dead end, whatever you did, whatever you wrote did not matter, there was always a Vicky Pollard saying "because corporate policy" or Carol Beer saying "Computer says no" :

https://youtu.be/AJQ3TM-p2QI?t=48

Later, when in Windows Vista IE changed versions, they could not use it and had to remain on XP ... because corporate policy ... had they ONLY listened ... but guess what ? They are still not listening. Ohh, we desperately need SSL 3.0 support because, well ... corporate policy and you know, it works ... we are enterprise so we just cannot do it corporate policy ... what, other companies have enterprise systems using TLS 3.0 ? Well, we have only just received funding to TLS 1.0, yes we know it is deprecated, but "corporate policy", rollout planned for 2025.

No, MickeySoft, we are a customer of yours, so you cannot turn off TLS 1.0, how dare you, we have not even rolled it out, yet!

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Joke

Conservatives

What did you expect ?

'Optional' is the new 'Full' in Windows 10: Microsoft mucks about with diagnostic slurpage levels for Fast Ring Insiders

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No icon needed.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation: Repairability fiends open up Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, find the remains of Shergar

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Joke

Sam sung Sticky Fingers

It has been 15 years, and we're still reporting homograph attacks – web domains that stealthily use non-Latin characters to appear legit

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Angel

Chrome notified me for www.ɡoogle.com, www.gooɡle.com and www.ɡooɡle.com, Firefox did not ... hm ... Firefox ?

Fancy that: Hacking airliner systems doesn't make them magically fall out of the sky

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Holmes

Computers have failed in the past, humans learn from their mistakes, these computers do not, they are fixed by other humans.

These systems have been tried and tested since 1987.

Brexit Britain changes its mind, says non, nein, no to Europe's unified patent court – potentially sealing its fate

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Re: Hmm. Signalling?

ERRATUM: a UK-based ASSEMBLY line.

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Re: Hmm. Signalling?

Negotiation 101: If you do not like the deal and have at least one good card card, walk out.

Negotiation 102: If you have all the good cards, stand firm, let the other side walk out, and wait for the return.

Where is the UK's good card ? This sounds like Airbus 2.0, when Thatcher dumped Airbus for a US deal of hot air, losing 100 000 jobs and a UK-based production line.

Death and taxis: Windows has had enough of clinging to a cab rooftop in the London rain

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Holmes

Driver problem

cf title

EU court tells prudish IP office to fack off for balking at 'fack ju' trademark application

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Excuse my French

"Mozart fucker" - with a French accent

Your McDonald's demo has expired. For full functionality, please purchase a licence or try another fast-food joint

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There is a saying about networking fails: "It's not DNS. It can't be DNS. It was DNS."

Only Internet Explorer using Window Cleaner and Suface Experts say that, not the guyz actually fixing the problem.

Not a Genius move after all: Apple must cough up $$$ in back pay for store staff forced to wait for bag searches

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Re: Good

https://www.indeed.fr/cmp/E.-Leclerc/reviews?fjobtitle=Caissier+%28H%2FF%29

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Holmes

Re: Good

Yes, one down, many, many, many more to go ... another biggy ? Amazon, come over 'ere!

The entire retail sector has this type of shit ... do Wallmart cash register clerks get paid while they wait for their turn ? I know in France they don't, you only get paid when you are actually at the till and you are only called when required, e.g. queues build up.

I hate Apple as much as anyone else but, yeah, the retail sector needs fixing, has needed a patch since at least the 80's ...

Just in case you wondered how these businesses make $ billions.

Brits may still be struck by Lightning, but EU lawmakers vote for bloc-wide common charging rules

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Happy

What about Britain?

We'll be stuck with whatever the EU decides the new format will be and we will not have our say.

Wait, have I not been writing this time and time again for the past 4 years ? Well, I enjoy writing it because it rejoices me to find first evidence of what I have been shouting for years, on BrexitDay.

Gin and gone-ic: Rometty out as IBM CEO, cloud supremo Arvind Krishna takes over, Red Hat boss is president

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Pint

Please do let me know if you ever come across a knowledgeable racist, I am not young for our species, have seen a great many, all without exception ignorant.

Icon: Enjoying a well deserved pint coz it's Friday and life's too short.

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