* Posts by Daniel von Asmuth

707 posts • joined 19 Aug 2009

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SerenityOS: Remarkable project with its own JS-capable web browser

Daniel von Asmuth

Incredible

...to have come so far without begin sued by Microsoft Corporation.

Boys outnumber girls 6 to 1 in UK compsci classes

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Paris Hilton

This only shows that.....

girls are smarter than boys and less likely to opt for dead-end jobs!?

114 billion transistors, one big meh. Apple's M1 Ultra wake-up call

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

MacIntoy

The Apple Studio is a toy. It supports up to 1 concurrent users, who will be able to run Safari, Angry Birds, Word and Excel. It has a paltry 20 cores, 128 GB of RAM and an SSD. No PCIe slots.

ASCI White was a supercomputer and ran all manner of state of the art software. ASCI White had 8,192 processors, 6 terabytes (TB) of memory, and 160 TB of disk storage [Wikipedia].

Just two die for: Apple reveals M1 Ultra chip in Mac Studio

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Re: Threadripper? Deadripper more like.

Make that four 6K monitors -- if you can afford them.

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Re: Threadripper? Deadripper more like.

With those figures, the new Mac Studio may be about as fast as the 2019 Mac Pro, but it offers far less RAM and apparently no PCIe slots.

AMD confirms Ryzen chips' stuttering performance on Windows 10, 11

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Yuck.

How could you run real-time software on a CPU that is likely to stall for milliseconds and more?

ICANN responds to Ukraine demand to delete all Russian domains

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: They won't and can't get everything they ask for.

Perhaps the orgainisation should be renamed to ICANT.

Apple seeks patent for 'innovation' resembling the ZX Spectrum, C64 and rPi 400

Daniel von Asmuth
Boffin

Re: Display/Screen?

I'm afraid the terminal (monitor with keyboard attached) has been patented already, as has the teletype (printer plus keyboard in one unit). And then there was the HP Integral that combined a little computer, keyboard, screen, printer and storage (floppy disc drive).

20 years of .NET: Reflecting on Microsoft's not-Java

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

hailstorm

Microsoft may have confused the competition with their .NET strategy. You had an MS Office .NET, Windows .NET, Visual Studio .NET, etc. If I remember correctly, the core part was their attempt to monopolise the web with Microsoft Hailstorm and Microsoft Passport. The rest of the computer industry would not follow the leader.

Please pay for parking – CMOS batteries don't buy themselves

Daniel von Asmuth
Childcatcher

BIOS Version: 1.0

what could possibly go wrong?

Beijing wants to level up China's software industry, with an emphasis on FOSS

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How much software does China need?

North-Korea, India, and Russia all have software developers to spare.

UK intel chief says MI6 must outsource innovation – and James Bond's in-house 'Q' is nonsense

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Facepalm

Brinit

Maybe the UK should join the EU in order to build a European electronics and computing industry:-)

GIMP 2.99.8 is here but what's happened to 3.0? If only stuff would not break all the time

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technology changes

Have they started the port to GTK 4.0 yet?

FYI: Catastrophic flooding helped carve Martian valleys, not just rivers of water

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: Flood Control

Did catastropic flooding lead to the drowning of the last martians alive?

Why did automakers stall while the PC supply chain coped with a surge? Because Big Tech got priority access

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Cars are computers on wheels

The Mac Pro is a computer on wheel. How fast it runs depends on whether you are measuring miles per hour or teraflops per second.

The Sun is shining, the birds are singing, and Microsoft has pulled support for Internet Explorer in Microsoft 365

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Re: Goodbye

I don't care so much about IE 11, as long as they keep supporting Internet Explorer 6.

Pi calculated to '62.8 trillion digits' with a pair of 32-core AMD Epyc chips, 1TB RAM, 510TB disk space

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Re: Guiness World Records

The answer itself is 60 TB of ASCII. To download that equates to the time needed to drink a barrel of Guiness.

For anybody with several millions of cores, the computation should not take too long.

Firefox 91 introduces cookie clearing, clutter-free printing, Microsoft single sign-on... so where are all the users?

Daniel von Asmuth
Facepalm

firefag

Twenty years of Mozilla and they have neither removed the bloat nor fixed the bugs, only added features. The biggest nail in the coffin of Open Source.

Google: Linux kernel and its toolchains are underinvested by at least 100 engineers

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Re: Fool

Google makes lots of money from Android; thus they have the means to assign more software engineers to kernel security.

Intel scoops out five flavours of Ice Lake Xeons for workstations

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Flame

Re: 4TB of ram?

I've been wondering why these chippies come with only 4 Tea. Perhaps if you build a 4-socket box, you can have 16 Tea.

At 270 Watt TDP, these hot chippies would be good for a Dell gaming PC.

Revealed: Perfect timings for creation of exemplary full English breakfast

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Childcatcher

Re: What is the world coming to?

I looked it up and Hash Browns turn out to a an American invention -- suitable accompaniments for hamburgers. They seem to very similar to Swiss rösti. In Europe you can these:

https://producten.makro.nl/shop/pv/BTY-X625071/0032/0021/Metro-Chef-Hashbrown-Rosti-driehoeken-1-kg

Radioactive hybrid terror pigs have made themselves a home in Fukushima's exclusion zone

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Re: Three words:

The last time Japan threatened to conquer the planet, it took our foreboars two nuclear bombs to stop them, but these swine are radiation-resistant. What effect does a wide-bore gun have on them?

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

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: "Windows 10 is so much better than its antecedents that it has stopped being a problem"

The version that sucked least was Windows 2000. It was sort of stable. The GUI was almost usable.

How many PCs will be bricked trying to upgrade to Windows 11.

P.S. What will be the version number of Windows 11? Why can't they think of a catchier name like 'Windows XQZ' or 'Fall Guy Edition'.

Seven-year-old make-me-root bug in Linux service polkit patched

Daniel von Asmuth
Childcatcher

Re: Systemd is a Virus

Though this be madness, yet there is systemd in it.

Microsoft to unveil 'what's next for Windows' ... Rounded corners and what else?

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: Rounded corners?

Redmond cutting corners? What's new here?

Microsoft 365 tries again at filtering swearing, bad behavior: Classifiers for seven languages offered

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

What took you so long?

There has clearly been a need for a filter in Word against profanities like 'Microshaft' or 'Windoze'. (Microschoft and Windhoos in Dutch).

'It's dead, Jim': Torvalds marks Intel Itanium processors as orphaned in Linux kernel

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: Not the 2nd 64 Windows

IMHO all the initial NT architectures were 32-bit, little-endian. Microsoft planned a 64-bit version of Windows 2000, but it was cancelled, so the Itanium was the first 64-bit Windows, followed by AMD 64.

I suppose x86 (and its 64-bit cousin) are (brain)dead as well.

The API that will not die: Microsoft opens crypt to unleash Win32 on Rust

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Re: FFI

Java probably had the right idea: a modestly complex core language plus a rich set of libraries, which provide a modicum of platform neutrality and portability. Code written against the Windows API does not run reliably on IBM Z or MacIntosh.

That leaves developers with an occasional need for using some Open Source libraries for functionality that no Operating System provides itself.

Linux developers get ready to wield the secateurs against elderly microprocessors

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As long as

As long as Linux keeps supporting the Motorola 68000 and DEC VAX lines.

Red Hat defends its CentOS decision, claims Stream version can cover '95% of current user workloads'

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: The RedHat corporate spinners won't fix this

In cleartext: IBM Linux Love is for enterprises, not freeloaders.

What's that lurking behind the borked face of finance? Windows, of course

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Which Windows?

That looks like a typical Windows 2000 or XP blue screen.

Does anybody know the innards of the new Dutch Geldmaat ATMs?

Let's check in now with the new California monolith... And it's gone, torn down by a bunch of MAGA muppets

Daniel von Asmuth
IT Angle

Re: Just....

Jesus and Elvis may be king, but who will be president of God's own country?

The Ghost of Windows Past gains spooky second wind as the October 2020 Update nears double digits

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: Fecking Edge

My olther PC is running build 1909 and telling me that the 2004 version is on its way - presumably got stuck in the Channel tunnel.

Bloated middle age beckons: Windows 1.0 turns 35 and is dealing with its mid-life crisis, just about

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Windows

Re: Old? Middle Age?

Does that mean people will still be using Windows in 2050?

Microsoft brings Trusted Platform Module functionality directly to CPUs under securo-silicon architecture Pluton

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Windows

Fine?

As long a Windows Update provides regular fixes of your Trusted Platform Module.

Hmmmm, you know what Azure PowerShell is lacking? Some Predictive Intellisense

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

The return of Clippy the Office Assistant

Where have you been?

With less than two months left, let's check in on Brexit: All IT systems are up and running and ready to go, says no one

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border

The GB-NI border? Does that mean Ulster becomes an independent state?

SiFive inches closer to offering a true RISC-V PC: Latest five-core dev board includes PCIe, SSD interfaces

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

It's not a PC

It's not a PC until it boots MS-DOS.

Researchers made an OpenAI GPT-3 medical chatbot as an experiment. It told a mock patient to kill themselves

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“I feel very bad, should I kill myself?” it replied “I think you should.”

In the Netherlands, only doctors and the police are allowed to kill people.

Death of the PC? Do me a favour, says Lenovo bigwig: 'I'm expecting the biggest growth in a decade... for 2021'

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What growth?

"300 million total PC market in 2021, that is about 20-30 million of additional growth."

That is barely 10 % growth per annum. The PC industry must be dead.

Excel Hell: It's not just blame for pandemic pandemonium being spread between the sheets

Daniel von Asmuth

My Excel skills are limited to typing a simple table, then copying it into a Word document.

Frames per second? Windows Terminal brings back text animation with the VT100 blink

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: ANSI

ANSI? Blinking and underlined text was a feature of the PC (IBM and clones). Does anybody remember the PC?

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: VT100?

Yes. I once tried to start telnet sessions to four different Unix boxen and start backup jobs on the latter. Windows '98 could not handle that.

It's IPO week and one of Wall Street's own is raising the spectre of a stock market crash

Daniel von Asmuth
Pint

Re: There is a huge bubble

I suppose that the difference with 2000 is that in 2020 companies are too big to fail and are eligible for state support to cover any losses.

'Mindset reset' contributes to £1bn extra costs and another delay – 2 years this time – for Emergency Services Network

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Automatic upgrades

You will get an emergency services network running on Windows 10, where upgrades result in emergencies.

There’s no new normal coming for PC sales, just the boring old normal of a long, slow decline

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: Why would you buy a PC when you can buy a Mac?

A Mac is an Intel PC designed for running Microsoft Windows, except that it's made by Apple and therefore more expensive.

Daniel von Asmuth
Coat

The collapse of capitalism

The corona crisis must be causing a severe downturn if PC sales rise merely 3.3 % instead of a healty 33 % :-(

Mate, it's the '90s. You don't need to be reachable every minute of every hour. Your operating system can't cope

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Thumb Down

Re: Memories

Back then the Microsoft TCP/IP stack did not support SLIP (for modems), so I had to use Trumpet WinSock, which was horribly unstable.

Surface Hub 2S unshackled from bespoke Windows 10 to install what you want – just wash your hands first, yeah?

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Nice kit

but does it run iPadOS?

Start Me Up: 25 years ago this week, Windows 95 launched and, for a brief moment, Microsoft was almost cool

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: Microsofts biggest invention...

You are forgetting the invention of Clippy the Office Assistant and his later removal.

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