2063 posts • joined 1 Mar 2010
Are you right there, Father Ted?
All these comments and I can’t believe no-one else has mentioned the first thing that came to my mind… the acquaintance of Father Ted who had an even more complete collection.
Re: Not Buying
Yes, agreed, but as has been pointed out elsewhere, corporate beancounters vastly prefer Opex expenditure to Capex. If you’re an IT manager, it’s much easier to get approval for the former.
Hence the move everywhere (Microsoft, Adobe, etc) to nudge everyone to the subscription model. Own nothing, and be in hock for evermore. And I hate it.
Nicely played on the screenshot there, Tim
I'm running the dev build on a laptop here, and I have spent a lot of time saying "WOT?" to myself, generally followed by "...the hell?" / "...are they playing at?" / "...maniac decided that putting the start menu a random distance along the taskbar was a good idea?"
Re: Good for Microsoft
I may have misunderstood, but I don't believe Microsoft have any involvement in this, any more than they do in any other hardware drivers. This is just the WireGuard creator rewriting the tool to run as a kernel-level driver rather than as a userspace module.
So your warm fuzzy feeling about Microsoft might be premature!
Re: Fuse works seamlessly on KDE
Upvoted just for mention of HBCD. God, is that still going? I remember X years ago when Hiren was my go-to resource for fixing Windows machines. ISTR it was legally a little dodgy at the time - lots of the mega-useful software included on it was actually full/licensed versions. Did it go legit?
Sysadmins: Why not simply verify there's no backdoor in every program you install, and thus avoid any cyber-drama?
We can't believe people use browsers to manage their passwords, says maker of password management tools
Beige pencil stockists on high alert as 'Colouring Book of Retro Computers' hits the crowdfunding circuit
UK's National Museum of Computing asks tunesmiths to recreate bleeps, bloops, and parps of retro game music
Shout-out to Allister Brimble
Allister Brimble's music was basically the soundtrack to my youth. I had several of his Amiga demo floppy disks (and indeed, still fire them up under WinUAE occasionally). His versions of the Art of Noise Peter Gunn theme, and Crockett's Theme, were awesome.
Big thumbs up to Allister, wherever he is now.
Re: Wot! No mention of the Hybrid Music 5000?
Ah, you beat me to it, mentioning Golden Brown. I had it too - probably the same version - for the BBC Bs in the school lab (Room 1, on the right just before the cafeteria, presided over by Mr Higgins). Blew my mind at the time that a computer could do such “realistic” music.
Then a little later, if memory serves, I got the game Zanthrax on my Speccy, complete with synthesised speech, and my ghast was even more flabbered.
Ah, but if you don't have a functioning "U" key on your keyboard it would be inaccessible.
Imagine the scenario - yor day's already going badly because yor keyboard is acting p, everyone yo email thinks yo're American with yor talk of "neighbors" and "colors"... and to top it all off, yo can't even figre ot why yor favorite web RLs aren't fnctional...
US legal eagles representing Apple, IBM, and more take 5 months to inform clients of ransomware data breach
What an idiot, if true.
What makes me cross about this - subject to his appeal, etc etc - is that Comstock were apparently generous enough to give him a pretty good, white-collar job, giving him a second chance even though they must have known his criminal record. And now by his reported actions, he's betrayed the trust they put in him, and poisoned the well of goodwill - making it that much more difficult for any other ex-cons seeking to go straight and rejoin society.
Way to go, dipshit.