* Posts by chivo243

5304 posts • joined 10 May 2010

Fancy a freshened up SLAX or ChromeOS replacement Peppermint OS?

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Re: BRING BACK PARIS!

By Jove, you're right!

I'm sure The Hilton Lawyers family or The Hilton family's Lawyers have finally gotten wind of our little secret, it must prove El Reg is slowly turning to the dark-side.

Muhahaaa ha ha

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I'm all for a foos OS

Show me one with a 'not cluncky' desktop or other hindering issues! I use CLI when necessary, but for day to day budiness, I like a solid desktop enviornment!

Pull jet fuel from thin air? We can do that, say scientists

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Scaramanga?

on a tower-mounted solar reactor or is that a Solex reactor?

Tim Hortons offers free coffee and donut to settle data privacy invasion claims

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Facepalm

The Simpson buy off

Only Homer would settle for a coffee and a Donwhut, but have a donut! or doughnut depending...

Nuttin' says D'oh like a facepalm!

The US's biggest datacenter market is short on electricity

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Terminator

Re: Virginia is for Lovers

Virginia is for Loners... with guns and an agenda.

It's on: Twitter vs Elon Musk trial to start October 17

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Trollface

throwing the dice!

It is after all going to be held in the Court of Chancery! Do I see snake eyes in the cards?

Surprise! The metaverse is going to suck for privacy

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Re: The researchers think they "might" want to do data harvesting?

While all of what you said is true, I would love to have that pizza in even 2 seconds instead of it coming cold an hour later!

Stop shoving, there's plenty of pizza for all of us!

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Big Brother

Re: You know what will happen

Film = minority report... Song = Dream Police by Cheap Trick.

Think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts...

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Calling Dr. Malcolm

see title... that is all.

Feds put $10m bounty on Putin pal accused of bankrolling US election troll farm

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Meh

Re: So Donald was right?

The election was rigged?

Yes and no, 2016 was skewed(waters were muddied) to the point where Trump got elected. Although, he never beat that dead horse, he only beats dead horses when they impede him or so it seems.

Reg readers tell us what they wanted for SysAdmin Appreciation Day

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Unless you work in Education

There isn't a soul around this time of year, no one to shower you with gifts and praise, should be moved to September 29th to include all sysadmins...

Psst … Want to buy a used IBM Selectric? No questions asked

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Windows

Re: Even worse for software

I once had a colleague that only shopped on Astalavista? claimed the stuff was legit! I got the feeling that was one of the reasons he was shown the door and didn't get a renewed contract.

Battle of the retro Unix desktops: NsCDE versus CDE

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Re: before my time

That's educational! Thanks for the history lesson, Liam! Much appreciated!

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Paris Hilton

before my time

but unix and a desktop environment? I thought it was cli all the way?

Paris doesn't know either...

I await the schooling to come!

Charter told to pay $7.3b in damages after cable installer murders grandmother

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Re: Whatever happened to the "Corrections" button?

Oh, boy, you're right, I think it just blended in with all the other faff... have one of these for the eagle eye!

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Re: Whatever happened to the "Corrections" button?

Yes, just like I missed when my parents moved and didn't leave a forwarding address...

https://www.theregister.com/Profile/contact/

The button is gone, but if you're really all fired up to go the extra mile to report a typo\spelling or grammar, the link is on that page. Personally, this just goes to show how El Reg has changed ever so covertly over the past couple of years...

I prefer lampooning the typos and non-embedded videos in the comments these days, too much trouble to go back to the link above start an email...

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Re: I'm surprised

the cherry on top of the turd.

Yes, that sums up big bizzinuss. Have one on me!

There is a path to replace TCP in the datacenter

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Re: Translation.

Good thing, too. COBOL programmers keep business world-wide running.

I was just telling my 12 year old this... Now where can I send him to learn COBOL??

Windows Start Menu not starting? You're not alone

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Start menu? Who needs it?

Just type in the search box... Or is that connected to the start menu too?

Russian ChessBot breaks child opponent's finger

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Re: Questionable Explanation

So how do you remove a piece from play or move a Knight?

Eject seats! Or compressed air!

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Re: it just me or .....

it just me or ..... or has the embedded video not embedded correctly, I don't see it, yes, I've turned off all means of AdBlocking, changed to a No Pi-hole network, still it doesn't show? I don't have telegram...?

I've been fired, says engineer who claimed Google chatbot was sentient

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Meh

Re: Dave

Dr. Chandra? How is this possible?

My Big Coin founder is – you guessed it – a $6m crypto-fraudster

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Re: What assets should you buy with ill gotten gains?

He'll be in club fed for 20 years for each count of fraud (how many was he charged with? 4! ), I doubt he'll need his house when he gets out, maybe an old folks home, but most likely, a slot in the family cemetery plot??

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Re: Get Crater!

I'm sure when the crypto 'cratered' it left a big hole in some pockets!

Love your reference too!!

My smartphone has wiped my microSD card again: Is it a conspiracy?

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Headmaster

The Crash?

Are you making a joke about the Ls and Rs in Asian languages? Is there a band called "The Crash" I don't know about?? Or is proof reading a thing of the past here on Re Leg?

We've got a photocopier and it can copy anything

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Windows

Modern copiers

I believe that there is some software that prevents copying currency these days. I seem to remember the conversation when new high quality copiers came to the premises, and a colleague with extensive experience in printing mentioned that copying currency gets a watermark...

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Re: Don't know if it's just that my coffee hasn't kicked in yet...

I'm guessing they should received the Darwin award, but they're still living...

Apple forgoes cooling systems in M2 MacBook Air

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Re: Adverts

Pi-Hole* on the network... noscript and uBlock Origin are a great combo!

*I'm hoping if you're reading El Reg, setting up a Pi-Hole will be a no-brainer? Brave also offers some ad-block features.

After 40 years in tech, I see every innovation contains its dark opposite

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Re: Agree, Agree ..... 1000 times agree !!!

Buy and Large your are correct!

signed Wall E

SCOTUS judges 'doxxed' after overturning Roe v Wade

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Re: I've heard...

I heard that description before, not for this... Didn't some stupid judge say this about rape? Keep your legs closed? Must have been thinking about his wife?

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Land of the Free?

As long as you march in line, follow all the rules, and smile when you do it. Easier said than done?

And what ever happened to the separation of Church and State?? Seems that line is so blurry it looks like it's been erased with a very old and crumbling eraser. It's just a big nasty smudge on that 200+ year old paper now.

Like the Wicked Witch said... "Oh what a world..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n0wMeOdpg4

Spend the 3 minutes to re-watch this ending... and think about all the BS that's gone down in the US in the past 6 years.

Good news: Twitter fell over. Bad news: It's working again

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Windows

I know the Twatter price is down... Probably been there twice, but I have plenty of productive time spent reading El Reg articles!

I wonder how rocketman will take this into account for his legal morass?

That emoji may not mean what you think it means

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Re: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Only use these. Well that was a failure I tried to use emojis in my post... Smiley face, smiley face with glasses, smiley face with sunglasses and thumbs up... ;-}. I guess it's back to character based emojis :-{

There are some problems with your post. :-/

The post contains some characters we can’t support :-p

I guess this one is the only one to use! ----->

US EV drivers won't be able to choose vehicle safety alert sounds

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My favorite!

As kids we used a clothes pin and a playing card on our bikes to make them sound like motorcycles!

Russia fines Apple and Zoom for failure to prove domestic data storage

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Facepalm

Apple and $34,000

That's like fining me .034 cents. That's gonna send a message!

FYI: BMW puts heated seats, other features behind paywall

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Trollface

If you can afford a Beamer, you can afford a heated garage, no need for heated seats... Just leave the car running the whole time you're away, you can afford a Beamer, you can afford to let run all the time and save yourself 18 quatloos for a hotseat...

Behold: The first images snapped by the James Webb Space Telescope

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Stunning images

I feel like I've seen some of those as desktop wallpaper!

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Alien

Re: And the harvest starts

@Pascal Monett

When I first read your comment, I thought I had heard at the beginning of a Sci-Fi movie(in a very sinister voice) about taking over other planets.

We've waited a long time, we've been impatient, but now we will reap the rewards of the work of thousands of people devoting years of their life to this project.

I salute them all.

Get over it: Microsoft is a Linux and open source company these days

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Free! like beta testers

I see where M$ is going... do you?* Win10 was a headache when I had to deploy it, so many changes to do a simple task, it became difficult, frustrating and time consuming. I read about Win11 being meant for Alpha testers... Glad M$ is not in my support scope any longer.

*Save more money while you license us to death to make more.

Twitter sues Musk: He can't just 'change his mind, trash the company, walk away'

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Re: the world's richest man is no match for the economy

Idols... Like Steve Jobs is what's her name's hero... from the blood milking company, Theranos. Idols are for children.

Watch a RAID rebuild or go to a Christmas party? Tough choice

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Re: RAID is not backup.

And if it is the PSU goes...

and disk failure?

Time to pack it in, and buy new gear...

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"It's a disaster waiting to happen!"

Reminds me of a Halloween costume party... One guy came holding field glasses, with a toilet seat around his neck! I asked him WTF are you... he replied "I'm a bad accident looking for a place to happen!" Simply awesome!

yeah, that second disk failure during a rebuild... my sphincter always puckered and un-puckered during a raid-rebuild

API rate limits at the core of Elon Musk’s decision to ditch Twitter

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"Twitter has provided only a pdf copy of Goldman Sachs' final Board presentation."

me thinks Twatter wants the billion payoff from Rocket Man. They would be happier with the 54.20 cough-cough per share...

Leaked Uber docs reveal frequent use of 'kill switch' to deactivate tech, thwart investigators

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Re: Uber is a different company today

Too bad that argument doesn't hold water for young offenders of the law that get caught 10 years later. They're still accountable for their actions, regardless if they have turned over a new leaf and seen the error in their ways. Do not pass Go, do not collect 200 quatloos... go directly to jail. No get out of jail free cards!

F%ck the corporate world and their SOP, worse that gubbermints in some cases!

Canadian ISP Rogers falls over for hours, takes out broadband, cable, cellphones

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Facepalm

please wait for our text message to confirm your appointment with us!

Elon Musk considering 'drastic action' as Twitter takeover in 'jeopardy'

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Holmes

Re: Where is the ROI?

$50Bn is the cost of a presidency, or a presidency in your pocket? Wow, that's pricey!

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Angel

He'll shake it off...

If he has 200 quatloos, and it costs him one quatloo to be free of the deal, he'll walk away. I've tried not to follow his trails and tribulations, but I get the feeling he's a binary decision maker, all or nothing 1 or 0.

Making the popcorn now. Show starts at 11! Or perhaps 10!

This is the military – you can't just delete your history like you're 15

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Embarrassing on both sides

On house calls, I hated coming across some NSFW stuff when trying to figure out why the computer was so slow, and out of disk space! It was even worse when the woman of the house was looking(lurking??) over my shoulder when I found the folder "don't delete", and saw some thumbs* of her sister in one of those oops moments while smiling for the camera... The man of the house was speechless... I used my fav Myth Busters quote "there's your problem"...

*Turn off file preview if you're gonna share a computer with your wife!!

Boris Johnson set to step down with tech legacy in tatters

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Clownfall?

I think their automagic autocorrect changed ClownFail to Clownfall. Can't get much worse than a failing clown! Not to disparage real clowns, with makeup, in a circus, mind you. OK you got me, Politics are very very much like a Circus...

Apple's latest security feature could literally save lives

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Re: 007 out of 10 secret agents don’t even carry a phone

Are you a proponent of the "Cone of Silence?" Asking for my friend Max...

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