* Posts by Ozan

88 posts • joined 31 May 2010


BOFH: Pass the sugar, Asmodeus, and let the meeting of the Fellowship of Bastards... commence


Re: The weedy bloke

She showed her potential at day one. Also, I thought PFY was gender neutral.

A speech recognition app goes into a bar. Speak up if you’ve heard it already


Re: Sharp

I have Casio fx-3600Pv. Made in 1984 and still has original batteries.

Eight-year-old bug in Microsoft's 64-bit VBA prompts complaints of neglect


I can see MS wants to bury and forget VBA sothey can push you iste whatever 365 shit and get their annual protection money. Too bad, Because VBA was a useful tool in business.You can create quick apps for business needs.I use VBA apps for different needs. useful so it must die.

BOFH: 'What's an NFT?' the Boss asks. In this case, 'not financially thoughtful'


Re: I swear ...

Linkedin says that he is working at Waikato Innovation Park Limited right now.

We can't believe people use browsers to manage their passwords, says maker of password management tools


Re: Mixed model

Yes, fixed method. I dont savepassword to browser (I dont even trust firefox for that.) I use bitwarden for it. I went selfhosted for it. I dont know I should have or not at this point. KeePass might be better for self hosting using dime a dozen could storage systems outthere.

Slacking off? It used to be there was pretty much one place to chat with your fellow developers: IRC


Re: ew

AT least, it's not a docker image.

Google promises its days as a cold-eyed API-killer are behind it


That's like 60s' IBM.

BOFH: You say goodbye and I say halon


Re: Great murder choice.

For years, safety alwaya told us to eun when we saw someone collapse and then call emergency.

Windows 11: What we like and don't like about Microsoft's operating system so far


Re: Sounds like they are purging all the crap they added with Windows 8

You made me miss my windows tablet. Ihad asus transformer and it was just right. Of course Intel atom cpu was not up to par at all but useful as a tablet more than any ipad.

BOFH: But soft! What light through yonder filing cabinet breaks?


I was always tempted to mind at work at night.

Windows 11 still doesn't understand our complex lives – and it hurts


Re: Seperate IDs?

That sounds derpressingly true


Seperate IDs?

It's hard to implement yes. But they won't. I think they will be more happy when we just use same account for everything you know easier tracking of our work and private life.

Kaspersky Password Manager's random password generator was about as random as your wall clock


Re: If you value your security get a hardware random number generator -- or two

You reminded me of Ken Thompson's "Reflections on Trusting Trust".

IBM President and former Red Hat boss Jim Whitehurst quits


Re: Ouch!

Onlything hotter burn was theone from Street Fighter movie.

Also, RIP Raul Julia.

Oh dear, Universal Windows Platform: Microsoft says 'no plans to release WinUI 3 for UWP in a stable way'


Re: And that's the reason we cannot have nice things!

I miss windows tablet actually.

John McAfee dead: Antivirus tycoon killed himself in prison after court OK'd extradition, says lawyer


Re: a la Epstein

I think he would post this and then hang himself just mess with people when in his death. He was that kind of a guy.

Systemd 249 release candidate includes better support for immutable OSes and provisioning images


Slackware does not use systemd :)

PS: I had to plug Slackware. Sorry.

Google's 'Ask me anything' on Privacy Sandbox was more about questions than answers


after all this years, all that tareted ads sucked more and more. Maybe ad based on content of the page would work better.

Also, Google pretends they wont lose money in any add business. Google the biggest ad middle man. THey sure will lose big cases of money.

Water's wet, the Pope's Catholic, and iOS is designed to stop folk switching to Android, Epic trial judge told


Re: I thought this case was against Apple?

Also, Google's hold is the next on list.

When software depends on a project thanklessly maintained by a random guy in Nebraska, is open source sustainable?


Open your f.ing wallet and pay that lone guy in Alaska.

Visual Basic 6 returns: You've been a good developer all year. You have social distanced, you have helped your mom. Here's your reward


Pretty much all programming languages. When only tool you have is a hammer, all problems will look like a nail.

Microsoft joins Bytecode Alliance to advance WebAssembly – aka the thing that lets you run compiled C/C++/Rust code in browsers


ffmpeg in browser? Why?

Spotlight on Apple, Google app stores: What happened to Tile, Spotify, Match – and that proposed law in Arizona


Re: Third-party app store

That depends on size. Epic and Fortnite are huge so they can pull that off. If I wanted to put forward a game, I can't pull that off. All the companies that fight with Apple and Goole, Epic is probably only one that can pull of their own market place.

Oh hello. Haven't heard much from you lately: Linux veteran Slackware rides again with a beta of version 15


I started with 3.5 and still am using it. Nothing beats it. Fast and stable. Also I am so used to it, I can install it and configure it easier than any other distro right now. Plus, it's really rock solid and can take lots of tinkering and abuse.


Re: one of?

Slackware is the oldest still updated. There were older but they are not around anymore.

Free Software Foundation urged to free itself of Richard Stallman by hundreds of developers and techies


Let's face it. He should be around but I rather not be in a lead position anymore. He's subbornness needed to stay clean of permissive license. He might be quite a weirdo and push persn but he's right about GPL.

Apple's app transparency rules: Google's privacy labels for Chrome and Search on iOS highlighted by DuckDuckGo


I stopped using google and switched to duckduckgo 11 years ago. IT was fin search engine and now duckduckgo is wonderful search engine. Meanwhile, google search got worse and worse.

Valheim: How the heck has more 'indie shovelware with PS2 graphics' sold 4 million copies in a matter of weeks?


Re: Steam? Deal-killer.

Which games are you tallking about?

LastPass to limit fans of free password manager to one device type only – computer or mobile – from next month


Re: Rebulid?

I dropped last pass moment they changed hands second time. I use Bitwarden self hosted right now (bitwared_rs implementation because it can work with a small server and SQLite database).

Devuan adds third init option in sixth birthday release


Re: PulseAudio?

OSS then turned proprietary. Noone talks about how OSS started this with sudden turn to proprietary. Linux had two choices, update old OSS or create their own. They created ALSA.

How do we combat mass global misinformation? How about making the internet a little harder to use


I tried duckduckgo with same search got 2 to 23 percent false negative in the first link. Maybe, yu know, maybe google is a terrible search engine.

ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1: Workhorse that does the business – and dares you to push that red button


Re: Red pointy thing

I always used that red cl.. button while working. Helps so much with both hands on the keyboard all the time. I was always speedy with keyboard and ahem excel but that red button makes me loook like a magician.

Takes from the taxpayer, gives to the old – by squishing a bug in Thatcherite benefits system


Reminds me of this xkcd comic:https://xkcd.com/865/

Lack of addresses m ipv4 saves the earth.

Fedora's Chromium maintainer suggests switching to Firefox as Google yanks features in favour of Chrome


That's why Google won't do that. It would help people to understand how google is shit at most things it is famous for.


And firefox to save our asses again. Anyway, I use firefox so it won't affect me but I hope it will open some people's eyes for closed nature of Google projects.

Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their handsets break


Re: Not a lot of new features?

And infrared.I miss using my phone as a remote.

Debian 'Bullseye' enters final phase before release as team debates whether it will be last to work on i386 architecture


Re: Debian Bullseye 32 bit

Slackware still has 32bit version. Thought not for i386. It supports i486 and up for a long time now. Of course Slackware and Debian are significantly different beasts.

And now for something completely different: A lightweight, fast browser that won't slurp your data


Some reason I remembered the 20% myth post from joel on software. Joel said that everybody has a different set of 20% of the features.

Windows might have frozen – but at least my feet are toasty


Fine times of old CPUs. My Brother successfully burned his AMD CPU and then took my CPU and burned it as well. He had to buy all new computer.

Top tip from the original Task Manager taskmaster: Don't put your phone number on that debug message box


THat's computer museam acient level.

BOFH: Switch off the building? Great idea, Boss


BOFH always brightens my day.

AWS is fed up with tech that wasn’t built for clouds because it has a big 'blast radius' when things go awry


I half waited that he would say they developed software defined UPS.

Happy silver jubilee to JavaScript, king of the web at 25 and still hanging on to its crown, for now


JavaScript is fine language as long as you use it for what it is: a glue in web pages. I never understand why people used it for things like nodes.js

Mysterious Utah monolith mysteriously disappears without trace


Re: Clearly the marketing manager at Utah Tourism just got paid double their bonus ...

I didn't know radiohead is still around. Anyway I will not buy new album.

Apple to halve commission for developers turning over up to $1m in sales via App Store


Actual problem is not Apple getting 30% commusion. Problem is that you can't use any other payment system with lower fees or alternative app store with better commusion. That's the real monoboly. Apple does not let anyone else to run any app store or payment system.

Transport for London data pilot: We want to keep tabs on dockless bikes and e-bikes


All the bikers and drivers complain about them. They go on the roads and people leave them blocking the road. I ride a bicycle every morning and I have to dogle couple of "parked" scooters now and then. I find the idea nice but they better park the damn things better.

Come on, Amazon: If you're going to copy open-source code for a new product, at least credit the creator


GPL now and GPL tomorrrow. Things like this put me off any pessimitive license.

BOFH: Rome, I have been thy soldier 40 years... give me a staff of honour for mine age


Wonderful return to the form. Wonderful story. I sure missed one and only BOFH.

DuckDuckGo cries fowl after being expunged from Google's Android search preferences menu for most of Europe


Re: DDG != Bing ?

Yeah When I started using, DDG decetae ago. Still better search result. And they use several sources from bing to google and their own system.

She was praised by the CEO and promoted. After her brother and mom died, she returned from compassionate leave. IBM laid her off


Re: What the Hell Has Happened to IBM?

AS far as I read about Thomas J. Watson, he didn't give two fs about the person, race or gender as long as job done. He must be spinning in his grave with super sonic speeds by now.



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