* Posts by beep54

516 posts • joined 19 Dec 2010

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Microsoft defends intrusive dialog in Visual Studio Code that asks if you really trust the code you've been working on

beep54
Devil

I used to loathe MS

Now is fully hate it.

Florida Man sues Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for account ban

beep54

Re: It's the plot of 'The Producers'.

Could be worse. There's The Sound of Music. Ooops. Sorry about that.

beep54

Re: Surprised it took this long

DJT is never going to pay them. He never does.

IBM President and former Red Hat boss Jim Whitehurst quits

beep54

IBM

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Google has second thoughts about cutting cookies, so serves up CHIPs

beep54
Meh

Chrome

I find Chrome useful for playing sudoku and a really sucky spades game and that's it. I don't like Chrome

Google: About that whole getting rid of third-party cookies thing – we're gonna need another year or so

beep54
Meh

The only thing

that I use Chrome for is to play Sudoku. Oh and a crappy spades game. I don't trust Chrome. At all.

beep54
Angel

Re: Cookies...

Back before I had a good ad blocker (uBlock Origin), I can remember seeing a weird side ad that went: "Glory holes? You can get them at Amazon!"

Happy with your existing Windows 10 setup? Good, because Windows 11 could turn its nose up at your CPU

beep54
Unhappy

What the Hell

is wrong with MS?

Intrepid squid mission may help in kraken riddle of why zero-g makes astronauts sick

beep54

Re: Zero G Space Sickness

I've begun suffering mild to severe vertigo. Hemp oil or CBD helps. A lot when I cannot even leave the apt.

Anyone still using cash? British £50 banknote honouring Alan Turing arrives

beep54
Unhappy

Much too little and far too late.

Snakes on a Plane meets The Simpsons as airline creates ‘whacker’ to scare reptiles away from parked A380s

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Unhappy

Re: Call that a snake?

When I visited an uncle in Kansas on his farm, fresh water was somewhat scarce and we had to use the outhouse for doing #2 (we could pee in the toilet all day but it was only flushed just before bed). There was a long stick in the outhouse. I asked what it was for and was told it was to check for snakes in the crapper. Lordy, I HATED using that outhouse.

Now that Trump is useless to Zuckerberg, ex-president is exiled from Facebook for two years, possibly indefinitely

beep54

Re: Just ignored a Trump ad

Sorry Ignore that. There seems to be no delete button here...

beep54
Headmaster

Re: Just ignored a Trump ad

Careful there. The WWF is the World Wildlife Fund. They successfully sued the rasslin' organization (which is now the WWE) and got their name back.

Beijing bashes Bing and lashes LinkedIn over improper data collection and storage

beep54
Meh

Wait

Bing and Linkedin are still being used by some? For some reason? I think China might have the right idea here.

Satellite collision anticipated by EU space agency fails to materialize... for now at least

beep54
Joke

I wonder

Will the space lasers be Jewish?

IBM creates a COBOL compiler – for Linux on x86

beep54
Happy

Re: [Aside] Storage media

There was nothing more exhilarating/demoralizing than finding your batch cards produced an endless supply of mostly (but not quite) blank pages. "Excuse me sir, but I think that's mine and that you should terminate it."

Browser tracking protections won't stop tracking, warns DuckDuckGo

beep54

I do still use Chrome, but it is almost always to play Sudoku or a really crappy spades game. I almost never use it for actual browsing. Never did like it, really.

Biden administration reveals probe into government security has found holes, wants more private sector collaboration as the cure

beep54

Impossible

to even imagine the Trump administration even beginning to fathom doing this.

Fear the Walking Edge: Desktop support pulled, but legacy browser lingers on in Surface Hub, Xbox, HoloLens

beep54
Unhappy

edge

did anyone ever use this? And why?

Shelter for internet outcasts Parler slaps Amazon with fresh lawsuit after abandoning first attempt

beep54

Amazon can definitely be a bully. But not in this particular case.

Axe-happy Microsoft halves support for Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Channel

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POS

"And there's always the IoT version for kiosk or POS-type hardware." I am always confused by this abbreviation. Is it Point-of-Sale or piece-of-shit? Or both?

Ghost of Microsoft's Legacy Edge browser will linger as the default on Surface Hubs after April execution for desktops

beep54
Devil

While I have 'removed' IE on my computer and hacked the registry to make Edge not load at start up, I still find that both of these still collect (generate?) bits of info that needs to be cleaned. I never use either. The best thing to do for both of them would be to remove them from Windows completely with the option of installing Edge if you are feeling particularly stupid that day.

We regret to inform you the professor teaching your online course is already dead

beep54
Meh

It's official

The future is weird.

Dems to ISPs: You're not gonna hike broadband prices, slap restrictions on folks in a pandemic, are you?

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Unhappy

sad

None of these companies, esp. Comcast have a gram of shame.

Yes, Microsoft Access was a recalcitrant beast, but the first step is to turn the computer on

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Happy

Learned this early on

Questions like: Is your computer plugged in? and: Is your refrigerator running? (Why yes, I saw it going down the street) are actually valid questions to start with. Start with the basics and work your way up.

Roma, we've had un problema: When every flight's final destination is a date with Windows Boot Manager

beep54
Devil

Re: "I started drinking"®

The problem with seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is that now you know that the tunnel is filthy dirty and probably smells bad.

A pub denied: One man's tale of festive frolics postponed by the curse of the On Call phone

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Happy

Boxing Day

I never understood just why the British would want to put on trunks and gloves and box on what should be a holiday. Well, they're foreigners and don't know better, I guess.

Just let this sink in: Capita wins 12-year £1bn contract to provide training services to the Royal Navy and Marines

beep54
Mushroom

If you are outsourcing the training of your troops in the military, you've completely lost sight of how the military is supposed to work. Also, you need a clean slate at the top staffed with actual competent people. Of course England has long done this, but at least the Hessians were somewhat competent.

Adios California, Oracle the latest tech firm to leave California for the wide open (low tax) Lone Star State

beep54

Two things

Austin no longer has a music scene, for the obvious reason (it'll come back eventually) The other is, do you know how expensive it is to live here? Probably not as bad as California, but it ain't cheap.

Where's the mysterious metal monolith today then? Oh look, it's atop a California mountain

beep54

Re: "Where will the mysterious metal monolith appear next?"

Reminds me of a prank a friend played in college around 1972 or so. He arraigned for a series of postcards to be sent to one particular girl that all said, "Wait for me. I'm coming. Godot." He managed to have them sent from around the world with the postmarks being ever closer to home causing the girl to begin to panic. She obviously did not get the Godot part. He would have, of course, missed her. But this lasted an entire semester.

Netflix chooses its own judgment in 'Bandersnatch' case: Settle and make the nasty lawsuit go away

beep54

Re: Not really new or unique.

"Thus in the US if you have enough money you can do what you like"

Actually, in the US at least, you don't even have to HAVE the money as long as you can convince the right people that perhaps you DO have the money [see: D. Trump]. I have long considered 'money' to be a consensual hallucination that will never go away.

Biden projected to be the next US President, Microsoft joins rest of world in telling Trump: It looks like... you're fired

beep54

Re: Not if Republicans run the senate

If you haven't heard that before, you simply were not paying any attention whatsoever.

beep54

Re: Good

Here's how I know I'm an American: I can't trace my lineage past my Gramma on my father's side. Hell, Grammy herself was a bit weird. I don't have her last name. Well, Arkansas. Go figgah. You know you're an American when your a mutt. And we be proud to be mutts.

Microsoft sues Florida reseller it alleges sold 'black market access devices' allowing unlocking of Office 365

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Happy

I read "Use of the imagery and trademarks aside, " as 'imaginary trademarks'. It was much more fun that way..

South Park creators have a new political satire series with some of the best AI-generated deepfakes on the internet yet

beep54

"That's My Bush" was criminally overlooked. What was really funny about it was that it wasn't poking fun at W. so much as it was skewering the concept of the generic sitcom.

Luke Skywalker used to bullseye womp rats in his T-16 on Tatooine. But Star Wars: Squadrons misses the mark

beep54
Mushroom

Star Wars

I completely gave up on anything (and I do mean ANYTHING) having to do with the Star Wars universe after Phantom Menace, although I could possibly see watching the Christmas Special just for the lulz.

Ryuk this for a game of soldiers: Ransomware-flingers actively targeting hospitals in the US, cyber agencies warn

beep54

You probably shouldn't be giving them ideas.

Canadian uni blames users, 'isolated technical problems' as new Workday system fails to pay 700 temps on time

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Facepalm

So not only Situation normal All F***ed Up, but also Hey, Not Our Fault!

Trump administration proposes H-1B visas go to highest-paid workers first

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Re: @TheMeerkat

"Of course he has been a good president based on his achievements in office and achieved what Obama and the democrats considered magical."

If you consider the ongoing and persistent destruction, piece by piece, of the US and the lining of his own pockets with taxpayer money (I mean, really: $3 for his own glass of water at Mar-a-Lago?) to be good things, well then, he's been just fantastic.

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

beep54
Devil

Re: Trained on 570GB of text scraped from the internet...

It was probably also given the Urban Dictionary. That worked so well earlier!

Uber drivers take ride biz to European court over 'Kafkaesque' algorithmic firings by Mastermind code

beep54
Unhappy

Uber

has a long and ugly history of screwing over its employees (yes, they are employees despite what Uber thinks).

Iran sent threatening pro-Trump emails to American Democrats, Russia close behind, says US intelligence

beep54

Re: Obfuscation, confusion and general mayhem

Ah, if only. The Orange Menace may be as hard to be rid of as bed bugs.

State of Iowa told no, you can’t use $21m coronavirus federal aid to help fund your $52m Workday roll-out

beep54

Ohio

It was not mentioned but of COURSE Ohio has a Republican governor. This is the party that lives on creative accounting.

Microsoft unleashes production-ready Edge Runtime. WebView2: This time it's Chromium

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Unhappy

Arrgh

My next computer will definitely be a Linux machine. I'm tired of having all my settings junked because even tho they'll let you do it, it isn't the MS way so let us fix that for you. Balls.

When you gaze long enough into the bork, the bork will gaze back into you

beep54

Re: Why use a screen?

Well, the money allocated for the bathrooms has to be spent somehow lest it is lost. I mean, if they're not going to check and/or clean them.....

Microsoft will adopt Google Chrome's controversial Manifest V3 in Edge

beep54
Meh

Meh

I never use Edge and about the only thing I use Chrome for is to play a couple of silly games, so.... I am still miffed that even tho IE is (theoretically) turned off, it still collects some info. I've made sure that Edge doesn't load on start up so it doesn't seem to do that anymore.

What's that, Lt Lassie? Three terrorists have fallen down a well? Strap on these AR goggles and we'll find 'em

beep54

Re: I looked up Command Sight

Possibly a boy and his dog. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/reference

beep54
Angel

Re: Covid sniff

An interesting thing is that cats will ignore your dead body while dogs will happily chow down on your corpse once they figure out that you're actually dead. So there's that.

beep54

Re: A dog sight is worse than a human

Since this would be used, apparently, to mainly give instructions to the dog, its sense of sight is beside the point. This is pretty neat and possibly worthy of the best possible Ignobel Award

From the Department of WCGW: An app-controlled polycarbonate lock with no manual override/physical key

beep54
Devil

Howdy

And a very happy mene mene tekel upharsin to you and yours.

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