That. Is. A. Disgrace.
296 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Jan 2011
Update from Fossa went bad
I had a difficult time updating from Fossa, it eventually managed most of it after deleting some packages. It eventually gave up on installing gdm3 because of issues with cpp, x11-xserver-utils. I had to download the iso file and install it over my Ubuntu setup. Eventually got my Firefox back up and running as before.
So, do make a backup of your system beforehand. I had no problems with upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 to 20.04. It just died at 22.04. Oh well...
Re: How come it wasn't open source?
I remember that some research in universities can be financed by external forces. In these cases, they can have patents and so results from the research from those can be delayed. Those done by the students or initiated by lecturers are often put into open source or published.
Re: Snap is a bad idea
The other thing I despise about snap is that when I do a df -h command, it is filled with /dev/loop. I am thinking of moving away from Ubuntu because of the snap situation. How many gnomes do I need? I have about 6 gnome snaps taking up valuable screen space.
I don't want to do a df -h | grep -v snap as it's still annoying.
The Audacity: Audio tool finds new and exciting ways to annoy contributors with a Contributor License Agreement
Lots getting away with it
The main issue is that it's possible to make up phone numbers for caller ID systems. I have often received phone calls from those that look like UK numbers, but seem to be missing a digit. If there is a way of blocking those made up numbers, it would help a great deal. I will have a legit phone number that I can send to the ICO to complain about.
UK smacks Huawei with banhammer: Buying firm's 5G gear illegal from year's end, mobile networks ordered to rip out all next-gen kit by 2027
Bigger than big: Linux kernel colonel Torvalds claims 5.8 is 'one of our biggest releases of all time'
Surprise surprise! Hostile states are hacking coronavirus vaccine research, warn UK and USA intelligence
Exchange some currency you want to? Guess the BIOS setup keyboard combination first you must, young Padawan
Aww, a cute mini-moon is orbiting Earth right now. But like all good things, it too will abandon us at some point
Make it like owning a vehicle
Have drone licenses, which one has to pass a test for. Also, drones should have some form of registration plates. I know that I am going to be down-voted for not being a droneiphile, but they are basically remote controlled flying vehicles that can cause considerable damage if used incorrectly.
I am glad I dumped them
I was very annoyed at Adobe for getting their monthly revenue scheme up. You don't get to own the software, just permanently rent it. I am glad that darktable came up and that has been able to replace Lightroom. Adobe are just nasty ***** who are either happy to cream the money from users and treating them like garbage, otherwise foist malware in the form of Flash. I hope Adobe collapse completely. Horrible company, just like Microsoft who abuse their position.
No investment in the UK
The problem is that the government refuses to invest in the NHS, instead is slowly handing it over to corporations such as Richard Branston. If there was investment within the UK, then there could be research into using machine learning within the NHS. However, it is all being handed over to the lowest bidder who are desperate to make money and to improve their own infrastructure.
World recoils in horror as smartphone maker accused of helping government snoops read encrypted texts, track device whereabouts
Apple loses FaceTime patent appeal again. And again. And again. And again. And again... yes, it's the fifth time
Alibaba sketches world's 'fastest' 'open-source' RISC-V processor yet: 16 cores, 64-bit, 2.5GHz, 12nm, out-of-order exec
Security updates seem t only appear if you bought your device within the last year. You may be lucky that your phone is supported by LineageOS. This is one of the major flaws with Android ecosystem. Many cheap devices come out, but they never get updates. I have been lucky that my Samsung Galaxy s7 had updates a few months ago, not sure how long that will last though.
Epyc crypto flaw? AMD emits firmware fix for server processors after Googler smashes RAM encryption algorithms
Now Chinese-made drones rubbing US govt up the Huawei: 'Strong concerns' DJI kit threat to national security
Jeff Bezos finally gets .Amazon after DNS overlord ICANN runs out of excuses to delay decision any further
Now here's a Galaxy far, far away: Samsung stalls Fold rollout after fold-able screens break in hands of reviewers
Need better testing
I am guessing that the robots doing the screen folding test was in a pristine environment. They should have handed it to some testers to carry out better testing out in the world. I guess they are worried about photos appearing in the press before their official announcement.
At least they are halting the rollout and are not calling users stupid for holding it wrongly.
Google rolls out Android Easter Egg for Europe – a Microsoft antitrust-style browser, search engine choice box
This time next year
I will be removing Windows 7 from my laptop and will move onto a Linux infrastructure. I have seen all these people struggling with Windows 10, and I don't want to be a part of that. I may keep a bare bones Windows 7 set up as a virtual machine on the laptop, just in case.
I don't need Adobe Lightroom because I can now use darktable instead. Web browser and word processors already exist under Linux. I don't play games though.
Guess who's back, back again? China's back, hacking your friends: Beijing targets American biz amid tech tariff tiff
Whenever the US hacks someone, it's all fine. Whenever a non Five-eyes country does the same, all hell breaks loose. Smells of hypocrisy. As long as the US are hacking and spying on others, then I think everyone else should have the same access. If the US forces companies to install backdoors, then don't come running if others find the backdoors and make use of it.