Re: not have a social media account
or rather not to have your picture taken, your pic may be posted by someone else on anti-social media
128 posts • joined 31 Jul 2012
2011 Dell XPS X502L thanks, chunky, but it just works, every day. With 12Gb RAM and Devuan it does everything I need, docker, WINE for when I need to fire up EA, etc., etc.. And I can replace anything hardware wise. And does this keyboard have the rest of the keys that are missing from Macs?
Many moons ago in tech support I incurred the wrath of my colleagues for some unremembered reason, probably leaving my pager on my desk and going out on site. I returned to my desk to find my mouse nonfunctional, ball still there, check, plugged in to the PS/2 socket, check, scratch my head, well it's Win 95, reboot it. Still nothing, trot off to the store room to get a new mouse to test, bingo, it works perfectly!
Whilst pulling the cable for the old mouse out of the cable management on the back of my desk, the PS/2 plug is not moving, then, pop, the plug appears, but there's still a PS/2 mouse plug waving about near my PC? Bastards had hidden my mouse in the cable management, and simply dropped the cable of another mouse into the management tray. Cheers fellas.
Doesn't really work for the rest of the population though, does it? My mother, aunt, grandfather, etc. should never need to either have a sys admin nor become one. We are the 1% in this case, and tbh I'm fucking tired of it, I should be able to buy a phone that doesn't track me, not go through all the shit of finding a phone that's supported by some alternate rom, and adding & updating the hosts file, etc, etc, etc. there's drinking to be done, I haven't time for this crap!
Hence the down vote.
As I've said before, it's the Phantom Down-voter of Olde London Town.
It looks like a bot, but it's not, you can follow so many threads on el reg and there'll be posts with 101 up votes and just a single down vote. On some threads it's a single down vote on every post. It's quite sad if you think about it, that someone's only joy in life is down voting people for no reason whatsoever.
Sending hugs and kisses to you PDoOLT, and a pint, cheer up lad/lass!
If you're not the PDoOLT don't you dare down vote this post!
See title. Yes, I know it's still available, but I'm not paying $330 for something I use twice a year when Libre Office is available. TBH if it was $100 I'd probably pay it, it was so, so, much better than Word. Surely the patent must have expired on showing the single piece of formatting code that's actually screwing up your whole document?
The issue is FB [and subsidiaries], LinkedIn, etc. Hoover up peoples contact lists at will, with some absurd EULA/TaC line like "you agree that you have obtained consent of those in your contacts list to share their data" in 2pt text.
To my mind THAT is a far more serious issue, and needs to be reversed ASAP.
Wasn't in time to edit, but having just looked at a colleague's MacBook, I guess I'd forgotten, are Lenovo are trying to ape [or lure away users from] apple with the Fn/CTRL placement?
Apple keyboards did it for me, had a macbook for 3 months before throwing back at IT: no del key, Fn/CTRL switch, stupid half height up/down cursor keys, no pg up/down, end or home and the cmd key, oh, the horror!
Don't find the no tabbed terminal an issue either in windows or linux, I find it much easier and safer with alt-tab and separate windows
Jeez the Old Bill used to use the spectrum around 104-108MHz FM that you could pick up with any old radio by tuning to the end of the dial.
I think in a real emergency, "some comms" would be good enough!
Go Radio Hams keep this crap out of your spectrum.
In fact make it all Morse only :D
"The median pay gap is calculated by arranging the hourly pay rates of all male full-pay staffers from highest to lowest, and taking the hourly pay of the middle-ranked man. The same is done for the women, and the two figures are compared."
What do the figure look like if you exclude all those doing less than 35 hours per week?
You need to compare people doing the same job and that have the same number of years in full time employment. Absolutely meaningless figures, what's the median of apples and oranges?
Google don't think so, they've enforced an A to Z on screen keyboard on the latest Android TV update, I'm sure in an effort to get people to use the voice search.
Sideloaded the ASOP keyboard and it wouldn't even display. Google can kiss my hairy arse!
Now a happy Pi 3b+ LibreElec/Kodi user, complete with Netflix.
Seems TP-Link were aware of this model being affected before the 23 May, as that's when the latest firmware dates from. No firmware updates for the v1 since 2015, now they seemed to think it needs an update to:
1. Optimise the compatibility with DT(Germany).
2. Optimise the compatibility with Edge.
"Honest, they're the only changes"
OK my error, I was talking about Roundup rather than simply glyphosate.
Real point is Monsanto are CNUTS of the highest order, and the red mist descended that anyone would try to defend them. You know, that company that sues small farmers into oblivion because Monsanto GMOs drift uninvited onto their land. :rage:
Within months of MSFT taking control I lost my very early, firstname.lastname, Skype account, locked for no valid reason - to unblock tell us the month and year you created your account, and the exact balance, and which was the larger? Jesus left or right testicle, ad infinitum.
Just had the 4th blocked after 3 weeks, and a single use, due to possible spamming, trying to unblock entails constant email/SMS code loops. It's required for my latest assignment otherwise I'd fuck it off, and I'm trying desperately to get them to move to something else.
To top it off now there are no usernames only tel. or email.
MSN messenger was pretty awesome tbh, and early skype was even better... Ah, halcyon days..
It was NCE, MCSE, CCIE, now there's some new "must have" cert for the 20 (or 30) somethings to shell out for. All by paying your money to some "training" company that trains you in cramming answers; critical thinking NOT required.
Cue loads of bods getting certified and depressing wages again.
*Full disclosure, I completed my MCSE in two weeks; but you know what, it didn't teach me how to figure out NT4 won't install from CD if you call your CD drive, "CDROM" under DOS. *$^"* ^$&"£%%*"$!!!1! I don't know if the bug still happens in a VM, in theory it should as it's a DOS/NT issue. Go on, try it, you know you want to....
No longer a Windows User, just a bum ----->
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