* Posts by m4r35n357

50 posts • joined 4 Sep 2012

Research into deflecting potentially world-destroying asteroids is apparently not a 'national priority' for the UK

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Re: People. We can't stop an asteroid, ok? We just can't. Deal with it ;)

I think LEO might be leaving things a bit late . . .

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Re: People. We can't stop an asteroid, ok? We just can't. Deal with it ;)

Obviously a couple of people taking Star Trek too literally . . .

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Re: People. We can't stop an asteroid, ok? We just can't. Deal with it ;)

It will _never_ be possible. Just do the numbers . . . .

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Re: This Makes Sense

People. We can't stop an asteroid, ok? We just can't. Deal with it ;)

At the very last Moment.js: Time-and-date JavaScript library fetched 12 million times a week ends development

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Typical JS

Finished code considered harmful.

Relying on plain-text email is a 'barrier to entry' for kernel development, says Linux Foundation board member

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Hmm, "pragmatic, plausible sounding" anonymous windbaggery. You guys just don't give up, but we are used to it!

We've come to wish you an unhappy birthday: Microsoft to yank services from Internet Explorer, kill off Legacy Edge by 2021

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Title reference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I28iqDx1b3A

911, I wanna report a robbery. Hundreds of thousands of stars stolen from a cluster. I think it was the Milky Way

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Re: Light years not a measure of distance

Explaining how the previous "incorrect" theory fluked all the correct results would be nice too.

Bigger than big: Linux kernel colonel Torvalds claims 5.8 is 'one of our biggest releases of all time'

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Re: Less Is Sometimes More ?

Someone obviously doesn't understand how hardware support works . . .

Scottish cops dangle £6m for help understanding 160TB treasure trove of structured and unstructured data

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My advice:

1) sit on it, it might hatch

2) collect more data

Rust marks five years since its 1.0 release: The long and winding road actually works

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Re: On speed

For general info (another poster mentioned GMP).

MPFR is a wrapper on that which provides "correct" rounding modes. More relevant here; it provides an amazing selection of mathematical (and other) functions that put it miles ahead of all the other arbitrary precision libraries I've looked at.

There's a black hole lurking within 1,000 light years of Earth – and you can see stars circling it with the naked eye

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Re: Interesting stuff

I'm not remotely surprised you had that idea!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telescopium

Python 2 bows out after epic transition. And there was much applause because you've all moved to version 3, right? Uh, right?

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Re: why python ?

For me - data plotting packages like Matplotlib and pi3d https://pi3d.github.io/html/ReadMe.html, previously the defunct Visual Python.

Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much

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Your phone is your ID card.

Astroboffin gets magnets stuck up his schnozz trying and failing to invent anti-face-touching coronavirus gizmo

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Re: Fixble in code

This. And the "more magnets" idea. Has the bar been lowered for the term "astroboffin" recently?

Borky shark: A deserted airport and a Raspberry Pi feeling poorly at baggage claim. Welcome to 2020

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Re: Diagnosis...

Total CPU bewilderment and kernel panic just over 3 seconds into boot. Either hardware failure on the board somewhere, or more likely, a dodgy power supply or connection IMO.

The shelves may be empty, but the disk is full: Not even Linux can resist the bork at times

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Re: R/O FS

/tmp on a ramdisk! /etc/fstab line:

tmpfs /tmp tmpfs noatime,nosuid,size=20%,mode=1777 0 0

'Developers have lost hope Microsoft will do the right thing'... Redmond urged to make WinUI cross-platform

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We've been here before . . .

Even if they do go cross platform, there is always the finite possibility that the non-Windoze (yes I am of that age, and it is still deserved!) versions will perform and behave ever so slightly worse than native.

Just a possiblility, mind.

Oracle tells Supremes: Fair use? Pah! There's nothing fair about 'Google's copying'

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Re: A plague on both of them

New here?

Thunderbird is go: Mozilla's email client lands in a new nest

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Seamonkey

Netscape Navigator never went away: https://www.seamonkey-project.org/

Cache flow problems continue for Intel: Yet more data-leaking processor design blunders discovered, patches due soon

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New trade deal

So basically we are going to end up having to buy shitloads of Intel processors and Boeing aeroplanes?

In the red corner, Big Red, and in the blue corner... the rest of the tech industry

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Nuke them from orbit

It is the only way to be sure. Unless Oracle doesn't actually implement anyone else's APIs . . .

It's a no to ZFS in the Linux kernel from me, says Torvalds, points finger of blame at Oracle licensing

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Re: Hypocritical

Sounds like slander to me . . . are you well represented?

Interpol: Strong encryption helps online predators. Build backdoors

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Too nice

Interplod?

Knacker of the Net?

Now do better than me . . .

What a load of bollards! Object of bloke's street furniture romp run over

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Re: Ho Ho Ho

Oops, it seemed to disappear after I logged in. And I deleted the wrong one . . . ;)

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Ho Ho Ho

. . . . possibly entirely unrelated incident . . .

Chemists bitten by Python scripts: How different OSes produced different results during test number-crunching

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Not a single mention of testing . . .

Well that is your problem right there.

Devon knows how they make it so steamy: Phantom squatter of Torquay curls one out on bloke's motor

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Made a log of the incident!

see title

Four more years! Four more years! Svelte Linux desktop Xfce gets first big update since 2015

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Debian?

I can't believe they backed out of this as the default desktop.

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

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Point and Grunt

'nuff said.

UK.gov's Verify has 'significantly' missed every target, groans spending watchdog

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Cynicism?

OpenSSL swats a dozen bugs, one notable nasty

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What makes you think we can't? http://www.libressl.org/

Linux 4.8 rc1 lands, with Surface 3 support promised!

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The "unstable" ABI is there for a very good reason; to piss off people like you.

OpenOffice project 'all but dead upstream' argues prominent user

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Re: Splitters!

You forgot to mention cancer, Mr gates. Nice handle, BTW

Antarctic boffins hope stratospheric gravity wave hunter returns to Earth

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I think you mean gravitational waves

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_wave

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_wave

OpenVPN open to pre-auth Bash Shellshock bug – researcher

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Yes, you are. No sensible distribution has used bash for anything but interactive shells for as long as I can remember. That's what bash is, sh/ash/dash + interactive features. Only an idiot would use it for batch (non-interactive) processing. This whole thing is just natural selection at work.

Stunned by Shellshock Bash bug? Patch all you can – or be punished

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Re: what else lurks

No they don't

Bad boy builds beastly Bash bug botnet, boxen battered

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Not mine

$ ls -lAh /bin/sh

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Jun 30 11:40 /bin/sh -> dash

Can't touch this! Microsoft joins OpenGL 3D graphics group

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A Wish

Let's hope they're not just joining to cause trouble and stall progress . . .

Microsoft swings axe at 18,000 bods in its largest ever round of layoffs

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Remember . . .

This all started when Microsoft's Elop was parachuted into Nokia to kill Maemo/Meego and drop Android for Windoze phone.

Thanks for nothing, OpenSSL, grumbles stonewalled De Raadt

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Re: Take a look at the changes LibreSSL made

Yep. OpenSSL devs dropped the ball badly and didn't care. Now they are trying to sabotage the ones who do care. Die OpenSSL!

Astroboffins map GIANT MASS of dark matter

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Re: Wavevolution

mmm, grade " A" gibberish . . .

Internet Explorer needs fresh dev infusion for a full recovery

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UK TV ad campaign

Millions spent trying to persuade people to actually use what's already installed on their computers, pathetic really ;)

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