When you post on it, you Xcrete.
172 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Jul 2007
Magical thinking from the government is usual. Just because something is logically impossible doesn't stop them pursuing it as policy - see Brexit and how they thought we could "have our cake and eat it", despite everyone who actually knew anything about it telling them it was fucking stupid and wouldn't work. I fully expect them to ram this through and it to be just as successful as Brexit is.
I'm a bit confused about the use of the phrase. It implies there is "weak" encryption, with a line drawn somewhere between the two. I'd be interested to know where the line is and if there is any consensus about where it is. I'd imagine that the security services would like to class anything above ROT13 as strong.
Can I suggest everyone stops calling it "strong" encryption? Strong encryption = encryption, any other form of "encryption" is meaningless.
Brother laser every time
I bought my Brother laser printer 6 years ago and it's still going strong. It's had at least 4 sets of cheap non-branded replacement toner and it's printed christ knows how many tens of thousands of pages for my wife, who is a primary school teacher. I just cannot comprehend how anyone would ever consider buying an inkjet. You can leave a laser for a month and it'll just start printing again straight away with nothing getting clogged. It's a standard driver format that works with anything, the ink is waterproof, and the quality is better 90% of the time.
The printer probably cost about £150 more than an inkjet, but I've saved £1,000s in consumables and saved a huge amount of stuff from landfill. Inkjets are just shit and the fact that Epsom wants everyone to use them just shows what a cash cow they are compared to laser.
Look - you can still buy it new, 6 years later - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JGKB5L8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://fullfact.org/europe/online-cost-brexit-net-contributions/ has the numbers up to 2020 - £200bn worse off since Brexit vs. £216bn contributions. I can't see how extrapolating the numbers up to 2022 can do anything but put it over the £216bn mark. I mean, you can pretend that because we don't know the exact number, it might not be true, but the evidence pretty much confirms it.
Why is it important to be different?
You want different? How about TempleOS - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TempleOS
Maybe there is a reason there are only 2 desktops? You want an area to work, an area for indicators and an area for controls. It's difficult to get diversity when there are only 3 elements you need.
Fans of original gangster editors, look away now: It's Tilde, a text editor that doesn't work like it's 1976
Not just deprecated, but deleted: Google finally strips File Transfer Protocol code from Chrome browser
You can't make any money from your spare space. A couple of months ago I rounded up all my spare hard drives (about 1.5 TB) and started farming. The "estkimated time to win" started off at 10 years and got higher as more people added their HDDs to the network. God knows what it would be now. To have any chance of getting a payout you need to invest in 100s of TB. When I gave up I was competing with 24 EiB of network space or 28,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.