* Posts by jgarbo

315 posts • joined 3 Jun 2013

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Britain must send its F-35s to Italy for heavy overhauls, decrees US

jgarbo
Pirate

The Russians are loving this...

... totally screwed war fighting debacle. "Sorry, Ivan, can't fight today. Engines not back from Italy. Next week perhaps?"

Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric – it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018

jgarbo
Linux

Re: "run MS Office"

Using Linux Mint 17.3 (for ease) and LibreOffice 5.0, which handles MSOffice stuff seamlessly now. No viruses (if you download from certified repos), no crashes, auto updates of everything (asks politely first). Talks straight to my Note 4 and syncs. Just works. Oh, and it's all free. Why Windows?

McCain: Come to my encryption hearing. Tim Cook: No, I'm good. McCain: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you

jgarbo
Devil

Re: Boo fucking hoo.

How could you ever respect a person who blocked repatriation of fellow Vietnam POWs he was afraid would reveal his treachery? He left them to rot to save his slimy hide.

http://polidics.com/ethics/fellow-pows-say-john-mccain-was-a-coward-and-a-traitor-in-viet-nam.html

Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

jgarbo
Happy

Re: If proof is needed...

My Note 4 is more computer than phone, so I'm not OT. Works perfectly, regular OS updates, excellent build quality. And gets the inevitable question from fanbois, "It's got a pen, too?" Yep, and it talks to the machine if you leave it behind. I'm OK with Sammy stuff.

jgarbo
Happy

Re: If proof is needed...

With all those upgrades and replacements, shouldn't you say "Best laptops I've ever owned." ?

Blighty's Bloodhound 1,000mph rocket car unveiled ahead of record attempt

jgarbo
Thumb Down

Great achievement?

Tell me again why so much time, expertise and money is being spent on this and not some worthier project that might improve the world? Or am I just an old tree-hugger?

Australia the idiot in the global village, says Geoff Huston

jgarbo
Big Brother

Re: @FozzyBear - The understatement of the year

I noticed. I left Zombieland in the 1970s. Never looked back. Remember the joke "How do you tell an Aussie from a sheep? The Aussie walks on his back legs." It isn't funny anymore. It's true.

Introducing the Asus VivoMini UN42 – a pint-sized PC, literally

jgarbo
Linux

Re: Footprint

You still use MS? I can fit a Kitchen Sink linux on there for less than 10G, all drivers, office, video, audio, graphics, OK. Time to change...

Nokia will indeed be back 'making' phones – and it's far from a foolish move

jgarbo
Pint

Still looking...

...for a replacement for my 5yr old N8, but can't anything totally "better". Super 12MP camera, offline GPS, brilliant comms, gorilla glass and new software from Nokia rebels.

Forget Nokia: Finland's promising future is to be server central

jgarbo

Re: correct

Finland is not a Scandinavian country; doesn't share lingusitic or cultural traits with the three Scandinavian countries - Denmark, Sweden and Norway. It just happens to be in the niegborhood, like Holland and the Baltic states.

3 spectastic Lumias for price of 1 rival flagship: Microsoft sells biz on cheapie experience

jgarbo
Trollface

Re: HOC S3 spoliers

Gee, do you think the stars actually chose their phones for the movie? Or MS paid a packet to get the things on screen? A mystery.

Lenovo: We SWEAR we're done with bloatware, adware and scumware

jgarbo
Linux

Re: My exact thought

Can't you just wipe the drive, install Linux and be done? Did it with my $220 Acer E11. Everything works well.

He's baaack: Microsoft's axeman Nadella to give Chinese staff the chop

jgarbo

Was accepting the incompetent idiot CEO to scuttle the Nokia Titanic part of a devlisih plan to reincarnate Nokia from the inevitable wreckage wrought by Gates-less MS and aimless new management? Anyway, that seems to be the case. Anon.

jgarbo

Could being blind be the problem? MS seem not so much to see reality, as to force reality into their fantasy. Hardly ever works.

Tim Cook chills the spines of swingers worldwide

jgarbo
Devil

Re: We don't sell your data..

They won't sell it. But might they give free access to it if "asked" very firmly?

jgarbo
Devil

Re: A car key I have to recharge every day?

Coming soon. The iCrowbar!

Your hard drives were riddled with NSA spyware for years

jgarbo
Black Helicopters

Re: but the '...w.dll'

Since when was Bill Gates ever concerned about your privacy? MS has probably been in bed with the intelligence services from Day 1, as have Google. Wake up. You're on your own.

jgarbo
Big Brother

It's taken this long - and this event - to make your realize that the US has been a fascist police state since, well, the 1960s? Have you been out of town?

'If someone in Australia says lick my toad, it's not a euphemism'

jgarbo
Facepalm

Re: Marmite?

Marmite for Brits, Vegemite for Ockeroons. They, too, demand their vat sludge.

Spent the weekend watching Game of Thrones? You're a FAT LONELY SADDO

jgarbo
Devil

Seinfeld - done already!

Didn't Seinfeld do a set on males Hunting TV channels, while females Nested on a particular channel? I'll take Seinfeld's explanation over any Texan PhD (GCSE in Britain).

HE'S DONE IT! Malcolm Turnbull unites left and right with piracy policy

jgarbo
Facepalm

Re: Counterproductive ... Security Wise

It's a young country, practically a political kindergarten. The children still scrap, build sand castles and piss in the corner, even into their 50s. Put up with it or leave (as I did back in the 1970s).

Thailand: 'The nail that sticks up gets hammered down'

jgarbo

Yep. Common saying when I lived in Japan 40 years ago.

Young Eddie gets a lot wrong. No "punitive import taxes" on Toyotas (Thailand's 2nd biggest EXporter after Japan), Mazdas, Nissans, Fords, etc, only on fancy imported stuff. Same with bikes.

And forget your Thai mansion, Eddie - as a foreigner you can't own land. Try condos.

Coup d'etat? Yes, and eagerly supported by all of us (with intelligence). The fascist Red Shirts, led by US puppet Thaksin, then his sister/daughter Yingluck, almost wrecked the country then stole rice crops from their own supporters. Yingluck's about to be tried for fraud, just like her daddy/brother, who skipped out.

Oh, the old "Thai is tonal" gag. Thai has 5 tones, English has 6. Can you speak English?

Phuket? Oh, the Ph=P, the u=oo and the k=g, and the t=d. Get it?

After living and reporting in Thaland for over 30 years, I tire of these ignorant "tourists" who don't speak Thai, don't understand the culture, politics or people, yet dribble a bibful on the situation.

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FBI boss: Sony hack was DEFINITELY North Korea, haters gonna hate

jgarbo
Holmes

Re: Yeah...

Hardly dumb and incompetent. Rather, ordered from above to follow a political strategy. I'll bet a few of them are gnashing their teeth at this unsupportable red herring.

UK.gov: Sod SIGINT, let's turn GCHQ into a TECH CRECHE

jgarbo
Big Brother

Re: First Step

Echoes of "Boys from Brazil": Cloned youngsters programmed to inflitrate the business coummunity, sent out into the world, and reporting back to The Boss and do His bidding. Orwellian Totalitarianism is just around the corner, folks.

Tor takes off the gloves after sustained staffer harassment

jgarbo
Headmaster

Re: @Khaptain

Er, it's kudos, no apostrophe.

jgarbo

Why call an asshole Sir? Surely Asshole is sufficient title.

'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with two-year sentences for menacing posts

jgarbo
Devil

Re: Baldy, Baldy, Bastard...

Only if they talk dirty...

Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy

jgarbo
Devil

Re: special place in Hell reserved for this guy

I'd throw in every damn feline that ever lived for that price! (Devoted dog lover here ;-} )

Man bites dog: HTTPS-menacing POODLE is 'hard to exploit' – unless you're on public Wi-Fi

jgarbo
Linux

Just test Palemoon 24.6.2 (x86) - OK, Firefox 32 - Vulnerable!, Chrome 38 - Vulnerable!

5.5in iPhone 6, iWatch hypegasm: What will Apple reveal - BE the rumour

jgarbo

Re: I want to care...

Obviously, he's not a bloody "amateur", and he may know that half a decade is as long as five years.

Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

jgarbo
Devil

iCheese - will the round holes be contravening any Apple patents? Maybe Switzerland really is in trouble....;-p

PHABBA-DABBA-DOO! Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Edge, Gear VR – feast your eyes

jgarbo

Dual SIMs

I don't quite get it. Here in Thailand, lots of folks have dual SIM phones. Cheap as chips, on sale at Tesco. Is this a problem in Western countries?

Help Australia's PM and attorney-general to define metadata

jgarbo
Facepalm

Re: Brandis

Be kind to poor Brandis. He lost the big safety pin that holds up his nappy.

Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe

jgarbo
Devil

Plastic cutlery...

If you can cut a steak with a plastic knife, you can also cut a throat. Basic martial arts training. Want to know what a ball point pen can do? So where's the security?

Motorola Moto E: Brill budget blower with one bothersome blunder

jgarbo

Stuck food

"food...getting stuck in your teeth..." For that task I employ my tongue. Or does your phone also have a tooth pick?

jgarbo

Re: I don't see this as a problem.

Exactly. Why would you want to look at someone during a phone conversation? Maybe during a conferenced business call to show products?? Long lost relative found in Africa??? Dunno. Never used mine.

Oz crime-busters' calls for data retention get louder

jgarbo
Unhappy

Re: Australians trying to out do the Americans

What makes you think the Australians ever had a choice? After WW2 they went from British colony to US colony. By the 1970s Oz was an ersatz Amerika. That's when I left. Pity the Ockeroons, they need to be led.

jgarbo
Terminator

Re: What happened?

The Mad Monk is CIA/NSA-approved. He stays. Get back to the footie and your VBs, and let the grownups do the job. Cobber...

OnePlus One equals 'killer' new mobe running CyanogenMod

jgarbo
Happy

Re: Almost nice

What do they mean by "non-removable"? My Nokia N8's "non-removable" battery can be replaced by unscrewing two little screws. Takes 2 minutes. And SD card, of course. Ten seconds. ;-p

Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

jgarbo
Happy

Re: coding @AC 2014-5-5 SometimeOrOtherPerhapsElRegCanRestoreTimestampsPlease

Choose any spelling, grammar, syntax and punctuation you like. But your "message" will probably be misunderstood and dismissed - the price of courageous individualism.

jgarbo
Headmaster

Re: coding

Sorry, "me" , "her" and "him" are not the subject but the object.

Is this photo PROOF a Windows 7 Start Menu is coming back?

jgarbo
Linux

Re: LOL

I'd suggest Linux Mint, dual boot, for $00.00, then compare at your leisure, and decide,

Sticky Tahr-fy pudding: Ubuntu 14.04 slickest Linux desktop ever

jgarbo

Re: Have they fixed the irritatingly shit window resizing borders?

>unnecessarily fiddly window edges...

Just pick a different window border style or modify existing, no?

jgarbo
Linux

Re: A slice off the top

> press f11

I don't follow. Even when I press f11 for Full screen I can find open apps on that workspace with Alt+Tab, and can cycle through my other (five) workspaces with Ctl+Alt+Right/Left. Or do you mean s/t different.? Using Wheezy 7.01 + XFCE.

Microsoft's new CEO: The technology isn't his problem

jgarbo
Happy

MS?

Always saw MS as a marketing company. Gates could have become a billionaire seilling toilet seats - he'd charge a per arse EULA. Set for life...

NSA: It's TRUE, we grab 200 MILLION of your text messages A DAY globally

jgarbo
Facepalm

Re: Even if it were effective...

There's no American "race" in the animal sense. I'd suggest rabble, mob, gang - something cozy.

jgarbo
Headmaster

Re: Even if it were effective...

Sad, really, American English seems to have only one subjunctive. Limits expression. Could explain a lot...

jgarbo
Headmaster

Re: Even if it were effective...

As I keep telling children, the Constitution is an old sheet of paper, your "rights" are merely privileges revocable at any time, as is your citizenship when you're old enough. Later I explain the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. Most of them get it.

jgarbo
Big Brother

Re: Tragic

Better than controlling the world? Are you new?

jgarbo
Unhappy

Re: Neat trick!

>>If only we had some kind of 'special' relationship...

We do. Bend over and I'll show you...

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