* Posts by Scotthva5

29 posts • joined 6 Jun 2014

Remember when the keyboard was the computer? You can now relive those heady days with the Raspberry Pi 400

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This looks like a low power Plex server to me, as long as you don't need multiple transcoding streams it should do just fine. I've been looking for something to replace my current Plex server (i5 powered Asus lappy) with something that uses less juice.

Brit accused of spying on 772 people via webcam CCTV software tells court he'd end his life if extradited to US

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Re: Team America: World Police

Agreed. Serves no useful purpose to extradite to the US when the crimes were committed on UK soil. This amounts to grandstanding by the US "Justice" Department.

Mark Shuttleworth to revive Ubuntu Community Council after body shrinks to single member – Mark Shuttleworth

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Re: One man, one vote

Hopefully Shuttleworth won't get smacked in the gob by an air-launched turtle.

Techie studied ancient ways of iSeries machine, saved day when user unleashed eldritch powers, got £50 gift voucher

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All software needs...

...a "bring forth the fluffy bunnies" option.

What the duck? Bloke keeps getting sent bathtime toys in the post – and Amazon won't say who's responsible

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That was mildly amusing.

Hungry? Please enjoy this delicious NaN, courtesy of British Gas and Sainsbury's

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Re: The current state of education?

Sadly this is not an isolated incident, at least in my experience. The badly trained badgers that most government agencies employ are not capable of rational thought, let alone write it out.

It's now safe to turn off your computer shop: Microsoft to shutter its bricks-and-mortar retail locations worldwide

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They were never going to stay in business...

...if people came in just to Windows shop.

edit: yes, I stole that from /.

What's the Arm? First Apple laptop to ditch Intel will be 13.3" MacBook Pro, proclaims reliable soothsayer

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Thoughtful, well reasoned commentary that is on point? In El Reg's comment section? Who stole the interwebs? Well done.

Linus Torvalds drops Intel and adopts 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper on personal PC

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Re: ARM wrestle

Sadly this is true.

Berlin's renowned nightclub scene is showing signs of life. Just one problem: No dancing

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Meh

Re: Now is when we Dance on Sprockets... in Stuttgart?

Touch my monkey

Tech's Volkswagen moment? Trend Micro accused of cheating Microsoft driver QA by detecting test suite

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Re: Petty or Pedant?

Pedantic but correct.

Talk about ill-gotten gains: Coronavirus KOs Xerox's $30bn months-long hostile takeover bid of HP Inc

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Re: aren't they doomed anyway ?

Agreed, HP's board was correct that the planned takeover would have saddled the new firm with enormous amounts of unserviceable debt and could have possibly killed both. This was all Carl Icahn's baby from the get-go and as history has shown Icahn is not concerned with long-term viability, just short-term profit.

Tinfoil hat brigade switches brand allegiance to bog paper

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Re: grep?

but grep has such a retro Dennis Richie vibe

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Netflix stock

buy

Like its Windows-noob-stabilisers OS, Zorin's cloudy Grid tool is Linux desktop management for dummies

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Re: changing font

As if Dostoyevsky wasn't opaque enough.

Microsoft's on Edge and you could be, too: Chromium-based browser exits beta – with teething problems

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I'm not going to hold my breath...

...waiting for 1080p Netflix on Linux. That would be the only reason for me to use Edge over Brave.

We live so fast I can't even finish this sent...

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If Agnes Nutter was involved...

...there would be explosives and a 50 Kg barrel of nails somewhere in the vicinity.

Icahn smell money! Corporate raider grabs $1.2bn of HP stock to push for Xerox merger

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Re: The man is certainly financially competent

All Icahn cares about is short-term volatility and cares nothing about long-term strategic vision. Just how many people will lose their jobs just to satisfy Icahn's insatiable appetite for destruction is anyone's guess.

The D in Systemd is for Directories: Poettering says his creation will phone /home in future

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Insert "systemd is evil" comment here

'nuff said.

Google touts managed Linux, gets cosy with Dell in Chromebook Enterprise push

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Re: Two words

My thoughts exactly.

Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller

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Re: I'm touched by the weirdness of this request...

Most of the Discworld novels are standalone and can be read in any order, however it is *suggested* by the author to read from the beginning (The Colour of Magic) and the witch books (Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Masquerade and Carpe Jugulum really do need to be read in order. Enjoy, Pratchett's work is brilliant.

Sorry, iPhone fans – only Fandroids get Barclays' tap-to-withdraw

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Re: How is this progress?

...but opens the door for NFC interception.

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How is this progress?

The Apple vs Android hyperbole aside, is this really that much faster or convenient? You still have to physically open your wallet and wait for the cash to dispense. I fail to see how removing a few button presses (which you still have to do on your phone) is worth all the fuss. Now if it transported the cash directly into my wife's purse I could see the point...

Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Paris Hilton

Like every other "boy band" (Christ on a bloody bike I hate that term) on the planet, their popularity will plummet once their adoring, fawning, panty waving/wetting 10 year old fans grow their first pubic hairs.

...'nuff said.

Paris, because I'm quite sure her fanny is bald as well...

Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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Re: Self service checkouts -Tesco's

>apart from ASDA that is, who decide the need to see ID whenever I buy booze despite being in my 60's

Thanks to the draconian alcohol laws here in the US (Virginia to be more precise) I am asked for proof of age for ANY age-restricted product even though I'm well into my 50's. This includes non-alcoholic "beer". Go figure...

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Re: Errrr?

Try a surname of Hendrickson. I get no end of variations (Henderson, Anderson etc.) but never quite on target.

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Yes, please Mr Dabbs. The suspense is killing me.

Here come Samsung's, er, Barnes & Noble's new Galaxy Tab, er, Nook fondleslabs

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Happy

Re: Very decent screen

> slow processor.

For playing the latest 3D games certainly, however my HD+ does just spiffy on full 1080 BD rips which is the primary reason I bought it. Cyanogenmod 11 runs at an acceptable rate, not earth-shattering mind you but certainly fast enough for the light fondling I do. I've grown rather fond of it...

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