* Posts by Scotthva5

38 posts • joined 6 Jun 2014

Linux kernel 5.15 released with new NTFS driver plus an LTS sticker slapped on it


Re: Slightly confused about samba

That was my thought as well. Performance gains at the expense of security is not a trade off I'm willing to make.


Re: Slightly confused about samba

<<tips hat

Many thanks


Slightly confused about samba

I thought that smb was part of the kernel already but obviously I'm wrong. How is it being implemented currently?

Windows what? PC makers have bigger things on their minds


That was my first thought when I saw the hardware requirements for Win11: this is going to be an impossible sell for many companies that invested untold millions to update to Win10. I worked for many years at a big-box home improvement company that took ages to upgrade and update hardware so the worker bees could enjoy the 'luxury and splendor' of 10 over 7. To the best of my knowledge that roll-out was completed only two years ago so I highly doubt they will be looking to update any time soon.

GNOME 41: Slick with heaps of new features for users and devs – but annoyances remain



I'd love to see the application launcher stop truncating file names that won't fit on a single line and adopt double line names. This was teased awhile back but so far hasn't made it to release. Everything else looks quite nice, obviously the Gnome devs have been busy.

Happy birthday, Linux: From a bedroom project to billions of devices in 30 years


I would argue that Linux succeeded because it is not a commercial project. Granted it may have initially started with more resources but for how long? Commercial products demand a revenue stream to be successful and what if early iterations of a commercial kernel simply didn't sell? The plug would be pulled at an early stage in development then put back on the shelf to wither.

Bless you: Yep, it's IBM's new name for tech services spinoff and totally not a hayfever medicine


Re: Lifecycle of Bollocks

"...anyone remember when PWC renamed their consulting division "Monday?"

I certainly do AND the snafu that resulted from them forgetting to grab the mondays.co.uk domain, much to the delight of BT3A.

Ticker tape and a binary message: Bank of England's new Alan Turing £50 must be the nerdiest banknote ever


Re: On current historical trajectory

if you're lucky

Behold the drive-thru of the California Highway Patrol: Fry me a river, has 'CHIPS' stopped working again?


Commercial Hospital-grade Inedible ProductS

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


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


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


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


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


That was mildly amusing.

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


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


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


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


Re: ARM wrestle

Sadly this is true.

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


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


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


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


Re: grep?

but grep has such a retro Dennis Richie vibe


Netflix stock


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


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


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...


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


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


Insert "systemd is evil" comment here

'nuff said.

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


Re: Two words

My thoughts exactly.

Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller


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


Re: How is this progress?

...but opens the door for NFC interception.


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

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


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...


Re: Errrr?

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


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

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


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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