* Posts by Fungus Bob

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Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?

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Re: Lying Liberace

Mad King Donald

His botched coronavirus response serves as his coronation, for inside coronation you find the words corona and nation. And we are definitely the corona nation now.

Huge if true... Trump explodes as he learns open source could erode China tech ban

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Re: re: great 48 United States...

Trump doesn't consider New York and Michigan to be _GREAT_ states...

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Big Bland

The Gods of Ennui

Zune Warriors

Breaks For Sure

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Re: Chocolate Factory alternative?

But onions are good for you

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That was unkind to Bonnie Tyler.

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Bork! Bork! Bork!

Baby Diesel? Little d'Artagnan? There is another child of Musk in the world

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Re: normal name

Dweezil and Moon Unit survived...

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From a previous Reg article:

"Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

Now *that's* a name...

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Dave's not here...

Remember Tapplock, the 'unbreakable' smart lock that was allergic to screwdrivers? The FTC just slapped it down for 'deceiving' folks

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Re: Well....

"Most locks would be more secure with each new version, this seems to be getting weaker?"

Progress

Lockdown ain't easy. And that's without snoring, burping, hair-shedding seals outside your house

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Re: Burping, farting, & stinky...

I thought it was about me.

Cops charge prankster who 'corona-coughed' on aged officer and had it filmed

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Re: Idiot

Denying him any sort of priority if he gets sick with anything from COVID-19 to explosive diarrhea seems reasonable. Treat the sensible people first.

Is that a typo? Oh, it's not a typo. Ampere really is touting an 80-core 64-bit 7nm Arm server processor dubbed Altra

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Trollface

How about Leisure Suit Larry?

Microsoft's Windows OEM, Surface sales looking a bit peaky as coronavirus takes toll on China supply chain

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Devil

Re: Makes a change

Brexit is responsible for the coronavirus...

Pope tells his followers to log off for Lent

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Re: 40 days!

The monkeys have always run the circus.

How many times do we have to tell you? A Tesla isn't a self-driving car, say investigators after Apple man's fatal crash

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Re: You need to give evidence for a claim like that.

Aren't all the accidents enough proof?

Hey, Brits. Your Google data is leaving the EU before you are: Hoard to be shipped from Ireland to US next month

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Re: What makes a user a Brit?

" If you are an EU Citizen living in Manchester, will you now be considered a Brit for Google purposes?"

If you are in Manchester for any reason, UK law applies to you, so Google wins.

The great big open-source census: Most-used libraries revealed – plus 10 things developers should be doing to keep their code secure

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Re: 80 to 90 per cent FOSS

Yes.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/20/linux_foundation_report/

Yo, Imma let you finish, but for the 6,000 people still using that app on a daily basis ... we have a question: why?

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Re: Sticky Octopi*

No. It's an 8-way Raspberry Pi cluster.

Instagram influencer fools followers into thinking Ikea photoshoot was Bali holiday

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Re: Clearly a cover up

Everyone knows you get the Coronavirus from drinking Mexican beer. Any other story is a coverup.

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Re: I don't beleeeve it!

Oregon is the only place in the world where oregono grows...

Oracle staff say Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump is against 'company ethics' – Oracle, ethics... what dimension have we fallen into?

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"I hate Donald J. Trump just as much as other haters do, but if 'Leisure Suit' Larry does this on his own time without the company involved, why should they care?"

That's Donald MAGA and Larry Oracle. FTFY...

Who needs the A-Team or MacGyver when there's a techie with an SCSI cable?

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Re: I used t build Frankenservers, not by choice.

I used to build Frankeneverything, but that's because I worked at a place I shall only call "Chinaman Joe's PC Emporium" to protect the guilty. The owners changed suppliers more frequently than most folks change underwear.

Is Chrome really secretly stalking you across Google sites using per-install ID numbers? We reveal the truth

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Re: WHY anyone uses Chrome is completely beyond my comprehension

"Because as a side-effect of stealing your information, it is the best web-browser out there."

Nope, Vivaldi is much better.

Astroboffins may have raged at Elon's emissions staining the sky, but all those satellites will be more boon than bother

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Re: Positivity?

Nah, cynical old you couldn't have written that drivel...

Elon Musk shows world that he is truly awful at something

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Couldn't be any worse than 'Bong Water Day'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ere__wxSlJ4

Ever wondered what Microsoft really thought about the iPad? Ex-Windows boss spills beans

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Re: Pen-based what?!

What was Microsoft smoking? CPU's, of course...

Brit brainiacs say they've cracked non-volatile RAM that uses 100 times less power

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Re: "Within the next decade we'll either have it or we won't"

And everything that exists can be classified as either clog dancing or not clog dancing....

Whoa, whoa... Tesla slams brakes on allegations of 'unintended acceleration' bug: 'Completely false and was brought by a short-seller'

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Re: Toyota 2009

"Sounds like a Toyota 2009 issue: The problem exists between steering wheel and chair."

Actually, Toyota borrowed old Audi technology from the 1980's...

New SAP co-CEO 'runs simple' to Davos in Mercedes hydrogen car

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Because I'm still mad at you, that's why!

Facial-recognition algos vary wildly, US Congress told, as politicians try to come up with new laws on advanced tech

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Re: Unmasked

Dude, there are many decaffeinated brands on the market that taste just as good as the real thing...

Are you getting it? Yes, armageddon it: Mass hysteria takes hold as the Windows 7 axe falls

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Re: the Microsoft version of systemd

systemBSOD?

What if everyone just said 'Nah' to tracking?

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Re: But How ?

Unfortunately for those of us in the US, the FCC has allowed ISPs to sell their subscribers' browsing history so there may be some value in poisoning the well.

Long-term Linux Mint: 19.3 release unchains the Gimp, adds HiDPI, is kind to your older, less-beefy kit

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choose between rsync and BTRFS

I choose both.

A Notepad nightmare leaves sysadmin with something totally unprintable

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unary?

Ya misspelt urinary...

Hate speech row: Fine or jail anyone who calls people boffins, geeks or eggheads, psychology nerd demands

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Facepalm

Re: Sounds like...

Looks like what her mother's feared happened anyway - she became socially difficult.

Google tightens the screw on 'less secure apps', will block most access from June 2020

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Time to dump Gmail...

Power of the cloud builders: Who ate one-third of the $38bn data centre pie in Q3? AWS, Microsoft, Google 'n' pals

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Re: What about us buggy whip makers?

You don't understand. The whip makers have bugs, not the whips.

No box shifting, no Buck Rogers. Bezos-backed Blue Origin blasts off once again

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Re: Is it just me

Blue Orgasm?

Space Force is go, go, go! Because we have a child as President of the United States

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Re: Did he mix Fox up with the Sci-Fi network a few times?

I hope not. Would ruin a perfectly good movie.

Oracle leaves its heart in San Francisco – or it would do if, you know, Oracle had a heart

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Re: Good riddance

Nah, they're "hoards". They keep all their ill gotten loot in hoard-houses...

Irish eyes aren't smiling after govt blows €1m on mega-printer too big for parliament's doors

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Now I'm wondering what €800,000 for a printer gets you.

Headaches

Amazon straightens up its IoT house, complete with virtual Alexa, ahead of Las Vegas shindig

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Re: Smart toilet seats

Right now its still shit...

Absolutely smashing: Musk shows off Tesla's 'bulletproof' low-poly pickup, hilarity ensues

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Optimus Prime had a BM...

Moby or not Moby. That is the question: Docker devs debate fate of unloved rebranding

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Coat

Re: Not everyone can be the Prince of Whales

Only in the mourning...

Five new players – including Blue Origin and SpaceX – are now in NASA's race to send landers to the Moon

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Re: Pittsburg, Colorado, Houston, Texas, California

"How is an entire state developing Moon landers without an actual company or other entity to organize that ?"

Flash mob...

Welcome to cultured meat – not pigs reading Proust but a viable alternative to slaughter

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Re: Upvote... but.

Why synthetic meat?

Angry vegans, that's why.

White Screen of Death: Admins up in arms after experimental Google emission borks Chrome

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Re: So what are you going to do about it? Replace Chrome with Edge?????

Nah, go back to good ol' IE6

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Re: It bit me!!!

They're all snakes.

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