* Posts by Fungus Bob

1347 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Jun 2014


What you need to know about Microsoft Windows 11: It will run Android apps

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Re: "Will run Android apps"...

One of the many missteps IBM made with OS/2 was allowing it to run Windows programs - gave developers less incentive to make native OS/2 apps and more incentive to make Windows apps.

Intrepid Change.org user launches petition to make Jeff Bezos' space trip one-way

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Re: Remember, don't be mean

Right, be average...

Prince Harry, the Count of Montecito, turns Silicon Valley startup exec with first job based in 21st Century

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Re: They can't really complain about the racist backlash

Yes, we need to put de bugs back in!

Sure, Dave might seem like he's avidly listening to this morning's meeting, but he's actually doing a yoga routine

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"We're assuming Liang means trousers. Things haven't got that bad yet, have they?"


Delayed, overbudget and broken. Of course Microsoft's finest would be found in NASA's Orion

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And the (relative) abundance of Spanish Inquisitions.

'A guy in a jetpack' seen flying at 3,000ft within few hundred yards of passenger jet landing at LA airport

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Re: Bah!

Commando Cody! Protecting us from the threat of Radar Men from the Moon!

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?"


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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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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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



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'


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


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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Ya misspelt urinary...

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

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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.