* Posts by Supa

27 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jul 2015

Here we go again... UK Prime Minister urges nerds to come up with magic crypto backdoors


May's wide open backdoor

She wants to break encryption, because she took the batteries out, rubbed them together in her hands and put them back in and it never worked!

It's obvious that the government want to break encryption, then they can add it to the list of everything else they have broke in the UK.

Linux on Windows 10: Will penguin treats in Creators Update be enough to lure you?


Would still rather dual boot.

If I dual boot and Windows disappears up its own ass - I lose one OS.

If the same happens "using" WSL on a single boot system, I lose everything.

The choice to keep dual booting seems obvious to me.

Kaspersky so very sorry after suggesting its antivirus will get you laid


Kaspersky Anti-STD 2017 open beta,

Bill Gates cooks up poultry recipe for Africans' paltry existence


"has spent his post-CEO years trying to right the wrongs against humanity exacted in his previous life."

That line was just gold.

Linux Mint to go DIY for multimedia


Re: Who cares

And many Mint/Windows users that dual boot will probably admit to having 99% uptime for Linux Mint for general computing and the remaining 1% simply for Windows games that can't run on Linux (yet) and maybe a slap of Photoshop editing. Got to love statistics. Everyone has them. :)

Microsoft will rest its jackboot on Windows 7, 8.1's throat on new Intel CPUs in 2018 – not 2017


Re: "One solution is to boot a Linux USB stick ..."

Hear hear. Finally some with a brain to stand up to all these basement dwelling Linux users...!

You're absolutely right. I only bought my PC so I can pay for my yearly subscription to the latest anti-virus software - which is Windows ONLY, to run my anti-malware Windows ONLY software too, not to mention my RegCleaner tool, "Smart" disk defrag software (which gives me something to sit and watch for 4 hours!). See we have more entertainment software than you too Linux users. *checkmate!

My life just wouldn't be the same on any other OS without knowing I am fully protected from system slow-downs thanks to my Advanced System Snakeoi... sorry "System Care" software too.

Why would these penguin loving morons want to run Windows in a VM on "THEIR" crappy Linux OS, when they can just do what I do, and run all this quality software on a real Windows OS, and get a real rig to feel as fast as a VM in the first place?!

I can't wait to upgrade all my Windows pc's to Windows 10 as soon as they let me out after my lobotomy has been given the thumbs up.

Patch ASAP: Tons of Linux apps can be hijacked by evil DNS servers, man-in-the-middle miscreants


Re: I'll bet...

You think you've made some kind of snarky point with your remark. All you've done is highlighted open source working as intended. The problem was identified and is being worked on. No code is perfect, and this highlights the importance of open source.

Now can you tell me how many vulnerabilities are in your closed source OS I wonder, in a company that fired nearly all its Q&A? Oh yeah - you cant.

US DoJ files motion to compel Apple to obey FBI iPhone crack order



"It's believed the pair have possible links to terrorists abroad."

I thought it was the US government that had links to terrorists abroad...

UK govt sneaks citizen database aka 'request filters' into proposed internet super-spy law


Re: does this mean

I was just going to say the same thing. Let's kill them with information overload. You could automate this using a macro recorder and throw in a random number gen into the mix. The first person to make a browser extension to do this deserves a beer.

How Microsoft will cram Windows 10 even harder down your PC's throat early next year


Re: Ah the MS hatred alive and well

"Linux... ...so it’s not FREE really."

Wrong! When you talk about Linux and "free". It means "free" as in "freedom". Not "free" as in beer. You have a kink in your think. While many Linux distros may be "free beer", it's a moot point. Vendors may charge for service to users of a "free beer" Linux OS, Redhat and others case in point.


"Ubuntu has already gone further than Microsoft in terms of selling its users' personal data."

That's a pretty bold statement. Source please? You might want to search "Microsoft Skype NSA". Then rethink what you just thunk "gone further" equates to.


Re: Ah the MS hatred alive and well

Ending with "Orderly queue please for the down votes…" makes it look like you don't even have any faith yourself in what you just posted, and instead were just looking for a OS flame war.

You are entitled to your opinion, i'm not twelve any more, so no downvote from me.

However, from my experience. I've been on many operating systems over the years. And without listing my entire history in IT, from AmigaOS, various Linux distros, Windows 95 to 10 and a bit of dabbling with the MacOS - I'm far from a "Linux die-hard"! I'm about as OS agnostic as they come.

Being a content developer, I just use what works. And until you've been sat up for three days coding, only to go for a coffee and return to find your OS (Windows) decided to auto-install updates and reboot causing you to lose days worth of work - labelling painful experiences as being a "die-hard" to because a person found an OS that doesn't do that is just ignorant to the facts.

I'm sure I'm not the only one here with painful Windows anecdotes either. How many on here have sat wasting their lives away watching Windows installer progress bars I wonder? How much time lost would that amount to over a persons lifetime?

How many people build a custom pc - only to slap a Windows OS on it that every other Joe out there is running. Where is the personality in Windows?

Up until recently I've paid for every release of Windows, on not just mine but my partners pc's. Now that it's free doesn't make me feel any better either; when the user is the product they are selling - or more aptly selling out.

When I build a pc. I build it or me. When I put an OS on it, I expect it to work for me, not against me. When I donate to Linux, I do it out of a sense of gratitude, not out of necessity or cult obligation spurred on by the "newest is best / everyone else uses it / keeping up wit the Joneses" mentality.

When Skynet..! er.. Microsoft release an OS that makes me more productive, is open source, privacy centric, and isn't a rolling experiment for their psuedo-digital convergence cluster fuck. I may actually start using Windows again. As for the abortion it has become today - i'd rather be labelled a [ fill in OS here ] die-hard, because I guess I'm in good company. Company that is growing every day if M$ keep this shit up.


Linux lifeline.

You know when a boat sinks and out of nowhere a rescue ship throws the drowning crew a lifeline.

I'm about to throw you that lifeline. A Linux lifeline. If you have a few more brain cells than a potato in your head, you can move to Linux today.

Here is how: from Windows,

1. Download the Linux Mint Cinnamon ISO image from here: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

2. Download “Unetbootin” here http://unetbootin.github.io/

3. Burn the Linux Mint ISO image you downloaded to a empty USB drive.

4. Reboot and boot from the Linux USB drive you just created.

5. Play around with Linux and if you like it, install it alongside your Windows.

5. Enjoy your freedom, and more importantly YOUR OS.

I take no responsibility for you losing any/all of your data using this quick tutorial, so ensure you make a full backup of your Windows system first. But since your OS is going down the shitter anyway, what do you have to lose?!


Linux is the way out.

I'm so glad I moved over to Linux all those years ago. Microsoft have dismantled everything that made Windows a workable OS.

With Valve/Steam bringing more and more games over to Linux I am covered for my gaming needs too. Roll on Vulcan, and may you die slowly, screaming, on fire with sharp things in your head Microsoft.

Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista


"Apart from the..."

Heh! I couldn't help visualising the analogy of, a person content, watching the cliff hanger to their favourite tv show, while unknowingly the chip pan has set their kitchen on fire.


Get Stuffed!

Windows 10 "Foie gras" Service Pack 2.

Cops use terror powers to lift BBC man's laptop after ISIS interview


Re: So what?

That's all well and good - up to the point when (using the same powers) the police kick your door in and squash your head into your carpet in front of your children because someone somewhere "says" you're a terrorist, government whistle blower, animal rights/green energy campaigner, member of anonymous, Accrington Stanley supporter...!

'Govt will not pass laws to ban encryption' – Baroness Shields



I can't think of anything more terrifying than David Cameron in my backdoor!

Windows 10 out, users happy, PCs upgraded, my work here is done – says Microsoft OS chief


Minimum save distance.

I guess the sea provides him with minimum safe distance away from the Skynet OS M$ pushed on the world.

Ubuntu 15.10: Wily Werewolf – not too hairy, not too scary


The public and upgrades.

When Windows users upgrade: "WTF where is my start menu? WTF is this EULA and why is the NSA in my box?! F#%k you Cortana piece of...#! >:("

When Linux users upgrade: "Oh! Look at that an upgrade. *Click*... Well my shit still works, so that's all good. Wait... what kind of upgrade was that!? Everything looks the same. :/"

*looks at Windows user wishing he/she could complain like a pro upgrader.

Bacon as deadly as cigarettes and asbestos



Dead man porking.

Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches


Re: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

Just use apps like "Timeshift" or APTIK to restore your OS should anything go skewiff while you are on Linux. It's saved me a days worth of installing stuff and adding repositories and apps back on my system a few times. Timeshift works a bit like System Restore does on Windows and APTIK allows you to make a backup of your install settings.

Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft


Goodbye M$

I installed Windows 10 on my spare Dell M17 on the 23rd - just to see what all the fuss was about.

I can happily confirm that all my expectations were met by Windows 10. So much so in fact, that as of the 24th, the same laptop now runs only Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" (Cinnamon) and will never see another Microsoft OS ever again.

Thumbs up Microsoft.

Two weeks of Windows 10: Just how is Microsoft doing?


Sadly, just like that hot chick in the dance club who has chlamydia and also happens to be the daughter of "helicopter dad 2015", most people will still try their luck with Windows 10. And in heindsite, past the "good looks" further down the road, after the medical results are in, and after a few family visits with "dad", that's when the real problems will begin to show up.

Linus Torvalds warns he's in no mood to be polite as Linux 4.2 drags


I think Microsoft have that one covered themselves, without the need for outside help.

Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software


No free rires.

Simple: Microsoft will make its money in the same way Bobba Fet makes money from giving Han Solo a free ride.

Happy birthday, Amiga: The 'other' home computer turns 30


Fond memories.

I can remember seeing the Amiga 500 at a friends house just after I left school. I think I saved up all my money for a whole year to buy my own. After I did, I basically said goodbye to any teen social life I may have had. While my mates were busy sitting in the park drinking bottles of beer, I was sitting in a cold dark bedroom copying my mates floppy disk collection and rocking away to tunes on "OcataMED".

The addiction grew and I had to build myself a A4000. So while my mates were saving up for a car, I was saving up for the king of all home computers. Finally I bought the A4000 base machine. I can remember the guy from the computer shop giving me a lift home in his car with it as I paid for it in cash. I think it was over £1000 at the time.

I think I added every bit of hardware that was released for my Amiga. From the Mediator PCI - expansion, custom ATX tower, CDROM drive, SCSI card, Voodoo 3 and Picasa IV gfx cards right up to a 128MB (yes MB) Ram expansion and PowerPC 680040/604e card. All the way through the 90's this thing was my life. I learned how to write HTML by hand and code on it. It was a sad day indeed when my PowerPC card burnt out and I had to settle for a damn HP laptop with Windows ME! :(

I rock Linux Mint these days, and still have a copy of UAE installed for that sense of nostalgia of running Workbench, dreaming what Amiga computing/hardware may have been like if Commodore had not fell through.

Happy Birthday Amiga.