* Posts by Nastybirdy

12 posts • joined 21 Mar 2016

IBM ends funding for employee retirement clubs


The only surprise here...

Is that they didn't do this before now.

I lasted 15 years at IBM before I'd had enough. It's a company that's lost its way and doesn't value its staff. It's the death of a thousand cuts. Bit by bit it just became a worse and worse place to work. This is just the latest nail in the coffin of a company I was once proud to say I worked for.

With just over two weeks to go, Microsoft punts Windows 11 to Release Preview


Guess I'll pass.

I simply have no reason to upgrade my processor right now, certainly not for fscking WINDOWS of all things. My (admittedly somewhat aging) rig can still run pretty much every game I throw at it at high settings with minimal issue. So yeah. Fuck off, Microsoft. I'll stick with Win10, thanks. I have no idea what you're trying to do with this nonsense but I think you're in for a short, sharp dose of reality really soon.

Y'all ready to get back to the office this October, Facebook tells staff in the US


Re: Employees who want to keep working 100% remote

You say this like outsourcing somehow hasn't been a thing for the last 30+ years in the IT industry, y'know, when people were still in the office 9-5.

Take your strawman and shoo.

‘Staggering’ cost of vintage Sun workstations sees OpenSolaris-fork Illumos drop SPARC support


Damn. And suddenly I regret getting rid of my little collection of Sun Ultra machines! Could have been sitting on a nice little payday there.

Ah well.

Audacity 'scared and excited' to be bought and brought under Muse Group's roof, promises to stay free and open source


Start the Clock....

"its new management has pledged to keep the platform free and open source."

And starting the countdown until this pledge is dust in the wind....

Blame of thrones: Those viral vids of PC monitors going blank when people stand up? Static electricity from chairs


Same problem

Same issue here. I recently bought one of the Secret Labs chairs and went for the fabric option rather than pleather. And now almost every time when I stand up, one or more of my monitors cuts out and has to be turned off and on again. I reached out to Secret Labs about it and they recommended getting a humidifier for my office which does SEEM to help...a little.

What an utter ballache.

This is with 3 23" AOC monitors as well, but oddly it almost always seems to only impact the middle and left one, never the one on the right.

Google touts Babel Fish-esque in-ear real-time translators. And the usual computer stuff

Thumb Down


Oh well. I moved from Apple to the OnePlus 5 when I got tired of their bullshittery.

"Here, we're going to remove an industry standard jack and sell you back a solution to the problem we've deliberately made to sell you the solution."

Sad to see Google following the iHerd.

Go dark with the flow: Lavabit lives again


~Slow handclap~

Well that's lovely and all, but given the abrupt shuttering of Lavabit.com back in the day is STILL causing me problems with recovering accounts, he can sod off if he thinks I'm giving him my business for a second time. His grand gesture was all well and good, but I bet I'm not the only customer it caused a shit ton of trouble for.

PC sales sinking almost as fast as Donald Trump's poll numbers


Also, this doesn't track people like me who build our own boxes and upgrade them piecemail rather than buying a whole new machine from a branded manufacturer. Because we don't like being ripped off with their stupid prices and substandard components.

Cygnus spacecraft on fire


[Event Horizon] Have you ever seen fire in zero gravity? It's beautiful. It's like liquid it... slides all over everything. Comes up in waves. [/Event Horizon]

Apple stuns world with Donald Trump iPhone


Night Shift? Guess that explains why they wouldn't let f.lux onto the app store. Well, let's see if it's any good....


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