* Posts by Sudosu

31 posts • joined 18 May 2016

Worried about the Andromeda galaxy crashing into our Milky Way in four billion years? Too bad, it's quite possibly already happening


Can we load up the B Ark now and send it off ahead?

Start Me Up: 25 years ago this week, Windows 95 launched and, for a brief moment, Microsoft was almost cool


I recall rebuilding a Sony laptop for someone with the FACtory bundled install media on 2000 or XP (I think it was XP).

The background during the install was the standard default grassy field, however the grass was waving in a breeze with a really cool instrumental song in the background.

If I recall correctly it was New Order's Ruined in a Day (K-Klass Remix) playing, which I realized much later when I bought "The Rest of New Order" and instantly recognized the song and where I had heard it.

Always thought that was so cool, though the name of the song is a weird choice for a commercial product.

I can see my house from here! Microsoft Flight Simulator has laid strong foundations for the nerdy scene's next generation



Oh wow, I've never seen the version with actual graphics before...though I think you are right they look pretty static.

Avalon Hill used to have a game called Nukewar that I loved...its kinda like Battleship but with an arms race. You can still play the Apple II version here, the C64 was in color.




Well, look at you with yer fan-cy gra-fix.

My first flight sim was text based...no joke.

B1 Nuclear Bomber


Pay ransomware crooks, or restore the network? Guess which way this city chose after weighing up the costs


Crocodile Hunter vs Stingray

The last time I heard about this match up we lost Steve Irwin...a very sad day indeed.

Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data


The movie trailer;

In a dystopian future, where the Microsoft world believes you cannot think for yourself, an unwanted hero has has returned...


Clip-AI - "Hey I see you are trying to do something productive, so I'm going too help by converting some of your data randomly to date format"

Helpless user - "NOOOOOOOOO!"

Clipp-AI - "Glad I could help! Now lets take a look at your bank account and see what great new cloudy services we can sing you up for"

University of Cambridge to decommission its homegrown email service Hermes in favour of Microsoft Exchange Online


Re: It will consume you

I think it is more like Slurm than Kool-Aid...


Japan plans massive national tech modernisation program


Re: Fax-geddon

They would go to Silicon Heaven, along with all of the calculators.

You've duked it out with OS/2 – but how to deal with these troublesome users? Nukem


Especially the business areas that understandably use descriptive full sentences for every folder name down the tree and the files within.


Re: Expensive

and a high maintenance girlfriend

Brings new meaning to "I don't have time...to play with myself"

BOFH: Here he comes, all wide-eyed with the boundless optimism of youth. He is me, 30 years ago... what to do?


Marvin, is that you?

'Unfixable' boot ROM security flaw in millions of Intel chips could spell 'utter chaos' for DRM, file encryption, etc


Re: The best.

I'd settle for a new SPARC laptop...

Microsoft's Cortana turns its back on consumers as skills are stripped from Windows 10


Re: People in an open-plan office all using Cortana

Yeah, at least Clippy never listened to anyone.


Re: Apologists

We are now going to randomly rearrange the the keys on your keyboard with every Win 10 update.

If you like you can go into settings and change them back...change is good.

Microsoft boffin inadvertently highlights .NET image woes by running C# on Windows 3.11


Re: BTW if you need a cross-platform GUI development solution

For some reason I read that as Sex Bot, to which point would still apply.

Remember that Sonos speaker you bought a few years back that works perfectly? It's about to be screwed for... reasons


Or a Kryten icon...

Engaging smug mode

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


Re: Microsoft Win10 Specs

Yeah I have a pile of RAM Memory on my shelf right next to the stack of CD discs.

So we're going back to the Moon: NASA triggers countdown by firing up spacecraft production


Re: At Last!

Arthur C Clarke documented it back in 55' and it entailed some limited violence before things were settled as I recall...


Sueball claims Tesla solar panels are so effective, they started fires at Walmart stores



Squirrels chew the wires, birds catch fire?

Its probably not the case on correctly installed small commercial setups...but it did rhyme.

No guns or lockpicks needed to nick modern cars if they're fitted with hackable 'smart' alarms


Re: I always used to scoff

Maximum Overdrive?

Now where's my ACDC playlist...

Return of the audio format wars and other money-making scams


Re: Meh....

"The only advantage to this new vinyl craze? Younger people may start to appreciate listening to an entire album instead of individual tracks as tends to be done in the MP3/Digital Streaming era."

I may not be young,(younger than some?) but I have a terrible habit of listening to part of a song and then clicking to the next one, drives everyone including myself nuts. Its not just audio, am I the only one who can surf Netflix for an hour without watching a show? Anyway...

I have a room for my records and system with no remote; record goes on, I sit patiently on my sofa while my remote button pressing trigger finger twitches until the side is done, but I actually listen to the music. I have found songs I love that I would not otherwise have found on my media server with my twitchy remote finger.

Maybe, at least to me, it is more like reading a book than watching a movie, you get the full story.

Can you imagine only hearing The Wall Part 2 and Comfortably Numb vs listening to the entire Wall album it would be kind of weak.

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s


Re: Not sure...

So in this particular case, the cake was not the lie...

The D in SystemD stands for Dammmit... Security holes found in much-adored Linux toolkit


Well you learn something new every day; I always thought it stood for SystemDestruction...

Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server


Re: el kabong

"That is just how their system broke. There isn't a good explanation possible, and I'm sure when they get around to having an explanation it won't be good."

The telemetry SAN for Pro users filled up...

My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day


For old SCSI, find a musician

Old synthesizers may be able to absorb some of your old SCSI kit

One of my regularly used synthesizers is a Kurzweil K2000 circa mid 90's that has a floppy drive built in to read some of the sound banks and to store sequences (I think). It also has a narrow SCSI port on the back so you can attach a hard drive to it or maybe even a zip drive.

I have others that take older memory cards (come to think of it, camera folks may be interested in those too).

I think the problem with the SCSI stuff is that your mind says "I know I paid $200 for that damn six device cable back in the day so it must still be worth something to someone somewhere."

I had a bucket of BNC T connectors on my desk at work a few years ago so I made a giant T-Rex out of them, maybe we can turn our junk into modern art.

Confession time.

Other than a stack of old useless PC's and about 10 paper boxes full of miscellaneous cables and cards my collection includes;

- Commodore 64, 1702 monitor, 2 x1541 drives, a hundred 5 1/4 disks of games and a dataset; come to think of it I have a 128 as well. Both of these would make good retro synthesizers...if I ever dig them out and set them up.

- a Tandy Intellivision knock off

- an original Atari

- my 486dx2 and the 14" CRT that came with it

- Original NES

- boxes of vacuum tubes, and not the good useful amplifier kind either...

- Install disks for Windows 3.1 through to Windows 10..I think I liked 3.1 better

- Dozens of hard drives from 300MB on up...I will eventually harvest the magnets and toss these thinking I am not wasting them by taking out a useful part at least.

- many many old IT books from programming assembler on said Commodore to TCP/IP for Dummies (like me apparently), to Metaframe Xp and Windows Xp (maybe I can heat my house with these?)

- Original boxes for many of these things, just to make sure they take up even more space

- Video game boxes for PC, most of the games I have on Steam now and do not need the boxes or the media, but I keep them just in case...you know....umm...REASONS!

I won't tell you about the old/useless car parts I have in the garage...that is a much longer list, though keeping several Haynes manuals for modern vehicles such the Pontiac Fiero or Dodge Omni are sure to come in handy some day....right?

NASA to celebrate 55th anniversary of first Moon landing by, er, deciding how to land humans on the Moon again


Re: Flat earthers

What kind of lunatic believes the earth is flat in this day and age? You have to be a special kind of stupid.

These people should go back to their shacks in the woods and let their foolish theory die like it should have five hundred years ago.

Now, you have to think what the real reason is that they don't want to go to the moon.

I will tell you that reason.

As any intelligent person with a lick of common sense should know; it is the moon that is FLAT and they don't want to have to hide that fact if they send lots of people there.

Think about it, when you look at the moon its always the same; same craters, same hills same dirt, same moon buggy; It doesn't rotate because it is FLAT FLAT FLAT. It makes perfect sense.

Join the Flat Mooner Legion and spread the word by using our universally recognized sign; a naked buttocks firmly pressed up against a window .

Flat Mooner's unite!

You can take off the shades, squinting Outlook.com users. It has gone dark. Very dark


It is very dark.

You may be eaten by a grue.

Is your smart device a bit thick? It's about to get a lot worse


Re: Big Zucker

When I saw him in front of congress the first thought I had was that he was trying to prank them with an android.

Maybe he is just trying to git picked up for a part in Westworld?

Sole Equifax security worker at fault for failed patch, says former CEO


Security resource identified.

According to sources at the firm the former security guy's name is Tibor Jankovsky,

PHP pioneer and Zend co-founder enlists for AWS big-data mission


Re: Yeah

"I am by no means new to coding though...ive been at it since QBasic making tiny bananas with big 'splosions. Gorillas ftw."

...and I thought I was the only one that made nuclear bananas that locked up my 386 for 10 minutes during class.


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