* Posts by downtrip

5 posts • joined 16 Aug 2016

Microsoft Bing is 10: That thing you accidentally use to search for Chrome? Still alive and kicking


You can fuck right off with your ageist stereotypes

From a pensioner who doesn't use Bing... Or Edge (or Windows except in a rarely used VM)

In a galaxy far, far away, aliens may have eight-letter DNA – like the kind NASA-backed boffins just crafted


Re: In a galaxy far, far away, aliens may have DNA-like molecules

Upvote for 'Fiasco' ref

Lenovo ThinkPad P1: Sumptuous pro PC that gets a tad warm


I didn't know Lenovo supplied drivers for Linux. Running Linux on my T480 since I got it in May last year (currently kernel 4.20.8). Ditto an X230 for years. Never needed a driver from Lenovo. Most Thinkpads run Linux without a problem. Ubuntu 'certifies' the T480 to run Ubuntu 16.04, and newer models are 'certfied' to run the latest LTS.

WileyFox disentangles itself from Cyanogen


Re: Stock android

I just installed CopperheadOS on my Nexus P (https://copperhead.co/android/) which calls itself "A hardened open-source operating system based on Android" and is totally Google free. OK, it isn't a Wiley Fox, but such distros are obviously possible. The 'play store' it uses is F-Droid. So far all is good. The most noticeable change is the dramatic improvement in battery life. And of course the warm feeling of no gapps ;)

Vodafone: Dear customers. We're sorry we killed your Demon


Re: Saw this coming and recently decamped to Zen

Very similar here, ah memories... I was on their £10 a month dialup in the 90s. It was so exciting! Various ISPs since but been with Zen for 10 years with zero problems, now with FTTC. I've never used an ISP's mail address though. Remember all those @aol.com? Says a lot about you


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