* Posts by Michael Habel

2699 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

RIP Sir Clive Sinclair: British home computer trailblazer dies aged 81

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I would argue that Sir Clive was ahead of the curve in the eBike craze thats curtrently sweeping the post coof world.

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Re: ZX81 Totally B4 It’s time

I would argue that you don't, and a lot of code is just not as tight as it needed to be back then.

Microsoft does and doesn't require VMs to meet hardware requirements for Windows 11

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Re: WTAF!

Witten by 5th graders in Mrs. Tompsons BASIC Class.

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Haters will hate, but Vista, was a great OS, and could have only gotten better, had MicroSoft managed to release SP3 for it. honestly though I'd rather have Vista then WinX, or XI.

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Mushroom

But, how else can die Mutti-stadt get a hard ID on you? I take it you dislike on-line cheaters, well with TPM, these Devs, can now bam 'em at the Hardware ID level, so that once baned they will never be able to play that game ever again.

Just imagine if the RI / MP --AA Laywers had this kiond of ammo twenty odd years ago. these TPMs are compleatly the bee knickers.

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Wasn't it already a req in WinX? Could have sworn that it was, at one time, or other. I think this might have been the Ship Op was looking for, and sailed away with the launch of WinX.

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Is no one else concerned that there are Venders, acutually pusing this TPM BS, as a means of Hardware Identifacation. Example perma-banning users in Multiplayer Games, whom were accused of possible cheating. Where exactly does this invasion, end? How will States like China, or Europe both of whom "fully rescpect your free speach" NOT! will find a way to hone in on this info to zero in on those who would dare to speak ill of such things, as migration, how these migrants are not getting vaccinated, or how the vaccination, has caused them to suddely get cancer a year or so down the road?

Just exactly whos watching this watchman TPM? Perhaps it maks sence in the world of the coporates, I find seemingly little use for it myself.

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Re: All Hail Windows 10, the new XP

Only IF! --- MicroSoft will let you. Kinda makes me wonder will Windows XI return the the old Home / Pro / Ultimate tiers, or will the Free, as an Beer model remain in place?

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Windows (H)8, was the downfall of MicroSoft, and they have yet to bounce back to the greatness of XP / Vista / 7. Linux while somewhat useable, has only further my apprciation of all things Unix. e.g. I have since switched to useing a Mac,. or Hackintosh if I were being honest, here.

Yes, of course there's now malware for Windows Subsystem for Linux

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Devil

Re: Anyone surprised?

because its [MacOS] based on the Berkly Software Distribution of Unix e.g. MacOS is a fully POIX complient Tier 3 Unix OS.

Is it OK to use stolen data? What if it's scientific research in the public interest?

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Re: when is collected data stolen?

Surly the would be Trademarked, and not Copywritten, as Road Signs are generally not found in print, for which we have Copyrights to protect the Publisher, and eventual Author of the work. Hense why Micky (The Rat), Mouse, and the Coca-Cola logo are both examples of Trademarks, that in so far as their continued use, and protection thereof ensures vitrual eternal protection. unlike Copyright, (Which if memeroy serves was the life of the Author +75 Years before falling into the Public Domain.

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Re: when is collected data stolen?

Yes but, those "Songs" were probably largly considerd to have been in the Public Domain, even back then.

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Pint

Re: when is collected data stolen?

I think the Oracle just told Google to hold its Beer.

Pretty damnd sure that Data IS Copyrightable, and Google were found guilty of infringing it.

Microsoft releases new Windows 11 builds, confirms running on an Apple M1 'is not a supported scenario'

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Re: Milk that sugar daddy

Good luck finding a new (i.e. decent), GPU for that new system.

Google Groups kills RSS support without notice

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The Pandemic has wercked havic to all corners of the workforce.

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Re: RSS isn't dead.

I'm still realing from the loss of Google Play Music, and the actual Music Store. I will NOT be puttung forward One Red cent, into propagating this owning nothing, and beeing happy scheme, that is inherrently a zillion times worse that the Free Product used to be.

The Register just found 300-odd Itanium CPUs on eBay

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Re: So thats what Wang were

Wang is up today afert closing down yeterday.

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement

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Re: WTF?

Why use a hand Granade, when a simple M80 is enough?

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Re: WTF?

You mean those smelly cars that regually fail to pass there emmisions testing?

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Re: WTF?

I do belive that it said DAYS good, sir.... Though I guess 72 Hours could still be considerd a matter.

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Re: WTF?

True that he was reportedly more interested in helping his disabled Son, as any good Father would. Alas he should have at least left someone to mind the Store. I'm not sure what the Military would have done with them had they had the chance, to try them in a Court. Alas the proto SJWs of thier day got to them first, so we may never know.

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Re: WTF?

The World wasn't much bigger back then either. I suspect seveal things were to blame for the banking collapse of the 1930s. The collapse of the Weimar Republic, fore one, the Govermental theft of Gold, as Legal Tender, and its hording deamed to be a gross offence, was likely yet another.

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Re: WTF?

Sounds a lot like quantive easing, and negative intrest rates, to me. I for one hope the bubble busrts again!

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Re: Most Brits have a fair idea of Germany before, during and after WW2.

All this talk of the history of the EEC, and how bloody great they are....

Yet nobody understands the actual history, of it, and the "minds" behind it all... Hint, this Story is very apropos, to the aforementiond history. Its not as far fectched to call that lot the fouth-reich.

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Re: WTF?

German schools spend a large part of history classes explaining what happened.

German schools spend a lot of time brainwashing students into beliving that Germans are pure evil. -tftfy

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Re: WTF?

When do we hit Mountain Lion?

Tencent uses facial recognition to enforce China’s curfew on gaming kids

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Re: It's past your bedtime sonny

Sadly a skill that has seemed to have fallen by the wayside of late.

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Re: In by the back door

Makes you wonder where they got that idea from... Don't it?

Mores the pitty that there isn't a CCTV, icon....

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As yes the joys of living in a Nany-state, where the Parents, can bugger off, and let the rest of the Village rase them.*

Yes its a crack at the former Madam Secretary, and presidental hopeful Clintons, book about Villages, and childrearing

Three-dozen US states plus DC sue Google over Play Store's revenue cut, payment system, and more

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Re: I can understand the Apple case

Not to mention the ride on their precious backbone. A backbone so precious they had to cull the only single good thing that had ever came to Android. That being Google Play Music. (Virtualy an endless iPod with direct access to their hot-take of a Music ONLY iTunes store. Only for the Factor de la Chocolate to go and, replace it with something thats, not only behind a paywall, but is vastly inferior to boot.

I'm telling you GPM was too good for this World, and it will be missed.

On the bightside my iPod still works...

But, yes do continue to tell me about how the like of Apple, and Google are greedy for wanting a small percentage to cover the whole of the infrastucture thats able to provide as many, or indeed more Apps, for free?

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Re: re: How is this any different, than say the Apple, Appstore

But, using your own logic... Would this NOT give Apple 100% of Apple Devices out there? I recall reading somewhwe in that blurb that the likes of Samusung, and Huawei, happen to have their own Stores. Having ownd a few of these Droids myself I can atest to such "Market spaces" appearing like so much bloatwhere on my Mobes. So so much about point Two then.

Do we even want to discuss the multitude of Third-Party sites that host shady *.apks? Or the fact that you can install any ols *.apk you like on 'droid. Yeah call me when I can install the latest Firebadger on my 6th Gen iPod.

Also it might have been pointed out. But, unlike iOS, you can install a number of AOSP builds to your device, on the day after your OEM had decied to forget about its existance. iOS? just turns into some iPad shaped brick.

This is about Epic Games, thinking that the sheat doesnt sthink, and should have a free ride at someone elses expence pure, and simple. As the Twaterati would say you don't like the game? Go build your own platform.

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WTF?

How is this any different, than say the Apple, Appstore, (Which probably was the pebble, that set off this landslide in the firest place.), or MicroSofts Appstore, which nobody 1) asked for, or 2) bothers to use.

Secondly, Google has a monopoly? COME AGAIN? This crack would be more true of Apple, than the Chocolate Factory. To the best of my knowledg Google provides the SDK / IDE for free, along with a link to Oracles' Java SE, so anyone can just about use these applications in learing to code, after a bad fall from grace in the department of Journalism. these "Apps" can be self hosted, of taken to any nuimber of Third-Party Appstors for people to use, and Google wouldn't see a dime of it.

Why is it that Epic feel entilteld to use the Bus for free, when the rest of use have to stomp up neary 2$ for a short jaunt across Midtown? They clearly want to have the benifit of Google, or Apple's infrastructure, but, they think that this resource should be made free to them?

Why?

Mega-distie SYNNEX attacked and Microsoft cloud accounts it tends tampered

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Re: At first

Where was all this "Goodwill" form the Idiots sreaming about how their Golden-Girl had her anointment stollen from right under her, by them peksy reds?

Implying that the Deamonrats, have never acted this way either. Hopefully things will get a little better up on the hill next year, and that Nasty Pelosi, can eat, her Icecream, and have her hair done, in the doleque, along with Chuckiem and, AO(Cowfarts)C.

Amazon Lumberyard is dead, long live the permissively licensed Open 3D Engine

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Re: When Amazon's bravado and arrogance failed them

Are you sure? Perehaps it was more like a pale amber?

Not for children: Audacity fans drop the f-bomb after privacy agreement changes

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Re: Strike three

Yes I'm sure Libre Office, is constanly being confuesd with Open Office, which in turn gets confused with Star Office.

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Re: Depressing

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind, and goes a bit like this...

You will own nothing, and be happy --Klaus Schwab

The black screen of BIOS borkage haunts Space Shuttle Discovery's new home

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Old Aircraft, are not the only historic relics on display at this Museum.

Radioactive hybrid terror pigs have made themselves a home in Fukushima's exclusion zone

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Big Brother

Re: Waiting for the anime version...

Here ya go... Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxfedMNOIS4

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Re: So Hollywood got it wrong again

We already have a Teenage Mutant Hero Pig, his name was Bebop.

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Re: Last sentence ...

Yes Dihydogenmonoxide (H2O), known by the State of Cancer, to cause California.

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Re: Last sentence ...

It would probably be also advisable not to build Nuclear Power Stations in areas known to be hit with Tsunamis.

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Re: I have nothing to add...

Perhaps what with all this overpoulation guff you read, a 200% spike in cancer deaths should be welcomed?

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RIP Dr. Suess

Well it was only a matter of time till they came after Gree Eggs, and Ham.

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Re: “Re-wilding”

I hear that theres is still plenty of untapped potental up ther in them there hills of Ruskiland, and Canukistan. With virtualy nobody 'round for hundreds of miles in any direction.

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But, the natual "background" stuff hardly ever goes into meltdown.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_nuclear_fission_reactor

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Re: Last sentence ...

No its just that their life-cycles are way shorter, than your average non-owning, but reasonbly happy human.

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Re: Last sentence ...

Ok have we forgotten the other _accedents_, namely Chernobyl thats been like what 35 years ago now as the Crow flys?

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Re: “Re-wilding”

And, above all else...

Litagation free....

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Re: I, for one,

In all fairnes I think the Pigs would have a more functional brain the those in the current administration.

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So do these Pigs fly, and spit nuclear hell-fire?

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