* Posts by Conyn Curmudgeon

20 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Mar 2018

Rocky Linux details the loopholes that will help its RHEL rebuild live on

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Don't think I would like to use anything that is disputed and could break at any minute or rug pulled. That would be like using Apple in an enterprise environment. Stick with Debian and adapt.

San Francisco investigates Hotel Twitter, Musk might pack up and leave

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Looking forward to twitters demise

The only thing keeping twitter afloat is the power hungry who see it as the last place they can reach enough people to swing votes, with the demise of Facebook and its descent in to VR madness it is pretty much the only singular platform left that has a complete demographic. Everything else will become impossible to infiltrate using money with enough clout to make a difference as it is either part of a fediverse system or is only populated by a narrow age band. Eg. Middle aged and elderly on facebook, youngsters on tiktok or instagram, no ways in to discord or twitch. Wouldnt surprise me if Musk has been leveraged to the point that if he doesn't bend to the financier's whims over how twitter works that he could easily lose Tesla. His comments seem to suggest he has little say in its running and sounds more like puppeteering from idiotic right-wing sound bites or from a Q-Anon poster.

GPU shipments saw biggest nosedive since noughties recession

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History repeating itself.

It reminds me of the race to the top with the CPUs of old where faster is better and to hell with the power consumption, hopefully, the GPU will also plateau and they can start lowering the TDP for the same graphical output, looking forward to them doing to GPU what they are aiming for in the CPU market, imagine the mobile gaming rigs and standalone VR headsets we could have if our 4080ti sipped power like an Arm/Apple Silicon M1/M2.

OR, Maybe they already have but need to justify the huge prices by still building in a heat dump and huge shiny flashing board just for show ;-)

OR maybe it is time to get Geforce Now and let Nvidia pay my electricity bills, may be cheaper in the long run. I can spend the savings on better connectivity instead.


Block this: Using satellites to plaster ads over our skies could work, say boffins

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Queue a hacked comedy knob.


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Nexperia talks up its investment in UK wafer fab, says no plans to close

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I hear there are plans to make a move on Tunnocks in Scotland too

Newport Wafer Fab could be sold to US consortium – report

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I bet Tunnocks in Scotland will be the next wafer fab company to be bought out.

Clonezilla 3: Copy and clone disk images to your heart's content

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Re: Liam…

graybeards? Greybeards ? or neckbeards? Or are they all the same distro?

CentOS Stream 9: Understanding the new Red Hat OS release for non-Red-Hat-type people

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I used to prefer CentOS for legacy LAMP servers and stability and then Debian or Ubuntu for less stable but other more interesting projects. Like most sane I.T peeps you use whatever tool is appropriate for a job. Windows for games, Linux for servers, Wii-U for Zelda BOTW, Macs for pretending to know IT, etc, I have a toolbox full of all of the above and each are great for something different. CentOS' rug pull forced my hand in to the "never use RH again" camp despite being a yum trumps apt guy. Now firmly Ubuntu LTS. I have also sat here and consumed far too many beers. NN all you nerds, live long and prosper Luke

WhatsApp to offer end-to-end encrypted backups in iCloud, Google Drive with user-managed keys

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A bit late now

Though the last person had left whatsapp and turned the lights off? Aren't we all using signal now? I get so confused.

NHS App gets go-ahead for vaccine passport use despite protest from privacy groups

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I already have the Patient Access app on my Phone (made ages ago in conjunction with the NHS) for all of my repeat prescription meds and appointment bookings and it already shows both of my Vauxhall Astra COVID-19 jabs, dose and date. Why on earth would the government want to push out another one much the same? Sinister, with Priti "Hitler & Thatcher spawn" Patel in the home office I wouldn't trust anything they want to push out.

If you really must have Edge on your Apple M1 silicon, there's a compatible stable build for Microsoft's browser

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Worst of both worlds

Run Safari on your surface and Edge on your Macbook Pro will really show them the kind of "can't do" kind of person you are.

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Its got to be better than Safari

Even Edges has to be better than Safari. Both the same though, built in rubbish used to download Chrome or Firefox

Ethernet failure on Swiss business jet prompted emergency descent, say aviation safety bods

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Old Cat5 only cable I found in the glovebox, when I tell you to cut the ends off and put it in the bin forcefully don't just put it back in the glovebox or this will happen again.

UK national debt hits 1.46 Apples – and weighs as much as 2 billion adult badgers

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How many olympic football sized double decker elephant buses is that?

One does not simply repurpose an entire internet constellation for sat-nav, but UK might have a go anyway

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Government does one thing extremely well, that is taking tax payer money and legitimately shoveling it in to their friends pockets. WE will probably end up with nothing in the end however someone with an inkjet printer and a calculator in their orangery should end up with a tidy retirement bonus.

Yeah, yeah, PCs are dead? Ask Texan Mick and his Dell empire if that's the case

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CPU and GPU power hit a "good enough" ceiling many years ago meaning that as long as the thing still runs then its fast and powerful enough. People simply arent throwing out their old slow PCs and buying new ones as regularly causing alarmists to say that the PC is dead. Same thing is happening now with mobile phones, the iPhone 6S is a prime example of where the phone was "good enough" with little reason to upgrade outside of just having the latest thing.

We fought through the crowds to try Oculus's new VR goggles so you don't have to bother (and frankly, you shouldn't)

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Re: Been waiting...


Apple: Group FaceTime allows up to 32 people! Skype: Hold my beer

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Thats everyone who uses facetime

Microsoft have tried to beat that record with skype but couldnt find enough people still using it to try.

Javid's in, Rudd's out: UK Home Sec quits over immigration targets scandal

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Re: Rudd

"disgusting little wrecker Smeagol Gove" has made my morning brighter. Thanks for that

Desktop PC shipments dip below 100m/year

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From a PC Gamers perspective, the race to the top with CPU and GPU manufacturers resulted in my twice a year PC upgrade just to keep up slowly stretching out to the point where I now manage to go 3-5 years between needing upgrades. Only the cash rich "must have the latest and dearest" crowd are still buying the flagships, the rest of us are happy to sit on just MAX settings instead of ULTRA for most of our games. High end workstation users are in much the same position, why bother, it got "good enough" years ago. I think the same can be said for tablets and phones now too, they are struggling to make any headway and resort to gimmicks to shift new stuff when the current range is "good enough".