* Posts by nevarre

17 posts • joined 20 Apr 2018

Russia drags NASA: Enjoy your expensive SpaceX capsule, our Soyuz is the cheap Kalashnikov of rockets


What a picture that would make

I wish I was artistically inclined. Anyone with photoshop skills want to take a crack at it? I almost sprayed soda across the room when I read this. Thanks for the laugh Arthur. I needed one today!

Microsoft brings the pane: You'll be looking at Xamarin and React Native to design apps for dual-screen gizmos


Wonder Bar? Gag, retch.

Xbox Series X: Gee thanks, Microsoft! Just what we wanted for Xmas 2020 – a Gateway tower PC


Re: So, it's a PC, right ?

Xbox OS is essentially a VM that runs on top of Windows Core as the host OS. Look up Xbox One on Wikipedia, or search the web for Xbox One architecture. It's more likely that they will release a software only version of Xbox OS to run on Windows, but it's more likely that more games will drift towards versions that function on both Windows and Xbox and dump their save files out in Azure somewhere.

Microsoft stocking fillers: Powershell 7, maybe even next year's Windows 10. But forget about Surface Earbuds


This is what I hear whenever someone mentions balls. May or may not be safe for work depending on where you work. (Louie, the guy with the golf balls from the show The State, approximately 5 seconds).


Devs getting stuck into Windows 10X on Surface Neo will have to tussle with UWP


Wonderbar? Gag, retch.

Stallman's final interview as FSF president: Last week we quizzed him over Microsoft visit. Now he quits top roles amid rape remarks outcry


Re: Free energy machine

Charlie Manson

Genghis Kahn

Jerry Lewis

Kid Rock

Barney the Dinosaur

That kid on public transportation blasting crappy music out of cheap headphones

What will $15.5bn buy you? For Broadcom, it could nab itself a whole Symantec


Eww. Is Broadcom trying to become the place where crappy, overpriced software goes to die?

Microsoft has Windows 1.0 retrogasm: Remember when Windows ran in kilobytes, not gigabytes?


Dedicated graphics and sound.

It's official. Microsoft pushes Google over the Edge, shifts browser to Chromium engine


Re: I'm looking forward to seeing it this will bring any real benefit at all.

Lighten up, Bob.

Microsoft slips ads into Windows 10 Mail client – then U-turns so hard, it warps fabric of reality


Re: WTF?

It's not OK because they are including ads in a product that was paid for. Mail is a bundled application that ships with the OS.

Yubico snatched my login token vulnerability to claim a $5k Google bug bounty, says bloke


Re: Donate

I work with a unicorn and it has to be the most annoying sentient being I've ever had to deal with. It's all "virgin this" and "enchanted forest that" all day long, and don't get me started on the "me so horny" jokes. I'd rather work with elves, the worst thing they do is try to kill me constantly. At least they're not bores.

'90s hacker collective man turned infosec VIP: Internet security hasn't improved in 20 years


Re: The Whole Liability Thing

We're not going to stop seeing a significant change until people stop using cyber as a prefix for everything technology related.


You just got old. Don't feel bad, I did too. Things are still exciting as hell, the focal points have just changed a little and I don't have the energy to get as excited about it as I did when I was in my late teens... also, I want my damn flying car!

Intel claims it’s halved laptop display power slurpage


Re: will need an Intel display adapter

How many laptops do you own that don't have an intel display adapter?

Admin needed server fast, skipped factory config … then bricked it


Back in my day

In my adolescence, I had an Amiga 500 that I purchased used to take advantage of some hardware updates from the Amiga 1000. A while later, I picked up a"whisper quiet" 24-pin NX-Star color printer... and neglected to get proper parallel cables. As a typical youth, I hadn't bothered to set it up until I needed to print out a book report. As an aside, my teachers were thrilled to find out that I was upgrading from my old IBM PC Jr thermal printer. The paper felt gross and at least two of them had to ask for new copies of various assignments because they left the paper sitting on a window ledge...

Anyway, in a fit of desperation, I plugged the printer into the serial port. The Amiga displayed a glorious 4096 colors on my color monitor all at once and then... nothing. Luckily (according to my memory) it was designed with a couple serial chips in sequence that were also meant to act as fuses in case someone did something stupid with them. I was in a users group at the time. A couple members of the users group were repair techs and charged me parts only for the repair... and about two years of ribbing. The first meeting after my repair included an explanation of the difference in parallel and serial in painful detail.

Developer swings DMCA sueball at foul-mouthed streamer PewDiePie


Re: Oh Really?

No running a game is not. Try reading a software license once instead of clicking past it.

Machines learned to assemble IKEA’s semi-disposable furniture


Re: Instructions

Particularly when the stupid number decals have fallen off of half the pieces. The individuals that create assembly instructions for IKEA are disinformation experts.


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