* Posts by ghp

106 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Apr 2018


World's richest man posts memes as $44b Twitter acquisition veers off course


Re: I'm shocked...

There's rumour that Bezos wants to distribute all his wealth to charity. Treating his workforce fairly is furthest of his mind.


I'm quite sure his tongue is lodged in some other of his body's parts.

OpenPrinting keeps old printers working – even on Windows


Re: My God break down and buy a new printer...

They're quite expensive when compared to the price of a printer you have.

Elon Musk shows what being Chief Twit is all about across weird weekend


Even Melon calling himself "Chief Twit" is "a" letter shy of the truth.

No, I will not pay the bill. Why? Because we pay you to fix things, not break them


We have the 1st november as a holy day: All Saints. "halloween" is the evening before, the holy evening, imported from the (less and less) USA. Just as we imported "santa claus" for Christmas, since the cowboys couldn't keep Sint Nicolaos' feast from the 6th of december apart from Xmas. With Sint Niklaas our children get presents as he would have resuccitated three kids that were butchered. But that was a secret known only in France and the low countries.

20 years on, physicists are still figuring out anomaly in proton experiment


Sorry for misspelling, haven't been to Britain since it drifted further away from Europe. I was referring to the one along which there was/is a well-known brewery, if I could only remember the name.


But it is, although very slowly, since they hop from one atom to the next, slower than a slug IIRC, aa bit like the river Ouze.

China dumps dud chips on Russia, Moscow media moans


Plenty of good chips inside those iranian drones! Why not take those before launch? Otherwise they'll explode and be of no use to anyone!

Removing an obsolete AMD fix makes Linux kernel 6 quicker


Let me get this straight: doing nothing on an AMD will now be faster?

I applied the patch to 5.19.11 kernel and built it before and after (using 8 of the 16 available "processors"). Time reported a very small improvement which I didn't notice.

Perhaps this was meant to be an october's foolsday joke?

Please react the way young Linus would have done and show me the error of my ways.

PS. I've got nothing but AMD in the house, be it lap-, desk- or over the top.

Boeing wants autonomous flying cabs in US airspace by 2030


How hard can it be to learn not to pull back if you want to go up?

Flightgear has a number of boeings (boo-ings?), I'll give them a try to see if they replicated that property.

Solana, Phantom blame Slope after millions in crypto-coins stolen from 8,000 wallets


These people were trusting their mobiles to handle their finances??

To cut off all nearby phones with these Chinese chips, this is the bug to exploit


Re: Next level

Probably the people working for that company were older than the company. I guess.

Version 251 of systemd coming soon to a Linux distro near you


Re: "you can expect it to feature in the next version of your preferred distro."

Keep Belgium out of your f*cking mouth!

Beware the fury of a database developer torn from tables and SQL


Re: Oops

I'm not getting this one. Mind explaining?

Repairability champ Framework's modular laptop gets a speed boost


Re: The machines have 13.5-inch (8.89cm) screens

Computer that got me started in IT had a screen that size, 8 x 32 characters, two cassette readers (one spool cassettes), a keyboard, coax connector and a whopping 8k of which 4k was usable. Rara?

Infusion of $3.5bn not enough to revive Terra's 'stablecoin'


That's the trouble with English. Apart from stablecoins, there are also stabledoors, which don't need closing once the horse has bolted. If a door was stable, it would be hard to open in the first place.

AI helps scientists design novel plastic-eating enzyme



Of which you already hhad one too many?

Elon Musk set to buy Twitter in $44b deal, promises stuff


Now all twats will be able to call each other pedo freely.

Kaspersky cracks Yanluowang ransomware, offers free decryptor


Re: As Kaspersky has been deemed persona non grata in the USA

Compared to what was before him, Biden's mind is rock solid.

China's top e-tailer sends sacked staff a 'graduation certificate'


What a heartless way to go about sacking people. They should've used video, as P&O did.

Hackers remotely start, unlock Honda Civics with $300 tech


They may be types of ARM processors, the M3 being more "expensive" and capable.

Huawei UK board members resign over silence on Ukraine invasion


Re: Thank you for your service. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

But I was wrong singling out the Brits! Search the French, Belgian, German ex prime-ministers or Bundeskanzler here: http://www.eforum21.com/2022/02/western-elites-are-selling-out-our.html


Re: Must be quite a sight, these "Sirs" kowtowing to the chinese.

Thanks for correctly understanding what I meant. Sometimes I don't care about the un-sensible readers.

We have a saying: "a good understander needs but half a word", "een goed verstaander heeft maar een half woord nodig".


Re: Thank you for your service. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Must be quite a sight, these "Sirs" kowtowing to the chinese.

UK science stuck in 'holding pattern' on EU funding by Brexit, says minister


Re: One sub postmaster's story

Thanks, @Lars, but I'd already translated the Flemish version, and it's the same in all the EU, whatever Justthefarts may say.


Re: One sub postmaster's story

You were wondering if I was a troll, while you're not afraid of writing lies, based on facts you get from your "tame German". And I doubt even that, since I had nothing but alsatians for forty years, and they are smarter than that.

"Fußgänger haben mit und ohne Fußgängerüberweg Vorrang gegenüber aus dem Kreisverkehr ausfahrenden Fahrzeugen.". Also: https://www.stvo2go.de/kreisverkehr-fussgaengerueberweg/

"Justthefacts", eh? TBH with the H from "high".


Re: "Where does it say that's happening?"

Perhaps Google doesn't bother with the law of a specific country?

I quote from our "road code" (https://wegcode.be/wetteksten/secties/kb/wegcode/177-art19):


Artikel 19. Richtingverandering

Het verlaten van een rotonde is een richtingsverandering waarbij de richtingaanwijzers wel gebruikt moeten worden.

19.5. De bestuurder die van richting verandert moet voorrang verlenen aan de voetgangers die de rijbaan oversteken die hij gaat oprijden.".

I try to translate.

Article 19. Changing direction.

Leaving a roundabout is a change of direction where indicators need to be used.

19.5. A driver changing direction has to give right of way to pedestrians crossing the road he intends to take".

Did you know that you are part of the larger group? 80% of drivers with a driver's license fail in a road code test.


Re: "Where does it say that's happening?"

My first reaction was "that will depend on the size of the placards", but then I realized that in Poland, an the other countries he drove through before getting to Perfidious Albion, when you leave a roundabout (magic ones excepted), pedestrians have right of way.

Hardware boffin starts work on simulation of an entire IBM S/360 Model 50 mainframe


Re: BRings back memories...

42311 disk drives ???

Amazon accused of grossly underreporting COVID-19 cases to US labor agency


It would've been news if Jeff had treated his slaveforce correctly.

Server errors plague app used by Tesla drivers to unlock their MuskMobiles


So, every time some poor sod wants to get into his or her tesla, Melon Usk gets notified? True, you probably don't buy them out of concern for your privacy.

USA signs internet freedom and no-hack pact it's ignored since 2018


Re: Bit by bit, the USA is returning to being a normal world citizen

As we just saw in Virginia, IIRC?

Google's 'Be Evil' business transformation is complete: Time for the end game


Re: Without journalism, you get guaranteed corruption

There's no "Canard Enchainé" in the UK? Incrédible!


Re: 42 huh

No way, we all know six times nine is NSFW soixante-neuf.

Running a recent Apache web server version? You probably need to patch it. Now


Re: Again!

You should ask for a refund.

We have some sad news about Facebook. It has returned to the internet after six-hour mega outage


Re: OMG!

Heard they're back. Proves there's no G.

Anonymous: We've leaked disk images stolen from far-right-friendly web host Epik


Re: Hating hate is still hate.

"Compassion, reason, and humility are the beginnings of the answer". Indeed, that's how the nazi's and the serbs were forced to retreat.

Linus Torvalds admits to 'self-inflicted damage' with -Werror as Linux 5.15 rc1 debuts


Re: The warnings aren't always bad code

"Some people", as in "all developers" ?

US Surgeon General doubles down on Facebook-bashing amid vaccination information blame game


Re: "Needle Nazis"

It IS the medium, and one of the media, that takes no responsibility for what it publishes. More crap equals more profit. Removing some of the crap afterwards is useless, they should be forced to moderate, like any other publishing company. Giving world-wide visibility to anonymous lies is not "free speech".

Space Force turtle expert uncovers $1.2m Cape Canaveral cocaine haul


Re: In Other News

30kg currently in the hands (?) of DHS, there'll be none left for SFS come Christmas. They'll have to dream of a white one.

Linus Torvalds tells kernel list poster to 'SHUT THE HELL UP' for saying COVID-19 vaccines create 'new humanoid race'


Re: That Should Be Farming Investments

"Mr." Gates is one of those opposed to releasing patents, meanwhile setting up joint ventures in China. Weren't those patents obtained with funding from the tax payers (to which the same "mr." may not belong)?

Belgian parliament halts China Uyghur 'genocide' debate after DDoS smashes ISP offline


Re: Hm..

We could try and have another discussion in our parlement about the Uyghur plight.


Thank you Bill! If it weren't for you, we'd have to invent the botnet.

US declares emergency after ransomware shuts oil pipeline that pumps 100 million gallons a day


Plenty of governments seem to take the internet as a given, while there are others that can easily take it down. Better to leave or create some alternatives.

Stealthy Linux backdoor malware spotted after three years of minding your business


Here's wondering if they'll ever detect the trojan inside pulseaudio.

Would be so cool if everyone normalized these pesky data leaks, says data-leaking Facebook in leaked memo



Just want to register that flemish journalist Pieterjan writes his articles in Dutch, and rather flawless, as all flemish do - in Dutch that is, not flawless. In case you wanted to apply Hoehl translate. "Hoehl" is Flemish.

FCC urges Americans to run internet speed app to counter Big Cable's broadband data fudging


Re: There's a problem with the app...

What about the old speedtest.nl ?

Belgian police seize 28 tons of cocaine after 'cracking' Sky ECC's chat app encryption


Re: 28 million grammes of coke

We even drink it from two-liter bottles!

IBM creates a COBOL compiler – for Linux on x86


Re: [Aside] Storage media

Correct, first ICL floppy disks were 8". I hadn't heard about 9" before. Floppies that is.

Ruby off the Rails: Code library yanked over license blunder, sparks chaos for half a million projects


I don't think anyone is called "Copyright Act".