* Posts by juvenihil

22 posts • joined 3 Jul 2018

Windows 7 will not go gentle into that good night: Ageing OS refuses to shut down


Re: I've had this happen for years with Windows

In 20 years I never had a Win OS hanging on shutdown. That's usually what my linux boxes do since 5/6 years tho, before I start having arguments with SystemD.

My win boxes hang on startup usually, but 1) a good reinstall cycle usually fixes that for a year or so and 2) not happening anymore since 10 (well, happened once but it was the infamous borked update, rollback fixed that).


Re: Splat goes the dinosaur

You just blacklist all MS domains in your router iptables and recover from backups? I've heard there are mystical tool able to trick the machine to think it is indeed activated, if the white label on bottom right really annoys you.


Re: This sort of issue is not thought about

While I can agree with the general mocking of people who make an ideological standpoint out of an industrial tool, "multimedia" ia not a job more than "communication" or "human resources" are.

LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary


Re: Choice

This. Fron some comments I'd think we are back in 2009. The truth is MS Office got really better since then, Libre got really worse.


Re: Usability

From the market share, apparently MS does know. Or at least, most of the OSS does not.


Re: Usability


>naming tables

You can do both in Word since like 10 years. 10 years are a good time span to learn the damned Ribbon.


Re: "Has LibreOffice succeeded?"

>if you have time to spend on it.... it does sparklines!

My time has a cost, and it is way higher than a single copy of Excel.


Re: I'm not so sure that options are the answer to why Office is so popular

I was taught on OpenOffice, that's why I went immediatly on Libre. Then, when I needed to write as a job, I bought what actually works.


Re: I think you underestimate it...

From personal experience, you can't write a proper book in Open/Libre Office. It will stuck on simple things like updating the index or the footnotes numbers, it will mess with page numbers, it will crash with no apparent reason when merging big docs (more than 100 page each). And so on and on.

Also, there is no reason to pay a monthly fee to MS: tell your friend a copy of Word '16 comes for 80€ here and it is your for life.


Re: I think you underestimate it...

Why don't just buy a copy of Office 2013/2016/2019?

No subscription, no cloud, local hard copy at your will. It will do what you need and not what its degelopers think you might, wont mess with references, notes, page numbers, autocorrection...

Unless you just need to write things down, but for that Kate and some markdown are more than enough. Office is for producing complex documents, not the grocery list or personal notes, that would be like using a bazooka to kill a mosquito.


I found myself in a similar situation with 5.0.3 both on Debian 8 and Win 7. I contemplated the idea to pay the developer to fix the bug(s) that were messing with my work.

Then, I realized that I could buy MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint for a fraction. And without waisting more than 5 minutes, no mail-judo required.

They eventually fixed that later, but for the time I had already switched completely to Office and use Debian for other tasks (a pity, since it is much more comfortable than Win 10).

Googlers fired after tracking colleagues working on US border cop projects. Now, if they had monetized that stalking...


Re: Google is Evil

Here are googlers playing the evil part.


Re: I find the argument bizarre

If one of the side is a union, you just need to hear the other one.

Traffic lights worldwide set to change after Swedish engineer saw red over getting a ticket


Swiss *always* stop for pedestrians, same as Germans. You prolly found one of many italian frontaliers.


Re: Red for stop?

In a big congested city, if you stop at the amber light you are just a lazy asshole planning to make anybody late for work.


We too have the "no texting while driving law", universally ignored. But, if you try to stall the line during commute hours, you probably end up beaten.

Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts


Re: "e-m radiation does not have to be ionizing to be dangerous"

Not only that, but also the area to which that power is applied: the microwave use a 30Ghz wave at 800/1200W on a distance of a couple of centimeter. A 5G antenna radiates on a frequency between 3.5GHz and 24GHz with a power going from 250mW (24dBm) up to 250W(50dBm) for the largest array. 2/3/4G are on 20W(43dBm). But, the largest array (macro antennas) are designed to sit on 30m towers. By the work of Okumura-Hata we know that the path loss in dB 7.3+37.7log10(r). So, giving that you sit right under the 5G macro antenna's tower, the path loss (the loss of received power because of distance to put it simple) is ~63dB.

So, the power you receive *sitting under the biggest 5G antenna* is 50dBm-63dB=-13dBm. In a more comfortable unit, 0.000050118723363 Watts. It's 50,12μW.

The biggest 5G antenna is 23'943'147 times LESS than a microwave. Almost 24 MILLION TIMES LESS ENERGY.


Re: Neoliberalism SUCKS

1) "precautionary principle" resides in your head. And there is meant to stay.

2) those wavelenght *are* tested. Extensively. There is no physical way they could transmit enought energy not only to damage but to alter in any way a living tissue. And electro-magnetic sensitivity or whatever, is a psychosomatic disease. It's hysterical. As the precautionary principle, it lives in your neurotic head.

Microsoft Teams: The good, the bad, and the ugly


Complexity killed the cat

I still don't understand what was wrong with encrypted e-mails and landline phones. Actually, there was nothing wrong. Why should I be able to send emojis to co-workers? And why would I need a social network of co-workers? I don't even have facebook.

How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still


Re: comments were hurtful

Yes. It used to work, this snowflake version doesn't. Better would be to learn how to manage a softwarehouse from somebody who actually know how to do it.

New Google bias lawsuit claims company fired chap who opposed discrimination


Never heard any football shirt bearer saying "I identify as Cristiano Ronaldo and expect you to adress me accordingly".


Stop parroting, open a book.

You are wrong. Male and female brain *are* significally different. Just not from a structural pow. But, coming to functional, hormonal and neuropeptides pathways representation, along with receptorial population, they *are* different. Deeply.

How do you think a woman brain can handle something like pregnancy and breast feeding, along with nurturing the infant? A male brain simply cannot produce nor make a use of that much oxitocine.

I would be happy to PubMed you more than a dozen of studies and meta analysis, but I would only prove you don't have a clue in psico-neuro-endocrinology, neuroscience and evolutionary psychology.


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