* Posts by Inkey

50 posts • joined 9 Jun 2019

Five Eyes nations plus Japan, India call for Big Tech to bake backdoors into everything


And the....

Five Eyes nations plus Japan and India

Can fuck right off!

It's not like the 3 letter agencey's don't have enough access .... if they are given the keys to encripted comms it will end badly ....

This is how it starts....


Already a marketing stazi.....

Ah yes, Sony, that major player in the smartphone space, has a new flagship inbound: The Xperia 5 II

Thumb Up

MY xz3

they are neat fones and do every thing you would want a phone to do with less bloat and in my case any way a decent price ...

Agree about the 8k resolution being over kill

Also Sony are no slouchers when it comes to updates.... and they have a half decent support with regard to thier kit.....

Their dev site is great and play nice if you want to root the phone... have good advise and how to's etc... there's even some library's and help with drm on a rooted phone .....mine came with an app that creates 3đ models from the camera....

It's my first andriod and while not a massive gamer I have played on it and it worked well.. the battry life was one of rhe reasons for getting it and it has not dissapointed me there's even inbuilt battry maintenance apps.... I watched both seasons of Altered Carbon on it in 2 sit ins .....

Im supprised they are'nt more popular

Not content with distorting actual reality, Facebook now wants to build a digital layer for the world


Eye bleach sold seperatly

Aria search .... blue waffle .....images ....open all

Brave takes brave stand against Google's plan to turn websites into ad-blocker-thwarting Web Bundles

Big Brother

Re: How much data is accessible from one of these unrestricted blobs

Depends on who you mean by They

Yes all your browser addons and plugins will stop your machine being used by the lower level marketeers... and also most of the bloat.. ie cross site scripting, j tags and what not, the caveat being that it may downgrade the experiance(think 3d scripts yummy eye canydy web pages etc).. beacause it's deemed sensable to use a CDN closer to you.. mmv

But once you start getting higher up the corpperate inteligence ladder nah!………

And futher up the plain old inteligence ladder forget it ... It's no strech to profile you by proxy from your oh... For example if two phones come togerther and they both turn off for a while and then turn back on and leave... they get flaged and become "of intersest"

Christ i hope you wern't being sarcastic and i just typed this all out for fekkall

The take away is these blobs will not only bloat out exponentialy but if you Attempt to stop things like js and cross site linking you dont get zip...

Sent from my Brave Browser ... i use ff as well

Relying on plain-text email is a 'barrier to entry' for kernel development, says Linux Foundation board member


Re: "they don't know how to send a plain-text email"

She herself said it's hard to keep maintainers

I'll bet my 8 bit ASCI that a plain text mailing list is not the reason its hard ..... more like trying to keep the concept pure, especialy from the corporate money hungry dinosours from eating everyone at the table

Microsoft sides with Epic over Apple developer ban, supports motion for temporary restraining order


Hear me out.....

Or...or they could just open the platform to the users who bought their products to load, purchase and otherwise use software from whom they see fit...

It might even encourage content creators to not use in app purchases to pay extortionate idiot taxes..


Bad apple...bad

.i hope from my philasophical pov .... Epic stick to theIr guns >>> people are simple and simple is fickle...if kids can't play fortnight or the next what ever realeased through unreal then they wont want istuff. Simple

Ifones are like bmw'$ and bently'$....$tatus$ymbols..if either go under it's not going to stop simple buying cars!

If Epic switched focus to linux they may shake things up ... apple could keep it going in court for years, but they can't stifle imagination and inovation

And yeah fuck the money stuff they have enough!

China requires gamers to reveal real names and map them to frag-tastic IDs


Re: Good move

Yeah thats what my first thought was ....how many simone lee's or wang chang's there are in China

Linus Torvalds pines for header file fix but releases Linux 5.8 anyway



Hah bazza beat me to it


Redox OS

"that there is probably space for a research / hobbyist OS to be built from ground up using modern paradigms"

I see theres a microkernel called redox os written in rust... its early days... theres no usb drivers yet and form what limited experiance i have could only emulate it ....

I also read that Linus Torvards said microkernels were a bit pointless...and that he could see kernel drivers being written in rust

Burn baby burn, plastic inferno! Infosec researchers turn 3D printers into self-immolating suicide machines

IT Angle

I'd be more worried about...

The dodgy conectors to the driver boards and PS connecters ... they may as well be made of chocolate ... well some any way.. had to appese ms 1nky with fancy co fire alarm and a all pupose fire extingwisher( kept away from printer so you can get to it) after a connection to the board wiggeld a bit loose and started “smouldering" ... properly soldered connection fixed that right up... and i have seen/heard of printers catch fire and damage homes because of subpar connectors...

Honestly unless you doing prints that take more than 10 hours why would you leave it on and why would need it connected to the big blue.

There are platforms that can cope with multiple machines on a network and have pretty good security.... yocto is foss...

Also if you need acces to the network to get the compromise to stick why not just use a molotove cocktail way more efficient....

An email banning our staff from using TikTok? Haha, funny story about that, we didn't mean it – Amazon


Faceless evil

Who are all the fear mongering AC's ...no really?

This is the third article ive read this weekend where some ac tard has been making basless claims about how china are riffiling through all our digital comms... with no thought for the children or our democrecy and freedoms...

do these tards have no faith in our western inteligence agencies and there contractors... our great and mighty tech giants and established social platforms?...... oh wait never mind

China’s preferred Linux distro trumpets Arm benchmark results


Re: Remind me


Oh so like apple or any phone that uses arm ip ... or any western oligarchy, goverment department that,s "defending" your "freedom"... oh wait if we do it its capitalisim .... and we should demonise the chinese because they do it better ....

Merkia is in a massive hole to the chinese and instead of diplomacy they send the war machine to defend their egregious and greedy short commings

Some one here once remarked that the world is run by fuckwits ..and now i understand why ...

Linux kernel coders propose inclusive terminology coding guidelines, note: 'Arguments about why people should not be offended do not scale'


Re: Loaded words replaced by euphemisms


To some degree yes.... But buy changing words aren't we in danger of earseing history by proxy.. It's not going to change the great unwashed collective bias, or stereo type racial personification... I get why people want to do and to be seen doing something about other's suffering...and yeah I'm all for "doing" some thing..

I'm just a little jaded by how the hype and marketing soft touch, dilutes the facts and as soon as the next drama that gets played out in the media, we'll be back to where we were before...

Euro police forces infiltrated encrypted phone biz – and now 'criminal' EncroChat users are being rounded up

Big Brother

You're looking at it wrong

I'm sure that if you aggregated the blood on hands and damage done to the "most vulnerable" it's not those that want to get high or those that enable them too that have the most to answer for... altough depending on how much kool aid you drank, sniffed or smoked your perception may vary...

There were probably stoics at the time that felt that the stazi and the nazis had merit...and how about those who dared to proclaim that the earth was a sphere and orbited the sun... highfalutin indeed

It's a human folly to believe that you can charge other humans to protect humans and that if you did that they actually would

Skype for Windows 10 and Skype for Desktop duke it out: Only Electron left standing


I like the idea... Made me wonder if they would exceed what m$ did with them .. Balence of past experiences etc... More than likely...

Maybe there is hope for 2020: AI that 'predicts criminality' from faces with '80% accuracy, no bias' gets in the sea


Re: Very dodgy subject

That's all just bias,.. And conditioning.... Men in three piece suits and $100 hair cuts ripp people of every day everywhere... They start wars and fuck others countries over for profit.

It's always the "he seemed so "normal" pillar of the community that up and kills his ex wife and kids, Catholic priests on any of the data set?

It's actually a trait of psychopaths to blend in and be "normal"....

ML gets another black mark against it because people who lack real intelligence think its a magic bullet, the fuckwits who thought research like this had merit deserve a kick in the balls.

Someone got so fed up with GE fridge DRM – yes, fridge DRM – they made a whole website on how to bypass it

IT Angle

Re: Next great idea

They do that for linux drivers too...

Since M$ and hp are all good Foss friends now and offering support for open projects... Weirdly a cups update sent hundreds of older machines to the obsolete pile. Love to know what criteria they use to decide which printers get the chop as there are some drivers that are as old and older that did not get tossed on the pile, considering that there's very little difference between the drivers for similar models... Try installing a driver with the printer off and use a similar model driver...

10 year old desk jet works fine but according to hp it's obsolete

eBay users spot the online auction house port-scanning their PCs. Um... is that OK?

Big Brother

Re: Barffff

Yeah I feel your pain.... The spin some of these vapid scum suckers come up with.. It's like vomiting in your mouth and then swallowing it...

We respect your privacy and your security is our number 1 concern.... That's why we track you, profile you and then sell it on to all manner of bottom feeders.. Cause we really care

Linux desktop org GNOME Foundation settles lawsuit with patent troll


Good win for foss

Nice to hear this.... Great job Gnome for standing up to the trolls....

Could it be? Really? The Year of Linux on the Desktop is almost here, and it's... Windows-shaped?


Re: If only!

What distro are you using?... Some have better driver support than others....

Most Ubuntu clones have proprietary drivers.. although you both seem to have an edge case scenario amd and nvidia cards side by side...

The latest amd drivers work well from what I've read so check the webs

The recent cups update did put a whole bunch of printers (hp) down as unsupported.. Very cheeky

as other printers in the same vintage are still supported. It's a bit of a faff getting it to work the way it should but is doable...

Angain driver support is a vendor issue

If American tech is used to design or make that chip, you better not ship it to Huawei, warns Uncle Sam


Re: Responsible Corporate Citizen?

You must be very young and or a merkin....

Cast your browser back to a little before 1995...

Before China become a power house manufacturer... Japan could land a small car and pay for the rent for the month, for said car for the same price uncle spam could land a crate of apples... like the crane off the ship.

If you want to see a flourishing economy look to the middle classes... At the time Japan had the highest, longest running and most prosperous middle class.,

That changed when the US "adjusted the markets" to promote whatever the feck it was called "free trade or some such... Look at the disparity of the wealthiest and lowest earners in the US and check how the middle class has shrunk in. Merika..

Trump hasn't had a successful business venture since a little after that period in time... The 11 billion he claims is his fortune is more than likely the write off that investment bank loan for the land and building for the stuff in Atlantic City that got a bail out... free market capitalism you say ahh no to big to fail...

Thing is allowing something to fail allows another thing to be created orders better than before.. Or at least insight into how to do so.... This will only slow China down a little and in the long run be of no real value to the majority of us business

Microsoft doc formats are the bane of office suites on Linux, SoftMaker's Office 2021 beta may have a solution


Re: Permanent and Rental are incompatible.

Yeah similar experience here...

I've noticed that on the occasions I've needed to open a word doc or xml file in LO there seems to needlessly be an extra page... By turning hidden characters on and deleting the line breaks at the end of the page it seems to work... Fonts and formatting aside....

One wonders how/why so many people are unwilling to break free from Saas yolk... The more that do the better the open offerings become

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal

Big Brother

Whats the point then!

And there is the problem with it...

What good is it if people don't want to use it?

I wouldn't if it slurps as much as it can for someone else's reasons... Thanks but the decentralised version is a better idea and probably works better than reported.... You could use some thing like Matrix or riotx... And have the room server's anonymise the privacy stuff....

Can we all get over having to have an app for everything ffs

Also tldr: because on balance of previous experience it won't go away and will be used/hacked by and for neferios types

Yeah, that Zoom app you're trusting with work chatter? It lives with 'vampires feeding on the blood of human data'


Re: What are the alternatives?

How about a home spun solution like riot or riotx.

It's a pity cause riot has been depreciated and riotx isn't finished. But you could cobble a solution from the matrix sdk.... Check out vector on github.com

Breaking bad... browser use: New Mexico accuses Google of illegally slurping kids' private data via G Suite


For a start

Nail...... Head..... You hit it....

For starters anyway... Although not sure why privacy should not be a right no matter what age..

He’s a pain in the ASCII to everybody. Now please acquit my sysadmin client over these CIA Vault 7 leaking charges


Re: So.lwt me get this right..

Not just that they're shit at basic It security by the accountants presented above and in the article...

Question is are yours big and brassy enough to take a crack at it and find out? Would hate for your server to suddenly have gross indecent material appear on it....


Round abouts

Im no sysadmin... Or even near the level of dreaming of such competence..

So perhaps my question sounds dumb and someone can shed some light....

Shirley there would be one last log that would remain as he would just keep going around in circles trying to remove the last log..?

Can you script a reversal, copy, re-reverse a privileged state and wipe the logs without leaving a log.

If they can prove without a doubt it was him (proper evidence) he should be given some kind of award,

Thats solid brass balls right there...

The company... In the company office... On the company's time...

German taxpayers faced with €800k Windows 7 support bill due to Deutschland dithering


Re: Well, looks like that migration to Linux is getting cheaper and cheaper

Im inclined to see your point, however.. If an OS is just a tool to get work done then shouldn't there be a more involved consideration towards them... Who would you hire to build a boat for yourself.. A carpenter that borrowes tools from a mate or a carpenter who's spent time, money and effort to get the best he can afford and maintain.

And also the long term viability of said tools, not just from the single business point of view but their combined out look... The vast majority of businesses are now so helplessly locked in to the bigger vendors that any kind of change scares them wittless.. Retraining is a mute point.. find icon... click icon...

Business chose a tardy route to maximise profit, over the ability to be flexible towards changing environments and I think we can see the effects of having monolithic entities provide the backbone for these 'tools'.

To go back to the FD who said

"It's a tin box. If it breaks or doesn't do what I need, I'll get a new/different tin box"

You kinda get the feeling that this way of thinking is some how to blame.

Keeping things simple stupid.. is only really possible if you truly understand the complexity of the situation..

Jumping to the convenient short term solution has to me any way, put a rope around business necks.. and what I keep hearing is business whining about how Linux can't give them the tools they need.

Which is let's face it taking a the piss.... ala grande.

To put it country simple.. if business had invested in Linux based solutions there would be thousands of shiny "can't do without to do business tools" to choose from.

I'm tired of hearing business bash$hing Linux for it's own shortcomings. Let's face it had the Munich Council not been so short sighted and really persevered it would have worked...


Re: Well, looks like that migration to Linux is getting cheaper and cheaper

You must be a house plant truly... Coward

You've just posted a reply in an article that reported on a massive outlay of money that going back to M$

Will cost....

Also it was 2 years not 10 and imho it was a text book how NOT to migrate a system and network to a new os...

Love to hear you take on the issue in a few years when the update to win10 and the integration with legacies vis a vi the updates goes ... Be sure to drop a comment on how inexpensive that's going to be.


Re: Well, looks like that migration to Linux is getting cheaper and cheaper

@snake :

'And I keep saying this, but the Linux contingent (and Linus himself) doesn't want to hear it.'

I keep hearing this however the the exact tools needed to "just get their work done" are never mentioned... The fact is that users who have no interest in the tin box that they rely on to do business with, will follow the heard all the way to the abittior.

FFS... If a carpenter came to do work on your home but didn't have the right chisel would you hire him again (oh if only I had the right tools I'd switch)

Here's a thought find a developer pay them the money you would've spaffed on this all singing all dancing application that for some reason is indespensably nich that only microshit can offer an OS for, and at the end of it you'll not only have a tailor made solution but would have undoubtedly made the world a little brighter ..

You'd also have far greater control over what you create and spend,,, and get much more from your hardware.

Business needs to stop whining about Linux development if they haven't been proactively involved with it. The truth of the matter is business swallowing the crap that M$ pushed out at them is why we find ourselves in the dark times we're in.

Hardly Tovards or Linux's devs fault that those business who swim in M$ koolaid now find themselves nearing the chopping bloc...

End rant..

If you never thought you'd hear a Microsoftie tell you to stop using Internet Explorer, lap it up: 'I beg you, let it retire to great bitbucket in the sky'



I find it astounding that microshaft still has customers... The fact that some of those customers are still using products that require active X is


Remember that Sonos speaker you bought a few years back that works perfectly? It's about to be screwed for... reasons


Re: Or a Kryten icon...

Unfortunately the kryton icon has been removed as the manufacturer of the device could not be arsed to keep up the software support.

Autonomous Logistics Information System gets shoved off the F-35 gravy train in favour of ODIN


Re: Hum

Yeah that sounds about right...

It's a military grade gravely train, with virtually eff all public overnight..

To quote D Rumsfield... *still can't find that $6 trillion*...

Military grade is roughly 15 times more, as evidenced some years later when that figure was reported to be $21 trillion... Although who they're "defending" themselves from is unclear...

So line 4 should be company charge extortionate amount for upgrades to hidden hidden military company front which will disappear 6 weeks after deal is over... But hey just minor details

Icon slightly relevant....

What if everyone just said 'Nah' to tracking?


Lest we forget

Let's not forget how and who set the stage for the trajectory we now find ourselves at.

As far as product awareness goes I can deal with a new ad splash to inform Joe public of a new product service etc.... And if you have a good product that's affordable and lasts longer than the warranty you would not have any need to advertise as people will advertise for said products by word of mouth...

But this goes way beyond the need for advertising, let's face it the margins on click bait ads are an aside to the reason or need for a viable revenue stream, the reason it proliferated is more to do with normalising the intrusion and profiling than actually making a sale... At best the advertising part of it attempts to flog me something I've already bought or have no intention of buying.

The profiling however is another more insidious thing altogether... And worth way more.. Not to advertisers mind you... Corporate intelligence is where the biggest money is and is the reason why data is so valuable, at a macro level this is older than and indeed how advertising got its leg up.. Or over as it stands...

"If you can influence the leaders, either with or without their conscious cooperation, you automatically influence the group which they sway", he said" Edward Bernays...

Its how the third riech came to be an acceptable political entity, just so happend that it was useful for selling bacon as well...

Personally I can't wait for the inevitable misuse of said data coming to head.. Think TSA bum wipe using the access they have to black mail, sell on to hackers or other wise socially engineer themselves into a situation that privacy would avoid.

I'll leave this for all the "I don't care track me I've nothing to hide" dolts out there who frankly don't really understand what's happening.

A) Bernays argued that the covert use of third parties was morally legitimate because those parties were morally autonomous actors.[60]

Advert... Subvert hmm double speak?

And for good measure...

B) Describing the response to his campaign for Ivory Soap, Bernays wrote: "As if actuated by the pressure of a button, people began working for the client instead of the client begging people to buy."


Re: What if everybody said 'Meh! `Track me, I care not'?

And commenting anonymously justly shows how much you don't care.... you must be a plant that works for the shitty industry that benefits from advertising and profiling.

The right to autonomy and privacy is and should always stay a human right.

Reusing software 'interfaces' is fine, Google tells Supreme Court, pleads: Think of the devs


Re: Its late stage capitalism at its very finest

What do you mean eventually....

Extortion is the second oldest profession often in cohoots with the first oldest...

Most ip is bullshit IMHO and we've been conned into believing that the thinnest vail that law makers bring is legitimatcy

Long-term Linux Mint: 19.3 release unchains the Gimp, adds HiDPI, is kind to your older, less-beefy kit


Re: Introduction to Linux for Windows refugees

Been using mint as a daily for a little over 3 years

Work station boots way faster than win10 laptop from wake up..

Never had an issue I couldn't solve or find help with, so not sure which galaxy you're in but it seems like it's filled with gas giant's like youranus.

For reference I "nmaped" a phishing email that originated from a law firm in South America.... The certificates traced back to a M.$ azure dev, when I went to report the incident using the M$ report links

they didn't work and there was a few comments asking why you couldn't report phishing emails to M$.. I find this a typical M$ freebie.

I updated to the latest version a few weeks ago...

half an hour later is back in, all my apps and settings all there and working and quadro vidcard drivers updated and I've mentioned before about print drivers and mint...

I can't for life of me understand how so much of the world is / was duped into believing ms was a good product... Not sure I'll ever use ms rubbish again personally.

Newly born Firefox 71 emerges from its den – with its own VPN and some privacy tricks

IT Angle

Re: inviting US users of the Firefox desktop browser with Firefox Accounts

"sure your privacy can be shared for various reasons from "optimizing our performance"

I think you will find that you can opt out of pretty much all FF telemetry and performance data gathering...

You cannot do that with Google or M$ products short of breaking their functionality..

Google forks out $2.1bn for Fitbit – and promises not to exploit all that delicious health data to sling ads (honest)


Calling porkies on not using personal data

"Similar to our other products, with wearables, we will be transparent about the data we collect and why. We will never sell personal information to anyone"

And then this from the same elReg feed mind...

"I understand your desire for transparency," the letter continued, before refusing to release the report because it is a staff report and they are "deliberative, pre-decisional, and an integral part of the FTC's decision-making process,” and hence outside the scope of FOIA...

The above from a US trade commission to a US senator request on googles anti-competitive behavior

Also tldnr... Because on balance of previous evidence its probably a lie

From Libra to leave-ya: eBay, Visa, Stripe, PayPal, others flee Facebook's crypto-coin


Re: But today I'm a reformed character

The notes that are printed by the treasury cost about 7 cents or about 6 pence to make...subtract that and the "usery" that the central banks charge for essentially loaning the money to a government who issue's the paper money and you have what the treasury/government make on actual currency.

However this is less than 10% of "money" the rest is virtual and is worth more or less what people want to believe its worth.... And are alluded to as financial instruments... As an example there is now. More "money" in derivatives than all the currency ever made, minted, printed or bartered for what there's a record for.

The reason the dollar is "believed" to have "value" is because energy can only be bought and sold in $ as mentioned above... The problem is that this distorts the value of the $ and devalues all other currencies.... The danger is that a systemic failure of US economy will knock through other markets...

ie the last "credit crunch" which by a large factor the was because of IGI was unable to cover what they had underwritinen in toxic credit default swaps.

I'm not sure how you perceive value but if you use it as a measure of what you can buy in a store ie purchasing power then the value is about 52 cents as the rest will be taken up in interest, duties, tax and fluctuations in the fx markets

Not a death spiral, I'm trapped in a closed loop of customer experience


Re: The phrase "User Experience" is misleading

Presumably this is why I'll often get the "We value your feedback" pop up the moment I land on a page

And since I have not used any services or browsed the site.... There is no feedback to offer other than the irritation of dismissing the message

Here we go again: US govt tells Facebook to kill end-to-end encryption for the sake of the children


Re: Enciphered BEFORE entering the channel!!! Backdoors won't help!!!!

All true..... Buuuut what you are missing is that the indelible human rights of privacy and autonomy are being eroded, essentially government expansion of plausible denieability under the guize of security...

I don't want to have to look up ciphers from the library of Congress just to know my buddy's having a card game while his wife out of town.

And why should anyone be profiled just because they believe that they have nothing to hide?

Sickos and killers already use the same methods you described or just broadcast straight to social media anyway.... Willy's argument has eff all to do with security and IMO more to do with cutting the costs of gummermits over reaching surveylence programs.


Re: Idiot politicians

Is it more likely that all this snooping is costing the man big money? Could it be that the douch bag barr would just like big tech giant's to ease the financial burden a bit?... (cough... cooshy job after office for you... Mr barr cough)

And about all the $ being spent on survalence how about end to end encryption at a solid state level, for all digital coms. Spend the $ on uplifting the most vulnerable and caring for people who might otherwise find it difficult to mind their own business... I use the word "caring" loosely..

This terror and pedo trope was a sham from the start.. Let's put everyone's data where the sun don't shine... Or have total transparency on everyone's data... Bet you barr and the spies have more dirty laundry than most of humanity

Astronaut Tim Peake reminds everyone about the time Excel mangled his contact list on stage at Microsoft AI event


Re: AI and Machine Learning

Quite rightly said Giovani

Firstly the best definition of intelligence, is the ability to focus on different things at the same time... An average iq human can focus their concentration on about 3 or 4 things higher iq's 7 to 10... ML has the ability to focus on millions of individual inputs concurrently, and is at best an augment of human intelligence... Bearing in mind that human intelligence can't agree on what sentient life is.

Secondly the fact that M$ will keep banging on about AI... and marketing types and the more we'll heeled businesses will continue to run head long into new and shiny, is at best a worry. Like some how the crap that has come out of M$ in the last 10 years will all be OK because now it's artificially intelligent...this from a company that became such a behemoth from said marketing types that it no longer knows its brain from its backside... Nor can it release a working update for that matter.

Finally to what end does all this "INSIGHT" (shameless use of key buzz word) lead to with regard to the betterment of humanity?.. While there is no doubt about the potential for this technology it remains, for now anyway in the realm of humans. Humans who have lost the ability to choose intelligent leadership or intelligent use of hindsight.

Like a grotty data addict desperately jonesing for its next fix, Google just can't stop misbehaving


Re: Multiple trains at large

The distortion of value is crazy we have in effect sold our basic human rights of autonomy and privacy to an open market.

But hey if you have cardlytics stock you're up 400%

Its mad to think that the interbutts works because of these parasitic entities ... And it's like that in politics, and any other organisation that has more access than what it can legitimately control in a meaningful way.

Low Barr: Don't give me that crap about security, just put the backdoors in the encryption, roars US Attorney General


Re: Nope

That's where a cunning linguist would come in, to place 8 or 9 juici bits (or use a programmatical approach... Say the library of Congress)... Just give it a really expensive amount of choices to make..

Its not like they can track everything.... Oh wait.. My bad

Zorin OS 15 nods at Ubuntu and welcomes Windows escapees


Re: The 39 Steps

I used Linux for almost a year without realising on a 1/4 million £ printer (grand format Durst) the ripps were a custom disro too(Caldera)... Its what got me into using Linux as a daily and back into computing.

Recently got ropped in to installing a new printer for my other half's customer, I assumed they had borked the old one from using 3rd party inks, as I was told they needed to print from an iPad and the outgoing machine was perfectly capable of doing so. The longest part ot the iPad set up was getting the gent to reset his apple id password... The laptop a Win10 item took well over 6 hours and 2 visits to get there, admittedly it needed to be updated and there's a bit of the old printers bloat that is or isn't still in there I can't tell, also I don't know how to make it print in office 360 without disabling the popup blocker.

I just hooked up said old printer(3year old cannon somthing) in to mint19 and honestly it took longer to find the port on the printer and where the paper went in, than for the drivers to install and ask if I would like to print a test page. 2 clicks, 3 if I'd chosen the CUPS driver.(clicked OK for the model of printer it highlighted) and it prints OK.... So I'm having a difficult time with the 39 steps, have I done it wrong?...

What's with all the Linux bashing? Driver issues are more vendor issue than a os/distro issue


Re 39 steps

I used Linux for almost a year without realising on a 1/4 million £ printer (grand format Durst) the ripps were a custom disro too(Caldera)... Its what got me into using Linux as a daily and back into computing.

Recently got ropped in to installing a new printer for my other half's customer, I assumed they had borked the old one from using 3rd party inks, as I was told they needed to print from an iPad and the outgoing machine was perfectly capable of doing so. The longest part ot the iPad set up was getting the gent to reset his apple id password... The laptop a Win10 item took well over 6 hours and 2 visits to get there, admittedly it needed to be updated and there's a bit of the old printers bloat that is or isn't still in there I can't tell, also I don't know how to make it print in office 360 without disabling the popup blocker.

I just hooked up said old printer(3year old cannon somthing) in to mint19 and honestly it took longer to find the port on the printer and where the paper went in, than for the drivers to install and ask if I would like to print a test page. 2 clicks, 3 if I'd chosen the CUPS driver.(clicked OK for the model of printer it highlighted) and it prints OK.... So I'm having a difficult time with the 39 steps, have I done it wrong?...

What's with all the Linux bashing? Driver issues are more of vendor issue than strictly a OS/distro issue.


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