* Posts by ICL1900-G3

478 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Nov 2019


UK government set to extract hospital data to Palantir system without patient consent

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Re: We serfs do not have a voice

If you read his autobiography Stalin ate my homework, you'll know why! A great book.

Version 252 of systemd, as expected, locks down the Linux boot process

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Re: For a second....

Speak for yourself on both counts. I worked happily for years in France, and it bothers me not one jot how Linux starts up.

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Re: For a second....

Agreed. However, as has been stated here before - many times - haters like to hate. I feel there are more issues in this sorry world than how my Linux distros start up.

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Re: "(Sorry for the horribly mangled language. I am 20 years out of practice.)"

I'm not saying it's harder, but try Turkish with its vowel harmony!

The boss worked in a fishbowl, so office tricks were a treat

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Talking of No More Nails, there was an 'advert' in Viz for it, Christ on a cross, grinning, speech bubble 'It's a miracle'.

Other religions are available.

RIP: Kathleen Booth, the inventor of assembly language

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That is all.

Apple exec confirms iPhones will switch to USB-C because 'we have no choice'

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Re: But what about Brexit ?

The EU is special because it is a huge economic block right next door to us.

Lash#Cat9: A radical new Linux UI for keyboard warriors

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Re: That seems like a strange response to me

Yep, me too. I was a pretty fast two finger typist. I realised I would never manage to transition to touch typing properly during working hours, so during the Christmas break, l bought a teach yourself to type book and managed to get fast enough to say farewell to the two finger option. I think it was probably the most useful skill I ever learned and would recommend anyone using a keyboard to do the same.

I'm afraid that I agree with the original AC, but I can understand that if you are not a touch typist, it could be very helpful.

Ubuntu 22.10 is out, with an extra remix in the family: Unity

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Re: "As usual, there are various other desktops"

Really? I've been running Mint since 2006, through every release, and I haven't noticed this behaviour. Agreed, if you update the kernel, you have to reboot in order to use it, but that's not unreasonable. Maybe I'm not understanding your point.

Public cloud prices to surge in US and Europe next year

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Good lord!

Who would have thought that would happen?

CEO told to die in a car crash after firing engineers who had two full-time jobs

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Re: Judge on results, not appearances

The great thing about far fewer people using phones as phones is a huge reduction of the 'I'm on the train' calls.

Laugh all you want. There will be a year of the Linux desktop

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Re: Is it "Linux _on_ the desktop" or should it be "KDE _for_ the desktop"?

Really? I've been on Mint and Debian for many many years. Never seen this problem you mention. Mint tells you the updater needs updating, then shows you the updates when it's done it.

Linux kernel 6.1 will contain fixes, features. Useful Rust modules? Not yet

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Re: Linux remains an unmade bed

It sounds like the ranting of an 11 year old. Maybe it is.

California legalizes digital license plates for all vehicles

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Just musing... I wonder how many serious accidents are caused by cars compared to those caused by bicycles.

Plop. That's the sound of a boot manager booting PCs off media they can't start from

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Re: Elderly machines

Ventoy is brilliant.

People are coming out of retirement due to cost-of-living crisis

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Re: Not great news for youngsters

If our local vineyard in Cornwall is anything to go by, we have quite a task ahead of us.

Brexit dividend? 'Newly independent' UK will be world's 'data hub', claims digital minister

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Ah, poor Cederic, always hoping for something positive out of Brexit.

USB-C iPhone, anyone? EU finalizes charging standard rule

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Re: "and any other device charged with a cable"

So good for the planet... Not.

Nvidia finally pulls shutters down on its Russian offices

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Re: why

Most Nvidia employees in Russia probably didn't invade Ukraine. I applaud Nvidia for separating the people from the problem.

Rather than take the L, Amazon sues state that dared criticize warehouse safety

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No, you're really not.

You thought you bought software – all you bought was a lie

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Re: The price of free?

100% agreed. Debian truly just gets on with what it's supposed to do, be an OS. Yet to have a problem I didn't cause myself.

Steganography alert: Backdoor spyware stashed in Microsoft logo

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Re: IoC

Amen to that.

Fixing an upside-down USB plug: A case of supporting the insupportable

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Re: Can't put my finger on it

Sorry, it absolutely needs mentioning! It feels like so many other things that used to be British, but have been sold out from under us. Bring back The real Reg. Bring back Dabbsy.

Post-Brexit 'science superpower' UK still hasn't appointed a science minister

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Sorry. Thumbs down because, in a party of right wing ideologs, she really was off the scale.

IBM updates desktop mainframe emulator

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Re: Some people buy a car on retirement..

Wonderful! I would love one, but just can't afford it. Good for you!

Those screws on the Apple Watch Ultra are a red herring

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Eight hundred bucks!?

You could get a real watch for that. One with a winder. An elegant watch that did not say 'look, I'm a cool dude'.

Is it a bird? Is it Microsoft Office? No, it's Onlyoffice: Version 7.2 released

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Re: but if you prefer something ... more like Office 365

I agree with everything you said - except Mac's. It is Macs!

Consolidation looms for UK broadband providers

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Re: no chance for me

Living in a hamlet of 6 houses in North Cornwall, fttp @900 mbps - how on earth did that happen? Not that I am complaining!

Teardown shows Apple iPhone 14 Pro is not pro-repair

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Re: Third party "displays causing artificial issues, disabled features, and warning messages"

Ditto. Never bought or recommended Dell thereafter.

Actual real-life hoverbike makes US debut at Detroit Auto Show

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Never spoil a joke for the sake of the truth. It makes you look silly.

Appeals court already under fire for upholding Texas no-content-moderation law

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Re: Place called Britain

Fortunately, they didn't. See Cicero for details.

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Re: Mmmm, Ok

Absolutely. I wouldn't fancy Jesus' chances if he showed up in Texas these days - long haired hippy communist.

Amazon drivers unionize after AI sends them on 'impossible' routes

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Re: Just like IR35?

Music to Truss's ears

Bye bye BoJo: Liz Truss named new UK prime minister

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Re: Opinion polls are looking good.....

Cedric doesn't like anyone saying anything nasty about his heroes. He wants them to be given a chance to complete wrecking the UK.

Terminal downgrade saves the day after a client/server heist

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Re: Green screens were great!


Lenovo’s folding portable ThinkPad grows to 16.3in, adds keyboard

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Agreed, I have an ancient X1 with a 4th gen i7, running Linux. It does everything I could possibly want and it has a great screen. It cost me £200.

Left-wing campaign group throws weight behind BT strikes

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Yes, because 'competition' has worked so well for the privatised industries in the UK, hasn't it? Well, for the shareholders, anyway.

Big cloud rivals hit back over Microsoft licensing changes

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Re: Once you're on a subscription

True. But in the meantime...?

Googler says she was forced out after opposing $1.2bn cloud contract with Israel

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Re: but capitalism is working how it is supposed to.

Downvoters - or their children - will discover the truth of this.

Chips still down for Toyota: Low semiconductor supplies dampen output

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Are you related to amanfrommars? Just curious.

California to phase out internal combustion vehicles by 2035

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Re: Not going to happen

Other countries are available.

Shout-out to whoever went to Black Hat and had North Korean malware on their PC

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I think recent events all over the world have shown it not to be at all inappropriate.

PanWriter: Cross-platform writing tool runs on anything and outputs to anything

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Re: Nah

65 Meg? Luxury! I had the original - and huge (physically) Atari 20 Meg jobbie.

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Re: Heh heh...

Yep. Me too.

In a time before calculators, going the extra mile at work sometimes didn't add up

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Re: Bank Accounts

Anthony Buckeridge was an inmate at Seaford College, where I taught for a while and also looked after their IT - including explaining why BRI ISDN wasn't quite enough for 500 people. Lovely place to work.

Googlers demand abortion searches ‘never be saved or treated as a crime’

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What a bizarre country the US is becoming.

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Re: If only, then

You presumably have a very short reading list?

Much of what Dorries says is infinitely more asinine.

General Motors charges mandatory $1,500 fee for three years of optional car features

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Re: "Would you like the Hood Release option on your new car?"

Who is Spanner? What does he have to enable access?

Facebook hands over chats to cops in post-Roe abortion case

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Re: 49 years

Bravely anonymous, I see.