* Posts by HeIsNoOne

9 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Dec 2019

Too big to live, too loved to die: Big Tech's billion dollar curse of the free


Re: Centralised service, centralised problem.

I run my own IMAP server to handle incoming mail for my own domain name. Outgoing mail is sent through my ISP's SMTP server, but the 'from' address still uses my domain name (I just have to authenticate with my ISP username and password), and a copy is saved in the 'sent' folder on my IMAP server. Outgoing mail always gets delivered, no hoops to jump through. YMMV.

The only Windows 10 updates for the year are coming. Spoiler alert: It's just security


"I read that as vulnerable operating system"

That would have been more appropriate; "venerable"=="worthy of veneration" - don't think many would agree with that.

"Venerable" seems to have been used here to simply mean "old" - not always the same thing.

Linux Foundation celebrates 30 years of Torvalds' kernel with a dry T-shirt contest


I feel old

This article reminded me I started tinkering with Linux when I was at uni about 20-odd years ago - bought a book that had a distro (forget which one) on CD, the only practical way for me at the time. Great to see how far it's come.

Flying camera drones, cuddly Echo gadgets... it's all a smoke screen for Amazon to lead you gently down the Sidewalk – and you'll probably like it


Re: It helps to have the world's wussiest burglar break into your house...

Ah, but will he know how to hard-wire it so it's permanently happy?

If the Solar System's 'Planet Nine' is actually a small black hole, here's how we could detect it... wait, what?


The thing about a black hole...

"Because black holes are intrinsically dark, the radiation that matter emits on its way to the mouth of the black hole is our only way to illuminate this dark environment,"

In other words:

"The thing about a black hole - its main distinguishing feature - is it's black. And the thing about space, the colour of space, your basic space colour, is black. So how are you supposed to see them?"

Google Chrome to block file downloads – from .exe to .txt – over HTTP by default this year. And we're OK with this


Thank you for using the expression "hoi polloi" without prepending "the".


Sorry to interrupt, as you were...

I am broot: The Reg chats to French dev about Rust tool that aims to improve directory navigation


"Broot can do something the Windows File Explorer cannot, which is to show how much space is occupied by a directory including all its sub-directories."

Windows file explorer does offer this feature - right-click->Properties.

Nokia 2.3: HMD flings out €109 budget 'droid with a 2-day battery


"the inclusion of MicroUSB...feels increasingly archaic as we enter 2020"

Is MicroUSB "archaic"? What is the current standard?

Not being sarcastic, genuinely want to know.

Still in preview, but look! You can now develop Azure Sphere apps in Linux – if you dare


Re: Sorry, MS, I can never forget what Steve said.

Steve isn't CEO any more. Forgive and forget?