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6 posts • joined 15 Jan 2020

Funny, that: Handy script for wiping directories is capable of wreaking havoc beyond a miscreant's wildest dreams

my cats breath smells like cat food

Re: My contribution ...

My contribution to the hall of shame involved accidentally recursively deleting /usr/bin, or most of it at least. We were a poor university in the 90s so only backups of user directories. Luckily the system was one of 4 HP 700 series running HP-UX we had scattered around the department so I managed to restore from one of the other boxen and all was good again. Pretty sure everything was restored, no one ever complained at least.

It's amazing how sudo makes one think about what one is about to do, most days.

If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended

my cats breath smells like cat food

Re: Firefox is dead

I've been using beta for a few months and can't say that it's impacted my use of browser on mobile that much. I'm glad it has support for addons. Loss of navigation button (it was only ever back, as I recall) did kind of annoy me at first but using either history in the menu or my phone's ᐊ back button solved that pretty quickly.

Recently I was automatically switched to the nightly beta version which was a little worrying but I suppose I can switch to the mainline version if that becomes problematic (it hasn't).

One thing I've learned is that people whinge when they are confronted with something new in an already familiar product. Gnome shell 3 and Firefox quantum spring to mind, but both of those are now my favourite desktop and browser platforms.

Sometimes less is more.

Xiaomi in the UK: Multi-eyed Mi Note 10 hits Blighty festooned with cameras and hefty battery life

my cats breath smells like cat food

But does is the version of android as horribly bloated as previous versions of xiaomi kit?

LastPass stores passwords so securely, not even its users can access them

my cats breath smells like cat food

Re: thisisnotmypasswordbutitturnsoutitisaverylongstringoftext

literally ancient coding techniques, got it

Google reveals new schedule for 'phasing out support for Chrome Apps across all operating systems'

my cats breath smells like cat food

meh

meh

Are you getting it? Yes, armageddon it: Mass hysteria takes hold as the Windows 7 axe falls

my cats breath smells like cat food

I've managed to convince one stalwart to install ubuntu on his aging Win7 lappie, here's hoping it has the oomph to deal with the modern gnome interface. Disclaimer: I've been using linux since the 0.9x days and I am settling into systemd life quite nicely, a needed upgrade on sysvinit with a reasonably unix way of doing things. Having not seen the planned systemd-home I agree that it sounds like a bucket of bollocks but there's no arguing that handling user storage requirements can be a pain. See also user memory limits. One thing is certain, it's far easier to deal with than whatever horror Microsoft has foisted upon lUsers in nightmare on windows 10 street.

All we need in linux land is real open support for decent gaming graphics and it will be ready for that segment of userland. for anyone who's not into gaming there's no excuse not to make the switch.

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