I'm mostly concerned how annoying computers at $WORK will be after forced to adopt Windows 11. There the change will certainly happen somewhat slower than Microsoft's deadline but... I'm what may be considered a power user, as opposed to most collegues, and I am not looking forward having to deal with a more shittified OS.
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Re: Tucker: Black lives don't matter
Not an American... What I've seen not-current-mainstream-Republican people claiming is that "Owning the libs is the point" and also "Cruelty is the point". It seems to me that the current Republican narrative is getting even more detached from reality and common sense. I have no solution.
This time I am, perhaps without any particular reason, very amused by Elon Musk's antics. Part of it is that I view Tw*tter (term needs bowdlerising more than several other profanities, and it's funnier that way) as a scourge in curret social media landscape. Well, social media auto-feed is in my opinion rather insidious overall.
I know, old guy yells at the cloud.
Re: no systemd?
systemd may wait to shut down or reboot, generally 1.5 minutes if you're logged in from another computer on the local network. Or it may wait for some other reason (which I can't remember now but it's happened). Really, that's my main gripe with systemd now, slowing down rebooting.
Perhaps there is a setting to control this behaviour.
I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate <three pages removed> hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate standards bodies. The current method of accessing standards (read: as expensive as possible, as inconvenient as conceivable) makes my and other people's work just too fucking complicated.
Is it broken yet? Is it? Is it? Ooh that means I can buy a sparkly, new but otherwise hard-to-justify replacement!
eBay cyberstalking victims sue internet tat bazaar over former staff members' campaign of harassment
The article at Ars Technica goes into more detail. They say that the Ebay security official blamed corporate drinking culture and a personal drinking problem. We are told that Ebay had a bar that opens at 3 p.m and that some people take shots already in the morning. Not very convincing if you ask me, and also very classy on Ebay's side.
Facebook granted patent for 'artificial reality' baseball cap. Repeat, an 'artificial reality' baseball cap
Re: Alternate uses for a large shiny glass building
Some other suggestions:
Add some mirrors and lenses (not smoke!) and use it as a solar concentrator and convert the heat into electricity. Apple can afford that. Also, green energy!
Turn the doughnut into a rather large washing machine.
Use the it to make a support structure for a radio telescope... okay the location would initally be rather bad because there's plenty of interference nearby. Maybe create a 20-kilometre radius radio silent zone around it?
The Audacity: Audio tool finds new and exciting ways to annoy contributors with a Contributor License Agreement
Perl changes dev's permaban for 'unacceptable' behaviour to a year-long lockout after community response
New systemd 248 feature 'extension images' updates immutable file systems without really updating them
Re: Wish upon a star
A probe orbiting a body changes its orbit. It's a small effect, certainly. For small asteroids the change might notable after enough time has passed. I'm trying to say that it should be calculated precisely how the probe will change the location of Apophis in centuries so that the orbiting probe doesn't make a collision with Earth more likely...
Okay, I certainly don't know any specifics but an orbiting probe is one of the means a hazardous small body could be directed not to hit Earth, given we have enough time to do that. Just be sure that you don't make the situation worse.
Out of this world: Listen to Perseverance rover fire its laser at Mars rocks as the wind whips around it
America's democracy on the brink, Brexit looming, climate crashing... when better to get the first fast radio burst from our own galaxy?
Now that's a Finnish-ing move: Finland offers free 90-day tryout of Helsinki tech scene with childcare thrown in
Lerwick vs. Helsinki
With regard to the sun being above the horizon, Helsinki is at the same latitude as Lerwick in Shetland Islands. But, in Helsinki, you get half the precipitation and more sunlight hours! And also colder temperatures, especially when a suitable high pressure zone comes from the east.
Sailfish floats v3.4 'Pallas-Yllästunturi', its latest Jolla good reason for itchy-fingered Android and Apple swervers
Depends on your definition of "pretty much all" and "European" and whether you count number of languages or speakers. You need to look away from Indo-European languages: Basque (as far as I can determine), Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, Karelian, Veps, Ingrian, Ludic, the nine Saami languages with speakers left, Nenets; Turkish, Azerbaijani, Gagauz, Tatar, Chuvash; Maltese; Kalmyk; Chechen, Ingush, and several I can't recall.
Then again, re number of languages, linguists deem there are more languages in eg. the Romance group than commonly thought. Don't forget eg. Mirandese, Extremaduran, Aragonese, Sardinian, Friulian...