* Posts by Jurassic Hermit

13 posts • joined 12 Jun 2020

In the market for a second-hand phone? Check it's still supported by the vendor – almost a third sold are not

Jurassic Hermit

Re: "beyond the predetermined lifespan of a product"

"You made it, you support it until the day nobody uses it any more. Don't come whining about cost - you sold it, you support it."

Good point. I'm having trouble finding anyone to support my papyrus and abacus devices. Those bastard Ancient Egyptians just didn't care about supporting the users! I think I'll sue Mr Mubarak or whomever is in charge these days.

Microsoft Q4 sales up, profit down, shares down. More importantly, someone reboot the CEO. He keeps repeating 'tech intensity' over and over

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The BS intensity of Mr SatNad is so high these days that my sensitive BS meter is in meltdown.

I’m now forced to dynamically reimagine transformative upscaled solutions and re-engineer a successfully implemented outcome for my melted meter situation.

Suggestions welcome from all you collaborative technically-intense evangelists out there.

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now

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Re: Icon

Zebra crossing? No, it's a Rainbow Crossing now. And if you are colour blind you will miss it, and get run over perhaps! At least your sacrifice to the Cultural Marxist idiots was worth it...???

Jurassic Hermit

Re: Icon

The word "slaves" derives from Slavs. Why? The Slavs were stolen, especially the blonde women, by invading Turkish, other Arab and Hun armies over the centuries. They were kept busy in the harems.

I am a Slav. My ancestors were slaves. I am in no way offended by modern IT using the terms Master and Slave. Please carry on Linus. Ignore the faux outrage, the faux offence, the Cultural Marxist claptrap.

I approve, on behalf of the original slaves. I and we know your usage is not in any way meant to be offensive.

Apple: Don't close MacBooks with a webcam cover on, you might damage the display

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Re: 0.1mm

Bollox to Apple, they were in recent consideration for a professional device, but then I discovered that "Pro" is no longer a range for people who work for living, merely a wannabee label for label-conscious, vacuous consumers.

So I decided to buy a tough but lite and very powerful Thinkpad and which coincidentally comes with an in-built sliding webcam shutter called the ThinkShutter.

Apple are in danger of becoming irrelevant to the professional user if they carry on at this rate.

Utilitarian, long-bodied Nokia 5.3 has budget basic specs - but it does cost £150

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Hope it doesn't go the way of Wirecard. Good luck.

LibreOffice community protests at promotion of paid-for editions, board says: 'LibreOffice will always be free software'

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MS Works

Microsoft Works was ideal for those users. It's to MS' eternal shame that they threw Works in the bin and then foisted a complicated Office suit upon them...and then proceeded to dumb it down for that audience, thereby alienating professional / corporate users.

Here's a headline we'll run this century, mark our words: Alien invaders' AI found on Mars searching for signs of life

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There’s more chance of finding intelligent life on Mars than on present day Earth.

Sure is wild that Apple, Google app store monopolies are way worse than what Windows got up to, sniffs Microsoft prez

Jurassic Hermit

Re: No I am not salty about Windows for Phones dying, why are you asking?

I can't believe 19 21 muppets up-voted the original comment - must be clueless Mac users

Chrome extensions are 'the new rootkit' say researchers linking surveillance campaign to Israeli registrar Galcomm

Jurassic Hermit

Which Extensions?

Does anyone have a list of the 111 extensions? The report only lists an ID number which means nothing to most of us.

Thanks in advance.

City of London Corporation explores options to escape Oracle's clutches

Jurassic Hermit

Re: Good Luck

- It will cost at least three times the initial budget

I've found that over 30+ years of project management - both on the delivering end, and the approval / financing end, that the wise old maxim of "double it and add a third" is invariably not far off the original estimate.


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