* Posts by George Spiggott

15 posts • joined 1 Jul 2020

Ancient telly borked broadband for entire Welsh village

George Spiggott

An excellent argument for FTTP, it doesn't suffer from RFI.

Nvidia says regulators will be 'very supportive' of $40bn Arm buy despite concerns about chip designer's independence

George Spiggott

$40bn ?

That's nearly an ARMful

Relying on plain-text email is a 'barrier to entry' for kernel development, says Linux Foundation board member

George Spiggott

Yeah right, MS want you to use github and sharepoint for development.

I'd rather self immolate.

Adobe yanks freebie Creative Cloud offer – now universities and colleges have to put up or shut up

George Spiggott

People never learn until it's too late, Software As A Shakedown.

Anti-5G-vaxx pressure group sues Zuckerberg, Facebook, fact checkers for daring to suggest it might be wrong

George Spiggott

Re: Oh really? Did you have to do that?

>I think I may just have to kill myself. It’s the only way out.

So how are you going to do it ?

5G, aluminium or vaccine ?

Mozilla signs fresh Google search deal worth mega-millions as 25% staff cut hits Servo, MDN, security teams

George Spiggott

So, unless 250 people were hired in 2019, there's something rotten in the state of Mozilla! $2.5m for its CEO is another indication there's something wrong.

Agreed, when LibreOffice gets by on $1m a year to maintain a vastly more complex codebase you have to wonder just what all that money is being spent on, gold leaf toilet paper for the executive wash room ?

If you own one of these 45 Netgear devices, replace it: Kit maker won't patch vulnerable gear despite live proof-of-concept code

George Spiggott

Age old maxim applies, if it's connected to the Internet then it's vulnerable, patched or not.

AMD fans forced to sit out latest Windows 10 Insiders build due to 'bug impacting overall usability of these PCs'

George Spiggott

Some Intel security fix impacting AMD users ?

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

George Spiggott

>I don't get this site, why am I getting downvotes for having a portable wireless charger?

Perhaps because wireless charging isn't very environmentally friendly, people already have millions of chargers that can readily be used across a broad range of phones (with a change of lead) and is something the EU mandated on to reduce E-waste, they also have higher energy losses than a traditional charger.

I did not downvote you, just merely pointed out as to possible reasons why others might.

Baroness Dido Harding lifts the lid on the NHS's manual contact tracing performance: 'We contact them up to 10 times over a 36-hour period'

George Spiggott

Dildo (damn spellchecker) Harding brings her incompetence expertise to the NHS, lucky NHS.

Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future

George Spiggott

Oh no another 10 years of being able to hear Steve Wright as I live in a DAB poor area.

It's not a Windows 10 release without something breaking so here's a troubleshooter for your OneDrive woes

George Spiggott

Win 10 is now a rolling release on par with Tumbleweed and all the breakage that accompanies it, but Tumbleweed doesn't pretend to be a production environment OS and comes with bug and regression caveats.

Not good enough Microsoft, Win 7 stability is what you should be aiming at for people who just want to get on with their work without breakages, this bi-annual nonsense is not working.

Linux Mint 20 isn't exactly bursting with freshness but, hey, there's kernel 5.4 and it's a long-term support release

George Spiggott

Bizarrely Opensuse have chosen kernel 5.3.18 for Leap 15.2 and decided to maintain it themselves rather than sensibly use the 5.4 LTS kernel.

Germany is helping the UK develop its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, says ambassador

George Spiggott

How times have changed, we were cracking their "unbreakable" encryption in WW2 with the World's most advanced computer.

LibreOffice slips out another 7.0 beta: Spreadsheets close gap with Excel while macOS users treated to new icons

George Spiggott

Why anyone forks out for Office 365 when the excellent LO can be had for free I find bemusing.


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