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  1. naib

    Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    Sounds like you should use OSX
  2. naib

    Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    equally many profession software packages do since the big vendors know that those who take computing seriously and on large scales will use linux... Matlab, Ansys, ModelSim, NX... the list continues
  3. naib

    EU votes to have universal mobile device power adapters

    Well the last instance was my wife so she did pay full price ;)
  4. naib

    EU votes to have universal mobile device power adapters

    Thing is the EU did this in 2009 and back then it was a good call since everyone and his dog had their own charger, their own connector... all of which would change between phone releases from a single OE... people must remember the draw filled with chargers or datacables NEVER to be used again...
  5. naib

    Gamers hate the Epic Game Store but spent $680 million there anyway.

    it gets better than that. The vast majority is on Fortnite (ie that is propping it up, like its propping up epic). THe remaining to 3rd parties. Per Epic-Store users ( ~100Million) thats $2.50 the average epic store user spent
  6. naib

    A lazy fix 20 years ago means the Y2K bug is taking down computers now

    That's mentioned in the article
  7. naib

    A lazy fix 20 years ago means the Y2K bug is taking down computers now

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2229238-a-lazy-fix-20-years-ago-means-the-y2k-bug-is-taking-down-computers-now/ Parking meters, cash registers and a professional wrestling video game have fallen foul of a computer glitch related to the Y2K bug. The Y2020 bug, which has taken many payment...
  8. naib

    Millennium Bug (20yrs on) - Computerphile

    The problem is quite a few companies just "fixed it" to 2020... guess what year it is :)
  9. naib

    EA Appears To Be Permanently Banning Linux Players On Battlefield V

    not one player... https://forums.lutris.net/t/ea-banning-dxvk-on-battlefield-v/7810/2
  10. naib

    WWE 2K20 New Year Bug Made It Unplayable in 2020

    https://nordic.ign.com/xbox-one-gaming-hardware/32481/news/wwe-2k20-new-year-bug-made-it-unplayable-in-2020 WWE 2K20 was struck by a Y2K-like bug on January 1, 2020 that made the game unplayable for a number of players. As Kotaku reports, a number of players found that they couldn’t access...
  11. naib

    PC gaming is in a decline — and deserves to be

    let me guess, a new wave of consoles are about to be released.
  12. naib

    Unable to lock directories /var/cache/apt/archives

    why did you re-install? that message means there is another instance of apt running (probably some background check for updates) and has the directory lock to ensure ONLY one instance can modify the package database (crude, simple but effective mechanism to provide atomic access to a...
  13. naib

    Microsoft dissolves links between features and Windows 10 releases

    with this decoupling, which is going to see the biggest development? Microsoft makes more money from Linux on their Azures platform than they do from windows. Windows is being defocused by them. If they put all the effort into the frontend (instead of core) maybe just maybe a linux backend +...
  14. naib

    Intel's Cascade Lake CPUs impacted by new Zombieload v2 attack

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/intels-cascade-lake-cpus-impacted-by-new-zombieload-v2-attack/ The Zombieload vulnerability disclosed earlier this year in May has a second variant that also works against more recent Intel processors, not just older ones, including Cascade Lake, Intel's latest...
  15. naib

    Windows 10 users fume: Microsoft, where's our 'local account' option gone?

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-users-fume-microsoft-wheres-our-local-account-option-gone/ Microsoft has annoyed some of its 900 million Windows 10 device users after apparently removing the 'Use offline account' as part of its effort to herd users towards its cloud-based Microsoft...
  16. naib

    The Mandalorian- new Disney+ Star Wars series

    another streaming service.... Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime.... at some point you sort of have to go "no thankyou"
  17. naib

    Windows 10 New Start Button redesign

    thats the plasma layout
  18. naib

    Apple to get rid of butterfly switches.

    What is a butterfly and a scissor switch? this is from 2015 when it was released https://www.keychatter.com/2015/03/09/new-butterfly-keyboard-switch-in-next-gen-apple-macbooks/
  19. naib

    Germany Bans Windows 10 and Office 365 In Schools

    s/EU/Germany.... Germany have some of the tightest sovereign laws in the world, which is ironic for the powehouse of the EU. They are extremely protective of their industry and their data. They already demand sovereign servers manned by german nations via the german supply chain. MS knows...
  20. naib

    Microsoft Issues Warning For 50M Windows 10 Users

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/07/06/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-vpn-warning-upgrade-windows/ Spotted by the always excellent Windows Latest, Microsoft has told tens of millions of Windows 10 users that the latest KB4501375 update may break the platform’s Remote Access...
  21. naib

    It's 2019, what is your distribution choice for servers

    How mission critical? because I would say Gentoo with a bunch of alpineLinux LXC's
  22. naib

    Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

    Their stated reason is to save disk space, 100M... Meanwhile WinSxS sits there storing instances of drivers because a piece of hardware was plugged into a different port, or dll because the lack of architecture to deal with version shared lib, or TELEMETRY... How much disk space does telemetry...
  23. naib

    Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/06/29/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-registry-warning-upgrade-windows/ Windows 10 is in a rut. The platform has been hit with multiple problems in recent weeks and partners have been making things even worse. But now an important new Windows 10...
  24. naib

    Valve dropping official Ubuntu support

    Im sure some community member or members will manage a 32bit PPA to provide the needed multilib while still being compatible . Silly move, they get it for free from Debian (for now...). Just because they want to focus on the server, doesn't mean they should forsaken the desktop
  25. naib

    Quick way to rebuild a system

    the typical method I use is rsync between the drives
  26. naib

    Microsoft enters bodywash market

    https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/6/4/18652484/microsoft-xbox-lynx-body-wash-axe-lifestyle-gaming-products Microsoft is making Xbox body wash Produced in partnership with the makers of Axe body spray Just be careful when you wash your anus, you might get the red ring of death
  27. naib

    EPIC store violates GDRP

    https://nichegamer.com/2019/05/22/epic-games-allegedly-sent-gdrp-personal-info-to-wrong-person/ After an already disastrous week with issues arising from the Epic Mega Sale on the Epic Game Store, Epic Games are now being accused of sending personal information to the wrong person.
  28. naib

    Google Disables SMT in ChromeOS due to Intel Bugs

    Of it the end for SMT why is the Ryzen not exposed to similar problems. At the moment this just looks like Intel design issues, maybe to hit performances ... Maybe there is a fundamental flaw with SMT but amd are ok at the moment
  29. naib

    America and Canada Ground All Boeing 737 MAX Planes

    but sure, the experience of the pilot/copilot is a contributing factor, but what do I know, only over 20year certifying DAL-A systems
  30. naib

    America and Canada Ground All Boeing 737 MAX Planes

    exactly... why did Boeing conflate the two separate functions... SURE 99% of the time a pilot might switch both, but changing both switches todo the same dual action removed an option. The reason I posted this was in the video Juan criticised the pilots for re-enabling the auto-pilot... but if...
  31. naib

    America and Canada Ground All Boeing 737 MAX Planes

    Interesting assessment based upon the info available for that video. However... https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeings-emergency-procedure-for-737-max-may-have-failed-on-ethiopian-flight/ Also additional info...
  32. naib

    Microsoft Will Ship a Linux Kernel with Windows

    Same here, been thinking this for some time. With MS giving win10 away for free, with Azure's expected to have more Linux instances than window... Microsoft makes money from Linux. The E-E-E mantra, the destroy linux doesnt work as it is open and people are passionate about it One thing to...
  33. naib

    Windows Terminal Announcement

    urxvt > *
  34. naib

    Windows Terminal Announcement

    A terminal needing gpu accel isn't a good sign... what exactly is it doing that requires offloading to the graphics unit. its raster not vulkan... or have they rendered the characters as glyphs surface
  35. naib

    Remote desktop from one Linux box to another ?

    do you really need a persistent desktop? ssh can tunnel X
  36. naib

    Epic buys Rocket League developer Psyonix, will stop selling the game on Steam

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/1/18525842/epic-games-psyonix-acquisition-rocket-league-fortnite-unreal-deal “The PC version of Rocket League will come to the Epic Games store in late 2019. In the meantime, it will continue to be available for purchase on Steam; thereafter it will continue to...
  37. naib

    Phoenix Point developers got more than $2 million for Epic exclusivity deal

    Developers are typically paid per sold item. The money going to the publisher to entice them to a store which has every potential to sell fewer items ACTUALLY results in a lower cut to the developers... Epic are not on the side of the developers
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