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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Released

advocate_one Re:Single ARM kernel? (165 comments)

Oh FFS... nothing is stopping YOU from compiling your OWN platform specific kernel for your particular board... this uber ARM kernel however makes things far simpler for everyday folk to just download an ARM live disk and install it onto a laptop that has an ARM processor without having to jump through a multitude of hoops to cross-compile an image for his specific processor... there are a lot of ARM based laptops and tablets that do have the resources to handle this and it would make it far easier to get Linux onto them. No hoping someone has already produced an image for your particular tablet... like I have to keep searching for a prebuilt custom Android ROM for my particular phone/tablet...

8 hours ago

An Engineer's Eureka Moment With a GM Flaw

advocate_one Re:Public service announcement (357 comments)

and make sure you don't turn the switch to the off position as the steering lock can then engage on you...

about three weeks ago

Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy

advocate_one Re:Go after em Nate (335 comments)

Likewise with tornadoes, which have remained more-or-less constant. Damage caused by F1 to F5 tornadoes is actually dropping; it's the little guys, the F0s, that are increasing damage. Is that because there are more tornadoes? No, there are not more tornadoes. I suggest it is because there is more lightweight construction in/near tornado zones and so damage is happening where in the past it would not - nothing to damage.

likely more targets for them to hit in the form of trailer parks...

about a month ago

Enlightenment E19 To Have Full Wayland Support

advocate_one E 0.19? (140 comments)

WTF... look away for a few months and it skips two wole versions after having sat on 0.16 for years...

Anyway, the enlightenment website itself only mentions Enlightenment 0.17... so where the heck is this 0.19?

about a month ago

Data Visualization: Key Routes and Communities In London's Bike Rental Network

advocate_one Re:Strava heat map (9 comments)

that Strava heat map is leaking personal data because the riders are not starting their segments away from their homes. There's been several thefts now from locked garages of expensive bikes and the strava heat trail led directly to the house...

about a month ago

Invention Makes Citibikes Electric

advocate_one Re:Would be useful in bike shares (166 comments)

I'd far rather arrive ON a folding eBike than in one... your sentence implies the bike has folded up on them... ;)

about a month and a half ago

Radar Expert Explains How To Cheaply Add Radar To Your Own Hardware Projects

advocate_one Re:My interest (69 comments)

Most cars round where I live don't bother cleaning their number plates... the chances of actually being picked up by a ploice road patrol that could be bothered to do the stop are pretty slim. And if they were picked up, they have a simple excuse which should not really be allowed to stand as by law, your vehicle is supposed to be roadworthy which includes having legible plates and you're supposed to check certain things daily.

about 2 months ago

Google's Definition of 'Open'

advocate_one Re:hey guys... (168 comments)

wow, must have run into a couple of Apple fanboys with mod points... :P

about 2 months ago

Google's Definition of 'Open'

advocate_one hey guys... (168 comments)

try making an iOS device and taking on the Apple Empire...

about 2 months ago

Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

advocate_one Re:No, he doesn't. (457 comments)

there are sidelights... get to fuck... three levels of illumination.

about 2 months ago

Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

advocate_one Re:Common sense? In MY judiciary? (457 comments)

don't be stupid... tail lights do not go off when you turn your headlights off, they turn off when you turn your sidelights off. There are three positions to the lights switch: Off, Sidelights on, Headlights & Sidelights on. Your main beams are controlled by a second switch... I would suggest to you that you actually familiarise yourself with the controls in your car and their operation and get out and look at the back with the switch in different positions.

about 2 months ago

Facebook Estimates Around 10% of Accounts Are Fake

advocate_one Re:For Testing (140 comments)

you do realise those competitions where you have to like the page and share it are fake now don't you? No one ever really wins them. It's just a means of harvesting live FB accounts so they can then tag spam others.

about 2 months ago

Half of US Nuclear Missile Wing Implicated In Cheating

advocate_one Re:What are the questions? (313 comments)

not only that, these are guys who were prepared to kill their bunker mate if he failed to follow the order...

about 3 months ago

Former Dev Gives Gloomy Outlook On Linux Support For the Opera Browser

advocate_one Actually paid for this once... (181 comments)

to get rid of the adverts... then they went freeware on me... and then they offered server side "rendering" which meant they had records of every page I visited? FFS Opera... you were once relevant, then you blew it...

about 3 months ago

Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

advocate_one Re:Pffft (723 comments)

well recover the losses off the forecasters. It might prompt them to get their act together...

about 3 months ago

Should Self-Driving Cars Chauffeur Shopping 'Whales' For Free?

advocate_one Patentable Subject Matter? (213 comments)

It's an algorithm FFS... just mathematics applied to variables to derive the customer's worthiness... Stupid American Patent Office... should be throwing this rubbish out...

about 3 months ago


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