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Wow! Why are people not up in arms? So Twitch can now tell you what to do if you want an account with them? Isn't that like selling your soul?
https://www.engadget.com/twitch-misconduct-policy-offline-off-platform-182935658.html

Charlie and I saw a cat tormenting a field mouse this morning. We tried saving its life, me making stupid "psssh" noises and Charlie barking. The cat, distracted for a second, saw the mouse limping off, sneered at us and promptly picked its victim up and waltzed off with it. Bye-bye Mickey. :'(

I never owned an ATARI so clearly, I'm not old then?
https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/7-signs
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I want to take this opportunity to apologise to the world for pooh-poohing the Astra Zenica (Oxford) vaccine on Sunday to the Mrs little did I know the shitstorm that would unfold by Wednesday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeF1JO7Ki8E
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Some things just refuse to die: https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/07/ibm_cobol_x86_linux/
Bring back BASIC I say.
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BASIC is dead and we should pour seven tons of concrete over it's grave

"It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."

- Edsger Dijkstra

Comet Electrical 1992 "It's 1.5 Gig mate, you'll NEVER fill it."
https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/07/seagate_three_zettabytes/
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Seems my original Haiku install was borked. Only takes a few secs to reinstall.

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I'm clearly not 100% especially if I think Tea is just flavoured water. ๐Ÿต :-(
Alan mastodon (AP)
What is tea if it isnโ€™t just hot water with flavour in it?

The people in the houses that back onto our property have taken to hanging around in their bedroom(s) pretending to be doing things while actually looking at other peoples gardens and houses. One guy is pretty blasรฉ about it and actually hangs out the window!

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Firefox possibly falls behind in the browser popularity stakes. https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/04/05/2021232/microsoft-edge-user-numbers-keep-growing-as-firefox-falls although the article points out, there could be (Like mine) multiple browsers on any given system.
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Jamie mastodon (AP)
Firefox is toast. Just a matter of time.
TBH, FF started to pee me off a while ago.

Looking through my feeds this morning, it dawned on me that now my website cannon-linux.co.uk is no more none of my spleen venting will appear on Planet OpenSUSE ever again. :'(
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I could never understand why #Archlinux removed the original installer? (I have my suspicions, though.) still, nice to see one back again. https://archlinux.org/news/installation-medium-with-installer/
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Any SysAdmin worth their salt should have an automated Backup routine in place. Having said that, some folk prefer a manual solution for whatever reason so I kinda like the idea of a "Happy Bachup Day" maybe Twitter et al can post it very Friday? https://www.it-hure.de/2021/04/happy-backup-day/ P.S. This post is not propsing that by the way.



I have just eaten a bowl of muesli; therefore, it's OK to eat Easter egg. The healthy counteracts the naughty, surely?
Alan mastodon (AP)
Of course. In fact, a bowl of muesli should allow you TWO Easter eggs ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I'm convinced the Government is telling the News media (Especially the BBC) stories to promote to get the country moving again. I bet the next big news story will be: "๐—š๐˜†๐—บ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ ๐—™๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐˜†!"

Huzzah! The ghost of SCO rises again in the form of Xinuos and threatens legal action against Red Hat/IBM for supposedly nicking UnixWare blueprints, lying, and conspiring. https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/31/ibm_redhat_xinuos/
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Sredni Vashta friendica
Quick! Dust off your VIC20 & 64 the Commodore Basic bug is fixed.
https://www.osnews.com/story/133247/fixing-the-oldest-and-nastiest-bug-in-commodore-basic/
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This is weird? A Global Cloud-Based company insisting staff must come into the office? Is it just me that's noticed the UK press has been promoting news stories of returning to workplaces rather than #wfh?
Gotta protect Pret a Manga and Starbucks with lunchtime sales. :')
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56598933
#wfh
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penguin42 mastodon (AP)
Google was always odd in that respect even before the pandemic; they always insisted in office work even when most other tech companies weren't bothered.
You would have thought they would champion home working?

No love at Nominet!
Nominet UK is currently delegated by IANA to be the manager of the .uk domain name i.e. .co.uk
https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/01/nominet_future_plans/
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๐—ฆ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ: "Up to six people from two households can meet outside!"
๐— ๐—ฒ: "But if you times that by 150,000 houses that's a lot of fucking people in one place!"
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Oops! Steam is in a bit of a pickle.
" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://games.slashdot.org/story/21/03/30/2024227/sega-lawyers-demand-immediate-suspension-of-steam-database-over-alleged-piracy

Nothing scary about that, then?
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/google-testing-its-controversial-new-ad-targeting-tech-millions-browsers-heres
"Big Bฬถrฬถoฬถtฬถhฬถeฬถrฬถ Google is watching you."
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I could do with watching "All The Presidents Men" again.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56585169

So is this a way of forcing crap or poor content on the viewer? I suspect "Clickbait" will increase on Youtube with the removal of the ability to see down or even upvotes in the constant scrabble for followers. https://www.engadget.com/youtube-dislike-experiment-181738178.html


When did the "Circle of Trust" get broken? When did we stop being "The Good guys"? Remember when we all got into FOSS? And it was all about Trust? I see so many FOSS hacking stories these days. :'(
https://linuxsecurity.com/features/features/recent-php-hack-highlights-the-need-for-better-security
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Some arsehole around Qianhai lake, Bejing, China is trying to ssh in.
remote addr = 139.155.20.41
s client addr = 139.155.20.41
client latitude = 39.9288
client longitude = 116.3889
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I'm gonna need some factor 50 in a minute!">

There's one positive thing to come out of COVID. All the delivery drivers are now equal if not better than London Black Cab drivers and their "Knowledge" because of the number of parcels arriving at #castlecannon daily. I suspect drivers only have to see the surname and respond: "I know where that is!"
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