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Comment: Re:This Guy's Talents Should be Put to Good Use (Score 2) 198

by present_arms (#49360957) Attached to: Prison Inmate Emails His Own Release Instructions To the Prison

Sounds like this guy is more clever than most of the constables and prison officials in the article. Perhaps MI5 should hire him for penetration testing instead of putting him in jail!

That's the rest of the population then. Disclaimer, I am a Brit.

Comment: Re:I'd suggest to recommend uninstalling windows t (Score 2) 134

by present_arms (#49100917) Attached to: Homeland Security Urges Lenovo Customers To Remove Superfish
Number one reason not to use Ubuntu and anything that uses SUDO in a way that it uses the same password as your username password, it's fucking stupid, kill sudo and use SU with a proper root password that's different to your user password. Ubuntu should be shamed for using sudo in such a stupid fashion.

Comment: Re:Malware? (Score 1) 230

by present_arms (#48596117) Attached to: Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware
windows/Linux user here, there are problems with both, however linux is just better, I use PClinuxOS as my main desktop, idiot easy to install, updates are frequent as it's a rolling distro, so I never have to reinstall. I have a separate /home partition, that's sync'd by rsync to my little machine I use for back ups, everything was found hardware wise, and yes some things go wrong, usually fixed within a day of being reported, this isn't unique to just the distro I use, but the majority of others too, regardless of init system they use. I admin both Linux and Windows machines and 9 times out of 10 if the phone rings it's a Windows issue, and that doesn't mean it's 9 Windows machines to every 1 Linux box, it's actually near half and half. Alie.

Comment: Re:When I first read this (Score 1) 230

by present_arms (#48595733) Attached to: Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware
You have no argument from me :) and I think others need to learn to read of what I said, but never mind, I don't own any fruity products but I know through reading that what you say is true to an extent, as to my comment above it's humourous not a troll hahaha, I swear every time I come to this site, the IQ of the average reader drops. And at least I put my name to it :P Alistair.

Comment: Re:Not really missing vinyl (Score 2, Informative) 433

by present_arms (#48595269) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand
I can, and have done since 1985 with my first Philips cd player, I have been tested to hear from 17Hz to 22Khz also medically, I can honestly tell the difference easily on say Enya orinocco flow, the one on the original release CD has bass that goes to around 18Hz the one on the "Best of" cuts off at around 25Hz and the treble is sliced too. To most that use crap mp3 players or midi HIFI 's the difference is small, but for someone who has a decent system it's like night and day.

Comment: Rolling (Score 1) 112

by present_arms (#48202283) Attached to: Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10
I use a rolling Distro (PCLinuxOS) that doesn't use the bleeding edge, all the apps are put in to "testing" and me and others test the crap out of it before it's put in to the repository proper for the ordinary folks (for want of a better phrase). this way there are a lot less issues to fix, but we still have limited testers, not the Millions Microsoft have and still have a very stable and nice working environment regardless of the DM used, KDE, Mate etc. For some reason Microsoft still haven't fixed the USB feature from 1996 ffs. (The feature is it keeps loading fucking drivers for a USB pen every time you plug the thing in to another USB port, fucking annoying, that goes for my usb DVB-T tvcard and USB Hard drives too, I mean wtf.) Glad they seem to be listening to other complaints though.

Comment: forgettiing (Score 5, Informative) 554

As the years roll by, you can't help wondering what we're actually giving up in exchange for holding the minimum system spec at a single-core 1GHz, 32-bit chip with just 1GB of RAM. The average smartphone is more powerful than this these days

They're forgetting that Vista ran like shite on those specs :) and NO smartphones are not more powerful, although they are close to atoms at similar speeds now.

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