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Forum: Computers and the Internet 28th August 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
Install a reliable version that will receive...

Install a reliable version that will receive security updates without buying a new computer?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 21st August 2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,936
I'm honestly not at all surprised. I used to be a...

I'm honestly not at all surprised. I used to be a member of the board back in the day and, while it was generally a friendly place, Mikkleson himself was a huge dick.

Most relevant to this...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 2nd August 2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,355
Also look up pelican crossings, toucan crossings,...

Also look up pelican crossings, toucan crossings, and pegasus crossings. Yes, those are all real.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
From what I've been told, most Europeans don't...

From what I've been told, most Europeans don't give the UK a second thought, and haven't done for a few years.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 232,634
Seems to me that the latest is less an excuse for...

Seems to me that the latest is less an excuse for shortages and more a way to pave the way to lower things like minimum salaries for immigrants.
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,606
What if you don't respect them?

What if you don't respect them?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,159
Just found out that Gillian...

Just found out that Gillian “not-really-a-Doctor-but-I-did-play-one-on-TV” McKeith is another of the “celebrity” anti-vaccination, anti-lockdown crowd. With her, Corbyn (not that one), Katie Hopkins,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,159
I’m not claiming any kind of concrete, objective...

I’m not claiming any kind of concrete, objective figures, here. That’s why I posted more than one link to more than one source.

The point is that the idea that “we’re testing people, therefore...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th July 2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,159
According to this source (...

According to this source ( https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n287/rr), PCR tests have around a 30% false negative rate.

Two cited studies at this source (...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th July 2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,159
So, to prevent short-term problems with the food...

So, to prevent short-term problems with the food supply they’re going to allow people who work in the food supply to continue to come to work, even if they’ve been exposed to the virus? I wonder if...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th July 2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,159
That says it’s being studied in the UK, not that...

That says it’s being studied in the UK, not that it originated here. It even says that instances are linked to foreign travel. This paper (...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th July 2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,159
Do you have a cite for this? I can’t find any...

Do you have a cite for this? I can’t find any stories saying there’s a new variant originating in the UK.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd July 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,606
Trump is *still* boasting about "acing" a...

Trump is *still* boasting about "acing" a cognitive test that you only give to people if you think they have dementia. Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV. And recognising a drawing of an elephant.

I...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd July 2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3,509
Views: 111,022
I look forward to watching there being absolutely...

I look forward to watching there being absolutely no consequences for this.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd July 2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 214,546
If only that had been in any way foreseeable.

If only that had been in any way foreseeable.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st July 2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
Then mine will. I've just got to actually go into...

Then mine will. I've just got to actually go into the BIOS to check. I've got an update ready and waiting. Perhaps I'll check when I restart.

Then again, perhaps I wont. I'm not that bothered at...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st July 2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
Oh, I'm aware of that. I think there was a time...

Oh, I'm aware of that. I think there was a time when it was a prestige thing and no programme that considered itself "professional" would use the word, but these days even Adobe are calling Photoshop...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st July 2021, 03:00 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
With mine, it appears I haven't got the TPM...

With mine, it appears I haven't got the TPM (although I've not yet bothered to check the BIOS - see above about never actually shutting the computer down), and that my CPU is too old despite, like...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st July 2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,605
It's being marketed towards the same people who...

It's being marketed towards the same people who uploaded their social security numbers and driving licenses to Parler. The advertising doesn't even tell you the specs. There's no way they'll have had...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 20th July 2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,605
“FreedomOS”. No, really. And, yes, it’s a...

“FreedomOS”. No, really.

And, yes, it’s a slightly modified Android, in all probability. I’ve seen one article speculating that it might be LineageOS.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 20th July 2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
It is an option. You can put it back to the left.

It is an option. You can put it back to the left.
Forum: Conjuror's Corner 20th July 2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,264
I used to know a few tricks but, while the “wow...

I used to know a few tricks but, while the “wow that was amazing!” reaction could be fun, I didn’t really like the whole dynamic and certainly didn’t think it worth the time and effort required. I...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 20th July 2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
As I say, me too. But presumably the fact that...

As I say, me too. But presumably the fact that the button still exists implies that some people use it. Which means that the “muscle memory” thing could be a problem for some.



That’s always...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 20th July 2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
I've got Classic Shell installed, which makes it...

I've got Classic Shell installed, which makes it like 7s's was. But I rarely use it. I have several programmes that I want reasonably quick access to pinned but, like you, I've got the 2 or 3 that I...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 20th July 2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
Looks like I wouldn't be able to upgrade, despite...

Looks like I wouldn't be able to upgrade, despite my processor being a beast when I bought it 5 years ago. I suppose by 2025 it'll be 10 years old and upgrading shouldn't be too unexpected. But I'm...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th July 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,682
Funnily enough, I found out today that one of my...

Funnily enough, I found out today that one of my passwords must have been hacked/leaked. I got a text from eBay giving me a code for 2-factor authentication. Since I wasn't trying to log in to eBay,...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th July 2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,605
It's a dude wearing a black t-shirt against a...

It's a dude wearing a black t-shirt against a black background.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th July 2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
Didn't think it sounded likely.

Didn't think it sounded likely.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th July 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,605
No ads, but there's a Lauren Southern video in...

No ads, but there's a Lauren Southern video in which she unboxes one and turns it on briefly. Inside the box there's a US flag bag to put the phone in. The wallpaper also features a flag flying in...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th July 2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
Is that true? I know there are certain hardware...

Is that true? I know there are certain hardware requirements, but will those seriously only exist on computers that new?
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th July 2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,605
More fun: Erik Finman, the man behind this scam...

More fun: Erik Finman, the man behind this scam enterprise, has tweeted in support of it being manufactured in China rather than the US. He tweeted from his iPhone.

Right-wing mouthpiece Anna...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th July 2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
Surely it’s an express espresso?

Surely it’s an express espresso?
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 121,204
My first thought was "don't American lorries have...

My first thought was "don't American lorries have tachos?"

Although it's far from a perfect system. I've never once had anybody look at any of the tachos I've used. Mind you, that was the old...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
I'm not against the idea of the Internet Of...

I'm not against the idea of the Internet Of Things on principle, but there are definite security issues that need to be worked out.

Perhaps most famously, there was reportedly a casino that got...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,605
Yes, that's one of the things revealed in the...

Yes, that's one of the things revealed in the article in the OP.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,605
I did think about that, too, but I suspect that...

I did think about that, too, but I suspect that it's just someone looking to make a fast buck.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
And the point is that just because it's normal to...

And the point is that just because it's normal to have to create accounts doesn't mean that it's desirable.



I mean, I don't really use google services, and when I do I do so with all sorts of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th July 2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,159
There’s a bloody Funfair at the park this...

There’s a bloody Funfair at the park this weekend. It beggars belief.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
I’d say that the conclusion there should be that...

I’d say that the conclusion there should be that you shouldn’t need an account to use an expresso machine. I’d also point out that an expresso machine isn’t a data-harvester.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,605
I can imagine full-on “patriots” falling for it.

I can imagine full-on “patriots” falling for it.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 24,314
It's free. Yes, a Microsoft account is...

It's free.



Yes, a Microsoft account is required.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
When I want to move stuff to and from my devices...

When I want to move stuff to and from my devices via my PC, I use a programme called Syncios. It allows you to do far more than iTunes does, but I don't know if it works with an iPod. Worth checking...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,605
The Freedom Phone!

https://gizmodo.com/maga-branded-freedom-phone-is-a-black-box-that-should-b-1847299215



Hilariously, Candace Owens posted a tweet in which she says that she's partnered with the company and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th July 2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,159
Aside from the fact that "high vaccination rate &...

Aside from the fact that "high vaccination rate & high incidence rate" is a perfect recipe for creating a vaccine-immune strain, I've finally been able to pinpoint exactly what is troubling me so...
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 121,204
Weisselberg's ex-daughter-in-law directly...

Weisselberg's ex-daughter-in-law directly implicates Trump in the Trump Org tax fraud (https://news.yahoo.com/allen-weisselbergs-ex-daughter-law-145713173.html)

Always be wary of the exes.
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 67,425
On Popehat's podcast this week he was just...

On Popehat's podcast this week he was just talking off the cuff about possible sentencing in the Stormy Daniels case, which will be tried after this one, and casually referred to a possible sentence...
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 130,125
I am shooketh.

I am shooketh.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th July 2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 44,659
She did hire her own lawyer, and the court ruled...

She did hire her own lawyer, and the court ruled that since she's not allowed to under the terms of her conservatorship that she could not have hired her own lawyer. If she does, then it's literally...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th July 2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,159
https://twitter.com/MartinSLewis/status/1413091471...

https://twitter.com/MartinSLewis/status/1413091471746650116



You wouldn't think there was a new, even deadlier wave going round the world, would you?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th July 2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 160,159
Pretty damning timeline:...

Pretty damning timeline: https://twitter.com/Spottydog_/status/1412881508717764610



Video embedded in tweet.
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