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grs1961

  • Commented on Upcoming Attractions!
    [ Comment deleted and commenter banned because RED CARD: implied call for doxxing and clear threat of violence. Yes, I know the Seagull can be highly irritating at times, but this reaction goes beyond excessive and well into threatening. ]...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Continued) ... and aren't influenced by fanbois or degrees of coolth or the like. The idea is that he only interface you see is the one that manages the storage and how that storage is accessed, you can drop to...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Too late! JBS, I would recommend using FreeNAS over a Linux, it's developed and maintained by people who do storage,...
  • Commented on Entanglements!
    Station wagons you can currently purchase in Oz: Mazda, Skoda, MB, BMW, Audi, VW, Peugeot, Subaru, Hyundai, Renault, Mini (well, it's small!!). Not ahuge list, but it's not like it's only one or two....
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    _Moz_ @958: And seriously, why do you care what OS your developers use? Do you not have a dedicated build environment with some kind of automation so that only code that you can use passes your tests? Of course we...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Trying again... JBS @949: ... it's a RAID-1 mirror, so I haven't lost data yet Disclaimer: I used to be in storage at SGI, paranoia was a way of life! I don't trust mirroring for data storage, it's great for...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    JBS @949: ... it's a RAID-1 mirror, so I haven't lost data yet What do y'all think?...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    _Moz_ @935: ...and why we bother with Centos at all continues to not be my problem. I develop on Fedora... I have to remind our out-sourced developers not to use Fedora (or Ubuntu or Debian or (insert whatever is Linux...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Aaargh!! Re novellas... Yes, they do seem to work best. A perfect example of such is the movie "RollerBall" (1975), based on the novella, "Roller Ball Murder", by William Harrison, screenplay by William Harrison. Okay, when the author writes the...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    reynoldsward @84: I've been under the impression that novellas translate better to movies than books. Makes sense....
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    _Moz_ @752: , and a virus (sic) which would eat plastic. That's "Mutant 59: The Plastic Eater" by Gerry Davis and Kit Pedler, 1971. Allen Thomson @753: IIRC, Niven's Ringworld civilization collapsed when a mold appeared that found their organic...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    Robert Prior @431: Question for Australians… I see in the news about the Melbourne anti-lockdown protests that a number of protestors are wearing MAGA hats. For example: https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-lockdown-protest-melbourne-australia-fd96c8a4-35bc-4142-9e60-1a8e26999c45.html Is this common, or an artifact of the pictures I've seen? First...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    whiitroth & JBS: Get over yourselves. I've got friends who were born in Vietnam, both before and after, and are now Australian, and they indiscriminately use "Vietnam" or "'Nam" - although it's particularly amusing to watch their Mother wince as...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Martin @1326: Aaargghh!! You've mentioned K*****n, the next time he vanity googles his name he'll turn up....
  • Commented on Dead plots
    whitroth @897: Ok, maybe it was the Aussies who were boiling their water for tea.... And Damian @907: They would certainly have been interested in tea, rather than the nasty instant coffee of that era, so maybe. They officially got...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Troutwaxer @572: The elevator pitch for the book is "After the war an Orcish noblewoman with PTSD arrives in a small human town and hijinks ensue." Bit of a riff on the plot of "Grunts!", by Mary Gentle......
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Re: "long long" in C - yes, it's a problem, but Microsoft coerced noone, they went the IL32P64 path, DEC went ILP64 with the Alpha (modulo 32-bit mode, which was ILP32, just like a VAX), and everyone else went I32LP64....
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    ESR: I went off him long ago, I wonder if the hole in fetchmail was ever fixed? Y2K: Oh, I just love the "it only affected accounting applications" as an attempt to minimise what was at risk. Practice Management Systems...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Bowel Prep: I've got Crohn's Disease, and have had a few clear-outs over the decades. The stuff they use, here and now, is a doddle compared to the older stuff. I had one two weeks ago, they've used Moviprep (https://www.norgine.com.au/our-products/moviprep)...
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    Greg @1479, and Damian et seq. My cousins, who own a fair swathe of the Wimmera, have spent the last fifty-odd years re-planting the trees that their great-grandfathers, grandfathers, granduncles, and so on cut down. A lot of the clear-felling...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    _Moz_ @920: In my part(s) of Melbourne - the South-East - mask-wearing is pretty much at 100%, not that I really travel anywhere except the local supermarkets and up the highway to Mum's to do her shopping. I can't recall...
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    _Moz_ @632: The Australian Constition is primarily designed to ensure that trade between the states is not impeded. Which is usually taken to mean, "no taxes on border crossings". So Palmer would have to somehow prove that preventing him from...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    That's a bugger _Moz_ - here in Victoria, since the start of the first lock-down back in March, it has been illegal for an employer to require an employee to attend a place of work unless the task(s) to be...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    whitroth @2380: I guarantee that the Gnu COBOL compiler is free and OSS. And that can be a problem with certain levels of management. They've been forced to accept GCC and G++ on Linux, "Because that's what the Operating System...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Gah! SotMN is back, again. Oh for the really old days of Usenet, prior the Great Reorganisation, frex, when The Cabal (There Is No Cabal) w^Hcould have sent around someone and had their terminal removed. And if you want a...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Elderly Cynic @2056: That's an amusing aspect. Two of the big four of the 1950s (Fortran, Cobol, Algol and Lisp) Ahem! You mean three. Fujitsu still makes quite a bit from sales of NetCOBOL, and I mean sales, not renewals,...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    whitroth @1918: I'm a tad confused here. make has bee a std. Unix utility since the eighties, I think. Certainly, it wasn't vaguely new when I turned into a make expert in '96-'97. You aren't thinking properly. VMS (well, OpenVMS...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Poul-Henning Kamp @ 1907: Assange is the proto-incel, he absolutely hates women he cannot fuck at will. Ah, nope, Assange is one of those "Narcissistic Personality Disorder" types, so, so very much smarter than any and every body else that...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    @Ongaku 1857 & 1858: Re; VMS. That would have been version 1, and possibly version 2 (the "Blue Wall") of VMS, by Version 3 ("Orange Wall") the dread "PIP" program had gone, and it had "ODS-2" disks with a directory...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    And it's back, five posts is a couple of hours, doesn't seem to be able to count, or hold to agreements......
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