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by Anonymous Coward in 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017 on 2017-11-11 04:53 (#37N70)

Don’t throw your old computer just yet! Use a lightweight Linux distro and revive that decades-old system. Itsfoss has a list distributions to bring an old computer back to life. The distros mentioned in the article, which provides an overview of each with minimum machine specs needed, is: Peppermint, Lubuntu, Linux Lite, LXLE, CrunchBang++, Bodhi, antiX, SparkyLinux, PuppyLinux, TinyCore.

I cant get newest version of SeaMonkey to download (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Seamonkey send mail doesn't work after update to 2.49.1 on 2017-11-04 20:58 (#371AN)

Version 2.49.1 won't download.

Related (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Australia plans crowd facial recognition on 2017-10-08 05:41 (#34E5T)

Re: How about *Never* (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in When will you let a self-driving car take control? When they are: on 2017-09-27 21:25 (#33EB4)

You think that is not possible with non-self-driving cars?

Does your car have any sort of internet connection? Then it is hackable.

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-09-13 23:50 (#322T3)

Yep, I mean it's much better than the green site and certainly no worse than SoylentNews.

Re: No (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Do you cover up the camera on your mobile devices on 2017-09-13 23:44 (#322T2)

That would certainly block incoming data to the phone at that moment, but what's to stop software on the phone logging undesired information locally for later upload next time you do use it? OK you could monitor the memory and card free space but some data could still be stored in an existing fixed length file.

Related (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Privacy concerns cloud Aus marriage vote on 2017-08-21 22:52 (#2ZX32)

Offtopic (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in First World Encounter Teresian Mysticism and Interreligious Dialogue: Theravada Buddhism and Teresia on 2017-07-25 14:32 (#2XD11)

Downvoted as this is off topic.

Re: Per Capita (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org in California bill will cut greenhouse emissions – from cows on 2017-07-18 15:56 (#2WS6P)

I don't think per capita consumption numbers are very relevant. The whole EU is behind the US in numbers of cattle:

http://beef2live.com/story-world-cattle-inventory-ranking-countries-0-106905

Per Capita (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in California bill will cut greenhouse emissions – from cows on 2017-07-17 18:34 (#2WPN1)

Per capita, the U.S. only ranks 16th in milk consumption. Finland is number 1. Are they working on this?

Fork it (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in GRSecurity goes full commercial, no more free testing patches, threatens programmer trying to port. on 2017-06-26 22:35 (#2V0MY)

From the looks of it this should have been forked some time ago

Why link to a personal blog (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Now, Google AI Can Beat Human Engineers on 2017-06-06 12:42 (#2S159)

Amit Malewar - some guy you know?

Sure. Bunch of websites have the lists (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Where to see what's next on netflix in the Netherlands on 2017-05-22 14:07 (#2QAZV)

Re: Full Desktop Baby! (Score: 1)

by fransve@pipedot.org in Best HTPC setup? on 2017-05-17 16:17 (#2PT1F)

Sounds Great! I also really enjoy netflix the free way :-). It's great to watch netflix and even better free.

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-05-12 15:25 (#2P7ZQ)

Me too, I think the author here has done a fabulous job of the site, we just need a constructive community to move in and build up the submissions and comments.

80 DECIBELS (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Dyson's Supersonic hairdryer – worth £299 or just a blast of hot air? on 2017-05-09 12:26 (#2NVD1)

To put this level of noise and power in perspective our fast dry hand dryers (in around 10 seconds) have a decibel level that never goes above 75. 80 is pretty load and powerful!

Amazon steps in (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in eBay may block Australian buyers over GST collection on 2017-05-06 12:02 (#2NHV7)

Ref (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Aussies say no to paying using their mobile on 2017-05-06 11:57 (#2NHTZ)

http://theconversation.com/google-trumps-apple-for-australian-mobile-payments-but-for-how-long-52429
despite initial enthusiasm for Apple Pay, persuading US consumers to switch from using physical cards or cash to using Apple Pay has been tough going. A recent survey found Apple Pay use was declining.
Imagine going into your local café to buy two coffees, using Apple Pay via your American Express card, say at $3.80 per coffee. Total cost to you $7.60. If the café charges a 2% surcharge for accepting American Express, then you will pay $7.75. Why pay 15 cents more, when you could use your MasterCard or Visa, credit or debit card? You can easily avoid the surcharge and still “tap and go”.

Also, this is (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Google invents a whole new way to creep us out on 2017-04-16 13:26 (#2K92Y)

Apparently the face recog doesn't work (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Galaxy 8 to have face recognition for payments on 2017-04-07 05:20 (#2JCVZ)

Oh well

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-04-07 05:19 (#2JCVY)

Submitting to The Pipe is free. Give it a try! I am!

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-04-01 08:14 (#2HT2W)

I love that this story has more posts. Slashdot is unbearable these days, and I've always held a candle for Pipedot, with fingers crossed that it gains more readers, more stories, and more comments...

Fine (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Galaxy 8 to have face recognition for payments on 2017-03-19 08:06 (#2GBF6)

Posting this as I am happy to hear that the 3.5mm jack will stay, ambivalent about USB-C, worried about not being able to replace a mobile phone battery or take it out for a force reset if need be, and seriously annoyed with smart phones with virtual buttons in the past. They are a pain in the ass, the touch screen eventually dies, the physical button isn't accidentally triggered, and there must be a market out there for people who like the three physical buttons?

Re: Still down as of 1154pm (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in ACT elections results website mirrors ABS PR incident on 2017-03-18 09:10 (#2G8WM)

Or never. That link is now dead.
Or the ACT government has been dismantled.
Or the ACT government is highly dysfunctional.
It could be anything really.

there must be a better headline (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app on 2017-03-18 09:08 (#2G8WK)

Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app

Come on.
Try harder.

Manufacturer of vibrators involuntarily puts out after tracking user orgasms

Vibrating sensation not tickled by data breach lawsuit loss

Company caught red handed with users private data in class action

Class action against vibrator specialist after hacker string erupted

Re: DHS? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-18 09:03 (#2G8W0)

How did porn come into this?

nice (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Libre-VideoGame Chaos-Esque Anthology reaches release 100. on 2017-03-17 05:24 (#2G4WP)

You can also set each team to start with different specific weapons if you want to test a theory that you could defeat a well equipped military force with your bolt action rifle or crossbow.

That's... cool.

Download is an ISO, which is different for Linux games. A torrent would be good - few trust SourceForge these days.

Consider writing an article about the Linux Game Database - https://lgdb.org/ - because some of us have not ever seen this before

Do we need a tag for #pipevertisements ? :-)

Re: Hashtags (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app on 2017-03-17 03:02 (#2G4MF)

=^_^=

Re: Hashtags (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app on 2017-03-16 18:41 (#2G3DC)

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-16 13:28 (#2G2BM)

Wow. Two years. Umm. I should like login or something.

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 2, Informative)

by evilviper@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-16 05:15 (#2G16S)

It was introduced (and announced) two years ago:

- https://pipedot.org/61RE

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-16 03:51 (#2G12C)

All hail the new feature

Re: DHS? (Score: 1)

by fishybell@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-16 03:51 (#2G12B)

Did the porn companies do something in particular? All I can see in recent news is the PornHub/Boston deal. I'm not entirely sure people got screwed on that one, but they definitely got plowed.

Only females? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app on 2017-03-15 12:38 (#2FYER)

A SEX toy company has promised to destroy data collected by its smart vibrator after it was accused of storing “highly sensitive” information about women’s sexual activities without their consent
This device likely has a significant male following as well

Spam in here (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in ADV: Upgrade to weather.com Gold! on 2017-03-15 12:20 (#2FYCZ)

How unoriginal
Can you spam somewhere else or do we need to DNSBL RBL you?

RSS (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in 1064: Chained of Command on 2017-03-15 12:15 (#2FYBV)

???

Count the contractor cost (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink needed 370 extra staff to automate data matching on 2017-03-15 12:14 (#2FYBS)

How many of those were contractors?

Sandpit (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in zxcvcvxcv on 2017-03-15 12:09 (#2FYBR)

This is not.

Hashtags (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app on 2017-03-15 12:08 (#2FYBQ)

See, this is where we need hashtags so I can put "creepy" on this one

OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-15 11:51 (#2FYA3)

Pipedot has a similar feature! How cool! http://pipedot.org/story/2FWPB/similar

Re: DHS? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-15 11:49 (#2FY9V)

Department of Human Services now nicknamed the Department of inHuman Services
Several cases have been reported where a debt was called against a person for which does not exist
There are quite a few news articles about it

DHS? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-15 09:04 (#2FXWS)

Department of Homeland Security?
Nope... Department of Health Services in Australia.

Wow.. a debt recovery program issuing fake debt claims to citizens. Sounds as bad as those porn companies in the U.S.

Re: Related SN story (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Nokia brings back the 3310 but not for Aussies on 2017-03-01 11:21 (#2EB97)

We could have beaten them!

Next time, Dr Claw..

Re: Gripe (Score: 1, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward in Airless tires making inroads, off-road on 2017-02-28 22:18 (#2E9F2)

As you say, run-flat tires are normal car tires (with air) that are also capable of being used without air for some relatively short distance (50 miles?).

The Tweel is an airless tire-wheel combination with rubber tread elements and a polymer wheel that flexes to absorb bumps. Michelin has been pushing these for low speed applications for a number of years now. Small Tweels have been made for wheelchairs, probably much better than solid rubber or pneumatic tires in this application. Large ones for construction equipment as shown in the lead photo where they probablly replaced pneumatic tires. In other cases they might replace solid rubber tires (commonly used inside factories), for example, a fork lift that goes outdoors.

While Michelin have also been doing research internally and externally (maybe at Clemson U?) to make the Tweel suitable for normal cars this hasn't happened yet. Current Tweels are not low rolling resistance and transmit much more vibration than ordinary pneumatic tires, so they are unlikely to replace very many car & light truck tires in the near future.

Sad! (Score: 1, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward in Nokia brings back the 3310 but not for Aussies on 2017-02-28 07:51 (#2E6WC)

I was initially interested in this announcement, but further investigation revealed it to be a terrible marketing cash-in. HMD Global already released the Nokia 150 late last year, and it is a better phone. It seems to me that the market is ready or will soon be for the slate meme to recede, and a real, decent feature phone could carve out a significant niche for itself. This, however a 2G-only phone with only 16MB of storage? Are you kidding? Not even hipsters will take this seriously. I suspect it will be forgotten before it even launches.

Related SN story (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Nokia brings back the 3310 but not for Aussies on 2017-02-27 23:07 (#2E5QF)

Re: Floppy disks more secure? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Why the floppy disk is still used today on 2017-02-23 18:02 (#2DPYH)

I'm not sure about EMPs, but anything with larger bits might be better able to resist cosmic rays. OTOH, it may just provide more area for them to hit.

Re: Does Chromium even qualify as a distro? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Best desktop Linux distribution: on 2017-02-21 13:19 (#2DDXD)

I went with ubuntu on the desktop and except for systemd don't regret it. Will look into bodhi for next time.

Now they have stepped it back (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Amazon increases free shipping minimum order to $49 on 2017-02-21 13:17 (#2DDWH)

The whole office (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Do you cover up the camera on your mobile devices on 2017-02-21 13:08 (#2DDW6)

Everyone tapes over the camera. No one leaves it open.

We don't use video calls in office though.
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