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[#] Mon Aug 22 2016 12:34:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Well it's been an interesting year: (h/t to dothebart who found this one via Twitter)

* Linux users got PowerShell
* Windows users got bash
* FreeBSD users got wifi


[#] Wed Aug 24 2016 06:28:54 EDT from LoanShark

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yer kiddin. it took this long?

[#] Wed Aug 24 2016 22:00:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Naah, it's just tongue in cheek, they've had it for a while. Dunno if it works without a lot of manual configuration though.

[#] Thu Aug 25 2016 08:03:44 EDT from fleeb

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We're happy you're here.

Getting things ready, please don't turn off your PC.

[ blue screen ]

[#] Thu Aug 25 2016 08:04:59 EDT from fleeb

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"Windows stays up to date to help protect you in an online world"

"It knows when you've been sleeping. It knows when you're awake."

[#] Fri Aug 26 2016 11:00:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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...we control the horizontal, we control the vertical, resistance is futile, you are Cortana's bitch, etc. etc. etc.

[#] Mon Aug 29 2016 11:16:23 EDT from LoanShark

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IG, have you tried any Java yet on Windows Subsystem for Linux?

[#] Mon Aug 29 2016 11:18:25 EDT from LoanShark

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This discussion got me curious, so I updated my Win10 to the latest build and installed WSL. Poked around. There is a /dev/lxss which is undocumented, but a google search turns up some code that seems to be intended to use /dev/lxss to call out to the Window kernel and ask it to run normal Windows binaries.

[#] Tue Aug 30 2016 09:42:00 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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IG, have you tried any Java yet on Windows Subsystem for Linux?

I did, and it didn't really work all that well. Linux is better than Windows at being able to say "use *this* Java for *this* application" so I was hoping to keep a couple of different trees around like I do on my Linux desktop.
The java interpreter starts up, but it doesn't run enough to open a GUI application (even though I have a working X server).

[#] Tue Aug 30 2016 12:23:17 EDT from LoanShark

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Yeah, I haven't tried -Xint yet, but I'm hearing that doesn't work either. Possibly there is some problem with kernel not quite implementing the right mmap() sematics. I'm reading that things work better in the 16-Aug Insider Preview build, but I'm not willing to risk my main desktop on that.

I mean, that machine is important; I use it to play Doom and Witcher 3.

[#] Tue Aug 30 2016 15:39:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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VMware Workstation for Linux doesn't work either. I haven't tried WINE yet.

I'm really surprised that Richard Stallman hasn't started shooting off his mouth yet, insisting that we call it "GNU/Windows."

[#] Tue Aug 30 2016 20:52:09 EDT from Hitler

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I'm Hitler, and I insist you call it GNU/Windows or I'll have you gassed

[#] Wed Aug 31 2016 12:55:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Standing within olfactory range of Richard Stallman is the equivalent of being gassed anyway. And you won't be able to get away fast enough because Stallman says you can't use Uber or Amtrak.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2016 14:38:00 EDT from zooer

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Do you know he actually smells bad or are you assuming so because he is a dirty hippie?  Why doesn't he like Amtrak?  Isn't it government transportation?

[#] Wed Aug 31 2016 15:36:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Perception is reality. Here's a video of him taking off his socks, picking foreign objects from his feet, and eating them: [ ]

[#] Wed Aug 31 2016 17:04:11 EDT from zooer

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Isn't he a vegetarian?  So he is just eating tofu.

I think it is odd he wears the same shirt in every related video on the right side.

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 09:37:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I wonder if he washes that shirt between videos. Or maybe he just keeps only one thing in his wardrobe, like The Steve Jobs used to do with the black turtlenecks.

[#] Tue Sep 20 2016 10:42:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Oh this is rich. ]

Microsoft has decided that cancer is now a software problem.  They have announced that they will cure cancer within 10 years by reprogramming cancer cells.

This doesn't even sound like modern Microsoft.  It sounds like Bill Hitler Hitler Hitler Hitler Hitler Gates with his god complex.  Or maybe Ballmer with his "Linux is a cancer" and they're going to "solve" it by replacing it with Windows.

The hubris, the arrogance, the sheer audacity of this announcement is reprehensible.  I am outraged and demand that Microsoft be shut down for even suggesting it.

[#] Mon Oct 31 2016 14:40:54 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

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Hitler agrees.

[#] Tue Nov 01 2016 08:42:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Hmm.  I really liked both of the Motorola phones I've owned (a StarTAC and a RAZR).  

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