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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Anarke_Incarnate Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

They are meant as a deterrent, however the deterrent does not stop people who feel that the threat/risk of being caught is either less than the chance of success, or those who simply don't care because they never bothered to work out an exit strategy.

Guess what. The guys who never bothered learning how to land an aircraft never planned on landing it. Many of these folks plan on dying in their attempt. The minute they are confronted with equal force, they off themselves, and we are supposed to disarm? Please. Don't talk about being clever. I think you have no idea about the definition of the word.

about a year and a half ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Anarke_Incarnate Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

And who protects you from them? The watchers need watching.

about a year and a half ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Anarke_Incarnate Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

Shall not be infringed.

about a year and a half ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Anarke_Incarnate Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

Except guns are not death rays. Go ahead, face 3-5 attackers who are both moving, and trying to kill you. That's NEVER happened, right? The police have no obligation to protect you. They are not responsible for your safety, and, frankly, when the situation calls for it, you will be in the exact same position they are when an attacker wants you harmed, except you'd prefer to believe that lying still will make him hurt you less.

Screw that. Molon Labe, and stand back.

about a year and a half ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Anarke_Incarnate Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

And yet knives are just as, if not more deadly. They simply lack range.

about a year and a half ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Anarke_Incarnate Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

You don't get to dictate the person's requirements. You also have no idea what an assault rifle is, so kindly piss off and learn more before you become a rhetoric spouting machine.

about a year and a half ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Anarke_Incarnate Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

Did you know a lot of the drugs in this country are illegally brought over from Mexico and other countries? How you ask? Because laws only stop those who obey them.

about a year and a half ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Anarke_Incarnate Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

That's stupid rhetoric that serves no purpose. The "Reasonable" background checks are a registry to be kept for indeterminate periods of time, and as the confiscations in New Orleans showed during the aftermath of Katrina, our rights are in danger when there is a registry. How would you like to have a "Reasonable" set of privacy on the internet, where everything you do is cataloged and kept with your username which also happens to be your real name with home address for anyone to search?

Australia also did not have as many guns, the density, the crime, the drug issue that we in the US have. Why not talk about Mexico and their "Reasonable" restrictions on civilian ownership. Boy, that is a paradise...

about a year and a half ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Anarke_Incarnate Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

Please cite sources that indicate your case's validity.

about a year and a half ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Anarke_Incarnate Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

That's a load of crap. The original argument stands. The risks involved in a "mass shooting" are small compared to the legal uses of such tools. If someone wants to commit harm, they will. Bombs, fire, etc. You can't legislate away crazy.

about a year and a half ago
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Using Technology To Make Guns Safer

Anarke_Incarnate Crappy Argument (1013 comments)

In a crisis, your grip changes, and this can also happen during injury, which is when a gun may be used to stave off a threat. People who clamor for this sort of thing tend NOT to actually know about or use guns themselves, and that's the problem. Training is more important than any added part of a gun that can fail, causing the death of the operator from inability to defend oneself.

Intoxication and lack of training are more dangerous than guns that can fire without the magazine, and frankly, I and other gun enthusiasts AVOID guns with lots of extra nonsense as stuff that can fail and make it difficult to do things with our own property, such as decide to sell or trade the gun toward something we would like better. Guns are collectable items that often increase in value. Let's stop this nonsense already. It is unwanted by those who actually use them.

about 2 years ago
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Schmidt On Why Tax Avoidance is Good, Robot Workers, and Google Fiber

Anarke_Incarnate Re:Question (780 comments)

The mere fact of having a fiat currency means you are taxed, or penalized in two different and equally damaging ways. They need to stop this imbalance, because as our debt grows faster than we can pay it off, our credit worthiness, as judged by other nations decreases. Wealth cannot come from the will of the government. They don't understand it, and they try to have at least a fractional estimate of their spending come in via the tax coffers each year.

Inflation is not being kept down. It is running away, and being hidden. The mere printing of more and more money demands that this happens, and in order to deal with our overspending, they print more money.

about 2 years ago
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Schmidt On Why Tax Avoidance is Good, Robot Workers, and Google Fiber

Anarke_Incarnate Re:Question (780 comments)

The issue was never meant to be their equivalence, but rather the waste associated with it. By the way, Do you know how much that 1.5% actually is?

about 2 years ago
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Schmidt On Why Tax Avoidance is Good, Robot Workers, and Google Fiber

Anarke_Incarnate Re:Question (780 comments)

The value of taxes diminishes with the waste and poor performance of government. Most of that money is going to be used for aid to countries with whom we have no business propping up when our own is failing, or in the ever increasing military spending which does not make our troops safer, but instead wastes billions of dollars building the latest blowy uppy thing.

about 2 years ago
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A Gentle Rant About Software Development and Installers

Anarke_Incarnate Re:Okay. (338 comments)

Your lack of ability shines here. This technique carries it all. If the application brings all it needs, then it doesn't matter if the user of the application has their directory first in the search path. If you want to make sure you use your own version of shared or linked objects, that's how you segregate them. It won't break anything, as the path is user specific.

Now again... where's my check.

about 2 years ago
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A Gentle Rant About Software Development and Installers

Anarke_Incarnate Re:Okay. (338 comments)

Easy enough. Don't use that hot mess.

about 2 years ago
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A Gentle Rant About Software Development and Installers

Anarke_Incarnate Re:Okay. (338 comments)

It's a difference of nomenclature, and I don't really need a lesson on managing systems, as that's been my field for quite some time. System level accounts are just that, built in. You can, however, have application accounts, and they are still users.

Running production software out of /home/bob is bad. Running it out of /opt/software/versionX/bin/foo with a link back to /opt/software/bin is good. You can make /opt/software a home directory.

Plus one for root creating the files/configs so the user has the ability to execute, but not modify beyond perhaps some sudo rights. Unfortunately, politics often screws that up, and an exception is filed, accepted, and never read.

about 2 years ago
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A Gentle Rant About Software Development and Installers

Anarke_Incarnate Re:Okay. (338 comments)

Users are not people. Users are users. Not to mention, it is easy to change ownership of directories and give them to a new user. That's the beauty of UNIX.

Now, that being said, when is user apache22 going to leave the company?

about 2 years ago
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A Gentle Rant About Software Development and Installers

Anarke_Incarnate Re:Okay. (338 comments)

On an enterprise software level... bring what you need in a local, self contained directory structure. There is absolutely no reason your reliance on foobar v1.20a-final means that Software X cannot have 1.21c-upgraded.

Link to your own directory first in your search path.

Where's my check?

about 2 years ago
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Executive Order Grants US Gov't New Powers Over Communication Systems

Anarke_Incarnate Re:When Egypt or Libya does it, it's bad, of cours (513 comments)

You magically assumed that "your guy" meant he had a "his guy" or rather who "his guy" was. Logic, bitches.

more than 2 years ago

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Where can I find good training?

Anarke_Incarnate Anarke_Incarnate writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Anarke_Incarnate (733529) writes "I'm a SysAdmin on UNIX/Linux systems with experience in storage/backup as well. I'm realizing I've gotten rusty and as well have some holes in my knowledge. Where would you recommend I go to get the finer points of scripting (A weakness) and some other OS related intricacies that would make somebody more marketable in today's troubled economy? I've worked mostly with SLES/RHEL and HP-UX with some Solaris as well. the things I would like to learn are shell/Perl scripting, in depth Solaris 9 and 10 administration, more on HP-UX and Linux, as I can never say I am "done" with any of those, as well as Veritas File systems/Cluster, Oracle RAC, etc. I not only looking for free solutions, so come on out, where can I find this?"
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Anarke_Incarnate Anarke_Incarnate writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Anarke_Incarnate (733529) writes "I am trying to evaluate a way to manage a large deployment of Linux machines.

All of them are currently Red Hat AS 4.0 with the possibility of Red Hat 5 and Novell SUSE Enterprise 9 and 10 in the future. I am looking to see what people's experiences have been with managing packages as well as deployments with things such as Kickstart, etc.

Please, no bashing of the companies, or business practices.

I would just like some general feedback on experiences with management of packages, updates, policies etc with products like RHN and ZLM. Anything else "enterprise" enough would be good to know about too. Something that can easily be sold to management is a big plus. We are not moving to Debian, or Ubuntu or anything else besides what gives management the warm fuzzies. Thanks"

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