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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

ArchieBunker Re:Go back in time 5 years (525 comments)

Give it a try. FreeBSD runs Linux binaries just fine. You'll be amazed at how clean and orderly everything is compared to your average Linux Distro. Plus the documentation is top notch.

2 days ago
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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

ArchieBunker Gigabit wifi? (106 comments)

What exactly is gigabit wifi and what devices support it?

3 days ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

ArchieBunker USPS (554 comments)

Everyone blames republicans for killing the USPS but nobody can explain how it happened with a democratic majority in congress at the time. Who is behind this and what is the outcome supposed to be? Personally I don't care if the USPS goes under. My service from them is so awful.

about a week ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

ArchieBunker Re:How about no... (554 comments)

Not a direct quote but paraphrased from Margaret Thatcher. "The only problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other peoples' money"

about a week ago
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Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

ArchieBunker Never did trust it (133 comments)

Tor was written by the federal government. Enough said.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Data Warehouse Server System?

ArchieBunker Dear Slashdot, (147 comments)

Help do my job for me.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

ArchieBunker Heart attacks (613 comments)

If changing the time by one hour gives you a heart attack then you were really a time bomb to begin with.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

ArchieBunker Make DST standard (613 comments)

Make it DST year round. Daylight in the evening is much better than the mornings. You're going to work in the morning anyhow, who cares how light it is? You get out of work and still have daylight left, awesome.

about three weeks ago
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Integrated Circuit Amplifier Breaches Terahertz Barrier

ArchieBunker Re:Well it's about time (81 comments)

Interesting component, I had not heard of that type of oscillator before. But the keyword is oscillator. They built an amplifier.

about three weeks ago
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Firefox 33 Arrives With OpenH264 Support

ArchieBunker Re:What is openh264? (114 comments)

A copy of a commercial codec that nobody but neckbeards will use.

about a month ago
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Kmart Says Its Payment System Was Hacked

ArchieBunker Re:Does K-Mart use the same stuff as Sears? (101 comments)

Kmart has newer registers but the screen where you swipe credit cards looks like OS/2 or Win 3.1 judging by the hourglass displayed.

about a month ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

ArchieBunker Slackware (303 comments)

Minimal install footprint meaning no bloat. Install only what you choose plus no systemd bullshit.

about a month and a half ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

ArchieBunker Re:WHY WHY WHY GO TO WEST AFRICA???? (475 comments)

No good deed goes unpunished. How can you help people who mob hospitals and loot things like bloody mattresses and other infected waste?

about 1 month ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

ArchieBunker Binary logs (403 comments)

No logging from systemd is now in binary form and needs special viewers and processing tools. So all the classic text programs like tail or grep or awk can no longer be used. This is a solution in search of a problem.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

ArchieBunker Re:Systemd integration counted as a positive thing (403 comments)

Go back in time 5 years and tell everyone Linux would be using binary log files, watch the fireworks. Systemd is from the same people who brought you the sometimes working Pulseaudio system. If init scripts did suck so badly then why were they in use for decades? Why was a replacement this long in the making?

Next you guys are going to be talking about this great binary system for config files like the guys in Redmond use.

about 2 months ago
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Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

ArchieBunker Re:Bodhi Linux has died (166 comments)

No, they were an init script holdout and systemd put a hit on them.

about 2 months ago
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Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

ArchieBunker PCs are the problem (111 comments)

Remember when cash registers used to be glorified calculators? Now they are cheap PCs running poorly configured operating systems. You have tons of attack vectors open from USB ports to unneeded services. That and credit card companies are too fucking cheap to switch to chip and pin. The only reason the rest of world switched was because the companies were forced to. Not in the good old USA.

about 2 months ago
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Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

ArchieBunker Re:Alibaba Is Useless (97 comments)

Google used to let you block certain domains from searches but not anymore. I found an add on that hides results. I haven't seen Alibaba in a long time but that stupid ehow.com always turned up and was never once useful.

about 2 months ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

ArchieBunker Re:more rules.... (338 comments)

How often do people run their vacuums? Once or twice a week for 10 minutes? I'd hardly call that serious pollution.

about 3 months ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

ArchieBunker Shes not that great (364 comments)

Outside of the show shes pretty average. She only looks good in relation to the rest of the crew.

about 3 months ago

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Richard Stallman happy that Steve Jobs is gone

ArchieBunker ArchieBunker writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ArchieBunker (132337) writes "Richard Stallman is an eccentric, odd person who just went sour. In one fell, misguided swoop, he has compared the late Steve Jobs—an admittedly imperfect man, like us all—to corrupt mayors and other "evils" visited upon society:"
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