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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

Barsteward Re:Competition (246 comments)

"Apple and Google and develop a system that meets merchant needs" - fat chance of that, Apple and Google develop systems that meet THEIR needs not anyone else's

8 hours ago
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

Barsteward Re:PAY TO CROSS THE TROLL BRIDGE (408 comments)

"I would categorize it more as a three centuries of enslavement and discrimination do not end overnight with equality for all just because a law is signed." - i agree, the Jews are still suffering anti-semitism as prescribed by the catholic church over a thousand years ago (though mainly by the people who hate because of your skin)

yesterday
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

Barsteward Re:I am SHOCKED, just SHOCKED... (408 comments)

well, you'd better get reading the article then because thats not the reason. or maybe your comprehension is lacking

yesterday
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

Barsteward Re:Jesus never says no to non-believers (408 comments)

"Religion isn't a buffet, you can't pick and choose what you like and ignore the rest." - unfortunately the fundamentalists are the only ones that understand that and try to practice it (except when they eat pork, shellfish etc, and don;t stone people to death). Agnostics etc also understand that and do try to point it out but it gets conveniently ignored.

yesterday
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:benefits vs risks (810 comments)

you can just configure systemd to use the existing services if you want. my opensuse 13.1 uses the standard ntp/dhcp and not the systemd versions - thats how it came "out of the box"

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Are you sure? (810 comments)

"text logging is a second-class citizen" thats just an opinion on which system you favour, its an option.

"No one claimed that it was not possible to have text logging if you are using systemd." - thats not true, i've seen plenty in the past but as the misinformation is being dispelled its getting less. Its the one reason i started to look into the situation to see whats true and whats not

"The claim is that in the lag between systemd binary logs and the time when systemd has bothered to hand the message off to the next systemd and it gets written to disk, you can lose messages from your text logs that may or may not be in your systemd log due to truncation of the binary log in the case of a crash, " what's the "next systemd"? The claim is "shit happens", are you saying text log records cannot be lost in the case of a crash? Have you got a link where it explains/points out the time delay between binary and text logging?

"There was no need whatsoever to make a new logging daemon which is integrated with a new init daemon if the goal was to implement binary logging." - I doubt they'd create a new init system just to implement binary logging

"Because of the modular nature of Unix, it is possible instead to simply change the log daemon." - they did, its called journald

"make text logging a second-class citizen to binary logging." - its not, its configurable, you are calling it that to advance your opinion

Yes, of course lessons must be learnt from history but progress must be moving forward even when there are bumps on the road. Sometimes you end up take a step backward to go forwards.

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Are you sure? (810 comments)

well, fuck me. there are bugs in systems. lets all go back to the days when all software was written without bugs, if you can tell when those glory days were, i'd appreciate it. Bugs get fixed, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Are you sure? (810 comments)

just configure it to just spit it out to syslog if thats an issue.

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:How about we hackers? (810 comments)

Any file type can get corrupted, its not just binary files. if your whole text file is splatted by binary data from somewhere, you'd have just as much trouble decoding it. One advantage of binary would be a lot less easy to hack by an intruder (not impossible). With journald you can configure it to spit out both types so you'd be covered if one is screwed up unless a buggy program is screwing up the logging.

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Are you sure? (810 comments)

it will change your script if you are cutting that data out of a grepped line

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Are you sure? (810 comments)

but the scripts you use that includes those tools will have to change because you'll be grepping, cutting etc for the wrong stuff if they change the data format eg dates formatted differently or data repositioned

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Are you sure? (810 comments)

thats a fight before my time

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Are you sure? (810 comments)

and doesn't work on flat configuration files related to systemd?

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Are you sure? (810 comments)

Its sort of the same thing as the users are using the distributions. If systemd didn't work then there would be a huge vocal majority of users against it, at the moment its a just minority that is loud to make it look like a lot of detractors.

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Why not fork/wrap systemd to make it more sane? (810 comments)

"As I understand it, it bundles a large number of services into a single process" - looks like you have only been reading slashdot comments rather than documentation at sites like http://www.freedesktop.org/wik... ?

a lot of it is down to configuration as to how many services are run by systemd. I'm using opensuse 13.1 and the only systemd services that appear to be running on my system are journald, logind and udevd.

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:And apps while we're at it (810 comments)

nope but "Anonymous Coward" is a synonym for "generally being a twat"

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:It's about control (810 comments)

is that systemd getting it wrong or the human that set the configuration up incorrectly? is it "init"'s problem if a startup script file is wrong? Your learning curve is going to have to happen at some point if you are moving to systemd from sysvinit.

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Are you sure? (810 comments)

"And you don't have to modify vi to edit their config files. " - could you explain why?

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Barsteward Re:Are you sure? (810 comments)

if you change the format of formatted text files, your tools/scripts will break as well. if they change the format then the tools will change as well - that was a stupid post to try and dismiss binary logs, you need to try and find a better one.

2 days ago

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ClimateDenial Gate

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "If these are genuine Heartland internal documents, then the leaked documents are better than the “climategate” e-mails.
If you are a climate denier (or not) then read the list of documents can be found on Skeptical Science //www.skepticalscience.com/denialgate-heartland.html"

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http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/23/apple-extends-

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "Now, who would want to be a iPhone developer after this story? You can spend all your waking hours developing a piece of software for the iPhone only to have it rejected because it may be in competition with Apples own offering and then not be able to disclose why it was rejected because your rejection letter is under a NDA... Crack out those iJackboots...."
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Uk Stock Exchange IT system collapses

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "Quote from Uk Times online "Shares in London are still frozen nearly six hours after trading was suspended due to a "connectivity issue" http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/markets/article4703130.ece Proud boasts from london stock exchange when launched new IT system... "http://www.onwindows.com/Articles/London-Stock-Exchange/814/Default.aspx" best quote... "Reliability is fundamental to the Exchange's value proposition for the market and continues to give its senior managers peace of mind about system uptime.""

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