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How One Small Company Blocked 15.1 Million Robocalls Last Year

Barsteward Re:With a name like his (145 comments)

no, its only proprietory OS users that like to steal

4 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

Barsteward Re:inflation embiggens numbers (526 comments)

yeah, and i wonder just how much tax they will avoid paying

4 days ago
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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

Barsteward Re:Please develop for my dying platform! (307 comments)

"The notion that BBs competitors should prop up the dying BB platform in some notional sense of fairness is stupid." - are Netflix et al really BB competitors, i would have thought that was Apple, Samsung etc? Anyway he's just saying similar to what others have said about wanting MS Office being able to run natively on other platforms but he is just spouting from another perspective.

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Barsteward Re:Do you really buy your own BS? (360 comments)

Unless the change has unknown effects i.e. making it easier for volcanic eruptions or tectonic plate shifts to cause tsunami like flooding

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Barsteward Re:Do you really buy your own BS? (360 comments)

"The only losers in these scenarios seems to be the rich 1%ers who can afford ocean front property" - as much as i'm with you on that, a lot of the worlds important cities are on the waters edge, losing an importatn city could cause all manner of problems for that country and globally if its a globally important working city.

about two weeks ago
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Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source

Barsteward Re: Stupid Americans (361 comments)

no he isn't, Brian is the messiah...

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

Barsteward Re:Solving a nonexistent problem (551 comments)

Its great you can do that, not everyone can code that well but i'd bet they'd have better success at configuring systemd to do that.

"a) I want it to be ASCII "
"b) I don't want to have to replace my init daemon, and I shouldn't have to."

They are both your choices. if your preferred distro uses systemd then you have vote with your feet and move to another distro. The distro have every right in the world to put out the system the way it sees fit and if you don't agree with it then you have to move or suck it up - thats life.

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

Barsteward Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (551 comments)

I suspect that if they took rsyslog and updated to make it work the way journald works that would cause just as much shit in the forums so writing their own version would have made sense. There are a few important reasons for developing the journal solution listed here in the section "Background: syslog" https://docs.google.com/docume...

I understand what you are saying but a lot of the startup/kill scripts are basically the same code for starting, stopping and restarting services etc (a lot of duplicated code in many files) so it makes complete sense to launch all the services etc in a rationalised common way but allow for exceptions to the rule.

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

Barsteward Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (551 comments)

what a crap analogy. look up the definition of monolithic, redefining it to suit your argument is a crock of shit. Delete all copies/versions of shared libraries from your system and see how well it works, then by your definition the whole of GNU and linux is one big monolith.

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Barsteward Re:Solar, solar, solar. Also, solar. (360 comments)

"Earth used to be a molten ball of lava and here we are." - i'd be interested to see how long you fare in those conditions if it returned to something close to a molten ball of lava

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Barsteward Re:Solar, solar, solar. Also, solar. (360 comments)

"So we move inland and lose Florida and Brussels." thats all well and good but a lot of the major cities in the world will be flooded as most of them are on rivers or close to the sea so there will trouble ahead.

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Barsteward Re:Do you really buy your own BS? (360 comments)

"None of us (you, me, them, us) will be around when what you describe happens." Unfortunately that's why its not taken seriously, its the same for evolution deniers, it takes too long to happen so it's not really happening.

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

Barsteward Re:The very first thing out of his mouth (551 comments)

"No, we wouldn't be riding horses." yes we would if you apply the "If something works, then don't break it." premise, the horse (or camel etc) did the job. Cars were crap for a long time before they got reliable and comfortable.

"SystemD, whether it's amazing or not, is equivalent to a car salesman coming up to you, shooting your horse, forcing you to buy a car (from him), then leaving." - the car salesman would say if you don't like what we're selling, go elsewhere. if you don't want systemd in your life, you move to another distro that doesn't use it.

" I don't want systemd on any server I manage right now because I can't trust it. " - nothing wrong it that but you should do research into systemd to find out what it really does/doesn't do before relying anything the anti-systemd posters say.

""Things move on, you cannot stay in one place" - is 64k enough for you, are you still using 8inch floppy disks or did you move on?

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

Barsteward Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (551 comments)

"As a friend put it; the linux kernel uses a monolithic architecture but a modular construction, systemd uses a modular architecture but a monolithic construction." - your friend needs to look up the definition of monolithic (and so do you if you believe his definition). Systemd is a collection of separate executables not a single one so is therefore modular.

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

Barsteward Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (551 comments)

I'm afraid that blog definition is crap as well. to say some is monolithic because it has a dependency, you will need to label all programs that depend on something such as glibc monolithic as well. This blog's definition of monolithic is a very lame attempt at being disparaging which is usually the case when the arguments are weak.

about two weeks 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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