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Red Hat To Help Develop CentOS

C_Kode My thoughts on this. (186 comments)

I posted this on G+, but figured I would post it here too.


As a user of RHEL and CentOS, I use each for specific purposes. Several of the purposes I use CentOS for, Redhat wants me to use RHEL for. Now they could easily make CentOS less of an acceptable option almost forcing me to use RHEL since I use RH as my standard infrastructure distribution.

CentOS has always taken revenue away from RH where a full blown license of RH wasn't necessary and RH knows this. I have no doubts this move is to strengthen RH position and profitability. From what I read in the FAQ about this joining, Redhat requires that Redhat Employees have a controlling share of the CentOS board.

In the end, we will just have to see exactly how Redhat intends to steer CentOS.

about 8 months ago

Senators Propose Bill Prohibiting Phone Calls On Planes

C_Kode Umm, no. (513 comments)

I commute to and from New York City on a train every day. I've seen fights almost break out from rude people yapping on phones. Allowing phone calls on planes is a very bad idea. Nobody wants to listen to other people yap on a phone during a three hour flight.

People get agitated enough being cramped into small seats with no leg room. Lets just add to the agitation my making the person next to you annoy the hell out of you by yapping on the phone to their friend.

about 9 months ago

Pirate Bay Founder Warg Being Held in Solitary Confinement

C_Kode I've always been in the opinion (192 comments)

I've always been in the opinion that anyone who serves as a figure of authority (this includes government officials) and uses that authority to commit a crime should receive a minimum of double the maximum sentence of that crime in the same manner than you get double the fine for speeding in a work zone.

If they commit a crime that is punishable by 5-7 years in prison using their given authority, then they should get a minimum of 14 years in prison period. No less.

Of course, to get this double sentence, they have to be using their authority to commit the crime. They should also be removed from service and ban from ever working for the public in any form again. (which includes a private sector job that is doing government contract work)

Abuse of power should have absolute ZERO tolerance.

In this case, I believe putting someone in solitary confinement without a valid reason is abuse of power. Whoever made this decision should be removed from power and should have to serve twice as many days in solitary confinement as Gottfrid has.

about 9 months ago

eBay CEO: Amazon Drones Are Fantasy

C_Kode Your CEO (189 comments)

Your CEO should be a visionary. That's not to say, you should dump all your R & D into stuff you can't make, but if your CEO is bashing visionaries, then you seriously need to fire that idiot.

about 9 months ago

Physicists Plan to Build a Bigger LHC

C_Kode In the Astronomy World (263 comments)

In the Astronomy world, we call that Aperture Fever. It's an endless cycle of wanting more aperture so you can see more. Good luck ever quenching that thirst no matter how much money you though at it!

about 10 months ago

Write Windows Phone Apps, No Code Required

C_Kode Android had something like this (210 comments)

Android had something like this, and I believe it went the way of the dodo. Much like this probably will too.

1 year,30 days

Edward Snowden Files For Political Asylum In Russia

C_Kode As Nelson would say (447 comments)


about a year ago

Apple Files Trademark For "iWatch" In Japan

C_Kode iWatch (82 comments)

iWatch Apple file stupid trademarks. I think it's time to move on from iAnything.

about a year ago

New Prenda Law Shell Corp Threatening to Tell Your Neighbors You Pirated Porn

C_Kode The old days (258 comments)

It used to be legal in Texas to kill someone because they "needed kill'in'. These guys clearly fit in that category.

about a year ago

Mars Rover Curiosity: Less Brainpower Than Apple's iPhone 5

C_Kode This has always been the case. (256 comments)

I remember when 386/486 were still being sent up in space when current PC processors were many times faster. (still are?) They were tested, protected, and proven. Ask yourself this. Do you buy the newest process off Newegg (or whatever) and send it into space hoping it doesn't fail at a price of $500 million or in Curiosity's case $2.5 billion? Umm, hell no.

about a year and a half ago

Fedora 19 Nixing MySQL in Favor of MariaDB

C_Kode We've begun the move away from MySQL also (116 comments)

We've begun to move away from MySQL offical release also. Although we went with Percona rather than MariaDB.

about a year and a half ago

Cisco Rumored To Be Selling Linksys

C_Kode Re:Quality vs Features (180 comments)

I have the Linksys E3000 WiFi router and have not had any quality issues. Part of this may be because I refused to install the push-based firmware that caused issues for a lot of people.

I did notice a lot of features being dropped from the Linksys line once they became Cisco branded. One of the biggest examples was removing CLI from some of the higher-end Linksys switches. Of course, this was to prevent a loss of sales for Cisco's enterprise lineup. The result was that a lot of SMBs went with Netgear and D-Link.

I have the E3000 also. The one thing I don't like about it is it runs very hot. I have to tilt it up on it's side to keep it cool. If I don't, I notice that my WiFi connections act flaky sometimes.

I used the base firmware for a long while, but finally switched to DD-WRT about a year and a half ago.

about 2 years ago

Cisco Rumored To Be Selling Linksys

C_Kode Consumer profit margins (180 comments)

Cisco is used to fleecing companies just like Oracle does. Buying into consumer market will never get you those types of margins. (don't even bring up Apple, that fad is already on the down swing)

Even in the Enterprise world, there are good options opposite Cisco these days. I've replacement most of my Cisco equipment with Juniper and have been quite happy with them and in some cases far happier than I was with Cisco.

about 2 years ago

Verizon Tech Given 4-year Federal Prison Sentence For $4.5M Equipment Scam

C_Kode $4.5M or $2.8M (163 comments)

The Slashdot title says $4.5M, but the article it links to says $2.8M

about 2 years ago

Samsung Beats Apple In Tokyo, Itching To Sue Over LTE Patents

C_Kode Tasker app (221 comments)

For example, sound and light from the device could be disabled when entering a movie theater, or communications with other devices could be disabled in a science laboratory.

Umm. Already do with with the Tasker app.

about 2 years ago

Misunderstanding of Prior Art May Have Led to Apple-Samsung Verdict

C_Kode Re:Looks like the basis for appeal to me... (503 comments)

Samsung can claim that the jury did not understand the testimony...

Actually, I think they did understand until Mr. Hogan derailed them by telling them his little story. My guess is the other jurors took Mr. Hogan as an expert in patent law which is obviously is not. They followed his lead right off the proverbial cliff.

about 2 years ago

Misunderstanding of Prior Art May Have Led to Apple-Samsung Verdict

C_Kode The funny thing about that is... (503 comments)

The funny thing is, Mr. Hogan declared that it wasn't prior art because it didn't run on that processor. If that logic is used, wouldn't that imply the same thing about Samsung and Apple? Apple's software isn't prior art to Samsung's because Samsung's software definitely isn't going to run on an iPhone.

about 2 years ago

Samsung Opens New Apple Store In Australia

C_Kode T-Mobile (154 comments)

It also looks like a T-Mobile store. Maybe T-Mobile should sue both Apple and Samsung since T-Mobile stores looked like that before Apple opened any stores..

about 2 years ago

Why Valve Wants To Port Games To Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe

C_Kode I will tell you what is a catastrophe. (880 comments)

You want to see a catastrophe? Look at sound in Linux. Pulse was created to fix the sound problems, except for the fact that Pulse is terrible too. It presents a whole new set of problems and limitations.

The X doesn't deliver a very good experience either. I'm really hoping Wayland is the answer. It can't get here soon enough.

more than 2 years ago



Does Oracle's lawsuit against Google help Apple?

C_Kode C_Kode writes  |  more than 4 years ago

C_Kode (102755) writes "With the battle raging between Apple's iOS and Google's Android OS will Larry Ellison and Oracle entering the fray help Apple or pit the two who refer to themselves as 'best friends' against each other. This is the subject matter tackled by David Brown over at Museville News in a post entitled Does Oracle's lawsuit against Google help Apple? On the other side is a post by Daniel Eran Dilger over at RoughlyDrafted Magazine that argues a slightly different side."
Link to Original Source



C_Kode C_Kode writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I made a post about how Apple is like Microsoft in that they want to lock-in their customers. I posted my opinion and guess what. Some Apple zeolot modded me flamebait because he disagreed. (Though the post at this point is still +3 Insightful) I hate zealotism. It makes even good causes seem bad.

Thats fine. He will get meta-moderated down hopefully so he won't be able to abuse his moderation points.


C_Kode C_Kode writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Well, I will not buy HP again. No need to explain. I hate HP. I do like some of the things I'm seeing from Sun now. We shall see if they've changed their ways, or are just trying to kiss and make up.


C_Kode C_Kode writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I've been debating over the last year if I've become anti-Sun Microsystems. It's offical now. I "AM" anti-Sun Microsystems. I initially felt the need to explain, but why?

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