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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Carewolf Re:at least the rationale is good (458 comments)

Regardless of the particulars of this project, it's good people are waking up and realizing what a bloated feature-creeped rube goldberg contraption systemd is, a non-Unix non-Unix-way solution no serious Linux/Unix admin wants, it hinders troubleshooting and configuration. Systemd is what happens when inexperienced people with high IQ fly off on a tagent without engineering ability.

Actually systemd might be bloated, and new and less reliable, but it was the old init system that was rube goldberg machine, it was an ancient well tested and well unstood rube goldberg machine, but it did run a many random independent tools one after the other handing one result to the next sequentially like a rube goldberg machine. Now it is all parallel and all part of the same machine.

2 days ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Carewolf Re:launchd (458 comments)

Plenty of people use OS X to "get things done". About all people "get done" in a satisfactory manner using Linux is network administration.

And software development. Though it works acceptable on Macs too (compared to Windows development), though only when developing for Apple products naturally. Problem is still that productivity on Macs is lower because the OS keep getting in your way, and there is no way of making it stop, because giving power features to power users is not the Apple way.

2 days ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Carewolf Re:launchd (458 comments)

Where's the fun in using something that just works?!

It is Apple we talking about, specifically Mac, where everything "Just Doesn't Work(tm)".

That would be useless in an OS like Linux that is mostly used to get things done.

2 days ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

Carewolf Re:Bullshit (221 comments)

Have you ever seen a problem in government where the proposed solution wasn't giving a particular agency more taxpayer money to squander?

Yes(!?), the single most common solution with the current congress, is to "solve" the problem by cutting funding to the agencies they don't like. Which is why so many of them simply doesn't work, and gets worse and worse, as they get punished for their issues by cutting their funding even more.

2 days ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Carewolf Re: Sanity... (504 comments)

Yes it is hilarious. Of course we used some kind of stupid elector system which degenerated over time to making the electors heriditary, turning them into the aristocracy.

3 days ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Carewolf Re:Sanity... (504 comments)

the whole thread is about the rights of citizens vs. government, and the difference between US and europe. did you not read it?

Then your comment is simply wrong, because what you stated is an example that NOT different between the US and Europe.

3 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Carewolf Re:Hmm... (471 comments)

(Somewhat related: according to a Reuters poll, one in four Americans want their state to secede from the union.)

Didn't South Park point out that 1 in 4 Americans are idiots?

At least in polls they are. Ask any question, no matter how stupid and one in four Americans will support it. I think it is safe to say: One in four Americans are either idiots or trolling. I could believe either or even both.

Too bad there is so low support for independence though. I think US politics would work better if the states could have their own two party separation and could try different legislation and FAIL instead of being bailed out. Europe has it's share of "challenged" southern states, but it is pretty obvious which nations are succesful and which are not. Also though nepotism imight behigher, monetary corruption is smaller in smaller nations.

4 days ago
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On Independence for Scotland:

Carewolf Re:So influence is the most important? (192 comments)

Joining the EU again will not be as easy as many may think. The EU still has to welcome them in, and not every EU power may be that eager to reward an independence movement like Scotland's. Spain in particular won't want to encourage Catalonia to do the same.

Not true, we already have precedence. New independent territories remain part of EU after seceding. Don't believe the UK and Spanish FUD on the matter.

4 days ago
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Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

Carewolf Re:Jews (85 comments)

"Ashkenazi Jews, had more Near East ancestry than anticipated" What!? Off the cuff I'd think they would have 100% Near Eastern ancestry. How much did they anticipate? Apparently a number less than 100.

I would have expected close to but not quite 100% German and Polish. Considering most Ashkenazi look in every way Polish and German and spoke a German dialect, the original semetic genes are likely thin.

4 days ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Carewolf Re:Sanity... (504 comments)

a foundational principle for justice in the US is that it's better for ten guilty men to go free than one innocent man to go to prison. Another principle is it's legal for a man to protect himself and his family. it's not really a grey area. America, love it or leave it.

Why bring the US into it? That is the founding principles of justice and used everywhere which is why the US copied the idea.

5 days ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Carewolf Re:Sanity... (504 comments)

Law enforcement began as [any given region's] largest street gang, long before recorded history.

You mean that that was in the brief period where it was a relatively popular idea to make law enforcement something better than that

Bullshit. Don't make up your own history. Police is a modern invension, and guards that came before them were often privately hired or worked for a city which is usually run as some sort of republic. Even if you include the state, and the army, many nations started by democratically electing their kings (Most of north-west europe for one).

5 days ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

Carewolf Re:Misleading slashdot headline (380 comments)

As usual, the headline is misleading. What's less usual is that they totally undersensationalized the news.

Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd
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Torvalds: UNIX Philosophy is Obsolete

I think you missed the micro-kernel vs macro-kernel debate that happened when Linux was born. That Linus likes things more monolithic and practical is OLD news.

about a week ago
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Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

Carewolf Re:Why is this legal in the U.S.? (149 comments)

as a non-american, your country probably has\makes the same deal with major industries, you probably just dont know about it

Yes, but it is bending the general rules that apply to everybody in a direction that is helpful to specific major industries. Making rules that only apply to a named individuals or entities is specifically outlawed by most constitutions. Sure there is still lobbying and the effects of it, but not this overt, out in the open, blantent corruption.

about two weeks ago
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UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

Carewolf Re: Not a chance (254 comments)

The advantage of SCTP is that it is not a retarded implementation of go back N.

SCTP has all the same limitations as TCP at the SCTP stream level.

Ehmm. No. TCP is quite special in being byte-oriented. SCTP is message oriented.

about two weeks ago
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UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

Carewolf Re: Not a chance (254 comments)

The advantage of SCTP is that it is not a retarded implementation of go back N. Which means it can operate efficiently at high speeds on unreliable networks. Also the channels could be easily and automatically used with HTTP to replace the inefficient pipelining. With TCP something like SPDY had to reimplement channels on a higher level.

about three weeks ago
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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

Carewolf Re:Can anybody tell me, please (161 comments)

Desktop screens have had two sizes in the past 10 years to my knowledge: 4:3 and 16:9 (or close to it), so they have not been getting wider and wider.

I you start at 4:3 moving over whatever the hell 1280x1024 was, then back to 4:3 a too short flirt with 3:2 then settling on 16:10 before dumping it for 16:9, and now trying to argue 32:9 is what everybody (should) want. Sounds like the desktop screens are getting wider and wider to me.

about three weeks ago
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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

Carewolf Re:It's the 1990s all over again. (161 comments)

<img lowsrc='...' src='...' ...>

That was never standardized, and its implementation was removed for reasons described in bug 92453.

Or, you could could go with the 2000s route, and use CSS's media queries so that you don't try to push large images down to small-screen devices.

Do media queries allow changing the effective src of an img element, or do they work only with background images?

You could combine it with the CSS 'content' property if supported, or just pretend the background is the foreground, which it tends to be unless you put something in front of it.

Seriously. This would be better solved by going back to trying to standardize CSS 'content' that way IMG could be implemented using CSS.

about three weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Carewolf Re:Rules of war (254 comments)

The maps doesn't really disagree, they are just painted differently. If you double check with google maps on the side, the areas where the BBC map and Russian propaganda map disagrees are uninhabited areas of corn field that probably neither side bothers to defend. Pick you poison. The BBC maps was more informative as it showed Luhansk to be surrounded which it was.

about three weeks ago
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MIPS Tempts Hackers With Raspbery Pi-like Dev Board

Carewolf Re:PowerVR graphics (88 comments)

What makes you think they aren't providing drivers?

That they are providing their normal drivers which are no good. They either need to make better drivers (which I don't think they can), or they need to help the production of open source drivers which this could have been a good move to do, but as it is, they just going the NVidia route without the manpower, quality or anything.

about three weeks ago

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The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  about a year ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "With the continued speculation and FUD about the future of Wayland at a time when Canonical is investing heavily into their own Mir Display Server alternative, Eric Griffith with input from Daniel Stone have written an article for Phoronix where they lay out all the facts. The "Wayland Situation" is explained with first going over the failings of X, the fixings of Wayland, common misconceptions about X and Wayland, and then a few other advantages to Wayland. For anyone interested in X/Wayland or the Linux desktop at a technical level, it's an article certainly worth reading!"
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Too Perfect a Mirror

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  about a year ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "Jeff Mitchell writes on his blog about what almost became "The Great KDE Disaster Of 2013". It all started as simple update of the root git server and ended up with a corrupt git repository automatically mirrored to every mirror and deleting every copy of most KDE repositories. It ends by discussing what the problem is with git --mirror and how you can avoid similar problems in the future."
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Vulcanic Ash Grounds North Europe

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "In an interesting story of weather and techonology. After a vulcanic eruption in Iceland. All flights in and out the UK, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have been suspended. Finland and Belgian is also shutting down airtravel, and the ash cloud is expected to affect airtravel in all of North Europe during the day. The reason the vulcanic ash grounds the planes is due to leasons learned from KLM Flight 867 in 1989, and British Airway Flight 9 in 1982, where vulcanic ash in both cases sandblasted front windscreen and shut down all four engines."
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KDE Announces Customized Sottware Compilations

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "Following the succesful example of the world's leading operating systems. KDE announces that future KDE Software Compilations will now also be offered in multiple customized version to cater different needs. There is the Ultimate Freedom Edition geared towards users who prefer the ultimate in customization. There is the Dwarfed Freedom Edition, inspired by other desktops designed for midgets, aimed at users who prefers a more limited set of options, Finally there is the Basic Freedom Edition for users from outside the world of open source, this version will for instance fully enforce security through obscurity,"
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