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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

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

I've seen the question asked, but not answered....

If journald is a separate daemon from the rest of systemd, that should mean that I can COMPLETELY REMOVE journald without affecting systemd. Is that correct?

The answer should be either Yes, which means that the general understanding of the UNIX philosophy is maintained, or No, which would demonstrate that systemd has too many inter-dependencies, and is in fact a monolithic environment.

about two weeks ago
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EFF: Apple's Dev Agreement Means No EFF Mobile App For iOS

GlennC Re:Principles vs Practicality (220 comments)

... allowing slavish adherence to their principles... or they just realized they could use it as a publicity stunt.

Why can't it be both?

about three weeks ago
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Over 30 Uber Cars Impounded In Cape Town

GlennC Re:Serves them right (160 comments)

I imagine you've never been denied service because of how you looked, the neighborhood you live in, or some other subjective opinion.

It must be nice where you live, that ignorance and intolerance don't exist, and where everyone has immediate access to perfect information all the time. I wouldn't share my location with the general populace, though....the rest of the world isn't so nice.

about three weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

GlennC Re:Right Place (448 comments)

By personally attending the events I'm interested in

So you're not a fan of non-local teams, or spend an awful lot of money on travel, I take it?

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

GlennC Re:Highly supported? (573 comments)

Something I think will eventually happen, especially if the open carry state also has concealed carry....Florida and Texas, I'm looking at you.

A person will see someone openly carrying, pull out their wallet and cell phone, and say loudly and clearly, "Don't shoot, just take my things. Please don't hurt my kids!" Then the concealed carriers will shoot at the open carrier, thinking themselves "the good guys with the guns" and the area (likely) turns into a free-fire zone as everyone with a gun imagines that they are the hero saving the day.

I only hope I am nowhere near that scene when it goes down.

about three weeks ago
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Ben Harris Shows off the Electric Vehicle Challenge Simulator (Video)

GlennC Re:Converts gas cars to electric? (37 comments)

From looking at the pictures on the site, one of the cars appears to be an early 1990 vintage Ford Mustang, and another older small pickup is shown. Therefore, I'd say if your "rust bucket on wheels" isn't too large, it may work.

There's another company near me that is working on making electric and hybrid delivery trucks. They also convert Mercedes ML series SUV's to electric, and have a program to retrofit diesel trucks and vans.

http://ampelectricvehicles.com/
http://ampelectricvehicles.com/repower-program

about 2 months ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

GlennC Re:Not Eligible -- Yes, I am a US Citizen (551 comments)

From the post:

A hotel is not a residence according to the state I work in; as such, I am not a resident of the state I am in.

Therefore, the OP cannot get the legally required ID in order to vote.

Also, the OP cannot register to vote, therefore the OP CANNOT VOTE.

From the standpoint of wanting to vote, how is this different from living on the street or a homeless shelter?

about 3 months ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

GlennC I don't know about millions of people (415 comments)

I, for one, am not interested in having to ensure my watch is plugged in nightly. I may not be Apple's target demographic, though.

about 3 months ago
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Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

GlennC In my case (304 comments)

If my wife were to have sex with someone else behind my back, I'd be disappointed.

She knows I like to at least watch!

about 3 months ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

GlennC PETA (367 comments)

The headline could have stopped after the first four words.

about 3 months ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

GlennC Re:I call BS on this one.... (575 comments)

What is the difference between Democrat and Republican again?

One is "Team Red" and the other is "Team Blue"...duh!

about 4 months ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

GlennC Re:Aggression in practice, right? (478 comments)

So when are you heading over to defend the honor of the Yazidis?, since they apparently can't do it themselves?

about 4 months ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

GlennC Re:Aggression in practice, right? (478 comments)

The answer you're looking for is best stated as an old signature line.

"Bombing for Peace is like Fucking for Virginity."

about 4 months ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

GlennC Re:An Insightful Quote (165 comments)

The point is that if disaffected Islamic youth in Australia are buying the "war on Islam" propaganda, what chance does the U.S. and their allies have in Iraq and Syria?

Anything they do there will only amplify the view that they are modern day Crusaders.

The additional context only bolsters that opinion.

about 4 months ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

GlennC An Insightful Quote (165 comments)

From the Sydney Morning Herald article:

"I dunno, I got a lot of anger," he said. "It's a war on Islam just because we grow our beards. They want to label us as a terrorist, or supporters of IS, whatever, that's up to you."

As long as the more stable regional powers refuse to directly confront the extremists, it becomes very easy for this view to continue.

about 4 months ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

GlennC Re:relevant article (324 comments)

Of what use is a paywalled article?

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

GlennC Re:Yes it is a lot of money (405 comments)

The instant review stations are in view during some of the most tense situations of a game, with a lot of attention.

I don't know what channels you're watching the game on, but where I watch, the review station gets a couple of seconds of camera time at best. It's actually rather rare to see the booth at all.

Most of the on-air view is the replays themselves, with the announcers giving their interpretation.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

GlennC The Real Killer App... (471 comments)

Perhaps an app that puts the current time on the face of the watch?

about 5 months ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

GlennC Holding out for 640k (204 comments)

Because that ought to be enough for anybody! :D

about 5 months ago

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