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Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

Gothmolly Re:...goes to show... (38 comments)

Over in 1. Was going to post the same thing.

PS Redhat, you're not a desktop OS, you don't need hotplugging automounting USB webcams or eleventy config files and a giant daemon to start things, you need them to be stable and simple and manageable.

2 days ago

Slashdot Talks WIth IBM Power Systems GM Doug Balog (Video)

Gothmolly This foe is beyond any of you (36 comments)

To the bridge of Khazad-dum!

Oh, you said BALOG...

2 days ago

DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

Gothmolly UDP/broadcast only (256 comments)

It's not a bad idea, provided that there's no concept of a conversation. There's no negotiating or acknowledgement that needs to happen, simply a car announcing what it's doing.

Baking in more than this to the spec or implementation will only fuck it up.

2 days ago

How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

Gothmolly Dump SELinux and systemd, make it easier (231 comments)

Everyone immediately disables SELinux, and people need to reinvent how they manage the system, all for no real return, unless you're one of the .1% who those technologies are targeted at. Make your system normal Unix, not weird Unix, and people will stay interested. Companies don't like moving targets.

2 days ago

Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Gothmolly Damage or Change? (509 comments)

Climate has always changed, the concept of "Damage" is only relevant to those affected by it. But lets pretend that they're the same thing, because it will gather more clicks.

3 days ago

Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices

Gothmolly Re:Emulation Everywhere (61 comments)

But they don't have to make new hardware that "runs all past stuff" because the other 999,999 people out of a a million will simply buy the new one.

Whose to blame here?

5 days ago

Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

Gothmolly How the world turns (273 comments)

One day Slashdot is fellating Amazon and Google for their Cloudiness, the next they're accused of corporate evil for being Walmart-A or Walmart-B.

The only thing I see is a consistent bias towards and demand for free crap. Are there any adults on Slashdot anymore?

5 days ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Gothmolly Not Java, but the people who write it (507 comments)

It's a product of its times - with many more "computer science" people in the field, math says you're much more likely to run across crappy ones than you were before. (Not a bell curve issue, the bad ones are more memorable) Add in the H1B headwobble factor, and you have a lot of shitty java code, doing things because it can not because it should. Add in a corporate culture where time to market trumps reliability or maintainability, and you have a management philosophy that rewards the above behaviors.
Java is shitty because the world has turned.

5 days ago

"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Gothmolly Re:No Kari??? (361 comments)

She's not smart, she's a dipshit AW. And also, not gorgeous. 6/10 maybe, but not gorgeous.

Try leaving your mom's basement some time.

about a week ago

Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices

Gothmolly Why? (61 comments)

Other than a desire to run the x86 version of Doom on your BeagleBoard, why would you need this when software is just a recompile away?

about a week ago

"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Gothmolly Thank God, Kari sucked (361 comments)

Bring back Scotti. Also, Tori sucked. Grant and Scotti are all you need. Tori is a tool, good for comic relief when you need a doofus to eat a chili pepper, and Kari was just T&A.

about a week ago

Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

Gothmolly Re:Must be an alternate earth. (441 comments)

And my problem with that is they they must know that they're underskilled hacks. And they sit there, smirk and headwobble, and then claim you didn't provide Requirements or Do The Needful, and YOUR ass gets chewed out when they fail.

about a week ago

Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

Gothmolly Re:heh (609 comments)

At which point I go elsewhere. Just because there's content out there doesn't mean its valuable. Most of the Internet is crap.

about two weeks ago

China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

Gothmolly high food costs will suck up excess capital (152 comments)

China has a growing middle class, and a growing class of perpetually single men. They need to stop the middle class from becoming so affluent so quickly (where do you park 400 million cars?), and they need to find jobs for the millions of sad horny guys who could easily become revolutionaries. If the cost of food rises a few percent here and there it bleeds excess capital out of the system, inconveniences a few on the long tail, but as a whole (remember, China thinks long-term, and like a single organism) the economy will be better off.

about two weeks ago

Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Gothmolly Re:Why focus on the desktop? (726 comments)

Also the pre-emptible kernel, but it's the same basic type of kernel improvement - creating a more fluid experience for the GUI user.

about two weeks ago

Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

Gothmolly Re:Source is HVAC Contractors (303 comments)

Thats the least of the worries people in Coachella have. It was a nice desert area and now it's turning into a smoggy, trafficky shithole due to farms, feedlots and Starbucks.

about two weeks ago

Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

Gothmolly Phone permissions suck (96 comments)

Every app seems to want access to your full memory, location info, camera, microphone and contact list. Why does a flashlight app need all this?

I carry a phone because I have to for work, and I need something to read while on the crapper, and that's it. People who use all these fancy apps are the product, not the customer.

about two weeks ago

Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity

Gothmolly Re:Poor material choice (162 comments)

+Mod points if I had them. I think we were talking about this the second semester of my freshman year. Stress vs. strain and all that.

about two weeks ago

Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach

Gothmolly I call bullshit (89 comments)

The hospital had an Internet-facing router that was accessible via SSH or HTTPS?

If they were stupid enough to do that, then someone else had probably stolen all their data already.

about two weeks ago



Gothmolly Gothmolly writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Gothmolly (148874) writes "Love them or hate them, the GNAA (no link) are as much a part of the Internet as AYBABTU, or the Ha Ha Guy, or Natale Portman. Recently, Wikipedia deleted the entry for the GNAA, the stub page can be found here. Note that AYBABTU and the Ha Ha Guy both have articles, and are similar in scope (Internet memes). Since Wikipedia's Chinese site is different, and article subjects frequently clean up their own articles, is this just another internal-cleanup job by Wikipedia, or is Wikipedia trying to account for taste?"


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