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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

Kabukiwookie Re:Not my first choice (417 comments)

You do realise that with the establisment of BRICS that the US market has become less important as has the US dollar as a reserve currency. This is something that the US govt is fighting hard to prevent.

yesterday
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Kabukiwookie Re:Signs clear enough even for a layman (575 comments)

If that's the case, why isn't there a simlar shit storm about Wayland?

Easy, because:

1) Wayland is truly optional and essentially a drop in replacement for X

2) Wayland is not attempting to take over other functions it's not supposed to be touching

3) Wayland does not do binary logging or make you jump through hoops to actually see what's wrong with your server if it doesn't boot

I really like Wayland, since it is an improvement on X. I hate systemd with a passion (this is after having to put up with systemd zealots like you), because it's a bloated piece of software, with an ever increasing feature creep that destroys the modular architecture of Linux, while not being an improvement over the current systemV init.

about a week ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Kabukiwookie Re:Systemd works OK in Fedora (575 comments)

With some dinners (eg: liver) ketchup is mandatory to kill the gross taste.

If your liver tastes gross, the person preparing it is probably not a very good cook and no amount of ketchup will cover up the taste.

And that seems to be working an analogy as well.

about a week ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Kabukiwookie Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (525 comments)

If a dog that's bitten me in the past is adopted by a new owner, I am still not likely to pet it any time in the future.

about two weeks ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Kabukiwookie Re:How about we hackers? (863 comments)

Then you probably also know that traffic is typically blocked in larger organisations.

about a month ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Kabukiwookie Re:How about we hackers? (863 comments)

Are you for real? Do you even know what a headless server is and why people are using them?

about a month ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

Kabukiwookie Re:Not really true AI we should be worried about. (583 comments)

If you make it too low, they will be unable to survive. If you make it too high, then even those who have the ability to work may choose not to.

If spare time is abundant, any remaining manual work that can be done will be done, by volunteers if necessary. There is a significant portion of the human population who would choose to work even if not compensated for the work itself.

If all those things could be provided to me without working, I wouldn't work.

Personally I would work even if I had enough money to never have to work again. I would spend my time on projects I would like to work on though, instead of on projects I have to work on.

about a month ago
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Four Dutch Uberpop Taxi Drivers Arrested, Fined

Kabukiwookie Re:News at 11. (282 comments)

Those have recently been completely gone. Traveling in public transport can only through a special chipcard that needs to be topped up with money and swiped when entering and leaving the public transport of choice.

Quite inconvenient and for some reason, even if the trip is only 2 Euros, I believe a minimum of 10 Euros needs to be on the card at all times (so for a 2 Euro trip, you need 12 Euro on the card to be able to get on).

Good reason is probably the fact that a lot of people will lose their card at 10 Euro each, that's quick cash (for the transport agency that is).

about a month and a half ago
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Four Dutch Uberpop Taxi Drivers Arrested, Fined

Kabukiwookie Re:News at 11. (282 comments)

Yes indeed. If you're a tourist coming to The Netherlands, expect to be severely ripped off when when using a taxi. Not only are the taxi drivers generally obnoxious and sometimes downright hostile, there's no alternative other than the few privileged companies that are allowed to pick up travelers from Schiphol airport.

A 30 minute ride will quickly add up to over 150 Euros and there's no recourse if there is any disagreement

Rent a car if possible or take the train. It's cheaper and saves you a lot of hassle.

about a month and a half ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

Kabukiwookie Re:Why do people care so much? (774 comments)

You're willfully ignoring the objection that was made here. Now that they've decided to use systemd, in the future Gnome can't be used without it. So regardless of who decided to use systemd, once you use systemd there's no way back and any upstream project is forever bound to systemd.

about a month and a half ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

Kabukiwookie Re:Slashdot Response (774 comments)

It has gotten pretty clear that a lot of the hatred for systemd has nothing to do with the technical merits.

Are you actually reading post of people who have objections to systemd or are you just shutting down whenever there is any criticism?

I am very sure that if systemd were an inplace independent replacement for init, that the majority of people objecting currently would be satisfied. The problem is not that there are no technical merits to the objections people have, the problem is that the technical objections fall on deaf ears.

about a month and a half ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Kabukiwookie Re:Who? (993 comments)

Well I didn't say you were one did I?. That does not detract from the fact that this is a remark that I often hear from Windows admins.

As for 'bigoted idiot', ad hominems and accusing people of making false proclamations on public forums exposes you as bit of an idiot yourself. If required I will testify under threat of perjury that I have heard windows admins proclaim this very thing, so the proclamation is anything but false.

But let that not detract from any smug feelings you might be having and need to express

And it's Unix btw, not Linux.

about a month and a half ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Kabukiwookie Re:Who? (993 comments)

Typical response of a Windows admin.

about 2 months ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Kabukiwookie Re:Less static hardware. (993 comments)

Colour me surprised, but all of my 'hot-plugging' of hardware is done virtual.

Want extra disk, add extra disk to the SAN and present it on the fly to my VM. Want an extra interface, just add it on the fly. How many people are still actually doing this on the fly on physical hardware?

Systemd does not add any substantial benefits over sysV init and if Lennart acts like an ahole and completely disregards a large user base, he can expect people to react back in a similar way as well, even though I feel that the kickstarter thing was a bit over the top.

This is a reaction to previous action though and essentially is a sign of the feeling of helplessness a large user base has, when they feel they have to resort to these extreme measures.

Not saying it's good, but it's nevertheless unsurprising.

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

Kabukiwookie Re:Asymptomatic people are not contagious (475 comments)

It should indeed include all passengers who flew in the same plane after this passenger came on board and people who cleaned the plane and/or did any maintenance on it. Both on each point of origin and destination

Anybody who thinks that hospitals in the 'first world' are able to cope with Ebola once it's starting to spread is deluding himself.

about 2 months ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Kabukiwookie Re:kill -1 (469 comments)

I've been in unix for over 20 years and never even heard of kill -1.

That's very honest of you. Don't know what you've been doing in Unix, but not knowing how to issue a SIGHUP signal (or why) after working with Unix for 20 years is not particularly a recommendation.

Probably best not to mention that on any future interviews.

about 2 months ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Kabukiwookie Re:kill -1 (469 comments)

Really? You don't reboot after a kernel security update?

I do believe that the comment also include "and in scheduled windows".

I entirely agree that boot time is a non-issue

Though that seems to be the primary selling point of systemd. It's the first or almost the first issue that is brought up by systemd proponents.

In sysvinit, the /etc/rc.d directories are full of symlinks to /etc/init.d scripts, with "magic" prefixes to control priority.

You do realise that the order of execution is the alphabetical order in which these links appear in the directory. Nothing 'magic' about it, just using default behaviour that's already inherent in the OS. Simple.

And the systemd scripts are simpler. In sysvinit, every single script reinvents the wheel by including a big bunch of the same boilerplate.

OMG, the horror of having a few kB at most copied into different scripts, it's unbelievable.

about 2 months ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Kabukiwookie Re:kill -1 (469 comments)

So how many servers are running OSX?

Do what the hell you want on your desktop, as long as it doesn't interfere with how I run my server farm.

about 2 months ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

Kabukiwookie Re:No, It Won't (326 comments)

Bugger.. that should be 'instability'.... need to stop commenting on Friday evenings...

about 2 months ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

Kabukiwookie Re:No, It Won't (326 comments)

A large part of the issues that countries like Venezuala (and Cuba) are having is that their internal stability is constantly being fueled by US foreign policy.

Cuba is actually doing fairly well now despite having had a boycott imposed for the last 50 years.

about 2 months ago

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