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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

Kabukiwookie Re:Asymptomatic people are not contagious (446 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.

yesterday
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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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Kabukiwookie Re:I LOVE READING PROPAGANDA (981 comments)

Adjusting for inflation, one dollar in 1953, would give you the same purchasing power as almost $9 today, with the $9 actually being a lower estimate. So after adjusting for inflation, I'd still say that $16T today is less than $2.5T in 1953.

about two weeks ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Kabukiwookie Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

Just another bandwagon MS is jumping on. Too late as usual.

about three weeks ago
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GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

Kabukiwookie Re:/etc/inittab (314 comments)

I would agree that it is much more complex, and therefore much more vulnerable to bugs, but that is the price of actually having an init that does things.

If you like buggy, monolithic services, why don't you just run a Windows server instead of infecting Linux. I am getting more and more the feeling that systemd is being pushed to kill of Linux.

about three weeks ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Kabukiwookie Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

Or maybe you have never used the last command to parse the binary log file which is wtmp either.

The wtmp, utmp and btmp files are the biggest pain in the ass when it comes to setting up centralised logging. In my view putting authentication info in these binary logs is one of the bigger mistakes made in Unix' murky past. And now we have someone repeating the same mistake with systemd

about a month ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Kabukiwookie Re:The moment of truth (126 comments)

I do too, and if I am looking for something new, I will first go to GOG and to Steam second if GOG doesn't have what I am looking for. Even if the GOG version is a couple of dollars more, I'd rather have a binary that I can download and install at my convenience, then a download only version.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access To Free Software

Kabukiwookie Re:Well, wait,,,, (159 comments)

Correct.

It will lower the threshold to continue or start using proprietary software though. It's about the market share first, the money follows later once you've cornered the market.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access To Free Software

Kabukiwookie Re:Publicly Funded Governments (159 comments)

In some cases the TCO will be lower,

That is true, but only when looking at TCO in the short term. In the longer term, proprietary software will always turn out more expensive. Either because licencing fees go up or the business eventually goes out of business and expensive projects will need to be started to replace the functionality of the now unsupported software. Using free open source software, means that the user always has access to the technology and is able to ensure the product continues to perform the function that it was intended to perform, which in turn improves business continuity.

Unfortunately, most people don't plan beyond the next couple of years and short term gains have become more important than long term continuity.

about a month ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Kabukiwookie What's actually going on (579 comments)

From:

http://www.heise.de/open/meldu...

It looks like mayor of Munich is the one complaining about Limux, while the entire city council is united and calls it "sachfremde Einzelmeinungen", which translates into 'a single opinion from someone who's talking out of his arse'.

about a month and a half ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Kabukiwookie Re: Surprise? (579 comments)

Yes, I use both operating systems as well. Windows for gaming, Linux for any real work.

about a month and a half ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

Kabukiwookie Re:Grades vs IQ (391 comments)

Yes. Same here. Never did any work in primary and secondary and still had good grades. In primary school I was offered to have me skip a grade, but my parents were too afraid that I wouldn't be able to cope with older classmates (just one year difference is a fairly big deal when in primary).

This resulted in being bored at school and generally becoming lazy, because I was not being challenged. Then in tertiary, all of a sudden there were some topics that did actually needed some work to pass and I failed miserably.

In hindsight, skipping a grade early on would probably have given me a proper challenge. On the other hand, being lazy and fairly smart is the perfect combination for a good systems admin.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Kabukiwookie Re:Windows Godzilla ! (322 comments)

the trend in network devices at the moment is to build the hardware once and then license different throughput levels

You must be new here.

about 2 months ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Kabukiwookie Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

I am sorry, but you obviously missed the part where people involved in the military coup to oust the old president were giving nazi salutes and one of the ministers of the current UA government proposing measures in eastern Ukraine that essentially come done to ethnic cleansing. Not saying that the separatists in the Ukraine are all honky-dorey, but at least they're not neo-nazis.

about 2 months ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Kabukiwookie Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

And due to the enormous amount of false flag operations that have been done by the US (since the US is backing the UA government), they may actually get away with it as well.

about 2 months ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Kabukiwookie Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

He has been personally sanctioned by the EU

I don't know what you've been smoking, but the EU is firmly supporting the new Ukranian government in Kiev.

about 2 months ago

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