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Kubuntu 15.04 Will Be Based On KDE5

Karzz1 Re:Ugh. (45 comments)

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Thanks AC!

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Karzz1 Re:Reliable servers don't just crash (928 comments)

In high-load servers logging can be quite disk intensive. Effectively doubling that I/O can be extremely detrimental to the performance of the machine.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Karzz1 Re:Reliable servers don't just crash (928 comments)

Just how useful these features are depends on the user. The usefulness of these features does not outweigh the fact that *I DON'T WANT BINARY LOGS*.

I wish you pro-systemd people would please quit telling me what I do and do not want. Systemd offers me almost no benefit but does disrupt many aspects of my systems *FOR NO BENEFIT TO ME*.

If this is good for you, please, by all means, use systemd. But leave me the option to not use it. You do not know what is best for me and I didn't ask for your opinion. I especially did not request that my options be limited by a group that is as controversial as the systemd folks.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Karzz1 Re:Reliable servers don't just crash (928 comments)

And your solution 1). offers absolutely no benefit to me 2). does not exist yet

There are hundreds or thousands of tools in the UNIX userland that have been written to interact with text files. Why re-invent the wheel?

I do not want binary logging and with systemd I have no option. I have many other issues with systemd. I, like many many other people, do not want systemd.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Karzz1 Re:Reliable servers don't just crash (928 comments)

It's not like the journal format is some state secret. It's documented and there are already several journal parsers to choose from.

Which does absolutely nothing to remedy the issues I have with systemd logging. But thanks for playing.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Karzz1 Re:Reliable servers don't just crash (928 comments)

At least with journald you can have logging done just binary, just text or both types simultaneousl

False. You cannot log only to text with systemd. And who wants twice the I/O (binary and text) to appease the systemd folks when text logs have been not only the defacto standard, but a rudimentary part of the UNIX philosophy. There are several other reasons I don't like systemd ( try to chroot to a broken system and tell me how much fun that is if the system is a systemd system ) but binary logging with no text only option is arrogant and a show stopper for me as well.

about a month and a half ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

Karzz1 Re:Please change the name! (360 comments)

I like VSSL -- very secure socket layer :P
It could even be written/pronounced VeSSeL. Loose definitions of vessel could even be applied to the functionality of SSL.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Karzz1 Re:u wot m8 (575 comments)

Normally the fix is:

rpm --rebuilddb
yum clean metadata

Was there more involved for your fix?

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Karzz1 Re:Bullet, meet foot (575 comments)

I believe I am dumber as a result of watching that video. That has to be one of the funniest, most out of touch things I have seen in a long time.

about 8 months ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

Karzz1 Re:i pledge to you... (723 comments)

Awesome!! So if the ACA is such a fucking success where is the $2500/year I am supposed to be saving vs. the actual observed increase of ~$2000/yr I see now?

Oh wait.. I must be a republicrat for even mentioning that and thus not worthy of a response.....

about 8 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

Karzz1 Re:It's a start (294 comments)

Did you, you know, configure the location for those? I have used several KDE weather plasmoids and they all worked well.. once I configured the location. I am pretty sure that you would need to do the same with MS widgets. Just sayin.

about 8 months ago
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Environmentalists Propose $50 Billion Buyout of Coal Industry - To Shut It Down

Karzz1 Re:This is more than a little bit naive. (712 comments)

Equally long we already could have switched to a full wind and solar powered world.

citation please.

about 9 months ago
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Congressmen Say Clapper Lied To Congress, Ask Obama To Remove Him

Karzz1 Re:lol Bush.Lincoln, Roosevelt. Obama unilaterally (383 comments)

Comparing the number of EOs to arrive at any sort of conclusion is much like measuring productivity by lines of code written/comitted. The raw numbers tell very little.

about a year ago
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US Supreme Court: Patent Holders Must Prove Infringment

Karzz1 Re:Costly discovery? (143 comments)

This reminds me of the SCO lawsuit, where the most they ever found was, what, 7 lines of infringing code which SCO themselves had nicked from AT&T UNIX?

A little off-topic I know, but IBM was never found to have infringed on any code from SCO. SCO tried to *claim* some code that was already licensed under a FLOSS license was the same as their code and thus infringed on their IP. They made a big deal of this to the press forcing them to sign NDA's & "showing them the code".

about a year ago
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Why Do Projects Continue To Support Old Python Releases?

Karzz1 Re:Offline side-by-side Python (432 comments)

3) Yeah, we can send you a patch for that and you can compile the kernel SRPM, or

RH does not support custom compiled kernels. Basically, if you compile your own kernel there is no reason to use RH because you have just "voided your warranty" and the whole system is considered suspect.

about a year ago
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Why Do Projects Continue To Support Old Python Releases?

Karzz1 Re:When upgrades break code (432 comments)

This problem is endemic in open source unfortunately, and not just for developers - constant UI change, application deprecation/replacement, etc.

Which is why most projects will put older versions into a maintenance mode doing security/bug fixes but no new features *before* arbitrarily EOL'ing that version and dropping support.

about a year ago
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Why Do Projects Continue To Support Old Python Releases?

Karzz1 Re:OS versions (432 comments)

They mention having EOL'd 2.6 last October.. yet 2.6 is the system Python on RHEL/CentOS/Scientific 6 systems. I am not going to hose my system for the sake of what a Python dev wants.

about a year ago
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Why Do Projects Continue To Support Old Python Releases?

Karzz1 Re:Offline side-by-side Python (432 comments)

If you swapped out the Python that came with the system with a new, incompatible Python, chances are good that it break so hard it wouldn't even be able to boot up.

I had an arrogant developer who did just that on a RHEL6 system. He stomped* on the system python (/usr) with python 3.X.
This effectively broke most of the package management ( yum was completely screwed) along with a ton of system tools.

* he installed from source over top of the system RPM files rather than just put his version of python somewhere out of the way like /opt or /usr/local. He did not uninstall the rpms ( he realistically couldn't ) so he grabbed a bigger hammer. Dumb ass.

about a year ago
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Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

Karzz1 Re:clearly... (370 comments)

I don't disagree with anything you say, but keep in mind what PETAs real goal is. It has almost nothing to do with the treatment of animals. It is almost entirely about pushing a vegan agenda.

about a year ago
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Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

Karzz1 Re: Land of the Free! (370 comments)

Moreso than NAMBLA, I think PETA is most similar to the Westboro Baptist Church with their arguments and rhetoric.

about a year ago

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Really cool mini-laptop... oh, and it runs Linux

Karzz1 Karzz1 writes  |  about 7 years ago

Karzz1 (306015) writes "Ok, so here I am relaxing after a wonderful Thanksgiving and I check my personal email which is subscribed to Newegg's newsletter and I see a wonderful little toy (Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Asus or Newegg). It is a tiny laptop with a really low pricetag. It is made by a brand I am familiar with (Asus) and it is under $400! Even better, it has a solid state hard drive!! Judging by the description this thing almost crosses the line between PDA and laptop featuring a small (wide) screen size of 800x480, dimensions of 8.86" x 6.30" x 0.79-1.26" and weighing in at 2.0 lbs. Now for the best part of all... It runs Linux!"
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Karzz1 Karzz1 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Karzz1 writes "Microsoft refused New Zealand police demands for information regarding a stolen Xbox360. Apparently the hot Xbox was registered with Microsoft with details the police sought to apprehend the thief. According to Microsoft, "The privacy and safety of customer information was a "huge issue" for the company and the details could not be handed out.". Is Microsoft being truly altruistic or is there possibly something else at play here?"
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Karzz1 Karzz1 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Karzz1 writes "In an exclusive video interview with WebProNews, Yahoo and Google announced a collaborative site called sitemaps.org. Yahoo!'s Tim Mayer states in the video, "This is something we are announcing tonight at around 9 PM tonight (Las Vegas) Google and Yahoo have gotten together to provide webmasters and publishers a unified way to send their content ... let our search engines know about new and existing content.""

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