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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago
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Former Head of NSA Calls For Obama To Reject NSA Commission Recommendations

Karzz1 Re:Lame duck President (316 comments)

Obama has been the single largest enemy of the Constitution since taking office. Being a "Constitutional Lawyer" only provided him with the tools to make end-runs around the document that defines this country.

This being the man that campaigned on "Change" and "Transparency" in govt.

"How can you tell Obama is lying? His lips are moving."

about 7 months ago
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NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

Karzz1 Re:NSA failed to halt subprime lending, though. (698 comments)

it's easy to forget such a thing, since they've only been around for a half century...

As far as you know.....

about 7 months ago
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Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality

Karzz1 Re:guy at the top was in on the ruse too (494 comments)

I believe this is all part of that new "no president left behind" rhetoric. Oh.. wait..

about 8 months ago
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Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

Karzz1 Re:in sue happy america (519 comments)

In the situation you describe, I agree 100% the neighbor shares the blame. Honestly I don't know how people sleep at night. And this being said by a person who eats wild game, fishes regularly and even enjoys rabbit on occasion.

about 8 months ago
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Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

Karzz1 Re:in sue happy america (519 comments)

Switch out "rabbit" for "child". See if that clears it up for you. I am not saying a rabbit's life is equal to that of a child. Hell, I eat rabbits; but they were not tortured before I ate them.

about 8 months ago
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Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

Karzz1 Re:in sue happy america (519 comments)

She let a rabbit *starve* to death. Think about that for a minute. You don't "accidentally forget" to feed an animal in your care for days on end. That is animal abuse plain and simple and would also fall into the category of torture. Both of these are (low-level) felonies in all states to the best of my knowledge.

To be honest, both of these people sound like the dregs of society and not anyone I would want to admit associating with.

about 8 months ago

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

Karzz1 Karzz1 writes  |  more than 6 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 7 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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