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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

MurukeshM Re:Nope (106 comments)

Ah, but others endangered by your actions want it to.

about two weeks ago
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Docker 1.0 Released

MurukeshM Re: What is this? (88 comments)

How does using COW images save RAM? It's one of the arguments posted by GGP.

about a month and a half ago
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Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

MurukeshM Re:Wrong version? (270 comments)

If that system takes over, what difference does autofilling an entry make? It only fills the field, and doesn't submit it. On the other hand, idiotic site's like Microsoft's will stop being an annoyance to users like me.

about a month and a half ago
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Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

MurukeshM Wrong version? (270 comments)

The linked changelog and description are for Firefox 28. For FF 30: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/30.0/releasenotes/. Even accounting for FF's release schedule and for Slashdot delay, that's a bit much. Only important change for me as an end-user looks to be:
Ignore autocomplete="off" when offering to save passwords via the password manager (see 956906)

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

MurukeshM Re:No... (533 comments)

The first is Linus's reply in which the very first line is:

And by "their" you mean Kay Sievers.

As for Ingo, for all I know, he may have some beef with the systemd team.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

MurukeshM Re:No... (533 comments)

Torvalds is pissed off at Kay Sievers, not at systemd and not at the systemd team. He's fine with Greg Kroah-Hartman taking over that mess until Sievers can get his shit together. I went through the original bug report and the kernel mailing list discussion when it first caught the limelight, and I think you're seeing Sievers's actions (condemnable as they are) as representative of the whole systemd team. (They maybe, in which case you need to show more than one lone post as proof.)

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

MurukeshM Re:Accept, don't fight, systemd (533 comments)

Finding "systemctl -xb" you just realise that there actually is something neat about the system being able to understand it's own logs. Finding out that your system is failing to boot because of one directory permission (/var to the wrong user) and that it doesn't start a shell at all or anything you can debug with is just disappointing.

I guess you mean "journalctl -xb". Even so, I had an issue with a mount failing (not a critical one), and systemd dropped me into a what it called a root shell. (See #733232 for a similar situation). Of course, then the system was practically fully up, so the shell was fully functional. However, I refuse to believe that systemd can't start a shell to debug. It might not do so by default, but it can. See http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/Debugging/ (and https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Systemd_early_debug_shell for what I presume is an older guide).

about 3 months ago
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Linux Developers Consider On-Screen QR Codes For Kernel Panics

MurukeshM Re:Huh? (175 comments)

That image is practically unreadable. As pointed out later on, the 600x600 scaled version worked much better and scaling each QR pixel by 3 is the current idea.

about 4 months ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

MurukeshM Re:Just pointing out that Linus is usually fair (641 comments)

Indeed. Note what Linus says further down the thread:

>
> Well, parsing kernel cmdline by systemd is a bad idea
No, we very much expose /proc/cmdline for a reason. System services
are *supposed* to parse it, because it gives a unified way for people
to pass in various flags. The kernel doesn't complain about flags it
doesn't recognize, exactly because the kernel realizes that "hey,
maybe this flag is for something else". ...
And yes, that does include "quiet" and "debug". Parsing them and doing
something sane with them is not a bug, it's a feature. ...
And the thing is, this has never really been a problem in practice.
Because nobody minds if some kernel option like "debug" makes not only
the kernel enable debugging, but some system deamon log a bit more
too. ...
HOWEVER.

It does become a problem when you have a system service developer who
thinks the universe revolves around him, and nobody else matters, and
people sending him bug-reports are annoyances that should be ignored
rather than acknowledged and fixed. At that point, it's a problem.

It looks like Greg has stepped in as a baby-sitter for Kay, and things
are going to be fixed. And I'd really like to avoid adding hacky code
to the kernel because of Kay's continued bad behavior, so I hope this
works. But it's really sad that things like this get elevated to this
kind of situation, and I personally find it annoying that it's always
the same f*cking primadonna involved.

One of the original suggestions was utilities parsing the kernel command line was a Bad Thing (TM).

about 4 months ago
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Python 3.4 Released

MurukeshM Re:and... (196 comments)

I take issue with your "musts". The way I see it, if I want a real answer to x/y I use x/y. If I want some special meaning of / (like integer division or rounded answers or blah blah), I use //. That is good design.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Dumping License Fees For Windows Phone?

MurukeshM Times of India? (125 comments)

Seriously, that's the source? They are like the Fox News of India.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

MurukeshM Re:GCC etc. (531 comments)

Default on Ubuntu is vim-tiny which is a step above old vi in the evolutionary ladder, but can't hold a candle to vim proper. I usually install gvim, though - it has more patches and functionality enabled than plain vim.

about 5 months ago
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Scientists Calculate Most Precise Measurement of Electron's Mass

MurukeshM DOI not found. (59 comments)

I'm getting a DOI not found for the paper from TFS, the DOI being 10.1038/nature13026.
Does anyone know the correct identifier?

about 5 months ago
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Ubuntu To Switch To systemd

MurukeshM Wasn't there a revote? (279 comments)

A few mails down the line, I saw someone (Ian Jackson, I think), call for a vote to depose Bdale as the TC chairman, and another vote with more options. The mail thread went on and on...
Can anyone summarize what happened then? Is Shuttleworth premature in this decision?

about 5 months ago
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Ugly Trends Threaten Aviation Industry

MurukeshM Re:Its lawsuits not regulation, leads to kit aircr (473 comments)

Quoting from that Wikipedia article:

GARA is a statute of repose generally shielding most manufacturers of aircraft (carrying fewer than 20 passengers), and aircraft parts, from liability for most accidents (including injury or fatality accidents) involving their products that are 18 years old or older (at the time of the accident) , even if manufacturer negligence was a cause.

(Emphasis mine.)

about 6 months ago
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Examining the User-Reported Issues With Upgrading From GCC 4.7 To 4.8

MurukeshM Re:Duh? (148 comments)

I misspoke, I am not studying GCC for a course, the course is GCC: CS 715 at IIT Bombay - Design and and Implementation of GNU Compiler Generation Framework taught by Prof. Uday Khedkar.
The course plan includes studying the various passes (analysis, optimizations, etc.) that GCC makes, adding/modifying passes, and implementing a machine description for GCC. The languages analyzed are C and C++, with initial activity on x86 systems and then on spim, the MIPS simulator.

about 6 months ago

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Ask Slashdot: Getting apps to use the full power of the device.

MurukeshM MurukeshM writes  |  about a year ago

MurukeshM (1901690) writes "I have a 16 GB Nexus 4. I rarely manage to push the RAM usage above 1 GB (not counting cached processes). Yet I find it increasingly annoying when apps do stuff to save on RAM usage, such as having a browser reload a tab if I havent used it for a long time, instead of keeping it in memory or have an ebook reader load from storage instead of keeping the entire eBook in RAM. I know there are plenty of phones with far less memory, but when most of the RAM is unutilized, with more and more phones and tablets having 1GB+ RAM, isn't it time that apps check on available RAM and use optimizations accordingly? And it isn't only about RAM. Android by default only downloads one thing at a time, whether it be an app from Play Store or a file from a site. When connected to WiFi or 3G/LTE, there's no reason why multiple simultaneous downloads shouldn't be used. How do /. readers with high-end phones get the most out of their device? Are there custom ROMs which act more sensibly?"

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