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Valve Releases Debian-Based SteamOS Beta

Peter Bortas Re:Debian has ALWAYS been the top distro. (211 comments)

The "distro franca" in 1994 was Slackware. All distros was a relative pain (and lots of floppies) to install in 1994, but Slackware was the clear leader.

about 7 months ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Sentenced To Jail

Peter Bortas Re:And yet TPB lives (168 comments)

I'm the only one allowed to log in, but I do allow myself root so you have a point there.

It's mostly to make sure something in the base image installation procedure doesn't rot.

about a year ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Sentenced To Jail

Peter Bortas Re:Look up Sweden's prison pictures on google.... (168 comments)

Quite possibly. I haven't seen a study on why the rates are lower. Weeding out sociopaths that aren't extremely good at controlling their behavior probably comes automatically when you have to behave in the normal prison system for a while to get there.

about a year ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Sentenced To Jail

Peter Bortas Re:And yet TPB lives (168 comments)

Most of the computer in my play-room PXE-install a fresh dist when they reboot. Not from PB normally, but adding that detail makes the quip less fun. :)

about a year ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Sentenced To Jail

Peter Bortas Re:Look up Sweden's prison pictures on google.... (168 comments)

"And I know outside of Oslo they have an island where you can "go to jail" and just live as normal with a house and stuff."

You are thinking of Bastøy, Norways possibly both cheapest prison and the one with the lowest reoffending rate: ~15%.

about a year ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Sentenced To Jail

Peter Bortas Re:And yet TPB lives (168 comments)

At least a couple of times per week. Thanks for asking.

about a year ago
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Happy World Backup Day

Peter Bortas Re:Two for one (154 comments)

It not a backup if you can not restore a deleted file from it. A backup saves you from mistakes, redundancy saves you from broken hardware.

about a year ago
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Happy World Backup Day

Peter Bortas Re:Two for one (154 comments)

If it's one thing you take from backup this, please let it be this: Redundancy is not backup. Many tears have been shed from misunderstanding this.

about a year ago
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Happy World Backup Day

Peter Bortas Re:Two for one (154 comments)

A bit controller dependant, but yes, many sysadms keep a copy of the OS this way when they do risky upgrades.

about a year ago
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No "Ungoogleable" In Swedish Lexicon, Thanks to Google

Peter Bortas Re:A paradox? (207 comments)

The Swedish Language Council does not define words, they document how words are currently being used. Unlike say France, Sweden does not have an opinion on how it's citizens uses and forms the language.

This also means that when your word turns up on the list the fight for any trademark is pretty much lost. Google might have made the case that most people in Sweden use Google and thus most people really mean Google. By now they are fucked though, every Swedish journalist and blogger will use it in the generic sense just to spite Google.

about a year ago
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Silicon Valley Presses Obama, Congress On Immigration Reform

Peter Bortas Re:At the same time (221 comments)

Have you tried hiring specialists in the Valley? I do not care if I could train you to do something next year when I need someone now. I'm sure H1Bs and similar are misused, but It's no joke that tech companies have a problem finding people regardless of salary.

about a year ago
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Opera Picks Up Webkit Engine

Peter Bortas Re:Monoculture, here we come (again) (314 comments)

I should probably add that I haven't worked for Opera for several years and don't really have a horse in this race.

about a year and a half ago
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Opera Picks Up Webkit Engine

Peter Bortas Re:Monoculture, here we come (again) (314 comments)

Operas code is quite clean. Way easier to read and understand than Firefox's. Don't know how it compares to Webkit code-wise.

about a year and a half ago
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"Jedi" Religion Most Popular Alternative Faith In England

Peter Bortas Re:Survey with "Jedi" option available (262 comments)

People always lie or play around with surveys. Statisticians know about this and know how to model around it.

Why can't the Jedi people have their invisible friend(s)? It's based on a derivation of the Jesus myth which in turn is based on earlier god-myths. I don't see why this particular derivation would be less valid.

about a year and a half ago
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GameSpy's New Owners Begin Disabling Multiplayer Without Warning

Peter Bortas Re:Twitterization? (247 comments)

Better they steal it than attorneys getting it. Attorneys produce nothing of interest, at least if a game company steals it there is a chance they produce something worth wile down the line.

about a year and a half ago
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Yahoo Will Ignore IE 10's "Do Not Track"

Peter Bortas Re:Shocking (360 comments)

MS broke the standard agreement for do-not-track, so I don't blame anyone for ignoring the setting if from IE10. The standard was there for a reason: It was the only chance any site would agree to following the headers intention.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do SSDs Die?

Peter Bortas Re:Umm (510 comments)

That sounds about right. Still waiting for someone to tell me why I find RAID5s of 16+ drives in the wild now and again.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do SSDs Die?

Peter Bortas Re:Umm (510 comments)

Raidz2+ and a few hot spares is the shit. Do you build volumes with 16 drives though? I rarely go over 8 per volume and then stripe them.

about 2 years ago

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