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Debian Forked Over Systemd

Randle_Revar It won't go anywhere (647 comments)

But maybe it'll remove the obstructionist anti-systemd whiners for a while, so Debian can get on with things that matter.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Randle_Revar Re:Editor Troll (286 comments)

>PulseAudio was great when ALSA didn't exist,

ALSA not only existed, but was the standard in Linux for years before PA (then PolypAudio) was created.

ALSA - 1998
ALSA as default - 2003 (2.6.0)
PA 0.9 - 2006
PA default in Ubuntu - 2008

about 2 months ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

Randle_Revar Re:Why (238 comments)

or anything from gawker. Or a million other sites. Including CNN and the weather channel now, according to people in this thread. It's just absurd...

about 2 months ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Randle_Revar Re:He tried patenting it... (986 comments)

The independent reviewers may not be that independent. It is basically the same group that reviewed it back in 2013, and they produced a paper that was promptly ripped apart. I also seem to recall at least one of them is a friend of the inventor...

about 2 months ago
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The flying car I'd like in my garage first:

Randle_Revar stupid (151 comments)

None of that shit will ever be practical. I like sci-fi as much as the next nerd, but practical, common use "flying cars" in any form, are not jumping from page to reality anytime this century. Probably not the next one either.

about 2 months ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

Randle_Revar Re:Missing one key point (303 comments)

Dunno about more recent Ubuntu versions, but historically it has not handled version upgrades as well as Debian. Not sure why, but there is it.

That said, I agree with 1, 2, 5... 3, I would be amazed to see on Stable. I have certainly seen apt crash a few times on sid/experimental, but you would hardly use that for servers.

about 2 months ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

Randle_Revar Debian (303 comments)

Debian

about 2 months ago
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DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

Randle_Revar Re:Add genetic sequence for .... (228 comments)

No it isn't.
It kinda looks like one, true, but the Asian Palm Civet is family Viverridae, suborder Feliformia. Mustelids are, well, Mustelidae, suborder Caniformia.

about 3 months ago
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Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

Randle_Revar Re: DJ (137 comments)

And he is a huge geek, with tattoos of early arcade video games, and at least a fair bit of electronics and general maker know how. Most of his mouse heads have fans for ventilation and cameras and screens (cause the angles are wrong for easily looking down at the board), and he designed and built the first ones. I think he still designs them (if they change), but he has a company actually make them now if I recall... And hooking up all those racks of equipment goes beyond just plug port A into port B. I feel like I saw something that indicated that he has some programming ability too. If he was older he would probably be/have been a /.er

about 3 months ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Randle_Revar derp (613 comments)

>Paint over init and cron, pam and login. Put all of that into PID1 along with dbus

Init is in PID 1 with systemd, and it is pretty natural for an init system that can already trigger on various events to also support triggering on absolute and relative times. As for dbus, PID 1 does expose a private dbus interface, but it is NOT the system dbus daemon. Logind, journald, PAM, the dbus daemon - those are NOT in PID 1

That line just shows you are completely ignorant or a troll, or both.

It is fine to have some issues with systemd, I do myself, despite being overall in favor of it, but at least have them be real issues...

about 4 months ago
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Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

Randle_Revar Re:Too much good content is deleted at Wikipedia. (239 comments)

I would say that Nimrod is very well know as a term for idiot. I think most everyone I know would think of "idiot" before they thought of "hunter". I don't think I learned the meaning "hunter" until I was in my 20's. That is in the US of course, might be different elsewhere, perhaps places where Loony Tunes was less well known (Bugs Bunny calling Elmer Fudd a "poor little Nimrod" is where it first picked up the "idiot" connotation). In any case it was widely understood when I was in elementary and high school (80's and 90's)

about 4 months ago
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Starbuck's Wireless Charging Stations Won't Work With Most Devices

Randle_Revar Re:Why not just an outlet? (114 comments)

Doesn't matter, wireless charging is worthless anyway.
What a stupid idea.

about 6 months ago
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Starbuck's Wireless Charging Stations Won't Work With Most Devices

Randle_Revar Re:Editors Won't Won't Edit (114 comments)

How far away are dictionary and thesaurus websites?
Also Strunk and White is a hack job

about 6 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

Randle_Revar Re:Yawn. (403 comments)

They put EME in some time ago.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Randle_Revar Re:u wot m8 (575 comments)

I think you mean "dist-upgrade". But even then you are doing something amazingly wrong.

about 8 months ago

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IE9: GPU rendering, new JS engine, CSS3, HTML5

Randle_Revar Randle_Revar writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Randle_Revar writes "Techspot reports from Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference today that Internet Explorer 9 will support GPU rendering of text and graphics, a new JS engine, CSS3 and HTML5. Don't expect it very soon, though: work began on it just three weeks ago."

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mod points

Randle_Revar Randle_Revar writes  |  more than 4 years ago

/. always gives me mod points, but right now, I really have no time to spend them properly. Anyone want to point out some deserving comments?

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Yet another journal complaining about Slashdot changes

Randle_Revar Randle_Revar writes  |  about 6 years ago

Overall, I have OK with the changes to Slashdot. I like D2 except for a couple of issues, namely no chance to confirm or undo a moderation, and the silliness of the overlays for moderation history and some options. But these latest changes destroy the usability the user pages and even the front page. If I only wanted to see headlines and # of comments, I would go to Fark.

There are all kinds of useful changes that could be made to /., so why are only unhelpful changes being made?
I guess I should get serious about learning Perl and start submitting patches...

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[Ask the Circle] Introductory DB/SQL book?

Randle_Revar Randle_Revar writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I am taking a beginning Database/SQL course, and while the teacher seem to be pretty good, the book (which he did not pick out) does not seem to be that good. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good basic book (or books) for Databases and/or SQL. Thanks in advance.

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OSCon and Steely Dan

Randle_Revar Randle_Revar writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Tomorrow should be all sorts of fun! First I am going to spend some time at OSCon. I am just going to the expo, because I don't have the $ for the main part. But it should be fun anyway, what with all that Open Source around :-)

After that, I am going to see Steely Dan and Michael McDonald at the Clark County Amphitheater! I only "discovered" SD last fall, but it has become my favorite band, as one glance at my last.fm profile will tell you (wow, last.fm changed the look of the website). When I discover new music, I always listen to almost nothing but that for several months and then it just becomes another band that I like. However, this seems different because I have been listening to lots of SD for 9 to 10 months, with several interruptions for other music. I keep coming back to SD, which is why it is officially my favorite band. Kind of like how my "default" reading material is Tolkien + the Valdemar series + Pern (no, PERN, not Pr0n) + Wheel of Time. If I don't have anything new to read, I re-read one of those.

I really need to get as much live music as I can, because most of my favorite bands/musicians are a fair bit older than me, and I am afraid they will retire before I have a chance to see them live. So far I have only seen the Doobie Brothers and a couple local Montana bands live. Actually, I saw the Doobies twice but the fist time I was in... Junior High, I think. Anyway, I was young and had a much stronger social phobia back then, so I didn't enjoy it properly. But this summer is great, I get to see this concert and in August Blue Oyster Cult is coming to the county fair.

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One shiny new /. , coming right up

Randle_Revar Randle_Revar writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Well, I see the new Slashdot look is now active. I like it, although I think it will be a while before I stop thinking "Hey, what happened to Slashdot?" every time I look at it.

No real point here, just looking at what the sections look like now and I said "What the heck, I'll write a quick JE". I have been meaning to write some real entries; hopefully that will happen soon, now that I have moved my ~/doc/ into Subversion. *kicks self into gear*

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"Good news everyone!"

Randle_Revar Randle_Revar writes  |  more than 8 years ago I just saved a bunch of money... oops wrong line. I meant to say: Futurama is back!
They will make 4 direct to DVD movies that will probably be out in early 2007.

I am amazed this does not seem to be on the front page or Fark yet.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds28371.html

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Also, since this is my first journal, I want to say Hello and thanks to everyone who friended me.

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I have only made a few comments (I'm a bit shy), but I follow the Circle with great interest. If I can find halfway interesting things to say, and if I can work up the courage, I will try to do more journals. Partly I want to become more at ease "talking" to people (and online is easier than in RL), partly I want to interact with a great and interesting group of people, and partly I want do my small part to combat the impression some people have that zoo.pl is dying. I have a feeling that arb is on the right track about the circle being healthy but different, although I have not been around long enough (about a year I think) to be sure. In any case it seems to me to be as healthy as when I found it.

That's enough for one entry. Good [night|morning|afternoon|evening] everyone.

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