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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Rinikusu Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (390 comments)

Erm, no? When I was having wireless issues on a new (to me) Thinkpad, I couldn't even get online to search for the problem. Installing a completely different distro ended up fixing those wireless issues. The Windows installation Linux replaced had no such issues. In fact, I can't think of a time when I *had* wireless issues with Windows, but I can recount many, many issues with wireless under Linux, from having to compile the kernel with things like PCMCIA support to support my old Orinoco Gold PCMCIA cards, etc etc etc. You're probably right: Had I had these same issues under Windows or MacOS, I'd be equally as lost, if not moreso. However, in 15 years of computing, that particular issue has not come up under Windows (although there have been many, many others). Hell, on some of my hardware, I can't even get Linux to install anymore (something about APIC (not APCI), etc) whereas the Windows XP install it came with is perfectly fine. And so on.

I love Linux, use it all the time, but when it's fucked it's good and fucked and my solution these days is just to keep all my data on a different mount just in case I just have to reinstall vs actually troubleshoot an issue.

13 hours ago

Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

Rinikusu Re:Hold on a minute (170 comments)

Depends on where you live, maybe. I can see wage depression here in Los Angeles. I'm loathe to go to SFO simply because of the sheer amount of douchebaggery that's up there, but then again, we have Hollywood here. Might not be much different.


Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Rinikusu Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

Go fuck yourself.

4 days ago

Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

Rinikusu Will it fit in my front pocket? (201 comments)

My Note 2 is at the edge of discomfort already. I'm not going to buy a Fanny pack. Hrm.. maybe JNCO can stage a come-back with Phablet pocket bags.

5 days ago

Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Rinikusu Re:Of course! (564 comments)

I dunno why it never occurred to me, but I wonder what kind of ecological disaster is waiting to happen if one of those ships gets sunk...

5 days ago

Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Rinikusu Apparently (212 comments)

The only competent coders in the world are the ones who will work for $8/hour.

5 days ago

Companies Genetically Engineer Spider Silk

Rinikusu Re:wait, what? (82 comments)

Well, reading the article, it appears they know this and have devised ways to do this. Those methods may or may not be cost-effective, which seems to be the gist of the article: Several labs are touting break-throughs in processing spider silk proteins produced by goats, e. coli, etc etc.

about a week ago

Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

Rinikusu Damn girl (482 comments)

Your font looks so good. How about we get together and kern that shit?

about three weeks ago

Could Maroney Be Prosecuted For Her Own Hacked Pictures?

Rinikusu FUCK! (274 comments)

I clicked on a Bennet hassington article. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.

about three weeks ago

Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

Rinikusu Don't worry, everyone (240 comments)

The Free Market shall Provide a binding and comprehensive solution.

about three weeks ago

Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

Rinikusu Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (269 comments)

Amusingly enough, my desktop has a ton of icons on it that I never, ever use. Everything's pinned to the taskbar or I use the run box these days, and if I'm really "lost" I go through the start->program files. I have been amused at times to find out the thing I was looking for has an icon on the desktop...

about three weeks ago

Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

Rinikusu Re:It's true (267 comments)

There's quite a few here in Los Angeles. The issues here are mostly related to population density. Rich tech moguls don't really have to worry about street parking and figuring out how to charge the damned things overnight like the rest of the plebes. And, realistically, the average American is having a hard enough time paying for a mortgage (lol), much less trying to pay for a $70k car that's got limited range, requires a dedicated charging station that they don't have a spot to install, etc. I like Tesla, hope they have long-term success, but I'm certainly not in the market for one, either.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Reporting Still Relevant?

Rinikusu Re: Unfortunately (179 comments)

If only we had a way to.. automate repetitive tasks? Why, what a world we'd live in!

about three weeks ago

Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Rinikusu Re:Oh good (907 comments)

This is all well and good if you live in a city where one can rent a place with a shade-tree to practice your shade-tree mechanics, but many of us (like most of the of the country) live in areas with high populations and even less parking. Not to disagree, though, because my first car was a 1980 Toyota Corolla that I replaced the starter on on Christmas Day in the parking lot of a grocery storm during a sleet storm (no exaggeration). Lesson learned was to budget for car repairs because that shit sucks. But that was a different city with lower costs than Los Angeles.

Now, for my current situation, fuck a car. My neighborhood is metered parking, 1 hour limit, no way anyone can really work on a car under these conditions. So I ditched the car. Bicycles are even cheaper than cars, bus pass is cheaper than cars, walking is cheaper than cars, and while I now have a motorcycle, it's still cheaper than a car. I agree whole heartedly that one should try to just buy outright, and buy used if possible. Depreciation is a bitch.

about three weeks ago

IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

Rinikusu Re:47 square yards? (268 comments)

You typically buy fabrics by the square yard/meter. I know cubic yard is common for landscaping, as well. I wonder if construction trades also do similar for certain construction?

about a month ago

Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Rinikusu Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Be careful of that broad brush you're painting with. My girlfriend is a feminist. She has exactly the same issues with what she considers a vocal minority within the feminist movement (much like the "all penis-in-vagina-sex-is-rape" crowd) that Emma has. What's the point of giving women empowerment over their own bodies if you're going to turn right around and shame back into a niqab? It's lunacy. Mainstream feminism, as opposed to the Fox News sensationalist headlines feminism, isn't about what *you* think it is. It's a tired trope, but the loudest 2-3% gets all the press for just about any group you can think of, and that 2-3% is generally batshit crazy.

about a month ago

Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Rinikusu Is there a single field that doesn't? (460 comments)

I can't think of a single profession which doesn't seem to have a "problem." Makes one wonder.

about a month ago


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