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More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

Zero__Kelvin Re:Excuse me while.. (97 comments)

"... for those that were stupid enough to think that something electronic and stored in a common format over a common communications medium was secure.

Stupid enough? I hate to break it to you, but most if not all secure systems work in exactly the way you decry to be "stupid". Maybe you've heard of SSL?

about two weeks ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:At home too (185 comments)

You''re a troll. Plain and simple. I have been installing Linux on computers for more than 15 years. I have yet to be unable to get a computer to run flawlessly with the exception of suspend / resume, and that hasn't been a problem for the last couple of years also.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:At home too (185 comments)

Really? You bought a computer and Windows would install on it? Please do tell us how you managed this amazing trick!

about a month and a half ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:At home too (185 comments)

"I've administered Linux systems since 1995."

So you have "administered Linux" since 1995 and you both chose Ubuntu and didn't do any research to see if the laptop you were buying had hardware that wasn't supported (if we are to believe your story at all)? I wouldn't go around telling anyone that story, let alone posting it on Slashdot.

about a month and a half ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

Zero__Kelvin Re:This is not patent trolling. (110 comments)

" It's something that actually requires a little thought and analysis."

No. It doesn't require any thought actually. The problem with your statement stems from your lack of understanding of the term "Patent Troll."

about a month and a half ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

Zero__Kelvin Re:So.. (110 comments)

" But a high-profile IT company that starts filing patent law suits can only mean one thing, the company has peaked and is on its way down. "

Actually there is another thing it could mean. It could mean somebody is violating their patents. Had that possibility not occured to you?

about a month and a half ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

Zero__Kelvin Re:When (110 comments)

Which do you not understand? Software or math?

about a month and a half ago
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Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

Zero__Kelvin Re:so the T-1000 shouldn't have frozen? (182 comments)

Whoosh the humor went over my head, or "Whoosh!" the sound of a hundred NASA rocket scientists groaning at bad science in movies?

The Point
------------- (Dear moronic Slashfilter, It's not fucking "ASCII Art", it's a fucking line)
Your Head

about a month and a half ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

Zero__Kelvin Re:Mistake #1 (116 comments)

So apparently you didn't know that they make that code available to others then? Way to demonstrate your cluelessness!

about a month and a half ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

Zero__Kelvin Re:Mistake #1 (116 comments)

"Yeah, right. Why don't you trying setting up shared-storage active-active clusters with ANY of the "free" alternatives? "

Yes. That's why Google is Oracles biggest customer! Without Oracle you just can't do it!

about a month and a half ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:Troll much? (613 comments)

Great point. If someone on the team isn't doing something correctly it means everything done by anyone on the team is automatically bad practice.

about a month and a half ago
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Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

Zero__Kelvin Re:so the T-1000 shouldn't have frozen? (182 comments)

Yes. This is the one achilles heal in the whole movie, which was otherwise a flawless portrayal of reality.

about a month and a half ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:Troll much? (613 comments)

"Do you really not acknowledge the existance of FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, and more?"

Do you not acknowledge OS X, Windows, BeOS, C-64 DOS, CP/M, PS/2, VMS, MVS, Amiga DOS, Apple DOS, etc.!!!!?????

I guess you don't get that there are lots and lots of OSes that aren't Linux, and trying to be one system to rule them all is a fools errand? Again, you don't know anything about software engineering so stop complaining when the people who do make the right choice. When I said systemd is universal that means in a Linux conext, and your attempts to paint it as otherwise are not "cute" or "insightful".

" Just because something does the job and hasn't been mucked with in years does not mean it should be presumed garbage and replaced."

Your statement shows how much you don't know about init systems. every init system has been mucked with constantly. Again, your delusion that there is a single (or even two) init systems that "haven't been mucked with" blasts your complete lack of understanding of init systems to the world at high volume (and the bass is way to frigging loud.)

about 1 month ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

"Ignoring the very real problem that putting so damn much in PID 1 is dangerous for system stability and security"

Yeah. We ignore that because that isn't remotely true, and you are just repeating misinformation you heard and showing that you don't have a basic understanding of how Linux or systemd works.

"Also, despite the fact that dependencies are baked-in to systemd, it's not at all uncommon for a service that depends on an something else (service, NFS mount, etc.) to still start up before the dependency is fully ready, simply because the default systemd is to assume the dependency is fulfilled as soon as whatever "starts" it returns."

So it is not at all uncommon for people to use the default when they shouldn't, and that is somehow systemd's fault?

about 1 month ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:Troll much? (613 comments)

"Most init systems have a negligible amount of code running as pid 1, meaning init itself is unlikely to ever cause a blip at runtime. "

It means no such thing. You need to learn about spwan and fork, then get back to us.

"better counter argument would be that the kernel itself has even more complex needs and runs in an equally critical context."

I was going to make a similar point, without the lack of understanding of the kernel that you have. The kernel does not run " in an equally critical context" at all. It often runs in a far more critical context. Systemd runs in User space. The kernel runs in ... wait for it ... kernel space. Just as you don't understand fork and spawn, you clearly don't understand how privilege segmenting works in Linux. Much of the kernel runs in Ring 0 for example. It can disable interrupts and do all kinds of things that systemd cannot because ... wait for it ... it runs in user space.

"What systemd advocates fail to recognize is that not everyone should have to be an application developer to administer systems. "

Are you a troll? There is nothing more inherently complex about systemd than any other init system (and there are hundreds that fall under the SysV and BSD style, so don't kid yourself thinking there are two.) You can learn one system with systemd, rather than having to relearn how each distribution is using the basic SysV or BSD style approach completely differently from every other.

tldr?: EPIC FAIL

about 1 month ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Zero__Kelvin Re:Troll much? (613 comments)

"It only runs on Linux, and will only ever run on Linux."

Who cares? Do you really think it needs to be ported to Windows?

"Upstream has vociferously declared that any attempts to merge patches to port to other systems will be denied, unless those other systems are feature-for-feature compatible with Linux."

Yes. In the field of software engineering we call this good engineering practice. If a different OS wants to fork it and use it they can, but none of the non-linux incompatible cruft is going to be folded back into the main branch. Your complaint boils down to: OMFG! The systemd folks insist on following solid engineering practices!

"That we have to ask these questions is reason enough to be angry about systemd."

No. It isn't. They haven't cracked into the SysV and BSD init repos and deleted everything, so you have no reason to be angry. If you like that old garbage, you are free to use it. Being angry that others choose to use a better system while giving you the freedom to use what you want is just plain stupid.

about 1 month ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Zero__Kelvin Troll much? (613 comments)

". Go ahead, kids, spackle over all of that unsightly runlevel stuff. Paint over init and cron, pam and login. Put all of that into PID1 along with dbus. ... Tune your distribution for desktop workloads. Go reinvent Windows."

Posting this uninformed drivel as a valid submission is a new low for Slashdot. Init runs as PID 1. Systemd runs as PID 1. In other words systemd renames Init to systemd. Does this idiot not get that systemd is essentially just a powerful universal init system that beats SysV and BSD style init?

Hint: A bunch of people still think Windows is great. Claiming that "lots of people don't like systemd equates to anything other than lots of people don't understand systemd, but will complain anyway is just stupid. Systemd works great, and most of the major distributions have chosen to switch to it for good reason.

Some people don't like them new fangled fuel injectors and still think a carburetor is the way to go as well. For those people, the old init systems are still available, but fighting progress with FUD is the Microsoft way, and while nobody is reinventing Windows here, these "systemd suxors" idiots are becoming the new FUD machine.

about 1 month ago
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David Klann Talks About Using Open Source Software in Broadcast Radio (Video)

Zero__Kelvin Re:Boasting about uptime ... (35 comments)

You are thinking of Windows. With Linux most updates happen without the need for a reboot. The only kernel vulnerabilities you are likely to be exposed to are privilege escalations, in which case they have already hacked in to the system. I'm not saying it isn't a good idea to keep current, but using an older kernel is far from the same as not applying updates for three years as you seem to be assuming it does.

about 1 month ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Zero__Kelvin Re:yet if we did it (463 comments)

"No, he's saying that if the officer was in fact following procedure (questionable) then he should be shielded from liability."

Right. And then I said he should be held liable just as much as if pointing a gun at an unarmed man was not illegal or against procedure and he did it then the gun went off.

" Even in post-war Germany, rank and file soldiers weren't prosecuted for their crimes against humanity."

Godwinism doesn't help your case.

" If the guy was in fact doing his duty ..."

Which he wasn't, unless you are saying that he protected and served the bicyclist. If so, you have a funny definition of protecting and serving.

" Not every bad thing that happens needs to have someone punished for it."

A bad thing didn't "happen". That implies lack of causaility and responsibility. A cop favored efficency in the field and a chance at promotion over the safety and well being of the citizenry. Excusing the behavior is dangerous. Almost as dangerous as putting guns in the hands of people who don't have the common sense to not use a computer while driving.

about 2 months ago

Submissions

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What have peoples experiences with Hosting Provider Siteground been?

Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "I recently took over the website design for a small church who would like to stream mp3 and possibly videos of their services. I also had to make numerous changes to the site. In the process I have encountered a few problems and issues, including making it very difficult to ssh into the server. Meanwhile ftp is available easily, encouraging the use of insecure file transfers. Ironically, they cited security as their excuse for not having basic tools like git and make available on their servers once I finally ssh'ed in successfully. They also added a useless and unneeded php script to my site without my permission in response to one of my tickets.

I have read numerous negative reviews on the net, but I am also aware that you can find negative reviews on fluffy bunnies if you try hard enough. I am particularly concerned about claims that they have stood in the way of people switching providers.

So I am asking:
  • What experiences have others had with siteground?
  • For those who moved successfully to another provider, how can I do so in the smoothest way possible (any success stories?)
"
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Facebook social network is a notwork without IE

Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  about 5 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "While somewhat begrudgingly allowing a friend to use my Linux box to access his facebook account, I discovered that people are experiencing trouble using facebook with non IE browsers, and this has been an issue since August of 2008. Perhaps not so coincidentally, Microsoft acquired a major stake in the social networking site in 2007. Users have reported problems with Firefox, with some claims that Adblock is to blame being debunked. I have tried it with Konqueror and found that the same difficulties exist there as well, and it appears that this has been an issue for a similiarly long time. If only we had some kind of open standard to which they could conform ..."
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FOSS UML Tools

Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "I need to use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to capture and communicate a system design. I found a wikipedia entry that lists several FOSS tools that purport to allow me to perform the task (and there may well be others not listed there, of course.) Alas I don't have the time to try them all, or even a reasonable subset. I was wondering what FOSS UML tools the Slashdot crowd has used, which tools were worth looking into, and which ones people think should be avoided."
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Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "A couple of weeks ago I went to the On-Line Guitar Archive (OLGA) and there was a notice that the site was down due to takedown letters from the NMPA and the MPA. I anticipated trouble at the time, but decided to wait and see. Now at least one other guitar tablature site has fallen victim to their strong-arm tactics. The second site seems to get the issue completely, and it seems it is their ISP that is clueless. I think it is important that the Slashdot community be made aware of the *MPA's actions. I personally encourage everyone to contact the NMPA and/or MPA and help them understand what a bunch of morons their lawyers are, and help them get the hint that they are about to lose a whole ton-o-money. Oh yeah, and did I mention ... please boycott by not purchasing sheet music until they begin playing well with others again."
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Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "RTFA. 'nuff said? Well, not really. Someone is sure to point out that the article says the announcement is "speculative." My Mother's boyfriend heard it on the radio and saw it on CNN. They signed a deal today."

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