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The State of ZFS On Linux

allo Re: Working well for me (366 comments)

why is there no "repair file" command, which calculates a correct checksum to the broken data?

4 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

allo Re:hmmmm (275 comments)

you're argumenting the wrong way. you WANT to be payed, so you do something for it. If you do NOT WANT to get sued, this should not mean you need to do something for it.

4 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

allo Re:hmmmm (275 comments)

"Our holiday was ! We stayed at and it was "

4 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

allo Re:Not UNIX like anymore (826 comments)

> You don't need tail, and you don't need to point to some particular daemon's separate logfile when using journactl.
> First, the journal contains all logs on the system, so there is no need to hunt around for various logs like "access".
THIS is the problem. journald is your syslog, my favourite program does not use it. and now?
Then imagine, everyone would behave like poettering. Hey, for my favourite program, you need another "view logs" command! And for mine, another, too!

No. Lets keep it textfiles, which can be used with textfile programs.

about two weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

allo Re:Not UNIX like anymore (826 comments)

> The same command on systemd is "journalctl -f" . Notice how you don't need to give a path. Notice that in both instances you need a executable (tail vs journalctl) to view the logs.
And there is the Problem.
File+Minimal Utility -> SystemD specific tool.
The tail command can easily pointed to the next file, i.e. /var/log/apache/access.log, for systemd you need to remember the tool. Now imagine, every program would bring its own "view my logs" tool ...

> That is a perfect description of the tools in systemd.
its not. see your own example.

about two weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

allo Re:Choosing Sides (826 comments)

1) Most Initscripts background themself. If they do not so, they usually have a reason to do so.
2) Daemons can be monitored and will be monitored on a good system. If you want some restart/... facility, DO NOT put it into init (which should init and nothing else), but use something like supervisord
3) It's just not its job and causes more problems, than it solves.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

allo Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

you can just use while true;do sleep 5;program --blocking;done

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

allo Re:Not UNIX like anymore (826 comments)

so, there was tail -f /var/log/syslog, now you need an own tool.

Unix: Everything is a file, small general purpose tools, which do one thing well.

yeah, more like tail on a logfile than using a *ctl tool. And a initsystem running just a sequence of commands instead of trying to manage daemons in containers ... if i want a daemon to run in an own cgroup, i set it up to do so.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

allo Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

you are telling us systemd is not monolithic, because the tools to control it are not? The thing itself is monolithic. Or can you just use the network part without initsytem und journald?

about three weeks ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:$230 (611 comments)

i do the same using only noscript. there is a setting to disallow flash even on temp / whitelist sites until it's clicked.

about three weeks ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:It's not possible (611 comments)

The model exists and is called flattr. It does not work that good, i guess for serveral reasons:
- The amount of money you need to spend per month is only 2 Eur
- Initially everyone needed to pay, now you can receive without paying yourself iirc. So they'll have many "i hope i get flattred but do not contribute myself" users.
- They have a "like" Button, which needs thirdparty scripts and so on, so it gets blocked by antitracking addons, noscript, adblock, etc. instead of a browseraddon for the contributing user.

about three weeks ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:$230 (611 comments)

they at least wanted to add click to play. i used flashblock in the past and the noscript-flashblock for a long time by now. konqueror was one of the first browsers with click-to-play function.

about a month ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:How would the money be split? What's the incent (611 comments)

ads make you buy products you did not intend to buy. apple.com allows you to buy products you wanted to buy before you even visited the page.

about a month ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:heh (611 comments)

as google text ads are considered not to obstrusive, google would happily degrate sites with many image/flash/... banners

about a month ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:That's it? (611 comments)

They cannot win. There are more people with the urge to block, than adblocker-blockers.
The best they can get, is to lose the adblocking visitors.

you followed the story about gmx, 1&1 and other united internet services, which called adblock a malware? Except from streisand, they got a very bad reputation in the media as well.

about a month ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:That's it? (611 comments)

have a look at flattr. you pay a fixed amount anyway, whether you spend it or not. if you like something, you click a button, in the end of the month, your money gets distributed. that way, the click does not cost anything you don't pay anyway, so you can click without thinking about the cost.

about a month ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:$230 (611 comments)

you do not need flashblock. just tell noscript to block flash on trusted pages as well and you have flashblock like placeholders.

about a month ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo It's not possible (611 comments)

As soon as you would try to make such a model, everyone would come, create some alibi website and tell the world, he needs one dollar of your 230 USD per year. If there is money, people get greedy.

about a month ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

allo it will not work that way (267 comments)

sounds like he has a lot of bitcoins, so he wants to preserve their status.

Altcoins are having success, even parody ones. Why? Because *coins are a ponzi scheme. Who comes first, gets more for less.
Yeah, creators ARE premining. But nevertheless, the first users can do cheap mining as well, paid by the users who are joining later. Because of this effect you cannot tell people to boycott altcoins, when they have the opportunity to make a lot more money there than with bitcoin.

So maybe there will not be mined more and more bitcoins, but for every coin-currency which is "used up", there will come a successor, which can be mined from start. So its a meta-coin, which does not work by hashing more and more transactions, but by creating new currencies, which will replace the old ones.

about a month ago
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Leaked Documents: GCHQ Made Port-Scanning Entire Countries a Standard Spy Tool

allo Re:Welcome to 1999 (58 comments)

People like you are the people, whose mailservers spam the rest of us.

about a month ago

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