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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

arfonrg Re:How about we hackers? (806 comments)

"As for the unix philosophy, init systems pre-systemd hardly did just one thing and hardly did it well."
What are you talking about!?! my rc.httpd starts/stops apache, period... my rc.ntpd starts/stops ntpd, period... I could go on.

"How does systemd remind you of windows? Have you actually *used* either in a system administration capacity?'
YES, yes I have. Windows with it's registry and svchost reminds me ALOT of systemd.

2 days ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

arfonrg Re: Hey Verizon, can you hear us NOW! (175 comments)

Yeah, it's not like the telecom industry is highly regulated... oh wait.

about two weeks ago
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

arfonrg THIS JUST IN... (156 comments)

vi is still better.

about two weeks ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

arfonrg Re:May I suggest (331 comments)

Russia and China like countries like yours.

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

arfonrg Re:outsource your wedding (447 comments)

Better yet, just hire an indian couple to get married for you. MUCH MORE EFFICIENT!

about two weeks ago
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Experiment Shows Stylized Rendering Enhances Presence In Immersive AR

arfonrg SUMARY OF THE ARTICLE- (75 comments)

"Boffins have found that when you alter the appearance of an object, humans find it more difficult to perceive it as it actually is".

about a month ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

arfonrg So, a paperless IOU? (100 comments)

So, it's a paperless IUO system. Where do I dump my savings to get into this!?!

about 3 months ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

arfonrg Do not want... (100 comments)

Ferrari? Fiat? Both break down far too often.

about 3 months ago
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Seven ISPs Take Legal Action Against GCHQ

arfonrg Re:WTF (65 comments)

If I had mod points, you would get +1 FUNNY

about 4 months ago
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How To Prevent the Next Heartbleed

arfonrg I'm so tired of this... (231 comments)

I want to punch everyone in the head who is using Heartbleed as an example of why NOT to use open source. It actually proves that open source development works well. Once the bug was found, the fix was released very quickly. I can guarantee you that if this was a closed source commercial product, the bug would exist a long time and the bug's existence would have been denied for a long time.

If anyone thinks this is an example of open source failure, they are idiots.

about 6 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

arfonrg Re:RCA agrees (87 comments)

Well, the CIO who decided on this was the CFO (with no IT experience) who was the acting CIO.

about 6 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

arfonrg Re:RCA agrees (87 comments)

I INHERITED some HP/UX servers migrating from PA-RISC to Itanium. A COMPLETE disaster. This is what happens when people are promoted above their capability and moved into IT management but, I digress.

EVERYTHING was a problem. They had custom binaries in which the original authors were long gone on PA-RISC (no idea where the source was, and Aries barfed), drivers gave me headaches (looking at you printers), changes in base commands. Just a horrible experience.

From now on out, when I get asked to spec something, I'm going with the most vanilla, common solutions (e.g. Linux on x86 and exclude java where I can).

about 6 months ago
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Venus' Crust Heals Too Fast For Plate Tectonics

arfonrg Re:Carbon dioxide is *NOT* toxic. (135 comments)

Wait, so it's NOT the lack of tectonics that prevents life on Venus but this "737K @ 9.2MPa" thing?

about 6 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

arfonrg Re:*sigh* (358 comments)

"Big surprise.. tech hirer not valuing fields they do not hire from" - that would sound +1 Insightful if the title to the article wasn't "How to Get a Job at Google". Now you just sound angry.

about 6 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

arfonrg Re:It's still about $ (358 comments)

WIN!

about 6 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

arfonrg Re:Low end can become high end (87 comments)

PDP emulated on XP? Wow, legacy on legacy. Now, you need to virtualize the XP on a Linux box and you'll be full on nerd-cool!

about 6 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

arfonrg Re:RCA agrees (87 comments)

I never understood the ARM server angle.... There are plenty of existing server architectures that work fine now, why add another oddity? If the answer is: x86 is too bloated and ARM can be smaller/faster/better, I just went through sheer HELL with a set of Itanium HP severs (which were supposed to be smaller/faster/better) and it taught me to NEVER buy/recommend buying any 'minority' architecture. x86 might be inefficient but, it's supported by everything I want.

about 6 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

arfonrg Re:RCA agrees (87 comments)

+1 Insightful to parent!

about 6 months ago

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