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OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System

bjoswald WNDR3400v3 support? (71 comments)

Someone? Anyone? Bueller?

about a month ago
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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

bjoswald Your tax dollars at work. (322 comments)

You would think that, by now, we would have some compnay like Red Hat or Google contracting out Linux-based systems and support for critical infrastructure. Since *nix/*BSD is the backbone of the Internet, why do they depend on Windows?

about 5 months ago
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Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site

bjoswald Obvious hack is obvious? (151 comments)

Well yeah, considering the severity and size of attack vector. I'm sure the NSA are having a field day over at HQ, too (Hi, BTW).

about 5 months ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

bjoswald This makes me sad. (693 comments)

Regardless of how we feel about GNOME 3, we should donate out of principle (in my opinion, of course). I use and depend on GNOME - in one form or another - everyday, so I will be donating ASAP. It won't be much, but it's more than they have now.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

bjoswald Lubuntu (452 comments)

Lubuntu with a Windows XP theme. It looks nearly identical, in the familiar Start Menu-esque heirarchy. You could also change the name of apps to something more familiar (LibreOffice > Office, Tomboy > Notes, Totem > Movie Player, etc). Low system requirements too.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?

bjoswald It's not so bad... (631 comments)

I hated Unity at first too. I even skipped 11.04 and 11.10 because I couldn't adjust. But when the LTS came out, I read how things have improved and decided to give it another chance. Now, I'm glad I did. Ubuntu 12.04 is my favorite release of Ubuntu. It works, it's fast, and I can get it configured the way I want in an hour or so. Sure, there's the occasional Compiz crash at first, but after updating and installing proprietary drivers, I haven't had any problems. I don't care if you use Debian, Arch, Mint, or whatever. As long as I can keep using what makes me happy, without making sacrifices to get things done, we can co-exist harmoniously, right?

about a year ago
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The Dash Is Now Anonymized In Ubuntu 13.10

bjoswald More Dash controversy?! (183 comments)

Well, it's not the ideal solution to the privacy problem, but it's a (small) step in the right direction. I'm going to stick with 12.04 until the next LTS and see where Canonical will go from there. If it doesn't pan out, well, there's always good ol' Debian.

about a year ago
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The Linux Foundation Releases Annual Linux Development Report

bjoswald Re:Nobody from Ubuntu (101 comments)

Well yeah, and there's the fact that most people couldn't care less about the politics. I can't speak for anyone's grandparents, but I've been using Ubuntu for years - by choice - because it works, it's fast, and I like the way it looks. Why people can't accept that, I'll never know. For one reason or another, in the Linux community, if you proclaim to like a popular distro, other people take it as a personal attack or something.

about a year ago
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SSD Annual Failure Rates Around 1.5%, HDDs About 5%

bjoswald The name's school, old school. (512 comments)

I don't know if mechanical HD's are considered "Amish technology" in the PC world yet, but I've been using computers since the 80s and have yet to have an HD disaster. Could be luck, could be karma, but I have no desire to switch yet. Even the typical sales pitch of "bigger, faster!" doesn't sell me like it does with GPUs.

about a year ago
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Misinterpretation of Standard Causing USB Disconnects On Resume In Linux

bjoswald High-fives and a Cherry Coke (280 comments)

Although this stuff is way over my head, I admire Sarah for all of her hard work in such a cut-throat industry. Being a woman, I can't imagine the extra pressure she has to put up with.

1 year,2 days
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Search For Evi Nemeth Continues

bjoswald Distressed ships should come with Google Maps (67 comments)

I really, really hope they find them, dead or alive. At least there would be some closure. Just going missing all this time is like a splinter that won't heal, you know?

1 year,2 days
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Netflix Comes To Linux Web Browsers Via 'Pipelight'

bjoswald Oh, come on (303 comments)

Now this is just ridiculous. Why do they have to use such crappy plugins like Silverlight (which MS themselves are abandoning)? Why do they care how we browse their service and watch their videos, so long as we do so legally? Just make it HTML5 or some other open standard and let everyone watch without jumping through insane hoops or downloading obsolete (and potentially vulnerable) plugins.

1 year,2 days
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IAB Urges People To Stop "Mozilla From Hijacking the Internet"

bjoswald Re:Excellent (499 comments)

Agreed. The advertising industry has become a cancer; from benign to malignant.

1 year,16 days
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Finland's Upper Secondary School Exams Going All-Linux

bjoswald It's been fun, MS, but... (55 comments)

Another one moves to free software.

1 year,16 days
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Obama's Privacy Reform Panel Will Report To ... the NSA

bjoswald And we voted for him. Twice. (569 comments)

Are we surprised? No. You can't believe a word these people say.

1 year,16 days
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Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed

bjoswald In other news, water is wet (692 comments)

Since Jobs' death, they've been riding on the coattails of his work. Once his ideas run out, they'll be done-for. Unless Woz can pull magic out of his pocket and take over the reigns at Apple, that is.

1 year,16 days

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