Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

davydagger Re:kill -1 (320 comments)

I don't think there will *never* be the "Year of The Linux Desktop", but it won't be in the next 5 years.

GNU/Linux on the desktop is a novelty for nerds, tinkerers, and techies.

GNU/Linux on the server is the bread and butter of the internet itself. Most people who actually use and rely on linux for work, and their life do so without actually knowing it, or dirrectly interacting with the operating system.(ever use google search, you've used gnu/linux).

people who do, in fact install and maintain linux on computers, tend to be running servers, and need a stable platform, more than anything else.

All the people with loads of cash, and manhours of talented developer time, to spend on GNU/Linux and dirrectly related projects are spending their resources on making GNU/Linux servers(and even embedded), better, and more reliable.

a GNU/Linux desktop will happen when a company like Red Hat, google, intel, nVidia, or one of the other many other large corporations gets their dick stepped on for the last time, by microsoft, and they decide to hit them where it hurts, the desktop.

And its going to be a slow, painful, uphill battle full of headaches and tears. No, it *will* happen eventually, but its not on anyone's timeline.

Oh, and I'm sick of bellyaching about systemd. Its a great system, it runs well, reliable as fuck, and most of the compaints are fear mongering. People hate it because its new(GNU even, dum dum tiss), and doesn't conform to the mantra of an OS written over 40 years ago for a system with 64KB of memory.

1 hour ago
top

Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

davydagger Re:Mark Zuckerberg is a liar. (172 comments)

Siding with the bosses isn't going to make you many friends. Don't cry oppression when you've sided with the capitalists.

3 hours ago
top

Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

davydagger Re:Mark Zuckerberg is a liar. (172 comments)

>Never thought I would see this day!

you should have saw it when they started shipping skilled labor overseas, and the collapse of GM, and stateside manufacture. We were all fools to think we are any really diffrent than the other workers. In arrogance we threw them under the bus.

Its time for US to unionize and fight back.

3 hours ago
top

Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

davydagger Re:The President was out. The Secret Service did O (183 comments)

No. No. No.

the point of law enforcement including those guarding the President is to render suspects for trial, not meet out punishment.

And think about it this way. What would have happened on the world stage if someone wearing a cute hat from a childrens show carrying a stuffed animal of the same, otherwise unarmed is mercilessly gunned down on the seat of power, in full view of lots and lots and lots of tourists, passersby, etc...

Also, if a man legitimately has plans to attack the president, Chances are near zero, and taking the attacker alive(preventing him from almost doubtly taking his own life as well), and questioning him would most certainly help the go after the planners.

7 hours ago
top

Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

davydagger am I the only one who's thinking this is hype? (183 comments)

More hype to increase the budget, and I am starting to get sick of it.

I think its been said before in this thread, but it bears repeating, that the SS(Secret Service) as enough fucking money.

7 hours ago
top

Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

davydagger Re:Dissolution of the middle class! (172 comments)

its funny how the bosses bitch and complain forr rare instance when the system they set up doesn't work in their favor

7 hours ago
top

Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

davydagger Re:Dear Apple, (369 comments)

well shit, hating a group of people not doing anything wrong is not acceptable. I'm not pretending to speak for some majority, just common decency.

So why do you hate people for voicing their opinion on what is or is not common decency?

Or, I'm going to start peddling these "legalize rape, murder, and heroin" pamplets to kids, and how dare you speak to me about moral outrage!!!

yesterday
top

Is Google's Non-Tax Based Public School Funding Cause For Celebration?

davydagger Re:Marketing (85 comments)

not just does it reduce the amount of money the government has to spent by taxes, since its dirrectly giving to schools, it starts to assume the role of the government and will be able to dictate policy, such as schools will conform to google's vision to attract funding.

yesterday
top

Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

davydagger Re:Still pretty affordable (389 comments)

I am just pointing out the hypocrisy some people have that insist that solar/electric is only feasible when subsidied. Something the oil industry readily admits is true about themselves.

yesterday
top

Is Google's Non-Tax Based Public School Funding Cause For Celebration?

davydagger Re:Google is a member of ALEC (85 comments)

of course, they push to remove public funding of schools, then pick up the slack themselves, making a problem to solve, then taking over dirrection for a system they caused to fail.

yesterday
top

Is Google's Non-Tax Based Public School Funding Cause For Celebration?

davydagger This is a bad thing (85 comments)

So basicly good has financial control over public education. Even without making demands, it is now understood that google is a player than you pander to for funding. So Administrators will adjust coursework, perhaps disciplinary actions, etc... not only to cater to what google wants done, but perhaps might even start censoring negtive opinions about google in the classroom.

Then, it becomes very possible that google can use financial incentives, penalties, and other more "active" measures to ensure compliance with their goals.

Many of google's goals in the short term seem noble, and I am thankful for this, but its a really bad dangerous trend towards privitization that can take a really nasty turn down the road if it ever takes hold. It also sets precident and opens the door for other companies to do the same.

What we are going to have in 25 years, is a return to feudalism, where various companies control all matters of public life in various diffrent spaces, and their users will be made to fight against eachother for the sake of the company.

We see this beginning with Apple vs Google vs Microsoft. They have entire continuums of space where you are expected to use the entire range of company products, and socially identify with the company, and your fellow users.

yesterday
top

Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

davydagger Re:Dear Apple, (369 comments)

oh god, I think your taking the "macfag" thing too far. It started when gay bashing was socially acceptable, and I guess continues as an anarchornism, but we are desperately trying to make macfag one word, and use the word "fag" in the south park meaning, or "obnoxious asshole burden to society", or "someone we would like to throw into a bonfire", and somehow seperate the fag in macfag from any homosexual connoations.

Its homophobic as shit to compare apple users to homosexuals in the first place.

yesterday
top

Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

davydagger Re:Apple REULEZ! (369 comments)

what the fuck are you smoking? iTunes has got to be by far, the worst music manager hands down I've ever used.

>If you check the little box that says "let iTunes manage my music library" it does. It makes folders based upon ID3 tags and files that shit away proper. Now if you're one of those tards who thinks you can manage your library better than iTunes, maybe it will piss you off.

it does that now? winamp did that for years. In fact winamp could scan multiple directories and automaticly import music, videos and all media automaticly, with an array of options for guessing metadata if none was present.

Also, banshee, Rythmbox, and just about every other program does this too, and they all do if far far far better. ALL of these programs automaticly add and delete new music put in your Music folder, they can all sort your mp3s by filename, and you can turn that feature off. Banshee also has bulk ID3 editing modes, and also has a nice de-duplication feature to look through your library to help you find duplicate files to save disk space. Last time I used iTunes you had to import new music manually.

They all (banshee, winamp, rythmbox), sync with your iPod, android phones, MTP entabled music player, and the linux ones Banshee and Rythmbox follow the FreeDesktop.org format of being able to interpret any directory as a music player if you put a blank file named .isamusicplayer in the directory, just in case you know, it doesn't detect your MP3 player correctly, or your syncing to an SD card to put in said player.

yesterday
top

Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

davydagger Re:So-to-speak legal (418 comments)

they are common carriers, because the service they offer is connecting you to other networks where the content lives.

The content and users are spread out among a wide variety of networks that work under fairly uniform rules of operation that is more or less the same for all end nodes, be it servers or clients. Much like the phone system.

This fits the definition of "common carrier", they are not legally as defined as such, but they operate as such.

This is diffrent from traditional Cable TV services, where content and network are tightly intertwined, and the sole purpose of the network is to access content from the same service.

yesterday
top

ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

davydagger Re:they will defeat themselves (950 comments)

there is a gross disproportion of scale between US conservatives and the Muslim Brotherhood, and the MB, and Al-Qaeda, and Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

4 days ago
top

Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

davydagger Re: Still pretty affordable (389 comments)

>entrepreneurship?

its somewhat a BS myth we constructed, but it never really worked like that. We tend to ignore the parts of history that seem to disagree with it.

4 days ago
top

Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

davydagger Re:Still pretty affordable (389 comments)

the oil companies that make your gasoline and motor oil. I mean its not like they run on razor thin margins and need a tax credit to stay profitable or something.

But that would be communism or something.

4 days ago
top

ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

davydagger Re:they will defeat themselves (950 comments)

major problem with that too.

you need math to operate both money and guns correctly.

To zero the sights on a rifle, you need math. When you get into more complicated weapon systems like tanks and artillery, you need lots more math, and to be competative in modern warfare, Fire Control Systems, which require computers to do the math really really quickly.

Militaries in general have always needed engineers to build machines of war.

to keep track of finance, you need math. To run any state, you need advanced college+ math. Even personal finance needs math.

The Islamic State is being set up to fail in the long run which doesn't suprise me. The damage they can do in the short term is horrifying.

4 days ago
top

ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

davydagger Re:they will defeat themselves (950 comments)

I don't think they exist to be a long term threat.

but they can certainly do a lot of damage in the short term.

4 days ago
top

Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

davydagger Re:Irony is duly noted (81 comments)

I'm blaming the oil companies for crying like little retarded brats who've been whipped when solar companies gets subsidizes, screamin about how solar isn't economicly effective unless there are massive government subsidies.

Then low and behold, they get massive government subsidies in the form of tax breaks, and are bitchin and complainin about not being profitable enough. Pick one. Either if fine, but they can't have it both ways. On top of that, it looks to me like using solar is more cost effective, otherwise they wouldn't be using it themselves. Imagine if microsoft ran its internal servers on GNU/Linux?

But yeah, I believe you, it takes a lot of resources to produce oil, and its only going to take more and more. I mean whats going to happen when it becomes uncompetative? Should we still subsidize it?

5 days ago

Submissions

top

iPhone users demand ethics from apple over manufacture

davydagger davydagger writes  |  more than 2 years ago

davydagger (2566757) writes "Apple iphone users demand that apple redress poor working conditions of workers who make their iPhone. Their demand is for an "ethical" iphone. Given apple's long running and long ignored ethical problems, along many lines, it'd almost be fair to suggest jumping ship. Of course this was long suggested, as there is not a single Apple product where there is no viable competition.(some would say BETTER even)."
Link to Original Source

Journals

davydagger has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>