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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

ebvwfbw Re:Udev, gnome kde,... - again (520 comments)

Microsoft Windows is not built on open-source code that was created by the community. Microsoft owns Windows, Red Hat does not own Linux.

Linux is supposed to be the anti-MS, that is one thing that a lot of people like about Linux. Some users do not like being shoved around by an abusive monopoly: be it Microsoft or RedHat.

You're wrong about Linux being anti-MS. That's simply not true. It's the free version of Unix. We had Unix long before Microsoft. It was around when Bill Gates was just a page walking around the halls of the US Congress. Clearly Windows was a joke well up until 2000. Unix you had to pay a lot of money for. I remember those days. I actually had paid for copies of Unix. $350 if memory serves me. There was also SUN's version for about $80. Ran only on their hardware though. Absolutely loved it when freebsd and Linux came out. Windows was crap. MS-DOS was just $30 at the time.

RedHat isn't an abusive monopoly. Not sure who told you that. They give away a lot of software, probably stuff in your favorite distro that you though they wrote. They have made some decisions that were unpopular, however I realized they were making the right decision. I'm sure some people disagree, just the nature of things. Choice for choices sake isn't always a good thing.

Anyhow, here we are all over again. Now it's bsd/sysv/systemd. To me there really is no choice. Sooner or later everyone else will realize it but the people who refuse to admit they were wrong. Sometimes that's entertaining too. When they are just really, really, really wrong about something and everyone knows it.

about a week ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

ebvwfbw Udev, gnome kde,... - again (520 comments)

Yet again, people who don't want to learn something different. They learned the old way (so get off their lawn). There is no question the old BSD and sysv stuff has served its purpose well. For the past 10-15 years I really wished the startup would do things better. There was no reason to cling to those old ways especially with the new hardware. None at all. New stuff makes sense and isn't that hard to learn. Tear yourself away from looking at porn or games for an evening and learn it. It won't hurt, I promise. RedHat has a man ( for dummies if that helps ) page here - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki... . For most of you that's all you'll ever need to know. For guys like me - http://0pointer.de/blog/projec... .

Never see these discussions with Microsoft. It's their way (or the highway), right or wrong (mostly wrong). I didn't like it either. Spend about an hour, learn it, enjoy.

about a week ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

ebvwfbw Re:Not only in Finland. (314 comments)

Hilarious indeed.

There is another option. If they don't accept the $100 bill, that's ok. They must let you take the merchandise or service and make arrangements with you at your convenience to repay that debt. You offered them legal tender.

They can also get out of it by allowing you to pay cash at a certain location. Just not there. For example if you are at an apartment complex and you want to pay your $1500 months rent, you can do that at our office that's in another state.

I never offer them that option. I offer them the "I'll repay it later" option. They take the $100 bill.

about two weeks ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

ebvwfbw Re:Not only in Finland. (314 comments)

Have you actually called the cops for that? I'll bet $100 you haven't.

Didn't call the cops, had him call his legal people. He took the $100 bill. Of course when you do that, they often call you the professor from then on.
I carry $100s. Beats the hell out of 5 $20s. Wish they had $500 and $1000 again. Buy something for 20-50K or something, that's a lot of paper. So stupid. It's not impacting the drug trade, clearly. Only hurts law abiding citizens.

about two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

ebvwfbw Standard exothermic reaction (986 comments)

concludes that the E-cat is "a device giving heat energy compatible with nuclear transformations, but it operates at low energy and gives neither nuclear radioactive waste nor emits radiation. From basic general knowledge in nuclear physics this should not be possible. Nevertheless we have to relate to the fact that the experimental results from our test show heat production beyond chemical burning, and that the E-Cat fuel undergoes nuclear transformations.

Gee, could it be a standard exothermic chemical reaction?
Of course it is. Move along, no scientific discovery to look at here. When you get a fusion reaction, there's a Hellovalota energy given off. Not impressed.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

ebvwfbw Re:Ok, but (580 comments)

From whom? I was told many years ago by a retired agent who gave a talk at my high school's career day that their unofficial policy was to not hire anyone *under* the age of 30, because they wanted you to have several years of practical experience in some related field before they would consider you for a position.

Looked it up - https://www.fbijobs.gov/114.as...
23 less than X less than 37.

Doesn't matter, I'm still well over a decade to old.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

ebvwfbw Re:Ok, but (580 comments)

I wish they would raise it to 60 or something. Then the could bring in senior IT type managers. Guys like me. I could also tell them to get off of my lawn.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

ebvwfbw Re:Ok, but (580 comments)

So basically the FBI is only hiring people over the age of 50?

No, they don't hire anyone over 35 last I knew. I found that out way after I turned 35.

about two weeks ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

ebvwfbw Re:Between the lines of one quote *is* the story. (478 comments)

Not a 1% thing. That's crap. They can get it just like anyone else. In fact, they're probably more likely if you think about it.

They're controlling this story because A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it (Kay - Tommy Lee Jones in Men in black). We all know it. Think about it. I had ideas here, however I removed them because someone may do it. This stuff is actually worse than antrax. Anthrax you have to have around 1300 spores before you immune system is ovecome. Hard to do. This stuff one guy could become a typhoid mary.

about two weeks ago
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2014 Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded To the Inventors of the Blue LED

ebvwfbw Wonderful invention - leds... uh huh (243 comments)

My Caddy has what many newer cars have for headlamps - leds. Damn things burn out the ballast, or lamp. Car isn't that old. My 2000 chevy's laps lasted for about 12 years. Even then the plastic was frosted over, the lamps still worked. Even if they didn't, less than $50 at any auto shop and about a minute to replace it. The caddy and the Beamer - what a PIA to get to! Expensive! Ballast for them are around $500 a pop. Headlamp assembly around $800, then you have to get it installed.

Yea, progress.

about two weeks ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

ebvwfbw Re:not quite (320 comments)

billions still watch TV. Not quite dead yet

Still keeping idiots busy. 1950s time wasting system.

Of course, that beats the 2000s idiot time wasting system. Responding to people on slashdot.

about three weeks ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

ebvwfbw Re:Speaking for myself (320 comments)

Ever look at them again? Fog Horn, Bugs, Jetsons, they all stand the test of time. Courage - sadly not so much. Three Stooges - for the most part not so much. Then there was outright crap.

Fog Horn - Boy, I Saaay Boy - boy's about as sharp as a bowling ball! Man, classic! I know people about as sharp as a bowling ball.

Then there's the manufacturing songs by an orchestra.

about three weeks ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

ebvwfbw Re:Idea (318 comments)

...
So you set it to "(){:;};rm -rf /".
Even before the helper script has had time to receive the data and do the necessary sanity check on it, bash will interpret the whole content (because it begins with () ) including the rm.

Wish people would try stuff before talking about it. If you try to run any binary you will get a segmentation violation. I know, I tried. Before you point out libraries paths and crap, that doesn't work either. We tried that as well. You're limited to shell stuff only. I.e. echo for example but not /usr/bin/echo. However if you know what you are doing echo is plenty powerful.

about a month ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

ebvwfbw Re:kill -1 (469 comments)

... reboots are years between, and in scheduled windows.

Care to publish the IP of your machine?

Of course don't do that, only a fool would do that if you're not rebooting to a new kernel more often.

Have you even looked at systemd? By your comments I don't think so. I'm getting a 3 second reboot with a VM. Yes you have to learn some new stuff. Big deal. I'm a guy that used to compile Unix from tape on a vax 11/750. Learn it, it's worth it.

about a month ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

ebvwfbw Re:ozone layer (635 comments)

Think so, eh? Don't read this then - http://www.sweetliberty.org/is... . I know a guy that was working for Dupont when they came up with the ozone bit. He's still amazed people are still duped by it. PT Barnum was right, sucker born every moment.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

ebvwfbw Much ado over nothing again (610 comments)

It's not like they pushed down some rap crap, or some stuff passing as music that's actually noise.

about a month ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

ebvwfbw Just wrong! (231 comments)

There's a whole economy with bullies taking lunch money from other kids. How are they supposed to do that anymore?

about a month ago
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Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

ebvwfbw Re:What are the bounds of property? (166 comments)

Do you know what we had before this country existed? Look it up. I think you'll easily agree we own land today. Clearly it isn't what it used to be.

I own a lot of land. I can sell it as well. Often do. Buy other land. No sweat. The big caveat is don't go around trying to harm others. No drugs, no religions that serve only you, other nastyness. No problems. Ironically my fear are the crazy lefties and their BS. Suddenly a building they don't like may become a target. Often for something that isn't even a problem - like too much di-hydrogen monoxide. I know, it kills a lot of people every year. However it's necessary for commerce. Funny example, however this happens.

about a month ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

ebvwfbw Obvious to me (291 comments)

BMI determines my BP. It's like clock work. Higher BMI, higher BP. Anytime I'm over 220, it goes up. Below 220 I'm in the normal range. If I eat something very heavily salty, of course it goes up. Don't eat a salt lick.

about a month and a half ago

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