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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

eneville Re:ISPs may not have the same objective (316 comments)

it's hard to believe he is as idiotic as he has been made out to be

You don't know Cameron very well then.

about two weeks ago
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Human Clinical Trials To Begin On Drug That Reverses Diabetes In Animal Models

eneville Re:What's the name of the drug? (140 comments)

Yes, that's not healthy if you're diabetic. The opposite, having a high blood sugar for too long will cause major issues, blindness, gangrene etc.

about three weeks ago
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British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists

eneville Re:UK = shithole (184 comments)

Orwell made it quite clear where his inspiration came from [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four]. What makes you think he was writing about the USSR?

about three weeks ago
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Users Can't Distinguish Scams From Facebook's Features

eneville Click bait... (116 comments)

Click here to turn off Beta

about three weeks ago
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Trisquel 7 Released

eneville Re: Does it use systemd? (39 comments)

It will run systemd, in 2015/2016.

If you don't like that, then do as I does:

# apt-get install sysvinit-core && reboot

or, for Ubuntuers:

$ sudo apt-get install sysvinit-core && sudo reboot

you choose.

about three weeks ago
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OpenBSD 5.6 Released

eneville Re: Thank you! (125 comments)

By current off the shelf standards no, 8G isn't particularly unusual. However, I've run OpenBSD on *much* less. Heck, I even have ZFS running on less, it's just not that much fun when you have to retune it because of memory hogging. Would be good if this aspect could be resolved then I'd use it more frequently.

about a month ago
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OpenBSD 5.6 Released

eneville Re: Thank you! (125 comments)

I admit that ZFS has some impressive features, but it also requires oodles of RAM. Don't discount openbsd for not having it, there are some instances where ZFS is more of a hinderance than an advantage. Small network routers being one of them, for that OpenBSD is perfect with its feature-full pf (freebsd lags a few versions behind, though that version is also quite capable).

about a month ago
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OpenBSD 5.6 Released

eneville Re:Systemd? (125 comments)

If something works, what like gas guzzlers? Yeah, time has changed, it *is* possible to get more than 15mpg. However, systemd sucks right now.

about a month ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

eneville So use two methods (328 comments)

Fingerprint for normals... then passphrase the dirty things you don't want people to look at... Sucks for things like the address book, but maybe if you purge call history and keep a protected address book then you'll be fine ... Lacks convenience though.

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

eneville Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (415 comments)

The watch should keep good time. If the battery requires a recharge, then should one forget and pull an all-nighter, does the timepiece become less accurate?

I don't see why some of the functions could be sacrificed to provide longer battery. That'd suit most people I imagine. I welcome the day when all smart phones can go upwards of two weeks with normal use before needing a charge. The Moto G can go most of the week between charges and I use it a fair bit to ssh to my mail server to check mail, irc, web logs etc. So why should a simple watch require more frequent charging?

about a month ago
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OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

eneville Re:OpenBSD! (162 comments)

Lightweight Portable Security, http://www.spi.dod.mil/lipose.... perhaps? Might be a good place to start, but I don't know if you're aware of this one already.

about a month ago
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OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

eneville Re:SYSTEM-D SUCKS! (162 comments)

Since it's a script, you can do what you want with it. run-parts style, if you like. It's a script, bring your own fun. Quite the opposite of systemd, if you will.

about a month ago
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Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

eneville Reminds me of... (50 comments)

The video on that page reminds me of Rise Of The Triads. Anyone else get that nostalgia feeling? Probably shouldn't really though in this day and age, things should be AMAZING in comparison. The build your own game thing thought doesn't seem that different to DooM's mod files.

about a month ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

eneville Re:No Fuckign Thanks (173 comments)

Agreed. After I don't know how long I've been using email, both GUI and CLI clients, I've found the only feasible way to do it without clutter is to use mutt. When something stupid comes in that can only be read with a HTML client as it has no text/plain part I can funnel it through lynx. I've not found any web client to help at all helpful when it comes to processing a mail inbox. Sorry, call me grumpy but snooze feature is no different to me setting a flag. I'll be surprised if anything beats mutt this decade.

about a month ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

eneville Re: Yikes (114 comments)

Yes, tones of people do that already, it's called TeX or LaTeX. It probably takes about as long to learn as Word does anyway. The huge benefit of using LaTeX is that its fairly backward/forward compatible, unlike Word. Want a text based visio replacement? Try dot. Powerpoint? Don't know, don't care, make a multipade LaTeX document and just page up/down the output pdf/dvi. I don't really care much for powerpoint. Get started with LaTeX now.

about a month ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

eneville Re:Click Here (238 comments)

I think you mean Mr Jobs

about a month ago
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Kickstarter Cancels Anonabox Funding Campaign

eneville Not surprised (76 comments)

What do you expect when the Washington Redskins come after you.

about a month ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

eneville Re:Why not KDE (403 comments)

What you're saying is mostly right. However, there is nothing wrong with livecds, what they install, maybe. Debian was just right in the lenny days. I don't know why they're now targeting GUI users who want a kitchen sink install.

Why systemd/gnome3 were the choice of late I don't know, I think this was a bad move for the distro. Systemd is a dependency now, which is *REALLY BAD*. It should have been agnostic towards upstart/sysv/systemd etc allowing the user to pick and choose between each.

about a month and a half ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

eneville Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

I think this is targeted at the encrypted file system level, rather than deliberate encryption of documents through PGP. Companies should be using multiple layers of encryption on top secret documents. Or just use airgaps for that sort of thing.

about 2 months ago

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Perl 6 for 2015

eneville eneville writes  |  about three weeks ago

eneville (745111) writes "The last pieces are finally falling into place. After years of design and implementation, 2015 will be the year that Perl 6 officially launches for production use.

In this talk, the creator of Perl reflects on the history of the effort, how the team got some things right, and how it learned from its mistakes when it got them wrong. But mostly how a bunch of stubbornly fun-loving people outlasted the naysayers to accomplish the extraordinary task of implementing a language that was so ambitious, even its designers said it was impossible. Prepare to be delightfully surprised."

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21 Years of FreeBSD

eneville eneville writes  |  about three weeks ago

eneville (745111) writes "It has been 21 years since the first release of FreeBSD. The world has changed a fair bit since then, here's a brief snippet from the announcement showing what FreeBSD 1.0 came with: While a fair number of bugs were also whacked between EPSILON and RELEASE, the following additional features deserve special mention:
  1. A dynamic buffer cache mechanism that automagically grows and shrinks as you use the memory for other things. This should speed up disk operations significantly.
  2. The Linux sound driver for Gravis UltraSound, SoundBlaster, etc. cards.
  3. Mitsumi CDROM interface and drive.
  4. Updated install floppies.
  5. More fail-safe probing of devices on the ISA bus. This makes it much harder for devices to conflict with each other.
  6. Advance syscons support for XFree86 2.0.
"

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BBC Corrupted

eneville eneville writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eneville writes "
Today the BBC made it official — they have been corrupted by Microsoft. With today's launch of the iPlayer, the BBC Trust has failed in its most basic of duties and handed over to Microsoft sole control of the on-line distribution of BBC programming. From today, you will need to own a Microsoft operating system to view BBC programming on the web.
— Matt Lee."

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eneville eneville writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eneville writes "It seems that all the advances in home computer hardware incur expensive use of power, the more MHz the more power it drains for top of the range equipment. Do any of the slashdot readers have any advice for purchasing a replacement computer that is reasonably fast, reasonably quiet and does not hurt the environment? The key point here is for lower power use whilst maintaining reasonable performance. Scaled up a little, this should also be good practice for business to implement, when I take a walk around a server room, or a data center I wonder just how much waste electricity is spent."

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