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Just Switch to Linux if You Want to Download Lots of Freeware

fisted Wait... (1 comments)

Wait. The stuff on Linux is free? Spread the word, I'm sure noone knew this already!
Finally news worthy to be posted here, I hope it gets accepted. Thanks!

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

fisted Re:Modula-3 FTW! (478 comments)

Replying because I fatfingered "Overrated" instead of "Funny".

2 days ago
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WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

fisted Mh (190 comments)

I use whatsapp, but I don't have a smartphone. If the original client requires one, meh.

3 days ago
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Adobe Patches One Flash Zero Day, Another Still Unfixed

fisted Re:ClickToFlash for me, thanks. (47 comments)

Adblock Plus... Install it, love it... no more crazy flashing ads.

...Install Ghostery because privacy... Install NoScript because many reasons... Realize Adblock Plus is now useless.... Deinstall it.

5 days ago
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The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge

fisted Re:Obligatory Joke (60 comments)

Has anyone actually successfully used vinyl to store data?

What else would you possibly store on vinyl?

5 days ago
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Windows Server 2003 Reaches End of Life In July

fisted Re:MS FAIL (156 comments)

You're kidding, right? Most companies actually run DOS 6.22; see Burger King, for instance. You can run 5 processes with access to the high memory area using EMM386.EXE for each Windows NT system. If you want something small that can maximise your high memory utilization, then there's no alternative. Windows NT, or XP on my server, no thx. And vista? Seriously what were you thinking?

about a week ago
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Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

fisted VB? Been there, done that (643 comments)

took years to unlearn that garbage, and it wasn't even my first language.

about a week ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

fisted Re:I agree with Lennart (551 comments)

Lennart is right about being more UNIX like.

Wait, what?
*reads TFA*
Hahahaha, oh well:

Lennart Poettering: [...] most people who say Systemd is un-Unixish have no idea what Unix is actually like.

What’s typical for Unix, for example, is that all the tools, the C library, the kernel, are all maintained in the same repository, right? And they’re released in sync, have the same coding style, the same build infrastructure, the same release cycles – everything’s the same. So you get the entire central part of the operating system like that. If people claim that, because we stick a lot of things into the Systemd repository, then it’s un-Unixish, then it’s absolutely the opposite. It’s more Unix-ish than Linux ever was!

The Linux model is the one where you have everything split up, and have different maintainers, different coding styles, different release cycles, different maintenance statuses. Much of the Linux userspace used to be pretty badly maintained, if at all. You had completely different styles, the commands worked differently – in the most superficial level, some used -h for help, and others ––help. It’s not uniform.

If we put a lot of the glue in one repository, it’s not all the way towards Unix, but it’s half way between traditional Linux and traditional Unix. We do not put libc and the kernel in the same repository, just the basic things. So that’s a misconception that I’m always bemused about, and I’m pretty sure that most people who claim that have never actually played around with Unix at all.

Wow... Just.. wow.
TL;DR his sole argument for systemd being "like traditional unix" is that they're maintaining it in one (as opposed to dozens of) source code repos.
I think this is the dumbest reasoning i've ever heard. I also like how he calls systemd non-monolithic, of course, without giving any reason for why that is.

about two weeks ago
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Sloppy File Permissions Make Red Star OS Vulnerable

fisted Re:Good ol' 777 (105 comments)

You seem awfully ad-hominem for someone who pretended to have a legitimate point. I guess that answers that, thanks for the demonstration.

about two weeks ago
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Sloppy File Permissions Make Red Star OS Vulnerable

fisted Re:Good ol' 777 (105 comments)

Yeah. Obviously "everyone" got your "deliberate" "joke", which is probably the reason for all of the zero "Funny"-mods you got.
Furthermore, where did you see me explaining your "joke"?

Applying Ockham's razor, I'm much more inclined to assume that you just became the guy who posts something dumb and then tries to backpedal by claiming it has been a "joke", which is pretty pathetic.

about two weeks ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

fisted Re:firsts (303 comments)

You don't "get the Internet" when you get to access it. You don't "break the Internet", when your POS home "router" fails. Finally, you don't "delete the Internet" when you remove the shortcut to your web browser.
Have I forgotten something else you're likely to say?

English noobs

I'm not sure whether it's okay by /.'s terms of use to share an account between multiple persons, but anyway: Pleased to meet you.

about two weeks ago
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OpenBSD's Kernel Gets W^X Treatment On Amd64

fisted Re:most of you will pretend you understand (84 comments)

I'm at a loss to explain why this has been modded Offtopic. This is a story about a BSD and the term MI/MD appear in TFTheo's email, geez.

about two weeks ago
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Sloppy File Permissions Make Red Star OS Vulnerable

fisted Re:Good ol' 777 (105 comments)

The irony of your statement is perfectly visible, that was what made me reply in the first place.
Do you by any chance mean sarcasm? Because I've got a hard time identifying any in your post.

about two weeks ago
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The Legacy of CPU Features Since 1980s

fisted Re:1980s? (180 comments)

What does that even mean? Pipeline-able executions? How much data? There is no context.

I think we can safely assume "yes" and "one machine word" here

[rants how crude the author's understanding of the matter is without giving a grain of indication that he's got a better understanding]

Speaking of people who sound like they're in junior high.

about two weeks ago
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OpenBSD's Kernel Gets W^X Treatment On Amd64

fisted Re:Very disturbed by tag "writeorexecute" (84 comments)

Well, you're right from a formal logic perspective. In spoken languages, though, there's often an implicit 'either' attached to the 'or', causing 'or' to essentially mean 'xor'.

about two weeks ago
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OpenBSD's Kernel Gets W^X Treatment On Amd64

fisted Re:most of you will pretend you understand (84 comments)

MI and MD (in all likelihood, haven't verified) mean Machine-Independent/Machine-Dependent in BSDspeak

about two weeks ago
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Sloppy File Permissions Make Red Star OS Vulnerable

fisted Re:Good ol' 777 (105 comments)

Better than being one of those assholes that likes to call people an idiot.

Pot, meet kettle.

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

fisted Re:Teachers (388 comments)

Sucks to be your kid.

about two weeks ago

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