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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

goarilla Re:Why do this? (209 comments)

Why go the opposite direction, even if for some reason you really do have the need for those particular properties?

Control, and for some me included maintaining home storage is a hobby.
Some are also skeptical about putting some or all of their eggs in the hands of a corporate service provider.

3 hours ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

goarilla Re:Small setup (209 comments)

Hence my question "What do you use it for", which you didn't really answer.

Making backups of central storage.

6 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

goarilla Re:3rd world (228 comments)

In the case of France, I would tend to disagree with you. They kidnap company executives, and generally make the place appear toxic for business. The French rail workers' unions have a simple rule when to strike: Whenever I am in France. Normal Slashdot Dogma states that correlation does not equal causation, but in the case of French rail workers . . . I just need to get near the French border, and a strike will break out.

Hehehe, true. Same here in Belgium. There needs to be a balance on both sides.
And these national rail unions as it is have too much leverage. Being able to
disrupt public transport is immense power and they do abuse it.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

goarilla Re:3rd world (228 comments)

Let us get to a point where most of our people have jobs, and then we can discuss more unions, until then unions are just yet another problem keeping us back in the dark ages.

And you believe that disbanding the unions will make everyone happily employed
In the midst of the Industrial Revolution we were in exactly the same position you are now
And it took unions and other righteous men to break the situation.
There has actually been a movie about this situation http://www.imdb.com/title/tt01.... See it and learn from it before you call me ignorant and pompuos.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

goarilla Re:3rd world (228 comments)

I'm a European, we've had fairly decent unions over here.
That your unions were run by maffia front-man for decades reflects on them personally
not on unions as a concept. I accept that you're skeptic.
But somebody (unions, governement) does need to reach for and uphold a decent quality of living and good working conditions are crucial to that.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

goarilla Re:3rd world (228 comments)

Democracy Yuk. You end up with replacing machiavellian dictators with machiavellian (popular) politicians.
But as long as the union bosses stand up for their members then yes a little fight fire with fire is acceptable.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

goarilla 3rd world (228 comments)

The only thing I will say is that emerging economies need Unions !
This machiavellian style of management is akin to slave labor.

2 days ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

goarilla Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (291 comments)

Nothing wrong with that. But if I'm going to spend my precious time playing a game, I want to enjoy it. Getting fragged in seconds may be fun the first 10 times or so, then it just becomes a drag and rapidly degrades into pointlessness and in the end, just means wasted time. I could've played Angry Birds in that same time and at least felt entertained rather than bored and annoyed (you can only sit at respawn screens and loading screens for so long).

You can try to find servers targeted to "newcomers" and/or practice more with bots beforehand.
But arena shooters are fast paced twitch shooters, so think carefully before you buy them.

2 days ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

goarilla Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (291 comments)

Multiplayer, on the other hand, is a spastic experience which seems to be dominated by obsessive players with endless time to practice. The reward for the average player is not mastery, but rather learning to die a little less often.

So you're tired of being fragmeat in arena shooters and diss the entire multiplayer gameplay because of it
That's awfully shortsighted. For me this spastic experience is the most exhilerating gameplay
I can sign up for and I have played these games online since quakeworld. Nothing beats a quick quake3 or ut99 game
Try Left 4 Dead 2 or the man vs machine mode in Team Fortress 2 if you want coop.

3 days ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

goarilla Re:Crouching Microtransactions, Hidden DRM (291 comments)

Basically 'games' have become 'money extraction tools you install on your personal devices'.

Remember, It used to be arcades that emptied your pockets.

3 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

goarilla Ads (326 comments)

I've never "played" minecraft, but I guess they are buying this at this insane price for the marketing and data
mining possibilities.

4 days ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

goarilla Re:The Microsoft Tax can buy you... (245 comments)

Fedora, Since when did that beta distro stopped breaking every 2 months ?

4 days ago
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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

goarilla Re:External IP (208 comments)

Not if the pool of free DHCP leases is big enough and the DHCP server is configured to remember hardware addresses.

about a week ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

goarilla Re:At home too (185 comments)

Home users don't install their OS anyway !

about two weeks ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

goarilla Re:Troll much? (613 comments)

Just as you don't understand fork and spawn, you clearly don't understand how privilege segmenting works in Linux. Much of the kernel runs in Ring 0 for example. It can disable interrupts and do all kinds of things that systemd cannot because ... wait for it ... it runs in user space.

Since we're talking about LInux don't you mean clone ?

about two weeks ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

goarilla Re: What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

And what if the binary logs are corrupted and journalctl breaks on it ?
To be fair we have a few other "binary" logs: wtmp(x), btmp(x), utmp(x).

about two weeks ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

goarilla Re:create abstraction (613 comments)

Every distro has it's package manager and with it different syntax. Imaging if you had a tool like "install-it mysql" which on Ubuntu goes to apt-get install, or pacman's syntax, or yum or whatever.

Has been tried before https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... by many systems.
The problem as I see it is that Linux software ecosystem is chaos. There's a lot of movement which breaks stuff regularly

The thing I mostly worry about is packages. Say what you will about Windows and Mac, but developing an app for them generally has a limited set of ways. There is only one way to do services in Windows, etc.

That's not really true. You can start services/daemons as a service* (under svchost or on its own), as a logon batch job, via a user's startup folder, on demand, ...
Windows has had its fair set of installers as well: Installshield, nullsoft, Macrovision, ...

It is hard to get say Webcam apps to get ported to Linux because the poor devs have to figure out webcams in 10 different distros. Everyone in the boards say "ubuntu 14 +1", .... no no Arch first!!! and so on. Should it matter as much app to app? Shouldn't distros at least have some level of uniformity...a layer of it.

Just use the proper kernel subsystems and sysfs.

about two weeks ago

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