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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

hobarrera Re:So long as it does not autoplay. (206 comments)

Does this just block autoplay, or videos completely?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

hobarrera Re:Standarization (928 comments)

Why would it be dificult to migrate from red hat to another distro in the first place?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

hobarrera Re:Standarization (928 comments)

In all honesty, there was no single standard before, but one for each distro (of small family of distros).

True, systemd did change a lot of things, but that doesn't invalidate the former point: it did standardize a lot in the process.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Sets Up Shop On Tor

hobarrera SSL? (125 comments)

Wasn't it like 10 days ago that we say the demise of SSL 3.0, the last version still alive?
Yesterday we had news of Chrome dropping support for it.

Now facebook it setting up new servers that use it?

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

hobarrera Standarization (928 comments)

When jumping on a machine with a distro different to my own, I'd have to read for a while before understanding how to start/stop services. This was a pain if I needed to quickly help someone out on how to do something.

Now all distros run systemd, so it's just "systemd start nginx" on any gnu/linux distribution. Except gentoo, but I don't see a gentoo user asking me for help on how to do X. I also haven't come across clients with gentoo-based servers.

Standard service unit files help too. The work is done once, (generally upstream) instead of having to write service configuration files for every single distro (and keeping them up to date!). This may sound trivial, but the amount of effort reduced is immense!

about 1 month ago
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Signed-In Maps Mean More Location Data For Google

hobarrera OpenStreetMap (39 comments)

Good thing we have OpenStreetMap which just keeps getting better and better.

about 2 months ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

hobarrera Re:What? (555 comments)

But Linux is for desktops. For servers, you're always better off using BSD, which actually was born for servers.

about a month ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

hobarrera Re:Fedora fork too (555 comments)

Indeed, these scripts suck, while systemd's service unit files are very easy to edit and maintain. I wish we could have a an old-school init system that allowed configuration in that syntax: The best of both worlds.

about a month ago
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NVIDIA Begins Requiring Signed GPU Firmware Images

hobarrera Re:Fuck That Shit! (192 comments)

Why not Intel? The latest Intel lines are pretty good (I game a lot on one of those), and have their drivers in the upstream linux kernel.
AMD is simply so awful in terms of drivers, that it doesn't really matter if the hardware is slightly better.

about 3 months ago
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

hobarrera Re:Repeat history (184 comments)

From TFA: Thomas prefers a layered feature exposure so that users can enjoy certain advanced features at a later stage after they get accustomed to the basic functionality of the application.

I assume that they'll keep the options around, just not mixed with the very basic options. A big issue with KDE right now, is that the settings windows of any application has half a dozen tabs, with dozens of options each. The very basic options and most common options should be grouped together, an advanced settings slightly on the side. Otherwise, it's just too intimidating.

about 3 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

hobarrera Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Can you show at least one example of a special requirement a program had that could be satisfied with init and not with systemd?

about 4 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

hobarrera Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Indeed: The fact that it no longer follows the unix design or philosophy is a huge change. The fact than one piece of software has eaten up the funcionality of dozens of very-used programas is also a big change.

about 4 months ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

hobarrera Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

Linux client: Still propietary, something many *nix users actually care about.
Follows symlinks: So does almost any application out there. That's not a good thing, it's just a lack of a bug.
Automatic full resolution photo uploading from mobile: "full resolution photo" is another way of saying "large files". How does the content of a file make a difference?

about 4 months ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

hobarrera Re:BTSync (275 comments)

Spideroak refuses to release the source for their client (though they claim they will, some day). As it is, it's just an unproven claim that it's encrypted and secure. For all we know there might be a huge security hole making it all worthless (possible an accidental one, btw).

about 4 months ago
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Comparison: Linux Text Editors

hobarrera Re:I used to teach Linux. (402 comments)

If the graphics subsystem fails, or I have to go to single-user mode, I have nano.

WordStar rules!

If you had access to that machine and got a chance to manually install it before the graphics subsystem failed. What happes if you didn't?

about 4 months ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

hobarrera Re:+ in an e-mail address (149 comments)

"+" or plenty of other special characters. Stuff like quotes can even be valid if used properly, while we still have some website that won't even accept a dash/underscore.

about 4 months ago
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PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification

hobarrera Re:its why devs cringe. (180 comments)

Putting aside the whole whitespace debate(*), I'm pretty sure that python has its own list of issues. Maybe not to the same extent as PHP, but they exist.

* For which I personally do have trouble with python - I want the computer to bend to my will, not the other way around.

The same can be said about C: if forces you to declare variables, and bend to the computers will (and not the other way around). This is true for any language. You merely chose to critize one about that, and let it slide for the rest.

about 5 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

hobarrera Re:What?!? (928 comments)

Actually, you're right...up to the point where the police might get involved. Also, the power that flight attendants and gate agents have (which is backed by the FAA, whereby refusal to comply with their orders is a felony...I kid you not) also crosses the line between private entity/government. Since Kimberly *cough* fucking cunt *cough* had that power backing her up, I would say this does indeed become a First Amendment situation.

It might be a felony to refuse to comply on a plane, but, outside of the plane, and forcing you to alter content on you publish? That's not gonna stand up anywhere. What's next: the flight attendant forcing you to give them a BJ?

about 5 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

hobarrera Re:What?!? (928 comments)

and threatened to have him arrested? you think that's fully legal?

I honestly don't get why the man gave into the threat. He could have just said "Ok, call the police.". There was really no reason to arrest him.
If you're not doing anything ilegal, and somebody threatens to call the police, just let them do it.

about 5 months ago

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Ask slashdot: Ideal country to rent a VPS

hobarrera hobarrera writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hobarrera writes "I have rent a VPS from a provider located in the US. With all the issues of the US government taking down servers (sometimes without a good reason), legal issues regarding what I may and may not traffic, DMCA, and privacy concerns, I started looking for a VPS provider located elsewhere.

The first thing that came to mind, was to see where domains like thepiratebay where located (expecting it to be a quite "liberal" country in this sense). However, contrary to what I expected, Sweden actually blocked tbp at some point.
I don't want to pirate movies or anything ilegal, but I'd still prefer to operate on a country that has a clean record when it comes to taking down domains, and that I know my server will be running the next day every night when I got to bed, and I can expect an acceptable level of privacy.

For the record, I live in Argentina, and while Argentina does match my needs in this sense, hosting costs here are prohibitive, and quality extremely poor."

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