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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

james_in_denver Re: Everyone hates Ruby (291 comments)

Redmine project management tool is an awesome ruby on rails app.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

james_in_denver One more thing I don't like about systemd. (928 comments)

If it has been so well thought out, then why isn't there a parameter available for each service that says "don't automatically restart this if it fails"?

There are times that services WILL fail, and should not be restarted until the underlying problem is fixed.

And that binary log file? absolutely ridiculous, why? so i have to learn a new tool to find out why a service stopped? When before all i had to do was check the last 20 or so lines of a text file.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

james_in_denver The best thing about SystemD is. (928 comments)

Poettering get to pretend that he's Linus. That, and it manages to start all of the services correctly on my system without hanging about 9 times out of 10. Aside from that? as previous posters have said, if a service stops/crashes for some reason? I want it to stay stopped until i can figure out what is wrong. MySQLD? out of disk space? I don't want that to keep on yo-yoing up and down until i have it fixed. I agree, SystemD should be optional, you want it on your phone/IOT device? fine. My server that I reboot about once every 2-3 months? I want init.

about 3 months ago

The Ineffectiveness of TSA Body Scanners - Now With Surveillance Camera Footage

james_in_denver What a waste. (219 comments)

Billions of dollars in technology thwarted by a $1 sewing kit probably made in China? I feel soooo much safer now.....

more than 2 years ago

Acer May Be Bugging Computers

james_in_denver Re:Phew! (396 comments)


My laptop came with M$-Win, whacked it, installed Linus (funny how he can fit into such a small box eh?), then SIMH available here: http://simh.trailing-edge.com/ and 'lo and behold? I've ALSO got a VAX 11/780 running at nearly 30 VUPS....Linux and VMS running on the same box? what could be better???.....(yep, the VMS install disks work just fine)....Now if I could just get my IMSAI 8080 running again.........

about 8 years ago



Bitcoins vanish into thin air

james_in_denver james_in_denver writes  |  more than 3 years ago

james_in_denver writes "Seems like bitcoins are subject to the same vulnerabilities as keeping gold stored at home on your kitchen table.

PC-World reports the first virtual robbery of Bitcoins.

Apparently all a thief requires is to gain access to a single file wallet.dat on your local computer. After that? all you can do is sit back and watch as your virtual currency is transferred to some other anonymous person, in some other currency. Who here hasn't been hit by a virus, or knows someone that has? Are you willing to risk your investments to a single file?

Is there an ETF fund for Bitcoins that I can short?

Are Bitcoins nothing more than a commonly agreed upon hallucination of their intrinsic value?"

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