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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

kolbe Re: But does it matter any more? (174 comments)

This was classic, thank you for the laugh. Side note, I agree.

3 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

kolbe Re:How does Microsoft test with USERS? (376 comments)

Just PM'ed a buddy of mine in Cloud and Enterprise Engineering @ Redmond, WA. about this. He says he uses Windows 2012 Server as his desktop and VMWare Workstation running Slackware Linux on it. Yeah, seems weird, but he says he is more efficient that way.

4 days ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

kolbe Re:coming from you (560 comments)

Neither does "Global Warming", but people seem to drive towards it. Your point?

about a month ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

kolbe Re: noooo (560 comments)

Is it too difficult to use google? The top hit goes to wattsupwiththat:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/201...

Or even look at John Coleman's points? Wattsupwiththat even pops in the top 3 of that even:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/201...

Objectively, unbiasedly and openly stated: We do not have all the answers and it's bullshit to assume we know we do.

about a month ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

kolbe Re: noooo (560 comments)

I take it you were not even alive in the 1960's and 1970's, but that's okay as you can google it and find plenty of media articles on the subject. The particular portion of science I am referring to is the lack thereof in the entire GM agenda as none of it is peer reviewed nor capable of being proven due to lack of evidence. The Earth works in different ways at different times; Ways we only started discovery of when official record keeping began in 1914. Sure, tree rings, ice packs and geological layers give us some insight into the past, but it is far from "proven" by any means and no "climate model" to date can even predict the weather for TOMORROW, let alone the past or future.

You are on /., I urge you to look at this from an unbiased and logical perspective: We don't have all the answers, so why assume someone does when no evidence can prove it?

about a month ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

kolbe Re:mainstream media also ignores (560 comments)

Sorry to break it to you, but the sheer volume of implausible, unsound and/or improbable Global Warming sites far, FAR exceeds the denialist sites.

I actually file the majority Global Warming sites away with the tree hugging, PETA loving, EPA driving anti-humanitarian ones... The majority are that bad.

about a month ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

kolbe Re: noooo (560 comments)

One of the best skeptical views originates from the founder of "The Weather Channel" and highly published personality: John Coleman.

http://johncolemanweather.com/

If you read what he says and notice just how much of what he says is flat out ignored by mainstream media, it makes you really question the whole global warming myth. I still call bullshit on global warming... it is as misdirected as the 1970's global iceage scare was.

about a month ago
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Google and Apple Weaseling Out of "Do Not Track"

kolbe TOR (145 comments)

After Edward Snowden and others came out showing that neither Apple nor Google give 2 shits about their customer's privacy, I've switched to using TOR. Not only that, I limit what my Android phone can see on my PC by ONLY allowing it to connect to a VM running from VirtualBox and of course using a custom Android build.

It's time people give these fuckers the middle finger... They make enough off of us already.

about a month ago
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Webcast Funerals Growing More Popular

kolbe Re:For friends and family, I want to be there. (70 comments)

How is this any different than saying goodbye when they are alive?

My uncle recently passed from Parkinson's and he had his death on Skype...

Yes, that is correct, his last few hours on this earth were streamed over a Skype call. I thought it was a good way for family to say goodbye to him though and he said mumblingly that it felt like most of the family was there in his final hours, which was his final request. The Skype thing really helped get more people "there", particularly the ones unable to fly to him due to monetary or personal requirements.

about a month and a half ago
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Fedora 21 Released

kolbe Re:dropped that fool and the systemd it rode in on (106 comments)

Solaris = /export/home

To this day, I still use a dedicated /var, /var/www, /var/lib/mysql or /var/log filesystem (depending on application) as it helps ensure that the fs doesn't get overrun by logs/data. The whole idea of a "one size fits all" lvm configured rootfs makes me shudder in horror.

about 1 month ago
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Fedora 21 Released

kolbe Re:dropped that fool and the systemd it rode in on (106 comments)

> "It's readily apparent you haven't even used Fedora in years."

Actually, I've been grumbling about it since Fedora 15, but I just never gave up grumbling about it because I am forced to use it for my work. I currently run F20 on a workstation for managing various systems both in the cloud and managed in a local series of VMWare clusters. I use Fedora because it helps me maintain a step ahead of the stuff coming "down the pipe" to Redhat.

> "but at least for enterprise distros like RHEL, standard syslogs are pretty much required"

Rsyslog is quite literally the ONLY reason several of my customers can even run RHEL7... It's amazing how many Developers/Engineers/Admins base their scripts, reports, monitoring and other functions off of log output.

In the end, I am just waiting for the market to "speak" as to whether they accept RHEL7... I am required to give it a year to know for sure. If I had my way though, I'd go back to Slackware or FreeBSD, but that's not my sole choice. As a closing, fvck deps... that is what I feel about anything from 0pointer.

about 1 month ago
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Fedora 21 Released

kolbe Re:dropped that fool and the systemd it rode in on (106 comments)

> "While it's not impossible for journald'd logs to get corrupted, it's no more likely than most other files in the filesystem."

*cough* BULLSHIT! *cough*

- Laptop failure to resume from suspend = corrupted logs
- Power loss or hard off on systems = corrupted logs
- Too long a log retention = corrupted logs

From an amazon cloud server running RHEL7 last couple of weeks:
File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/2dd5724e1e1542fc9a4aa75nov26cc150/system@f0282a3cd24344648a0bbe3a801ead66-000000000001b5d4-0004cfd1dbb89d83.journal:191117416 (of 233118464, 82%).

journalctl absolutely needs to be improved to handle corrupt logs better... maybe something to repair them instead of switching to "clean" them?
 

about 1 month ago
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Fedora 21 Released

kolbe More Dependencies! (106 comments)

Hurray! More 0pointer dependencies that need rpm -e --nodeps on!

If it weren't for stable RHEL6.X and XFCE, I'd have dumped Fedora back in version 15, but this latest version 21 (codename /dev/null ) is really making me contemplate it again.

Anyone got a suggestion for a distro without so much dep crap?

about 1 month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

kolbe Re:It was a no-win vote (581 comments)

Sounds like the Redhat/Fedora boys...

about 2 months ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

kolbe Re:Signs clear enough even for a layman (581 comments)

It's my understanding that the app maintainers do not want to maintain both initd and systemd compatibility at the same time... Extra work for little reward.

I, like many other sysadmins out there who do some level of coding to maintain large swaths of servers dislike the change to systemd on the premise that this wasn't a "phased" implementation. The rebuttal on the systemd camp is that it cannot be phased in and too bad, so you have to rewrite a few scripts and make a "few" changes to your administration processes. They do not realize it is more than just a few changes for many though and I think that's where much of the anger lay boiling... lack of empathy on either side.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

kolbe Earhart Click Bait (94 comments)

Everything in this article is based on presumption and speculation.

about 3 months ago
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

kolbe Re:Why? (171 comments)

Pfft... I just use webferret from 1997, it bundles up all those fancy search engines into one!

about 4 months ago

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Average gamer is 37 years old

kolbe kolbe writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kolbe writes "A new study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) suggests that a majority of gamers today range between the ages of 37 and 41 years old. If true, does this mean that game studio's should be adjusting their demographics accordingly, is Generation X the next "baby boomer" market for the gaming industry?"
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