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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

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

Who cares if you have to relearn stuff? Its the fact that systemd is less than stable... In many cases, you end up with corrupt binary log file after a crash, have services that don't (run a process that does heavy syslogging to the tune of 25-30K messages per second. Yes, its bad app design but come on - this thing worked for years and now its suddenly broken???) that used to work just fine before and then top it off with really braindead configuration options (go ahead and change the pgsql listen port - and see how long it takes you...)

I'm all for systemd - once its been stable for a while, but till then it would be nice to have at least a choice...

Peter.

about a month ago
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Experts Unable To Replicate Inmarsat Analysis

loony Re:I DON'T CARE! (245 comments)

Yes, you're partially right on that but in my opinion there are enough other incidents that can yield data - missing one is really not that major.
Also, if you listen to the news casters and articles written, they all at least pretend its about the human factor, not about analyzing the wreckage to see what caused the issue so we can prevent it in the future...

Peter.

about 5 months ago
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Experts Unable To Replicate Inmarsat Analysis

loony I DON'T CARE! (245 comments)

40K people die every day of hunger and the while the USD 60M or more that were spent so far on this stupid search couldn't have prevented that, it would have helped a lot of people have another chance.

Either you say you care about the lives of people and then you just shake your head about this pointless waste of money or you don't care and then you wouldn't care about ML370 either. But you unless you're related or friends of anyone onboard that flight, you're just a for caring about the lives lost there and not about the people that die every day of hunger, war, and such...

Peter.

about 5 months ago
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The NSA and Snowden: Securing the All-Seeing Eye

loony Re:That's only what we know yet (97 comments)

Its too easy for people to trust the government. They promise to take care of you, keep you safe and fed and all the other things. Its easier to trust them than to have a mind on your own, to have to think, plan, and work. It usually all goes well for a while until corruption creeps in and politicians think they know better than you how you should live your life...

The US had an amazing run and I wish I could somehow know what future generations will define as the point in time where the US government turned sour. The current NSA affair? What about the creating of a for-profit, private bank that's put in charge of ruining the dollar value? I'm sure some racists will point to the 13th amendment but I bet 9/11 would be a much more likely choice. Maybe the Nixon years with Watergate and the removal of the gold standard? Oh so many choices... I personally pick the day the southern states seceded. While the North was right and slavery had to go, I still can't find a legal reason that prohibited the South to withdraw from the United States...

Peter.

about 5 months ago
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The NSA and Snowden: Securing the All-Seeing Eye

loony The sidebar was the most interesting part... (97 comments)

I started reading but soon moved on to just skimming the article. It read like a very logical but basic security primer... Until I hit the sidebar. Wow, I've never seen a better laid out, yet brief, history lesson that got straight to the point. Our government needs to remember that its "For the People, by the People" not "For those people, by these people"

Peter.

about 5 months ago
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GitHub Open Sources Atom, Their Text Editor Based On Chromium

loony But does it have... (121 comments)

a vi compatible mode?

about 5 months ago
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Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible

loony Re:Comcast doesn't care (227 comments)

we just need google fibre and such in major comcast markets - cut off enough of their profits that they see the impact on their bottomline...

about 5 months ago
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Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible

loony That's why Atlanta (and other cities) ... (227 comments)

... need google fibre. Its the opposite extreme when it comes to performance and openness...

Peter.

about 5 months ago
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US Should Use Trampolines To Get Astronauts To the ISS Suggests Russian Official

loony Re:Fat Chance (272 comments)

Not just that - back then we had skills and drive - now we have outsourcing and lawyers sueing everyone who does anything just a tiny bit non-standard...

about 5 months ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

loony Re:Not so fast, cowboy ... (723 comments)

The Supreme Court's decision in this case is irrelevant for two reasons - of course both have been invalidated many times over in the SC's typical, self-serving stance.

1) The government is limited to what is spelled out in the Constitution as the government's powers and NOT that it can do whatever as long as it doesn't infringe the amendments. This is why the bill of rights was the biggest mistake - it gives the Constitution the appearance that the government can do way more than it was ever intended to.

2) The SC has decided that what is written in the constitution is no absolute but relative. Therefore the SC's own power - which is based on the Constitution - is relative and not absolute. I can therefore elect which of its decisions apply to me and which ones don't. Sounds fair, right?

Peter.

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Wants To Block Illegal Gun Sales

loony What's the big deal? (310 comments)

They are a private company and can (or should be) allowed to impose whatever rules they want... Its only the federal government that is required to adhere to the bill of rights. So until the Constitution gets amended, we can argue about how illegal background checks, waiting periods, and registration by the federal government are - but there is absolutely nothing you can say about FB doing whatever they feel is right.

Peter.

about 7 months ago
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Why Can't Big Government Launch a Website?

loony Because they are the ones that have to pay? (786 comments)

Wow, 500 comments almost and not a single one seems to mention the natural disgust involved in this. Too bad I didn't have time to post until lunch break because of WORK... And that's really the issue. Every single developer, manager and such on this project makes a good living - and most of them by work hard. Very hard. And those are the ones that are being punished the most by Obama for their hard work. Few people like that and guess what, moral is really low... I can't count the number of times I heard "And now I have to do overtime so my taxes can go up and I can not only provide free food but also free health care for some retarded stoner who can't be bothered to go out and find a job or some trailer trash who just had her 16th child living on wellfare" ...

Yeah - its a real surprise that those people didn't work harder and do a better job...

Peter.

about a year ago
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Oracle Eyes Optical Links As Final Frontier of Data-Center Scaling

loony Nice Advertisement... (14 comments)

Especially the "But as a big player in computing and storage..." bit was cute. Big player with around 5% market share in servers and half that in storage... yep, that's big...

Peter.

about a year ago
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An Animated, Open Letter To J.J. Abrams About Star Wars

loony How do you ask... (376 comments)

a clueless whore (sorry, I don't usually call people names but I simply have no better word for someone who does anything for money) not to be himself? To him and the studios is all about making money. JJ Abrams has no clue how to design a story line, have plausible characters, or stay true to the spirit of the series. He tramples over everything that was there before him, ignores the fans that are begging him to stop and comes up with the most idiotic ways to justify cramming in more special effects. But what he does appeals to the casual viewer and therefore translates to profits...

Peter.

1 year,2 days
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Is New York City Ready For Digital Voting?

loony Want a higher turnout? (93 comments)

How about you then give us some real choices? I don't like in NYC so I really don't care about who was there then - but the issue is the same across the country. Here, we had a choice between a D who cheated on his taxes and an R who cheated on his wife. Neither had any qualifications that made me feel he had any chance of doing a good job... On state level it wasn't any better and don't get me started on presidential nonsense. One promises to waste money we don't have on war, the other sugarcoats it a little better and says we just have to find a way to pay with money we don't have social programs. In the end, it didn't matter - or do you really think Mittens would act any different to the NSA revelations? We need a choice between black and white (or call it green and red if you're too afraid of being called a racist) - not between ivory and snow! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Shades_of_white)

Peter.

about a year ago
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NTSB Calls For Wireless Tech To Enable Vehicles To Talk To Each Other

loony Re:Why not just fix car design? (153 comments)

And deal with the nagging to shift and all that every day? no thanks... I want to drive the car, not get married to it :)

about a year ago
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NTSB Calls For Wireless Tech To Enable Vehicles To Talk To Each Other

loony Why not just fix car design? (153 comments)

I drove a 99 corolla until recently... After I got hit this January by a stoner, I got a 2013 corolla... The enhancements are awesome: I can no longer see cars in my blindspot by simply turning my head - they moved the side support forward by about an inch and a half... The mirrors are an annoying cut-off shape that means I can no longer see the car 2 lanes over in the lower corner of my mirror... For no apparent reason, they raised the plastic in front of the wind screen so I can no longer comfortably see the front of my vehicle when parking... They also raised the trunk lid to the point that the windscreen is substantially smaller and I have poor rear visibility... And my favorite, they moved the cup holders behind the gear shift rather than keeping it in front, so I can't properly shift anymore if I have anything larger than a can in my car... so I can either drive de-hydrated or keep the drink between my legs, both sounds really safe. Oh, and my favorite, they also put a lid on top of the center console storage space just in the right place that I hit my funny bone when shifting into 4th gear.

So explain to me, why do I need to have a wireless car-to-car system if the manufacturer of the vehicle seems hell bent on making the vehicle as hard to drive as possible (they call it modern styling)? It adds to the cost of the car, increases the weight (my car, despite 8 more horses, is almost a second slower 0-60) and the end effect is questionable. There are so many cheaper and better ways to make cars safer...

Peter.

about a year ago
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Minecraft Ported To the Raspberry Pi

loony Yes but... (57 comments)

... does it run emacs?

about 2 years ago
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Young Students Hiding Academic Talent To Avoid Bullying

loony No Child Left Alone... (684 comments)

made things a lot worse. When my oldest (who is actually good at math) went to school, he never got in trouble because he'd get some A's, a few B's and occasionally he'd even get an F... by now, math and other subjects are so dumbed down that any reasonably smart person gets straight A's - and suddenly you're being punished for being too smart... In the end, we need kids to fail more in every way.

Peter.

about 2 years ago

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