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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

loonycyborg Re:If systemd is deemed going against unix philoso (826 comments)

Yes, the bloated pigware Sun/Oracle has put into Solaris is against the Unix philosphy and bad. I speak as Sun Certified Systems Engineer with 24 years experience in Solaris/SunOS. Happy?

But linux distros have grown huge piles of bash cruft around sysvinit too in those years.. I don't think systemd would be more complicated. More like less so. That's the reason for distros wanting to adopt it. It's not possible to something as simple as an if block in a shell script without risking to do something subtly wrong and unportable.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

loonycyborg If systemd is deemed going against unix philosophy (826 comments)

then does it apply to SMF in Solaris and launchd in MacOS too? I don't remember anyone asserting those to be going against unix philosophy based on having a service management facility..

about three weeks ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

loonycyborg Re:Feeding the PR engine, (441 comments)

Well, I admit there are some talented people that might end up in US through H1B, but they'll be an exception rather the rule. You wouldn't be one of them for sure. Arrogance is a mark of incompetence.

about three weeks ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

loonycyborg Re:Feeding the PR engine, (441 comments)

Beside, best techs from other countries are already in demand at home, no need for them to move. "The best" is not someone US would get from H1B visa program.

about three weeks ago
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A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

loonycyborg Not a replacement for a cookie (194 comments)

There's just no way it could identify particular device. A particular kind of device at most. And even then it wouldn't be very reliable.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:Do you have any hands-on experience ? (667 comments)

Well, if it was a mistake in any case then why does it matter which exact side in conflict did it and from who did it import the weapon?

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

No, I mean it makes sense for them to initiate those measures. I think they don't because they expect US to veto it.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

At most he just supported one group of rebels against other. What they need to do is to organize UN peacekeeper mission there, not wage proxy war with US.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

You didn't contradict me. Whatever Putin does is unrelated to conflict between former soviet citizens in Ukraine. He could attempt to take advantage of it but that's it. It's Ukraine's government's job to settle their issue with their citizens peacefully and they failed it. So it need a new government again.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

You got that wrong. Putin is merely a populist. Many people on Ukraine got shafted after partition of Soviet Union and they want to go back. All past Ukrainian governments just failed to give them what they want and they got tired of it. It's not Russian government's fault that they failed to find a peaceful arrangement, but it's not surprising it's trying to exploit the situation. It's just taking pointers from US's government.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:Do you have any hands-on experience ? (667 comments)

There's also question of motivation. Why would soldiers waste expensive missiles for some irrelevant passenger plane? Why would be there a plane over a warzone in the first place? That just doesn't make sense. Definitely not terrorism. When you perform a terrorist act you tell that YOU did it in order to intimidate. You don't deny you did it.

about 2 months ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

loonycyborg Re:Superman logo is a Trademark (249 comments)

It's unique work, not part of a product line. Besides, no consumer will think that the statue is made by DC just because it's Superman, thus no possibility of consumer confusion exist thus trademarks don't come into equation.

about 2 months ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

loonycyborg Re:Superman logo is a Trademark (249 comments)

Trademarks definitely aren't involved in this case because no product is being marketed.

about 2 months ago
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Opera Releases a New Version For Linux

loonycyborg Re:Mod parent up. (99 comments)

There are gesture add-ons for Firefox.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Wants To Replace US Computer Chips With Local Processors

loonycyborg Re:Dumb posturing (340 comments)

Actually no sane variation of windows runs on ARM architecture, so they'd be forced to adopt some other OS, possible choices there are mostly opensource.

about 3 months ago
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UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

loonycyborg Re:Maybe forr once they really have to keep it sec (240 comments)

The only thing secret trials are useful for is removing political opponents by imprisoning or executing them on fake charge. It's easier to go public in other situations. Witness lives can be safeguarded by appropriate programs. And they are hiding defendants' names, not witnesses'.

about 3 months ago
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Who Helped Kill Patent Troll Reform In the Senate

loonycyborg Re:As it should be (157 comments)

If they assert that even such tame legislation can harm 'legitimate' patent holder then it's an argument in favor of abolition of patent system altogether, because it's hard to find meaningful difference between 'legitimate' and 'troll' which makes the patent system itself more harmful than useful since any obviously existing abuses run unchecked. Each such successful lobbying effort supports the position of patent/copyright abolitionists like me :P

about 4 months ago
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SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

loonycyborg Re:High Frequency Theft ... (303 comments)

HFT looks like taxation levied by private entities to me. No contribution from those traders other than them taking some cut from all deals they piggy-back on.

about 5 months ago

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