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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

lp_bugman Mission Critical ... Red Hat... LOL.. (232 comments)

Why? Red Hat has been the one distro that spearheaded Linux adoption in the enterprise. It's stable has very long support life cycle and if you do not want to pay licensing you can (and many startups do) use Centos.
I hear people complaining about rpm/yum. Guess what. Many of us have extensive experience with it and have no problems with it. Creating repo cache is fairly easy and allows you to have a total control of what is deployed to your server. And yes I do like dpkg and apt-get. They are very nice tools.
The main reason I see ubuntu getting traction is because of RedHat making RHEL not available for download and because developers got their first steps in ubuntu. because "it's easier" and has a nicer "desktop".
I think RedHat needs to backpedal in Fedora/RHEL and go back to a single distro. Something like *Desktop/Developer edition (RHDE) and *Enterprise Edition (RHEL) and build a nice and focused distro with all the common repos already enabled in RHDE. So that newbies can have a better experience. Developers need to easily get running thing need on a fresh build of (RHDE). Something like this: yum install passenger-puppet-master (and bam!) yum install maven
yum install django
yum install passenger-rails-app
yum install saltstack
yum install eclipse-openjdk-stack
Just a few samples but you get the idea. Make it easy for the developer and they will come.

about three weeks ago
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It's Official: Voyager 1 Is an Interstellar Probe

lp_bugman Welcome to our new Vulcan overlords! (218 comments)

Sending a space ship past the solar system was the only thing holding alien razes from making themselves evident to us.

1 year,4 days
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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

lp_bugman Re:Not everything runs on Mac or Linux (800 comments)

If you really need those tools. Then go ahead and run Windows. Most people don't need the Band name software. I have been happy using OpenOffice for many many years. It does what it needs to and it does it well. I just started using Google Docs and love the fact that all my docs are online and accessible all the time. ... Now a days most end users only need : 1) Web browser with fast java script, HTML5 and Flash, 2) Skype. 3) Media player (VLC) A good Linux distro will satisfy most end users. ...

about a year ago
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Printable Gun Downloads Top 100k In 2 Days, Thanks to Kim Dotcom

lp_bugman Re:This is the best way of gun control (656 comments)

Bad people will always find a way to get guns. Mexico has very few guns per capita. Guns are highly regulated and is illegal to own .45/magnum/.38 hollow point or assault weapons... This results on a disproportionate valance where citizens are powerless to defend themselves against tugs. Now they are dealing across the country with people having to pay "plaza" (racketeering) , kidnapings, robberies, deheadings, ... I do firmly beliebe high ownership of guns by population Makes for safer towns... when people is educated.

about a year ago
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AMD Sale to Dell Rumored

lp_bugman Re:Wow, that would be redonkulously profitable. (325 comments)

It be awful; Will be very difficult for competitors to differentiate from AMD by using their same CPU's. Most likely the all will switch to something else (only real alternative is Intel).
Dell also is known for their little R&D and overall cheap products; witch is also not good if you want bleeding edge AMD preprocessors.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Gets Geohot's Hardware, But Not YouTube/Twitter User Info

lp_bugman Unconstitutional? (254 comments)

We need comments from a lawyer.
Since when the demandant can confiscate property of the person is accusing?
They could plant anything they want.
At most hardware should be confiscated by the Feds and be examined by them or a recognized 3rd party.

more than 3 years ago
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White House Wants 1M Electric Cars By 2015

lp_bugman Re:Sure It's Doable, Just Shift Subsidies (603 comments)

"most of the increase is due to interest on past debts"
You hit the keyword. Budget expenses are higher because we borrow too much... Gov solution: Borrow more!

What we need to do is cut expending and start buying back some of debt. No way around it.
If we keep borrowing increasing our debt obligations; default will not be a question of IF but When.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Says 2010 Tied For Warmest Year On Record

lp_bugman Re:Utter utter rubbish (554 comments)

If/when this happens surely few prophets will pop out; denouncing our evil ways and enforcing a less technological age...

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Says 2010 Tied For Warmest Year On Record

lp_bugman Re:Utter utter rubbish (554 comments)

You might want read this link:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/4436934/Snow-is-consistent-with-global-warming-say-scientists.html

In short: Do not confuse weather with climate change. weather is a short term event. like this winter. climate is the global trend over a long period of time.

On the good side. scientists are expecting big changes to happen within our life time. So you should see with your own eyes if you were correct or wrong. Hint: Rising seas, famine and large human migrations.

more than 3 years ago
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Jerry Brown Confiscates 48,000 Cell Phones

lp_bugman Re:Cool - a fiscal conservative (738 comments)

He has to start some where. cutting $20 million is a good start...

more than 3 years ago
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Jerry Brown Confiscates 48,000 Cell Phones

lp_bugman Re:So what about... (738 comments)

to correct your math. Article states an average of $36 per month:
36 * 48000 * 12 = $20,736,000

btw. if we use your $70 estimate per line is $40 million you are off by one 0.

more than 3 years ago
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Honeycomb To Require Dual-Core Processor

lp_bugman Re:kinda sorta (177 comments)

I hate Apple, to prove it... You buy every single product on their catalog
You just listed
iBook x 1
iPad x 1
iPhone 3G x 2
iPhone 4G x 2

more than 3 years ago
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After IPv4, How Will the Internet Function?

lp_bugman Native DD-WRT support? (320 comments)

I'm waiting for DD-WRT to have integrated (as in the web fronted) support for ip6tables and NAT64. I'm not going to expose everything under my roof to the jungle.

more than 3 years ago
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What's the Oldest File You Can Restore?

lp_bugman Mix media (498 comments)

I have some old CD's (still can be read from 10 years ago). In this CD's i have data that was migrated from my and old 8086 XT . Also have lot of file on Zip drives and keep a USB zip drive around for when i need to use them. From 7 years to now. I been keeping my files on mirrored drives on storage servers (now a applianse that turns disks off if not in use to lower power usage and extend the life of my drives. Should last for a long time as I only use them a few times per week).

It's time to move my data from CD's into the appliance as they are getting close to EOD.

more than 3 years ago
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Google TV Suffers Setback

lp_bugman Re:Problem identified... (202 comments)

I switched from mythtv to PS3. Surprisingly it can do almost everything you are listing.
It even supports playing DiX from a network drive.The one thing that bothers me is Hulu does not list all the shows in PS3 compared to a PC.

more than 3 years ago
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Google TV Suffers Setback

lp_bugman Re:Geeky devices (202 comments)

Obviously you have no wife.

more than 3 years ago
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Stargate Universe Cancelled

lp_bugman Latest episodes getting better (762 comments)

The first season as plain wrong and awful. Watched 2x9 and 2x10 last night they are getting much better. Now that the crew has control over Destiny and the top dogs made peace.

more than 3 years ago

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