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Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

ogdenk Re:Yea, POSIX complaint (168 comments)

Oh, forgot to mention. OSX is directly derived from NeXTStep. Which also wasn't X11 based and was around since 1988. So no, it wasn't for "marketing" purposes.

I'm pretty sure EVERY UNIX vendor used UNIX for "marketing purposes".... it couldn't have been because it was the quickest path to a full pre-emptive multitasking environment with full multiuser capabilities that had been rigorously tested for over a decade.

2 days ago
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Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

ogdenk Re:Yea, POSIX complaint (168 comments)

A lot of us actually use multiple Unixen and view the notion that MacOS is one too to be laughable.

It's more UNIX-like under the surface of the UI than any modern Linux distro I can think of personally. A lot of us actively manage REAL UNIX boxes as well and think you're full of crap.

The major difference is the fact that it doesn't use a dated clusterf**k of a GUI environment and has actually evolved since the 80's instead of piling kludge on top of kludge to mimic functionality found in other more high-performance GUI environments.

Would OSX be my SERVER environment of choice? Probably not. But as far as UNIX WORKSTATIONS with real desktop software go, OSX is lightyears ahead of anything Linux or FreeBSD have to offer. Or any commercial UNIX vendor for that matter.

OSX is quite a bit less f**ked up than Solaris. And OSX is the most widely used UNIX desktop environment on the planet. And I'm glad it doesn't use the GNU userland, I prefer BSD anyway. If you want OSX to be more traditionally UNIXy, install MacPorts, XCode, XQuartz and TotalTerminal. And go tick some checkboxes in various preferences in Finder and such to make it work as you expect.

You bash OSX yet every modern FOSS desktop tries to mimic it terribly and cram Windows-like UI elements in as well. And the Linux crowd is doing its best lately to try to make Linux as un-UNIX-like as possible to the point where it's becoming difficult for a desktop environment to even properly compile and run under FreeBSD anymore which is far closer to real UNIX than modern Linux.

2 days ago
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Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

ogdenk Re:Chromebook Shmomebook (168 comments)

That's only true in iOS-land. ;-)

2 days ago
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Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

ogdenk Re:Chromebook Shmomebook (168 comments)

Depends how you have your login and shell profile scripts set up.

In fact, you can plug in a USB->Serial adapter and set up a real VT220 as a secondary console, or if you have a hackintosh with a real serial port, you can just use that.

Or if the machine is set up to ask for a username and password instead of clicking a picture, you can even type '>console' as the user name and drop directly to shell without using terminal.app.

2 days ago
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Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

ogdenk Re:Why lay fiber at all when you can gouge wireles (194 comments)

I did. Oops. Still.... that can't be cheap. And I can think of a certain wireless provider that offered unlimited service only to force everyone out of those plans later. I don't trust Verizon any more than AT&T.

3 days ago
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Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

ogdenk Re:Yea, POSIX complaint (168 comments)

And this is different from every single commercial UNIX workstation vendor, how?

Solaris was littered with AT&T and badly documented Sun bullshit everywhere.

A/IX is littered with IBM bastardization everywhere.

HP-UX is littered with indescribable horrors.

Digital UNIX/Tru64? Now THAT was bastardization done right.

A/UX was littered with Apple bastardization and undocumented bullshit too, that didn't make it any less interesting.

So yeah, your argument is stupid.

3 days ago
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Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

ogdenk Re:Chromebook Shmomebook (168 comments)

It's pretty easy. First, take it out of the box. You lift the LCD into a proper viewing angle and push the power button. There you go. Unix.

3 days ago
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Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

ogdenk Re:Why lay fiber at all when you can gouge wireles (194 comments)

Yup, FiOS isn't as profitable because users won't tolerate overage charges or massive throttling on wired connections but they'll bend over when it comes to wireless. Even though their wireless connections are NOWHERE near as good as wired connections.

Yet in even some of the poorest countries you can get 20Mbit connections with no cap for less money than you pay in the US.

3 days ago
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U.S. Gas Stations Vulnerable To Internet Attacks

ogdenk Re:Another stupid title (100 comments)

Change "some" to "MOST" and you have a better idea. FTR, I work in this industry.

3 days ago
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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

ogdenk Re:Bad idea (382 comments)

Exactly, force the government to turn their toys on the rich, cost them money, and then you will see results. Guaranteed.

They only pick on those without the resources to fight back..... which is most of the country now, sadly.

about a week ago
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NSA Hack of N. Korea Convinced Obama NK Was Behind Sony Hack

ogdenk Re:Snowden made us safer (181 comments)

A.) He didn't bring anything down, just told us what we already knew. The only result is that the IT community looks a lot less like tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists.

B.) So, our allies' communications and infrastructure are now considered "behind enemy lines"?

C.) I really do feel slightly safer now, you criminal organization apologist/sympathizer.

about a week ago
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NSA Prepares For Future Techno-Battles By Plotting Network Takedowns

ogdenk Re:Network Security 101 (81 comments)

And you're doing what, exactly? What's *YOUR* glorious plan for rebuilding the republic and "doing something about it"? Don't have one? Didn't think so.

And I didn't vote for any of these clowns.

about a week ago
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NSA Prepares For Future Techno-Battles By Plotting Network Takedowns

ogdenk Network Security 101 (81 comments)

Don't want your infrastructure paralyzed? Don't connect it to a global public network.

Afraid the NSA has compromised the infrastructure of your nation? Pull the plug to the rest of the world, isolate your network, reload everything including firmware and have that firmware analyzed byte by byte for potential vulnerabilities. Or buy silent typewriters and use them in soundproof roofs that have been swept for bugs.

These guys have compromised the planet all the way down to the equipment manufacturers. They have themselves endangered national security by injecting such vulnerabilities for the black hat community to discover and enjoy. This has become less about national security and more about manipulation/control of the populace/world. They have overstepped their bounds greatly to the point of being dangerous to the liberty of every man, woman and child on the face of this Earth potentially and very little is being done to put a leash on them.

Seriously, what hasn't the NSA illegally pwned yet? They are conducting organized crime basically and our government has told us to shove it. I'd laugh too. Hell, I might even die laughing. I don't think I'd be able to stop.

about a week ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

ogdenk The Constitution is not toilet paper. (559 comments)

4th Amendment

5th Amendment

Obama can f**k off. This is simply intolerable. Civil disobedience must prevail should his drivel actually succeed in becoming law. Not a world I want my kids growing up in. I was born free. So were they. This is unjust and sickening. We used to deride Nazi Germany for the Stasi and Gestapo. What the hell are they doing?

This is not sane. This is not a slippery slope. This is a cliff. Nothing good will come of this.

about two weeks ago
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UK Government Department Still Runs VME Operating System Installed In 1974

ogdenk Re:Modern Technology (189 comments)

Because the Romans made piers and bridges which still stand in salt water, and we really can't come close to that.

Actually, that's not true. We've figured out how to make Roman Concrete but it has it's own limitations and is less safe to work with in some ways and much harder to make in vast quantities cheap. Our construction processes and material shipping methods would have to change considerably in order to use it in a widespread fashion.

about three weeks ago
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UK Government Department Still Runs VME Operating System Installed In 1974

ogdenk Re:Well, no one will hack in (189 comments)

If it's anything like my old Chevy Nova, it'll light up the night sky!

After it explodes, the "frame" twists and the engine falls out?

about three weeks ago
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FCC Favors Net Neutrality

ogdenk Re:Public utilities cost more...WAHH! (255 comments)

I'd also be more willing to pay higher prices for net access when I actually get what I pay for because the ISPs become more heavily regulated and actually have to provide the services they advertise as well as not throttling valuable services I use.

Unlimited means UN-F**KING-LIMITED.

about three weeks ago
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Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

ogdenk Re:This is what's wrong... (216 comments)

Is this AC really an agent provocateur?

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

ogdenk Re:Why promote dangerous fanatics? (573 comments)

If you want an almost completely uncontrolled firearm this is the wrong way to go about it. A 3D printed gun is a neat idea but not too practical yet.

There's a certain class of rather effective guns that's almost entirely unregulated in the US but in the interest of keeping it that way I'm not disclosing it here.

about three weeks ago

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