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Microsoft, Ask.com, Oracle Latest To Be Sued Over No-Poach Deal

rahvin112 The settlement was too low. (43 comments)

The settlement offer the lawyers wanted to take was WAY too low. After the agreement collapsed Google alone had to give their entire staff a $10k year raise, and they think less than $5k per person for multiple years is sufficient? Everyone should be getting $10k per year minimum. Lawyer fees should be capped and be above and beyond payment to the class holders. Only if these companies have to give every employee affected by this $50 or $100K in damages will this set a precedent that will prevent future abuses.

13 hours ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

rahvin112 Re:Remove It (519 comments)

I've never heard the space argument for binary logging. The reasons I have heard and that are listed on numerous websites are worth the couple megabytes they occupy. It's an utterly silly reason to be opposed to systemd, because you run syslog on top of sysv now, running it on top of systemd isn't functionally any different from a user perspective. That a binary logging file exists has no impact on the system other than providing the numerous benefits they can convey.

5 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

rahvin112 Re:Hope! (519 comments)

Whether or not it has remarkable runs of stability Debian testing does have and will continue to have gotcha moments just like they've had in the past. I don't run testing on servers, I've run it on desktops where all the real data was safe in the home partition. But my point still stands, to have a gotcha in testing that was related to systemd and then blame systemd when you are using testing is silly.

That's the reason they have the warning about testing so that you understand that if you take the risk running testing you are taking the risk that one day your system might not be bootable. This is the reason they've talked about adding another repository that is closer to the Ubuntu LTS and Regular Ubuntu where LTS would be stable and a new repository between testing and stable could be added that would be more up to date. My understanding is that the idea was nixed because the amount of work was tremendous and beyond the number of volunteers that help run the system.

5 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

rahvin112 Re:Hope! (519 comments)

Don't look at me buddy. I take them at their word with that big warning that says this is unstable. Debian is old, that's the point, it's stable. Most of us appreciate that.

If you want a recent and "stable" version of Debian Testing use Ubuntu. But if you listed to some talking head on the internet that testing was just a more up to date Debian than that is your fault, because the warning is very plain, so stop bitching when it turns out it's not. Testing breaks all the time. You run testing you better keep your home on a separate partition so when they inevitably bork testing like they do quite frequently then you format / and reinstall while keeping your data safe in /home.

Blaming systemd when there are endless stories of people relying on testing and getting fucked over that can be found in a few seconds on Google is just plain stupid. It wasn't systemd that screwed up your Debian testing install, it was because it WAS testing. Yea it doesn't break everyday like Unstable but it still breaks and those breaks can be quite catastrophic. People that want stable systems run stable, even if it is ancient. Those that run stable but need a newer piece of software then use /etc/apt/preferences to add in select newer software packages from testing that they want/need. Those that run straight up testing 24/7 are asking for breakage.

5 days ago
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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

rahvin112 Re:Fission = bad, but not super-bad (217 comments)

Apparently you didn't take my advise about unbunching your panties. Try it, you might like it, I suspect though that you like them that way as you've clearly gotten very angry about being advised that they are bunched. Give it a try, see how it feels, I dare you.

Yes please mod me down, after all I hurt his feelings! Boohoo

5 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

rahvin112 Re:Remove It (519 comments)

Yes text log files are very handy, and just like with SysV you can run syslog on top of systemd just like you did before when you ran syslog on top of SysV. Amazing isn't it!

5 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

rahvin112 Re:Hope! (519 comments)

As has been stated 1 Billion times already you still run syslog right on top and have all text readable logs.

5 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

rahvin112 Re:Hope! (519 comments)

So you were running a distribution which is declared inherently unstable (the warning with Debian Testing) and not recommended for anything but testing and you're upset that it wasn't stable? And then you blamed it all on one piece of software?

Is this a joke? It's not April first so I must be missing the joke.

5 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

rahvin112 Re:Some Sense Restored? (519 comments)

Did the microchip in your brain tell you to say that?

5 days ago
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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

rahvin112 Re:Fission = bad, but not super-bad (217 comments)

Unbunch your panties.

My reply was more targeted at the summary than your reply but I replied to you because you perpetuated that same line of thought by claiming Fusion generates a waste stream. Fusion and Fission aren't in the same ballpark. Anyone claiming Thorium reactors are just as good is full of shit.

Now calm down, you're hyperventilating over a comment on slashdot. If this is typical behavior you should consider seeking medical help with your anxiety problem.

5 days ago
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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

rahvin112 Re:Fission = bad, but not super-bad (217 comments)

The fusion "waste" isn't even in the same category. The fission reactor has the same problem with the neutron flux of the containment vessel and adds on a waste stream from the reaction. On top of that processing the fuel is not without it's own waste stream. It's that very processing which did in breeder reactors because it was dirtier and more polluting than the reactor.

Saying they generate approximately equivalent waste streams is an out and out lie. The fusion systems neutron enriched vessel and systems can be taken care of by leaving on site for 50 years then decommissioning and burying it in a conventional low level nuclear landfill or waiting 100 years and then melting it down and reusing it. The waste products generated from not only the fission reactor, the vessel, and the processing of the fuel are not even in the same category, the vessel alone might be close but even that will likely be contaminated beyond just neutron enrichment.

This is a total bullshit claim.

5 days ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

rahvin112 Re:If I were president... (111 comments)

Or that Obama is the worst president ever BS. Obama is no different than any of the past presidents. If anything he's more to the right of Clinton but he's still middle of the road, grow federal government, grow executive power, just like every president before him.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

rahvin112 Re:Let me get this right (832 comments)

The rich, depending on how rich, spend ridiculously small percentages of their income. The poor spend every dime. A consumption tax will immediately transfer the bulk of taxation to the poor and middle class. The Ultra rich like the idea of consumption taxes because 99.999% of their money is sitting in long term trusts making 10% and will never ever get spent.

about a week ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

rahvin112 Re:If I were president... (111 comments)

It's funny to watch the hypocrisy in this thread though. Bush did the same thing. In fact he took it a step farther. If you didn't tow Bush's line in the White House as a reporter they would ask for the reporter to be replaced in the pool and if the employer refused they would stop taking questions from the reporter, permanently. I can vividly remember people defending this behavior, many are the same ones that are slamming Obama for it.

It's quite funny. Especially the ones that claim it's the worst thing the presidents office has ever seen.

about a week ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

rahvin112 Re:But consider COST (395 comments)

Other than the battery and consumables like tires and brakes on an electric car isn't going to wear out like a gasoline car. Over a gas cars life the motor and movable parts wear and reach their life, motor, transmission etc. After 10 years it's not economical in a gasoline car to replace these major items because they cost more than the car is worth.

An electric car doesn't have these things. Even the brakes should last substantially longer than a gasoline car because of the regenerative braking and the electric motor itself, if it's quality built, should have a near infinite lifespan. I fully expect electric cars, if this battery survives to production, will have lives in the 20 year range routinely where most gasoline cars last about 10 on average. People will end up replacing them because the body, paint and interior are shot, not because the mechanical systems are gone. You'll still be replacing tires and windshield wipers but you won't ever do a coolant flush, transmission fluid flush, oil change or change a belt in an electric car. Maintenance will be reduced almost to nothing. It will likely be catastrophic to the entire mechanic profession.

about a week ago
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Companies Genetically Engineer Spider Silk

rahvin112 Spider Goat was a failure. (82 comments)

Search for the spider goats in Google News. Last I saw they could extract the silk proteins from the milk but weren't able to combine them, they ended up with a big pile of the proteins and no way to weave them into silk. Though I believe they're still working on it there isn't high hope they will succeed. That's why they've begun talking about using silk worms, they are easy to setup (it's been done for centuries) and harvest silk and have they already have the necesary biological systems necessary to spin the proteins into silk fibers.

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

rahvin112 Re:We're ignoring them... (405 comments)

The plane that went down right after takeoff into water (I can't recall the city, but I think the body of water was the Hudson River). People survived that crash. Excluding that crash I don't think a single person has ever survived a water landing since we started using Jets. There is one crash in particular I recall where a (IIRC a hijacked Egyptian plane) jet after running out of fuel tried to land on the water just off a coast where it was filmed landing. Even with a gradual glide in path controlled landing the waves (or initial impact with the water) rocked the plane which dipped a wingtip into the water and then cartwheeled the plane which left no survivors. Honestly at 300-600 mph there is almost no chance of survival. I think the only reason people survived in the water landing I talked about above was because it was during takeoff and the plane hadn't reached a very high speed.

about a week ago
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Federal Government Removes 7 Americans From No-Fly List

rahvin112 Re:What happens with no ID? (124 comments)

You can't fly without ID because they won't let you through security without it. There is no requirement that it be a drivers license, passports are accepted as well. BTW I'm not defending the policy.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

rahvin112 Re:FBI has no clue (578 comments)

You don't need to be a sociopath to beat a "lie detector". They are incredibly easy to "fool", not that there is anything to fool anyway because they aren't worth anything. Their only value is a that people think they do work because of all the propaganda and they convince people to submit to questioning without a lawyer present that they otherwise would never agree to.

They don't allow lie detectors to be used in court for precisely that reason, they are utterly unreliable.

about two weeks ago
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NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux

rahvin112 Re:Hopefully the Steambox will Help (80 comments)

Not in my experience, when was the last time you used Linux? My experience is that Linux often has the driver first and longer than windows. There are only a few areas in hardware where this isn't true. For example, windows server 2012 ripped out the entire scsi driver system. Try to install it on older SCSI based hardware and you will need a driver disk for 2008 because the abolished the entire driver tree for the older hardware. This isn't the only example, only the most recent I've run into. These days Linux often supports hardware or features months or even years before Windows.

about two weeks ago

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