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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

robsku Re:Fire Linus (641 comments)

Aye, personally I couldn't respect the person who would use that statement on me.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

robsku Re:GNOME Shell has the same problem (641 comments)

Your ancestors were primadonnas who couldn't make it here so they bravely ran away, and it shows in you.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

robsku Re:Short story: See to what Linus responds (641 comments)

It's a *kernel parameter* to enable debug log printing, not "some legacy cruft" that's been deprecated or supported for whatever (er, what backwards compatibility would it preserve? Kernel developers would change it if they would think there were any good reasons for *debug* *kernel* *parameter* to enable debug printing).

systemd is outside kernel, but it is launched by kernel and as such the developers can pass parameters to it only via kernel command line - However there is specifically a method meant for this: Linux kernel passes parameters it doesn't understand to other programs and ignores them. To enable systemd debug log you should use something like systemd.debug instead. There's no fricking way that outside kernel code, that is *user space application* should ever be able to dictate over standardized kernel design. That's just stupid, and any system started by kernel could potentially start using known parameters for their own purposes that differ from the kernel's, and it would be right for the kernel developers to deprecate that parameter - which would be really confusing to users anyway, kernel documentation saying one thing and some non-kernel stuff saying other...

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

robsku Re:informal poll (641 comments)

Considering you have no problem using proprietary software, why were you using nouveau and not the official but sadly not open nVidia driver? I have since 2002, back then you could not just pull them from repository... But they've always worked for me.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

robsku Re:informal poll (641 comments)

Oh, forgot... I don't do dualboot.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

robsku Re:informal poll (641 comments)

\o. It's the best system available for my preferences AFAIK. I have several systems, ranging from netbook to servers and I've used linux as internet server (HTTP,SSH), LAN (samba,vnc,X,etc.), gaming (though mostly via wine, dosbox or some console/oldtech emulator), multimedia/entertainment system, etc... you name it.

about two weeks ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

robsku Re:Bullshit Made Up Language (512 comments)

Agreed, totally - but the whole conversation here shows perfectly why the certain type of nerds are so hard to entertain. Arrogant, all-knowing and lacking the means to enjoy and not take things so seriously, they could be called Sheldon Cooperists.

about three weeks ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

robsku Re:Bullshit Made Up Language (512 comments)

Of course, the universal translator deals with simpler versions of this every week. The premise is that the translator can deal with simpler symbolic translation of words from direct context, but can't deal with the deeper metaphore-based communications. For a popular mass media show, that's a pretty subtle idea. If you're going to quibble about that, you shouldn't bother watching anything on TV - none of it stands up to really deep digging, because they're trying to tell entertaining stories to normal people in 44 minutes (or 22 minutes), not publish defensible scientific thesis. :-)

This... It's always fun to ponder and speculate on how something could be possible in a world of TV show X, or even criticize them, but sometimes I think people take these things way too seriously - like letting relatively minor issues (really, they are minor now matter how big they feel to some - it is just entertainment after all) spoil the whole episode for them.

about three weeks ago
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Geologists Warned of Washington State Mudslides For Decades

robsku Re:Anti-scientific attitude in US (230 comments)

Sorry to see that a "sceptical" denialist of some sort seems to have modded you as troll... Too bad I already used all my mod points on another subject...

about three weeks ago
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Geologists Warned of Washington State Mudslides For Decades

robsku Re:'Murica! (230 comments)

...not the way you do obviously...

about three weeks ago
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Geologists Warned of Washington State Mudslides For Decades

robsku Re:Muh freedoms! (230 comments)

Eat shit and die, wanker!

about three weeks ago
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Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

robsku Re:Okay (517 comments)

I recall a study where it was found that people who were optimistic and believed that they will overcome cancer were significantly more likely to do so than those who had given up and at most believed that the treatment might give them some more time.

Now this wasn't about placebo effect and I'm certainly not suggesting placebo as cancer treatment or giving up proper treatment if you feel positive enough that you'll "get over it anyway" ;) Just wanted to point this out after seeing so many posts where placebo is attributed having effect only for "sickness of mind" (like depression, etc.) or how good/bad you feel (ie. making you feel better even though your still just as close to death). It feels obvious to me (yes, I know this should not be a substitute for scientific facts) that your mind is connected to your immune system and can effects on it. I guess I'm only saying that this should be taken into account when considering placebo effect also - and most certainly in actual treatment for serious illness (ie. insisting that you're most likely gonna die can be detrimental to your chances of getting better).

about three weeks ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

robsku Re:Have we said the same thing? (878 comments)

"He pointed out that the KGB had a file on Putin long before he became the glorious leader which included a personality profile. The KGB had determined that Putin had an unusually low sense of danger, the kind of guy that thinks he can get away with just about anything, and that might include launching a nuclear first strike against America." [citation needed]

Not that I doubt that could very well possible...

about a month ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

robsku Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

You're missing the point. If you decide to let a madman wipe off half the planet, he will, and nomatter how much you hate your country or try to satisfy him he's going to do it, unless you say "if you hit me I'll hit you back", then no nukes get fired, because you *ghasp* stood up for yorself and the only thing bullies understand is strength.

Bullies understand almost only strength, politicians understand strength, but you were talking about madman - need I elaborate on what they might or might not understand?

about a month ago
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Facebook To Pay City $200K-a-Year For a Neighborhood Cop

robsku Re:Ultimately business pays for everything... (235 comments)

All told the whole thing is pretty sad. And before someone talks about the evil corporations, lets get something straight... look around the country in more business friendly areas. Take texas or South Dakota or either of the Carolinas... how much of this police buying are we seeing there? Not much. So California is where we're seeing this now.

Why of why would that be?

Since I've only read about this one case, please share the information if there is more of this happening.

about a month and a half ago
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Invention Makes Citibikes Electric

robsku Re:Doesn't fix the problem (166 comments)

I'm not claiming it's for everybody but in Finland I used to bike to school (and I still bike around, summers and winters, raining or shining) and having biked under all of above situations I can say that they hardly make bicycles unusable.

about a month and a half ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

robsku Re:missing option (313 comments)

Finland, thank you

about a month and a half ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

robsku Re:missing option (313 comments)

We already have many, you silly fox... Let's give your kind your own country,

about 2 months ago

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