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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

ruir Re:Whats the big deal ? (110 comments)

Indeed. I once had to ban mail.ru in a former job because we only got spam from there.

yesterday
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

ruir Re:Whats the big deal ? (110 comments)

Why not? I do not have an idea why he was modded down. The point his we have customers and relations with China, otherwise I would do the exact same thing. China and Russia are the worst offenders when it takes to spam bots and cyber attacks/probes.

yesterday
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A Brilliant Mind: SUSE's Kernel Guru Speaks

ruir Re:This is wrong (61 comments)

Like Mandrake LOL ... funny.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

ruir Re:Kinda soured on Linux .. (264 comments)

Do not be dense, people soured with Linux have a lot of company. It is like we had a city where I could go out of my door dressed as I wanted, from naked to beach clothes or sport clothes, or a tuxedo. Some were professionals, and if they needed scuba dive gear for their needs, they got to use scuba dive gear. Know the city just passed an edict to place a machine outside our doors replacing whatever we are wearing with business wear. Black shoes, black trousers, black coats, and white shirts for everyone. Ha, and glasses to make you look smarter too. Easier to change cities than leaving out of the window every day.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

ruir Re:Most painless way - two networked computers (264 comments)

You do realize virtualbox is a toy, right? Anyway, I have it working in my Yosemite desktop, so how come it does not work? Do not take me wrong, but are you still running 32 bit binaries???

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

ruir Re:Go with FreeBSD (264 comments)

Who cares about drivers? We are running all our systems on virtualisation farms...

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

ruir Re:Can someone please fork Debian already? (264 comments)

You do not get it. I am in Debian because I did not want to compile things by hand and FreeBSD was too much work compared to Debian. That was a decade ago, after using most of the commercial distros under the sun. But being in Debian because I am lazy does not means I can not go back. I prefer to go back to something more flexible than having a lot of work to sidestep artificial limitations.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

ruir Re:PC-BSD (264 comments)

Amen, I also have invested 10-15 years in Debian, and I am also considering to switch. But no, it is not only the present and past. I had a very clear strategy for the future how I wanted to do administration with Linux, and now I will have to think it over. For now I have managed to install Debian 8 servers in my pre-production/testing networking to start exploring it *without* systemd, not without first had to pin to -1 systemd, but I do not have any doubts over the next versions it will become increasingly difficult to sidestep it.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

ruir Re:You can do anything you want with FreeBSD (264 comments)

To be fair, I used to be a rookie sysadmin in the BSD land when I switched to Linux. Enduring the crossing of desert with RedHat till I found Debian. In reality I concede over the years Linux overcame much of the bridge of performance that it was lacking from FreeBSD. It is true indeed that it has much more fluff and a lot of strange processes installed, but any half decent sysadmin can control that, and not installing/deactivating them. However, I the death knell for me of Linux is this whole systemd fiasco. I am strongly considering returning to my origins.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

ruir Re:off chance (264 comments)

Amen, I used Linux and promoted it in a lot of places, and still am the one that put Debian here, but I will go back to FreeBSD after all those years. I once left FreeBSD because the alternative was more open, had more choice and specially because it had a better package management system, but after all those years, these reasons are disappearing. And oddly enough, every single time you talk about this, there comes an idiot insulting you, or trying to diminish your talk dragging you with him in the mud.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

ruir Re:off chance (264 comments)

It is a pity you have so much sour grapes over people who actually know things. You are still in time to whip out something and learn. Learn about technology and learn how to grow up and be an adult. And stop eating so much junk food, it is not doing you well. If a kid can learn it, do it then, instead of paying someone to do it.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

ruir Re:Easiest way... (264 comments)

I am not getting something. The original poster talked about his desktop, right? Why all this nonsense about feeling from systemd or OS/X being too restrictive? I care about optimising my servers, in my desktop I just want something that works and is nice to use.

2 days ago
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Blowing On Money To Tell If It Is Counterfeit

ruir Blowing what?? (112 comments)

The humanity...

3 days ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

ruir Re: Go back in time 5 years (535 comments)

The question is why I do want to remove it. The proper question is why in a what should be a simple operation of an upgrade, why my server configs are changed without my asking and without my authorization. So I upgrade to find my way of working, the default corporate configurations that were pre-approved, and my hand-crafted scripts to safeguard some services are no longer working. All because of a whim of some boneheaded developers. Very nice indeed. As for politics, besides the configuration pre-approvals, we follow the Unix way of installing the bare essential, and systemd brings on-board a lot of crap and stupid package dependencies for a bare bones server.

3 days ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

ruir Re:Go back in time 5 years (535 comments)

It is not afraid of change, is about having the power of choice asshat. It is like saying now they only sell brown cars and I am afraid of change.

3 days ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

ruir Re:This is the same community (535 comments)

And what if pigs fly? Now what? The problem is that many of us came from the BSD/proprietary field (including Windows and *BSD) to Debian to escape shortcomings, stupid political decisions, and coupled to that the power of choice of defining to a large extent our environment. The systemd folks made a political decision to change all that, and our stay is no longer justified. *BSD also has matured a lot since we left it, and many of its shortcomings that made me us choose Debian despite Linux shortcomings over FreeBSD have been fixed by now. Anyway, why fuck with a place where I am there, because today I can go around on my shorts and underwear, and tomorrow in my tuxedo, and force everyone who wants to go out to wear business clothes, black shoes, black hats and white shirts? That is madness.

3 days ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

ruir Re:Go back in time 5 years (535 comments)

Exactly. I don have a single complaint about systemd as long you dont ram it up my ass.

3 days ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

ruir Re:Go back in time 5 years (535 comments)

The problem I have it is that besides being modular it has some malware properties and appears in my servers after what should be a simple operation of a version bump.

3 days ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

ruir Re:Go back in time 5 years (535 comments)

I also use resolv.conf in Debian 7 & 8 and do not have resolvconf installed. ;) Someone already answered glibc still uses it. I will add resolvconf is more adequate for clients/DHCP configurations, on the server side where you just touch /etc/resolv.conf once when installing, you are just complicating your setup. Regards

3 days ago

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