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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

turbidostato Damn the GUI! (170 comments)

"The need of a new partition manager stems from the fact that none of the existing GUI partitioning tools supports all modern storage technologies"

Does the backend -and kickstart, support all those "modern storage technologies"?

That's the important part. For a GUI-based installation, the ability to format -and install into, a single root partition is good enough for me.

about two weeks ago
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Attackers Install DDoS Bots On Amazon Cloud

turbidostato Re:But it's the cloud... (25 comments)

"If you choose a cloud offering which does that for you then yes, you don't have to worry about things like software updates and patching."

Well, yes, you need to worry anyway.

If it's not done, because it's not done. But if it's done, because of what the update/patching breaks on your own apps.

about 2 months ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

turbidostato Re:As We Speak (296 comments)

"As we speak, Microsoft is instructing its European "business partners" to give a certain French city a shitload of really cheap Office licenses."

Cheaper than zero?

about 2 months ago
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Mars (One) Needs Payloads

turbidostato Re: Huh what? (77 comments)

"A Mars Colony will cost billions to trillions, but the benefits outweigh those costs by an unimaginable margin."

It must be I have poor imagination, because I can't see the benefits to _me_. That means I won't invest the "billions to trillions" it takes.

But, of course, that's me. You surely see the benefits to _you_ so just stop talking and produce the "billions to trillions" and go ahead.

What? No "billions to trillions"? Maybe the benefits of the investment are not so clear after all.

about 2 months ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

turbidostato Re: Failsafe? (468 comments)

"How would you feel if your loved ones were on a plane, it crashed, and they were killed or mutilated and maimed for life, because some twit thought windows were a bad thing to have in an airplane?"

How would you feel if your loved ones were on a plane, it crashed, and they were killed or mutilated and maimed for life, because some twit thought parachutes were a bad thing to have in an airplane?

about 2 months ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

turbidostato Re:A minority view? (649 comments)

"You think that the sun, rocks, and trees give comfort to humans? After losing a loved one?"

No. He thinks sun, rocks and trees CAN give comfort to humans. And this must be the case since there're millions of animists over there (i.e. Japanese shintoists) who do in fact get comfort from that.

Becuase the comfort comes from feeling "there is a sense" in all this stuff, whatever the origin of this sensical thing is.

about 3 months ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

turbidostato Re:A minority view? (649 comments)

"[A]ny doctrine or theory which holds that natural biological processes cannot account for the history, diversity, and complexity of life on earth and therefore rejects the scientific theory of evolution.
[...]
Basically, if you claim that anything other than simple biology was at work in creating animals, then you lose your funding"

Hummm... nope.

You see, the definition above excludes the word "creation" for a reason (two indeed): "theory of evolution" is NOT a theory about how life came out from non-life, only how it evolutions once that it happens. And then, most non-pure-bullshit religion heads accept evolution nowadays as long as you accept that life creation was a god act or, at least, under god's impulse.

So, on one hand, the legislator seems to have an idea on how evolution really is (god thing) and it doesn't challenge the religious views of most people (bad thing).

about 3 months ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

turbidostato Re:Yep. (649 comments)

"You do realize that most Christian congregations in the US are decedents of the Church of England."

You do realize that this is because those ancestors felt they were not wanted in England anymore.

about 3 months ago
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EU May Allow Members Home Rule On GMO Foods

turbidostato Re:The science behind GMOs show they are safe. (272 comments)

"Ever been to Italy, Greece, or Spain? The "work ethic" in those cultures is utterly foreign to an American"

It's not the "work ethic" but the "executives ethic" which is the problem. Just go look at the numbers like hours per worker per year and average/modal salaries and then compare it to the GDP split between work and capital gains and their evolution in the last 25 years.

In Italy, Greece or Spain what is not competitive is not the workers but the executives and entrepeneurs. But then, all EU policies align to give more power to those entrepeneurs and executives and less to workers, go figure.

about 3 months ago
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EU May Allow Members Home Rule On GMO Foods

turbidostato Re:The science behind GMOs show they are safe. (272 comments)

"Anti-GMO hysteria is anti-science, plain and simple."

No, it isn't. Anti-GMO maybe is fueled by anti-science but the real concern is anti-big greedy corps modelling future and setting their own agenda about population risk management.

Anti-GMO is looking at Deepwater Horizon oil spill and not wanting Monsanto having the same level of control about food as BP on the oil business.

about 3 months ago
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EU May Allow Members Home Rule On GMO Foods

turbidostato Re:I actually read the article... (272 comments)

"Genetic engineering is far less likely to have problematic outcomes."

Unclear.

Moving genes with known impact here and there under lab conditions is probably safer than standard crop selection and we know crop selection is pretty safe since we've been doing it for millenia.

The problem is the context: genes are moved from here to there using primers of unknown but frightening consecuencies all done by utmost greeding companies which are more powerful everyday. That's the worrying part.

about 3 months ago
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EU May Allow Members Home Rule On GMO Foods

turbidostato Re:Let's get rid of EU (272 comments)

"The US is the original EU. It worked due to limited bureaucracy."

No, it worked because in the end, one single folks (WASP, English-talking) ended up sweeping away all resistance and building their own single nation. By the time other ethinicities (jews, catholics, afro-americans, aboriginals...) came back gaining some recognition, the basis of the WASP nation was already so stablished that they had to integrate within. Now, try that in EU, try to set something along they lines of "well, the whole EU space is to be like the UK and you all French, Spanish, German... just have to accept the UK way" and see what happens.

about 3 months ago
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EU May Allow Members Home Rule On GMO Foods

turbidostato Re:Let's get rid of EU (272 comments)

"We have at least two of those, a common language and shared history."

In a quite weird way, maybe.

"The language is English"

No, it isn't. There's simply no country in EU -but UK, that will feel English anything of its own. Latin maybe, but then go try to convince anybody going back to Latin again.

"The history is one of fighting one another tooth and nail,"

Yes, but that's not a basis tending to a unification.

The EU-as-a-single-nation concept is a worthy intelectual one but very far from touching the souls of the people that should become that single country.

about 3 months ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

turbidostato Re:Nativism (234 comments)

"somehow workers are viewed by companies as not having that same right"

In the end there's no more rights than those you can and will defend.

Companies use their big pull to defend their interests. A worker has no such a strengh and -basically voluntarily, they killed whatever strengh they could have as a group the day they ditched unions.

So no wonder.

about 4 months ago
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Why You Shouldn't Use Spreadsheets For Important Work

turbidostato Re:Some things stick (422 comments)

"They're not terribly difficult, and I dare say they're easier than many of the code reviews I've been through."

So, please, tell me at a glance what did change in the spreadsheet (both contents and formulae) and why since yesterday.

After that, please, tell me how can commonalities be extracted from a spreadsheet (say, a worthnoting formula or workflow) so it can be applied to another dozen spreadsheets I happen to have over there, both past and future.

about 4 months ago
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Why You Shouldn't Use Spreadsheets For Important Work

turbidostato Re:Some things stick (422 comments)

"The question is whether having the logic squirreled away in code or a DB would have made it more correct"

Then the answer is "it doesn't really matter". Of course the code can be as wrong as the spreadsheet but the point is that code is much easily auditable so, if you are using it for something important, you can *effectively* through more resources at it, which is basically impossible to be done on a spreadsheet.

about 4 months ago
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Programmers: It's OK To Grow Up

turbidostato Re:Buzzzzz word compliant. (232 comments)

"jumping from a C background into Java is not a huge leap, but in the end it's all just syntax"

Going from procedural to object-oriented is NOT all just syntax.

Of course you can implement some OO concepts in C but then, you need to know about them before hand since C doesn't naturally lead to it.

If you were just spouting procedural code on Java syntax (I've seen that before) then, well, it's only just syntax but you sorely missed the point.

about 4 months ago
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Why Microsoft Shouldn't Patch the XP Internet Explorer Flaw

turbidostato Re:Microsoft Opened Themselves Up for Lawsuits (345 comments)

"MS did everyone a service supporting XP as long as they did"

So MS did a service to anyone exactly how? By delivering such a faulty OS that after 15 years providing monthly patches still has critical security flaws that need to be patched?

about 5 months ago
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Places Where the Silicon Valley Bubble Could Pop

turbidostato Re:Facebook. (107 comments)

"Problem is 100 billion flies simply CANT BE WRONG!!1 So eat that shit up."

100 billion flies are NOT wrong. It is the one thinking that what's good for a fly is good for people the one being wrong.

about 5 months ago

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