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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

visualight Re:There may be some at a loss for sympathy (693 comments)

Ha! I've always thought that too! KDE is fairly modular already...maybe if Gnome finally dies we can have a Unix-ish mix-and-match DE using QT. meh, it's probably too late.

about two weeks ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

visualight Re:maybe KDE will be next (693 comments)

I heart KDE , but if any component is even aware of systemd being PID 1 I will abandon it forever.

about two weeks ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

visualight Re:maybe KDE will be next (693 comments)

I'm guessing you're a UI expert because I have no fucking idea what you're trying to say.

about two weeks ago
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Sand in the Brain: A Fundamental Theory To Model the Mind

visualight Re:Sand in our Brain (105 comments)

It's like you just told an economics professor to look up "double entry accounting".

about two weeks ago
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Docker Turns 1: What's the Future For Open Source Container Tech?

visualight Re:Container tech (65 comments)

Yes it is. I would be more sympathetic to Docker if they presented themselves as such, but even then I think people are better off understanding these tools directly.

about a month ago
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Docker Turns 1: What's the Future For Open Source Container Tech?

visualight Re:The idea of docker is cool but... (65 comments)

Well, you can read the help files for lxc-create lxc-start lxc-stop and lxc-console. Zero to having a container running should take anyone about an hour and as a bonus, you'll understand what you're doing. Or use Docker which makes it really easy to understand create stop and start.

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

visualight Re:Fly me to Mars or even to the Moon. (401 comments)

The left tends to be more pragmatic and logical about these technical problems (scarce resources, income inequality and the costs/risks that come with it) and look for technical solutions. The right only sees the right and wrong that they've been brainwashed to see. "Everybody knows that".

For example, when I read his comment I knew exactly what he meant and how he arrived at his response. Apparently you didn't. It seems you saw someone "right" being attacked just for being "right".

Put it another way: At least in part, you view communism, capitalism, socialism et al through the prism of morality, as right and wrong. I do not because I realize how meaningless terms like that really are.

I am motivated to do something about income inequality not simplly because it's unfair, but because I am aware of how much it really costs "us". You see the "wrongness" of interfering with the natural order of things (money goes where money is).

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

visualight Re:Reminds me of Control Theory (401 comments)

Bwahaha, I just realized how much they are like the human vampire slave/groupies in movies.

about a month ago
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School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

visualight Re:In their defence. (417 comments)

Let's block ping because it's beyond us to secure our network without doing that. Oh, and while we're at it, let's drop traceroutes and then tell people we can't help them because we don't have enough information. For the cherry on top, let's put ssh at the muddy bottom of our QoS list and then blink confusedly when people ask about that keyboard latency that spikes every morning from 9:30 to 11:00. IT departments SUCK.

sorry. I feel better now.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

visualight Re:Permenant Beta (295 comments)

Of course they could. They don't *want* to.

What they do want, is for Linux to be a little more BigCorp friendly so walled gardens are a little easier to build and maintain.

This, by itself, isn't much of campaign, but every little nudge counts.

about 1 month ago
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Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

visualight Re:Internet access should be a socialized service (520 comments)

" I go out of my way to use private entities in lieu of the US Postal service."

Ass. The problem with government services is, wait for it, PEOPLE LIKE YOU, who warp reality to fit your propaganda derived ideology, and then sabotage things so that some fat cat can seek rent. A lot of really well run operations suck -because- they were privatized. The military commissary is one I remember well.

You are ignorant of the reality of why these private entities are able to thrive. It's *BECAUSE* they don't have to deliver every letter to every house and apartment in the country. They get to just do the high margin stuff.

And they absolutely know this, which is why they are meeting and discussing what they need to do to support the U.S. Postal service. 'Big bags of money' is a real option for them, because without the post office, *they* can't survive.

about 2 months ago
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Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

visualight Re:Internet access should be a socialized service (520 comments)

Over-generalized definitions:

Socialism: Government is more powerful than, and can control big business. Small businesses thrive on a genuinely level playing field.

Facism: Big business is more powerful than, and can control goverment (the effect being that big business and government have merged). Small business stay small or get eaten.

Capitalism: The monopoly game where one guy ends up with everything.

But,

*All 'ism's' are merely vehicles for propaganda as soon as your brush stroke becomes less than a mile wide.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

visualight Re:Beware journald... (379 comments)

For a long time I"ve told people that the difference between Windows And Linux is that then Windows there is a menu somewhere, and if what you want to isn't on it, you can't do it.

There's no menu for Linux, no limits. Till now. If Lennart hasn't thought of your use case, or doesn't care about it, then it's not going on the menu.

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about 2 months ago
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VC Likens Google Bus Backlash To Nazi Rampage

visualight Re:Brazil (683 comments)

Yeah, I do. The sense of security that welfare* provides -enables- a person to plan ahead. It frees the mind to have hope and ambition.
http://www.wisebread.com/pover...

I think that this 'sense of security' is one of the most important ingredients in the recipe.

*I'm using welfare generically, i.e. I would include unemployment insurance with this.

about 3 months ago
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VC Likens Google Bus Backlash To Nazi Rampage

visualight Re:Brazil (683 comments)

Replacing entitlements with charities is exactly the wrong thing to do. The fact that a person meeting certain criteria is -entitled- to assistance is almost as important as the assistance itself.

There is a psychological element to this, and whether someone feels entitled to assistance or needs to go on bended knee to -ask- is a pretty big deal.

Studies supporting this have been posted to Slashdot in the past, but I have to start a 5 hour drive and don't have time to google for you. Relative income vs Absolute income is probably a good search phrase.

about 3 months ago
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Kernel DBus Now Boots With Systemd On Fedora

visualight Re: "Slashmirrored" (341 comments)

"...It would be a miracle if they would vote against adopting upstart..."

Seems pretty set, unlike the dramatic phoronix headline. In any case, having a choice is not something anyone seems to have an issue with.

about 4 months ago
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Kernel DBus Now Boots With Systemd On Fedora

visualight Re: "Slashmirrored" (341 comments)

There are no "choice problems". NONE. There is not one single distribution with a preponderance of devs who think choice is a problem.

Having choices is the POINT.

This is a case of someone in a long line of wheel re-inventors shutting the door behind him so no one else can come after.

about 4 months ago

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visualight visualight writes  |  more than 7 years ago

visualight (468005) writes "I've been watching forums and mailing lists for the past year, with a google search binge here and there for any info on Linux support from Epic's upcoming UT3. NOTHING. It's not like no one's asking, there's no way Mark Rein isn't aware of all the threads posted, he is clearly avoiding the question. Why not just say yes or no? In either case what's motivating Epic to pretend we're invisible? Can slashdot help force an answer? Would doing so push Epic to drop any Linux plans out of spite? http://utforums.epicgames.com/search.php?searchid= 255245 (search "linux" on epics ut3 forums)"

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