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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

x_t0ken_407 Re:Go back in time 5 years (534 comments)

One would at least have expecetd MrHanky to respond, given his purporting that problems criticism of systemd is "never about actual problems it might have today." Hell, even when that's done, it's usually that "it's brand-new...what brand-new piece of software doesn't have bugs?" SMFH

2 days ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

x_t0ken_407 Re:The problem isn't racism in tech (458 comments)

As a fellow black man in this industry, I could not have said it better myself. I'm just mad that I didn't come across this article until today (having a painful time catching up on my RSS feed, haha). But yes, you've hit the nail on the head of so many points that I was going to raise myself in a separate post, thanks for saving me the time. Namely, people who've only spoken to me on the phone or seen my resume, being surprised when they find that I'm black. Also, the point about anti-intellectualism in our community, being accused of "acting white", etc. The point about it not being the industry's fault, etc. I've actually not come across racism keeping me from a promotion or from a job offer, and I live in the South (FL). I've only ever seen hiring managers want the most intelligent and capable person for the job, which is usually myself. Skin color has never been an issue for me. All excellent points that I was going to hit on.

about a week ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

x_t0ken_407 Re:And you get to live in Florida!!! (161 comments)

Orlando-area resident here, and I couldn't agree more. I like the jab about hurricanes too, especially since in my 20 years of living here, Charley was the only really bad hurricane we had [here in Central FL], and it's been beyond quiet since then. Anecdotal, but relevant given his "only getting worse" assertion.

about two weeks ago
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Government Data Requests To Facebook Up By 24%

x_t0ken_407 Re:It's for your protection. (42 comments)

Sure we want all that, when due process is followed. I.e., a judge must have signed a warrant for access to that information. It doesn't (or shouldn't) somehow change just because it's Facebook, or whatever other online entity. That's the issue...which you touched on in your second paragraph. Not sure who you're preaching to with the first paragraph...

about two weeks ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

x_t0ken_407 Re:reality check time (588 comments)

Care to link to a study showing MJ smoke causes lung cancer? Because I'll link to one that shows it not only does not cause cancer, but in fact has been shown to inhibit lung cancer cell growth: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com....

Or, were you just regurgitating old "reefer madness" inaccuracies for some unknown reason, since other people's usage in no way affects you?

Disclaimer: I'm a non-smoker, but a champion of facts and exterminator of ignorance.

about two weeks ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

x_t0ken_407 Annnnddd failed in FL (588 comments)

Gawd I love my state. /sarcasm

about two weeks ago
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

x_t0ken_407 Re:Using NASA's dictionary (445 comments)

Great reference, but sorry I need to nitpick it (being one of my favorite movies growing up). ...
President: Enough with this anomaly horseshit! What is this thing?

BBT: It's an asteroid sir. That's what took out the shuttle.

President: How big is it? (?)

Random NASA grunt: Sir according to our calcuations blah blah blah

BBT: --It's the size of Texas, Mr. President ...

about three weeks ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

x_t0ken_407 Re:How about we hackers? (863 comments)

Was so sad to see Arch Linux fall to this shit. Being a "FreeBSD on the server" guy, I was happy to use Arch on my desktops/laptop since I loved the rc.conf and the minimalist approach to installation, the AUR, etc. Still on Arch now, out of familiarity and lack of other choices, but may be trying FreeBSD on my laptop soon (already works for my use on the desktop).

about three weeks ago
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20 More Cities Want To Join the Fight Against Big Telecom's Broadband Monopolies

x_t0ken_407 Florida? (97 comments)

Wish I could see a list of the 20 additional cities. I doubt any of those are in FL either...the entrenched good ol' boy network down here would never let that fly.

about a month ago
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OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes

x_t0ken_407 Re:Packages can't be removed? (126 comments)

Lol!!!! Where are my mod points...

about a month ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

x_t0ken_407 Re:Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Obvious troll is obvious.

about 2 months ago
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OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 Released

x_t0ken_407 Re:I was all about Mandrake/Mandriva for years but (30 comments)

Yeah, Mandriva 2009 was my first Linux distro, and I always advocated for it's use among beginners vs. Ubuntu. I eventually moved on to Fedora, then quickly to Arch (which I still use to this day), due in part to the reasons that subsequently lead up to he Mageia fork...I (like many in the community) saw the writing on the wall long before the fork became a reality. Unfortunate too...I loved Mandriva.

about 2 months ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

x_t0ken_407 Re:Black holes are real, we observe them all the t (356 comments)

It's articles and discussions like this that make me want to quit my sys engineer job and go back to school and earn a Ph.D in astrophysics. *Sigh* but I can dream...

about 2 months ago
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Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe

x_t0ken_407 Re:How do we know life can't adapt to it? (80 comments)

That. Is. Fucking. Awesome. I'll now be stuck reading through the archives on that domain for a while...didn't even know it existed after all these years reading xkcd!

about a month ago
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

x_t0ken_407 Re:First impressions (220 comments)

Just realized that Pale Moon now has a release for Linux...compiling that now. I'd always been interested but left out b/c I'm a Linux user.

about 3 months ago
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

x_t0ken_407 Re:First impressions (220 comments)

I'm certainly no fan of Google nor Chrome/Chromium. However, it's ALWAYS been very obviously faster than Firefox, in my experience. FF caught up (as far as my perception goes, anyways) with the release of Australis -- it's now about on par with chrome though still slightly slower. Just an opinion from someone who's not a fan of either browser.

about 3 months ago

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