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Comment Re:Linux ISO discs... (Score 1) 385

If you are booting to a BIOS system, I have found I can just dd the ISO to the USB stick after running the ISO through isohybrid. It is not always required, but it almost guarantees compatibility.

On EFI systems, you can just format the USB stick as fat32/vfat and just copy the files to the USB stick.

Comment Re:We're All Dying (Score 1) 515

Sometimes listening to the users has limited value. Say what you will about Microsoft, but [historically] their desktop products have been rock solid and very usable. Right up until Window 8.

Windows 8 is where Microsoft started "listening" to users. Deciding that changing Windows to function how they thought the masses preferred to operate was the better way.

Windows 10 is a hot mess of usability and is likely the reason Linux is making gains in desktop users.

Comment This is a crazy strategy, but good (Score 1) 264

This would have been candidacy suicide to have said something like this in past elections, but with the shit show that has been the 2016 election... it almost sounds sane.

Of course, Johnson is not going to be elected, that is not the point. Even if this is a lie, it is the best lie have been told for this entire election.

Comment Not a big deal (Score 1) 76

I am surprised to see this on Slashdot, but this bit me. VM under VMWare fusion would not boot so I spent about 15 minutes on it and eventually booted under a previous kernel.

Normally, I do not reboot my Linux machines after every kernel update, but this was my desktop and I just want to get rid of the reboot notifications.

Comment Re:Once Again, We're Beta Testing for MS (Score 1) 249

2. iPad no longer charges from USB ports. Other devices, like my Garmin GPS watch does. The iPad still syncs up with iTunes, but refuses to charge.

Motherboards that were released before or around the time that 1+ amp USB devices were the norm sometimes require an additional driver/filter that allows the USB port to go out of spec and provide the necessary amperage. This special driver is usually provided by the motherboard manufacturer.

All iPad models require 1+ amps to charge.

Comment Re:If there was a criteria for safe unlocking (Score 2) 83

Because in rocket ships and other experimental craft, as much control as possible should be deferred to the human pilot. Even to the possible detriment of the pilot.

If the pilot needs to purposefully destroy the craft to prevent greater harm or damage, even if it kills him, you do not want the equipment to respond with "I'm sorry, Dave. I can't let you do that."

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