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3855 posts • joined 7 Apr 2007

Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can

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Re: 23 Years

And while I am ranting what is up with the broken ass old stdlibc++ the steam runtime insists on trying to run on my debian testing box causing it to bork itself? Not elegant. It should be able to detect much better when it should or shouldn't use what's available already on a Linux system. Requiring users to have to delete shit it its own runtime to run on their system is garbage.

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Re: 23 Years

>Well if its a UNIXlike that you're looking for, Apple's pretty much got OS X in the mainstream even though I believe you could consider it a true blood UNIX

Arguably at least from a CLI only perspective Mac OS is more true blood UNIX these days than most Linux distros since RedHat shit all over the Unix philosophy of modularity and doing one thing well with the clusterf*ck that is desktop.borg and systemd.

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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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Re: "You’re off to a bold and exciting start."

>"Hope you screw up. Which you will."

Ballmer is nothing but a sales droid tool but he genuinely wants Microsoft to succeed which is why the best thing he ever did for the stock price was to resign. The biggest indirect golden parachute in corporate history.

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Re: 2 billion US dollars?

>For a third rate team in a saturated market. That is NOT good business sense.

Really how many American sports teams have sold for less than the owner paid? Yet another edge to being rich is your vanity projects/purchases often appreciate in value (yachts, artwork, wine, etc).

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AMD slaps 'Radeon' label on Tosh flash: >Beard stroke< Hmm, cunning ...

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Re: OCZ!!!!!!

Funny then how this article which is only several months old says differently (Google translate does a good enough job).

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/920-7/ssd.html

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The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

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Re: Linux - more stable.

@Phil W - Don't worry too much because due to Red Hat and their freedesktop.borg Linux is becoming more and more like Windows all the time (ie a giant tightly coupled hairball). Aimed at computer experts and sysadmins describes *BSD these days more than Linux.

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Re: 20th century

>It is very difficult AND expensive to corectly test everything..

Never use the phrase test everything as its impossible to test all inputs as you would need to go to infinity. Say thorough test coverage or some such en vogue nonsense. Sorry to be pedantic but people seem to think truly complete regression is very possible and all security bugs are due to sloppiness testing when that is often but not always the case. Seems to be pretty clear in this case though Microsoft screwed the pooch.

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Class war! Wikipedia's workers revolt again

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me too

I want to be the go to expert on naked short selling but alas the powers that be won't let me.

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> the workers who put in long hours writing and maintaining the content are paid nothing, while the wealthy administrators at the Foundation devise schemes to spend the cash

A crony capitalists wet dream.

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tell people far and wide

That if Jimbo in their browser tells them they should give him money they would be a lot more wise to donate said money to the LibreSSL effort which is actually saving the intertubes and not funding this circus.

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Cisco prepares to take $700m hit to make 6,000 layoffs

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Re: Cisco prepares to take $700m hit to make 6,000 layoffs

Yeah too bad too much or incompetent management tends to mirror too little only it costs a heckuva lot more.

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pretty much

I mostly agree for the big boys but I remember their recently being an article on here about one corp getting smart and cleaning house mostly in middle management (forgot company). Still I have heard stories in mid sized companies about managers picking the people to layoff with the last person to be laid off being themselves (told at end of course).

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Know what Ferguson city needs right now? It's not Anonymous doxing random people

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Re: Ahh, vigilante "justice"

You should cheer yourself up by watch the movie The Ox-Bow Incident. Oh wait maybe not.

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Apple BANS 2 chemicals from iPhone, iPad final assembly line

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Re: What about the Semiconductor industry?

See Hydrofluoric acid and Silane gas for examples that make these two look like something in a kid's chemistry set. Semiconductor fabs in the developed world today are much more automated and things are enclosed with interlocks, etc so that workers virtually never get exposed to these chemicals though. Nothing gets a clean room worker's attention and cleans out a clean room like a gas alarm. Almost all gas alarms in my experience are caused by clueless tool technicians opening a processing chamber incorrectly which thankfully is very rare.

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Re: What about the Semiconductor industry?

Yep check out Hydrofluoric acid and Silane gas which make this stuff look like something that would come in a kids chemistry set by comparison. The difference is at least in the developed world modern semiconductor factories go to extraordinary lengths to prevent any exposure of fab workers to toxic chemicals. If it happens it almost always due to a worker being a fool beyond fool proof. Personally with over a decade experience in the industry the only time I have seen any type of exposure is dumbasses working for tool suppliers opening process chambers in tools incorrectly and setting off gas alarms (very very sensitive) and only a few times and no one was exposed to anywhere near toxic levels of anything regardless.

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Dolby Atmos is coming home and it sounds amazing

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Re: Wonderful. Brilliant. Absolutely fabulous.

why are my posts not showing up?

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Visual Studio Online goes titsup as Microsoft wrestles with database

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Re: And as the march to subscription (online) services goes on...

@BlueGreen very well put

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Dead Steve Jobs sued by own shareholders in no-poach pact brouhaha

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Re: "widely respected businessmen"

In business circles it is often the case that sociopath = c suite

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Re: disgusting

>True capitalism is can only be practiced honestly.

So do you consider Wall St. investment banks to be capitalistic? Jamie Dimon is as honest as they come.

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disgusting

And the rich wonder why populism is flourishing. Certain people seem to preach about the beauty of a free market unless it concerns labor. Good ole crony capitalism.

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Brit infosec firm lets hackers think they've stolen something

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sounds nice on paper

>The redaction happens as a result of policies that describe data forbidden to go beyond he firewall.

Bet its fun keeping those policies up to date. Bet its also fun dealing with sales or marketing or even legal if any false positives (or even true positives) are triggered on their documents going out to customers, etc.

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Stanford boffin is first woman to bag 'math Nobel Prize'

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Re: To be fair

I don't care what they look like as long as they finally get me my Jetson's type car (admittedly the study of donuts might not be that much help). They already gave me his boss.

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Re: hmm

No I meant she would never have gotten the top level training from her mentor who is one of the best in the world. She could get the same probably pretty much in any developed country in the world but probably not in any on the majority muslim countries (Malaysia maybe). And yes I am aware that region of the world led in math and science at one time but 1300AD was a long time ago. Also notice where she is teaching now (so the next genius Iranian mathematician will also have to leave to achieve her full potential). Making it is hard enough without having to deal with cultural fail.

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Red Hat spruces up 2011's enterprise Linux with RHEL 6.6 Beta

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Re: Systemd bloat

>but systemd is like a parasitic vine,

Yep RH named the wrong software kudzu.

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Re: flame on

>You don't have to use a distro that has adopted systemd you know.

>You have the choice.

For now. But that will change. Slackware and Gentoo will probably be one of the last to convert but it will happen due to the tangled dependency web that is being built. I agree this doesn't belong here though as you mention it doesn't even apply to RHEL 6. Just throwing monkey poo at RH because I don't like the direction they are heading. Wolf wearing a wool sweater and all.

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flame on

Was going to rant how all the freedesktop.borg and systemd hairball shit RH is pushing is destroying Linux but I will just end up deleting this post after I get massively down voted. Oh well guess there is still *BSD until it becomes impossible to port Linux originated OSS anymore due to massive dependencies on everything else just as RH wants.

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Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

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Re: I call BS on these anon-tards

The news organizations may well already know his name and being asked to not release it which they are complying with. After all the did give the prince 9 weeks or whatever in Afghanistan before the lowest common denominator internet blog finally blabbed.

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Chinese cops cuff teen over Heart App Android malware flap

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Re: I see what you did there

Pretty much now if you want an OS wide ad blocker that actually works you have to sideload F-Droid.

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