* Posts by Hans 1

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Microsoft drops early Chrissie pressie on Mac Office fanbois

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How I do feel for those tied to office ... my minute of empathy.

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Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

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PSOD

Does it come with a Pink Screen Of Death ?

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Git thee behind me, Git client bug!

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Re: Why the focus on GitHub?

> “Linux clients are not affected if they run in a case-sensitive filesystem,”

Yes, I sent a request for correction, along with an extract of the GNAME announcement.

This basically means that 99.99% of Linux git clients are not affected. It also means that 1% of Mac OS X clients are not affected - real men use a case-sensitive OS/FS - HFS+ can be and SHOULD BE set to case-sensitive, not only is it better, imho, you also expose code from window cleaners turned OS X devs, and that is priceless. If it does not work on a case-sensitive FS, you should not use it.

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

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>Not to mention that, with systemd & friends turning Linux into a non-Unix-alike system, a healthy SCO would be just what a good many sysadmins need right now.

Any of the BSD's, I prefer FreeBSD.

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Microsoft kills its Euro pane in the a**: The 'would you prefer Chrome?' window

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Re: worldwide IE still holds a dominant stake with a 58.49 per cent share..

Wikipedia link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers

Since we saw ie ads on prime time tv, I think ie hegemony is over, Wikipedia is right.

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'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'

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Re: Dunno about warming

Go read up on the no-man's land around the compound. If it is as safe as you say, you can get free milk delivered to your doorstep from the place, yes, they will even pay the transport of said milk from Fukushima prefecture, Japan, to anywhere on the planet, for you, if you wanna drink it. You should drink it, the world will then become a better place, no, I think all nuclear power backers should drink that shit.

The WHO/IAEA duo will sponsor it, you might even get a free t-shirt.

Fond memories of Erin Brockovich, the movie.

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Re: Dunno about warming

Ok, you know what, go to Brittany coast, or down south to Biaritz, south east to Gard, Herault, Aude .... so many places in France ... and tell the locals what you just wrote here ... you will not come back alive.

There's this guy in the Gard (French departement), in his late forties, bought a house in the 90's, lived in it since. Now, since 2010, each and every year, he has floodings ... none between 1992 and 2010, not one, and ... they are getting worse each and every year.

Biaritz beaches have shrunken so much they do not quite know what to do with seafront buildings, the casino, for example. In Brittany they spent Xmas to March with1.5m of water in the lounge.

In the Gard, their house was an aquarium from August to late September, same for Aude, Pyrenees Orientales ... you name it.

All these massive events never seen before in France. 2014 was the hottest and rainiest year on record. I agree it is not only climate change that is causing this. Although climate change is the prime suspect for heavy rains, the catastrophes were partly caused by deforestation and the soil being heavily chemically fertilized, which basically kills the earth (too long to explain, suffice to say it kills a central actor in the earth soil biosphere) and thus prevents water from being properly absorbed.

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Re: Dunno about warming

I bet on Ireland or Holland^H^H^H^H^H^H^HThe Netherlands, sorry Brabant.

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Pitch Black: New BlackBerry Classic is aimed at the old-school

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Re: Win

Calendar works better than on JesusPhone, no event that is 4 weeks past its date when you reschedule. The iPhone seems to get lost when you re-schedule an event which has a repetition ... the iPhone simply sets the "last modification date" as the date for the event ... at least, my manager has that problem with his iPhone - he might be doing something wrong, I dunno - he is a senior dev, though so I doubt it is human error on his part.

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Trackpad and Android Apps

>I didn’t have time to install third-party apps or Android software, but it’s unlikely these will support the trackpad at all, and you’ll need to use the touchscreen.

They do support the trackpad ... the pad is just a pointing device ... I plugged a mouse into my Z30, excuses to jealous android/winPhone/iPhone lusers, and it works just like you would expect ... I must say that it does not rotate with the device, like when you hit Ctrl+<arrow_up> on Windows, but that is not really an issue, simply rotate the device when it is upside down.

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Untangling .NET Core: Open source for Windows, Mac, Linux

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Win over ? Windows is over!

> The open question is the extent to which Microsoft can win developers over to its new approach.®

Better be good, have they hired anybody with so much as OpenSource ecosystem expertise ? It is actually pretty hard to muster developers if you have even the slightest link to Microsoft, look at Suse, what happened to them.

Microsoft is OpenSource's self-appointed nme, they will only muster proprietary fanboys and I cannot believe these guyz will want their code to become open. Look at mono, it is dead, has been since inception - well, there is this ex-gnome dev who cannot be asked to configure a sound card on Linux that is helping out, but that is about it.

No sane dev wants anything to do with MS, simple as that.

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Words to put dread in a sysadmin's heart: 'We are moving our cloud from Windows to Linux'

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Re: Don't go Windows, and if you do, keep your options open

@ BlartVersenwaldIII

I upvoted, however, I know people who, rightfully, got fired for buying Microsoft software ... does not happen a lot, sadly, but still.

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>I have done several the other way. Java processes in particular seem to run much better on Windows Server - and are certainly much easier to manage.

Numpty, I will give you keywords for you to find out, good luck:

Java max heap windows

You will come back and say, yeah, yeah, yeah, but that only affects 32-bit JVM's, I will say right, go read what SAP have to say about it. Windows drivers load anywhere in memory, the Oracle Java heap (both 32 and 64-bit) has to be one contiguous block. Yes, you can use JRockit, but that is being deprecated.

Besides, how do you send signals to the Java process on Windows ? Right, you need to get that toolbar/spyware infested free tool off the interwebs.

Bottom line, good job you posted anon, window cleaner, because you simply "Have no clue"™.

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Facebook wants Linux networking as good as FreeBSD

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Techies

There are two types of techies in this world: those who master FreeBSD and those who should know better.

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Windows Server

Why not try and improve the Windows Server networking stack performance ? Oh, yes, I remember, you can't - you have to ask nicely and be patient.

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Dead pilot named in tragic Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

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>When Bristol, AVRO, De Havilland, and all the others were literally lighting the skies ablaze with new, ever faster designs.

Until the square windows caused cracks ...

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Samsung brings out new longer-lived 1TB Flash podule for PCs, notebooks

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All systems equipped with SSD's here, now, no chance in hell I can get that past the misses ... need to wait for one to fail and I bought the first in 2011.

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>It has a SATA-III interface, but it's not clear what their software (for Windows only) does.

>Anything else, and is this software required to get good performance out of their SSDs?

Marketing BS, mate.

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Re: Screw you christmas....

>Christmas just did you a favor. Wait a few months and you'll get the same specs for a much cheaper price.

In the tech world, that is always true, so you advise to never get anything.

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Brit GUN NUT builds WORKING SNIPER RIFLE at home out of scrap metal!

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Scary shit

Now, I could lecture you all on repercussions owning guns has on society but I think I would end up using nasty words ... so I'll leave the work to Jim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP3HJVp3n9c

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Searching to destroy ... Bing? Facebook JILTS Microsoft

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Re: Thank You

Yes, you can!™

Just do it!™

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Microsoft says January Windows 10 build will excite sysadmins

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Re: choice

..... Christ you have upset me!

You have a default that n00bs will use ... then you have options, power users will use those ... there, got it ?

On Linux^H^H^H^H^HFreeBSD*, I choose the ui I want ... ;-)

*Preparing for when systemd ships on debian.

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Microsoft's dodgy new Exchange 2010 update breaks Outlook clients

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Ok, I think Mac OS X has become bloated crap, now ... however, updates on OS X just work ... in over 15 years, I have yet to experience a single update that broke the system ... not ONE.

In Linux I have, Suse, automatic updates ... one morning I come in, it tried to update glibc and sort of installed it without all its dependencies ... OS dead - you cannot even access a terminal. However, on Linux, you have Home folder, OS and non-repo apps on separate partitions ... so you just reinstall OS, 30 minutes job and you're done. I had a lot of apps in /opt (DB2, Sybase, vmware ... ). The only thing I backed up was /etc, after reinstall, re-apply /etc, mount partitions as appropriate, system back to where it was the day before.

Time ? 45 minutes (including 15 minutes grinding teeth trying to recover without reinstall) - equivalent on Windows ? 2 days. Why ? Registry ... a registry is for idiots, no ifs, buts or maybes.

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Re: Linux v Windows updates

Alternate nightmare:

Windows update works, or you think it does ... EVERY DAY, when you turn off your computer, it "installs 3 updates", sort of like "Groundhog Day", every day. At one point, I get miffed and look into it ... not that I really cared, it is a gaming machine ... actually, I do care, coz it also means that no other updates will be installed until these three bastards make it.

Open Windows Update, write down kb's, open event viewer, check for errors, some manifest error, download patches manually, attempt to apply, same issue, Google [...skipping ads], find hack 1, create restore point, apply hack to system, shutdown, restart, no joy, google, google, [...skipping ads], find hack 2, create restore point, apply hack to system ... rince and repeat x times... find a pattern in the 10 applied hacks and in the end, I managed to fix it, but the machine probably spent 6 months re-installing those updates - i do no use that box, kids did not notice problem...

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Exchange IMAP???

Anybody using this ? It is a Windows service that likes crashing a lot, needs to be restarted every other week.

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Whistleblower behind PM's daughter scholarship leak must wait for fate

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>As it is, my son has a debt of $90,000 for his degree, but it is not MY debt.

Excellent start in life, well done, daddy! I guess it depends, just because you leave your offspring in the cold does not mean everybody else does. Who knows what the pm did, not sure what the age is at which you are no longer allowed to declare you support a child.

Besides, you probably know that 90k is the price of a house in some places, don't you ?

I know it is customary in my home country (UK) to let your kids work it out by themselves as soon as they reach the magical age of 18. I will support my offspring until they have finished their studies. No, they will not attend unis that cost 10 000 quid a year and that fail to produce knowledgeable "English Professors" when it comes to English grammar. I know, I had one at my uni, could not answer a pretty simple grammar question I had ... and simply replied: "I do not know ... you know, we no longer teach English grammar in the UK."

French unis cost a 50th of that (I think registration fees amount to 200euro/y), and ye kids learn a new language in the process ...

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Microsoft: Hey, don’t forget Visual Basic! Open source and new features coming

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Smells like MSCD, in full swing ... The last time I had the joy of working with one he would print out the code on dozens of pages, tape it to the wall so he could get a better overview ... when I walked past, I noticed he had never heard of sub's or functions ... ;-) I could probably have it all fit on one page.

>myobject, myObject, MyObject, m_myObject, m_MyObject all referring to different variables, some member variables, some method arguments, some globals.

Now, whoever wrote that should be taken out and shot. Seriously, I would just start again from scratch - that most likely is the most visible part of the dev's skills, or lack of ... the code is most certainly full of bugs and general bad practice - longer to fix than rewrite, if you ask me.

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@Irongut

Serious question, do you happen to work for digidesign/avid ? Did you write the Mac OS X driver for the MBox ? No? Do you work for Adobe ?

Real men use case-sensitive OS' and languages.

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Blu-ray region locks popped by hardware hacker

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Region Locks

What a pain in the arse ... the sooner they're gone, the better. I always flash the firmware of DVD drives in my Macs to remove it.

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It's nearly 2015 – and your Windows PC can still be owned by a Visual Basic script

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Re: Automation and freedom or not?

Thanks for the laugh.

Could you enlighten me, how is a jpg used for automation ? Besides, p0wershell has these "signed" scripts, so you would not necessarily have to turn that off.

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Re: Accountability

>For really old pieces of software like DOS and Windows 95, Microsoft do not provide patches just like there are no security patches for ancient Linux Kernels.

True, but, if you really need that 2.2 Linux kernel, you (or a hired dev) can always adapt the patch that was made for the 2.4/2.6/3.0 kernel. This is not like MS, where you are completely left out in the cold.

Besides, MS charge serious dosh for the software ... then again, you know the saying, a fool and his money ...

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Sink your teeth into OCZ's ARC 100 SSD sizzler with tasty home-grown chips

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@ doowles - why I down-voted you:

> Don't touch OCZ with a bargepole.

>Some of their drives had a 50%+ failure rate.

Maybe ... ok, fair enough, if you say so.

> Stick with intel.

WTF ???

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Put me through to Buffy's room, please. Sony hackers leak stars' numbers, travel aliases

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Re: Not sure how to feel about this new attack.

>But on the other hand the attackers shouldn't have leaked personal information of employees etc.

How else is your HR department gonna blacklist cretins ?

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Re: Just wondering

>Neta-Lee Hershlag

Christ, she managed pretty well ... especially when you consider her illiterate parents.

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.Bank hires Symantec to check credentials

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>Soon you might be able to trust that financial email

Never, ever trust an email from a financial institution.

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Furious GTA V gamers seek similar ban on violent, misogynistic title: the Holy Bible

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Re: Not again!

@Monsieur Pott, Trevor Re: Canadian usage

Not sure what is happening today, I have up-voted you several times already ... but here, I have to intervene ...

In Canadian French, rocking on a rocking chair is "se branler". Now, in France, that means to masturbate ... imagine my surprise when a Canadian invited me to his front porch:

Fancy "masturbating" on the front porch with a pint and some crisps ?

(Originally in Canadian French, translated to English according to French_France, iow, what I understood.)

Bottom-line, Canadians speak very strange "variants" of languages, if you ask me.

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Solar sandwich cooks at 40 per cent efficiency

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Re: 0% efficiency...

Go over and see the battery tech used in Teslas ... slightly better watt/cm3 than aa accus, if you ask me. Note, however, that that is beside the point. Having an alternative to nuke power is always good, especially if it allows distributed energy production.

I assume they did not implement the recent findings of the Dutch team, otherwise that would mean another tenfold increase in efficiency is to be had - I assume they did not, since they were using commercial grade kit, and kit using the Dutch team's findings has yet to be mass-produced.

I told you, there is a lot of room of improvement in this tech, sad, really, that there is no proper R&D funding.

Mate of mine pays no leccy, the panels he put up 2 years ago have "paid for themselves" already, he has hectares of land, wants to build an industrial-sized photo-leccy plant, however, the local powergrid cannot stand that - I told him to start small, then expand.

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Which country has 2nd largest social welfare system in the world?

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Pay through your noise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSjGouBmo0M

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Microsoft shareholders approve of CEO Satya Nadella's MASSIVE PACKAGE

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Re: Future with Nadella

>>" MS Embedded anything has never managed to win anyones hearts"

>Apart from in most ATMs, many medical devices, cash registers, POS systems, etc. etc.

Define "embedded", cause all your examples are PC's hooked up to specialized devices ... bulky, expensive, overkill, security/update nightmare ...

You should have said that Nadella meant "ms apps", such as skype, minecraft ... all the stuff they purchased for more than 10 000 times the actual value.

As for Suse/RedHat support, if you consider the apps that ship with it, which of course are also supported, it is way cheaper than an Office license alone, without counting the Windows OS, CALS, Server licenses.

Then you have Ubuntu support, which is cheaper than windows support and has all the apps included as well ...

Seriously, though, nobody really needs "Linux support" because it is open source software - you need a patch? Get it! Not released yet ? Download the latest sources, compile, enjoy.

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Docker part 4: Microsoft CAN'T ignore it. Aux armes, citoyens!

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>For the first time in fifteen years, Microsoft is being forced to compete on merit.

You probably wanna tell the numpties over 'ere that their software sucks, coz they do not listen to me ...

Besides, apache config file is the easiest thing there ... create your own template, copy it over to the new box, here replace, there there replace .... done. Not half an hour searching through the IIS 7/8 ui saying to self: Where the fuck did they put that checkbox to disable active content in that folder ?

Christ, a nightmare!

Imagine apache choose to re-arrange the config file ... I know my regex to find what I need.

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Ten Linux freeware apps to feed your penguin

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Who in their right mind stores more than a page of text in a .docx file ?

dissertation-length ?

You can take the mickey all you want ... fingers crossed the dissertation will open in the next MS Office version, with formatting intact.

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Re: GIMP

Gimp 2.8+ sucks golf balls through garden hoses already, as they destroyed the Save dialog. I mean, causes serious waste of time for me ... I went back to 2.6, does the trick.

I guess 3.0 will require systemd ... 3.1 will probably be the last gimp version, ever. I bet the devs will even ask: "Why did you leave ?"

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Author fined $500k in first US spyware conviction

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BB7 only, though

It appears only to work on BB7 devices.

Sad, I want it for the misses, need to find out what I'm getting for crimble.

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Re: thowing out the baby with the bathwater

>systemd was supposed to replace SVR4-style init scripts, because of all the well-known problems with SVR4-style init scripts.

<humble>

Care to elaborate ?

</humble>

Note that I did use google to search, the only issues I could find is it is slow and does not integrate with dbus so well. I think that a boot under 30 seconds is acceptable on Linux, my system boots in 7. As for dbus intergration ... not sure I need/understand that.

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New Bug: Linux Should Kernel Panic when Systemd is Detected

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from http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/systemd.html

>As mentioned, the central responsibility of an init system is to bring up userspace. And a good init system does that fast. Unfortunately, the traditional SysV init system was not particularly fast.

Not sure what they mean by fast, my Linux system loads in 7 seconds flat with SysV, including the 2-3 seconds bios splash screen. Linux is not like windows, where you have to reboot 3 times to install a browser update, so who the fuck cares ?

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Re: If systemd is so bad...

> If systemd is so bad...

> ...then why are so many distros using it? Is it because the alternatives are even worse?

Did you read the article ? Not using systemd means you have to adapt gnome et al. TBH, I did not know all this ... now I know why there is so much uproar ...

Logging in binary ? Seriously ? HERESY ! Linus, please, `kill -11` those b@st@rds.

Think I will be moving to FreeBSD on my main workstation next ... currently on Debian 7, after ubuntu switched to upstart/Gnome 3 ... among other BS. Note that only Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux are supported on workstations where I work, not that I care.

Am already miffed by Gnome 3 - yes, I finally switched some weeks ago... had to install a gazillion extensions to switch various things off, move system tray back to where it belongs (hack an XML in the process because the fsck'ing devs are toooo numpty to detect items in the brain dead default tray), disable hot corners, have a "REAL FSCK'ING MENU" ... and even then, I now have to click to expand groups in it ...

FreeBSD or OpenIndiana for me, next ... OpenIndiana is in serious need of love, not sure it runs on my laptop, though.

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Stop selling spyware to despotic regimes, beg MEPs

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Re: Does this include ...

Ohhh, I forgot ... I often hear Brits claim that the commission is not elected ... and I think it is very silly of them to complain, since they have the house of Lords^H^H^H^H^HScum.... and a monarch.

God shave the Queen.

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Re: Does this include ...

>(Yes I know the European parliament is elected, but the commision actually holds power and they aren't, and it most consists of politician that have finally proved too much of an embarrassment to their party at home and have be exiled as a way of getting rid of them.

BS!

###Source: Wikipedia

What is the EU commission, how is it formed:

The Commission operates as a cabinet government, with 28 members of the Commission (informally known as "commissioners"). There is one member per member state, though members are bound to represent the interests of the EU as a whole rather than their home state. One of the 28 is the Commission President (currently Jean-Claude Juncker) proposed by the European Council and elected by the European Parliament. The Council then appoints the other 27 members of the Commission in agreement with the nominated President, and then the 28 members as a single body are subject to a vote of approval by the European Parliament.

European Council (the body that "elects the commission"):

The European Council is the institution of the European Union (EU) that comprises the heads of state or government of the member states, along with the council's own president and the president of the Commission.

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So, the members of the commission are elected by the council, which itself is comprised of elected officials of the member states. Much like the senate in France, where members are elected by other elected officials.

You should stop listening to Nigel Farage, that guy is a cretin! I know they have "we are not racist" on their website, but when you listen to what they have to say, the way they say it and their proposed "solutions" tick all boxes for xenophobia on my books.

As for the article ... it is obvious that the threat was made by the 5 eyes axis.

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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

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Re: Linux + VirtualBox Windows VM (except if you're into games)

>I realize Windows has a checkpoint function, but it is lengthy and does not really work if you are installing drivers or other system level components.

Such as rootkits, for example.

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