Re: It's obvious..
My cloaca in engorged! Wanna preen?
23 posts • joined 30 Dec 2008
I use Arch at work and for years it has been rock solid through upgrades, as long as you pay attention to announcements. Recently this changed with the release of the nvidia 370 driver, which broke my GeForce 460. There was no announcement. I guess the people who signed off on the package didn't have a 460. It happens.
Since I was rather busy and had a spare disk with Debian 8, I popped that in, mounted my home directory from my Arch disk and carried on.
Yesterday I noticed that nvidia 375 was in testing, and not being terribly busy, booted off the Arch disk at runlevel 3, enabled the testing repo and updated. Problem solved! So now I am back on Arch which is great because some Debian python packages were starting to piss me off (cffi, cryptography, etc.)
Most of the issues I have had with Linux systems stem from poorly chosen versions of packages for the release (Debian, Ubuntu) or bugs in the packaging itself (Fedora). Arch solves both problems since it is a rolling release and since the package manager and the build system are comparatively simple. So I might get bitten by an upstream bug that slips through the cracks once every couple of years but that beats trying to shoehorn a working version of software in to a brittle system that isn't necessarily designed for it.
"I'm left to decide... Does Mr Pott loathe *all* Canadian politicians, especially the Harper Conservatives even more than the Liberals? Or is he just another right winger whose thinking is completely confused?"
Or maybe he likes the NDP, who were flatly opposed to C-51.
This is obviously a feature, not a bug. Apple, in their infinite wisdom, is separating the wheat from the chaff. Those who don't make regular backups (via iCloud of course) are the Lesser fanbois and can't gloat over their Apple-calibre data hygiene practices. They should probably just go buy a Samsung since they're obviously not wise, sophisticated and well liked enough to use Apple's superior products.
'x86 virtualization is about basically placing another nearly full kernel, full of new bugs, on top of a nasty x86 architecture which barely has correct page protection. Then running your operating system on the other side of this brand new pile of shit.
You are absolutely deluded, if not stupid, if you think that a worldwide collection of software engineers who can't write operating systems or applications without security holes, can then turn around and suddenly write virtualization layers without security holes.' -Theo de Raadt
I use FreeBSD every day at work but I find OpenBSD much more pleasant to use. It was doing a fine job of running my personal x201 until we 'upgraded' to an idiotic Silverlight payroll system. Here's hoping I will soon be able to run Windows on my preferred desktop OS. Also, here's hoping Theo doesn't hunt me down and punch me in the face for saying that.
While I am also perfectly happy with wsad and mouse look (which valve was good enough to acknowledge -- but why they getting up in my grammar?) I'm very interested in trying this controller. I think its great that they're trying something new with a form factor that hasn't changed significantly since its inception. And no, I don't consider these 'analogue' joysticks to be something new. Just a bad implementation of a design that predates controllers by a couple of decades. Also, I guess you haven't heard but hl3 will be a launch title for when this thing is finally released. Honest!!
"It's been an absolute pleasure to serve this unique and esteemed organ, which has some of the most knowledgable and sharpest readers around. I couldn't have wished for a better place to learn how to be a reporter."
You would think on a solemn occasion like this you could be at least a LITTLE serious...
Best wishes on the new job!
The answer is 'they can be' but generally they aren't. Why? Because a responsible adult having a conversation with you while you drive is hopefully also at least peripherally aware of what is going on on the road. So if you're in a situation that requires your concentration, the other person in the car can shut up for a minute. Or, if they are oblivious, they can at least look around and discover that they should shut up for a minute when you don't answer immediately.
Children, in general, should be ignored when in the car, as should your drunk mates.
Ontario recently passed a bill banning cell phone use while driving. It comes in to effect some time in the fall. Hands-free kits are still allowed because enforcing a band on those would be near impossible, particularly the ones that wire in to your car stereo.
"Let's not forget that 'smartphones' (broad label I know) simply were not popular with the masses until the iPhone rolled around"
over-exposure to reality distortion field. recommend abstinence from all apple products for six months.
suggested replacement product: blackberry -- pre iphone model.
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