Re: This sort of thing went on in WW II
"Most Secret War" - Second hand copy purchased and on its way, thanks for the tip :-)
19 posts • joined 29 Nov 2016
drm has caused me grief many times - from not being able to make digital copies of music i own the copyright to (SCMS anyone?), to not being able to play my bluray on my DVI monitor. Reducing my sound quality (all the analogue anti copying methods ever proposed to stop cassettes recording LPs). additional software required in players, that doesn't always work properly. i'm sure others here have similar tales.
...on a 16MHz STE was my first unix like, then yadgdgradgdgssil or whatever it was called for a while, before settling on red hat (5, i think). wondering if i made the wrong choice in these heady systemd days ;-)
am going to try slackware for the first time ever this weekend, see what i've been missing :-)
...so it can float, y'know, just like _all_ AI assistant type things do in the movies, wherever they are.
Of course, in "real life" (or what passes for it these days) the only place they can readily do this is in micro-gravity.
Seems a poor reason to harass the ISS crew with it though.
Had a couple of their routers and modems for a few years now. Quirky interface, and a lot of the features feel bolt-on rather than having a logically designed feature set, nevertheless they have been very reliable, and the newer ones (not based on DD-WRT, I believe) reboot VERY quickly, a bonus on a busy network (albeit home).
The only duff one was the Vigor 120 modem (issues much documented elsewhere).
First time I've been notified of a zero day, and was nice to be directly notified too.
Double the cost of regular home routers indeed, but has been well worth it.
(No I don't work for them, but I do appreciate their kit).
Yes. Exactly that. I am, at least, pleased to know that it's not just me being crap, but a genuine issue others have met too and ended up using rc.local (once I've noticed it is not executable ffs) to restart those network servers. Only around 10 VLANs here, and yet a "sleep 4" or even more is needed before restarting them.
I could rant, but I won't.
Intrigued by another post suggesting it is all part of an evil M$ plan. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, so I'm choosing not to go down that rabbit hole, makes you wonder though...
How long can this go on?
I have to say I only moved permanently to linux desktop (having been a linux server wrangler for a decade or so) when i found the cinammon and mate desktops. Thank you Mint project :-)
custom centos build for sure, but cinnamon on hardware and mate on interactive VMs every time. I look at gnome every few months, but it still looks like a poor win 8.1 shell clone to me...
Draytek 2860s (used to?) crash repeatedly, but only when Apple Devices (Bonjour noisiness), or a Plex server (GDM noisiness), were on the LAN. Both flavours of mDNS I believe. I'm guessing there may be something similar going on here.
I don't think Draytek ever fixed it - I complained to them so long and loud, with packet traces etc. etc. that they swapped me to a 2925 instead which didn't do it.
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