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Comment: Re:wikipedia have not only messed that (Score 1) 264

This is good news; I'm glad to see at least one misogynist leaving Wikipedia.

Sadly, it still seems to be run by a bunch of young white guys fighting for the importance of hosting porn and claiming the consensus of their privileged group is "neutral". ArbCom has censured admins for fighting back against lies spread by GamerGate, with a ban that may apparently prevent them fixing any abusive edits to articles about women.

Comment: Re:Not full duplex (Score 1) 47

As described, It is full duplex - both sides transmit simultaneously and have to cancel their own signal and its echoes from the combined received signal. Twisted-pair Ethernet already works this way, but in the radio medium the echoes must be even more challenging to model and cancel.

Comment: Re:Thunderbolt == PCI-E (Score 1) 392

by Ben Hutchings (#49237231) Attached to: Does USB Type C Herald the End of Apple's Proprietary Connectors?
USB host controllers generally support DMA, but the drivers on the host do all the buffer management so the device cannot choose which addresses to read and write. Of course, it can take advantage of driver bugs such as the HID descriptor parsing bugs that were fixed in Linux a few years ago.

Comment: Re:What's TSYNC ? (Score 1) 338

by Ben Hutchings (#49221961) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

This is why I claim it's spyware. Sure, you can turn most of those things off, but the intent of turning them on by default is to capture that information from most users.

you know what I don't use every day? Debian, Do you know why? People like you. I've been using Linux for 20 years and it's people like you that get in the way of progress.

I'm not getting in the way of anything. The kernel is team-maintained and I've explained how this change can be made without my help.

Comment: Re:What's TSYNC ? (Score 5, Informative) 338

by Ben Hutchings (#49209539) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

I do dislike Chrome and I'm not going to pretend otherwise. Aside from its being spyware (in its default configuration), the Chrome/Chromium developers have previously added requirements that make Chromium unsupportable in Debian 7. We could add this kernel feature now, but I strongly doubt that will be sufficient to keep Chrome/Chromium running on Debian 8 until its EOL.

Please note that I am not NAKing the change, but I'm also not going to be the one to make it happen.

Comment: Re:Question from a non-Linux user (Score 0) 765

by Ben Hutchings (#49200747) Attached to: Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday

"When it breaks, you're fucked", just like anything you run as pid 1. Except you can still use the init= command line parameters to run something different (or possibly break= to stop in the initramfs).

"Obsoletes 20-30 years ... of how to use linux tools". Huh, I must have my Linux history wrong as I could have sworn it was started in 1991.

"No real new features" because all its new features, are somehow not real according to some AC?

"Virtually untested" except by every major distribution?

Insightful, my arse.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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