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Comment Keto (Score 1) 85

I've been on a mostly-Keto diet for over a year now. I dropped from 70kg to 61kg. The lowest I've been was 57kg but I've occasionally been eating pizza while travelling or drinking more with friends. Overall it's been a great lifestyle choice. I feel better. I have more energy. It's easier to build muscles. I weigh less and if all the data is correct, I have a much lower chance of heart disease.

I still meet people who sad low-carb is bad. I'm visiting some vegetarian friends who seriously believe that (and one of them teaches health classes in the Peace Corps!). I've been staying with them a month, eating way too many beans and potatoes. I finally went out an bought some meat on my own and next week I fly out. I'll be so glad to cook for myself again. I've gained at least 2kg while here.

Anyway, if these noodles are the real deal, and they don't taste like cardboard, it would awesome. I'd love to chow down on them with some pesto and feta cheese. Yum!

Comment Re:Nice biased article leaving Apple out (Score 1) 40

And... I put my foot in my mouth. I apologize, I didn't see where you said "Google key0x89b..." That's my bad, please free to point and make fun of me. The only real excuse I have for that is undiagnosed brain-damage or something.

My tasty little slice of humble-pie aside, I hope you'll still consider the rest of my post.

Comment Re:Nice biased article leaving Apple out (Score 1) 40

Heh. Here's a tip: 'Let Me Google That For You' is only worthwhile when the search terms are obvious. If you put in something as obscure as "key0x89b", then the sarcasm is just lost.

As for the links, thank you, I perused them, but I cannot find why you're raking Apple over the coals on it. The article is about certificates being burned in, "key0x89b" is about burning the decryption keys for the filesystem, unique to each device, into the memory on the machine. There are reasons why this is bad but it has nothing to do with things like man-in-the-middle attacks as mentioned in the article.

Please feel free to correct me, perhaps the list of links you showed me made me misinformed.

Comment Re:Wut? (Score 1) 104

How can a bunch of cabbies all be running under the same banner if there isn't one?

To be able to pick up passengers by hailing, use taxi ranks and taxi lanes, a license is regarded from the local council. The council sets the rules, and that includes things like the knowledge, turning radius of vehicles, disabled access, rate per mile, and so on and so forth.

Submission + - How Google and Microsoft made E-mail Unreliable (penguindreams)

SumDog writes: E-mail has turned into a blackhole, so much so that many use closed, non-federated services such as Facebook as a primary means of communication. In How Google and Microsoft made E-mail Unreliable, the author goes into history of e-mail and over-aggressive spam filters.

"E-mail is completely broken and unreliable thanks to big players like Google, Microsoft and Facebook. When I attempted to setup an e-mail server in 2013... the largest challenge I faced wasn’t from my own technology stack, but with my e-mails becoming unreliable against both Google’s and Microsoft’s over-aggressive spam filters."

Even with correct SPF, DKIM and DMARC records, legitimate e-mail "...with no links, images or profanity ... will still end up in the receiver’s spam folder or get discarded silently." The author continues, "Many people today only use e-mail to sign up for other services. It becomes a bucket of notifications that are never checked. The inbox has turned into the spam folder and Google’s attempts of adding priority e-mail and automatic sorting seem to have come too little and too late."

Comment Re:Duh (Score 1) 671

Cases get logged they get fixed.

You missed the part where Lennart cheerfully refused to fix it.

That takes time and all software is vulnerable to being tricked into failing to boot properly.

Are you deliberately trying to misrepresent the arguments here? No one's saying it should have booted successfully. What me and the other guy are saying is unchecked segfaults are bad and should be fixed. Unlike Lennart's claim this is demonstrably not a problem which only affects old kernels. It affects new ones, and missing checks and refusing to fix them is just poor practice.

Seriously, why do people come up with the most lame defenses of systemd? People would rip MS a new one if such a piece of code was found in Windows.

Comment Re:Duh (Score 1) 671

That sounds more like a kernel problem.

No, it was a failure to mount the cgroups virtual filesystem. The kernel has cgroups, but the VM was not set up to have access.

You make a config error you get a boot problem. Systemd doesn't know what you are did. Change the config outside the VM and try again. How is that any different than throwing an error?

Are you honestly saying there's no difference between throwing an error with proper logging, sensible message, error handling and etc and dereferencing a null pointer and segfaulting?

With friends like you, systemd barely needs enemies!

Submission + - NASA concludes that comets, not alien megastructures orbit KIC 8462852 ( 1

MarkWhittington writes: Back in October, findings from the Kepler Space Telescope suggested that something strange was going on around a star called KIC 8462852. Kepler was built to detect exoplanets by measuring the cycles of dimming light from other stars, indicating that a large object was passing between them and Earth. But the dimming light cycle from KIC 8462852 seemed to suggest a lot of smaller objects swarming around it. Scientists narrowed down the explanations to either a swarm of comets or alien megastructures. NASA announced evidence garnered by two other telescopes that pointed to the comet explanation.

Mommy, what happens to your files when you die?