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Comment: Re:Containers.. (Score 1) 23

by drinkypoo (#49193073) Attached to: Red Hat Strips Down For Docker

I'm using WebVirtMgr for KVMs (libvirt) but it doesn't do LXCs, though libvirt does. Proxmox does both, but I don't want to pay for it (at my scale, it doesn't make sense) ... what else is out there, something which can handle both KVMs and LXCs and hopefully LXDs even, although if I want that I'll probably just use a KVM

Comment: Re:Given the depth of surveillance (Score 1) 50

My guess is the robo-call companies pay them big bucks to harass everyone, so the telcos have no motivation to do shit about the problem.

You can also pay for the privilege of not being harassed. You can block ten numbers, you can block numbers without caller ID, and you can get caller ID. And you can pay for each of these features.

Comment: Re:I'm dying of curiousity (Score 3, Interesting) 147

by Richard_at_work (#49190187) Attached to: Software Freedom Conservancy Funds GPL Suit Against VMWare

If, and thats a big if, VMWare have done anything in violation of the license at all - the "technical FAQ" is very light indeed on actual technical details, instead mostly talking about how Conservancy went to great lengths to do anything they could to open a dialog before suing. The "technical" part of the FAQ is a single diagram which explains very little in how they think VMWares approach is violating either the GPL or copyright.

This is going to be something to watch, as its going to be an interesting one.

Comment: Re:Two things (Score 1) 235

by Richard_at_work (#49188621) Attached to: Facebook Rant Lands US Man In UAE Jail

2) We really need a clear International consensu that governments do NOT have extra-territorial jurisdiction. Actions taken in one country should abide by the laws of that country, not any other country - even if it affects the other country. Any country that refuses to abide by this simple rule (I'm including my own beloved United States which routinely violates this simple legal concept.), should have punitive trade restrictions placed on them.

You realise that that would kill basically any third party country or courts such as the International Court of Justice trying people for genocide, drug cartels etc, right?

Comment: Re:They still don't get it (Score 1) 421

by adolf (#49188611) Attached to: Microsoft Convinced That Windows 10 Will Be Its Smartphone Breakthrough

Android does close apps willy-nilly, based on a completely-fucked system of developer-assigned priorities and memory availability.

It also pre-loads apps willy-nilly, because some asshat (or, more probably, a multinational Skype roundtable of asshats) unilaterally decided that unused RAM is wasted RAM, and that one of the first things a device with limited RAM should do is load up every app possible....and then start killing them (see first paragraph) when the user starts using the device in a manner they themselves see fit. (Presumably, they think that CPU time is both free and without contention, that battery is unlimited, and that every IO channel has unlimited bandwidth.)

It also (if your Android device is part of the Google ecosystem with Play Services) has pervasive GPS tracking turned on, so they can do clever things like update their car traffic stats for Maps and Waze and Wifi triangulation database.

I really, really enjoy using my Samsung S5. But it took a fuckton of work to make it usable and have excellent battery life (which are two ways of saying exactly the same thing).

Suggestions: First, root (because you should be doing that anyway) and install Xposed and Greenify and BootManager and AppOpsXposed and and Wakelock Terminator and Titanium Backup (because: backups).

Greenify greedy apps which you have no interest in having run in the background -- ever.

Turn off the on-startup functionality with BootManager for any app that has no f'ing business starting up by itself, slowing the boot process, burning battery, and using more RAM. (Why does Wal-Mart start its app on boot? Why does Pandora have hooks into damn every listening intent on the system, and also start at boot? WTF does my camera app, or Ebay, or Goggles, or friggin' Firefox need to start in the background, at boot?)

Turn off location access for every app that has no business having location access using AppOpsXposed (The Wal-Mart app, which is genuinely useful for checking prices in the store, likes to keep track of where you are using power-hungry actual-goddamn GPS....even if you haven't willfully used it in months. WTF does Pandora care about where I am?)

Disable the wakelocks associated with Google Play Service's mapmaking shit using Wakelock Terminator: Removing com.google.android.gms's wakelocks for NlpCollectorWakeLock and NlpWakeLock completely destroys the battery-sucking background GPS components of Play Services, but leaves all potentially-desirous functionality intact.

And, backups. Titanium Backup is the only way that I'm aware of that actually works for backing up and restoring apps and the settings for those apps, to your choice of cloud provider or an SD card or whatever. (Also works between completely different handsets, and different versions of Android. Lose the phone in the ocean? No problem: You have backups. Just pick up a different phone when you get back on land.)

And...done. Things stay snappy, apps don't suddenly die in the background (within reason), and I have gone over 36 hours between charges on accident without manually doing anything other than the above on a stock battery. (Wifi on, GPS potentially on, 4G radio on, 3G radio on (because: Verizon), BT radio on, NFC alive and kicking, etc.)

Android is an awesome pain in the ass once you wrangle it into something usable.

Comment: Re:Really? Come on now, you should know better. (Score 1) 342

by drinkypoo (#49188287) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?

What I wanted to show by bringing up this example is that in current airplane design, there are circumstances in which automation is known to fail (in this case, unreliable/defective sensors). In these circumstances, the systems are designed to give control back to the pilot. The rationale for this is quite clear.

Yes, like I said, it's to make the passengers feel good. Because as we have seen, the pilots depend on the same sensors that the autopilot does. Airliners aren't fighters, you don't fly by the seat of your pants. By the time your inner-ear-gyro tells you that there's a problem, you're already screwed. Which was precisely what happened.

How in the shit are pitot tubes still icing anyway? Why is heating the tube not a thing which works? Heating elements are not new technology. We should really be able to manage this by now.

Comment: Re:I have said it before (Score 1) 349

by drinkypoo (#49188227) Attached to: French Nuclear Industry In Turmoil As Manufacturer Buckles

you mean the basic engineering error where the project manager wouldn't sign off due to the mistake made in concrete formulation so he was fired and a more lenient approver installed in his place?

How about the basic engineering error of siting a reactor somewhere even ancient Japanese could have told you was a mistake? How about the basic engineering error of not protecting your on-site backup power, which is mandatory for maintenance? How about the basic engineering error of storing spent fuel rods on top of reactors? All of those are more significant than the formulation of the concrete.

Comment: Re:I developed this crap when I hit 35 (Score 1) 54

by drinkypoo (#49188195) Attached to: Ubisoft Has New Video Game Designed To Treat Lazy Eye

My right eye does that when I'm tired, but my eyelid is actually notably different on that side, I've too much of it. My father had both of his eyelids trimmed back by the VA to try to treat his headaches, apparently only one side of my head has this congenital defect. Probably have it trimmed up next time I go out of the country.

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