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Comment: Re:Not Open or Not Portable? (Score 0) 296

by Galactic Dominator (#49003169) Attached to: Firefox Succeeded In Its Goal -- But What's Next?

From my perspective, it's a nightmare to compile Chromium or Firefox on an unsupported platform. I run a small BSD project and keeping either of them working and recent is near impossible.

pkg install firefox
pkg install chromium

pkg upgrade firefox
pkg upgrade chromium

pkg's updated usually at least once weekly.

Comment: Re:Not Open or Not Portable? (Score 1) 296

by Galactic Dominator (#49003047) Attached to: Firefox Succeeded In Its Goal -- But What's Next?

Aside from the billion or so sites which still use flash, black boxes like vsphere *require* flash to efficiently admin them.

The death of flash and java is about as relevant as the death of IPv4 or perl 5 or the life of Duke Nukem Forever and the Linux Desktop.

Tired of hearing about the death of flash and java since 2006. Can we wait till it actually arrives before we start the utopian admonishments?

Comment: Back to FF (Score 5, Insightful) 296

by Galactic Dominator (#49001291) Attached to: Firefox Succeeded In Its Goal -- But What's Next?

I've used Chrome on BSD for years but recently moved back to FF. The main reason I moved in the first place is sync of personal data across instances. FF now has this.

Also Chromium isn't as open source friendly as one would think so it's feature set is largely reduced on BSD's. Now that they've removed the ability to run 32-bit NPAPI plugins, I can't use java/flash anymore either. Plus all the Chrome UI Nazi stuff was getting annoying like the malfunctioning middle click to paste. Chrome devs calling it a feature not a bug didn't help either. Regardless, things are good again in BSD w/ FF.

Comment: Re:pfsense (Score 2, Informative) 403

by Galactic Dominator (#48822771) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

The version of pf that ships with pfsense is positively ancient

FreeBSD's PF is essentially an actively maintained fork which doesn't follow the upstream closely anymore. It has its own set of functionality like being SMP and VIMAGE capable.

There is a good bit of misinformation on that page.

Comment: Re:Main Problem (Score 2) 91

There was one report on a radio station that there are like 10 doctors in a whole country

That would NPR's report as well which stated 50 doctors total in Liberia after some of left during the beginning of the infection.

Of course considering the mess Liberia has been in for 20+ years this outbreak is relatively minor and only receiving attention due to sensationalism.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.