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Comment: I have a solution for this... (Score 1) 562

by Gunstick (#48845551) Attached to: Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

... but noone listens to me anyway.
You can also ask any cryptoexpert. There are ways to crypt and also have decrypting by court order only.
PKI plus public key of authorities, decryptable by 2 keys. government decrypt key is owned by multiple people so decrypting without court order is difficult
Won't work for OTR obviously

Comment: Re:systemd (Score 0) 303

by Gunstick (#48101869) Attached to: What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

systemd basically transforms linux into windows.
If you want to use windows, with it's hidden startup, binary logfiles and other cumbersome and useless administrator (non-)functionality then just go ahead and install windows. Don't shovel those silly concepts down the throats of millions of happy linux users.

I have seen similar stuff on other unixes, like AIX and Solaris. It's a headache, non controllable and impossible to debug. After linux goes to systemd, the only OS left with a file-based philosophy will be BSD and... HP-UX!

Maybe we can hope that HP-UX gets ported to x86 after Itanium is dead. And that HP never gets the idea "oh everyone else uses databases/xml/binary for system relevant data, let's just fuck it up and do the same"

Well my next linux is going to be non-systemd, and if there's none, well then it's to be a BSD.
After linux for the desktop never happened, linux in general will not happen.
It was a nice time, I'll move on.
Which BSD is the best "distro"?

Comment: Re:String concatenation operator in awk (Score 1) 729

well, looks like awk borrowed stuff from everywhere.
Like the invisible string concat reminds me of what echo does with it's parameters in the shell.

and it's still my preferred way of doing things.
I solved a lot of problems on with awk, and got quite good results. The code is really fast.

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 1) 826

by Gunstick (#47755513) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

and this SMF may be coll and fancy, but it's a horrible headache for a "normal unix" sysadmin.
Why can't it just be simple files? Oh no, we need a frontend to dump in and out unreadable XML data.

Same goes qith AIX and it's internal database hiding stuff from the users.

So finally every unix and linux has it's own, incompatible "I want to do horrible registry like windows" hack just because it's cool and hip, but it's not useable.

Does systemd present a virtual filesystem where you can edit text files with vi and get the thing configured? That would be one idea with which I could still use my beloved broadcast sed commands to change configs on 100 servers.

God help those who do not help themselves. -- Wilson Mizner