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Comment Re:Blackberry. (Score 1) 484

I was quite happy with my Q10, but all the social apps (FB, Twitter) are always lagging behind and other apps are nonexistent. Also, my gf's Z10 has some serious issues since upgrading to 10.3.1, one is the fact that the battery only lasts for 8 hours, the other is that it's almost impossible to answer calls (the slider doesn't respond properly). So the QA at BlackBerry is definitely lacking. I know Apple has been getting a lot of shit for the quality of their software lately, but in my experience with my current iPhone 6 (my first iPhone) it's really not that bad. It's a really good phone.

Comment Re:All right, allow me to expose my ignorance (Score 1) 647

Ok so reading the slides they're planning on doing network management (byebye NetworkManager), Local DNS cache (yes please), mDNS responder, LLMNR responder, DNSSEC verification, NTP, sandboxing services and applications, OS/App/Container image formats, stateless systems, atomic node initialisations and updates and more. That is freaking awesome. Not only does it bring Linux distributions closer together.. it also takes the distributions as a whole to a new level. Instead of a kernel + some packages the future will bring us a true (GNU/)Linux/systemd operating system. I can understand this may seem scary to some but personally I really think this is awesome.

Comment Re:Wow... (Score 2) 647

Why do people keep rehashing this without any arguments? We've deployed many RHEL7 servers and are really enjoying systemd. Unit files are vastly superior to init scripts, not to mention you get cgroups for free.

Comment Re:So? (Score 2) 93

Yes, I believe Slashdot's server is actually a Netbook left by CmdrTaco years ago. Who needs redundant dual-port disks with multiple controller paths, the ability to run more than 32GB RAM (with ECC), redundant power supplies, hot swappable disks, power supplies, fans and even PCI cards, centralized remote management and monitoring, motherboards built with components that actually last at least 3 years under stressful workloads and environments, 4-hour support contracts, certified hardware-software combinations so there is never any worry about compatibility, right?

Submission + - Building a new spy-proof Internet - the Edge Net (

pieterh writes: The Edge Net lives safely at the edge of the Internet, on our smart phones. It uses mobile WiFi hotspots to create "cells" for exchanging news and content. Cells talk to cells, asynchronously, covering neighborhoods, and cities. The Edge Net doesn't exist yet. This project is about building it. The fundraiser project raised $1,700 in its first day.

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