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Comment: Mission requirements (Score 1) 229

Put simply, electric vehicles don't meet my mission requirements: a midsize SUV or station wagon (think Chevrolet Equinox, Lexus RX, Subaru Outback) enclosed carrying capacity for stuff and/or people, able to travel 300+ miles at 70+ MPH away from the Interstate Highway System, and able to do it again in 15 minutes, indefinitely.

How far away from being able to do that are we?

Comment: Re:Debian 8 was already a lost cause. (Score 3, Interesting) 338

by Jay Maynard (#49210059) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

Of course, you ignore the multitude of technical arguments against it, centering on its monolithic nature and its propensity to devour everything in its path.

I don't have a lot of strong feelings about systemd, but it does strike me as fundamentally failing to understand Unix.

Comment: Re:So much for Debian 8, then... (Score -1) 338

by Jay Maynard (#49209207) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

Actually, I use Linux Mint and OS X. Yes, I know Mint's an indirect Debian derivative, but 1) they derive directly from Ubuntu, which pays better attention to users, and 2) they don't call it GNU/Linux.

And Google has all of my details anyway; I switched from an iPhone to Android this last upgrade (a second-gen Moto X) because it integrates better with the stuff I was already using: Gmail, Google Voice, Google Calendar...

You know what? I'm not paranoid about Google. They don't care about me individually, and I opt out of their ad targeting. The rest I just don't care about.

Comment: Re:Ain't freedom a bitch... (Score 1) 551

by Jay Maynard (#49030805) Attached to: RMS Objects To Support For LLVM's Debugger In GNU Emacs's Gud.el

No, they do not have the right to take your work and claim it for their own. That right is reserved exclusively to you by the terms of the BSD license. That's what makes the Stallmanite claim that "they can take your work private" a bald-faced lie.

As for not understanding true freedom, get back to me when you have a right to keep and bear arms.

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson

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