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Comment: Re:f**k nvidia... (Score 1) 189

by JustNiz (#48025311) Attached to: NVIDIA Begins Requiring Signed GPU Firmware Images

Thanks for this useful info. I wasn't actually aware that it was a common enough problem that they needed to make a section for it in the release notes, however that just underlines my comments and that it is a singularly inapproriate choice to use nouveau rather than the nVidia blob as the default in a mainstream environment.
I'm sure that most normal people would easily prioritise robustness, performance and functionality over some purist's anal sense of political correctness.

Comment: Re:f**k nvidia... (Score 1) 189

by JustNiz (#48009577) Attached to: NVIDIA Begins Requiring Signed GPU Firmware Images

>> it's not on Nvidia to stop fake cards, its on law enforcement.

Its no surprise to me that nVidia feel the need to cover their own asses. Waiting for Law Enforcement to step up is a lame joke in most countries.

I am disappointed that nVidia (at least so far) apparently haven't given the nouveau project the ability to sign or at least proxy-load their own drivers, but on the other hand even after all this time nouveau is (still) a turd that sucks enough to not even just not crash on some nVidia hardware.

If this change means as a side-effect that Mint will finally go back to installing nvidia's binary rather than nouveau by default then I'm all for it, as the way it stands now I can't even install mint on my laptop since there is no way to manually override the automatic installation of nouveau, then novueau crashes and locks up the whole CPU before I can even get to a point where I can uninstall it.

Comment: Re:systemd fails at reliability and fault-toleranc (Score 1) 469

by JustNiz (#47975261) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

>> Take a look at what those people who know their craft recommend - e.g., the Federal Aviation Association,

Lol. As someone who worked develping software for avionics for 8 years I can tell you that the FAA standards e.g. DO178B are bizarrely clueless, and most avionics companies have enough fingers in the pie to get any old piece of shit through FAA certification. Unfortuantely the FAA have decided to be completely reliant on the fox for advice on watching the hen house.
I've seen some bad code in my 35 years as a developer, but truly all the worst sutff was for avionics supposedly written to FAA procedures/standards.
Most of the US avionics industry is so stagnant and full of truly clueless managers and beancounters with wrongehaded priorities enforcing retarded metrics that I simply refuse to ever work in avionics again.

Comment: Baloney (Score 1) 392

by JustNiz (#47919547) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

>> CEOs want employees with liberal arts degrees, because those graduates have critical thinking skills.

Liberal arts = critical thinking? lol thats funny....And people with CS, maths or hard science degrees are not naturally inclined to think as logically right?

What they ACTUALLY mean is they want more fuzzy-thinking compliant Yes-men, not engineers that actually know their shit and easily spot it when some middle-manager says something that makes no logical sense.

Comment: Re:I wonder (Score 1) 352

by JustNiz (#47893215) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Of course I know what a macBook is. Thanks to it being waaay overpriced and having relatively dismal hardware specs, and also being locked into a proprietary Apple universe, I practically don't even consider it a laptop at all, let alone anything I would actually want to give money for.

Comment: I wonder (Score 1, Interesting) 352

by JustNiz (#47884669) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

I wonder how much money Microsoft will continue to throw at phones, and how many times they will keeping releasing new phones that don't sell before they finally accept that no-one actually likes Widows or trusts Microsoft any more, and that the only reason we use Windows at all is because you can't buy a laptop without it and most of us just have to put up with it at work.

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