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Comment: Git is Shit (Score 0) 203

by KlomDark (#49417983) Attached to: 10 Years of Git: An Interview With Linus Torvalds

I tried to give it time. I've used it daily for over a year. Have lost the days work several times with that crap-documented piece of shit.

A whole year with Linux, and I had it near mastered. A year with git, and it still sucks. Everything's a manual pain in the ass.

Linus: I ever meet you, I'm going to kiss you for the gift of Linux, then I'm gonna punch you in the mouth for all the time I've wasted on your shitty git thing.

Comment: Windows Phone (Score 3, Insightful) 148

by KlomDark (#49291353) Attached to: Apple May Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins

Strangely, in my little world, I'm seeing a surprising uptake in WIndows Phones lately. Never thought I'd see it coming. It seems people who have been happy with Android are wanting a little more, and are horribly confused by the iPhone's single button interface, and see that Windows Phone 8.1 is easier to figure out than the latest/greatest version of Android.

Just my little ecosystem, correlation does not equal causation, but I'm finding it fascinating. Microsoft might still have some life in it. (Helps that Cricket is now giving away a couple different free Windows phones)

Comment: Failure mode? (Score 3, Insightful) 73

by KlomDark (#49049641) Attached to: EU Preparing Vast Air Passenger Database

Perhaps we are entering another species failure mode that we will have to solve for. Computers and the internet are great gifts to humanity, but it seems lately to have taken a bad turn. Instead of uplifting the human race, it's starting to look more like a trap.

I've spent my whole life involved with computers and networking. Now at times I wonder if I will eventually regret my contributions to building this better mouse trap.

I personally find that the risk of a dark totalitarian period that lasts for hundreds or thousands of years to be more threatening than any terrorist threat these dark systems purport to protect us from.

Humanity needs to figure out how we want to use these new tools. All this surveillance mode machinery is not good. It just takes one evil dictator to get control of this to trap us in ten thousand years of darkness.

It's a sad fearful reality we are marching towards these days.

As the trials of life continue to take their toll, remember that there is always a future in Computer Maintenance. -- National Lampoon, "Deteriorata"