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Comment: No, wrong community (Score 2) 581

by Kludge (#48417193) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Yes, there are emacs/vi fights, but in truth these are in fun. There is not a single vi user who would say that they should build a distribution where emacs did not work. There is not a single emacs user who would say it is OK to build a distribution where vi did not work. Everyone in this community would really say, even though you may be stupid for making your choice, our distribution should work under whichever you choose.
This General Resolution was about making certain that the distribution still worked even if someone chose to use a different init system. I am not sure why that is contentious.

Comment: What about intercepting and hacking my data? (Score 5, Interesting) 81

by Kludge (#48331243) Attached to: EFF Hints At Lawsuit Against Verizon For Its Stealth Cookies

Is this not an illegal man-in-the-middle intercept and hack of my data?
I created (via my web browser) the http header and request. My device sent that http header and request to another computer with whom I want to communicate. Someone (ATT, Verizon) intercept my data, read it, hack it, and send it along. How is this not completely illegal.

Comment: Definitely worth a look (Score 2) 36

by Kludge (#48239969) Attached to: How To View the Antares Launch

If you are ever out in Maryland, these launches are worth visiting. Here is a hint: Do not go to Chincoteague Island. It is crowded and it is not all that close. You can get twice as close and less crowded by driving around on some back country roads. Google maps/earth is your friend. From our vantage point we could see the rocket before launch. At launch it was blinding. It lit up the entire landscape and we could feel the thunder thumping our chests. 100% worth it.

Comment: Honestly, I prefer the one on the left (Score 1) 555

by Kludge (#48191457) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

The systemd version is significantly shorter than bash script. Yay. However,
(1) I would have to read many pages of documentation to figure out what the systemd version actually does, whereas I can just read the bash script and see what it does. What if I don't know sh? Then, I am not a real sys admin. The shell is used in many places in administering a UNIX system, not just the init system.
(2) Most importantly, I can hack that bash script to do whatever I damn well please. Have I hacked init scripts before? You bet your booty I have.

Comment: Maybe you would and maybe you would not. (Score 2, Informative) 111

by Kludge (#48158025) Attached to: Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

Of course there are going to be dozens of free speech comments, and how this is censorship and a terrible thing. But the reality is that the president gives these reporters unprecedented access to his daily life that he need not give them at all. From TFA:

Carney told the pool reporter, David Nakamura of The Washington Post, that the workout was part of the first ladyâ(TM)s personal time and therefore off limits to reporters. Nakamura disagreed but reluctantly deleted the line to ensure that his report would be sent.

If I were president, Mr. Nakamura would have no fricking clue when and where my wife was working out, and if people did not like that, they could kiss my ass.

Comment: Everyone chooses how to spend the costs business (Score 2) 204

If he had chosen a standards compliant open-source VPN solution, then he would not have to sue. He could hire programmers to fix the problem himself, rather than hiring lawyers to sue the company and hope that someday two years from now the problem is resolved.

Comment: Yes, pipelined utilities, like the logs (Score 4, Insightful) 385

by Kludge (#47926545) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

The logging is a perfect example. Why do I have to learn a new program (journalctl) just to read the system logs? What if I had to learn the syntax of a new program to read the logs of every program that I used? That would suck. If openvpn and mysql and httpd and sshd all had their own little program that I had to use to read their logs, I would give up using Unix.
I already have a program to read all logs, more or less. And I already have a program that searches all the logs, egrep. Yes, I had to learn egrep syntax, but now that I know it, I can do almost any search imaginable of any program's logs. Except systemd.

Comment: No, it's real. (Score 4, Interesting) 226

by Kludge (#47828379) Attached to: Ask David Saltzberg About Being <em>The Big Bang Theory's</em> Science Advisor

It doesn't teach to laugh at geeks and nerds. It laughs at the stereotypes tied to geeks and nerds.

No, those are not stereotypes. They are characters probably based on real people. I watch the show and it completely reminds me of my college and grad school years and the people whom I knew then, including the Texan. It literally gives me flashbacks.

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. -- Christopher Lascl