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Comment: Re:Great idea! (Score 2) 224

by Lisias (#47902927) Attached to: School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

I'd like to see this system implemented in The States. It basically circumvents the school yard bully from stealing lunch money from would-be victims.

The only thing that can (and will) circumvent the school yard bullies from bullying is this.

Self-defence is, always, the best defense.

Oh, the victim overreacted? Educate him/her , punishing him/her for force abuse if it's the case. BUT NEVER punish the self-defense.

Comment: Re:Deprecation shouldn't start at the browser (Score 1) 108

by Lisias (#47870049) Attached to: Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1

They do have a large interest in the matter. If SHA-1 is broken and they keep selling it they lower the belief in the system. Thus it would lower the monetary value of ALL certificates.

How to lower the belief in something that no one's knows it there? :-)

Common people don't know about cryptography and security. All that common people knows is about WHO tells that something is secure or not - if they trust the guy that says that something is secure, then they acts as it is secure.

Google is betting that people thrust Chrome.

Comment: Re:...goes to show... (Score 2) 39

by Lisias (#47783325) Attached to: Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

Dear Gothmolly,

Thanks for your insightful comments. Although Red Hat, Inc. is actually a $billion+ dollar multi-national corporation, management and the legions of technical staff we employ (totalling thousands of hours of combined expertise in a multitude of fields) had actually forgotten what we are, and the opinion of some fuckwith on Slashdot is exactly what we needed to get ourselves back on track.

Sincerest thanks,

Red Hat, Inc.

Say that to Microsoft and its Metro interface. ;-)

Comment: I don't need it. (Score 1) 826

by Lisias (#47753865) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

I'm responsible for a bunch of servers now.

One of them has a uptime of 660 days. Other, 120 or about it. My server with the lower uptime has 35 days - it has 37 days of life, by the way.

I'm not slightly interested on the booting speed of these machines - my main concern is the speed of the diagnostic procedures I need to carry on when something goes wrong.

God saves the runlevel 1.

Comment: Re:What was wrong with OpenRC? (Score 1) 826

by Lisias (#47753817) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

The question is what was wrong with OpenRC?
It's flexible enough to do just about all the useful tasks that sysV and that systemd does.

We really don't want a kernel in user space unless you want Linux to become infected with the finder syndrome of MacOSX.

That's the problem: it's too damn flexible, it's too damn practical, it's too damn EASY to maintain. How in hell a big enterprise will be able to profit on such environment?

Corporations need hard to maintain, almost impossible to learn systems deployd on their customer's machines in order to keep them under their grasp.

It's what is happening with systemd? I don't know. But I know the past, and this is the path that Microsoft, Oracle et all choose to follow - and this was not by accident.

Comment: Re:Fk proprietary consoles. (Score 1) 97

by Lisias (#47749949) Attached to: Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

I wrote a tool back in the day that would boot anybody off any Quake 1 server (except CMU guys off CMU servers - they actually knew how to protect their networks). It was great!

So it was you? Bastard! :-)

Jokes aside, we setup our own server - you would have to portscan half the Internet in order to find our server to DDoS us. :-)

Setting your own game server is Quake 1's most missed feature to me, the rocket jump being the second! :-D

Comment: Re:The problem, as always... (Score 2) 329

by Lisias (#47744411) Attached to: ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

We need to work on ways to improve our self confidence and the rest will follow.

Why do you *NEED*?

Why the statistical spread of man and womans *NEED* to be equal on the various fields of human knowledge and/or work?

EVerybody must, or at least, should, be able to choose whatever he/she wants - if she/he is able to do so. What I don't get is the use of the verb "NEED".

Why wornens *NEED* to work on I.T.?

You can bring any calculator you like to the midterm, as long as it doesn't dim the lights when you turn it on. -- Hepler, Systems Design 182