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Comment: Re:Chrome - the web browser that's added as bloatw (Score 1) 240 240

Chrome is added as bloatware to a lot of products which makes it hardly surprising that it gains an advantage in market percentage.

You are taking it wrong.

Chrome is not gaining any advantage in market share. That sad excuse for browsers that compete with Chrome is that are loosing market share.

Since Chrome is practically the only player left that still plays something right, people are going to it by lack of choice.

Comment: Re:Expensive and fragile (Score 1) 96 96

If you are talking about Light only networks, you are right.

But using a hybrid system, Light and WiFi, you can use WiFi automatically when you lose the beam, and switch back to another beam as soon it's in range.

I would use it here at home.4 beam spots around the house where people tends to be, and WiFi coverage when in transit between rooms.

Comment: Re:FreeBSD (Score 1) 755 755

Good. Can I replace any one of these so binaries, so I can get rid of a nasty security flaw?

Sure, why not? You will obviously have to make sure the service is restarted, but that is no different than with any other system.

WITHOUT RECOMPILING THE WORLD? =P

When I have a tool set of standalone applications, each one consuming the production of the other, it's easy to replace a single component (or recompiling a single component) without having to re-homologate everything.

But this is a Quality Team problem, and we are all developers, right? Fsck the Quality, right?

Allow me to rephrase my question to something less abstract: I want to get rid of DBUS. Can I do it?

This is about code, not people. At least it should be. You are the one that is opposed to the politics, yet you do not want to limit the discussion to the technical merits and want to instead focus on people?

If these people are writing the code, HELL YES!

So we should all not use politics, except if they fit into your agenda?

If by politics you mean "being or not cavalier about solving problems", HELL YES.

I don't care about who you vote. I don't care about what you believe.

I care about HOW YOU BEHAVE when you face a problem you created yourself (or are responsible for).

Being cavalier about your responsibilities is a important fact for me if I need to use your code.

I don't care if you call it politics or not.

Comment: Re:FreeBSD (Score 1) 755 755

Good. Can I replace any one of these so binaries, so I can get rid of a nasty security flaw?

Sure, why not? You will obviously have to make sure the service is restarted, but that is no different than with any other system.

WITHOUT RECOMPILING THE WORLD? =P

When I have a tool set of standalone applications, each one consuming the production of the other, it's easy to replace a single component (or recompiling a single component) without having to re-homologate everything.

But this is a Quality Team problem, and we are all developers, right? Fsck the Quality, right?

Allow me to rephrase my question to something less abstract: I want to get rid of DBUS. Can I do it?

This is about code, not people. At least it should be. You are the one that is opposed to the politics, yet you do not want to limit the discussion to the technical merits and want to instead focus on people?

If these people are writing the code, HELL YES!

So we should all not use politics, except if they fit into your agenda?

If by politics you mean "being or not cavalier about solving problems", HELL YES.

I don't care about who you vote. I don't care about what you believes.

I care about HOW YOU BEHAVE when you face a problem you created yourself (or are responsible for).

Being cavalier about your responsibilities is a important fact for me if I need to use your code.

I don't care if you call it politics or not.

Comment: Re:FreeBSD (Score 1) 755 755

monolithic design

Actually it is about 60 or so binaries, each doing some small and easy to grasp task.

Good. Can I replace any one of these so binaries, so I can get rid of a nasty security flaw?

I'm opposed to the cavalier attitudes of their lead developers.

This is about code, not people. At least it should be. You are the one that is opposed to the politics, yet you do not want to limit the discussion to the technical merits and want to instead focus on people?

If these people are writing the code, HELL YES!

Comment: Re:Pointless (Score 1) 755 755

Ever realised that it might actually be desired?

Yes. For 15 minutes, until I googled for articles explaining why systemd was a good idea, and had a hard time finding a convincing one.

Seriously, if you want to know if a new EFI system will be better to your pimped new car, you should ask people that earns their money by using it (racers), not car sellers or street users.

Comment: Re:Swatting is much more serious than a "prank" (Score 1) 327 327

So the SWAT teams are to be treated as paid hit men now? Are they being dispatched to resolve a problem, or just to kill people? Cause if it's just to kill people, wouldn't it be easier for the to just light the place on fire and train their weapons on the exit points?

The SWAT teams *are* paid hitmen : they hit bad guys and get paid for it. :-)

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.

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