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Comment: Re:Remove It (Score 2) 519

by MightyMartian (#48169567) Attached to: Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

Binary logs are also far more secure, but I guess that doesn't matter to you.

That has to be most bizarre justification I've yet read. How exactly is a binary log more secure?

*nix systems have had permissions systems for the better part of half a century. If you don't want someone looking at a file, don't give them permissions, but if they do have permissions, the mere fact that a file is binary isn't an obstacle save to the technically illiterate (who wouldn't likely be looking at a log file anyways).

Comment: Re:How balkanized? (Score 1) 139

by MightyMartian (#48155213) Attached to: HBO To Offer Online Streaming Without TV Subscription

I think balkanization is the way it's going to go. It may suck in some respects, but if I end up paying $30 or $40 a month, but it's made up of programs I actually have to watch, as opposed to flipping through dozens of channels filled with duplication or crap I have no interest in, for double that price, then i'll be happy.

And frankly, the studios should start getting worried. With Netflix producing and buying original programming, with HBO bringing its own suite to streaming, you can be sure players like AMC will be close behind. The traditional production and distribution model is beginning to break down. It may take a few more years, but you will, in a decade, have companies like Netflix and HBO as online behemoths, and the studios will find themselves the poor cousins.

Comment: Re:Give me $5.000 (Score 1) 108

by MightyMartian (#48150001) Attached to: Oracle Database Certifications Are No Longer Permanent

Years ago I took one of the Windows server 2008 courses. While I did learn a bit on how to manage CAs in Windows, all in all, it was a tremendous waste of time; equal parts obvious crap and annoying horn tooting ("Windows Server 2008 is the best server operating system on the market today" was literally one of the statements in the intro). It was an utter joke and worst of all taught very little that couldn't be find in other, more definitive sources. At the end of the whole process, I decided that Microsoft certifications were in some ways more of a marketing ploy than educational tool.

Comment: Re:So we can't call anyone stupid anymore (Score 1) 622

by MightyMartian (#48132217) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

So your advice is what? That women should hide their sexuality because there are deviants who will try to rape them or break into their cloud accounts?

A free society must protect the right of people to enjoy their freedoms, and where some small group of criminals and sociopaths attempt to destroy that freedom, the first words out of a free people's mouths shouldn't be "Well you had it coming you slut!"

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs. -- N. Alexander.

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