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Comment: Re:What gender gap? (Score 1) 217

by LordLimecat (#48666291) Attached to: Tech's Gender Gap Started At Stanford

One person doing something does not meant that the 50% of the population who share her gender is dishonest.

For a moment I read that as "does not meant that the 50% of the population who share his gender.." and thought you were commenting about the absurdity of the broad-based accusations that men in general are the problem.

Then I re-read and realized you were just being disingenuous.

Comment: Re:It was dry, but not BAD like Phantom Menace (Score 2) 346

by LordLimecat (#48665673) Attached to: Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

How about not inventing an entire 45 minute scenario with the Dwarves in the mountain running from Smaug?

As I recall the extent of what happened in the mountain was Bilbo was a sneaky thief, and the dragon flew out to torch the town. How exactly was the story enriched by the hairbrained scheme to drown the dragon in gold?

Comment: Re:NetworkManager (Score 1) 163

by LordLimecat (#48662391) Attached to: NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

That tugboat you call a mouse and the GUI are fine for your desktop, but if I see xorg installed on servers under my control I remove it.

And if the server doesnt have xorg, the discussion is moot. For those that do however, it might as well also have NetworkManager as it makes life simpler.

Obviously I use ssh for most linux connections, but there are times where there is a GUI.

Comment: Re:NetworkManager (Score 2) 163

by LordLimecat (#48660537) Attached to: NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

At least in CentOS and RHEL 7, NetworkManager does VLANs and Bonding and bridges in about 2 clicks. Add interface, choose bonding | VLAN | bridge, and go.

bridged VLAN's (yes, those are a thing)

Set up your VLAN interfaces, bridge them. Not seeing the issue.

And ... and... well, 90% of the other functionality that is offered by the Linux networking stack.

90% of the other functionality isnt relevant 90% of the time. The point of a GUI is to offer the most common options, and from my usage of NM, it does that admirably.

So sure, if you're a sandwich shop putting a $500 server under the cash register, or you are a teenage college student setting up a video sharing network for your bro's in the flop house you board in, NetworkManager will work fine for you.

What about a network engineer who has better things to do than spend more time researching the syntax for setting up tagging on a single node than it took to set up the switch infrastructure?

Comment: Re:NetworkManager (Score 4, Insightful) 163

by LordLimecat (#48660489) Attached to: NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

As someone who is deeply familiar with networking but only vaguely familiar with Linux's arcane ways of configuring its network-- which apparently change drastically depending on such things as:
  * whether you want it to be per-session (ifconfig)
  * or persistent (/etc/DependsOnYourDistro/someFiles)
  * whether it should actually persist with the interface rather than how the kernel decides to allocate /devs to the actual interface
and so on-- I am quite happy to see NetworkManager. THere is no reason that setting up a bonded or tagged interface should be more complicated than saying it verbally, or why I should have to fall back to CLI in order to do that.

Heres a fun tip: not everyone wants to be a full-time Linux admin devoted to a particular breed of distro. Some of us have a job in supporting a very wide array of systems, and the less arcane black magic we need to learn for each individual system the better. Historically Linux's networking has been AWFUL, as just a few years ago it was considered normal for a box's IP-to-interface mapping change on reboot because apparently its logical that the OS randomly assign interface IDs to physical interfaces, and there were roughly a hundred different methods and places to configure all of the various networking pieces (resolvers, mac addresses, firewall, bonding, vlans, device/interface mapping).

It boggles my mind that there are people who think that complexity for complexity's sake is a good thing. CLI is wonderful for batch operations that you do every day. GUI is wonderful for things you will do once a month, and dont want to use mental bandwidth for remembering a command.

Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue here (Score 1) 204

by LordLimecat (#48650755) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

Cops should NEVER be allowed to lie outside of specific, warrant backed undercover operations

They arent under oath, by what logic would you make that statement?

Cops arent lawyers, and they arent your lawyer, so I hope you arent expecting valid legal advice from them, and I certainly hope you arent talking to them without valid legal advice.

Comment: Not seeing the issue here (Score 5, Insightful) 204

by LordLimecat (#48647631) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

Is anyone confused by the fact that cops can lie in the course of their work? Because thats something everyone should be crystal clear on: they can.

Or maybe people dont understand that things you share with a cop, even "off the record", can be on the record. That, too, is a myth that should be dispelled.

If it is a Miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a Fact, proof is necessary. -- Samuel Clemens

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