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Comment: Re:The future of console games (Score 1) 249

by MurukeshM (#49396223) Attached to: Sony Buys, Shuts Down OnLive

How long is this "finite time"? My Windows Steam client has been offline for months - I'm behind a campus proxy and can't be arsed to use a proxifier or VPN on Windows. I use Wine + redsocks + tor on Linux to update the SteamApps directory as and when needed, but otherwise there's no connection between the Wine Steam and Windows Steam.

Comment: Wrong version? (Score 2) 270

by MurukeshM (#47206655) Attached to: Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

The linked changelog and description are for Firefox 28. For FF 30: Even accounting for FF's release schedule and for Slashdot delay, that's a bit much. Only important change for me as an end-user looks to be:
Ignore autocomplete="off" when offering to save passwords via the password manager (see 956906)

Comment: Re:No... (Score 1) 533

by MurukeshM (#46953169) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

Torvalds is pissed off at Kay Sievers, not at systemd and not at the systemd team. He's fine with Greg Kroah-Hartman taking over that mess until Sievers can get his shit together. I went through the original bug report and the kernel mailing list discussion when it first caught the limelight, and I think you're seeing Sievers's actions (condemnable as they are) as representative of the whole systemd team. (They maybe, in which case you need to show more than one lone post as proof.)

Comment: Re:Accept, don't fight, systemd (Score 1) 533

by MurukeshM (#46953089) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

Finding "systemctl -xb" you just realise that there actually is something neat about the system being able to understand it's own logs. Finding out that your system is failing to boot because of one directory permission (/var to the wrong user) and that it doesn't start a shell at all or anything you can debug with is just disappointing.

I guess you mean "journalctl -xb". Even so, I had an issue with a mount failing (not a critical one), and systemd dropped me into a what it called a root shell. (See #733232 for a similar situation). Of course, then the system was practically fully up, so the shell was fully functional. However, I refuse to believe that systemd can't start a shell to debug. It might not do so by default, but it can. See (and for what I presume is an older guide).

Dynamically binding, you realize the magic. Statically binding, you see only the hierarchy.