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Comment: Re:Silly expectations (Score 1) 279

by Nikademus (#48210871) Attached to: Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

I fully expect driverless cars to replace long haul drivers first. Then short haul, then taxis, then everyone else. Each one of those steps will come with a long list of restrictions. But as you move to the next step those restrictions get less and less.

So you expect the heaviest things, those which take the most space on the road, those which can do the most damage if any error occurs to be replaced first?

Comment: Re:How hard is it to recognize a stoplight? (Score 1) 279

by Nikademus (#48210839) Attached to: Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

It's almost like they were designed for the task.

They were indeed designed for the task. The idea of that octogonal shape in almost every part of the world is for people to be able to recognize that sign without any confusion. It also allows drivers facing the back of the sign to identify that drivers from other lanes have a stop sign. It is also identifiable by night (because original signs were not reflective and cars lights were not particularly effective).

Comment: Re:Oracle (Score 1) 146

by Nikademus (#48102215) Attached to: Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

Yes, there is something different. Google never told that what you called their "JRE" is a replacement for the oracle one, or should even be considered like this. It's there for a completely different purpose.
While MS claimed that their JRE was a replacement for Oracle one and did break compatibility all the way.

Comment: Re:What about other devices? (Score 1) 421

by Nikademus (#47893093) Attached to: Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

Because "most people" want their computer from Dell and HP to come with Windows.

No, they do not WANT their computer with windows. They have been forced into windows for ages, so now they are accustomed and see no reason why it wouldn't be that way (and most don't even know alternatives exist anyway).
It's about the same as drugs, really. At first you get some nasty effect, then you get accustomed to it , find that normal and want more of it....

Comment: Re:What? (Score 0) 314

by Nikademus (#47851065) Attached to: GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

What?

``systemd-hostnamed, systemd-localed, systemd-timedated, and systemd-logind utilities''

The `d' at the end of each of those stands for `utilities'?

Seriously, please do some editing before posing.

Of course, because systemd will just redefine everything. Before systemd, d was for daemon, with systemd, d now means utility. Isn't life that much better with systemd?

systemd: a poorly designed complex solution to problem which doesn't exist...

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 1) 826

by Nikademus (#47755611) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Linux is Linux, and the community should develop technologies that advances Linux, exactly like *BSD forks develops BSD technology without thinking a moment on how it would work on Linux.

Maybe BSD folks don't think how it would work on linux, but at least they write portable software which has very high chances to run on linux. Unlike systemd folks which write code which they _know_ will _not_ run outside linux.

Comment: Not UNIX like anymore (Score 0) 826

by Nikademus (#47752047) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

The thing is, what we called a linux distro, is not the same anymore. Linus wanted to make some kind of cheap (by price) UNIX.

With systemd, 2 fundamental pricniples of UNIX are broken:
(i) Make each program do one thing well. To do a new job, build afresh rather than complicate old programs by adding new features.

(ii) Expect the output of every program to become the input to another, as yet unknown, program. Don't clutter output with extraneous information. Avoid stringently columnar or binary input formats. Don't insist on interactive input.

So, probably distros shipping systemd should not be called linux distros anymore. It was already a mistake to call "Linux" distos. With systemd, linux distros are as close to unix as android does...

Comment: Useless at best (Score 1) 224

by Nikademus (#47136749) Attached to: Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

What is this intended for?
So, let's assume your submit the form to google and you are successfully removed, what does happen??

You are a EU citizen, and anybody using any Europe located IP, will not see the info you wanted to be removed in a search they do. Cool, so you won't see yourself appearing on the pages you search for...
Except that...
People outside Europe will still see relevant results without any problem. The info is not removed or blacklisted in google, it just doesn't appear into european search results. Use a proxy anywhere else, and you will see the results you wanted to be removed.

This is at best 100% useless, as it's trivially bypassed....

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