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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


``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....

Comment: PIN?? is it useful (Score 1) 213

by Nikademus (#45801661) Attached to: Encrypted PIN Data Taken In Target Breach

OK, that's fine, but how is PIN code useful? Can't you just order on the web with your credit card without any PIN code? Can't you just pay for speedways in at least France and Italy without PIN?
To be honest I am wondering why there is even a PIN code on those cards given there are so many ways to use them without entering the PIN code.

Comment: Are you looking for a work at google?? (Score 2) 195

by Nikademus (#45319537) Attached to: You're Only As Hirable As Your Google+ Circles

Are you looking for a work at google?? If you don't, why do you post on this topic at all? All companies have different ways of evaluating people. If you don't want to work for google, you shouldn't probably even care about how they do search for their people. This amazes me, why would people even care about how google hires if they don't want to be hired by google at all???

Comment: Re:Missing option: (Score 1) 443

by Nikademus (#45197645) Attached to: I wish my car could...

Actually, what is the difference between passing on the right and being on the right lane (where you should be) while driving faster (but at legal speeds) than the slow idiot who stays on the left lane (where he shouldn't be)?
There shouldn't be any reason to pass on the right if idiots wouldn't stay on the wrong lane. So please first give fines to people staying on left lanes, and nobody would ever pass on the right.

Comment: Re:Three reasons why this won't work (Score 1) 732

by Nikademus (#44738775) Attached to: EU Proposes To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters

By the way, if this gets implemented, I will install a backlit 80km/h sign in my rear window, so I can flash it at tailgaters, making their speed control system hit the brakes. All in good fun.

No problem for me, my camera will still read the 300km/h sign I have put in front of it.

If Machiavelli were a hacker, he'd have worked for the CSSG. -- Phil Lapsley