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Comment Re:Embrace, Extend, Extinguish (Score 1) 747

Right.. but the value of vi is reduced as the log files are not ascii text, and the CLI is at best awkward... so.. the tools that SysAdmins FELT were core are mariginalized by having to go thru a different logical layer to get the information you want. THe more I think about it, Systemd will be good for Soda Machines, and internet Kiosks and IOT stuff may be a good match for a generalized OS. I would like to see a scope statement from those that think SisD is the cats pajamas for everything. Will Systemd subsume all of Unix Configuration?

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 747

And to get really usefull. Login as self. 'sudo /bin/su - appaccount' and you dont even need to -have- a password for that account. Turn off SSH access for that account, and you'll have a solid, password free solution. We will be losing passwords soon, this is one way to get there. Nope. not broken. Easy to setup, easy to log. +1 for Poetnix fork.

Comment How about previous work.. Is that done? (Score 1) 747

LP's previous fix was done to the sound system pulseaudio. Similarly with majestic scope and intentions. Has it changed what I can do with sound? No, not really. Its still not complete.... at least from the user perspective looking inward. I have an audio slider on my Fedora Desktop. there are still several audio mixer devices that not found/detected. How about we ask LP to finish that work (realized by a finished product in redhat desktop product) rather than "fixing" everything else.

Comment Re:Hang on a minute... More done by fewer and fewe (Score 2) 747

Well put. The notion that *nix is a structure built by many people, with many bricks (and many eyes on each) is being violated. Its not about using larger bricks, its about using one brick? How will that brick be patched? How many eyes are on that brick? How does the community build and grow Systemd? Its time for a split,probably going back to volkerding's work, or BSD and rethinking init and networking and .. sure. sudo as well. Who has the leverage to ask why more is being done by fewer and fewer?

Comment Re:How does this differ from installing FB client? (Score 1) 203

Ok, thanks for the clarification. Sounds like an FTC issue then... as we are paying our carriers to provide service and support. Thats the expectation anyway. Is the real-world fix then to root the phone, delete stagefright libraries, while we wait for this long suspected vulnerability to get fixed by our carrier? This is a long recognized issue, shame on the Android Ecosystem for not having a solution now that day 1 is upon us. What do we lose if we root/delete the stagefright libraries? All multimedia ? Multimedia in Text?

Comment How does this differ from installing FB client? (Score 1) 203

Who hasn't given up any expectation privacy when installing apps that want to pull your contact list, accounts, bloody everything? Then on the logistics front: the play store provides updates to hangout. Why would vendor (ex: Samsung, Verizon, Motorola) need to provide a patch? Is this core functionality the issue? Would seem the next time Play store wants to update Hangouts, in goes the patch. Is this just -another- slow press day when we are all supposed to be afraid, and pay attention to the media?

Comment Does the real-ness really matter? (Score 1) 73

The original work may have special value since it was made by the original artist.. but.. sometimes these marvelous works are not suitable for handling/experiencing by interested parties. a book from the middle ages is probably going to be untouchable by Joe Public, but an exact duplicate on modern paper might be read by more people. I am FAR from approving of destruction of original works... That has been done by so many groups over time. so... Lets start duplicating objects of art so the destruction of the original does not mean much to the miscreants. Less motive to destroy original if there are many copies!!

Comment Re:Different context switches (Score 1) 276

Hey, not for nothing, but does anyone remember Usenet and Dejanews, where you could search up on any technical string and you would find -help- with things, but now, its all about -buying- things.... It was a big part of the value of a search engine to me anyway. Search is all about money which is fine when I want o buy something. i just want a switch to select Buy/Learn/History/people etc...We need a way to filter the search results.

Comment Re:But, the alternative was.. (Score 1) 24

Thanks all for the education... I always dug the mosasaurs at the museums. There seemed to always be bigger ones around the corner! having critter that big give birth in the skinny waters I guess could have been an option... but ... good to know how they lived. Frightening beast that they were. Any chance we could get enough DNA to remanufacture one?

Comment When the last bit of ice does melt... (Score 1) 173

After decades of personal research on effects of minitature icebergs on environmental conditions, I've determined that the temperature rises rapidly after the last bit of ice melts. Lime or lemon does not make much difference, but the ratio of gin to tonic may be positively correleted with the rate of metling.. But, seriously, once the ice is gone... that balancing repository of chill is gone. S0unds like a wilder temp ride once they are gone.

Comment Perfect time to consider paradigm shift (Score 1) 167

This is a great time to consider swapping out Windows-centric systems and making the break for the cloud and open source toolsets. There, I said it. The only thing lacking in this niche is inertia, but.. soon the schools will figure out that the students are intelligent and can be involved in the configuration/maintenance. Ok. well..maybe not K-12, but quite possibly grades 9-12. Whats local doesn't matter - this changes so much. Put data in a school cloud, and the schools will become just another place that hooks into the cloud resources. The pendulum swings again!

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours. -- Milton Berle