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Comment: Re:why are you volunteering information? (Score 1) 496

Sorry, I tried to continue our original argument and you decided to throw some demand for evidence in my face. Claiming objective humor is an extraordinary claim so I would expect you to provide extraordinary evidence.

I'm making no claim what his reasons were for posting it, but it seems pretty clear. The conclusion is right there -- within easy jumping distance. If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck, Occam's Razor demands that we consider that it might actually be an elephant.

Comment: Re:why are you volunteering information? (Score 1) 496

Stating "funny jokes are funny" implies some objective metric of humor. I reject that premise.

We can say "he was just joking" all we want but when he goes and acts in a suspiciously similar mindset during his professional duties, the laughter stops. Or at least, it should.

Comment: Re:She deserved it. (Score 1) 496

they were "affiliated." As in, "officially attached to or connected."

The article doesn't explain the connection

People have been picking up on this already and noting that the word of the guy responsible for deciding what "affiliated" means is of questionable impartiality.

Comment: Re:Don't lie (Score 1) 496

Anything about yourself or your family life leaves you vulnerable to blackmail.

So basically, you have a family life at all. The first thing the bad guys on TV do these days is put a gun to the wife's or kid's head.

Whoops! No job for you. Either that, or you're willing to let your family die...does that make you a sociopath?

Comment: Re:Little Baby Linux (Score 1) 365

by TangoMargarine (#47883267) Attached to: The State of ZFS On Linux

No, sun purposefully licensed it as BSD to be easy to use anywhere.

No, ZFS is CDDL licensed. ZFS is not BSD licensed. If it were BSD, Linux could pull it in trivially. That's the whole point.

hes using just works with the word freebsd. and yes it does, freebsd is not a distribution slapped together with blah blah blah

Well then this is offtopic. The whole rest of the conversation is about ZFS, not BSD vs. Linux in general.

Comment: Re:When is too soon? (Score 1) 92

by TangoMargarine (#47881611) Attached to: Who Is Buried In the Largest Tomb Ever Found In Northern Greece?

Or is this a Europe vs. U.S. difference? Europe being not that big and having a long history with tons of dead people all needing to be buried.

For comparison, picture the U.S. burying all of its dead in Texas for its entire (only 250 year) history. Would we even run out of space?

Comment: Re:Little Baby Linux (Score 2) 365

by TangoMargarine (#47881465) Attached to: The State of ZFS On Linux

FreeBSD has had ZFS for what, over five years now? They are the reason it exists in any actual use (OpenSolaris/Illumos don't count) on any non-Sun/Oracle platform.

God forbid it take the Linux guys longer to get it up and running when Sun purposely licensed it to be difficult to do so on Linux.

And Linux's wannabee ZFS competitor BTRFS (oooh, look at us) sucks so bad it can't get off the ground.

So, this being Linux, some guys* also designed Btrfs to do the same things in the meantime. How dare they!? Sun released ZFS after 4 years of work; Btrfs, 2. Presumably they were working under more of an "agile" setup? Which doesn't really make sense for an FS but hey.

So what does Linux do.... import (steal) ZFS from OpenZFS/FreeBSD

It's called porting, and I don't see how you can call it "stealing" in any honest way.

and start posting about how great all their work with ZFS is, and how Linux bloggers now say 'oh yeah, ZFS is actually solid, so we can use it'. As if they are the only/first ones to certify ZFS.

If you actually skim the article he is saying ZFS On Linux is ready, not ZFS itself.

Thing is, ZFS was always solid. When bashing ZFS Linux was really just babbling about ZFS's more open and free BSD License and their own failure of BTRFS.

Was there bashing of it? Being on Slashdot only since 2007/8 I thought it was more Linux people being irked that they couldn't play with it due to the licensing rather than saying it was crap.

Also, I really hope you're aware that the CDDL and the BSD License(s) are not the same thing. ZFS is CDDL.

If you want an integrated system that just works, try FreeBSD.

You're using "just works" and ZFS in the same argument? With a straight face? The intersection of "Just Works" and people who use ZFS has to be pretty small. If you want Just Works just slap an ext3 or ext4 partition on your desktop and be done with it.

* Interestingly, Wikipedia says Btrfs is (was?) actually an Oracle project. Oracle, of course, bought Sun, which made ZFS. So maybe "competitor" isn't entirely accurate?

You can bring any calculator you like to the midterm, as long as it doesn't dim the lights when you turn it on. -- Hepler, Systems Design 182