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Comment: Re:Ubuntu: The End (Score 1) 494

by Thanatiel (#49546315) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

I cannot speak for the original poster, but I discarded Ubuntu for the desktop because of Unity.
And now I'll discard it for the servers because of systemd.

If we were 20 years ago, I'd joke about systemd being a pet project of Microsoft to ruin the Linux ecosystem.

If needs to be, I'll go so far as making my distro myself to avoid systemd.

Comment: Re:Important information for TV producers (Score 1) 145

by Thanatiel (#49197655) Attached to: A Critical Look At CSI: Cyber

Are you kidding ? It's very easy to remember.
The original meaning of my reply is: it's not an impossible exaggeration. That's why I replied "true" to the comment that said it would take more than 30 seconds.
(Besides, you don't need to know nor read "megabytes" of a program. You just need to look for (all the) the right pattern(s))

Comment: Re:Important information for TV producers (Score 1) 145

by Thanatiel (#49189317) Attached to: A Critical Look At CSI: Cyber

You do realize that your #5 should not be in that list ?
It's true than less and less developers have a perfect knowledge of various CPU assembly languages, their opcodes encoding and ASCII representations, but (successfully) debugging on hex and/or text dumps was not uncommon on C64, CPC, Amiga, ...
It still happens on x86 architectures but it's true it's seldom needed nowadays given the profusion of tools.

I personally know a handful of people able to do that on various architectures (yours truly included). All around or above 40 years old and slowly losing that particular skill per lack of usage.

Comment: Re:Exiting...Giving up...Spinning off (Score 1) 188

by Thanatiel (#49099627) Attached to: Why Sony Should Ditch Everything But the PlayStation

I think what should happen is that we should streamline OUR lives and be rid of Sony.

Sony is on my no-buy list already.

Got a PS4, didn't used it much and it still broke after 14 months (the fan doesn't start anymore).
They ask for 200EUR for the fix. It was so ridiculous I could not help but laugh.
Be it phone, camera, gaming console or computer : never Sony again.

Comment: It"s so unreal. (Score 1) 1350

by Thanatiel (#48755971) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Virtually everybody knew these guys.

Among them, Cabu was particularly well known by French and Belgian people of my generation (1975).
He was, among other things, a caricaturist on a widely watched children/teenagers show that started in 1978, with the kind of lasting impression you can imagine on our young minds.

Comment: It was not a joke ? (Score 1) 390

by Thanatiel (#48482047) Attached to: First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

A friend sent me a link to the video. Every second I expected to see the logo of a prankster. When I saw the idiotic lightsaber with a guard ... I was almost laughing.
And then it ends with a release date.
Really ? This piece of crap is supposed to be the next Star Wars movie ?

Ah well ...

I guess I can forget about it and wait for an eventual release of the "original" 4 5 6 in BluRay.

Comment: Re:Available food ... (Score 1) 253

by Thanatiel (#47481239) Attached to: New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

I got all the way up to $100 (and a bit more) before getting good food. By comparison in Japan (2006) I could get healty food for about $7. Where I live I'm used to more or less 35€ so about $47 for a good meal.

And the other thing about T.H. : I did not expect to get very healty food on what I assumed was a "café" but that unhealthy ? I'm not sure where you have to go "here" to get the same kind of bad food. Mc Donald and its likes ?

You are right about the value of the skin of a potato. But this mostly matters if the potato is cooked whole (Steamed, boiled or in the oven). When you cut it to fry it you lose most of the advantage of the skin.

Comment: Available food ... (Score 1) 253

by Thanatiel (#47480779) Attached to: New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

It's not only the lazyness or whatever you call it. It's also about what's available and how accessible it is.

I'm an European. I've made a trip to Canada & the U.S.A. a few week ago. (Mostly around Montreal and New York)
Everything was great and marvelous (the people are very nice, everything is huge and there are many cultural differences and things to see ...).

Except for ... the food. Too much on a plate and burnt, too greasy, too sweet, too salty. It mush wreak havoc with the taste buds.
"French" fries, fried with their skin ? Burnt, brown color like if they had been cooked in the same oil more than a couple of times ? Burned (black) meat but not cooked in the middle. Burned bread. Burned pizza.
Coffee that tastes like watered moka.
Pastries were so greasy I suspected them to be flammable and felt sick for a day after couple of them. (from Tim Horton, and to my surprise the food & service there is relatively better than Starbucks, at least in the few places I sampled it).
High-fructose-corn-syrup in many products (which makes you eat more by tricking your brain)

I had a few good meals too but it looked that to can only expect a good healthy dish from about $100 taxes and tip included (which I find quite expensive).

It's not difficult to make tasty AND healthy food. As long as you get fresh products (not OGM, not these mostly-water tomatos, ...).

Lazy: 150g brown rice, water, 200 vegetables, salt, olive oil. Steam-cook in an inox cooker (never any plastic) for 27 minutes (no need to watch) and voilÃf.
Less lazy: a bit of olive oil in a saucepan with a bit of oignons, cook them a bit (middle power), add peas, carrots, a bit of thym and a pinch of salt, cook and watch a few minutes, and eat that with a bit of fresh (home made?) bread. (I'm drooling.)
Bread (hand made) is very easy too.

The difficult we do today; the impossible takes a little longer.