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Comment: Re:Spies are sneaky (Score 2, Insightful) 202

by TheCycoONE (#49321451) Attached to: Leaked Snowden Docs Show Canada's "False Flag" Operations

No, it would be more detrimental to their efforts if they stopped king neckbeard from posting than if they allow him to continue when the general populous doesn't care or considers him paranoid. Kinda like how CSIS monitors all the file upload sites but doesn't report people for copyright infringement (they talked about having to sift through episodes of glee).

Incidentally these silly little freedoms, to talk in a voice that isn't heard, to buy and share entertainment, and the ability to choose a Jesus fish or flying spaghetti monster for their back bumper is all most 'free world' citizens care about.

Comment: Re:Only for the first year (Score 3, Informative) 570

by TheCycoONE (#48868933) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

From the announcement (as opposed to the silly article that slashdot linked which creatively quoted a few things for hype): "We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch." I hope that clarifies things for everyone.

Comment: Re:Have you ever noticed that ... (Score 1) 155

That problem was solved, and there's a handy open source project aimed at full text indexing local source code for fast search based on it: http://swtch.com/~rsc/regexp/r...

The original was kinda buggy for me, but this fork is working well: https://github.com/junkblocker...

Comment: Service files are easy (Score 3, Informative) 928

by TheCycoONE (#48277543) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Writing service files for my own daemons or modifying existing ones is pretty close to trivial. The files are short, easy to understand, and there isn't any risk of runaway child processes like there is with a sysvinit init script making them close to trivial to write and maintain. If anything I would say that's why so many distros are jumping on board.

I had to write service files as an early adopter, but it would also be useful for anyone rolling out their own daemons or that needed to tweak the behaviour of an existing service for their own needs. I imagine it would also lead to fewer packaging bugs.

Comment: Re:Openbox (Score 1) 611

by TheCycoONE (#47127773) Attached to: Which desktop environment do you like the best?

Um ... properly initializing your session is the responsibility of the display/login manager not the desktop environment.

When I used SLiM I got around those errors with ConsoleKit in my .xinitd. These days I just use lightdm (ConsoleKit is dead, but Google will probably tell you the alternative if you really don't want to use a display manager).

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