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Comment: Re:"Tuned"? (Score 1) 299

by WorBlux (#43399845) Attached to: Linux Fatware: Distros That Need To Slim Down
And does everyone start with Ubuntu-minimal? In that you can get rid of the wireless-tools, wpa-supplicant, and pcmia-utils. Other distros may just want to offer a more vm-friendly version of their standard base. (You can do everything you can with the original, except those things that wouldn't make sense to do in a VM anyways.

Comment: Re:"Tuned"? (Score 1) 299

by WorBlux (#43398027) Attached to: Linux Fatware: Distros That Need To Slim Down
You should be able to perform some shortucuts in the init process. You can also get rid of anything related to being a host to a virtual machine (who is insane enough to run a VM inside a VM?) You can rip out a lot of hardware support, and some of the really advance network stuff. Who needs lm-sensors on a virtual machine? hdpram? smartctl?

Comment: Re:The case was badly constructed (Score 1) 306

by WorBlux (#43033317) Attached to: Supreme Court Disallows FISA Challenges
Scalia in Busch v. Gore "One of the principal issues in the appeal we have accepted is precisely whether the votes that have been ordered to be counted are, under a reasonable interpretation of Florida law, "legally cast vote[s]." The counting of votes that are of questionable legality does in my view threaten irreparable harm to petitioner Bush, and to the country, by casting a cloud upon what he claims to be the legitimacy of his election."

With Roe V Wade if you ever read the decision it admits there is none, but proceeds because the issue is widespread but unlikely to be addressed in any other way, though really a poor decisio, increasing it's controversy and setting it up as a decision likely to be overturned.

Comment: Re:The case was badly constructed (Score 2) 306

by WorBlux (#43021049) Attached to: Supreme Court Disallows FISA Challenges
Dude, the case or controversy clause is black letter law, there is really nothing more fundamental to the legal process. It's not a matter of semantics, it's not a matter a failing to bring up an argument. It's a matter of failing to present sufficient factual basis to establish some loss, harm, or injury suffered by the plantiff. And keep in mind that a judge is required to accept all pleaded facts as true when considering a motion to dismiss for lack of standing. (The standard or proof here is beyond all doubt) And if you don't have standing no amount of assuaging the details and theory of the complaint will do you any good if it's found you don't have standing.

Comment: Re:Fault Irrelevant: Shows Flaw (Score 1) 700

by WorBlux (#42891711) Attached to: Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times
Fuel cell + CNG, with regenerative braking into a ultracapicitor is going to be cleaner and more efficient that just about any engine. This alone will be pretty sustainable and improve air quality. It will also have all the conveniences of the current fueling infrastructure, plus home or work refueling is possible (albiet at a fairly high cost).

Using a battery won't help unless you generate the electricity from solar, wind, hyrdro, geo-thermal, or nuclear sources. In fact it makes the situation worse as you need to use resources to manufacturer the battery.

For renewable mandates, biogas is a lot easier to do than cellulostic ethanal, though is can use the exact same feedstock.

The only then you give up is the ability to refuel when you run out of gas away from a station. This might be solved with a 5-10 lbs reserve propane tank.

Comment: Re:Do a public service and let us know (Score 1) 467

by WorBlux (#42857841) Attached to: What To Do When an Advised BIOS Upgrade Is Bad?
No, I mean the kernel,specificly a linux or BSD kernel. Yes and update would be a pain, but I really only update my kernel every 4-5 months anyways.

As for features, the netwoking stack comes to mind. It's basicly it's own little OS running under your operating system.

As for the log dump, isn't that what is bricking some of those Samsung laptops? And this is far from the only bug that shows up (some will check the string name of the payload before running it and refuse to boot anything that isn't windows or redhat) . Runtime services aren't supposed to call boot services after boot, but this doesn't always happen and this can make it hard to work with. There is a huge amount of code and specification, much of it not well understood by by more than two or three people, but not a lot of tests or formal verification to make. At least if you run UEFI/tianocore on top of coreboot, you're running and open source version that can be updated at any time without worrying about weather your hardware init will keep working.

I have one computer, my laptop which is UEFI, (2.2 i think) the rest are some sort of traditional BIOS.(award, phoenix, whatever). Oh, and I love the kernel EFI kernel stub, the fact that you can flip straight into the kernel within two seconds of turning on the power is awesome. Having it be finished loading in two second would be even awesomer.

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