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Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 2) 525

by andydread (#48417663) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

in the old days if you wanted to set your DNS servers on Linux you edit /etc/resolv.conf and change them.. Done. no reboot or ifdown/ifup necessary. Nowadays? on Debian and Ubuntu at least with the resolvconf package you have to edit /etc/network/interfaces then ifdown/ifup your interface and if the interface is the only one and you are connnected via ssh you are screwed. or you have to reboot the server to get the changes to take effect. Or you have to type a fucking convoluted command eg:

echo "nameserver
search" | sudo resolvconf -a eth0.inet
if you want the changes to take effect immediately without rebooting or ifdown/ifup the interface.
This is ass backwards. I remember the old days when we used to make fun of Windows for having to reboot after changing DNS server settings. Here you have a modern Linux OS that basically requires you to reboot, down your interface, or type a dumb string of commands consiting of echo and pipes. Ridiculous. While i'm not a fan of systemd I hope this shit gets fixed and simplifed with the advent systemd

Comment: Re:So they got their reservation using deception? (Score 1) 1007

by andydread (#48244293) Attached to: Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease
Blind faith is not scientific discourse. Blind faith is just that, blind faith. Faith is not evidence based or driven by data. While I'm not for silencing them, presenting blind faith as scientifc discourse is either woefully ignorant or deliberatly misleading.

Comment: Re:Why at a place of learning? (Score 1) 1007

by andydread (#48244161) Attached to: Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease
I think you confuse reason with blind faith. It takes faith for me to believe that the grass is black though i may see it as green i have to discard all evidence that it is green and belieive it is black. Once i believe based on blind faith that grass is black no amount of reason will convince me otherwise.

Comment: Re:Maybe it's time... (Score 2) 331

by andydread (#48198741) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison
in Jamaica where I’m from the country is flooded with guns...flooded. And this is an island surrounded by water on all sides.. Guns are outright banned unless you are a politician or law enforcement. Personal gun ownership is virtually non-existent yet the country has a higher per capita gun murder rate that even the US. One of the highest in the western hemisphere. I know what I'm talking about its not a fallacy at all, in practice its a reality. They smuggle them in from the middle east and Africa where guns are ridiculously cheap. It's a culture problem. When popular media and memes glorify gun murders and guns you have a culture problem. Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the entire world yet their gun crimes are extremely low. Again this is reality. So the idea that less legal gun ownership = less criminals with with guns is a pipe dream in the western hemisphere or anywhere where you have a culture of crime.

Comment: Re:Maybe it's time... (Score 1) 331

by andydread (#48195701) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison
But the criminals "the people that commit the crimes with the guns" will still have guns so everybody loses except them. They will be the last to give up their guns. In the town next to where I live a murder/rapist with a gun broke into a home with a mother with her kids in her home. She called the police then She took the kids up to the attic of her home. He came up to the attic and she was able to defend herself and her kids, she shot him. It goes both ways. Banning guns won't change the culture of crime. The problem with crime is the culture not the guns.

Comment: Re:Maybe it's time... (Score 2, Insightful) 331

by andydread (#48194999) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison
Well i'm from Jamaica. And like you growing up in JA i have not seen a single firearm except those in use by the security forces. I'm sure you have heard of the gun crime problem there in Jamaica and no there is not "Fast and Furious" program involving Jamaica, and no, Jamaica does not share a border with the USA however the country is flooded with illegal guns that only the criminals have because the citizens do not have the right to protect themselves because guns are outright banned. Sorry to have to break it to you. banning guns from the citizens of the USA will not solve the problem with guns in Mexico. Mexico had a crime problem long before "Fast and Furious" was ever concieved and it will have a crime problem long after.

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