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Comment: Re: Google Streams (Score -1) 141

by sillybilly (#49558043) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

how about another corrupt obamacare law passed where obamacare not about you but his buddies at high places at microsoft or google and passes a law where everyone must buy windows 10, or sign up for google+ else they get to pay a fucking tax penalty.. fuck that retard including his vice president biden and the rest of his gang

Comment: Re: Google Streams (Score -1) 141

by sillybilly (#49558037) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

the only problem with google+ for me is that it absolutely craaaaawls on an HP Mini 210 netbook.. javascript feces pouring down drenching this little wonder.. even facebook and twitter i only use the mobile site versions, as the main sites also drench this little thing with their elephant poop mixed with glue javascript feces that bogs everything down.. why oh why does one need a quad core supercomputer guzzling gazillions of watts to read fucking text, or view images and video on a stupid webpage? I'm glad they are failing.. they should learn their lesson.. to everything there are consequences, such as malicious coding, because ultimately the customer is always king, even if you like to believe it differently temporarily.. people can walk away even from computers whatsoever, after they feel too much shit taste from arrogant bitches like microsoft fucking with them constantly

Comment: Re:Let's Have This Argument Again (Score 1) 76

by msobkow (#49557961) Attached to: When Exxon Wanted To Be a Personal Computing Revolutionary

You are incorrect. At the time of the Amiga, the Apple II, the Commodore 64, and other such machines, only the IBM PC was a "Personal Computer." It was a brand, not a generic term. The "generic" term was "micro computer".

PC only became a generic term when there was a flood of PC-compatible machines from other vendors on the market. And in response to the genericization of that brand, IBM tried to rebrand their next iteration of machines "Personal System/2", or PS/2, and this time lock things down to prevent competition.

You kids really need to read some old Byte magazines from the period before you go opening your bullshit-spewing mouths.

Comment: Re:times smaller,,, (Score 1) 48

by ScentCone (#49557675) Attached to: Cosmologists Find Eleven Runaway Galaxies

That has nothing to do with the wording people are arguing over

No, that's EXACTLY what people are arguing about. You say "A is ten times smaller than B" when B is already understood to be small compared to something else. The implication in that sentence is that B is already known for its smallness, and A is even smaller. Except, people use that same construction even when B isn't considered small. They use that incorrect connotation when what they're really trying to say is, "B is big, but A is only a tenth as big."

Comment: Re:not enough noise over systemd (Score 1) 375

by thegarbz (#49557379) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

Debian also got out of its way and is updating all servers to systemd without our asking

There's a simple reason for this: Debian is not a democracy. I don't know where people get these silly ideas. It's a project run by a few core maintainers who make all the decisions. Linux on the whole is about choice, choice of which distribution you run, and choice of how to configure that distribution within its provided parameters.

The only thing new here is that suddenly its a parameter you actually care about. Nothing else has changed in the way systems are run.

Don't like it? Why not support one of the forks?

Comment: Re:Different opinions (Score 1) 375

by thegarbz (#49557349) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

Any unfinished editing is lost, connections are torn down forcefully.

I don't cry about this. Too many programs out there assume that the only scenario for them is a perfectly and ordered shutdown, and then if something happens such as lockups, system crashes, or power outages there is suddenly as massive amount of data lost or corrupted. Maybe this will force some people to actually write their software in a more tolerant way.

Comment: They said the same thing of film (Score 1) 198

by aaarrrgggh (#49557329) Attached to: The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

No different than when the "talkie" was expected to revolutionize education. The thing that drives teacher count and pay is the need to adapt the education to individual pupils.

Moreover, if the Tech doesn't have any child skills, it will likely be a 1:20 ratio, and you are right back at $1/student hour just for the tech.

Change needs to happen, but the most economical solution is parent involvement.

Comment: Re:Is that proven? (Score 1) 375

by thegarbz (#49557311) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

Is there any proof or are the faster boot times just on the wish list?

I can't remember where but I distinctly remember reading that systemd does NOT provide the fastest boot times. Faster than sysvinit in many scenarios, but not faster than some other parallel startup setups.

But then really fast boot times was not at all the point. It was more of a side effect of being an event based init system rather than a linear list of scripts executed in order. In fact the speed of boot is not mentioned on the project page, and even Poettering's blog only mentions that it's faster than Upstart in Fedora 17 and only due to one specific reason.

An egghead is one who stands firmly on both feet, in mid-air, on both sides of an issue. -- Homer Ferguson