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Comment: Re:maybe KDE will be next (Score 2) 674

by bmo (#46741617) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money


Kay Sievers sucks. Now, if we can just ban Lennart Poettering's code too, we can start getting back on track. They both suck. Most of their contributions are ungainly, ugly abominations and Systemd is the suck on the suck of it. These guys are from the first wave of Winblows lusers getting involved in Linux and beginning the great ruination. The first wave of people to get involved with Linux (e.g. Alan Cox, Donald Becker, etc.) were all Unix people, and they did things gracefully, as god wanted. Then these fucking Philistines came along and started ruining everything. They don't care about Unix and they do shit work. They make Linux suck like Winblows more and more. Good riddance! Good riddance! Good riddance! Systmed is NOT a drop in init replacement. It sucks to high heaven. I've watched presentations with Sievers mocking the idea of making sure it works with other Unices (what a parochial minded fucking luser). I could write a book on how these guys, their ilk and all their shit is suck, suck, suck.

--Kyle Neoprint

Comment: Re:maybe KDE will be next (Score 1) 674

by bmo (#46740809) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

>get rid of both GNOME and KDE,

Really? You lump these two together? One is designed to be opaque to user preferences, and the other is obsequious to the user - there are so many "knobs and levers" that I can get KDE to work for me instead of against me easily.

That and Qt is the cat's balls.

inb4 "b...but Qt is C++!#@!$!#@%$!$^%"

There are bindings even for BASIC if you want. I haven't looked, but I wouldn't be surprised if you could use Brainfuck.


Let me know when Thunar becomes usable, if ever.


Comment: Re:Sex discrimination. (Score 3, Insightful) 673

by bmo (#46713991) Attached to: Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

BMO was rather obviously trying to answer the implied question (that needs to be solved if the issues are to be addressed) "Why (are) women apparently (...) unable or unwilling to following a career in the computing fields".

Winner winner chicken dinner.

I'm as guilty of it as most, I'd guess.

As am I, but I have been making an effort to be less so, sometimes.

There is much said about how the IT and computing fields are meritocracies. Recent articles even here have put the lie to that.


Comment: Re:Am I understanding this correctly? (Score 1) 83

by bmo (#46713783) Attached to: Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists

DMARC requires that the FROM field also match the sending server


This is the stupidest thing I've seen in a long time.

In spam fighting circles, the FROM header is universally ignored, because it can be anything. We don't fucking care what the FROM header says. Indeed, treating the FROM header as "accurate" leads to insanity like joe-jobs.

Whoever came up with that idea should schedule a meeting with Bill Mattocks' wooden mallet.

"My sense of personal integrity is none of your concern."
-thus spake Walt "Pickle Jar" Rines

"I'm going to pound your balls flat with a wooden mallet."
-thus respondeth Bill Mattocks


Comment: Re:About time (Score 1) 177

A few years ago I believe the courts determined that these programs where legitimate programs and listing them as spyware or malware was illegal.

No they didn't.

A lot of spammers and malware authors shout about "free speach" but the only court case where a spammer won was where Spamhaus replied to the lawsuit but didn't show up. Which was later overturned.


Comment: Re:Should void warranty (Score 4, Insightful) 208

If you jailbreak your car, however, and inadvertently change something that impairs reliability, you're compromising the safety of everybody else on the road.

Yeah? So? That's what insurance is for.

Secondly, you don't seem to have remembered that there are over 100 years of DIY automobile engineering (commonly called hotrodding).

Are you German or something?


Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 4, Insightful) 163

by bmo (#46645899) Attached to: Vint Cerf: CS Programs Must Change To Adapt To Internet of Things

College is about learning theory and how to apply it, it isn't a vocational program.

When you have a $100k bill to pay off that you can't escape through bankruptcy, you'd better have some way to pay it off. When you have a trillion dollar debt problem based upon this (see previous slashdot headlines) you have what they call a "real problem."

What you say is a nice sentiment. It's a sentiment that was only valid 40 years ago, when a summer job every year could pay for tuition at Northeastern.

It is also preposterous to not teach the concepts of security for devices connected to hostile environments (i.e., every network ever), and networking is not a "fad." The only people that thought that the Internet and networking in general for "the great unwashed" were fads were "futurists" like Cliff Stoll who were wildly wrong in 1995.

Read that. A 30 year trend is not a fad.


Comment: Re:What about 2012R2??? (Score 1) 387

It's funny how nearly all, to a one, who are mad at you are "anonymous cowards"

If their opinion mattered, they'd have at least an alias to reply to.

Guys, Martian isn't a troll. He's been just saying something that nearly all of us with two brain cells to rub together have been saying about a touch interface on a DESKTOP operating system.

You want to point at the screen so much? Go retrofit a light-pen for your XP laptop.



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