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Comment: Re:BarbaraHudson: Step inside & backup your b. (Score 1) 249

by cbiltcliffe (#47725951) Attached to: Comcast Training Materials Leaked

Hey, it's an APK sockpuppet, which doesn't really count as a sockpuppet, because everything APK posts is AC. Stop trying to pretend you have supporters here, by posting without your APK sig.

Maybe if you weren't such an abusive asshole, you wouldn't get karmaslammed into oblivion, and you'd actually be able to use a real account, instead of your AC crap.

It doesn't matter if what you say is true or not (and I'm not saying it is completely, even though you do have some legit points at times), but when you present your points like a maniacal raving psychotic, it doesn't matter. You're branded an asshole from the beginning, and rightly so.

Comment: Re:McDonallds should sue ... (Score 1) 249

by cbiltcliffe (#47725903) Attached to: Comcast Training Materials Leaked

there isn't a clear line of sight to them from my house, even with a 16' mast and large antenna point correctly. I gave up on TV with the switch to digital and I find that I really haven't missed much.

A 16' mast? That's tiny for my area. My parents have a two story house, plus attic, so the building's got to be at least 27 feet high, maybe over 30. The antenna is a good 10 feet higher than the highest part of the roof, so it's got to be 40 feet high.

My brother has a ranch, with attic, and his isn't as tall, but it's still got to be 20 feet, and it's the shortest antenna I've seen anywhere.

I don't have an antenna, because I'm in town, and use satellite.

Comment: Re:Of course (Score 1) 141

by cbiltcliffe (#47708441) Attached to: Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

I didn't say "Why wouldn't you have a IPv6 capable network" I asked "Why would you use IPv6?"

Well, it's a good thing that I actually answered the second question, rather than the first, isn't it?

All my equipment/OS's can handle IPv6 just fine, but there's no reason to ever use it inside a local network. I can hit IPv6 outside my network just fine...

Granted, that's entirely up to your ISP. But out-of-the-box equipment that's IPv6 capable equipment should support IPv6 as long as your ISP does as well.

If you only run IP4 internally, then you can only address, at best, a subset of IPv6 addresses on the public Internet.

Comment: Re: Surprise? (Score 2) 578

by cbiltcliffe (#47700745) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

There's far too much broken desktop stuff for Linux to be usable on the desktop en-masse. Playing a video file from the network. Simple, right? OS X will play directly from share. Windows will play directly from share. Linux will copy it (all 4 GB or whatever) before it will play.

Errr...WTF are you talking about? Linux plays directly from network shares just fine. I do it all the time. In fact, I've been doing it for years. I can't remember the last time I had to wait for it to copy the entire file before it would start playing. (Although I do remember that happening, but it was YEARS ago. Maybe even a decade.)

Comment: Re:Surprise? (Score 4, Interesting) 578

by cbiltcliffe (#47700663) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Well, that's what you get for running Ubuntu in a dev environment. It's a distribution that's meant to be installed from Ubuntu's repositories, only updated from those same repositories, and never really used for any third party software. I've got a 75+ year old guy using it, because he kept getting infected when he was running Windows. Hasn't had any problems with it at all, other than when a stick of memory went bad, and it started crashing all the time.

For stable servers (and even workstations) I've been running Debian since at least as far back as 1997. There were some issues like you describe in the first 5 years or so, but honestly, the only thing I've run across in the last 5 years was when I tried to do a database server upgrade, and uninstalled the old postgreSQL version 7 before migrating the data to the new version 8 server. That was a relatively easy fix, though, and it only happened because I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing. Other than that, every Debian machine I maintain (and there are A LOT of them...) just runs perfectly.

I have a customer who installed an Ubuntu server because "it has a GUI and it'll be easy for me to use". I stuck with it for a while because they liked it, solving problem after problem that cropped up because we kept needing to add third party software to it, which broke on literally EVERY SINGLE kernel upgrade.
Finally, I figured out the amount of time I'd spent fixing shit that wouldn't have broken if we'd been using Debian, and how long it would take me to back up, blow away, install Debian, and restore data. Turned out the customer would have been 4 figures richer if I hadn't had to fix all the Ubuntu screwups over a couple of years. Recommended migrating to Debian, they agreed, and that machine hasn't had a problem since. That was 6 months ago.

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