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Comment Re:So...federal breakfast+lunch+dinner+... = fail? (Score 4, Informative) 413

Well if they refused to work your definition might be valid. Sadly these parents ALREADY HAVE JOBS DIPSTICK! In some cases multiple jobs. Your libertarian right-wing "I hate handouts" bit doesn't actually work in this case because it doesn't apply. It's not welfare, either, it's child welfare - it's helping the CHILDREN of those parents. Because those children will be cooking your next meal, stopping you at your next traffic stop, and saving you from your house fire next time you leave the stove on. Some of those children will even go to college, and could become politicians, making decisions affecting you.

I grew up in poverty, but I did what I could, and with some natural ability and some luck I've done pretty well for myself. Imagine how much more I could have done if I'd not had to worry about food, or heat growing up. Clothes. All of these things would have really helped my attention to school and not starving or freezing. These kids will have those opportunities, and SOCIETY AT LARGE will benefit from them. That's why we have public roads, public schooling, public funding for all sorts of things - it benefits EVERYONE.

So get off your libertarian "I hate poor people" stand. You're not held at gunpoint - none of YOUR money went into the CLEARLY LOCALLY FUNDED district. If you want to complain about someone holding a gun to your head and forcing you to fund something, complain about the military that we have to fund 857 MILLION in "defense spending" when we are at peace with our only two neighbors - Canada and Mexico. But we only spend 393 million on welfare. Source: http://www.usgovernmentspendin...

Comment Re:Python (Score 4, Insightful) 339

It's called copy and pasting code. I don't want to have to worry about going over every line ensuring the indentation carried over and either adding or removing it to every line. If the language is brace-based, I can hit Format Document and it adjusts it. Without a delimiter like that, you can't "Format Document".

Comment Re:Constitutionally, the FAA should lose (Score 1) 115

The US Constitution gives Congress sole law writing authority and they passed laws creating the FAA. Those various laws also grant the FAA the authority to do this. Constitutionally they are very well covered. If you disagree, try suing them and taking it to SCOTUS. Even they will agree due to safety being the main driver.

Comment Re:Good. (Score 1) 235

Oddly enough, it takes too much time to murder 300+ people with a knife, but fly a drone right into an airplane's engine by accident and not only can you kill everyone on that plane, but people on the ground. Imagine if it went right into a hotel because it crashed as they lost control because your little toy broke their engine. Registration doesn't mean it's dead as a hobby - look at ham radio / amateur radio. We have licenses, we have to pay tests, the cost is MINIMAL even for someone on Social Security, and the more you know the more you're allowed to do. I think drones / civilian UAVs need a similar licensing structure, IMHO.

Comment cloud? (Score 1) 435

So when will the cloud providers FINALLY start really supporting IPv6? My company, as many do, uses Amazon EC2, RDS, S3, etc.., and the closest Amazon gets to IPv6 is their load balancers, which can't support the domain apex unless you also use their DNS. I refuse to pay per query for their DNS, so that means I can't use their load balancers for my websites and my client's websites. So no IPv6 for me.

And as far as I can tell, Google's and Microsoft's clouds still don't support IPv6 either.. :(

Comment Cloud (Score 1) 307

Wow, if only some major provider of computing resources could somehow pool them and resell access, and support IPv6 at the same time. I bet that would drive adoption. Oh well, it was a dream. Still can't use it on Amazon (excluding the worthless-to-me ELB).

Comment Amazon (Score 1) 595

Amazon STILL doesn't support IPv6 except through their elastic load balancers, and those cant do domain apexs unless you also use their DNS service, and it still doesn't enable internal IPv6 on the actual computing instances. If Amazon supported IPv6, IPv6 adoption and traffic would increase significantly. I have no hope they this will ever happen though given their inability to add it 5 years after being asked and still no time table.

Comment Re: SystemD added? (Score 5, Insightful) 494

No, it's NOT JUST A LAUNCHER. It's a logging daemon, a console input daemon, it's much, much more than just a launcher. So if for some reason (like power outage) your computer reboots, you can't just tail /var/log/* (or even specific logs, if you're familiar with your distro which most of us are). You have to use another computer to lookup some arcane command that's non-obvious (sorry, "tail /var/log/* IS obvious for anyone who has ever been a UNIX-world sysadmin), then you can proceed to fix the problem.

Now, personally, I'm willing to try it out on my laptop for awhile, and maybe, just maybe, I will consider deploying this in servers, in like 6 months after daily use by myself and my alternate. Otherwise we'll keep using 14.10 for now.

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