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Comment Re:ZRAM (Score 1) 132

I do not dislike the module, more variety is good. The compression does also make sense and might help, but I would rather have my kernel only swap when needed and this is when it runs out of memory.

Comment ZRAM (Score 2) 132

I use tmpfs a lot, but why would I use memory as swap space? Reading the Wikipedia article doesn't convince me, why not provide any swap space in the first place?

Comment Re:Gentoo (Score 1) 627

Count me in, one of the very first distributions with zfsonlinux support. Guess what, it is still running after ~1 years updating with the original installation but top versions. Stable and never had a problem, which wasn't hardware related. Even migrated the pools from FreeBSD, which was running before on that box, without data loss.

Comment Re:I read /. the same way I read a newspaper (Score 1) 157

It really depends... Example Java 8 release is going to be postponed:
  • read the title (good)
  • read the summery (well written)
  • read the article (worth reading about the new classes)
  • read a few comments (comments were trolling about Java being a language for real men?!?)

Example Signs Point To XKCD's Time Ending:

  • read title (misleading)
  • read the summery (still misleading)
  • read the comments (very helpful and I never realized about this special comic series, thanks)
  • read/watch the actual article on xkcd

Comment Re:And Windows 8 almost edges out 7 (Score 1) 372

Your list is not accurate, e.g. 5 is Windows 7 Home Premium and not Win8, this one is also increasing in sales. Maybe the list got updated in the meantime?
There is no mention if they implement the feature to disable secure boot, as I understand to get the sticker from MS they have to. Also they said, the devices are only locked up on ARM processors to run Win8 and it can be disabled for x86 CPUs.
This would be a no go for me, I am sometimes willing to pay the MS tax but not if it renders the hardware unuseable with other software.

Comment Re:Germany... (Score 3, Interesting) 278

I meant that more related to the government knowing how many searches one did, which is a joke compared to other countries. I was once unemployed for three weeks in Ireland, went to the office, filled in a form and got a check end of each week. No questions asked to a maximum of six months, I think. This is a model I would support, no stress and within six months people should be able to find another job.

Comment Germany... (Score 2) 278

in Germany jobless people have to report any application for a job to the agency and they have to apply for a certain amount of jobs per month or they get no welfare. Still people say it is not enough and unemployed people should be a workforce of the government to clean parks etc. -.-

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.