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Comment: Re: Systemd, for or against? (Score 1, Offtopic) 119

by dissy (#49156705) Attached to: As Big As Net Neutrality? FCC Kills State-Imposed Internet Monopolies

As far as I know, Systemd has no capacity to think and therefore has no opinion on net neutrality.

Three days ago the Systemd-UpdateAgainstYourWillD automatically installed SystemD-AiD, which is a requirement to even boot the kernel because it was deemed no human being ever has or ever could be capable of the overwhelming task of "run some programs", which of course includes programs written by humans.

Two days ago there were promises SystemD-AiD would also gain enough intelligence to read corrupted syslogs, while insulting your petty human intelligence via way of SystemD-FortuneD, and injecting them into all outbound emails sent from your username via SystemD-SpammerD.
It was also rumored to soon be capable of washing your dishes, since no init system wants to start dirty programs or use plastic fork()'s.

Yesterday they canceled the dish washing patch based mainly on a usenet poll where "fuck systemd!!!" was interpreted by a similar AI as voting against the feature, thus canceling the patch due to overwhelming demand.

Comment: Re:Better definition of planet (Score 0) 119

by dissy (#49156253) Attached to: One Astronomer's Quest To Reinstate Pluto As a Planet

*Puts on grumpy old old old man voice*

When I grew up, there were only THREE planets in our solar system: Earth, Mars, and Mercury.
Both Jupiter and Venus are stars not planets.

Nothing beyond the thing you call the asteroid belt exists, and of course the asteroid belt is really just the outer shell of our universe with the other stars painted on it.

No mystical Pluto object could possibly exists beyond the edge of the universe!

Now get off my lawn with that talking about how things used to be :P

Comment: Re:Bugs in Win 7 UI (Score 4, Informative) 492

by dissy (#49135815) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

3. Delete a file
4. Whoa, the file is STILL THERE in the list

Err, wut?

I manage around 150 Win7 machines at work, and have 4 of them at home, and never once seen the behavior you are describing.

Are you sure there isn't more involved with recreating that? Have you seen this on more than one Win7 computer?

When I use explorer to delete a file, it is removed from the file list and placed in the recycle bin folder for that drive, just as has been the case for some time now.

If explorer is open to a remote file server it still removes the file from the list when deleted, just skipping the recycle bin part of things.
(Not to mention my complaint about a confirmation prompt being there when the recycle bin is used and so recovery is possible, and NO confirmation when deleting on a file share despite no recovery of the file being possible by default, which always seemed bas-ackward to me)
But you didn't mention browsing to a remote file share, the default explorer will open to your homedir or drive root typically on your system drive.

Comment: Re:If users complain about Windows X icons... (Score 3, Informative) 492

by dissy (#49135757) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

Well to be completely fair, there are a TON of very nice features being put in Win10, on top of a ton of things fixed that they broke in Win8.

No GUI requirement similar to the choice of installing xorg (I believe introduced in server 2012?), a powershell version of apt-get using the windows tailored chocolatey package format, fixed the stupidest of GUI changes from Win8 such as no desktop by default and whatever they call the app tiles thing, improved filesystem and network file sharing (the latter bringing a HUGE speed boost, both being more parallelized), etc.

They are trying out a different (and IMHO better) upgrade path, and hopefully all that is claimed about the new IE will come true which will finally begin closing the huge gap between it and pretty much any other browser.

Sure there is still plenty of time between now and release day to drop the ball on for anything above, but I dare say direction under their new CEO has been pretty damn positive so far, and leaps and bounds better than when under Balmer (though I admit that is a pretty low bar anyway)

As someone who hates Windows mainly due to being forced to support it and its bullshit for the past 20 years, even I am quite impressed with the changes between Win7 and Win10, and don't have much to complain about. We will see if that still holds true after release of course.

But I can't help but agree, a lot of the serious problems are being or have been addressed.

We only complain about the icons and lack of theme support to fix them because Microsoft asked us, petty as that may seem.

Comment: Re:8bit (Score 2) 492

by dissy (#49135677) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

They look like they are from the seventies and using an 8 bit colour pallet.

Except even in GEoS from the seventies with a not-quite-8-bit color pallet was still capable of showing the differences between each type of GUI widget, and between widget and non-widget.

Win8/10 (and iOS7+, and Unity) fail to differentiate buttons from drop-down menus from checkboxes from radio buttons from text input fields.
You can only tell widget from non-widget by the different square of color, which can and does happen frequently between different areas in a non-widget background image as well.

It more reminds me of those "item hide and seek" point-and-click games where you mainly just click on everything in the image until the game tells you everything has been found.

Comment: Re:I wonder why... (Score 2) 192

by dissy (#49135631) Attached to: Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Cities don't license plumbers, painter, interior decorators, electricians, doctors, lawyers, nannies, or nurses. Even though these people need much more training.

In Australia, plumbers, electricians, doctors, nannies and nurses all need to be licensed. You're talking out your arse or you live in the wild west.

Even over here in the wild west, plumbers, electricians, doctors, nannies and nurses all need to be licensed.
Lawyers do too.
Only painters and interior decorators on GPs list don't need licenses here.

Perhaps by "nanny" they meant "babysitter"? Baby sitters need no license, and many do call baby sitters a "nanny" despite the medical qualifications needed for the official title.
Not that such a mistake would make the GP any more correct of course.

Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 1) 406

by dissy (#49122731) Attached to: NSA Director Wants Legal Right To Snoop On Encrypted Data

Of course burglars don't like that doors are locked, but they are the fucking REASON those doors are locked!

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Jesus H. Christ! Private Pyle, why is your footlocker unlocked?
Private Gomer Pyle: Sir, I don't know, sir!
Sergeant: Private Pyle, if there is one thing in this world that I hate, it is an unlocked footlocker! You know that, don't you?
Private: Sir, yes, sir!
Sergeant: If it wasn't for dickheads like you, there wouldn't be any thievery in this world, would there?

The moral of the story - Always encrypt and lock everything, or gunnery sergeant hartman will find your jelly doughnut and you'll get beaten in your sleep by everyone with soap in socks.

Comment: Re:A good strategy (Score 1) 85

by dissy (#49076563) Attached to: Algorithmic Patenting

However, if an inventor gives a seed patent to Cloem's software, and the software produces a list of almost-the-same implementations, who gets credit for those? The inventor of the seed patent? Cloem's software engineers? The computer itself?

My guess is which ever one signs the checks to the patent attorney.
So probably the computer ;P

Comment: Re:A programmer arrested for © infringement? (Score 1) 188

by dissy (#49052361) Attached to: MegaUpload Programmer Pleads Guilty, Gets a Year In Prison

once involved in a criminal conspiracy, which I am sure the Feds deem MegaUpload is, you are liable for all use of that which you created, even a program you coded if it was used for illicit purposes.

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

There, you just participated in a web forum used for illicit purposes, and so are also guilty of criminal copyright infringement and criminal conspiracy.

Hope to see you in cell block six for the traditional fuck-beta gathering!

Comment: Re:bank I use ... allows (weak passwords) (Score 1) 271

by dissy (#48993795) Attached to: Why Gmail Has Better Security Than Your Bank

Other software vendors can even leverage Google's app for their own products (One example I know is Guild Wars 2 can use Google's app for 2 factor on your game account)

That's because Google Authenticator app is nothing more than a bog standard RFC6238 TOTP client.
It's an open standard with many server and client implementations.

My home Debian server uses the TOTP PAM module to require two-factor auth for OpenSSH, and I use Google's Authenticator app as my main client, with a Yubico hardware token as a backup.

Other than Google creating their app, Google has NO other involvement in my authentication process.
I run my own PKI "in house", so no need to even use Google services to avail yourself of their (mighty nice IMHO) TOTP client.

Comment: Whiney copyright holders (Score 1) 227

by dissy (#48983395) Attached to: Canada, Japan Cave On Copyright Term Extension In TPP

Just remember this next you attempt to complain about your works being pirated.
It isn't OUR doing, you have only the government to blame.

If you refuse to pay for copyright protection for 70 years after your death, then don't bitch when I say my check for your work won't clear for 70 years after your death either.

Kiss your keyboard goodbye!