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Comment: Re:Simple (Score 1) 556

by drolli (#47789889) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

If anybody related to unix adminstration does not know vi then he should not be hired.

Not because i think that vi is great or not, but plainly for the reason that vi is installed with the bare minimum installation, which means you will be able to edei config files long before any other editor is installed.

Comment: Re:lulz (Score 4, Insightful) 809

by drolli (#47779759) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

I worked with Ukrainians, and i worked with Russian, and we worked all together. Most of the normal people on both sides have no problem friends to each other, or being married with each other.

I am deeply worried about some polititians (on both sides) being more conderned about economics than about saving the lives of many civilians, and soldiers. Russia could have stopped a long time destabilizing the region, and the West made some big mistakes about 9 months ago in not giving Russia guarantees for their safety and constructive influence, and instead of insiting in finally "winning" the cold war.

Comment: I have seen other things come and go (Score 1) 809

by drolli (#47751389) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

My strategy:

a) Install distribution according to purpose (default: debian, laptop: ubuntu, server/with supported commercial sw configurations: red hat) out of the Box
b) Verify if additional features needed are there
c) Add the features you really need which are missing
d) If it does not work, follow the documentaiton
e) If following the documentaiton does not work withing a reasonable time, change distribution to a more conservative one and repeat from step a
f) perform testing
g) optimize performance (up to compiling a new kernel)

Has served me well the last 20 years. If i need knowledge about systemd, i hope its documented well, otherwise its off the list.

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 507

by drolli (#47747103) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Program an App in ANSI C does not equal to programming a part of an app in ANSI C.

"most of the most-downloaded apps" is so vague that it's a non-information. My viewpoint is not "why knowing C is cool" but "that is the shortes route to delivering software to many platforms". If i would be in the business of making a "most downloaded app" then probably i could easily spent a few man-years for platform specific optimizations.

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 507

by drolli (#47746173) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

I talk about devices, you talk about microntrollers/processors.

You can not program 1B android devices in ANSI C. You can not program java smart cards in ANSI C.

Hypothetically, you could modify parts of all devices in ANSI C, but this this you essentially disassemble the device.

I agree, if you interested in firmware development, ANSI C is probably the right choice.

Comment: Re:Bad actors? (Score 4, Interesting) 145

by drolli (#47745845) Attached to: Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

No - there are always definitly easy to spot bad actors on such platforms. These can range from stupid assholes who want to rent out their garbage collection room, people who are acting like they ren something out in private, but in reality operate a full-scale business circumventing regulations and possibly taxes.

It seems that in NY there are 10000s of hosts. Figuring out the most criminal 1% of these has nothing to do with killing innovation but more wit doing a service to the customers (reputation for the hosts and safety for the customers).

If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some. -- Ben Franklin