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Comment: Re:Udev, gnome kde,... - again (Score 1) 519

by ebvwfbw (#48180579) Attached to: Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

Microsoft Windows is not built on open-source code that was created by the community. Microsoft owns Windows, Red Hat does not own Linux.

Linux is supposed to be the anti-MS, that is one thing that a lot of people like about Linux. Some users do not like being shoved around by an abusive monopoly: be it Microsoft or RedHat.

You're wrong about Linux being anti-MS. That's simply not true. It's the free version of Unix. We had Unix long before Microsoft. It was around when Bill Gates was just a page walking around the halls of the US Congress. Clearly Windows was a joke well up until 2000. Unix you had to pay a lot of money for. I remember those days. I actually had paid for copies of Unix. $350 if memory serves me. There was also SUN's version for about $80. Ran only on their hardware though. Absolutely loved it when freebsd and Linux came out. Windows was crap. MS-DOS was just $30 at the time.

RedHat isn't an abusive monopoly. Not sure who told you that. They give away a lot of software, probably stuff in your favorite distro that you though they wrote. They have made some decisions that were unpopular, however I realized they were making the right decision. I'm sure some people disagree, just the nature of things. Choice for choices sake isn't always a good thing.

Anyhow, here we are all over again. Now it's bsd/sysv/systemd. To me there really is no choice. Sooner or later everyone else will realize it but the people who refuse to admit they were wrong. Sometimes that's entertaining too. When they are just really, really, really wrong about something and everyone knows it.

Comment: Udev, gnome kde,... - again (Score 1) 519

by ebvwfbw (#48176207) Attached to: Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

Yet again, people who don't want to learn something different. They learned the old way (so get off their lawn). There is no question the old BSD and sysv stuff has served its purpose well. For the past 10-15 years I really wished the startup would do things better. There was no reason to cling to those old ways especially with the new hardware. None at all. New stuff makes sense and isn't that hard to learn. Tear yourself away from looking at porn or games for an evening and learn it. It won't hurt, I promise. RedHat has a man ( for dummies if that helps ) page here - . For most of you that's all you'll ever need to know. For guys like me - .

Never see these discussions with Microsoft. It's their way (or the highway), right or wrong (mostly wrong). I didn't like it either. Spend about an hour, learn it, enjoy.

Comment: Re:Not only in Finland. (Score 1) 314

Hilarious indeed.

There is another option. If they don't accept the $100 bill, that's ok. They must let you take the merchandise or service and make arrangements with you at your convenience to repay that debt. You offered them legal tender.

They can also get out of it by allowing you to pay cash at a certain location. Just not there. For example if you are at an apartment complex and you want to pay your $1500 months rent, you can do that at our office that's in another state.

I never offer them that option. I offer them the "I'll repay it later" option. They take the $100 bill.

Comment: Re:Not only in Finland. (Score 1) 314

Have you actually called the cops for that? I'll bet $100 you haven't.

Didn't call the cops, had him call his legal people. He took the $100 bill. Of course when you do that, they often call you the professor from then on.
I carry $100s. Beats the hell out of 5 $20s. Wish they had $500 and $1000 again. Buy something for 20-50K or something, that's a lot of paper. So stupid. It's not impacting the drug trade, clearly. Only hurts law abiding citizens.

Comment: Standard exothermic reaction (Score 1) 986

concludes that the E-cat is "a device giving heat energy compatible with nuclear transformations, but it operates at low energy and gives neither nuclear radioactive waste nor emits radiation. From basic general knowledge in nuclear physics this should not be possible. Nevertheless we have to relate to the fact that the experimental results from our test show heat production beyond chemical burning, and that the E-Cat fuel undergoes nuclear transformations.

Gee, could it be a standard exothermic chemical reaction?
Of course it is. Move along, no scientific discovery to look at here. When you get a fusion reaction, there's a Hellovalota energy given off. Not impressed.

Comment: Re:Ok, but (Score 1) 580

by ebvwfbw (#48121977) Attached to: FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

From whom? I was told many years ago by a retired agent who gave a talk at my high school's career day that their unofficial policy was to not hire anyone *under* the age of 30, because they wanted you to have several years of practical experience in some related field before they would consider you for a position.

Looked it up -
23 less than X less than 37.

Doesn't matter, I'm still well over a decade to old.

Comment: Re:Between the lines of one quote *is* the story. (Score 1) 478

by ebvwfbw (#48120141) Attached to: The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

Not a 1% thing. That's crap. They can get it just like anyone else. In fact, they're probably more likely if you think about it.

They're controlling this story because A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it (Kay - Tommy Lee Jones in Men in black). We all know it. Think about it. I had ideas here, however I removed them because someone may do it. This stuff is actually worse than antrax. Anthrax you have to have around 1300 spores before you immune system is ovecome. Hard to do. This stuff one guy could become a typhoid mary.

Comment: Wonderful invention - leds... uh huh (Score 1) 243

by ebvwfbw (#48099261) Attached to: 2014 Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded To the Inventors of the Blue LED

My Caddy has what many newer cars have for headlamps - leds. Damn things burn out the ballast, or lamp. Car isn't that old. My 2000 chevy's laps lasted for about 12 years. Even then the plastic was frosted over, the lamps still worked. Even if they didn't, less than $50 at any auto shop and about a minute to replace it. The caddy and the Beamer - what a PIA to get to! Expensive! Ballast for them are around $500 a pop. Headlamp assembly around $800, then you have to get it installed.

Yea, progress.

Comment: Re:Speaking for myself (Score 1) 320

by ebvwfbw (#48079807) Attached to: The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

Ever look at them again? Fog Horn, Bugs, Jetsons, they all stand the test of time. Courage - sadly not so much. Three Stooges - for the most part not so much. Then there was outright crap.

Fog Horn - Boy, I Saaay Boy - boy's about as sharp as a bowling ball! Man, classic! I know people about as sharp as a bowling ball.

Then there's the manufacturing songs by an orchestra.

Comment: Re:Idea (Score 1) 318

by ebvwfbw (#48006965) Attached to: Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

So you set it to "(){:;};rm -rf /".
Even before the helper script has had time to receive the data and do the necessary sanity check on it, bash will interpret the whole content (because it begins with () ) including the rm.

Wish people would try stuff before talking about it. If you try to run any binary you will get a segmentation violation. I know, I tried. Before you point out libraries paths and crap, that doesn't work either. We tried that as well. You're limited to shell stuff only. I.e. echo for example but not /usr/bin/echo. However if you know what you are doing echo is plenty powerful.

Comment: Re:kill -1 (Score 1) 469

by ebvwfbw (#47970011) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

... reboots are years between, and in scheduled windows.

Care to publish the IP of your machine?

Of course don't do that, only a fool would do that if you're not rebooting to a new kernel more often.

Have you even looked at systemd? By your comments I don't think so. I'm getting a 3 second reboot with a VM. Yes you have to learn some new stuff. Big deal. I'm a guy that used to compile Unix from tape on a vax 11/750. Learn it, it's worth it.

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe