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Submission + - UK taking a backwards step with the NHS->

eneville writes: A UK MP who advocates astrology aims to chair the Health Select Committee. David Tredinnick, a committee member since 2010, has got the required number of MP nominations to get on the ballot. The MP, who also argues for homeopathy to play a role in the health system, will challenge existing chairwoman Dr Sarah Wollaston for the role.
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Comment Re: Warning if upgrading from Wheezy: (Score 1) 128 128

ZFS is a memory hog. I wouldn't advise it. I've seen cases where the file system cannot be imported (mounted) at boot, and that situation is not one that you want when all your important data is in that pool. In general, the FS is poor in performance. Sure, if you value long term data retention ZFS is great, but so is tape storage. Why not just use ext/xfs for live data and tape for historical, then you can keep your RAM and performance. This way you get to store your archives somewhere (like you need to with snapshots anyway) just incase your system catches fire and the eggs in one basket gets destroyed.

Comment Re:oh boy (Score 1) 128 128

Sorry, you lost me at 5year investment.

The *vast* majority of drivers for Linux are, in the Linux kernel. It has been upwards of ten years since I needed to get a driver from the internet. I think that was for a SB Live card that needed emu10k, it didn't take long before that was included in the Linux kernel. What was the other thing, perhaps it was winmodems. Unsurprisingly they needed drivers and gave poor performance anyway. Nope. I can't see your argument for it being internet dependant. On the other hand, how often do you have to go off to third parties for your drivers on a windows system? Perhaps all the time since there is a lack of generic drivers on windows. Perhaps this is why windows is full of crap and malware due to unreliable third party drivers.

Comment Re:Oh this is easy .... (Score 1) 394 394

True, but also from their point of view "if they don't even show us who they are, they're not worth hiring".

Sad.

I'm with you on the ditching facebook, or never signing up though, and as for linkedin, yeah, that's a pile of junk too. It's just social climbing and I'm not one of those.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 252 252

I'm still using boot floppies, but they're virtual and mounted via an HP ILO... Not touched an actual floppy since, no, I can't remember when. They were great until you got pocket fluff/grit behind the gate and transferred it unto the drive. SD cards are a suitable replacement, though easily lost and are perhaps on par bad block wise.

One thing we should commend though, well done on keeping your files small enough to fit on floppies. That's pretty much impossible after a few revisions of a Word document after it collects all that system information.

Comment Re:WTF UK? (Score 1) 360 360

There's freedom of speech, but then there's speech that's so offensive that no eyes should read it. It's misused. Totally. Some audio cds have to carry a notice to warn parents/buyers that the contents is unsuitable for children. Welcome to 2014, the internet is a scary place, watch your children whilst they use it - don't arrest every user who posts something they may regret later as there was a humour failure.

Comment Re:Did she reinvent flickr? (Score 1) 222 222

On 16 July 2012 Marissa Mayer was appointed President and CEO of Yahoo.

Flickr was in decline before her take over. The issue with flickr was that their team was forced to integerate into the Yahoo! system rather than remain an isolated satellite of Yahoo! See the write up http://gizmodo.com/5910223/how....

According to Alexa, the site is ranked 118th, http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/... so there's still life left in it yet.

If money can't buy happiness, I guess you'll just have to rent it.

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