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Comment Re:blacklistd.conf? (Score 1) 41

Security config files absolutely must be unambiguous to people aren't going to read the manual.

People who aren't going to read the manual are unlikely to get their security right, blacklistd or not.
Security-aware admins do read the manual.

Cron [...] 5 star screwup

Well put

Comment Re: NetWho? (Score 1) 41

However, I simply couldn't get [FreeBSD] to run on my Raspberry Pi. Apparently there's some compatibility problem with my SD card. Oh well...

Yes, try a different SD card. I'm running FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE on a Model B, it's exceptionally stable:

$ uname -a
FreeBSD dbgpi.localdomain 10.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE #0 82c1d26(freebsdpi): Tue Dec 2 04:13:10 CET 2014 root@pi.localdomain:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/RPI-B arm

$ uptime
12:00AM up 187 days, 15:26, 2 users, load averages: 0.33, 0.15, 0.07

so I'm hoping that I'll get [NetBSD] to run on my Raspberry Pi soon.

Works equally well (this is my wifi AP and kitchen sink):

$ uname -a
NetBSD pi.localdomain 7.99.20 NetBSD 7.99.20 (PIKERN) #0: Wed Aug 5 04:37:30 CEST 2015 build@frozen.localdomain:/usr/build/obj-pi-earmv6hf-evbarm/sys/arch/evbarm/compile/PIKERN evbarm

$ uptime
12:01AM up 61 days, 10:52, 14 users, load averages: 0.50, 0.41, 0.44

One thing that I liked about the BSDs I've tried so far is the documentation. The FreeBSD handbook is pure gold compared to, say, the Debian documentation. The NetBSD documentation is pretty good too.


Comment Re:NetWho? (Score 1) 41

I use OpenBSD because it's simple, and they continually improve the _existing_ software.

Existing software like LibreSSL? (OpenBSD rewrite of OpenSSL)
Or OpenSMTPD? (OpenBSD rewrite of an MTA)
Or maybe something simpler, like doas(1)? (OpenBSD rewrite of sudo)

Lots of newly-written software in OpenBSD. These are only three examples i could readily think of, and they're all fairly recent.

I guess your notion that NetBSD is bleeding edge is based on similar bizarre views.

Comment Re:Confused (Score 1) 161

Look, with GNU/kFreeBSD you're getting the worst of both worlds(*). Linux itself isn't really the problem. The problem comes from userland, and you will probably end up running systemd on GNU/kFreeBSD.

(*) Actually you get a shitty userland on a decent kernel.

Comment Re:Are the laws of physics the same everywhere? (Score 1) 184

Q: Are the laws of physics the same everywhere?

human: Unless there's some indication for that they're not, it's useless to assume it. So far, in all places we have looked - and can look pretty far - the laws of physics have always be the same everywhere.


why can't [aliens] have a different set of laws of physics?

They can. Can we do something about it? No. Can we research that hypothietical, completely unknown "set of laws of physics"? No.

Likewise, it's equally possible that we were created by the great invisible pink unicorn. Does it make sense to assume we were? No. Why?

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