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Comment: Re: Good for greece (Score 1) 1206 1206

The problem for Greece is that you can't restructure debts while you are borrowing more money otherwise you end up right back in the same hole your started from and no one has enough money to loan them money forever. The best the IMF/Germany could hope for is a hard landing rather than an outright crash but unfortunately the Greek people don't see it that way.

If the Greeks thought austerity was bad wait until they start to default and can't borrow any more money.

Comment: Re:Bank admits error? (Score 4, Interesting) 96 96

They probably will, but the last time a banking error caused a missed payment and penalties, I took the notice from my landlord to my bank and they gave me a refund for the amount and a letter of apology addressed to my landlord..

I'm guessing that cost cutting RBS did by laying off their staff and rehiring everyone in India is going to cost them dearly. This isn't their first major outage since they did that.

Comment: Re:Troll v Troll (Score 1) 184 184

I wish you were right but I get people trying convince me of these things in person and then complain I don't take them seriously.

My least favorite is an otherwise functional guy who believes that Obama is a gay Muslim secretly married to a transvestite (Michelle) who plans to take his role as "The Beast" and under the direction of the Antichrist, declare martial law before the end of his term and round up all non Muslims and put them in Internment camps already being prepared by FEMA.

I don't understand how he manages to get dressed without drooling all over himself let alone hold down a job.

Comment: Re:Spamming daemon packed inside ELF binary (Score 1) 180 180

It wouldn't be the first time I've seen malware installed via compromised wordpress. Wordpress has had more than a few vulnerabillities over the years and most people who install it just forget about it after and never install security updates. To top it off, wordpress has a web accessible world writeable folder so any exploit easily becomes shell level access.

On the plus side, most of the spammers never even try to gain root.

Comment: Re: Is that proven? (Score 1) 442 442

And then slow devices cause the server to fail to start correctly every time? There is a reason that so many init.d startup scripts had sleep statements. It makes sense to argue that the timeout is too long but it make no sense that things shouldn't wait for things they depend on. That's the whole point of "dependency based booting", most of the systemd alternatives do the exact same thing.

Comment: Re:Here we go again. (Score 4, Interesting) 304 304

I have yet to see a good Linux blu-ray player. The result is that I simply rip the blu-ray with makemkv and then run the result through handbrake to bring the size down a bit. This has the added advantage that my quad core xbmc box ($110 CAD) lets me browse though my movie collection on my NAS using my remote and that's far less effort than swapping discs. This also came in handy when I was in Spain and Amazon sent me the US region movie instead of the EU region movie and the blasted thing wouldn't play in my EU locked blu ray player.

Comment: Re:systemd rules!!! (Score 2) 494 494

I can't tell if you are stupid or just a troll but I'll respond anyways. One of Systemds improvements is that it handles process (apache etc)reloads. One advantage to this, is that things are now restarted in the exact same environment (path, variables, CWD etc) as when the system is booting. The next advantage is that networking restart no longer needs to be run with nohup when done remotely, it just works now instead of dropping the interface and then dying.

This means that if say, a webdev or a junior admin makes a typo in a daemon and it fails to start you can now just use journalctl to see the output that previously went to console.

Less often(usually when I'm doing the initial setup), are things like iscsi, glusterfs etc that choked hard under the old init system and still need a bit (although easier) tweaking with systemd.