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Comment: Re:What an asshole (Score 1) 305

by jarlsberg71 (#48083799) Attached to: The Single Vigilante Behind Facebook's 'Real Name' Crackdown
I think you missed the point. I'm certain she's very happy with who she is. But when everyone else keeps telling you there's something wrong with you, and you have your rights and freedoms infringed upon because of it, sometimes some Facts that are proven scientifically allow OTHERS to accept her and make life a little less of a struggle. Brought to you by the second letter in her sig.
Operating Systems

Outlining Thin Linux 221

Posted by Soulskill
from the tux-on-a-diet dept.
snydeq writes: Deep End's Paul Venezia follows up his call for splitting Linux distros in two by arguing that the new shape of the Linux server is thin, light, and fine-tuned to a single purpose. "Those of us who build and maintain large-scale Linux infrastructures would be happy to see a highly specific, highly stable mainstream distro that had no desktop package or dependency support whatsoever, so was not beholden to architectural changes made due to desktop package requirements. When you're rolling out a few hundred Linux VMs locally, in the cloud, or both, you won't manually log into them, much less need any type of graphical support. Frankly, you could lose the framebuffer too; it wouldn't matter unless you were running certain tests," Venezia writes. "It's only a matter of time before a Linux distribution that caters solely to these considerations becomes mainstream and is offered alongside more traditional distributions."

Comment: Re:Privacy and belief (Score 1) 743

by jarlsberg71 (#42057107) Attached to: Student Refusing RFID Badge Now Fights Expulsion Order
Uh. Neighbor is Amish. Moved here right from Lancaster PA to Rural NYS. He pays property tax, AND school tax, even though his (six OMG) kids go to an Amish school. His business and therefore home and land are not church property, therefore he pays taxes on that too for his organic dairy farm with 80 head of cattle. And the Amish do have medical insurance too, and since they're in a massive block of subscribers, they actually pay less than I do and have a better plan as well.

Comment: Re:Critical illness (Score 1) 468

by jarlsberg71 (#41138925) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: IT Contractors, How's Your Health Insurance?
I would say that for medical services you might be right, but I can tell you right now you're dead wrong with absolutes when it comes to prescriptions. It drives me nuts that I can't walk into a pharmacy for "drug x" and get an actual freakin' price. Cash is the highest, but different insurance companies get different rates for the same thing. Some might be a higher "quote" but they cover more of the price of the drug. I was paying $46 for an inhaler without insurance, and $42 With.

Comment: Re:Ummm. (Score 1) 452

by jarlsberg71 (#39821585) Attached to: Organics Can't Match Conventional Farm Yields
Bingo. We fertilize with excess manure from the organic dairy farm next door. and it goes on the field AFTER harvest, so it lays on the top of the soil and composts all winter long (you can see steam escaping the piles of compost) and by the time in MAY when we're looking to plant, There's no more harmful bacteria left. or it's so greatly reduced it's not a concern. I also believe that the E.coli breakouts in spinach and other foods were from the uncleanliness of the fieldworkers PICKING the veggies, Not from the fertilizer used in producing the plants.

Comment: Re:Ummm. (Score 1) 452

by jarlsberg71 (#39821333) Attached to: Organics Can't Match Conventional Farm Yields
As the co-owner of a small farm in rural NY, thank you. We have 110 acres, 7 polled Herefords, (one born 2 Sundays ago), 5 pigs and 75 chickens. We strive to bring well produced food to people's tables at a price they don't need a second mortgage for. I am flabbergasted when I go into co-ops and see they are selling ham steaks from pastured pork for $12.00 a pound. I honestly don't know how they get anyone to afford that. I feel *guilty* charging $5 a pound for my pork. Our CSA is one of the cheapest in the areas as well. We just want to feel people good food at an honest price.

Comment: Re:What's wrong with Ron Paul? (Score 1) 577

by jarlsberg71 (#39661755) Attached to: Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign

(f) But that works both ways. States ALSO have the right to INCREASE personal freedoms, legalized homosexual marriage.

Great! so I can marry by partner in NY, but still file three tax returns, a joint return for NY and two for Federal. And if he's in the hospital, in NY, I can see him, but Virginia, or any other ridiculously homophobic state, and I'm not granted access. No, Civil rights (or Personal Freedoms) NEED to be Federal, across the WHOLE country, not just for the states to decide how many rights they would like people to have when they are within their state lines.

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