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Comment: Re:What is Docker and why should you care? (Score 1) 104

by just_another_sean (#48157689) Attached to: Microsoft Partners With Docker

The posix subsystem was usable on NT4. Not so much since then. The latest version is basically a wrapper around the GNU tools and is more about Microsoft checking boxes on government forms when bidding on projects than anything else.

Cygwin is not perfect but I'd say it has far less issues than what MS offers.

Network authentication for UNIX systems relies on the insecure NIS protocol (LDAP- and Kerberos-based authentication require a third-party solution). Microsoft has released several hotfixes for Windows Services for UNIX, and at least one Security Update (KB939778). The GNU Project utilities are several versions older than the latest ones. A separate port of the up-to-date Debian utilities was started in 2007, but apparently abandoned in 2009.[26] Several of the text processing utilities in SUA (e.g. awk) are not compatible with Unicode or wide character text files.

I can't think of one application where Cygwin would not be far more beneficial than MS's half ass attempt at being Unixy.

Comment: Re:Enterprise backup (Score 5, Insightful) 253

As if ensuring the survival of the human race isn't "productive". And, personally, I can''t think of anything more important that my wife does than be the awesome mother she is to our children. Now, while she's young and has the energy to go outside and play with them...

Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 2) 265

by just_another_sean (#48132095) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

As other's have stated using the Report Spam feature should make 99% of spam a thing of the past by putting in the spam folder.

The Original Submitter did not say but based on their description of running their own MX I would guess they are using IMAP (or maybe POP) to pull down their gmail to a local client and thus missing out on the opportunity to mark them as spam...

I occasionally check my gmail from a local client but use the web interface enough to help the spam filter figure me out by marking messages as spam or phishing (or on very rare occasions marking something as Not Spam).

Comment: Re:One example doesn't make an "always" (Score 1) 728

by just_another_sean (#48113183) Attached to: Why the Trolls Will Always Win

The first example is an MP. The second is an activist who had the strong backing of an MP.

The third one, well maybe karma had something to do with it if you believe in that sort of thing, but the story is thin on details and the death of the troll may or may not be related to the actual trolling.

Show me some articles where regular people, not famous, not extremely rich or connected to a government, were given any attention/positive results by law enforcement after reporting being harassed on line.

Comment: Re:Excuse me... (Score 1) 86

by just_another_sean (#48112881) Attached to: Symantec To Separate Into Two Companies

Well, they bought Verisign so if you used their SSL services you were switched to Symantec. And it appears that they still have a lot of market share in that area even though I'm sure a lot of existing Verisign customers screamed Nooooooo!! at the top of their lungs when they heard about the buyout and switched to something else as soon as possible*.

*He says from experience!

Comment: Re: blocking the networks owners ? (Score 1) 429

by just_another_sean (#48112797) Attached to: BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

Yeah I was more on the side of "What a jerk, that's a DOS tool!" but after reading further it looks like his intention is not to just randomly deploy it on his own whenever he wants. He wrote it to help show business owners what was happening on their networks and how these same owners could use the tool to stop the most egregious offenders.

Not saying someone else couldn't come along and use it maliciously but that's true of a lot of (most?) software.

His intentions seem good and if it helps a few small business owners get a few less complaints about their network from legitimate users then more power to him...

Comment: Re:"Finds Fault" is faulty reporting (Score 1) 269

by just_another_sean (#48103429) Attached to: MIT Study Finds Fault With Mars One Colony Concept

Thanks, that explains it and your metaphor is spot on. I did initially read it literally and thought you meant they were Mormons trying to go to space. Was waiting to read their first ship would be called the Mayflower or something :-)

Now that I think about it I think I just came up with an acceptable plot for a SyFy Channel movie of the week!

Comment: Perl? (Score 5, Insightful) 547

Perl 6 might be languishing in academia but in the meantime Perl 5 is chugging along nicely with bug fixes released regularly and CPAN content growing week over week. Not to mention Debian and BSD's heavy use of Perl in the base system.

They can have my Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister when they pry it from my cold, dead hands!

Comment: Re:Glad I don't run Linux (Score 1) 774

by just_another_sean (#48093659) Attached to: Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

I'm checking it out too. At this point I'm mostly concerned about servers though (and simple servers at that, I don't need a lot of third party software) so I think OpenBSD is a good fit there. That's what I was using Debian for all these years because of it's stability. That said even before systemd came along Debian was actually starting to bug me slightly with changes between distros.

On a desktop I don't care how fast a distro changes, I like mucking around with my desktop. And whether it was throwing Mint on because I knew it would, for the most part, Just Work or throwing Debian on a laptop and bothering with hand crafting a desktop I never worried about what was under the hood too much, just enjoyed seeing GNU/Linux mature as an end user solution.

But I don't want any of that on a production server. I want something known for stability and security and something that a mere mortal like me can understand with regards to the base system. OpenBSD fits this criteria nicely.

Despite my previous comment it's not like I'll never use Debian or GNU/Linux again, I'm just replacing my server infrastructure with something I can depend on staying consistent and stable for the foreseeable future.

Thanks for the advice!

Comment: Re:In the spotlight (Score 1) 993

Anger would be too strong a word. I am, disappointed, yes, that's the word I'm looking for, in Debian as I already expressed in my post.

My solution is not to bitch at LP or the good folks at Debian who faithfully donate their time and effort. My solution is to switch to BSD. Specifically, for now until I get more time to play around and test my needs against the OS, that's OpenBSD.

How did you get that I was angry in my post?

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