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Comment: Re:Finaly. (Score 2) 208

by kimvette (#48919441) Attached to: YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

The problem really isn't and hasn't ever been animation sites. The problem is that Flash has often been used where it doesn't belong; forms on business sites, ENTIRE web sites built using flash so you cannot bookmark a page, and stuff like that, and Flash doesn't work particularly well on touch screens. Like BLINK, Flash has been used and abused to the point where it is an abomination.

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 1) 808

by kimvette (#48881667) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

I like how quiet the exhaust on my turbocharged Saab is. I do wish the turbocharger weren't so muffled by the intake though. That high-pitched whoosh followed by a pssst! is awesome!

My ZR-1 has a Borla exhaust. Too loud. I liked the stock exhaust which was loud only when I got on it beyond moderate throttle, but driving normally, very deep exhaust note yet subtle.

Right now I am driving a rental while my Saab is in the shop (heater blower quit. Grr.) - I swear it has a fake engine sound. It's a Hyundai Elantra which can barely get out of its own way yet quite a roar inside. >_>

Comment: Re:Obligatory Onion link (Score 1) 314

by kimvette (#48824573) Attached to: Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

> . They were openly hostile to the few that ventured in, demanding name, address, and phone number for the privilege of buying a battery.

I once bought batteries there paying cash and didn't feel like getting on their mailing list so when they asked my name I said "cash" and held up a $20 bill. The clerk remarked that that was fraud. Fraud? Really? Because I'm making a wisecrack to inform him I'm not giving him junk mail info? How am I defrauding the store by paying cash for frigging batteries?

Comment: Re:Fuck Me (Score 0) 553

by kimvette (#48815321) Attached to: SystemD Gains New Networking Features

Maybe they should roll X, the desktop environment, and hell, why not imagmagick and gimp into Systemd already?

Systemd sucks for the enterprise, and there wasn't anything really wrong with SysVinit. Yes, init was antiquated but it fucking worked and it is stupid-easy to navigate and troubleshoot very, very quickly - and very easy to extend init scripts with additional commands. You simply can't do it with systemd.

Whatever happened to the UNIX mantra of a single tool performing a single task, and perform that one task extremely well? Systemd does far too much, and not any one task particularly well. "runlevels" are overly complex to configure, it totally fucks up syslog and boot logging (logging to binary files? Really? Dafuq?), and a true single user mode is now history, requiring you to boot to an alternate directory or from a boot disk if you need emergency access. Oh, and it fucks up networking by changing NIC names. What the hell was wrong with eth0 and eth1 anyhow? I know the MAC address of a given interface. I don't want names generated by "location on the board;" I want eth(n).

It sucks that RHEL has jumped on the SystemD bandwagon along with everyone else. I think RedHat have lost their minds; I think a PHB saw SystemD and said "oooh, shiny" and saw that Ubuntu and OpenSuSE were riding the bandwagon. The thing is, I'm okay with it on the desktop; if a desktop crashes no big deal, but if a server breaks it will be far more time consuming to recover if a given tape is not available and we need to wait on Iron Mountain.

I hope whoever made the decision to go with SystemD at RedHat dies in a fire. Seriously. SystemD takes on far too much, and goes against everything *nix is supposed to be about.

One tool should perform a single task and perform that one task perfectly.

Comment: Re:The whine of the flyback transformer (Score 1) 790

by kimvette (#48786611) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

> blacks that are actually black,

I call shenanigans. ;)

> near perfect color reproduction

LCDs surpassed CRTs a while back with IPS and derivative technology screens.

I just got rid of CRTs that cost over $1500 back in the day. I gave away one and recycled the rest and have only one left. I was keeping them for the vertical resolution but now that good 1440p and 4K monitors are in the $700-$850 range I didn't need the other CRTs any more. I am keeping that last one until I feel like dropping the coin on one more high resolution monitor.

"Pull the wool over your own eyes!" -- J.R. "Bob" Dobbs