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Comment: Re: noooo (Score 1) 560

by kolbe (#48723281) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record

Is it too difficult to use google? The top hit goes to wattsupwiththat:

Or even look at John Coleman's points? Wattsupwiththat even pops in the top 3 of that even:

Objectively, unbiasedly and openly stated: We do not have all the answers and it's bullshit to assume we know we do.

Comment: Re: noooo (Score 1) 560

by kolbe (#48721321) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record

I take it you were not even alive in the 1960's and 1970's, but that's okay as you can google it and find plenty of media articles on the subject. The particular portion of science I am referring to is the lack thereof in the entire GM agenda as none of it is peer reviewed nor capable of being proven due to lack of evidence. The Earth works in different ways at different times; Ways we only started discovery of when official record keeping began in 1914. Sure, tree rings, ice packs and geological layers give us some insight into the past, but it is far from "proven" by any means and no "climate model" to date can even predict the weather for TOMORROW, let alone the past or future.

You are on /., I urge you to look at this from an unbiased and logical perspective: We don't have all the answers, so why assume someone does when no evidence can prove it?

Comment: Re: noooo (Score 1) 560

by kolbe (#48718939) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record

One of the best skeptical views originates from the founder of "The Weather Channel" and highly published personality: John Coleman.


If you read what he says and notice just how much of what he says is flat out ignored by mainstream media, it makes you really question the whole global warming myth. I still call bullshit on global warming... it is as misdirected as the 1970's global iceage scare was.

Comment: TOR (Score 2) 145

by kolbe (#48681249) Attached to: Google and Apple Weaseling Out of "Do Not Track"

After Edward Snowden and others came out showing that neither Apple nor Google give 2 shits about their customer's privacy, I've switched to using TOR. Not only that, I limit what my Android phone can see on my PC by ONLY allowing it to connect to a VM running from VirtualBox and of course using a custom Android build.

It's time people give these fuckers the middle finger... They make enough off of us already.

Comment: Re:For friends and family, I want to be there. (Score 2) 70

by kolbe (#48609255) Attached to: Webcast Funerals Growing More Popular

How is this any different than saying goodbye when they are alive?

My uncle recently passed from Parkinson's and he had his death on Skype...

Yes, that is correct, his last few hours on this earth were streamed over a Skype call. I thought it was a good way for family to say goodbye to him though and he said mumblingly that it felt like most of the family was there in his final hours, which was his final request. The Skype thing really helped get more people "there", particularly the ones unable to fly to him due to monetary or personal requirements.

Comment: Re:dropped that fool and the systemd it rode in on (Score 1) 106

by kolbe (#48564983) Attached to: Fedora 21 Released

Solaris = /export/home

To this day, I still use a dedicated /var, /var/www, /var/lib/mysql or /var/log filesystem (depending on application) as it helps ensure that the fs doesn't get overrun by logs/data. The whole idea of a "one size fits all" lvm configured rootfs makes me shudder in horror.

Comment: Re:dropped that fool and the systemd it rode in on (Score 1) 106

by kolbe (#48561319) Attached to: Fedora 21 Released

> "It's readily apparent you haven't even used Fedora in years."

Actually, I've been grumbling about it since Fedora 15, but I just never gave up grumbling about it because I am forced to use it for my work. I currently run F20 on a workstation for managing various systems both in the cloud and managed in a local series of VMWare clusters. I use Fedora because it helps me maintain a step ahead of the stuff coming "down the pipe" to Redhat.

> "but at least for enterprise distros like RHEL, standard syslogs are pretty much required"

Rsyslog is quite literally the ONLY reason several of my customers can even run RHEL7... It's amazing how many Developers/Engineers/Admins base their scripts, reports, monitoring and other functions off of log output.

In the end, I am just waiting for the market to "speak" as to whether they accept RHEL7... I am required to give it a year to know for sure. If I had my way though, I'd go back to Slackware or FreeBSD, but that's not my sole choice. As a closing, fvck deps... that is what I feel about anything from 0pointer.

Comment: Re:dropped that fool and the systemd it rode in on (Score 2) 106

by kolbe (#48561135) Attached to: Fedora 21 Released

> "While it's not impossible for journald'd logs to get corrupted, it's no more likely than most other files in the filesystem."

*cough* BULLSHIT! *cough*

- Laptop failure to resume from suspend = corrupted logs
- Power loss or hard off on systems = corrupted logs
- Too long a log retention = corrupted logs

From an amazon cloud server running RHEL7 last couple of weeks:
File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/2dd5724e1e1542fc9a4aa75nov26cc150/system@f0282a3cd24344648a0bbe3a801ead66-000000000001b5d4-0004cfd1dbb89d83.journal:191117416 (of 233118464, 82%).

journalctl absolutely needs to be improved to handle corrupt logs better... maybe something to repair them instead of switching to "clean" them?

Comment: More Dependencies! (Score 0) 106

by kolbe (#48561057) Attached to: Fedora 21 Released

Hurray! More 0pointer dependencies that need rpm -e --nodeps on!

If it weren't for stable RHEL6.X and XFCE, I'd have dumped Fedora back in version 15, but this latest version 21 (codename /dev/null ) is really making me contemplate it again.

Anyone got a suggestion for a distro without so much dep crap?

Comment: Re:Signs clear enough even for a layman (Score 1) 581

by kolbe (#48418375) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

It's my understanding that the app maintainers do not want to maintain both initd and systemd compatibility at the same time... Extra work for little reward.

I, like many other sysadmins out there who do some level of coding to maintain large swaths of servers dislike the change to systemd on the premise that this wasn't a "phased" implementation. The rebuttal on the systemd camp is that it cannot be phased in and too bad, so you have to rewrite a few scripts and make a "few" changes to your administration processes. They do not realize it is more than just a few changes for many though and I think that's where much of the anger lay boiling... lack of empathy on either side.

The reason that every major university maintains a department of mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.