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Comment: Re:meanwhile... (Score 1) 755

by l_bratch (#49065741) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System

It won't kill your hardware (I've compiled it on significantly less suitable machines), but it will take a fair while (a number of hours) on a machine of that power.

There's a lot of learning to be done with Gentoo, but once you get it, I think you'll appreciate it considerably.

(Nothing is needlessly complicated or arcane, but it can be rather different to somebody used to most popular distros.)

Comment: Re:meanwhile... (Score 1) 755

by l_bratch (#49065469) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System

I've been running Gentoo since 2005, and my main desktop (which I'm using right now, incidentally) has had the same Gentoo install since 2006. I only got rid of my original 2005 install because I switched architecture (x86 -> x86_64).

If it's sane enough for me to keep it running and fully up to date for nine years without much effort, it must be pretty sane. I'd trust it!

Comment: Re:So (Score 1) 373

by l_bratch (#46267777) Attached to: Report: Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Scans Your DNS History

There's no evidence that anything from the DNS cache is sent home at all - perhaps the processing is done locally.

Of course local processing/data can't necessarily be trusted, but this may be just be one of many tests performed to decide the statistically likelihood of cheating.

If anything from the cache *is* sent home, then I will be just as angry as you. At the moment there isn't any evidence for that though.

Comment: Re:So (Score 4, Informative) 373

by l_bratch (#46266765) Attached to: Report: Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Scans Your DNS History

I agree that it's very invasive if the list is returned to Valve, however I can't find any evidence that it is. The code originally posted only details the *reading* and hashing of the DNS cache, with no sign of *transmitting* it.

As far as I can see, numerous headlines and articles since the code was posted have made the claim that the list is sent to Valve, without any evidence.

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