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Comment: Re:do one thing and do it well (Score 1) 112

by marcello_dl (#48194163) Attached to: GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

vi is pretty much the best example to push in the face of systemd apologists.

vi is default in every distribution, nobody bats an eye.
systemd tries to do the same and everybody lose their mind.
The reason is simple. You don't have to deal with vi at all if you don't choose so. And if you really really do not like it...

# aptitude search vi | grep ^i ...
i vim-common
i vim-tiny ...

# aptitude purge vim-tiny vim-common
The following packages will be REMOVED:
    vim-common{p} vim-tiny{p}
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 1093 kB will be freed.

vi is not cancer.

Comment: Re:They are all going down the toilet (Score 2) 360

by marcello_dl (#48182253) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

Ubuntu Unity seems to be the only cool-looking UI left.

I can't say it's not cool looking. As long as all you have to do is look at it, you're set.

My 2c on the topic. Apple knows what to do, the objective is not to make the best looking hi res desktop, it is to make the lower res desktop look like sh1t. Marketing 101.

Comment: Re:Remove It (Score 1) 517

by marcello_dl (#48179637) Attached to: Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

In a way, Red Hat cares about linux users. You see, when linux users have a distro working perfectly out of the box, RH's business model crumbles.

A systemd based, never fully defined, never fully complete Linux, is what RH Canonical and hardware makers need to do the desktop linux transition. Devs who jump on the train will do like devs on win and osx, always work to adapt the new versions to the changes and fuck the old versions and its users.

New users are even more fucked up because they might look up howtos on the web that have worked for more than a decade, until systemd and similar projects obsoleted them for no compelling reason.

Comment: Re:are the debian support forums down? (Score 1) 281

by marcello_dl (#48177241) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Have you tried using pulseaudio just for skype? like identifying which libraries gets used, put them in (folder), starting manually the pulseaudio daemon if there is one, and invoke skype from terminal prefixing it with LD_LIBRARY_PATH=(folder)?
Failing that, I had 32 bit skype in a chroot because the rest of the system was 64 it worked. One day it keep failing authorization, and then i got an email telling me i was using an outdated skype version. That must be the microsoft way.

Comment: Re:Of course! (Score 1) 564

by marcello_dl (#48151743) Attached to: Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

They use radial coordinates to calculate the space needed for a reactor, because you gotta be taking radiation into account, of course.

Or maybe, once they were told the notorious E CAT mystery reactor was working, they dusted off some prototype and announced they are onto something too, the CAT is out the bag :D

Comment: Re:I don't buy it (Score 1) 264

by marcello_dl (#48144733) Attached to: Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

a couple of years after Oracle assumed control of MySQL, people left in droves. Why? Because when it was open source it was better maintained, security flaws were patched faster and more often, etc.

It is not the best example, one could object that MySQL was bought to be eventually snuffed.
On the other hand this highlights the very problem with non-free software. All considerations, including security, are secondary to the corporation's mission. So, there needs to be free software no matter what, else security will get worse.

Do not underestimate the value of print statements for debugging.