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Comment: Re:I have two problems with this article. (Score 1) 287

by marcosdumay (#49250301) Attached to: NTP's Fate Hinges On "Father Time"

Nope, there's no easy way to remove Kerberos dependency on time synchronization.

The only thing needing notice is that Kerberos requires closks to be synced within about a second (could be increased to a few minutes of error easily), while NFS reuires a few miliseconds of error at most.

Comment: Re:Thank you! (Score 4, Interesting) 161

by marcosdumay (#49207683) Attached to: Why It's Almost Impossible To Teach a Robot To Do Your Laundry

RFID is still easier than either OCRng tags or silikscreening QR codes. It lasts way more than the clothes, it can be read on both sides, it's faster to read, and it can be read while wrapped. Also, it can be mass produced, easily fixed, and given a meaning only after the fact.

Comment: Re:Hot Glue Guns (Score 1) 175

by marcosdumay (#48618709) Attached to: 3D Printer?

I do own one...

does it have plastic jams the way we have paper jams? Clogged nozzles? Low "ink" or whatever the consumable is?

Yes, yes, and yes.

Driver problems? Compatibility problems between template any my printer?

Surprinzingly, those are incredibly rare (free software is awesome).

Of course, they only make any economical sense if either you take utility out of just owning one (hobbyst tinkerer) or if you use it to print stuff that isn't mass produced at all.

Comment: Re:Misleading slashdot headline (Score 1) 385

by marcosdumay (#47932313) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

Maybe OS kernels are indeed too small nowadays, and we do need some basic services packaged in an integrated suite.

Or maybe it's due time to POSIX to die, and to divide issues differently between kernel and user space.

Anyway, the ascendence of Systemd is clear evidence that the way we organize our software is currently outdated.

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. -- Sagan