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Comment: Re:From the Article... (Score 1) 221

by marsu_k (#49745257) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Has a File-System Corruption Problem, RAID Users Warned
If that is your criteria, then perhaps Arch shouldn't count either - sure, it is not a source-based distro (the only package I compile frequently is Firefox, and that is due to it being the KDE-friendly fork, kudos to OpenSUSE for that), but still very much bleeding edge. Remarkably stable at that, but comparable to to Debian Unstable.

Comment: Re:From the Article... (Score 1) 221

by marsu_k (#49743899) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Has a File-System Corruption Problem, RAID Users Warned
Oh, I'm not saying Arch Wiki is infallible (although, it is correct pretty much the whole time). I was just looking for rationalization to discard or not to discard. As a personal anecdote, this Zenbook has been running discard since day 1 (24GB SSD and 500GB HDD, discard on the first drive only of course) - the OS partition (the 24GB drive, ext4) is still spanking fast. Although, it has never been close to running out of space (/var is on the HDD).

Comment: Re:From the Article... (Score 1) 221

by marsu_k (#49743437) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Has a File-System Corruption Problem, RAID Users Warned

There's very little good reason to use 'discard' on Linux

Care to elaborate on that? My bible says that discard is the first choice, fstrim when that isn't applicable for whatever reason. Bear in mind that I use Linux mostly as a desktop OS, so whatever caveats there may be in server use do not affect me.

Comment: Re: A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 1) 700

by marsu_k (#49481231) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status
OK, let us switch kitchen refurbishing for marriage. Then consider the following:

Since anti-discrimination laws protect PEOPLE but not EVENTS, someone who will serve ginger people, but not participate in ginger events, would probably do OK in court.

Tell me, how is that rational? Unless some religions are indeed more equal than others.

Comment: Re: A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 1) 700

by marsu_k (#49480671) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

Right. So, suppose I'm a member of a religion, and the religion has a whole two mentions of gingers in the holy texts, but no mention of them relating to home improvement; you are saying I couldn't downright refuse service to gingers, but I could refuse to refurbish their kitchen? Because that just seems quite retarded.

(If you think this analogy is not apt, please show me the passage in the Bible condemning gay marriage.)

Comment: Re:A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 3, Informative) 700

by marsu_k (#49478967) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status
I ask this honestly, as a non-USian - Illinois recently passed the "religious freedom for bakers that don't want to cater to gays because jebus"-act. But how is a religion defined in the US? Could I (theoretically, were I to live in IL as a citizen) start my own religion (here in .fi it takes just 20 people), and decide to not serve some of the customers of my business because of some arbitrary rule that happens to exist in my religion? Or is that while all religions are equal, some religions are more equal than others?

Comment: Re:Cutting edge journalism (Score 1) 179

by marsu_k (#49452159) Attached to: Google Lollipop Bricking Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Devices

Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, and Nexus 10 devices receive the latest version of Android directly from Google. Once an update is available, it can take up to two weeks for it to reach your device.

That's the theory. I got the 5.0 OTA update for my 2013 LTE Nexus 7 in mid-Februrary, some two weeks before I got 5.0 on my Z2. Now Sony had promised Lollipop in early 2015, early March is stretching it; still, I don't think that's as worse as having a Nexus device with such a ridiculously long update cycle.

Comment: Re:If the browser authors spent more time... (Score 1) 237

by marsu_k (#49309835) Attached to: Every Browser Hacked At Pwn2own 2015, HP Pays Out $557,500 In Awards
Your device still has to render the entire page again, which is a waste of both time and battery life. Also, no matter if some content is cached (as it should be), the browser has to request each file from the server to see if there are changes. While recent 4G networks offer decent bandwidth, latency is still an issue.

Comment: Re:Build it yourself -- from source (Score 1) 237

by marsu_k (#49304585) Attached to: Every Browser Hacked At Pwn2own 2015, HP Pays Out $557,500 In Awards
I run Arch as well, and like it very much - but at the same time I do realize it is not for everyone, and am not smug about it. Furthermore, you are doing it wrong. You should be using ABS. Instead of step 1. type "abs extra/firefox" (or just "abs", if you wish to get the PKGBUILDs for every package in every standard repo - why you should want to do that, I have no idea, but the option is there). Then "cd /var/abs/extra/firefox". Then proceed to steps two and three. And remove step 3b, that's just lame.

Comment: Re:If the browser authors spent more time... (Score 1) 237

by marsu_k (#49304489) Attached to: Every Browser Hacked At Pwn2own 2015, HP Pays Out $557,500 In Awards

Right. If I'm on a mobile device with data caps (which I don't have here, and they're an abomination, but that's another discussion), I sure as hell would be much more happy to reload an entire page (yes, some of the content such as CSS and images can be cached, but the HTML markup can't) instead of loading a little bit of JSON that would be rendered as the new data I wish to retrieve. Static HTML is obviously so much better.

(I'm not saying blocking third-party scripts and cookies is a bad thing, I do that myself. But as to whether I'd like to go back to the static web as it were in the 90s, hell no.)

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