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Comment: Re:Outside help (Score 1) 401 401

Might be that things are different now, but when I lived in Germany at the turn of the millennium, an EU citizen could be a "prospective employer" (that is, unemployed and looking for work) in another EU country for three months, after which one has to follow some local rules. At the time in Germany that meant getting a health insurance. Which, actually, was not that cheap. (Which also incidentally was the reason I got married - suddenly my health insurance, as I was working, covered my girlfriend as well, and my taxes dropped like 10%. Why not? So I guess you can say I got married for money. Once we left Germany the incentive to remain married didn't exist anymore.)

Comment: Re:They are not alone (Score 1) 239 239

Most everything has gone downhill since then, with many sites today even refusing to let you resize text and photos (the formatting gets messed up if you try).

Actually, with "responsive design" being all the rage nowadays (Google has started to downrank sites in mobile search that aren't responsive, AFAIK Bing does/will do the same), that is getting less true every day. Now, that doesn't mean responsive design is a magical answer to everything; too often tablet size and/or landscape mode is neglected, and no matter how careful one is, there might be breakage with a combination of browser X and resolution Y. But we're getting there.

Comment: Re:Austerity or... (Score 1) 359 359

Not any kind of debt, but only the part that was fradulently imposed on Greece (Goldman Sach bonds, military over-expending and other fraudulent contracts).

You are saying this as if these were somehow imposed upon the Greek. There were other players, sure, but it takes two to tango.

Comment: Re:And for the bump in price.... (Score 1) 98 98

I think that 2TB is currently the largest 2.5" drive. The system apparently supports up to 6TB, and I guess some people have done it with cable extensions to 3.5" drives, or something.

There's at least one semi-external enclosure, that replaces the HDD cover with a slightly taller version that one can fit a 3.5" drive in. But according to reviews, it seems to perform worse than the stock drive (at least with a 3TB drive), so I'm not sure that's advisable - games probably assume that the HDD works at least as fast as the stock one.

Comment: Re:So the concept of Putlerbot sockpuppet is true! (Score 1) 184 184

O RLY? As a Finn you see them frequently in the commenting section of any popular newspaper website. If the article is about Russia, the shills will be there. Very amusing to see the exact same comment, word to word, posted at the same time by two different "people".

Comment: Re:From the Article... (Score 1) 226 226

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) 226 226

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) 226 226

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.

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