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Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 1) 826

by oursland (#47751103) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Mac OS uses launchd, FreeBSD uses init.d, many Linuxes use systemd.

And Solaris uses SMF.

This is more than just nuance; each of these systems are different and completely incompatible. It really means that the argument of "It's just Unix" and therefore the same/similar is ignorant or possibly maliciously false to further a political point.

Comment: Re:3DTV a fad? (Score 1) 197

by oursland (#47692561) Attached to: Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?
The demand for this technology is there, as demonstrated by the popularity of 3D films. The availability of the technology to the consumer audience at the price point that will spark widespread adoption is not.

The technology was developed and released at a time when consumers have little extra money to adopt the technology. Alongside that, the distribution model for 3DTV is flawed, demanding a clear chain of the 3DTV capable devices all be purchased in order to enable the functionality. Finally, there's not a single implementation of 3DTV, but rather several including side-by-side, interlace, every-other-frame, which has led to some interesting bugs affecting specific makes and models that fail to support these methods correctly.

I believe my first point is ultimately what has delayed widespread adoption of 3DTV tech and caused some to call it a "fad".

Comment: Re:DEsalination plants should be a priority (Score 1) 377

by oursland (#47536857) Attached to: Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
You seem to think people are rational, or can be forced into rational thinking. This is not the case. For example, even now in times of drought and mandatory water conservation, we have HOAs attempting to enforce lawn watering rules.

To fight against this specific issue here in San Diego, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales has been pushing for CA AB2104 which would prevent the HOA from imposing rules upon homeowners observing water regulations. It's a sad state of affairs, but NIMBYism isn't rational.

Comment: Re:DEsalination plants should be a priority (Score 1) 377

by oursland (#47528205) Attached to: Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
No, it wouldn't. Furthermore, we've been deactivated San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) because the penny-wise dickheads at the top cut corners and ended up making some really bad engineering decisions that led to radiation leakage.

With NIMBYism and the well-known desire of businessmen to make money over safety, I don't imagine we'll be seeing nuclear come into vogue again anytime soon.

Comment: Re:DEsalination plants should be a priority (Score 2) 377

by oursland (#47528191) Attached to: Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
We're getting one in Carlsbad, CA, in the north of San Diego County. The upside is that it provides a nice local source of fresh water. The downside is that it costs twice as much per gallon and has a minimum purchase contract, regardless of usage and need.

California may be experiencing a drought now, but other years this becomes an unnecessary cost that may affect people of differing incomes unequally.

Comment: Re:Advantages? (Score 1) 146

by oursland (#47528151) Attached to: Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic
That, too, is rather misleading. NAT only provides a sense of security, as the devices may not be addressed directly. However if you assume that because your devices are behind a NAT, that they're secure from external attack, you can be easily surprised when one device acts as a portal to the rest. Piercing the Firewall is not a new concept.

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