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Comment: Re:Then don't sign the contract (Score 1) 179

by pegdhcp (#48477373) Attached to: Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle
It is general practice in OEM/ODM manufacturing that the buyer decides methods of production, especially QA and even logistics, maybe even HR... It is the sole responsibility of manufacturer to decide the situation is viable or not. They can either choose to go with the deal or not. It is their (claimed only in this case) expertise in the first place which attracts buyer to their facility. If they are not able to see or tell the problems in the business model on table it is their fault not to make corrections before the problems' occurrence.

Comment: Re:Goddamn it! (Score 2) 276

by pegdhcp (#48402351) Attached to: World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old
Unfortunately that was the case in my time. I should know that, as I was on the list of Cisco Certified SalesPro and SupoortPro trainers, with permission to establish a lab for certification of said *Pro people. I am sure whatever certifications you have are of far more better quality, this is the basis of Cisco training program.

Cisco certification is better than MS and Check Point is better than Cisco AFAIK, with a serious margin of error, based on territory and certification authority. Again this is my (unfortunately true and based on facts) view. Your take naturally can be different, but BS is one of the most effective tools of trade in commercial certification. That is why we still have universities...

Comment: Re:Goddamn it! (Score 2) 276

by pegdhcp (#48401087) Attached to: World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old
This is unfortunately true for most certification programs. In Cisco SupportPro training (1996 I guess) I remember some of my classmates' points was better in the exam performed before training than the certification exam. That was because, in the first exam they used a simple criteria that "which answer is most costly and Cisco friendly", but in the actual exam they tried to use the training material they were given...

Comment: Re:How about we hackers? (Score 1) 863

by pegdhcp (#48250209) Attached to: Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux
In early 90's it was necessary to recompile Ultrix Kernel when you have added a new SCSI on the external bus. It was an improvement to the competition that must not be named, as you could do the compilation on premises without paying a licence fee tor the C compiler... If you do not like the heritage we have in Unix, you can switch to the popular OS that is based on VMS...

Comment: Re:How about we hackers? (Score 4, Interesting) 863

by pegdhcp (#48248785) Attached to: Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

As I've said on many occasions, I've had race conditions completely stop boot scripts in their tracks before (pre-upstart RHEL). Any talk of a binary log is a red herring, plain and simple.

Saying, on many occasions, that you cannot manage and modify your startup scripts by hand for boot problem prevention, hardly qualify you as an adviser on system management issues.

Comment: Re:WWII proably didn't help much either (Score 3, Funny) 323

by pegdhcp (#48143473) Attached to: How English Beat German As the Language of Science
Yes otherwise Soviets would be first to send a satellite into the orbit and a human to the space. Also USA would be in need of Soviet rockets to send their astronauts to the ISS as of now... Ah, wait, I was trying to see what is happening in an alternate reality and suddenly a paradox occurred I guess.Sorry guys...

Comment: Re:Just fucking leave it alone! (Score 1) 774

by pegdhcp (#48096595) Attached to: Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems
For firewalls or any (well most) of application proxies interrupt per second capacity is more important than data thru-put. So not about terabytes that can be handled but about CPU performance I would be worried with OpenBSD in a firewall. However it might be a good indicator to balance load across devices if an OpenBSD box is overloaded, instead of trying to increase the performance of a single box. But no harm from trying a little. And for my home system, definitely OpenBSD... I am thinking about where I would backup my data during installation over Linux partitions at the moment....

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