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Comment Re:worse, IMO, is the treason (Score 1) 305 305

You put an equal sign between H1-B, incompetent and Indian. None of that applies to the scenario I talked about. Um, perhaps "incompetent" can be debatable and I'm biased. But while your point of view is popular on /. (or in US), it is a fallacy.

Comment Re:worse, IMO, is the treason (Score 1) 305 305

That does not make much sense. I would feel left at mercy of the stronger country. The stronger country does not have high stakes to lose if the weak country goes down in flames. On the other hand we would for sure not like to cause troubles for our major business partner.

Comment Re:worse, IMO, is the treason (Score 1) 305 305

As a citizen of former eastern-block country I would be interested to hear your elaboration on this. Do you really think that any of Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria ... can turn around an intentionally do damage to infrastructure of Germany, France or countries of Benelux? Yes, we do have our share of crazy politicians, but the idea still sounds ridiculous to me.

Comment Re: OpenSSH on Windows (Score 1) 265 265

They've already announced they want to add SSH/SCP to Windows Server 10/2016.

Did they? All I saw was that PowerShell team will support and contribute to the OpenSSH community. They also said The team is in the early planning phase, and there're not exact days yet..

That is a lot of wiggle room there.

Submission + - Here's a Real-Time Map of All the Objects in Earth's Orbit->

rastos1 writes: It started as a passion project in April for 18-year-old James Yoder, an alum of FIRST Robotics, the high school robotics competition. He wanted to learn more about 3D graphics programming and WebGL, a JavaScript API. It’s stuffin.space, a real-time, 3D-visualized map of all objects looping around Earth, from satellites to orbital trash. In total, stuffin.space tracks 150,000 objects. Type in a satellite name to scope out its altitude, figure out its age, group satellites by type, and so on.
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Comment Re:Unchanging UIs? Not just for old people (Score 1) 288 288

On the other hand imagine a graphic application initially developed on HP-UX in early nineties with Starbase graphics gradually ported and adjusted to work on modern Windows OS. Still drawing the multi-level menu using graphic primitives such as "draw rectangle", no right-click for context menu and developers pulling their hair off because drawing with XOR-mode leaves some pixels on the screen ... but it is impossible to push a change because "users are used to that".

I too don't like change for change sake, but I can also see the opposite extreme.

Comment Re:Austerity fails again (Score 1) 1307 1307

I can't teach a full econ class here. But the TL;DR version is that every country that tried austerity has recovered more slowly than every country that didn't.

Ok, perhaps not full econ class needed here, but would you mind explaining briefly how avoiding austerity measures such as reducing high pensions helps recovery? I can see that reducing number of teachers to one third (to get to the same teacher/pupil ratio as is elsewhere) would be a benefit but causes inflow of unemployed people which is drawback. I can also see that postponing building of roads or industrial parks damages recovery. But certainly there are areas where austerity does makes sense. Or not?

Submission + - Google Chrome May Have Stealthily Downloaded An Audio Listener To Your Computer ->

rastos1 writes: In an article published on the website Privacy Online News, Rick Falkvinge, founder of the first Pirate Party, makes the claim that Google is stealthily downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome. The software is able to transmit audio data back to Google, meaning that Google can eavesdrop on conversations in your bedroom when your computer is running Chrome. According to Falkvinge, Google is doing this without user consent.
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Comment Re:systemd (Score 1) 383 383

There is a difference between what the project wants to achieve and what it actually does achieve in current versions of the implementation. Debating the later would just lead to unproductive flamewar. My intention is to ask Linus about his opinion on situation when a project emerges within his domain (kernel) which subverts the traditional and proved paradigms and major vendors actually aggressively push that instead of his version - regardless of maturity and quality track. And it's not about ego; "my project" vs. "other project". It's about major market players replacing your product with inferior solution. Technical arguments and design is not enough to survive on the market.

Comment Re:systemd (Score 2) 383 383

Linus does not put any weight in ideology. He is meritocratic. And focused on kernel only. The userspace does not bother him much. However what good is a kernel - no matter how perfect - if there is no userspace to make use of that kernel? Well, "no userspace" is an exaggeration obviously. What I want to say is that you should think also about areas where you are not involved directly. Moving from "do one thing and do it well" to "do many things in one complex subsystem" and pushing that into most major distros ... that is something where we should not hurry the decission.

So ... I'll try to rephrase the question again: what would you do if someone came up with a similar effort in kernel? Sort of like the situation with ZFS? Doing great things in order to deliver higher speed, reliability, robustness but breaking some paradigms such as traditional filesystem layers in the process?

Comment Re:DHCPv6 is NOT a central component of ipv6 (Score 1) 287 287

As far as I know, RADNS tells the client what DNS server and DNS suffix to use. But it does not tell the DNS server that client with address 2a00::1 is now known as foo.example.org. Which means that other machines in the LAN cannot resolve foo.example.org name to back to address 2a00::1.

I admit that I'm no expert in this area, so if I'm wrong I would gladly learn how it really works.

Murphy's Law, that brash proletarian restatement of Godel's Theorem. -- Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"

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