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Comment: Re:Here come the armchair parents (Score 1) 81

by ruir (#49117447) Attached to: YouTube Kids Launches On Android and iOS
Dont get me started on ads. I already pretty much filter them quite well with osx, and given current PHB and repressive changes in law that seriously affect my right to privacy. I might as well go full tor and try to get around ads at router/firewall level, including youtube. About the contents, I make an effort to turn it to more sane, but it is not easy.

Comment: Re:cuban doctors (Score 1) 166

by ruir (#49086103) Attached to: Cubans Allowed To Export Software and Software Services To the US
I realize it is hard to realize medical people eking out a life of 200-400 dollars/month in a mission in algeria and mozambique, while expats are doing qualified jobs earning between 10 to 50 times more, does not defect out of fear of not seeing the family back home anywhere, or worse, they being harmed. And if you think Cuba does not profit with their exploitation, you are very naive. We are not talking about rich people doing a sting out of their own good will. And I am not American, btw.

Comment: Re:Helping Castro (Score 2) 166

by ruir (#49066079) Attached to: Cubans Allowed To Export Software and Software Services To the US
Thanks for the comments. It remembered me of the pyramid of the needs of maslow that I first heard about in faculty. I have lived in Africa 6 years, and the scenario is exactly the same, the elites oppress the people for their own profit, and 50 years down the road, the fault is still on the former settlers. Or "settlers" on the case of South Africa (you will have to have an idea of SA history to understand why I choose to use ").

Comment: Re:Why are distros moving to systemd? (Score 1) 755

by ruir (#49065989) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System
No need to do it quickly. For now, in Debian 8, in a server environment without graphical interfaces, it is perfectly feasible to avoid systemd using package pinning when upgrading or preseeding when installing. Future will tell where we are headed. I have already starting launching FreeBSD boxen in my test systems.

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