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Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 1) 524

by sjames (#48430413) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

It might work as a dirty hack, but I would really like to have my fstab not be hackery. Noauto is supposed to mean not mounted on boot after all. I do know that systemd isn't actually issuing the mount command. I also know that once in the emergency shell, a simple mount /aux works perfectly (showing that the fstab and dependencies are fine).

There should be a way to alter systemd's configuration to let mount -a take care of fstab.

I'm a bit skeptical that a .mount file will behave any better since it's still part of the systemd world that has already proven it isn't up to the task. I may try it though just to see if systemd failures are at all hackable short of twisting it to resemble sysV.

Comment: Re:OpenBSD (Score 1) 218

by anagama (#48430163) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

I'm honestly very interested in openBSD and it is obviously better to have fewer rather than more vulnerabilities. How would a person figure out which parts of openBSD go through the auditing they're famous for? I wouldn't want to be one of those people who installs openBSD and then believes myself invulnerable because of that fact alone -- that is just smug ignorance. So for example, the openBSD website advertises "Only two remote holes in the default install, in a heck of a long time!" How much worse is that figure if I also install Gnome or KDE; xine or mplayer and all the codecs; etc. etc.? Anyway, is there a list of what is and what is not subjected to the openBSD audit process? I can't imagine they have the resources to look at absolutely everything.

Comment: Re:OpenBSD (Score 4, Insightful) 218

by anagama (#48429073) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

So is there a point to using OpenBSD if you install flash? I'm not trolling, I'm curious and open to the fact that there is almost certainly something I haven't considered, but running OpenBSD and then installing flash feels like spending a million bucks on a safe, and then writing the combination code to open it on a sticky note attached to the backside of a painting hung on the wall next to the safe's door.

Comment: Re:Exploding Rockets vs. Nuclear Power (Score 1) 460

by sjames (#48425429) Attached to: What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

And still, all the fear would have been unfounded. Yes, from ESA's standpoint, it would be no consolation to know that the fear that was destroying them was unfounded.

Perhaps they should just say the space probes are powered by new and improved power pellets! (Pac Man approved!)

Comment: Re:Moat? Electric fence? (Score 1) 210

by CanHasDIY (#48425191) Attached to: Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Statistically speaking, an average person in American is far, far more likely to be attacked and need to defend themselves than a federal building.

Pretty obvious, since if you actually break down the "people shot" statistic you find the vast majority were felons to begin with.

Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 2) 524

by sjames (#48423051) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

The point here is that of all of the advocates claiming systemd skeptics are just afraid of change and that systemd is just fine as is cannot seem to come up with a solution to this problem. It's almost as if they don't actually know anything about the software they advocate...

As for solutions, I know a free one involving going back to sysvinit. I'm not going to get paid support for a test installation. If a simple problem can't be solved simply, it will just be rated not ready for prime time.

Comment: Re:Difficult to assess (Score 1) 375

Personally I find it to be useless for my needs. Most of my searching is for tech documentation, example code, how-tos, and such. For whatever reason, Google just finds a lot more relevant material than Bing, and usually what I need is within the first 3-4 links on the results page. With Bing, I find that one often has to go through a page or two of results, skipping the obvious chaff in order to find anything relevant.

I've no idea how the two compare on non-technical searches, though.

New crypt. See /usr/news/crypt.