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Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 1) 581 581

Actually, I think it's a problem that the anti-systemd forces keep going on about "the unix way" and what-not... haven't they been paying attention to the way things really work? (Hint: if esr says it, it's probably not quite right. [1])

You are right, this is the main problem. I like working "the unix way" and this is why I like Linux. The moment you change this, all the fun will go away. And fun is very important for me when I work.

Perl kicked Bourne butt by merging nearly everything you want into one process-- that's something you'd think a sysadmin would've noticed.

Right again. But you have a choice to use Perl or not. It is not like installing Perl will make it impossible for you to use your loving shell.

+ - Smartphone study: religious and nonreligious people are same level of immoral->

sciencehabit writes: Benjamin Franklin tracked his prideful, sloppy, and gluttonous acts in a daily journal, marking each moral failing with a black ink dot. Now, scientists have devised a modern update to Franklin’s little book, using smart phones to track the sins and good deeds of more than 1200 people. The new data—among the first to be gathered on moral behavior outside of the lab—confirm what psychologists have long suspected: Religious and nonreligious people are equally prone to immoral acts.
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+ - Ozone hole growth finally negative->

i kan reed writes: While the production and release of CFCs have been reduced for a couple decades now, the ozone hole had continued to grow through the 80s and 90s, and in the 2000s and 2010s it has been stable in size, with trends towards shrinking just beginning to show.

Some concerns do remain, as not all CFCs have shown reductions in atmospheric concentrations.

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Comment: Re:You get, what you negotiate (Score 1) 712 712

"Maybe the bigger question is why is CEO pay so entirely disconnected from company performance?"

The even bigger question is, why is this any of our business? As long as it is not the taxpayers footing the bill, count your own money...

It is our business only when the government "save" the bank with our money.

Google

Google Releases Street View Images From Fukushima Ghost Town 63 63

mdsolar writes in with news that Goolge has released Street View pictures from inside the zone that was evacuated after the Fukushima disaster. "Google Inc. (GOOG) today released images taken by its Street View service from the town of Namie, Japan, inside the zone that was evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Google, operator of the world's biggest Web search engine, entered Namie this month at the invitation of the town's mayor, Tamotsu Baba, and produced the 360-degree imagery for the Google Maps and Google Earth services, it said in an e-mailed statement. All of Namie's 21,000 residents were forced to flee after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the town, causing the world's worst nuclear accident after Chernobyl. Baba asked Mountain View, California-based Google to map the town to create a permanent record of its state two years after the evacuation, he said in a Google blog post."

Comment: Re:It's not broken. (Score 3) 1154 1154

No, you are THE problem. Why spread Linux base? I like it and I use it. There are a lot of things (music, books etc) which I like and most people don't. Would I change them for people to like them? No! If you change Linux to be loved by everybody I probably won't like it anymore.

+ - 3D may be answer to solar power inefficiencies->

An anonymous reader writes: A team of MIT researchers has come up with a new approach to solar energy hardware: building cubes or towers that extend the solar cells upward in three-dimensional configurations. The results from the structures they’ve tested show power output ranging from double to more than 20 times that of fixed flat panels with the same base area. The biggest boosts in power were seen in the situations where improvements are most needed: in locations far from the equator, in winter months and on cloudier days.
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The Almighty Buck

+ - The Man Who Quit Money

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "John Coyne writes about Daniel Suelo, a man who learned to live, sanely and happily, without earning, receiving, or spending a single cent. Suelo doesn’t pay taxes, or accept food stamps or welfare. He no longer carries an I.D. "When he dropped out, Daniel Suelo was thirty-nine years old, came from a good family, and had attended college. He was not mentally ill, nor was he an addict.," writes Coyne. "His decision appears to have been an act of free will by a competent adult. In the twelve years since, as the Dow Jones skyrocketed to its all-time high, Daniel Suelo has not earned, received, or spent a single dollar." Suelo wasn't always this way. Suelo graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in anthropology, he thought about becoming a doctor, he held jobs, he had cash and a bank account. In 1987, Suelo joined the Peace Corps and was posted to an Ecuadoran village high in the Andes where he watched as the villagers began to adopt the economics of modernity. They bought soda and white flour and refined sugar and noodles and big bags of MSG to flavor the starchy meals. They bought TVs. The more they spent, says Suelo, the more their health declined. He could measure the deterioration on his charts. By 1999, Suelo was living in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand. From there, he made his way to India, where he found himself in good company among the sadhus, the revered ascetics who go penniless for their gods. "Life has flourished for billions of years like this. I never knew such security before I gave up money," says Suelo on the website he maintains from the public library in Moab. "Wealth is what we are dependent on for security. My wealth never leaves me. Do you think Bill Gates is more secure than I?”""

Comment: Re:The fight is lost (Score 1) 287 287

All of it is stored in multiple locations, with encryption(and decryption software) used as needed.

I moved all my data because i was tired of being tied to any one platform. I can access everything i have electronically on all three platforms now.

Do you think that you encryption/decryption software will run on any operating system 10 years from now? What about 20 years?

Comment: Re:Should we give (l)users control? (Score 1) 1634 1634

First, the FSF needs to convince us average users need to have control. Why should average users have control over their computer? Isn't this what got us the virus nightmare in Windows?

You should go live in North Korea for a while. And than see if you need somebody to convince you that you need to have control. Maybe I exaggerated but in the end its the same thing, you should be able to choose.

+ - DivX Inc strikes back in 2010->

An anonymous reader writes: So the developers of Handbrake are ditching support for DivX, so DivX is dead, right? According to this story, DivX may no longer be the "Format du Jour", but its backers have big plans for the year ahead including Video on Demand. The centrepiece is DivX TV, which aims to be a hardware-independent platform that can be licensed to run on a wide range of internet-enabled devices such as digital televisions, DVD and Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, Pay TV set-top devices and more.
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