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Comment: Re:They will care, probably sooner than they think (Score 1) 128 128

I don't like systemd on debian testing which i run on laptop - but upgraded our stable server and systemd picks up init.d scripts and apart from a non on boot running script (easily fixed) i feel quite happy about systemd, i can tell you that systemd in testing is a lot different to stable. So its a bit of a mix.

i have ext3 filesystems.

Apache 2.2 > 2.4 is the worst upgrade job imho

Comment: free markets ? and angry citizens (Score 1) 85 85

Concorde had its issues which only appeared much later due to the small number of aircraft.

But it was amazing to look at.

Its market limitation by congress of the day as it competed with Boeing's products seems to be troublesome.So is supersonic now ok ? or will the villagers be burning witches again?

Comment: Apple was always innovative (Score 1) 458 458

Sometime in 2000 there was a coffee table sized book of non production apple designs with early ereaders, cheque book size computers etc that never made it into production etc.

Those ideas pre internet shopping have now been translated into reality in other things. Microsoft instead looked at pc boxes, ignored the internet and killed its competitors like novell to sell 'servers'. The average apple buyer knows what his/her thing can do, and the cloud and how it powers the naked selfies is something they dont care about.

I use linux and am happy with it- the last mac i used had a motorola processor.

Comment: Re:Call Comcast? (Score 0) 405 405

As an european person who gets lots of spam attempts from comcrap/roach runner and twc especially trucklawyersomewhere@spammy i assume no decent email traffic comes from comcrap ranges et al. so when fail2ban id's hosts they lose visiting rights.

Since comcrap would not action any report of mine without a legal order i sent in your on your own since they dont give a stuff.

Most of that mention stuff never gets seen by us. Do yourself a favour and get a better isp.and if the fcc wont allow that then that is your problem.
 

Comment: Re:Is this news? (Score 2) 145 145

It probably depends on how you use it, if you have a issued renewal reference number then its easy.

Never done the hm gov prove your a 'human' registration route and if all the non car taxed cars applying for it on one day that might be the reason the system is overloaded as all the not taxed cars are being taxed all of a sudden.

I lost my photo id/paper license from the dvla an that took a couple of weeks with a paper from a post office to fix, although the online version of it looked hard work so i opted for the paper form. That's when scheduled complexity bites governments

Comment: Re:Contracting? (Score 1) 477 477

I agree. I however do find physical dvd's adverts amusing and interesting when i rent the odd one usually for subtitles.

An example - after extending copyright term yet again on one disk i rented was a advert for the public to save old copyright films by donating money to the mpaa. Another dvd rained on netflix's and others parade with a 'free' hollywood streaming service no doubt with horrid drm and non workable on linux as well. The double standards are interesting.

Blueray might be rubbish with all those 4k resolution televisions, most people might have 1080 spec tv's but not use it so i doubt they can see any difference.

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