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Comment: Re:I hope it's a publicity stunt (Score 1) 112

When a patient dies during an operation, even if they accepted the risk and further even if they knew the risks were very high, it doesn't matter. The surgeon is going to be investigated for malpractice.

Horseshit. Despite what you think about ripping off a head and putting it on another body there are experimental and high risk medical procedures performed on almost daily basis, and people die from them quite regularly.

The only thing that's out of the ordinary here is the news coverage because we're actually swapping over an entire body. From a medical point of view it's no different to other new and unproven treatments.

Comment: Re:Public Shaming the Red Chinese ? (Score 1) 48

by thegarbz (#49552173) Attached to: Github DDoS Attack As Seen By Google

No. I do however think you fail at reading comprehension.

China's censorship via the firewall is as optional to citizens with internet as sitting down and only watching Fox News is optional to Americans. Everyone can get around the firewall if they chose, and pretty much most educated people do get around it. Know how I accessed all my Google services while I was over there? I asked the receptionist at work. She told me which program to find and where to find it. Then I even had her install it because I couldn't speak Chinese which made finding the download button hard.

China doesn't have noteworthy censorship, because Fox News.

If that's what you got out of reading my post it makes me very sad for the American education system.

Comment: Re:DRM Industry (Score 1) 275

by thegarbz (#49552145) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

That's not a "yeah, except..." statement

I thought it was common knowledge that their perception IS and always has been out of touch with reality.
Music sales went down when they hammered Napster.
Music sales went down when they started suing customers.

Yet here we are and the attacks continue.

I didn't say it made sense, I just said that the publishers and producers want this.

Comment: Re:systemd is a bad joke (Score 1) 452

by thegarbz (#49548869) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

I think the big deal is how decisions are made: In the past, somebody would write a new software and people who liked or needed it would start to migrate to it. Then later it may become the default, but other software would still continue to work and be supported for a long time. Nowadays, a decision is made somewhere and changes are pushed to users who do not want it, while support for alternatives is dropped quickly. So in the end, I think it is a question of software freedom in a very real and practical sense.

The nature of how decisions are made haven't changed in the slightest. The only difference here is that some fundamental items have been changed over the years which were complex enough to draw a line through the maintenance of packages. As some Redhat maintainer many years ago posted, Linux is not about choice. In general your choice ends at the distribution you chose and from then on your choice becomes far more limited without having to maintain and resolve many issues. If the implementation of something is easy, choice is provided to the user. If the implementation is hard and would result in a lot of work for maintaining different streams then the choice is made for the user, and it's the user's choice to continue using the system given the choices which were made.

Comment: Re: SystemD added? (Score 1) 452

by thegarbz (#49548813) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

Ahhh the old fix something the maintainer should have fixed so that next time zfs gets a slight update my fix breaks and I go through the frustration yet again trick.

Editing an init script is never the solution to a problem unless you ARE the maintainer of the distribution. Your fix is just as likely to reoccur and result in a debugging session with init as it is with systemd.

Comment: Re: SystemD added? (Score 1) 452

by thegarbz (#49548797) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

Oh hate to double post but I have to say if your definition of arcane is "something I didn't grow up and become an expert in" then the argument falls flat on its face. Any UNIX admin should be perfectly comfortable with having to learn a few new commands. Especially since your idea of arcane is:

journalctl ---vs--- tail /var/log/*
journalctl -u apache.service ---vs--- tail /var/log/apache/* that is if apache has put it's logs there, otherwise you can have fun in the world of pipes and greps digging for apache entries in the general clusterfuck that is Linux text logs.

Comment: Re: SystemD added? (Score 2) 452

by thegarbz (#49548739) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

I do. The minimal standard Ubuntu Server release is simple, clean, CLI driven, and for all intents and purposes looks and acts no different than any other distribution that uses apt for package management.

Oh and getting things working is really well documented. Fixing complex problems is better left to the arch wiki, but for the basics of trying to do something on a server you're almost guaranteed to find an Ubuntu specific guide somewhere.

Comment: Re:This never works (Score 1) 275

by thegarbz (#49548635) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

However, what will kill it is that DVDs, streaming, and Blu-Ray is "good enough". If people realize that their UHD content only can play on PlayReady hardware using only PlayReady monitors, cables, and other items... they will give it the same treatment as they did DIVX players and just not bother to buy it.

In fact, it might even slow down PC sales (which are stagnant already) if some misguided, false rumor gets around that the latest DRM spies on you or lets malware on your system. There was a lot of FUD about Secure UEFI booting... just wait until people encounter hardware DRM and cannot play their new 4k content.

The same treatment as DivX players? You mean that everyone in the world now has a player that is capable of playing them?

Also I think you have a strange view of the minds of the general populace. The majority of Americans don't side with Snowden and don't give a shit about spying. It's a sad reality for those caring about content freedom. All your same things were said about Bluray players which promised the absolute earth DRM wise including the ability to nuke players from orbit in people's living room.

We all still bought them.

Comment: Re:Public Shaming the Red Chinese ? (Score 3, Informative) 48

by thegarbz (#49548263) Attached to: Github DDoS Attack As Seen By Google

Their people are locked behind their firewall and don't get to see any criticism the government doesn't want them to see.

I wouldn't be so sure about that. It's effectively no different in China than it is in the west. Yes there are people who are locked behind technology, just like there are Americans who only ever watch Fox News. Maybe it's representative of where in China I was staying, or the class of people who I worked with, but all of them had some form of service to get around the great firewall. Even if they don't at home or on their phone (I realised this when people constantly showed me stuff on Google Maps which is blocked) then if these people work for an international corporation they nearly always have some form of corporate VPN too.

The people are well and truly clued in on what their government is doing.

Comment: Re:Maybe so but... (Score 1) 170

by thegarbz (#49540791) Attached to: USGS: Oil and Gas Operations Could Trigger Large Earthquakes

Well yes they are actually. Earthquakes are the result of underground movement due to stresses at faults overcoming the forces holding the ground in place. If you lubricate joints to reduce the forces holding them in place the net energy caused by underground movements remain the same, the only difference is the release is small and often vs large and rare.

...though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"