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Comment Working magnet links (Score 1) 116 116

working magnet links

That's by definition. A magnet link is hash of the data, in this case a torrent file, not the file itself. TPB switched to magnet for new torrents in 2012 to save space and increase resiliency. Furthermore, torrent clients search for data in the DHT/PEX swarm instead of relying on trackers. TPB shut down its own tracker in 2009.

In short, The Pirate Bay will live on for as long as its users want it to.

Comment Re:systemd needs to stay optional (Score 3, Informative) 928 928

Not to mention seamless upgrades between versions, and even mixing/matching packages from different archs for advanced setups. Freely up/downgrading stuff with DEB-based distros is a bliss. When I learned that RHEL historically didn't even support upgrades between major stable versions I was awestruck (they seem to have made improvements for this in 7, good for them...)

Comment Re:What makes an OS realtime? (Score 4, Informative) 64 64

Had a friend ask me this once. I honestly couldn't come up with an answer. You look at the nuts and bolts of O/S's both realtime and non realtime, and it's basically all the same stuff, with more emphasis given to lower transaction times. Is it just a buzzword? Not trying to troll, but if someone has a definitive answer I'd love to hear it.

Realtime simply means that certain operations are guaranteed to complete in a given timeframe. This is harder than it appears.

%DCL-MEM-BAD, bad memory VMS-F-PDGERS, pudding between the ears