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Comment: Re:Let's Regulate Canada (Score 1) 308

by ustolemyname (#47950383) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Actually, I'm Canadian.

My point was that regional blocking of Canadians by .com's predated the updated copyright legislation, they are entirely separate issues. damien_kane below provides a nice explanation why.

As an aside, the updates to the Copyright Act were to satisfy obligations to WIPO treaties more than a decade old. And it beat the hell out of C-60 that the liberals proposed in 2005, which was just "Let's add the bad parts of the DMCA to Canadian copyright law and call it a day." (Don't get me wrong, if I had my druthers I would have put Charlie Angus (NDP) in charge of this bill, but that's not going to happen any time soon. Lazy youth voters, grr).

+ - NASA has chosen Boeing and SpaceX to build manned spacecraft

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "The competition heats up: NASA has made a decision and has chosen two companies to ferry astronauts to and from ISS, and those companies are Boeing and SpaceX. Some quick details from NASA here.

This is a reasonable political and economic decision. It confirms that SpaceX is ready to go and gives the company the opportunity to finish the job, while also giving Boeing the chance to show that it can compete while also giving that pork to congressional districts.

Some details: After NASA has certified that each company has successfully built its spacecraft they will have then fly anywhere from four to six missions. The certification process will be step-by-step, similar to the methods used in the cargo contracts, and will involve five milestones. They will be paid incrementally as they meet these milestones.

One milestone will be a manned flight to ISS, with one NASA astronaut on board.

One more detail. Boeing will receive $4.2 billion while SpaceX will get $2.6 billion. These awards were based on what the companies proposed and requested."

Comment: Re:Troll much? (Score 1) 613

by ustolemyname (#47819849) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux

The line immediately above:


If you can't figure out that an "Environment FIle" might contain these things known as "Environement Variables," I question your claim to have been using Unix since 1978.

The environment file sets all the environment variables the service sees. It sees no more or less than what is in that file by default, which is both more secure and maintainable.

Comment: Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (Score 2) 613

by ustolemyname (#47819755) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux

In the first part of your post, you talk about how Unix is just as easy to administer, then later, you talk about how Active directory is easier to administer than OpenLDAP.

No, he said there exists N such that managing > N linux servers is easier than managing > N windows servers. Then he went on to compare them in single server environments, and discussed why windows is often used in small businesses as their only server.

As to installing proprietary software: honestly, my experience says that this tends to suck equally on all platforms. Had to maintain a small CS2 deployment years back, standard operating procedure when it fucked up was to reinstall the OS. I've never had to resort to such levels to clean reinstall proprietary software on linux, but I've also had difficulties with some proprietary software on Linux. I really think that tends to be a quality of the vendor thing more so than the underlying OS.

Comment: Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (Score 4, Informative) 613

by ustolemyname (#47814191) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Uhm... cp has the exact same behaviour as systemd. Examples from my system:
: cp -ar bin bin2
: cp -ar bin /bin2
cp: cannot create directory ‘/bin2’: Permission denied
: echo $?
: systemctl start dmraid.service
: systemctl start imaginary.service
Failed to issue method call: Unit imaginary.service failed to load: No such file or directory.
: echo $?

So, systemctl behaves exactly the same as cp - error message and non-zero return on failure. Perhaps you were thinking of the verbose option for cp, which some people alias in permanently but is very non-unixy?

Comment: Re:X, systemd, and priveleges? (Score 1) 226

by ustolemyname (#47479163) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

It also manages access to the display driver and the actual session. And yes, the same job could be done by another piece of software, but none have been written that I am aware of. That is also true of any piece of software, so I'm not sure what your point is.

Nice summary of requirements for non-root X: e

Comment: Re:X, systemd, and priveleges? (Score 1) 226

by ustolemyname (#47479127) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

Sure, if you were building dev releases. And as per patches like, you needed systemd-logind.

The point is 1.15 couldn't, and 1.16 can with systemd components. I think calling development builds of the 1.16 branch "previously" is quite disingenuous.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 3, Insightful) 226

by ustolemyname (#47475721) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

Totally agree. When I read his analogy it initially made sense to me, but only because I implicitly switched the order of Systemd and SysV init because that makes sense. "abomination that does "everything" complexly and half-assed" perfectly describes the hell that was init scripts.

Comment: Re:Blame Game. (Score 1) 188

by ustolemyname (#46789051) Attached to: Heartbleed Sparks 'Responsible' Disclosure Debate

Or a random guy blew up something, why didn't the CIA/NSA/FBI know that he was doing this...

If those organizations are going to continue receiving more money, more privilege, and less oversight in the name of protecting us from terrorists, then they deserve blame when they have nothing to show for what they have taken from us.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.