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Comment Re:I'm addicted (Score 1) 297

"ScheisseFS" wasn't a disparaging reference to ReiserFS, which is actually a very solid and capable filesystem. Instead, the joke was the link between the imaginary "ScheisseFS" and the phrase "shitty solution." Apparently, you were too dense to get that, along with whatever mods docked the original comment. Have a great day!

Comment Re:MD5? (Score 1) 49

all "they" are going to get is my nick. BFD.

It's not a BFD until someone uses your nick and probably a good chunk of your chat history to produce communications that damage you or someone else via dirt simple social engineering. Also, in considering only your own case, you're failing to recognize the larger impact that might be experienced by others. That's okay, just keep going with your snide dismissal of gaping holes in service infrastructure. I've thought about problems like these since about 1994, and given your UID, you too should given some thought to the topic by now.

Comment Re:KVM? (Score 0) 79

The clarification was almost certainly intended to disambiguate KVM switches from Linux KVM virtualization.

Apparently, you're not old enough to have ever seen a KVM switch, and your awareness of current technologies isn't keen enough to know about KVM virtualization. Neither of these conditions is a bad thing, but the snide tone of your comment was unwarranted in light of the facts.

Comment Re:What the fuck is going on? (Score 1) 292

That person may be someone who was born in the United States, but is presently living elsewhere. I have no evidence to back up such a hypothesis, but I am noting the possibility.

I have several friends who have left U.S. soil over the last five years without any intention of returning. I am still here, and I still dearly love what my nation is supposed to stand for. Unfortunately, reality is moving farther and farther from that ideal, all in the name of supposedly protecting the very freedoms that are being destroyed from within.

Comment Re:stop trying, use git instead (Score 3, Informative) 238

Perhaps you haven't spent enough time with git. I've used it for years to manage data stores with content ranging from rST documentation bound for rendering to a very widely read open source "howto" site (with constant edits and merges from a small team of technical writers) to large scale development projects. In fact, I use it for all my file and source control to this day, and my employer's dev group uses it as well to manage a rather extensive codebase responsible for driving an enterprise cloud hosting provider's operations.

If you've had problems with git, you should be aware that there's a huge community out there ready and willing to assist you with whatever workflow you've decided to adopt. One of the nicer things about git is the fact that you can use it in a very SVN-like manner if you like, or you can make as many branches as you want and manage things in a very distributed manner. Again, I suspect your primary problem is lack of experience.

Comment Re:coincidentally (Score 2) 176

I'll wager the people signing up for this endeavor assign no particular political value whatsoever to the mission. In stark contrast, politicians make careers of twisting the heartfelt dreams and acts of others to convince the masses that said acts represent this or that "cause" that bears little or no resemblance to the original act.

You dare to claim insight into the minds of 200k people and distill their motives into a neat little cup to suit your own whims. You must be a politician.

Mod parent troll. Should the /. admins elect to introduce a "-1 professional politician" option while this story is still open for moderation, please use the more fitting option instead.

Comment Re:second hand e-smoke (Score 2) 314

Congratulations on getting off the addiction wagon. I'd certainly say "less is more" when it comes to things people put in their bodies. That said, after 20 years of smoking and switching to e-cigs myself, the most important advice I have to those interested in pursuing vaping is to use quality equipment and e-liquid. The cheap, disposable e-cigs found in many gas stations and their cheap rechargeable counterparts available online will disappoint most people. The quality control in the cheap products is nonexistent, leading to poor results in many cases.

After wasting a bunch of money on cheap crap, I listened to a few of my coworkers and bought one their mods, a ProVari v1. No, I am not being compensated by Provape; I have no association with the manufacturer, not even as a direct customer, having bought this mod from my friend. After adding a Kanger T3S tank and filling up with various tasty flavors from my local vape shop, I'm extremely happy. The difference between this and the cheap crap is absolutely night and day.

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