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Comment Re:Wrapper, not replacement (Score 1) 538

You do realize that Linux is also run on servers, right?

Also, many of those servers don't have desktop environments and don't generally have random USB drives attached to them.

SystemD may or may not be suitable for the average laptop/desktop system. It is entirely unsuitable for servers, and I don't see how server operators can allow using it while maintaining relevant privacy and security certifications, particularly in the Medical and Financial sectors.

Comment Re:Because money (Score 1) 270

Sanders voters will bitch and moan and then vote for Hilliary.

I don't know about others, but I won't vote for a lying corporate whore. I'm leaning toward Jill Stein of the Green Party, but I may go back to the Libertarian Party.

Either way, neither Clinton nor Trump has my vote, regardless of my signature line.

Comment Re:That's okay (Score 1) 742

when there's a choice between bad and worse, we have to choose bad.

Not necessarily true. For example, sometimes the fastest way out of a burning building is to just go through the flames.

Although in this case, to continue the burning building analogy, the flames are everywhere, and the building is just about to collapse on top of us.

Comment Re:It's amazing she still has defenders (Score 3, Interesting) 742

I'm a one-issue voter, and that issue is not opening the seventh seal and ushering in the apocalypse.

The funny thing is that I'm also a one-issue voter, but in my case it IS ushering in the apocalypse.

Let's face it; our grand experiment with representative democracy is done. It failed. Let's just burn it to the ground, salt the ashes, and hope the cockroaches do better than we did.

Comment Re:What do you mean not advertising as normal (Score 1) 94

No need to get paranoid, yet...it's not that kind of advertising.

Advertising Channels are used for discovering devices, initiating connection and broadcasting data. For instance, when you go to pair a Bluetooth keyboard or speaker with one of your devices, advertising packets can let you see the name of the device before you've paired it so you can distinguish it from all the other Bluetooth devices that are within range.

Think, "Hi, everyone out there....I'm a (device) named (name)"

Most likely, the enhancements allow for longer names or more capability descriptions.

https://www.bluetooth.com/specifications/bluetooth-core-specification/technical-considerations

Comment Re: Ham-handed (Score 1) 280

...it just wants French users who use google.com instead of google.fr to not see personal information about French citizens...

If that's the case, then French ISPs need to force all traffic to redirect from google.com to google.fr in order to comply with French law. It's probably easier to regulate the national ISP than a local affiliate of an international corporation.

Comment Yet another reason not to use Uber (Score 1) 152

Here in the state of Ohio, a standard taxi rate is $4 for the hire plus $2 per mile. Any licensed taxi service has to abide by that rate. If I can't find out what my ride will cost before I book the trip, and without downloading an app on my phone, I'm not going to use their service. As an additional bonus, I can pay cash for a taxi.

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