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Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 151

There's a reason why systemd is being widely adopted by core projects, and it hasn't got shit to do with Redhat or Poettering

You failed to tell us that reason.
IMHO it's fine for desktops where fuckups only result in one person being unable to work but it's still very problematic for servers. I've still go a pile of stuff on CentOS6 because some commercial software vendors haven't figured out how to get their stuff to work reliably with Poettering's stuff.

Comment Re:Systemd! (Score 1) 151

Spot on. All that's needed to confirm it is to look at Lennert's blog where he states most of the things above as his goals. He is not shy in saying that he wants to recreate linux HIS way and the rest can just go jump. If he listened to others and was a bit more patient in testing before getting things out the door that may not even be a bad thing, and it's probably fine for desktops. It kind of sucks for servers though when software depends on things working in the same sort of way they did a couple of years ago and where getting hung up on boot is a hassle for a lot of people instead of a single desktop user.

Comment Re:Many examples, if you remember history (Score 1) 184

I think there is some truth to both of those versions of events

No, the simple answer was the reason and not some weird illuminati conspiracy theory about environmentalists with vast amounts of political power controlling everything from the shadows.

The problems of plastic bags not decomposing wasn't yet a known issue

It was known, (especially in areas where they relied on tourists visiting beaches) but ignored for financial reasons. It's not "history" to me.

Comment Re:Not so much fantasy since 2010 (Score 1) 155

You walked into it by pointing out your ignorance

So utterly unrelated stock answer number four now instead of number sixteen or whatever?
How about acting like a human being instead of a bot. Human nature has nothing at all to do with the other posts and my posts were far too short for ignorance to show up whether it exists or not.

As for "shields", since three feet thick lead isn't going to cut it are you delving into fantasy again from Star Trek or whatever while telling people that solar sails similar to those that have already been made are fantasy?

Comment Re:The implant requires physical access ... (Score 1) 84

I'm more concerned when the smartTV can be remotely turned into a listening device.

Since this trove was taken it's been shown that most of these devices phone home over plain HTTP, they don't authenticate TLS, or they don't validate payload signatures (and usually more than one of these). And the software that uses those resources doesn't do any error checking.

I'll gladly bet five bucks that simple interception, SSID spoofing, and in-line splicing are all being used for remote exploitation by now either with these or similar devices.

Comment Not so much fantasy since 2010 (Score 4, Insightful) 155

Getting a person there with something better than chemical rockets is just fantasy since if you got the vehicle to move fast enough even the cosmic background radiation will be shifted enough to irradiate people to death.
Of course, a different fantasy of cryosleep plus slow travel or FTL removes that in SF at least, but not so much in reality.

This thing on the other hand looks like a way to get a machine to another star using something that needs nothing more than some years of development (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_sail#Projects_operating_or_completed) instead of wishing so I do not get why you are calling it fantasy.

Comment Re:Many examples, if you remember history (Score 3, Informative) 184

Decades ago, Americans brought all their groceries home in paper bags. Environmentalists freaked out over all the paper being wasted and cried over all the murdered trees, so they helped urge the shift to plastic bags.

Complete and utter fucking bullshit kid. Go ask your dad instead of making shit up. The plastic bags were a shitload cheaper, around an order of magnitude, than paper ones and that was the reason.

Comment Re:Still uses gas (Score 1) 184

It's still fossile!

But it's ye olde fossile in ye olde Brittania :)

nuclear power ... It's also the only thing we can run 24/7 without sending wast amount of CO2

Wast amounts saved but mutates wascally wabbits!

Seriously nukes were not even considered worth it by Reagan, Thatcher, Bush etc so even the "conservatives" don't like it and the private sector will not touch it without a lot of government money sweetening the deal. It's no longer a serious option for large scale electricity generation unless some serious R&D is put in to provide viable designs that are not just something out of the 1970s painted green. India and Russia are trying but it's a slow process when there is little in the way of resources put into development.

Comment Re: Becaue you aren't offering to do the work. (Score 2) 342

That's unfair. Blender did undergo some big changes, but they were more than justified. It's not like they're just continuously changing it, or that the changes weren't warranted. I think Blender is a better tool today because of their changes.

I have much more of an issue with GIMP. Pushing forth changes that the vast majority of the userbase hated (and railed against on the forum), and got a big "FU, if you don't like it, use another tool" response from the developers. Comments on the "can only save XCF through the save menu, changes to other formats pester you about "unsaved changes" even if you do export" design change were over 10:1 against. The brush size slider is a mess. Text editing is broken in about ten different ways, from it forgetting what font size you're typing in to not rendering full text deletion in some cases. The general quality has gone way downhill. Meanwhile, things that have supposedly been "in the works" for years, like higher bit-depth colour, seem further away than ever. Even if I didn't want to export to a higher bit depth, if I want to do a gaussian blur on a high-res image I need to do a combination of dithers and blurs because of the loss of precision at 8 bits per channel.

Facebook is the classic example of terrible product evolution (particularly Messenger... have these people never heard of the concept of screen real estate?). I'd also like to zing Google for Google Maps. Today it's way slower, they took the very convenient full-length zoom bar out (and only put the tiny one in after user complaints), buttons with similar functionality are scattered out (e.g. satellite is on the bottom left, but landscape hidden in the menu top left), photo integration is terrible (no longer shows photos where they actually are, but in a giant "bar" on the bottom of the screen, opened by an ambiguous icon that looks like three different buttons, with lines that point to the map seemingly at random), make you zoom in twice as far to see the same amount of map information (ex. road labels), added icons to the upper right that have no connection to Maps at all just for "product consistency", and so on. And it's 2017, why is their landscape option still so terrible? Even little local companies' map services have vastly superior landscapes.

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