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Comment Re: Good bye to Solaris (Score 1) 164

I've never seen problems booting due to systemd

Systemd is pants-on-head retarded when dealing with Network Manager and waking from sleep. It /never/ reactivates the network.

It is also pants-on-head retarded when a sound service won't start and it will just fucking /wait/ there while it won't start, instead of just failing it and moving on.

These are issues I've personally had to deal with. With Ubuntu LTS, no less.

And the whole point of systemd, so I've been told, is to make it /easier/ for workstation users. I don't see any more ease over sysvinit. Systemd is a solution looking for a problem, as far as I can tell. Unfortunately everyone is under the spell of Red Hat and Poettering these days.

This off-topic post was brought to you by the letters F, U, B, A, and R.


Comment Re:I wonder if the realize... (Score 1) 65

Politicians in the West are also typically as dumb and just as threatened by technology.

By and large, politicians still don't like the Internet, regardless of location and political ideology. They think it takes power away from them. It's a generational issue - most politicians, when they reach national power, are my age, at least, and probably never actually touched a general-purpose computer themselves.

The quicker my generation dies, the better.

I'm OK with that.


Comment Re:Tit for tat (Score 2) 574

I keep talking about this fact and all I seem to get is "so you know more than the CIA and FBI?"

And it hurts my head so much and I need to find a place to do a primal scream.

They're going to talk us into war and there is fuck-all anyone can do about it. Because people are so tech illiterate that they can be led by the nose right into the front lines.

Because"the big E is the Internet!"



Comment Re:This is great news! (Score 2) 116

The next iteration is darknets, encrypted end-to-end file sharing, completely under whatever radar they can come up with. I've been farting around with ZeroNet lately and it seems pretty good. And if all of it shuts down, we'll just go back to the ol' "hard drive fulla goodies" passed around like we did back when half of the people who had Internet access had dialup. Good luck tracking that.

Princess Leia Organa: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.


Comment Re:22 years ago... (Score 1) 157


Find a local radio club. Get yourself a Technician class license and do all the packet radio you want, and give the county the finger. You don't need to learn morse code.

A friend of mine went from Novice (when they still had a Novice class with code) to Extra Class in 9 months, which is one step below Radiotelephone Operator license - the kind of license you need to run a commercial broadcast TV or radio station, for example.


Comment Re:Ah. A welfare state. (Score 1) 635

I was almost going to foe you because of your post but then, whenever I might block someone, I look at their journals and other posts.
The first journal, 10 - decade - years ago was about Apple fanbois buying anything with the apple logo.
So I decided not to.
As you can tell I am anti-apple.

Comment As an American (Score 4, Insightful) 121

All I can do is say "take your tourist money elsewhere."

I used to go between RI and Ontario a lot. Coming back each time through Customs and Immigration, I felt like I was not even welcome in my own country.

There are some wonderful things to see in this country, but there are wonderful things to see in the rest of the world, and if you never come here in your lifetime, you won't be missing much.


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