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Comment Re: Piss off systemd (Score 1) 416

From the debian release notes for Jessie:

Jessie ships with systemd-sysv as default init system. This package is installed automatically on upgrades.

It then details steps you can take to prevent systemd-sysv from being installed but with the note

(!) Caution Be advised that some packages may have degraded behavior or may be lacking features under a non-default init system.

I read that as saying while you don't have to use systemd, don't expect everything to work if you don't. And once things stop working, the choice pretty much goes away. It's not FUD, that's where it looks like things are headed.

Comment Re:this already exists (Score 1) 288

See the following in the bash man page:

HISTCONTROL A colon-separated list of values controlling how commands are saved on the history list. If the list of values includes ignorespace, lines which begin with a space character are not saved in the history list.

HISTIGNORE A colon-separated list of patterns used to decide which command lines should be saved on the history list. Each pattern is anchored at the beginning of the line and must match the complete line.

Comment Re:stone tablets (Score 1) 251

There are only 2 real solutions if you want real long term storage. The first is you become Linus and just dump it on a server and let the rest of the world back it up, and the second is you make your data a religious text somehow. Because those guys with translate it for centuries to come, even if it means sitting 50 dudes in a room for 3 years with nothing but a feather, ink, and parchment.

come to think of it, same thing.

Comment Re:Only geeks... (Score 2) 125

Because of the sloping terrain and city codes regarding minimum foundation thicknesses, it ended up taking 96 80lbs bags

96 80lb bags would only cover 115 square feet at 6". And if it's a slope, it would have to be smaller than 10x10. Where do you live where they have building requirements for such a small shed? In AZ, you don't have to care at all until you go over 200 square feet.

Comment Re:Wrong concern (Score 5, Interesting) 409

I worked around the PHB doing something like this by telling him we'd written our own cloud software and were using it because it was more secure than what is currently available.

He doesn't talk to cloud guys, because we've already got a cloud provider (AFAHKT).

Yes, things like this really work in real life.

Comment Re:OK, but not sure 123456 is any better than 1234 (Score 1) 116

Probably the best variant of this I've seen was a friend who concatenated md5sums of various kernels he'd compiled into a string and printed them onto a dog tag which he kept on his person.

Based on something he knew about the machines location he started at a certain row and column and typed a certain number of characters off the tag.

Comment I smash them (Score 1) 171

I really don't like phones. They rarely bring good news.

In my case they don't die, I kill them. Specifically, I smash them. I break them into little tiny bits.

I don't do this out of anger. I do it for the joy of destroying the phone.

I really don't like phones.

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