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Comment Re:"it" (Score 2) 130

Another way to think about this is that if their product actually did everything that was claimed in this article and they were indeed close to having an actual product in people's hands, they wouldn't be secretive. They'll be showing it off everywhere to drum up excitement about it.

There are only two reasons to keep a product secret while still talking about it:

  1. You are genuinely worried that competitors will steal your idea
  2. You don't have a working product but you need more investment

1 can't be true since they explained what to expect from the product in this very article. Thus, it must be 2.

Comment Re:Ex post facto (Score 4, Informative) 302

This is the fundamental misunderstanding of everyone that comments in Apple's defence. Their actions were never legal to begin with. No laws were changed.

A lot of people outside of Europe (and to be fair, even Europeans) doesn't understand how the EU works. Ireland can't simply decide to stop obeying EU treaties any more than a US state is allowed to all of a sudden decide that someone no longer have to pay federal tax. If that happened, you can be sure that the IRS would demand the taxes be paid in full after they found out about it.

Comment A cardinal what? (Score 1, Offtopic) 42

It took me quite a bit of reading to understand what a "Cardinal scouting director" is. In fact, I'm still not entirely sure what such a person actually does.

Given the tech-oriented and international audience of this side, I'm not sure that one can assume that I am alone in being confused by the wording of the title. A better one would be to simply refer to the person as "sports executive".

Comment Re:4.5 hours a day? That's really sad. (Score 1) 188

The fact that the expression "binge-watch" actually exists ought to tell you something

I have a hard time watching any TV-series where each episode doesn't have a conclusion, since I can't watch something for more than about an hour straight. Seems like viewers of modern TV-series treat them as single 25-hour movies.

Comment Re:Can anyone explain? (Score 1) 41

Both Ansible and Docker work and are supported on FreeBSD, but I can't tell you if there are any specific issues to consider since I don't actually use them myself.

I still run Linux on my workstations because it's easier to get all the workstation/laptop things working there. However, I'll give FreeBSD a try on the desktop as well next time I reinstall.

On the server, there are really no benefits to Linux currently.

Comment Re:Can anyone explain? (Score 4, Insightful) 41

I'll give you one reason why I finally moved to FreeBSD for my servers: it does not use systemd.

It might sound like a trollish thing to say, but it's true. It's not the only reason of course. FreeBSD really is much nicer on the server. It's much more predicable and easier to analyse problems. The lack of systemd is just one factor that contributes to this.

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