Systemd is devastating
Systemd is a cancer that cripples everything it touches.
176 posts • joined 15 Sep 2009
Let's suppose that you just don't use iCloud backups. You think you are safe from three letters agencies. But If such agencies want your data, they can probably just ask Apple to trigger a single backup from remote, and they will have your data. Can you be sure that your phone will not be remote controlled at all? I don't think so. If you are a criminal, or if you are serious about privacy, do not use a phone. Any phone. Real privacy has been lost forever. Even ordinary cell phones from the nineties could be used to track your location. The only non-tracking remote paging device was the old Motorola pager (at least in Italy) which could be used to track you only in very big macro-areas (north, center, south of Italy).
While I could use such a virtual keybaord, the new generation actually types faster on the default on screen keybaord, because that's the one they learned to use. My wife, who is 55 years old but has been using a smartphone since the first iphone was invented, and rarely uses a computer, is far better (and feels a lot more comfortable) at typing on the smartphone than on the computer. Also, she prefers using internet on her ipad than on the computer. So, smartphone/tablet users of the future will surely find it useless. They will be fine with the on screen keyboard.
You mean 2038, I suppose. Yes, it will probably crash because it is, of course, based on technology from 1995, so I doubt it uses 64 bit for date management. But I hope it will be dead and buried in 2038. Or maybe I will be dead in 2038. Well, I have another 18 years to ignore the problem.
All of my customers had basically no problems, including one with a very old unix micro (with serial terminals) that was obsolete in the 90s, but still in use in 1999 and after. Only issue I have seen was with Novell netware 3.11, that began showing years as "19100" and so on. That system kept working until 19103, when it was replaced by a Linux-based server. And still the application software on it went on naming some files (that had a date-based name) with "19100" and so on. It's still in use today, in 19119.
I had once wrote a wrong message (nothing worth of notice) to my wife, so I just deleted it (and deleted for her, too) instead of just messaging her again saying that the previous message was wrong because blah blah blah. She called me and said that a strange thing happened: she had a notification with a message from me (and she could read the first 4 or 5 words of it) but then the message was nowhere to be found...
So I explained the "delete" function, and that the message was wrong so I just deleted it.
But still she was able to read the notification AFTER I deleted the message, so, basically, you cannot unsend what you have sent.
I can't believe lawyers wanted tapes and not paper. Probably they got the tapes, then printed their own 3-copies set of every email and document. Lawyers are responsible for deforestation, I know it for sure, having seen how they insist on printing everything, in more than one copy.
This is because they like to use their Mont Blanc pens, and you cannot use it to write on a pc screen.
No, it does not. You have to be able to quote, that is, delete most part of the original message and reply to single sentences. Like people did when only tech-savvy people had the privilege to use email (or fidonet, or whatever messaging system existed at that time).
Top quoting is DISGUSTING.
I have a customer that, TODAY, in 2019, prints ALL email, sent and received. The boss insists on printing EVERYTHING. The secretary secretly deletes spam without printing it, otherwise spam would be printed and archived, too.
This is a REAL customer of mine. A small mechanical manufacturing firm. I repeat, this is REAL, not "my cousin told me..." kind of story.
The guest scanned the wifi network of the house. Is this computer crime? Probably some attorney will say that it is, in fact, computer crime. But a webcam without a proper password can be considered non-GDPR compliant, so again the home owner is at fault. That's 2-1 for the guests, I suppose.
Today, thanks to low quality electronic devices (switching power supplies, led lamps, usb devices) or devices that generate interference by design like powerline ethernet, the whole RF spectrum from 0 to at least 150 MHz is flooded with noise.
I am an ham radio operator, and I can tell you that if you live in an urban area, no ham band below 70 cm (430 MHz) is noise-free.
On the bright side, I am happy to report that the LED street lamps that have been installed in Bologna, Italy, where I live, are properly shielded and have not increased the noise level at all.
I'm totally sure that in Vietnam the law stating that data should reside only inside the country is made to restrict citizen's freedom.
But, I'm also totally sure that the same applies to every other state that has such a law (Europe, I'm talking abou YOU!).
Soon every nation will have its own great firewall, and the free and united internet will cease to exist.
Thunderbird does NOT need a fancy and useless "modern" UI. It needs internal rework. Local email storage is SLOW when folders are big. IMAP sometimes hangs on "sending message". Sometimes TB just crashes (rarely, but it happens). On big installations (with lots of accounts and folders and emails) it sometimes says that this or that script no longer responds, even of fast PCs with SSDs. I have some 100 or so installations on win, mac, and linux. And they all have the same issues. So, issues are not OS-related.
Everybody (based on comments here) want a USABLE email client, and TB is committed to produce a "nice" email client. I think we have a problem here.
Not necessarily. This is Italy, where the government just wants your money, and it wants it NOW. It does not matter if you're a criminal or not. You can settle these kind of issues out of court. And, as usual, if you have unpaid taxes worth 10 euros, you get to pay 1000 euros. If you have unpaid taxes worth 100 millions euros, you end up paying one million. This depends on the level (as in D&D) of your fiscal consultants.
I'm a long time (since versione 3) Debian user, and now I have both Debian Jessie (with systemd removed) and Devuan Jessie beta installed in about 50 servers total. They both work fine. On my desktop I use Mint. I will end up using systemd on my dekstop distro, I suppose, and I can live with it as long as it does not crash too often. But I don't want it in my server.
I had this very very old and very dusty PC from a rock grinding mill control system (yes, very fine rock powder everywhere) that needed to be cleaned. I had an oversized air compressor. I have TRIED to be kind, regulating air flow by gently pulling the air gun trigger, and it sort of worked. No components flying around. But I forgot to hold the cpu fan in place, so it went spinning at about 100.000 RPM, generated a lot of current (a motor is a generator, too) and totally fried something. The PC never booted again.
I remember the old WD Raptors, that had a glitch every 57,6 days of being powered on. Mirror sets failed synchronously. History repeats itself. At that time, WD would not acknowledge the issue. They did later on, on a private basis, and never made it public. But then you could find the relevant information by googling.
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