* Posts by Ozan

144 posts • joined 31 May 2010

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OVH opens less flammable datacenter at site of 2021 fire

Ozan

Re: "the lack of [..] an automatic fire extinguisher system"

I haven't been in a plant last three years but I don't think they would touch lithium batteries even with ten meter pole (Hmm maybe with 1000m pole.) Of course that depends on companies you work with.

Ozan

Re: "the lack of [..] an automatic fire extinguisher system"

That's what I thought. I worked in a lot of industrial plant construction and we always put our batteries in a completely separate building. And then we feed the plant instruments from there.

BOFH: It's Friday, it's time to RTFM

Ozan

I used K for thousand and M for million in emails for years. One day big boss asked me about them (While everybody used it, he asked me because he sure hated my guts). I explained K for kilo and M is for mega and they come from SI units.

DeFi venture OptiFi permanently locks up $661,000 of assets in code snafu

Ozan

Re: quote: seasoned Solana devs

I'll say fiat money can't be stable as it floats. Some stays more stable than others but they all floats around in the end. Now Gold or silver backed? Yeah but we don't actually have enough silver or gold around.

Lenovo launches face-mounted monitor

Ozan

Didn't someone already did it?

Record label drops AI rapper after backlash over stereotypes

Ozan

Re: Back to the AI rapper

Today's rap is combination of all the worst stereotypes combined and amplified to 11.

Open source VideoLAN media player asks why it's blocked in India

Ozan
Joke

Re: Cones

Err, if it is, I want to hear about it.

BOFH: Who us? Sysadmins? Spend time with other departments?

Ozan

That was actually said to me when I started working.

Ozan

And I was reading old BOFH stories today. Way too slow day at work. At least Noone tries this shit in a construction site :)

Upgrading what might be the world's oldest running Linux install

Ozan

Re: Triggers Broom

I did something similar with my old taptop a Dell Insparion: I continuously updated Slackware on it for round 10 years till it break away. Not the OS but the machine. Plastic eventually gave away.

Microsoft tweaks Store policy for open source once again

Ozan

Re: MS is a Wolf in Sheeps clothing

GPL is nice ;) They have to realese the source code.

Running DOS on 64-bit Windows and Linux: Just because you can

Ozan

Re: support was removed by AMD

It was the day we learned how vmany of installers were actually 16 bit

Ozan

I used to check out simtel but it is long gone. You might find some mirros going. Also try archive.org. You will be suprized what you can find there.

Ozan

How about wine and dos?

BOFH: HR's gold mine gambit – they get the gold and we get the shaft

Ozan

At work, no one knows how many kids I have or who I am married to. That is the advice I gave to the youngsters.

BOFH: Tech helps HR investigate the Boss's devices

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I wish I came earlier to read but the baby didn't sleep.

Tesla Autopilot accounts for 70% of driver assist crashes, says US traffic safety body

Ozan

People trust the automatic control systems too much.

Internet Explorer 11 limps to the end of Windows 10 road

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YOu need full emulation for that, then.

Ozan

But they do. A lot of people loves the new shiny and companies feed that to make more.

Atos, UK government reach settlement on $1 billion Met Office supercomputer dispute

Ozan

Re: Fill them disks

Couple of GB.

Makers of ad blockers and browser privacy extensions fear the end is near

Ozan

Re: Does anyone need more justification

I never stopped using Firefox. I never trusted google for using their browser.

Metaverse privacy maturity lags enthusiasm for new virtual worlds

Ozan

Re: "Privacy is fake news and that's a good thing,"

And Who knows who will buy that info.

Ozan

Re: "not think of it in a bad way"

Metaverse never will handle that. Nor they will even try to handle that.

IBM ends funding for employee retirement clubs

Ozan

The spinning of Thomas J. Watson in his grave can power the Earth by now.

Version 251 of systemd coming soon to a Linux distro near you

Ozan

Re: Poettering is a dick

Still not enough mention of how OSS started the fuckpup with turning proprietary.

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When will systemd do the windowing? systemd-x or systemd-wayland?

GPL legal battle: Vizio told by judge it will have to answer breach-of-contract claims

Ozan

Re: GPL: Compliance Web Page

And with Pi, you can easily turn your TV smart. That's what I do at home. Pi was indeed wonderful addition to our life.

A discounting disaster averted at the expense of one's own employment

Ozan

Re: Alarming, fired.

That's why cost+markup agreements are not common. The most common cost+ agreement is cost+fixed payment and usually that fixed payment is small compared to the cost. Of course, I've been in lots of cost+markup projects and they always go overtime and overbudget. It's just not fixable to keep a contractor under a milestone and cost level when they just make money without any problem.

Apple to bin apps that go three years without updates

Ozan

"Of course, apps written for macOS could potentially continue as direct downloads without jumping through Apple's hoops"

Well, for now at least.

BOFH: The evil guide to upgrading switches

Ozan

Never trust point 0 release and wait for point 1 release.

Any fool can write a language: It takes compilers to save the world

Ozan

Re: Even Worse

Also I wanted to mention Multics. Did so many so long ago.

Ozan

Re: "Any fool can write a language"

I am one of many. I should not be allowed to touch languages.

Next versions of both Fedora and Ubuntu head into beta

Ozan

Friends don't let friends install Fedora (Hint: Slackware :D)

BOFH: Putting the gross in gross insubordination

Ozan

Good old PFY still has things to learn.

Openness of Oracle licensing and audit tools questioned

Ozan

THere's a lot of reasons not to use Oracle. Their license aggression is the top one. Don't fucking touch an Oracle product.

Heaps of tweaks and improvements incoming with GNOME 42

Ozan

Re: SystemD

Slackware dropped Gnome long time ago. I can see why much better every day.

Ozan

Does it depends on systemd?

KDE collected itself and become useful once again. Gnome is just keeping on discollecting itself.

Linux kernel edges closer to dropping ReiserFS

Ozan

Re: Puzzled

First ReiserFS was indeed problematic. I dont remember too much indetail. It's been long time. Even Reiser is due to parole hearing.

Ozan

Re: Puzzled

I was using ReiserFS at that time as well. Basically, Version 4 didnt make it to the kernel for lack of support (REiser's company was gone and he was in jail. Not enough maintainership behind it. It is still same.) And Version 3 is quite old and has basic maintainership right now.

It is unfortunate, Version 4 was quite a step-up.

BOFH: All hail the job cuts consultant

Ozan

Thank you for cheering us up in those sad days.

Meet Neptune OS, an attempt to give seL4 a Windows personality transplant

Ozan

Re: Neptune

It took decade of work just wine to get version 1.

Lightweight Linux distribution Slax rides again with v11.2

Ozan

Is there a linux distrubiton I can run off initrd?

AI-created faces now look so real, humans can't spot the difference

Ozan

I guess we will see AI generated porn next year or so.

Experimental WebAssembly port of LibreOffice released

Ozan

Re: It may yet supplant the JVM

Microsoft worked real hard at that times to stop html and web get better or more interactive to save their OS.

Ozan

Of course, it will stick around. Companies will compile into webassembly and put it on a webpage. It will be much easier to ask for subscription money when it is only on webpage.

GNOME Project retires OpenGL rendering library Clutter

Ozan

I dont expect the archival will happen anytime soon. I just got the latest evolution compiled and it pretty much needed clutter.

Comparing the descendants of Mandrake and Mandriva Linux

Ozan

Re: If Only ...

First we need to agree about the best browser to use.

BOFH: The Geek's Countergambit – outwitted at an electronics store

Ozan

Allow me to scream holy shit in the office. Amazing! Also, they are very good.

You should read Section 8 of the Unix User's Manual

Ozan

Re: Best manual

What manual? Lately all I found is useless forum.

Microsoft's do-it-all IDE Visual Studio 2022 came out late last year. How good is it really?

Ozan

Re: The Microsoft naming department

THey are evil but they incribly useful in business day to day. VBA helped me a lot over the years. Be it making mudane work faster or quick business application that will outlive me.

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