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    A new "getrandom" syscall was introduced, at the...

    A new "getrandom" syscall was introduced, at the suggestion of LibreSSL Portable folks.
  2. By the way, Linux 3.16 hasn't landed yet in...

    By the way, Linux 3.16 hasn't landed yet in Debian testing/sid; so this is not meant to be Debian 8.0 beta or anything like that.
  3. Also a new getrandom syscall, introduced after a...

    Also a new getrandom syscall, introduced after a suggestion by LibreSSL Portable developers.
  4. BSDs have been more often used than Linux as the...

    BSDs have been more often used than Linux as the basis of enterprise firewall, switch and router products, at least until recently. It could have been largely due to the license, but it does mean...
  5. And once upon a time there was Myspace, running...

    And once upon a time there was Myspace, running Windows. That was over before it even got started...
  6. Damnit, I searched for "unproductive...

    Damnit, I searched for "unproductive tablet-obsessed software experience based heavily on iOS" and got confused between the two.
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    Communications providers pay money to buy...

    Communications providers pay money to buy spectrum, deploy infrastructure, etc. then charge for its use, aiming to profit whilst trying to retain a monopoly. If you like, we could all keep paying...
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    I stand corrected, they'd seem to have 1000 of...

    I stand corrected, they'd seem to have 1000 of those servers (OpenConnect appliances), not 50. They're not EC2 instances. They do have 10GbE interfaces (or multiple). And they do run FreeBSD ;)
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    Oh wow my recollection was a little bit off. I...

    Oh wow my recollection was a little bit off. I was thinking of an article similar to those posted above. The 'video streaming group' dominated by Netflix and Youtube accounts for half the peak...
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    Another, much simpler explanation is that most...

    Another, much simpler explanation is that most people on their staff right now are users/fans of Ubuntu rather than Debian. And despite the reasonings given to management, this was just the personal...
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    I believe they are, I suppose systemd won't be...

    I believe they are, I suppose systemd won't be officially (long-term) supported in an Ubuntu LTS release until 16.04, and switching to that won't happen overnight either.

    If Debian squeeze LTS had...
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    Virtualisation abstracts most of this though. ...

    Virtualisation abstracts most of this though. The deployment inside a guest could remain the same for the entire life of an LTS. If hardware changes, maybe only the dom0/host OS needs to be...
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    http://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma5.0/screens...

    http://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma5.0/screenshots/desktop.png
    It looks really pretty, but I have to ponder some of the fine details: why I should feel a mental connection between a picture of...
  14. Went ahead and tried building the portable...

    Went ahead and tried building the portable release on NetBSD 6.1. Is almost perfect except needed CFLAGS+="-Wno-error=array-bounds" for a couple of source files.



    checking for strlcpy... yes...
  15. I stopped skimreading at this remarkable gem: ...

    I stopped skimreading at this remarkable gem:


    What does that literally mean?

    Sometimes - maybe not so often - this could be more than $150/hr.
    But much of the time - it will be up to...
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    That is actually a pretty good point against...

    That is actually a pretty good point against systemd I think you made by accident. If it is really so good, the change would have been voluntary. It's a pain to have to keep up with obnoxious...
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    You lost me at : It is 'integrated' into...

    You lost me at :




    It is 'integrated' into your system by way of being an executable file in /usr/sbin, and being able to spawn it as a process on a multi-user system that can run lots of...
  18. You're not allowed to make such modifications. A...

    You're not allowed to make such modifications. A user has no business doing this. systemd knows best.
  19. If the squeeze LTS effort can be maintained for 2...

    If the squeeze LTS effort can be maintained for 2 years, Jessie should have been released by then but be still be early in its regular support lifecycle. Wheezy would be reaching its regular support...
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    How is a blob running on graphics card hardware...

    How is a blob running on graphics card hardware going to phone home?

    OTOH a binary driver runs *in* the kernel on the host system's CPU. I'd happily accept a free driver using non-free microcode...
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