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  1. Since Xorg is OSS, even if this took long, this...

    Since Xorg is OSS, even if this took long, this bug was seen and fixed by someone who had no relationship whatsoever with who created it. If it wasn't OSS, this bug would stay unnoticed forever,...
  2. Does this mean that postgresql is web scale now?

    Does this mean that postgresql is web scale now?
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    I've heard that the VT code is somewhat limited,...

    I've heard that the VT code is somewhat limited, hard to maintain, doesn't support complex writing systems and doesn't fit very well with other modern kernel subsystems. However, from a user's point...
  4. Google? Really?

    Google? Really?
  5. Xorg and Mesa on Linux do that already.

    Xorg and Mesa on Linux do that already.
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    He was wrong in the sense that GCC does accept...

    He was wrong in the sense that GCC does accept add-ons and has done so for years now. He was told so in the list by GCC developers.
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    Missing the point

    RMS didn't say that LLVM isn't technically useful. He said that LLVM is worse than it could be from the point of view of free software, because it helps people leverage free software to build...
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    I think you probably already have this...

    I think you probably already have this information, but I'm posting it just in case. An IP server can choose which interfaces it wants to listen on when it bind()s his listen socket to the IP address...
  9. Sigh, the cursed thing is new, clean, is using...

    Sigh, the cursed thing is new, clean, is using Intel's own "thermal solution", and it's winter. And I haven't even installed a graphics card yet. I'm afraid that the situation will get worse when we...
  10. A question: how hot is an Haswell cpu supposed to get?

    Dear CPU experts,
    I have a desktop box with an i5-4670K @3.4 GHz cpu, not overclocked, using the stock fan, and when I use all four cores, the thing gets quite hot: when building the linux kernel...
  11. Log priorities in the standard error? You can't...

    Log priorities in the standard error? You can't have them unless the program is rewritten with the promise that its standard error is formatted in a certain way. Which is against (1) - and then a...
  12. The subshell is just an example to show that even...

    The subshell is just an example to show that even something as dumb as a bash shell can capture the standard error of a daemon and save it to a file. So saying that this is a "real problem that can...
  13. 1) Aren't daemons supposed to use syslog for...

    1) Aren't daemons supposed to use syslog for logging anyway?
    2) /usr/sbin/my_daemon 2> /var/log/my_daemon.log & ? Can't I do this with sysvinit or whatever else?



    You could argue that the only...
  14. I've maintained my little Linux installation...

    I've maintained my little Linux installation since the 90s. Systemd is too complex and undocumented for me, so once the Linux userspace begins depending on systemd, it's end of line for me. Linux is...
  15. Actually, I've never been "forced" by anyone to...

    Actually, I've never been "forced" by anyone to use Upstart or any other Ubuntu-developed project. Viceversa, I feel constantly pushed by the systemd camp (that's RedHat) to use systemd, because...
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    Real terminal emulators? There is only XTerm.

    Real terminal emulators? There is only XTerm.
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    No, it's not simple as that. In order to be...

    No, it's not simple as that. In order to be effective (theoretically, as practical effectiveness of DRM is all but non-existent), DRM requires modifications to the platform it runs on that need to be...
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    I have a proposal. From now on, every time...

    I have a proposal. From now on, every time somebody says "you can use udev without systemd", he will have to also illustrate the exact steps required to actually make use of udev without systemd....
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    I think that this statement is too general....

    I think that this statement is too general. Compare Android (fully developed by a single corporate backer) with the Linux kernel (a great deal deal of paid developement, but also with hobbyists and...
  20. You lose it as you would if some network cable...

    You lose it as you would if some network cable between you and the remote share was unplugged? Certainly both clients and servers are already expected to handle that.



    I'd expect them to ENOSYS...
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