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Last post 04-20-2012 3:17 PM by morbiuswilters. 71 replies.
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  • 04-18-2012 7:40 AM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

    ASheridan:
    the second quote insinuates the problem is with Windows.
     

    It does not.


    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

  • 04-18-2012 9:21 AM In reply to

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    dhromed:
    ASheridan:
    the second quote insinuates the problem is with Windows.
    It does not.
    Do we have one of those handy forum "laws" that states that its impossible to debate with someone who can't read? I think we need one.
      <-  I couldn't make my shit work, so here's a Godzilla head.
  • 04-18-2012 9:30 AM In reply to

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    blakeyrat:
    dhromed:
    ASheridan:
    the second quote insinuates the problem is with Windows.
    It does not.
    Do we have one of those handy forum "laws" that states that its impossible to debate with someone who can't read? I think we need one.
     

    All of this is detracting from my original point anyway, which you had a failure to read and recognise, so way to go there.

  • 04-18-2012 9:42 AM In reply to

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    ASheridan:
    All of this is detracting from my original point anyway, which you had a failure to read and recognise, so way to go there.
    You've demonstrated you can't read. Why would I assume you could write?

    Your point could be anything, completely unassociated with the words appearing on the screen.

      <-  I couldn't make my shit work, so here's a Godzilla head.
  • 04-18-2012 12:23 PM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

    ASheridan:
    Maybe I misunderstood you?

    Yes.

     

  • 04-18-2012 5:24 PM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

     Man I'm thirsty. Who wants a beer!


    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

  • 04-18-2012 5:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

    ASheridan:
    You first say that the problem is with the software, and the second quote insinuates the problem is with Windows. As it's the same problem we're talking about, these things are mutually exclusive. Maybe I misunderstood you? Maybe you just mentioned about the user saying Windows was the problem because you just wanted to throw in something completely unrelated in an attempt to throw the conversation in a different direction. If that was the intention, then congratulations.
    I probably ought to go stab myself for actually siding with Blakey on this, but I have to side with him.

    You swung hard and got close, but you whiffed it.  You said "the second quote insinuates the problem is with Windows."  What he's saying is that the user won't know that his/her/its favorite piece of software was written incorrectly in the first place, not using the built-in facilities of Windows for getting version-specific information.  The user then upgrades from XP, where the software works just fine, to Vista, where the same software package bombs.  He's saying the user is going to blame the Vista upgrade for breaking the application, even though the application wasn't written correctly in the first place.  That is, indeed, a software fail on the part of the application writer, and it is consistent with Blakey's original statement that the software was written shittily in the first place.

    Damn.  I'm going to need to find me a trauma center.  Shit.

  • 04-19-2012 2:30 AM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

    dhromed:
    Man I'm thirsty. Who wants a beer!

    If there's alcohol, I'll have a Candian Club and lemonade please.
  • 04-19-2012 11:22 AM In reply to

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    dhromed:

     Man I'm thirsty. Who wants a beer!

    You. Next riddle!
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  • 04-19-2012 11:42 AM In reply to

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    Spectre:
    dhromed:

     Man I'm thirsty. Who wants a beer!

    You. Next riddle!
     

    CORRECT

     


    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

  • 04-19-2012 1:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

    dhromed:
    Spectre:
    dhromed:

    Man I'm thirsty. Who wants a beer!

    You. Next riddle!

    CORRECT

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  • 04-20-2012 7:48 AM In reply to

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    mott555:
    A minimal install of CentOS only includes vi (which I assume is similar to vim somehow)

    You assume correct - vim (improved vi[1]) is what you get when typing in "vi" in a Linux distro. It's only beardy old Unixes that still use vi.

    mott555:
    and because of that I'm forced to use it until I can get the network configuration done and download nano. Our Linux servers at work run on CentOS 6 and I always start from a minimal install.

    Thought of installing them via kickstart and adding nano into the minimal install image?

  • 04-20-2012 8:29 AM In reply to

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    Cassidy:
    mott555:
    and because of that I'm forced to use it until I can get the network configuration done and download nano. Our Linux servers at work run on CentOS 6 and I always start from a minimal install.
    Thought of installing them via kickstart and adding nano into the minimal install image?

    Somehow I expect that will take much longer than the three minutes it takes to edit the network script and assign IP and network information and then type "yum install nano". If I don't already know how to do something in Linux, then it always takes 50 - 100 times longer than expected to figure out how to get it working and then document it so I have a reliable guide next time I need to do it.

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  • Mon, February 30 2010 2:64 PM

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  • 04-20-2012 8:36 AM In reply to

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    mott555:
    Somehow I expect that will take much longer than the three minutes it takes to edit the network script and assign IP and network information and then type "yum install nano".

    It will. However, if you build servers on a fairly frequent basis, using Kickstart to do unattended installs can automate the installation and finish up that last bit for you.[1]

    mott555:
    If I don't already know how to do something in Linux, then it always takes 50 - 100 times longer than expected to figure out how to get it working and then document it so I have a reliable guide next time I need to do it.

    Some would call that a sensible investment of time - but again, it depends upon how often you're called on to do it. YMMV and all that.

    [1] I believe modern installs actually use kickstart anyway, just that they fall back to the vendor-supplied config if no custom one is provided.

  • 04-20-2012 2:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

    mott555:
    "yum install nano"
    People still use RH-derived distros? :(

    Let the healing begin!

  • I may not agree with everything Morbs just said, but he expresses himself in a way that is dignified, respectful, polite and non-threatening!
  • 04-20-2012 2:32 PM In reply to

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     CentOS and Scientific Linux seem to be preferable over RHEL in many organisations with Linux servers these days. Debian doesn't seem to get a look-in.

  • 04-20-2012 2:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

    Cassidy:

     CentOS and Scientific Linux seem to be preferable over RHEL in many organisations with Linux servers these days. Debian doesn't seem to get a look-in.

    Ubuntu tends to be what I see the most of. If anyone uses CentOS it's only reluctantly and they complain the entire time.

    Let the healing begin!

  • I may not agree with everything Morbs just said, but he expresses himself in a way that is dignified, respectful, polite and non-threatening!
  • 04-20-2012 2:44 PM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

    morbiuswilters:
    Cassidy:

     CentOS and Scientific Linux seem to be preferable over RHEL in many organisations with Linux servers these days. Debian doesn't seem to get a look-in.

    Ubuntu tends to be what I see the most of. If anyone uses CentOS it's only reluctantly and they complain the entire time.
    RHEL is pretty popular in the enterprise area. Fedora seems pretty popular elsewhere, too. That's what the Raspberry Pi guys selected as their default. I try to stick with Debian or its derivatives, personally, though.
    I denounce myself for this post
  • 04-20-2012 2:53 PM In reply to

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    boomzilla:
    Fedora seems pretty popular elsewhere, too.
    Huh, I didn't know people used Fedora for server systems, I thought it was just used as a desktop.

    Let the healing begin!

  • I may not agree with everything Morbs just said, but he expresses himself in a way that is dignified, respectful, polite and non-threatening!
  • 04-20-2012 3:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

    morbiuswilters:
    Cassidy:

     CentOS and Scientific Linux seem to be preferable over RHEL in many organisations with Linux servers these days. Debian doesn't seem to get a look-in.

    Ubuntu tends to be what I see the most of. If anyone uses CentOS it's only reluctantly and they complain the entire time.

    In the UK, Ubuntu & Mint is what I see mostly on desktops and netbooks.

    However, the majority of people I teach are supporting Fedora/CentOS/RHEL/SLinux systems. Complain they may, but not to me.

    Then again, it's probably because they haven't used any better/different. And I'm not in earshot when they complain.

  • 04-20-2012 3:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Clearly I am insane

    morbiuswilters:
    boomzilla:
    Fedora seems pretty popular elsewhere, too.
    Huh, I didn't know people used Fedora for server systems, I thought it was just used as a desktop.
    Eh...I think you're right. I lost the thread a bit as the original quotes fell off. The RHEL point stands, though. Actually, it might have been your Ubuntu comment. Are there really very many people using Ubuntu for servers?
    I denounce myself for this post
  • 04-20-2012 3:17 PM In reply to

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    boomzilla:
    morbiuswilters:
    boomzilla:
    Fedora seems pretty popular elsewhere, too.
    Huh, I didn't know people used Fedora for server systems, I thought it was just used as a desktop.
    Eh...I think you're right. I lost the thread a bit as the original quotes fell off. The RHEL point stands, though. Actually, it might have been your Ubuntu comment. Are there really very many people using Ubuntu for servers?
    Yes, it's become all-the-rage in the last 4 years. For new servers, that's 99% of what I see. Also, it was sorta the default EC2 distro for a long time. Basically, it's Debian with commercial support..

    Let the healing begin!

  • I may not agree with everything Morbs just said, but he expresses himself in a way that is dignified, respectful, polite and non-threatening!
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