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Very interesting: is there a reason thongs would need to be frequently replaced in Bulgaria ?
I would add to this thread a comment about certain vending machines in Tokyo, but I think describing them would be in very poor taste (even here on the Lounge).
“Humans are amphibians: half spirit, half animal; as spirits they belong to the eternal world; as animals they inhabit time. While their spirit can be directed to an eternal object, their bodies, passions, and imagination are in continual change, for to be in time, means to change. Their nearest approach to constancy is undulation: repeated return to a level from which they repeatedly fall back, a series of troughs and peaks.” C.S. Lewis
Well I can see 2 benefits for them (despite me being a Microsoft enthusiast!)
- Migrate from Windows XP to Linux, obviously cost mattered
- In house control (they said), well makes sense they probably can benefit from tailor made embedded system on their satelite in a way that was not available on Windows!
And while I think, for example, that WIndows 8 is a great technical achievement (UX not so much I agree), the benefit over Windows XP maybe do not matter that much in a a satelite hey!
Well.. obviously _you_ have no idea what you are talking about. Rob said OpenBSD, not FreeBSD (and while related, they are not the same). If you are going to tell someone that they are a fool, then maybe you shouldn't look like a fool yourself.
And what exactly is wrong with FreeBSD/OpenBSD/*BSD? Based on your obvious ignorance of BSD flavors, I doubt any answer you give would be creditable.
Are you autistic or something? It was an obvious typo. He could've written XYZ instead of OpenBSD, the answer would be the same: they're not upgrading their servers or other systems that would actually warrant and benefit from BSD features, but only a dozen of laptops onboard the ISS.
Hopefully you will understand that Debian is a much more natural choice for that.
Are you trying to insult me or bore me to death? Whatever it is, you're not doing it right. Try sounding less like you've just taken some gender studies course and maybe people will actually take you seriously.
Also don't bother responding or something like that, I'm off this site.
The real reason is ofc that their current support contractor has decided it likes penguin flavored koolaid more than the alternatives.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Do they then have to recompile the kernel of the space station each time a new astronaut is entering the ISS - or are they going to claim that the astronaut is not compatible because he is bashing around???