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Comment Re:Rest of the world chimes in. (Score 1) 187

Many people who hail the gold standard ignore a simple fact: A gold standard for coins means constant deflation, which is bad in most economic situation, because it gives incentives for hoarding money instead of spending it.


Dude, we've had constant deflation in electronics prices since... well, forever, in electronics terms. Deflation is the norm in a free market, as productivity increases lead to lower prices.

Only governments think it's a bad thing, because they can tax inflation, but can't tax deflation.

Comment Re:Why is this even an issue? (Score 3, Insightful) 358

SJWs are pushing these 'code of conduct' policies on open source projects so they can infiltrate and take over, just as they've done on everything else. This is why you never, ever, accept any of them into an open source project, and laugh when they suggest that you need a 'code of conduct'.

Of course, it doesn't really work with an open source license, since the coders they kick out of their own projects can just fork and start a new one. Except they'll presumably ensure that GPL4 has a section which prohibits cisgendered whitemales from using the code.

Comment Re:Well, at least someone is willing to say it! (Score 1) 572

Yeah, but Jordan's already implied that FreeBSD will be going down a very similar path....

To be fair, I don't think people are complaining about the idea of systemd--getting rid of clunky old init scripts is a good idea--they're complaining that the implementation of systemd seems to be Pulseaudio 2.0.

I mean, my first experience of systemd was when I tried to install CentOS 7, and systemd crashed during the install. Not really a way to give me warm fuzzies.

Comment Re:The message in question: (Score 2) 572

Systemd does make things easier for some people and some tasks, which is why it's been adopted.

Systemd is funded by Redhat, isn't it? How does it make server administration easier?

I've had to work with a Redhat 7 server at work, and all systemd does is force me to learn new ways to do the things I've been doing for years.

Comment Re:I think it's a good idea (Score 1) 674

The usual object to this idea is that no one will want to work, but I would imagine that a stipulation that you're required to do so many hours of community service every week if not working would probably help balance things out a little bit.

'Work or starve'?

Why should I have to work to get my 'basic income'? I have rights!

(And you have just reinvented the huge government bureaucracy you just said you were getting rid of)

Comment Re:Do what? (Score 1) 206

Because NeXT didn't exist in the 90's.

Hint: "commercial CONSUMER operating systems"

We had some NeXT machines where I worked in the 90s. From what I remember, they were both staggeringly slow (due to sticking a 24-bit display on a slow CPU) and staggeringly expensive. I think they were mostly used for viewing pr0n at more than 8 bits per pixel.

Comment Re:Is this a joke? (Score 1) 206

Of course it's a joke. iamacat is just talking about things that could be done on almost any Unix system.

The difference is that my Linux laptop cost about $1,000, whereas, if I remember correctly, the Sun workstation on my desk cost over $25,000.

The options for home users were basically DOS and its clones, Windows 3 and a couple of similar simplistic GUIs, OS/2, and... Linux.

"Everybody is talking about the weather but nobody does anything about it." -- Mark Twain