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Comment: Re:sage (Score 1) 209

by dbIII (#49558447) Attached to: The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

And who answers questions about the lectures?

Nobody, that's only for traditionalist nations that make things or do things instead of providing kiddies with childcare while they do the important tasks of networking so some can be bankers and Hollywood stars while the rest get thrown away.
Cost cutting and appearance take a priority over supplying a useful education.
We laughed at the Reagan era "ebonics", but now take a look at youtube for 1970s science clips aimed at small children and you'll see how badly things have been dumbed down since then for everyone.

Comment: Re:My summary on systemd (Score 1) 379

by jbolden (#49557965) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

You had just claimed they didn't exist, that it was "utter bullshit" that "process management was part of most of the commercial Unixes and improved them considerably". That they didn't exist.

As for things like daemontools working well... service A depends on B which depends on C. B starts having problems and needs to restart:

i) What should the system do about A? How does it get notified?
ii) How the the connection to C reestablished when B is restarted?

That sort of chain can't be handled. Daemontools can restart the simplest services but is structurally unable to handle the complexity of interdependencies. That's not a question of being clumsy or stupid. High volume vs, low volume has nothing to do with additional complexity in process management. And if you had extensive experience you would know that. I think you need to stop throwing around words like stupid, clumsy, bullshit and your claims to extensive experience and rather read about process management and why system administrators want it.

Comment: Re:Sounds like Hugo Gernsback's "teleducation" (Score 1) 209

by gweihir (#49557423) Attached to: The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

Which failed. All attempts using more modern technology have also failed. I can conclude conclude that some group of educators is insane: They are trying the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome. It may also be a factor, that the "Peter principle" was discovered in the educational field and only latter found to apply elsewhere as well.

Comment: Still nonsense (Score 2) 209

by gweihir (#49557409) Attached to: The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

This has been "envisioned" time and again for at least half a century. It always fails. Sure, most teachers are not really good, but as it turns out, they are a lot better than a good one on a TV screen. Distance education works only for those that can also self-learn. That experience has been made by distance educators time and again, whether snail-mail and paper, email, TV, videos or interactive virtual classrooms were used. For most peoples, an educator that is not physically there does not cut it.

This whole thing is only intended to make education a lot cheaper, not better. And it fails at that.

Comment: Re:Debian Systemd SJWs (Score 1) 379

by gweihir (#49557377) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

Part of being a moral adult is not doing whatever you want, but doing the part of what you want that won't harm others. Most so-called adults ain't, they're just old people.

Very much this. Quite a few of these old people have the self-restraint of children and ethics worse than many children. This is why greed and fear rules the world and nearly destroyed it a couple of times.

Comment: Re:My summary on systemd (Score 1) 379

by gweihir (#49557359) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

Sure these things exist. But the are not _needed_ at all as part of the init-system and they are not needed to be the same for all daemons on the system either.

For example, DJB's daemontools work perfectly well (they are only "cludgy" if you are clumsy or stupid). I have done some special-purpose variants myself, one of which worked reliably for a real-time high-volume data collection task for more than a decade. The claim that anything like systemd is needed here is a pure lie, plain and simple.

Comment: Re:My summary on systemd (Score 1) 379

by jbolden (#49556701) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

AIX System Resource Controller
Solaris Service Management Facility
Linux had a bunch of cludgy systems like daemon tools.

Etc... So you don't know what you are talking about those things most certainly exist.

As for faster boot times ... your claim was what systemd does not one feature it had in 2010. Initial state during boot to running state with daemons states is just one of the states that systemd manages that most certainly is not the entirety or even the primary drivers of its functions.

Comment: Re:My summary on systemd (Score 1) 379

by gweihir (#49556511) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

As somebody that has worked with several commercial Unixes, I can only call your statement utter bullshit. Sure, some special-purpose server-only installations where software done by incompetent people needs to run may actually have that need, but that is not the target systemd is aiming for. At all. And aren't you forgetting that that systemd is usually advertised with "faster boot-times!" to the masses? You must have misplaced your shill-instruction sheet.

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