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Comment: Re:kinda dissapointed... (Score 1) 171 171

Are you saying that "systemd" means many different things?

Because that seems to be its first problem, and one that should be easy to correct in the next month or so. A minor change will bring on a publicity firestorm, so do it right the first time.

Putting the onus on people who read the same word in multiple contexts to learn more, seems like too much to expect at this point. It's obviously not working, and there are more reasons, but that seems to be a sticking point.

Overloading can be confusing. We know this from C++, and lots of other places, but apparently haven't learned it. Or rather, I have, but lots of people haven't. Q.E.D.

Comment: Re:Swedish quote (Score 0) 171 171

We can trust Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia that Any Dumbass Can Edit, or we can have yet another Ask Linus where 100 idiots ask whether telling a fucking idiot she/he's a fucking idiot is wrong and a nincompoop of tards try to get Linus on record as saying whatever they like or don't.

I'm picking on you, Brave Named One, because picking on AC is just too easy. AC who claims to be native and quotes EN Wikipedia is just, I don't know, a bulging fuckhat full of cumdumpster food. You, on the other hand, have a complete lack of relevant credentials to be ridiculed. So here we find ourselves.

Comment: Re:linux hard to install and use for desktop users (Score 1) 171 171

I love to give open source a hard time, because most of its advocates (who are generally not contributors, but rather evangelists) are blind to the bad sides.

But, pretty much anything Linux is rock-solid and quite user friendly since my brother sent me a CD in 1997 or so. If I didn't have a penchant for certain aspects of Windows, and a strong muscle memory for short-cuts (which I realize can be customized, but I also made a previous point), I would have no reason to use anything other than Linux.

And I say that knowing that there are problems with some major Desktop Environments and some minor annoyances with other window managers.

I have several Live CDs available in case I need to resolve a Windows issue. And it works, every time.

Comment: Re:Unhealthy society. Not just in business or tech (Score 2) 178 178

I have experience since 2002 with 4 different Fortune 150 or less businesses, and not once seen anything like this.

I *have* seen people saying "I'm too busy" and working exactly 40 hours, but you can't justify hiring more people when you are getting 90% of the work done in 40 hours. Maybe if you have more than 10 people to cover a single role, but even large companies tend towards smaller teams, perhaps with more managers than are necessary. So you generally don't have enough work to justify a new hire.

I also know people who worked at other Fortune 500 or less companies, at least 10 with enough detail to be sure that they have not seen anything like what you describe.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but I do think you're in the wrong job market if you think this is bullshit.

Someone else delivers more value or growth, that's a problem with either your skill set or their desire to burn out. And I would not want to hire someone who looks like they will be a burnout in 5 years.

Go job hunting now, and get out of whatever network you are in, because you sound trapped by your own ignorance.

Comment: Re:Bad science? (Score 1) 178 178

Before some armchair asshat brands you as bipolar, consider that depression is a natural result of effectively burning out the anxiety receptors/generators.

Too much stress, and you either lack the stress hormone generation, or you are desensitized to its effects.

Untreated anxiety results in depression. For some, that means a trip to the doc for some meds. For others, it means time to do something exciting, like start a new company.

Serial startups may be self medication. It may seem like you are coping well, but it may be a coping mechanism to make up for things you are missing.

At some point, and it may not be you in particular, but many in the same position will have something give out. Physical or mental health or something else, it doesn't matter. Basically anyone living in a first world country (by any definition) already has an abnormal life, and living on the edge is really just taking an extra chance. I suspect there is no real "issue" here other than people deciding that "toughing it out" is somehow "being true to yourself". The normal stressors of modern living plus the added stress of putting your life on the line, basically, eventually put people like you at higher risk.

If you wear sun screen, watch your diet, or in any fashion try to look after your physical body, but neglect your mental health, it seems you are willing to accept an abnormal life as normal, when it's not. To individuals, yes, but to humans in general not in any sense normal.

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 514 514

It is caused by poorly written programs that run as admin and write to the registry each time they run. So you run the app 200 days a year and it creates 200 forks of the registry that need to launch in parallel at startup :-)

I'm concerned about your mental health. This doesn't make any sense, doesn't map to any files on my drive, nor any performance traces, nor really anything in the real world. Seek help.

Comment: Re:Security team (Score 2) 514 514

"IT is there to help people do whatever it is you do, not the other way around."

That's how you see it, not how IT, nor Management, nor lots of other orgs see it. WMIPRSRV and SCCM kick off a 5 o'clock because that's "close of business". It makes getting out of the office late difficult because:

1) WMIPRSRV and SCCM use a lot of disk I/O
2) Windows NT kernel sucks at heavy I/O
3) I'm trying to finish something quickly when the computer is slower than normal
4) It is close of business, and you should have finished what you were doing

#1 is a design decision. #2 is architectural. #3 is situational. #4 is management deciding when business hours are, and IT deciding that "after business hours" is when heavy I/O operations should run, especially if they have to have staff present "just in case" and would prefer not to have staff later than necessary.

IT's support role is just, in other words, a small part of the decision chain.

Comment: Re:No Organizations (Score 1) 268 268

Oh, that's right up the "entitled bitch" category.

Investors can buy into an IPO, supporting a business, or they can by shares on the secondary market, call themselves "investors" or "contributors to the GDP", and be worth exactly what I crapped into the toilet.

Investing money in a business is a dead end, given the highs of the market. Some bubble is about to burst, and you have to be lucky or an insider to profit.

Did you ever study History, specifically the Renaissance period? Because Patreon is exactly that, but distributed so that numerous non-rich people can support a worthy artist.

I guess you're just an ignorant idiot. Many work their asses off to suck money from the economy for the benefit of no one. Investors occasionally invest in an IPO, but more frequently engage in after-market trading, which benefits no one but either the IPO investors, or themselves, or most likely both.

Surely you know how an IPO, stock market, and investments in general work?

Comment: Re:Prime Scalia - "Words no longer having meaning" (Score 1) 591 591

"This wasn't a 5-4 split, it was 6-3."

"In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent"

I guess CNN is wrong.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/26/...

Or Fox.

"But in a 5-4 ruling, the court held that the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples and to recognize such marriages performed in other states. "

http://www.foxnews.com/politic...

"We have these splits because..."

That's never happened before. Please, elucidate. Partisan? I read the dissenting opinions, and the joinings. Have you? Have you thought about what you read?

Comment: Re:Functional languages? (Score 1) 382 382

"Particularly I'm wondering if he has any interest in Rust or Go, since they are actually targeting themselves at lower levels."

Context is a thing, and it should be understood. Having Rust or Go as an option in a distro is completely go-ahead (not for me, but for distro maintainers).

I understood the "lower levels" aspect to apply to 1) Linus as a programmer 2) Linus as a kernel maintainer 3) lower levels as kind of a thing where performance, binary compatibility perchance, and 3) fuck you

Comment: Re:Systemd (Score 1) 382 382

Goddammit you ignorant retard, didn't you read my entire post before replying? Of course not, because this is DashSlot where retards convene.

Because the very next sentence was "Oh, guess not." It was sarcasm. I'm sure you can find a translation of what that word means in your native language, but it means you didn't understand me at all, and if you had read further, you might have understood, unless you were a FUCKING RETARDED PIECE OF SHIT,

Or maybe you just overlooked something, which I have done, and will not fault you for. But mostly the above, unless you are a decent person, and then I hope you learned something.

Comment: Re:Alternately ... (Score -1, Redundant) 70 70

So... at some point we won't understand that newspeak is newspeak?

Look, most of these idiots on DashSlot can't comprehend that the first two words of their post have already been addressed by the first two words of The Fucking Article. First hit will be "Supreme Commander" but you will find more if you look at my posts.

Do you think there will be no platform to object to Newspeak? Do you think Dice will just shut down this quasi-profitable cesspool? Okay, the last one is basically a business plan, but the first question is in play.

Still, we must âoetrust, but verify.â We need to ensure that Charter will not lose its way after taking over Time Warner and becoming four times larger. Thatâ(TM)s where merger commitments come in. In its legal application filed today with the FCC, Charter makes its case that the merger will benefit the public, and offers several legally enforceable commitments.

Do you take drugs that are illegal in a lot of countries?

In fact, in the end, I personally wrote the commitments. For the first time, Iâ(TM)d like to lay out what those commitments are and why I think they is so strong... Charter is accepting almost all of the orderâ"the bright line rules and interconnection mandates. (We will get to the âoegeneral conduct rule,â where Charter is accepting a variation.)

Go argue about the variation, but your tin foil hat wearing ass is going to have to actually read The Fucking Article and post something legitimate in response. Otherwise, you deserve to be modded to oblivion and shot in the tits and/or balls. I'm guessing tits. But be specific, or fuck off back to Retardistan.

Comment: Re:Functional languages? (Score 1) 382 382

Linux can be ported anywhere, but the complexity increases if you include other languages as part of the kernel.

Linux is self-hosting in C. There is very little to do in the way of porting, relatively speaking. And by that I mean there is a lot, but you don't have to rewrite giant chunks of the thing.

Would you want to have to implement a minimal compiler for C, or minimal compilers for Rust/Go and C?

Or maybe you mean: Include a native back-end for gcc and let the front-end do the work? I can see value in possibly having a first stage compiler that allows compilation of a Rust/Go compiler/interpreter at the second stage, but that seems complicated.

I admit that at this point I'm kind of confused about how you see this working. Someone with many years in C and assembly, and to be able to judge the quality, performance, effectiveness, and overall do-I-give-a-fuck-tiveness of a patch in a new language?

Comment: Re:Rigor and developments (Score 1) 382 382

I expect you know something about running a Linux development project, hcs_$reboot (1536101)? Oh no, wait, that's Linus, and until you have his 20+ years in doing so, you should shut up and color like a good boy instead of wasting our fucking time on idiotic questions like this.

I should be spending my time reading, learning from, and responding to, intelligent points made by intelligent people. But instead here I am with your horseshit and drivel. If you give a shit about posting on DashSlot, then by all means learn what it is to post on DashSlot. Otherwise do us all a favor and take up a more useful career, like being an organ donor.

Sincerely,
-Linux Torbalds

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.

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