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Comment: Re:at least the rationale is good (Score 1) 452

by Carewolf (#47959897) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Regardless of the particulars of this project, it's good people are waking up and realizing what a bloated feature-creeped rube goldberg contraption systemd is, a non-Unix non-Unix-way solution no serious Linux/Unix admin wants, it hinders troubleshooting and configuration. Systemd is what happens when inexperienced people with high IQ fly off on a tagent without engineering ability.

Actually systemd might be bloated, and new and less reliable, but it was the old init system that was rube goldberg machine, it was an ancient well tested and well unstood rube goldberg machine, but it did run a many random independent tools one after the other handing one result to the next sequentially like a rube goldberg machine. Now it is all parallel and all part of the same machine.

Comment: Re:launchd (Score 1) 452

by Carewolf (#47959847) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Plenty of people use OS X to "get things done". About all people "get done" in a satisfactory manner using Linux is network administration.

And software development. Though it works acceptable on Macs too (compared to Windows development), though only when developing for Apple products naturally. Problem is still that productivity on Macs is lower because the OS keep getting in your way, and there is no way of making it stop, because giving power features to power users is not the Apple way.

Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 221

by Carewolf (#47958811) Attached to: Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

Have you ever seen a problem in government where the proposed solution wasn't giving a particular agency more taxpayer money to squander?

Yes(!?), the single most common solution with the current congress, is to "solve" the problem by cutting funding to the agencies they don't like. Which is why so many of them simply doesn't work, and gets worse and worse, as they get punished for their issues by cutting their funding even more.

Comment: Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 471

by Carewolf (#47945201) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

(Somewhat related: according to a Reuters poll, one in four Americans want their state to secede from the union.)

Didn't South Park point out that 1 in 4 Americans are idiots?

At least in polls they are. Ask any question, no matter how stupid and one in four Americans will support it. I think it is safe to say: One in four Americans are either idiots or trolling. I could believe either or even both.

Too bad there is so low support for independence though. I think US politics would work better if the states could have their own two party separation and could try different legislation and FAIL instead of being bailed out. Europe has it's share of "challenged" southern states, but it is pretty obvious which nations are succesful and which are not. Also though nepotism imight behigher, monetary corruption is smaller in smaller nations.


U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music' 349

Posted by Soulskill
from the good-luck-with-that dept.
Squiff writes U2 and Apple are apparently collaborating on a new, "interactive format for music," due to launch in "about 18 months." (A direct interview is available at Time, but paywalled.) Bono said the new tech "can't be pirated" and will re-imagine the role of album artwork. Marco Arment has some suitably skeptical commentary: "Full albums are as interesting to most people today as magazines. Single songs and single articles killed their respective larger containers. ... This alleged new format will cost a fortune to produce: people have to take the photos, design the interactions, build the animations, and make the deals with Apple. Bono’s talking point about helping smaller bands is ridiculous ... There's nothing Apple or Bono can do to make people care enough about glorified liner notes. People care about music and convenience, period. As for “music that can’t be pirated”, I ask again, what decade is this? That ship has not only sailed long ago, but has circled the world hundreds of times, sunk, been dragged up, turned into a tourist attraction, went out of business, and been gutted and retrofitted as a more profitable oil tanker."

Comment: Re:So influence is the most important? (Score 1) 192

by Carewolf (#47944287) Attached to: On Independence for Scotland:

Joining the EU again will not be as easy as many may think. The EU still has to welcome them in, and not every EU power may be that eager to reward an independence movement like Scotland's. Spain in particular won't want to encourage Catalonia to do the same.

Not true, we already have precedence. New independent territories remain part of EU after seceding. Don't believe the UK and Spanish FUD on the matter.

Comment: Re:Jews (Score 1) 85

by Carewolf (#47943613) Attached to: Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

"Ashkenazi Jews, had more Near East ancestry than anticipated" What!? Off the cuff I'd think they would have 100% Near Eastern ancestry. How much did they anticipate? Apparently a number less than 100.

I would have expected close to but not quite 100% German and Polish. Considering most Ashkenazi look in every way Polish and German and spoke a German dialect, the original semetic genes are likely thin.

Comment: Re:Sanity... (Score 1) 503

by Carewolf (#47941615) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

a foundational principle for justice in the US is that it's better for ten guilty men to go free than one innocent man to go to prison. Another principle is it's legal for a man to protect himself and his family. it's not really a grey area. America, love it or leave it.

Why bring the US into it? That is the founding principles of justice and used everywhere which is why the US copied the idea.

Comment: Re:Sanity... (Score 1) 503

by Carewolf (#47941567) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Law enforcement began as [any given region's] largest street gang, long before recorded history.

You mean that that was in the brief period where it was a relatively popular idea to make law enforcement something better than that

Bullshit. Don't make up your own history. Police is a modern invension, and guards that came before them were often privately hired or worked for a city which is usually run as some sort of republic. Even if you include the state, and the army, many nations started by democratically electing their kings (Most of north-west europe for one).

Comment: Re:Misleading slashdot headline (Score 5, Insightful) 380

by Carewolf (#47926905) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

As usual, the headline is misleading. What's less usual is that they totally undersensationalized the news.

Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd
Torvalds: UNIX Philosophy is Obsolete

I think you missed the micro-kernel vs macro-kernel debate that happened when Linux was born. That Linus likes things more monolithic and practical is OLD news.

Comment: Re:Why is this legal in the U.S.? (Score 1) 149

as a non-american, your country probably has\makes the same deal with major industries, you probably just dont know about it

Yes, but it is bending the general rules that apply to everybody in a direction that is helpful to specific major industries. Making rules that only apply to a named individuals or entities is specifically outlawed by most constitutions. Sure there is still lobbying and the effects of it, but not this overt, out in the open, blantent corruption.

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