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+ - systemd team forks the Linux kernel->

Submitted by Celarent Darii
Celarent Darii (1561999) writes "The systemd developers have occasionally bumped heads with developers working on other projects, perhaps most notably Linus Torvalds, lead developer of the Linux kernel. Since systemd's init software works to bring the operating system on-line at boot time, systemd needs to work closely with the kernel and this can cause problems. In fact, some conflict and proposed solutions have resulted in at least one systemd developer getting banned from contributing to the Linux kernel.

Now it appears as though the systemd developers have found a solution to kernel compatibility problems and a way to extend their philosophy of placing all key operating system components in one repository. According to Ivan Gotyaovich, one of the developers working on systemd, the project intends to maintain its own fork of the Linux kernel. "There are problems, problems in collaboration, problems with compatibility across versions. Forking the kernel gives us control over these issues, gives us control over almost all key parts of the stack.""

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Comment: Re:Only mostly dead? (Score 2) 308

by Celarent Darii (#49371651) Attached to: Attempted Breach of NSA HQ Checkpoint; One Shot Dead

Well, there's "almost dead", which Miracle Max can still cure, as opposed to "all dead" when all that's left is search their pockets for loose change.

Then there is "mostly dead" which you can have all day and still foil the plan of your adversaries.

It seems to me that the poor saps who tried to invade the NSA went from "mostly dead" to "almost dead" to "all dead" in very short succession. Thus they are a special class of "dead dead".

Comment: Re:Ditch the White House (Score 1) 175

Still way too small for the size of the US Govt.

Seriously, a modern state needs some modern buildings.

Plus the so-called 'curtains' in the blue room are so tacky - they are painted on the wall. Not only is it cheap, but it looks gross.

The White House was built to try to impress the 18th century folks that we *maybe* had some class. It was cheap shit that we just sort of faked even back then. Let's build something worthy of the most powerful nation on earth.

Comment: Ditch the White House (Score 4, Interesting) 175

For that kind of money it would be more economical to actually build a real work residence for the president. Why stay in a 18th century mansion when you can build a modern facility with serious infrastructure. Keep the White House for tourists and perhaps as a museum or special press meetings, but let real work take place in a secure environment that is actually designed for the modern state.

But I guess 8 million for a full-scale doll house is better for morale.

Comment: Re:Alarming trend. (Score 2) 37

by Celarent Darii (#49361513) Attached to: European Commission Will Increase Use of Open Source Software

On the contrary, not all OSS software is immediately useful to the task at hand. Someone has to install it, maintain it, and eventually rewrite it or add to it in order that it fulfils government requirements.

This is what you do in industry, it won't be much different. Perhaps there won't be any more cubical farms of coders (thank God), but there will be work for small teams all the time to add a feature or provide a patch.

What is even better is that they will be government jobs, which are about as secure as you can get. If I could get a government job coding, I would be a very happy person.

Comment: Re:Who's being censored? (Score 1) 54

by Celarent Darii (#49360217) Attached to: Notel Media Player Helps North Koreans Skirt Censorship

You must be new here.....

On Slashdot, breaking news is at least a week late.
On Slashdot, we don't comment on the news, but on the duplicate story.
On Slashdot, we don't even read the article. It's much better trolling in comments.
On Slashdot, we already have opinions so the actual news doesn't really matter

Maybe the *ancients* could add some...

Comment: MOST IMPORTANT (Score 1) 296

by Celarent Darii (#49357123) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Makes Some Code Particularly Good?

Code has to be AVAILABLE - this is the most important. That means it must be OPEN SOURCE.

If it is CRAPPY code, it can be MADE BETTER if it is open source.
If it is INEFFICIENT code, it can be REWRITTEN if it is open source
If it is HARD TO UNDERSTAND code, it can be COMMENTED if it is open source.

So any code that is OPEN SOURCE, even if it is crappy, inefficient and hard to understand, can be improved.

But any code that is CLOSED is absolutely useless in my opinion.

Comment: Re:TSA checks still useless (Score 3, Interesting) 378

by Celarent Darii (#49356953) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

And Shakespeare came so very close to doing so:

HAMLET [...] we fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots. Your fat king and your lean beggar is but variable service, two dishes, but to one table; that's the end.

POINS [Henry IV, part 1] .... there are pilgrims going to Canterbury with rich offerings and traders riding to London with fat purses.

As a matter of fact, the Oxford English Dictionary says that Barclay wins the honor for using fatly first.

Some beast agayne, styll leane and poore is sene Though it fatly fare, within a medowe grene.

Magnificent thing, the English language, so fatly adorned with so many words.

Comment: Not much of a coincidence (Score 5, Interesting) 157

by Celarent Darii (#49231393) Attached to: Strange Stars Pulse To the Golden Mean

The two numbers Phi and Pi are actually related by trigonometry, so it is hardly surprising that they would show up in a ratio concerning the rotation of stars.

If you divide a circle into 5 sections of 2*Pi/5 each you will get the five points of a pentagon, whose dimensions are all based on phi relationships [i.e. the Golden Mean]. Thus one can state:

2 * cos (Pi / 5) = Phi or
2 * sin (Pi / 5) = sqrt ( 3 - Phi )

or even better:

Pi = 5 arccos (Phi / 2)

that is,

Phi = 1 - 2 * cos (3 * Pi / 5)

So it is not entirely strange that the simple harmonic motion of a star could be expressed as some ratio of Phi.

It's all numbers, numbers all the way down.

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. -- Edmund Burke