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Comment: Re:2nd phone (Score 1) 364

by Cramer (#47874297) Attached to: Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Right, because taking away a sliver of plastic will totally stop someone from driving. Just look at the stats for "driving without a license". Any technology put in the phone that can be selectively enabled (read: enabled by court order) can be disabled. And good luck getting Cyanogen to add that brain damage to the image. Plus, it's only the **DRIVER** who must be stopped; everyone else in the car is perfectly OK to text while in motion, but such technologies stop them too.

Comment: Re:From the linked article... (Score 1) 463

by Cramer (#47810779) Attached to: Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Then part (e) needs to be removed or amended. There's a very good reason "texting while driving" is illegal pretty much everywhere: it's fucking dangerous. If he needed to respond "immediately" then he should've pulled the damned car over.

(Also note, in NC cops can be assholes and write you a ticket if the car is on but in park because you are still technically "operating" a vehicle.)

Comment: Re:Summary is completely exagerated (Score 1) 98

by Cramer (#47768869) Attached to: Project Zero Exploits 'Unexploitable' Glibc Bug

And to be perfectly fair, the issue hinges on glibc's completely idiotic insistence on free()ing everything at exit() instead of just f'ing exiting. The kernel knows exactly what to return to the free pool and does not depend on, or require, the application to return the memory it requested.

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 2) 826

by Cramer (#47753677) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

SysVinit doesn't have any way to restart services

Yes it does, and it always has. The problem is init didn't start cron. cron was started by a shell script that was started by a shell script that was a one-shot by init. If cron were a "respawn" task in the inittab, it would, indeed, restart it if it exited. (and disable it if it respawned too often.)

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 1) 826

by Cramer (#47753543) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Scope? You've got to be smoking some good shit. As an init system, it's job is to start and stop (and monitor) applications/subsystems. NOT be those subsystems. Start syslog, not replace it. Start login, not replace it. Start ntp, not replace it.

SMF doesn't try to be anything else. And it doesn't 100% eliminate shell scripts -- though they aren't in /etc.

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