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Comment: Re:Murphy says no. (Score 1) 241

by Culture20 (#47432565) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

say the patch unexpectedly breaks another critical function of the server.

When this happens, it usually takes a lot longer to fix than it takes to drive in to work, because the way it breaks is unexpected. The proper method is to have an identical server get upgraded with this automatic maintenance window method the day before while you're at work or at least hours before the primary system so that you can halt the automatic method remotely before it screws up the primary system. If the service isn't important enough, let your monitoring software wake you up if there's a failure or ignore it until you get in at your normal time. Most of the time, having a regularly well-rested sysadmin is more important to a company than having "light-switch monitoring server three" running between 4AM and 8AM.

Comment: Re:Already happened? (Score 1) 279

by Culture20 (#47421737) Attached to: The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

people who want other people to think that are smart, but aren't actually smart enough to do science, you know: philosophers.

remember kids: philosophers are to science what homeopaths are to medicine.

And also remember that anyone with a Ph.D. in a science field isn't a scientist. They're a doctor of philosophy. Without philosophy, science doesn't exist.

Comment: Re:Pity about systemd (Score 2) 120

by Culture20 (#47407847) Attached to: CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

Init scripts are like BAT files for Windows, a technological baggage from the dumb ages where everything was fine as long as it sort of worked, kinda. Who even knows the sh language fluently? I bet every single unix weenie must google at least once, whenever they are forced to write a shell script. What a pile of junk that language is. Even JavaScript is like a mystical paradise compared to that shit.

You've read it here first folks, Bourne Shell is dead, long live Bourne Again Shell! Or csh, tcsh, zsh, ksh, what have you. Oh, wait; parent is probably advocating for the loss of command lines altogether. Good luck doing stupidly repetitive tasks, sonny.

Comment: Re:better than what we have now (Score 1) 245

I would be in favor of an organized boycot of the upcoming Superman/Batman movie

I would be in favor of a disorganized ignoring of the upcoming Superman/Batman movie just because I expect the movie to stink. DC's movie series start strong but fail fast. It's like the only stories they can do well are origins, and those are pretty boring.

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.