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Comment: Re:Upstart or Systemd? (Score 1) 459

by LordLimecat (#49556703) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

But if theyre the ones making the packages, they sort of have the say in how those packages are built. That is to say, if you dont like it, build your own packages. It seems perfectly legitimate to me for a software developer to make choices that may have tradeoffs in order to reduce the complexity of the development; this is a pretty common thing in fact.

And if it turns out that the things RedHat is designing their software to do dont meet your needs, I would wonder why you would use Red Hat.

Comment: This is why people get ticked @ apple products (Score 1) 72

by LordLimecat (#49556475) Attached to: Apple's Next Frontier Is Your Body

Apple is a good UI company, and theyre quite good at taking existing technologies and making them more attractive to general consumers. But language like "frontier" implies that Apple blazes new paths. The problem is that if you were to consider the last few years, theres very little apple has innovated.

Apple pay? Preceeded by some 2 years by Google Wallet. Apple watch? Preceeded by a year by Google wear. Their entire iPhone 6 unveil consisted of demoing ideas that had been in wide usage for a year or more by other vendors.

I can understand the excitement, in the same way that BMW or Lexus enthusiasts might get excited over a new model-- but to then act like Lexus is leading the way in automotive engineering would be ridiculous.

Comment: Re:systemd, eh? (Score 0) 459

by LordLimecat (#49545875) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

not the choices of linux users or the linux ecosystem.

Great news, you can pick your ball up and go home to roll your own distro. You dont have to care what RedHat does.

Obviously if package makers start targetting SystemD, that will affect you, but then again you can also make your own packages if you dont like their decision.

Comment: Free speech and trigger warnings, take a pick (Score 4, Insightful) 110

Were it not for the first amendment, there's no doubt in my mind that the people yelling "triggering!" at Christina Hoff Sommers at Oberlin would have sought her prosecution under a law like this. There is a not so fine line that many ignore between opposing cyberbullying and coddling pathetic little weaklings who simply cannot stomach the idea that there are people who hold different, maybe even offensive, views. My view as a free speech partisan is that "safe spaces" need to be smashed as aggressively as the concept of "free speech zones." If someone simply will not leave you alone, that's harassment and warrants a basic sanction under the law. However, no one has a right to not be annoyed or hear things upsetting to them. We as a society should be utterly intolerant of people who expect to be protected from such things. It should be a mark of scorn and shame to be that thin-skinned and publicly notorious for being so.

Ireland is risking a very serious mistake that will hollow out much of its claim to being an open and democratic society if this is passed.

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