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Comment: Re:Battle for mindshare, or for page hits? (Score 1) 319

by Electricity Likes Me (#49086147) Attached to: Java Vs. Node.js: Epic Battle For Dev Mindshare

Browserify lets me write a server, import modules with npm, then require() them in my clientside Javascript and have everything be automatically pulled in by npm. It means I can move logic client to server side trivially. node.js is a huge benefit to rapid web app development. I don't know that I'd implement heavy business logic in it, but when you're building a web app the client and server are fairly intimately tied together.

That's a level of seamless you just can't get from any other combination.

Comment: Re:Choice is good. (Score 1) 755

by Electricity Likes Me (#49065297) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System

There are CONSTANT statements that if you do not use systemd you will not be able to use primary Linux distros in the future, because all software will supposedly be gobbled up by it as a dependency...

Okay. Now ask yourself why. No really think about it. What functionality does systemd offer for user facing software that makes it a dependency. Certainly not it as an init system, or its logging, or ntp, or any of the many other things it does.

I don't know the answer to this, but once you narrow it down you're on the way to resolving the issue. Software doesn't depend on systemd, it implements some feature that systemd provides. If everyone is so dead set against systemd then it should be fairly straight forward to provide a shim that exposes the required APIs so that your software is happy. That is typically how dependencies work.

Kind of like how one of uselessd's goals is to get Gnome working without any systemd connection. Based on the amounts of complaints there has to be at least 10000 developers working on the problem right now.

Isn't libsystemd a shim library? Isn't that it's whole point? Since you know, it gets installed without the rest of systemd by software which wants to connect to systemd if it's running but otherwise ignore it?

Comment: Re:glad to know judge got 28 federal years, until (Score 5, Insightful) 215

by Electricity Likes Me (#49015127) Attached to: Silk Road Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty After Federal Sting

This attitude is part of everything that's wrong with the prison system. The idea that prisoners should be relied upon and expected to met out additional extrajudicial punishment to other prisoners. The idea that prison rape is "ok" because it's happening to other prisoners.

Comment: Re:Lasers are easy to stop (Score 1) 517

by Electricity Likes Me (#48998509) Attached to: The US Navy Wants More Railguns and Lasers, Less Gunpowder

Also speed means the laser doesn't need to be highly destructive. There's absolutely no problem with simply locking a suitably powerful laser on a target and firing it continuously until the target undergoes a failure, because so long as your tracking is working you pretty much will never miss - there's 0 effective flight time on terrestrial scales.

Comment: Re:Double Irish (Score 1) 825

Your argument is "the Sovereign should have all the power he wants, and every whim indulged, because the only other choice is anarchy, and life there is nasty brutish and short." Hobbes' Leviathan. The opposing political philosophy was voiced be Locke. Have you heard of him? Much of the US Declaration of Independence was copied from Locke's works.

What do you think it says that this nation was founded on the principle that your simple-minded view was so wrong that it's worth going to war over?

Your nation is a democracy. Represented by the people. If its not that, then it doesn't matter what you think. But you seem to think it is that. In which case, taxes go to the people, and for the provision of their needs.

Comment: Re:Double Irish? TAX ALL FOREIGNERS!!! (Score 1) 825

Keep on chugging that koolaid. But there's no possible way Apple Australia earns $6 billion locally, with our local 20% corporate tax rate, yet somehow only pays $80.3 million in taxes.

It's bullshit, and everybody knows it. Except you, apparently.

"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *can* you believe?!" -- Bullwinkle J. Moose