That's a trivial fix with standard init scripts. In fact, why take down the interfaces at all, just reboot.
In 21st century, you'll be able to tell the drug dealers because they all carry one-way pagers.
If you dont have hotplug hardware with its udev nonsense, and you don't have a GUI, and your users don't log in interactively to the OS, why do you need systemd and all its crap? init + an rc script to launch $YOUR_APP and you're done.
Of course Memedot has to trash Branson, a businessman, over Musk, a trendy-named dotcom guy with a penchant for electric cars.
The bastard child of a trashy hardware site (i.e. not Anandtech, maybe TH or one of the other lamer ones) and OSNews. Did they round out the article with meaningless, unlabelled graphs?
Agreed, game / set / match, and helping him use the advice you have given to teach the class as well, earns you extra points.
Even with points deducted for smugness...
You win 1 internets.
Believe it or not, I sincerely believe that this introduction was his way of eating the humble pie, in advance - prostrating himself at our altar and asking for help. We should give him a break!
Hooray, getting more plastic knockoff versions of things, produced by slaves (hint: Communism doesn't treat people kindly), with zero regard for the environment, and shipped halfway across the planet.
And that's the root of it. The socialist hatred of profit.