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Comment: Dump SELinux and systemd, make it easier (Score 0) 230

by Gothmolly (#47768295) Attached to: How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

Everyone immediately disables SELinux, and people need to reinvent how they manage the system, all for no real return, unless you're one of the .1% who those technologies are targeted at. Make your system normal Unix, not weird Unix, and people will stay interested. Companies don't like moving targets.

Comment: Not Java, but the people who write it (Score 1) 505

by Gothmolly (#47744531) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

It's a product of its times - with many more "computer science" people in the field, math says you're much more likely to run across crappy ones than you were before. (Not a bell curve issue, the bad ones are more memorable) Add in the H1B headwobble factor, and you have a lot of shitty java code, doing things because it can not because it should. Add in a corporate culture where time to market trumps reliability or maintainability, and you have a management philosophy that rewards the above behaviors.
Java is shitty because the world has turned.

Comment: high food costs will suck up excess capital (Score 1) 150

by Gothmolly (#47719283) Attached to: China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

China has a growing middle class, and a growing class of perpetually single men. They need to stop the middle class from becoming so affluent so quickly (where do you park 400 million cars?), and they need to find jobs for the millions of sad horny guys who could easily become revolutionaries. If the cost of food rises a few percent here and there it bleeds excess capital out of the system, inconveniences a few on the long tail, but as a whole (remember, China thinks long-term, and like a single organism) the economy will be better off.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself. -- A.H. Weiler