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Comment: Re:Opposition is from a small elite (Score 1) 541

the most universally relevant reason being that systemd has a HUGE attack surface. the other reasons all feed into this one issue, it's a blaring and blindingly bright security issue.

Do you really believe that IBM, Oracle, RedHat, HP, CenturyLink, ... are not going to be addressing security problems if and when they emerge?

with thinking like that, you might as well start using Windows because Microsoft will fix it too. the point is that it's a needless complexity that increases the risk of critical/exploitable bugs occurring.

Comment: Re:Opposition is from a small elite (Score 3, Interesting) 541

I dont see an issue with systemd,

the issue isnt with systemd per se, the issue is systemd becoming a dependency of things that should not require it. for example, since systemd decided to eat udev, that means that every package that used udev now needs systemd. if you use any of the major desktops, it is a requirement. one the upside, it's fuelling the development of other desktops environments.

... let people who do not want systemd simply configure their system either so that systemd will start regular sys v init or bsd type scripts, or let them change /bin/init to point to the alternatifve init system of their choice.

there is a problem with that, it means systemd is running. there is an additional opposition to systemd itself, the most universally relevant reason being that systemd has a HUGE attack surface. the other reasons all feed into this one issue, it's a blaring and blindingly bright security issue.

btw, if you are GNOME2/MATE holdout trying to escape systemd like me, consider using LxQt. it's still a work in progress but it's usable as an everyday desktop environment.

LxQt repo (works with debian jessie):

deb http//ppa.launchpad.net/lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily/ubuntu/ utopic main

Comment: Re:We've been selling these since 2010 (Score 1) 38

For now 3D printing only seems to have two real advantages: versatility (especially important if you only have the space/budget for a few manufacturing tools), and the ability to create geometry that is essentially impossible with any other manufacturing process.

not true at all! a huge advantage is the price of making a one-off part. $1K for a mold you are only going to use once is very prohibitive.

Comment: easy solution (Score 1) 322

by Gravis Zero (#48398249) Attached to: MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

cut out the bliss point bullshit that makes your products addictive and everyone will be doing better. fewer people will develop type II diabetes and you will have a viable long term strategy. what's that? you dont want to affect your profits despite being a sound strategy? hmm, sounds like you are the problem.

Comment: Re:News Flash! Company makes bold inflated claim! (Score 1) 91

by Gravis Zero (#48381789) Attached to: Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

price is a property of a product.

I don't agree. I've seen non-computer related products that were built to last. They lasted 5 times longer then their competitors, but cost twice as much.

In the end, they weren't commercially successful because cheap beat everything else in this market segment. However, I still wouldn't call them poor products. It's simply that people either didn't value or couldn't evaluate the product.

you seem to have a complete lack of understanding of the difference between an item and a product.

good day.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..." -- Isaac Asimov

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