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Comment Re:OMG, thats what they did! (Score 1) 450

Partially right. Except warthogs are fairly intelligent, go like shit off a stick and I for one wouldn't dream of taking one on with a slingshot - or indeed anything less than a Lee Enfield with a WWI bayonet (none of those puffy little things that you can barely open a can with).

And even then I'd be shitting myself. Lions think twice before fucking about with an adult one.

Comment Re:pros and cons (Score 3, Interesting) 450

WW2 went on for 6 years, and you got roughly two generations of planes. I suspect a modern war against a proper opponent might not go on long enough to actually produce new models - you'll fight with what you've got at the start.

P.S. I'm not talking about the scenario where it's over in a few hours.

Comment Re:He has a track record of such things (Score 1) 737

You can't really separate the two. If the two things dbIII (701233) mentioned go tits up it's an inconvenience; you use ifconfig and the like, you do without sound until you reboot.

However if something as major as your init system breaks you could well end up with an unbootable system. Having someone who's known to be a bit of a cowboy fiddling with that doesn't sound prudent to me.

Our OS who art in CPU, UNIX be thy name. Thy programs run, thy syscalls done, In kernel as it is in user!