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Comment: Re:Jean-Pierre Petit (Score 1) 356

by HuguesT (#47991057) Attached to: Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

To a degree. Science is a human activity, and so necessarily flawed. However Jean-Pierre Petit's work is very speculative. There is a critique of his work in the linked page that you give here. It is in bloody french, but the gist of it is that is work is not coherent and not predictive. It does not seem very interesting then. It may be that his work has been rejected for very good reasons.

Authors are not necessarily the best people to be objective about their own work.

Comment: Different kinds of servers (Score 1) 613

by HuguesT (#47814349) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux

FreeBSD is great as a file server, web server, etc. ZFS is totally awesome and stable under freeBSD. It is making progress in Linux (I use it daily) but it is not quite there yet. On the other hand, a compute server or virtual hypervisor does not look too great right now in BSD, because of incomplete NUMA and lack of VM options. Also Linux is not monolithic and Init+runlevels is alive and well. Vote with your feet and choose a distro without systemd or at least init as an option. I'm sure Debian will keep init forever.

Comment: Re: Dangerous virus (Score 4, Informative) 86

by HuguesT (#47792331) Attached to: Scientists Found the Origin of the Ebola Outbreak

It could be for complications. Influenza causes inflammation, which itself creates a happy medium for bacteria in the lungs. It is standard practice to give antibiotics in severe cases of influenza. This does not help against the virus but helps lowering the risk of reinfections. See there.

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