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Comment: Re:good (Score 1) 188

by drinkypoo (#48194205) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

You are an idiot if you think that the North Vietnamese citizenry defeated the US war machine without serious superpower backing of their own.

Who says that American insurgents couldn't get some backing? The proliferation of weapons across the country is meant to make taking the citizenry expensive, not impossible. But people want to claim otherwise to support the assertion that taking away the guns makes sense if the purpose of the second amendment is a hedge against tyranny.

I don't think the founders ever foresaw the development of world-destroying weapons. But then, I doubt they would have seen wisdom in their construction.

Comment: Re:This could be really good for Debian (Score 1) 460

by drinkypoo (#48194183) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

I just gave you an example, and you ask for examples? What are you, stupid?

Your problem was not a problem with init. Systemd will not solve the problem where you need NFS to boot, and NFS shits itself because it is shit.

Give us an actual example where init itself caused you a problem, or admit that you're just making shit up so that you can justify new and shiny. You're calling me stupid for insisting that you provide an actual example of a failure of init when what you provided was an example of a failure of the networking setup which could have also occurred with systemd if you misconfigured it. Now, provide an actual example of a failure of init, or if this was somehow init's fault (did it really start two init scripts at once all on its lonesome, or did the first script exit before it was done?) then explain that, and don't just describe a problem with scripts (which could also happen by misconfiguring a unit file) or with a daemon. From your description, it sounds a lot more to me like a problem with your distribution's network setup system, whatever that looks like.

Comment: Re:Doesn't anybody notice the operative word here? (Score 1) 416

by drinkypoo (#48194131) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

That word isn't child, it isn't anime, it isn't pornography. It is computer.

And anyone who thinks about it for a moment and doesn't see this for what this is, class warfare

the majority of the world is walking around with computers in their pockets, there is no class warfare here, unless you had a point but were very far from it in your comment

Comment: Re:Simpsons Movie? (Score 1) 416

by drinkypoo (#48194115) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

I have to wonder how the judge draws the line between something like this conviction and, say, the Simpsons Movie, where Bart is rocking some full frontal on the big screen.

There's a difference, for sure -- one is funny and clearly a cartoon, whereas one sounds like it's purposefully sexualizing children.

right, but when people propose to ban virtual child porn because they argue that it promotes child abuse, they have to propose banning depictions like the one you mention, because that depiction could be used by someone for sexual gratification, and/or it could arouse those desires in them. Sure, it's a crude representation, but there are cruder ones on cave walls that we seem to be able to recognize.

Comment: Re:Moral Imperialism (Score 1) 416

by drinkypoo (#48194049) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

They want something different than the common-carriers rules, because it is "not like the phone system which used only one application."

Right, but that's actually a lie. It is exactly like the phone system which used only one application. In the case of the phone system that application was transmission of sound, and in the case of the internet system that application is transmission of packets. If you argue that these packets' different nature makes them fundamentally different applications, then you must also argue that carrying data on a modem call over the phone system is a fundamentally different application, and then you cannot state that the phone system used only one application. In fact, it had two, and yet they were treated exactly identically. That is, in fact, a strong argument in favor of net neutrality.

Comment: Re: Moral Imperialism (Score 1) 416

by drinkypoo (#48194031) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

The constitution is crystal clear about many things that the judges, in explicit violation of their oaths, have made mean something else entirely. Previous poster is quite correct. The experiment failed.

The experiment by a bunch of white male land owners, most of them slave owners, succeeded brilliantly. Its goal was to determine whether it was possible to use jingoism (nee patriotism) and bullshit to fool the subjects of rule into believing that they hold the reins of power. Guess who still runs the country? A bunch of white male land owners, who are now actually in charge of something superior to slavery for their purposes: corporatism. They buy the laws, and we follow the laws. They've criminalized homelessness, and used the government to buy over 25% of the nation's land for the purposes of their exploitation in the form of the Bureau of Land Management. Rather than homesteading it and handing it to private citizens, homesteading was suspended so that this land could be raped wholesale. It's allegedly held in our interest, but those who've tried to (for example) use some of it to build a thermal-solar plant found that it was only available for mining coal, drilling oil, running cattle on land which was deliberately deforested for that purpose and therefore preventing it from becoming reforested, and the like.

Comment: Re:UNIX Philosophy (Score 2) 460

by drinkypoo (#48194003) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Unix wasn't even born with the now basic concept of "piping", it was a development over time.

It was an extremely early development, introduced before Unix was introduced to the world at large. That's why it's described in the first edition of "The Unix Programming Environment". Describing piping as a johnny-come-lately feature of Unix is disingenuous.

The systemd developers really did their homework well when designing the systemd log implementation

No. Maybe the log file implementation, but they didn't even get that right. An error in the file means the whole thing is useless. Also, binary logs are just plain wrongheaded, period, end of story, if they are not in a format which common tools can already read. If you don't agree, then we can't agree. You simply don't understand the problem of trying to deal with potentially corrupt binary logs on another computer entirely, which is a real scenario. On occasion I have to resort to pulling the disk and slapping it into something else for analysis, and I shouldn't need special tools for that. I should be able to use anything lying around.

I'm not against also having binary logs, I can see the potential benefits. However, it makes no sense whatsoever to just chuck them into a bunch of loose files anyway. Doing that doesn't solve the organizational problem of having a bunch of files lying around. The same data that goes into the text logs should go into an RDBMS. Then I could really do something with the data. systemd's binary log files actually represent a failure in the form of a missed opportunity, and not a rational evolution.

Further, there's no reason why the logging daemon should be tied to the init daemon at all. If this init daemon is so wonderful, reliable, and good at starting processes in order, then it should be able to kick off any logging daemon, wait until it is running and accepting log messages, and then continue booting, perhaps after delivering the boot time log messages to the logging daemon. Want to argue that we need a new syslogd with binary logging? Fine. But where's the argument that it should be married to init?

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 460

by drinkypoo (#48193959) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Imagine the 'fun' if you need to boot to a rescue disk, chroot into the server filesystem and bring up services while you fix a problem.

Who has to imagine? You can experience this right now with MacOS, which also has a unified system-starting daemon. And if it shits itself, you have to take all the steps manually. In early OSX you had a handful of commands to issue to get the system to boot past single-user mode, now there's just one, and god help you.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 2) 460

by drinkypoo (#48193945) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

On a desktop, systemd and firewalld make sense, [...] For a server, one wants reliability and security above all.

Sigh. On my desktop, I want reliability and security above all. People who don't want that are part of the problem. I chose a server-class OS as a desktop OS specifically because that's what I wanted! Now a bunch of wankers who can't figure out shell scripting want to replace that simplicity and durability with something fragile and complicated, and then they want to claim that I am the one with the problem when I complain.

The one thing that has kept the epic fails out of UNIX is the fact that the OS is made out of a lot of little subsystems. Replace bash with busybox, not that many programs would notice. Replace /bin/yes with busybox's yes... who cares. However, systemd breaks this philosophy. If something breaks, I can't just rename the binary, link in the busybox equivalent, and call it done. I'm dead in the water until a patch comes out,

And is that really what you want for your desktop PC? Me, I want it to work, and I want that work to be secure. That's why I maintain a Linux system even though I spend a lot of time in Windows. I sure don't do my banking there, and I don't even trust it to boot when I need it. I've got too much experience with the opposite happening. I don't want Linux turned into Windows, or MacOS. We have Windows and MacOS for that. If my boot time has to be a couple of seconds slower (and that is what we're talking about here, folks) then so be it. It's a fair tradeoff for useful logging of the boot process.

Comment: Re:That's all we need ... (Score 3, Insightful) 460

by drinkypoo (#48193919) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

I follow the RHEL mailing list and there are a lot of very smart sysadmins on that list, and none of them have expressed any concern or even comment about systemd. And it's certainly shipping, and it's been on the roadmap for some time. In short, for many people it's a non issue.

Yes, for the kind of people who run Redhat, which is a turnkey "lick and stick", "Call support", "it's someone else's problem" kind of Linux. Great. I would expect redhat users to fully embrace systemd. That's not a shock.

For the kind of people who run Debian, it's a big deal. At least, half of us. Half of us are apparently there only for ease of use. They should fuck off to Ubuntu and leave the rest of us alone, since there's already a Debian-fork for them.

It's also telling that other major commerical Unix vendors (say, Solaris, for example) have abandoned sys v init as well,

Sure, Solaris has, but AIX hasn't. So what? That was a post-acquisition move, right? And Oracle has a serious NIH mentality. It's not done until it requires Oracle RDBMS. Just wait.

Comment: Re:That's all we need ... (Score 1) 460

by drinkypoo (#48193907) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

The solution to yet another init system is to support even more init systems?

Congratulations on one of your typically ignorant comments. The current situation is to support many init systems, but Debian intends to destroy the current state. This project simply maintains the current state of affairs, rather than throwing up one's hands, saying "fuck it", and just adopting systemd.

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs. -- N. Alexander.