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Comment: Re:Can't wait for this! (Score 1) 327

by Merk42 (#48359309) Attached to: Mozilla Updates Firefox With Forget Button, DuckDuckGo Search, and Ads
They'd probably be fine with that. Those kind of users are self-entitled whiners who believe people should work on Firefox completely for free because gimme. Also that work is always wrong because it's either a change and change is bad, or it's no change and that's also bad because then they're clearly just wasting their time.

Comment: Re: How about we hackers? (Score 1) 863

by Merk42 (#48250259) Attached to: Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

That's right, Linux is monolithic, but on the other hand--and this is a crucial difference--Linus is hugely concerned about preventing breakage. Of all the large packages I use, the kernel is the one that gives me the least worry when it comes to upgrade time.

L. Poettering, on the other hand, seems to relish in breaking things. He sure isn't big on commiserating with people whose systems his code has broken.

OK, well then let's do what Linus says is best. What's that? He has [no] particularly strong opinions on systemd itself”? Systemd it is then!

"The algorithm to do that is extremely nasty. You might want to mug someone with it." -- M. Devine, Computer Science 340