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Comment: Re:About the same (Score 1) 144

by Nikademus (#48456923) Attached to: Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

Actually, there are some sports cars where you can fit a family. It might depend what you call a sports car.
For example, look at the Porsche Panamera. OK, for my part I find it ugly, but that might be just me.
Or the Ferrari FF, it looks quite nice and is a true sports car with 4 seats.
Or even the upcoming Mercedes CLA shooting brake.

Comment: Re:How systemd became Debian's default init system (Score 2, Interesting) 550

I've once had sshd randomly crash. Very randomly. Nothing appeared to cause it and it has worked ever since. A headless server with no management console. I wonder to this day if I had another option than simply hitting the reset button on the front.

What if it was someone attacking your sshd and making it crash when it failed?
    By automatically restarting it, you just allow the attacker to continue trying to exploit it.
    By automatically restarting it, you don't solve the issue that makes it crashing.
    By automatically restarting it, you, most of the time, don't even see it restarted, so really not giving you any way to solve the real problem.

It's not that I don't find process monitoring interesting, it's just that automatically restarting can bring more problems than it solves. A little bit like "ohh, my server doesn't seem to be working correctly, let's reboot".

A well behaving daemon shouldn't be restarted (except maybe for rereading config files), it should start and stay that way. If it crashes randomly, then you might try to find the bug.

OK, that said, you can now flame me if you don't like this.

Comment: Re:OpenBSD is dead (Score 1) 162

by Nikademus (#48259701) Attached to: OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

Not that there's anything wrong with that. OpenBSD will remain a niche product run by a handful of users that otherwise run Macs (oh, citation needed? ) and other than being primary sources of OpenSSH and hopefully systemd shims, completely irrelevant.

It seems you took a picture of FreeBSD users, which indeed often run Macs. But FreeBSD runs on Macs too...
systemd shim is useful to simplify porting software that idiots thought it was useful to make systemd dependent. The most popular of this software is something I stopped using years ago because the devs were taking bad decisions, so that's not new.

Comment: Re:Silly expectations (Score 1) 287

by Nikademus (#48210871) Attached to: Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

I fully expect driverless cars to replace long haul drivers first. Then short haul, then taxis, then everyone else. Each one of those steps will come with a long list of restrictions. But as you move to the next step those restrictions get less and less.

So you expect the heaviest things, those which take the most space on the road, those which can do the most damage if any error occurs to be replaced first?

Comment: Re:How hard is it to recognize a stoplight? (Score 1) 287

by Nikademus (#48210839) Attached to: Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

It's almost like they were designed for the task.

They were indeed designed for the task. The idea of that octogonal shape in almost every part of the world is for people to be able to recognize that sign without any confusion. It also allows drivers facing the back of the sign to identify that drivers from other lanes have a stop sign. It is also identifiable by night (because original signs were not reflective and cars lights were not particularly effective).

Comment: Re:Oracle (Score 1) 146

by Nikademus (#48102215) Attached to: Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

Yes, there is something different. Google never told that what you called their "JRE" is a replacement for the oracle one, or should even be considered like this. It's there for a completely different purpose.
While MS claimed that their JRE was a replacement for Oracle one and did break compatibility all the way.

Most public domain software is free, at least at first glance.