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Comment Re:Duh (Score 0) 397

Because desktop environments need closer integration to the hardware/kernel/root

Nope. The kernel is there to insulate the user (and anything the user runs) from the hardware layer. OS Design Principles 101.

integration for handling things like usb devices coming and going, cdroms,

Already done. Without systemd.

suspend/resume events

Didn't even read TFS, did you? This is what the submitter complained about. Suspend and hibernate are broken (thanks, systemd) and the response to his report was basically the software support equivalent of "Fuck you!"

Comment Re:In Washington State ... (Score 1) 143

Most of our outages were due to transmission line faults (a.k.a. 'the grid'). The local power company also pulled the plug on a bunch of circuits to reduce load when they lost their transmission lines. Because they didn't want to pay wheeling charges to use parallel public utilities' lines that were still in operation.

Comment Tin Foil Hat Brigade (Score 1) 484

It seems that Woolsey is a member in good standing. It is pretty well understood by now that the Paris terrorists did not use encrypted apps, PlayStations, Bitcoins or any of the other TLA bugaboos. So what Snowden revealed had absolutely nothing to do with the success of these attacks. In fact, given the capabilities of the various intelligence agencies that ES revealed, I'm surprised that this attack wasn't prevented completely. But that can be explained easily by sheer incompetence.

The CIA/NSA/FBI and its foreign counterparts may have honest and capable employees, who would never abuse their position of trust in the handing of our personal data. But their upper management appears to be populated by a bunch of senile old coots who couldn't run WalMart's loss prevention department. And who can be conned into handing a complete dump of their customer data to any sleazy telemarketer.

Comment Re:How Would That Help? (Score 1) 274

I wonder how many people would have been accidentally shot, shot because they "looked like a terr'ist",

Probably less than 89. The most accidental shots would be one CW carrier shooting another because he/she was carrying a gun. And since that's a risk people choose to take, not as bad as shooting innocent bystanders.

Make it right before you make it faster.