There was a lovely country club where I lived for a while. Out of curiosity I stopped by. It was only something like $5k/yr. I could have afforded it, but I didn't see any good reason to get a membership. They had a pool. I had a pool. They had a golf course. I don't play golf. They had tennis courts. I don't play tennis. They had their bar and sitting room. I have booze and a TV at home. They offered free wifi to members. I had Internet service at home. The buildings and grounds looked very nice. That only goes so far. "Ok, I'm sitting in a nice building."
I can't see wasting money just to say I have money to waste.
That doesn't sound terribly useful then, does it.
That is, support *functional* dependencies between processes,
Well, explicit stated dependencies are there. If you mean something beyond that, I get very concerned.
caching of input/output.
What i/o are you referring to? I/O generally is already cached as intelligently as the filesystem or block subsystem can manage. At filesystem or lower or inside the application are your opportunities to enhance things, not much room in between. If you mean cache data that is piped around or networked around, that is absolutely a horrible idea that is really infeasible unless it's in the application (it is impossible for an infrastructure to ascertain whether cached result is good enough in a generic fashion since it isn't in the middle of the transactions or understanding the flow.
automatic starting of processes when configurations change, etc.
This would be horrible. If it is a process that reads config only at startup, you have no idea of knowing when the changed on-disk copy is 'ready'. You cannot graft magic onto such a daemon. On the fly reconfiguration is already available even in standard libraries if applications want to do that. This is another problem that cannot be reasonably added in a sensible way without cooperation of the managed applications.
Right now, my computer has to reboot whenever stuff changes
Something is very very very wrong in your case. Updates sometimes are more practical to reboot to just be sure that stale copies of vulnerable libraries are surely out (and certain platforms require a reboot to replace open files at all), but no reconfiguration necessitates a reboot short of reconfiguring very particular kernel/driver settings.
Being paid to program doesn't make you a professional.
Being paid to do anything by definition makes you a professional. Professional does not mean 'better', it just carries the connotation since frequently someone who cannot get paid for their work where another can is due to things that lack. In coding, sometimes being 'professional' versus 'amatuer' really boils down to being loud enough to get taken seriously.
People have reported corrupt log files. The result is all the data is unrecoverable. The complaints have been answered 'as designed'.
When things are right, it works as intended. When things are bad, it can go far off the rails. Considering it is the system log used to debug what is wrong when things are off the rails, a full binary log is a dubious proposition.
There are benefits to binary log, but they could have been done to varying degrees with structured text and/or external binary metadata, rather than a corruptable binary blob.
I would argue that the raid is useless. Better to use the excess drive capacity for rsnapshot external with off site backup.
If theft or fire takes out your place, then that data is safe. Such an event would still be traumatic, but at least the data would be intact.
flaky format changes,
No,VHS itself is getting harder to get a recorder for.
bit rot, one too many cycles of use on a flash drive,
No VHS notoriously looks worse and worse over time. Digital tolerates bit rot losslessly up to a threshold, then starts getting artifacts. Those artifacts are frequently no worse than how terrible VHS looks by that point of degradation
Sure keep the analogs since there is no harm, but don't expect them to fare better than digital backups
I have two external disks on alternating cadences of backup. At any given time, one or both of them are in a desk drawer at work (while I work, I keep both there, and take home the one that needs to be run that night).
Cloud for me is impractical as the price structure is pretty steep at these capacities. Even if it wasn't, my bandwidth is inadequate for the task. Offsite backup to my desk drawer is adequate.
You can encrypt the backups if you are concerned about the privacy of such a setup (the desk drawer locks, but the employer has keys).
Perhaps for his encore he'll move on to posting jokes about airplanes and twin towers for real giggles.
"I have to leave early tonight, I have to fly out to L.A. I couldn't get a direct flight, I have to make a stop at the Empire State Building." -Gilbert Gottfried
I don't think Karl Marx would look at China and say 'yes, that's communism'. You have a pretty much capitalist economy in effect in China.
I'm pretty sure communism has manifested without tyranny. The issue is that human nature in practice doesn't let it scale to notable levels. Small communities being communist without tyranny happens ever so often. When you have the human connection face to face and there is not really any practical opportunity for some subset of the community to be overwhelmingly better off than the rest even if they had capitalism or tried, communism can work. However once one man is far enough from others to be somewhat apathetic toward them and/or perceive a chance for unreasonably better standard of living at the expense of others, the good facets of humanity that would enable communism go out the window.
Of course the risk for a benevolent 'commune' with nice principles to turn to 'cult' seems pretty high, so I guess even this assessment gives human nature too much credit...
There would be easily missed negatives too. Are they suppose to wear one on both hands, or just their strong hand? When I was training, we had to practice both strong and weak hand firing, so we were just as proficient with either one. If they're only monitoring the strong hand, people will plan on using their weak hand to fire.
The alien terrorists are bombing us. We need body cavity searches at all airports and major highway intersections!
It's a good thing it didn't hit the US. If I've learned nothing else from Hollywood, I've learned this... If any object strikes another object moving faster than about 20 feet per second, there will be a huge explosion.
Except for the very very rare incidents which are strictly for comedic value.