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Comment: Re:Unlikely (Score 1) 393

by Peter H.S. (#49074045) Attached to: PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?

Take a look at FreeBSD Gnome, for example. I am sure that their patches to make Gnome portable again flow back upstream.

Perhaps, but this is exactly what I said; only the minimal effort to make the DE's run on BSD is made by BSD developers; when it comes to making the actual DE there seems to be no BSD developers helping out. In short, BSD developers aren't pulling their share of the load when it comes to DE development.

OpenSSH is portable. This is the difference between Linux and BSD developers. [snip: the usual anti-Linux ranting]. most Unices/BSDs already have the solutions for the problems and why should they accept something that has to be ported with a lot of effort? It is only being done with things that are worth to port.

Exactly, this is why DE's like KDE and Gnome shouldn't accept BSD patches anymore, but just make the BSD developers maintain the DE's in their own source trees, just like OpenSSH. If it is worth for BSD to maintain them, then they can do it, if not, then why bother Linux developers to make it BSD compatible.

As it is now, BSD is simply dragging Linux DE development down without the BSD developers contributing anything instead. At some point this has to stop; either the BSD community starts contributing, or the Linux community will stop working for free.

Comment: Unlikely (Score 1) 393

by Peter H.S. (#49070541) Attached to: PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?

It would require a radical shift among BSD developers and the companies that sponsor them to make any serious inroad into the desktop. AFAIK, there are almost no BSD developers contributing to DE's like KDE or Gnome.

This is probably because the focus for BSD's are servers; their sponsors pay for making server software that may be close sourced. All the major DE's are using GPL toolkits, so BSD developers are unlikely to make any contributions besides the minimal required work to make the DE's work on BSD.

In case that eg. Wayland support don't materialize on BSD, then I find it much more likely that DE's like KDE and Gnome will split their code, leaving it up to BSD developers to maintain whatever they need to make those DE's run, in the same way OpenBSD does with OpenSSH.

Comment: Re: Only a matter of time... (Score 1) 277

by Knuckles (#48956363) Attached to: Indian Woman Sues Uber In the US Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape

I just sensed come cultural superiority in that post, and wanted to add the info that the West was very bad in this regard until very recently as well for the benefit of my younger readers :)

I agree with your reply re the gender issues but would expect that the woman has legal standing in the US against Uber. Else she can't sue anyway

Comment: Re: Only a matter of time... (Score 1) 277

by Knuckles (#48948763) Attached to: Indian Woman Sues Uber In the US Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape

Did you even look at the Wikipedia article? It says nothing to support your fabricated claims and everything to support my factual statement.

Marital rape was made illegal by law in:

Australia: 1981-92
Canada: 1983
New Zealand: 1985
Austria: 1989
Switzerland: 1992
Spain: 1992
France: 1994
Germany: 1997
Netherlands: 1991
US: mid 70ies - 1993 but to this day in some states marital rape is treated more lenient.

So STFU

Comment: Re: Only a matter of time... (Score 5, Informative) 277

by Knuckles (#48945545) Attached to: Indian Woman Sues Uber In the US Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape

Bullshit. The real problem is that women aren't treated like human beings in India. That is why so many rape cases get dismissed and why it is perfectly legal for a husband to rape his wife there.

It was legal in most Western states until roughly the 1980ies/90ies.
The Soviet Union made it illegal in 1922.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment: Re:I have an even better idea (Score 1) 304

by Knuckles (#48894637) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

Most cars have an off switch which disables it, some cars have various settings, and on some you cannot completely disable it (e.g., it will in any case reenable at highway speeds) such as the new Ford models.

Not sure about mechanical failsaves, but in any case, while nothing is 100% fail safe I generally trust automotive engineers or I would not step into a car. A hydraulic circuit can fail as well, for example.

Comment: Re:I have an even better idea (Score 1) 304

by Knuckles (#48894041) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

I do not approve of any system that will arbitrarily override my basic controls of the vehicle, it's a bad idea. Why should I or anyone relinquish control of braking to some anonymous software writer(s) that may or may not have covered all possible contingencies properly? Just one more system to fail in your vehicle. No, I propose we educate, train, and test drivers more rigorously, and if they're not truly competent, then they don't get to drive.

You may not approve, but ESC is mandatory for new cars in the US, and has been mandatory for longer in other places. It has very clearly improved safety.

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