The use of systemd by default in Debian, along with pretty much every other major Linux distro (sorry, Slackware, you're a relic; Gentoo, you're impractical) has driven away the best Linux admins and developers there are.
That's some interesting logic. So, most Linux distros are going down the drain because they use systemd, and I quite agree with that. And then those that don't use systemd, they are also doomed by definition?
I used NetBSD for a while around 2002, and I loved the pure Unix way after using all these Fisher-Price Linux distros. However, it was seriously lacking in hardware support and software availability. Fortunately, I soon discovered Gentoo that combined everything that was great in both Linux and BSD, by modelling after BSD Ports but using the Linux kernel and GNU userland. So it's strange getting such a comment from the BSD camp, while Gentoo is one of the closest to BSD style of all Linux distros.
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I see what you did there.
My keyboard has two Ctrl keys in a rather symmetric orientation, and I like them that way, much like the two Shift keys. If the left Ctrl were in the place of Caps Lock, then its right counterpart would have to replace Enter.
It's not that I like having a Caps Lock around doing nothing, but it's not exactly a great place for a modifier which generally comes in symmetric pairs.
As with any new 'pewter tech,
this one is also based on alloyed tin.
In my understanding, one main reason for this secrecy with FPGAs is a kind of DRM. A lot of gadgets out there use FPGAs, and they contain some proprietary design in the form of the bitstream. If this format were open, anyone could copy and modify the design, much more easily than copying actual hardware design of a chip. Thus the secrecy is in the interest of major FPGA users, not the manufacturers themselves.
IIRC, some FPGAs even provide a kind of encryption for bitstreams, but then there's your usual DRM problem of having the keys available somewhere.
I can't imagine the twins seriously think that Bitcoin is going to go mainstream at this point in time. If anything, Bitcoin is fading from public view.
Please tell this to all these investors. I'm sure you know something they don't.