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Comment: Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (Score 1) 551

by TheSunborn (#48844599) Attached to: Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

Can you mention any single project which only does one thing?

Let me look at some examples:

Bash:
Both an interactive user interface, and a scripting environment. And while the different programs running in bash often do communicate together, they do this using undocumented apis in the form of text output which is the worst way of module communication.

It also confuses matters because the user-readable output from running a command in an interactive bash shell is part of that apps api. Just think about all the problems this causes for api updates, and translation of output to other languages.

Apache:
Is composed of a server, and lot's of modules, but none of the modules can be used outside of Apache. This looks to me like what systemd does, but nobody ever complained about this.

gcc:
    Don't even get me started. Its a compiler collection of parts which depend on each other.

The linux kernel:
Refuses to maintain a stable api, so unless your module is part of the kernel itself, it will break at every linux release. Not modular at all.

Gimp:
None of the tools/effects which gimp uses are independent modules.

Conclusion:
There were never a modern desktop/server linux distribution using what is refered as the "unix way"

Comment: Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (Score 1) 551

by TheSunborn (#48844525) Attached to: Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

Quote
"If, for example you want to run the systemd project's time server, you must run systemd and so journald and dbus"

Really? Could I not just write my own daemon instead of systemd and thus avoid this dependency? The systemd api seems to be stable so it should be possible.

As I see it, the systemd project's time server need functions which are currently only implemented by systemd, but is there any reason an other project could not implement the methods needed by the systemd projects' time server?

Comment: Re:if not collecting the data (Score 2) 75

by TheSunborn (#48693711) Attached to: Apple Pay For the UK

Is it a standard us thing, that a merchant get access to any card data when the customer pays with a credit card in a physical shop?

Here in Denmark, a normal merchant newer has access to your card data even if you pay with a credit card.

The data is sent directly from the credit card terminal(The hardware which read the card and card code) to dibs/nets(The payment gateway for credit cards) which then reserve the money and sends a message back to the terminal about the status of the transaction. This transaction status is then send to the merchants cash register to together with the last 4 digits of the credit card number.

Comment: Re:Summary is scaremongering (Score 1) 73

by TheSunborn (#48666639) Attached to: Docker Image Insecurity

"Read the article, summary makes it sound as if Docker doesn't verify the checksums and it does. What his complaint is, that it verifies the checksum AFTER decompress, de-tar'ing from a HTTPS source, and only does a cursory check on the TAR file."

Are you sure about that? From the description from the docker guy, it sounds like they don't verify it at all.

Comment: Re:Does Denmark... (Score 4, Informative) 191

by TheSunborn (#48608777) Attached to: Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

No, Denmark is going to let Greenland be independent as soon as they want to. The sooner the better.

But Greenland can't afford that right now.

75% of the income for Greenland, is direct economic support from Denmark. Think about that: They would lose 75% of their income without Denmark, which is the only reason they are not independent yet.

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