Scalability (CPUs and petabyte storage ability), reliability, proper containers, kernel tuned to the specific hardware, better system management apps
Oh rubbish. People lived in far closer proximity in medieval times than they do now. Apart from the black death which only happened once in a big way with a few smaller outbreaks over the centuries and spanish flu (which isn't bothered by proximity anyway), there haven't been any major pandemics that have come close to wiping us out.
Its sad, but if the kids of parents who only think on a base emotional level die then its clearing out the human gene pool. We should thank them.
"Yeah, really, why limit it to commercial version of Unix that suck. I haven't seen any that doesn't suck."
You haven't seen many then. Almost all the commercial unix's still around (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris) IMO are better for heavy iron back end use when compared to Linux. No one gives a shit if they don't support the latest flavour-of-the-month graphics doodles on the desktop , thats not what they're designed for. If you want fancy graphics by a Mac, but don't expect to run a bank on it.
"because X sucks so bad on a LAN"
Whatever. This tedious argument is so old and disproved I'm amazed anyone still dishes it up in a serious debate.
"There's no modern distro which actually implements remote X in any other way than Wayland is proposing to do it, pixels scraping and sending it over the network."
Utter utter utter crap. If you open a standard X app - eg xterm - on a remote server it will use the standard X protocol, it will NOT do remote desktop style pixel scraping. If you don't believe me check it out with tcpdump.
"Yet for some reason some people are still hung up on a feature which they think they use because frankly they don't understand anything"
As you're proving - its the ones who make the biggest noises who usually understand the least.
Just because one thing is derived from another doesn't mean they're the same age. Otherwise you could say Windows is the same age as DOS is the same age as CP/M.
Thats the nearest equivalent jet in capability to the F-35 - and its actually in production and flying today. The Rafale looks nice buts its a bit long in the tooth now and not at the top of its game.
Someone has the right to sit on front of a screen all their life and I have the right to think they're a bit of a loser.
And yes , I am sitting in front of a screen myself - I'm paid to. But this is a diversion at work. At home I have better things to do.
Sadly what you say is true.
"If I lost the internet, I don't even know what I would do with my time"
Is there some Looser of the Week competition going on on here that I don't know about?
"Without the web, my life would be much, much smaller and poorer."
I feel sorry for you. Seriously. I use most of the above too but if I lost web access it would be like loosing the TV - annoying but hardly a big deal in the scheme of things. Perhaps you need to find some real life friends and do some more outdoor activities.
Therefore its a meaningless gesture and nothing more than a publicity stunt for the anniversary.
And equating it to human rights is an insult to all the people in the world currently having their rights abused or taken away completely. Oddly enough billions of people manage to live quite fulfilled lives without going near a web browser. The same can't be said for those being oppressed
Newflash - the "we're doing everyone a favour" excuse was a joke 10 years ago. Its just fscking lame now. If someone kicked down your door and smashed up your stuff you wouldn't be thanking them for pointing out you needed a stronger door.
Right , because WordPress was a real threat to civilisation as we know it.
>A simple chalk line in the ground with the text "here starts my
>home" should suffice
And in a lot of places it does. But at least with thieves the motivation is obvious - they want money. With these script kiddies its the equivalent of someone breaking into your house and smashing stuff up just for the sake of it.