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Comment: Re:I think this is a good idea. (Score 1) 282

by JustShootMe (#47856641) Attached to: Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

Where did you get the idea that this was about forking the kernel?

Linux (at least in this context) is not only the kernel, it's the whole ecosystem - whatever you call it. I don't think the person who wrote this article was arguing that the kernel should be forked. The only time I'll seriously consider that is if they try to put dbus into it.

I don't see anything wrong with the kernel that a little tuning can't fix. I do see plenty wrong with lots of distributions.

Comment: I think this is a good idea. (Score 4, Interesting) 282

by JustShootMe (#47855995) Attached to: Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

I am a linux sysadmin, and many of the packages required for desktop use not only don't apply to me, but are pretty well useless. I would love to see a distribution where any dependency on X11 was not only stripped out - but *compiled* out. I would love to see a distribution where systemd was not getting its mitts into everything.

But it's not only that, it's tuning. I discovered that Ubuntu's default scheduler settings on a Dell R620 with 384G of RAM and a nice beefy RAID 10 array are actually the *worst* settings for this kind of system. Everything else I tried - other schedulers, tuning CFQ, etc., they all led to better write throughput. Which leads me to wonder how many processor and other cycles are wasted because sysadmins just install with the default settings and hope for the best?

There needs to be a distro where the adults are in charge. I'd even build it if I had time, and I most certainly would be willing to put some time into working on one.

Comment: Re:Bah humbug censorship (Score 4, Insightful) 307

by JustShootMe (#47847229) Attached to: Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

I completely disagree with you. Particularly the last sentence, which, again, is coming close to an ad hominem. I didn't make that argument and I wasn't going to.

I don't upload photos that I don't want distributed widely to iCloud. I figure if I do that I'm just asking for whatever happens. And that is the way *I* look at it when it comes to my own business, so I won't listen to anyone telling me I'm wrong.

I'm done here. One can never win this kind of argument because there is never any rationality to it. It's all emotional.

Comment: Re:Bah humbug censorship (Score 1) 307

by JustShootMe (#47847183) Attached to: Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

Indeed. This is not zero-sum. Just because a bad actor does something reprehensible does not mean that there is not an opportunity for education on how to reduce your risk. Don't crack. And don't put yourself in a situation where it's likely you will *be* cracked.

(1) Never draw what you can copy. (2) Never copy what you can trace. (3) Never trace what you can cut out and paste down.

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