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Comment: Re:Funny, I Left GNOME 3 Mainly Because of Systemd (Score 1) 394

by caseih (#47980491) Attached to: Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Funny, your comment about leaving Gnome 3 speaks nothing at all about systemd. I can certainly understand your dislike of Gnome 3. I also share it, and use the Mate desktop.

Again, though, what does any of this has to do with systemd? Can you state your specific problems with it (I mean actual problems, not hypothetical, philosophical ones)? Many folks are running distros using systemd under the hood, using a variety of desktop interfaces (Gnome, KDE, Mate, XFCE, etc) for a couple of years now. Seems to do the job, and my first experience setting up a daemon service using systemd was way more pleasant and simpler than under sysv init.

Comment: Will have to wait long time, my IPD is too narrow. (Score 1) 65

by caseih (#47960717) Attached to: New "Crescent Bay" VR Headset Revealed and Demo'd At Oculus Connect

Sadly, none of the Oculus headsets out so far will work for me, as my IPD is too narrow (52 mm). Most devices go from 57 or 58 mm to wider. I guess I'll have to wait for the technology to be ubiquitous enough that they start making children's headsets. If this ever happens, I'd love to check it out. I've always wanted this sort of immersive 3D.

Comment: Re:udev (Score 5, Informative) 469

by caseih (#47958905) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

FUD again. The udev module of systemd does not run under PID=1! Please take a look at how systemd is organized before you post something like this.

$ ps axf | grep systemd | grep -v grep
    1 ? Ss 0:47 /usr/lib/systemd/systemd --system --deserialize 16
  247 ? Ss 2:48 /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-journald
  603 ? Ss 2:20 /bin/dbus-daemon --system --address=systemd: --nofork --nopidfile --systemd-activation
19211 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-udevd
19260 ? Ss 0:18 /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-logind

systemd encompasses many things that used to be separate, but that doesn't mean they all run in the same process. Functionality is still kept modular, and you can update systemd without requiring a reboot most of the time. systemctl --daemon-reexec will reload the updated modules.

I'm not a fan of *ctl commands (hard to type, they don't roll off the fingers), but they are okay.

Comment: Not a boycott but a confirmation (Score 3, Interesting) 469

by caseih (#47958825) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Phoronix take on this is hilarious. A "boycott of systemd" led to the development of uselessd? Rather it looks to me like the uselessd developers saw that systemd had some very good ideas, and they wanted to have that, minus some parts they didn't like, on systems that aren't glibc, and aren't linux. This is part evolution, part competition. Either way it enhances Lenardts' position all along, that traditional script-based system v init is horribly broken. For even uselessd now supports socket activation (systemd's main feature) and process supervision, the latter being sorely lacking from sys v init for many years.

In any event, this is all great news. If anything it paves the way to support modern operating system features on non-linux systems, and non-gnu systems. Part of what's required to finally port modern GUI systems like Gnome 3 to other platforms.

Comment: kdevelop helped me transition to Linux (Score 2) 48

by caseih (#47904553) Attached to: KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

Back when I was a computer science student just learning Linux, kdevelop was one of the apps that made Linux accessible for me. That and kde itself. Once I got acclimated, I quickly switched to vim and ended with gnome. But I've always had a soft spot for kdevelop and think it's great they've come so far.

Comment: Re:Spock is awesome (Score 1) 937

by caseih (#47899565) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

I guess you watched a different Star Trek than I did. Early on it became apparent that Vulcans do have emotions, very deep ones at that. They just chose to let logic and reason form a foundation for thought and way of life. Star Trek 6 inparticular shows a very different Spock than the one you remember. And frankly I like the evolution. He became a man of wisdom, understanding, loyalty, love, and keen humor. And in their own way Vulcans are deeply spiritual. They meditate, revere their ancestors, and have the idea of a vulcan soul. There is even a deep religious component to Vulcan culture (poorly shown in Star Trek III, and often mocked by Mad magazine). Sarek's love affair with Amanda is particularly poignant, even in the few minutes of screen time it got in the TV series. I love the take on it that A.C. Crispin came up with in with her novel, Sarek. Not canon at all, of course, but it's the way I like to think of Vulcans. Highly recommend that novel. Love, happiness, passion, grief, logic.

I hate the way vulcans were portrayed in Star Trek Enterprise, particularly the way Blalock portrayed her character. Apparently she chose not to study vulcan portrayals in any of the other tv shows and movies, and did her own thing. It stinks. Comes across as just a sullen, maladjusted person (the sociopath that you seem to associate wrongly with Spock). That's not how Vulcans are at all, at least in the shows and movies I've seen.

Comment: Why must it be one or the other? (Score 1) 123

by caseih (#47875965) Attached to: SpaceX and Boeing Battle For US Manned Spaceflight Contracts

I realize there are a finite number of contracts that NASA can award, but why not have multiple companies with man-rated rocket capabilities? Perhaps that would lead to opening up the manned spaceflight market outside of the public sector, much like how several companies make commercial aircraft.

Maybe Congress will wise up and support the endeavor instead of trying to thwart it. We can dream I guess.

Comment: Re:Responsible Agency Enforcing Law (Score 1) 222

by caseih (#47844659) Attached to: FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters

I know of someone that was actually shot down by some yahoo with a hunting rifle. They hit something on the aircraft that disabled it and he had to make an emergency, crash landing. Something that was not his fault at all resulted in an automatic license suspension of five years if I recall correctly.

I use technology in order to hate it more properly. -- Nam June Paik