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Comment: Re:Who has the market share? (Score 1) 336

by dAzED1 (#47594185) Attached to: Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly
Uh, what? Windows NT came out in 1994. Windows 3.0 (first usable Windows) came out in 1990, 3.1 came out in 1992. Any "kid" that was using windows in 1990 to play games, wasn't making business decisions by 1994. Further, absolutely every single major game in that era still used DOS. One had to set up a boot disk that did blah whatever with extended memory and driver loading, and then viola - "Masters of Magic," "Doom," Dungeon Keeper," "X-COM" etc - all the super cool games of back then - all ran in DOS, not Windows. Your theory is fail.

Comment: Re:Who has the market share? (Score 1) 336

by dAzED1 (#47594125) Attached to: Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly
so your suggestion is for hundreds of people to volunteer substantial amounts of time, to make it easier for commercial entities to make money? Funny how people in IT are "libertarians" until it comes to such subjects... No. Linux was better off without systemd, where a solution with no problem farked up everything permanently. It's better off making the substantial changes which would be necessary for fast gaming too. For fark's sake, while it lost the core principle of simplicity, it is still a bloody unix...get a mac or a windows box (or a console...) if you want to game.

Comment: Re:Advice? give up. (Score 2) 478

by dAzED1 (#46277461) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?
I don't know why you're the only poster that seems to understand why the subby wants this. He's basically trying to get slashdot to crowd-think for him, to solve a technical "problem" - allowing them to charge $10 each for crappy pictures instead of letting passengers take their own damn pictures. Just drive the damn limo and stop being a dick. If people want the photo service, offer it - but don't break their cameras just to force them to buy your pictures. And I hope the passengers of the limo are all made very well aware of the presence of your cameras is well - else you're in for some serious issues.

Comment: why not the new thing? (Score 5, Insightful) 279

by dAzED1 (#46247423) Attached to: Ubuntu To Switch To systemd

There's this new thing called "init.d" which makes things really simple - you can start a system up and step through things, and though the boot takes 5 seconds instead of 1 second, that isn't really a problem.

Once I read the original post about systemd, and all the other let's-invent-a-problem-to-fix nonsense surrounding init.d, I literally hung up my hat and stopped being a syseng. I was a unix guy starting in 93, so it was probably time anyway, but it was the straw that broke my back, as it were.As mentioned, the central responsibility of an init system is to bring up userspace. And a good init system does that fast. I especially "loved" this line: As mentioned, the central responsibility of an init system is to bring up userspace. And a good init system does that fast. No. A good init system does it reliably, with no drama and no politics. A good init system allows one to easily determine the state of a system, and doesn't assume things like GUIs and such. A good unix init system does all this with commands which can be piped and parsed easily with grep and awk - two things the original post about systemd actually complains about. The idea that a unix person would complain about grep and awk was so mind-boggling to me that...well, I just hung up the hat. You did all this nonsense, just to save a few seconds? Because what, the only thing linux is used for, is laptops? Meh.

Comment: Re:Pipe-dream Utopia (Score 2) 888

by dAzED1 (#46247011) Attached to: Star Trek Economics
How about, whatever income allows you to have enough in savings/retirement such that you can have a $70k lifestyle during said retirement, yet still retire before you're too old to enjoy the retirement? Which is to say, if you want more than $70k/y, maybe it's so that later on you can have $70k/y without working, and are then free to pursue creative goals while your mind still works. You know, the sort of works you'd be free to pursue at age 18 in a post-scarcity world.

Comment: Re:Pipe-dream Utopia (Score 1) 888

by dAzED1 (#46246951) Attached to: Star Trek Economics

"no one would need to work, yes, but more importantly, no one would *want* to"

Such a boring argument. Are you not aware there are already people who do precisely that? Volunteerism, the OSS community, people who make a very deliberate decision to work a more altruistic job at 1/10th the pay, turning down full-paying jobs (yes yes, they get paid...only because we don't have a society where food/shelter/energy are given away). It's the core argument to capitalism - that without money to encourage productivity, no one would work - and it ignores the fact that for all but a very brief blip in the history of our species, that is precisely what happened - people worked without being paid money. They worked as a community, to accomplish collective goals.

Most people will listen to your unreasonable demands, if you'll consider their unacceptable offer.

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