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Comment: Re:revolutionary idea? (Score 3, Interesting) 328

by deek (#48714077) Attached to: Happy Public Domain Day: Works That Copyright Extension Stole From Us In 2015

Want to encourage the creation of creative works?

It's well known that creativity flourishes with experienced adversity. The irony of the copyright system is that it's actually discouraging this creative seed. Artists are way too comfortable, living off royalties, to knuckle down and start producing stuff.

I say we cut copyright to a bare minimum. A year at max. That'll get those lazy artists off their collective arses, and provide plenty of encouragement to create something at least once per year.

Remember kids, nothing speeds productivity like poverty.

Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 1) 581

by deek (#48423915) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Well, to be fair, there have been lies, manipulations, and propaganda aplenty on both sides.

As for your boot mount issue, the most common issue I've seen people have is with the way systemd treats the fstab file. Systemd will considers _any_ filesystem listed in /etc/fstab to be essential to the system. Unless they've been given options like "noauto" or "nofail", the latter which will instruct systemd to ignore failed mounts for that filesystem. So, if any essential filesystem fails to load, it stops the boot process, and should give you an emergency boot prompt.

It's not necessarily a design flaw. Just a design that is slightly incompatible with the sysvinit way of doing things. Once you understand it, you'll be able to easily cope with this aspect of systemd behaviour.

Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 1) 581

by deek (#48423417) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Well, if you want systemd to leave your entry alone, surely a "noauto" would work. Then you can use a local script to do the mount.

It'd be interesting to see what your logs say when it comes to the point where it tries to mount your system. Perhaps the mount command is returning an error code, even with the "degraded" option set. In which case, perhaps try "nofail" in the fstab options, and see how it behaves with that.

Otherwise, you could remove/comment out the entry from your fstab, and use a native systemd mount config to mount the filesystem. Look at the systemd.mount man page. You'll need to create the config file in /lib/systemd/system/ . That's my one annoyance with systemd so far. Would love these files to be stored in the /etc directory. Makes more sense to me. Probably related to Lennart's dream of being able to reset a system by deleting all /etc files.

Comment: Re:Coward (Score 1) 550

We each have our breaking point. Anyone will break when subject to a verbal tirade of appropriate intensity. Yes, even you, Mr/Miss AC. It's just as valid a reason as family, health, or job issues.

You are not in a position to call out his character, unless you've experienced what he did. Unless you've volunteered yourself, given up your precious time and effort, for no recompense, and then been insulted, threatened, cursed, and have had every hateful expression thrown at you for your work. You cannot judge, because you just don't _know_.

The fact that there is such a toxic environment is the cause of my worry. That environment is not just in Debian developer circles. Every Slashdot poster, AC or otherwise, that has cheered this decision is a contributor to that poison. Every hater that has posted in any forum is a contributor to that poison. If you have done so, think long and hard about where you want open source software to go. Because if it continues down this path, there will be little future for it, and that's quite sad to me.

The positive thing to do, rather than rant and rave, is to go out and create a better alternative! Create, rather than destroy. I believe that forking is a positive thing to do. At least you're creating something new, which may even have a future, instead of cursing those who are actually trying to do something.

Comment: Re:Coward (Score 2) 550

You realise the whole reason he is leaving the Debian systemd team is precisely because of attitudes you've just displayed in your post. Deciding to heave a _volunteer_ position is his right, and it's rather impressive that you can get so angry about it.

Still, I had a good laugh. An Anonymous Coward heatedly taunting someone else as a Coward. Hypocrisy is humorous.

Comment: Re:are the debian support forums down? (Score 1) 286

by deek (#48183631) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

It's a massive improvement from a year or so ago. No reasonable person would expect that all, or even the majority, of Windows games would suddenly have native Linux ports in such a short time period. Personally, I'm quite amazed that it's grown as fast as it has, and I'm sure that Steam and Humble Bundle are to thank for that.

Gaming on Linux may never quite match what Windows has to offer, but I can confidently say that Linux has now become a viable gaming platform. I haven't had to boot into Windows for a gaming session for, hmmm let me think, at least 5 months now.

You are in a maze of little twisting passages, all alike.