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Comment Re:Compelling products from Detroit? unlikely (Score 1) 39 39

I find it unlikely Detroit will put out any compelling auto no matter if it runs on electric, gas, diesel.

The current Corvette is broadly considered to be the best deal in high performance... in the world. The new Cadillacs are awe-inspiring and built like they mean it. Even Ford has apparently discovered reliability. You're talking bollocks.

I'll grant you a lot of garbage is still coming from the big three, but look around the world. Everyone makes shit cars.

Comment Re:Startup management subsystem (Score 1) 296 296

Wow... that's inefficient. Polling to see if a service is running then restart it.

Wow... that's something that every other operating system's service manager can handle.

And that's the problem with the init scripts - they make the whole thing less efficient. If a process spawns another process, that parent gets notification by default when something happens to its child.

OK, so exec the daemon from your script, whatever. It's not a problem for me. However, not doing this gives you a chance to do more stuff when the daemon dies...

Comment Re:Smart (Score 2) 39 39

They *are* doing them, but there are several manual steps currently. Go to Teslamotorsclub.com if you don't believe it.

I've been there, and what I saw was a bunch of people who don't own Teslas slapping each other on the back while looking at photos which don't provide any proof that swaps are occurring.

For what it's worth, battery swaps are a dead end.

Sure, I agree. But credit systems are bullshit, too, and Tesla is gaming the credit system on top of that.

Comment Re:Smart (Score 2) 39 39

Hey I like Tesla as much as the next guy, but wake me up when a corporation lobbies government in a way that goes against their own self-interest.

Wake me up when they prove that they're actually performing battery swaps, which is required at this phase to get all the credits they're getting. There's no evidence that they can do it, let alone that they are doing it. (If anyone feels differently, let's see some photographic evidence of a swap actually taking place; I am not interested in seeing the pictures of the car sitting in the swap station with nothing happening.)

Comment Re:interesting experiment (Score 1) 185 185

That is why it was damaged in america in short order, because americans think exactly like this comment.

Really? Because I did say I thought it was a douchey thing to do. If all Americans thought that way, it wouldn't have been damaged. QED, you didn't actually read and/or understand my comment before talking about it...

Comment Re:BDSM convention (Score 2) 296 296

It seems to me that a systemd conference wouldn't be much different from a BDSM convention.

The BDSM convention will have a higher percentage of protected sex, and nearly everyone getting screwed will be doing so consensually. Most of them will have a good sense of humor about what they are doing, heavy D/S tops aside.

Comment Re:Startup management subsystem (Score 1) 296 296

Did you ever think, perhaps, that the conference is a way to get commentary and feedback on a project that's thus far been fairly controversial

I think that's a great idea, but how many people do you think they're going to invite to speak who hail from the other camp? The "What the fuck are you doing to everything we love" camp? I'm betting it's going to be a big, fat goose egg. And even if not, we've seen how Lennart responds to critics, it's a big part of why so many of us dislike him so.

Comment Re:Startup management subsystem (Score 0) 296 296

I think you need to read up about cgroups - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... - or are you saying cgroups are a solution looking for a problem?

No, I'm saying and I have said before and I will say again that cgroups are simple, did not require a new init system, and can be manipulated from shell scripts.

"Most distributions use standard init script libraries where such initialization can take place." -not really, you can't always transfer a script from one distro to another and expect it to work without modification which is another problem systemd has addressed

That's a problem, but not an insurmountable one, and again, one which could have been solved with a unit script processor (which itself could be a shell script) rather than a whole new init system — I've pointed that out repeatedly, as well.

Comment wow (Score 2, Funny) 56 56

How much does it cost to get your slashvertisements accepted verbatim?

China's 33-petaflops Tianhe-2, currently the fastest supercomputer in the world, while still using Intel Xeon processors, takes use of the home-grown interconnect, arguably the most important component of modern supercomputers.

But where does it take it? To the movies? I hear you can get in for just fifty cents.

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