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Comment: Re: first to post Clockwork Orange (Score 1) 69

by geminidomino (#48926595) Attached to: Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab In the World

And you're exactly the kind of person I'm referring to. If I invite someone over for a dinner party and they decide to piss on my couch "Becuz freedum," then they're going to be removed, bodily, and not allowed back.

Your rights end where others' begin. And I'm not referring to the non-existent "right to not be offended", before you start bleating about that. I'm referring to the game owners' right to decide who they want to invite into their game - aka "Free Association".

If they don't want their game associated with narcissistic little shits (which, let's be frank, LoL et al have been for a long time), they have that right as much to do so, as you do to spew your attention-whoring drivel: they're not stopping you from sharing your inane little opinions, which would be "censorship:" they're just making you get your own fucking microphone.

Comment: Re:The problem is apps (Score 1) 199

by geminidomino (#48924745) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

I was actually considering a Surface for a brief moment, since to this day, I'd really love to have Writer's Cafe on my Transformer, but it wouldn't run Windows desktop apps, even lightweight ones. I get the whole "different cpu architecture" issue, but seriously, that's the ONE feature that would make a Windows tablet compelling: without it, why bother?

Comment: Re: All the efforts to correct virtual "abuse" (Score 1) 69

by geminidomino (#48924449) Attached to: Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab In the World


You're an idiot who can't differentiate between "existence" and "action," and it's because of simpletons like you that the SJWs you hate so much are able to continue to spread their hate, hypocrisy, and propaganda and keep their credibility among the other idiots, who parrot their own bullshit memes right back in and endless cycle of reality-defying masturbation.

Comment: Re:first to post Clockwork Orange (Score 3, Insightful) 69

by geminidomino (#48924275) Attached to: Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab In the World

Except it's not terribly insightful, nor is it particularly truthful. There's a big gap between "abridging freedom of speech" and "not giving assholes a platform for their bullshit." Let them provide their own, with hookers and blackjack, etc.etc.

It's not any different dropping spammers and that asshole who keeps trying to dictionary attack your SSH teergrube into a blocklist: crying "censorship" because you get smacked down for behaving like a tit isn't "insightful," it just makes you look like a 12 year old.

Comment: Re:systemd == Windows? (Score 2) 403

by geminidomino (#48829057) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

So is this all just people acting on some philosophical principle, rather than picking the best tool to complete the job they want?

No. That's just how it's presented to minimize the functional shortcomings and design flaws on which many people, myself included, base the decision not to use systemd for practical reasons.


* It's in "rapid development.": Presumably, this is thrown out by proponents to counter that the crufty old init systems are stagnant and old. To anyone responsible for maintaining production servers, this is likely a huge red flag. It's not for dramatic reasons that the "rapid development" version of Debian is called "unstable," for instance. I don't want to provision 3 servers with the same Linux distro over a 3 week period and find that they have 3 different versions of systemd on them. Add to that the fact that the devs behind the project don't have the best reputation for stable, well-functioning software, and you don't have an ad hominem, as much as the systemd salesmen might try to claim so; you have people who don't want another pulseaudio debacle that lives in the startup process now.

* SysV init/initd/upstart/etc.. all suck: No argument here, but using this dodge to handwave away the design flaws of systemd feels like the Congress Fallacy.
i.e. "Something must be done to improve the init system." "Adopting systemd is something, therefore adopting systemd must be done." It completely ignores the fact that systemd sucks, too, and it sucks in new, exciting, and unpredictable ways, without actually solving any of the *actual* problems with the old way of doing things (changing the format are just changing one arcane incantation for another) and just adding "solutions" hoping they find a problem to go with.

* "My skill set/use case/worldview doesn't see X as a problem, so X isn't a problem": The devs are just as (or more) guilty of this even than the proponents are. Binary logs, everyone's favorite dipshit stick in the whole mess falls here. The problem isn't that it's "like Windows" (it's not), and not that those who dislike it are "afraid of change" (we're not). The problem is that a system log facility that only works when nothing goes wrong is tits-on-a-bull useless. System compromised and the intruder corrupts the log? Oh, that's a feature, because otherwise he could edit the log and feed you misinformation -- that kind of reasoning suggests that the developers understand neither security (if it's trivial for the admin to unpack the log, it's trivial for the intruder - binary storage != encryption) nor system administration. It doesn't help that you run the same risk if a UPS or thermal sensor fails and the server powers down ungracefully -- the kind of situation where you'd damn sure WANT access to your log files. It seems none of the devs have ever worked on the other side of the switch.

* "I AM TRAPPER KEEPER": At best, systemd's ever-expanding feeping creaturism demonstrates an especially solipsistic "NIH" mindset. More cynically, I'm led to to wonder if the thought process isn't more along the lines of the devs being sloppy or incompetent and unable to figure out a "neat" way to work alongside the rest of the system, so they just roll their own network stack, DHCP client, and even console into what was, ostensibly, an init replacement. Either way, I'm not willing to risk my systems to RedHat's whim nor Lennart&Co's track record.

There's just a few of my personal, completely pragmatic reasons to eschew systemd and any distribution that includes it by default - the latter not out of principle or dogma, but because there's no telling when they'll let their package manager require systemd for some software I'll actually need.(Ian's GR tried to address that possibility for Debian, and had it passed, I would be transitioning to Debian rather than FreeBSD).

Comment: Re:and when BSD moves to systemd... (Score 2) 403

by geminidomino (#48828705) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

I find it hard to imagine a scenario where you will have access to the file on disk but lack access to a program to unpack the log files. Sure, such a scenario can be concocted to prove a point; however, in the real world, you are going to be able to unpack the binary logs.

If your imagination is that weak, you have no business doing server postmortems. Sadly, the systemd devs' imaginations are, apparently, no better than yours.

All theoretical chemistry is really physics; and all theoretical chemists know it. -- Richard P. Feynman