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These people are computer nerds not violent criminals. There was no need to put Kevin Mitnick in solitary, no need to put Swartz in solitary, and there was no need to put Sunde in to high security. This is pretty clearly an abuse of power by the government, and there should be a way to stop it.
Doing things the green way is usually more expensive. Most companies would be happy to dump toxic shit in to rivers, and pollute the air if governments would let them. So if Europe says you have to do X to keep the environment clean, and X costs Y, some companies will pay Y amount and others will move so that they don't have to do X.
Nike could pay people a decent wage in the US to make their shoes. But sweat shops in the developing world are much cheaper. This is the same issue, but with the environment instead of wages.
The bill in question Bill C-13 was introduced almost a month ago and passed two readings in parliament before the attack. Canada has been debating this bill in parliament and in the media for some time. I don't agree with this bill, but to label it a reaction to the shooting is completely wrong. Especially bad is the fact that a quick google search would have been enough to identify the mistake.
There is no secret cabal of systemd people sneaking in hard dependencies in Gnome3 or GIMP. It's just regular developers taking advantage of functionality provided by someone else.
And now having failed to win on technical merits, he is back at it again trying to kill systemd via 'loose coupling'. Something that the committee declined to rule on.
If you want to get around BitHammer you just need to turn off Local Peer Discovery, if BitHammer can't find you it can't block you. But now the ISPs are going to get screwed because Local Peer Discovery is turned off. This will also make the torrents slower for the client.
Sounds like a loose/loose situation to me.
No it doesn't. Gnome didn't have to use systemd at all, it was a choice by the Gnome team.
Hell from what I've seen many of the complainers still haven't figured out that systemd means more than just PID1. Take a look at the comments on Phoronix if you want to see how bad it gets. There was a huge discussion about what "modular" means.
Slashdot Comments: Finally some one is doing something about CONFIG_VT. People have been bitching about that for years!
Article: this new feature is part of systemd.
Slashdot Comments: NOOOO! Why is Lennart taking away my freedoms! I'm switching to BSD.
It has gotten pretty clear that a lot of the hatred for systemd has nothing to do with the technical merits. This is a fix that has been a long time coming. Yet, almost half the comments are just more systemd hate fest.
Tech sites like slashdot covered the systemd/upstart drama for weeks as it was being pushed through the technical committee. They had a lengthy investigation, multiple rounds of voting, a member of the committee had a temper-tantrum, tried to vote the committee's chairman out. The whole systemd/upstart was a huge shit show that even people who don't use Debian (like) watched if only for it's entertainment value. Hell the conspiracy at the time was that Canonical was using the fact that 3 members of the committee were former employees to create a voting block and push upstart through the system.
In the end it came to a tie and the committee chairman had to cast the deciding vote.
But they didn't do that. They only set the age at 16 for this vote because they believed that the younger crowd would vote yes, which is the way they wanted. Whether or not young people actually voted yes doesn't change the fact that the Scottish government played fast and loose with the democratic system. I don't really see how this is any different than the gerrymandering that goes on the in the US.
The whole premise of open source is that you can change the code to the way you like it. Look at XFREE86/Xorg, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, X/Mir/Wayland, Unity/Gnome3/MATE, MySQL/MariaDB, and so on. So if there is a large community of experienced Linux people who hate systemd there should be plenty of forks of major distros that use SysVinit instead. So where are they, where is the 'save SysVinit' project? Where is the Debian derivative that keeps the old scripts? For all of whining about systemd you would think where is enough people to maintain several distros. Yet the systemd and upstart teams seems to be the only groups of people actually doing anything concrete.
Linus said “Talk is cheap. Show me the code." and I think that applies perfectly here. No amount of trash talking is going to generate code, forks, or distros.
The truth is the track record on the F-35 is little different than any other post-cold war weapons program. They are always over budget and behind schedule.
F-22: Too slow, no air to ground, too expensive, stealth not proven, too little armament, no competitor for it to face, cold war relic, etc. Orders dropped from 750 to 195. Now people are proposing to buy more of them instead of the F-35.
B-2: Stealth not proven, too slow, too expensive, hangar queen, poor handling, etc. Orders dropped from 132 to 21. Now it's heralded as a sign of American military power.
Elements of Power: http://elementsofpower.blogspot.ca/2013/08/f-35-critics-same-sht-different-century.html Does a great job comparing the complaints about the F-35 to complaints made about the F-15.
It's always the same nonsense, complaining about specs that don't matter in modern combat, ignoring improvements to things that do matter, offering no alternative, complain about cost.