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Comment Re:BSD is looking better all the time (Score 1) 595

And yet some of the most successful systems are not built that way.

Built what way? I think you misunderstood what I said, so I'll say it again more clearly:
The Unix way is a way to build good systems. You can skip "stringing together commands" and still follow the Unix way.

Comment Re: Brought about by the internet? (Score 1) 512

One or two counter-examples do not a refutation of "usually" make.

Unlike you, I don't need to sift the Internet, as I live in Sweden, and need look no farther than my very own refrigerator.

Let's see... Here's a carton of eggs labelled "EKOLIGISKA ÄGG". And here's a milk carton with "MELLANMJÖLK -- EKOLOGISK". I've seen similar labelling in at least a half-dozen other European countries.

Maybe if you actually emerged from your basement every once in a while and checked out things here in the real world, you might be less likely to post ignorant nonsense.

Comment Re: Germany wants a lot... (Score 1) 512

And people certainly do like banned things; it makes them feel that they're learning some secret information that the powers that be have ulterior motives for concealing.

That's so true.....think how many people got excited about the "establishment" suppressing the truth after the Lancet retracted that vaccine study paper....

Comment Re:Security (Score 1) 595

Yeah, thinking back, that's about the only time I've seen computers get rooted, too. "Someone left the telnet port open." (or didn't have adblock on).

With systemd I'm starting to think that being an idiot once over will be enough as well.

The whole udev thing merging with systemd really astonishes me. I'm not sure how anyone thought that would make sense.

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.