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Comment Re:Bad choice (Score 1) 145

And looking at its direction in the past couple of years, it seems that it's falling back into its old ways (or rather an incoherent mix of old and even older, from Soviet and Imperial times both), which makes me question just where the problem has really been all this time.

Comment Re:Uh? How does the DMCA apply to an ISP? (Score 2) 100

Previous slashdot story:
Cox's response:

Their response is actually kinda fun to read.

It's even more fun if you mentally replace the redacted sections with uninterrupted cussing! Some of the sections are quite long, so get creative! ;-)

Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 1) 573

The surviving Russian pilot stated that they had zero warnings and zero indications that anything is going wrong right up until the point a missile blew off their tail.

(Of course, this may well be cooked to corroborate the whole "there was no warning" take that has been the official Russian position on this so far.)

Comment Re:Duh (Score 0) 640

Because desktop environments need closer integration to the hardware/kernel/root

Nope. The kernel is there to insulate the user (and anything the user runs) from the hardware layer. OS Design Principles 101.

integration for handling things like usb devices coming and going, cdroms,

Already done. Without systemd.

suspend/resume events

Didn't even read TFS, did you? This is what the submitter complained about. Suspend and hibernate are broken (thanks, systemd) and the response to his report was basically the software support equivalent of "Fuck you!"

Comment Re:anti-business liberal scoring points (Score 1) 304

If they are publicly traded and their principal business is not risk, then they are required to be by law.


I'm fairly certain there is no such law. What publicly-traded businesses are required to do is to do what they say they'll do in their articles of incorporation and their prospectus. For most, these documents state that their focus is to generate a responsible return on investment (language varies, but that's what it boils down to). However, it is perfectly acceptable for them to include other goals, and even to prioritize those goals over making money.

Were SpaceX to go public, they could specify that their primary goal is to get to Mars, for example, rather than to make money. That would probably lower their valuation, but there would be nothing at all illegal about it.

Let's organize this thing and take all the fun out of it.