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Comment: Re:kill -1 (Score 1) 306

by jedidiah (#47961949) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

SystemD and Upstart are both more complex and easier to screw up. That right there is enough good reason to stay well enough away.

if you want to redo the plumbing under the foundation, you first need to give good reason why the foundation needs ripped up. You don't get to do random nonsense and then explain yourself later.

This is just pretty basic change control.

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 316

by jedidiah (#47948743) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

> I suspect they just want to know how many customers they have, not specifically who they are.


I am sure that Netflix is more than willing to BRAG about how many Canadian customers it has, or how many customers it has in ANY country.

Way different kettle of fish than actual subscriber info.

Comment: Re:Moving the goalposts (Score 1) 441

by jedidiah (#47947611) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

No. It's a recurring problem in these discussions because radical feminists will redefine terms. So it's hard to know at any one time whose definition you are dealing with. Are you dealing with something sane or are you dealing with something that's been "trumped up" in order to push an agenda?

You can't trust any random study to be free from such biases.

Then you end up with the basic magnitude problems that occur when dire claims fail to meet basic sanity with respect to numeracy.

If you're actually numerate, some of these claims are just incredible on their face.

I don't think most of the people pushing them fully understand the implications.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 0, Flamebait) 441

by jedidiah (#47947525) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Yes. That was Dawkins that rightfully noted that you lot are complaining about 1st world non-problems.

You will take a situation that's not the least bit sinister and distort it until seems to be something entirely else.

That's why no one can trust any stories like these.

Radical feminists have hijacked the debate and the language.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 2, Interesting) 441

by jedidiah (#47947105) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

There was some feminazi that went on a tear because some guy had the audacity to hit on her. Then she whined when the corresponding community luminaries pointed out that she was being a hysterical idiot. The whole situation was portrayed as proof that "X community is mysoginistic".

It was all a load of mindless victimology.

There can be a wide gap between how a bunch of extremist crusaders define a term and how the rest of us define it.

Comment: Re:DRM should not be in HTML5 (Score 0) 173

by jedidiah (#47945569) Attached to: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

These DRM laden video formats aren't any less crapulent on Windows. Unfortunately they aren't just used for video but also for basic site navigation. So you get a pervasive level of crapulence even with Windows.

It's not just a Linux problem.

Windows users perhaps just suffer from a certain level of "muggle numbness".

Comment: Re:Arment said it all (Score 2) 343

by jedidiah (#47945493) Attached to: U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

You only have to rip something once. You don't even have to do the ripping yourself. Someone else can do it for you.

DRM on a BluRay is only slightly more of a nuissance than the DRM on a DVD. Both are well cracked formats with lots of suitable tools that are readily available.

That particular battle was lost a long time ago.

Now this new format will remain intact only so long as no one cares about it. As soon as it becomes relevant, it will get cracked. Admittedly, obscurity is one thing Apple may have going for them here.

Comment: Re:Probably a bad idea, but... (Score 1) 191

by jedidiah (#47937641) Attached to: On Independence for Scotland:

>> The Scottish people, like people everywhere, have the right to self-governance. Right now they don't have that, and even if they destroy their country in the process of gaining independence, they'll at least be free to choose their own destiny.
> Please, stop trying to make it look like the Scots are somehow shackled and oppressed by the English.

Your remarks are entirely irrelevant to the original point.

Comment: Re: they will defeat themselves (Score 0) 950

by jedidiah (#47928957) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

No. The Sobieski room in the Vatican Museum is the real fuel that drives interventions. There is a long history here that people are ignorant of or refuse to acknowledge.

No. It's the liberal bleeding hearts that really trivialize the non-white races. They frame them as nothing but passive victims because that's what liberals do. They defame all manner of foreign nations and cultures.

I suspect the leadership of ISIS ironically enough understands the relevant history here better than you do.

Comment: Re:Wow, a dose of pragmatism... (Score 1) 378

by jedidiah (#47927163) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

> You mean.... gasp! ... PostgresSQL isn't a shell script pipelining a bunch of sed/awk/grep/mv/cp commands?

In terms of the larger systems that it is integrated with, that is EXACTLY what it is. It is a highly specialized application that does one thing well and leaves the scope creep for other programs that consume it's services.

It may even be broken down into a lot of highly specialized background processes like Oracle.

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.