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Comment Re:As the old saying goes... (Score 4, Funny) 46

On proper time systemd has added symlinks, a (somehow) worthwhile command line, non-graphic environment, the ability to remotely manage, declarative-based configuration management...

It's only they are reinventing all these things on their own, forgetting about how did they came to be and, of course, not caring about the way those facilities have been used and abused in the past.

I think it was Henry Spencer the one that said "Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly."


Comment Fountainhead anyone? (Score 2) 636

This systemd guy is just like Ellsworth Toohey. As long as the sheep follow he'll keep pushing things further and further into idiotland and have a good laugh in the process.

"Kill man’s sense of values. Kill his capacity to recognise greatness or to achieve it. Great men can’t be ruled. We don’t want any great men. Don’t deny conception of greatness. Destroy it from within. The great is the rare, the difficult, the exceptional. Set up standards of achievement open to all, to the least, to the most inept – and you stop the impetus to effort in men, great or small. You stop all incentive to improvement, to excellence, to perfection. Laugh at Roark and hold Peter Keating as a great architect. You’ve destroyed architecture. Build Lois Cook and you’ve destroyed literature. Hail Ike and you’ve destroyed the theatre. Glorify Lancelot Clankey and you’ve destroyed the press. Don’t set out to raze all shrines – you’ll frighten men, Enshrine mediocrity - and the shrines are razed."

-- Ellsworth Toohey

Comment Privacy (Score 4, Interesting) 180

If Microsoft was to do the same thing in Bing - or God forbids in Windows 10 directly, it would be a scandal and there would be endless blog posts and tv interviews about it. And of course people on Slashdot would get their panties in a bunch.

But with Google it's kewl.

Comment Ambitious (Score -1, Flamebait) 59

they're assembling an arsenal of open-source tools for DIY diagnosis and first-aid care—centrifuges made from old hard drive motors; microscopes from deconstructed webcams; homemade incubators; and 3D printable speculums.

So they're getting 3D printable speculums, cool, but what about more basic, affordable tools, like good ol' coat hangers or steep staircases?

Comment Re:Not really news at this point (Score 1) 186

Knowing that a large number of reviewers think an article is worth reading is good enough.

Even better: there should be a way to find the article score in various demographics, like they have on imdb. That way when an article is rated 8.4 by females age 18-29 and 6.4 by males 30-44 (like Divergent on imdb), I will know better than read it.

Comment Re:WtF? (Score 5, Interesting) 128

Did you know that Box's CEO pays himself a very modest salary, lives in a tiny apartment near the office, drives an old car, and got a very small stake in the IPO (something like 4%)?

The guy has been working like a madman for over 10 years. I'm not a big fan of him, I find him obnoxious, but he is definitely not a scammer.

Comment Re:Foolproof (Score 1) 258

The obvious solution to that is to respect my personal space.

Why don't YOU respect other people's space and not stink it up.

As for the rain and snow. Dress for the weather. Or do what a lot of cyclists do: bus or drive during bad weather.

This is a great idea. Let's focus on sunny day urban planning! Off course on rainy days everybody will take 4h to get to work, trying to drive or ride the bus in the gridlocks, while the huge bike lanes are empty except for 2-3 bike warriors who think they don't stink because people at the office are too polite to complain.

Comment Re:Foolproof (Score 1) 258

I do shower every morning and use a good deodorant (not a perfume but an actual deodorant) and I wear a fresh shirt / polo every day.

Fascinating. What about underwear? Do you also wear a fresh pair of underwear every day?

Such a clean freak, reminds me of my grandfather. Come Sunday morning, dirty or not, he would take a bath.

Comment Re:Mobbing and agitprop is "culture"? (Score 1) 141

Posters he's describing are pure propaganda, all basically shouting "WORK HARDER AND MORE!"

Work harder... doing what? Facebook has 10,000 employees. What are those people doing all day? The guy wrote the first version working part-time while he was at school. Of course they have improved it, I know they got all fancy with their php jvm and nosql database and whatnot. But still... 10,000 people?

Tesla has about the same number of employees and they design, build, sell and service futuristic electric cars that accelerate faster than a Formula One racing car.


Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.