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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:If we're going systemd, we should go full throt (Score 2) 590

by taking over and forcing out all other options, it becomes a monoculture. and that, as we know from decades of experience where monoculture OSes have created cartels and monopolies, is incredibly dangerous

And we also have decades of experience with Linux no-culture. It failed to gain more than 1% of the total market. Perhaps it's time to try something else?

Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 1) 568

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:Yeah, I've worked with a few of those (Score 1) 463

So if management stops treating engineers like expendable crap we might be less inclined to spend our working hours pondering how to kill them without getting arrested for it?

Seriously, some of those wasters of precious oxygen are only still alive for the only reason that they're not worth the jail time.

Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously. -- Booth Tarkington