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write a more concise, coherent, and far more correct article than anything that ever comes out of Bennett Hasselton's keyboard...
dd if=/dev/urandom of=/. bs=1024 count=10
For the love of the FSM, put in a filter so that we can click "Don't want to read any more of this author's drivel"...
I think that's a little bit of oversimplification. I've yet to see what systemd does so much better than traditional init or sysvinit style other than make a clusterf*ck out of everything... Maybe it's "I've been working 20 years with something. It might not be perfect, but the alternative seems to be at least an order of magnitude worse than what I currently have."
As for service monitoring, there are other options out there than you can use to replace init or mix into your init system to handle that... such as runit.
Are you sure you understand what a microkernel design actually is?
It saves them money and makes use of existing stuff instead of having to build new.
No. No. And again, No. It's cheaper if we just electrocute to death everybody ever found guilty of a crime. Why don't we just electrocute them all instead of having to build those big, expensive prisons and feed people? Hell, does it even matter that they're guilty of having forgotten to pay for their livestock purchase within 24 hours?
When it comes to the police, cheaper is not necessarily better. I would rather not have police plowing through mine or my neighbor's door with an MRAP. We aren't in a war zone, the police aren't the military, and there is zero justification to make everybody feel like we're living without rights and freedoms under martial law. Some studies have shown that when police are less aggressive (possible even not carrying guns) and laws are toned down from the "let's be tough on crime and send people away to jail for 10 years for carrying around a little dead leaf in their pocket", that violence between the police and the populace also goes down.
Accountants and MBA's tend to be only concerned with financial costs and ignore the other, real costs. Surely you're not one of those?