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Comment Re:Duh (Score 1) 522

And let's not forget that systemd destroys high availability by refusing to mount btrfs degraded if one of the drives fails even if it's set up as RAID1. It refuses to even try the mount commend and drops to the shell (eventually). If you issue the mount manually from there, it mounts right up. They apparently don't know what high availability is all about.

Comment Re:Duh (Score 1) 522

If systemd didn't use butt-ugly APIs, it would be a lot easier to mix and match. For exampl, you want to suspend? Call /sbin/suspend which might be an suid binary, or might use a private interface to a daemon running as root (depending on need). That constitutes a nice standard interface. Want to manage a daemon? Run a manager and pass it the path to the daemon it should manage. Again, a standard interface that can be used by any init system to provide more advanced functionality.

It seems that everywhere there is a choice between a goofball tangled mess and a simple and easy to use interface, systemd is all over the former.

Comment Re:Wrong way around (Score 1) 522

It's much faster and easier to cover everything in shit than it is to scrub it all away again.

The projects are out there, it just takes a little while to bootstrap. Meanwhile, I am working with Jessie and fvwm using sysv to avoid systemd to the extent possible. That is, where I haven't just stayed at wheezy for now.

For example, have a look at

Submission + - Judge wipes out Safe Harbor provision in DMCA, makes Cox accomplice of piracy

SysKoll writes: The DMCA is well-known for giving exorbitant powers to copyright holders, such as taking down a page or a whole web site without a court order. Media companies buy services from vendors like Rightscorp, a shake-down outfit that issues thousands of robot-generated take-down notices and issues threats against ISPs and sites ignoring them.

Cox, like a lot of ISP, is inundated with abusive take-down notices, in particular from Rightscorp. Now, BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music are suing Cox for refusing to shut off the Internet access of subscribers that Rightscorp accused of downloading music via BitTorrent. Cox argues that as an ISP, they benefit from the Safe Harbor provision that shields access providers from subscribers' misbehavior.

Not so, says US District Judge Liam O'Grady. The judge sided with the media companies ahead of trial, saying Cox should have terminated the repeat offenders accused by Rightscorp. Cox's response is quite entertaining for a legal document: its description of Rightscorp includes the term "shady", "shake-down", and "pay no attention to the facts"

O'Grady also derided the Electronic Frontier Foundations's attempt to file an amicus brief supporting Cox, calling them hysterical crybabies.

This case will be closely watched and can be very damaging for the Internet industry.

Submission + - Disney IT workers prepare to sue over foreign replacements (

JustAnotherOldGuy writes: At least 23 former Disney IT workers have filed complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over the loss of their jobs to foreign replacements. This federal filing is a first step to filing a lawsuit alleging discrimination. These employees are arguing that they are victims of national origin discrimination, a complaint increasingly raised by U.S. workers who have lost their jobs to foreign workers on H-1B and other temporary visas. Disney's layoff last January followed agreements with IT services contractors that use foreign labor, mostly from India. Some former Disney workers have begun to go public over the displacement process

Why did the Roman Empire collapse? What is the Latin for office automation?