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Comment Re:Ignore the actual awesome, of course (Score 1) 5

The funny part is how much more earned media/bandwidth consumption the Cruz campaign got out of casting a "woman of ill repute" for the video than if the advertisement had simply run.
Where the Cruz campaign failed to go with it is casting a transgender immigrant minority Muslim recovering addict; all of your bunched panties on the Left would have been even more preposterous than usual. Which is saying a lot indeed.
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LinkedIn Is Open Sourcing Their Testing Frameworks (github.io) 47

destinyland writes: LinkedIn is open sourcing their testing frameworks, and sharing details of their revamped development process after their latest app required a year and over 250 engineers. Their new paradigm? "Release three times per day, with no more than three hours between when code is committed and when that code is available to members," according to a senior engineer on LinkedIn's blog. This requires a three-hour pipeline where everything is automated, from committing code to releasing it into production, along with automated analyses and testing. "Holding ourselves to this constraint ensures we won't revert to using manual validation to certify our releases."

Comment Re:wtf is this article (Score 1) 257

Thank you. It's very tempting to circlejerk about this. People on Slashdot are supposed to have a few more critical thinking abilities. Doesn't always work out that way.

There are still questions about Windows 10 data transfers, but misinformation and sloppy research as found in the original Forbes article, does not help in any way.

Comment Re: What do you mean... (Score 1) 184

If it were truly a better system I wouldn't have to switch endlessly between ribbon tabs while performing simple formatting tasks. Once configured (even minimally), the toolbar stayed *put*, allowing muscle memory to speed operation.

The ribbon is great for discovery and people who never get past "ransom letter" documents. It sucks ass for experienced users.

I'm glad that the tasks you do are so constrained that they fit into a single toolbar. As an experienced user I use many different features and being able to switch context to have a much wider selection then would fit into one toolbar is beneficial. This is even more true in Excel then Word.

Swore at it for a month when I first started using it because I needed to unlearn some habits, now find it much easier.

Comment Re:systemd has done more harm to Linux than SCO di (Score 2, Interesting) 218

I miss the simplicity of the bsd-like init config scripts sitting on top of SysV in Arch, before they adopted systemd. So much could be configured from rc.conf, the daemon commands were simple, and I never had problems booting. gah

Yielding the power of UNIX has always laid in creating your systems inittab file, I thought everyone did that. I used to look upon rc scripts as an unnecessary complication of the system and wondered why they were there. If a service needs to be up, init makes sure it's up. If you want to take the service down, tell init to take it down. vim /etc/inittab && kill -1 1 then get on with the rest of your day.

Network services, is good example, a shell script handled by rc, is a prime candidate for an init controlled service. Getting init to kick of printer services after a short delay so that CPU time is focus on providing a GUI to a user could be another. Messaging system is a perfect example.

What about using runlevel 4 for your customised system state, 3 for shell level maintenance, 5 for GUI level maintenance? How about an ondemand runlevel?

Just learn how to use init *actions*, which is a lot simpler than systemd. Simple, scarily powerful and totally under utilised in Linux.

After spending some time with systemd writing unit files and playing around with jounalctl my sense is that this entire situation would be resolved with a set of small tools that manipulate inittab files properly that could support a GUI based inittab editor, thus complementing/completing the original design philosophy with a small maintainable set of tools that rpm, yast, apt-get could utilize. I wonder if people would be interested in such a thing? Perhaps it's time to contact the Devuan people.

I can agree with systemd supporters that the rc system is crap, however that still isn't init and systemd is as monolithic as the rc system, except it's compiled. I think the main objection to the idea of systemd is init is a core idea of the UNIX Operating System that is powerful. I've never seen a Linux distribution that uses init properly and essentially the argument is to replace a core idea of a stable operating system platform because people just don't understand how to use UNIX's most powerful concept one step removed from the kernel. Fast and lean!

The funny thing is, after all these years, I still haven't got everything I can get out of init. Do you understand what you are destroying systemd guys?

Has anyone got a use case yet?

Comment Re:systemd has done more harm to Linux than SCO di (Score 5, Insightful) 218

SysV and the flusterfuck dyslexic script hackery behind SysV was a constant nightmare with a mountain hardware complaints leading back to it.

Even so the clusterfuck of rc scripts in most redhat derivatives was Red-Hat's creation. People aren't using init, via inittab, properly and now the reason cited to replace init is because the rc system, and the script hackery behind it created by red-hat is disliked. Keh?

Wouldn't a better rc system work better?

Here is a thought, why not learn how to use the shell properly so that shell hackery is not required. Or another idea, learn how to implement design patterns in bash/sh/ksh/zsh. Init is a simple elegant idea, people are arguing for it's removal because they aren't skilled enough writing *shell scripts*. It seems a bit silly to me that people who can't write something so simple have any business modifying the way the OS initializes.

It would be great to get Ken Thopson's opinion on the situation.

However, since we have the attention of many systemd advocates, can someone please throw a use case at me that init doesn't satisfy that systemd does? I'm really trying to understand why it is supposed to be better than something that is as tested as init. I don't mind using it, but why it is supposed to be so compelling?

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