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Comment Re:Betteridge's law of headlines says ... no (Score 1) 208

New characters are introduced over time

Nah, they really aren't anymore. Especially in Japanese, the trend is to go the opposite way, to have fewer and fewer characters.
The reason more characters are being added to unicode is because there were characters in common use that were missed the first time they digitized the character set.

Comment Re:BSD is looking better all the time (Score 1) 625

Those 3 don't support complex tiers of applications that need to work together. They aren't aiming to have say something like Oracle Financials running on them.

That's an interesting thought.......have you ever supported Oracle Financials or similar? Do you have experiences you can share?

They aren't used in large configurations involving hundreds (or many thousands or more) CPUs.

Not sure about this one......I worked with Linux-HA before systemd, and I of all the problems, I don't recall init scripts being one of them.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 625

tbh, I do think Poettering is a good programmer, you probably have to be good to commit to the Linux kernel, and I would be happy to have him on my team. He has problems, but so do we all. The main issue I see with his code designs is that he doesn't have a good understanding of interfaces, which I tried to write about here.

Some people want to push him out of the open source community, but I think that would be a horrible shame. He's such an enthusiastic contributor, I think if he just fixed a few of his problems he would be a massive positive influence on Linux and open source in general.

Comment Re:BSD is looking better all the time (Score 1) 625

Your post makes me think you still don't understand the Unix Way. If you're not going to investigate, at least look through the list of rules here, and that will give you something of an idea.

Heck some of the most successful elements of Unix don't follow the "Unix Way" such as "do one thing and do it well". I couldn't disagree with this more. Why should a program restrict itself to doing one thing?

Yeah.....you definitely don't understand the Unix Way. That concern is addressed here. Read it.

These are philosophies not followed by Windows, OSX, iOS, Android, or even some great Unix protocols such as Xwindows. Yet the above are all examples of good systems.

Uh.....are you measuring 'good' by popularity?

Comment Re:The reason for these laws: Emotional rights (Score 1) 557

Does ISIS have the right to come to your local schools and spread their message in the name of Free Speech? Should somebody from Syria lecture you about their ‘rights.'

Ok, let's consider this a Reductio ad absurdum.
Nah, that's not how freedom of speech works. You have the right to speak, but you don't have the right to make anyone listen.

Comment Re:Classic slippery slope (Score 1) 253

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

I really like that poem. However, you should know that at the time, immigration was a controversial issue, too. In 1882, congress passed a law completely stopping immigration from China, for example. The poem (written in 1883) was an example of propaganda, coming clearly on the side of encouraging immigration. But do not be deceived into thinking that everyone felt that way.

I really like that poem, though.

Comment Re:Christie is ideal (Score 1) 253

But the completely baffling thing to me is that there are actually droves of people in the US that not only support Trump, but actively defend his words and say asinine shit like: "He's a true American. We need a guy like that for president" and: "The media are making him sound racist".

I used to wonder that too, but I think he succeeds because his mere existence shows how stupid the rest of the field of politicians actually is. It pops them out of their reality distortion field. Seriously, look at this Chris Christie just outed himself as clearly stupider than Trump. And remember, he's one of the guys who markets himself as competent.

It might be a similar thing on the Democrat side: Bernie Sanders is popular because in comparison, the other candidates are fake, plastic balls of self absorbed ambition.

[A computer is] like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. -- Joseph Campbell