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Comment: Re:Creating more victims (Score 1) 416

by richlv (#48578905) Attached to: MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

i haven't met a woman like that personally. i haven't had terribly bad experience with women, either.
but there's this crusade which is getting more and more crazy. while it is lead by a crazy minority, there seems to be no opposition to that assholish behaviour.
well, here's some :)
http://9gag.com/gag/avZ65AW?ref=t

Comment: Re:Creating more victims (Score 1) 416

by richlv (#48577631) Attached to: MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

it seems like it's actually bullying by crazy females (not really women, they have stopped being such).

they can't bully rockstars or sportists (see what is their attitude to women...), so they just choose a soft target that will not fight back - it people, scientists.
and then somebody whines why in some circles geeks see women with suspicion - after rejection and ridicule in school, after bullying later...

and the normal women don't speak up.

Comment: Re:transfer the ID information to the police (Score 2) 207

by richlv (#48577479) Attached to: In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

around here, police verifies all data you give them (licence, vehicle registration, insurance) with the hq. if they can't communicate, they are not allowed to perform any of those checks (and i think the internal guidelines say that they must "return to base" or something like that)

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 4, Interesting) 167

by richlv (#48510507) Attached to: Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

and there seem to be quite a lot of other projects like this, for example - https://grasswire.com/

one issue might be that news are more interesting for various parties to push their agenda. a wikipedia article can be used to shift perception, but it is likely to be corrected. a fake news item, even if later corrected, will have impact on the perception of the viewers.

as an example, grasswire covers russian-ukrainian war, and it gets very slanted messages through every now and then.

Comment: Re:Opposition is from a small elite (Score 1) 550

Lets say you have a laptop that is on one network and goes to sleep when you close it and arrives in a hotel room on another network? How would you do this with init without some serious hacks?

this seemed to be handled w/o systemd just fine for years. was it networkmanager ? probably. don't care. but it was never tied to the init system, login or anything else. having it all in a single, hairy ball of code is quite scary.

Comment: Re:Opposition is from a small elite (Score 1) 550

those times are almost never caused by the os - usually it's this disk controller, that out of bounds controller, this firmware, that timeout.
even when it is the os, it's not the init system as such, it's a database, which is needed for some app and so on.

where have you seen up to 30 minute bootup time where init system would contribute in a whatsoever notable way to that time ?

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