Being white and a military officer definitely had its advantages and enabled me to fly under the radar for the most part. Leaving in '77 was one of the happier days of my life.
Old Times there are not forgotten, look away, look away Dixieland.
The problem with systemd is lack of competent documentation. There are plenty of good arguments for & against it, but if you want people to accept it, then they should put out docs that will enable people to readily do the things they did with good ol' init/chkconfig and so on.
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Unless of course, if you're black, gay, or an undocumented immigrant...
For those who object to systemd, why not fork off your own distribution and bring back init? It's not like that sort of thing hasn't been done before.
For y'all who are systemd proponents, if you actually want it to be adopted, then spend some money on a good tech writer and document the damn thing. I've read what documentation there is and it sucks. Really.
I'm pretty agnostic when it comes to things like this. The big issue for me is whether I can get it to do what I want. Is the documentation sufficient for me to understand how to use it and how to get it to do what I want? In this case, not only do I need to know how to start/stop system services, I want to be able to add new system services. Doing so was very easy in REHL/CentOS with init and chkconfig.
Most of us really don't care two cents for the reasons y'all want systemd, and I'm sure there are good reasons. What we want is to be able to know how to use it, and that only comes from good documentation.
Of course this may be a case of some a**holes feeling they're more clever than everyone else, and because they know better, this not only gets pushed own everyone's throat, they get to feel superior because they know how it works and nobody else does. This is the same kind of ego inflating attitude that guaranteed UNIX and Linux would (and will) always take a back seat to Windows and MacOS (which is doggy doo of a different kind, but doggy doo nonetheless).
The real problem with Diablo Canyon, and the rest of the nuclear industry is managing the waste. There is no place to put nuclear waste in this country, so it's just stored on-site. That's crazy. You can't do that forever.
That being said, my expectation is that we'll continue to see tech advancements in solar and wind generation, and energy storage to the point where large central generation will be a thing of the past.
Eddie Jefferson was shot outside a Detroit nightclub in 1979 by a dancer who was pissed off at him. In 1972, Lee Morgan was killed on-stage in a New York night club by his jealous girlfriend. In 1988, Chet Baker died when he "fell out of a window". One of the greatest tragedies of all was when Clifford Brown died in 1956, at the age of 25, when a car he was riding in ran off a highway on-ramp in the rain. Probably the most amazing jazz musician's death was that of Buddy Rich, who somehow managed to die of natural causes.
But I can't recall any jazz players who were killed in a Chicago nightclub.
One of the problems in tech work is that the tools and technology we use keep changing so fast, it's very, very difficult to stay current. Companies don't provide training for their workers any more either. So workers tend to get used and thrown away when their skill sets are no longer relevant.
I used to work at macys.com. I was pidgeon-holed doing one thing - building Linux systems using kickstart. I wanted to grow my skill set at the time and get into working with puppet, but they said they instead wanted to bring in someone with puppet experience instead of giving me a chance to do the work myself. That's about the time I started my job search to go elsewhere. Got a $15k pay raise out of it too.
Age discrimination is more pervasive than even gender and race discrimination. Just you wait and see for yourself...
I just don't think our climate modelling is yet good enough.
One problem is that it's not possible to validate your climate modeling. Planetary terraforming is writing and implementing Alpha code in a Production System with no backout plan.
Pretty scary when it's the Fate of All Mankind in your hands.
On the other hand, things are VERY bleak if something isn't done. History is very clear about how we will respond to this threat. Humans are very selfish as individuals and will not act collectively for the good of the whole. It's never happened and is not likely to any time soon.
The only real answer will be to both continue with current efforts to develop new sources of energy, new energy storage systems, new ways of acquiring safe water cheaply as well as looking for ways to gently manage the planetary climate. There really is no other choice.
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention, with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequilla. -- Mitch Ratcliffe