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Comment Re:No, they just need reliable Linux distros. (Score 1, Troll) 187 187

I'll bite.

I'm a professional sysadmin. Scope is important so we'll go by cores. The total number that I admin and/or work directly with total over 100,000. I work very closely with a lot of cutting edge technology. [FQ]DR IB, distributed fs in or near the range of petabytes, openstack, clusterware. We do this to run systems geared towards bioinformatics, CFD, CAE, etc. I can't speak for everyone but if I included a few colleagues I work with closely, the number of systems grow astronomically as they may have detailed knowledge of much bigger systems than I do. None of these systems will touch systemd with a 10ft pole.

I use systemd on one system, a personal laptop that I use linux mint on for steam. Due to some configuration I had no part of, this laptop will take about 4 minutes to boot depending on the network I'm on and say "waiting 60 seconds for network" even though it's a static ip set outside of nm. I live in CLI 24/7, I never use the gui, and I don't even want to bother with this. Why? Because it doesn't make sense from a "sysadmin" point of view. I'll jump into things for work that I have no clue about and that is what I love about my job. But what I've seen of systemd from my own experience and those of my colleagues (not from reading slashdot), the things I'd be working out are not real problems but rather retarded defaults set by systemd that assume things it shouldn't. It's very invasive and overreaching and that's NEVER a fun thing to work with from a sysadmin point of view.

Systemd isn't the worst. I don't like it but I see that as a personal preference and if it ever got its shit together, I could see it being a boon for workstations or laptops. But in no way, will any real sysadmins who do REAL work with linux under the hood come near systemd anytime soon. RHEL7 adoption is going to be a joke.

Comment Re:People are creative (Score 1, Flamebait) 498 498

"Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse". Well yes, it rather does. While it's a nice sentiment, it's something to which I would reply: "Please let me be the judge of that".

Depends on how selfish you are. If nothing else in the world matters to you, then life won't get any worse for you and you only.

Comment Re:Worth it? (Score 1) 275 275

Relevant text: The botnet’s Bitcoin operation was only profitable because it used stolen electricity: it used about $561,000 (£347,000) of electricity a day on its victims’ machines, while only generating $2,165 (£1340) a day.

One would have to be inhuman to let your greed cause so much damage for so little gain.

Comment Re:Quick Update (Score 1) 86 86

I came here to this link via a soylentnews article, my source of news that slashdot used to fulfill. This place feels kind of second rate now. I can't shake the feeling that any visit to slashdot can be the one management decides to try and shove something else down my throat.

Look at this load of bullshit: "But if you were one of the users who commented on the superiority of the Classic UX, we agree." No, you didn't agree. How long did you try to push that pile of shit against all the complaints and boycotts of your userbase. Don't act like you tried something and it didn't work. Instead, try showing a bit of humility and apologise to your users. Say that you learned something from this fucking farce and that you will keep this in mind in your future decisions. That would have earned some trust back from me far more than this load of PR bullshit.

It is better to never have tried anything than to have tried something and failed. - motto of jerks, weenies and losers everywhere