Citation: "How Deadly Is Your Kilowatt? We Rank The Killer Energy Sources" http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2012/06/10/energys-deathprint-a-price-always-paid/
... but once we start ticking off the body count of the millions dying to radiation poisoning and starvation, we might want to reconsider that path.
What makes you think that? We are already ticking off the body count for coal, and have been for years, yet we repeatedly fail to reconsider our decision to use coal...
OnePlus One? http://oneplus.net/
Don't know. I don't run xfce, so I don't know what it depends on. Here's how I did it, if you're comfortable with aptitude's interactive resolver:
bash# aptitude -s purge '?name(systemd)?installed' libsystemd0+
then review the list of conflicts and suggestions in simulate mode. (I started without explicitly marking libsystemd0 for install, but after I realised its list of reverse-dependencies, I relented.)
I proceeded by looking at the 800ish packages it suggested removing, picking two or three packages I use and marking them as rejected (in my case, initially kmail, kdm, xserver-xorg-video-all), cycling to the next suggested resolution. then repeat. Whenever it suggested installing a systemd package, I rejected that suggestion too.
Eventually I settled on removing about 20 packages I didn't need (networkmanager, gnome-shell, some evolution packages, etc). Then I re-ran it without the simulate option.
Afterwards, I realised that I really wanted something to manage the network for me, so I had to manually bring the wifi network up, and
bash# aptitude install wicd-gtk wicd-cli
Serious question here: how avoidable is systemd currently?
For what it's worth, I managed to purge everything systemd-related from my debian testing system the other day. I had to replace NetworkManager with WICD, which is a pretty good straightforward replacement (although you need to re-create your configuration). Also, I run KDE, so that made things easier.
As I understand it (if I correctly noted the packages which got removed), you can't run a gnome system without systemd; however, you can still run debian jessie with kde without systemd.
The only packages which are coming from the systemd source package on my system any more are udev and libsystemd0 - however, given that systemd-sysv and systemd-logind are no longer installed, I consider that basically a win.
libsystemd0 is only still there because cups-daemon and kde-runtime require it; but given that it only defines the interfaces, it seems benign.
In fact, it's double-clickbaiting us - it's claiming that the product is being retired "quietly", "without an official announcement" while simultaneously linking to the official announcement...
I checked, and my IP is not on any real time blacklists for spammers, and I don't have any security issues. My mail server is not set as an open relay, and I use SPF records and pass all SPF tests. It appears that all 3 of those major email services started rejecting email from me based on a single condition: Comcast. I can understand the desire to limit spam — but here is the big problem: I have no way to combat this. With Gmail, I can instruct users to flag my emails as "not spam" because the emails actually go through, but simply end up in the spam folder. Yahoo and Hotmail on the other hand, just flat out reject the traffic at lower level. They send rejection notices back to my server that contain "tips" on how to make sure I'm not an open relay, causing spam, etc. Since I am NOT doing any of those things, I would expect some sort of option to have my IP white listed or verified. However, I can not find a single option to do so. The part that bugs me is that this happened 2 weeks ago with multiple major email services. Obviously, they are getting anti-spam policies from a central location of some kind. I don't know where. If I did, I could possibly go after the source and try to get my IP white listed. When I ask my other tech friends what they would do, they simply suggest changing ISPs. Nobody likes Comcast, but I don't have a choice here. I'm 2 years into a 3 year contract. So, moving is not an option.
Is there anything I can do to remedy this situation?"
http://bze.org.au/media/newswire/living-green-power-renewables-131007 (and that's from the energy market!)
... Those that did got more attention. Those that got more attention are the ones more people heard about... If they hear reports about something awful about to happen and it doesn't happen...
Interesting... And who chooses what gets attention? If the problem is that people are paying attention to the wrong speakers, how do we correct that? How do we make sure that people are hearing the correct predictions?
Because, as you pointed out, the majority of the predictions ARE correct, and global warming IS happening - but people are being directed to pay attention to a few irresponsible speakers, and are thus losing confidence in all the speakers...
That appears to be the main obstacle you have identified...
They should stop keeping records of
... expert witnesses...
Then how will they be able to find an expert witness when they need one?
Newspapers are a bad example, as is online TV, because both their non-internet incarnations are predominantly ad-funded anyway...
Pick a service that's subscription-based in real life, and there are often plenty of successful paid online versions of it...
Google reinvented Yubikey?