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Comment: Re:Emma Watson is full of it (Score 1) 590

by styrotech (#47988521) Attached to: Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

More than 19 out of 20 people killed on the job in America are men - are we interested in squaring that up as well?

Sure, why not?

Decrease the men's fatality rate down the women's rate. That would be a good thing right?

Or are you comfortable that so many men get killed at work? Is it just the price we pay for profits or something?

Comment: Re:What happened to Debian? (Score 5, Informative) 395

by styrotech (#47980587) Attached to: Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Getting bullied by Canonical makes loads of sense, but I don't like it one bit.

You need to look into it deeper. It didn't happen that way at all.

Canonical wanted Debian to pick upstart (naturally as it was their software). Once Debian chose systemd though and with RHEL already switching away from upstart to systemd, Canonical felt that being left as the only distro still using upstart wasn't tenable any more. Staying aligned with Debian was more important than getting what they wanted.

Comment: Re:1 week's warning (Score 1) 68

by styrotech (#47845119) Attached to: Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth

What if we had 1 week warning of the dinosaur-killer?

Well personally, assuming that there was no safe place to send them, I'd take the week off work and spend it with my dinosaurs just to let them know how much I appreciated my time with them.

I'd probably need a little more time off work after that too. Thankfully my boss is pretty generous with bereavement leave.

Comment: Re:JAVA (Score 1) 230

by styrotech (#47821721) Attached to: Akamai Warns: Linux Systems Infiltrated and Controlled In a DDoS Botnet

Apache Struts, Tomcat, and elasticsearch (mentioned in the summary) are all written in java.
To me, that indicates a JAVA vulnerability, not a Linux vulnerability.

Or more likely a bug in an Apache Commons library they all use.

eg Struts is from Apache, Tomcat is from Apache, Elasticsearch is based on Lucene which is also from Apache.

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 1) 826

by styrotech (#47751893) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Agreed. On my laptop with an SSD, the non systemd OS boots faster than it takes to get through the BIOS stuff.

And as for servers, they can take fucking ages to get through all their BIOS/BMC/RAID controller etc bullshit. Shaving a few seconds off the OS boot time is irrelevant as it's by far the quickest part - especially if the actual services themselves take ages to start (bloody Java).

Comment: Re:Did I miss the breakthrough? (Score 1) 305

by styrotech (#47708309) Attached to: If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

Did I miss the part where the human race had a miraculous breakthrough in fusion technology?

Maybe not miraculous breakthroughs, but we've been getting better at directly utilising our only currently usable fusion reactor.

Then again it is ultimately responsible for nearly all our other energy sources too.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?