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Comment: Re:not enough noise over systemd (Score 1) 382

by thegarbz (#49557379) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

Debian also got out of its way and is updating all servers to systemd without our asking

There's a simple reason for this: Debian is not a democracy. I don't know where people get these silly ideas. It's a project run by a few core maintainers who make all the decisions. Linux on the whole is about choice, choice of which distribution you run, and choice of how to configure that distribution within its provided parameters.

The only thing new here is that suddenly its a parameter you actually care about. Nothing else has changed in the way systems are run.

Don't like it? Why not support one of the forks?

Comment: Re:Different opinions (Score 1) 382

by thegarbz (#49557349) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

Any unfinished editing is lost, connections are torn down forcefully.

I don't cry about this. Too many programs out there assume that the only scenario for them is a perfectly and ordered shutdown, and then if something happens such as lockups, system crashes, or power outages there is suddenly as massive amount of data lost or corrupted. Maybe this will force some people to actually write their software in a more tolerant way.

Comment: Re:Is that proven? (Score 1) 382

by thegarbz (#49557311) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

Is there any proof or are the faster boot times just on the wish list?

I can't remember where but I distinctly remember reading that systemd does NOT provide the fastest boot times. Faster than sysvinit in many scenarios, but not faster than some other parallel startup setups.

But then really fast boot times was not at all the point. It was more of a side effect of being an event based init system rather than a linear list of scripts executed in order. In fact the speed of boot is not mentioned on the project page, and even Poettering's blog only mentions that it's faster than Upstart in Fedora 17 and only due to one specific reason.

Comment: Re:systemd sux (Score 1) 382

by thegarbz (#49557267) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

The only problem systemd solves is to replace things so old that they are maintained by people that have been coding for longer than Lennart Poettering.

Yep, along with all the other problem the outdated init system presents that we have spent years and years patching and adding helper programs to work around.

Comment: Re:vs the other thousands... (Score 1) 135

working for the biggest destroyer of privacy on the planet.

Indeed, he was a true monster and deserves to be vilified. We should start a kickstarter to buy pitchforks for all. I'll organise a press release.

This post is authorised by the NSA, TSA, FBI, CIA, US Government, NATO, EU, UN, Allied governments of the USA, and enemy governments of the USA.

Comment: Re:I hope it's a publicity stunt (Score 1) 115

When a patient dies during an operation, even if they accepted the risk and further even if they knew the risks were very high, it doesn't matter. The surgeon is going to be investigated for malpractice.

Horseshit. Despite what you think about ripping off a head and putting it on another body there are experimental and high risk medical procedures performed on almost daily basis, and people die from them quite regularly.

The only thing that's out of the ordinary here is the news coverage because we're actually swapping over an entire body. From a medical point of view it's no different to other new and unproven treatments.

Comment: Re:Public Shaming the Red Chinese ? (Score 1) 52

by thegarbz (#49552173) Attached to: Github DDoS Attack As Seen By Google

No. I do however think you fail at reading comprehension.

China's censorship via the firewall is as optional to citizens with internet as sitting down and only watching Fox News is optional to Americans. Everyone can get around the firewall if they chose, and pretty much most educated people do get around it. Know how I accessed all my Google services while I was over there? I asked the receptionist at work. She told me which program to find and where to find it. Then I even had her install it because I couldn't speak Chinese which made finding the download button hard.

China doesn't have noteworthy censorship, because Fox News.

If that's what you got out of reading my post it makes me very sad for the American education system.

Comment: Re:DRM Industry (Score 1) 286

by thegarbz (#49552145) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

That's not a "yeah, except..." statement

I thought it was common knowledge that their perception IS and always has been out of touch with reality.
Music sales went down when they hammered Napster.
Music sales went down when they started suing customers.

Yet here we are and the attacks continue.

I didn't say it made sense, I just said that the publishers and producers want this.

Comment: Re:systemd is a bad joke (Score 1) 460

by thegarbz (#49548869) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

I think the big deal is how decisions are made: In the past, somebody would write a new software and people who liked or needed it would start to migrate to it. Then later it may become the default, but other software would still continue to work and be supported for a long time. Nowadays, a decision is made somewhere and changes are pushed to users who do not want it, while support for alternatives is dropped quickly. So in the end, I think it is a question of software freedom in a very real and practical sense.

The nature of how decisions are made haven't changed in the slightest. The only difference here is that some fundamental items have been changed over the years which were complex enough to draw a line through the maintenance of packages. As some Redhat maintainer many years ago posted, Linux is not about choice. In general your choice ends at the distribution you chose and from then on your choice becomes far more limited without having to maintain and resolve many issues. If the implementation of something is easy, choice is provided to the user. If the implementation is hard and would result in a lot of work for maintaining different streams then the choice is made for the user, and it's the user's choice to continue using the system given the choices which were made.

System going down at 1:45 this afternoon for disk crashing.