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Comment Re:BSD is looking better all the time (Score 1) 512

And yet some of the most successful systems are not built that way.

Built what way? I think you misunderstood what I said, so I'll say it again more clearly:
The Unix way is a way to build good systems. You can skip "stringing together commands" and still follow the Unix way.

Comment Re: Germany wants a lot... (Score 1) 420

And people certainly do like banned things; it makes them feel that they're learning some secret information that the powers that be have ulterior motives for concealing.

That's so true.....think how many people got excited about the "establishment" suppressing the truth after the Lancet retracted that vaccine study paper....

Comment Re:Security (Score 1) 512

Yeah, thinking back, that's about the only time I've seen computers get rooted, too. "Someone left the telnet port open." (or didn't have adblock on).

With systemd I'm starting to think that being an idiot once over will be enough as well.

The whole udev thing merging with systemd really astonishes me. I'm not sure how anyone thought that would make sense.

Comment Re:Betteridge's law of headlines says ... no (Score 1) 92

If the Japanese were able to modernize their language in 46 Hiragana glyph I don't see why we should tolerate that Chinese non-sense in unicode

The Japanese language has over 2000 standard characters, and even more in common use.
Anyway, Chinese is a beautiful language, you should learn it some time.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 512

Lennart said that it wasn't clear what su should do in this situation. Actually, it's quite clear. su - must construct an environment containing only TERM, HOME, SHELL, USER, LOGNAME, and PATH. That's been the case since UNIX SVR4, at the latest.

Yeah, that's true, I missed the - in the bug report. I don't know what that user was complaining about.

You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.