And that is a good thing for Linux because it can use a lot of good technology from the kernel. The major issue is that systemd requires cgroups and that means no support for kFreeBSD. Even if the ex-Canonical people recused themselves, systemd was always going to have an uphill battle.
There is a Debian derivative that has decided to use systemd, but it's -- the still incubating -- Tanglu.
A cool feature would be the ability to provide selected apps with spoofed data.
That feature was proposed for Cyanogen and a patch was written. It was never included out of fears that developers would block Cyanogen from installing apps on the (then named) Android Market.
You can still execute any binary by loading it with ld-linux.so, the dynamic loader.
I finally got around to getting a gmail invite from the wonderful people at the Something Awful Forums . It's good so far, but I really don't send many emails. Mostly I use my college email for automated lists and campus/course-related happenings.
I've cut down on my slashdot reading a bit lately and I recieve mod points nearly constantly. I must have hit the sweet spot on the bell curve.
I've decided to spend the next couple batches only moderating journal comments. In protest, of course. (And maybe throw GMontag a bone when his legion of "mod trolls" go on the attack with Overrated.)