The system does need access to some of the variables, however software should not be able to permanently brick hardware like this — which is what the maintainers of systemd are arguing about.
It is nice to see scox lose, even if it is over a decade after it has any relevance.
As I have been saying for a long time, this is much more a msft scam, than scox scam. For msft, $100 million to stomp (if not eliminate) a competitor is money well spent.
Let's not forget that some scox insiders, like Riamondi, were selling their shares when scox was at $16. None of the guilty have been really punished, and they never will be.
As to insiders losing everything, and scox becoming worthless: scox lasted a lot longer, and scox's shares went up a lot higher, than would have happened without the scox scam.
Msft is still doing the same IP scamming. Only now it may be more effective. Msft and redhat have partnered. This makes redhat - and only redhat - immune from patent infringement lawsuits from msft. Sound familiar? It should. It is the scox extortion racket all over again - only this time with more credibility.
> "Only Days After Red Hat Legitimised Microsoft’s Patents Against Linux Another Linux-Using Company Falls Victim to Microsoft’s Patent Extortion"
Of course, msft rarely sues in court, they don't have to. You either quietly settle, or get sued out of existence.
Once non-redhat distros become irrelevant, msft may turn on redhat. Or, maybe not. I think msft is okay with competitors, as long as those competitors can be dealt with, and are not too threatening. In 1998, Apple seemed to be okay as a competitor.
Without a union, management forces IT worker to train their H1B replacements. There is nothing that an IT worker can effectively do to stop it.
With a union: IT workers say: you pull that bullshit, and we *all* walk out right now. There would be nothing management could do, except stop the bullshit.
I loved 10.04! Best version of Ubuntu ever, IMO.
At the time, Ubuntu was just getting better, and better. I could hardly wait for 10.10.
When 10.10 came out, it had that awful Unity desktop. I hated it so bad, I never used Ubuntu again.
And now they are using systemd - barf.
All Linux is open source, all use the same kernel, all use the gcc compiler.
Why would Ubuntu substantially outperform other Linux distros using the same kernel, compiler, file system, ect? Why would CPU, Radeon graphic, and HDD performance be substantially different?
If you read TFA, you will find similar sentiments expressed by: Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld.
I have already posted this by comedian Pat Condell.
Too bad George Carlin is dead, I would love to hear what he has to say.
Very insightful video
Pat Condell - Dumbing Down University
Great video that explains the situation:
Dawkins was deplatformed for twitting this satirical (and hilarious) video.
Feminists Love Islamists
Please, everybody here, take an active stance and post that video on your twitter and/or facebook accounts. Let the feminists/Islamists know that there censorship efforts are counter productive.
Lots of arguing, but I do not see where anybody has answered the question.
Can I use Linux 4.5 without systemd? Will it work without systemd on Gentoo? Will it work, without systemd, on RasPi?
Dateline NBC had no trouble catching offenders, without creating a child porn website.
From my understanding, online sex offenders are very easy to catch. Just use standard "honeypot" methods: pretend to be child online, place phony ads, etc.
You do not have to actually provide child porn, or subject children to prostitution, just make that promise, and the child molesters will jump all over it.
I think it's worse than that.
If some monsanto seeds blow onto your oganic crop, monsanto will sue out of existence. Never mind that you are not at fault, and it's the last thing you would want.
Watch documentary "The World According to Monsanto"
Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.