Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re: SystemD added? (Score 1, Insightful) 494

by warrax_666 (#49546327) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

> Danger: systemd marketing droid detected

Oh, fuck off. Seriously, just fuck off.

(People are getting real value out of systemd vs. $whatever. It's fine if you don't perceive that value and you are free to articulate those concerns, but don't immediately accuse happy users of being shills, please.)

Comment: It looks a bit verbose, but... (Score 1) 644

by warrax_666 (#48029873) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Windows 10

when you're right, you're right. ... but you have to wonder if we really shouldn't embrace the whole DevOps thing and just program our "scripts" in a real language such as Python. (Or Perl for that matter, I just happen to like the "subprocess" Python package for extremely simple unix-like automation.)

Comment: So... (Score 4, Insightful) 226

by warrax_666 (#47475651) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

So what particular one thing does SysV init do well in your opinion? I honestly can't think of a single thing. It's crappy at managing services, it's crappy at running shell scripts (as witness by the non-standardness of init.d scripts), it's shit at managing running services with interdependencies (inittab), it's shit at dynamically reconfiguring systems (e.g. network reconfiguration for Wifi.), etc. etc.

There's a reason alternatives were created, y'know.

Comment: Yes, they're separate (Score 3, Informative) 214

by warrax_666 (#47475571) Attached to: Cosmologists Show Negative Mass Could Exist In Our Universe

Dark matter conerns the "missing" (i.e. never observed directly) mass in the universe, which has despite its "invisibility" been observed indirectly; for example look up Bullet Cluster on Wikipedia.

Dark energy concerns what it is that is causing the expansion of space-time (and consequently) the universe itself.

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson

Working...