You gotta be fucking kidding.
You've just said what "init" doesn't do -- which btw, I'm well aware of -- I was merely preempting some responses I've seen in the past. Tell us which single thing it does do well.
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.
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.
It it... LETTER?
That would be so hot!
Not being an expert in the field, I cannot vouch for its accuracy.
Oh, please. A modern Linux distro actually needs to provide hotplug that actually works, a tear-free desktop experience, reliable service termination/startup/restarts, etc.
Stop living in the past.
At least it'll be moving past X11 in a year or two
Lesson Being: Digitize that shit as soon as possible and just keep enough backups with enough ECCs to keep transferring those digital copies perfectly to new media.
Try it again. Seriously.
"Herd immunity" isn't an argument for you getting the vaccine for your children (those arguments are already plain) -- it's an argument against you being able to opt out of the vaccine for your children (barring medical reasons such as allergy to the vaccine).
End result: the US with it's huge positive discrimination drive has the situation where men and women appear to compete opn an equal footing.
You really need to find a citation for that because if it's true it would be hugely interesting!
(Btw: I think the gender divide is basically universal. There have even been studies showing that women discriminate against women based on gender -- even when interviewing for positions which the women-doing-the-discriminating were occupying. It sounds absurd, but frankly I think social conditioning goes even further than this!)
That's pretty harsh...
Why not screw Beta gently instead?
And regardless, how idiotic is it to grade someone based on the number of pages of their notes anyway?
It's unbelievably idiotic and absurd... until you consider human nature.
The people above you are incompetent (cf. "Peter Principle") and will latch onto anything that they can use to judge you to avoid appearing as the incompetents that they are. Even when it makes no sense from an analytical point of view. We humans seem to be hardwired to avoid (being perceived to be, or actually) being wrong. (The book's also pretty good!)
Anyway, hope it wasn't too traumatic
Are you saying that gravitational lensing is just an anomaly?
Gravitational lensing seems to be one of the major evidences in favor of dark matter/mass, but it'd be interesting to see you (or anyone for that matter) argue that it's just an anomaly given that it can be observed in multiple distinct locations.
(Now, I think we both agree that dark energy is still just a hypothesis, but I think you'd have to come up with something better than claiming that it's "just an anomaly" to explain the existing evidence.)