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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.

Comment: Re:Sex discrimination. (Score 1) 673

by warrax_666 (#46714041) Attached to: Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

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!)

If it is a Miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a Fact, proof is necessary. -- Samuel Clemens

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