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

> 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) 644 644

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) 226 226

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) 214 214

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.

IBM Advanced Systems Group -- a bunch of mindless jerks, who'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes... -- with regrets to D. Adams

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