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Comment: So Long Debian! (Score 0, Flamebait) 379

by zixxt (#46203627) Attached to: Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

As a current Debian(testing,Jessie) user this strikes me as a bad choice. However I am thankful that there other sane distros not drinking Lennart Poettering's brain cell killing kool-aid. So I say hail o/ to the Linux Distros not selling their souls, Slackware, Gentoo , Ubuntu thank you guys for not being retards and seeing the suckyness of systemd.

Seems I will have to migrate off Debian pretty soon. It was a good year I had with Debian but with this it seems Debian as chosen to be a follower, a kool aid drinker and a also ran instead of being unique. Thank you Lennart for killing off another distro for me to love.

Comment: Re:Good! (Score 4, Informative) 340

by zixxt (#45811105) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.15 Brings DRI3, Lacks XWayland Support

No. I just like network-transparent applications. It was one of the main draws that I had toward Linux almost 20 years ago, and is why I still use it today.

(My home Linux boxen are all headless, and they can stay that way for all I care. If I want to run something graphical, it's trivial with X.)

(And no: VNC is more of a problem than it is a solution.)

Modern X(org,server.. et.el) really is not network transparent unless you are just talking about TWM mixed in with a xclock or an xterm, most modern apps and even window managers that are built on top of modern gui toolkits and/or extensions are not compatible with the basic X library which makes X network transparent. Most of what makes X tick now and days will not scale over the average network and you will be left with a lame ass system if you try. As such if you want to use your modern desktop environment over a network prepared to and plan to pull your hair out because you are relying on such outdated tech norms.

Wayland is the future and the way forwards fellow *inx junkies.

Comment: Fiction (Score 0, Flamebait) 34

by zixxt (#45768369) Attached to: Interview: Bruce Sterling Answers Your Questions

We've gone away from science because our whole society's gone away from science. We're in a science-hostile society now, it's politically dominated by Creationists and climate denialists.

Its funny because both Creationists and so called climate change denialists are the ones not brainwashed by the right wing world fascist elite(illuminati) to believe in things that are works of pure fiction. So it is science "fiction" is to believe in evolution and that there is such a thing as man made global warming.

FORTRAN is a good example of a language which is easier to parse using ad hoc techniques. -- D. Gries [What's good about it? Ed.]