conspiring to triage
There's a new crime. Let's commit it!
It certainly could. Code, markup, graphics, it's all copyrightable. Whether it has in the past or not isn't relevant at all since it's functionally the same as any other code. And yes, people borrow from each other all the time, but that doesn't make it legally sound.
I don't like the Neo Nazis. I'd rather they chose not to say what they say. But I will defend, to the death if needs must, their right to say it. Someday, I might find myself the lone voice of dissension. I'd hope no matter what my views you'd stand up and support my right to say them. Otherwise, one day *you* might be that lone voice...
I agree fully, and that's why my Troll moderation is nonsensical. Apparently I should've laid down the sarcasm a bit more thickly...
and after saying "Ok, I got it", *guarantee*, that I can turn off the system in that very moment, without losing data or corrupting the file system in any way.
Which is precisely what fsync does, and is precisely what these developers didn't use. The filesystem knows better than you do how to get all the data it has to write onto the platters as fast as possible so if you need something specific like "it's important that this data get written now, so I'll wait for you to finish", you have to ask. Otherwise your apps would run a great deal slower since every little write (even a single byte!) would have to wait for the OS to say "OK, it's on disk". And if you really want that, there are flags you can use, e.g. O_SYNC. But you don't.
We must believe that it is the darkest before the dawn of a beautiful new world. We will see it when we believe it. -- Saul Alinsky