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Comment Re:security makes something difficult (Score 1) 99

I don't think you understood my point. I used to be a pirate, back in the days when CDROM was all the rage and it took time to find the correct pirated copy of the game and sometimes I got viruses that required reformatting my gaming pc.

This is what I have to do with DRM. DRM ruins my machines. I just play old games that I own with no DRM. I got annoyed by Mechwarrior4 not working in any CD-ROM drive I owned (like GP mentioned).

Comment Re:Heu.. ???? (Score 1) 400

Yes but that isn't the problem, is it? I responded to a person that thinks unstructured textual input/output is good for representing things that mostly are touched by computers

But the context wasn't regarding systemd and its binary-ness, but instead powershell, which is a shell; a user interface by definition.

Comment Re:Heu.. ???? (Score 1, Offtopic) 400

It is SO "systemd". More of the binary is better bullshit.

Hint: computers work in binary.

Users work in alphanumeric strings.

Computers are fast, users are slow. Letting the computer represent data in a manner that avoids conversions between external data to/from internal data avoids a lot of unnecessary computation.

The shell is the point of interaction between the user and the computer. The computer is fast. Very fast compared to the user. The computer can afford to spend a couple extra cycles to format output for the user and translate input from the user in the space between a user's keystrokes.

Comment Re:Thank prank has been done... (Score 1) 156

I'm waiting for Trump to announce Hillary as his running mate, and Hillary to announce the other way. That would make the whole election a great big troll.

That's the way it used to work. Not with the running mates, but runner-up was VP. it was an extra layer of gridlock where the VP could vote against executive interest with the deciding vote if there was a tie in the Senate, just to stick it to the President. Now tie votes are assured to follow executive branch interests.

Comment Re:Evidence? (Score 1) 742

Stupid meteors... Coming to our planet and taking extinction level event causing jobs away from hard-working Earth-based calamities. Super Volcano would have the best eruptions. Fantastic. He's destroy the most people ever. He's getting tons of compliments for how much destruction he'd cause. He'll build a wall of smoke around the world and make us all pay for it... with our lives.

This November, Vote Super Volcano 2016!

Hey, I'm just glad the job is staying in the Solar System. Rogue Brown Dwarf wants to rip Earth from its orbit and send the extinction level event causing jobs to another part of the universe. Meteors are downright middle-of-the-road, politically speaking.

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