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Comment Re: hibernation vs shutting down (Score 1) 330

As one who has been burned by the inability of Windows to recover properly from hibernation, I just go right ahead and shut down. Next time I need it I know I'm getting a clean boot, not some corrupted version of the OS with funky looking screen and partially working subsystems.

I assume from context that you all are describing linux, but for those coming from the Windoze world it's once bitten, twice shy.

Comment Re:Init alternatives (Score 1) 330

The FreeSWITCH bunch have a useful saying: "Don't glue the Lego pieces together".

A modular system is best enjoyed as a modular system. This is one of the most powerful things about unix systems, you can pipe the output of cat to the input of sed and feed that to a text file for editing by vi.

I don't have a dog in this systemd fight, and I agree with another poster who thinks this is much drama over not much. It is a sea change in how to think about things, but I certainly do not miss hunting down a missing sysvinit script and slogging through it to see why it doesn't work because of one silly line in it. Building a unit file is child's play by comparison. As long as the damned thing works I'm fine with it.

Comment Re:Typical stupidity from the California legislatu (Score 2) 68

The concept embodied by this law might be creeping into society generally. I monitor fire department scanners and they no longer say the patient is "46 years old", instead they say "46 years OF AGE" as if the very word "old" itself is a Bad Thing. I've actually heard the dispatcher correct herself as she was about to say "age" as if she would get reprimanded by saying it.

Is this really a thing?

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 119

Well, you can laugh all you want, but I object to the de facto censorship imposed on us by these de facto monopolies like Facebook, Google, and now Yahoo(?)

As if simply seeing something is the worst affront that one can suffer, so we need this AI nanny.

I agree with others on many points:

- I would rate violent images worse, automatically

- what about artistic nudes? Is this thing smart enough to discriminate between guys with cameras and the good stuff?

- what about legitimate naturist and nude beach mementos? Are we to raise an entire generation to think that shooting (imaginary) people until blood splatters the virtual screen is just peachy keen, but those photos of our trip to the nude beach are just oh so terrible? Is that the world we want to hand down when we're the next in line for the slaughter? Who made Silicon Valley the worldwide arbiters of taste anyway?

- NSFW means "not sure for what?" What if you work at a pr0n shop??

Comment Re:Looking for the exit (Score 1) 63

What "sticky fingers" do you see?

I mean, it's Google so you expect a certain level of intrusiveness and they must read the e-mail to characterize it for filtering. But I find their spam filtering to be the best going precisely because it's crowd-sourced. The sheer volume of users would be tough for any other shared database to duplicate, but I'd be curious what responses you get, myself.

I see no reason for a name change, but VPs need to make themselves appear useful somehow, I guess. If Google would limit its changes to names and color themes I'd be happy, but they seem to reduce functionality and rip out features with every "upgrade" across many of their apps any more. If it aint broke, don't fix it.

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