When I got into computing (in the '80's), the teachers at my school knew as little about it as we did -- we learned together.
Within a couple of years a friend and I implemented a Forth setup as a replacement OS on a machine that was shipped with C/PM (writing the floppy controller in machine code etc.). None of the teachers had a clue what we were doing, but they were quite interested, and very encouraging.
I would suggest that we should not bother with teachers, beyond asking them to occasionally ask the kids what they're doing, and then say how clever that sounds.
This is the Minimally invasive education approach pioneered by Sugata Mitra.
As Aurtur C. Clark said to him: "Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer
There's no point poisoning the minds of the next generation with the befuddled understanding of teachers with little aptitude for the subject.
Let's not overreact:
apt-get purge systemd works just fine.
The result is: apt-get will automatically suggest removing systemd and install sysvinit-core
That may work until systemd is a hard dependency for everything on your machine.
this is Debian remember -- it'll work as long as anyone thinks it's worth the effort to make it work.
If the volume of noise made by the anti crowd had any correlation with available effort then that would indicate that it would work forever, but my suspicion is that those people are all mouth and no trousers.
When I upgraded to Jessie, it installed systemd, and the laptop started going into suspend all the time. I'd unsuspend it, and it would suspend again 30 seconds later.
In diagnosing it, I found that using journalctl is much nicer than grepping though the tangle of partial and redundant logs that syslogd generates -- how is it that that particular collective itch seems not to have provoked anyone to scratch it previously in the decades we've been suffering it?
I also discovered that the laptop's lid switch was stuck in, and needed a squirt of lubricant to get it working again -- for some reason sysvinit/acpi/etc. conspired to ignore that fact.
One gets the impression that the bulk of people still whining about systemd have either never used it, or have very little real experience of the tangle of string and duct tape that is sysvinit. If whining about Debian, they also seem to be incapable of basic reading comprehension -- One only uses the word "default" when other choices are available.
... so I took a blow-torch to my car to remove the hardpoint to which one can attach a towing hook.
Clearly the presence of the hardpoint is all part of the caravan club's conspiracy.
Having removed the hardpoint I can rest easy that I won't find myself suddenly towing a caravan.
OK, so the structural integrity of the chasis is somewhat compromised, and I'll probably end up losing control of the vehicle at some point as a result of that, but the risk is totally worth it to avoid the risk of caravan infection.
I really don't know what the designers were thinking. How could they inflict this creeping caravanism on me by making the structure at the back of my car confom to caravan-club standards?
As for libsystemd0, for a sane view read:
git-annex (and git-annex assistant for those that don't like CLI):
does lots more than just sync you files, and can do that with proper encryption (GPG) to a load of cloud providers, or to your own servers, or without needing a server at all. I could go on, but it would be better to just follow the links.
Tahoe-LAFS may be something like what you're after:
Quite -- what do you need 5 for?
So, did you lose track of your original log-in or something Luke?
I had somehow assumed that it was you that pointed me at
It strikes me that I'm extremely unlikely to be interested in domains below many (or any) of the listed TLDs (having glanced down the list) so why not teach the silly sods a lesson by blackisting them in bind by default, and thus make ICANN get the blame they deserve for peddling this nonsense.
The last time I had the misfortune to have my brain polluted by a Daily Mail story was when sitting bored in a physio's waiting room.
Flipping the rag open at random, I see a headline something like:
87% of Britons now members of a persecuted minority
this little nugget of wisdom had apparently been assembled by taking the percentages of various "minorities" and adding them all together.
The groups included:
12% Single Mothers
[SubEd Are you sure we can simply add that number to the Women?] [Ed: yeah, no problem]
as proven by Sugata Mitra (of Hole in the Wall project fame), if you get rid of the teachers and provide one computer per 4 children, and let the kids collaborate, they teach one another
The quote from Arthur C Clark is particularly telling: Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer should be replaced by a computer.
BYTE editors are people who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then carefully print the chaff.