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Comment Re:The view fails to account getting &*#@ed (Score 1) 322

If you paid for college, especially with student loans, it was a bad investment, because you didn't learn squat about history.

This is a tech oriented site. Most of us who went to University did not learn about history there and instead picked up what we know in our own time - so it's a pretty strange insult to use.

Comment Re:Unrealistic for you, maybe (Score 1) 322

Now Germany and Japan are economic powerhouses that contribute greatly to the world economy because humanity realized that its better to build the defeated enemies back up instead of leaving hatred to fester.

It was more to have a buffer against Stalin but the side effect was as you wrote.

Comment It's not about orders of magnitude (Score 1) 158

You've been caught red handed - why whine about it?

I want facts

That is of course what I was asking for instead of your deliberately insane fantasy.

Also, please stop trying to appeal to authority on a distraction - it's not about orders of magnitude - your impossible benchmark set up to deliberately fail is the issue. How about you stop roleplaying your username?

Comment Re: Systemd! (Score 1) 361

Thank you. Something concrete. It's not something I'm likely to use since I'm a cluster guy so I was not aware of it.

We saw a part of that in the debate on the setting that kills all apps on session end. While I disagree with making that the default (at least for now), the idea that if you want something to keep running in the background you have to explicitly assign it to a background scope, so both the system and the sysadmin can see it's a background task and keep it constrained if necessary, is a good mechanism in my eyes.

Well that is something I very strongly disagree with but let's just put that down to a difference of opinion. I'll concede that that feature is by design for a purpose and not the newbie mistake by Lennart that it looks like (with the workflows in my workplace users log on remotely, kick long running jobs off, then log off so killing background tasks on logoff would be a disaster).

And most of the objections are people blindly parroting echo chamber

In my case it's been a combination of test machines and desktops having a variety of problems due to systemd (most admittedly several years ago, although the machine that wouldn't start up with a paticular mouse connected was last year and the systemd plus zfs problems were the year before) and a software vendor refusing to support their insanely expensive software if it's on a machines with systemd on it.

Comment Re:Troglodytes (Score 2) 113

All of them, and make no mistake Hillary would have been just as bad.

No, I'm pretty sure she wouldn't have been. I think it's reasonable to assume she would have continued the same kind of policies as Obama. And it was Obama's FCC that started to take Network Neutrality seriously to begin with.

There is no justification for claiming a "Both sides" position here, just as there isn't with 90% of what Trump is doing.

Comment Re:Unrealistic for you, maybe (Score 1) 322

Insurance is for accidents, not routine maintenance. Its that way for your car, it should be that way for you too.

Well that would be nice if we could simply swap parts and be back in factory condition. The reality of it is that many of us have or will get problems that sneak up on us like back problems, heart problems, eye problems, bad shoulder, bad hip, cancers and such that come gradually or relapse or are semi-chronic that you can't just trivially cure but do a lot of medication and preventative measures but ultimately you don't really control and the insurance company knows long in advance that you're a hot potato that probably will require expensive treatment in the future. Catastrophic insurance works great for a major trauma like a car crash. It works much less well when they more you'll depend on your insurance in the future, the more the insurance company will want to get rid of you.

Comment Re:Asset forfeiture? (Score 2) 79

Of course, this is the same country that allows asset forfeiture. I'm sure your wallet is guilty of some crime or other...

It doesn't have to be, here's how it goes:

It looks like you're carrying lots of money. Drug dealers carry lots of money. Hence I will confiscate this money as possible drug profits. If you can show a paper trail in court, you can have it back some day. If you can't, tough. If you need the money right now, tough. Oh and there's no presumption of innocence and no free legal aid since it's a civil matter, if you lose as you very well might you'll also lose a ton on lawyer and court costs.

One joint was sufficient to confiscate a sailboat. A cheating husband's wife lost their jointly owned car because he was illegally using it to have sex with prostitutes. People's homes have been confiscated because their kids or tenants have been selling drugs out of their room. Rental companies have lost their property because the people who rented it used it for smuggling, even though the company wasn't even a suspect. Basically you can get robbed without any fourth amendment protection, it's insane.

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