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Comment Re:Init alternatives (Score 2) 330

> In the spirit of "Do one thing and do it well",

That's generally a good idea but it's wise to consider whether sometimes a better solution is arrived at via integration of multiple pieces of functionality. One of the things I've really enjoyed lately is neovim. It's essentially vim, but amongst the improvements is a built in terminal. Why not use vim (or neovim) and tmux? Because having the terminal built in is just better, that's why. No need to install and configure the apps separately, and when you're using neovim on multiple platforms, that saves me time.

It has to be said that most major distros are using systemd. If you want to use this one, better hope it's supported for the lifetime of whatever project you're using it for.

Comment Re:Thoughtcrime (Score 2) 414

Your two sentences are at odds. He was an intelligent and popular author - in a time where intelligence wasn't just used to sell things - and he produced a warning about how technology and politics could be used to enslave mankind which we've chosen to ignore. I'm not sure you even know what identity politics is.

Comment Re: Can never be promoted, great idea (Score 1) 47

I'm just saying that in the UK you practically never get any sort of reference except one which states your state and end date, position, and sometimes the number of sick days. That's it; it's totally normal and because of this no-one reads anything into it; you'd look naive even asking the company if this were normal.

Comment Re:Blame the news websites. (Score 1) 624

With that single story a national of deplorables can trivially take CNN off the credible list.

Not much to argue against in that article, unless you think sentencing should not be blind but be dependent on the convict's neighbourhood or family. If you think that article is wrong, do you believe that someone who lives in a low-crime area and has a good family should get a lighter sentence from the same crime?

Or maybe your objection is about the use of credit ratings in employment. I'd like to hear a good argument as to how a mechanism which makes it harder for poor people to get jobs helps society.

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