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Comment Re:Trump is none of those (Score 1) 474

Indeed, he's completely unpredictable and irrational. He doesn't have a plan, or even a clue that he knows how things work. He's playing his supporters like a drum, light on thought and heavy on emotion.

Trump couldn't give a rats ass about racism, misogyny or just being plain rude.

Of course not, that's how immature and childish he is.

I _am_ a little scared to find out that all that nonsense he spouted was exactly what Republican primary voters wanted to hear, but at least they voted for the guy not using the dog whistle...

What, so blatant racism and bigotry is somehow better than subtle racism and bigotry?

I think I see the real problem here!

Comment Re:Free Trade (Score 1) 474

The lazy asses I'm talking about are out there, and you KNOW they are. I don't hate them, because I'd rather just ignore them.

So you're raging against some unseen but ever present entity?

But unfortunately the people in that entitlement culture have politicians scrambling to tell them they're right that people who start businesses are always the villains.

Sounds like a conservative straw man to me.

Which would be funny (since everyone seems to want to find one of those businesses to give them a paycheck), if the hypocrisy wasn't so strong that it confuses people into voting for anyone who promises them free stuff and the spectacle of tearing down Eeeeevil business owners (even as they promise to pay for the free stuff through the ongoing taxing of those they want to destroy - the cognitive dissonance is really something).

Sounds like a persecution complex and seeing the other side through an external tint, if you ask me.

Comment Re:Did they (Score 2, Insightful) 78

This is such a mindboggling position for people to take. The entire concept of open source is about flexibility but people think it's fine to blindly force one option down everyone's throats, regardless of what they want. It's surreal to watch. We have 9,000 distributions but only One True Init, apparently.

So do your own. The entire concept of open source is flexibility, and absolutely nothing is stopping you. Distros making decisions inherently remove some flexibility for the sake of delivering a functional platform.

And it's annoying

Is it existentially annoying, in that "it's there, and it bothers me" sense or is there a tangible criticism you have against it?

I'm really not sure what problem this was supposed to solve.

Reduced resource usage, reduced system overhead, increased response time, increased manageability, etc.

Everyone talks about fast bootup times, but my servers uptimes are measured in year.

Well, fast (parallel) bootup is one bonus, mostly for desktops, laptops, and embedded platforms. Maybe not for servers, because any with sufficient RAM will spend several minutes in the BIOS doing POST.

But why don't you also support my desire to use the init system that I want to use?

Use a distro that caters to your desires. Not necessarily needs, obviously, since you failed to make against systemd that isn't the same "It's there, and it bothers me" that has been howled for years now.

Comment Re:Like an opinion article (Score 1) 381

"Starvation mode" has been shown to be a myth. It comes down to basic math, calories in vs. calories out.

If you eat less and work out more, you lose weight. You do the opposite, you gain.

There's no way for the body to "magically" get fat when eating less. That violates the laws of thermodynamics. Sure, the rate of how quickly you gain or lose weight may change (e.g., when you eat less or change your macros to consume less sugar, you may find yourself being more lethargic in the short term until you get used to it, and so you will burn fewer calories). Or, as you lose weight, you need fewer calories (because there isn't as much of you to support).

But a calorie is a calorie and reducing ~3500 calories results in about 1lb of weight loss. Is it exactly 3500? No. Why? Because there are so many other variables at play. But is it closer to 3500 than, say, 500 or 10,000? You bet.

Comment Re:Upgrading & the 1st World (Score 1) 105

Vendors, including Google, need to realize this and figure out some way to do long term support for at least five years if not more.

So easy to say, so hard to actually do. With the wide performance gulf between a 2011 device and a 2015 device, optimization would be hell.

Toss in vendors fucking around with closed source drivers, locking you into specific kernels, and Google's own out-of-tree changes that make it virtually impossible to use upstream trees, and it becomes harder.

On top of that, add that handset vendors crank out dozens of models in a single year and, as soon as that product is done, the team is moved rapidly to the next project and you're lucky to get support for things shipping 3 months from any given point.

Heck I know plenty of companies that run ten year old PCs (or older since I know a few places run DOS still in their machine shops)

And in that case you're on your own and should be. A PC from 2005/2006, or running DOS, is almost entirely unsupported now except by virtue of the 30+ year x86 legacy. You can't reasonably expect new drivers for nForce 4 chipsets or what not, let alone fixes.

This need to constantly push 'new' is unsustainable for a large part of their user base.

And at some point you have to assume responsibility for things beyond their warranty period if you wish to continue using them. Most of the time this isn't a problem, but things fall by the wayside and become too old to justify support for.

Of course, this is why Free Software is so great, and why binary-only drivers are crap. All those Galaxy Nexus users wouldn't be up shit creek if not for TI shipping only binary blobs then exiting the business and taking their drivers with them.

Comment Re:Opportunity missed (Score 1) 303

I see the dismissal and accusations of cherry picking are here already. The point readily highlighted by their data is that people seek out and shit on people based on race and gender. It's unlikely the A/B testing the GP cited has been done, as it'd be difficult and is somewhat outside the scope of a newspaper.

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