SELinux is the list of people you can talk to, while seccomp is the list of what words you can say, McCarty said. As an example, if a person could communicate with another person using only three or five words, it would very much limit what could be expressed and prevent most types of illicit activities, and applies in much the same way to Linux containers, he added.
Agree about the issues with updating software and UI. However, UI isn't holding Linux back, or at least hasn't for a long time since the days before KDE and Gnome. What's holding back the popularity of Linux on the desktop is that even technical people get tired of dealing with the same problems that we've had for years. Hardware compatibility and ease of software installation/upgrades are easily the #1 and #2 reasons for the failure of Linux to reach even a fraction of desktop marketshare. Combine that with lack of general intuitiveness for solving problems (no standard control panel, dependencies, lack of documentation) and this is where it falls flat. Even technical people get tired, and just want something that works!
With the disaster Windows OS has become since Win7, Linux should have a shot, but until there is a serious effort to fix these issues (or even try to standardize across the most popular distros) this is a pipe dream. Standard hardware like the RasPI has helped in a few niche applications to solve the hardware issue, but something like this desperately needs to happen on the higher end. As for software, I'm not sure what can be done without a huge overhaul which will likely get bogged down for the same reasons you mention for UI changes! It's a mess all around, but maybe someone will figure it out...
As this story has been submitted several times in the past several days, by various submitter and is going around various other tech forums( https://news.ycombinator.com/i... , https://soylentnews.org/articl... , https://www.reddit.com/r/progr...
Without classics we wouldn't have architecture or democracy.
Without philosophy we wouldn't have logic
Without art we wouldn't have beauty or elegant design.
Without religion we wouldn't have modern science or medicine...of course you wouldn't know about the Medieval monks or the Golden Age of Islam if you hadn't studied History, but I suppose that is another 'irrelevant' humanities study.
Certainly there are plenty of classes out there with questionable value. It's a shame that you missed out on good ones. But by and large, humanities are the difference between learning a trade, and getting an education. These are the foundation for how our modern world and modern science came to exist through the thinkers of the Renaissance and Age of Enlightenment. Some of the biggest scientific and technological breakthroughs come from those who are able to look outside their specific field of study for inspiration. That English lit you found such a waste of time...I suppose then Mary Shelley's Frankenstein wasn't worth writing? After all, who cares about one of the first Science Fiction books
Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal