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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Barsteward Re:Definition of religion (635 comments)

""Ok, evolution is real, but its ultimate cause is angels."." - i think some of the major abrahmic religions are spouting this now but using "God" and "angels"

yesterday
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Barsteward Re:Science vs Faith (635 comments)

I'm afraid the religious just cannot compute the size of the answer hence they give up and say "God did it", its easier on the brain. I now when i was a kid i was completely freaked when i tried to envisage infinity and where the edges of space were and what is holding up space in order to hold the universes, i think it still will to some degree until we find the answer but i'll probably be very dead by then

yesterday
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Barsteward Re:Philosophy of Science (635 comments)

I get what you mean but not sure about that being a good idea. the religious would see creationism as validated no matter how much evidence you put in front of them. Maybe, if you really need to discuss it, stick it in a geography or geology class.

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:Err... (447 comments)

You missed out some relevant bits in your redaction which illustrates the problem, detractor just cherry pick and take out of context the bits they want to fit their pre-conception. So i think he did a good enough job in his blog post to dispel the myths. Most of that so called deconstruction you linked to is full of personal attacks on him and full of things that are still wrong

Myth: systemd is difficult. This also is entire non-sense..."A systemd platform is actually much simpler than traditional Linuxes" ....systemd certainly comes with a learning curve.

Myth: systemd is a freedesktop.org project. yes, we host our stuff at [freedesktop.org] - "Well, systemd is certainly hosted at fdo, but freedesktop.org is little else but a repository for code and documentation".

Myth: systemd is not UNIX. There's certainly some truth in that. "systemd's sources do not contain a single line of code originating from original UNIX. However, we derive inspiration from UNIX, and thus there's a ton of UNIX in systemd."

Myth: systemd is complex. There's certainly some truth in that. "However, systemd is certainly not more complex than prior implementations of the same components".

Myth: systemd is a feature creep. Well, systemd certainly covers more ground that it used to......"but we carefully make sure to keep most of the features optional. You can turn a lot off at compile time, and even more at runtime. Thus you can choose freely how much feature creeping you want".

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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:Finally someone decides to do something (447 comments)

i'd point you to Myths 1 &. 6 - you are just looking for a way to poison people against "systemd" with trivia and semantics. i presume you've read the myths page and sent an email to him pointing out the errors of his ways in his definitions.

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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:kill -1 (447 comments)

"But then, they aren't you; so they are just stupid, right?" - unfortunately there seem to be a load of self-important old school admins who know it all who hate change and disparage other peoples efforts by making dubious "complaints"

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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:at least the rationale is good (447 comments)

if it don't suit you, don't use it. but don't "serious admins" use Unix? well, that used to be the argument

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:at least the rationale is good (447 comments)

so trying to dilute the amount of bullshit put about a particular system by a load of posters who are just repeating shit they've read elsewhere by pointing them to places where they can get some info is "astroturfing"? i'd say most of the shit arguments against the system is "astroturfing"

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:at least the rationale is good (447 comments)

so anyone who agrees with your point of view is a "serious admin" and everyone else is a "kid", sounds a very considered assessment.

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:What a fitting name! (447 comments)

that's just a matter of opinion as usual.

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:Not a boycott but a confirmation (447 comments)

You should do more, some even, investigation.

"20. Myth: systemd makes it impossible to run syslog.
Not true, we carefully made sure when we introduced the journal that all data is also passed on to any syslog daemon running. In fact, if something changed, then only that syslog gets more complete data now than it got before, since we now cover early boot stuff as well as STDOUT/STDERR of any system service."

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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:Err... (447 comments)

it does trump most of the shit pumped out repeatedly - please explain what's irrelevant about his responses to the myths.

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:Err... (447 comments)

Unless someone is going to dispute his responses to the myths with good arguments and real life repeatable cases then his blog response is more valid than a bunch of whiners repeating shit without checking it out.

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:Err... (447 comments)

"Wrong. Linux kernel has modular architecture, but monolithic design. The precise opposite of the systemd" - i don't see the difference

"The question here is about the case when systemd itself "stops talking"." - the question is when "init" itself stops talking

"This is precisely the consequence of monolithic architecture in combination with modular design: the singular logic is spread across many "modules" (the *-systemd binaries) and when the modules do not agree with each other, things go south pretty quickly." - thats the case for all things, its all the same but different

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:kill -1 (447 comments)

How do you do it with systemd?

2 days ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Barsteward Re:at least the rationale is good (447 comments)

a great load of well thought out and articulated reasons not to use "systemd" there... i'm sure it'll sway everyone to your point of view

2 days ago

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ClimateDenial Gate

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "If these are genuine Heartland internal documents, then the leaked documents are better than the “climategate” e-mails.
If you are a climate denier (or not) then read the list of documents can be found on Skeptical Science //www.skepticalscience.com/denialgate-heartland.html"

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http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/23/apple-extends-

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "Now, who would want to be a iPhone developer after this story? You can spend all your waking hours developing a piece of software for the iPhone only to have it rejected because it may be in competition with Apples own offering and then not be able to disclose why it was rejected because your rejection letter is under a NDA... Crack out those iJackboots...."
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Uk Stock Exchange IT system collapses

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  about 6 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "Quote from Uk Times online "Shares in London are still frozen nearly six hours after trading was suspended due to a "connectivity issue" http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/markets/article4703130.ece Proud boasts from london stock exchange when launched new IT system... "http://www.onwindows.com/Articles/London-Stock-Exchange/814/Default.aspx" best quote... "Reliability is fundamental to the Exchange's value proposition for the market and continues to give its senior managers peace of mind about system uptime.""

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