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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

visualight Re:Finally someone decides to do something (435 comments)

That pat answer again? Apples and Oranges...

Get this into your head: The fucking kernel is the fucking kernel alright? It is one fucking thing. Yes, people refer to it as a "monolithic kernel" to contrast with a "microkernel" but , it is one fucking thing. Got it? Next time someone complains about the monolithic design of systemd and you feel the words "but the kernel..." welling up in your throat, just slap yourself until you start to remember words like "context" ok?

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

visualight Re:launchd (435 comments)

--*I*-- use cgroups copiously and will not use systemd, so, not really plus for systemd...maybe a "not minus".

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

visualight Re:Err... (435 comments)

mod up please, I'm so tired of seeing that irrelevant myth blog trotted out as if it's a trump card.

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

visualight Re:udev (435 comments)

No one thinks udev is PID 1 , but there are people who think POS is so integrated it might as well be. Calling udev PID 1 is just people trying to win an argument. Like "debunking" a bunch of "myths" no one holds while ignoring real and valid complaints. It's about WINNING for them.

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

visualight Re:at least the rationale is good (435 comments)

"Systemd is what happens when inexperienced people with high IQ fly off on a tagent without engineering ability."

Exactly. There is no doubt that he's a very smart person who can code, but his ideas suck. Dependencies, political pressure, and inexperienced young windows refugees are why we are where we are now...

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

visualight Re:What a fitting name! (435 comments)

"Myth: systemd makes it impossible to run syslog"

Stupid. NO ONE was saying that so what's the point of debunking this non-existent myth? Journald is a bad idea and that's not a myth it's a FACT.

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

visualight Re:Finally someone decides to do something (435 comments)

Semantics aren't enough to call that a myth, doesn't matter how often that link gets posted. It's a monolith and that's all there is to it.

yesterday
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

visualight Re:Finally someone decides to do something (435 comments)

Tell me about it. I won't even sync anymore unless I have time to go to the forums first and make sure there wasn't a coup and systemd is now required on Gentoo.

  * Last emerge --sync was 63d 2h 4m 11s ago.

yesterday
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

visualight Re:Fallacy (917 comments)

It takes about 5 seconds to realize the article applies to zero people in this or the start trek universe. Why does crap like this get submitted?

about a week ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

visualight Re:1024-fold (210 comments)

Why is this flamebait? I refuse to speak these words as well. A GB is 1024MB. The other thing is some asshat 20 years late to the party solving a problem that almost no one thought was a real problem. Fuck'em.

about two weeks ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

visualight Re:1024-fold (210 comments)

I have an irrational desire to slap the people who thought inventing GiB was a good idea. I hope it's forgotten eventually. All the justifications for it were (and still are) bullshit -everyone knew what HD vendors were doing and no one who mattered was confused. That's still true , but now I have to explain to people that no, it's not a speech impediment...

about two weeks ago
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Should Docker Move To a Non-Profit Foundation?

visualight Re:No one cares enough to build a competitor. (47 comments)

2) You claim you can roll your very own solution to every single one of these "things Docker adds on top of LXC".

No dumbass. The solutions already exist. Man you're dense. Go back to your bandwagon junior.

about two weeks ago
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Should Docker Move To a Non-Profit Foundation?

visualight Re:No one cares enough to build a competitor. (47 comments)

^^THIS! is the entire point of my original post, glad you understand that Docker just doesn't bring anything new or compelling to the world.

about two weeks ago
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Should Docker Move To a Non-Profit Foundation?

visualight Re:No one cares enough to build a competitor. (47 comments)

AC, your inability to see below the surface abstraction layers is your defining characteristic.

Portable deployment across machines. -- LXC templates accomplish this quite nicely, Docker is not needed.

Application-centric. -- "Minimal image" vs "Strictly what's needed by the app" saves 1 or 2 hundred MB? Don't care.

Automatic build. -- Anyone is free to use a state machine with LXC.

Versioning. -- State machine + Git!

Component re-use. -- You can cache with plain old LXC as well. Woot!

Sharing. -- Put your template in GitHub Yay!

Total Ecosystem. -- Don't need Docker to use any of those tools...

about two weeks ago
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Should Docker Move To a Non-Profit Foundation?

visualight Re:No one cares enough to build a competitor. (47 comments)

I've never used Docker and I've always had cached build steps. It takes less than a second create a handful of [new] containers, making reusable containers basically useless.

about two weeks ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

visualight Re:It would be less of an issue (250 comments)

Programming, IT, Networking can be done from almost anywhere --

But it is NOT done from almost anywhere. The option to outsource overseas exists NOW and has always existed, AND would be yet cheaper than an H1B hire. The competition is entirely within U.S. borders.

about two weeks ago
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Should Docker Move To a Non-Profit Foundation?

visualight No one cares enough to build a competitor. (47 comments)

Hype Shmype...

LXC is the core technology, and the part that's actually revolutionary (for linux). Docker is a cool, well thought out, popular, easy-to-use (etc. ad nauseum) front end to LXC. Yes, I know there some interesting features, but I remain unimpressed. It's still a FRONT END to containers. Honestly I don't know why there aren't several competing front-ends like what happened with cd burning software. Maybe because the people competent to make one just don't care -they are still using LXC directly. It -is- drop dead simple.

I know I for one don't want application containers anyway, what's it save me a few hundred MB of disk space? Whatever, I'm still using LXC extensively every day, and I still haven't gone past the front page of Dockers website.

about two weeks ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

visualight Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

Who the hell are you to take such an offensive paternal tone with anyone? I judge you.

about three weeks ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

visualight Re:why the focus on gender balance? (579 comments)

I think the content of articles should not be helped or harmed overall, presuming editors are following policies. And while one could make an argument over which articles exist, I'm not sure there is a compelling argument beyond simple intuition. I mean, I haven't seen a man in HR in a decade, but I wouldn't dream of suggesting HR policies are tilted in any way. Just because the entire department is female doesn't mean they can't be equally concerned with male issues right? I'm not being sarcastic, I've met exactly one woman in HR that I thought had an ax to grind. Can't men be capable of the same impartiality?

I think my opinion on this is 'who cares? good policies and professionalism matter, but gender is irrelevant.'

about three weeks ago

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visualight visualight writes  |  more than 7 years ago

visualight (468005) writes "I've been watching forums and mailing lists for the past year, with a google search binge here and there for any info on Linux support from Epic's upcoming UT3. NOTHING. It's not like no one's asking, there's no way Mark Rein isn't aware of all the threads posted, he is clearly avoiding the question. Why not just say yes or no? In either case what's motivating Epic to pretend we're invisible? Can slashdot help force an answer? Would doing so push Epic to drop any Linux plans out of spite? http://utforums.epicgames.com/search.php?searchid= 255245 (search "linux" on epics ut3 forums)"

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