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It takes more than a word to make us stop thinking of something as crapwork.
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I was vaguely aware of the kerfuffle surrounding SysV init and systemd, but was never really sure what systemd was. This explains it quite nicely. I'd be curious to see a similar summarization of the problems with systemd.
 
Programming. For a few years now, GNU/Linux distributions have been migrating away from SysV init and towards a plethora of different new init systems. For users who have been happy with SysV init, this can come as a surprise. SysV init simply works, why are so many distributions moving away?

In this blog post, I will try to explain what the problems of SysV init are, and also what solutions systemd offers for them.
This blog post is based on a talk I gave on 2014-05-21. For a few years now, GNU/Linux distributions have been migrating away from SysV init and towards a plethora of different new init systems. For users who have been happy ...
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Okay I’m pretty sure McDonalds Coke is way different from normally bottled Coke. Next time you have it, close your eyes and think of apple pie, and taste the interesting resemblance. Or am I crazy. Comments here.
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Absolutely fascinating algorithmic analysis and scatter plot of over 1300 genres of music.
Every Noise at Once scan list. a cappella». abstract». abstract hip hop». abstract idm». accordion». acid house». acid jazz». acid techno». acousmatic». acoustic blues». acoustic pop». adult standards». african percussion». african rock». afrikaans». afrobeat». afrobeats». aggrotech» ...
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Scarily enough, I could have guessed what "deep discofox" was.  I have a track called "Deep Heat 1st Fox Attack" from a decade-plus ago when I was indiscriminately collecting music - I'm guessing it must be paradigmatic of the genre...

It's pretty crap.  I haven't listened to it since I got it - dance/disco beat with a polka sound, random 70s pop and C&W quotations...  I just jumped to about 17:30, and got "Country Roads."  Yikes.
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Paying for TV has been a curious consumer phenomenon. There was a time when TV was free to consumers. It was delivered as a broadcast over-the-air and paid for either by commercials (US mostly) or ...
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This weekend, a man wearing a skull mask posted a video on YouTube outlining his plans to murder me. I know his real name. I documented it and sent it to law enforcement, praying something is finally done. I have received these death threats and 43 others in the last five months.  This experience
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This expresses very eloquently what I've felt for a long time about "coding" and computer use in general.
Coding is not the new literacy. Despite the good intentions behind the movement to get people to code, both the basic premise and approach are flawed. The movement sits on the idea that "coding is the new literacy," but that takes a narrow view of what literacy really is.
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