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Re: If Linux Is About Choice, Why Then ...

On 04/12/2017 04:27 PM, Mart van de Wege wrote:

Here's a data point: having dealt with the vagaries and shortcomings of
SysV init professionally, I *like* systemd, even if it has a few warts.


I am going out on a limb here, but here goes, as I put on my "Amazing Kreskin predicts" hat.
The Amazing Kreskin PREDICTS!

1.) Pottering will adopt the word "tendrils" into his systemD schema. It has already been convicted of having tendrils, so now it will have them for real. Lennart will laugh and laugh.

2.) One he adopts tendrils, with the newer cpu's with many cores, a super desktop will be treated as a "cluster" with systemd administering processes between cpu and cuda cores in parallel in unison. Oh happy day.

3.) Then the "tendrils" snake out to the localnet of the average Jane and Joe Lunchbucket household, and all of the laptops, tablets and other desktops can share Network Attached Storage (NAS), spare cpu/cuda resources, and utilize every pretty new shiny piece of kit that Dad wants, to put the digital pedal to the digital metal. Fiber network and super wifi within the house, more memory for the cluster machine, upgrades of hardware for everyone! Kid comes home, the "tendrils" snatch into his wifi signal as he walks into the door, syncs it up and VAROOM!! He can flood the NAS, at very high speeds, with all of his junk. The tendrils snake into all of the Internet aware appliances and you become spammed by your refrigerator with shopping lists.

4.) Skynet becomes a real possibility. Tendrils everywhere.

If we're going to have a Skynet, it ought to be running Linux.

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.