Re: *wielded appropriately
Why would one pad perfectly good rebar with paper?
Besides, I maintain that a signed confession on a single post-it makes more impact than any number of clumsy clubs.
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A non-Buddhist philosopher said to the Buddha, "I do not ask for words; I do not ask for non-words."
The Buddha just sat there.
The philosopher said admiringly, "The World-honored One, with his great mercy, has blown away the clouds of my illusion and enabled me to enter the Way."
And after making bows, he took his leave.
Then Ananda asked the Buddha, "What did he realize, to admire you so much?"
The World-honored One replied, "A horse runs even at the shadow of the whip."
I always thought it was
with most authorities recommending not bothering for the most part.
When I was learning to set hot lead, my teacher recommended not using italics, bold or underline unless I had a damn good reason to do so. English, when written properly, has no real need for such crutches (or so she claimed).
 Meaning unless somebody was paying me to produce it.
The regulations and frequency of inspections depends on the jurisdiction. This kind of thing is not a Federal issue, rather it is handled at the State level. If you are worried about it happening while you are there, do your due diligence before spending vacation money in any given State.
Note that this one happened when the park was not open for business. I rather suspect a plastic (fiberglass) waterslide wouldn't be very easy to burn down if it was in operation, with water running through it.
"Except they weren't persecuted in England."
In fact, many of them returned to England from the colonies. It cracks me up every time you Brits claim the US was founded by the Puritans. In reality, the Puritans were a fairly unimportant sub-culture by 1776. If you look at facts, not a single one of our Founding Fathers was a Puritan. In fact, many of them spoke out against organized religion partially because of the Puritans ... If anything, the American Revolution happened in part to rid ourselves of such bullshit (sadly, we're not done yet).
On the other hand, and apropos of ElReg's science oriented crowd, seven of the ten initial core group that became The Royal Society were Puritans. The Puritans never ran the United States, but they DID run England for many years. The effects are still visible.
They'll chew through soft tissue to get to each other. I've seen the results in a puppy, who apparently swallowed three of the things a few hours apart (how is anybody's guess). Fortunately the Vet was on the ball and figured it out quickly. The critter survived the peritonitis, and is happily running around three years later, sans several inches of intestine. If the owner had waited even 12 hours before bringing in the pup, the end result wouldn't have been quite as happy.
Sometimes called "röck döts". First used in the popular music world by the Krautrock band "Amon Düül II" in 1969 ... In 1970, at roughly the same time, Blue Öyster Cult named itself, and Black Sabbath released a single variation of the song "Paranoid" renamed "Paranoïd", leading into what has become known today as "the Metal unlaut".
God, I'm getting old ...
 For the kiddies in the audience, a "single" was a form of analog RAM, a disc roughly 7" across, made of vinyl, (usually) spinning at 45 RPM, (usually) featuring one song per side. The music was recorded as a continuous spiral grove, called a track, which was followed by a needle that transformed bumps in the track into an electrical signal, which when amplified and sent to speaker(s) produced the sound that kids called "music" and parents called "noise".
The systemd-cancer is just one init of many. There are other options, as is well documented here and elsewhere. If you don't want the cancer inflicted on you, don't use it.. Simples.
Here's the same link in plain-text for those who prefer it:
To be fair, surviving a reboot and surviving a reinstall are two completely different things.
Any system should survive even a random reboot with all user data intact (except stuff in RAM being worked on that hasn't been saved, of course). Systems that do not are b0rken, by definition.
Before doing a reinstall, save a copy of all important everything. In fact, it is best if one assumes that the installation routine will assume it has a blank disk to work with, and act accordingly.
EVEN ESPECIALLY if the vendor claims otherwise.
On the other hand, we all have all our important data properly backed up, right?
In the gripping hand, beer. Sometimes it's a useful portion of the answer.
"And they were totally pissed off by being able to develop and de-bug a start-up script in the shelll - including stepping through it if necessary - and then just drop it into /etc/init.d."
Because shell scripting is so very, very difficult. So we'll write an entirely new interface, and do away with all that nasty text stuff (except where we don't). In fact, text files are so very, very difficult that we'll even make the logs binary and invent more new tools to deal with them! Never mind that it's not compatible with anything else in the entire system, it is obviously much easier this way. So easy, in fact, that we'll re-write as many other things that we can think of, no matter how peripherally involved with an init, just to make the entire system as big as possible. What could possibly go wrong?
One wonders what the authors of the systemd-cancer are smoking.
"FYI per the spec, /tmp is specifically for stuff that might not survive a reboot and /var/tmp is for stuff that should survive a reboot."
It's not a specification, it's a recommendation, and it goes on to further state that it is up to the cognizant systems administrator to make the choice system to system.
"after seeing the ad in some sci/tech publication"
Most likely a JS&A ad in OMNI Magazine.
I have a working Bone Fone. I recently rescued it from a box in my parent's attic (along with a pair of roller skates and a pile of Campagnolo bike parts I collected to modernize my early '70s PX-10E). It is OK for listening to baseball, the news or talk shows, but that's about it.
To be fair, SciFi isn't supposed to be a detailed survey of an existing society living on an existing planet. Rather, it's supposed to be entertainment. Escapism.
For example, take Star Trek IV ... while I've encountered a few whales when sailing on San Francisco Bay, and I've certainly encountered a lot of very snotty weather ("If you learn to sail on San Francisco Bay, you can sail anywhere."), I've never in my entire life seen that kind of huge ocean waves on the Bay. It just doesn't happen that way.
To say nothing of "the Cetacean Institute" being filmed at Monterey Bay Aquarium, a well-known landmark that is nowhere near Marin County. Watching them cross the Golden Gate Bridge to get to Monterey from SF was somewhat jarring to us locals.
We won't discuss using the non-nuclear USS Ranger as a stand-in for the nuclear powered USS Enterprise.
Most suspended disbelief and enjoyed The Voyage Home anyway.
 "If you learn Ubuntu, you'll understand Ubuntu. If you learn Slackware, you'll understand *nix."
Ok, Mr. Pedantic ...
We are not blocking anything because a third party has asked us to block it, under duress or otherwise. The ONLY things we block are either asked for by our users, or places that allow abuse of the network.
My own ISP, est. 1982, has been asked by a couple of state and local agencies (and a couple of Universities) to block specific things over the years. I told 'em to fuck off each time. They stopped asking about 20 years ago. I have never been approached by an agency of the US Government, nor any foreign agency.
All ISPs are in the San Francisco Bay Area, since you mentioned jurisdiction.
 A tick over 10,000 active users at the moment, about 7,000 use the system daily, the rest check their email and/or monitor some world and local Usenet groups at least once per week or thereabouts. I provide DNS to those who want it. Around 25,000 inactive users. Users live word-wide. My services are free to them ... the system is a test-bed that is mostly a tax write-off.
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