Re: "It solves a problem that people have."
Virtually all criticism I can find is criticism of systemd. The only consistent criticism I can find of sysvinit is that it doesn't support hot-plug devices, which seems like a solvable problem.
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There very well may be backups. Unfortunately, there are at least a few problems:
1) How far has the malware infiltrated the company's systems? If they can't answer that, then undertaking the recovery process may be a vain effort, since the malware may just spread again to the recovered systems.
2) How long was the malware in the network before it triggered? If the company does know that, recovery from backup may also restore the malware.
3) How much control do the malware writers have over the infected machines? What access do the technical staff currently have?
4) Depending on how deeply the malware has spread, the company may actually need to wipe and bare-metal recover a number of systems, possibly including the backup servers themselves. BMR is not usually a trivial process, unfortunately.
If it's a really bad incursion, the company may still be diagnosing the problem, and backups are only a part of the recovery strategy.
"You can't simply "lend" them to another cause"
It depends what the basis of the lobbyist's authority is. If the lobbyist is a technical expert, sure, that expertise is non-transferable. If the lobbyist is good buddies with a politician or is just a conduit for unmarked suspiciously-plump envelopes, then I can see no reason that such an individual could not be loaned out.
Just in case you weren't paying attention, corporations are people in the United States. If corporations want the protections of legally being people, it makes sense that we would hold them as accountable for their moral and ethical choices as we do real humans. QED.
In re: defeating fascism, we seem like we're at the risk of ushering it back in. Hopefully sanity prevails.
This is all happening because of the SOCIALIST INFLUENCE on OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS! OF COURSE the Eclipse Foundation would want to move to Brussels because THEY'RE ALL A BUNCH OF NAZIS (yes, that's the same thing as Communism: IT'S IN THE NAME). Red-blooded Americans will continue to PLEDGE THEIR FEALTY to gigantic corporations such as Microsoft and Google (but not AMAZON because Bezos is A COMMIE LIKE TRUMP SAYS). IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY!
IT IS ON YOUTUBE. IT WAS BROADCAST LIVE. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITNESSED IT. HOW FUCKING STUPID ARE YOU?!
Sorry for the shouting, guys. I just . . . I can't anymore. Being this willfully stupid and ignorant should have more profound and rapid evolutionary consequences. Or it should hurt. A lot.
Oh good, this thread again: look at me, everyone, my penis is soooooo huge because I know how to use a computer!
Would we suggest that someone not own a car because vandals like to break into it, steal, and trash it? The computer industry is rife with victim-blaming. Maybe what we should do is put more resources into finding and punishing the miscreants rather the crapping on their victims.
Apparently the consumption of edibles has gone up significantly. In any case, if you're not leaving the house, the only people you'd be passing with are presumably members of your own household, who might otherwise accuse you of extreme bogarting.
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