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  • aht0
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    Originally posted by GrayShade View Post
    Oh, no, no. I dislike "political correctness", affirmative action and positive discrimination as much as the next (Caucasian) guy. But you're wrong. The only reason that bias exists is the fact that assholes like you exist. If I was a woman, I'd probably hate to deal daily with this crap from people like you.

    Here is a lesson in the history of computing for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_computing.
    If women were equally tech-savvy, logically about 50% of devs, engineers, techs should be women. Are they? So, what's causing the 'abnormal' difference, if not biological hardwiring?

    Insta-labeling me an 'asshole' makes you what? A saint? I already know you are demagogue because of linking Wikipedia article as some sort of a 'proof'. I never claimed they haven't affected IT. I claimed they have far less interest in technology and engineering. Which is, amply proven by the simple fact that every second engineer, programmer or computer technician is NOT woman. Regardless of your ideology, facts remain facts.

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  • GrayShade
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    Originally posted by aht0 View Post
    It's only 'picking' when you are citing it with a malicious fore-thought. If you don't care either way from neither group, it becomes just 'describing their average behavior-patterns'.

    It's statistically proven both described groupings have way less interest in technology and engineering, compared to heterosexual males. It also reflects in amount of female or gay engineers. Yeah, such exist but they are few. We could claim 'different biological hard-wiring', which makes sense considering evolution.
    You know, political correctness has been pushed way too far, when you cannot even speak of simple truths, without being afraid of looking like 'misogynistic asshole'.

    Is God racist because snow is white?
    Oh, no, no. I dislike "political correctness", affirmative action and positive discrimination as much as the next (Caucasian) guy. But you're wrong. The only reason that bias exists is the fact that assholes like you exist. If I was a woman, I'd probably hate to deal daily with this crap from people like you.

    Here is a lesson in the history of computing for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_computing.

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  • aht0
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    Originally posted by GrayShade View Post
    And that's a good way to put it (and I agree). But there's no point in picking on women or other social categories. You're only showing how ZFS users are misogynistic assholes, or whatever.
    It's only 'picking' when you are citing it with a malicious fore-thought. If you don't care either way from neither group, it becomes just 'describing their average behavior-patterns'.

    It's statistically proven both described groupings have way less interest in technology and engineering, compared to heterosexual males. It also reflects in amount of female or gay engineers. Yeah, such exist but they are few. We could claim 'different biological hard-wiring', which makes sense considering evolution.
    You know, political correctness has been pushed way too far, when you cannot even speak of simple truths, without being afraid of looking like 'misogynistic asshole'.

    Is God racist because snow is white?

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  • aht0
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    Originally posted by xfcemint View Post

    Nah. To make a prediction which is acceptable as an argument in a discussion, you cant just say "oh, the sales of HDDs are falling, so they will soon be extinct". By that thinking, every line that starts falling down must continue to do so, by some unknown law of nature.

    Predicion involves having much more data, and predicions must in general be more robust.

    What you are doing is called speculation.



    Most technology improvements require intoducing additional complications. That's nothing new.

    The consensus predicion is that HDD capacity is going to increase further, and there are good reasons behind that predicion (like: plausible new technology is available).
    It's prediction based on past analogue patterns. You don't need lots of data for making it. When the 'new solution' is at least as easy to use, has noticeable advantages, it will eat out the 'old'. SSD's are WAY FASTER. SSD's can take tens of G's of abuse - drop mech drive from lap to the floor, it's most likely screwed, SSD's are more energy efficient etc. Mech drives lack currently any advantages over SSD's except for better price/capacity ratio - when dealing with large ones - and mech drives being technologically better fit for data archival. Thus I conclude that over time it's the only purpose left for mech drives.

    With more and more SSD's being produced, it's price-per-gigabyte is going to drop, until it's equal or cheaper to mech drives even at large capacities. Why would you buy mech drive when SSD has cheaper or equal price - for daily use? You don't. Not only you but large masses are going to follow the thought and so mech drives gradually disappear from daily use. End of logic chain and prediction.

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  • xfcemint
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    @Bubbles_by_day
    I have just red that article "After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside"

    It was kind of funny reading it. Linus is definitively not the most polite person in the world.

    Well, I definitively liked when he showed middle finger to Nvidia. Perhaps sometimes people have to be rude... to get their point, to get the attention.
    Corporations can certainly do much more damage than individual people. No matter how politely they put it through their PR outlets.

    Would the world be so much better if kernel devs were more civil? Probably no. Perhaps it would be a little better.

    Ok, I think you have the right to demand more civility from the kernel dev team. I think it doesn't matter much. It doesn't matter to me. But, I still think that the kernel team has every right to drop ZFS from kernel.

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  • Bubbles_by_day
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    Originally posted by xfcemint View Post

    To tell you the truth, I'm not much into what's happening with the kernel dev team. I don't know. So I was mostly judging by the quote you have posted.

    In my opinion, that quote contains nothing abusive. The dev you quoted has every right to have such an opinion.

    Well, the pre-5.0 kernels will continue to support ZFS for the next few years. So there is no real problem.

    Am I wrong here somewhere, I don't get what are you not getting?

    That is, more-or-less, what I think. It's a project led by Linus Torvalds. If someone doesn't like it, fork it or f-off.

    What I think is that kernel devs have no moral obligation to put ZFS into kernel. Nor would its exclusion lead to some dramatic consequences. So, therefore, they can do what they please, or what they estimate is the best. You can't have every imagined feature built into the kernel, there must be a line: some things go in, some things don't.

    Each source file of the kernel has a copyright line. The copyright line contains a name of the person or organization who is the owner of the said file.

    That is a fact. Everything else is either interpretation or misinterpretation.
    We seem tobe talking past each other. But at least I understand what you mean about pre-5.0 kernels, with your contextual reference to ZFS.

    I often find that when someone says, "[I|they] have a right to say that", it means they are probably out of ideas and the conversation is over, or at least probably should be.

    I never said anything about use of monopoly force by a state actor. Our constitutional rights have nothing to do with this. The First Amendment has nothing to do with this subject. It's a given. You have the right to say almost anything on this forum or social media, within certain legal limits...but you might get banned for it. This forum is not run with the backing of state-sponsored monopoly force. It's a private endeavor, you and I are guests. We can be kicked off at will. Similarly, you have the right to say stupid stuff on TV, but you might get fired for it.

    Or kicked off an open source dev team. Even if it's something you originally created and still have considerable control over.

    In none of those cases, does the First Amendment necessarily apply. Furthermore, we're talking about one random dude's opinion about decent, professional behavior, and the future of one of the most important pieces of tech and economic driver.

    (And it's an opinion that just so happens to align closely with their own code of conduct, and decades of documented abuse that has driven away countless talented contributors, and Torvald's own apologies and promises to do better.)

    You don't have to agree with my opinion, but to retort "that's their right" to act in ways that many find the adjective "abusive" appropriate, is meaningless and amateurish in context.

    But relax. It's OK. There's literally nothing at stake here.

    As for "ownership", I think it was clear I in the use of metaphorical language. That should have been obvious by implying "the world" owns it. And what I mean by that metaphor, in practical terms, is that while Torvalds or any other visible kernel (or any project) leader are free to exercise speech without threat of state retribution, they are not free from the natural, legal consequences of said free speech. Such as being run out of the Linux Foundation, the Linux Kernel Organization, etc. He is not entitled to not be run completely off of his own project, which not "his" anymore in a real-world practical sense. (Other than, as you said, the copyright on lines of code, and also the right to fork the whole thing at any time.)

    But you don't have to take my opinion as gospel. It's a free country. However, their own opinion might matter more, as is the opinion of tech giants funding the whole endeavor. Check out their own code of conduct, and the opinions of others that might be considered "more relevant" than Random Internet Dude's (again you don't have to agree and of course there are dissenting opinions from other more reputable sources).

    Arguably, and in Torvald's own words, the community consensus seems to be swinging towards "more civility". That's an observation, not an opinion. (Though you are still free to disagree with the observation, and/or disagree on it being a positive step. Free speech!)

    Linux Kernel Contributor Code of Conduct

    In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
    (Whether you think the original quote that initiated this discussion violates that, is a matter of opinion, but also not my point. It's the overall, well-documented culture of abusiveness among the kernel team, following Torvald's lead, that's the point. You seem to be fine with their culture, which is fine. I'm not terribly concerned with what you think, because you didn't say you don't work on the kernel team. I'm more concerned with what people think who do. Either way, you don't get to say that "no one gets to have a say in their culture but themselves". Well, obviously you can say that, but it would be silly to expect to be taken seriously. So we'll just have to disagree on whether or not it's a good or even valid opinion. I think it's a grossly uninformed, fanboy-ish, knee-jerk reactionary opinion. But that's just my opinion about your opinion. [Not you as a person.] Meta.)

    Linux Foundation Diversity & Inclusiveness

    Linux Foundation (events) Code of Conduct

    Linux Foundation Corporate Members

    After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside

    Abuse is indefensible

    And this has long since passed the point of procrastinating and deep into pointlessness, and I need to stop! Peace.

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  • xfcemint
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    Originally posted by aht0 View Post
    Why questionable? Tapes are pretty much extinct, except for niche (backup) use. But at one point tapes were used by common users. It's prediction based on past patterns.
    Nah. To make a prediction which is acceptable as an argument in a discussion, you cant just say "oh, the sales of HDDs are falling, so they will soon be extinct". By that thinking, every line that starts falling down must continue to do so, by some unknown law of nature.

    Predicion involves having much more data, and predicions must in general be more robust.

    What you are doing is called speculation.

    Originally posted by aht0 View Post
    It means introducing additional complications into process. Which in turn, means making drives less reliable. I won't even start on speaking of ...
    Most technology improvements require intoducing additional complications. That's nothing new.

    The consensus predicion is that HDD capacity is going to increase further, and there are good reasons behind that predicion (like: plausible new technology is available).

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  • xfcemint
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    Originally posted by Bubbles_by_day View Post
    Just because it's FLOSS, doesn't mean we just have to put up with abuse, or watch others be abused, silently.
    To tell you the truth, I'm not much into what's happening with the kernel dev team. I don't know. So I was mostly judging by the quote you have posted.

    In my opinion, that quote contains nothing abusive. The dev you quoted has every right to have such an opinion.

    Originally posted by Bubbles_by_day View Post
    That said, I also don't have to remain silent. Or stick with an old LTS kernel. (Which I'm not getting the logic of - what are you suggesting that would accomplish?)
    Well, the pre-5.0 kernels will continue to support ZFS for the next few years. So there is no real problem.

    Am I wrong here somewhere, I don't get what are you not getting?

    Originally posted by Bubbles_by_day View Post
    Furthermore, the Linux kernel is not some garage project to just accept whatever happens, or f*** off.
    That is, more-or-less, what I think. It's a project led by Linus Torvalds. If someone doesn't like it, fork it or f-off.

    What I think is that kernel devs have no moral obligation to put ZFS into kernel. Nor would its exclusion lead to some dramatic consequences. So, therefore, they can do what they please, or what they estimate is the best. You can't have every imagined feature built into the kernel, there must be a line: some things go in, some things don't.

    Originally posted by Bubbles_by_day View Post
    The kernel no longer belongs to Linus, or the kernel team.
    Each source file of the kernel has a copyright line. The copyright line contains a name of the person or organization who is the owner of the said file.

    That is a fact. Everything else is either interpretation or misinterpretation.

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  • aht0
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    [QUOTE=xfcemint;n1098914]
    Thats is a questionable prediction to make. Maybe yes, maybe not. You can't say for certain at this point of time.
    Maybe you can say (predict) that most casual computer users will be using solid state drives with less than 1TB capacity in the near future.
    Why questionable? Tapes are pretty much extinct, except for niche (backup) use. But at one point tapes were used by common users. It's prediction based on past patterns.

    Originally posted by xfcemint View Post
    Not true. That new heat-assisted write technology has a potential of 4x-10x increase in bit density over the next 10 years.
    It means introducing additional complications into process. Which in turn, means making drives less reliable. I won't even start on speaking of required finer mechanical tolerances and results if these start to deviate too much. Prices of rare-earth metals may also skyrocket (mainland China controls most of these mines) because of economic issues with U.S making final prices of HDD's unappealing compared to SSD's.

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  • Bubbles_by_day
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    Originally posted by aht0 View Post
    Don't really care. Political correctness could be chased until it ends up distorting the very perception of reality, it does not affect it. There are probably people thinking God racist because snow is white. Simple facts of life remain: women base their buying decisions mostly on appearance - very few are techno-savvy and care about actual specs, gay males are much the same.

    If I have to self-censor every thought through the "political correctness" filter, this Western society ain't better than Soviet Union was. Differences are only in what's allowed or not. Sorry, I was born in USSR, present ideas/practices of political correctness are simply repugnant. I want nothing to do with that bs.
    You may think that kind of vapid commentary is edgy or "real", but honestly it just sounds like an Incel cry for help. Seriously. Blows any credibility on any subject you might otherwise legitimately have, tarnishes the whole community however minutely, and slightly reduces the signal-to-noise ratio of insightful commentary, for those that like to check in on the pulse of the community now and then.

    Also, whatever you thought you were broadcasting, all I can hear is this:

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...n-homosexuals/

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