On Sun, 13 Sep 2020 23:11:10 -0700, Rick wrote in message
> Quoting Arnt Karlsen (arnt@???):
> > He does appear to understand what systemd-homed is capable of doing
> > to us if we don't watch out:
> Mr. Smith didn't say hardly anything about Poettering's systemd-homed,
> just took a shot in passing.
..looks like we're still waaay too sleepy at the wheel.
Imagine losing your /home, or your home.
Which is worse?
> Bluestar Linux
> Gentoo Linux
> ALT Linux
> Garuda Linux
> Linux From Scratch
> Lunar Linux
> I'm curious how many, if any, of those are going to enable the
> systemd-homed service in their default installations. My guess is few
> or none, but I lack data.
..the bigger problems are how the ones in the know, acts on the ones
they should be protecting: 1. distro packagers on the newbies, and
2. sysadmins on their un-suspecting users, bosses, share holders etc
..me, I want to be in charge of my own web browser logs, email etc
data. I want to be able to tell the cops what I saw on 7/7/7 at 7:7pm,
once they have convinced me they are chasing actual criminals and not
some refugees. E.g. checking my email "for that period in time",
will help jog my memory of whatever I may have seen, and not seen.
..if I ever become a refugee myself, I want to be able to destroy all
my data so they don't wind up with some fascist regime trying to
criminalize something lawful, e.g. having witnessed something.
..either way, I wanna make that decision myself, and not leave that
decision to some systemd fanboi sysadmin or distro packager, or to
_anyone_ else. Women have a similar thing with their own bodies,
as they damned right should have.
> FWIW, my impression (untested) is that sysadmins who don't want this
> service on a distro that defaults to using systemd can simply switch
> it off. (There is also some PAM plumbing related to it.)
..aye, mission creepy systemd has built itself quite a record on
"how optional things can be switched off" and not.
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.
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