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Linus Torvalds spanks Linux kernel maintainer publicly
« on: December 29, 2012, 01:31:58 PM »
I love this so much.  I came from an environment like that, where if I did something lazy and tried to side-step it, I would have had my ass handed to me.  Reading through the comments, it is amazing to me how many people have a problem with what LT did.

I also can't believe how they even compared LT with Ballmer.  LT invented Linux (the stuff this forum is running on), and Git.  Ballmer can't quite live up to that resume.

http://developers.slashdot.org/story/12/12/29/018234/linus-chews-up-kernel-maintainer-for-introducing-userspace-bug


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Re: Linus Torvalds spanks Linux kernel maintainer publicly
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 02:50:45 PM »
Good for him!
It's like an architect designing a bridge, but the designer changes the structural support because he didn't like the way it flowed.
Linux is a brilliant architect, and to screw with his work by cutting corners is not only a personal insult, but could damage the reputation of Linux itself.

And the bridge collapses.
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Re: Linus Torvalds spanks Linux kernel maintainer publicly
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 03:02:13 PM »
Good for him!
It's like an architect designing a bridge, but the designer changes the structural support because he didn't like the way it flowed.
Linux is a brilliant architect, and to screw with his work by cutting corners is not only a personal insult, but could damage the reputation of Linux itself.

And the bridge collapses.

Totally!  Sloppiness and not caring about your work is unacceptable.  It drives me crazy that so many people are perfectly happy with poor quality work.
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Re: Linus Torvalds spanks Linux kernel maintainer publicly
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 03:11:15 PM »
Totally!  Sloppiness and not caring about your work is unacceptable.  It drives me crazy that so many people are perfectly happy with poor quality work.
Sadly it's becoming a part of our culture, especially with Hussein creating Govt jobs.

Try that kind of crap in any hard science industry, and you will be black balled for life.
That is, unless you are working on AGW for the UN, then tweaking is expected.
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Re: Linus Torvalds spanks Linux kernel maintainer publicly
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 11:41:56 AM »
Sadly it's becoming a part of our culture, especially with Hussein creating Govt jobs.

Try that kind of crap in any hard science industry, and you will be black balled for life.
That is, unless you are working on AGW for the UN, then tweaking is expected.

No doubt.  I think this attitude is reflected by the amount of crappy software out there.
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Re: Linus Torvalds spanks Linux kernel maintainer publicly
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 12:20:52 PM »
No doubt.  I think this attitude is reflected by the amount of crappy software out there.
That's why he got so angered, too many are lazy and copy language someone else wrote that was faulty to begin with, which only perpetuates the problem.

Kind of like DOS and the 2K scare, no one ever fixed the original bug, so everyone else just copied it.
That is, until Windows. :laugh:
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Re: Linus Torvalds spanks Linux kernel maintainer publicly
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 12:49:51 PM »
That's why he got so angered, too many are lazy and copy language someone else wrote that was faulty to begin with, which only perpetuates the problem.

Kind of like DOS and the 2K scare, no one ever fixed the original bug, so everyone else just copied it.
That is, until Windows. :laugh:

hahaha

That 2k scare was funny.  We had to pour through a ton of code to make sure nothing would break.  It was such a silly pain in the ass.
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 01:51:48 PM »
hahaha

That 2k scare was funny.  We had to pour through a ton of code to make sure nothing would break.  It was such a silly pain in the ass.
I had a couple of neighbors stockpiling all kinds of crap because they were certain Hell was heading towards us.
Both attend the same Church and it was of all people, the Minister, that was spreading the word of doom.
I explained to one lady why she need not worry, and she wound up mad at me when the congregation attacked her for telling them what I said.

Of course I got the last laugh, but it really doesn't matter when idiots like this look for doom and gloom scenarios.
Mayan calender, anyone? I have no idea what the next for the scare of the year, maybe an asteroid or more AGW.
The real problem is the left uses it as a distraction of the real meltdown of society, the dollar.
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Re: Linus Torvalds spanks Linux kernel maintainer publicly
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2012, 07:19:35 PM »
I had a couple of neighbors stockpiling all kinds of crap because they were certain Hell was heading towards us.
Both attend the same Church and it was of all people, the Minister, that was spreading the word of doom.
I explained to one lady why she need not worry, and she wound up mad at me when the congregation attacked her for telling them what I said.

Of course I got the last laugh, but it really doesn't matter when idiots like this look for doom and gloom scenarios.
Mayan calender, anyone? I have no idea what the next for the scare of the year, maybe an asteroid or more AGW.
The real problem is the left uses it as a distraction of the real meltdown of society, the dollar.

The only asteroid I'm afraid of is one named Hussein Obama -- he's far more destructive...
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