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BobRobertson

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Re: Linux Sucks. Java sucks. I'm a Microsoft guy again!
« Reply #405 on: July 11, 2010, 03:43:33 PM »

FLOSS is inseparable from government force, not just in its culture (most GNU zealots also want "net neutrality", etc)

Sigh. And all Democrats are on welfare, all Republicans love war, all libertarians smoke dope, all anarchists are just socialists who want to throw bombs.
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"I regret that I am now to die in the belief that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776 to acquire self-government and happiness to their country is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be that I live not to weep over it."
-- Thomas Jefferson, April 26th 1820

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« Reply #406 on: July 11, 2010, 04:34:42 PM »

I've said "most", not "all" - and I can point to the years I've spent in FLOSS-related IRC chat-rooms, mailing lists, and Web-forums as evidence.  A lot of FLOSS code comes from the government or taxvictim-funded universities.  Most Linux distros also get their hosting bills paid that way.
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Re: Linux Sucks. Java sucks. I'm a Microsoft guy again!
« Reply #407 on: July 12, 2010, 02:15:55 PM »

I've said "most", not "all"

And I drive on government roads, use a government monopoly for my electric service.

It's the environment that exists. Abolish it, please.
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-- Thomas Jefferson, April 26th 1820

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Re: Linux Sucks. Java sucks. I'm a Microsoft guy again!
« Reply #408 on: July 12, 2010, 04:00:33 PM »

I gave up driving, and I'm looking forward to getting me some solar panels as soon as I can.  ;)
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Re: Linux Sucks. Java sucks. I'm a Microsoft guy again!
« Reply #409 on: July 12, 2010, 05:09:48 PM »

I gave up driving, and I'm looking forward to getting me some solar panels as soon as I can.  ;)


You may be interested in something like this, Libman:

http://www.ccrane.com/more-categories/alternative-power/freeplay-freecharge-weza-portable-energy-source.aspx

Discontinued now, but it'll give you one hell of an exercise. Especially when combined with something like http://www.amazon.com/Xantrex-Technologies-802-1500-Powerpack-500-Watt/dp/B00005RHQQ
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« Reply #410 on: August 02, 2010, 01:20:41 PM »

So I went through another one of my "Ayn Rand wants me to use proprietary software because all FLOSS is tainted by commie moocher ideology and methods" phases last month -

...and then went back to Microsoft.

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"I regret that I am now to die in the belief that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776 to acquire self-government and happiness to their country is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be that I live not to weep over it."
-- Thomas Jefferson, April 26th 1820

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« Reply #411 on: August 02, 2010, 08:13:48 PM »

No, I haven't been "back to Microsoft" since the incidents described above.  This thread has outlived its usefulness for the most part...  Until my next "all UNIX'es are commies" mood-swing at least...  :roll:

Gentoo Linux is the most powerful and flexible OS in the world, Ubuntu is the easiest (easier than Windows), OpenBSD is the freest and most fanatically code-audited but has limited uses, and FreeBSD is the freest OS that you can actually live with (and the one most likely to be forked / repackaged into a libertarian-oriented distro, if not by me then by somebody else).  It's also fun to try some other Linux distros (ex. Red Hat) once in a while, but only to briefly overview what they've accomplished in a year since you tried them last.

Regarding dual-booting: I know my way around Linux / BSD boot-loaders, but the process is still too problem-prone for most people.  Virtualization and ZFS makes hopping between Linux, BSD, and Solaris UNIX'es a bit easier, although ZFS still isn't supported by tools like gparted, most Linux installers, or major commercial partition utilities, most likely for licensing reasons.  How sad...  I really hope HAMMER takes off as a universal filesystem someday - it's probably the most advanced FS out there, and one that can be ported to any OS without licensing restrictions of any kind.  I actually want companies like Microsoft, Apple, Paragon, Acronis, etc to "borrow" as much copyFREE code as they can, which would improve interoperability quite a bit.

Ironically Microsoft touts interoperability as one of its advantages over UNIX, but I think it's the other way around.  Even with Interix and all, Microsoft remains an island (even though at times a beautiful and innovative island) I just can't commit myself to. 
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« Reply #412 on: August 03, 2010, 11:56:56 AM »

So I went through another one of my "Ayn Rand wants me to use proprietary software because all FLOSS is tainted by commie moocher ideology and methods" phases last month -

...and then went back to Microsoft.



This was the Holy Domina April when she tried out Ubuntu for a month.

Come to think of it, it also happened when I tried to install a hard drive and a DVD-RW drive into an old desktop once...
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« Reply #413 on: August 03, 2010, 05:29:00 PM »

The latest Ubuntu installer is so easy it threatens humanity as a species!  The laws of evolution no longer apply!  Brain-dead idiots are able to shrink their NTFS partitions (or create a loopmounted disk image) and install Linux!  It's like "affirmative action" for jocks!  No more natural selection!  The horror, the horror!  :roll:

Don't get me wrong, I've screwed up a few partitions in my day too, but mostly because of DOS-based partition tools having poor support for UNIX partitions, or once when I forgot that my /dev/sda* numbers were out of order...
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« Reply #414 on: August 04, 2010, 04:40:46 PM »

or once when I forgot that my /dev/sda* numbers were out of order...

To quote from one of the kid's computer games, "A Bug's Life",

"Oooo! That's gonna leave a stain."
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"I regret that I am now to die in the belief that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776 to acquire self-government and happiness to their country is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be that I live not to weep over it."
-- Thomas Jefferson, April 26th 1820

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Re: Linux Sucks. Java sucks. I'm a Microsoft guy again!
« Reply #415 on: August 22, 2010, 08:45:01 PM »

You are a zealot who pushes your restrictive monokernel socialist software fantasies

For someone who is so quick to label anyone who dares to disagree with you as offering "just mindless insults", you spend a large part of your time spewing mindless insults.

My insults are perfectly mindful, and my arguments are backed by logic and facts.


And with that I bid this thread adieu.

Drive by trolling. Typical. I'll believe that when I _don't_ see any more postings by you. Go ahead, prove me wrong. Please.

Thread-hop accomplished.
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« Reply #416 on: September 13, 2010, 04:03:16 PM »

This is probably going to make a LOT of people start using open-source software in Russia...

http://gizmodo.com/5636668/russia-using-microsoft-to-silence-dissenters
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