[Lvlug] Laptop Linux?
brian.martin at uniquelykismet.com
Tue Jul 26 20:13:59 EDT 2005
> I don't know anything about your experiences, nor would I claim to.
And yet, you opine about them and refuse to see the humor.
> The point is: it is almost inconceivable
I conceived of it with little problem. Perhaps it's not that great a
leap; that someone would like to have an easy to install, fully
functional linux laptop regardless of bias.
> a Slackware fanatic
Ah, I didn't know the user was a fanatic, my mistake. But then, I'd be
assuming that all fanatics are unreasonable by your indication of
inflexibility in the description, which would make me just as bad.
Let's not assume that then, and I'll continue to throw my $.02 in when I
think it's desirable, and if the "slackware fanatic" I've mistaken for a
reasonably open-minded person with a question has a problem with my
answering like a fool, then they can flame me and I'll just don my
asbestos undies and take it in stride.
> I've never heard a story of a Red Hat expat coming back to his / her
> original distro.
Sorry, didn't realize omniscience was being issued to humans these
days. I'll let my two co-workers who are (sadly) die-hard Red Hat
fanatics after 6 years know that they need to switch to something else.
> Once the Linux user gets into Slackware, or Debian, or
> a variant thereof, and has the chops to use it, they rarely come back,
> if ever.
There's that omniscience thing again... I've got to get me some of that.
> I stopped using Red Hat and Mandrake a while ago and never
> looked back unless I had to help someone else.
I started washing my hands after using the toilet, but I don't think
that has any bearing on the discussion either.
> is l33ter than regular RH)
Oh dear Bog, why did we ever start that l33t language crap. At least
nu-romantic music died out. Come to think of it, goth didn't die out.
Maybe the two are related. [that's got no bearing on the conversation,
but I thought it was an interesting coincidence, so I'm leaving it in
for consideration by any other sociology fans, I mean fan5, out there]
> And I just don't see the point of trying to belittle me.
It's not so much belittling I'm aiming for as sarcastically
educational. You DON'T know everything, and you DON'T have to put your
opinion in where it's not asked. The man who talks most, typically has
nothing worthwhile to say. The man who speaks least is either a fool or
a wizard, but you never know until he opens his mouth and the pink
unicorn flies out.
> I have some
> twenty colleges (including WUSTL no less) begging me to patronise them
Well, you've got the ego down, you'd better end up famous or people will
point and snicker. I'd avoid anyone begging for your serivces, because
it's disgusting to see grown people beg (unless they're real beggars).
And if we're whipping out "I love myself" credentials for some kind of
rudimentary male comparison, I abstain. You win.
> and I'm a developer of a Linux distro at 17.
I wrote TCP sockets libraries for SVR3 and device drivers for the 3B2 at
19 after only 6 months of ever seeing a computer. In fact, I've been
working on *nix variants since before you were born. Whoopee. Anyone
with free time can be a coder, it's not like it's a magic language or
something. I can't paint worth a damn, but I don't recall any artists
telling me how l33t they are and how much they dislike my opinion about
another artist's work. What *is* your point with all this blathering
about your greatness? I've watched you, and chimed in every now and
again, and your ego is just amazing. It's pathalogical at times.
> I practically guessed my
> way through FreeBSD by poking around in there.
Ja, und? I guessed my way through the drivers license test. UPPER(whoop)
> Do you really think a
> little net-barb like that is going to sting that much?
I hope not. You're greener than I thought if it does. This is normal
net comm. You said in public that plays on me, something I disagree
with; I'm taking you to task for it. If you can find some fallacy with
that process as a fundamental tool in the search for truth, cool; fill
me in. If you're just after saving face in public, keep digging that
hole. When I stop responding, it means I got bored or you won. Use
Occams to figure out which is more likely. Chances are I just won't
give a darn either way. But I've never been one to let the opportunity
to respond to a response slip by. Practice in debate is hard to come by
these days. No one has the time, or no one has the talent.
> I'm just sitting
> here listening to Black Uhuru with a dumb ass grin on my face.
First, which album? I've got some stashed somewhere and if it's one I
don't have, maybe we can trade. Second, so what? I'm listening to
Nostalgia 77: the garden. Does anyone in LVLUG care what we're
listening to, and does it bear even remotely on the question at hand?
Nope. And what's with the grin? I look mostly puzzled at this point in
time, but I am enjoying the conversation.
Which brings up a net-meta-physics question: Which event is most likely
to occur first: a) Washko bozo-filters our conversation, b) we end up
comparing something to Hitler, or c) a pink unicorn is introduced?
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