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Comment Re:Popcorn ? (Score 1) 581

What's truly popcorn-worthy is the SJW infighting that inevitably comes later. You've got the equality feminists and the third-wave feminists and the radfems and the trans-exclusive radfems and on and on and on.

I use the People's Distribution of SJLinux, but cannot stand those splitters who make the SJLinux People's Distribution, the SJLinux Popular People's Distribution, the Distribution for a Free SJLinux, or the Popular Distribution of SJLinux!

Comment Re:Hmmmm (Score 1) 864

Ha! Or maybe Labix?

No, forking is fine. But I wouldn't say "obligated to sympathize." You have to have a good reason, or else you risk splitting a community and killing both projects. Obviously you're not going to kill Linux, but I think there's a difference between "I want this program to do something different, so I'm going to pick up my own version over here and anybody who wants to can join me" and "stop working with that other person and start working with me." Particular when your reasons are personal and political, not functional or technical. At that point I would feel obliged to speak against it, because I think the results would be objectively worse.

Comment Re:Hmmmm (Score 1) 864

Thing is you can't fire Linus from Linux. The only way to do that would be to fork it yourself and then get all the maintainers to follow your roadmap instead. Good freaking luck. And if you try to make it a social crusade, yeah, sorry, you may not feminize the Linux kernel. I see a meme of Captain Picard from First Contact. "This far, and no farther!"

Comment Re:Can't Take the Heat........? (Score 1) 864

You're only looking at the worst examples. It usually works like this:

Linus: "Hey there's a bug in the patch you submitted. Please fix it."

(time passes)

Linus: "Hey! That bug is still there! Breaking shit! FIX IT!"

(time passes)

Linus: "You fucking shit bag! What the fuck is wrong with you fix the goddamn bug!"

"Oh no muh feels linus so mean :("

The dude writes a million emails month. Exceedingly few of them are nasty, and when they are, there is good reason.

Comment Re: If that's how Pokemon Int'l treats its fans... (Score 1) 209

Either that or they could litigate to prove their point, then ask for a judgment of $1 or something. That would encourage others to ask permission before using their trademarks, but show that "really it's just about asking permission, not money."

Comment Re:Public Healthcare / Mental Healthcare (Score 1) 1148

but quite a few of these shooters appeared to be lashing out at the lies they were fed.

Bullshit.. Like who? Citation please.

Dylann Storm Roof: Wasn't lashing out but instead believed the lies that he was fed from certain racists white trash elements.... overall a mentally ill loser.

Elliot Rodger: Mentally ill loser who felt intitled.

Adam Lanza: Mentally ill loser/

James Holmes" Mentally ill loser looking for noteriety.

Jared Lee Loughner: Mentally ill loser

Comment Re:My first review of Julia Cordray (Score 1) 447

You can also go the other way. I can see 4chan picking random people and spamming them not with evil but ridiculously over the top praise. Think "Dear Leader" style.

That's probably the best way to go about destroying it. Raise the SNR to astronomic heights, but not with things that will make the individual users contemplate suicide.

A sine curve goes off to infinity, or at least the end of the blackboard. -- Prof. Steiner