snydeq writes "Deep End's Paul Venezia offers a field guide to understanding your resident Unix veteran, laying out the nine traits common to this grizzled, hardcore set. From not using sudo, to wielding regular expressions like weapons, to generally assuming the problem resides with whomever is asking the question, each trait is key to 'spotting these rare, beautiful creatures in the wild,' Venezia writes. 'If some of these traits seem anti-social or difficult to understand from a lay perspective, that's because they are. Where others may see intractable, overly difficult methods, we see enlightenment, borne from years of learning, experience, and overall, logic.'"
My baby sister named her bottle, so I tested this by hiding it when she turned her back. She spent fifteen minutes walking around the house calling it by name.
You beat me to this post. A lot of the people who started using Ubuntu over the years are the people who saw Compiz and just had to install it. They're the kind of people who think Compiz, Ubuntu, and Linux are the same thing. To them, learning how to make Ubuntu look like Windows 7/OSX/whatever is totally a big deal and requires an article on Slashdot. These people make me sick.
He was talking about video games, not Halo.
Most Ubuntu users aren't smart enough to notice the memory leak anyway.
They're just masturbating on 4chan all day.
Keep in mind, the article refers to Ubuntu.
that builds a seriously kick-ass distro of Linux, and they put a lot of work into doing so, and they give it to you for free.
I can't stop laughing at this part of your reply.
Does it have a vagina?
He was actually Tyler Durden.
What's the fun in that?
Everyone I know has gone through about 10 phones, either through losing them, breaking them, or upgrading (which happens least). I have had the same Nokia 6030, that I got for free when I started my plan, for five years now. I would say that I also have a pretty active lifestyle that would be dangerous to a phone. I've dropped it hundreds of times, drunk-dialed/texted for years, and actually pissed on my phone by accident, and it doesn't even look two years old.
I miss the good ol' days when a post like that wouldn't be considered "insightful" on slashdot. Actually I miss when an article like this wouldn't really have been posted.
I envy you. I've had to do installs for people who literally told me, "I don't know what Linux is I just know that I want it." and thought that "going into the code" meant editing a configuration file in their home directory. I'll let you assume what distro I installed for them.