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Comment: Re:Bruce, I know why u r disappointed. Let me expl (Score 1) 179

So, I see this as rationalization.

The fact is, you took a leadership position, and later turned your coat for reasons that perhaps made sense to you. But they don't really make sense to anyone else. So, yes, everyone who supported you then is going to feel burned.

You also made yourself a paid voice that was often hostile to Free Software, all the way back to the SCO issue. Anyone could have told you that was bound to be a losing side and you would be forever tarred with their brush.

So nobody is going to believe you had any reason but cash, whatever rationalization you cook up after the fact. So, the bottom line is that you joined a list of people who we're never going to be able to trust or put the slightest amount of credibility in.

And ultimately it was for nothing. I've consistently tried to take the high road and it's led to a pretty good income, I would hazard a guess better than yours, not just being able to feel good about myself.

Comment: Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (Score 1) 281

by geekoid (#48190093) Attached to: An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

yes, it sure isn't the money the spend studying logistic, inefficiencies, and how to get more customers in line. nope. CEOs are stupid people who just do what some person at a seminar tells them.

" It's the only reason I can think of."
Think harder.

Comment: Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (Score -1, Troll) 382

by Dunbal (#48189251) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork
"Linux works out of the box in the same way that MacOS or Windows does."

Bullshit. I tried installing the latest Ubuntu on my machine the other day and it doesn't seem to like my motherboard. At least I think it's my motherboard. Or my BIOS. Or something. Anyway you are clearly lying. Oh and if you do manage to get it installed, you are left to search for drivers and utilities and to edit conf files for even the most basic functions like say multi-monitor support whereas with windows this is maybe 3 mouse clicks away.

Comment: Re:This could be really good for Debian (Score 5, Insightful) 382

by Bruce Perens (#48188887) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork
I am beginning to be wary of systemd, but no. I am talking about anal-retentive policy wonks who believe they only make the distribution for themselves and have (perhaps without intending to) systematically marginalized Debiian and made the project a whore to Ubuntu.

Comment: Ice lines are a social good (Score 1) 281

by WillAffleckUW (#48188469) Attached to: An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

And as the founder of the Ice Rustlers of the Open Playa, who helped lead deputized hobby horse riding citizens (many kids) to defend the Ice Bank from the Ice Rustlers of the Open Playa riding their hobby animals (unicorns, giraffes, and other creatures) with their wild and crazy hats, I remember fondly the agonized death scenes (perhaps a bit too overly dramatic) as they were stopped from stealing ice.

Seriously, you guys are way too serious. Lines are part of the fun.

If you want convenience and order, what the heck are you doing in the desert, you spoiled brat?

Heuristics are bug ridden by definition. If they didn't have bugs, then they'd be algorithms.