A number of languages have successfully enacted spelling reforms, so this is nowhere as ridiculous as they make it sound. However, the vast spread of English makes it harder.
With D20s you'd only need three rolls per word (20^3 = 8000).
A large number of companies from all over the world set up shell companies in Africa.
10Base-T and 100Base-TX can optionally have "Auto MDI/MDI-X" widely known as auto-crossover. Because GigE doesn't make the distinction between MDI and MDI-X, it is not applicable, although most if not all gigE hardware has mismatched pair detection just in case someone plugs in a crossover cable.
"In other news, Bell Canada has started tapping phone lines to improve advertising..."
It is a good sign of the times how far things have advanced that a country in Western Europe cannot come up with any military exercise scenario which can be considered credible. This hasn't exactly been the norm, to put it mildly. At this point in time, the risk of a war in Europe is largely confined to the Balkans, and even there is looking increasingly unlikely that we'll have a full-scale return to fighting.
IPv6 support in pfinet, based on Linux 2.2.14.
If people start believing in evolution, they might start believing in global warming and in the failure of trickle-down economics, too...
From one of the more recent things he engaged his primary flame-cannon over, the person he aimed it at did screw up pretty badly and for no apparent reason (I mean, seriously, submitting code that you don't know if it works and you admit is probably not necessary? Don't do that).
So no, I don't think he's a dick for the sake of being a dick - he's a dick because people shouldn't be submitting things that are broken and that kind of person deserves to be told off.
As the main target for said outburst, it was definitely an epic f*ckup on my part. When I got the email, I pretty much chuckled and then said I need to do some damage control. I was not in any way offended. Linus later said:
For example, my latest cursing explosion was for the x86 maintainers, and it comes from the fact that I *know* they know to do better. The x86 tip pulls have generally been through way more testing than most other pulls I get (not just compiling, but even booting randconfigs etc). So when an x86 pull request comes in that clearly missed that expected level of quality, I go to town.
That is part of why I don't get offended when Linus curses at me.
It turns out the frequencies used in the US for certain types of cordless phones are used, in Switzerland, by the Swiss military
I guess it was a Swiss Army phone?