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Comment: Re:Do You Even Literate, Bro?! (Score 4, Insightful) 376

by walterbyrd (#48889839) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

So you think accusing somebody automatically makes that person guilty? Like the witch hunts, or the communist hunts?

If I accused you of being a child molester, would that automatically make you guilty?

I think there is may something that can be said for an "innocent until proven guilty" system.

Comment: I am glad that Poettering is not nice (Score 1) 361

by walterbyrd (#48840319) Attached to: Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source

I am one of Poettering's favorite targets. I am one of those "UNIX grey beards" that Poettering has such deep contempt for.

Since Poettering is such an arrogant ass about it, I know where he stands. Poettering has made no secret of hating the UNIX way of doing things, and adoring the Microsoft way of doing things. So great, I know that LInux is being controlled by a Linux hater.

In fact, Poettering pisses me off the most when he pretends to be nice by saying that Red Hat listens to Linux user. What a total load of crap. I much prefer honesty to niceness. Same goes for Linus, and Theo de Raadt, among others.

Comment: Why is lack of male nurses not an issue? (Score 2) 479

by walterbyrd (#48832599) Attached to: Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

For those who might not know: a lot of RNs earn over $100K a year.

I know, that is nothing especially extraordinary these days. But it's a fairly decent salary, even for a college graduate.

Men are hugely under-represented in the nursing field. Why isn't everybody having a hissy fit about that?

Comment: Why is a Linux hater in charge of Linux? (Score 1) 551

by walterbyrd (#48832491) Attached to: Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

Poettering hates Linux. He is hardly even shy about it. He speaks glowingly of Microsoft, and is dismissive of stuff like POSIX, or the UNIX philosophy. He constantly expresses contempt for "UNIX grey beards." Poettering clearly loves the idea of one company setting the standard for everybody else to follow, just as he loves the idea of a giant proprietary goo ball that does everything.

Usually, I have no problem with Linux haters, because they have no effect on me, or Linux. But Poettering is dictating the future of Linux.

Why doesn't Poettering go work for Microsoft, and make everybody happier?

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.