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New I wrote a rebuttal on my blog... (yeah, shut up)
There was a guy named Gundeep Hora that recently wrote about how Microsoft should "Acquire Linux".

It itched, burned and finally got my off my fat-ass and wrote a rebuttal to his article.

His article was so inflammatory in my view, but it was almost as if he just doesn't under stand OSS.

Well, everything you need to read the original article and my rebuttal is [link|http://rhetoric.gregfolkert.net/?p=7|Here].

Let me know what you think, as I don't have comments on for my blog.
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[link|http://www.iwethey.org/ed_curry|REMEMBER ED CURRY!] @ iwethey
Freedom is not FREE.
Yeah, but 10s of Trillions of US Dollars?
SELECT * FROM scog WHERE ethics > 0;

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New The reply he sent me said:
Hi Greg,

I must say, this is the most balanced and well thought response to the article. Very interesting points.

Thanks for thr feedback.

Kind regards,
Gundeep
Apparently, there were many where he got flamed and called names and so on. So I guess maybe I should write every once in a while.
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[link|http://www.iwethey.org/ed_curry|REMEMBER ED CURRY!] @ iwethey
Freedom is not FREE.
Yeah, but 10s of Trillions of US Dollars?
SELECT * FROM scog WHERE ethics > 0;

0 rows returned.
New The whole idea is so frakking preposterous and...
...ill-thought-out, I can't understand how the fuck you could keep your temper and reply in such civil tones to that utterly stpuid drivel. FAICS, he fucking *deserved* to be flamed off the surface of the planet.

And WTF is this cooltechzone.com site all about? The motto they proudly proclaim right under their name in the upper-left corner of the page is "Know Technology"... But if that article is representative of the level of "knowledge" on the site, then I'm glad I've never been there before.

And, unfortunately, it seems to be: Under "Today's Top Stories", the follow-up to this drivel you so easily refuted is "[link|http://www.cooltechzone.com/Departments/Featured_Story/Apple_Ready_to_Kill_OS_X?_200702282811/|Apple Ready to Kill OS X?]" (By the same guy; is he the one-man-band behind the whole site?) Here's a gem from that one: "Apple is back in news again with its highly anticipated iPhone. Where does that leave the operating system?" Well, fuckwit, for one thing, the damn phone *RUNS* OS/X...

Sheesh. Remind me never to go to that site any more.

And don't you waste any more of your energy discussing with idiots like that either, Greg -- the world is far too full of them.


   [link|mailto:MyUserId@MyISP.CountryCode|Christian R. Conrad]
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New Click-attracting troll material, I wot.
Designed to do nothing more than get posted on Slashdot and benefit from the exposure.


Peter
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New Could be, but if so: What FOR - is that an end in itself?
If he wants exposure, one would think that's presumably in order to sell some shtuff or peddle a viewpoint or something... There's no sense in creating "click-attracting troll material" only in order to get exposure for MORE "click-attracting troll material", is there? What's the *use* of that?(*)

And judging from all I saw of the site, 100 % of the material there (i.e, two articles out of two) are "click-attracting troll material".




(*): Unless it's one of those business plans you see on /. all the time, like:
  1. Dirty-underwear-eating garden gnomes (or whatever)
  2. Click-attracting troll material
  3. More click-attracting troll material
  4. ?
  5. Profit!
You think?


   [link|mailto:MyUserId@MyISP.CountryCode|Christian R. Conrad]
(I live in Finland, and my e-mail in-box is at the Saunalahti company.)
Ah, the Germans: Masters of Convoluted Simplification. — [link|http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1603|Jehovah]
New Ker-ching, I suppose.


Peter
[link|http://www.no2id.net/|Don't Let The Terrorists Win]
[link|http://www.kuro5hin.org|There is no K5 Cabal]
[link|http://guildenstern.dyndns.org|Home]
Use P2P for legitimate purposes!
[link|http://kevan.org/brain.cgi?pwhysall|A better terminal emulator]
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New Yeah, sure, but HOW? I don't get it.
Oh, wait - were there ads on those pages, so he gets paid for the "click-getting" itself?

I never noticed any. Wow, I must have become *really* good at tuning those out. Heh.


   [link|mailto:MyUserId@MyISP.CountryCode|Christian R. Conrad]
(I live in Finland, and my e-mail in-box is at the Saunalahti company.)
Ah, the Germans: Masters of Convoluted Simplification. — [link|http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1603|Jehovah]
New Text ads down the right hand side.


Peter
[link|http://www.no2id.net/|Don't Let The Terrorists Win]
[link|http://www.kuro5hin.org|There is no K5 Cabal]
[link|http://guildenstern.dyndns.org|Home]
Use P2P for legitimate purposes!
[link|http://kevan.org/brain.cgi?pwhysall|A better terminal emulator]
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New Nice rebuttal
but it seemed a bit obvious that the guy knew bupkis about Linux and OSS...and the more I look at his stuff he knows bupkis about the industry in general.

You have the talent to spar with the big boys. This guy isn't in your league.
Too much of today's music is fashionable crap dressed as artistry.Adrian Belew
New Amenl
Alex

When fascism comes to America, it'll be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. -- Sinclair Lewis
New Hate to say it
it's a thing of beauty, but some stimuli I cannot resist:

"Microsoft impinging Linux\ufffds good name with idle threats that have zero providence.

providence? or provenance? As in true source?

Imric's Tips for Living
  • Paranoia Is a Survival Trait
  • Pessimists are never disappointed - but sometimes, if they are very lucky, they can be pleasantly surprised...
  • Even though everyone is out to get you, it doesn't matter unless you let them win.


Nothing is as simple as it seems in the beginning,
As hopeless as it seems in the middle,
Or as finished as it seems in the end.
 
 
New Re: Hate to say it
Actually, I think that sentence should say:

"Microsoft impugning Linux\ufffds good name with idle threats that have zero provenance."
New Yup...

Imric's Tips for Living
  • Paranoia Is a Survival Trait
  • Pessimists are never disappointed - but sometimes, if they are very lucky, they can be pleasantly surprised...
  • Even though everyone is out to get you, it doesn't matter unless you let them win.


Nothing is as simple as it seems in the beginning,
As hopeless as it seems in the middle,
Or as finished as it seems in the end.
 
 
New Yes.
My blood was flowing.
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[link|mailto:greg@gregfolkert.net|greg],
[link|http://www.iwethey.org/ed_curry|REMEMBER ED CURRY!] @ iwethey
Freedom is not FREE.
Yeah, but 10s of Trillions of US Dollars?
SELECT * FROM scog WHERE ethics > 0;

0 rows returned.
New Ex. "Animal House"
"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"
"The Germans?"
"Forget it, he's rolling."

Tom Sinclair

Rube: You like spaghetti, George? I like spaghetti. I like board games. I like grabbing a trifecta with that longshot on top. That ozone smell you get from air purifiers. And I like knowing the space between my ears is immeasurable. Mahler's first, Bernstein conducting. You've got to think about all the things you like and decide whether they're worth sticking around for. And if they are, you'll find a way to do this.
George: And what if I don't?
Rube: Then you go away, and you don't get to like anything anymore.
- Dead Like Me
     I wrote a rebuttal on my blog... (yeah, shut up) - (folkert) - (14)
         The reply he sent me said: - (folkert)
         The whole idea is so frakking preposterous and... - (CRConrad) - (5)
             Click-attracting troll material, I wot. - (pwhysall) - (4)
                 Could be, but if so: What FOR - is that an end in itself? - (CRConrad) - (3)
                     Ker-ching, I suppose. -NT - (pwhysall) - (2)
                         Yeah, sure, but HOW? I don't get it. - (CRConrad) - (1)
                             Text ads down the right hand side. -NT - (pwhysall)
         Nice rebuttal - (bepatient) - (1)
             Amenl -NT - (a6l6e6x)
         Hate to say it - (imric) - (4)
             Re: Hate to say it - (jake123) - (3)
                 Yup... -NT - (imric)
                 Yes. - (folkert) - (1)
                     Ex. "Animal House" - (tjsinclair)

No, Mr. Bond! I expect you to die!
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