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Yes, it’s yet another campaign from the ambulance chasers/hippies of the FSF. But instead of their usual rants about Apple’s and Microsoft’s evil plans to world domination, this one focuses on Android.

Don’t like the fact your version of Android comes with full hardware support and value-added apps like Google Maps and Google Market? Install Replicant now and get the true FSF experience. It even comes with F-Droid, an app store (“repository” for those of you that use the loon terminology) that finds free software apps for your phone (FreeSoftwareGivesMeEverythingINeed™).

Bonus for the cheap attempt ...

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The story so far:

Most of us know that computers aid researchers to crunch data and explore scenarios by doing simulations. We also know that the scientific method requires results to be reproducible.

But wait! How am I going to reproduce if I don’t have access to those cool tools researches do? I demand not only the tools, but (yep, you saw this coming) teh sauce codez.

Now those basement dwellers pulled a nice one since they want to turn their mothers basement into a research lab and become scientist. TM LinuxTeachesYouComputerScience™ will be upgraded to LinuxHelpsYouDoScience™.

They go ...

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This is desperate stuff.

Coverity is a Stanford start-up (2002) that uses static analysis to find bugs in C, C++, C# and Java. Its biggest customer to date appears to be the US Department of Homeland Security (2007 and ongoing).

The US Department of Homeland Security is the US Department of Homeland Security: Boondoggles’R'Us.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s crunch the numbers, shall we?

No, wait, let’s start with the abject stupidity:

For the project researchers waded through over 37 million lines of open source software code and over 300 million lines of ...

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Just another “10 reasons why Linux is better” rant.

Most of the points are typical freetard blabbering, none of which discusses any productivity improvements before MS Office.

Point 6, however, is a classic: “You can run both Libre Office and MS Office in the same computer.” No comment.

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I wish we could say something on his last post, but only real men (aka basement dwellers) can post. Guessing if he will quit TMR forever as well.

I’ll always remember him for his abuse of Godwin’s Law (He would call you Nazi in 3 posts or less).

Quitting the Internet Forever

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... unless you are Microsoft. Or if they don’t like what your code implements. Or if they think your code smells bad.

So I guess the following promises:

“The very good side effects of having your driver in the main kernel tree are:

  • The quality of the driver will rise as the maintenance costs (to the original developer) will decrease.
  • Other developers will add features to your driver.
  • Other people will find and fix bugs in your driver.
  • Other people will find tuning opportunities in your driver.
  • Other people will update the driver for you when external interface changes require ...

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This is pretty much both a FUD and TM. Basically to some winbreds, when Linux is successful somewhere, it is no longer Linux. This allows Winbreds to pretend Linux is failure when it really is pretty much dominating the market.

For instance, Android:

“The open source community, Forrester asserts, will simply be unable to keep up with the likes of … Google’s Android™.”

They should have added this, it would have made as much sense:

“Microsoft, Forrester asserts, will be unable to keep up with likes of … Windows.”

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Notice how this is part of the official kernel documentation that is being linked.

In 1996, Linux was the first operating system in the world to add support for the artificial language Klingon, created by Marc Okrand for the “Star Trek” television series. This encoding was later adopted by the ConScript Unicode Registry and proposed (but ultimately rejected) for inclusion in Unicode Plane 1. Thus, it remains as a Linux/CSUR private assignment in the Linux Zone.

Now you might have read this FUD about file name encodings, you’ll find it to be ridiculous since Linux supports Klingon.

On ...

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Of course, the way to fix *nix filenames in the first place is, well, not to use a ham-fisted definition of filenames in the first place.

But that would be too difficult. Also, it abrogates Freedom. In this specific case, it abrogates the freedom to use spaces in filenames, which (for some ungodly reason, possibly to do with the real world) users want.

Bit of a bugger when your entire shell pipeline depends upon a stream-o-bytes, innit?

“It’d be easier and cleaner to write fully-correct shell scripts if filenames couldn’t include any kind of whitespace. There’s no ...