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Read through this excelent post, and what do you see? Unix. The command line. Shell scripting. C. Calculus. No m$ winders or any other form of enslavement. Face it winbreds, the whole industry recognizes M$'s coming demise.

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Who else but SJVN? The link provided by Pumpkin-Head, who for some reason believes that the education provided is equivalent to his year-long tuition in how to clean fluff out of fans on dumpster-dived machines.

And for all I know, it is.

This here stupidity is multi-layered stupidity, so let’s first dispense briefly with SJVN.

A recent Dice and Linux Foundation survey found that 93 percent of employers were looking to hire Linux staffers in the next six months.

My anecdotal evidence against his. (BTW I qualify for a lot of Linux jobs.) Searching for jobs in Birmingham today ...

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It seems that either Ken Hess is lying about his “20 years” of experience with Windows, or people well-versed in DOS commands are on the brink of extinction. Or both.

Open a CMD prompt… So, now, CD to D:\TEMP... Now, you can do it in one step, if you know a little known switch, /D.

CD /D D:\TEMP

And you’re there.

This seems easy, if you know about it and you don’t get mixed up with / and \.

In script parlance, the command would look something like this:

CD \/D D:\\TEMP

Bollocks, I say. Bollocks to ...

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I doubt anyone here can rationalise Microsoft paying $5 billion for, essentially, Nokia’s core business. I personally think it’s stupid, although no more stupid than Google paying $12.5 billion for Motorola. No, wait, $7.5 billion less stupid. But still stupid.

Luckily, The Register rides to the rescue. It’s all about the patents!

Microsoft has posted the presentation it’s used to explain its decision to acquire Nokia’s mobile phone business and it reveals the key reason for the acquisition: hitting back at Apple and Google.

Apparently the slide-show gets interesting at slide 15, wherein ...

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Before continuing, check out TEG on Hamsterisms

A short read, but important. Note the quote:

Props to the Intel system validation engineers for pointing out that TRSMRCY was a minimum value when I complained the host was “violating” the USB 2.0 spec by not resuming the port within 10ms.

In plain English, Ms Sharp had it the wrong way around. Not less than 10ms; at least 10 ms. Sarah is, to give her credit, brutally honest here, and I’ve been there, and I genuinely admire her honesty and professionalism. But, still, it’s a single Boolean comparison. How ...

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Overwhelming old, white and male. No, we're not talking about the US Republican Party. We're talking about Linux developers.
While Linuxers do act as though they are youthful and dumb children, the sad reality is that they are old and getting older as we speak. And not unlike the group in the illustration above, they are having trouble attracting younger people or especially women to the cause.

The Linux community has been aware of this problem for some time. In 2010, at the The Linux kernel panel at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Greg Kroah-Hartman, a senior Linux kernel developer and head of the Linux Driver Project, said, “Turnover at the upper level is not happening.“And James Bottomley ...

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Linus the Penguinhearted and his band of merry men are off to slay the dragons Apple and Microsoft
Out of the middle ages came this funny story. A young precocious child in Europe receives divine inspiration telling him to go to the Middle East to convert the Muslims to Christianity. Over the course of his journey, thousands of other European children joined him on this mission to convert the unsaved masses and to claim Jerusalem for Christianity. As the journey goes on, the leader starts to think himself Moses, and upon arriving at the Mediterranean Sea believes the waters will part for him. They don’t. However, two merchants offer rides on their boats for the children who ...

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Linux kernel maintainer/FOSS extraordinaire Sarah Sharp has recently reported what some readers here might have long suspected:

Linux may have been causing USB disconnects on resume from device suspend all along.

... We enable auto-suspend for a USB device driver, and find dozens of different USB devices that simply disconnect from the bus when auto-suspend is enabled.

OK. That’s bad. So, what did you do about it?

For years, we’ve blamed those devices for being cheap, crappy, and broken. We talked about blacklists in the kernel… We’ve talked about whitelists in userspace…

Well, that seems somewhat drastic ...

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I didn’t read the article. I didn’t have to. We all knew this was coming. M$'s terrible performance with winders h8 combined with enormous gains by the forces of freedom have convinced Satan that he needs a new angel of death here on Earth. Suck it winbreds.

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Maybe if verbal abuse was offered as a bonus...
Months ago, Ubuntu figured it was just easier to beg for money than to try to build a better mousetrap. From this discovery, Shuttleworth cleaned himself up, put on his best suit, got his lucky hat and went straight to the park with his sign NEED MONEY FOR UBUNTU PHONE!

While he got a few quarters from those feeling sorry for the man who obviously fell on hard times, most people ignored or avoided the vagrant. The sorry fellow however was proud of his haul, telling everyone that could now go to Disneyland, thank you everyone.

While Canonical raised $12 ...