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[+ntrCl] #EndOfTheInternet PM/HL me and I should get a notification. I'm easier to find on https://steamcommunity.com/id/efreak or https://discord.gg/7WwCb6P

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2016-10-17 - 2017-11-22
[+ntrCl] #EndOfTheInternet PM/HL me and I should get a notification. I'm easier to find on https://steamcommunity.com/id/efreak or https://discord.gg/7WwCb6P
2016-10-16 - 2016-10-17
[+ntrl] #EndOfTheInternet PM/HL me and I should get a notification. I'm easier to find on https://steamcommunity.com/id/efreak or https://discord.gg/7WwCb6P
2015-07-05 - 2016-10-16
[+ntrl] #EndOfTheInternet Efreak is back (sorta). PM me and I'll get a notification to my tablet. SteamRelay relays to YCJGTFO on steam - group @ https://home.efreakbnc.net/s/ycjgtfo join @ https://home.efreakbnc.net/s/ycjgtfojoin Efreak @ http://efreakbnc.net
2015-07-22 - 2016-07-26
[+ntr] #EndOfTheInternet Efreak is back (sorta). PM me and I'll get a notification to my tablet. SteamRelay relays to YCJGTFO on steam - group @ https://home.efreakbnc.net/s/ycjgtfo join @ https://home.efreakbnc.net/s/ycjgtfojoin Efreak @ http://efreakbnc.net
2014-12-23 - 2015-07-05
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2015-06-24 - 2015-06-28
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2015-01-04 - 2015-06-24
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2014-12-30 - 2015-03-26
[+ntl] The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple. After that, it's all learned. (Bruce Ediger, bediger@teal.csn.org, in comp.os.linux.misc, on X interfaces.)
2015-01-02 - 2015-03-26
[+ntl] We use Linux for all our mission-critical applications. Having the source code means that we are not held hostage by anyone's support department. (Russell Nelson, President of Crynwr Software)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-26
[+ntl] Linux: Because a PC is a terrible thing to waste. (By komarimf@craft.camp.clarkson.edu, Mark Komarinski)
2015-01-01 - 2015-03-26
[+ntl] if (argc > 1 && strcmp(argv[1], "-advice") == 0) { printf("Don't Panic!\n"); exit(42); } (Arnold Robbins in the LJ of February '95, describing RCS)
2015-01-01 - 2015-03-26
[+ntl] Running Windows on a Pentium is like having a brand new Porsche but only be able to drive backwards with the handbrake on. (Unknown source)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-26
[+ntl] "What you end up with, after running an operating system concept through these many marketing coffee filters, is something not unlike plain hot water." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] ..you could spend *all day* customizing the title bar. Believe me. I speak from experience." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] And 1.1.81 is officially BugFree(tm), so if you receive any bug-reports on it, you know they are just evil lies." (By Linus Torvalds, Linus.Torvalds@cs.helsinki.fi)
2015-01-05 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste (ksh@cis.ufl.edu put this on Tshirts in '93)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] In most countries selling harmful things like drugs is punishable. Then howcome people can sell Microsoft software and go unpunished? (By hasku@rost.abo.fi, Hasse Skrifvars)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] I did this 'cause Linux gives me a woody. It doesn't generate revenue. (Dave '-ddt->` Taylor, announcing DOOM for Linux)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] "Oh, I've seen copies [of Linux Journal] around the terminal room at The Labs." (By Dennis Ritchie)
2015-01-04 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] "It's God. No, not Richard Stallman, or Linus Torvalds, but God." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] But what can you do with it? -- ubiquitous cry from Linux-user partner. (Submitted by Andy Pearce, ajp@hpopd.pwd.hp.com)
2015-01-06 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] How do I type "for i in *.dvi do xdvi i done" in a GUI? (Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of interfaces.)
2015-01-06 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] Intel engineering seem to have misheard Intel marketing strategy. The phrase was "Divide and conquer" not "Divide and cock up" (By iialan@www.linux.org.uk, Alan Cox)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] > No manual is ever necessary. May I politely interject here: BULLSHIT. That's the biggest Apple lie of all! (Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of interfaces.)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] There are two types of Linux developers - those who can spell, and those who can't. There is a constant pitched battle between the two. (From one of the post-1.1.54 kernel update messages posted to c.o.l.a)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] "Besides, I think [Slackware] sounds better than 'Microsoft,' don't you?" (By Patrick Volkerding)
2015-01-02 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] Who wants to remember that escape-x-alt-control-left shift-b puts you into super-edit-debug-compile mode? (Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of commands, especially Emacs.)
2015-01-11 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] "sic transit discus mundi" (From the System Administrator's Guide, by Lars Wirzenius)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] As usual, this being a 1.3.x release, I haven't even compiled this kernel yet. So if it works, you should be doubly impressed. (Linus Torvalds, announcing kernel 1.3.3 on the linux-kernel mailing list.)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] Fatal Error: Found [MS-Windows] System -> Repartitioning Disk for Linux... (By cbbrown@io.org, Christopher Browne)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-25
[+ntl] lp1 on fire (One of the more obfuscated kernel messages)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] "...Deep Hack Mode--that mysterious and frightening state of consciousness where Mortal Users fear to tread." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] We come to bury DOS, not to praise it. (Paul Vojta, vojta@math.berkeley.edu, paraphrasing a quote of Shakespeare)
2015-01-12 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] What's this script do? unzip ; touch ; finger ; mount ; gasp ; yes ; umount ; sleep Hint for the answer: not everything is computer-oriented. Sometimes you're in a sleeping bag, camping out. (Contributed by Frans van der Zande.)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] Linux! Guerrilla UNIX Development Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus. (By mah@ka4ybr.com, Mark A. Horton KA4YBR)
2015-01-03 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] "I once witnessed a long-winded, month-long flamewar over the use of mice vs. trackballs...It was very silly." (By Matt Welsh)
2015-01-03 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] ----==-- _ / / \ ---==---(_)__ __ ____ __ / / /\ \ --==---/ / _ \/ // /\ \/ / / /_/\ \ \ -=====/_/_//_/\_,_/ /_/\_\ /______\ \ \ A proud member of TeamLinux \_________\/ (By CHaley (HAC), haley@unm.edu, ch008cth@pi.lanl.gov)
2015-01-03 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] /* * Oops. The kernel tried to access some bad page. We'll have to * terminate things with extreme prejudice. */ die_if_kernel("Oops", regs, error_code); (From linux/arch/i386/mm/fault.c)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] Why use Windows, since there is a door? (By fachat@galileo.rhein-neckar.de, Andre Fachat)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] "Linux poses a real challenge for those with a taste for late-night hacking (and/or conversations with God)." (By Matt Welsh)
2015-01-07 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] "Are [Linux users] lemmings collectively jumping off of the cliff of reliable, well-engineered commercial software?" (By Matt Welsh)
2015-01-03 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] quit When the quit statement is read, the bc processor is terminated, regardless of where the quit state- ment is found. For example, "if (0 == 1) quit" will cause bc to terminate. (Seen in the manpage for "bc". Note the "if" statement's logic)
2015-01-03 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] Sigh. I like to think it's just the Linux people who want to be on the "leading edge" so bad they walk right off the precipice. (Craig E. Groeschel)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] Not me, guy. I read the Bash man page each day like a Jehovah's Witness reads the Bible. No wait, the Bash man page IS the bible. Excuse me... (More on confusing aliases, taken from comp.os.linux.misc)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] "...very few phenomena can pull someone out of Deep Hack Mode, with two noted exceptions: being struck by lightning, or worse, your *computer* being struck by lightning." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-24
[+ntl] LILO, you've got me on my knees! (from David Black, dblack@pilot.njin.net, with apologies to Derek and the Dominos, and Werner Almsberger)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] "World domination. Fast" (By Linus Torvalds)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] "Note that if I can get you to \"su and say\" something just by asking, you have a very serious security problem on your system and you should look into it." (By Paul Vixie, vixie-cron 3.0.1 installation notes)
2015-01-02 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] "A word to the wise: a credentials dicksize war is usually a bad idea on the net." (David Parsons in c.o.l.development.system, about coding in C.)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] "Absolutely nothing should be concluded from these figures except that no conclusion can be drawn from them." (By Joseph L. Brothers, Linux/PowerPC Project)
2015-01-08 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] Personally, I think my choice in the mostest-superlative-computer wars has to be the HP-48 series of calculators. They'll run almost anything. And if they can't, while I'll just plug a Linux box into the serial port and load up the HP-48 VT-100 emulator. (By jdege@winternet.com, Jeff Dege)
2015-01-01 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] There are no threads in a.b.p.erotica, so there's no gain in using a threaded news reader. (Unknown source)
2015-01-04 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] We are Pentium of Borg. Division is futile. You will be approximated. (seen in someone's .signature)
2015-01-06 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] "Even more amazing was the realization that God has Internet access. I wonder if He has a full newsfeed?" (By Matt Welsh)
2015-01-04 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] Avoid the Gates of Hell. Use Linux (Unknown source)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] Dijkstra probably hates me (Linus Torvalds, in kernel/sched.c)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-23
[+ntl] Linux is obsolete (Andrew Tanenbaum)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-22
[+ntl] This message was brought to you by Linux, the free unix. Windows without the X is like making love without a partner. Sex, Drugs & Linux Rules win-nt from the people who invented edlin apples have meant trouble since eden Linux, the way to get rid of boot viruses (By mwikholm@at8.abo.fi, MaDsen Wikholm)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-22
[+ntl] The chat program is in public domain. This is not the GNU public license. If it breaks then you get to keep both pieces. (Copyright notice for the chat program)
2015-01-03 - 2015-03-22
[+ntl] +#if defined(__alpha__) && defined(CONFIG_PCI) + /* + * The meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Plus + * this makes the year come out right. + */ + year -= 42; +#endif (From the patch for 1.3.2: (kernel/time.c), submitted by Marcus Meissner)
2015-01-05 - 2015-03-22
[+ntl] >Ever heard of .cshrc? That's a city in Bosnia. Right? (Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of commands.)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-22
[+ntl] "I would rather spend 10 hours reading someone else's source code than 10 minutes listening to Musak waiting for technical support which isn't." (By Dr. Greg Wettstein, Roger Maris Cancer Center)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-22
[+ntl] I still maintain the point that designing a monolithic kernel in 1991 is a fundamental error. Be thankful you are not my student. You would not get a high grade for such a design :-) (Andrew Tanenbaum to Linus Torvalds)
2015-01-12 - 2015-03-22
[+ntl] DOS: n., A small annoying boot virus that causes random spontaneous system crashes, usually just before saving a massive project. Easily cured by UNIX. See also MS-DOS, IBM-DOS, DR-DOS. (from David Vicker's .plan)
2015-01-05 - 2015-03-21
[+ntl] Anyone who thinks UNIX is intuitive should be forced to write 5000 lines of code using nothing but vi or emacs. AAAAACK! (Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of commands, especially Emacs.)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-21
[+ntl] "MSDOS didn't get as bad as it is overnight -- it took over ten years of careful development." (By dmeggins@aix1.uottawa.ca)
2015-01-03 - 2015-03-21
[+ntl] "Linux: the operating system with a CLUE... Command Line User Environment". (seen in a posting in comp.software.testing)
2015-01-03 - 2015-03-21
[+ntl] I develop for Linux for a living, I used to develop for DOS. Going from DOS to Linux is like trading a glider for an F117. (By entropy@world.std.com, Lawrence Foard)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-21
[+ntl] Now I know someone out there is going to claim, "Well then, UNIX is intuitive, because you only need to learn 5000 commands, and then everything else follows from that! Har har har!" (Andy Bates in comp.os.linux.misc, on "intuitive interfaces", slightly defending Macs.)
2015-01-02 - 2015-03-21
[+ntl] The nice thing about Windows is - It does not just crash, it displays a dialog box and lets you press 'OK' first. (Arno Schaefer's .sig)
2015-01-05 - 2015-03-20
[+ntl] Feel free to contact me (flames about my english and the useless of this driver will be redirected to /dev/null, oh no, it's full...). (Michael Beck, describing the PC-speaker sound device)
2015-01-07 - 2015-03-20
[+ntl] "...and scantily clad females, of course. Who cares if it's below zero outside" (By Linus Torvalds)
2015-01-04 - 2015-03-20
[+ntl] "Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk ?" Microsoft spel chekar vor sail, worgs grate !! (By leitner@inf.fu-berlin.de, Felix von Leitner)
2015-01-02 - 2015-03-20
[+ntl] "Waving away a cloud of smoke, I look up, and am blinded by a bright, white light. It's God. No, not Richard Stallman, or Linus Torvalds, but God. In a booming voice, He says: "THIS IS A SIGN. USE LINUX, THE FREE UNIX SYSTEM FOR THE 386." (Matt Welsh)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-20
[+ntl] "And the next time you consider complaining that running Lucid Emacs 19.05 via NFS from a remote Linux machine in Paraguay doesn't seem to get the background colors right, you'll know who to thank." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-20
[+ntl] "...[Linux's] capacity to talk via any medium except smoke signals." (By Dr. Greg Wettstein, Roger Maris Cancer Center)
2015-01-02 - 2015-03-19
[+ntl] "[In 'Doctor' mode], I spent a good ten minutes telling Emacs what I thought of it. (The response was, 'Perhaps you could try to be less abusive.')" (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-19
[+ntl] Actually, typing random strings in the Finder does the equivalent of filename completion. (Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of commands: file completion vs. the Mac Finder.)
2015-01-18 - 2015-03-19
[+ntl] "Whip me. Beat me. Make me maintain AIX." (By Stephan Zielinski)
2015-01-03 - 2015-03-19
[+ntl] "...Unix, MS-DOS, and Windows NT (also known as the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)." (By Matt Welsh)
2015-01-08 - 2015-03-19
[+ntl] Be warned that typing \fBkillall \fIname\fP may not have the desired effect on non-Linux systems, especially when done by a privileged user. (From the killall manual page)
2015-01-07 - 2015-03-19
[+ntl] I've run DOOM more in the last few days than I have the last few months. I just love debugging ;-) (Linus Torvalds)
2015-01-02 - 2015-03-19
[+ntl] "...you might as well skip the Xmas celebration completely, and instead sit in front of your linux computer playing with the all-new-and-improved linux kernel version." (By Linus Torvalds)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-19
[+ntl] "Never make any mistaeks." (Anonymous, in a mail discussion about to a kernel bug report.)
2015-01-01 - 2015-03-18
[+ntl] Microsoft is not the answer. Microsoft is the question. NO (or Linux) is the answer. (Taken from a .signature from someone from the UK, source unknown)
2015-01-01 - 2015-03-18
[+ntl] "I don't know why, but first C programs tend to look a lot worse than first programs in any other language (maybe except for fortran, but then I suspect all fortran programs look like `firsts')" (By Olaf Kirch)
2015-01-01 - 2015-03-18
[+ntl] "Problem solving under linux has never been the circus that it is under AIX." (By Pete Ehlke in comp.unix.aix)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-18
[+ntl] "I'd crawl over an acre of 'Visual This++' and 'Integrated Development That' to get to gcc, Emacs, and gdb. Thank you." (By Vance Petree, Virginia Power)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-18
[+ntl] `When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows", people just stare at you blankly and say "Hey, I got those with the system, *for free*".' (By Linus Torvalds)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-17
[+ntl] We are using Linux daily to UP our productivity - so UP yours! (Adapted from Pat Paulsen by Joe Sloan)
2015-01-05 - 2015-03-17
[+ntl] "On a normal ascii line, the only safe condition to detect is a 'BREAK' - everything else having been assigned functions by Gnu EMACS." (By Tarl Neustaedter)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-17
[+ntl] "If you want to travel around the world and be invited to speak at a lot of different places, just write a Unix operating system." (By Linus Torvalds)
2015-01-04 - 2015-03-17
[+ntl] "If the future navigation system [for interactive networked services on the NII] looks like something from Microsoft, it will never work." (Chairman of Walt Disney Television & Telecommunications)
2015-01-04 - 2015-03-17
[+ntl] A Linux machine! because a 486 is a terrible thing to waste! (By jjs@wintermute.ucr.edu, Joe Sloan)
2015-01-05 - 2015-03-16
[+ntl] "We all know Linux is great...it does infinite loops in 5 seconds." (Linus Torvalds about the superiority of Linux on the Amterdam Linux Symposium)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-16
[+ntl] We are MicroSoft. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. (Attributed to B.G., Gill Bates)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-15
[+ntl] Your job is being a professor and researcher: That's one hell of a good excuse for some of the brain-damages of minix. (Linus Torvalds to Andrew Tanenbaum)
2014-12-30 - 2015-03-15
[+ntl] "On the Internet, no one knows you're using Windows NT" (Submitted by Ramiro Estrugo, restrugo@fateware.com)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-15
[+ntl] "All language designers are arrogant. Goes with the territory..." (By Larry Wall)
2014-12-31 - 2015-03-14
[+ntl] linux: the choice of a GNU generation (ksh@cis.ufl.edu put this on Tshirts in '93)
2015-01-06 - 2015-03-10
[+ntl] "How should I know if it works? That's what beta testers are for. I only coded it." (Attributed to Linus Torvalds, somewhere in a posting)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-08
[+ntl] After watching my newly-retired dad spend two weeks learning how to make a new folder, it became obvious that "intuitive" mostly means "what the writer or speaker of intuitive likes". (Bruce Ediger, bediger@teal.csn.org, in comp.os.linux.misc, on X the intuitiveness of a Mac interface.)
2014-12-29 - 2015-03-01
[+ntl] "By golly, I'm beginning to think Linux really *is* the best thing since sliced bread." (By Vance Petree, Virginia Power)
2014-12-25 - 2014-12-29
[+ntrl] "World domination. Fast" (By Linus Torvalds)
2014-12-28 (23:49:30 - 23:49:30)
[+ntrl] The chat program is in public domain. This is not the GNU public license. If it breaks then you get to keep both pieces. (Copyright notice for the chat program)
2014-12-28 (22:49:29 - 22:49:29)
[+ntrl] "...Unix, MS-DOS, and Windows NT (also known as the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] linux: the choice of a GNU generation (ksh@cis.ufl.edu put this on Tshirts in '93)
2014-12-28 (20:49:31 - 20:49:31)
[+ntrl] "On a normal ascii line, the only safe condition to detect is a 'BREAK' - everything else having been assigned functions by Gnu EMACS." (By Tarl Neustaedter)
2014-12-24 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] `When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows", people just stare at you blankly and say "Hey, I got those with the system, *for free*".' (By Linus Torvalds)
2014-12-28 (17:49:34 - 17:49:34)
[+ntrl] I develop for Linux for a living, I used to develop for DOS. Going from DOS to Linux is like trading a glider for an F117. (By entropy@world.std.com, Lawrence Foard)
2014-12-25 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] What's this script do? unzip ; touch ; finger ; mount ; gasp ; yes ; umount ; sleep Hint for the answer: not everything is computer-oriented. Sometimes you're in a sleeping bag, camping out. (Contributed by Frans van der Zande.)
2014-12-27 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] "Never make any mistaeks." (Anonymous, in a mail discussion about to a kernel bug report.)
2014-12-22 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] DOS: n., A small annoying boot virus that causes random spontaneous system crashes, usually just before saving a massive project. Easily cured by UNIX. See also MS-DOS, IBM-DOS, DR-DOS. (from David Vicker's .plan)
2014-12-27 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] "Linux poses a real challenge for those with a taste for late-night hacking (and/or conversations with God)." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-24 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] "And the next time you consider complaining that running Lucid Emacs 19.05 via NFS from a remote Linux machine in Paraguay doesn't seem to get the background colors right, you'll know who to thank." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] "sic transit discus mundi" (From the System Administrator's Guide, by Lars Wirzenius)
2014-12-22 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] A Linux machine! because a 486 is a terrible thing to waste! (By jjs@wintermute.ucr.edu, Joe Sloan)
2014-12-28 (09:49:28 - 09:49:28)
[+ntrl] We are Pentium of Borg. Division is futile. You will be approximated. (seen in someone's .signature)
2014-12-28 (08:49:29 - 08:49:29)
[+ntrl] "I once witnessed a long-winded, month-long flamewar over the use of mice vs. trackballs...It was very silly." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-28 (07:49:28 - 07:49:28)
[+ntrl] ..you could spend *all day* customizing the title bar. Believe me. I speak from experience." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] "[In 'Doctor' mode], I spent a good ten minutes telling Emacs what I thought of it. (The response was, 'Perhaps you could try to be less abusive.')" (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] There are no threads in a.b.p.erotica, so there's no gain in using a threaded news reader. (Unknown source)
2014-12-25 - 2014-12-28
[+ntrl] "It's God. No, not Richard Stallman, or Linus Torvalds, but God." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-28 (02:49:26 - 02:49:26)
[+ntrl] "...and scantily clad females, of course. Who cares if it's below zero outside" (By Linus Torvalds)
2014-12-28 (00:49:23 - 01:49:25)
[+ntrl] /* * Oops. The kernel tried to access some bad page. We'll have to * terminate things with extreme prejudice. */ die_if_kernel("Oops", regs, error_code); (From linux/arch/i386/mm/fault.c)
2014-12-27 (23:49:26 - 23:49:26)
[+ntrl] "If you want to travel around the world and be invited to speak at a lot of different places, just write a Unix operating system." (By Linus Torvalds)
2014-12-26 - 2014-12-27
[+ntrl] "Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk ?" Microsoft spel chekar vor sail, worgs grate !! (By leitner@inf.fu-berlin.de, Felix von Leitner)
2014-12-24 - 2014-12-27
[+ntrl] "...you might as well skip the Xmas celebration completely, and instead sit in front of your linux computer playing with the all-new-and-improved linux kernel version." (By Linus Torvalds)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-27
[+ntrl] "Waving away a cloud of smoke, I look up, and am blinded by a bright, white light. It's God. No, not Richard Stallman, or Linus Torvalds, but God. In a booming voice, He says: "THIS IS A SIGN. USE LINUX, THE FREE UNIX SYSTEM FOR THE 386." (Matt Welsh)
2014-12-24 - 2014-12-27
[+ntrl] Microsoft is not the answer. Microsoft is the question. NO (or Linux) is the answer. (Taken from a .signature from someone from the UK, source unknown)
2014-12-26 - 2014-12-27
[+ntrl] Now I know someone out there is going to claim, "Well then, UNIX is intuitive, because you only need to learn 5000 commands, and then everything else follows from that! Har har har!" (Andy Bates in comp.os.linux.misc, on "intuitive interfaces", slightly defending Macs.)
2014-12-27 (14:49:24 - 14:49:24)
[+ntrl] As usual, this being a 1.3.x release, I haven't even compiled this kernel yet. So if it works, you should be doubly impressed. (Linus Torvalds, announcing kernel 1.3.3 on the linux-kernel mailing list.)
2014-12-26 - 2014-12-27
[+ntrl] Actually, typing random strings in the Finder does the equivalent of filename completion. (Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of commands: file completion vs. the Mac Finder.)
2014-12-27 (12:49:18 - 12:49:18)
[+ntrl] "Are [Linux users] lemmings collectively jumping off of the cliff of reliable, well-engineered commercial software?" (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-27 (11:49:23 - 11:49:23)
[+ntrl] "Linux: the operating system with a CLUE... Command Line User Environment". (seen in a posting in comp.software.testing)
2014-12-26 - 2014-12-27
[+ntrl] Why use Windows, since there is a door? (By fachat@galileo.rhein-neckar.de, Andre Fachat)
2014-12-27 (09:49:19 - 09:49:19)
[+ntrl] Avoid the Gates of Hell. Use Linux (Unknown source)
2014-12-24 - 2014-12-27
[+ntrl] "By golly, I'm beginning to think Linux really *is* the best thing since sliced bread." (By Vance Petree, Virginia Power)
2014-12-27 (05:49:20 - 05:49:20)
[+ntrl] We come to bury DOS, not to praise it. (Paul Vojta, vojta@math.berkeley.edu, paraphrasing a quote of Shakespeare)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-27
[+ntrl] Linux! Guerrilla UNIX Development Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus. (By mah@ka4ybr.com, Mark A. Horton KA4YBR)
2014-12-27 (01:49:13 - 01:49:13)
[+ntrl] "A word to the wise: a credentials dicksize war is usually a bad idea on the net." (David Parsons in c.o.l.development.system, about coding in C.)
2014-12-27 (00:49:13 - 00:49:13)
[+ntrl] lp1 on fire (One of the more obfuscated kernel messages)
2014-12-26 (19:49:11 - 23:49:15)
[+ntrl] We use Linux for all our mission-critical applications. Having the source code means that we are not held hostage by anyone's support department. (Russell Nelson, President of Crynwr Software)
2014-12-25 - 2014-12-26
[+ntrl] There are two types of Linux developers - those who can spell, and those who can't. There is a constant pitched battle between the two. (From one of the post-1.1.54 kernel update messages posted to c.o.l.a)
2014-12-26 (20:49:13 - 20:49:13)
[+ntrl] quit When the quit statement is read, the bc processor is terminated, regardless of where the quit state- ment is found. For example, "if (0 == 1) quit" will cause bc to terminate. (Seen in the manpage for "bc". Note the "if" statement's logic)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-26
[+ntrl] Who wants to remember that escape-x-alt-control-left shift-b puts you into super-edit-debug-compile mode? (Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of commands, especially Emacs.)
2014-12-24 - 2014-12-26
[+ntrl] Intel engineering seem to have misheard Intel marketing strategy. The phrase was "Divide and conquer" not "Divide and cock up" (By iialan@www.linux.org.uk, Alan Cox)
2014-12-26 (15:49:11 - 15:49:11)
[+ntrl] LILO, you've got me on my knees! (from David Black, dblack@pilot.njin.net, with apologies to Derek and the Dominos, and Werner Almsberger)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-26
[+ntrl] But what can you do with it? -- ubiquitous cry from Linux-user partner. (Submitted by Andy Pearce, ajp@hpopd.pwd.hp.com)
2014-12-26 (11:49:10 - 11:49:10)
[+ntrl] "On the Internet, no one knows you're using Windows NT" (Submitted by Ramiro Estrugo, restrugo@fateware.com)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-26
[+ntrl] "I'd crawl over an acre of 'Visual This++' and 'Integrated Development That' to get to gcc, Emacs, and gdb. Thank you." (By Vance Petree, Virginia Power)
2014-12-25 - 2014-12-26
[+ntrl] linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste (ksh@cis.ufl.edu put this on Tshirts in '93)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-26
[+ntrl] Dijkstra probably hates me (Linus Torvalds, in kernel/sched.c)
2014-12-26 (03:49:06 - 03:49:06)
[+ntrl] Be warned that typing \fBkillall \fIname\fP may not have the desired effect on non-Linux systems, especially when done by a privileged user. (From the killall manual page)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-26
[+ntrl] "If the future navigation system [for interactive networked services on the NII] looks like something from Microsoft, it will never work." (Chairman of Walt Disney Television & Telecommunications)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-25
[+ntrl] "I don't know why, but first C programs tend to look a lot worse than first programs in any other language (maybe except for fortran, but then I suspect all fortran programs look like `firsts')" (By Olaf Kirch)
2014-12-24 - 2014-12-25
[+ntrl] "MSDOS didn't get as bad as it is overnight -- it took over ten years of careful development." (By dmeggins@aix1.uottawa.ca)
2014-12-25 (04:49:01 - 15:49:02)
[+ntrl] Linux: Because a PC is a terrible thing to waste. (By komarimf@craft.camp.clarkson.edu, Mark Komarinski)
2014-12-25 (13:49:00 - 13:49:00)
[+ntrl] This message was brought to you by Linux, the free unix. Windows without the X is like making love without a partner. Sex, Drugs & Linux Rules win-nt from the people who invented edlin apples have meant trouble since eden Linux, the way to get rid of boot viruses (By mwikholm@at8.abo.fi, MaDsen Wikholm)
2014-12-25 (12:49:01 - 12:49:01)
[+ntrl] Anyone who thinks UNIX is intuitive should be forced to write 5000 lines of code using nothing but vi or emacs. AAAAACK! (Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of commands, especially Emacs.)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-25
[+ntrl] "Whip me. Beat me. Make me maintain AIX." (By Stephan Zielinski)
2014-12-24 - 2014-12-25
[+ntrl] "Note that if I can get you to \"su and say\" something just by asking, you have a very serious security problem on your system and you should look into it." (By Paul Vixie, vixie-cron 3.0.1 installation notes)
2014-12-24 - 2014-12-25
[+ntrl] Linux is obsolete (Andrew Tanenbaum)
2014-12-25 (05:49:01 - 05:49:01)
[+ntrl] After watching my newly-retired dad spend two weeks learning how to make a new folder, it became obvious that "intuitive" mostly means "what the writer or speaker of intuitive likes". (Bruce Ediger, bediger@teal.csn.org, in comp.os.linux.misc, on X the intuitiveness of a Mac interface.)
2014-12-25 (00:48:59 - 00:48:59)
[+ntrl] Running Windows on a Pentium is like having a brand new Porsche but only be able to drive backwards with the handbrake on. (Unknown source)
2014-12-24 (23:49:01 - 23:49:01)
[+ntrl] "Oh, I've seen copies [of Linux Journal] around the terminal room at The Labs." (By Dennis Ritchie)
2014-12-24 (17:48:57 - 17:48:57)
[+ntrl] Feel free to contact me (flames about my english and the useless of this driver will be redirected to /dev/null, oh no, it's full...). (Michael Beck, describing the PC-speaker sound device)
2014-12-24 (15:49:00 - 15:49:00)
[+ntrl] "Even more amazing was the realization that God has Internet access. I wonder if He has a full newsfeed?" (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-24 (12:48:53 - 12:48:53)
[+ntrl] I did this 'cause Linux gives me a woody. It doesn't generate revenue. (Dave '-ddt->` Taylor, announcing DOOM for Linux)
2014-12-24 (11:48:57 - 11:48:57)
[+ntrl] "Besides, I think [Slackware] sounds better than 'Microsoft,' don't you?" (By Patrick Volkerding)
2014-12-23 - 2014-12-24
[+ntrl] "...very few phenomena can pull someone out of Deep Hack Mode, with two noted exceptions: being struck by lightning, or worse, your *computer* being struck by lightning." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-24 (03:48:51 - 03:48:51)
[+ntrl] The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple. After that, it's all learned. (Bruce Ediger, bediger@teal.csn.org, in comp.os.linux.misc, on X interfaces.)
2014-12-23 (21:48:49 - 21:48:49)
[+ntrl] "...Deep Hack Mode--that mysterious and frightening state of consciousness where Mortal Users fear to tread." (By Matt Welsh)
2014-12-23 (17:48:48 - 17:48:48)
[+ntrl] "We all know Linux is great...it does infinite loops in 5 seconds." (Linus Torvalds about the superiority of Linux on the Amterdam Linux Symposium)
2014-12-23 (08:48:45 - 08:48:45)
[+ntrl] "All language designers are arrogant. Goes with the territory..." (By Larry Wall)
2014-12-23 (07:48:44 - 07:48:44)
[+ntrl] "...[Linux's] capacity to talk via any medium except smoke signals." (By Dr. Greg Wettstein, Roger Maris Cancer Center)
2014-12-23 (06:48:44 - 06:48:44)
[+ntrl] Sigh. I like to think it's just the Linux people who want to be on the "leading edge" so bad they walk right off the precipice. (Craig E. Groeschel)
2014-12-23 (04:48:44 - 04:48:44)
[+ntrl] And 1.1.81 is officially BugFree(tm), so if you receive any bug-reports on it, you know they are just evil lies." (By Linus Torvalds, Linus.Torvalds@cs.helsinki.fi)
2014-12-23 (02:48:44 - 02:48:44)
[+ntrl] I still maintain the point that designing a monolithic kernel in 1991 is a fundamental error. Be thankful you are not my student. You would not get a high grade for such a design :-) (Andrew Tanenbaum to Linus Torvalds)