Good bye

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sat Feb 2 05:50:24 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 14:40 +0000, Ian Malone wrote:
> On 31/01/2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:
> > He was told different and conflicting ways by different people and
> > following different sets of advice broke things.  Why should an
> > extremely common user requirement have to be satisfied by following some
> > random other user's advice from a mail list?  As we can see by example,
> > this doesn't work that well.
> >
> Well, one could Google for the answer, look at the unofficial
> FAQs or read the responses on the mailing list and try to
> form a sensible assessment of the advice being given.
> > > Anyway, we've heard this axe ground so often I'm surprised there's
> > > anything left of it.
> >
> > Does the truth hurt?  What's the problem with repeating it?
> Mainly that it got boring a while back.
> > I'd like to see something resembling truth-in-advertising on the
> > project site about
> [...]
> "Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in
> free and open source software."

I think you might agree that it would be more correct to state:

"Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in
free and open source software to be beta tested by it's advanced
community of experienced users." Plus add this caveat:
"It is not suggested for dweebs nor the intellectually challenged." ;)

THAT would be more honest. I would add that while some may dissent at
times, including myself, that should not be confused with disloyalty.
Edward R Morrow said to Senator McCarthy during the Senate hearings,
when McCarthy would label anyone that disagreed with him a Communist,
"Do not confuse my dissent with disloyalty, Sir." 

<smiles wistfully> Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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