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View Poll Results: What BDFL(s) do you like best? (Mark all that apply).
Richard Stallman 9 28.13%
Linus Torvalds 15 46.88%
Bob Young/Mark Ewing 0 0%
Ron Houvsepian 0 0%
Jeremy Garcia (think: LQ User #1) 9 28.13%
Mark Shuttleworth 1 3.13%
Clement Lefebvre 1 3.13%
Steve Ballmer (**DON'T** select this unless you're a M$ troll!!) 18 56.25%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-29-2010, 09:51 AM   #76
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If you don't have a life, get one!
How?
 
Old 11-29-2010, 02:07 PM   #77
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How?
Shut down your computer and meet real people. We (members of LQ) are just the product of your imagination. We don't really exist outside of this board.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 02:33 PM   #78
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Shut down your computer and meet real people.
I know this is gonna sound like the classic "depressed kid who doesn't think anything of him/herself", but...
  • I have the feeling that there aren't very many other people in my area who would share my computer/Linux interest (let alone anything else)
  • There's some $#!t that I'm interested in that you people would probably think me strange for having an interest in...at all...seriously...don't ask about it. ..well, you can (who's gonna stop you?), but I'll probably only give a vague answer, if any at all.
  • I often find that I'm better at typing out my thoughts than speaking them aloud in a conversation with someone.

In short: I'm too much of a geek (and not just WRT computers/Linux)...

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Old 11-29-2010, 02:46 PM   #79
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I voted for Torvalds, Stallman, and Garcia because of their service to and standing with the overall Linux community, as opposed to a segment thereof.

Shuttleworth has also done great things for the overall community in improving and promoting Linux, but I am beginning to fear that he may be taking the title "dictator" a little too seriously, but that's just me.

Just my two cents.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 03:08 PM   #80
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* I have the feeling that there aren't very many other people in my area who would share my computer/Linux interest (let alone anything else)
* There's some $#!t that I'm interested in that you people would probably think me strange for having an interest in...at all...seriously...don't ask about it. ..well, you can (who's gonna stop you?), but I'll probably only give a vague answer, if any at all.
* I often find that I'm better at typing out my thoughts than speaking them aloud in a conversation with someone.
Actually, personally I only know one linux geek (who btw moved to the USA. damn it!!!) I worked hard on it, but now I can control myself and refrain from speaking about computers all the time.
Most of my friends have completely different interests than mine or don't have interests at all - so it's not like we share much. You don't have to share interests. Most couples don't share interests. I really doubt Linus talks about kernels with his wife What helped me was getting GENUINELY interested in people around you.
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I often find that I'm better at typing out my thoughts than speaking them aloud in a conversation with someone.
I know the feeling very well.


Perhaps you should talk about it with someone you know.
Well, anyway, I'm not qualified to give this kind of advice and I don't think it's the place to talk about private matters.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 04:00 PM   #81
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I know this is gonna sound like the classic "depressed kid who doesn't think anything of him/herself", but...
  • I have the feeling that there aren't very many other people in my area who would share my computer/Linux interest (let alone anything else)
  • There's some $#!t that I'm interested in that you people would probably think me strange for having an interest in...at all...seriously...don't ask about it. ..well, you can (who's gonna stop you?), but I'll probably only give a vague answer, if any at all.
  • I often find that I'm better at typing out my thoughts than speaking them aloud in a conversation with someone.

In short: I'm too much of a geek (and not just WRT computers/Linux)...
Hey, I'm the ABSOLUTE same position. Except now I have real life hitting me in the face like a load of bricks to top it all off.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 04:02 PM   #82
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Shut down your computer and meet real people. We (members of LQ) are just the product of your imagination. We don't really exist outside of this board.
I must have a very active imagination. I think I finally have something positive to say about myself.

Resumé:

"-- I have an active imagination."

Hmm... Don't think that's going to work out too well.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 04:44 AM   #83
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Originally Posted by MrCode View Post
I know this is gonna sound like the classic "depressed kid who doesn't think anything of him/herself", but...
  • I have the feeling that there aren't very many other people in my area who would share my computer/Linux interest (let alone anything else)
  • There's some $#!t that I'm interested in that you people would probably think me strange for having an interest in...at all...seriously...don't ask about it. ..well, you can (who's gonna stop you?), but I'll probably only give a vague answer, if any at all.
  • I often find that I'm better at typing out my thoughts than speaking them aloud in a conversation with someone.

In short: I'm too much of a geek (and not just WRT computers/Linux)...
1) It's true this is the problem with talking to other people in "real life", not only do they usually talk about stupid s*** like how they got drunk or high or f'd last night, but I find conversations with many people on subjects other than these to be short and boring. I'm just too strange and unusual I guess. My thoughts do not coincide with most people's, and they often form coherent groups and exclude those whose thoughts are different from the group (me). I don't really care for friends, I've had a few and they didn't help me at all, they were leeches.

2) On the side I'm interested in physics, the universe, etc and I don't believe mainstream theories. Let me guess, you're interested in determinism ?

3) Definitely this is true. However, I speak differently from the way I write, probably most people do. I can talk just fine out loud, only it takes a bit to formulate sentences properly otherwise people will not understand what I'm saying. When writing I can write a sentence or two and people will get what I'm talking about, but when talking it may take more. This is probably because people can re-read sentences, but not re-hear words, and the buffer holding words in your head is not that large.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I'm likely to get beaten up in real life if I say the same things I do here sometimes. People will hate me if I did that in real life ... maybe they do here too. My opinions are frowned upon, and I like to mock people who to me seem to be confused or ignorant.

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Old 11-30-2010, 10:29 AM   #84
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Let me guess, you're interested in determinism ?
Um...no. In fact that's a subject I've been trying to avoid lately. What I'm talking about pretty much has nothing to do with physics or science or determinism or whatnot, but I won't expand on it here. Trust me, you probably wouldn't like it.

Really I'm starting to think that what I wrote was wasted keystrokes, and I should never have posted it.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 10:34 AM   #85
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1) It's true this is the problem with talking to other people in "real life", not only do they usually talk about stupid s*** like how they got drunk or high or f'd last night, but I find conversations with many people on subjects other than these to be short and boring. I'm just too strange and unusual I guess. My thoughts do not coincide with most people's, and they often form coherent groups and exclude those whose thoughts are different from the group (me). I don't really care for friends, I've had a few and they didn't help me at all, they were leeches.

2) On the side I'm interested in physics, the universe, etc and I don't believe mainstream theories. Let me guess, you're interested in determinism ?

3) Definitely this is true. However, I speak differently from the way I write, probably most people do. I can talk just fine out loud, only it takes a bit to formulate sentences properly otherwise people will not understand what I'm saying. When writing I can write a sentence or two and people will get what I'm talking about, but when talking it may take more. This is probably because people can re-read sentences, but not re-hear words, and the buffer holding words in your head is not that large.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I'm likely to get beaten up in real life if I say the same things I do here sometimes. People will hate me if I did that in real life ... maybe they do here too. My opinions are frowned upon, and I like to mock people who to me seem to be confused or ignorant.
Not to say this in a mean way (some of the greatest people in history had this characteristic), but, you scare me.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 11:05 AM   #86
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Not to say this in a mean way (some of the greatest people in history had this characteristic), but, you scare me.
Heheh, really ? Well, you shouldn't be afraid of me. All I want is my own private island away from people ... I don't care what people do, I'm guessing they will annihilate one another.
 
  


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