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Old 01-13-2020, 01:29 PM   #61
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Why do some people feel such a need to advertise their political views in technical threads?
The problem is these types of threads rarely stay technical and almost always veer off-topic.

The simple answer to any thread asking about how close 15.0 is or how soon will it be released is: we don't know. Some of us might feel that is is getting close, but it's just speculation. Once that is stated in the first reply or two, then almost everything beyond will eventually lead to off-topic, which many times brings in politics.
 
Old 01-13-2020, 04:13 PM   #62
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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...anuary-14-2020

end of the road for windows 7, yet supported for 10 years.

Slackware 14.2 is supported since Thursday June 30 20:26:57 UTC 2016, yet working and supported properly.
 
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:48 PM   #63
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Plenty of others chimed in saying that his participation in the military was something they thought was a good thing. My contrary view on the same matter was no more political than theirs...
Contrary views are not a problem; your words, however,

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What utter nonsense.

According to you: killing people is totally okay and participation in killing is in fact something to be proud of, but expressing strong feelings with certain taboo words is the road to disaster and chaos! That's an astoundingly perverse worldview...
come across more as a personal attack rather than disagreement.

Or did I misunderstand?
 
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:42 PM   #64
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What utter nonsense.

According to you: killing people is totally okay and participation in killing is in fact something to be proud of, but expressing strong feelings with certain taboo words is the road to disaster and chaos! That's an astoundingly perverse worldview.

If anything is worthy of clutching pearls over, it's the glorification of militaries that's on display in this thread. It desensitizes us to the value of human life. We'd be better off without it. I realize that many of you may not be Christians, but I am, and Jesus said "love your enemy." Using violence against one's enemy is not compatible with that, and I pray daily for the repentance of the millions who are complicit in such violence.

Really, the "snowflake" stuff at the end is a bit rich coming from someone who goes full Chicken Little over strong language...
Sorry have to feed the troll for a moment...And I assume/presume that Jesus will "passively" conquer evil through war?

You're using an OS that has daemons involved, Slackware is closely aligned with Slacking, Slacking Off, Grateful Dead, Church of the SubGenius....

back to our regularly scheduled threads...

PS: I think this person uses different usernames for his trolling.....

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Old 01-13-2020, 05:42 PM   #65
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Meanwhile ...

Are we there yet?


No.


Please, boys and girls, just hold your water for a while longer ...


 
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:08 PM   #66
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Are we there yet?


No.


Please, boys and girls, just hold your water for a while longer ...


But I really reeeaaallllly neeeeed...

Sorry, I'll try harder. But it was either post or use my previously mentioned ignore file (coffee hasn't kicked in yet and the smoke is making me short tempered).

Back on topic: Some use cases need bullet proof stable, and for these 14.2 isn't too old and does the job; 15 will be available when it's ready, and until then we'll wait. Other use cases need newer even at some (affordable) cost and current works here. Version numbers don't really matter, we're not trying to sell a second hand car here.
 
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:13 PM   #67
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Please, boys and girls, just hold your water for a while longer
Based on discussions in this forum, looks like some people have yellow puddles around their feet. Nothing left for them to hold.
 
Old 01-13-2020, 06:46 PM   #68
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:48 PM   #69
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Per the rules

If no one can stay on topic this thread will be closed.
Michael, I know this has been asked before in other threads, but why not block/ban the offending person(s) instead of closing/locking an entire thread.
 
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:50 PM   #70
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Now THAT, the thing itself, not the label, is offensive

Note: - I actually think it is good to get embarrassed and offended from time to time. If viewed in a positive manner, it is motivation to question our "Sacred Cows".
LOL
 
Old 01-13-2020, 09:02 PM   #71
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Michael, I know this has been asked before in other threads, but why not block/ban the offending person(s) instead of closing/locking an entire thread.
What's the point in keeping the thread even open? The topic has been "solved" and the last several pages has been mostly off-topic anyway...
 
Old 01-13-2020, 09:05 PM   #72
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Agreed.
And once again.. don't feed the trolls.
 
Old 01-13-2020, 11:11 PM   #73
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But another will be opened and we'll have to read it all over again. Closing threads is not the answer apparently because a new one is always started and then it drifts into derailment. Blocking the troll from the thread is a good idea. Everyone shouldn't suffer because of someone else's actions.

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Old 01-14-2020, 12:40 AM   #74
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What utter nonsense.

According to you: killing people is totally okay and participation in killing is in fact something to be proud of, but expressing strong feelings with certain taboo words is the road to disaster and chaos! That's an astoundingly perverse worldview.

If anything is worthy of clutching pearls over, it's the glorification of militaries that's on display in this thread. It desensitizes us to the value of human life. We'd be better off without it. I realize that many of you may not be Christians, but I am, and Jesus said "love your enemy." Using violence against one's enemy is not compatible with that, and I pray daily for the repentance of the millions who are complicit in such violence.

Really, the "snowflake" stuff at the end is a bit rich coming from someone who goes full Chicken Little over strong language...
Make sure that you turn all 4 cheeks.
 
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:37 AM   #75
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Damn, I missed all this action!
I hope Slackware doesn't get released for a long time.
I don't have time to play with a new version right now anyway.
And after all, real men only need Xterm and Vi.
 
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