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Old 01-16-2010, 05:47 PM   #61
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It was his style, or lack of it, that I didn't like. I waded through about 10 pages, then skimmed through the rest.
 
Old 01-16-2010, 06:02 PM   #62
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Dunno..."Digital Fortress" had some really hard concepts to swallow.
[rant]That's the only book by Dan Brown I ever read (and definitely the last one). I had some hopes because of the name and the propaganda, so I bought it on sale when I was in England.

My impression: Dan Brown bought "Digital Security for Dummies", read the front & back-cover and thought he captured everything he needed.
Apart from all the technical non-sense, his writing style made me fall asleep all the time.[/rant]
 
Old 01-16-2010, 06:05 PM   #63
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It's a mystery to me why his books become best sellers. A lot of people must have really crappy taste.
 
Old 01-16-2010, 06:14 PM   #64
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I'm moving to ubuntu satanic version
Would that be Lusty Lucifer 10.04? This thread is hilarious. I use Slackware because it is robust, stable, and secure. I've run most of the other guys and they fall short in my opinion.
Dude, remove your tinfoil hat for a minute and take a deep breath. There is no secret conspiracy associated with Slackware Linux.
Or is there?!.......
 
Old 01-16-2010, 06:20 PM   #65
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There is no secret conspiracy associated with Slackware Linux.
Or is there?!.......
I think there is! tinfoil hat on and and oscillating fans runnin 24/7
 
Old 01-16-2010, 06:25 PM   #66
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There certainly is. And if you're not in on it, you can't be a real Slacker. From 13.1, true Slackers will have to have the Slackware logo tattooed on their foreheads.
 
Old 01-16-2010, 06:27 PM   #67
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Is MS Windows software supported by the proprietarymasons?

Aren't they even more evil and secretive?

And I definitely want *none* of what they're smokin'
 
Old 01-16-2010, 06:30 PM   #68
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There certainly is. And if you're not in on it, you can't be a real Slacker. From 13.1, true Slackers will have to have the Slackware logo tattooed on their foreheads.
Foreheads!?!? You mean I'mma have to have my "00001101" removed (and not from my forehead, mind you), and have a "00001101.1" installed on my forehead?
 
Old 01-16-2010, 06:34 PM   #69
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No, it will be the twirly-whirly-read-it-standing-on-your-head logo.

P.S.
You can either have it tattooed or branded. But you must have it.

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Old 01-16-2010, 07:01 PM   #70
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... There is no secret conspiracy associated with Slackware Linux.
Or is there?!.......
It ain't a secret
 
Old 01-16-2010, 07:11 PM   #71
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It ain't a secret
Oh great....you had to tell him that. I was hoping to lull him into a false state of security while I signal the black helicopters to slowly circle in.
The helicopters are coming for you...
 
Old 01-17-2010, 12:14 AM   #72
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Interesting. I guess the OP is afraid of somehow being influenced by Slackware? Still, where the hell did he come up with the masons? That one is kinda beyond me.

Anyways, I am sure that many software engineers of many different faiths are responsible for not only Linux, but other cool stuff too. The thing is, it is their knowledge of creating great software is what is being given, not their own personal beliefs. Of course there are also religion based distros, Ubuntu ME/CE (Muslim, Christian ed.) but I am not obligated to use it.

I wonder how far would the OP go, if the FreeMasons DID have a hand in computing? Or if the OP is a homophobe, would the OP still use a computer? After all, [sarcasm] the computer is a homo-invention, and if you use a computer, you are either a homosexual or become a homosexual[/sarcasm]

@OP: Lighten up, but if it still bothers you that much simply choose a different distro. Oh, and you might also want to stay away from FreeBSD if you are considering a *BSD distro. That mascot is eeeevvviiillll.

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Old 01-17-2010, 12:23 AM   #73
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errr Jeebizz, that can be a bit troublesome.
 
Old 01-17-2010, 01:26 AM   #74
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Gezz, now I'm wondering what's the true true agenda behind "Fuck 'Em If They Can't Take A Joke." line.
 
Old 01-17-2010, 04:39 AM   #75
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The name "Slackware" stems from the fact that the distribution started as a private side project with no intended commitment. To prevent it from being taken too seriously at first, Volkerding gave it a humorous name, which stuck even after Slackware became a serious project.[4]

The "slack" in Slackware is a reference to the term "slack" as used by the Church of the SubGenius.
You must be kidding, aren't you?
 
  


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