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    Phoronix: Crazies: Linux w/o Ethernet, Multi-Monitor, Multi-User

    It seems the crazies are back to invading the Linux kernel mailing list and/or have expanded their trolling cult. After it was proposed in August that Linux doesn't need x86-32 support and Linux doesn't need keyboard support, the latest proposal is to drop support for Ethernet, multi-monitor, multiple user accounts, and no more optical drive support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE3ODk

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    Seriously why do you report these? Way to encourage vandalism...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Teho View Post
      Seriously why do you report these? Way to encourage vandalism...
      +1
      These people are just waiting to get their posts on Phoronix.
      ...successful troll is... successful?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Teho View Post
        Seriously why do you report these? Way to encourage vandalism...
        I thought it was funny. Sometimes, fun is OK.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Teho View Post
          Seriously why do you report these? Way to encourage vandalism...
          Because they get pageviews on Phoronix and pageviews is what pays his salary.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mybug View Post
            +1
            These people are just waiting to get their posts on Phoronix.
            ...successful troll is... successful?
            If they're simply wanting to get their posts on Phoronix, I do happily accept freelance articles... Would save me from busting my ass all day constantly, but regardless, it's nice and good for you having a laugh once in a while.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              I am pretty sure Richard Stallman is behind this

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              • #8
                Screw computers. I'm using my quantum calculator for playing Battlefield 3. Let's just drop the support for computers completly! xD

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                • #9
                  Yes 10 years ago the world was much simpler place, RAM was expensive, phones ware good enough but now all is missing Wifi antenna in peoples ass, that will make them happy.

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                  • #10
                    I admit that it's been quite a while since I had to burn a CD or DVD. Netbooting with PXE/TFTP/NFS eliminated most of the need for me. I've actually been shredding many old discs in preparation for recycling. I don't doubt that optical drive support will be dropped eventually but now is not the time. Anything that isn't popular enough to attract developers to maintain it gets removed from the kernel.

                    Multi-monitor support is critical for desktops with current hardware designs. But I can see how new designs could make it obsolete. PC-equivalent systems consisting of a display with an intergrated multi-core processor and storage already exist (some thin-clients and HDTVs also qualify). Some software like game engines support combining multiple PCs and their displays into a single viewing experience, each with a different field-of-view. Distributed processing across a network is old technology. Combine all three and you have the equivalent to a multi-monitor desktop system but each component is a self-contained single-display and processor unit. Have enough displays but need more CPU? Just plug in another black box into your network or distribute the load to a cloud service and "poof", you have it. The same for storage.

                    It's interesting that Bill Gates ridiculed the OLPC project and proposed an alternative centered around a cell phone. Now cell phones have achieved the capability except M$ isn't really part of it.

                    Wired networking isn't disappearing anytime soon simply because of wireless bandwidth limitations and latency. Maybe ultra-wideband will change that someday.

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                    • #11
                      The kernel trolls sound like (or maybe are poking fun at) Gnome devs. I wouldn't be surprised if it was Miguel de Icaza.
                      Anyway, it's not like we're going to end trolling by not posting an article or two. Remember, "Trolls are like geese. They sh!t everywhere and never leave."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DanL View Post
                        The kernel trolls sound like (or maybe are poking fun at) Gnome devs. I wouldn't be surprised if it was Miguel de Icaza.
                        That's exactly what I thought.

                        It isn't quite a stretch from their mentality to what's been driving GNOME designers these days.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Michael View Post
                          If they're simply wanting to get their posts on Phoronix, I do happily accept freelance articles... Would save me from busting my ass all day constantly, but regardless, it's nice and good for you having a laugh once in a while.
                          ... but at what cost?

                          Originally posted by DanL View Post
                          "Trolls are like geese. They sh!t everywhere and never leave."
                          That's because they are getting their reward, otherwise they wouldn't stay. (In the majority of cases)

                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reward_dependence
                          Last edited by mybug; 09-07-2012, 07:33 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Moronix

                            This trolling is a direct result of idiotic Phoronix (aka Moronix) who feed the trolls and encourage this shit.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                              This trolling is a direct result of idiotic Phoronix (aka Moronix) who feed the trolls and encourage this shit.
                              I say let them be. It's not like it's trolling because they don't try to hurt anyone or anything, it's just joking around - pretty much fun for everyone because these ridiculous suggestions are funny. And it's not like these one or two emails a week are going to hurt anything.

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