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  • GI_Jack
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    Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post

    Top of the page, he says:

    "I’m a Yankee from Boston by birth and inclination. I’ve never bought into Lost Cause romanticism; I’ve studied the history and don’t buy the revisionism about tariffs or troop callups. The South revolted to defend the indefensible of chattel slavery, and deserved its defeat."

    What part of that can be construed as "confederate apologist"? I know reading comprehension insults are low blow, but seriously dude, read the words before you post. Sounds like you have some personal animus against Eric Raymond; this is not the place to vent your personal problems.

    Thanks for sharing that article with me though, it was thoughtful and insightful and Eric has a much clearer grasp on this subject matter than you do.
    Did you read the rest of the article, where he says "let the south have its heros", most of which are based on false narratives drummed up for pro-confederate, later racist propaganda?

    Anyways, from a blog titled: " Armed and Dangerous

    Sex, software, politics, and firearms. Life's simple pleasures…

    "
    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8448
    When I hear the words "social responsibility" I want to reach for my gun.


    That is why you should not use the term "Open Source", and instead use "Free Software".

    Further down this guy's blog: http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8448
    "Yeah, Hong Kong, we actually have a problem with Communist oppression here, too."

    in ESR's eyes, the American left is exactly the same as the Chinese state.

    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8415

    but muh ebophilia. An actual defense of Jeffrey Epstein. Blaming "the left". Not Minsky which RMS was defending because he actually knew the guy.

    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=834

    ESR goes full on "Race Realist".

    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8310

    "but fascism is actually socialist, hurr durr".

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  • Melcar
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    No surprise.

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  • dreich
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    Yeah, the witch hunt didn't stop.

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  • 8r34k0u7_57y13
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    Well, that didn't last long...

    I hereby step down as head of the GNU Project, effective immediately.

    Richard Stallman
    https://stallman.org/archives/2019-j...GNU_Project%29

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  • Marc.2377
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    maybe we'll be seeing more code contributions from Stallman to the likes of GNU Hurd.
    Now, that would be something. But you know what else would? If he actually became a regular commiter to the linux codebase.

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  • dekkzz78
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    Originally posted by PreparationH67 View Post
    The amount of people in this thread who seem to think "free speak" means free to say whatever you want and treat other people however you want is disturbing. Grow up you petulant toddlers.
    On the contrary it does, but it doesn't protect you from repercussions or people thinking your a dick.

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  • AsuMagic
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    Originally posted by fuzz View Post

    No. We should encourage neurodiversity. I imagine you are neurotypical so you probably do not understand. This is not something to fix. It is the neurodiverse that actually innovate within the world.

    But I'm not surprised people who don't accept differences (and want everything to be "normal") want to suppress others.
    [Poe's law intensifies]

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  • fuzz
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    Originally posted by alcalde View Post
    Stallman "stood up" because he has some sort of mental disorder that makes him fanatically devoted to something. Heck, the man used to live in his MIT office! Instead of worshiping him, people should have been taking care of him and getting him some help so maybe he could live a normal life.
    No. We should encourage neurodiversity. I imagine you are neurotypical so you probably do not understand. This is not something to fix. It is the neurodiverse that actually innovate within the world.

    But I'm not surprised people who don't accept differences (and want everything to be "normal") want to suppress others.

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  • L_A_G
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    Originally posted by alcalde View Post
    First, when you look over Stallman's entire history, from his "Cult of the EMACS (female) virgin" on up, he has decades of inappropriate behavior which, just like Torvalds', went unchecked and perversely praised and egged on by cultish groupies. Second, Minsky did have sex with the woman unless you believe she's lying.
    I can see you really want to argue with me here, but I called him a "repulsive" person, which is a pretty strong condemnation. Maybe you're one of the all too many people these days who to whom the concept of nuance and the pursuit of truth, warts and all, are both alien concepts, but the gist of my post really was that he's a deeply unpleasant person, but in this instance he was very clearly wronged by the media at large.

    Maybe this is all too much for you to take in, but try to read posts properly and don't try to interpolate any additional meaning because this time additional content you interpolated and tried arguing against was catastrophically wrong. Even a half decent reading of my post would have made you realise that this was not a wholehearted defence of the man, only the recent Epstein-related smears.

    The fact that you link a site like geekfeminism doesn't exactly help when it's a site about as trustworthy as breitbart...

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  • moilami
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    I actually have a theory that civilization of mankind peaked 10 years ago and is now in decline. The reason for that is Internet giving voices to masses of young people, who naively think they know the best about anything. So my hypothesis is that civilization would never ever established itself the way it did if young men and women had a say on things. People would had just been inventing the wheel over and over again perse.

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