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General Development Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister gets into the holiday spirit with a post that gives thanks to technical advances for developers, including open source tools, modern IDEs, and distributed version control. 'I'm old enough to remember when performance-critical routines meant hand-coded assembly language and sometimes even keying in machine code as hexadecimal digits. We've come a long way since those bad old days, and not surprisingly we owe a lot of our progress to technology. So for this Thanksgiving, here are just a few of the modern advances for which I, as a developer, give thanks.' What are you giving thanks to?
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RE: Comment by diegoviola
by lucas_maximus on Mon 28th Nov 2011 11:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by diegoviola"
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Quite a few are insufferable arseholes such as Ulrich Drepper.

Debian basically moved to eglibc because the guy was soo much of an arsehat.

http://blog.aurel32.net/?p=47

RMS thinks paedophillia can be consensual, and incest is okay ... and thinks that those who pay for proprietary software are brainwashed robots.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman#On_sex

They aren't heroes.

Edited 2011-11-28 11:51 UTC

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