Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Feb 2012 23:11 UTC
Linux Linus Torvalds on requiring the root password for mundane tasks. "So here's a plea: if you have anything to do with security in a distro, and think that my kids (replace 'my kids' with 'sales people on the road' if you think your main customers are businesses) need to have the root password to access some wireless network, or to be able to print out a paper, or to change the date-and-time settings, please just kill yourself now. The world will be a better place." Yes, it's harsh (deal with it, Finns don't beat around the bush), but he's completely and utterly right. While there's cases where it makes sense to disable certain settings (public terminals, for instance), it is utterly idiotic that regular home users have to type in their root password for such mundane tasks.
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RE: Getting Tired
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 08:15 UTC in reply to "Getting Tired"
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"Am I the only one who is getting tired with all of his rants and with the attention they get?"

Maybe not, but I enjoy them quite a bit myself... and he raises some good points.

"However, does that gives him the permission to call other people 'morons' and 'mentally diseased' ALL THE TIME."

Why not? He can say whatever the hell he wants. Whether you agree or disagree, fine, argue if you want. But there's no reason to bitch about his choice of language.

"Worse yet, asking them to kill themselves?"

I honestly doubt that he meant that in a 100% serious, non-joking way. If anyone is getting pissed because they really think he is being completely serious, maybe they need to quit jumping at conclusions or consider anger management. Chances are, you're getting mad over nothing.

Does anyone else feels the same way?

I only have seven more words to say: shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. ;)

If that gets you mad, go smoke a bowl and relax.

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