Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2018 00:03 UTC, submitted by hornett
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Terrence Andrew Davis, sole creator and developer of TempleOS (née LoseThos), has passed away at age 48. Davis suffered from mental illness - schizophrenia - which had a severe impact on his life. He claimed he created his operating system after having spoken with and receiving instructions from god, and he was a controversial figure, also here on OSNews, for his incomprehensible rants and abrasive style towards OSNews readers and staff. We eventually had to ban him, but our then-editor Kroc Kamen worked with him in 2010 to publish an article about his operating system despite his ban.

Davis was clearly a gifted programmer - writing an entire operating system is no small feat - and it was sad to see him affected by his mental illness. I mourn his passing, and I wish his family and friends all the strength they need in these trying times. His family and friends are asking people to donate to "organizations working to ease the pain and suffering caused by mental illness", such as The Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

I hope he found peace - wherever he may be.

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RE[3]: Comment by grub
by avgalen on Mon 10th Sep 2018 12:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by grub"
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"Saying "you people" is what is actually ridiculous!

I am referring to Thom and other commentators like him
If that is who you were referring to you need a lesson in how references work. Please see the bolded words.
So while he was still alive, he was a hated troll. So hated that he was banned. Basically, everyone told him to go the f**k away and stop bothering us.
But now that he is dead, suddenly we all are very saaaad, we express our condolences and even respect, we even go as far as to say he was "a genius"...
And don't forget to be "politically correct" because of his mental illness.
You people are ridiculous...

And in your last comment you are talking in extremes (black-and-white) again:
...who suddenly turned their attitude 180 degrees just because that schizophrenic died.
It is nauseating to see people suddenly praising someone they once mocked just because that someone died.
No one ever told as many good words about him while he was still alive and could actually READ those words.

People didn't turn their attitude 180 degrees. They just mentioned that his programming efforts were incredible together with some interesting tidbits about his life, personality and illness. There are plenty of comments about the aspects of him that were not liked as well and even the startpost/article mentions that.

because that schizophrenic died
The fact that you refer to him purely as "that schizophrenic" on OSnews pretty much sums up how black-and-white your thinking is!

Edited 2018-09-10 12:26 UTC

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