Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Feb 2008 21:06 UTC
SCO, Caldera, Unixware Having almost disappeared completely late last year, SCO says it has been resuscitated by a new financing plan. Under the terms of the deal, Stephen Norris Capital Partners and "its partners from the Middle East" will supply up to $100 million, enabling SCO to reorganize and launch a new series of products. SNCP will gain a controlling interest in the company, and take it private, allowing it to slip out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Update: As part of the reorganisation, Darl McBride will be let go. Buried in the proposed MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Unix vendor and Linux litigator SCO and SNCP is the note that "upon the effective date of the Proposed Plan of Reorganization, the existing CEO of the Company, Darl McBride, will resign immediately."
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RE: America must be destroyed
by Alex Forster on Fri 15th Feb 2008 06:45 UTC in reply to "America must be destroyed"
Alex Forster
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Careful with the racism. This site has a pretty international audience, and I can't find any indication of satire in your comment.

Edited 2008-02-15 06:51 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:

Say what? What racism? I dont see why I'd have to put silly smileys in order for people to understand it's a joke. If someone's too dense to get it without having it pointed out to them, tough luck.

Edit: Gee, I guess that's why it's modded down. No humor please, we're on osnews. This must be what Thom feels like every time he posts a comic.

Edited 2008-02-15 07:47 UTC

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righard Member since:

Comparing the Middle East with Al-Qaïda is not so much racism, but it is stigmatization. It is if I where to keep comparing North America with the KKK. Indeed not a good thing to do on a site with an international audience.

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sbergman27 Member since:


I've noticed that the "mod-downers" are very quick on the keyboard. The "mod-uppers" read and think. And then mod... or decline to mod... accordingly.

Humor is a particlularly thorny concept for those quick-on-the-draw detractors whom we face even on forums where we might naively think we wouldn't have to worry about such things.

And the person who is the provider of the humor is in a bit of a dilemma. Should one include so many smileys that it drowns what was intended to be a dry... very dry... joke? Or should one simply post and let the hot heads have a field day, hoping that saner, and more fun loving heads prevail?

Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! ;-)

Edited 2008-02-15 18:34 UTC

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MamiyaOtaru Member since:

If you honestly don't see satire in the concept of terrorists financing ineffective FUD against Linux.. *shrug*

The original comment wasn't exactly riotously funny, but as is often the case the humour comes from the responses. "(no) indication of satire" haha

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Alex Forster Member since:


You know, I thought long and hard about whether or not I should further explain myself in my original post. I was really hoping you guys would be able to realize that the humor was not missed on me--that that was not what I meant when I said I didn't detect any satire. He obviously was making a joke. My point was that the joke was made on an understood implication that "all middle-easterners are terrorists," which was never itself satirized.

I can't believe I have to explain that.

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RE[2]: Al Queda is racist?
by glarepate on Fri 15th Feb 2008 19:49 in reply to "RE: America must be destroyed"
glarepate Member since:

Are you saying that Jose Padilla isn't a Muslim?

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