Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Dec 2009 00:13 UTC
Gnome In the item we ran yesterday about GNOME and the GNU Project, one aspect got snowed under a little bit. It turns out a claim made in the iTWire article about the role a blog post by Miguel De Icaza was false, and even though the claim wasn't ours, I did repeat it, and therefore, should correct it too. I also need to offer apologies for not framing the opening of the article clear enough - had I framed it better, a lot of pointless discussion and name-calling could've been avoided.
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RE[3]: how about...
by HappyGod on Wed 16th Dec 2009 03:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: how about..."
HappyGod
Member since:
2005-10-19

Sigh. When I read comments like yours, I'm really sorry that I can't mod people down and comment at the same time. Because your post really needs some southward modding.

You're probably just trolling, but just on the off chance that you're serious, I would simply say: 'get a grip'. It's not like he was announcing that life had just been discovered on Mars for crying out loud.

Personally I would like my tech news in a timely manner and run the small risk that it is occassionally bollocks. It's OK as long as retractions are printed when errors are found.

So anyway, I reckon Jesus didn't exist, and he's basically a mythical solar deity.

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RE[4]: how about...
by vaughancoveny on Wed 16th Dec 2009 07:19 in reply to "RE[3]: how about..."
vaughancoveny Member since:
2007-12-26

It's not like he was announcing that life had just been discovered on Mars for crying out loud.

Personally I would like my tech news in a timely manner and run the small risk that it is occassionally bollocks.


Although perhaps you will waste time reading and discussing 310 comments, but do you think that is the fault of the discourse of the commentors?

It's OK as long as retractions are printed when errors are found.


There were many articles published before the correction, although many don't have that many comments. It's like we're waiting for a correction.

Edited 2009-12-16 07:36 UTC

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RE[4]: how about...
by Tuishimi on Wed 16th Dec 2009 07:27 in reply to "RE[3]: how about..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

So anyway, I reckon Jesus didn't exist, and he's basically a mythical solar deity.


...Back aboard the Enterprise, Uhura, who has been monitoring the radio frequencies of the planet, realizes that the "sun worshipers" were actually worshiping the "Son of God" – Jesus Christ...

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RE[4]: how about...
by SlackerJack on Wed 16th Dec 2009 14:37 in reply to "RE[3]: how about..."
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

I expected it to get modded right down and apologies are worth nothing if you keep making the same mistakes, rather than research stories properly first.

It may have been harsh but the damage is done and no doubt it will happen again.

Edited 2009-12-16 14:38 UTC

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