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[4]: Comment by grub
by grub on Mon 10th Sep 2018 12:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by grub"
grub
Member since:
2018-08-03

OK, teach me, please, about how references work.
Teach me about how did you know what exactly I referenced by "we" and "us".

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RE[5]: Comment by grub
by avgalen on Mon 10th Sep 2018 13:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by grub"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

1) First you mention something clearly
2) Then you refer to that with a simple referral word (like I just did with that)


a) You don't mention something, then something else and then refer to the first something because it is confusing
b) You don't mention something and then refer to it but mean a variation because that is confusing

You failed several times on both the clearly part of 1) and the variation part of b)

You did succeed at the "that schizophrenic" referral, which I pointed out as the clearest sign of black-and-white thinking that you showed and which you never responded to.

So no problem if you need more help grammar, but maybe you can work on your other skills as a human being as well? /s

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RE[6]: Comment by grub
by kwan_e on Mon 10th Sep 2018 21:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by grub"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Don't you know? You're talking to the self-appointed gatekeeper of English on OSNews! He takes it as a personal insult if people don't use proper English at him. So he's actually trying to insult you by being unable to communicate in proper English.

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RE[5]: Comment by grub
by Kochise on Mon 10th Sep 2018 13:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by grub"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

And what about cooling down a bit on Terry's grave ?

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