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That’s Good For You

It’s been a year since I’ve actually written anything here, not surprising at all given my thoughts on most of you that read it. Obviously you know you’re insignificant.

I was reading through some e-mail and come across some from a very select few in this community that I have any kind of respect for. I’m missed greatly, of course. Then I also found some from a couple I couldn’t stand. One in particular stood out for me though. The freak who shall go nameless for now was whining like they have for the last 6 or 7 years that I’ve had to put up with their random blubbering to my inbox. Amazing.

Anyway, they mouthed off about The Free Software Foundation and any Libre distribution. I think they must secretly lust me or something, or feel that in some way by communicating with me they’re addressing some higher power, which thus justifies the reason they exist. Why else would they send me an e-mail almost two years after their last attempt at communicating with me, and all about why they won’t use a Libre distribution. (I like making Libre uppercase, it’s Elitist).

Personally, I couldn’t give a shit about their thoughts on the matter as much as I couldn’t give a shit about yours. The funny thing is though that they hit upon something that has bugged me for some time. They worded their e-mail perfectly. So although they’re not getting a response to their e-mail, which is the norm for them, I’m going to discuss it here. A boon for all of you, getting to see how amazing I still am.

For quite a while I was sick, and I became like a lot of you probably, fat. It sickened me to no end to think I succumbed to even a small part of the kind of life you posers would lead. It got to the point where I said to myself, “Self, look at you, you look like them, do something about it”, and I did. I started on the road to returning to a Complete and True Elitist about 10 or so months ago. It was hard going, and being Canadian meant I had to endure Winter while trying to exercise. Due to that it wasn’t until later this Spring that it kicked into high gear for me. I’ve lost 30+ lbs and can now run 7 mph on a treadmill for an elevation of 9 for 15 minutes solid. It’s only going to get better as well. I’m also working out, doing what you call “Two A Days”, full body workouts, every other day, no weekends off. I’ve been doing Intermittent Fasting as well. I’m goin’ hardcore. Why? I’m an Elitist, I can.

While discussing this with people I know personally I’ve had a few of them tell me that it’s good for me that I do that, or nice that I can, they are busy doing this, or they are busy doing that, they’re not like me, they don’t have the time to do all these things. It’s funny, they strike it down, devaluing what I’m doing, and placing great emphasis on ‘all’ of the things they have to do that stops them from doing something else. What’s even more amusing is that the three people who have said this to me are three people who have always put this great importance on what the rest of The Elitists of the world would consider mundane at best. They even run around like chicken’s with their heads cut off, getting nowhere fast. Everything’s a crisis, everything’s extreme, and you best know that. The majority of what they do rushed I could do casually in my spare time. Yet, for the simple fact that you’re far superior to them and able to manage your time and other parts of your life far more intelligently, they feel inadequate enough (and rightly so, no?) to make themselves seem somehow important.

These are people who always have excuses for every single thing in their life. They justify every little thing. They have to, they love being the victim in their own eyes. They love the attention that it all brings them. They want people to agree with their excuses to make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I had one of them today telling me how hard their life was and I was so lucky that I don’t have to deal with a lot of important things in my life. I busted a gut and actually laughed at them. Then when they asked what was so funny, I told them. Trust me, too, I told them. I don’t think I’ll ever have to again either. Ever.

Why the whole spiel on that topic? The microsoft loving returd that e-mailed me did the same thing. He whined about how he doesn’t have the time to look for the solutions to using his computer with only Libre Applications. He doesn’t have the money to go out and buy a computer that is fully supported by a Libre Distribution. (The last one I bought new I found easily and only paid about $247 or the like for a 15.6 laptop, all in) He’s too busy in his life to deal with the ‘hassle’ of learning something new, or to mess around with things that don’t “Just Work” “Out of The Box”. Yes, two catch-phrases that make me want to puke. Then he went on to tell me, “That’s good for you to use since you have all that time to waste on stupid things.”  Meanwhile he’s probably a greasy fingered fat freak who lives alone with 2 cats and a whole host of pet gerbils.  Has absolutely no social life, and hasn’t had anything really exciting happen in his life since the last time he went to a Manilow concert and swore Manilow turned and looked him right in the eye.

I love this community’s user-base for just this reason. The majority are converts from another operating system and they’re as clueless as hell. The best part is that even though they know it and agree privately, they do their best to hide it. They go about about telling you how busy they are, or they don’t have time to do this or that. Stop shotgunning fucking marshmallows (or gerbils) while watching that other fat freak on TV, Leno, and you actually might have the time.

As I seem to be told though, “I guess that’s good for you to do.”

Keep your stick on the ice…

Landor

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Traitors To The Cause

I absolutely hate monopolies. I mean HATE them. If I had billions of dollars I’d probably stomp all my competition into the ground. That’s simply because I’m an Elitist and it’s what an Elitist should do, vanquish all opposition. Since I’m not a Super Billionaire Elitist that means I get to fight the good fight and protest monopolies and their attempts at trying to rule anything in my world. Let’s face it too, I don’t care about you, I only care about one thing, my gracious Elitist self. So yes, in my world.

That leads me to this week’s discussion, the Red Hat monopoly!

You’re thinking that I’ve lost my mind. You’re wrong. Red Hat is a big fat monopoly. They’ve got their fingers in almost every FLOSS project pie, including The Linux Kernel. GNOME is pretty well Red Hat GNOME, and I’d say close to the same thing for the kernel.

They’re also so smart. They’re making you think that they love FLOSS and in turn love you. What a joke. They love money. If the money dried up and disappeared do you think any of what they do would continue? Do you think that they’d use their acquired wealth from everything they made off of this community to keep bringing you advances in the kernel, bug fixes to projects, security updates as well, or even still produce a distribution for you? Not in this lifetime. Their bottom line is the dollar, and they’re out to get it any way they can. The greatest part is that they can screw you by making you think that they love you, and thus they’re the great benefactors of the FLOSS world.

Now they’re lying in bed with Microsoft with this whole secure boot deal and just loving it. People bashed Novell for years because they made a deal with Microsoft and now Red Hat is sucking right up to them and most people couldn’t care less. They’re traitors, traitors to the cause. They don’t care about you, they want money, nothing more. They’ll make a deal with anyone they have to as long as they’re able to meet their bottom line, and screw anyone who thinks otherwise.

They do have on ace in the hole though, they’ve got their little robot boot lickers to run around the Interwebs and tell you how wrong anyone is for saying anything bad about Red Hat, or that there’s nothing wrong with this deal, they’re only doing it so you can boot your computer. Yes, Red Hat is paying out whatever it costs in licensing fees, and is willing to face the wrath of this community, only to make sure they can boot computers. Oh what a fool is he.

Which reminds me, one of their most stalwart of boot lickees, Adam Williamson is really trying to do his best to make everyone think that Red Hat is the Knight in shining armour, coming to our rescue. I wouldn’t trust a word coming out of his mouth. If he isn’t misleading you about something half the time, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about the other half, but sure as hell tries to make you think he does. I remember once when he categorically denied, and swore up and down that Red Hat/Fedora is not responsible in any way for the #fedora channel in IRC, and Fedora Unity was. Even though I knew he was lying, I discussed this with the ‘founder’ of Fedora Unity and he said it was bullshit, pure and simple. Adam Williamson at his best, spinmaster.

I’ve decided that even though I don’t like a BSD license, which of course I have very good reason, I’m going to finally return to supporting OpenBSD. Theo is one of the few people that care, and he stands up against the bullshit of traitors. My kind of guy.

Boycott this traitorous company that’s trying to take over every aspect of our community, and make whatever deal they can to further their secret and vile agenda. Vote with your conscience! Refuse to use anything Red Hat or Fedora.

Keep your stick on the ice…

Landor

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FSF’s Petition and The Little Trolls That Could

DistroWatch Weekly posts in their misc news section last week that The Free Software Foundation has a petition up and running about Secure Boot and a whole pile of crap involving it and Ubuntu. The post could put the FSF in a bad light.

Right now you’re thinking, so what Landor, nobody really takes DistroWatch seriously, especially since Jesse Smith has been writing there, and you’d be correct, but wrong too.

Some future Elitist wannabes are there reading, and absorbing everything, that don’t really know better. But on top of that, there’s the returds who actually think they have enough brain mass to form an opinion, and then of all blasphemies, voice it. I kid you not, go there weekly, you’ll see.

Last week one of them was ‘Newt’ (cough, and oops) ‘Fewt’ aka Wyatt or whatever, who cares. He builds one of the least ‘respect’ your freedom distributions there is, Fuduntu. The name alone should tell you the mindset here. Anyway, he goes rambling on in the comments section about how he would support the FSF ‘if’. Don’t you just love that? You know right away the post is going to be complete and utter bullshit when it starts off with ‘I would do this but’. Who the hell is this guy kidding? Seriously? He has a distribution that goes against every principle founded in the FSF, he’s talked about his distaste for the FSF before, and well, quite frankly, he’s not very smart, and he actually thinks anyone is going to believe he was thinking, ‘Golly dang! (swings his arm in front of him in disappointment) I was going to sign that petition and support them!’. Right, and he looks stupid for just posting it in a way the he would. I bet he took a long drag off his cigarette, petted his war trained pet gerbil, Alexander The Great, exhaled and said, ‘Yep, I really woulda, Alex’.

Then he goes on to show how little ability he has mentally when it comes to comprehending what he’s reading by completely misinterpreting something the FSF had posted about. They said that they considered windows malware on their computer hardware. He went on to talk about how it was childish of them to say such naughty things about great companies that are our competition and by all that’s prideful and full of rainbows, we shouldn’t be saying such bad things!!!!

Too stupid to understand that it was obviously a philosophical comment (I know, higher understanding is really beyond the returds, so genetically not really their fault) where they believed that anything that took away their rights and freedoms like windows does is malware. I completely agree, but I’m not only an Elitist, but an intelligent one that can see the obvious for what it is. Sadly, most others don’t. That leads to the other returd that posted some nincompoopery about the FSF last week.

This one was posted by whs001. Here’s what they had to say.

Thanks for the news item on Secure Boot. I went to the Free Software Foundation web site thinking that I might join in their petition, but I found that it contains this stupid sentence: “We commit that we will neither purchase nor recommend computers that strip users of this critical freedom.” First of all, why does an organization that is trying to gather broad public support for their viewpoint think that they should add a “commitment” (or really a threat) to the statement of that viewpoint? Second, even for someone who agrees in principle with the threatened action, isn’t there a plausible scenario in which (a) “secure boot” with no option for the user to disable it becomes standard so that you can’t buy a PC or a motherboard without it, and (b) hackers figure out a work-around so that users who want to disable it can do so even though the systems are not intended to allow that? What then becomes of the asinine pledge not to buy a computer that implements secure boot without a built-in way to disable it?

Do I have to explain just how stupid this person really is?

Ok, you talked me into it. They obviously didn’t want to sign the petition, they’re lying through their teeth. To nitpick in such an “asinine” manner makes it apparent for any true Elitist to figure out. What a foolish little returd. So the full intent was to attack the FSF, and then spread whatever crap they can come up with about it. Which is the norm for so many,  I have to ask though, does this freak think that if every single manufacturer produced only secure boot motherboards that the petition would still have any bearing? What do they think then? Do they believe that they’ll be arrested and charged with falsifying their fight for freedom if they then go out and buy a motherboard/system that has secure boot? Do they think they won’t be allowed? What an idiot.

Then the moron goes on to speak about hackers finding some dirty way around it, and maybe even possibly nullifying their agreement with the manufacturer. Yes, that’s exactly what the FSF wants, to find some dirty crack that in some cases could be illegal to implement. What a perfect scenario.

Obviously, if that fruit came to bear the fight would be lost at that point, but they signed the petition, they’re bound!!!!! What a freak.

I’ll make a real Elitist comment on this subject, if Secure Boot locks out FLOSS Operating Systems from all future computers “I personally will never build/buy a new computer again! Period!” That’s how you do it, freaks. It’s called having real balls when it matters

Last up for last week was this guy that tested the latest release for Parted Magic. He complains that it freezes or something like that, you can’t really tell with these newbs, they really have no clue. He then goes on to say:

It is probably a simple fix, but how would we know? Oops!

How would you know? Really? Well, how about actually debugging the problem like the developers would? How about making sure you burned the ISO correctly? How about Verifying the ISO? How about going to the forums instead of talking about it in the DistroWatch Weekly comments section, returd. Maybe that’s how you’d know eh?

Here’s some advice for all you returds out there that think you know what you’re talking about, message me first. That’s right, message me first, run your ideas or comments by me first before you post them. In fact, don’t even write a thing, I’ll script your comments for you, believe me, we’ll all be far better off.

Keep your stick on the ice…

Landor

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Beam Me Up, Rover – An Elitist Look at Puppy

Well, we’re at a milestone here for The Arrogant Linux Elitist, the very first review as you can see, and it’s of a distribution that is classic when it comes to me, Puppy. I couldn’t think of anything more fitting than to do my very first review with it! So let’s get to it, I’ve got crap to do!

Before we even start let’s give the Puppy team the benefit of the doubt and read their release announcement for the 5.2.5 release.

“Lucid Puppy is our official flagship Puppy Linux release. Version 5.2 was released on January 6th and since then the team has been feverishly developing the next version — and it has now arrived! Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 is the most leading-edge Lucid ever. It has Bash 4.1.0, Syslinux 4.03, and e2fsprogs 1.41.14, the latest from Ubuntu ‘Natty’. It now has JWM 500, up from 493. Gnumeric 1.10.13 is a necessity because a forum member had posted a bug to Gnumeric that is corrected in 1.0.13. Lucid 5.2.5 uses the Woof of February 28 replacing the Woof of November 28 for three months of progress in Woof development. All of the favorite Puppy programs are there in their latest versions.”

The very first thing that comes to mind when I read that? Flagship? Flagship!!!! The fanatic freaks have a flagship!!!!! That means they have a fleet, and they’re mobile, hide!!!!  That’s pretty scary to say the least! Wondering why? Here’s why. Even Barry Kauler considers the community around the Linux Kernel based operating system known as Puppy, rabid! Yes, rabid! He’s had enough of them freakout and bite the hand that feeds them that he publicly announced that he was leaving the project pretty well for good over the actions, and ill treatment, by some of the community.

That’s when you really know there’s a whole pile of really bent freaks, fanatically bent, surrounding your distribution, when you actually see the Developer/Founder want to leave even if it’s only because of one of them. Believe me, many of them are foaming at more than the keyboard. Flagship, scary.

Here’s a fairly recent screen shot of one of the freaks whimpering at Ladislav Bodnar/DistroWatch.com:

I think that says it all about just how weird they really are. Ladislav just ignored the returd. I really love when he does that too. It even makes me laugh when he does it to me! lmao!

I’m not going to talk about any of the boring crap that other reviewers waste your time with. You know, the download, the mirrors, the size, booting, what a bunch of crap. Any freak can figure that out, this is a review by an Elitist, not a guide on how to be redundant.

So when I get to the desktop the above was what I saw! Wait! Sorry. Wrong image. It does fit though, because the Puppy freaks running the show are now using packages from King UBU. I guess it’s true, every freak has to spin, or base off of Ubuntu to try to look cool. The funny part is these goons are only doing it now. That’s how slow they are! lmao! Think about it, there’s hundreds of King UBU clones our there for years and only recently the Puppy rejects go, Hey! I know something cool! Let’s use Ubuntu somehow and be Big Dogs! We’re so smart!!!!! Returds.

Here’s the screen shot of the desktop that greeted me.

How ugly is that? Look at the icon for the menu, it’s horrible!  They tried to mix that King UBU circle crap with the Puppy Logo. I don’t know what’s worse, the seagull from the old Puppy that looked like it was going to crap on you, or this one. They’re both sad. Really sad.

When I looked at the desktop I immediately yelled! Only a returd would put so many icons on the desktop. Are they really that stupid in their community that they don’t know how to look in the menus? Or is it because the menus are so cluttered and stupidly laid out this was their solution for it? More than 4 icons on the desktop, and that’s even pushing it, gives Puppy an instant FAILED!

To the menus though. I thought Bodhi was stupidly laid out. Puppy’s had years to screw it up royally, and believe me, they’ve taken full advantage of that time to. Go look for yourselves if you don’t believe me. There’s obviously zero common sense coming from that camp.

After scouring the menus, I finally found a terminal and opened it. I tried to find Emacs, Irssi, MPD,  Mutt, none were present.

That’s it for the look at Puppy 5.2.5 . It’s a complete waste of time for anyone that’s not a fanatic. The community is full of freaks that from time to time lift their leg toward the actual founder of the distribution. They copy King UBU just like every other freak distribution does and think they’re cool for it. The desktop is as ugly as sin with the ugly looking King UBU / Puppy cross-bred logo. Then they make an ugly, bland, nearly invisible wallpaper even worse with the ugly logo imposed on it as well. They have icons everywhere because the developers are too stupid to clean up the menus, and the community is too stupid to use them anyway.  Then it was missing important applications. Ones that any real elitist needs for their day to day computer use.

All of that means one thing, Puppy 5.2.5. –

Somehow I think that makes the whole desktop look so much better, don’t you?

Keep your stick on the ice…

Landor

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