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#1 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:58 PM

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Reports coming out of Columbus, Ohio that are sure to rock the FOSS world stating that campaigners for GNOME and KDE projects have violently clashed at a software convention, over pretty much nothing at all.

Punches, rocks and blood soaked ‘Tux’ the Penguin plushie toys were all thrown alike, along with cars lit on fire and key lanyards used as choking devices. One witness said that while unusually violent, this kind of encounter between the respective software project fans was “to be expected”.

“It was pretty intense, kind of like what we usually see in online forums and YouTube comments between these guys. Except usually those clashes don’t give me unexpected flashes of someone’s entrails that will scar me for life,” said Steven Dawkins, who witnessed the entire thing. “I’m not really sure who threw the first punch, so to speak, but I know the GNOME guys were here first and handing out almost Apple-styled pamphlets advocating the GNOME Shell desktop and then I think the KDE guys came along handing out their own fliers and fifty page booklets on ‘how to use and apply basic customizations to the Plasma interface’. Someone shouted out something or other about desktop paradigms and smartphones and it all went downhill from there.”.

Linus Torvalds, father and maintainer of the Linux kernel itself, later commented to reporters that both sides were at fault. “I think both sides were at fault, absolutely,” he said. “There’s no doubt some very fine people in the GNOME camps and the KDE side as well. They all share some blame for this.”

Mr. Torvalds, however, then smirked and let out a hearty chuckle as he added: “I’m kidding. I don’t know any fine people, but I’m sure they’re all equally at fault of being idiots. I should know, I come across idiot code monkeys all the time. Add a sprinkle of rapid fanboys and you have a recipe for total dog crap.”

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:28 PM

You have to lay the fault at the feet of those KDE fanatics who tried to tear down a statue of Lennart Poettering in GTK3 Park. :harhar:
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

Right, lol
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:39 PM

Well, the Xfce folks stayed home from this one. We're a much mellower group, you know.

https://youtu.be/0yU0JuE1jTk

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:10 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 06 September 2017 - 08:39 PM, said:

Well, the Xfce folks stayed home from this one. We're a much mellower group, you know.

https://youtu.be/0yU0JuE1jTk

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Hehe, right.  And the i3wm users are sitting back drinking a beer and enjoying the action. B)
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:55 AM

Oh, come on- this really happened??? :w00tx100:
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This is a put on, right?

I should have known- sudo satirical...

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 07:17 AM

View PostCluttermagnet, on 07 September 2017 - 05:55 AM, said:

Oh, come on- this really happened??? :w00tx100:
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This is a put on, right?

I should have known- sudo satirical...

Hahaha :hysterical:
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:14 PM

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fifty page booklets on ‘how to use and apply basic customizations to the Plasma interface’
LOLed at that as it's probably not greatly exaggerated.
I was speaking to a friend who is a Debian developer recently. I thought he disliked KDE but found out he actually uses it and was only critical of some of the coding they come up with. An example was Kmail, where to search all emails for particular text from a particular sender, first it searches all emails for the text, then filters by sender! >_< :wacko:
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