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Re: [opensuse] Moving to IPv6
  • From: "Brian K. White" <brian@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 15:47:40 -0400
  • Message-id: <4C8939DC.6020109@xxxxxxxxx>

Btw, seems that this discussion has moved to the religious debate stage. Can
we at least hold off the snark?

Perhaps it sounds that way, but Adam is correct on all technical points and so he should absolutely not allow anyone to get the idea that the dissenting opinions hold any water if he cares about accuracy of documentation and the safety of others.

If the inarguability of facts looks like the unshakability of faith, well that's just too bad for those who practice faith in things other than facts.

Why should he or anyone else care if anyone else understands the issues here? Because unfortunately none of us exists alone. One cannot simply opt to do the right thing while allowing others to be stupid if they want. I can't use .odt, .ogg, and .ogv files which would be better for _everyone_ if we all did, because too many of the people I must interact with don't understand and don't care why they should not use .xls, .mp3, and h264 files because as far as they can tell it "works for them".

When too many people don't understand something and/or don't care to even try to understand, then the broken system that popularity==validity results in the knowledgeable minority being forced by circumstances outside their control to live with, participate in, and even commit, broken crap themselves even though they know better and are willing to do better.

Thanks for that.

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