On Saturday 04 November 2006 04:28, HG wrote:
... and let's see...
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 2006-11-02 19:36 cpuinfo
Oh... only read flags are showing... that means that no one my write
to it (except the kernel), and no one my execute it... NO ONE...
But leave it to someone to try... <sigh>
But it looks like anyone can read it... let's see...
Yup, that worked.
Or, you can use the Suse tools I pedantically showed Randy
Why do you guys answer Linux newbies like this? This is so belittling.
And why can you not just write Windows, why do you have to write
When I (and a couple of others) genuinely offered to help (with a tcl/tk
script no less) and tried to get at the bottom of what he was really asking
for, he called me pedantic. I just decided that the rest of the responses
should therefore be pedantic.
However, in the first place, none of the individuals *in the context* are
newbies... far from it. And in the second place, one of the individuals
involved has been harassing my input and answers (for some time now) because
he does not agree with my politics, or philosophy. (there is a history of
name calling from the one individual that has been on-going... I mostly
Having said all this... if you will read the archives... you will notice
that I spend long detailed updates with newbies (probably longer and more
detailed than they were asking for) because I want to help them. This will
not change. But I don't tolerate rude. Rude and immature put me right into
pedantic mode. (although I will still try to be helpful, accurate, and
Now, why "windoze" instead of Windows? I'm a protestant. Its called a
protest. Call it flaming disrespect... for a marketing company who has
illegally (IMO) set computer science back 25 years, robbed other hard working
American inventors of their inventions (livelyhood), and their dignity. Who
have hamstrung American industry almost beyond repair... and who are
unrepentant filthy greedy opportunists ... and those are only the nice things
I can honestly think to say about the M$ company. For myself (and others)
"M$" and "windoze" are simply protestant trademarks intended to
disrespect, and disapproval. I'M PROTESTING... with almost every post. This
isn't an emotional appeal either. Neither is it a blog. In an on-going dialog
with other data processing professionals I will continue to show my
disapproval and disrespect for the M$ monster at every opportunity... against
their own spin that they are beloved, respected, and "popular". They are
hated... throughout almost every quarter of society... but they are
entrenched (people have been literally forced to use their junk). It is a
protest against evil... and I don't use that word lightly. And this isn't a
personal protest... is not against a person... its against a marketing
strategy, against a bullying corporate parasite who has consumed enough. This
is also not an attack against the pitiful Americans who are forced (through
ignorance or lack of opportunity, or bullying from M$) to pull out of the
ditch and move on with something better. The technology is clearly here...
but M$ is entrenched. There must be a steady voice against this oppression.
This isn't just about emotional ditties like "my OS is better than yours".
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD... this is about standing up for right and standing
against wrong. We have come to a place in this country where anything goes in
"marketing". We all agreed that monopolies are a "bad" thing... and
let it happen again... and it just isn't right. I'M PROTESTING. (and if you
look really hard, you'll notice that I'm not alone, thank goodness)
M Harris <><