[Novalug] religious wars
bdalzell at qis.net
Wed Aug 6 10:41:30 EDT 2008
On Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Tux Subscriber Dave Aronson wrote:
TSDA >Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net> wrote:
TSDA >> now that we have discussed politics shall we start a discussion on
TSDA >> religion?
TSDA >> How many are loyal follows of Great Cthulu, may he never
TSDA >> awaken!
TSDA >We could at least limit it to the traditional religions. For
TSDA >instance, who are devotees of the Great Vim, giver of all vigor, in
TSDA >the everlasting struggle against the Emacsians and their desire to
TSDA >consume the resources of the entire world? And who standeth with the
TSDA >Holy Church of Gnome against the unpronounceable Kde? And who basketh
TSDA >in the purity of Plain Old C, rather than abide the stench of C++, or
TSDA >stand among the lukewarm compromisers of Objective-C, or abandon the C
TSDA >altogether for such perversions as Python, or greedily lust after
TSDA >perls or Rubies, or even quaff the sleep-robbing poison of Java? And
TSDA >lastly, if 32 bits were enough for Adam and Eve, they should be enough
TSDA >for us!
If we are going to be tradional there is the question of really going
back to Basics - how dare people sully there computational devotions
by running them on anything other than a PDP11?. What was good enough
for RMS when he began his phrophetic journey is good enough for all his
humble converts and apostles.
TSDA >Dave Aronson
TSDA >"Specialization is for insects." -Heinlein
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