FreeBSD Devil Image
sunnzy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 11:36:41 UTC 2007
Just looked it up in a dictionary:
daemon 1 |ˌdiːmən| (also daimon)
noun (in ancient Greek belief) a divinity or supernatural being of a
nature between gods and humans.
Yea I think we have just enough definitions... ~_~
2007/3/14, Nicole Harrington <drumslayer2 at yahoo.com>:
> --- rloefgren at forethought.net wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, Old Ranger wrote:
> > > Believe it or not, I actually had an irate woman
> > complain to me about having a
> > > "devil" image on our church website. <sheesh>
> > Nothing is more complete than the delusion
> > that beauty equals goodness.
> > - Tolstoy
> I think it needs to be clarified that "beastie" is
> Not a devil.
> Beastie was aptly created to represent a Daemon.
> Simply correct them that it is not a devil or demon
> but a Daemon.
> >From Wikipedia:
> "Many people equate the word daemon with the word
> demon, implying some kind of Satanic connection
> between UNIX and the underworld. This is an egregious
> misunderstanding. Daemon is actually a much older form
> of demon; daemons have no particular bias towards good
> or evil, but rather serve to help define a person's
> character or personality. The ancient Greeks' concept
> of a personal daemon was similar to the modern concept
> of a guardian angel --- eudaemonia is the state of
> being helped or protected by a kindly spirit. As a
> rule, UNIX systems seem to be infested with both
> daemons and demons." (p403)
> The Large Print Giveth And The Small Print Taketh Away
> -- Anon
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