FreeBSD Kernel Internals Documentation

Chad Perrin perrin at
Mon Jan 2 06:55:49 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jan 01, 2012 at 09:14:20AM -0500, Jerry wrote:
> On Sun, 01 Jan 2012 22:56:45 +1000 Da Rock articulated:
> >
> > If you want to verify, then by all means parouse this list and others 
> > (even in the linux community) over the past _five_ (thats 5) years.
> I am not sure what "parouse" means. There are a Shane, Dawn and Nicole
> Parouse. Are you referring to them? Perhaps you meant "peruse".

I think you had no doubt at all that "Da Rock" meant "peruse" here, and
you should check whether the walls of your house are made of durable
material before you start throwing stones.  Check, for instance, you
habitual inability to properly use apostrophes to indicate the possessive
form of a word, or your error in using the plural form "phenomena" where
the singular "phenomenon" is appropriate.  These observations of your
relative illiteracy come from a single paragraph, by the way, but until I
saw your "play dumb to call someone dumb" approach to discussion, I felt
it appropriate to point out your own failings along the same lines -- not
because these specific failings invalidate anything else you say, but
because you're kind of a mean-spirited little hypocrite.

In short, trying to paint people who disagree with you in the colors of
stupidity for a single spelling error when your errors are fairly
numerous is not a winning strategy.

> I tend not to include Ubuntu since they have made huge strides in
> making hardware work correctly under their environment. Seems strange
> that they can achieve what FreeBSD considers either unobtainable or
> unnecessary (sour grapes).
> {OK, let the "blame game" begin --  after all, it is ALWAYS someone
> elses fault}

That must be why you blame everything you perceive as a problem in
regards to open source software on "sour grapes".

> >
> > I'm sorry but I'm really pissed off tonight and you're attitude is
> > really rubbing me the wrong way. If you want to be best mates with
> > Gates and his horde then by all means... but this is a genuine
> > discussion in an attempt to resolve _these_ issues, and clarify
> > points as to why things are a certain way. If you don't agree, then
> > be silent and ignore what you perceive to be crap, or at the very
> > least _try_ not to be so aggressive and offensive. A lot of us on
> > this list do this as common courtesy.
> Ah, there we are. That good old socialist/fascist call to arms,
> "You're either with us, or against us."

I think the statement was more like "Someone who calls it 'open sore' is
clearly a mean-spirited jackass who likes making trouble," rather than
"Down with the bourgeoisie!"  I just figured I'd help clarify.

> You so clearly define what is the basic problem with FreeBSD in
> general. The "sour grapes" attitude is so clearly self evident. You
> would rather spend your time defending something that doesn't work as
> fully functional as it could be if the developers stopped patting
> themselves on the back for accomplishing what other OSs had already
> done 3 or more years earlier and rather attempted to bring the OS on
> par with those competing OSs.

What do you define with your "hanging around sniping at people and
sabotaging discussions" attitude?  In the years I have been on this list,
it seems like you have demonstrated a rabid hatred of all things related
to FreeBSD and most things related to open source software in general,
which makes me wonder why you hang around this mailing list.

If I hated something that much, I would avoid it.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

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