Ask stupid questions and you'll get a stupid answers, was: Technological advantages over Linux

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Mon Jul 27 12:50:04 UTC 2020

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 8:24 AM Jerry <jerry at> wrote:

> >> >The handbook says mailing lists are the prefered way to communicate
> >> >about FreeBSD so suggesting the forum is pointless if you want to
> >> >get the widest possible input.  To quote "The mailing lists are the
> >> >most direct way of addressing questions or opening a technical
> >> >discussion to a concentrated FreeBSD audience."
> >>
> >> In keeping with my 'KISS' principal, why not simply start a new list,
> >> appropriately titled: "FreeBSD vs. Linux". In order to insure a
> >> viable user base, follow the same procedure as the the regular
> >> FreeBSD questions list and allow postings sans any preregistration.
> >>
> >
> >I am not the one suggesting it (please stop putting words in my mouth)
> >it is the person I was replying to that suggested it.
> You obviously suffer from a persecutory attitude. I simply replied to
> the post in the order I receive it.

I am quite sure that is not the case.  You just don't know how to clearly
state what you are replying to, instead you do so in a way that is
(purposely?) unclear and thus imply stuff about someone who you obviously
don't like (me) that may or may not be true (I never stated an opinion one
way or the other).

> Seriously, Aryeh have you ever considered that possibility that you
> suffer from a form of Oppositional Defiant behavior?

A truly odd comment from someone who constantly recommends Linux on a
FreeBSD mailing list after being told in the thread that the question is
about FreeBSD *NOT* Linux!  And then after being told that Linux is not a
viable option still pushes the matter.  Most of my blunt statements about
the Linux idea (none of them were about you personally, where yours are
very personal) were due to an attempt to show that Linux was a complete
non-option in my case and that suggesting it was worse than useless (it was
insulting).    So a small personal question: tell me why I should listen to
someone who doesn't even have enough courage in their convictions to leave
their email address on an email they sent?

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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