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458 comments

Don't forget... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795237)

To pay your $699 licensing fee you cock-smoking tea-baggers!

GNAA [goatse.fr]

See ya! (2, Funny)

fataugie (89032) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795251)

Don't let the door hit you in the ass!

Sucka

Meatloaf (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795299)

When are Meatloaf's changes to the Linux source tree going to make it into a public release, such as Ubuntu? Amongst other things he has written his own scheduler, and I for one am very interested to see it integrated into a future release, at least as an option.

Re:See ya! (4, Interesting)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795361)

I doubt he'll cry too much over it. His little stock kiting scam has made him somewhat independently wealthy, and barring a lawsuit, I doubt he'll have to give the money back.

OTOH, I doubt that no one in the tech industry (save for maybe Microsoft) would ever hire him for anything.

(the Linux Foundation could maybe use a janitor, but...)

Re:See ya! (5, Interesting)

couchslug (175151) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795541)

"OTOH, I doubt that no one in the tech industry (save for maybe Microsoft) would ever hire him for anything." ....except to repeat his SCO adventures with another expendable company.

Re:See ya! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795747)

Fan of the double negative are we?
Perhaps "doubt that anyone in the tech industry" might convey you intent better?

Re:See ya! (5, Insightful)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795795)

Guys like this always pop up again somewhere. We have not seen the last of Darl McBride's assholery ... not by a long shot.

Re:See ya! (1)

AndyFewt (694753) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795483)

Poor guy, he never deserved this! *stifles a laugh* Karma baby!

Re:See ya! (5, Insightful)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795561)

Don't let the door hit you in the ass!

I think they've already sold the door.

Sucka

He's received millions in compensation during this whole pump-and-dump scam. I'm sure he's crying all the way to the bank.

Re:See ya! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795855)

Does he walk backward? Or maybe he was just taking a long look back?

Re:See ya! (1)

uberjack (1311219) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796065)

Cause you don't want assprints on your new door? You're not buying SCO, are you?

Could I possibly be the first... (2, Insightful)

hcpxvi (773888) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795267)

... to say Hahahahaha?

"terminates" (5, Funny)

the_fat_kid (1094399) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795273)

I don't think that word means what I want it to...

Your official guide to the Jigaboo presidency (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795281)

Congratulations on your purchase of a brand new nigger! If handled properly, your apeman will give years of valuable, if reluctant, service.

INSTALLING YOUR NIGGER.
You should install your nigger differently according to whether you have purchased the field or house model. Field niggers work best in a serial configuration, i.e. chained together. Chain your nigger to another nigger immediately after unpacking it, and don't even think about taking that chain off, ever. Many niggers start singing as soon as you put a chain on them. This habit can usually be thrashed out of them if nipped in the bud. House niggers work best as standalone units, but should be hobbled or hamstrung to prevent attempts at escape. At this stage, your nigger can also be given a name. Most owners use the same names over and over, since niggers become confused by too much data. Rufus, Rastus, Remus, Toby, Carslisle, Carlton, Hey-You!-Yes-you!, Yeller, Blackstar, and Sambo are all effective names for your new buck nigger. If your nigger is a ho, it should be called Latrelle, L'Tanya, or Jemima. Some owners call their nigger hoes Latrine for a joke. Pearl, Blossom, and Ivory are also righteous names for nigger hoes. These names go straight over your nigger's head, by the way.

CONFIGURING YOUR NIGGER
Owing to a design error, your nigger comes equipped with a tongue and vocal chords. Most niggers can master only a few basic human phrases with this apparatus - "muh dick" being the most popular. However, others make barking, yelping, yapping noises and appear to be in some pain, so you should probably call a vet and have him remove your nigger's tongue. Once de-tongued your nigger will be a lot happier - at least, you won't hear it complaining anywhere near as much. Niggers have nothing interesting to say, anyway. Many owners also castrate their niggers for health reasons (yours, mine, and that of women, not the nigger's). This is strongly recommended, and frankly, it's a mystery why this is not done on the boat

HOUSING YOUR NIGGER.
Your nigger can be accommodated in cages with stout iron bars. Make sure, however, that the bars are wide enough to push pieces of nigger food through. The rule of thumb is, four niggers per square yard of cage. So a fifteen foot by thirty foot nigger cage can accommodate two hundred niggers. You can site a nigger cage anywhere, even on soft ground. Don't worry about your nigger fashioning makeshift shovels out of odd pieces of wood and digging an escape tunnel under the bars of the cage. Niggers never invented the shovel before and they're not about to now. In any case, your nigger is certainly too lazy to attempt escape. As long as the free food holds out, your nigger is living better than it did in Africa, so it will stay put. Buck niggers and hoe niggers can be safely accommodated in the same cage, as bucks never attempt sex with black hoes.

FEEDING YOUR NIGGER.
Your Nigger likes fried chicken, corn bread, and watermelon. You should therefore give it none of these things because its lazy ass almost certainly doesn't deserve it. Instead, feed it on porridge with salt, and creek water. Your nigger will supplement its diet with whatever it finds in the fields, other niggers, etc. Experienced nigger owners sometimes push watermelon slices through the bars of the nigger cage at the end of the day as a treat, but only if all niggers have worked well and nothing has been stolen that day. Mike of the Old Ranch Plantation reports that this last one is a killer, since all niggers steal something almost every single day of their lives. He reports he doesn't have to spend much on free watermelon for his niggers as a result. You should never allow your nigger meal breaks while at work, since if it stops work for more than ten minutes it will need to be retrained. You would be surprised how long it takes to teach a nigger to pick cotton. You really would. Coffee beans? Don't ask. You have no idea.

MAKING YOUR NIGGER WORK.
Niggers are very, very averse to work of any kind. The nigger's most prominent anatomical feature, after all, its oversized buttocks, which have evolved to make it more comfortable for your nigger to sit around all day doing nothing for its entire life. Niggers are often good runners, too, to enable them to sprint quickly in the opposite direction if they see work heading their way. The solution to this is to *dupe* your nigger into working. After installation, encourage it towards the cotton field with blows of a wooden club, fence post, baseball bat, etc., and then tell it that all that cotton belongs to a white man, who won't be back until tomorrow. Your nigger will then frantically compete with the other field niggers to steal as much of that cotton as it can before the white man returns. At the end of the day, return your nigger to its cage and laugh at its stupidity, then repeat the same trick every day indefinitely. Your nigger comes equipped with the standard nigger IQ of 75 and a memory to match, so it will forget this trick overnight. Niggers can start work at around 5am. You should then return to bed and come back at around 10am. Your niggers can then work through until around 10pm or whenever the light fades.

ENTERTAINING YOUR NIGGER.
Your nigger enjoys play, like most animals, so you should play with it regularly. A happy smiling nigger works best. Games niggers enjoy include: 1) A good thrashing: every few days, take your nigger's pants down, hang it up by its heels, and have some of your other niggers thrash it with a club or whip. Your nigger will signal its intense enjoyment by shrieking and sobbing. 2) Lynch the nigger: niggers are cheap and there are millions more where yours came from. So every now and then, push the boat out a bit and lynch a nigger.

Lynchings are best done with a rope over the branch of a tree, and niggers just love to be lynched. It makes them feel special. Make your other niggers watch. They'll be so grateful, they'll work harder for a day or two (and then you can lynch another one). 3) Nigger dragging: Tie your nigger by one wrist to the tow bar on the back of suitable vehicle, then drive away at approximately 50mph. Your nigger's shrieks of enjoyment will be heard for miles. It will shriek until it falls apart. To prolong the fun for the nigger, do *NOT* drag him by his feet, as his head comes off too soon. This is painless for the nigger, but spoils the fun. Always wear a seatbelt and never exceed the speed limit. 4) Playing on the PNL: a variation on (2), except you can lynch your nigger out in the fields, thus saving work time. Niggers enjoy this game best if the PNL is operated by a man in a tall white hood. 5) Hunt the nigger: a variation of Hunt the Slipper, but played outdoors, with Dobermans. WARNING: do not let your Dobermans bite a nigger, as they are highly toxic.

DISPOSAL OF DEAD NIGGERS.
Niggers die on average at around 40, which some might say is 40 years too late, but there you go. Most people prefer their niggers dead, in fact. When yours dies, report the license number of the car that did the drive-by shooting of your nigger. The police will collect the nigger and dispose of it for you.

COMMON PROBLEMS WITH NIGGERS - MY NIGGER IS VERY AGGRESIVE
Have it put down, for god's sake. Who needs an uppity nigger? What are we, short of niggers or something?

MY NIGGER KEEPS RAPING WHITE WOMEN
They all do this. Shorten your nigger's chain so it can't reach any white women, and arm heavily any white women who might go near it.

WILL MY NIGGER ATTACK ME?
Not unless it outnumbers you 20 to 1, and even then, it's not likely. If niggers successfully overthrew their owners, they'd have to sort out their own food. This is probably why nigger uprisings were nonexistent (until some fool gave them rights).

MY NIGGER BITCHES ABOUT ITS "RIGHTS" AND "RACISM".
Yeah, well, it would. Tell it to shut the fuck up.

MY NIGGER'S HIDE IS A FUNNY COLOR. - WHAT IS THE CORRECT SHADE FOR A NIGGER?
A nigger's skin is actually more or less transparent. That brown color you can see is the shit your nigger is full of. This is why some models of nigger are sold as "The Shitskin".

MY NIGGER ACTS LIKE A NIGGER, BUT IS WHITE.
What you have there is a "wigger". Rough crowd. WOW!

IS THAT LIKE AN ALBINO? ARE THEY RARE?
They're as common as dog shit and about as valuable. In fact, one of them was President between 1992 and 2000. Put your wigger in a cage with a few hundred genuine niggers and you'll soon find it stops acting like a nigger. However, leave it in the cage and let the niggers dispose of it. The best thing for any wigger is a dose of TNB.

MY NIGGER SMELLS REALLY BAD
And you were expecting what?

SHOULD I STORE MY DEAD NIGGER?
When you came in here, did you see a sign that said "Dead nigger storage"? .That's because there ain't no goddamn sign.

That's a bit harsh (5, Funny)

TechyImmigrant (175943) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795287)

>SCO has terminated Darl McBride

That's a bit harsh. Couldn't they just have fired him?

Re:That's a bit harsh (5, Funny)

selven (1556643) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795359)

Can't fire him - he's inflammable.

Re:That's a bit harsh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795655)

Not to be pedantic (oh who am I kidding, this is Slashdot!) but the word I think you want is non-flammable as opposed to the word you used which is its direct opposite.

Re:That's a bit harsh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795753)

I think you missed the joke...

Re:That's a bit harsh (5, Funny)

JerkBoB (7130) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795787)

<dr. nick>Inflammable means flammable?!? What a country!</dr. nick>

Re:That's a bit harsh (4, Funny)

rhizome (115711) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795667)

That's a bit harsh. Couldn't they just have fired him?

You cannot fire that which does not work.

Re:That's a bit harsh (5, Funny)

furby076 (1461805) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795771)

You cannot fire that which does not work.

That's not what your boss will say when he finds out you were on /. instead of working.

Re:That's a bit harsh (1)

paulhar (652995) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795751)

Did they send someone back through time to do it?

Re:That's a bit harsh (1, Insightful)

Hotawa Hawk-eye (976755) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796031)

... out of a cannon, through a flaming hoop, and into a net ... placed approximately 3 inches above a pool with hungry sharks (frickin' laser beams optional)?

If they showed that on Pay-Per-View they might actually be able to raise enough money to repay (I'd originally written "pay off") everyone they owe.

Re:That's a bit harsh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29796127)

Couldn't they just have fired him?

...from a cannon ...into the sun.

Dang... only fired. (3, Funny)

Kenja (541830) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795291)

"terminated" can mean so many more interesting things.

Big deal (5, Insightful)

Bruce Perens (3872) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795293)

The guy gave us grief for years and no doubt socked away millions on what he got from kiting their stock. He and Ralph Yarro (the owner) get away scott free, and let's not forget that besides the money there are the two suicides connected with this case: Val Kreidl Noorda and Rob Penrose.

Re:Big deal (3, Funny)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795373)

Agreed. Call me when the shareholder lawsuit gets filed (if ever).

Re:Big deal (3, Funny)

Bruce Perens (3872) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795407)

Call me when the SEC goes after them. I won't hold my breath.

Re:Big deal (5, Funny)

EvilNTUser (573674) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795687)

Better not go swimming then.

Re:Big deal (4, Interesting)

Jailbrekr (73837) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795399)

Further to that, now that he's no longer at SCO, no one knows where he is going to land. Now that he has a taste for FOSS blood, he might end up at another company whose sole business model is litigation.

Re:Big deal (4, Insightful)

QuantumRiff (120817) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795727)

Bank Of America seems to have an opening for a CEO that likes to really mess up the company they run. Darl would be perfect!

Re:Big deal (1)

arthurpaliden (939626) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796067)

Were they not going to sue BoA but sued Chrysler instead?

Re:Big deal (1)

Madsy (1049678) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796091)

Shh.. don't give them ideas!

Re:Big deal (5, Informative)

GPLDAN (732269) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795401)

From: http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-19229004_ITM [accessmylibrary.com]

Val Noorda Kreidel, Ray Noorda's only daughter, shot herself to death at her home in Huntington Beach, California at 8am last Thursday morning, March 17, according to Orange County supervising deputy coroner Cullen Ellingburgh.

She shot herself in the head with a handgun, Ellingburgh said. He ruled out murder.
Ms. Kreidel committed suicide less than a week after the fracas over the management of the Canopy Group, her father's venture capital operation, was settled.

She was 49 and leaves a husband, four daughters and a son in addition to her parents and brothers.

The settlement transferred Canopy's 32% position in the infamous SCO Group and an undisclosed amount of money to former Canopy CEO Ralph Yarro. The Yahoo message board related to SCO's stock wasn't content with the initial report that Ms. Kriedel died of an apparent heart attack and placed calls to the coroner that tore away the protective euphemism.

Given Ms. Kriedel's conservative Mormon roots, one can understand why the family might be giving it out that she died of natural causes.

Re:Big deal (1)

maroberts (15852) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795581)

Well I suppose it depends on how you define natural causes...

Re:Big deal (1)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795983)

Well I suppose it depends on how you define natural causes...

Lead poisoning?

Re:Big deal (1)

Chyeld (713439) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796121)

To paraphrase a grumpy old author, "In the end, all causes of death can be listed as heart failure."

Re:Big deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795697)

thats from 2005. what the hell is your point? quit the threadjack.

Re:Big deal (0, Troll)

bb5ch39t (786551) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795811)

I vaguely remember this. But the "to the head" I don't remember. I do remember hearing that __women__ rarely shot themselves in the head due to the damage it does to their looks. Vanity, thy name is WOMAN. But it would put my alert on that suicide was less than likely.

Re:Big deal (2, Insightful)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795837)

Given Ms. Kriedel's conservative Mormon roots, one can understand why the family might be giving it out that she died of natural causes.

I assume you're point is that suicide is considered an unforgivable sin in Mormonism?

If so, and if they really believed it, I would expect them to be far more worried about their daughter's eternal fate, than what the community thought.

Re:Big deal (0)

H0p313ss (811249) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795975)

If so, and if they really believed it, I would expect them to be far more worried about their daughter's eternal fate, than what the community thought.

I'm thinking that the religious people you know might not behave as the ones I know.

Re:Big deal (4, Insightful)

ConceptJunkie (24823) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795995)

Those two things are not mutually exclusive. If I had a child who committed suicide, I'd be disinclined to share that information.

Regarding suicide being a sin, it's a touchy subject though because many, if not most, people who commit suicide are mentally ill or are suffering from other mitigating circumstances. I can't speak for Mormon theology, but as a Catholic, we can pray for the repose of that person's soul. We cannot and do not judge the disposition of that person's soul. Personally, I trust in the mercy of God and that whatever He does is just. There's not much else you can do.

The Church and suicide (3, Informative)

Bruce Perens (3872) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796113)

I know a devout orthodox Christian family that suffered a suicide of one of its members. One of the worst parts for them was the way that the church that they'd been part of, and served, for all of their lives turned away from them.

Re:Big deal (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795437)

I'll start celebrating when these assholes are in jail and their assets have been seized. I doubt I'll be celebrating any time soon. If ever.

Re:Big deal (5, Insightful)

spun (1352) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795501)

Oh, Bruce. Vicious, semi-legal, fraudulent, knock down drag out competition is the cornerstone of capitalism. Why, if CEOs do not try every ruthless, amoral strategy they can think up, they aren't competing. Without competition, the fat lazy companies take over the business ecosystem. If companies did not try to take advantage of every customer, supplier, and worker, those customers, suppliers, and workers would take advantage of them, or worse yet, everyone would get a fair deal. And if everyone got a fair deal, the strong would not succeed and the weak would not fail, and that would weaken the gene pool.

See, by relentlessly screwing us over, people like Darrell are improving the species.

Re:Big deal (1)

dpilot (134227) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795835)

Broken Window Fallacy

(though to be sure, I *can* detect sarcasm, I just had to put the term out there anyway.)

Re:Big deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795977)

Vicious, semi-legal, fraudulent, knock down drag out competition is the cornerstone of capitalism.

Not if you want to stay in business for the long haul.

How did this not get a single flame mod?

Re:Big deal (1)

petrus4 (213815) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796043)

Interesting. I didn't know about the suicides; wow. That's really bad.

On a slightly different topic, while you're here...I know I've trolled you mightily in the past, but for what it (probably isn't ;)) worth, I suspect you and I probably have fairly similar attitudes on the Mono issue.

To me, anyone who doesn't think Mono/Codeplex is an attempt at embrace and extend is wearing blinders.

I'm not overly worried, however. As insane as this might sound, I actually think this is a good thing. Why, I hear you ask? Simple. When Microsoft get caught for this, everyone will finally have a completely legitimate basis for never, ever trusting them again. People talk about how everyone deserves a second chance. After Halloween, I suspect this was Microsoft's second chance.

They blow this, and they have lost trust for good.

TERMINATION (4, Insightful)

gbarules2999 (1440265) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795307)

He'll be back.

Re:TERMINATION (1)

gavron (1300111) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795335)

I hope so. He hasn't been kicked around at all. He can claim he did fine and the market / court system / other evil lawyers "done' did me in." I want him back so he can take his licking.

He'll land on his feet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795343)

With a track record like that, who wouldn't want to hire him!

His unmatched ability to ruin a legit business and substitute it with litigation will impress banks and insurance companies the world over.

Re:He'll land on his feet (1)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795603)

You laugh, but asshattery of the Darl McBride variety has been rewarded more often than not.

Re:He'll land on his feet (2, Insightful)

Dragonslicer (991472) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795889)

You laugh, but asshattery of the Darl McBride variety has been rewarded more often than not.

How do people think that someone becomes CEO to begin with?

A lot of newer slashbots won't know of him (5, Funny)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795349)

For some background, Darl McBride was the CEO who saw the Linux company SCO through some of the hardest times the company ever went through. As CEO, McBride redefined SCO so as to make it one of the most talked-about computer companies ever. His leadership pushed the SCO reputation to limits most companies never reach.

SCO is a company for the history books nowadays, but just a few years ago it was one of the most influential companies around, garnering interest and vile from MS and a host of Linux vendors. They will be missed.

Re:A lot of newer slashbots won't know of him (5, Funny)

Gruturo (141223) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795657)

They will be missed.

Just keep firing.

Re:A lot of newer slashbots won't know of him (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795681)

To make an analogy, SCO is like a car that stalled on the highway. But instead of trying to fix it, Darl McBride took out an assault rifle and started shooting at passing cars.

Re:A lot of newer slashbots won't know of him (5, Funny)

furby076 (1461805) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795823)

Darl called. He wants to thank you for this verbiage will be utilized in his resume'.

Once he puts it down on his resume' he is going to sue you for copyright infringement.

Re:A lot of newer slashbots won't know of him (1)

swrona (594974) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796085)

You'd better cache this thread so you can claim "Prior Art" when his lawyers come knocking!

Best publicist EVAR (2, Funny)

Captain Spam (66120) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795357)

Wait, they fired the best publicist in the history of the company, perhaps one of the best in the history of the tech industry? Why on EARTH would they do that? Now they've got nothing left!

Or have I just been brainwashed by the "no such thing as bad publicity" crowd?

Re:Best publicist EVAR (3, Funny)

Archangel Michael (180766) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795463)

I don't know about that. I kinda lean towards the Former Iraqi Information Minister, Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf (AKA Baghdad Bob)

Re:Best publicist EVAR (1)

JustNiz (692889) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795611)

This is the guy that killed any credability the company had, drove away their userbase, fired their engineers, killed any chance of SCO ever making honest profit again, singlehandedly turned his own and the company's name into something synonymous with evil, and kept taking multimillion dollar performance bonusses even when the company was heading into bankrupcy, and you think he was good for SCO? wow.

Re:Best publicist EVAR (1)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795861)

After reading your description of what he did, I am now picturing him as a chauvinist who saw what Carly Fiorina did at HP and said 'she's only a woman - I can do much better than that!' And then did.

Did the Gun Help? (3, Informative)

dcollins (135727) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795381)

"Darl McBride, chief executive of SCO Group Inc., says he sometimes carries a gun because his enemies are out to kill him. He checks into hotels under assumed names. An armed body guard protected him at Harvard Law School when he gave a speech last month."

So, did he ever get use that gun against the people who terminated him, I wonder?

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,595047068,00.html?pg=1 [deseretnews.com]

Re:Did the Gun Help? (2, Interesting)

Dan667 (564390) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795457)

fitting punishment for all mcbrides misdeeds is for him to live in paranoia. Hope he suffers relentlessly. Even funnier is that I expect nobody likes him, but no one is actually out to hurt him physically.

Re:Did the Gun Help? (5, Insightful)

s-whs (959229) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795479)

> "An armed body guard protected him at Harvard Law School when he gave a speech last month."

> So, did he ever get use that gun against the people who terminated him, I wonder?

I wonder more why anyone at Harvard law school would invite, and even listen to him?

Yes, it is of course just part of the wonders of modern society, where a sociopath can keep on messing up society via influential positions he gets via friends (i.e. fellow sociopaths). Isn't it great?

Re:Did the Gun Help? (2, Insightful)

daem0n1x (748565) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796055)

Yes, it is of course just part of the wonders of modern society, where a sociopath can keep on messing up society via influential positions he gets via friends (i.e. fellow sociopaths). Isn't it great?

Sociopaths rule the world. [slashdot.org] It won't ever change. Get used to it.

Re:Did the Gun Help? (0, Flamebait)

nomadic (141991) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795515)

"Darl McBride, chief executive of SCO Group Inc., says he sometimes carries a gun because his enemies are out to kill him. He checks into hotels under assumed names. An armed body guard protected him at Harvard Law School when he gave a speech last month."

Which is a pretty sad commentary. For all everyone's complaining here, did he really do anything that negatively impacted your lives? He sued IBM and Novell, and he made the state of linux licensing slightly (very slightly) uncertain. Uncertainty, in the grand scheme of things, is not the worst thing in the world, but you'd think he committed genocide if you read slashdot.

Re:Did the Gun Help? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795585)

I want my mod points back. Parent +1 Insightful.

Re:Did the Gun Help? (5, Insightful)

Nursie (632944) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795701)

He tried to appropriate the hard work of the community, scam people and organisations out of protection^H^H^H^H license money and sully the name of FOSS in general. All the while raking in money hand over fist and obstructing the legal process at every turn.

I very much doubt he needs to fear for his own safety, but yes, he is actually a first degree asshole.

Re:Did the Gun Help? (3, Interesting)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795707)

There was about a year where SCO loomed as a very large threat. So yes, there was a time when McBride deserved the ill will he received not just here, but in many places. After it became clear that SCO literally had nothing at all, it became more of a joke. Now it's just kind of pathetic to watch as the whole thing implodes, so I certainly could care less what happened to him. If I were a shareholder, however...

Re:Did the Gun Help? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795907)

If you could care less then that would mean that you have at least a slight interest.

I presume you wanted to say "I certainly couldn't care less" which, if you care to actually read the sentence, means your level of of interest is so low that you just can't be any less interested.

Really, why is that so hard to understand for native English speakers? I'm not a native speaker, but I don't have any problems grasping such simple language concepts.

Re:Did the Gun Help? (0, Flamebait)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795941)

It's so interesting being grammar flamed. Makes one think the flamer may have a good command of a language, but is so worthless, pathetic and without relevance that they might as well not know any language at all.

Re:Did the Gun Help? (1)

caerwyn (38056) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795871)

You assume that his statements aren't mere paranoia. I don't have any evidence either way, to be honest, but it's worth considering.

Re:Did the Gun Help? (5, Insightful)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795891)

For all everyone's complaining here, did he really do anything that negatively impacted your lives?

No, but neither did any of those involved in the Rwandan genocide. One of the things about being a part of a society is that you are allowed to care about things that don't directly affect you personally.

Re:Did the Gun Help? (5, Interesting)

linuxguy (98493) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795911)

Interesting. Its not very common for me to run into a Darl McBride sympathizer. The man after all is one of the worst scums the Linux community has ever encountered. He probably is the most hated man in technology. And you don't attain that title for just causing some uncertainty in the market.

The man lied and continued to lie for years. Filed frivolous lawsuits and dragged innocent people into court for years. And illegally pumped his company's worthless stock so that it could be dumped on unsuspecting investors. Essentially called all Linux users thieves and told them that he was coming for them. The list of his crimes and his victim is very long. And there are two suicides related to this case. You do not appear to have followed this scum as closely as many others here. This guy is a con artist of the highest order.

What is the sad commentary? (2, Insightful)

argent (18001) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796089)

Which is a pretty sad commentary.

What, that he thinks people are out to get him and that carrying a gun will make a difference if they are? That he thinks it's something to brag about?

The quoted text didn't indicate that he had any rational reason to take those actions.

I mean, really... I've had death threats from disagreeing with someone on Usenet about technical details of the process of creating new groups. This is the Internet, that kind of thing happens. You can't take it seriously.

Raising additional funding (2, Insightful)

millwall (622730) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795393)

"The Company is also looking to raise additional funding and sell non-core assets"

Translation: The company is looking at further litigation, and selling off all software development divisions.

Re:Raising additional funding (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795613)

You don't even need to "translate". The next sentence in the TFPressRelease reads:

These actions will allow the Trustee to preserve cash and the value of the business while enabling the Company to proceed with asset sales, pursue litigation against, among others, IBM and Novell

(emphasis mine)

Goodbye sweet prince (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795443)

I'm uninstalling my Caldera Desktop in protest.

One Word... (1)

Stupid Crunt (1627025) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795539)

KARMA.

So when is SCO going to Die (2, Insightful)

lonestarw (1391573) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795547)

I guess the question is when is SCO going to die? I know it is close to Halloween but this is one zombie that needs a bullet in the head!!

Re:So when is SCO going to Die (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795731)

You are mixing metaphors. Zombies need to be dismembered, werewolves need to be shot in the head (silver-bullet theory).

Unless said bullet causes the head to im/explode, it may be less effective than fully severing the head completely. This also lowers the chance of accidental infection.

Re:So when is SCO going to Die (1)

Lord Apathy (584315) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795847)

I guess the question is when is SCO going to die? I know it is close to Halloween but this is one zombie that needs a bullet in the head!!

Just one? Rule #2 dude, Double tap. Else we are going to have another Amiga running around.

Sad (0)

acaiberryblast2 (1659835) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795595)

This is sad but I wish him good luck!

=~ s/terminate/execute/gi (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795609)

There, fixed it for ya.

Good bye loser! (3, Insightful)

Mysticalfruit (533341) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795635)

The good part of this is that he stuck around long enough to run the company into the ground!

kill -9 `pgrep darl_mc_bride`

Not quite into the ground (1)

davebarnes (158106) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795757)

The stock (SCOXQ) is at 13 cents.
I still don't understand how it could have value other than zero.

Re:Not quite into the ground (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795997)

The chairs in the boardroom might have some value. There might also be some rolls of toilet paper in the washroom, although it's possible that Darl took it with him when he left.

Re:Not quite into the ground (5, Informative)

Zeinfeld (263942) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796135)

The SCO stock last traded at 13 cents. That does not mean that anyone will buy for 13 cents. Volume is less than 5000 shares a day, you can see the individual trades in the chart. In fact the main reason people would buy SCO at this point is because they had previously sold the stock short and want to buy to cover so they can recognize the profit this tax year rather than be forced to recognize the profit when the company goes bankrupt. Looks to me like today's trading means that someone paid $700 to close a SCO short. After that there are probably a bunch of pump and dump scammers out there and folk who recon that maybe IBM will decide its cheaper to buy SCO out than continue litigation. The price of a single share is not the same as the proportional value of the company, nor should it be. Real companies do not increase or decrease in value by 10% in a single day. The market prices of shares can over or under value the company significantly. At $13 a share the marketcap of SCO is about $2.5M. That is more than the company is worth but less than you would need to pay to buy the company.

Shame it wasn't for real! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795675)

Yeah, it wasn't a real termination...oh well "the boot" is a step in the right direction I suppose!

Someone should remake the Three Stooges (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29795677)

with caricatures of Darl McBride, Jack Thompson, and Fred Phelps.

Let's all sing along with the Munchkins! (2, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795749)

"Ding, dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead!"

Chris Sontag (4, Interesting)

ichthus (72442) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795799)

Now, they just need to get rid of Chris Sontag [sco.com] , who publicly brags that he was the architect behind the attack on Linux in the media. A company I used to work for hired him temporarily for business development. On his first day there, he actually thought he'd earn points from the software engineers by telling us about his attack on Linux. Needless to say, he didn't last very long at our company, where we primarily used Linux as our dev platform.

Job search licence (2, Funny)

Rolgar (556636) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795807)

Dear Darl McBride:

I would like to interview you for a position I have. The application requires a licence that costs just $699.

Signed,

All future potential employers

The Ha Ha is on YOU! (2, Interesting)

MarkvW (1037596) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795829)

Maybe SCO got rid of Darl because the company doesn't need an executive any more. It needs a lawyer to manage litigation, because the big lawsuit (such as it is) is the only asset of SCO.

If you're not making, only suing, then it makes sense that your corporate boss should just be a lawyer to manage the lawsuit.

SCO's new slogan: "We're a big, lean litigating machine!"

Other way round? (1)

mseeger (40923) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795949)

I think Darl McBride terminated SCO, only then SCO fired Darl McBride.

He was a kind and generous man.... (3, Funny)

flyingfsck (986395) | more than 4 years ago | (#29795951)

As Voltaire put it: "He was a kind and generous man. Provided of course that he is really dead." Uhm, not dead yet? Just laid off? What a pity...

Yay (1)

invisik (227250) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796003)

Finally. Too bad even that can't save the company. Not that anyone cares.

-m

It was about time... (1)

bogaboga (793279) | more than 4 years ago | (#29796053)

Nuff said!

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