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Linus Goes Hollywood At Pre-Oscars Party

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the getting-his-mad-props dept.

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alphadogg writes "For those who feel like Linux and open source have been slighted by Tinseltown in the face of its embrace of Facebook and The Social Network, you'll be heartened to know that the Father of Linux, Linux Torvalds, and his wife Tove were among the beautiful people at Saturday's pre-Oscars Night Before Party in Beverly Hills. Torvalds blogged about the Oscars party experience Monday, recounting a series of awkward encounters with movie stars."

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Linux (5, Funny)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342200)

the Father of Linux, Linux Torvalds

Ahh, good old Linux Torvalds. I wonder if he brought his son Android, Andy for short.

Re:Linux (1)

c0d3g33k (102699) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342268)

Seriously.

alphadogg - you suck.*

Re:Linux (-1, Flamebait)

kuzb (724081) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342440)

Who sucks more, the person who wrote it, or that fucking retard cmdrtaco for not taking the time to read and/or edit the post before submission?

Re:Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342640)

Though someone got it right in the title, just not bothering to edit the body text.

Re:Linux (1)

Raenex (947668) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343480)

Who sucks more, the person who wrote it, or that fucking retard cmdrtaco for not taking the time to read and/or edit the post before submission?

Give him a break. I'm sure he's just a n00b editor.

Re:Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35344856)

cmdrtaco for not taking the time to read and/or edit the post before submission

I think CmdrTaco and company should just stop calling themselves editors. All they do is resubmit, there is no editing (at least, not until a significant majority in the comments calls them out).

On the subject of editing, it's spelled "deity".

Re:Linux (1)

microbee (682094) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342294)

That's a son after a fork.

Re:Linux (1)

peragrin (659227) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342432)

shh!! that fork is Tove's little secret.

Re:Linux (0)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342466)

Laugh if you will, but I constantly have to remind both my wife and my sister-in-law that the "r" in "fork" is NOT silent... and yes, it is a little unnerving when your sister-in-law asks you, "Would you like a fok?"!

Re:Linux (1, Flamebait)

corbettw (214229) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342512)

it is a little unnerving when your sister-in-law asks you, "Would you like a fok?"!

Why? Is she fat? She sounds fat, with her obsession with tableware.

Re:Linux (2)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343070)

Uh, no. My wife is quite attractive; people used to tell her all the time that she should be a model, and she even had an offer to go to work for a strip club (she declined). My sister in law is 7 years younger and even more attractive than my wife, and has noticeably larger breasts than my wife's 36-D's. She also dresses quite provocatively, and in many ways in nicer to me and more compatible with me than my wife, you has the exact opposite personality as I do. In short, it's unnerving because "foking" her is something that has crossed my mind...

Re:Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35343920)

a /.er with a hot wife? Youtube or it never happened

Re:Linux (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344008)

Naked or fully clothed?

Re:Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35344320)

Did you ever think leaving the "r" out was intentional? At least on some occasions? Maybe you're wife and sister-in-law are trying to tell you something. Well, maybe you're sister-in-law is. Hehe!

Re:Linux (1)

Shikaku (1129753) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343460)

Or maybe... it's just her accent. There's a joke:

One day, a gal from Tennessee was serving a guy New York, and she sat him down. The ordeal was normal, he ordered the food and got it, but the girl forgot to bring silverware. So the New Yorker exclaims "Excuse me, can I get a fouk 'n spoon?"
The gal shouts in response that it is very impolite to swear, and the New Yorker responds, "Miss, I just want a fouk and a spoon!"

Re:Linux (1)

tqk (413719) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344238)

Get the fok outa here! :-)

And "Linux Torvalds" is a beautiful name.

Re:Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342306)

Robin Williams would tell you that the shortened form of "Android" is "Andrew".

"Linux" Torvalds? (1)

Obispus (803786) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342228)

Good lord...

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342296)

You misspelled his name:
GNU/Linux Trovalds

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (2)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342476)

Uh, that should be "GNU/Linux Torvalds. Please turn in your geek card on the way out...

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342508)

Actually, suffering from dyslexia is +1 geek cred.

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (2)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343194)

Writing it as anything but dysxelia is -1 too.

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (1)

tqk (413719) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344400)

Writing it as anything but dysxelia is -1 too.

C|K>k, thanks. Ick.

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (1)

tqk (413719) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344360)

Actually, suffering from dyslexia is +1 geek cred.

Aww, you're just trying to escape typo nazis (like me). Dyslexia is just a cry in the dark. :-)

Compilers don't let bad code through. Why should our text editors?

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (1)

e4g4 (533831) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344880)

Failure to ctrl-t the transposition typo is -1, so it's even.

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35343394)

Uh, that should be GNU/Linus GNU/Torvalds.

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (1)

tqk (413719) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344298)

Uh, that should be "GNU/Linux Torvalds.

Fsck, this is as funny as hell! Sorry Linus. You're now memed.

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35344392)

"GNU/Linux Torvalds

Forget anything, dear boy?
Just in case, maybe this will help you see the error of your ways.

(GNU/Linux Torvalds

Re:"Linux" Torvalds? (1)

FunkyRider (1128099) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342486)

LOLy When you are correcting someone for the spelling, it's good to do it right sometimes.

misleading summary (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342272)

He mentions asking people "Who are you?" and 'recounts' (mentions) only two specific encounters.

Not at all the titillating and medium-long read that the summary promises.

Not Hollywood's Fault (4, Funny)

Petersko (564140) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342288)

"For those who feel like Linux and open source have been slighted by Tinseltown in the face of its embrace of Facebook and The Social Network"

Well stop sending scripts in EMACS and insisting that Hollywood attach them to the end credits. Pilots in theora don't help either.

Re:Not Hollywood's Fault (2)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342414)

Actually, Hollywood is just an Emacs mode, which uses Eliza as a back-end to generate scripts.

Re:Not Hollywood's Fault (3, Funny)

greed (112493) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342484)

I see. Is it because of your mother that you say, "Hollywood is just an Emacs mode"?

Re:Not Hollywood's Fault (1)

darthdavid (835069) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342552)

Oh... say, " Hollywood is just an Emacs mode"?

Re:Not Hollywood's Fault (1)

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342950)

I think if they really did use Eliza to generate scripts, the scripts generated might be a little more original.

Re:Not Hollywood's Fault (5, Funny)

tool462 (677306) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342890)

I implemented my script as a lazy-evaluated list. You can seed it with starting values like "Once upon a time" or "It was a dark and stormy night" or even "I'm sorry Mr. Pizza Man, I ran out of money. Is there any other way me and my 20 lesbian sorority sisters can pay for that Italian Sausage?"

It'll keep giving you new lines based on the ones before it. The only boundary condition I put on the list length was the eventual heat death of the universe (likelihood of being eating by a grue = 1)

It got its trial run on the TV show Lost. The producers would just keep requesting lines until they filled their time slot. Then they'd just cut to black and play an ominous screeching violin sound at the end of each episode and call it "suspense." It had a couple bugs though where it would get stuck in these self-consistent story loops that made it seem like there was some deeper meaning. We'd have to go in and tweak something every now and then just to get it to move on. The most embarrassing error was where it would dump out 4 8 15 16 23 42 repeatedly which was just some garbage in memory after reading an unterminated string.

Re:Not Hollywood's Fault (1)

game kid (805301) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344646)

"I'm sorry Mr. Pizza Man, I ran out of money. Is there any other way me and my 20 lesbian sorority sisters can pay for that Italian Sausage?"

Now that, I would pay extra on every visit to see in 3D.

I Can Identify (3, Insightful)

hduff (570443) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342302)

I've met a few famous people and, unless they spend a lot of time being famous for just being themselves, they really don't look or act a lot like the characters they play and are famous for. Take them out of context and you'll hesitate before calling them by name.

Re:I Can Identify (2)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342392)

I figured this one out shortly after watching Eddie Murphy's stand up when I was a teenager. When I was younger, I saw Murphy in various Disney/kids movies...then I heard the things he said in his "adult" comedy and figured out what "acting" meant.

Re:I Can Identify (1)

CorSci81 (1007499) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342888)

I live in Hollywood and have this happen to me a lot. I've seen a handful of celebrities over the years I recognized and probably dozens more have passed me on the sidewalk without even registering as "someone". It took me about 5 minutes to figure out Chris O'Donnell was in line in front of me once and I still had Google after the fact to be sure since I was too timid to just ask while he was standing there instead of just looking awkward.

Re:I Can Identify (1)

Obfuscant (592200) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343912)

Who is Chris O'Donnell?

Seriously, isn't "Hollywood" one of the most ridiculous phenomena on the planet? What other trade has half a dozen different (inter-)nationally broadcast "awards" ceremonies where everyone gives everyone else trophies just for doing their job?

I'm including the music industry in that set, since they are nothing more than entertainment, too.

Just imagine how much benefit there would be if the money and time spent on the Oscars and the Tonys and the whatever-it-is was spent on something important and meaningful to the world as a whole.

Re:I Can Identify (1)

CorSci81 (1007499) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343974)

Who is Chris O'Donnell?

Apparently his career resurfaced on one of those many generic network TV crime drama shows, but I recognized him from the dreadful Batman & Robin movie that came out about a decade ago that I wish I could forget.

Seriously, isn't "Hollywood" one of the most ridiculous phenomena on the planet?

It is exceedingly ridiculous. Fortunately Hollywood the neighborhood of Los Angeles isn't very much like "Hollywood" the film industry. I wish someone would explain that to all of the tourists though.

News that matters? Really? (0)

vxice (1690200) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342336)

or is this an accidental repeat from the April fools day prank a few years ago with an attempt to widen slashdot's appeal by adding "omg ponies" signs and pink color scheme now we add celebrity gossip?

Re:News that matters? Really? (1)

Nadaka (224565) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342676)

Why do you think that the My Little Pony franchise was resurrected a few short years later? Slashdot brought forth ponies into the modern era.

Re:News that matters? Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342808)

Were you hoping to see some tech stories on Slashdot? That is so 1999! To be honest, I don't even know why Linus would have gone to something like that. The whole thing must be such a bore.

"So we could go whole retard quite openly.." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342350)

Wow.. good to see that Linus is also NOT politically correct!

old folks heating stipend cancelled. nobody cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342382)

that's cold. not much to celebrate there? definitely up there with 'stuff that matters' a lot right now? phreaking old/frail people & their grandchildren. you gotta love 'em. trying to stay alive etc..., no matter what happens to them. that's US.

don't old people have a union or something? aspca? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342494)

Of course kids don't need anything, being young and all. plus they've never worked anyway, & like to be cold. But it would seem that the old folks union should help take care of them? They knew their retirement savings & taxes they had paid faithfully may have had to be spent on wars &/or stolen, so whose fault is it? Can't the kids get jobs when they're bigger, & then take care of the old people if they still insist on being alive? It has to be fair. It's not our fault.

What a fucking non-story. (0)

kuzb (724081) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342422)

Seriously, this is not news. This is like some sort of tabloid shit. Keep this stupid crap off slashdot.

Re:What a fucking non-story. (1)

raitchison (734047) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342550)

I'm pretty sure that technically it is in-fact news. Obviously not the kind that everyone is interested in.

In any case CmdrTaco posted this particular FA, I would suspect he would know what does and doesn't belong on /.

Re:What a fucking non-story. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342736)

What a brilliant opportunity to beg the question you've opened up....

Re:What a fucking non-story. (2, Insightful)

Threni (635302) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342936)

And since the terrible, terrible visual update to Slashdot they've lost the `news for nerds - stuff that matters` tag. And not before time; this story, like so many others here recently, is neither.

Re:What a fucking non-story. (1)

hduff (570443) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342778)

Seriously, this is not news.

So we wait until Linux goes all Charlie Sheen?

(Or Hans Reiser of you prefer a geek meme.)

linus torvalds and charlie sheen's coke. (1)

lindseyp (988332) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343376)

I heard Charlie Sheen was doing coke in the back room whereas Linus, the party boy, had brought his own stash of Jolt.

Re:What a fucking non-story. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35343348)

Applying for that Slashdot censorship job again, are ya?
Seriously, make your own fucking nerd news aggregator.

Re:What a fucking non-story. (1)

safetyinnumbers (1770570) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343474)

This is like some sort of tabloid shit.

What's a 'Tabloid'? Oh, is that the new marketing name for a tablet running Android?

I was at the party too! (-1, Troll)

slasher156 (2005274) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342438)

I even have a picture [tinyurl.com] of myself and Linus

Re:I was at the party too! (2)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342490)

Warning: goatse is NSFW!

Re:I was at the party too! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342560)

Don't click the link, is is a goatse pic. I warned you!

Re:I was at the party too! (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342942)

I even have a picture [slashdot.org] of myself and Linus

You do realize you just said you're the goatse guy, right?

Re:I was at the party too! (1)

slasher157 (2005882) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343680)

Unfortunately, I am not :-(

A geek in hollywood... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342462)

...Who cares.

Re:A geek in hollywood... (1)

xTantrum (919048) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342496)

I actually posted the above comment. For some reason i couldn't login from my iphone. Now that's a story Taco not this gossip rag this submission is turning /. Into.

I got to meet Linus when I worked at Transmeta... (2)

Xyverz (144945) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342474)

So it's not close to being in Hollywood with the movie stars, but I can tell you if there's one guy out there who's so totally humble, Linus is it. He's a nice guy; it's great to see him get to do things like this from time to time.

Re:I got to meet Linus when I worked at Transmeta. (2)

corbettw (214229) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342528)

I can tell you if there's one guy out there who's so totally humble

It's Hollywood, so yes, there's only one guy out there who's humble.

Re:I got to meet Linus when I worked at Transmeta. (2)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343068)

I can tell you if there's one guy out there who's so totally humble

It's Hollywood, so yes, there's only one guy out there who's humble.

Actually most of them are. I'm sorry to suck the fun out of this well-established generalization, but this reputation is something that scared me when I first started working on movies. Instead of working with egotistical prima donnas like I expected, instead I met a lot of kind people who were eager to help me out. Maybe it's just because they're nice people or maybe it's just because movie making only really works when people work as a team. Couldn't tell you. What I can tell you is that I've dealt with a good deal less ego in this career than I did working at web startups back in the dot-com days.

Re:I got to meet Linus when I worked at Transmeta. (1)

im_thatoneguy (819432) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343876)

I have found that ego is usually inverse proportional to talent. It's those who are mostly inept who seem to have the biggest chip on their shoulders. While there is a lot of BSing in hollywood there is also a lot of talented professionals who only got to where they are through a lot of hard work and experience. Such a brutal thinning process of reputation/skill tends to weed out the egotistical assholes more than something like accounting where you just have to impress the HR person.

It's such a small industry that if you're an asshole and you are replaceable you probably won't have someone vouch for you on the next project.

Re:I got to meet Linus when I worked at Transmeta. (1)

e4g4 (533831) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344954)

I've dealt with a good deal less ego in this career than I did working at web startups back in the dot-com days.

That's because successful actors don't have to wear the bridle of not actually having made any money yet...

Be Informed (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342502)

"We interrupted David Spade chatting up Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis..."

Too bad Linus was not familiar enough with B list movie stars to recognize Spade and slap him. I'll never get those hours back from Joe Dirt.

Re:Be Informed (1)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342522)

If a butt-kicking is necessary, I assume Tove would be happy to provide it with her mad karate skillz.

Re:Be Informed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342598)

He was probably too busy staring at Mila Kunis. I know I would be.

Re:Be Informed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35344734)

Please note the "If a butt-kicking is necessary, I assume Tove would be happy to provide it with her mad karate skillz." sibling post as also having relevance here. :)

It starts with an Oscar pre-party.. (2)

RightSaidFred99 (874576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342548)

Next thing you know he'll be in the tabloids rumored to have snorted blow off Lindsay Lohan's ass.

Re:It starts with an Oscar pre-party.. (1)

ae1294 (1547521) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342624)

Next thing you know he'll be in the tabloids rumored to have snorted blow off Lindsay Lohan's ass.

Anyone who wants to buy her an 8ball can do that...

Re:It starts with an Oscar pre-party.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342708)

That's not even news.

Re:It starts with an Oscar pre-party.. (4, Funny)

multipartmixed (163409) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343028)

Blow? Lindsay Lohan? Please.

I heard poured hot grits down Natalie Portman's pants!

Not the father. (0)

scubamage (727538) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342568)

He is not the father of Linux, he is the father of the Linux Kernel. There's a difference. All of the utilities, shells, pretty much everything else was GNU. And they would have had a kernel first if Stallman didn't spend all of his time working on Emacs.

Re:Not the father. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342702)

He is not the father of Linux, he is the father of the Linux Kernel. There's a difference. All of the utilities, shells, pretty much everything else was GNU. And they would have had a kernel first if Stallman didn't spend all of his time working on Emacs.

Linus is the mother?

Re:Not the father. (4, Informative)

icebraining (1313345) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342756)

"Linux," by itself is the kernel. That's why Stallman makes the distinction between Linux and GNU/Linux. So he is in fact the father of Linux.

Re:Not the father. (1)

MobyDisk (75490) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342790)

And they would have had a kernel first if Stallman didn't spend all of his time working on Emacs.

In his defense, Emacs is at least twice as powerful as most operating system kernels. :-)

Re:Not the father. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342962)

There is only one Linux and it's a kernel. There is no good reason to call a whole operating system "Linux". Case in point: if you run Debian/kFreeBSD, you don't say: my system is kFreeBSD, and neither should you say that it's Linux. (ok, so FreeBSD doesn't have a separate name for the kernel, so it's a stretch, but I hope my point comes across.) The proper name of the system is Debian.

Re:Not the father. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35343060)

Huh? Of course, he's the father of Linux.

Perhaps he isn't the father of GNU/Linux, but nobody claimed he was. If you GNU zealots are so insistent that people call it GNU/Linux when referring to the system and that Linux is only the kernel, nothing else, you really can't take offense when somebody actually uses the name "Linux" to refer to just the kernel and says that Linus is the father of Linux.

If you're taking offense at that, then you're also implicitely accepting that Linux really is the whole system. So, which is it?

Re:Not the father. (1)

scubamage (727538) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344290)

A kernel with no applications to provide resources to does what exactly? When your average person calls Linus the "father of linux" they don't know that there is such a thing as a Kernel. They consider him 'the father of windows' just like Bill Gates is 'the father of DOS.' They have no idea that there are different components. Attributing the body of work of literally hundreds of thousands of developers to a single person is NOT ok.

Re:Not the father. (1)

Miseph (979059) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344570)

Which "average person"s are you referring to?

I strongly suspect that Taco is aware of the Linux vs. GNU naming controversy. In fact, I strongly suspect that almost everyone on Slashdot is aware.

Whether or not "average people" understand the role of a kernel in an OS is entirely irrelevant to whether or not Linus Torvalds is the originator of the Linux kernel.

So here's a radical idea: rather than try to browbeat other geeks to whom few people listen into using your preferred nomenclature, why don't you try putting that nomenclature out into general use? The people who already know what you have to say are not only unlikely to care and likely to find you annoying, but almost completely irrelevant. The bar on promotion to the general populace is extremely low, so it really shouldn't be tough for the GNUbies to clear if they really want to make a meaningful contribution.

Re:Not the father. (1)

JamesP (688957) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343080)

Yeah, he's going to implement GNU Hurd in Lisp as a module of Emacs

oh wait...

Linux and "The Social Network" (1)

silly_sysiphus (1300705) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342622)

Was I the only one geeky enough to be pleased at the sight of KDE 3.x on "Zuckerberg's" laptops in the movie?

Re:Linux and "The Social Network" (1)

outsider007 (115534) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342726)

No. Others are equally geeky.

Re:Linux and "The Social Network" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342798)

Yes.

Re:Linux and "The Social Network" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35343012)

I don't judge people by the OS they use. That's not geeky, that's bigotry.

Re:Linux and "The Social Network" (-1, Flamebait)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343328)

That's not geeky, that's just plain stupid.

There's nothing geeky about facebook and all the similar new age web 2.0 super mumbo jumbo. Real geeks don't use it, and hate those that do.
So, not only is facebook the most retarded thing ever created, but its creator is a disgusting jew. So, no, as a geek, you shouldn't use facebut, and certainly shouldn't see a movie about a filthy jew that ripped people of to create a mind-numbing tool.

Re:Linux and "The Social Network" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35343520)

...and here's your geek card, sir.

Earthquake (2)

bugs2squash (1132591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35342682)

I sit in my office (which used to be in the basement, now it's a room above the garage)

I think he should get out of there now, before it moves even further

so glamour is his corruption of choice? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35342692)

Clearly, he won't be corrupted by such considerations as money, but glamor is another story. How long till he embrasses the Hollywood's view on intellectual property rights?

Re:so glamour is his corruption of choice? (0)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343354)

He does. He never liked the GPL, and didn't want to make his kernel free. He eventually did it, and then regretted it. That's why he refuses to switch to GPLv3, why he has failed to give credit to the FSF, and consistently worked to create confusion with the name of the system (Which was GNU before linus came along, and still is). He doesn't care about freedom at all.

Isn't a Linus encounter with *anyone* awkward? (1)

Jozza The Wick (1805012) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343296)

Not just movie stars? There, I said it.

show me da pix! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35343484)

what, no pictures? this is all fud...

Windows fans (5, Funny)

PPH (736903) | more than 3 years ago | (#35343512)

Don't despair. I'm sure I saw Ballmer there.

No, wait. That was Shrek. Never mind.

Re:Windows fans (2)

Ocker3 (1232550) | more than 3 years ago | (#35344090)

It's funny because none of us Windows people really care about Ballmer, except aboput when he's going to leave.

I destroyed pricing power of an entire industry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35344844)

And all I got was this invite to this shitty Hollywood Party.

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