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Linus Sighted At LCA2004

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the punchbuggy-finnish dept.

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leonbrooks writes "Yes! Third year in a row! The penguinmeister has entered the building! Posting from lecture theatre LG28 at the University of Adelaide, we have confirmed that Linus Torvalds has once more blessed us with his presence. Solid proof that Australia truly is The Lucky Country. (-:" And an anonymous reader adds: "Linus will be here for a week at linux.conf.au but not presenting anything. If you want to see him, maybe you guys should come down to South Australia and register for linux.conf.au 2004."

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224 comments

Awesome! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950852)

Linus is at location X!

This is news folks, make no doubt about it.

Re:Awesome! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950886)

Offtopic my fat ass, learn to moderate.

When you're given the points they assume you have at least 4 braincells remaining. I guess they'll have to review the policy.

MOD PARENT UP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950967)

He is right, you know. This "story" is teh gay.

Re:Awesome! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951191)

Yes, but what did he say about his stopover in an undisclosed location with Dick Cheney?

Ladies and Gentlemen (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950854)

Elvis has left the building.

Linus (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950855)

He's not the messiah. He's a very naughty boy..

Re:Linus (2, Informative)

Jacco de Leeuw (4646) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950913)

The person who moderated this as offtopic does not understand humour or should go out more [imdb.com] :-)

Re:Linus (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950986)

that's the first time I've heard Monty Python fandom equated with going out more.

I have however heard the two used in one sentence.

as in:

Stop watching that Monty Python and get some fresh air.

Re:Linus (4, Insightful)

JaredOfEuropa (526365) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951167)

He's not the messiah. He's a very naughty boy..
Modded as Funny, but it's simple truth (the first part anyway). What's the big deal with Linus visiting this or that town or university, if he's not there to hold a lecture or speak at some event? Sure, it might be interesting if you'd be able to sit down at the bar with him and chat... but would you want half the geek population to come running after you if you were Linus? *sigh*

Now if it was Bill Gates, I would want to know. I'd drive over to the location of his last sighting, and pick up a nice pie on the way ;-)

blah (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950856)

blah blah blah

wheeeee (-1, Offtopic)

katalyst (618126) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950857)

but i thot people go downunder 2 c russell crowe

Bah I'd rather see Tux... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950858)

A walking penguin is a far bigger sight.

Havoc Pennington will do the keynote (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950860)

Havoc of Red Hat/Gnome/freedesktop/ex-Debian fame will be there too delivering the keynote AFAIK. He has some interesting things to say, so people listen up. :)

Re:Havoc Pennington will do the keynote (-1)

anonymous coword (615639) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950897)

Hacvoc pennington WILL be booed and hissed at! He is infamous for ruining Gnome. I swithed from Gnome to KDE because he ruined it with his HIG and the awful tool gconf-editor that he wrote.

Re:Havoc Pennington will do the keynote (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951043)

And what's wrong with a standardized configuration editor and GUI?

Having gazillion different widget kits and configurations is a cancer within Linux.

Re:Havoc Pennington will do the keynote (0)

ez76 (322080) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951063)

I did not realize tumors could get tumors.

Re:Havoc Pennington will do the keynote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951039)

Ummm yeah... we're really going to listen to that guy. What interesting things does he have to say? Will he be talking about the new file selector coming up for GNOME/GTK? Or will he be talking about how Linux needs to become more friendly for end users? Wow, I can't wait for these and other exciting revelations.

Re:Havoc Pennington will do the keynote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951065)

Guess OP is a left hander...

Why stop there? (4, Informative)

leonbrooks (8043) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951074)

B'dale Garbee is here too, and Rusty, and Tridge, and Conrad Parker, Russell Coker, Chris Yeoh, Jon Oxer, Maddog, Job Corbet, Nick Bannon, James Henstridge, Malcolm Tredinnick, Sylvia Pfeiffer, Con Zymaris, Glen Turner, Ananth Mavinakayanahalli, Hugh Blemings, Janis Johnson, Jeremy Allison, Groggy Lehey, Jeff "jdub" Waugh, Rasmus Lerdorf, Trent "Lathiat" Lloyd, Jeremy Malcolm, Mark Tearle, Bernard Blackham, it's turning into a regular who's who.

And here's a postcard of Tux climbing the "Heroin Needle/Crashed Spaceship" communications tower Godzilla-style, telling us that Canberra [linux.org.au] have the 2005 conf. And they certainly have the balls for it: big concrete ones along the edges of some of their roads.

Apparently (5, Funny)

Xel'Naga (673728) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950862)

Even the smilies are upside down in Australia

He may be wanting to relocate to Australia. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950952)

Just to get a convertible... :-)

I'd avoid the Sun if I were as whitish. Just a hint before it's too late. :-(

SAVE SAVE SAVE (-1, Redundant)

jamesjw (213986) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950863)


I must save my pennies (sorry, in Australia - 5cent pieces) so I can grab a plane ticket to go to one of these Linux Conferences, maybe next year!

Would dearly love to see what goes on at one of these events! and maybe even get to meet the man himself, Linus heh..

-- Jim

Re:SAVE SAVE SAVE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950870)

Nope - "5 cent 'coins'"

Re:SAVE SAVE SAVE (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950946)

???? in victoria its either doofus

Re:SAVE SAVE SAVE (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951015)

moolah!

Australia is not a country (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950864)

its a "commonwealth." Australia is still the Queen's bitch.

Yeah riiiiight (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950872)

I hate to break it to you but the Queen counts for shit all. Just a rubber stamper (and her representative choosen by the Government actually does the 'work'). You must be American.

*Old Joke Alert* (-1, Funny)

Gleng (537516) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951083)

This one's been doing the rounds for ages. I've no idea where I first heard it.

~ring ring~

JH: Hello, your Majesty, it's John Howard, Prime Mister of Australia. I've been giving it some thought, and I'd like to declare Australia an Empire.

HRH: Mr Howard, you are not an Emperor.

JH: Err, OK then, how about we call it a Kingdom?

HRH: Mr Howard, you are not a King.

JH: Hmmm, well, would it be alright to declare Australia as a Principality?

HRH: Mr Howard, you are not a Prince.

JH: Well, what then?

HRH: Judging by your character, I would suggest that you continue to call Australia a country.

Errata: (1)

Gleng (537516) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951090)

Prime Mister


Just correcting my spelling before some other Nazi does.

MENTAL NOTE: Use Preview button.

Re:Errata: (1)

Joel Carr (693662) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951110)

Just correcting my spelling before some other Nazi does.

Only thing is you didn't. Unless I'm missing something... :)

---

Re:Errata: (1)

Gleng (537516) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951131)

Gah! Foiled again!

OK, OK, "Just pointing out my spelling mistake (and not actually bothering to correct it, because hopefully it's obvious) before some other Nazi does."

Better? ;)

Re:Errata: (0)

Joel Carr (693662) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951173)

"...before some other Nazi does."

You calling me a Nazi!?!? :-D

OK, OK, I'll stop being an idiot now... ;)

---

In other news... (5, Funny)

turgid (580780) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950866)

A decayed and rotten Elvis was seen attempting to enter the same conference without a pass. When questioned by security staff, the King was reportedy upset that such a "square" could become such a celebrity. "What is the world ocming to? Where are my fans?" He reportedly sobbed and he was led away by Australian police officers.

Re:In other news... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951170)

That's not fucking funny. Shut the hell up, you idiot.

I'm in LG28 too (4, Informative)

anonymous coword (615639) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950868)

Yes, i seen him too. He is running SuSE linux 9.0 on a Sony VAIO laptop. Me too. He is working on some patches for Kerenel 2.4.25 when I seen him. There are a lot of people here, with all sorts of computers and laptops. Some running Windows, Some running BSD, some even running Mac OS 9, but I didn't see OSX.

This place is great. I will update you with more details over the next few days here at LCA2004.

Re:I'm in LG28 too (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950901)

as trolls go, that one is pretty funny

Re:I'm in LG28 too (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951156)

Then check out that dude's record [slashdot.org] ...

What a pathetic prick.

Tux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950871)

Where do you think http://www.linux.org.au/org/penguin.phtml

This is all very well and good but... (0, Redundant)

secondvertigo (740502) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950887)

Will the man himself be making any announcements? Any expo keynotes? Will Russel Crowe challenge him to 12 rounds on Lin-Doom III Chortle, there goes my frigging Karma

Re:This is all very well and good but... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950916)

read..article..

Just the guys? (5, Funny)

agwis (690872) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950890)

"If you want to see him, maybe you guys should come down to South Australia and register for linux.conf.au 2004."


What about the gals? Surely linux.conf.au 2004 is a chick magnet, ain't it?


Re:Just the guys? (1)

p00ya (579445) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950968)

Well, if the one in Perth was anything to go by, I count.. well. four? [linux.org.au]

Re:Just the guys? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950990)

four? I counted about 37 ;)

Re:Just the guys? (1)

ardiri (245358) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951051)

> Well, if the one in Perth was anything to go by, I count.. well. four?

http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2003/media/Speakers -t ogether-800-501.jpg

i could only recognise two that looked vaugly as women. #1 = front row, center, really bad dress sense. #2 = front row. photo looks like taken at university of western australia - damn, been such a long time since i have been there; well over 10 years now *g* if there was four chicks there, i must be going blind.. hell, sweden is EVIL - look what it is doing to my chick-radar.

Re:Just the guys? (1)

Gleng (537516) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951116)

Why do I suddenly have the Revenge of the Nerds theme song stuck in my head after seeing that photo?

Chick magnet? Well, probably 20 or 30 shielas (2, Informative)

leonbrooks (8043) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950997)

OTOH, that's only Day One.

First photos (no, not just of the chix, settle down!) and a walkthrough going up on the site in the next 12 hours or so.

The Audio Miniconf has been a hoot, and ain't over yet. Also, educationaLinux has (sometimes) had the audience riveted, and even sessions as specialised as IPv6 are drawing an attentive crowd. Turn up to educationaLinux tomorrow [adam.com.au] and you not only get to see lil' ol' me present, but also Lindsay Holmwood's security talk has been pushed back into Tuesday.

Re:Just the guys? (4, Funny)

Gleng (537516) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951104)

Just tell them you've got 2.6 up and running. Their knickers fall off.

Lucky country?? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950892)

Solid proof that Australia truly is The Lucky Country.

I thought it's because of all the topless sheila's on the beaches :)

Australian women are fat and ugly. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950923)

Australia however is a multicultural country, which means we get fat ugly bitches from all corners of the world.

Re:Australian women are fat and ugly. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950937)

i see you've been to geelong

Re:Australian women are fat and ugly. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951017)

Yeah, we ship'em there on purpose.

Re:Lucky country?? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951094)

How about all them Bruces?

This means... (0, Funny)

Dilbert_ (17488) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950896)

That right now the entire planet is between me and Linus, as I am in Belgium...

Re:This means... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950907)

Look on the bright side, at least when its 12'oclock Belgium time it'll be 12'oclock where Linux is ;)

Re:This means... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950911)

Physically, yes. Logically, no, unless you work for Microsoft Belgium...

Linus spotting? (4, Funny)

illuminata (668963) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950898)

Charles Schultz is dead dammit! Unless you caught a reprint, there's no way you could've seen Linus!

And what the fuck does this have to do with penguins?

Re:Linus spotting? (1, Funny)

3lb4rt0 (736495) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950915)

Time to re-print the Waldo books with Linus instead.

Sell'em to geeks and make a fortune :-)

To Oz? (0, Funny)

CoolVibe (11466) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950914)

If you want to see him, maybe you guys should come down to South Australia

Sure, and plane tickets from europe to australia cost virtually nothing, and the plane trip is short. :)

Temperatures steady in the '20s (Celcius)... (1)

leonbrooks (8043) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951004)

...free icecreams and the beaches someone mentioned above. Could be worth it in the Northern Hemisphere's midwinter. (-:

Please stop (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951029)

Goddammit!

It's -7 deg C here, snowing and 4 hours of "daylight". It's pitch black in the morning and dark again when it's time to go home...

Re:Please stop (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951057)

One more... here in Sydney it's about 20 deg. C, 10pm at the moment, sunrise before 6am, sunset past 8pm.

Well I really wish there could be snow here though, I think it's quite romantic! Other than that, no thanks.

MORE RELEVANT THAN TEH LOONIS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950917)

"Yes, yes!" the King of Hyrule called out, noticing his daughter appear in the doorway of his great hall. "Come here, Zelda!"

The princess of his kingdom, a young girl at the tender age of eight, came striding gracefully down the carpeted passage, beaming broadly at the excitement of being called before her father. "What do you want, daddy?" she asked angelically, bounding jubilantly back and forth on her heels.

"Actually, I'm a bit worried about you, my dear." the monarch said in a suddenly serious tone. "You've been hanging out with that Kokiri boy a lot lately. I need to make sure he's not doing anything improper with you, so if you'll please take off your panties and pull your skirt up..."

"But..." Zelda whispered, her cheeks flaring brightly. "I'll be naked... they'll see my privates!" She glanced around worriedly, noticing the many guards around her. None of the, though, seemed to care about seeing a bashful kid revealing her vagina, even though some in the land would pay a golden rupee to see the princess unclothed.

"Oh, there's no shame in letting anyone see something so beautiful!" the King replied, his tone obviously out of place for someone supposed to watch and protect their offspring. "Now, just slide them off quick..."

Zelda began undressing before he could finish, mortified, but not knowing what else to do. Her pink slippers came off in a flash, showing a determination to get this over with as quickly as possible. With agile movements, the princess managed to pull the violet tabard over her head without disrupting her carefully folded headgear. Then, after pausing a moment to draw enough courage to continue, she slipped her hands underneath the fluffy pink dress and pulled down her underwear before hiking the hem up past her waist.

Her pussy was on glorious display at last, quivering somewhat in the cool air. Zelda felt as if she'd rather let the dark man Ganon see her like this instead of someone so familiar, but still her father imposed.

"Come closer, please..." His Majesty commanded, beckoning her with a quaking voice. "Let me get a good look."

"Daddy, I'm embarrassed!" she with strong chagrin, walking slowly until he grabbed her bare legs and effortlessly hoisted her up on his lap. Zelda let out a yelp of astonishment, but nothing else.

"Don't be!" the aging ruler said comfortingly, looking directly at her big, blue eyes for the first time. "There's nothing wrong with listening to your father!" Still a little unsure, Zelda tried not to watch as he pulled her robe up again, but curiosity forced a peek anyway.

"Perfectly pure." he remarked impressedly. "Not a hair to be found, you're just as fresh as when you were born! And..." he paused, extending two fingers to spread her fat lips apart, forcing a surprised gasp from the exposed child. "Still intact as well. You must be so
proud to finally be old enough!"

"Old enough for what?" she asked quizzically, bouncing up momentarily as her sire shifted in his chair.

"To succeed your late mother as my Queen!" the doddering figure announced happily, not noticing his little girl's lack of excitement.
"We merely need to consummate in order to make the bond complete."

"Come... soon?" Zelda asked innocently, sensually juxtaposition the words. "What does that mean?"

"Well..." the jubilant sovereign began, his smile growing wide as possible. "It means I have to put THIS..." he made a swipe of his hand, and a large fleshy rod emerged from his lap. "Into THAT!" With another flick, he pointed his penis towards her tiny slit, nearly erupting all over her unused crack on the spot

"But I'm too small!" the diminutive youngster pointed out, spreading her legs unconsciously to prove it. "You'll never be able to put that inside me!" The bulging head did indeed dwarf her kiddy hole, but it did not appear to concern the royal male one bit.

"Worry not, my child!" His Highness said, cheerfully irresponsible. He lifted her small frame easily, positioning his baby's unbloomed flower over the spike protruding from his crotch. "You should feel honored, darling. Very few daughters get to be loved by their fathers this way!"

"Ow!" cried Zelda, shuddering naively as the shaft began to penetrate her virginity. "It hurts, daddy! Stop it, please!"
Remarkably, she remained holding the garment to her waist, so everything happening could still be seen by both lovers.

"I... can't..." lamented her father, unable to stop himself from banging his own kid. "You're so warm and tight, the best I've ever had!"

"Please, take it out, it's splitting me open!" she begged piteously, squinching cutely as her hymen was taken away. "I promise I won't tell anyone... if you just stop!"

"Nonsense!" interrupted the King, finally seeing to his daughter's weeping. "You just need to be stretched a little, that's all. I was supposed to do this as soon as Hyrule was in danger of being without an heir, but I think forcing myself upon you at six years old would have been selfish. Just put your hands on my shoulders, and push down as hard as you can."

"Okay..." the impaled princess reluctantly responded, grimacing as she complied. "I'll try."

"That's a good girl." her dad replied, pushing down on her thighs while watching the violated orifice continue to swallow his cock. "Almost there..." he announced, seeing her protruding clit start to touch his hilt.

"Unnnngh..." Zelda cried loudly, feeling her inner walls rippling defiantly against the invader. "It's hard... I feel so full!" By the time she was done grimacing, though, her cunny had at last reached Papa's lap. "I did it!" she shouted exuberantly, looking down at her obscenely filled genitals. "You're all the way in!"

"Of course I am, sweetie!" her father replied, leaning forward to give his exultant progeny a sordid kiss on the lips. "Now, we must do it again!"

"No, daddy, please!" she suddenly exclaimed, hugging him tightly even though his prick was still lodged in her belly. "Not again, it's too big!"

"I'm sorry..." the King went on, not paying any attention as he lifted her up before slamming all sixty pounds back on onto his tool. "You're just too young for me to resist! I must continue until you're oozing my white cream!"

"Aaaaahhhhh!" Zelda moaned, aware of how much easier it was not that her father had irrevocably rammed her young pussy open well before its time. "It still smarts..." she whined while forcibly riding her older partner. "But now I'm starting to tingle..."

"That's just the beginning!" her debaucherous lover declared, continuing to slam into his daughter with wild thrusts. "Soon you'll have an orgasm, and your uterus will open up to let my sperm impregnate
you!"

"We're going to have a BABY?" the pint-sized female swooned, starting to push up and down so her vagina could stimulate the pistoning dick faster.

"I hope so!" Hyrule's majesty stated gaily, helpless to but stare at his child's bare slit as it moved up and down his affectionate pole.

"Ooohh, I can't wait!" cooed the immature female, delirious at the prospect of making a new life even at such a tender age. "Do it now! Make me have an... orgasm... so I can get pregnant!"

"But honey..." stuttered the elder monarch. "I wanted to take my time and really enjoy watching you bounce in my lap!"

"No..." protested Zelda, now the only one making any effort to fuck. "I'm starting to feel good now... please... I'll let you see me take showers, I'll touch myself like the maids do when they think I'm not looking, I'll even let you put your thing in me whenever you want! Just please... put a baby in me!"

His Highness didn't have the heart to tell his beautiful girl that her reproductive organs were far too undeveloped to nurture a child, but that didn't stop him from making sure her first time ended in the most enjoyable of feelings.

"Nothing would make me happier..." he panted. "Than if you let me have sex with you anytime I wanted." Zelda glowed timidly as he praised the simple gift between her legs, feeling something amazing begin to churn in her loins.

"Something's happening..." she rasped. "I feel all good down there!"

"That means you're about to come, sweetheart!" the rapturous male yelled back. "It will be the most fantastic feeling ever! Keep going, daddy's going to fill you up soon!"

Zelda let out a high-pitched squeal as her first climax sent shivers of pleasure up and down her young frame. Her father, too, let out a grunt of excitement before pouring thick loads of semen into his daughter's warm vice, ecstatic beyond the realm of language to be the first one to do so.

"Eeeeeeeee!" she shouted at the top of her lungs, riding his forbidden pole with boundless energy. "It feels so good! I never want to stop!"

The pair continued coupling for a length period of time, even the stoic sentinels of Hyrule beginning to turn their heads as the eight-year-old princess drove her cunny up and down her dad's manhood through multiple, explosive orgasms. At last, when the majestic piston could no longer support Zelda's weight, the two finally ceased to rock back and forth, the spent child nestling in her His Majesty's arms and finally letting her dress down to cover the evidence of their incestuous affair.

"Nothing..." the King said at least, his ragged breath spilling over onto his progeny. "Could ever be so right."

"Thank you, daddy!" his exhausted princess said graciously, hugging her father and once again sharing in the merging of lips that only lovers enjoy. "It was the most amazing thing I've ever done!"

"I know, Zelda." he replied, massaging her neglected butt. "And the best part is, we can do this any time from now on!"

"Oooh..." she groaned, clenching her sphincter at the thought. "I'm feeling all funny just imagining it." After a moment's delay, she rose
up for a final time, gasping in awe as her nubile folds snapped shut the moment she dismounted, sealing the intimate crime in her womb.

"Promise me..." she plead, rubbing her cum-streaked vagina on her dad's gown. "If I didn't make a baby... we can do this again?"

"Oh, my precious!" the King swooned, taking her cheeks in his hands. "I'll still make love to you, even when we've had ten children
together!"

The next kiss they shared was utterly passionate, and even Zelda cared no longer about the witnesses to her taboo deflowering.

dsw (-1, Offtopic)

secondvertigo (740502) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950918)

Are you such a dreamer
To put SCO to rights
I'll stay in Cupertino forever
Where 2 and 2 always makes a Megahertz myth
I'll lay down Darwin
Perl scripts and hide
January brings mini Pods
And 249 brings 4 times less drive

Hero worship must be bad enough... (2, Funny)

Realistic_Dragon (655151) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950921)

But now to be the target of a worldwide real life 'Wheres Waldo' like geek game must be a little too much!

Part of the miracle of Linus is... (2, Insightful)

leonbrooks (8043) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951020)

...that he takes it all in his stride. Today, he made a suggestion about Saturday's events and a specific large software company which clearly shows that:
  • He's not taking himself too seriously (no swelled head)
  • He's managing the excessive attention itself well (certainly several orders of mangitude better than I would)

Awesome! (0, Funny)

teledyne (325332) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950930)

I can go to Australia, meet Linus at a bar, and outdrink a peron of worldwide importance, in the nude! Schweet.

Re:Awesome! (1)

ardiri (245358) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951070)

> I can go to Australia, meet Linus at a bar, and outdrink a peron of worldwide importance, in the nude! Schweet.

you know Linus is swedish/finnish dont you? you might have a hard time out drinking him :) ever since i moved to sweden from australia - my alcohol absorbtion abilities has increased ten fold.. i blame it on my buddies.

That would be... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950931)

...room LG28 of the Napier building at Adelaide Uni then, I take it? Right next door to LG29 where I had those evil COBOL lectures last year. Bleh.

Now how the hell am I supposed to (pretend to) study for my upcoming physics exam knowing Linus himself is possibly on campus? Thanks for potentially stuffing up my grades, Slashdot. ;-)

Where's his wife? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950938)

With Linus so far away over the sea, Tovi might be lonely, and in need of comfort.

ya know (4, Insightful)

Illserve (56215) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950941)

When people poke fun at /. they make up stories just like this.

OMG (5, Funny)

Nightreaver (695006) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950960)

...we have confirmed that Linus Torvalds has once more blessed us with his presence.

Anybody touched him yet? No, of course... nobody could be THAT lucky.

LINUS SPOTTING? (-1, Troll)

Eric(b0mb)Dennis (629047) | more than 10 years ago | (#7950965)

Man, this is the life...

Only on slashdot would geeks drool in anticipation of seeing linus when in south australlia...

of course, the pretty girls on the beach mean nothing

i have a pic of linus's genital area, you can get a copy, email me at CEO@SCO.COM

MOD PARENT UP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950993)

l o l t aht i s th e fun nie s t th i n g E V A R ! ! ! !! L OL ! ! ! ! ! 1 1 11 1

i a m dr o o l i n g o ver L INU S i w a n th i s h o t o p en s o u r ceG R I T S I N M E

Ask D'ohl^H^HUtah Bob^H^HDennis for evidence... (1)

leonbrooks (8043) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951024)

...that he has any rights to those images.

With specificity. (-:

In other related news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950979)

...I can be sighted at LCA2004 :)

Re:In other related news... (1, Funny)

Patrik_AKA_RedX (624423) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951155)

hmm, I wonder how a AC looks in real life? Would (s)he/it wear a scramble suit (A Scanner Darkly)?

Re:In other related news... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951182)

Nah, you'd never know when you'd got him, like Keyser Soze from Usual Suspects.

MORE SHITTY FANFICTION FOR YOUR READING ENJOYMENT (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7950989)

Trying to grasp at his thoughts, Raynor broke away. "What in hells are you doin' woman?"

Kerrigan looked put out. "I'm trying to fuck you, what does it look like?!"

He hadn't expected it to be this easy. A token protest, a token fight, and they were naked. And gods, did Kerrigan like to play the Dom. He didn't even object to his hands being tied while she played with him.

And play she did... His nipples were licked, sucked and bitten til he thought they'd bleed, his stomach was teased with the tips of her breasts, half tickling, half seducing, and then, she'd gone to work on his cock. Pretty soon, Raynor realised she wanted him to beg. He'd tried not to laugh at the realisation, after all, he could wait, or so he'd thought. Instead, he'd found himself begging after the third time she'd brought him to the edge and denied him release. Laughing, Kerrigan had freed his hands and responded; "Only after you please me."

She'd laid down on the bed with an expectant look in her alien eyes, and for a moment Raynor was overwhelmed with Xenophobia. That was until her eyes seemed to shift, and the softest whisper danced across his mind.

Jimmy...

Raynor shook himself mentally. If he did this right... With his own wicked grin, he set to work, laving her face with kisses, before working slowly down her neck, his tongue flickering against her skin, half-tease, half-tickle. Kerrigan gasped. Her senses heightened during her transformation, Raynors touches were sparking deep desires, especially in the part of her soul she'd long assumed dead.

"More!"

Smiling against her skin, Raynor obliged, turning his attention to her nipples and repeating her attentions to his, nipping and sucking until she was about to scream, and then he dived lower, licking her stomach, even lower, parting her thighs.

"If I do this wrong you gotta tell me..." He muttered.

"Its still there Jim..." She replied, "I'm modified, thats all..."

As soon as his tongue found her over-sensitive clit, the scream that had been building broke free. Sex had never been like this with anyone, even Duran, and she thrashed on the bed, needing more, needing completion.

"Now, now Jim, NOW!"

He slid up the bed, reaching for her as she reached for him, and in that moment both forgot time, place, situation, and only focused on the sliding of his body with hers as he sheathed himself, groaning.

"God, Sarah..."

The pace quickened as the fires rose, but the dominant in Kerrigan soon rose, flipping the pair over so she could be on top, riding him hard to her own completion, and he followed soon after, cradling the fallen, saited Queen of Blades against his chest.

Mulder and Krycek (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951036)

Please post Mulder and Krycek slashfanfic!

Legolas and Aragorn stuff is great too!

damn...need...car... (0)

phoinixuser (737690) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951013)

come to sydney linux!!

SLASHDOT DAILY SPORTS DIGEST (-1, Offtopic)

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Linus Torvalds arrested? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951034)

Why is it that australian women get snobbier, even as their collective asses grow proportionally bigger?

There's now way I can get in (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951035)

Since I practice the Islamic faith,
there is probably no way I will be
able to enter Australia.

MOD PARENT UP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951151)

It's true. Australia is a racist nation. 77% of aussies are racist.

Check this out:

Many of you would probably remember the coroner's inquest earlier this year into the death of Puongtong Simaplee, a young Thai woman smuggled into sexual slavery in Australia at the age of twenty. She was picked up by the Department of Immigration, sent to Villawood detention centre. She died there of heroin withdrawal symptoms (there was no adequate medical care - she was not even put on a drip), complicated by pneumonia and malnutrition, after vomiting for three days. She was 27 at the time of her death.

Spooky (4, Funny)

laa (457196) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951046)

This starts to sound like the Elvis sightings... Linus has published a book already, but when will we see the first album?

Big Boost For Adelaide (3, Funny)

POds (241854) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951047)

The shock occurance of linus at Adelaide has made it's popularity amoung other Australians soar through the roof. Its believed all the skits and parody's of Adelaide being Australia's most borring city will stop right here

Re:Big Boost For Adelaide (1)

krumms (613921) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951075)

Its believed all the skits and parody's of Adelaide being Australia's most borring city will stop right here

Yeah I can see it now ...

"Adelaide - We Got Nerds!"

Yesiree, if that doesn't change the stripes of the Adelaide-bashers, I don't know what will.

Re:Big Boost For Adelaide (1)

Joel Carr (693662) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951098)

Ah, you must be Victorian! Or some equally vile person! :-D

[insert bloody vics stealing our F1 Grand Prix or some other appropriate/inappropriate comment here] :)

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Aww, c'mon! (2, Funny)

NemesisStar (619232) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951052)

I know you're posting from the land downunder, but there's still no excuse for the backwards smilie!

obligated to.. (-1, Offtopic)

alvarl (729745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951062)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of them!

That's my uni! (2, Funny)

Joel Carr (693662) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951076)

Cool, I'm only 15 minutes away from there!! I'm starting to regret my decision not to attend the conference... WHAT WAS I THINKING!!! Still, it's not too late, just I think it costs more now.

On a side note, I hope he doesn't happen to wander into our CS department that would be enough to destroy any computer lover's soul...

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He announced going to Australia.. (5, Informative)

tsager (196659) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951085)

Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 22:49:01 -0800 (PST)
From: Linus Torvalds [email blocked]
To: Kernel Mailing List [email blocked]
Subject: Linux-2.6.1

Ok, the diffs from -rc3 are minimal, most noticeably the (very _very_ hard
to trigger, but nasty if you ever did) fork() race that Ingo found.

I'm going to be in Australia (and on airplanes) for the week, but we're
all in the capable hands of Andrew, so why worry? The fact that I'm
fleeing the country should in no way be construed as anything sinister at
all, no siree. Nope. I'm innocent, and nobody saw me do it.

The full changelog is getting uploaded right now along with the release,
and the BK trees have already been pushed.

Up up and away,

Linus

But doesn't he live... (1)

Zakabog (603757) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951088)

...somewhere in Cali? So wouldn't that make the US a lucky country? And wouldn't it be waaaaaaaaay cheaper to get a flight to the US than to australia (unless you're fortunate enough to live near Australia)?

Yeah, wow. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951108)

And in more important news:

The Free Software Movement - Anarchism in Action [indymedia.org.uk]

Linux Bangalore/2003 (2, Interesting)

hackrobat (467625) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951111)

Speaking of geek stars turning up for conferences, I was at LB/2003 [linux-bangalore.org] where Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman did presentations on Mono. Excerpt from my blog:
LB/2003 apparently was a world record. 96 hours of talks in 3 days! It was on Slashdot [slashdot.org] yesterday.

I got a chance to meet Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman, both of Ximian and Mono fame. I also met Naba Kumar, author of the Anjuta IDE for Linux, and a few other veterans of the Linux community in India. I didn't get the time and opportunity to meet Rasmus Lerdorf (author of PHP) and Jeremy Zawodny (Yahoo's MySQL guru) though.
I'm posing (red shirt) with Miguel de Icaza [balajin.net] :-D

Let me tell you, it's great to have guys like Miguel and Nat at conferences. They're natural crowd-pullers, and unlike most geeks who like to avoid contact with humans as much as possible, these guys are very crowd-friendly, willing to take extra time out to answer people's questions, etc. People who were at the conference can tell you how these two monkeys sold Mono to the crowd--effortlessly and in style ;-) Amazing!

Re:Linux Bangalore/2003 (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951132)

I'm posing (red shirt) with Miguel de Icaza :-D

OMG U R TEH GHEI!!!!!!!!!!

Important Stuff:

Please try to keep posts on topic.

What a surprise... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951145)

... what with Australia being gay capital of the world and all.

Linus sighting??!! (5, Funny)

kiwioddBall (646813) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951149)

Linus sighted?

This puts Linus right up there with the Yeti, UFO's and Elvis.

I saw Linus buying hair shampoo at the local 7/11!!!

Get Linus Shitzenfaced! (4, Interesting)

shplorb (24647) | more than 10 years ago | (#7951169)

All you Linux geeks, don't forget that on Friday and Saturday is the annual Schutzenfest! Head west along the River Torrens to Bonython Park (or alternatively, along North Terrace and Port Road... you'll know you're on the right track as the concentration of drunk people increases =]

For those of you who don't know, schutzenfest is german for "shooting festival". The one held in Adelaide each summer is the largest in the southern hemisphere. Though of course, being aussies, we've turned it into a mostly piss drinking festival, hence why a lot of people (like me) say they're going to get 'shitzenfaced'. Either way, it's a bloody great time... plenty of german culture and food and beer for all!

Hopefully it'll be stinking hot again - you can get smashed really quickly because you'll be sweating so much and you gotta drink that huge stein of beer before it warms up!

I was going to volunteer at the conference on Saturday, but then I remembered Schutzenfest was on. Beer and babes: 1 Linux: 0. Though of course, if I happen to see Linus I'll shout him a round, as I'd expect everyone else would.

=D

Is it just me... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7951188)

...or is Linus looking more and more like a ferret
every year.

I mean, I like the man, but he's gotta get a
personal stylist or something.
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