We do not trust BIOS tables, because BIOS writers are invariably
totally incompetent crack-addicted monkeys. If they weren't, they
wouldn't be BIOS writers. QED.
-- Linus Torvalds
If we continue to hug
Every pig we can
Our love will grow
As large as this land.
So I promise to help
Every pig in defeat
For if it weren't for pigs
There would be no bacon to eat.
Right, because Firmware writers are from the rugged unresponsive
uplands of planet
and Software writers are from the emollient responsive groves of
planet harmony. Obviously what would work for one wouldn't work
for the other.
As a software writer, I fully buy into that world view. The
trouble is that when I go to dinner with hardware people, they seem
to be awfully nice chaps ... almost exactly like me, in fact ...
-- James Bottomley
If my phone is able to avoid losing almost all of its standby time
without me having to care about whether my bouncing cow game was
written by a complete fool or not, that means that my phone is
*better* than one where I have to care. Would the world be better
if said fool could be sent to reeducation camps before being
allowed to write any more software? Probably, but sadly that
doesn't seem to be something we can implement through code.
-- Matthew Garrett
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