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Proposal for next month

Proposal for next month

Posted Oct 18, 2012 19:00 UTC (Thu) by man_ls (guest, #15091)
Parent article: Quotes of the week

The number of quotes of the week is inversely proportional to their quality -- man_ls's law.


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Proposal for next month

Posted Oct 18, 2012 22:50 UTC (Thu) by rusty (subscriber, #26) [Link]

Better feedback would be to indicate which you would cut.

If I had to order them from most interesting to least, I'd pick:
1) Hugh. Short, witty, long link very informative.
2) Stephan. An important warning, under-reported and under-debated.
3) Ted. The quote is a common theme of his, but the whole post is very informative.
4) Greg. I commented on his thread, so obviously found it worthwhile.
5) Rusty. Thread was kind of interesting, but this comment was a bit banal.
6) Paul. This provides some insight into a day in Paul's life, but not really in the same league as say #1.

I think cutting at <= 3 would be a good guide; I'm then more likely to follow the links to learn something.

Thoughts welcome,
Rusty.

Proposal for next month

Posted Oct 18, 2012 23:02 UTC (Thu) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

OK, my take (in the original order):
  1. McKinney: show-off.
  2. Rusty: interesting thought, but lacks quote value.
  3. Ts'o: obvious, beaten to death already by Val Aurora, tl;dr.
  4. Dickins: perhaps funny to hard-core kernel devs?
  5. Mueller: tl;dr.
  6. Greg K-H: tl;dr.
I know that the wave of tl;dr points to the CADT model, but I think that a good quote of the week should be really short and have a quick point. Pass the twitter test, or the soundbite test. Sometimes one longish paragraph can be OK, but three?!?

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Posted Oct 19, 2012 19:42 UTC (Fri) by PaulMcKenney (subscriber, #9624) [Link]

For your #1, I would have instead said "grasping at straws to rationalize my earlier posting of a totally brain-dead patch", but if that is considered to be showing off, so be it. ;-)

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Posted Oct 20, 2012 9:13 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

OK, then I go with Rusty's explanation :)

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Posted Oct 20, 2012 21:39 UTC (Sat) by PaulMcKenney (subscriber, #9624) [Link]

Works for me! ;-)

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Posted Oct 23, 2012 1:49 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

There are not many circles where mentioning that you're in a C++ standards meeting is considered bragging. Glad LWN is one of them. :)

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Posted Oct 20, 2012 7:50 UTC (Sat) by malcolmt (guest, #65441) [Link]

Your quote, Rusty, is actually quite pertinent, even outside the particular thread. It echoes a concern some of us out here in userland development have had for a while, although slightly more diplomatically phrased than I might have.

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Posted Oct 23, 2012 2:01 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

Such a shame to see kernel discussion on extremely proprietary Google Plus.

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Posted Oct 23, 2012 4:05 UTC (Tue) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

Indeed, but who knows, maybe Linus will do a bitkeeper/git thing for Google+.


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