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This one is absolutely, for sure, not FUD. It’s astonishingly even-handed: the only comment on either Linux or Windows is the following:

“We’re all familiar with Linux trolls who disrupt Windows threads, and Windows trolls who disrupt Linux discussions.”

Linked here for three reasons:

(1) It’s one of the least obnoxious things OSNews has come up with in recent memory.
(2) Amusingly, it was linked from yet another new Loon on the pog-blog. No particular reason; it’s just that they’re turning paranoid over there, now that there are a few independent minds posting comments.
(3) It is actually an excellent discussion of the trolling phenomenon, which (if you read the “About” tab) is what this site is largely about.

The listing at the front (“Some of the techniques trolls use to accomplish their objectives are…”) is a mighty fine encapsulation of your typical troll. Remind you of anyone in particular?

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Update, 22:20 UK time (because this is getting Adamited, whereas I really think people would benefit from reading the link):

Here’s the list of troll characteristics, which I think is rather superb:

  • Pithy put-downs
  • Name-calling and insults
  • Ad hominem attacks that try to negate an opinion by alleging negatives about the person supporting it
  • Impugning other’s motives
  • Emotional rants
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Completely off-topic posts
  • Posting inaccurate “facts”

If you leave out the “bullying and harassment” bit, that is essentially Robert Pogson to a tee.

Is it possible that he is persistently trolling his own blog?

#1 Posted by wants2bfree on Jan 25, 2012 3:46 PM

It reminds me of almost everyone on this site, spreading lies that make GNU/Linux look like anything less than a manifestation of God.

#2 Posted by DrLoser on Jan 25, 2012 3:51 PM

If GNU/Linux existed in the middle ages, you do realise that you would have been burned at the stake for that heresy, don’t you, Adam? The text is not the manifestation.

However, I’ll let you off this time and just laugh at you.

#3 Posted by Gesh on Jan 25, 2012 4:24 PM

If something as sh*tty as Linux is a manifestation of God, it’s a cruel, unforgiving and uncarring God, you guys. Still what has a religion to do with a hobbist OS? I’ve heard there is an abomination called the Unix philosophy, so Linux is maybe some kind of perverted Buddism fork.

#4 Posted by wants2bfree on Jan 25, 2012 4:37 PM

GNU/Linux promises us eternal freedom in exchange for our worship.

#5 Posted by Gesh on Jan 25, 2012 4:51 PM

“GNU/Linux promises us eternal freedom in exchange for our worship.”

Please link where is this written.

#6 Posted by Gesh on Jan 25, 2012 4:54 PM

By where I mean which holly book – the bible, the quran, you get the idea.

#7 Posted by ReverseControllerSE on Jan 25, 2012 4:54 PM

It’s possible that Adam is in fact right, Linux may be a manifestation of God’s will – in which case we can safely say that God intended to punish Linux users.

Given the severity of the punishment we can only wonder what foul acts have caused it…

(Evangelizing Linux perhaps? The punishment arriving before the crime to both preempt and cause the crime to occur; because you know what they say – God works in mysterious ways… )

#8 Posted by wants2bfree on Jan 25, 2012 4:59 PM

I say it, right here and now. It has been hinted at in the writings of the lesser profits that came before me, but GNU/Linux has finally chosen to reveal it explicitly to me.

#9 Posted by Gesh on Jan 25, 2012 5:01 PM

“but GNU/Linux has finally chosen to reveal it explicitly to me.”

Yes, I understand, I’ve heard that a lot of kids have imaginery friends.

#10 Posted by ReverseControllerSE on Jan 25, 2012 5:03 PM

Perverting holy texts (not that you really can, but trying feebly counts as well) to spread false religion is an affront to God, Adam.

Be careful, lest you are struck with harsher punishment…

#11 Posted by wants2bfree on Jan 25, 2012 5:03 PM

If you reach out with your mind you can commune with Winders, though I warn you the experience of confronting so much evil will be unpleasant.

#12 Posted by wants2bfree on Jan 25, 2012 5:05 PM

Using M$ products is the fastest way to go to hell.

#13 Posted by Gesh on Jan 25, 2012 5:06 PM

I see that you are in your own kind of hell. What is Winders, btw?

#14 Posted by wants2bfree on Jan 25, 2012 5:09 PM

The road to heaven is narrow, because the rest of you will be buttraped by those of us who make it through.

#15 Posted by Gesh on Jan 25, 2012 5:10 PM

“The road to heaven is narrow, because the rest of you will be buttraped by those of us who make it through.”

What? :D That doesn’t even make sense.

#16 Posted by wants2bfree on Jan 25, 2012 5:11 PM

It will when some faithful GNU/Linux user has his way with you. Repent now before its too late.

#17 Posted by Gesh on Jan 25, 2012 5:19 PM

Don’t be so sure who will has his way with whom. :) You know what – I will consider repenting, if and only if you manage to convince me in non-lunatic raving way that the religion (based on faith) has anything to do with OS (based on science).

#18 Posted by wants2bfree on Jan 25, 2012 5:26 PM

I can’t convince you. You must believe.

#19 Posted by Gesh on Jan 25, 2012 5:28 PM

Allright. Good night.

#20 Posted by wants2bfree on Jan 25, 2012 5:28 PM

Paid M$ $hill.

#21 Posted by Gesh on Jan 25, 2012 5:29 PM

:D

#22 Posted by DrLoser on Jan 25, 2012 5:32 PM

“It has been hinted at in the writings of the lesser profits that came before me”

You mean Canonical, Adam? Or are your sources even less profitable?

BTW: If you’re going to persist with this ridiculous notion of using sock-puppets to alleviate your boredom, you might consider investing in a spell-checker. It’s pathetically obvious at the moment.

I recommend Microsoft/Word…

“In the beginning was Word, and Word was with God.”

#23 Posted by wants2bfree on Jan 25, 2012 5:33 PM

The lesser profits of the past are many. Stallman, Torvalds, and Raymond are the most holy trinity but below them are numerous others including Shuttleworth, Bacon, Morton, Cox, and Shwartz.

#24 Posted by DrLoser on Jan 25, 2012 5:46 PM

Still in need of a spell-checker, I see.

Unless, and in your case, Adam, I find it hard to believe, that was irony.

“Prophet,” in case it escaped your tiny little mind.

#25 Posted by ReverseControllerSE on Jan 25, 2012 6:07 PM

No, no, he meant “profits”, as in “there were none” (well he said lesser, but you know, in the less than zero kind of way).

No profit for the authors (as in: no money was earned), none for the users (as in: no functionality was given, and no work was done) and none for the schola… I mean manipulating propagandists (no, wait, some of those have based their entire careers on spewing out bullsh*t; oh well, I guess somebody has to profit from all that stupidity).

#26 Posted by ReverseControllerSE on Jan 25, 2012 6:24 PM

“Using M$ products is the fastest way to go to hell.”

This should not surprise you Adam, Mark $huttleworth is a well known acolyte of a false religion called GNU/FLOSS (they worship machine idols and practice foul rituals of toe-fungi eating).

You should stop using Ubuntu (or any other version of Linux) to protect your soul!

.......

Also, seek professional help, by which I mean a psychiatrist.

#27 Posted by DrLoser on Jan 25, 2012 6:44 PM

@RC:

I don’t hold much (if any) of a brief for psychologists, but why would you want to condemn one of the breed to that?

It’s cruel and unusual punishment, I tell you.

#28 Posted by FibberMcGee on Jan 25, 2012 10:10 PM

I think I understand where Wants2BFree is coming from. Everytime I use Linux, I wind up yelling “Dear frakin’ God!”

#29 Posted by administrator on Jan 26, 2012 1:23 AM

@Wants2BFree, I thought Open Source wasn’t about profits. ;)

#30 Posted by DigitalAtheist on Jan 26, 2012 2:42 PM

Winders are machines used in various industries such as the textile industry to wind thread, yarn, wire around cones and the like or to weave things such as braid and ropes.

As for Adam, I know not what he babbles about, other than seeming to admit that Linux is a profitless profession.

#31 Posted by kurkosdr on Jan 26, 2012 7:34 PM

“Also, seek professional help, by which I mean a psychiatrist.”

And after the psychiatrist is done with him, he will be a Xanax-drugged zombie. What was the last time you saw a phychiatrist actually help a patient get a better life instead of drugging him/her and turn him/her into a lonely zombie? Psychologists are not allowed to give drugs, so theoretically they have an incentive to give you advice to help you better your life, but they fail to do so because the societal norms prevent them from giving the only advice that matters (see below)

The way to go is, to go and f|_|ck a hooker (seriously). You will get a new, much better perspective of life after you have some real sex (even with a hooker). I did. This is why smart dads here in Athens (my dad included, lol), when the son becomes 18 and if he doesn’t have a girlfriend yet, they drop him off at Filis street (the red light district, that is), give him 100$ and tell the son to go and find a hooker (along with the usual advice about the condom, of course). It’s called “taking the son for his first time”. Those dads do this because they don’t want to see their son become a basement dweller spending his life petting Ubuntu “Terminal Tamagochi” or something like that. And if the dad isn’t smart enough to do this, the friends will.

#32 Posted by kurkosdr on Jan 26, 2012 8:15 PM

“Using M$ products is the fastest way to go to hell.”

Or Google products (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399344,00.asp ). Or Apple’s (no explanation needed). Or Sony’s (PS3 DRM). Or Nintendo’s (Wii DRM). Or Nokia’s (they chose to ship M$ software). Or RIM’s… Is my Toshiba DVD player safe? (no, those evil dudes from Toshiba signed the DVD Forum contract to get the CSS decryption license, so every time you watch a DVD you march one circle closer to the center of hell)

If you care how “evil” companies that make products nobody forces you to buy are, you should really follow the advice of my previous post.

#33 Posted by kurkosdr on Jan 26, 2012 8:21 PM

And btw i never got the brouhaha about web privacy. Are those data Google is collecting going to hurt me, ever? No. On facebook, the data you give may hurt you only if you are stupid. People don’t care about web privacy, as long as you don’t gather their personal photos from their harddrives (not the ones they chose to publish). People don’t care about data used for targeted ads, it’s stuff bloggers write to fill slow news days, and Schmidt and Zuck know this and that’s why they don’t care.

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