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Linus Torvalds used his latest missive to the Linux Kernel mailing list to have a go at innocent Digg users - all in the name of getting the email more widely read, of course. At the end of the message detailing merge requests, Torvalds wrote: "PS. And to get wider distribution for this message: Digg users - you're all a bunch …

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How long until...

Rod rubbing register readers?

With an apt icon.

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Righteous Register

Nuff said

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Isn't that...

a future release of Ubuntu?

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Paris Hilton

Still waiting for....

Bishop bashing bastards.

Pudding pulling plonkers.

Paris, 'cos its better to call a professional than do it yourself....

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And I thought

He was just working on the chav branding of future Ubuntu releases.

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But..

They are wanking walruses.

Paris, because I'm sure she has.

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Who will it be?

The Spam King and associates, perhaps? They already have the ability to get Linus' message, whatever it is, to the mailbox of millions... so:

Spammers are all Onanistic Onagers?

With the inverted icon to that suggested by Naich, because they're a bunch of backward onanists at best.

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Errr, hang on...

Many Digg users aren't actually old enough, to, you know...

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Onanistic orang-utans

or perhaps auto-erotic aardvarks.

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Paris Hilton

What the fuck is a wanking walrus

when it's at home?

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Are we...

Onanistic Ostriches?

Peter-pulling penguins?

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ubuntu naming policy...

That's given me a great idea for continuing the ubuntu naming policy:

Gutsy Gibbon

Hardy Heron

Impure Iguana

Jerking Jaguar

Knock-One-Out Koala

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Thanks for heads-up

I'm off to the OpenBSD mailing list to find out what Theo calls Linus in return. Don't mess with Theo, he knows how to use the 4-letter-words like nobody else.

Paris, because she knows how to do it.

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Hardly a surprise to see this from Torvalds...

After all, everyone knows Linux kernel developers are just a bunch of self-abusing sea anemones.

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Surely Reg readers are...

Venerous Vultures, or something like that? (Couldn't think of a better V word)

Anyway, when did Linus take charge of naming Ubuntu releases?

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who indeed...

"Who will Linus insult next in the name of popularising free open source software?"

everybody, hopefully. go Linus!

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Lactating Linuses?

Titillated Torvalds?

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what about

Monkey spanking MicroSofties

Tossing Torvalds

Jisming Javaists

Cock-sucking C-Sharp (programmers) ?

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Linus and Theo, separated at birth?

Or Linus is just channeling Theo?

How long 'til he starts channeling Hans though?

Enquiring minds want to know!

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I've seen the real Wanking Walrus

- at San Diego Seaworld. Used its back flippers quite inventively, and caused a lot of kids to ask "Mummy, what's he doing?"---.

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How about...

Tossing Torvalds? I'm surprised nobody has suggested it yet.

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@AC

I hope Wanking Walruses only do it at home, we don't want to see that on our lunch breaks thankyou very much.

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and one wonders...

why linux isnt taken seriously enough to be a threat to Windows/OS X

When the rest of the business world they run the opposite direction with thoughts like ::

"If i trust the operation of my business to linux, and this little upstart has another hissy fit at some stage and does something because he 'wants to' (foot stamping) then will i be left f$%ked"

Real professional Linus.. real good. You showed them. Sink below everyone first. Winner!!!!

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Also

Bishop Bashing Baboons,

or, rembering our feminine side

Fanny Fiddling Flaminigoes

all aliteration ain't art y'know

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Tickets?

I'll buy tickets to watch Linus and Theo bicker at each other for a while. It could end up as a marathon.

My money would have to be on Theo though. He rocks!

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Well done

Good on you Linus. Good to give these tossers a kick now and then.

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@ Seanie Ryan

I have to agree. And the Linux old-schoolers ask rhetorically "Why is it Shuttleworth that gets to talk to Dell and Intel and is getting all the business mag column inches?"

Why indeed.

Linus doesn't seem to understand the responsibilities that come with his position. Either that or he doesn't care. Fortunately for Linux, its developer community and user base are large enough that Linus' "idiosyncrasies" matter little.

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Continuing the animal theme...

My proposal would be:

"Todger-tugging Toucans"

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RE: and one wonders...

the thing is; this guy writes stuff. and it works.

same reason Theo De Raadt (and OpenBSD) is/are still taken seriously. the guy also knows exactly what he's on about and he mouths off even more than Torvalds.

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So obvious.

Masturbating Mactards.

Nuff said.

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hurrah for the ...

... Priapic Penguins!

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linux in the corporate world

Linux - Enterpriser ready - just unprofessional in other ways

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Sam

For the female contingent

..invisible Banjo playing Bitches.

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@ Seanie Ryan

Seanie (- which is the sort of name I would call a child)

If talking software seriously gets us the Microsoft mess of today bring on the alternative.

Vendor lock-in.

Yeah we all want that!

"Silly Seanie" (awww, bless :-)

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@Seanie Ryan

Absolutely. Linus needs to develop some of the basic social skills required for a successful professional in the IT world if anyone is to take Linux seriously.

Perhaps he should start by practicing chair-hurling and screaming death threats at Google. That's the way market *winners* behave. No alliteration. No attempt at humour. Just obscenities and unchained agression.

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Professional

If some of you don't think this is "professional" acting, just go watch a video of Steve Ballmer.

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@A. Lewis

Did you mean Venereal Vultures?

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You know how many MBA/Manager types read the "unprofessional" linux mailing lists?

About the same number who read all the whitepapers and technical reviews of software before buying it.

Y'know, Frank, in Omaha. I think he might have a buddy, too. Not sure.

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Chairs chucking chimpanzee?

Walruses are tame compared to BillG and other microsoft employee emails. MS is now careful to destroy internal email promptly to avoid embarrassment.

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/141821.asp

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/business/09digi.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

AFAIK, Linus and Theo have never thrown furniture at people. With that in mind, which operating system has the most professional looking leader?

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RE : Getting-in-touch-with-yourself GNU developers

No no, for GNU you'd have to pick some tossy recursive acronym, like say :

XIAAS Is An Ass Spelunker

That breaks backward compatibility with alliteration (which is deprecated), but it might be fixed in a later version, if anyone can be bothered.

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@Flocke Kroes

"With that in mind, which operating system has the most professional looking leader?"

Solaris. Nothing beats Scott on in-line skates.

Paris, because she would.

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@David

I was thinking venerous, meaning 'lustful'. But I think your term is probably more appropriate!

Paris because... I really don't have to explain do I?

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@Everyone and Anyone

Could some kind person do a compilation, organised alphabetically ?

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Masturbating Monkeys

>> There is a definite theme developing here - Torvalds yesterday described OpenBSD

>> developers as "masturbating monkeys".

Dirty Devils, surely or Bishop Bashing Beasties

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auto-terminating perversion recursion

Chicken chicken-chokers

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Where is the

Friday playmobile on this one eh?

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Curiousity...

Grepped a 2.5.25 gentoo-r4 kernel source and got this:

grep 'walrus' * -r

Documentation/rbtree.txt: struct mytype *data = mysearch(mytree, "walrus");

Seems Linus has a thing for the Walrus. Let's hope he doesn't take piccies and travel to the UK...

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Digg users are Wanking Walruses!

They just are.

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