Re: He's right. Again.
"If he turns out to be wrong on sómething, does he back off and apologize and can you call him publicly a "cockface idiot?"
Yes, and I can tell you what kernel devs can (and have) called him out and gotten away with it. Al Viro, as an example won many of his arguments with Linus back in the days when I had the time to track the kernel list more closely.