[linux-elitists] "California Uber Alles" update

Dan Wilder dan@ssc.com
Thu Dec 28 13:16:18 PST 2000

Don, are you trying on Mr. Bad's schtick?


I take it you discount the alleged claim by Patrick Gelsinger
<patrick.p.gelsinger@intel.com>, forwarded to
linux-elitists on Tue, 26 Dec 2000 by schoen@loyalty.org,
who says he received it from Dave Farber <farber@cis.upenn.edu>, 

>The technology is neither intended nor licensed for use with PC 
>harddrives and is optional even for the supported media types 
>(flash memory and microdrives).

On Thu, Dec 28, 2000 at 12:43:17PM -0800, Don Marti wrote:
> News flash: Matt Pavlovich does not live in California.
> http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=16150
> And this shouldn't be news, but CPRM seems to be an utter clusterfuck
> of a nasty thing to put on a hard drive. Damn chickenshit Linux vendors
> haven't even issued a press release saying that they will use non-CPRM
> drives only, if they're available. They haven't lifed a finger to
> protect themselves from DRM or software patent parasites of any kind.
> It's always "Yes sir, how may I fuck up my business model to serve you,
> sir?" Never have I seen a new generation of information technology
> so reluctant to risk offending the old. Have a nice life squeaking
> by, making cheap commodity shit that's unusable without licensing
> some software patent or DRM from your competition. If the information
> technology industry is a farm, you all just rented the apartment
> in the basement of the outhouse. Fucking no-imagination-having,
> investors-trust-violating losers. I know, there's not supposed to be any
> flaming on l-e, but damn, it's one thing for a regular person to go to
> Fry's and buy some DRM or software patent crap because they don't know
> any better, but you all have lawyers. Is it all quarter-to-quarter, move
> boxes, paint yourself into a corner and die there? At least the shallow
> ignorant management sons of bitches who killed Unix weren't doing so
> right after some shallow ignorant management sons of bitches killed
> Unix.  Forget about the lawyers pissing in your well!  Just hoist that
> bucket!
> Our text today is from the book of Matthew.
> [24] Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I
> knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown,
> and gathering where thou hast not strawed: [25] And I was afraid, and
> went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
> [26] His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful
> servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I
> have not strawed: [27] Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to
> the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own
> with usury. [28] Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto
> him which hath ten talents. [29] For unto every one that hath shall be
> given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be
> taken away even that which he hath. [30] And cast ye the unprofitable
> servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of
> teeth.
> -- 
> Don Marti              "I've never sent or received a GIF in my life." 
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