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    SubjectRe: Maybe I have a bad day or something
    Think of L-K as a very lossy communications path where lots of retries are
    necessary. john

    On Mon, 24 Dec 2001, David Lang wrote:

    > response to questions does vary drasticly, I've been reading the list for
    > almost 5 years now and while I seldom post most of the time I get an
    > immediate response (unfortunantly sometimes I can't folow up immediatly
    > with the requested info). When I don't get a response for a few days I try
    > to get more detail on the problem and repost, eventually I do get some
    > response.
    >
    > one thing to remember about posting here. if you get a response that is
    > just wrong, argue back, point out why it's wrong. Everyone on this list
    > (up to and including Linus) makes mistakes and dismisses stuff to quickly
    > at times. some questions get asked frequently enough that they have a
    > canned answer (useing binary only modules and reporting a bug for example)
    > but most of the time there is a real answer eventually.
    >
    > David Lang
    >
    >
    > On Mon, 24 Dec 2001, Matthew Johnson wrote:
    >
    > > Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 08:11:28 -0800
    > > From: Matthew Johnson <matthew@psychohorse.com>
    > > To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    > > Subject: Re: Maybe I have a bad day or something
    > >
    > > On Monday 24 December 2001 06:23 am, Pat Villani wrote:
    > > > You're not alone. Frankly, I just skim the subjects and some messages to
    > > > figure out whether or not to read further.
    > > >
    > > > Don't get discouraged. There are way more readers who don't post than the
    > > > vocal minority who whine about coding styles or why Linus didn't pick up
    > > > their patch. I found this out a while ago. I wrote the original FreeDOS
    > > > code and ran into this constantly. I admire Linus for not letting it get
    > > > him down; it did for me. I eventually quit the project altogether,
    > > > disgusted with the bozos.
    > > >
    > >
    > > I am one of those readers that don't post, well to now. I don't want to make
    > > a fool out of myself, plus nothing yet has really piqued my interest and I
    > > never went to University to do CS or CE, played too much Rugby instead (but I
    > > want to go sometime perhaps), so my prgramming really is not up to scratch
    > > yet. Perhaps this is reflected on others too. Not above beta testing of
    > > course.
    > >
    > > Whining occurs pretty much everywhere, not just here. As this is an open and
    > > free development perhaps people feel free to be a little less professional in
    > > their words, rather than just reporting facts. Linus seems to be very Hobbit
    > > like, very humble indeed. Only Linus probably knows why it does not seem to
    > > get him down.
    > >
    > >
    > > > Well, I know I'm going to get flames on this one. That's OK, it'll keep me
    > > > warm this Christmas. May everyone have a safe and happy Holiday Season.
    > > >
    > >
    > > Nope, they may let you freeze instead. Happy Christmas and New Year to
    > > everyone, may 2002 be very much more successful than 2001. 2001 was probably
    > > jinxed due to Arthur C Clark anyway...
    > >
    > > > Pat
    > >
    > > Matt
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