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    Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    "One aspect of the #MeToo phenomenon initially was that it tended to take down seemingly still powerful but now over the hill jerks, such as Harvey Weinstein . . .
    A couple of things are are now going on is that #MeToo is expanding to include completely nonsexual behavior by cishet white men, such as Finnish-American computer genius Linus Torvald, founder of Linux, calling suggested changes in his operating system “crap.” From The New Yorker:
    After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside - On Sunday, the benevolent dictator (of Linux) announced he would be stepping down . . . Torvalds’s decision to step aside came after The New Yorker asked him a series of questions about his conduct for a story on complaints about his abusive behavior discouraging women from working as Linux-kernel programmers.
    You see, Torvald’s brusque style had disparate impact. "… Linux’s élite developers, who are overwhelmingly male, tend to share their leader’s aggressive self-confidence. There are very few women among the most prolific contributors, though the foundation and researchers estimate that roughly ten per cent of all Linux coders are women."

    Obviously, we must encourage women and underrepresented minorities to go into open source programming rather than to work for-profit companies because … (Diversity is Strength, War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery!)
    Also, obviously it’s crucial to have diverse programmers working on Linux because …
    And of course Linux couldn’t possibly be successful without The Diverse because … oh, it is incredibly successful, you say? Well, then it must become Diverse to stop being a bad example.
    https://vdare.com/posts/and-they-cam...linus-torvalds

    Mean man who criticized women programmers attacked by Feminasties and manginas? Is Linus Torvalds a Red Piller?

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    Re: Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    To those that read Ayn Rand's book "Atlas shrugged", this is very familiar.
    One by one, every productive man is put down by the system.
    The only thing Ayn Rand did no foreseen was than feminism would be the main weapon, and not marxist politics.

    In the end we will have a wasteland...

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    Re: Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    Quote Originally Posted by Manfred View Post
    In the end we will have a wasteland...
    That will be ruled by a Chinese hegemony.

    Arguably, Rand's vision for a future brought down by Marxism is analogous to the downfall wrought by Feminism in that identity politics is at the core of the dogma.
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    Re: Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    Linux is is simply great. I use Android on my phone, I use Ubuntu on my PC. It works and it works incredibly well. My opinion is that this creator of Linux is on par with for example Bill Gates and he does not get half of the credit he deserves.

    Linux is also open source. The code is out there. If people want to make an all feminist all women Linux version based on his sh*t they can do that, but if they want to work with him, inside his project (which he created), he has his style and his rules. I think that´s fair.
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    He should just hit the kill switch and rebuild something "new"

    The infiltration of what men build is obvious and persistent.

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    Re: Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    Quote Originally Posted by Azure Nomad View Post
    He should just hit the kill switch and rebuild something "new". The infiltration of what men build is obvious and persistent.
    I've been distro-spinning for more than 10 years now. Linux is a great thing but its time in the sun began to close with the Systemd debacle - here's hoping the whole thing will be reset and re-started.
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    Re: Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    Man writes new kernel. Men collaborate, and develop it way beyond its original functionality, contributing millions of lines of code. Wild women appear. “XY was mean to me, waaaah!” Their contribution: millions of lines of code of conduct.

    Yes, let’s focus on tip-toeing around women’s egos instead of focusing on the kernel. /s

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    Re: Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    No reason for Torvalds to step down. Just because some idiot news mag is doing some crap write up. Needs to stop now.
    Unless it was in his plans to retire.

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    Re: Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    Quote Originally Posted by 743 Roadmaster View Post
    No reason for Torvalds to step down. Just because some idiot news mag is doing some crap write up. Needs to stop now.
    Unless it was in his plans to retire.
    When one is doing a job for fun and not for profit, and people take the fun out of it, then he is justified to leave.

    Again this is like Atlas Shrugged. Francisco d'Anconia had a "talk" with Linus and he has gone in strike.

    Eventually most good men will go to a strike.

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    Re: Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    Quote Originally Posted by Azure Nomad View Post
    He should just hit the kill switch . . .
    Who is John Galt?

    “There is a difference between our strike and all those you’ve practiced for centuries: our strike consists, not of making demands, but of granting them.
    We are evil, according to your morality. We have chosen not to harm you any longer.
    We are useless, according to your economics. We have chosen not to exploit you any longer.
    We are dangerous and to be shackled, according to your politics. We have chosen not to endanger you, nor to wear the shackles any longer.
    We are only an illusion, according to your philosophy. We have chosen not to blind you any longer and have left you free to face reality—the reality you wanted, the world as you see it now, a world without mind.
    We have granted you everything you demanded of us, we who had always been the givers, but have only now understood it.
    We have no demands to present to you, no terms to bargain about, no compromise to reach. You have nothing to offer us.
    We do not need you."

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    Re: Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    ""Linux’s élite developers, who are overwhelmingly male, tend to share their leader’s aggressive self-confidence. There are very few women among the most prolific contributors, though the foundation and researchers estimate that roughly ten per cent of all Linux coders are women.""

    Assuming this is from bias rather than there are just less woman interested in programming is the ol' tired SJW victim card.
    What if there were more woman? Would Linux would look like the collapsed feminist Florida bridge? I would say yes if you put them there to make a quota.
    Programmers don't care about your face or crotch parts when they are reading your code. If you can code - then you can code.

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    Re: Feminists "And They Came for Somebody Who Actually Gets Things Done: Linus Torvalds"

    Quote Originally Posted by Manfred View Post
    When one is doing a job for fun and not for profit, and people take the fun out of it, then he is justified to leave.

    Again this is like Atlas Shrugged. Francisco d'Anconia had a "talk" with Linus and he has gone in strike.

    Eventually most good men will go to a strike.
    Every day,.......well every week good men are going on strike. Most just do not have a name like Torvalds.


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