Linux Outlaws 306 – Game of Thongs

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0:02:25 INTRODUCTION

0:20:32 SECURITY THEATRE

0:30:03 RELEASES & NEWS

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1:32:33 CRAPPLE

1:35:03 MICROWATCH

1:40:08 FEEDBACK

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We had other emails this week from Andrew Benz, Tzafrir Cohen and Kuero Lant.

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19 Responses to “Linux Outlaws 306 – Game of Thongs”

  1. Dennis Robertson

    That’s it. I’ve had enough of Fab’s puerile drivel. I’ve unsubscribed.

  2. fabsh

    I really wonder why people even bother to tell us such things. Do you really think it will change my mind? Or that I will censor myself because of a person that isn’t listening to the show anyway? Just listen to other podcasts. That’s what they are there for.

  3. Nicola

    I knew I’ve seen those eyebrows somewhere!
    That guy handing Captain Picard the message is Gimli! (AKA John Rhys-Davies)

    And I still can’t decide which is scarier – a beardless Blessed or a full-haired Stewart!

    Oh – and please keep saying whatever you want to say. I, too, sometimes disagree with your opinions (both of you – I mean, who hates hummus?!) – but that’s exactly what keeps me coming back. If I agreed with everything you had to say, then I’d have no reason to listen. I’ll simply record myself babbling about crap and listen to that.

    Thank/fuck you for getting on my nerves and making me think. :-)

    Keep up the good work!

    P.S. When I first listened to the show I thought Fab’s accent was Italian. I might have been drunk at the time.

  4. fabsh

    Thanks, dude! And yes, I looked up the full cast list on “I, Claudius” and it is quite impressive…

  5. Tony

    Fab’s views on Mrs Thatcher didn’t surprise me. Its not like I didn’t know what he was likely to say, but I find the idea of ‘celebrating’ a political foes demise abhorrent. If you can’t win the argument with the voters but need to wait 23 years for their deaths before ‘rejoicing’ I think I know who the real loser is.

    Anyway, how old are you Fab? Were you even around back then?

  6. fabsh

    I was born in 1983. If I was around or not doesn’t matter, we have books and libraries. One can study such things. I would have celebrated Hitler’s death or Stalin’s or Pol Pot’s as well. In fact, I actually do. I wasn’t around when they perpetrated horrible things, but that doesn’t mean I can’t understand them or care about them…

  7. Tony

    You seem to regard Thatcher as on the same level as Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot. Oh dear. I must have forgotten the millions she had killed and her lack of democratic mandate. What the hell do they put in history books these days??

  8. fabsh

    When did I say that? I just gave some examples. You should learn to read things instead of going off half-cocked. I could have mentioned Helmut Kohl instead, but he isn’t dead and I am not sure you know off-hand who he is.

  9. Tony

    So tell me, at which point do you draw a line and not celebrate a political opponents death? I dislike even detest some opinions of politicians but I don’t wish to dance on their graves. That is the politics of the playground.

    I do remember Helmut Kohl. As someone who always believed that the EU and financial integration via the single currency would lead to the problems we have today. ie. widespread poverty/unemployment in southern nations, I was never a fan of his.

  10. fabsh

    I draw the line when the person got murdered, for example. That’s why I publicly on the show very much did not cheer for Osama Bin Laden’s death.

  11. YOBA

    For what it’s worth, I’m totally okay with Fab’s rants, but I’m always a little uncomfortable when he gets political. I just don’t think it belongs to a show like this. Still, the rest of it is so good that I’ll keep watching no matter what. :)

  12. Matt Manos

    I was catching on up Linux Outlaws after a long hiatus when I heard Fab rejoicing over Thatcher’s death. I immediately turned off the show and unsubscribed in gpodder. Why do leftists always accuse conservatives of being haters when they have all this bitterness in their hearts?

  13. fabsh

    Why do you think we care if right wing arseholes unsubscribe from our show?

  14. Matt Manos

    If you want to alienate a segment of your fan base, that’s your prerogative. You’re a funny guy, Fab, and informative too. (I still smile thinking about the rant you did about people running virtual Linux servers on Windows.) I’d go so far as to say you and Dan have the best Linux/open source show around but you need to learn to keep your politics to yourself. Good bye.

  15. fabsh

    I don’t want to alienate anybody. But I will not censor myself just because you don’t have the fucking balls to listen to a bit of opinion that disagrees with you. Politics are important. They literally shape our daily lives every damn day. Why in the world would I exclude the most important topic ever (that I have also spent years studying at uni) from a podcast? Just because it offends your fucking sensibility? Whoop dee fucking doo. If you don’t want to listen to the show, fine. Fuck off. Don’t tell me about it. Go listen to the myriad of other Linux podcasts out there. Or how about this for a change: grow up and grow a fucking pair.

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