It is ass.
Arkisto, heinäkuu 2013
Hi Thomas, sure. Yes, the bug is still reproducible in Precise (gimp 2.6.12-1ubuntu1.2), which is what I’m using on my main desktop. But the good news is I can’t reproduce it in VMs running Raring or Saucy (both of which currently have gimp 2.8.4-1ubuntu1), so it looks like it’s been fixed in the 2.8.4 series at the very latest.
Looks like you have to hit the mines right at the top, which kind of makes sense if that’s where the detonator is. But it sure feels like dumb artificial difficulty; they might as well just blow up from enough hits anywhere on the explosive.
Jotkin kaikuluotausta käyttävät lepakot kykenevät irrottamaan kuuloluunsa kaikuluotauspulsseja lähettäessään, koska äänet ovat niin voimakkaita, että eläin itse kuuroutuisi jos kuulisi ne (lähde: David Attenborough, Vaarallinen seikkailu). Olisi hyödyllistä jos ihminenkin pystyisi samaan. Herätyskelloistakin tulisi samalla hyödyttömiä (koska tuskin kukaan enää nukkuisi korvat auki).
(Unless, of course, this is his CS expert’s opinion on the whole ”importance of the kernel vs. userland” issue, in which case I merely bow my head in shame of my ignorance.)
The Professor did great covering the early days, but I’m sure other people besides me are going to point out that Richard Stallman deserves as much if not more of a credit as Linus Torvalds does for what we call ”Linux” today, which is the Linux kernel combined with a ton of GNU software.
I, for one, welcome our new Infiltrator Overlord!
Interesting how it seems to prefer to clamber down awkwardly rather than jump and spread its wings even so slightly to soften the fall.
I guess it’s noteworthy in this context that Linus went the officers-in-reserve route during his time in the Finnish Army. The Finnish Army markets itself as the Finnish school for leadership skills, and the (nowadays supposedly old-school) style of leadership it has traditionally taught is Management by perkele.