[OT] Linus Torvalds delays Linux 3.0 launch due to a subtle bug

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Wed Jul 20 22:27:56 UTC 2011

On 07/20/2011 05:19 PM, Avi wrote:
> Ernest Doub wrote:
>> Read the entire thread from the beginning and then ask the question
>> again.
> I did. Microsoft came up because Basil Chupin decided that a bug in
> Linux 3.0 for some reason reminded him that MS have written some Linux
> modules. Perhaps I should have replied to him directly.
>> I would expect this question form a top posted list.
>> since the entire point of bottom posting is to put the thread in
>> chronological order your question is redundant.
> Not really. The subject header of these emails now bears no relation to
> the actual subject of their bodies. Bottom posting doesn't keep the
> thread in chronological order any better than top posting; snipped
> bottom posting's main 'feature' is that it keeps each answer in context
> with its question.

Subject headers rarely remain in relation to the conversation much past 
the first seven or eight replies. After that most threads take on a life 
of their own.


"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. 
Liberty is a well-armed lamb."     - Benjamin Franklin -

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