Paul Smith paul at
Mon Jun 9 20:14:39 UTC 2014

On Mon, 2014-06-09 at 12:41 -0700, Bob Holtzman wrote:
> > Your justification seems to be "I don't use Ubuntu and I can't remember
> > the command, and that makes it more of a PITA than the command that I
> > can remember".
> Seems like a valid reason to me.

You wrote:

> Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but what you describe are only
> problems if you try to actually use your computer. They are honest to 
> God designed in features. The Ubuntu devs consider users to be morons 
> and arranged for them to not be able to access their system files 
> because they might do harm to the system. I believe they call this
> simplification or some such.

Your justification for that insulting position about people you don't
even know is not that your preferred distribution gives you unfettered
access to system files and Ubuntu doesn't, and not even that you think
Ubuntu SHOULD give you unfettered access to system files, but rather
only that you cannot remember that the "-s" flag gives you a shell.

"I can't remember -s" == "Ubuntu devs consider users to be morons".

Gotcha.  Irony much?

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