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June 28th, 2006

everybody loves eric raymond episode 50 strip

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  1. The first F in RMS’s speech dropped off somehow: it should be “Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus”.

  2. Fixed. Thanks John.

    That is what we call a distributed proof-reading system. Worked perfectly ;)

  3. Let them hate so long as they fear.

    False in one thing, false in everything.

    No one wounds me with impunity.

    It is a wise man who speaks little.

    Oh, was I speaking latin?

  4. FFS those eyebrows! :D And who’s the guy in the shirt?

  5. I just clicked on the esr.ibilio.org link and had a look. Is that really Eric Raymond’s blog? What a tosser! No wonder this strip exists.

  6. The guy on the shirt is Bruce Schneier (author of “Applied Cryptography”).

  7. I thought it was Zakk Wylde. Or Kerry King.

  8. Uncompromisingly geeky episode. Cheers! :)

  9. Hopefully one day my face will be on that shirt. Then finally I’ll be close to Linus and also world-famous.

  10. I thought the guy on his shirt was Chuck Norris, myself.

  11. Andy said: “I just clicked on the esr.ibilio.org link and had a look. Is that really Eric Raymond’s blog? What a tosser! No wonder this strip exists.”

    Yeah I know man. That was my reaction too. :) When I look at such things I like to imagine (and sometimes sing in a throaty alto) fairground music.

    The strip – ahhhh latin, glorious latin – which I tried to learn once and gave up. Hmmm. renewed motivation.

  12. As someone who tattooed Latin on her back (out of sheer love for it), I appreciate this strip so much more than you can realize!

  13. Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.

  14. I suppose nobody else remembers “Raymond’s Reviews”…

  15. Finally found a ref:

    But I can’t find the one where he uses hoity-toity terms like “roman a clef” and other liberalartsyfartsy words.

  16. If anyone cares, the full Raymond’s Reviews can be found at http://catb.org/~esr/sfreviews/ . They’re fairly sane.

  17. Matthew: That should be “videtur”. “videre” is verb of the second conjugation. (This strip just demands that I be at my utmost Latin geekiness.)

  18. Latin is a language,
    As dead as can be.
    First it killed the Romans,
    And now it’s killing me.

    Ah, good old fortune.

  19. Mihi bene placet!

  20. I came to this a bit late, but all I can say is…


    Ahem. Sorry. Had to say it.

    I read crap like that, well, that’s why I can’t bring myself to bother reading ‘The Bazaar and the Cathedral’.

  21. Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscripti catapultas habebunt.

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