"Memory is getting relatively cheap these days --- we're talking maybe US$30 to US$40 per megabyte if your machine can take SIMMS. Upgrading a machine from 2 meg to 4 meg doesn't cost *that* much money."
"Yeah, if you develop at the glacial pace Solaris does, don't add any features to cyclics or work on scalability improvements, sure it can be bug free and untouched for 6 years."
"This is getting a bit anal, but I guess you're the is_power_of_2 maintainer... And I'm the dont-code-in-cpp-when-you-could-code-in-C maintainer."
"It took five solid hours to get this lot vaguely compiling. 20-30 fix patches needed, several trees dropped, 5-10 patches dropped. It is an altogether unimpressive performance."
"You are quite welcome to propose a sane locking scheme capable of dealing with that mess."
"Well that would have been a nice roothole for someone. Thanks."
"Do we really need 128-bit time? You must be planning to live forever."
"I'd like to know if the floppy-driver works for 2 (or more) drives? Nobody has commented on that yet. Do a sync before you try it though (just in case...)."
"Well, it seems people are starting to get some things working, and my mailbox has certainly been busy."
"There are some people who believe that a GPL license *does* make the world a better place, since it doesn't allow a company like NetApp to take a open-source licensed OS, make millions off of it, and not be obligated to contribute changes back."
"The (void) cast isn't particularly popular practice. Did you find that it actually does anything useful?"
"This month yet another milestone was reached: note the 'Recent traffic' fields (both in kilobytes and number of messages): c.o.linux is actually more active than alt.sex according to newsstat."
"Unless I'm missing something, your request for revert was pretty rude, technically incorrect and you also tried to circumvent the normal course of discussion."
"Exposing bugs is good for development, bad for business."
"There are people who write diffs, and people who _don't_ write diffs."