Linux laptops, revisited (can any sleep like my PowerBook does?)

Kimball Larsen kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Tue Jan 22 15:21:40 MST 2008


/me tunes into the plug to see what's up there these days....

Here's an interesting thread - Linux laptops and sleeping....

Let's tune in to see what the discussion is about:

On Jan 22, 2008, at 2:42 PM, Levi Pearson wrote:

>>
>> Perhaps a better word would be "magical"? Especially in this state.
>
> I think 'mystic' is a better description, at least in the sense that
> it is used in philisophical circles.  It describes beliefs without (or
> somehow beyond) reason, which covers any sort of source of knowledge
> that can't be directly identified, e.g. 'just knowing'.
>
>> My religion is based on adherence to principles that others may not
>> accept, but my acceptance of those principles depends on  
>> experimentation
>> and reason. Some people are religious about Free Software, but  
>> given the
>> right starting points their positions are logical.
>
> They may be self-consistent, but without a common logical starting
> point grounded in objective reality, they remain in mystical
> territory.  And again, there's nothing wrong with that so long as you
> realize that and also realize the fact that there's no basis on which
> to impose principles derived from those beliefs on others.

Ahh - some things never change.

/me tunes back out of Plug.

-- Kimball


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