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Re: AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-no-personal-reply-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 13:48:54 -0400
- Subject: Re: AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries
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On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 11:59:04AM -0400, Robb, Sam wrote:
>> In the spirit of this thread, I just want to say that I never
>> said that cygwin programs use the mount table. While cygwin
>> programs do utilize the mount table, anyone can plainly see
>> that they do not use the registry.
>CGF: Where is the data? The battle of wits has begun. It ends
> when you decide and we both launch bash, and we find out who
> is right, and who needs to reinstall.
>DK: It's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of
> you. Are you the sort of man who would put the mount table into
> the registry, or into a text file? Now, a clever man would put
> the mount table into a plain text file, because he would know that
> only a great fool would use the registry. I am not a great fool,
> so I clearly cannot choose the plain text file. But you must've
> known that I was not a great fool. You would have counted on it,
> so I clearly cannot choose the plain text file!
>CGF: You've made your decision then?
>DK: Not remotely! Because the registry comes from Microsoft, as
> everyone knows. And Microsoft is entirely peopled with criminals.
> And criminals used to having people not trust them, as you are not
> trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the registry.
>CGF: Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
>DK: Wait till I get going! Where was I?
>DK: Yes, Microsoft. You must've suspected I would've known the registries
> origin, so I clearly cannot choose the registry.
>CGF: You're stalling now.
>DK: You'd like to think that, wouldn't you? You've beaten my viruses,
> which means you're exceptionally strong, so you might've put the
> data into a plain text file, counting on your virus scanner to save
> you, so I can clearly not choose the plain text file. But you've
> also bested my trojan, which means you must've studied, and in
> studying you must have learned that the registry is a complete hack,
> so you would have put the data as far from the registry as possible,
> so I can clearly not choose the registry!
>CGF: You're trying to trick me into giving away something. It won't work.
>DK: It has worked! You've given everything away! I know where the mount
> table is!
>CGF: Then make your choice.
>DK: I will, and I choose... Wait - is that a GPL violation post on the
> main mailing list? (points)
>CGF: What? Where? I don't see anything.
>DK: Oh well, I could've sworn I saw something. No matter... heh heh heh...
>CGF: What's so funny?
>DK: I'll tell you in a minute. First we start up our shells. Me from my
> system and you from yours.
>(They launch bash)
>CGF: You guessed wrong.
>DK: You only think I guessed wrong, that's what's so funny. I switched
> keyboards when your back was turned, you fool! You fell victim you
> one of the classic blunders. The most famous is never get involved
> in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less known is this: never
> go in against a GCC hacker when DATA is on the line! Ah Hah Hah Hah.
>(C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe (4196): *** unable to remap)
BIG LOL! Except I wanted to be Wallace Shawn...