*countable infinities only

Pedro Lamarão pedro.lamarao at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 11:56:28 UTC 2012

On 06/01/2012, Peter Jones wrote:
> On 06/01/2012 12:58 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > We just need to provide a step-by-step guide for fixing your firmware
> > settings.
> Apparently I get to explain this until I'm blue in the face: we don't
> really believe that's a goal we can accomplish. Every vendor is going to
> have a different UI for this, and in some cases it could be different
> across different machines from the same vendor.

I have joined this list with the express purpose of replying this,
which I hope won't be seen as a rude thing to do.

Who exactly is this We person who cannot accomplish the goal of
dealing with multiple vendors shipping multiple interfaces on
different machines?

The Free Software Movement certainly can.

Various people seem to be going blue in the face repeating -- we
cannot -- then gasping for air with -- were an alternative given I
would be glad to accept it.

Would you really? Because an alternative has been given. The O.P.
himself has given it. Please accept it:

Do nothing. Stand in the way. Wait patiently. Explain to those who
ask, tolerate a little laughter, a little violence.

Gandhi style.

Please do your $99 thing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, where it makes
perfect sense.

This idea that Ordinary Users are helpless people is absurd. Do the
members of this list think that only Fedora contributors are part of a
community? That Ordinary Users are hermits living with wild animals
and one notebook?

Ordinary Users will ask for the help of their Ordinary Friends when
the time comes to touch their UEFI configuration interface. Their
Ordinary Friends might make a phone call to some Ordinary Geek member
of their Ordinary Circle. Perhaps the same person who has successfully
convinced them to try the Free Software alternative.

This is how we got here in the first place. Please don't forget the
power we have already proven we possess. Stop this We Cannot thing.

Pedro Lamarão ∷ http://www.pedro.lamarao.nom.br/

"Sanity consists in the faculty of adjusting ideas in proper
proportion." - Aleister Crowley

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