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Linus Goes Hollywood At Pre-Oscars Party 131

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the getting-his-mad-props dept.
alphadogg writes "For those who feel like Linux and open source have been slighted by Tinseltown in the face of its embrace of Facebook and The Social Network, you'll be heartened to know that the Father of Linux, Linux Torvalds, and his wife Tove were among the beautiful people at Saturday's pre-Oscars Night Before Party in Beverly Hills. Torvalds blogged about the Oscars party experience Monday, recounting a series of awkward encounters with movie stars."
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Linus Goes Hollywood At Pre-Oscars Party

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    by amicusNYCL (1538833) on Monday February 28, 2011 @05:32PM (#35342200)

    the Father of Linux, Linux Torvalds

    Ahh, good old Linux Torvalds. I wonder if he brought his son Android, Andy for short.

  • by Petersko (564140) on Monday February 28, 2011 @05:41PM (#35342288)
    "For those who feel like Linux and open source have been slighted by Tinseltown in the face of its embrace of Facebook and The Social Network"

    Well stop sending scripts in EMACS and insisting that Hollywood attach them to the end credits. Pilots in theora don't help either.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 28, 2011 @05:41PM (#35342296)

    You misspelled his name:
    GNU/Linux Trovalds

  • by greed (112493) on Monday February 28, 2011 @06:05PM (#35342484)

    I see. Is it because of your mother that you say, "Hollywood is just an Emacs mode"?

  • by tool462 (677306) on Monday February 28, 2011 @06:44PM (#35342890)

    I implemented my script as a lazy-evaluated list. You can seed it with starting values like "Once upon a time" or "It was a dark and stormy night" or even "I'm sorry Mr. Pizza Man, I ran out of money. Is there any other way me and my 20 lesbian sorority sisters can pay for that Italian Sausage?"

    It'll keep giving you new lines based on the ones before it. The only boundary condition I put on the list length was the eventual heat death of the universe (likelihood of being eating by a grue = 1)

    It got its trial run on the TV show Lost. The producers would just keep requesting lines until they filled their time slot. Then they'd just cut to black and play an ominous screeching violin sound at the end of each episode and call it "suspense." It had a couple bugs though where it would get stuck in these self-consistent story loops that made it seem like there was some deeper meaning. We'd have to go in and tweak something every now and then just to get it to move on. The most embarrassing error was where it would dump out 4 8 15 16 23 42 repeatedly which was just some garbage in memory after reading an unterminated string.

  • by multipartmixed (163409) on Monday February 28, 2011 @06:59PM (#35343028) Homepage

    Blow? Lindsay Lohan? Please.

    I heard poured hot grits down Natalie Portman's pants!

  • by PPH (736903) on Monday February 28, 2011 @08:05PM (#35343512)

    Don't despair. I'm sure I saw Ballmer there.

    No, wait. That was Shrek. Never mind.

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