Talk:306: Orphaned Projects

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The initial panel seems reminiscent of "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

This kind of sentence is too rare to not be an obvious reference I believe. Editing the explanation accordingly Meneldal (talk) 02:26, 10 March 2015 (UTC)meneldal

Oh, apophenia, you have claimed another stupid victim. No, the sentence in the first panel is not a definite reference to that quote. —Kazvorpal (talk) 06:25, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

I have to disagree, it could just as easilly be the author employing the rhetorical device of Anadiplosis. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Who is the mentioned "Red Hat"? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Red Hat isn't a person in this context, it's a Linux development company. -Pennpenn 04:54, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
Remember that names on this wiki such as "Cueball" and "Black Hat" are all unofficial, except for Megan (and even then only sometimes). 12:37, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Somewhat prophetically, 5 months after this comic was posted, Deb and Ian of Debian had a divorce. 13:47, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

wait, so "debian" comes from "deb" and "ian"? An user who has no account yet (talk) 17:02, 8 September 2023 (UTC)

yeah 13:47, 3 January 2024 (UTC)
Reading something like "then girlfriend (now ex-wife)" always makes me think there's missing history in there... No, not that there was clearly a phase where onetime girlfriend became sometime wife then became nowtime no-longer-wife, but that somehow it skipped the middle phase altogether (e.g. girlfriend became ex-girlfriend, but then got converted through an official 'non-marriage'-marriage that effectively blessed as a retrospective ex-marriage that had never been).
It also hides a lot of nuance of (say) the serial monogamistic people (or not-exactly-monogamistic, but certainly only married to one partner at a time), like Taylor/Burton, when an ex-marriage is followed (almost immediately, or with other marriage(s) between) with a remarriage by the same couple, making her an ex-ex-wife (and possibly being current-girlfriend for various stretches of time before then and after the first stint at being 'qualificationless wife').
Not to say that any of this relates to Debian's founder (and, obviously, the same ought to be possible for "previously boyfriend, now ex-husband", or even mix'n'match circumstances that make for even more intriguing phrasings), as I don't actually know anything about Deb/Ian and their (apparently ultimately temporary) marriage. Just thought I'd mention what this particular phrasing always tends to make me think. (Without actually sending me down the rabbithole of getting answers the internal queries it brings up... I'm not actually so ghoulish as to want to know all the gory details...) 23:46, 3 January 2024 (UTC)