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Sorry for the delay Vladimir.
Riced out is slang borrowed from hot-rodding. I've read people (those using
other GNU/Linux distributions) refer to Gentoo users as ricers. Its sort of a
derogatory term, though I kind of take pride in it. Using "tweaked out" USE
flags will probably not result in hardware damage. You can break hardware but I
don't think you're going to do it through USE flags. Instead you'd most likely
experience random segfaults and other software glitchiness.
So, back to my friend, he was ricing his box and it ended up biting him several
times. I think one time it was from filesystem corruption through power outage
and usage of XFS. Another time he used experimental USE flags and ended up with
unstable installation of gcc/glibc. He's been a bit saner nowadays (I think its
a lack of time). Its all a bit funny because I now use that very same machine to
house my personal website.
On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 11:04:51PM -0700, Vladimir G. Ivanovic wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 12:17 -0400, Brandon Edens wrote:
> > I have a friend that has riced out Gentoo boxes twice now and had problems due
> > to the cflags he chose. Of course, your results may vary.
> "riced out"? I assume you mean something like fried, but I don't
> understand how bad CFLAGS can do anything except make your code run
> --- Vladimir
> Vladimir G. Ivanovic <vgivanovic@...>
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