Subject: Re: Harlequin vs. Allegro From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1998/06/27 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Zeno the Anonymous Poster | You say that you hammered on my Microsoft affiliation so that I would | express the sentiments I did. no, that's not what I said, and that's not what I did. I'm beginning to realize it's a fucking waste of time to write anything to you at all, but please, in the interest of understanding what I _have_ said, realize the difference between observing an unexpected result that could not have happened without a specific antecedent which had its own purpose and causes, and an action intended to cause the exact same result. just because you see the result doesn't mean it had to come from the set of causes your failing brain imagines. this is _extremely_ elementary. please also refrain from rewriting what other people say and making stupid summaries of what you fail so utterly to understand. it may be entertainment to you, just as it is _expected_ of people who have to defend their very core beliefs, but can't and won't, always find cause to laugh or find themselves "entertained", but that doesn't mean it wasn't an attempt to reach a working brain at least somewhat open for new views (which failed, with the 98% expected probability, which you went on to prove, for reasons I do not understand -- usually people pull themselves together and try real hard to be in the select crowd that "gets" an idea in the face of such statistics -- perhaps the ideas were just to much for your brain to handle all at once and you _had_ to assume it wasn't real). | I would have to think extremely hard, and have the help of some mushrooms | to understand that managers are buying Microsoft products because there | will be no life on planet earth in a short few years. excuse me? whoever _wrote_ this insane bullshit but _yourself_? does your brain work, not by thinking, integrating, and analyzing ideas, but by juxtaposing random sentences and declaring yourself "entertained" by results like the above? does your brain run Visual Basic? | Yes, you certainly do have the most open, inquisitive mind I have ever | encountered. Not set in your ways, you're not--oh, no. thank you for the final proof of the upper limit to your capabilities. it saves me a lot of time and effort to know that I would have been dealing with someone whose ability to accept information and ideas contrary to his tacit assumptions is _exactly_ zero. #:Erik -- http://www.naggum.no/spam.html is about my spam protection scheme and how to guarantee that you reach me. in brief: if you reply to a news article of mine, be sure to include an In-Reply-To or References header with the message-ID of that message in it. otherwise, you need to read that page.