Subject: Re: CMUCL (on Unix) question, how to bleep a user's terminal?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 21:33:50 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.unix.bsd.misc
Message-ID: <>

* rem642b@Yahoo.Com
| If you aren't willing to hire me, then don't nag at me for not being
| willing to spend money I don't have and can't get.

  Really?  What happened to entrepeneurship?  I have been employed for only
  1 year out of the last 18 years, and that told me more than anything else
  that employment must not be expected to produce anything more than money
  enough to survive.  The rest of the time, I have been running my own
  company.  If you really want to get out ahead after the recession, the
  very best thing to do is to start your own company when everybody else
  sings the blues.

| You have a mistaken idea bout me.

  I have no ideas about you.  I have responded to what you say here about
  your unwillingness to make serious investment in learning Common Lisp.

| I spend all day and into the night working hard at stuff I don't get paid
| for. I'd be glad to be paid for something instead, but there aren't any
| offers. Do you have the attitude that if I am not getting paid for my
| work than my work is not worth doing and I am worthless as a person?

  No.  Where the fuck do you get this insanity?  Get a grip, dude!

  You told us you would not spend either time or money on learning Common
  Lisp.  I respond _only_ to that.  Extrapolations into the dark unknown
  about your person from a fraction of your expressed attitudes is the work
  of Tarot card readers, astologers, etc.  That you even think anyone here
  is of such a fundamentally dishonest, anti-intellectual bent, you must
  noe be aware of the strong insult you give people by making such kinds of
  assumptions about them.  And you talk about mistaken ideas about _you_?

  You are clearly nothing but a waste of time.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.