Subject: Re: is lisp a general purpose lang?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 22:37:19 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| This is precisely why I challenged Erik to put his slanders in the form
| of a letter to the people who review my progress in graduate school.

  So name them.  They are not involved in this until _you_ involve them.
  There is no reason whatsoever for me to do anything like you stupidly
  want simply so you can find a way to take revenge when you cannot do it
  now.  You admit to have lost, that you can do nothing about what _you_
  perceive as a gross violation.  Maybe it simply is not what you think it
  is?  Maybe you should realize that the only recourse you would have is to
  make it something it is not, but that this requires cooperation wigh a
  similarly self-destructive disorder on my end, and conclude that it is in
  fact no point whatsoever to even _ask_ for this idoicy, that it makes you
  look like even more of a moron to make this stupid revenge point.  I have
  described your _behavior_ here.  It is _amazingly_ uintelligent.  Just
  behave smarter, and the criticism will also go away.  It really is that
  simple.  Whining that my description is so accurate that it is slanderous
  and libelous is actually even more deserving of the same description.

  The _only_ working recourse after having been stupid or idiotic is to
  _stop_ being stupid and idiotic, even if you do not "agree" that it is
  stupid or idiotic.  If you cannot deal with this kind of "disagreement",
  it is actually nobody's business but your own.  Do not try to make it
  anyone else's.

  By admitting that you cannot change your behavior and put the "slander"
  to shame _that_ way, you simply prove it true, and more so: By whining
  about it, you prove it even _more_ true.  Just be intelligent about it.

  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.

  Post with compassion: