Subject: Re: Understanding Erik Naggum (was Re: CLOS is hard. Let's go shopping  (Was Re: Lisp in Python))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 05 Oct 2002 13:10:25 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Oleg
| Why would you say this about someone who turns hysterical and verbally 
| abusive in response to even mild and polite criticism? 

  I ask that question each time someone goes postal for a simple correction.

| In fact, he cares so much about his image, he brags about his pseudo-
| intellectualism non-stop:

  This is so false it is instead quite telling about your prejudicial nature.

| "when I sit down to study the superstring theory", etc. (The last one
| made me laugh out loud when I read it: I got a degree from MIPT (the one
| Landau had founded), and to the best of my ability to judge
| people, even supposing that a phoney like that could study theor-phys is
| ridiculous)

  Yes, the best of your ability to judge people.  Indeed.

| What's sad is that his trolling and unprofessionalism drives the whole
| newsgroup down there with him, simply because normal people tend not to
| stay, while sock puppets do.

  Are you a sock puppet, then?

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.