Subject: Re: Difference between LISP and C++ From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 30 Oct 2002 23:07:15 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Thomas Stegen | I wonder if you actually know what you are doing? Please do not spoil the fun. Len Charest is the kind of person who has no long-term planning ability and finds his enjoyment in the immediate present. I know what his behavior will do to him later, as many before him have discovered much too late, followed by hectic activity to cancel posts and have google and others remove them. That is when I have my fun. I have heard from several employers who have decided not to employ people based on their immature behavior in conflicts of their own making with me. Let Len Charest have his fun today when his lack of propensity for delayed gratification is at its prime. I can wait for my share of the fun. When someone seriously asks Len Charest why he did what he did and implies judgment of his character, I often get to hear about it. One particular employer let me know that he had seen a direct connection between immature behavior on the Net, and "fights" with me in particular, and having to fire people for various forms of disrespect for authority, from stealing office supplies via incompetence and lying about their skills to insubordination. I must admit to taking immense pleasure in hearing about such incidents. In some respects, I am very impatient, but in others I have nothing but patience. I have even said explicitly what my goal with continuing the charade is: That Len Charest self-destruct. Have you ever wondered why you /never/ hear from some of the worst people on the Net again, why there are no archives of any activity with their name attached to it, no trace of them in phone directories a few years after their worst episodes? How can people simply /vanish/ without a trace? The grim realization is that people behave that way when there is no /point/ to long-term planning, because there will be /nothing/ to plan for. Now, how can you possibly deny someone who is not going to be around in a short while his last laugh? Remember, you get only one chance to give a last impression. Check back in 2005 to see what Len Charest has done since his thread in this newsgroup. I predict that the last thing you will find is precisely this thread in this newsgroup. He will not be the first and not the last to fulfill this prediction. Note that these people can hardly blame me for their own undoing. In virtually every message, I tell them to think and to pull themselves together. That they think this is some stupid game is precisely my point: You have to be a terminal basket case to enter into this kind of game to begin with. I do not even push them over the edge -- they had to have jumped long /before/ they started their stunts on the Net. So have no sympathy or concern for Len Charest. In a short while, he will only be remembered for his last impression here, anyway. -- 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.