Subject: Re: is lisp a general purpose lang?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 07:07:00 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| Huh?  So you mean that asking you to put your words in a context where
| you might actually have to stand by them is somehow dishonest?

  Because they have no business in that context, and I have made this very
  clear from the start.  You, however, make it their business, and that is
  the only transgression relevant to them.  What you do on a newsgroup is
  not the business of unrelated business partners or colleagues.  How you
  deal with them is not my concern.  If you use your colleagues as a shield
  and claim that you can think clearly in comp.lang.lisp because you get
  into the graduate program at the Unversity of california at Irvine,
  Philosophy Department, I know that you are stark raving mad _here_, but
  if you manage to behave well in a different setting, who cares?  The
  problem only starts when you point to a person outside of the forum and
  _make_ him responsible for your behavior or somehow use him to claim that
  criticism of your actions here are false.  I really wonder what you will
  come up with after your advisors/department/whatever line has run out.
  Would you challenge me to write your mother?  After all, it is far more
  likely that she is responsible for your immature behavior and genetic
  insufficiencies than your advisors/department/whatever, and even more
  likely that you will succeed in using her as a shield instead of just
  defending yourself and standing by what you say.

| Why are you so scared?

  Huh?  Why do you think I am scared?  I actually know how harmful what you
  want me to do to you would be.  I want you to repeat the request so many
  times that you cannot defend yourself by claiming that I "misunderstood"
  you, and I want you to be very clear in that _you_ implicate these people
  in your newsgroup behavior, because I do _not_ want to implicate them.
  And the only thing I would do is to write them to ask if they are indeed
  responsible for your behavior and have guaranteed that you can think

  What is becoming quite clear, however, is that you have some _serious_
  coping problems and need professional help to get over your personality
  disorders and how they pan out in your daily life.  No fully rational man
  continues to harp on this idiotic line for so long.  I do not know what
  you think you gain by continuing, but that I am a coward for not going to
  people who have no business with your behavior here or that I am scared
  are both so ludicrous that I think people will know just how nuts you are
  from these stupid attempts at slander alone.  But keep going.  My intent
  is only to make bad people self-destruct.  You are well on your way.  You
  have an option to stop that you constantly refuse to exercise.

  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.