Subject: Re: c.l.l. as a language adoption inhibitor [was Norvig's paper]
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 11:24:28 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Bruce Hoult
| You might have some sort of point if there was a factual basis to your
| claims.  As usual there isn't.

  Christ, dude.  So you had no arguments.  Just checking.

| I have never before made the observation that people pop up here, get
| abused and insulted, and are never seen again.  Not once.  Check the
| archive on google.

  The point, Bruce, was that you have never made that observation at all.

| I suggest you read what you wrote above and understand that it applies
| best to youself.

  Yeah, yeah.  Apply to yourself.  Yadayada.  How much RAM do you really
  need to do that thing?

  Incidentally, have you considered how much the first two sentences above
  might apply to yourself?  I guess not.  "Apply to myself" does not compute.

  Just for the record: You are not a newbie.  You are only incredibly
  annoying and won't go away, and you feel abused much more than you are,
  and then you abuse in return.  This is doubly annoying.  Usually, this
  kind of behavior is associated with newbiehood, but you have been around
  a long time, so you cannot use yourself as evidence of your claim, OK?
  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.

  70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.