Subject: Re: Understanding Erik Naggum
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 12 Oct 2002 00:32:13 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* quasi <>
| Looking at your "argument" only, it does not hold water.

  You are still defending yourself instead of getting the point.  Why?

| How can you be sure that Abhijit Rao is actually my name in real life.

  You can produce any number of idiotic "problems" in your own defense.
  Until you demonstrate that you /understand the point/, your defense means
  exactly nothing, however.  In this case, the point is that we can be very
  certain that your full, legal name is /not/ "quasi".  This is why you are
  asked to discontinue it.  

| And about defending myself, no.  I was defending my "argument", which of
| far remains unanswered.

  Will all due respect, the person who refuses to understand the position
  of his opponent cannot possibly defend his argument.  When you invent
  problems with an approach that people actually prefer, you demonstrate
  only one thing: that you do not get the point.

| But I will make a friendly pact with you.  I will stop using "quasi" for
| "Abhijit Rao", if you stop using "Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway" for "Erik
| the Exterminator" (or something similarly interesting.  --

  There were a lot of people here who thought you were not insane.  They
  have lost some of their reason to believe that and who now have reason to
  believe that you are a mental case.  They had reason to suspect this when
  you refused to use your full name and went by a nickname, but suspicion
  is not sufficient.  You have provided sound evidence that you should
  enter a lot of people's kill-files with the last idiotic comment.

  Why do you guys work so hard to make yourself look so goddamn screwed-up
  when you could simply have gotten the point and said something more
  honest like "I don' wanna!" instead of trying to poke holes in the basis
  for the request, which just looks really, really retarded.  *sigh*

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.