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Started by Unknown January 4, 2008
Didi wrote:
>>> No chance such a person would have any useful replies for me >>> anyway. >> That's not actually true - there are people around who can be very >> smart, very helpful, and very petty (though not so much in this group). > > Well may be they do exist but I have yet to get to know one of > them :-). >
You come across them in more specific groups - in Linux groups, you'll find networking gurus who will flame anyone who uses a graphical browser (and woe betide anyone who mentions Windows!), and in some Microsoft groups you'll find anyone mentioning open source labelled an evil communist virus-spreader by otherwise knowledgeable experts. In sci.electronics.design, there are people who will give expert advice on electronics questions, but in political threads (of which there are many in s.e.d.) they'll label Attila the Hun as a "leftist weenie". It's fun, as long as you're wearing your flameproof underwear.
>> Are we not allowed to relax a little with non-essential banter? > > Of course we are (do I feel silly for being so serious on that...). > > Frankly, really interesting technical topics come up once every > few months, the rest of the time we do pub-like talk anyway. > Nothing wrong with that with me - nor with top/bottom posting > flames, although I believe some people do put more in them than > they should. But it is freezing outside - has been for months now - > and > I definitely prefer sitting here than going out for a walk or > wherever during my idle moments... Well, apart from wanting to > kill some of the global warming lie proponents. OK, may be not > kill, I'll settle for tying them in the cold outside for a > while... :-).
Global warming is an average thing - it often makes more sense to call it "global climate change". Britain (and especially here in Norway) will not get warmer once the gulf stream fails.
> Or I'd give them to those Scottish football fans > who had their matches postponed today because of the frozen > pitches (I really wonder how frequent can that be). > The English were luckier, not that the games I > had on telly here today were any good (particularly the late > one, me being a Newcastle supporter since the early Shearer > times... :-). >
Do you live in Newcastle? It never really gets cold there, judging by the dress sense of the girls on Friday nights...
> Dimiter >
> ...=A0In > sci.electronics.design, there are people who will give expert advice on > electronics questions, but in political threads (of which there are many > in s.e.d.) they'll label Attila the Hun as a "leftist weenie". =A0It's > fun, as long as you're wearing your flameproof underwear.
I know, I do read SED (not as regularly as CAE, but a few times a week). A bit more OT than I would read comes there, but definitely a fun group. And I am still not convinced flamers there would have any useful answers for me (but obviously I'll give you the benefit of the doubt) :-).
> Global warming is an average thing - it often makes more sense to call > it "global climate change". =A0Britain (and especially here in Norway) > will not get warmer once the gulf stream fails.
Oh come on, they've been saying this for years. Obviously I have no case to prove with numbers against that, but just look at the weather reports from the entire hemisphere - it is a very cold winter by any standards all over the place. Then I smell propaganda talk (having grown up under a communistic regime) before those who spread it even know they are doing propaganda talk. This thing smells like propaganda aiming to slow down the Asian petrol consumption (as if they would care and would stop it from soaring... :-).
> Do you live in Newcastle? =A0It never really gets cold there, judging by > the dress sense of the girls on Friday nights...
No-no, never been there. The only places I have lived in are Bulgaria (presently there as well) and Germany (Cologne). Just used to like a lot Shearer when he used to play - I am far from what you would call a football fan, but I like watching a game or two on TV as long as this is English premier league or world cup or sort of :-). The habbits on Friday nights you refer to sound intriguing, though... Dimiter ------------------------------------------------------ Dimiter Popoff Transgalactic Instruments http://www.tgi-sci.com ------------------------------------------------------ http://www.flickr.com/photos/didi_tgi/sets/72157600228621276/ On Jan 13, 5:41=A0pm, David Brown <david.br...@hesbynett.removethisbit.no> wrote:
> Didi wrote: > >>> No chance such a person would have any useful replies for me > >>> anyway. > >> That's not actually true - there are people around who can be very > >> smart, very helpful, and very petty (though not so much in this group).=
> > > Well may be they do exist but I have yet to get to know one of > > them :-). > > You come across them in more specific groups - in Linux groups, you'll > find networking gurus who will flame anyone who uses a graphical browser > (and woe betide anyone who mentions Windows!), and in some Microsoft > groups you'll find anyone mentioning open source labelled an evil > communist virus-spreader by otherwise knowledgeable experts. =A0In > sci.electronics.design, there are people who will give expert advice on > electronics questions, but in political threads (of which there are many > in s.e.d.) they'll label Attila the Hun as a "leftist weenie". =A0It's > fun, as long as you're wearing your flameproof underwear. > > >> Are we not allowed to relax a little with non-essential banter? > > > Of course we are (do I feel silly for being so serious on that...). > > > Frankly, really interesting technical topics come up once every > > few months, the rest of the time we do pub-like talk anyway. > > Nothing wrong with that with me - nor with top/bottom posting > > flames, although I believe some people do put more in them than > > they should. But it is freezing outside - has been for months now - > > and > > I definitely prefer sitting here than going out for a walk or > > wherever during my idle moments... Well, apart from wanting to > > kill some of the global warming lie proponents. OK, may be not > > kill, I'll settle for tying them in the cold outside for a > > while... :-). > > Global warming is an average thing - it often makes more sense to call > it "global climate change". =A0Britain (and especially here in Norway) > will not get warmer once the gulf stream fails. > > > Or I'd give them to those Scottish football fans > > who had their matches postponed today because of the frozen > > pitches (I really wonder how frequent can that be). > > =A0The English were luckier, not that the games I > > had on telly here today were any good (particularly the late > > one, me being a Newcastle supporter since the early Shearer > > times... :-). > > Do you live in Newcastle? =A0It never really gets cold there, judging by > the dress sense of the girls on Friday nights... > > > Dimiter