Well, Windows is back on the disk.
stsykin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 04:42:27 UTC 2006
Michael T. Richter wrote:
>On Tue, 2006-17-01 at 12:11 +1100, Sasha Tsykin wrote:
>>Did he say microsoft is perfect? I didn't hear that.
>You misunderstand the whole Massada Complex people have when they're in
>a minority group--any minority group--and see criticism. Anything that
>isn't "<insert cause/product/whatever> is the greatest thing ever!" gets
>automatically translated into "<insert cause/product/whatever> sucks
>bowling balls through garden hoses!". You'll find advocates of
>something as banal as Royal Crown Cola on mailing lists or online forums
>acting in precisely the same way.
>The fact that I said "Windows is back on the disk" has, you see, in this
>case been translated to "Ubuntu is off the disk". Since that is the
>message the advocates secretly expect (though they'd never admit to
>this), they didn't see the part where I pointed out that Ubuntu still
>has a prominent place on my hard drive. (How prominent? 10GB Windows
>XP. 230GB to Linux partitions over all my storage devices.)
>Basically, Sasha, you're dealing with fanaticism and you can't win
>against fanatics in a reasoned debate. Don't bother trying. Fanatics
>do, however, make wonderful exercises for killfile filters.
>Anybody offended by the above characterisation, follow these two steps:
>1. Ask yourself "am I offended on my own behalf"?
>2. Ask yourself "am I offended on other people's behalf"?
>If your answer to either question is "yes", please feel free to add the
>email addresses below to your killfiles.
>Michael T. Richter
>Email: ttmrichter at gmail.com, mtr1966 at hotpop.com
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nice. very funny. probably true too
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