[nSLUG] Re: NS 4.7x [was: Add yourself to the nSLUG member blogs wiki page]
mspencer at tallships.ca
Sat Jan 13 19:00:28 AST 2007
Jeff> You want to start complaining about Fx, then lets do so. But
Jeff> thats not how this started.
Quite right. But I wasn't gratuitously complaining. Stephen (sg)
explicitly expressed curiosity about my aversion to Firefox.
Jeff> You asked why Wiki sites all use UTF-8.
Jeff> Got a few arrogant responses...
Actually, I thought I got only one arrogant response. ;-)
Jeff> Look, when you have a complaint that is a valid point...
Actually, it was a rather straightforward question, one which you have
aswered, thanks, in somewhat ideological detail.
Jeff> ... and its you against 99% of people, and you express that
Jeff> complaint, you are arrogant.
Thank you for the kind words. In a democratic system, agreement
between 99% of the people cannot be politically wrong by definition.
But 99% of the people can easily be factually wrong. Especially they
can be wrong about such ambiguities as what is "good", "right" or
"best" in a technical domain. Approximately 99% of "the people" use
Jeff> Valid point or not, doing things your way quietly is eccentric.
I confess to being eccentric. I'm relatively secluded but I make a
point of being vewy vewy quiet only when I think angry, hostile people
posessed of unshakable certainties will come after me with a pointy
stick. I believe the word you were looking for here is "heretic".
Jeff> If you are wrong, and you try to make everyone else wrong too,
Jeff> you are an ass.
More kind words. I've made no effort, here or elsewhere, to make
everyone else conform to my notions. As you pointed out,
Jeff> But thats not how this started. You asked why Wiki sites all use
I asked. An accompanying explanation of why I might ask a possibly
eccentric question doesn't constitute an effort "to make everyone else
Guess I better knock off the OT posts, give Jeff a chance to chill
out, stop distracting people with non-Linux nattering. I'm going to
have a couple of real, technical Linux questions before long and I
don't want get into everybody's killfile.
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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