[SATLUG] 1984, Robots, the Military and Technology

Vern Davis vern.davis at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 20:48:36 CDT 2008

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 8:08 PM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 7:42 PM, pixelnate <pixelnate at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >
>  >  On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 14:32 -0500, Jeremy Mann wrote:
>  >
>  >
>  > > Ok great, thanks for the clarification. I'll start posting TMZ and
>  >  > Perez Hilton articles tomorrow since I feel its in our "inherent
>  >  > philosophical and social" interests to do so.
>  >
>  >  That really is taking things too far. First of all, you had posted your
>  >  Harley questions without changing the subject line, which would have
>  >  given everyone a heads up about the subject you were posting about. When
>  >  I was posting a reply to the original post about BigDog, I did
>  >  originally keep it on topic. I was voicing my concern that something
>  >  like BigDog represents a slippery slope that will ultimately lead to
>  >  those things controlling the populous in the streets. My response was
>  >  neither random, nor off topic. Nor was my post that Lance responded to,
>  >  or the one I that I shot back to him after that.
>  Oh really? So now you're saying off topics posts are ok, but when you
>  consider them 'off topic' from your own interests they are too far?
>  What gives Nate?
>  >  Linux and open source software is more than firewalls and TCP sockets.
>  >  It's also graphics and hardware and programming languages and
>  >  specifications and so much more than that even. Personally, I couldn't
>  >  give two shakes about the NAS thread that was recently started, but you
>  >  know what, I delete those messages when I see them. I haven't raised any
>  >  fuss about seeing the posts on that topic and the bandwidth they
>  >  consume. I just delete them. They don't interest me and I delete them
>  >  and go about my merry way.
>  So why not delete your own posts or even NOT post when it serves
>  nothing to do with Linux?
>  >  And as for the immature comment above, Jeremy, all I have to say is that
>  >  1) nobody is posting whole articles on the list, and 2) if the topic
>  >  that Perez is discussing begins as a Linux or technology related thread,
>  >  bring it on. Oh, and next time you have a Harley question, perhaps you
>  >  might want to change the subject line so that your questions and their
>  >  answers can be more easily searchable in the future.
>  You just crucified yourself Nate. So basically you're saying "what I
>  post is relevant" and whatever else off topic post by somebody pisses
>  me off. It can't be both man, get real.
>  --
>  Jeremy Mann
>  jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu
>  University of Texas Health Science Center
>  Bioinformatics Core Facility
>  http://www.bioinformatics.uthscsa.edu
>  Phone: (210) 567-2672
>  --

Most of the Harley Hoo-hah was my fault - feeble attempt at humor and
to try to show, through example, that off-topic posts and political
bombasticy are a PIA to many on this list.

I think I will have to (mostly) agree with Jeremy on this one.

And go search for a list with LINUX related material.

vern.davis at gmail.com

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