[SATLUG] 1984, Robots, the Military and Technology
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
> 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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