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validity of viewpoints [was Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?]

Ronald J Kimball
February 10, 2000 09:50
validity of viewpoints [was Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?]
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On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 09:52:46AM -0700, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> >I thought it was a valid viewpoint, though incomplete.  
> It is virtually impossible to pay attention to any alleged validity
> of what someone is saying when they have peppered their missive
> with gratuitous and wholly ad-hominem landmines such as:

I completely agree with Tom.  Here are some other gratuitous insults and
ad-hominem attacks which have unfortunately distracted from the possible
validity of viewpoints expressed to p5p in the recent past:

    And just what have *you* done for _58 lately?

    Are you really that stupid, Ilya, or is it just time for your periodic
    month of invective?

    If there are any short piers in your area, please take a long walk.

    If you invested as much energy in fixing instead of bitching, you'd put
    yourself out of the job of bitching.  Or do you really enjoy that job

    Do you also subscribe to women's rights mailing lists and bombast them
    with mysogynist tirades?

    I note that the two recent confusions come from Michael Schwerne, whose
    self-selected IRC nick was historically "Stupid".

    The existence of crippled, short-sighted, primitive, comsumerist
    crapware systems should not stop those of us who actually have decent
    systems designed by programmers and for programmers from getting our
    jobs done.

    I can't help it if you, your neighbor, or your dog is not sufficiently
    skilled at running a professional system as so to give that decrepit
    system a proper name.  That's a personal problem that you'll have to
    work out on your own.

I hope that all p5p participants will make a concious effort to exclude
inappropriate content from their posts.

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