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Re: [opensuse] 'Goes along with those mad at Novell/SUSE and leave.
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 10:46:03 -0800
  • Message-id: <45916DEB.2040504@xxxxxxxxxx>

Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Peter,
> On Tuesday 26 December 2006 08:54, Peter Van Lone wrote:
>> ...
>> Again, I agree with you generally Randall ... however I find myself
>> wondering why your responses are framed in such agressive language?
>> Ask the questions, push the author to be specific about what he means
>> ... but I believe it can be done without insulting and sarcastic
>> humor at the posters expense.
> Probably true, but I read and participate in a lot of on-line debates
> (not just on the SuSE forums), and I'm growing progressively more weary
> of and frustrated with poorly thought out, poorly phrased, overly
> emotional or downright irrelevant arguments people throw out.

The problem is, you reacted in an aggressive manner to a perfectly valid
comment. With few exceptions, any fairly intelligent person with some exposure
to elementary IT concepts would understand that "the information superhighway"
is a euphemism for the internet, and the "onramps" to the internet are of
course ISPs, wireless access points, etc.

You seemed likewise baffled by the concept of "internet content", which would
be various forms of information including text and multimedia formats, which
can be accessed over the internet. This whole business of "meaningful access"
would be full and un-crippled access to the same internet content that is
available to e.g. microsoft users.

The other terms for which you demanded explanation are similarly clear. Who
could possibly demand a definition of what it means "to matter"? I see that
others on the list understood the terms, and have had experience with the
frustrations of dealing with microsoft-centric entities while using linux.

So, I've come to the conclusion that your demand for explanation is not
genuine, but rather a tactic to weary the opponent. Since your general posting
history indicates some intelligence, the logical conclusion is that you simply
don't want to understand the message because you don't like it.

As for your typically kind hearted career suggestions (politics, marketing
etc) I'll have to pass. I'd be bored to death with the sorts of careers you
suggest, having always worked professionally as a pure technical geek.

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