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Re: Demo: Modelling Cost of Travel Paths Between Towns

From: Alan <not.me_at_rcn.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 18:33:34 -0500
Message-ID: <31evqkF3bmgmdU1@individual.net>

"Tom Ivar Helbekkmo" <tih+nr_at_eunetnorge.no> wrote in message news:86vfbiq84q.fsf_at_athene.i.eunet.no...
> "Alan" <not.me_at_rcn.com> writes (to the entity calling itself "Neo"):
>
> > LOOK - I HAVE ALREADY DONE THIS FOR YOU, TOLD YOU SEVERAL TIMES THAT I
HAVE
> > DONE THIS FOR YOU, AND THAT I WILL NOT DO IT AGAIN. SO STOP ASKING. GO
LOOK
> > THROUGH THE THREADS YOURSELF AND FIND IT.
>
> You should probably stop letting this "Neo" worry you. I sincerely
> doubt that he even exists; he's probably a fictive character created
> by someone who's having great fun playing with the group. If, on the
> other hand, he is real, he's a moderately gifted kid who's read a bit
> about databases, and created, by a leap of creativity, something not
> entirely unlike Prolog. That would be somewhat impressive, except
> that he destroys his own credibility by his insistence that his model
> is better than everything else, and, even more, by his failure to
> understand the difference between a model and its implementation.
>
> Whichever it is, you can forget about getting information, arguments,
> proof, or whatever, into "Neo"'s head. He has proven himself entirely
> unable to understand anything anyone says to him.
>
> My advice would be to killfile him and be done with it.

You are, of course, correct, and I know I should killfile him. It's just that as annoying as he is, I find the whole thing entertaining somehow. I'm not worried by it. One day, I will tire of this nonsense, and then, plonk. BTW, I think your assesment of who he is (a moderately gifted kid, etc.) is right on target.
> -tih
> --
> Tom Ivar Helbekkmo, Senior System Administrator, EUnet Norway Hosting
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Received on Sat Dec 04 2004 - 17:33:34 CST

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