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Re: Bob's 'Self-aggrandizing ignorant' Count: Was: What databases have taught me

From: Marshall <marshall.spight_at_gmail.com>
Date: 29 Jun 2006 09:20:30 -0700
Message-ID: <1151598030.713262.38680@75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>


Bob Badour wrote:
> Marshall wrote:
>
> > Dammit! I deliberately omitted part of the story here, but doing
> > so is dishonest.
> >
> > To address the issue of which of us is more accurate: Bob is.
> > My own record is littered with false negatives, while Bob's
> > false positive rate is comparatively low. It pisses me off
> > to say so.
>
> I commend you on your honesty and your character. In the past three
> years or so, you have learned a lot from what you picked up here and
> what you took a lot farther, and I attribute that largely to your
> intellectual honesty and your character. (Some others would do well to
> take note of that because it suggests a real opportunity to benefit from
> Marshall's example.)

Thank you for saying so.

> I wonder why it pisses you off. Regardless, it shows strength of
> character to say it in spite of your emotional response.

Oh, I don't know that it's anything more complicated than vehemently and publicly disagreeing with someone and discovering in the end that they were right and I was wrong.

Marshall Received on Thu Jun 29 2006 - 11:20:30 CDT

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