Registered: Sep, 2005
Re: The departure of the hyper-enthusiasts
Posted: Dec 21, 2005 6:30 PM
> > As a developer, you are in the role of a technician not
> > user.
> See, I disagree with that, right off the bat. Seems like
> all the possibilities of having a meaningful dialog with
> you end right here.
I didn't ever think I could really have a meaningful dialog with you. I'm just mocking you. Your entire premise is foolish and so is your argument for it.
> > What would you do if asked to write in
> > assembly? Curl up in the corner and weep?
> No,I would tell the person who asked me to do that to go
> fly a kite, or take a hike (or, I'd tell them to go to
> hell, depending on the mood I'd be in on that particular
> day). I would never, ever, under any circumstances, stoop
> again to the level of writing anything in assembly. Same
> as I would never again use punched cards (believe it or
> not, I was using punched cards for my first information
> processing job back in 1987).
You mean 'punch cards' right? Why were you using punch cards in 1987? I was writing programs on a mac plus.
> Same as I would never use a kitchen knife as the only tool
> to build a bike shed.
Talk about faulty analogies.
> > No, no it doesn't. By defintion, in order for
> > to be possible, it's only necessary that there be one
> > to accomplish it. Having more ways t acomplish it
> > make it any more (or less) possible.
> Again, I feel like I'm talking to a machine. Is there a
> human being at the other line?
Is there a brain on your end? I tend to follow this paradigm, perhaps you've heard of it, called 'logic'. If you aren't familiar with logic (seems possible from your argumentation) you should definitely try to learn about it before debating.
> > You think this is a crucial part of the thinking
> > Are you kidding?
> As always.
> > > These things should not be confusing.
> > They aren't. I can't fathom why you find them
> > Do you get confused when going to a public bathroom in
> > a seafood resturaunt? "Buoys? Oh no, I'm so confused!"
> > How long do you sit there confused about this? If it's
> > s more than a couple seconds, are you stoned?
> Faulty analogy. Real world objects are not dimensionless,
> like the virtual ones are. Having physical dimensions,
> they are not confusing for the common-sense observer.
Nor is figuring out that you use size in one context and length in another. All language is dimensionless. My analogy was about a word, not a physical Object so your claims are, yet again, completely nonsensical.