Subject: Re: OSD#5 needs a patch?
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 14:16:45 -0700

Quoting Chuck Swiger (

> It's easy to refer to people as being of "some type", and to dismiss 
> their comments or arguments as not being worthy of consideration 
> because of "who they are" rather than "what they say".

1.  Would you like to borrow a virtual hanky?  

2.  I of course nowhere said or implied that anyone's arguments should
be evaluated on the basis of who they are.  To the contrary.

> I don't find the experience of having someone claim that I'm "blitzing 
> this mailing list" with "chimaerical" arguments because of the 
> operating systems I've used to be any more pleasant than I would find 
> someone disagreeing with me because of the color of my skin.  Prejudice 
> isn't one of your prettier failings, Rick.

I was saying the _concern_ was a chimaera.  The arguments were merely
founded in error, which I detailed.  The point was not to detail which
"types" posted the error, but rather to note the error itself.

And you appear to have decided to ignore all that, and go for
interpersonal soap-opera, instead.  Regrettable, but we understand:

Cheers,                      Evolution:  Life's a niche, and then you die.
Rick Moen
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