[Citizendium-l] Here's a challenge
phil_wardle at iprimus.com.au
Sun Sep 24 03:59:55 EDT 2006
Arrghh...I really am thick tonight, and so will tone down my puzzled
I think I follow you now...and it's still fun to read.
Please remember, that I've been on here more or less continuously since
8:00am this morning (it's now tea time)....and being from another
country, not all that you said was very clear to me.
Whatever...I like some of your analogies now.
It's still a bit ambiguous mind.....but hearty, I must say.
Time for a break and a Tequila here, methinks..... ;-)
Phil Wardle wrote:
>Does this post in any way involve Tequila? (joke).
>Two things, my dad was a humble fitter and turner who cleaned up
>engineer's messes at Rolls-Royce aero engines during WWII (and Pratt and
>Whitney's even bigger ones too) and I loved his stories.
>And I'm an Uilleann Piper (who's been doing this mod stuff all week for
>So now we have the e-penis thing out of the way. Would you consider
>replying in future with less emotion and a tad less hyperbole? I have
>read your post three times now and for the life of me I can't work out
>what your viewpoint really is.
>It was fun to read mind.....but perhaps you could respond by clarifying
>what you meant to say in plain English for this humble moderator, who's
>I let it through, but only just. :-\
>Bernard D. Tremblay (Ben) wrote:
>>Larry very reasonably wrote about "rules enforced by people with a
>>certain level of education and maturity" Now maybe, just maybe you gag
>>on that the way you do. But hey, there's a existential reason here
>>that's got a whack of historical credibility to it. Want the tune? Then
>>pay the piper.
>>I've mentioned LJ. That's free. I've mentioned Indymedia. We built that
>>In both cases /somebody/ paid the piper.Piper always gets paid, kidz ...
>>... or the tune ends.
>>You eat the food? Then don't insult the cook.
>>Larry has certain resources to draw on. I have certain resources to draw
>>on. It's fair and fair, right? Give your heads a shake. Larry's way or
>>no way. Drink from a cup with the King's coin in it and you're
>>press-ganged. You can sqwak, but it's a done deal.
>>It's hard to get things done in the world of digital divide: those who
>>have believe they're entitled and those who know better can't voice
>>their peace. And we know the alternative. (IEDs ... we started a war to
>>fight MWDs that didn't actually exist and ended up with IEDs that never
>>existed before. Karma's a biatch!)
>>This dawg sez: "You don't question the captain in a storm". And then
>>adds "Unless you know how to handle a ship and steer a course."
>>I made a living cleaning up engineer's messes and getting designers'
>>plans to tick over. They're a cranky lot. A sense of entitlement does
>>that to them. But still: they get folk to invest in ships. If it weren't
>>for that we'd be working in mines.
>>I know what WikiMedia is and what it's done. I know what PHP is and what
>>it's done. (Both of those are elementally different from WikiPedia. )
>>We aren't talking about the first printing press. Probably at least most
>>of us realize we aren't talking about a bible. We aren't even talking
>>about a dictionary. (God bless Sam Johnson!)
>>We're talking about sailing in someone's wake.
>>Absent storms? *shrug* I'm in.
>>ohhhhh-wooops I forgot to substantiate my subject! The challenge? "four years university", "rules enforced by people with a certain level of education and maturity" ... I have the advantage here and just slipped past it: I've never been lucky enough to work outside a situation where managers triggered my gag reflex again and again. ('cept the while I owned by own taxi; then it was just outright violence.)
>>IMNSHO "sophistication" has everything to do with stacking the deck. Mark: that doesn't always make for the worst game in town huh huh.
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