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  • Feel free. (Score:3, Interesting)

    I'd like to shoot the guy who called that beautiful little girl's daddy mean names.

    Go for it; it was me.

    • Please don't shoot Simon. He's a valuable member of the community (even though he's recused himself from it a great deal lately).

      Plus, there's not much difference between dubbing someone a "fuckhead," and saying "I'd like to shoot the guy". One of the points I tried to make clear in the talk that you refer to [] was that we all screw up, or all do nasty things, every so often, and so we ALL need to be a little more accomodating and not be so quick to flip the Bozo Bit.

      Also, please note that my talk very specifically is not about a given person, or a given exchange, but about the geek tendency towards anonymous anger and hostility. I used a single comment as an example, but it's certainly not the only one.

      On a happier point, I appreciate the kind thoughts about Quinn. I'm sure she's going to be just fine; it'll just take some extra work on our part.



      • Plus, there's not much difference between dubbing someone a "*" and saying "I'd like to shoot the guy".

        Yes, that was a bit of a joke. Sometimes I go so serious people can't tell I'm joking. Calvin and Hobbes fans (at least, those who have memorized Bill Watterson's entire canon, like me :) ) may recall a strip where Calvin is watching violent television and talking to Hobbes about a study that shows a correlation between children growing up watching such things and violent problems later in life. Hob

        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers