Resumption of "Article About Herb Schildt Accepted at Comp.Risks"

Discussion in 'C Programming' started by spinoza1111, Aug 23, 2010.

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    spinoza1111 Guest

    > > <> wrote:
    > > > spinoza1111 <> wrote:
    > > > >And so she goes, not with a bang but rather a whimper.
    > > > "Whimper"? Whatever.


    You clearly don't recognize the literary reference, blm, Here it is:

    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.

    (TS Eliot, The Hollow Men)

    > > >(I *was* curious, and I find that the history goes back to .... 1988.
    > > >Good heavens. Some familiar themes, though, in those early posts.)


    One artifact of a universal medicalization of behavior, for example,
    Peter Seebach's failure to get a proper education being excused as a
    fashionable ADD, is that behavior that would be historically decent or
    admirable, such as using the Internet since one was at Princeton to
    define one's beliefs and defend others, is regarded as just another
    pathology. In a world in which right-wing radio talk show hosts boast
    of being ADD and alcoholic, there's of course no advantage in being a
    normal decent person who doesn't take shit.

    > >1925, ITYF.



    > Say what? The history I'm talking about is the history of Nilges posts


    Do me the courtesy, Ms. Enabler, of at least using the possessive
    case properly.
    spinoza1111, Aug 23, 2010
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    Bill Reid Guest

    On Aug 23, 4:42 am, spinoza1111 <> wrote:
    > > > <> wrote:
    > > > > spinoza1111  <> wrote:
    > > > > >And so she goes, not with a bang but rather a whimper.
    > > > > "Whimper"?  Whatever.

    >
    > You clearly don't recognize the literary reference, blm, Here it is:
    >
    > This is the way the world ends
    > This is the way the world ends
    > This is the way the world ends
    > Not with a bang but a whimper.
    >
    > (TS Eliot, The Hollow Men)
    >

    YOU SON-OF-A-BITCH!!! NO WONDER NOBODY LIKES YOU!!!

    I made the mistake of buying "Southland Tales" for like
    $3 from a bargain bin in a Walgreen's since I was buying like
    eight pounds of Blue Diamond Smokehouse almonds on sale.
    I had heard it was one of the worst movies ever made, so
    on a whim I decided to check it out, and boy "they" weren't
    wrong.

    All throughout this near-3-hour piece of excrement they
    paraphrased the Eliot quote in the voice-over narration
    and in dialog:

    "This is how the world ends
    This is how the world ends
    This is how the world ends
    Not with a whimper, but with a bang."

    AND NOW YOU THOUGHTLESSLY REMINDED ME OF THIS HORRIBLE
    MOVIE THAT IS NOW BEING USED AS A COASTER FOR MY MOST
    DRIPPIEST DRINKS!!! THANKS A MILLION, CREEP!!!

    ---
    William Ernest Reid
    Bill Reid, Aug 24, 2010
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  3. spinoza1111

    spinoza1111 Guest

    On Aug 24, 8:25 am, Bill Reid <> wrote:
    > On Aug 23, 4:42 am,spinoza1111<> wrote:> > > <> wrote:
    > > > > >spinoza1111 <> wrote:
    > > > > > >And so she goes, not with a bang but rather a whimper.
    > > > > > "Whimper"?  Whatever.

    >
    > > You clearly don't recognize the literary reference, blm, Here it is:

    >
    > > This is the way the world ends
    > > This is the way the world ends
    > > This is the way the world ends
    > > Not with a bang but a whimper.

    >
    > > (TS Eliot, The Hollow Men)

    >
    > YOU SON-OF-A-BITCH!!!  NO WONDER NOBODY LIKES YOU!!!


    People who shop at WalMart don't like me. Isn't that a kiss my ass.

    >
    > I made the mistake of buying "Southland Tales" for like
    > $3 from a bargain bin in a Walgreen's since I was buying like
    > eight pounds of Blue Diamond Smokehouse almonds on sale.
    > I had heard it was one of the worst movies ever made, so
    > on a whim I decided to check it out, and boy "they" weren't
    > wrong.
    >
    > All throughout this near-3-hour piece of excrement they
    > paraphrased the Eliot quote in the voice-over narration
    > and in dialog:
    >
    > "This is how the world ends
    > This is how the world ends
    > This is how the world ends
    > Not with a whimper, but with a bang."
    >
    > AND NOW YOU THOUGHTLESSLY REMINDED ME OF THIS HORRIBLE
    > MOVIE THAT IS NOW BEING USED AS A COASTER FOR MY MOST
    > DRIPPIEST DRINKS!!!  THANKS A MILLION, CREEP!!!
    >
    > ---
    > William Ernest Reid


    I hope this is deliberate parody, I really do
    For if it is not, well then, **** you.
    spinoza1111, Aug 24, 2010
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  4. Re: Regurgitation of "Article About Herb Schildt Rejected at Comp.Risks"

    On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 04:42:09 -0700 (PDT), spinoza1111
    <> wrote:

    >> > <> wrote:
    >> > > spinoza1111 <> wrote:
    >> > > >And so she goes, not with a bang but rather a whimper.
    >> > > "Whimper"? Whatever.

    >
    >You clearly don't recognize the literary reference, blm, Here it is:


    No, she clearly was just wondering what its relevance was.

    And why the hell do you dig up a three month old post to niggle on
    such a trivial point?

    >.... omit usual spelentic attack on Seebach...



    >> Say what? The history I'm talking about is the history of Nilges posts

    >
    >Do me the courtesy, Ms. Enabler, of at least using the possessive
    >case properly.


    Really? You are offended at a missing (allegedly -- one could use
    "Nilges" as an adjective) apostrophe? In a three month old post?

    After skulking off after your last series of embarrassments, you
    choose this as your excuse to open the Nilgewater taps?

    Incidentally, reminding us all that your "Article About Herb Schildt
    at Comp.Risks" was REJECTED a week later.

    This is really not up to your usual high standard of trolling, Nilges.
    Colonel Harlan Sanders, Aug 24, 2010
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  5. spinoza1111

    Tim Streater Guest

    In article
    <>,
    spinoza1111 <> wrote:

    > On Aug 24, 8:25 am, Bill Reid <> wrote:
    > > On Aug 23, 4:42 am,spinoza1111<> wrote:> >
    > > > <> wrote:
    > > > > > >spinoza1111 <> wrote:
    > > > > > > >And so she goes, not with a bang but rather a whimper.
    > > > > > > "Whimper"?  Whatever.

    > >
    > > > You clearly don't recognize the literary reference, blm, Here it is:

    > >
    > > > This is the way the world ends
    > > > This is the way the world ends
    > > > This is the way the world ends
    > > > Not with a bang but a whimper.

    > >
    > > > (TS Eliot, The Hollow Men)

    > >
    > > YOU SON-OF-A-BITCH!!!  NO WONDER NOBODY LIKES YOU!!!

    >
    > People who shop at WalMart don't like me. Isn't that a kiss my ass.


    I should think that people who shop at Walmart have never heard of you,
    more like, and are in consequence much better off.

    --
    Tim

    "That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed,
    nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted" -- Bill of Rights 1689
    Tim Streater, Aug 24, 2010
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  6. spinoza1111

    Guest

    Re: Regurgitation of "Article About Herb Schildt Rejected at Comp.Risks"

    In article <>,
    Colonel Harlan Sanders <> wrote:
    > On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 04:42:09 -0700 (PDT), spinoza1111
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >> > <> wrote:
    > >> > > spinoza1111 <> wrote:
    > >> > > >And so she goes, not with a bang but rather a whimper.
    > >> > > "Whimper"? Whatever.

    > >
    > >You clearly don't recognize the literary reference, blm, Here it is:

    >
    > No, she clearly was just wondering what its relevance was.


    Correct. (I think I found "whimper" not an especially good
    description. It's hard to remember exactly.)

    > And why the hell do you dig up a three month old post to niggle on
    > such a trivial point?
    >
    > >.... omit usual spelentic attack on Seebach...

    >
    >
    > >> Say what? The history I'm talking about is the history of Nilges posts

    > >
    > >Do me the courtesy, Ms. Enabler, of at least using the possessive
    > >case properly.

    >
    > Really? You are offended at a missing (allegedly -- one could use
    > "Nilges" as an adjective) apostrophe? In a three month old post?


    My intent was indeed to use "Nilges" as an adjective. I don't
    think that's especially discourteous, but -- oh, maybe it's
    mildly so. I hadn't really thought about it.

    [ snip ]

    > This is really not up to your usual high standard of trolling, Nilges.


    And yet here we both are ....

    While I'm at it, I'll mention that while indeed I have not read
    Vaughan's book on the Challenger disaster, I *have* read Orwell's
    essay on politics and language, several times over the years, and
    I find it highly amusing to compare .... No, no, not going there.

    --
    B. L. Massingill
    ObDisclaimer: I don't speak for my employers; they return the favor.
    , Aug 24, 2010
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  7. spinoza1111

    Seebs Guest

    Re: Regurgitation of "Article About Herb Schildt Rejected at Comp.Risks"

    On 2010-08-24, blmblm myrealbox.com <> wrote:
    >> >> Say what? The history I'm talking about is the history of Nilges posts


    > My intent was indeed to use "Nilges" as an adjective. I don't
    > think that's especially discourteous, but -- oh, maybe it's
    > mildly so. I hadn't really thought about it.


    "Nilges's posts" => posts by or pertaining to Nilges
    "Nilges posts" => posts that are characteristic of Nilges

    To look slightly later:

    > Vaughan's book on the Challenger disaster


    Note that we don't need to say "Challenger's disaster". If you omit
    the apostrophe (and s, depending on where you learned the rule for
    names ending in s), you're changing the meaning slightly, and it's
    no longer a possessive, but it is still a reasonable use of a noun as
    an adjective.

    English is flexible this way.

    "seebs's code" => code written by seebs
    "seebs code" => code characteristic of seebs

    -s
    --
    Copyright 2010, all wrongs reversed. Peter Seebach /
    http://www.seebs.net/log/ <-- lawsuits, religion, and funny pictures
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Game_(Scientology) <-- get educated!
    Seebs, Aug 24, 2010
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    Guest

    Re: Regurgitation of "Article About Herb Schildt Rejected at Comp.Risks"

    In article <>,
    Seebs <> wrote:
    > On 2010-08-24, blmblm myrealbox.com <> wrote:
    > >> >> Say what? The history I'm talking about is the history of Nilges posts

    >
    > > My intent was indeed to use "Nilges" as an adjective. I don't
    > > think that's especially discourteous, but -- oh, maybe it's
    > > mildly so. I hadn't really thought about it.

    >
    > "Nilges's posts" => posts by or pertaining to Nilges
    > "Nilges posts" => posts that are characteristic of Nilges
    >


    Interesting distinction, but not one I was intending to make;
    my intended meaning was the one you say would be best expressed
    with the possessive.

    Just sayin'. Maybe you're right.

    > To look slightly later:
    >
    > > Vaughan's book on the Challenger disaster

    >
    > Note that we don't need to say "Challenger's disaster". If you omit
    > the apostrophe (and s, depending on where you learned the rule for
    > names ending in s), you're changing the meaning slightly, and it's
    > no longer a possessive, but it is still a reasonable use of a noun as
    > an adjective.


    Now here I think you don't have a choice -- the possessive would be
    incorrect, though I'm not sure I can say why.

    > English is flexible this way.
    >
    > "seebs's code" => code written by seebs
    > "seebs code" => code characteristic of seebs
    >


    --
    B. L. Massingill
    ObDisclaimer: I don't speak for my employers; they return the favor.
    , Aug 24, 2010
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  9. Re: Regurgitation of "Article About Herb Schildt Rejected at Comp.Risks"

    <> writes:
    > In article <>,
    > Seebs <> wrote:
    >> On 2010-08-24, blmblm myrealbox.com <> wrote:
    >> >> >> Say what? The history I'm talking about is the history of Nilges posts

    >>
    >> > My intent was indeed to use "Nilges" as an adjective. I don't
    >> > think that's especially discourteous, but -- oh, maybe it's
    >> > mildly so. I hadn't really thought about it.

    >>
    >> "Nilges's posts" => posts by or pertaining to Nilges
    >> "Nilges posts" => posts that are characteristic of Nilges
    >>

    >
    > Interesting distinction, but not one I was intending to make;
    > my intended meaning was the one you say would be best expressed
    > with the possessive.
    >
    > Just sayin'. Maybe you're right.

    [...]

    I can't remember the last time you posted something here that was
    actually about C.

    Just sayin'.

    --
    Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith) <http://www.ghoti.net/~kst>
    Nokia
    "We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do this."
    -- Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, "Yes Minister"
    Keith Thompson, Aug 24, 2010
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  10. spinoza1111

    Guest

    Re: Regurgitation of "Article About Herb Schildt Rejected at Comp.Risks"

    In article <>,
    Keith Thompson <> wrote:

    [ snip ]

    > I can't remember the last time you posted something here that was
    > actually about C.
    >
    > Just sayin'.


    Well, I haven't posted anything at all for about a week. Before
    that ....

    There's this one, pointing out a minor glitch in a format string
    and recommending the use of "-Wall" or its equivalent:

    <>

    And there's this one, which admittedly isn't exactly about C but at
    least is about something technical (registers and multiple cores):

    <>

    Admittedly each of those posts was accompanied (?) by one that was
    totally off-topic.

    "Just sayin'" back at ya? Or maybe it *is* a fair cop ....

    --
    B. L. Massingill
    ObDisclaimer: I don't speak for my employers; they return the favor.
    , Aug 24, 2010
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    spinoza1111 Guest

    Re: Regurgitation of "Article About Herb Schildt Rejected at Comp.Risks"

    On Aug 25, 5:34 am, Keith Thompson <> wrote:
    > <> writes:
    > > In article <>,
    > > Seebs  <> wrote:
    > >> On 2010-08-24, blmblm  myrealbox.com <> wrote:
    > >> >> >> Say what?  The history I'm talking about is the history of Nilges posts

    >
    > >> > My intent was indeed to use "Nilges" as an adjective.  I don't
    > >> > think that's especially discourteous, but -- oh, maybe it's
    > >> > mildly so.  I hadn't really thought about it.

    >
    > >> "Nilges's posts" => posts by or pertaining to Nilges
    > >> "Nilges posts" => posts that are characteristic of Nilges

    >
    > > Interesting distinction, but not one I was intending to make;
    > > my intended meaning was the one you say would be best expressed
    > > with the possessive.

    >
    > > Just sayin'.  Maybe you're right.

    >
    > [...]
    >
    > I can't remember the last time you posted something here that was
    > actually about C.
    >
    > Just sayin'.


    Hey, my Dad can beat up your Dad, and he put the principles of
    neurosurgery into verse. I'll put the principles of C programming into
    Alexandrines just to annoy you kiki.


    If thou must program in the C programming way
    O Tyro, heed, and hearken to what I have to say
    'Tis a language old, runic, cabalistic and crude
    Delighting not the wise, but only the Rude.

    ....
    >
    > --
    > Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith)  <http://www.ghoti.net/~kst>
    > Nokia
    > "We must do something.  This is something.  Therefore, we must do this."
    >     -- Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, "Yes Minister"
    spinoza1111, Aug 25, 2010
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    spinoza1111 Guest

    Re: Regurgitation of "Article About Herb Schildt Rejected at Comp.Risks"

    On Aug 25, 2:20 am, <> wrote:
    > In article <>,
    > Colonel Harlan Sanders  <> wrote:
    >
    > > On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 04:42:09 -0700 (PDT),spinoza1111
    > > <> wrote:

    >
    > > >> > <> wrote:
    > > >> > >spinoza1111 <> wrote:
    > > >> > > >And so she goes, not with a bang but rather a whimper.
    > > >> > > "Whimper"?  Whatever.

    >
    > > >You clearly don't recognize the literary reference, blm, Here it is:

    >
    > > No, she clearly was just wondering what its relevance was.  

    >
    > Correct.  (I think I found "whimper" not an especially good
    > description.  It's hard to remember exactly.)
    >
    > > And why the hell do you dig up a three month old post to niggle on
    > > such a trivial point?

    >
    > > >....  omit usual spelentic attack on Seebach...

    >
    > > >> Say what?  The history I'm talking about is the history of Nilges posts

    >
    > > >Do  me the courtesy, Ms. Enabler, of at least using the possessive
    > > >case properly.

    >
    > > Really? You are offended at a missing (allegedly -- one could use
    > > "Nilges" as an adjective) apostrophe? In a three month old post?

    >
    > My intent was indeed to use "Nilges" as an adjective.  I don't
    > think that's especially discourteous, but -- oh, maybe it's
    > mildly so.  I hadn't really thought about it.
    >
    > [ snip ]
    >
    > > This is really not up to your usual high standard of trolling, Nilges.

    >
    > And yet here we both are ....
    >
    > While I'm at it, I'll mention that while indeed I have not read
    > Vaughan's book on the Challenger disaster, I *have* read Orwell's
    > essay on politics and language, several times over the years, and
    > I find it highly amusing to compare ....  No, no, not going there.


    Because your comparision is in fact indefensible. Orwell's style is in
    actuality more "verbose" that modern journalese because he was
    literate, and you continually trust that expressions you've seen in
    print will be understood by all, something he completely disavows. And
    as to your tendency to trail off, to in effect whimper: Orwell would,
    I think, despise it.

    And...are you even aware that you're replying to and enabling a
    sockpuppet?

    >
    > --
    > B. L. Massingill
    > ObDisclaimer:  I don't speak for my employers; they return the favor.
    spinoza1111, Aug 25, 2010
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