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Re: IBM to Pay for Switch to Linux

  • Subject: Re: IBM to Pay for Switch to Linux
  • From: Peter KÃhlmann <peter.koehlmann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2006 19:26:59 +0200
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: SMP
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> __/ [ Mark Kent ] on Saturday 01 April 2006 13:48 \__
>> begin  oe_protect.scr
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> __/ [ Tim Smith ] on Friday 31 March 2006 16:42 \__
>>>> In article <vlevf3-8m5.ln1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sinister Midget wrote:
>>>>> A guy calling himself Daeron used to post a lot of interesting things.
>>>>> But he sometimes posted with a madeup subject line (often as
>>>>> trollbait, perhaps). That oftentimes headed off into a discussion
>>>>> about Daeron and his posting habits instead of the meat of the post.
>>>> The difference is that Daeron very rarely had anything interesting of
>>>> his
>>>> own to say.  Skip Daeron's news postings, and there was pretty much
>>>> nothing left worthwhile.
>>>> Roy's non-news postings, however, are interesting.
>>> Thanks, Tim. *smile*
>> Don't worry overly much about Tim's remarks, he plays mainly for the
>> other team, so his postings are in the main off topic, whereas yours are
>> not.
> I noticed that Tim feels very strongly about his platform. I know others
> with similar inclinations. However, he plays fair 

I strongly disagree
He plays about as "fair" as Erik Funkenbusch. Very dishonest, to say the

> and it is healthy to have someone like him in any discussion. 

No. It would be "healthy" only if he at least pretended to play fair
What can be said in "favour" for him (for extremely small values of it) is
that he is not as dishonest as Oxford or Sandman. But then, it is easy not
to be like those. Even Erik F looks like an angel compared to those

> It does not involve lies or derogatory, unfair remarks. 

He does both quite often

> It helps defent one's argument in a wider context.
Yup. As with bilge, DumbFullShit and other slime

> Best wishes,
> Roy

"...Unix, MS-DOS, and Windows NT (also known as the Good, the Bad, and
the Ugly)." (By Matt Welsh)

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