The quietness of preupgrade

Robert Myers rbmyersusa at
Thu Jul 8 04:33:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 12:25 AM, Christofer C. Bell <
christofer.c.bell at> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 11:16 PM, Robert Myers <rbmyersusa at>wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 12:07 AM, Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at>wrote:
>>> On 07/08/2010 11:56 AM, Robert Myers wrote:
>>> > You don't know me any more than you know if there is extraterrestrial
>>> > life.
>>> I can, based on observations and other factors, speculate as to the
>>> chances of the existence of extraterrestrial life.  I can suspect that
>>> there is/is not extraterrestrial life.  Based on the evidence you've
>>> contributed I've formed an opinion and a supposition.
>> You have chosen to criticize me, rather than the facts I propose.  This is
>> the end of our conversation.
> "If you think you know what you are talking about, perhaps you would
> consider a fixed-fee contract on a perpetual motion machine. ... but I
> wouldn't be hiring you to manage anything." -- Robert Myers
> Just like you do.  Now shut up and go away, troll.

Do you think that name-calling is an acceptable form of communication?

A poster asked for something that cannot, even in theory, be delivered.

An army of people equally ignorant has come to his defense.

The "wisdom of crowds?"  Suppose you took a vote at your high school as to
the value of pi?  At the university I attended, no one would have fallen for
it.  At my high school, I'm not even confident as to how my home room
section (probably the brightest people in a city of a million) would have
responded.  Ignorance is everywhere.  Is that what you want to defend?

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