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Re: MIPS port backlog, autobuilder machines and some arrogance

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 12:48:00PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> It also means that, if it were easy to add some redundancy,
> it would already have happened. Which in turn means that it's hard.

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 03:00:44PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > > This NIH attitude is really laughable. 
> > NIH usually stands for "Not Invented Here", meaning someone presuming
> > other people are wrong, and that only ones own ideas are right. You'll
> > note, though, that what I said was that your claim was *trivially
> > obvious*, which is quite a distance from wrong.
> I was responding to your saying that it was "too hard", but you conveniently
> removed that part of the quote.

Again, read what I wrote, not what you imagine I wrote. Difficult isn't
the same as impossible, and hard isn't the same as too hard.

> I don't believe in such a defeatist attitude because the relevant people

Good for you. What makes you think anyone else does? Obviously you do --
your so inclined towards that belief that you're reading things into
what people write that just aren't there.

> (That and an ad hominem attack as an added bonus.)

You know, people love claiming they've had an "ad hominem attack" as
though it makes them some sort of martyr to the cause. It doesn't. An
"ad hominem" fallacy is when you say "you're an idiot, therefore you're
wrong". Saying "you're wrong, therefore you're an idiot" is just a
regular insult.

BTW, I can't see where I did anything of the sort. I said your post
contributed nothing to the discussion, was unhelpful and distracting and
wrong, and, as such, said that you hadn't contributed anything other
than trite cliches. As opposed to saying things like "I see how you
might have a vested interest in trying to defend the acts of the DPL,
given that there've been cases where lack of redundancy among the release
managers caused some difficulties." And hey, you even swore!

So please excuse me if I think you're acting like a pompous idiot, and
wasting everyone's time pontificating on things that you don't have the
competence to actually work on.



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