On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 05:12:43AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Well, anyway, just about any action would have been more useful than
> > quitting the whole goddamn project.
> Useful to whom?
Is that a rhetorical question?
> > > > I would have understood it as (i). Instead, quitting altogether certainly
> > > > looks more like (ii) or worse, and I find such an act worthy of derision.
> > Umm, where have I stated that I know his state of mind?
> Working out whether it was an instance of "(i)" or "(ii)" is a question
> of state of mind. Saying it "looks more like" one or the other is a
> statement of knowledge about his state of mind.
No, it was merely an assessment of mine.
> > I don't really care for what Herbert Xu's state of mind is, I judge him
> > by his actions, and he sure acted rather prominently in this event.
> So, your complaint is that he acted prominently?
You seem to be rather interested in these little word games, but I'm afraid
I've got less pointless things to do than to continue answering them.
2. That which causes joy or happiness.