[TAG] Usenet (was Re: [Fwd:] In RI federal court -- Harvard?vs. the RIAA)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Dec 30 11:40:41 MSK 2008
Quoting Will (will at willstuff.net):
> My response is simple: I read this list for Linux answers. I also enjoy
> reading the news bits, side discussions, and the exposure to ancillary
> topics that are related to Linux/technology.
And I note that you have continued to hide behind pseudonymity, and ignore
my invitation to de-cloak and stand behind what you write. Exactly as
expected. While taking cheap personal potshots at someone who _does_
bother to use his real name. I see.
> I have nothing personally invested in this argument
Quite. Exactly my point. You sit there behind your carefully fake,
throwaway Internet handle, and gratuitously moralise about how you're
supposedly speaking only in behalf of decency. I'm apparently supposed
to spend time debating your pretty-ballsy moral assertions -- starting
with, you know, those ones you just now refused to substantiate when
If I then make a poor impression, my completely real, by-real-name
repute takes a hit. On the flip side, even I could knock apart every
last weasel-worded implication of yours, you'll suffer zero personal
consequence, because you've put only a fake identity at risk, and neatly
sidestepped responsibility. Well done.
But no. I don't play sucker games.
And yes, your diction suggests you're a fellow American. On behalf
of my country's good name, I'm sorry.
Here's a tip: Internet tradition among passive-aggressives everywhere
suggests, at this point, that you subscribe under a _second_ fake
identity and post in support of yourself.
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