RTFM (was: VERPing and Personalization (was Re: [TriLUG] Ipta
mindcrime at cpphacker.co.uk
Mon Mar 29 11:28:56 EST 2004
Mike M wrote:
> Note 2: Anyone that is willing to give up learning because they have encountered
> an unpleasent answer to a question is watching too much television.
Maybe, if that's their only reason for giving up. But there's no
question in my mind that if a newbie in some field turns to the
community associated with that field, and asks for information,
and is greated with contempt from a bunch of arrogant #@#%!'s,
he or she is going to add that to his/her mental list of "reasons
why I don't give a f#@k about this and should move on to something else."
Just like we all maintain our own little internal list of "reasons
why I should quit my job," ya know? Any one event might not be a
good enough reason by itself (boss yelled at you this morning),
but over time as the list grows longer and longer, we stand the
chance of hitting a tipping point.
Anyway, just my $00.02 worth....
When the 1st Amendment no longer protects your voice.
And when the 4th Amendment no longer protects your privacy or your stuff.
Thank God we have the 2nd Amendment to tell our elected representatives
that enough is enough.
It's time to put "... from my cold, dead hands" back where it belongs.
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