James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Feb 12 20:23:21 EET 2004
Tuomas Kuosmanen wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-02-12 at 00:52, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>>clearly are using Science & Mathematics as separate and distinct entities.
>>I will start a new thread.
> We need a get-a-life at freedesktop.org?
> Seriously, get back to hacking, it is way more useful. Please.
I started a new thread to try to regain focus on the actual issue -- to
separate the issue from Georg's postings.
His postings could be used as example of fallacious reasoning.
but what he said is basically irrelevant to the question.
Unfortunately, once some self appointed "list Nazi" starts with something
of the tone: 'you don't know what you are talking about so go away', the
focus never seems to return to the original issue.
Hacking: this started out as hacking. I was hacking the XDG based menu in
KDE-3.2. I found that it had problems. Specifically, I tagged a vfolder
'desktop' file with the category: "Science" and it wound up in: "Lost &
Found". Don't you just hate it when that happens? I posted to the
'kde-devel' list and the issue of whether Math should properly be
considered to be a subset of Science came up. So, I brought the issue
here. This is where to discuss the XDG standard isn't it?
It might be that part of the problem is that I didn't write a "hello"
message first. So, I might mention that I am a retired engineer (EE & CS).
I am not a know-nothing newbie and yes I do resent being treated like one.
In a private e-mail, George implied that I knew nothing of Mathematics.
Yes, he sent me several private e-mails that were even more insulting. I
listed the following:
Algebra, Calculus, Finite Math, Differential Equations, Partial
Differential Equations, Fourier Transforms, La Place Transforms,
Z-Transforms, and Digital Signal Processing.
Maybe I missed one or two others.
But, all of this is OT, which is why I started a new thread. But, that
also became OT. And, yes, I do think that discussing the standard is
useful. Perhaps even more useful than hacking.
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