[RC5] Holding blocks hostage

A. J. Clark adamc at dowco.com
Wed Nov 19 17:34:18 EST 1997


Hey, whatever's appropriate.  Unfortunately, I'm probably justifying
this moron's messages by replying to them, but some things just need to
be said.  I can't speak out against the morons I talk to at work, but I
can protest about the ones trying to hinder a large-scale project.


Christiaan wrote:
> 
> Well today's word of the day from: Wordsmith [wsmith at wordsmith.org]
> 
> dis.dain v. i. To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger;
>    to be haughty.
> 
> dis.dain n. [OE. desdain, disdein, OF. desdein, desdaing, F. d['e]dain,
>    fr. the verb. See Disdain, v. t.] 1. A feeling of contempt and
>    aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
> 
> dis.dain v. t. [OE.  disdainen, desdainen, OF. desdeigner, desdaigner,
>    F. d['e]daigner; des- (L. dis-) + daigner to deign, fr. L. dignari
>    to deem worthy. See Deign.] 1. To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable
>    or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.
> 
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> 
> Somehow I think this fits how sometimes these threads just go a little too far and attack each other too much...
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Christiaan Stoudt       | cstoudt at earthlink.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:   A. J. Clark [SMTP:adamc at dowco.com]
> Sent:   Wednesday, November 19, 1997 11:03 AM
> To:     rc5 at llamas.net
> Subject:        Re: [RC5] Holding blocks hostage
> 
> Christopher Hodson (Consultant) wrote:
> >
> > OK, after much deliberation, I 've decided that as an act of good faith,
> > I will release 1 block per day until the source code is freed.
> 
> Wow, what a hero.  RC5-64 will be saved!
> 
> Maybe you didn't get the gist of what people were saying.  A) You're a
> moron, and B) The rest of the world doesn't care about your blocks.
> 
> > p.s. As one of the developers who does not own a Porsche, I would like
> > one
> > of those as well.
> 
> Developer of what?
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