Re: Crossposting, FoRKposting, and PoSTforking...

Joseph R. Kiniry (
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 00:07:19 -0700 (PDT)

I. Find Karma writes:
> Before I get into this, I'd like to put in a plug for Tim Byars'
> excellent CD, "Silent Bob Speaks". I'm listening to it while I practice
> my Quake skillz, and it is awesome! Tim, your check is in the mail...

why does everyone on fork seem to have such bad freakin' taste in
music? doesn't anyone around here listen to something melodic now and
then? how about a lead singer who can actually sing?! (not chant.
not whine. not growl. and no samples!) how about perform live? how
about _read fucking sheet music_!?

> > >[Crossposting a discussion with Ron, which I know's going to get me into
> > >trouble because it's exactly the kind of thing he rails against below...
> > Oh you naughty, naughty boy.
> You down with O.P.P.? Yeah, you know me.

yeah, i know you, you know nothing 'bout OPP you BOWJN.

> > Yes, it's a crosspost.
> I am the sixty-megabyte core file you cannot find.

nope, that's a stock NT system after the blue-screen-of-death (if
you're lucky).

> > Time to start considering every private exchange a public one, for
> > better or worse.
> Already started doing this. Ever since a few years ago when Rohit
> accidentally forwarded an insulting email back to the person the email
> was insulting.

aye, we've all seen this happen. a fellow grad-student acquaintance
of mine posted a misogynistic email, filled with references to all the
drugs he would be taking the next weekend, to the whole department.
the follow-up/retraction/apology five minutes later was priceless...

> > >Going to Israel would be cool. Oy! Eve would be proud of me.
> > So would your Bubby. But frankly it's quite overrated.
> I hear the falafel is to die for. I'm getting chatchkas in my
> schinectigazoint. Aw, now I'm getting a little verklemmt....

just spit up your hairball and get it over with you schmegma.

> > Btw Adam, I've been reading your XML page too. Want another monstrous
> > post showing you the error in your ways there too?
> Oh please.

i'm still waiting for this one - ron seems to have _way_ too much time
on his hands over there in the land of plenty. (plenty of what?, you

> > Or perhaps I'll leave that for Mark; he clearly does better on the
> > 'embedded knowledge' stuff; I'll stay with what I know on multicasts
> > etc. Let me just say I don't think a measly <OBJECT> tag is what I
> > have in mind....
> Because you want a revolution. You don't care about entrenched market
> forces; you just want to attack, to bring death to the infidels. We're
> talking rivers of blood here. We're talking martyrs.
> Whereas I think in terms of an evolution. A new system, whatever it is,
> must evolve out of currently existing standards. It must take today's
> technology and bring it to the next level. As the Web did for the
> Internet, so should documents==objects do it for the Web. But you have
> to bootstrap. The dustbins of history are filled with Xanadus that
> steered clear of the existing technologies, and as a result got swept
> away...

aye, and from what i hear, rohit wants to be the next ted nelson!

> ----
> We cross our bridges when we come to them, and burn them behind us,
> leaving us with nothing but the memory of the smell of smoke, and the
> presumption that once our eyes watered...
> -- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

the best play i've ever read; i've given away several of my copies. i
had a friend in high school that turned his copy of HHGTTG into a
Bible-like thing, complete with books and verses (annotated, of
course). i've often thought of doing the same with my RAGAD.