Re: Message for the newbies.

CobraBoy! (
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 13:36:19 -0700

At 11:15 PM 6/17/97 +0300, you wrote:

>There is only one rule:
>Rule #1 Instantly delete and don't read any FoRK posts unless
>they are written by Tim Byars (CobraBoy). Contrary
>to popular sentiment, it actually appears that everything you'll
>read around here is totally clueless EXCEPT for CobraBoy posts.
>This takes quite a while to get the hang of, since most of us
>are unfortunately adjusted to the supposedly reasonable, rational
>mindset of the outside world, which trains us to think the opposite.
>The reality, however, is that it appears that Tim, all on his own,
>pretty much IS the 3% of 3% of 3% of 3%... we're desperately
>trying to track down. As Rohit has recently noted,
>Tim *be* da man. I've only recently caught onto this, which
>is why I've started ignoring just about everything on FoRK other
>than CobraBoy! posts, including my own. You can stop reading this now....

Ah... this is prime example of my #1 rule:

Give 'Em Enough Rope

also known as:

If I have to explain you wouldn't understand

also known as:

If you have to ask you can't afford it

also known as:

Somewhere in the world it's after 5:00 pm

Ok, maybe the last one wasn't quite the same, but it's a damn good reason
to start drinking before "society" says it's ok.

Yeah Baby!


p.s. for the newbies, I'll explain just this once, give 'em enough rope is
an old (well at least to me) punk expression meaning, "they will either
hang themselves or make a swing, give 'em enough rope and watch what happens."


Any sufficiently repeatable miracle is indistinguishable from mundane technology. ... Microsoft Advanced OS Scientist on Win'95 actually running.