[FoRK] great hackers

Adam L Beberg beberg at mithral.com
Thu Aug 5 22:18:02 PDT 2004


On Aug 5, 2004, at 8:26 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:

> Owen Byrne wrote:
>
>>  And here is another little kibitz. People who are incompetent
>>  generally rate themselves as "above-average." So if the uber-hacker
>>  exists - how would they rate themselves? I would suggest that they
>>  would be plagued by self-doubts and probably not rate themselves high
>>  at all.
>
> Well crap! I'm so full of self-doubts, I must be brilliant!!!

Simple, they would rate themselves as bad, and tell you to leave them 
alone.

Was it Pythagorus that told the roman soldiers to F' off and leave him 
alone with his triangles or some such thing? I forget the exact person 
and geometric shape of the story.

- Adam L. Beberg - beberg at mithral.com
   http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/



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