Managing Google Groups headaches
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Sat Dec 7 12:49:51 CET 2013
On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 10:25 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Dec 2013 02:16:02 -0800, wxjmfauth wrote:
>> "unicode as a medium is universal in the same way that ASCII used to be"
>> Probably, you do not realize deeply how this sentence is correct.
>> Unicode and ascii are constructed in the same way. It has not even to do
>> with "characters", but with mathematics.
>> It is on this level the FSR fails. It is mathematically wrong by design!
> I'm reminded of that fellow, I don't remember his name, who *years* after
> the Wright Brothers had flown, and there were dozens of people building
> aeroplanes, was still trying to convince everyone that heavier-than-air
> flight was mathematically impossible.
Nearest I can find is:
He at least accepted the Wrights' work once he found out about it.
Also, he didn't make repeated usenet posts that torpedo you in the
face and leave an "Uh?"-shaped hole.  I'm still not sure what jmf
meant by the above.
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