Newbie - Trying to Help a Friend

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 20 19:09:42 CET 2013


On 20/11/2013 17:51, Ned Batchelder wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:37:31 PM UTC-5, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> On 20/11/2013 17:12, Ned Batchelder wrote:
>>> On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 11:29:54 AM UTC-5, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>>>> On 20/11/2013 15:34, Alister wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:14:12 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 2:09 AM, Alister <alister.ware at ntlworld.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> must be a strange quirk of pan & turned off hide to system tray & allow
>>>>>>> multiple instances.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hmm. Hard to know, but I can imagine that having multiple instances
>>>>>> MIGHT cause a problem. But if that's confirmed (maybe fire up three
>>>>>> copies and then post to a test newsgroup??), I'd be reporting that as a
>>>>>> bug in Pan.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ChrisA
>>>>>
>>>>> As a quick test lets see how may times this one arrives
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Three.  You're not Greek are you, and using a typical shabby Nazi trick
>>>> to hide behind an ntlworld email address in order to spam us? :)
>>>>
>>>> Mark Lawrence
>>>
>>> Nazi?  Perhaps we could stick to more appropriate analogies?
>>>
>>> --Ned.
>>>
>>
>> It's an excellent analogy that I've used before, hence the smiley.
>> Clearly you don't do any research before bothering to say anything.
>>
>> --
>> Python is the second best programming language in the world.
>> But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer
>>
>> Mark Lawrence
>
> You think these two things make an excellent analogy?  1) a newsgroup mishap being actively investigated, and 2) calculated genocide.  It is not an excellent analogy, it's wildly disproportionate.
>
> Using a smiley doesn't fix it, and using it previously doesn't give you a free pass.  What research was I supposed to have done?  Examine your previous posts to see you overreacting before?  That would hardly have convinced me that this was OK.
>
> --Ned.
>

I suggest that you write to the BBC and get all episodes of the 
extremely popular *COMEDY* "Dad's Army" withdrawn as "typical shabby 
Nazi trick" was one of Captain Mainwearing's main lines.  And if I want 
to overreact, I'll overreact, as I couldn't care two hoots whether I'm 
dealing with an arsehole from the Python Software Foundation or one 
who's not.

-- 
Python is the second best programming language in the world.
But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence




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