Food for Ken

Matthew Kirkcaldie Matthew.Kirkcaldie at removethis.newcastle.edu.au
Mon Nov 3 17:47:08 EST 2003


In article <tlbaqvgt60pq4rolr0sqjb8fn1vat3pi9v at 4ax.com>,
 Reality Therapist <not at here.not> wrote:

> Ken, what criteria would allow you to detect your being paranoid?
> 
> So someone's flooding your system with garbage messages; gosh, sounds
> like poetic justice! It sounds like what YOU are busy doing to our
> forum here. No matter what life does to disinvest you of a computer
> you manage to reacquire access so you can continue your campaign of
> subjecting this forum to your withering bombardment. 

I think Ken is just trying to work something out for himself, but using 
a public forum as a notebook.  I don't have the faintest idea what most 
of his ideas refer to, and I suspect many have meaning only to him, but 
I can't see the harm in it.  It requires a peculiar kind of ego to take 
personal offence at someone "doing what they do."  I suggest that you 
take the ten minutes required to figure out the use of killfiles if it 
bothers you that much - or that perhaps you find something less trivial 
to fret about.

I think Usenet can cope with the load of the approx. 2k of text that Ken 
generates daily.  Even though I don't think much of it is useful to 
anyone other than Ken, I must say it's fascinating to see someone so 
consumed by these ideas that they are motivated to work them over and 
reformulate them on a daily basis.  It's the same motivation that keeps 
us turning up to the newsgroup, or for those of us lucky enough to work 
in the field, turning up for work.

> You're a one-man wreaking crew. You're the bionet.neuroscience
> computer virus. 
> 
> I'm providing this Reality Therapy to you free of charge. 

Don't push your opinion as "reality", thanks; you don't speak for me.  I 
would have thought that someone purporting to be interested in the brain 
would have a little sympathy for someone else engaged in the struggle, 
no matter how unconventional the approach.

As I said, figure out the use of a killfile, and enjoy the lack of Ken.  
How gutless to make an ad hominem attack from an anonymous posting, 
against someone whom I haven't seen making such attacks.  As for me, I'm 
with Voltaire on this one.

      Regards,

         Matthew.



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