In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Taylor) writes:
> Has anyone else noticed that this brief sentence is an almost foolproof > indicator of rubbish that's been caught out? And that the author isn't > going to allow his puerile prejudices to be budged? Sigh.... It's a bit > like those posts that use "methinks" - a sure sign of an immature prat.
> Maybe you think I've been too harsh on a newbie?
I think you _are_ being too harsh on Tony. He isn't a newbie, or a crank or an idiot. He has made positive contributions to other threads and has taken time to answer dumb questions from other people. I haven't yet had time to read his posts in this thread since the one in which he initially stood (or stuck) by his seriously problematic argument, and when I do read them I may not have the time or expertise to attempt a more detailed refutation than I already have, but I think he deserves better than abuse.
-- Robert Hill
University Computing Service, Leeds University, England
"Though all my wares be trash, the heart is true." - John Dowland, Fine Knacks for Ladies (1600)