Helping Rod

Discussion in 'Computing' started by lewisg, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. lewisg

    lewisg Guest

    As it is a New Year I think that we should all resolve to be kinder
    and more conciliatory to Rod.
    Those of us that know him personally are aware of his difficult
    childhood, with an abusive alcoholic father
    and a mother with questionable behaviour.
    As a schoolboy he was bullied due to his early learning difficulties
    and obesity, withdrawing into his own private world, leaving with
    minimal qualifications and totally un-prepared the world outside.

    His entry into the workforce, the public service, was engineered by
    relatives who understood that the sheltered environment would
    offer some chance in his development , but the bullying continued and
    he was continually overlooked for promotion.
    He then planned, in his own private world, to discredit workmates,
    supervisors and managers through anonymous messages and the
    white-anting of anyone he considered to have offended him.

    So his current and past behaviour on forums and newsgroups still
    provides the anonymity to abuse those who deride him,
    but should be seen within his deep seated psychological issues.

    He cannot change his behaviour, so I ask you all to temper your
    responses and give him the opportunity to develop
    a more conciliatory approach.
    Thank you
    Lewis
     
    lewisg, Jan 4, 2015
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    Alhambra Guest


    Nah. **** 'im.
     
    Alhambra, Jan 5, 2015
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  3. Hear, hear!

    Notwithstanding the very real likelihood that the OP was written with heavy
    globs of sarcasm, I wholeheartedly agree with you. For the two decades I've
    known (of) Rod, he's not only not changed his attitude, he hasn't even
    changed his auto-responses.
     
    Bob Milutinovic, Jan 5, 2015
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    SG1 Guest

    Or his sox & jox.....
     
    SG1, Jan 5, 2015
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    bruce56 Guest

    CB radio?
     
    bruce56, Jan 6, 2015
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    keithr Guest

    Fidonet.
     
    keithr, Jan 6, 2015
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  7. He said "the internet", not "computer networks". Also Usenet predates
    the Internet.
     
    Frank Slootweg, Jan 6, 2015
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Nope.
     
    Rod Speed, Jan 6, 2015
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Well before that actually.
     
    Rod Speed, Jan 7, 2015
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    Clocky Guest

    Out of curiosity, what was your first home computer?
     
    Clocky, Jan 8, 2015
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    Petzl Guest

    Don't doubt it
    Rod has helped many during that time
     
    Petzl, Jan 8, 2015
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    SG1 Guest

    Duck Smuff System 80 followed by a Commodore 5.
     
    SG1, Jan 8, 2015
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    Rod Speed Guest

    An LSI-11, in a VT103 with a 7.5MB hard drive.

    Well before the Apple II showed up, let alone the IBM PC.
     
    Rod Speed, Jan 8, 2015
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    Clocky Guest

    A bit before my TRS-80 model 1 too.
     
    Clocky, Jan 8, 2015
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    Jeßus Guest

    He only fucks relatives.
     
    Jeßus, Jan 9, 2015
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    felix_unger Guest

    Vic20 :)

    --
    rgds,

    Pete
    -------

    JE SUIS CHARLIE

    "The right to free speech includes the right to offend"
    It's not about Islam!.. http://ausnet.info/pics/islam.png
    http://thereligionofpeace.com
    http://pamelageller.com/
    http://www.barenakedislam.com/
    Brigitte Gabriel's answer to 'peaceful' moslems.. http://tinyurl.com/brigitteGab
    "ISIS's actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith"
    -Barack Obama, idiotic President of the USA
    "These terrorists and fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion"
    -stupid FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE
    “this .. is not anything on religion or belief .. This is a purely unacceptable terrorist attack–criminality”
    -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, another fool in denial
     
    felix_unger, Jan 21, 2015
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  17. lewisg

    felix_unger Guest

    Is this for real? or just made up?

    --
    rgds,

    Pete
    -------

    JE SUIS CHARLIE

    "The right to free speech includes the right to offend"
    It's not about Islam!.. http://ausnet.info/pics/islam.png
    http://thereligionofpeace.com
    http://pamelageller.com/
    http://www.barenakedislam.com/
    Brigitte Gabriel's answer to 'peaceful' moslems.. http://tinyurl.com/brigitteGab
    "ISIS's actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith"
    -Barack Obama, idiotic President of the USA
    "These terrorists and fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion"
    -stupid FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE
    “this .. is not anything on religion or belief .. This is a purely unacceptable terrorist attack–criminality”
    -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, another fool in denial
     
    felix_unger, Jan 21, 2015
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    keithr Guest

    If you can't work that out, I have an opera house that you may be
    interested in at a very reasonable price.
     
    keithr, Jan 21, 2015
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    SG1 Guest

    Will you throw in a nice giant coathanger as well????
     
    SG1, Jan 21, 2015
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    keithr Guest

    For a very reasonable extra charge, yes.
     
    keithr, Jan 21, 2015
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