Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory >3.5GB not used?))

Chad Perrin perrin at
Wed Apr 25 19:59:01 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 03:29:04PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 01:15:03PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > No kidding.  That professor should have his Wikipedia account banned,
> > and the head of his department should be informed of his vandalism.  I
> > don't suppose you know the name of his Wikipedia account, or his legal
> > name. . . .
> yawn.  That sort of research has been going on for years.

The fact that some idiot professor takes leave of his senses every few
months doesn't change the fact that these idiot professors should not be
held accountable for vandalism.

> Less interesting is the sort of trash emitted by people who don't like
> knowing that whatever they've read on a webpage might not be completely
> accurate, and that they might have to do some of their own thinking.

I definitely agree that's suboptimal.  I'd expand that to include other
sorts of pages, other than webpages, as well.  It's pretty rare for this
particular brand of intellectually lazy person to realize that about the
printed page, though.

I'm amused at the appropriateness of my randomly chosen sig to this
topic, by the way.

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ ]
"It's just incredible that a trillion-synapse computer could actually
spend Saturday afternoon watching a football game." - Marvin Minsky

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