Re: Ad hominem? I think not.

From: Joe Dees (
Date: Wed Nov 21 2001 - 15:35:04 MST

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> Charlie Stross <> Re: Ad hominem? I think not.Reply-To:
>On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 09:39:55AM -0500, John Clark wrote:
>> A man is chasing you with a bloody ax, how do you address this problem?
>[ snip stupid and irrelevant metaphor ]
>> What would you recommend?
>Go read that essay I wrote. I refuse to engage in a discussion with you
>until you sober up and stop trying to reduce a complex situation to
>facile sound-bites.
>Complex problems (and there's a HELL of a lot more to this than "a man
>chasing you with a bloody axe" -- clue: the axe-wielders are DEAD)
>usually require complex solutions.
Yeah, if there are people programming other people to attack you with axes, you get rid of the immediate threat first (the axe-wielders), then eradicate their programmers so no more axe-wielders will be programmed to attack you in the future.
>-- Charlie

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