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How sad.

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jul 01, 2015 at 05:29 UTC ( #1132756=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

How sad it is to see, the he that is not me, become the thing that he has long decried.
The annuated bore, crying for what went before; those lost days of his rose tinted youth.

So blind he cannot see, his own bigotry; his intolerance of those with whom he disagrees.
He thinks he is the man; he thinks he has a plan, to suppress the source of his jealousy.

Although he tries to hide, whilst he is being snide, to protect his once held reputation.
It doesn't take ESP, to see that it is he, despite his lukewarm refutation.

With his naughties: "Hate MS" meme; and linux everywhere dream; he doesn't realise, what he has become.
Despite his tender age, he's really turned the page; now both a dinosaur, and utterly dumb.

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Re: How sad.
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 02, 2015 at 01:13 UTC

    It seems we may be wrong, to attribute to just one man; he appears to be their trojan horse.
    Hiding in the shadows; quaking from the light; it seems that there are others. But, of course.

    Is this a concerted campaign; to restore their once held fame; and do so without sullying their name?
    But what about the horse? Doesn't he realise their course? When they fail; he takes all their blame!

    What isn't yet clear, is: did he volunteer? Did he come back, just to fall upon his sword.
    Or did they pat him on the back; as they slowly pushed him back; their's to use, and then discard.

    And yet they, that would-be band of brothers, heroes renewed, white knights, once upon; still hide.
    Skulking, lurking, yip-yip-yipping; sniping at our heals; unbalanced by their wounded pride.

      Maybe the gods should ban both of you until you learn to get along.

        Maybe the gods should ban both of you until you learn to get along.

        A rotten turd has no wisdom teeth or wisdom

Re: How sad.
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 01, 2015 at 12:55 UTC
    The poet rides in and kicks some ass.
Re: How sad.
by shmem (Chancellor) on Jul 01, 2015 at 23:08 UTC

    For now, a haiku from here and me is all I have:

    enlightenment lived
    coerced upon their fellows
    call for growth dismissed

    But updates may follow.

    perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
Re: How sad.
by 1nickt (Prior) on Jul 01, 2015 at 14:13 UTC

    I had to look up 'annuated.' That doesn't happen to me very often (in English).


    Remember: Ne dederis in spiritu molere illegitimi!
Re: How sad.
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 01, 2015 at 20:54 UTC
    Giving this person so much attention is the wrong thing to do. If you all would ignore the troll, they would not have anything to respond to. The problem is that you validate the troll by feeding them like this. Sure, you may self-congratulate yourself for being clever, but in the end you admit that you are scared of what the troll has to say.
      Giving this person so much attention is the wrong thing to do.

      You're right, he clearly loves the attention, and I did ignore him for years. There's only one problem with that: PerlMonks is not just a discussion forum, but also a long-standing repository of good Perl information. People who put a lot of effort into it don't want to see it cluttered up with bad info that makes Perl look confusing and stupid to the newcomer.

      I was thinking about Usenet, which I used regularly for more than a decade. Most Usenet groups were entirely unmoderated, and there were plenty of trolls, so the only way to deal with them was for everyone to ignore them. I guess we just didn't worry about whether an ignored troll posted a bunch of nonsense to a group like comp.lang.perl.misc. Maybe we worry about that here too much, I don't know. I'd actually prefer to go back to ignoring -- it's much less trouble -- but I want to do my part to maintain the quality of a site that's made me a better programmer.

      Aaron B.
      Available for small or large Perl jobs and *nix system administration; see my home node.

        yeah well on usenet there were no votes or voting ... give the people the illusion that their opinions matter, and they'll be like: well, thats enough of that, its been almost eight years, it reached the boiling point four years ago, wtf now I don't even
Re: How sad.
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 01, 2015 at 17:28 UTC
    Hey hasn't that guy been ostracized from Perlmonks several times already? What exactly do you think this poem is going to do? Express your frustration that you can't handle him? There you go, projecting yourself again, BullyUk. How does it feel being all alone in your ivory tower?
Re: How sad.
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 02, 2015 at 01:00 UTC
    You're right, it's sad to see PM in decline. But good work on your bullying and the absence of the gods.
Re: How sad.
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 01, 2015 at 18:19 UTC
    Dinosaur? Let's talk about dinosaurs. Remember this moment in history?
    May 3, 2001
    Microsoft Corp. today renewed its offensive against open-source software development, a move that the software vendor said was made in response to repeated queries from corporate users about how it's responding to the open-source movement.

    Speaking at New York University's Stern School of Business, Mundie claimed that the open-source movement could result in "product instability" and "inherent security risks" for software users. Open-source development "leads to a strong possibility of unhealthy 'forking' of a code base," potentially producing incompatible versions of programs, Mundie said in a transcript of his remarks provided by Microsoft. Even more disruptive, he added, is the GNU General Public License (GPL), under which much open-source software is created.

    Open-source approaches "ask software developers to give away for free the very thing they create that is of greatest value, in the hope that somehow they'll make money selling something else," Mundie said. "In effect, the GPL puts at risk the continued vitality of the independent software sector." He compared use of the GPL by software developers to the dot-com practice of giving away content on the Internet.

    Coburn said, Microsoft believes that the GPL requirements "are essentially taking away incentives to private enterprises." Microsoft does "take competition seriously, whether it's from open-source or anywhere else," he added. "Linux is competition." This isn't the first time the company has targeted the open-source movement. Two months ago, Jim Allchin, Microsoft's vice president for platforms, publicly criticized open-source development as an "intellectual property destroyer." And at the LinuxWorld conference in New York in January, Doug Miller, a group product manager for Microsoft's server-level software, said open-source development could lead to "chaos ... where people create code that may be incompatible"

    Al Gillen, an analyst at market research firm IDC in Framingham, Mass., said Microsoft apparently feels that it can no longer remain idle while corporate users eye the progress of open-source development.

    And here you are today. I hope they pay you well. Just remember, you can't take it with you ...
      It is well known that Microsoft pays academia to sponsor their products. Student organizations often have their presidents flown off to be wined and dined in Redwood. They come back with presentation materials that they replace their meetings with. Only Microsoft is to be learned. Heads of departments receive kickbacks for pushing Microsoft technologies and they sometimes attempt to prohibit students using Linux in labs. Isn't BrowserUk a research professor? Very likely he has received some Microsoft money. Many have. Many.
Re: How sad.
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 01, 2015 at 20:20 UTC
    You want sad? Just do a user search on BrowserUk for worst nodes and see just how rude, mean and nasty he really is. BullyUk indeed.
Re: How sad.
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 01, 2015 at 17:04 UTC
    "Hate MS" meme; and linux everywhere dream;

    So you really are a shill for Microsoft after all.

      (Pssst! Next time you replace your tinfoil hat, try a size larger. Your current one seems to be restricting the bloodflow to your brain.)

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