On Wednesday 20 December 2017 23:31, jrg conveyed the following to
Post by jrg
but that other guy is absolutely insane
No, of course not. I was talking of this "Jack Fate" or whatever he
calls himself these days. He used to go under the nick "Alias", and for
a while, he resided in alt.os.linux.mint and alt.os.linux.ubuntu, but he
gave up on GNU/Linux because he was too stupid to get his Thunderbird to
send emails as HTML, while he apparently does know how to do that in
Thunderbird on MS-Glassware. He also regularly changes the spelling of
his sender email address, which is fake anyway.
I believe he's an Acronymian who currently resides in Spain, and he's a
staunch US Democrat, while Dan C is a genuinely fanatic US Republican
whose political convictions sit somewhere to the right of Joseph
McCarthy, and who considers the whole of the European Union to be a
communist block, even though he most likely has no idea whatsoever what
communism really is.
Dan C thoroughly enjoys taunting this "Jack Fate"/"Alias" character, and
the latter is either too stupid to use a killfile or too addicted to his
little skirmishes with Dan C, so the only conceivable way in his petty
mind to retaliate against Dan C is to cross-post their party-political
drivel to alt.os.linux.slackware. Which doesn't hurt or offend Dan C
one bit, of course, but it's repulsively annoying to the rest of us.
It happens time and time and again. So I've added "X-ref:
soc.retirement" to my killfilter, in addition to the individual filters
I already have on the both of them.
If this were "The Lord Of The Rings", then Dan C would be something akin
to a vicious Uruk-hai, and "Jack Fate" would be something akin to Gollum
at the point in time where he's trying to sow discord between Samwise
and Frodo by throwing away their bread and dumping some crumbs on Sam,
suggesting that Sam ate the bread while Frodo was asleep.
As far as I'm concerned, they can enjoy their Preciousss at the bottom
of the Fiery Lakes of Mount Doom. ;)
= Aragorn =