Completely OT - flat earth

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 14:05:57 EDT 2017


For some reason, I like this guys humor..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvAk9718Jo8&t=201s

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:15 AM, Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> They have described me as a "flat earth denier" and a "globetard" - so
> clearly they have constructed their own vocabulary and subculture. If they
> change their minds, they lose that feeling of belonging to a special club.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 22, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > Here's the problem though. Trying to convince those who have made their
> living teaching that the earth is flat, would have to admit that all those
> hard long days and nights and years spent refining their "science" was all
> for naught, a fools errand, and that indeed their entire life and
> reputation is now in jeopardy. All the higher education, all the respected
> colleagues, the money spent that maybe they are still paying back, all for
> nothing. And you expect them to be honestly engaged in adopting a better
> way? No, the flat earthers must be flat earthers for all posterity. They
> are all in. Allegorically speaking.
> >
> > Bob S
> >
> >
> >> On Aug 21, 2017, at 12:53 , Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I just watched the eclipse where I live, while debating flat earth
> believers online. Some irony there, I suppose.
> >>
> >> It reminded me of the time another programmer told me LiveCode was a
> toy. Years later when asked by management to duplicate the functions of an
> app I created so that those functionalities could be incorporated into that
> team's main app, that same programmer concluded it would be impractical
> because my app did way more than they realized. The app saves that team
> about 2 hours a day of expensive staff time, which is quite a lot
> considering they have used it for 10 years.
> >>
> >> My point? The Earth is not flat. LC is great, even if some mainstream
> programmers are so entrenched, they cannot perceive its value.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >
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