"John Fields" <jfields@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
> I haven't read through this whole thread, so I may be mistaken, but
Before passing final judgment, perhaps you should. Sure the OP's
question sounded naive to someone with decades of experience. However,
you and even the great Pooh had to start with the basics too. I could
be wrong, but I'm betting that you guys weren't born knowing this stuff
> ISTM that what's got you riled up is that you were corrected in what
> you think was an insulting way.
I'm thinking that the OP thought this statement was just a tad bit
"You're an idiot. Go learn something about Ohms Law for starters."
Personally, I wouldn't classify that as constructive criticism, but
that's just me. This is S.E.B. after all.
> I don't think you were, and I think you were the first one to issue
> epithets, which is unbecoming of a neophyte.
Actually Pooh was the first to make with the childish insults and, IMO,
he should have fully expected the response that he got from the OP.
> You need to realize that when you're wrong and your error is
> corrected and presented to you by someone who knows more than you
> do, that they're doing you a favor by dragging you out of the
Hurling petty insults probably shouldn't be confused with enlightening
> Your reaction to being corrected was, as I see it, the reaction of
> someone who was shown the solution to a simple magic trick and then,
> instead of thanking the magician, blamed the magician because the
> trick was simple and you couldn't figure it out for yourself. A
> cheap way of getting out of debt, no?
I don't think the OP was offended by being "corrected", I believe it was
the unnecessary insults that pissed him off.
> > You see there is a REAL
> >DIFFERANCE between aquired knowlege and applied knowlege and it's
> >that you lurk in a BASICS NG and insult beginners. Why don't you go
> >electronics design and take on Sam Goldwasser or someone like him
> >your crap. I bet you won't will you?
> See what I mean?
Not really, are you starting with the spelling flames again? You often
end sentences with a preposition, but does anyone ever bother making a
grammatical issue of that?
> All of a sudden you get real nasty and start spouting ridiculous
> recriminations designed to try to make your teacher(s) seem
> insignificant in order to keep from having to admit that you owe
> them. A cheap trick used to try to convince yourself that you could
> have done it without them, so you owe them nothing.