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innovation in the field of plonk

2017-09-22 03:09:07.301675+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

A Facebook flamewar reminds Huey Callison of someone, and:

Here's something interesting: I just flipped through a pretty spectacular meltdown in somebody else's Facebook thread, and one of the names looked familiar.

It was from a mailing list discussion nine years ago, discussing why usenet killfiles were originally invented. The guy who just in the last few days melted down on Facebook? Same guy that had a famous flamewar in the 80s, just before Larry Wall implemented killfiles.

...so he's not just a nutcase, he's a HISTORIC nutcase. He was a fedora-wearing douchebag before the current generation of fedora-wearing douchebags were even BORN. HE HAS ALMOST SINGLEHANDEDLY DRIVEN INNOVATION IN THE FIELD OF PLONK.

Bonus: If you didn't click through and read the thread, the concept of "Plonk's Constant" is introduced...

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