MacCruiskeen » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:31 pm wrote:
there he was, completely unworried by any question of popularity or effectiveness, churning away incessantly in the dark, in the icy vacuum, like one of those.incomprehensible alien machines in one of those tales by Stanislaw Lem
. Still posting away, still completely unconcerned with persuading anyone of anything at all. It was eerie, I tell you. a nihgt of terer. fare done gime a turn it did.
I had entered a haunted house. The alleged janitor -- "The Last Moderator", as he called himself elsewhere -- had long since departed, silently. That`s how Discussion Boards get killed, or at least zombified.
Some of you may have missed the Lem reference. He's more popular in Europe than in the US.
is] the story of the clash of Earthly Astronauts with a spontaneously created population of microautomata destroying all intelligence. ... Only beings that reason can understand the strangeness and free themselves from the fatalism of destruction.http://english.lem.pl/index.php/works/n ... invincible
Fascinating book. You might call it prophetic. He wrote it in 1964, at the height of the Cold War, a year after the spooks murdered JFK, with impunity. (Only "Conspis"
[sic] asked questions.)
American Dream » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:34 pm wrote:
We're heading towards the Trifecta of violations here, what with a thread dedicated to not only calling out one particular member
but spook-baiting to boot. Even though I'm fairly used to such a board culture, it is still disgusting and wrong
1. The thread-title is "Spook Infiltration of Discussion Boards as RI Subject.". Nobody had even mentioned you before your first flustered intervention, that typically vacuous and unconconvincing non-denial you posted on page 1. Why do you presume that a thread about spook infiltrators
is a thread about you
? I think we should be told, by you.
2. You have me on ignore
, remember? That means you cannot read anything I post. That's always been your excuse for not replying to me, anyway, or indeed to any other RI poster you don't feel like replying to. I'd hate to think you'd been lying all this time.
3. Disingenuousness is a game more than one person can, and may, play.
Do try and get your story straight, gentlemen. The new Cold War is now in full swing, thanks entirely to your sterling efforts behind the scenes and in the media (including this tiny & stagnant backwater), but you won't easily manage to turn it hot
with a performance as poor as this.