wow! it looks like jimb is here.
the point being that humans are now the dominant species, and so they will naturally fill the available space as long as they fill comfortable. so if you make room, others will take the room. you need to convince more people that lots of room is desirable. until you do that, it doesn't matter at all whether or not you, personally, reproduce.
hacking: no hacking lately. it looks like learning Common Lisp is very detrimental to one's productivity with lesser languages. I don't know what to do about it, in fact -- I'm close to being completely blocked...
well, nah. get some meta-discussion instead:
I really really don't want to see any political discussions on Advogato. I mean, is there any hope (or, in fact, any desire) for a rational discussion of the Middle East situation with an obviously very young and impressionable Egyptian while the rest of the people here either don't care (understandable) or do care but get their facts from CNN and the like?
that was just an example. it would be sad to see a discussion of the US elections or religion, too.
if you have a need to vent about some highly flammable topic, do it on USENET or something. and if you vented here, then yes, be sorry.
I just noticed something and it's very alarming: it seems that my mails/posts to public fora frequently offend people, even though I never intend this. is it the style (not that I have any), or is it some attitude that I manage to hide from myself?
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