[EM] Re: BeatpathWinner algorithm
nkklrp at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 1 21:54:26 PDT 2005
Let's get this straight. Mike thinks that "Beatpathwinner" is a good
method, yet he could not program it correctly because he doesn't "have
No, you haven't got it straight. I didn't say that I could not program it
correctly. I said that I wrote and sent a correct Python BeatpathWinner
program. That doesn't mean the same thing as saying that I could not program
This would be sad if it weren't so funny. Python is available
for free public download at python.org, of course (not to mention
pre-installed with most Linux distros). But that is of no use to Mike
because he doesn't know how to download and install it.
I was doing other things, including a social life, and particpating in EM.
Russ should feel free to spend his time however he likes to, but hopefully
he can forgive me if I don't spend my time doing what Russ thinks that I
It was quicker and easier to write the program correctly without testing
than it would have been to obtain and install Python. Now, if I were
planning to write a lot of programs, then it would make sense to get the
Python programming language. But it seemed to not make any sense to bother
doing that just to write one program.
And even if
someone did it for him, he still wouldn't know what to do with it,
because I'll bet a dollar to a donut he doesn't even know how to use a
It isn't entirely clear how it's relevant to the topic of EM whether or not
I know how to use a text editor. As I said, I've written, edited, and run
FORTRAN and BASIC programs, in courses and in individual projects, because
those were the languages that were available at that time.
But again Russ wants to make me the topic. This is what I mean by Russ's
100% off-topic postiing. Where are all the critics when Russ is posting
messages that are entirely about a list-member, and which have nothing to do
with this list's topic?
I'd like to pose a monumental intellectual challenge to Mike. This could
take days or even weeks to accomplish, but the result will be well worth
the effort. I challenge Mike to figure out how to change his name in the
"from" line of his emails from all caps to normal capitalization like
everyone else uses.
Because I haven't done anything to choose all-caps, the answer is no. I
will not take the time and trouble to change the way my name appears. I
couldn't care less how it appears, as long it is spelled correctly. No, I
don't "use" all-caps. That's the way it appears, but not through any action
by me. Get used to it, Russ.
It's bad enough that I get his ponderous emails
cluttering my inbox, but I have to see "MIKE OSSIPOFF" all over the
place, like a child screaming for attention. Do you think Mike can
accomplish that, folks? I'll bet even money up to $50 that he can't or
won't do it within a month. Any takers?
Don't wait a month. I'm not going to take the time or trouble to change the
way my name appears because of a request from you.
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