Andy Ray didn't kill this forum. The Know Littles Did. : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

"Those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it."

Suitable word in that phrase for those who never learned a thing *after they got it*: DOOMED.

And typical of those who get hoodwinked into any similar fringe thinking: THEY NEVER LEARN ANY MORE AFTER THEY ***GET ENOUGH OF "IT"*** what ever the "it" is. After all, if they continued to "learn" they might find contradictions that conflict with what they "learned" and ....well, Y2k Doomzies are a great example of why in another cliche:

"A **LITTLE** LEARNING is a dangerous thing". You then "know what you know" but what you don't know about the rest of it is in reality a demonstration of your *ignorance* and TB I, TB II, EZ and the rest of the fringer boards stand as evidence if not proof of that.

People need "LOTS" of learning in a continuous non-ending stream and that is what MIT and similar GREAT UNIVERSITIES EXIST FOR. The Net is not MIT or SMU or Pepperdine. The Net is not a "repository of knowledge" but rather a collection of data. There is a difference.

Andy Ray, the de-bunkers, and I had little to do with the END of this mess. Andy Ray and I with others merely put up constant "reminders" of the same sort of thinking you fall prey do when you listen to the wrong people and let yourself get "carried away".

For those who pride themselves in being "consistent" remember the words of the leader of the Chatauqua Movement: "Foolish Consistencies are the Hobgoblins of Little Minds".

And who is more consistent than Brer Gary, Ed, Little Stevie Non-Wonder, Lord Jim, Don McElvaney, Craig Smith, DooDoo Carmichael, the late Theobold and the rest of the CONSISTENTLY WRONG Y2k DOOM CONSTRUCTION CREW?

And like the infantiles of many other lists, YOU CAN"T TAKE THOSE REMINDERS. TOUGH. Deal with it. You will see them for years and years especially after ACADEMIA comes out with their "studies" of the Y2k Doom Movement. You are "historic". A "historical niche" but historic never-the-less.

And you should be proud of your "lineage": The Know Nothings of Y2k descend from the 1800s "Know Nothing Party", the "anti-Modernists" (North is direct with that), and many, many more but truly INSIGNIFICANT groups.

Those who wanted no censorship but still wanted to "believe" what "they know be they know it" KILLED this and anything like it. EZ will go on with all sorts of the weird and should merge with Renze's absurdity or that of Art Bell or the other "Net Weird".

Had "UN-Censored" been in place early in 1999, Yourdon's pit would have folded long before 2000. It would have collapsed into the same hard core that Gary's "general discussions" and Hyatt'boards went to. Now the ExLax EZ EY II shows what the orig. EY TB2000 would have moved to if it had stayed on the MIT servers of PG.

BUT..........they are "consistent" and........."Foolish Consistencies are the Hobgoblins of Little Minds".

-- cpr (, July 07, 2000


"Oh well, whatever. Nevermind..."

-- (, July 07, 2000.

Methinks CPR and Andy killed this forum. Clue #1: Everything was fine until they came along. Clue #2: One month after they arrive posting fanatically, forum is shut down. Clue #3: They are idiots.

-- Big Text Man (way@to.go), July 07, 2000.

IT'S A SUBSET OF THE SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, sorry. Wrong thread.

-- J (Y2J@home.comm), July 07, 2000.


-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), July 07, 2000.

The forum hasn't been shut down. It's doubtful that it will be. And given the number of posts that show up daily, this forum is anything but dead. Just because you don't agree with everything that's been posted here is no reason to announce our demise.

-- Tarzan the Ape Man (, July 07, 2000.

Pity there probably won't be an UN-uncensored forum so cpr and AndyRay cound spend the next few months browbeating everyone how they killed the last uncensored forum. Then an UN-un-uncensored forum could start and so on, and so on. We should all have such job security.

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), July 07, 2000.


We already have "other forums". And if you knew the first thing about the net, you would be able to find a min. of 10,000 other forums that don't CENSOR ANYONE.

The Y2k Doomzie HOMELESS better find a "new topic" fast just as they constantly try to remind AR and moi.

Meanwhile, 6 months after any REASONABLE PERSON would have understood Yourdon and the rest of them were BULL SHITTERS is LONG ENOUGH.

The de-bunkers proved the case back in early 1999 and people should have listened to Jimmy Bagga D. then.

-- cpr (, July 07, 2000.

The de-bunkers proved the case back in early 1999 and people should have listened to Jimmy Bagga D. then.

Oh, puh-LEEZE! "Jimmy Bagga D." (Tom Chittum) had no credibility with me. First because of his profanity and spamming then, and secondly because of his own ideas about a coming "Civil War II" in the U.S.

You, cpr, and Tom Chittum, were both WAY too political to be taken as unbiased sources of information.

-- Politics should have been kept (out@of.Y2k), July 07, 2000.



At the risk of violating some pratical rules of debate (One cannot prove a negative; Don't engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person; etc...) I will attempt to explain to the perpetually incorrect (yes, I am singling you out again Sysyman) that I have not emailed anyone at MIT about regarding matter.

I don't know if this is from Mr. Greenspun or not - it's very difficult to tell with all the imitation that seems the joy of the memetic. Though I will agree with Mr. Rienzo above (having exchanged email with Mr. Greenspun in the past) that the writing seems familiar enough.


You have outdone yourself - again.

There are almost as many lies in your accusatory questions as you told and endorsed regarding Y2k. You are such a doomer (that's an insult - in case you're too ignorant to realise it).

Though it will accomplish little (and though I will not redress matters already attended), I will attempt to communicate with you in your native tongue, Doomer Meme:
You cannot prove I sent any emails to Mr. Greenspun, therefore I must not have. I have conducted a survey of a group of people who conjoinly represent 875,526,152,923.132 years of programming and email experience, and they all agree that it is simply not possible that I could have emailed Mr. Greenspun enough - no matter how many people I hired to do the typing, or how much money I threw at the problem - to "fix" this forum before midnight tonight (or last night).

It's too late already! The forum cannot be fixed!

If you love your family, you will tell them to be prepared for not having an Hysterium upon which to blather! It's coming soon!



I hope that conveys the essential message. Perhaps someone impersonating me sent email to MIT, I am not certain.

I will miss this place.

Vindicated Regards,
Andy Ray

-- Andy Ray (, July 07, 2000.

(FONT SIZE = 3) for this size of text. I'm on a new system with no access to HTML

-- cpr (, July 07, 2000.

"I'm on a new system with no access to HTML -- cpr (, July 07, 2000."

Praise the Lord! Sweet words from heaven! There is a God after all, and he haveth mercy uponeth us!

-- BIG Text Man (Halleluiah@we.are.saved!), July 07, 2000.


-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), July 07, 2000.

Charlie and Andy Ray are not nearly as detrimental to this forum as Large Font Boy is.

-- Butt Nugget (, July 07, 2000.

Butt Nugget you stink a lot more than any butt nugget I've ever seen. Are you sure that's all you are made of? Wheeew weeee!! You stink BAD you little brown turd!

-- (BIG@Text.Man), July 07, 2000.


-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), July 07, 2000.

We already have "other forums". And if you knew the first thing about the net, you would be able to find a min. of 10,000 other forums that don't CENSOR ANYONE. -- cpr, calling me a TWIT, which hurt my feelings

Who's this "we," white man? But, okay. Fair enough. Since you seem to be very adept at keeping lists (chuckle), wanna give me the first 100 or so, since I obviously know nothing about the 'net and am in dire need of your obvious expertise in all areas of human endeavor? I humbly await enlightenment.....

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), July 07, 2000.

Educated people are capable of finding their own information unaided. I see no reason to do any work whatsoever for uneducated people. If they don't do the work, they will never learn. If you can't even use Yahoo, you will remain a yahoo.

-- cpr (, July 08, 2000.

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