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Dave
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      12-21-2005
Keith Thompson wrote:
> Dave
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> [...]
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>>Sorry if this offended you, but whilst I would agree the source is not
>>hard to find (I found it yesterday), I thought I could help someone
>>and did not want to waste unnecessary time in finding again, when it
>>was easier to just copy and paste.

>
>
> It was easier for you. It would have been easier and more convenient
> for the rest of us if you had tracked down and posted a few links.


It is not something I usually do - track down my previous posts in other
newsgroups. But I don't regret it under the circumstances as I see them
at the time - someone wanted a bit of code, I could not remember the
source of it and I don't think it was excessive given todays' computers.

I hope you agree it is pointless continuing discussing this, otherwise
the bandwidth wasted in arguing about it will soon exceed the 17906
bytes of C code in my original post - if it has not done so already.

If you wish to reply feel free, but as far as I am concerned the matter
is closed.

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      12-24-2005

Roberto Waltman wrote:

> Roberto Waltman
> [ Please reply to the group,
> return address is invalid ]


This is off topic, but I am desparate!

After doing a search, I found that you worked on the software for the
Imagen 100. We have an Imagen 50 that is broken (the X-Y stage does not
operate) and I need any help that I can find. I contacted the company
that merged with Research Devices and they couldn't help me at all. If
you can help me, or know someone who can, please contact me at:

www.pnl.gov

My contact info is in:

http://www.emsl.pnl.gov/docs/annual_...02/3_2_IDL.pdf

Thanks,

Tom Seim

 
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Flash Gordon
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      12-24-2005
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> Roberto Waltman wrote:
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>> Roberto Waltman
>> [ Please reply to the group,
>> return address is invalid ]

>
> This is off topic, but I am desparate!


1) Don't post a new message on a new topic as a reply on an existing
thread.
2) It doesn't matter that other people can't help you , that is your
problem not ours.
3) There are groups ending in .misc where a query on where to get help
might be considered on-topic, they would certainly me more
appropriate than any of the groups you've cross posted to.

<snip>

> you can help me, or know someone who can, please contact me at:
>
> www.pnl.gov


4) Post here, get an answer here. Certainly don't expect people do
download a pdf just to get your contact details!
5) You have probably (or greatly reduced) your chances of getting help
from the people who frequent these groups if you ever have a topical
question to post.
6) If you can't get help on things not topical here that is *your*
problem, not ours.
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Walter Roberson
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      12-24-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed)-gordon.me.uk>,
Flash Gordon <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>(E-Mail Removed) wrote:


>> This is off topic, but I am desparate!


>2) It doesn't matter that other people can't help you , that is your
> problem not ours.


>6) If you can't get help on things not topical here that is *your*
> problem, not ours.


Munificent displays of Christmas spirit always restore my faith in humanity.


For the benefit of those who have not happened to have taken the time
to research what the poster was asking for, and are wondering why Flash
volunteered his assistance:

The Research Devices Imagen that the poster was asking about is a
device used to project a high resolution template onto a photosensitive
crystal, in the photolithography stage of IC production.

The poster seeing assistance works for the IDL (Instrument Development
Laboratory) at the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences
Laboratory, which provides equipment and support for visiting
researchers to investigate environmental (i.e., health and
life-sciences) topics.

The EMSL concentrates on biogeochemistry and subsurface science,
interfacial chemistry and catalysis, structure/dynamics of biomolecules
and biomolecular complexes, biochemical pathways, and aerosol chemistry.


It is always a pleasure to see the level of concern for the
environment and life in general shared by posters such as Flash,
that lead them to offer such kind words and amazing assistance to
those who have dedicated their professional lives to making the
world a healthier place.
--
All is vanity. -- Ecclesiastes
 
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Flash Gordon
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      12-24-2005
Walter Roberson wrote:
> In article <(E-Mail Removed)-gordon.me.uk>,
> Flash Gordon <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:

>
>>> This is off topic, but I am desparate!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

>> 6) If you can't get help on things not topical here that is *your*
>> problem, not ours.

>
> Munificent displays of Christmas spirit always restore my faith in humanity.


What makes you think I am a Christian? If I'm not the Christmas is
irrelevant to me.

> For the benefit of those who have not happened to have taken the time
> to research what the poster was asking for, and are wondering why Flash
> volunteered his assistance:


Most people know why, it's because the OP is only going to get decent
advice somewhere it is appropriate.

<snip irrelevant stuff about where the poster works>

> It is always a pleasure to see the level of concern for the
> environment and life in general shared by posters such as Flash,


You have absolutely no idea whether I care for the environment or not. I
somehow doubt that you have researched me well enough to know where I
work or what I do for a living or what else I may do, so for all you
know I could be spending the bulk of my time on such issues.

You have obviously just decided to attack me for telling the OP that it
is his/her problem to find where to get help, not ours, and have
researched the OP. However, if you really cared about the OPs problem
you would have researched the OPs problem and directed the OP to where
s/he could get help instead of attacking me.
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Keith Thompson
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      12-24-2005
Flash Gordon <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>> Roberto Waltman wrote:
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>>> Roberto Waltman
>>> [ Please reply to the group,
>>> return address is invalid ]

>> This is off topic, but I am desparate!

>
> 1) Don't post a new message on a new topic as a reply on an existing
> thread.
> 2) It doesn't matter that other people can't help you , that is your
> problem not ours.
> 3) There are groups ending in .misc where a query on where to get help
> might be considered on-topic, they would certainly me more
> appropriate than any of the groups you've cross posted to.

[snip]

The OP was specifically trying to contact Roberto Waltman, who
apparently has posted to these groups using an invalid e-mail address.
This was arguably in appropriate, but the ensuing discussion hardly
seems necessary. I suggest moving on.

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San Diego Supercomputer Center <*> <http://users.sdsc.edu/~kst>
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BobR
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      12-24-2005

Flash Gordon wrote in message ...
>Walter Roberson wrote:
>> Munificent displays of Christmas spirit always restore my faith in

humanity.
>
>What makes you think I am a Christian? If I'm not the Christmas is
>irrelevant to me.


In that case, "Merry Christmas".
What has Christmas got to do with Christianity [1]? A TV program the other
night showed a guy who uesd a computer model to trace back the 'star' event.
He places Jesus' birthday at around April 16!
Imagine that. Jesus avoided the IRS until he was almost a year old!! <G>

Anyway, enjoy the holidays.
What you believe is your own.

[1] - it has become commercialism. ;-{
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JustBoo@BooWho.com
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      12-24-2005
On 24 Dec 2005 11:01:15 +0100, Flash Gordon <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:
>(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>> This is off topic, but I am desparate!

>
>1) Don't post a new message on a new topic as a reply on an existing
> thread.
>2) It doesn't matter that other people can't help you , that is your
> problem not ours.


Merry Christmas Asshole.

>4) Post here, get an answer here. Certainly don't expect people do
> download a pdf just to get your contact details!
>5) You have probably (or greatly reduced) your chances of getting help
> from the people who frequent these groups if you ever have a topical
> question to post.
>6) If you can't get help on things not topical here that is *your*
> problem, not ours.


It's pathologic idiots - yes I said idiot - like YOU that get people
hurt or worse in serious situations. You have absolutely no
situational awareness of your surroundings do you. Strict
adherence to your sick little rules is all that matters, right.

The OP acknowledged his MINOR transgression but said he was desperate.
Despite being a sad little demigod in your own mind, it's not up to
you to decide that, because
people like you never get a clue as to when it is serious or not. If
you don't already work for the government I'm sure you soon will be.
Clueless wads like you always end up in the Complaint Dept. abusing
taxpayers.

I have news for you pal, there is more to life than this myopic ng.
Can you fathom that? Oh, right, you have proven you can't. Why have I
responded? I'm just sick of incompetent fools like you who fancy
themselves bullies. And if you want to play big-dog territorial games
I've been reading and posting in this ng since 1994. That's 77 dog
years to you.

"Bad things happen when good men do nothing."

To everyone else: Merry Christmas dammit and a Happy New Year.
 
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Richard Heathfield
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      12-24-2005
BobR said:

> What has Christmas got to do with Christianity [1]?


Plenty, for Christians. For everyone else, the chance (rarely taken, alas)
to reflect on what Christmas /ought/ to have to do with Christianity.

> A TV program the other
> night showed a guy who uesd a computer model to trace back the 'star'
> event. He places Jesus' birthday at around April 16!
> Imagine that. Jesus avoided the IRS until he was almost a year old!! <G>


Think of 25 December as Jesus' "official" birthday. If the Queen can have
one, I don't see why He shouldn't get one too.

I was trying to think of an ObTopic, but I'm struggling to come up with one
that'll be relevant in all three groups. Even "hello world" would start an
argument.

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      12-24-2005
On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 20:42:03 +0000, Flash Gordon
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Walter Roberson wrote:
>> In article <(E-Mail Removed)-gordon.me.uk>,
>> Flash Gordon <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:


>What makes you think I am a Christian? If I'm not the Christmas is
>irrelevant to me.


>Most people know why, it's because the OP is only going to get decent
>advice somewhere it is appropriate.


I hear crickets and tumbleweeds at this "appropriate place."

><snip irrelevant stuff about where the poster works>


Okay, now in jerk-off denial mode...

>You have absolutely no idea whether I care for the environment or not. I
>somehow doubt that you have researched me well enough to know where I
>work or what I do for a living or what else I may do, so for all you
>know I could be spending the bulk of my time on such issues.


You work for the EPA then?

>You have obviously just decided to attack me for telling the OP that it
>is his/her problem to find where to get help, not ours, and have
>researched the OP. However, if you really cared about the OPs problem
>you would have researched the OPs problem and directed the OP to where
>s/he could get help instead of attacking me.


He never once "attacked" you.

Flash-in-the-Pants has reached the pantheon of Usenet Kook Status.
Congrats.

You know many kooks end their sad existence during the holidays, look
into it.

Walking away muttering: My gawd, what an insufferable jerk. Phil
Helmuth must be his brother....
 
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