UPDATE: I have posted to Slashdot twice (it says at the bottom of this page
that "I will NEVER post on Slashdot"), both were in the Kathleen Fent, Read This Story article where Rob proposed to
me. So I guess I lied. But at least I waited until I had a very good
reason to post. All those people who created accounts named "KathleenFent,"
"I_AM_Kathleen_Fent," etc. were fairly clever, but it is
difficult to fake a user ID of #570. Nice try... and thanks to all
the people who realized that these hosers were NOT me and pointed
poeople to this page.
"Shenanigans" called on Troll.
a little green man that lives under bridges, but the kind who think
hot grits down your pants are funny.
An electronic mail message, Usenet posting or other (electronic) communication which is intentionally
incorrect, but not overtly controversial (compare flame
bait), or the act of sending such a message. Trolling
aims to elicit an emotional reaction from those with a hair-trigger
on the reply key. A really subtle troll makes some people
lose their minds. (1994-10-17)
Source: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © 1993-2001
1. [From the Usenet group alt.folklore.urban]
To utter a posting on Usenet designed to attract
predictable responses or flames; or, the post itself.
Derives from the phrase "trolling for newbies" which
in turn comes from mainstream "trolling", a style of fishing
in which one trails bait through a likely spot hoping for
a bite. The well-constructed troll is a post that induces
lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves look even
more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying
to the more savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate
troll. If you don't fall for the joke, you get to be in
on it. See also YHBT.
2. An individual who chronically trolls
in sense 1; regularly posts specious arguments, flames or
personal attacks to a newsgroup, discussion list, or in
email for no other purpose than to annoy someone or disrupt
a discussion. Trolls are recognizable by the fact that the
have no real interest in learning about the topic at hand
- they simply want to utter flame bait. Like the ugly creatures
they are named after, they exhibit no redeeming characteristics,
and as such, they are recognized as a lower form of life
on the net, as in, "Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll."
3. [Berkeley] Computer lab monitor. A popular
campus job for CS students. Duties include helping newbies
and ensuring that lab policies are followed. Probably so-called
because it involves lurking in dark cavelike corners.
Some people claim that the troll (sense
1) is properly a narrower category than flame bait,
that a troll is categorized by containing some assertion
that is wrong but not overtly controversial. See also Troll-O-Meter.
Source: Jargon File 4.2.0
Now, from someone with an astonishing
grasp of reality:
The use of logic in
this post makes my insides all warm and fuzzy
on image to see a high-res version.
I remember how stressed out my cat, Kyoto, was
when she became Cisco Certified. Well, for all
of you wondering whether or not this is the real Sarcasta, as in Rob "Cmdr Dorko...err..Taco" Malda's
other half, Kathleen Fent...here is your answer right
here, plain as day. If you check out this
page you'll quickly see that Aunt Kathy here doesn't
have a cat named Kyoto . Combine this with the
fact that for a Mac using graphic designer (and I know
many :) "she" knows a little too much about PostgreSQL
vs. MySQL.Add to that the high user number (c'mon, if
this was Taco's chick, she'd be like a high user number,
right? :). No way. Taco: If this user is really your
chick, tell us. :)
And to the holder of this Sarcasta account:
Do try to do a little research before you troll as Sarcasta,
Indeed, this hoaxter has convinced
quite a few people.
But if I were to post on Slashdot (which
I will NEVER do...)
my user number would be #570 and my user ID would be "Kathleen".
And just to clarify... I know absolutely NOTHING
about PostgreSQL or MySQL.
Hell, I don't even know what they stand for, let alone DO.
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