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alexonline said:I’m guessing Rolanbek means the stuff about trying to pin DBK for his lack, or otherwise, of the knowledge he does or doesn’t have about programming, BASIC, machine language, etc.
I can see it would seem delicious to catch DBK in some kind of untruth about programming, but as you have been able to see, DBK can explain and rationalise anything, whether he does or doesn’t know anything about it.
As he has not specified enough detail for you guys to actually challenge him on a detail, for example; the chip, and through that he will retain plausible deniability. If you are going for the pin just tell him that withholding information to ensure an argument from ignorance is always in place is a disingenuous move, and that the burden of proof is on the claimant. The claims being what was said in his WTF bio and in various places about a "grading program".
It's never about the argument, and he never makes a relevant point that can't be kicked over in an instant, it's always about prolonging the argument.
It's pretty clear that DBK fails into the 'enthusiastic amateur' bracket here, even if at several decades remove.
Have fun chaps.
PS. I like Clam chowder too.
ericpeets said:apologies. dunno why my previous post was posted twice.
TBD, not trying to cast any shade here. I just seem to remember Mark not being all that shy about declaring himself.
When I read back through MR after I joined there I'm sure he said something like "my name is Mark and I make the TextBlade." I may have misquoted slightly because I haven't looked in a couple of years.
It doesn't feel right that someone who calls his Test release group in person, sometimes chalking up a couple of hours on that call, would bother hiding behind an anon account.
If the person you are dealing with is a minor functionary, it might be why there are no real answers and why they keep getting material facts wrong in the first instance.
Obviously you think what you think, and what I've put up in this post is an opinion based on what I've experienced.
You may indeed by right. It would be an interesting trajectory from proudly proclaiming yourself to hiding as a corporate anon.