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I was around when the choice was been made between the ol' Moose and the sweet lil Bugger with the fly going thur his nose and ears.
So where is Paul Wheaton???
He sold out and ran out on us?, Out Sailing on his 158' Yacht connected , Hitect and all.
Hey Paul!!! Where art Thou??
He designed the new moose and I liked it quite abit.
So why Real Name?
What's wrong, cant a man be called Buffalo Bill Today. Ask my parents.
Thats my name, I am so insulted when Bill Crompton wrote me a email and said I need to register with a " REAL NAME".
Boo Hooo Boo Hooo Boo Hooo Boo Hooo Boo Hooo
Buffalo Bill (Me Name)
[This message has been edited by Buffalo Bill (edited February 16, 2001).]
 
Cindy Glass
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Hi Buff,
Sorry that you are unhappy about enforcing the naming policy. It's just that Paul is trying very hard to make this a professional forum, not a chat room.
Paul is still very much around, he just had to learn to delegate (at least for a while). Something about a new contracting slot and his wife wanting a real life for a while . . .
Interesting enough someone posted this site (below) in Meaningless Drivel. The post is about rules for being a good hacker. In many ways I agree. . .

Finally, a few things not to do.

Don't use a silly, grandiose user ID or screen name.
Don't get in flame wars on Usenet (or anywhere else).
Don't call yourself a `cyberpunk', and don't waste your time on anybody who does.
Don't post or email writing that's full of spelling errors and bad grammar.
The only reputation you'll make doing any of these things is as a twit. Hackers have long memories�it could take you years to live your early blunders down enough to be accepted.
The problem with screen names or handles deserves some amplification. Concealing your identity behind a handle is a juvenile and silly behavior characteristic of crackers, warez d00dz, and other lower life forms. Hackers don't do this; they're proud of what they do and want it associated with their real names. So if you have a handle, drop it. In the hacker culture it will only mark you as a loser.

(See section 7 Points for Style) http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html#RESOURCES

So, we are glad that you are back with us, after your absence. We will be even more happy when we get to know you as a professional. See you then.
 
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I got an e-mail from one of the sheriffs to come by and say "Hi!" - I'm still around. But a new contract is keeping me very busy. In a few months it should cool off a bit. Next summer I hope to spend much more time here on the ranch.
 
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actually , why you feel you are insulted by Bill Compton's E-mail? He did the right thing of enforcing the policy. It is endevour of all the javaranchers to make this forum a better learning place ? Don't you want that to happen ? See , It it the policy which every javarancher is following. Many have changed their fake name registration & have registered with proper first & last name & doing tremendous contribution to javaranch. Don't you think that you should also be part of that community. As you know this is not a chat site , where people want to hide their identities. This is a Global Learning Place. People come here with One Goal In Mind , that is to learn , to share & to help. PAul has done greatest hard work to make this site what it is now. He is very much around here.
Apart from that you are quite an experienced javarancher ( RanchHand ). So, Next we would definitley love to have you in Javaranch with real name. I know you will help us making this place better.
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Shailesh.
 
Peter Tran
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Reading this Q/A almost makes me think that it's Tony Alicea running this site.

Q: Are Visual Basic or Delphi good languages to start with?
A: No, because they're not portable. There are no open-source implementations of these languages, so you'd be locked into only those platforms the vendor chooses to support. Accepting that kind of monopoly situation is not the hacker way.
Visual Basic is especially awful. The fact that it's a proprietary Microsoft language is enough to disqualify it, and like other Basics it's a poorly-designed language that will teach you bad programming habits.
One of those bad habits is becoming dependent on a single vendor's libraries, widgets, and development tools. In general, any language that isn't supported under at least Linux or one of the BSDs, and/or at least three different vendors' operating systems, is a poor one to learn to hack in.
Q: I'm having problems with my Windows software. Will you help me?
A: Yes. Go to a DOS prompt and type "format c:". The problems you are experiencing will cease within a few minutes.

-Peter
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Peter Tran
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So Cindy, are you a hacker?
 
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... and I am going to put THIS at the top of SCJP FAQ:

Anyone who can still ask such a question after reading this FAQ is too stupid to be educable even if I had the time for tutoring. Any emailed requests of this kind that I get will be ignored or answered with extreme rudeness.

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Cindy Glass
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No - I don't think that I fit all the requirements of being a hacker. I'm more of a techno-weenie
PS Buffalo Bill was gracious enough to register under his REAL name and introduce himself in Beginner, making him a TRUE professional .
 
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