On Wed, 2 May 2012, Michael Torrie wrote: > On 05/02/2012 09:31 AM, Tomasz Rola wrote:
> > On Wed, 2 May 2012, email@example.com wrote:
> >> OP lives out of his car and his main source of income seems to be ad
> >> revenue from his website.
> I'm always curious about this sort of thing. Do you know this for a
> fact, jaialai.technology?
I guess everything we can tell about Xah comes from his own website's
"about me" pages :-). > >> He may be nuts be he is pretty smart and some of the articles he has up
> >> there are worth reading. Still, he has to promote it in some way and by
> >> constantly posting these sorts of things he brings people to his site.
> >> I'm honestly impressed he can survive this way so I am willing to
> >> ignore or maybe killfile his postings and leave him be.
> > He may be smart but obviously hasn't figured out this yet: positive aura
> > drives more people and more permamently towards you. Perhaps he should
> > develop an alter ego that could stand side by side with Dalai Lama and see
> > which one gets more attention.
> He appears to have some degree of the Aspergers/autism spectrum
> disorder. He quite literally cannot understand how people see him and
> why other people don't recognize his genius (both real and imagined).
> At least this is one possibility.
>From what I have learned, Aspergers know there is a "language" that other
people speak that makes them comfortable with each other, but are unable
to reproduce it (in a manner similar to, say, Englishman living in France
for years, with Frenchmen not very content about his broken accent). OTOH
people with autism, even so called Highly Functioning Autism, neither
understand there is such a language, nor give a damn (abovementioned
Englishman lives in France without realizing guys around him speak
About geniuses - I have heard they stand up and deliver, do not rant. Xah
has his strong points - they come up on his website, but interaction is
probably not one of them.
Perhaps Xah (and other guys) have particularly hard time with being
attacked by depression and react by ranting? This, or some kind of
Of course, all of those are just my somewhat-semi-educated guesses. > Others who have crossed this list appear to have aspergers or autism
> too, such as Ranting Rick. He pops up occasionally, posts quite
> normally and even helpfully, and then lapses back into periods of
> ranting about how he can fix python and we all should be doing
> something. He refuses to write code to put his ideas into practice, and
> berates the list readers for being lazy and unwilling to code this
> ideas. Then eventually he disappears for months even years at a time
Well? I thought there were some languages similar in form to Python, that
could satisfy anybody looking for such form "only with few features
different". I don't remember their names - but just staying here and doing
like you describe does not look rational. > before resurfacing. I've always been curious to know more about Rick.
> Where does he work? How does he live, and what does he do outside of
> the python list (he appears to only use his e-mail address on this list).
Yep. It is always interesting, in a way.
I think if they do not have constant income, they probably live a
miserable lifes in some shack, working on hardware in a pre-death state,
reanimated and resuscitated and breaking again...
Or maybe not. Afterall, ability to resuscitate computer can be sold, too. > Then other times I just worry about coding something cool in python.
Or some other language :-)
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