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Scoble, Alex Scoble
Telling someone that they're wrong is a good way to ensure that what you say next will be ignored.
Particularly true if you insult them at the same time and/or tell them that they are lamely wrong. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
What if the person they're telling it to is actually wrong? - Johnny from iPhone
Doesn't matter. In fact, the level of dismissal is bound to be even increased. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
*makes note* - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Sounds like good advice for you, Alex. Of course, I don't ignore you even when you do say it. - NOT THE CRICKET
Uhh, Jimminy, you are the poster boy for impolitely telling people they are wrong. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
YOU ARE BOTH WRONG - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Umm, the only time I use "You're wrong" is when I'm mocking you, and your use of it. - NOT THE CRICKET
*wanders off* - Johnny from iPhone
Jimminy, go look at your history. When was the last time I came onto one of your threads and told you that you were wrong or that you were being an idiot or that you were giving bad advice? You do so on my threads regularly. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Alex, but I come in with facts. You actually said that my math was wrong, when it was perfectly sound, but didn't agree with what Randall Munroe had written in a comic. And as I bolstered my claim with further evidence, even going so far as explaining my math and his math, which where both sound and agreement, you continued to say I was wrong because it didn't agree. - NOT THE CRICKET
I care about security, and don't want people to be misguided into a false sense of it. - NOT THE CRICKET
And the last thread, 'Reality', was a joke, which you missed, and I tried explaining things, which you took as an insult. - NOT THE CRICKET
Jimminy, explaining why you do what you do doesn't make it any less effective as a method of conversation, just saying. Why not try saying something like, hey that's an interesting thought, but what about this or this or this or that? Or just say "penis" like Johnny. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Then there was the 'stuxnet' thread where you shoved words in my mouth and then personally attacked me by saying I had a hubris, when nowhere in the argument was there a hubris to be seen. I stated multiple times that it was better, was not perfect, and had even pointed out noticeable flaws in my own suggestions. - NOT THE CRICKET
Alex, also every comment I made in the reality thread was a joke, until you blatantly called me wrong. My first 4-5 comments. - NOT THE CRICKET
The funny thing is, Jimminy, that this thread isn't about you. It's about a guy on Google Plus who told me that what I wrote about giving Iran the roadmap to sophisticated cyber attacks vs giving them nuclear power capability was complete nonsense. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
And again, my first comment here was a joke, pointing out the irony. But you stated that I should take the advice, because I'm impolitely telling people their wrong, and felt attacked, of course, maybe you felt that way about my joke. I don't see it as impolite to make a joke. If I disagree, I try to explain, and almost always do so thoroughly, to the point of repetition in your threads. - NOT THE CRICKET
And also sure, you don't come into my threads and tell me I'm giving bad advice, because normally I don't give advice in my own feed, and even so most of it isn't easily searchable at this point since I removed everything prior to the beginning of the year, and pretty much only post music videos or stuff about what I'm actually doing. - NOT THE CRICKET
And yes, I can see the irony of me making this statement. - Scoble, Alex Scoble