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brother_red 1 point ago +1 / -0

"How does a guy look at another guy's hairy ass, and find love?"

  • Sam Kinison
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brother_red 1 point ago +1 / -0

lol - I was wondering how ya got that number

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brother_red 1 point ago +1 / -0

Math check.

Elvis born in Jan 1935.

It ain't 2040 yet.

(in case you're still struggling here, Elvis would be 86 now)

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brother_red 1 point ago +1 / -0

I keep saying - dude will only bring disrepute to our side.

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brother_red 1 point ago +1 / -0

Nah, dude is a conman grifter, and he will only make us look like fools if we get associated with him.

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brother_red 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol no.

No, Shiva is just a guy who independently wrote a pretty cool and useful email program as a youngster in 1980. That alone is pretty impressive.

Unfortunately for Shiva, email as we know it was already available and in use well before that, as evidenced by RFC733, which predates his program, as well as living memory of folks who used various email systems throughout the 1970s.

Nobody had ever heard of Shiva or his program until he made a media splash in around 2010, claiming to have invented email. A couple of media outlets ran with the story, until computer historians pointed out that Shiva's claim was erroneous, and the outlets retracted their stories.

Shiva, butthurt and acting like it was some racist conspiracy, doubled down on his bullshit, coming up with all sorts of reasons that his program was the first email system, and has not let up since.

Ray Tomlinson is generally credited with "inventing" email in 1972.

Countless email implementations were in use before Shiva wrote his little program in 1980.

The only people who think Shiva invented email are Shiva himself and the easily duped. He is a kook and a grifter.

From: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190518/23370542236/laying-out-all-evidence-shiva-ayyadurai-did-not-invent-email.shtml

V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai is not a member of the MIT faculty and did not invent email. In 1980 he created a small-scale electronic mail system used within University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, but this could not send messages outside the university and included no important features missing from earlier systems. The details of Ayyadurai’s program were never published, it was never commercialized, and it had no apparent influence on any further work in the field. He does not “hold the patent for email” or have a copyright on the word email, though in 1982 he did register a copyright claim covering the exact text of a program called "EMAIL." The U.S. Government has not recognized him as the inventor of email and he did not win the Westinghouse Science Talent Search for his program. Electronic mail services were widely used in the 1960s and 1970s and were commercially available long before 1980. To substantiate his claim to be the "inventor of email" Ayyadurai would have to show that no electronic mail system was produced prior to 1980, and so he has recently created an absurdly specific and historically inaccurate definition of electronic mail designed to exclude earlier systems. Ayyadurai has not even been able to show that he was the first to contract “electronic mail” to “email” or “e-mail” – his first documented use is in 1981 whereas the Oxford English Dictionary shows a newspaper usage in 1979. Despite Ayyadurai’s energetic public relations campaign, which presents him as the victim of a racist conspiracy financed by corporate interests, he has not received support from any credible experts in email technology or the history of information technology. His claims have been widely debunked by technology bloggers and articles based on them have been retracted by the Washington Post and the Huffington Post.

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brother_red 0 points ago +5 / -5

I have consistently called this guy out since he popped up in the news as "inventor of email" 10 years ago.

He is a con artist and grifter, and no friend of ours.

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brother_red -4 points ago +5 / -9

He ran for Senate in 2018. Vs Elizabeth Warren... as the "real Indian"

He is no friend of the MAGA movement - proven by him blaming Trump.

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brother_red 2 points ago +2 / -0

I would maybe respect him if he'd back off his insane claim to be the "inventor of email."

He is a kook and a grifter.

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brother_red 1 point ago +1 / -0

I was just correcting a pede about "low Earth orbit" - that this was a sub-orbital flight, nowhere close to orbit - yet it is "space" as it was past the Karman line.

Oh - about balloons...

Highest balloon ever was 179,900 feet.

Shatner just hit 351,186 feet. Oh yeah!

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brother_red 2 points ago +2 / -0

it's equivalent to a felony in many respects

you cannot own a gun, for example

you'll fail a background check

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brother_red 1 point ago +1 / -0

yuup

just don't leave it all in crypto - I'd consider it most subject to fuckery one day

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brother_red 1 point ago +1 / -0

you know credit cards, once upon a time, did not use internet - they'd imprint the card physically, and mail in the slips

be that as it may, crypto will not work without a globally connected electronic network - which you and I have zero control over

junk silver, ammo, liquor and coffee do not rely on anything external to have value

cash as well

by all means, play with crypto - make big gains - just don't assume it will always be available

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