What I love about most computer geeks is that they are like jihadists. They are on a crusade to convert the world to their own point of view; they have their own chicken shit religions (e.g., trekkie, Jedi, etc…); they believe in all sorts of religious nonsense (e.g., time travel, wormholes, black holes, parallel universes, materialism, big bang, immortality via brain upload, conscious robots, etc…); they have an unmitigated hatred of other religions, especially Christianity, which is understandable, most of Christianity being the crap that it is (God, I love burning bridges, ahaha…); they have no social skills; they almost never get laid, they have a touch of autism; and last but not least, they are fervent worshippers of one particular programming language or another, not to mention computer brands and operating systems. They are an interesting bunch, to say the least.
The best way to piss off a computer geek is to tell them that their favorite language (e.g., Erlang), or their favorite OS (e.g., Linux), or their favorite movie (Star Trek) is crap. It’s like throwing holy water on a vampire. Now (and this is the fun part), if you tell a computer geek that his/her entire way of building and programming computers is crap, then all hell breaks loose. This is a no-no because the computer geek fancies himself or herself to be among the smartest people on earth, you see. Telling them that they don’t know what computing is really about (which is true) is like telling them that they are stupid (which they are).
So what do computer geeks do when their favorite idols are trampled on and dragged in horse manure? Well, what do all religious fanatics do when they feel insulted? They launch a jihad, a crusade. That’s what they do. They jump up and down and foam at the mouth. They declare fatwas. Look, he believes in the Bible! The infidel must die! ahahaha…
All right. That’s enough fun for the day. Let me end this humorous tirade by pointing out that one of the goals of Project COSA is to make computer geeks obsolete (LOL). Application development will be so easy that even stupid creationists will find it a breeze (ROTFL). Ok, that’s it. I can’t take it any more. Back to bashing Erlang. That's more fun.
PS. I added some more stuff to the Parallel QuickSort page.