Post by Bigbird Post by Sir Tim Post by ~misfit~ Post by Sir Tim Post by ~misfit~ Post by Bigbird Post by . Post by ~misfit~
I'm always amused by people who swagger in and pick a
fight then cry when their first blow isn't the only one
Says the coward who proudly announces and continually
repeats the litany of newsgroup denizens with whom he's
kill filed and too afraid to engage in discussion. The
irony is truly stifling.
Oh look, a forwarding service; looks like you reached your
zenith on RASF1.
Nothing you have ever said or will ever say will be as
worthwhile as this one selfless act.
The irony is that Tex joined the small group of serial arguers
in my killfile on Monday so I didn't see it.
I wonder if another sockpuppet will appear presently?
Whom do you suspect of having his hand up the "sockpuppet"
Sorry, missed this bit in my other reply. The most obvious
candidate is Dubery but I'm not 100% sure.
The thing is Tex isn't a complete personality. 'He' frequents a
Formula 1 group for a reason yeah? He almost always rants about his
homosexual fantasies but once or twice the mask has slipped and
he's actually said a thing or two about F1 that showed a reasonably
high level of understanding of the sport.
So why would an F1 fan come here to just fantasise about sodomy with
regulars in a fairly specific group and not engage in discussion of
the subject at hand (so to speak)? The logical answer is that he
wouldn't, instead 'he' was created to say what a regular wants to
say but doesn't want to be held accountable for. It's the simplest
answer to a strange psychological quandry and, as Occam's razor
says the simplest answer is usually correct.
Occam's Razor suggests to me that he is a simple old-fashioned troll
who imagines that folk here will be shocked by his comments. Why he
should have settled on this ng I have no idea but, as you say, he
seems to have a good knowledge of motor racing so is probably a fan.
The desire to shock, especially under a cloak of anonymity, accounts
for much of the graffiti one sees scrawled on the walls of public
Just to erode the notion that Shaun is completely deluded I did
consider this notion a few months ago and there was and still is some
compelling circumstancial evidence suggesting a close relationship
between Bobby boy and TG.
Have you for instance considered why the post around the same time
even when it is 4am in Johannesburg? 8pm in Alberta. I have noticed
this happen regularly.
I have considered that BD/TG might have one machine set up with VPN
and another without or using a different VPN. VPN may be recently
popular but they are by no means just recently common.
Do you recall when (he claims) he was laid up in bed with just the one
machine to hand and made that ridiculous attempt at nymshifting as
Abdul? He blatantly lied about it still posting as Abdul but under the
nym Bobster? Hilarious. You can see why he would need to use two
machines. :) Texasgate had been strangely quiet for a while
Then there is Bobster defending Texasgate's homophobia and this little
thing the have going on where TG reponds almost exclusively to the
posters that Bobster has a problem with.
Yah, see when the circumstances pile up Ocams Razor takes a new
This. ^ ^ Perspective changes with how much data you have available.
Post by Bigbird
I am not saying they are one and the same, maybe they just chat a lot;
Bobby does have a habit of contacting posters off group. I'm just
saying that when you notice these things when you are not even looking
there may be a closer relationship than is obvious.
Well said! I don't come to a newsgroup with the intent to analyse the shit
out of everything but my mind is a strange thing... Even when I'm doing
something to relax there are subroutines running that quietly and
subconsciously collects all sorts of random data (dammit! I wish I could
quiet it sometimes!). Occasionally, due to this background data collecting
and sorting I find that I know things - things that other people don't. I've
been accused of being psychic in the past but that's not the (whole) story.
The worst part of it is sometimes I'm asked to explain why I think blah blah
blah... (Usually on line, my RL friends just accept that I gather more data
than most and am usually right about these things.*) Because the whole
process isn't done consciously I'm often not able to access the reasons why
I've developed certain beliefs.
[*] Such as a time when I told my parents that I thought their 'good
christian' neighbour who adopted children from conflict zones around the
world might be a paedophile. I'd worked with him at a cabintemaking business
for a year and shared a commute so had a large data-set... My parents were
shocked and took it out on me, said I was crazy and what was wrong with me
to think such a thing? It ruined our relationship for a few years - until
they came to me one day out of the blue apologising, with the news that he'd
been arrested and charged with raping and molesting *eight* children under
his and his wifes care....
At the time I couldn't say how I 'knew' about the guy. At the time I could
only say was that it was a feeling I got. However as I got older I've come
to realise how my mind works. It's sometimes like a behavoural analysis
specialist but without the conscious thought part of the equation. Over the
years female friends would ask me what I thought of guys they liked - and
often made decisions based on my 'gut'. It's been suggested to me that I
could make a very good living as a jury consultant - except to get into the
field you need to show you have degrees in psychology etc.
The biggest downside of these subroutines is trying to shut them down at
night so I can sleep. I've been an insomniac since I was a child and in the
last decade have resorted to taking benzodiazapeines to quiet my dammned
brain enough to rest.
Sorry for the long blurb - it's just that seeing you talk about noticing
things when you're not looking for them resonates with me and I've not known
a lot of people who really consider the concept.
Post by Bigbird
BTW is it just me or have you ever suspected that out current TG is
not the original? I have this recollection that the original,
relatively shortlived TG was quite a wit. It's very rare for this
current version to show any true wit at all.
I noticed that too but thought it might be down to the reason for the
alternate persona having changed over time - perhaps as the primary persona
was exposed as a manipulative serial disputer?
Post by Bigbird
(ps listening to the Jack Aubrey novels. Enjoying them greatly so far;
halfway through the second. Not sure if I would have enjoyed reading
them as I may have become impatient with the second. Perfect
accompaniment to my chores though.)
Handy to know and something to keep in mind. ;)
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)