[Greenbuilding] Composting cat shit
njh at njhurst.com
Sat Feb 21 15:19:45 CST 2009
On Sat, 21 Feb 2009, Racheli Gai wrote:
> And a message to njh: Your post comes across as needlessly unpleasant. A
> little civility goes a long way.
But I am not a citizen, so I don't need to be. When your country starts
treating those on work visas with dignity and respect we can talk about
civility. Let alone refugees and immigrants. Until then consider me
chastised for being rude.
It's an interesting problem that those who are willing to actually think
for themselves are generally "cranky and impatient". I wonder why this
is, it's certainly well beyond chance. 
A bit of looking finds
The latter in particular addresses this thread nicely: I threw away a
remark about cat poo, and rather than focussing on the merit of the
original idea, the nitpickers came out in force. My proposed passive hot
water system is similar. Sure there are a bunch of nit picks even I made
when I wrote my response, but I like to think that others are capable of
seeing the core idea and resolving minor issues themselves rather than
Perhaps it would be better if nitpickers instead proposed solutions to
 Some hide instead by extra pedantry and logic games, or 'extreme
patience'. I suspect these are all responses to the same pressure.
Corwyn for example is trying to cut through the holism claims to see
whether there is in fact a concept of holism independant from global
optimisation via weighting of subproblems; but we know that this is
unlikely to happen and is really an attempt to make Gennaro see the folly
of her ideas. Good luck Corwyn, I'm rooting for you!
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