I've gone after a lot of people for a lot of different reasons lately. Of course, most of that is just normal Slashdot, but this is a little different. It's kind of personal.
You can't really understand America (and Americans) until you understand the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
I don't mean merely just the 30 seconds of actual gunfighting itself, but the personalities and their motivations and why and how the gunfight even came to happen in the first place. The actual gunfight itself is very nearly irrelevant actually, except as a reason to understand everything that lead up to it.
Real Programmers don't write in FORTRAN. FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies. FORTRAN is for wimp engineers who wear white socks.