Well, now it's your turn to be too emotional... my apologies again
! Seriously, no offense intended... apparently, we simply don't quite understand each other. What's more, it was not us who began it - so let's make everything clear.
"You should distinguish between a.net members (I do not and I will never bash Americans because I am European - that's completely stupid!)."
- absolutely. I reacted on your "I wouldn't be so arrogant if I were you"
- I believe "arrogant" is an offensive term while (I hope) I didn't attack anybody in person... never mind, let me just completely agree with the above quote from your post, "both ways".
"I did hear (actually, read in Soviet newspaper) about Wernher von Braun first time apparently before you were born" was a reply to your "Have you ever heard..."
- on the same tone as the question was asked. No way this was to mean "I heard it before you, so I know it better" - that would be less amazing than just silly and funny...
"Hats off! - I didn't know that you are the chief developer of windows."
- wow... read it again - I said, von Braun's work here is no more "German" contribution than my work here is "Latvian" contribution - disregard it's value and importance! So, "hats back on" - I didn't say "I've done the same for US software industry as von Braun did for US space program". Honestly, they invented Windows here when I was still in Latvia
"Maybe there are people who know a little bit about history... (you know people who study history at a real university)... Please, look at ... - you could find some more serious sources than your Soviet newspaper."
- well, this doesn't sound friendly
... still, let's skip it - I hope, my point is now clear.
"BTW I don't doubt Shepard and Grissom nor the X-15 pilots like Joe Walker have been astronauts."
- neither I say you do. It was our dear Sabenaastronaut who said, NASA even doesn't know what a space flight is since they never heard of [the truly] European definition of it. Pandora’s box was open... time to close?
Thanks for discussion and happy postings!
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