Sam wrote:Voice From Limbo wrote:Picador wrote:Ssanemax wrote:Bill is now Trolling his own fucking website
two possibilities -
a) he is literally so desperate for hits he is starting to genuinely stir the pot on purpose for short-term hits, regardless of the long term harm or
b) he forgot to change his user name to Tango001 before posting it
He's always done a). It's why there are so many dramas and bannings over on TNP
Yep. Remember the Brits vs. Muricans fiasco from a few years ago? He got so self-contradictory and banhappy, he just banned people for no reason whatsoever.
Hell, he banned me when I was agreeing with him!
From the linked thread:Maury? Frankly, he isn't important enough to have a building. It should be named for someone else more deserving. I will follow this. I'm a son of Annapolis
1. "son of Anaapolis?" WTF does that mean?
2. If he actually knew WTF he was talking about...Matthew Fontaine Maury, (born Jan. 14, 1806, Spotsylvania county, Va., U.S.—died Feb. 1, 1873, Lexington, Va.), U.S. naval officer, pioneer hydrographer, and one of the founders of oceanography.
Maury entered the navy in 1825 as a midshipman, circumnavigated the globe (1826–30), and in 1836 was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. In 1839 he was lamed in a stagecoach accident, which made him unfit for active service. In 1842 he was placed in charge of the Depot of Charts and Instruments, out of which grew the U.S. Naval Observatory and Hydrographic Office. To gather information on maritime winds and currents, Maury distributed to captains specially prepared logbooks from which he compiled pilot charts, enabling ships to shorten the time of sea voyages. In 1848 he published maps of the main wind fields of the Earth. Maury’s work inspired the first international marine conference, held in Brussels in 1853. He was U.S. representative at the meeting that led to the establishment of the International Hydrographic Bureau. Provided with worldwide information, Maury was able to produce charts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. He also prepared a profile of the Atlantic seabed, which proved the feasibility of laying a transatlantic telegraph cable. In 1855 he published the first modern oceanographic text, The Physical Geography of the Sea. In that year his Sailing Directions included a section recommending that eastbound and westbound steamers travel in separate lanes in the North Atlantic to prevent collisions.
Yeah. Pretty much a nobody.
Yebbut, how many Yankees/blacks/injuns/furriners did he kill? That seems to be the arbiter of 'important' on TNP.