For those with preferences,
suffering is inevitable.
> From lists.sni.net!owner-seti Sat Oct 17 18:03:41 1998
> Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 11:52:37 -0500
> From: Ray Shank <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: SETI What an evening
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> You crackpot! hehe
> I don't know what you said, but I just tell people that SETI members are
> scientists searching the skies for signs of intelligent life using
> scientific methodologies. Not UFO Chasers, who speak of flying saucers and
> other airborne kitchen utensils. That usually gets a smile, but they
> usually realize that I'm not into the UFO chasing scene.
> At 10:19 AM 10/17/98 +0000, you wrote:
> >Just a warning to all the SETI people on the planet. One small mention
> >concerning SETI over dinner last night with friends (well, what used to be
> >friends) got me put on the crackpot list in record time. I'm not sure I'll
> >ever get used to it. Maybe I should have taken their heads off but manors
> >kept me from loosing my cool.
> >---------- if you're forwarding.... feel free to snip here ---------------
> >Robert J. (R.J.) Fear North Central Regional Coordinator
> >President The SETI League Inc.
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