Once you put Pick on "Ignore" you get a real sense about what people think about ASCL -- and it ain't pretty. Aside from Pick, everybody is sour on this company. Try it. Ignore Pick, and then read the remainder of comments related to ASCL. You'll find it quite a relief from the constant foolish babbling for which he is known.
Frankly, I don't care whether the "whackoff squad" follows me, or not.
Norman appears to have made a life's work out of knocking the competition, and INFA is arrogant enough to actually pay someone to do that, believeing that posting on a message board carries any "weight" with anyone who matters.
Opposed to that, I have real work to do, and I'm doing that instead.
It's too bad for the real investor, who may tend to judge a company by the quality of the board inhabitants, always a mistake.