Oh, too funny, LOL.
(eh, couldn't resist).
Oh, too funny, LOL.
(eh, couldn't resist).
By definition, then, it's not a question that can be easily answered by Googling.
I try to preface my questions in such cases with "I Googled but came up with all these contradictions".
What really leaves me shamefaced is when I Google for something that ought to be easy and don't come up with anything. Then I'll get on here with "I Googled, but..." I generally include my search terms, sometimes what I'll get in response is someone's _good_ set of search terms on the subject, and then I'll be off and running.
Or do: it's possible the greater fluidity of thought will help bring about solutions.
Probably depends on the person though. I write impeccable English when drunk, because by the time you see the finished product, you don't have a clue how much backspacing and proofing and editing has gone on. In general, I write with large amounts of global NFB, a structural constraint which alcohol can attempt to impede, but not circumvent. ;-)
I wrote this a long time ago,
'Answering questions is a tricky subject to practice. Not due to the difficulty of formulating or locating answers, but due to the human inability of asking the right questions; a skill that, were one to possess, would put them in the "answering" category.'
Sucks, man. If we all knew enough to answer our own questions, we wouldn't need to ask others; and it would be futile anyway, because no one would have any answers anyway. I've asked a few like that before... it happens..
Yes. Exactly. A non-native speaker would have almost certainly gotten that one correctly.
Well, I hear it's real close to birthday time so drink up, Tim !
Had a Captain and Coke earlier ;-)
That's what I heard too!
[Snipped by Lyons]
Hello mysterious upsidedown, Using correct language and using correct grammar*ARE* important!
Three days ago I bought a special bottle of German Hofbrauhaus beer. On the back of the bottle is a paper label that said, "This beer has a harsh aroma."
The word "harsh" has a negative, unpleasant, connotation. What they should have written was: "This beer has a strong aroma." or maybe "This beer has a powerful aroma." In any case, one wrong word, "harsh", sends the wrong message!!! Even punctuation is critical. For example, what's the difference between the following two sentences?
"Let's eat, grandpa."
"Let's eat grandpa."
Mr. upsidedown, set your standards high, not low.[-Rick-]
Absolutely. Or how about:
"Don't, stop, don't, stop!"
"Don't stop, don't stop!"?
Or the one someone actually wrote a book about:
"Eats, shoots, and leaves."
(There is a picture of a panda walking through the forest, carrying a rifle.)
Tim Wescott wrote in news: firstname.lastname@example.org:
For the record, I would like to thank you for years of helpful responses to perhaps thousands of queries (including even a few of mine).
Al Clark Danville Signal
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
In the book it was a joke:
gun and proceeds to fire it at the other patrons.
"Why?" asks the confused, surviving waiter amidst the carnage, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.
"Well, I'm a panda," he says. "Look it up."
The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation. "Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."
Eric Jacobsen Anchor Hill Communications
Points taken. I am one of those "leechers". Sadly so, but I must confess. Mostly, I have asked questions, but never answered questions from someone. Unfortunately, neither my know-how nor my bandwidth allow me to do so.
Not that it makes-up for being a leech - but I would like to say thanks to all those of you who make forums like these a superb resource for any engineer. And that too for free!
Heart felt thanks, Anand
Good job Anand![-Rick-]
Ah, but if they're GOOD questions then they have value in themselves.
I think he shoots into the ceiling, not the other patrons. Pandas are cuddlier than that. ;)
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