Chris Bannister <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 05:26:09PM +0200, lee wrote:
>> "The administrator installed disapproved software. Since then, many
> No. That would have got you a smack over the hand with a ruler.
Then how do you say that?
>> users have had trouble with the system and the administrator became
> Doesn't seem right. People don't become deprecated, not in common usage
Ok, let's say "users had trouble with the system and (using) the system
became deprecated." and consider that it is not the best possible
example, so give it some leeway.
>> "Disapproved" would now be an adjective, same as "deprecated". In both
>> cases, "deprecated" is an adjective. You could also say "... and
>> deprecated the administrator". What would that be?
> That would be wrong, and another smack over the hand with a ruler, for
> arguing with the "teacher" (not me, just imagining you sitting in your
> chair with teacher standing over you with ruler.)
That teacher (not you) would find their ruler shoved up somewhere where
they probably won't like it very much because I don't let myself being
treated like that. I'm just trying to understand something. If I was
arguing, I might say that warding something off by prayer seems more
likely to work with humans than with machines or systems, so people
*can* be deprecated (much easier than machines or systems). It just
depends on the people whom you try to deprecate ... (Teacher might then
say I'm a smartass. I could live with that because I already know that
I'm smarter than the teacher
>> Are you saying it's not possible to say that "the administrator
>> installed disapproved software" because "disapproved" cannot be used as
>> an adjective?
Hm ok, so it's "deprecated software"? Is there a direct synonym for
"deprecated"? Hmm ... " 'disapproved of' software" maybe? Or
>> How do you call it when software or an administrator is being
>> deprecated, i. e. the process of deprecating something/making something
> I can only think of the word "redundant" (surplus to requirements) at
> the moment. e.g. The administrator was made redundant because of
Hm I wouldn't use that because it has a very different meaning for me
which goes more into the direction of . Besides , the point with
redundancy is that it can be assumed as something actually useful to
decide whether a judgement is actually true or not. (See the being
smarter than the teacher thing as another bad example for redundancy
So the teacher (administrator) became "superfluous" or "unnecessary" ---
which won't be the same as deprecated: He might still be needed.
>> software doesn't make the software deprecated, like someone can
>> disapprove of libreoffice, which doesn't mean it's deprecated.)
> True. I'm sure Lisi could explain it better, although it is getting way
> off topic.
Yeah, I know --- I find it very interesting, though
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