On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 04:11:35PM +0200, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Jerry McAllister <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 09:00:38PM -0500, Mailing List wrote:
> >> On 1/23/2011 6:00 PM, Mark wrote:
> >> >On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 2:56 PM, John R Pierce<firstname.lastname@example.org> *wrote:
> >> >>On 01/23/11 12:55 PM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> >> >>>On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Mark<email@example.com> * *wrote:
> >> >>>>Can you tell us why you cross posted this to the Ubuntu mailing list?
> >> >>>>Are you just fishing for answers for your homework, like S. Mathis?
> >> I can not see the reason to why his question is being scrutinized. *If I
> >> needed an
> >> answer whether it be homework or legitimate work I was doing, I would ask
> >> where ever
> >> I thought I would get the right answer.
> > Good point. * Though probably the prof would expect you to read
> > the references on the subject. *Generally one of the main purposes
> > of an assignment is to get the student to become familiar with
> > the written resources that are available and how to find them.
> > Just finding the information is almosst secondary.
> > But, on the other hand, whenever someone posts a somewhat OT question
> > there are far more irritating posts wasting much more bandwidth and
> > reader time than ever got affected by the original OT or somewhat OT
> > post - in the order of a couple of magnitudes more eg a hundred or two
> > posts per each OT post. * So, I'd suggest these self-righteous flamers
> > find a good religious discussion to perform their cathartic ritual in.
> > ////jerry
> >> _______________________________________________
> But who are we to judge him, as to why he asks the question?
> I would want to know this myself, for that matter since I'm
> experimenting with embedded PC's, running Linux on a flash disk, which
> has limited write cycles. Does that make me a school kid with an
> assignment? No. Maybe. Yes. How do you know how old I am, or what my
> agenda is?
> I am out of school, by the way and don't need to write stupit exams to
> prove my experience or knowledge either. But, I don't know everything,
> and it's many times easier to ask a question to a group of people who
> might have already stumbled upon the same thing that I'm trying out
> for the first time
Another reason the flamers are off base.
> Kind Regards
> Rudi Ahlers
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