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Back to basics: Before the Big question - What's worth knowing?

By AnsuGisalas ·
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I always jump the gun on these <a href=http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-1035-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=339060&start=0&tag=content;leftCol>big things</a>. I can only be enawed at the deliberacy and applied hesitation of Santeewelding in this...
Asking the big question doesn't really make sense without the underlying Need-to-know... it reads in the Manual, this whole thing is on a need-to-know basis.
So, what's worth knowing in the first place?

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Knowing

by santeewelding In reply to Back to basics: Before th ...

Itself.

Speaking of which, where the **** do you get, "enawed"? If it's not a word, maybe it ought to be (I like it), like the Sarah Palin thing, acknowledged by the Oxford, or somebody.

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What I do...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Knowing

I look for patterns, isolate them, dissect into particles, reassemble.

Like Herr Frankenstein.

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RE: What's worth knowing?

by OH Smeg In reply to Back to basics: Before th ...

Well to be perfectly honest the real problem here isn't understanding what's worth knowing but what the actual question means.

If you fully understand the question first the answer becomes very easy to know. :0

Col

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Like the guy on his death bed

by santeewelding In reply to RE: [i]What's worth knowi ...

Asked by those around him, "What's the answer?"

To which he replied, "What's the question?"

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Interesting conversation:

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Like the guy on his death ...

Man : "What?"
God : "What!"

Association; "to be or not to be" is not a question, it's a tautology ]:)

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It's

by seanferd In reply to Interesting conversation:

<s>Monty Python's Flying Circus-s-s-s</s> A device used by the best soap opera writer evar.

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Can you fully understand

by AnsuGisalas In reply to RE: [i]What's worth knowi ...

a question without knowing what you're trying to find out? Not the answer, but the hole in the puzzle you're trying to fill?

Like, if I ask "Can you reach the salt?"... how do I understand what I ask, if I don't know the purpose of asking?

After all... we don't know what they'd have done when they had both question and answer, I'm guessing they'd need an even bigger and more complex computer to figure out "why'n the heck are we asking this?".

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AH a different question

by OH Smeg In reply to Can you fully understand

Well in all Science the problem isn't deciding on what to experiment for to get the Real Answer but what Experiment to run to get the answer that you want.

After all you do not experiment to find Quantum Particles if all you want to know is What the **** is Salt do you? :0

You need to sort all that is possible to find out what is desirable to the current thing you want to understand.

Confused yet? :^0

Col

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Keep your eyes open

by TobiF In reply to Back to basics: Before th ...

And the knowledge you need will come to you.

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Twisted...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Keep your eyes open

but it makes sense. Short-circuits the need for a question, too.
"What am I looking for, here?"
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"You'll know when you've seen enough of it, dumbass"

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