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Grammatical quibble

By mjmarcus ·
Just a little pet peeve of mine is use of the word "comprise", which means to contain, encompassed, or be composed of. Most people interchange "comprise" with "compose" when they are actually opposites.
In "Personal Success", you say: "had an input-output system comprised of only switches and blinking lights". This is an incorrect usage - you could say "composed of only switches and blinking lights" or you could say "comprising only switches and blinking lights".
Bad trivia geek!

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Yes, but, ...

by deepsand In reply to first of all

he did spell it correctly.

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Not ANOTHER one!!

by Oz_Media In reply to Yes, but, ...

It seems that at least once a month, sopmeone rears thier ugly head and tries to dictate what TR discussion groups are supposed to be for.

It seems these are always newbies who think they are site moderators, most likely cast-offs from some other IT board where they were told to F.O and ended up here.

TR should have a full page window popup when you register,
"These forums include topics fo ALL interests, including NON IT issues as not everyone thinks IT is cool to discuss or even slightly fun at all. SOME of the members here have lives outside of the basement and choose to discuss off-topic issues such as politics, cars, music, concerts and other activities that basement dwellers are unaware of.

Should you run into one of these people, don't be scared, try to realize that outside your mothers home, there is a real world. It contains trees, scenery, water, people from all kinds of countries and foods other than PopTarts and RedBull.

This may not interest you, and may even scare you to see such interest in things not IT related, but if you relax and read you will find there is a world outside, and with some work you may even start to develop converasational skills or even make FRIENDS (Friend: a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. )

So don't be scared, don't lash out at a community, sit back and you may just learn something about reality outside of IT.

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Perhaps we might just ...

by deepsand In reply to Not ANOTHER one!!

post a reply with a link that takes them to "The Evolution Lie"!

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Not ANOTHER one!!

by rosecoutre In reply to Not ANOTHER one!!

I agree with Oz_Media wholeheartedly -- but I would word it slightly differently:
--TR should have a full page window popup when you register,
"These forums COMPRISE topics for ALL interests"
:)

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Are there a finite number of threads available?

by deepsand In reply to And this is important why ...

And, this certainly seems to fit the definition of "miscellaneous."

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