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By RT (Panzer Time!) ·
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I think it's sort of funny how one little observation or question can sprout a huge discussion. For example, I saw a note this morning about the post count for TR. It starts out simple, but then mutates into a discussion of avatars and 404s.
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<a href="http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=270586&messageID=2561625">First Example.</a>

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Or even better: <a href="http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-1035-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=269865&messageID=2555351">the user who wanted to know how to use one monitor and keyboard with two computers.</a> The first reply about using a KVM switch seemed to fit the bill, but soon there were subdiscussions about the difference between a CAT5 lead and a crossover cable, along with all sorts of questions about networking the two computers.

Anybody else find this interesting?

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Start tomorrow with "o"

by santeewelding In reply to I'm working...

Try, "obligate", the adjective.

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I was...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I'm working...

teasing Scummy. However, challenges being tempting, I'll turn it about my brain a bit.

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Funny you should (ask)

by santeewelding In reply to I'm working...

I have been for the longest time trying to say with the fewest words possible that which the one word, "obligate", the adjective, does so well.

I came across it during the pediatrics section of that course -- children under eight, I learn, are obligate nose breathers (as well as abdominal, employing the diaphragm, their intercostals not yet well enough developed; obliging informed emergency intervention with naso/oropharyngeal adjuncts).

That they are obligate, I noted and filed away with no time to run the English down. Only today did I actually consult my dictionaries.

I had been looking for a quick way of summarizing what happens to be discussed in the Head of a Salesman thread; i.e., marketing-driven behavior, which you can see is a ****-poor and wimpy way to say it. Needs still more words to include all the crap and wasted paper in the mail. And yet more to convey the nature of "zombie".

"Obligate" does it. The moment you encounter overboard behavior, like that of quoting scripture -- even links one after another -- you are tipped off to the obligate. Does no good to deal with it. You only fight with the edge of the thing.

I'm after the brain stem.

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Me 2 Box

by Tink! In reply to That...

If it weren't for all the tangents we launch, I'd learn something and then be bored. Now I learn something and then laugh.

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You mean...

by Jellimonsta In reply to Me 2 Box

you continued learning after 3rd grade? ?

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Huh?

by RT (Panzer Time!) In reply to You mean...

There's stuff to learn after third grade?

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by Tink! In reply to You mean...
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:0 Tangents, us?

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Me 2 Box

Oh, who am I kidding, we're a tangent machine. :^0

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Be Very Careful (jocularity)

by shasca In reply to Us nerds...

The fact that most interactions have at least some part of them as interesting.

You have to be real careful or you might actually learn something tooooooo.

It is helping someone solve a problem that I enjoy the most

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That's nothing, you should see what

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Us nerds...

Uk nerds get up to.


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