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Weird Technical Question

By BFilmFan ·
This reads like some of the worst written dialogue from your favorite 1950's low budget science fiction movie:

Either that or some serious drugs were involved in the creation...

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It just goes to show

by jdclyde In reply to Weird Technical Question

that you can't save everybody from themselves.

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by JamesRL In reply to Weird Technical Question

For posting a somewhat helpful, politely toned reply.

I, "evil grin mode on", had some more devilish thoughts since I and just about everyone else posting here has certainly run into a similar type of individual, whose ego will not let them admit that they are hopelessly lost.

I would much prefer to have one tell me that they really don't understand and ask politely to dumb it down for them, than to try and get my head around that kind of post and similar kinds of questions. I re-read it a number of times, and I still don't quite get to the essence of what the person is asking for exactly.

I used to say when I was teaching computer courses that "There is no such thing as a stupid question". I may have to rethink that notion.


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James, you should take a crack at his other question....

by Mickster269 In reply to Kudos
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by Jaqui In reply to James, you should take a ...

the one answer there is perfect already.

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Ok children, remember

by jdclyde In reply to Kudos

"there are no stupid questions, only stupid people".

Mr. Garison

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by maecuff In reply to Ok children, remember

There are no stupid questions, only inquisitive idiots..

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There are no dumb questions, but there sure are a lot of smart answers.

by DC Guy In reply to Ok children, remember

That was my reaction to the responses to the question. It's not that hard to recognize genuine non-native English. This is nobody's joke. I felt that he deserved to be criticized for the errors in punctuation, spelling, and basic grammar, which are what made it so hard to read, and which could have been easily cleaned up with online resources. But making fun of someone just because they are a beginner in your own language is something only the French traditionally get away with. We anglophones are supposed to be above all that.

English is an extremely difficult language and it's a shame that historical accident has made it the world leader. Cut folks some slack. Our grammar may be somewhat streamlined but our phonetics and our syntax are unfathomable. Just try teaching ANYBODY to pronounce "squirrel," or explaining to them the difference between arriving somewhere "on time" and "in time."

Civilization would advance far more quickly if we were all learning Chinese instead--and if the Chinese would make their written language as ridiculously easy to study as their spoken language. No tense, no number, no gender, no endings, no prepositions, just say what you're thinking.

It always amuses me that the people who think everyone on the planet should be able to just sit down and learn English are the same people who dismiss Chinese as "too difficult" without knowing anything about it.

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Or how about

by jdclyde In reply to There are no dumb questio ...

the people without a sence of humo(u)r that don't even recognise a classic South Park reference?

"ok, now lets here from someone thats not a complete retard"

Mr. Garison

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You need to tell him

by Montgomery Gator In reply to Or how about

"Respect My Authoritay" - Eric Cartman


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Followed by

by jdclyde In reply to You need to tell him

a whack in the knee with my night stick!

"screw you hippy!" - Eric Cartman

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