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Comment Re:From a geek's perspective (Score 1) 367

The thread starting here is a fair example of what I'm talking about. Sloppy makes a post which pretty much drips with sarcasm, and UnknownSoldier gets his knickers in a twist because, in his world, it's impossible for something to be a joke unless there's a big <<--LOL THIS IS TEH FUNNY sign pointing to it to tell him so, and gets called out on it.

Comment Re:Issue is more complicated (Score 1) 842

Unlike some folks, I'm not especially squeamish about a few mere words.

I've been told "Dude, you fucked up" more than once, and I expect to be told so again in the future. The only expectation I have in that regard is that if someone says that to me, I better have actually fucked up.

Comment Re:Issue is more complicated (Score 1) 842

If I fuck up, feel free to tell me I've fucked up, and *how*. Don't waste my time beating round the bush for 20 minutes, or, even worse, for 3 or 4 emails that end up wasting a whole day or more before I find out that I did something wrong and what I did wrong.

Comment Re:Issue is more complicated (Score 1) 842

I lived for some years in Oz, and I can confirm that Aussies often show that they like you by having a dig at you. The correct response is to have a dig back at them.

In American terms, Aussies like to tease each other quite a lot, and it's considered entirely normal there.

Comment Re: Why not both (Score 1) 102

He's saying that his wife found them intuitive. And he never mentioned right-click, you came up with that all by yourself, genius.

FWIW, I suspect that theskipper, like me, is mostly just glad he's found something that (a) works for his non-techy wife, (b) doesn't depend on Windows, and (c) doesn't require him to provide constant support just for her to learn the basics.

In any case, you've attempted to troll someone based on things they didn't say. FAIL.

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