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[#] Sat Jun 30 2018 17:21:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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You mean the kind of things GUI was designed for? :) Yeah, that works fine.

But the next time you get work done on your car, ask your mechanic if he likes his mouse-driven computer better than the old Wyse 60 with the grease-covered rubber membrane over the keyboard that he used to have. You'll get the same answer every time.

[#] Fri Jul 06 2018 01:09:32 EDT from ax25

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Automation is the same way.  Simplify at a cost.  You want to automate a task, well, then you need to pay the flexibility price.

Same as the old quality, speed, price trade off.

The GUI is just trading speed for the loss of flexibility.



[#] Fri Jul 06 2018 16:12:20 EDT from Animal

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Butterflies taste nothing like butter.
Whoever named them 'butterflies' is a fucking liar.

[#] Fri Jul 06 2018 16:46:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Add some real butter and some garlic. Guaranteed it'll be good. Mainly because anything is good with butter and garlic.

[#] Fri Jul 06 2018 21:55:01 EDT from wizard of aahz

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ANIMAL SIGHTING!



[#] Wed Jul 11 2018 03:36:15 EDT from ingeva

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Fri Jul 06 2018 16:12:20 EDT from Animal
Butterflies taste nothing like butter.
Whoever named them 'butterflies' is a fucking liar.

In Norway we call them "Sommerfugler". Translated: "Summer birds".

Similarly, we have a more descriptive name for daffodils: "Easter lilies".

The Swedes have a nice name for "Spectacles". Translated: "Glass eyes".



[#] Wed Jul 11 2018 05:55:57 EDT from fleeb

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Heh... in English, 'glassy eyed' describes the look on someone's face when they're clearly awake, but not particularly aware of their surroundings (either due to stupidity, a blow to the head, or something akin to religious fundamentalism).

[#] Wed Jul 11 2018 05:57:42 EDT from fleeb

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Sorry... I wrote 'fundamentalism', but I meant to write 'extremism'.

I'm not a fan of religious fundamentalism, as I think it's just one step away from religious extremism, but ... it is a step away from it, and should be respected as such.

[#] Wed Jul 11 2018 10:39:10 EDT from LoanShark

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"Some of my best friends are fundamentalist whackjobs" ;)

Tee hee. I'll never get it. One of the kids I went to elementary school with... used to show up in 2nd grade and almost shout: "God hates rock & roll!" His parents put him up to that.

Actually his mom was kinda the nicest person in the world, in an almost annoying/saccharine way. But they definitely wanted to make converts out of his school friends.

[#] Wed Jul 11 2018 10:53:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I'm not a fan of religious fundamentalism, as I think it's just one
step away from religious extremism, but ... it is a step away from it,

and should be respected as such.

Hey ... I resemble that remark :)

I consider myself to be a fundamentalist, but without all of the connotations that seem to come with that. It's easy to find someone who's gone over the line. When they claim that "God hates..." *anything* then they've gone beyond fundamentalism and into Crispy Critters Land. God is love, and love does not hate.

"God hates rock & roll!"

Yeah ... that. (( looks over at the electric guitar that I play in church ... loud ))

[#] Wed Jul 11 2018 11:12:18 EDT from wizard of aahz

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You'll have to take it up with God in respect to thoughts on your guitar playing.

[#] Wed Jul 11 2018 12:57:41 EDT from fleeb

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Yeah, generally, 'fundamentalist' seems to mean 'rigidly strict with exclusionary perspectives', rather than, 'breaking everything down to the base bits' as it should mean.

[#] Wed Jul 11 2018 14:05:29 EDT from LoanShark

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I was thinking 'literally-minded pinhead' ;)

[#] Wed Jul 11 2018 17:53:57 EDT from triLcat

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Wed Jul 11 2018 10:53:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

Hey ... I resemble that remark :)

I consider myself to be a fundamentalist, but without all of the connotations that seem to come with that. It's easy to find someone who's gone over the line. When they claim that "God hates..." *anything* then they've gone beyond fundamentalism and into Crispy Critters Land. God is love, and love does not hate.

"God hates rock & roll!"

Yeah ... that. (( looks over at the electric guitar that I play in church ... loud ))

Does God hate Rosie O'Donnell?

 



[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 08:57:45 EDT from fleeb

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2018-07-11 14:05 from LoanShark

I was thinking 'literally-minded pinhead' ;)

Sincerely, I don't even understand how that could work for some of these guys.

Well... I write that... and then I think about it a bit more, and realize that quite a few people live with cognitive dissonance without realizing it, fully comfortable maintaining a position of obvious contradiction without concern for establishing a firm philosophical foundation.

I don't care for that, for myself. I want to work out anything like that so I know that my perception of reality isn't resting on a foundation of lies.

[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 11:02:17 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

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[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 11:03:25 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

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God hates things.


Proverbs 6:16-19

[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 13:56:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Does God hate Rosie O'Donnell?

No. And I'm gonna just go ahead and disagree with Him on that.

[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 13:58:26 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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You'll have to take it up with God in respect to thoughts on your
guitar playing.

God loves a joyful noise [Psalm 98]. And that's about as much as can be said for my guitar skills.

[#] Sun Jul 15 2018 16:49:16 EDT from triLcat

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IG - perfect response. 



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