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Old 12-11-2004, 11:44 AM   #1
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Disrespectful?


My science teacher, after explaining what to do for the rest of class time, said she had to 'download stuff to her website.' I'm sick and tired of people using the term download for EVERYTHING, so I yelled out "You mean upload!"

Was that disrespectful?
 
Old 12-11-2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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Re: Disrespectful?

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Originally posted by ugoff
My science teacher, after explaining what to do for the rest of class time, said she had to 'download stuff to her website.' I'm sick and tired of people using the term download for EVERYTHING, so I yelled out "You mean upload!"

Was that disrespectful?
I would think so, if you expressed it in that way to her and in front of the class. Explain people the correct terminology if it bothers you so much but don't come off as being rude, yelling the correct answer out, etc. But you know, if she hosts her own site, she could be downloading bits to her site for viewing..
 
Old 12-11-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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was it disrespectful? Are bears catholic?

next time try "Excuse me Miss, I'm sorry to potentially speak out of place. But i believe you actually mean 'Upload' rather than 'Download'" that would have gone down a lot better....

i'd much rather hear misuse of "download" than "logon", now that IS everywhere. idiots trying to sound technicaly.

/me is off to logon to google.com

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Old 12-11-2004, 07:21 PM   #4
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It really annoys me when people use the wrong term, especially in films.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 01:03 AM   #5
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My science teacher, after explaining what to do for the rest of class time, said she had to 'download stuff to her website.' I'm sick and tired of people using the term download for EVERYTHING, so I yelled out "You mean upload!"
In any case she probably used the term incorrectly by accident or by ignorance.


Disrespectful:
Having or exhibiting a lack of respect; rude and discourteous.

One thing is for sure. The behavior that you used will probably get you in trouble later on in life if you maintain it.
Be careful!

Imagine yourself saying something of that sort in front of your boss during a meeting with several other employees?
Or saying this to a police officer when your stopped for a traffic violation and the officer uses the wrong term to express himself?

You can't change other people, the only thing you can change is your attitude towards others.

I am sure it is bothering you that someone is using the wrong term, heck it bothers me to!

The question is, Why is it bothering you? What can you do about it? It is not you that looks stupid or ignorant, why should you care that she used the wrong term? Because she is a teacher? (Good point!)

Then hook up with him or her after class one on one. Ask some questions about his/her website. Who knows, you might learn something yourself. Ask him what he or she was "downloading" and then you can say "oh, I think the correct term for that is uploading and not downloading".

Diplomacy:
Tact and skill in dealing with people...


Who knows. he/she could be using putty on her desktop and login on her server via ssh and pulling data from another server. That would be downloading no?
So maybe she really meant download.

How old are you 12?
 
Old 12-12-2004, 01:32 AM   #6
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Disrespectful? Yes. Accurate, also yes. There's a fine line between correcting people and acting like a jerk.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 04:21 AM   #7
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It kills me when my dad is explaining a new computer he saw, and gets every technical term right except, "It had 512K Ram". He knows it's wrong but he's been using computers since the days that RAM came in Kilobytes so i think it sticks with him. I correct him everytime he does it but it makes no difference.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 04:26 AM   #8
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Teachers are people, too. Nobody likes to be yelled at, even when they are wrong
 
Old 12-12-2004, 04:27 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by smnoel
How old are you 12?
Excellent example!

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Old 12-12-2004, 04:30 AM   #10
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Quote:
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It kills me when my dad is explaining a new computer he saw, and gets every technical term right except, "It had 512K Ram". He knows it's wrong but he's been using computers since the days that RAM came in Kilobytes so i think it sticks with him. I correct him everytime he does it but it makes no difference.
I know exactly how you feel (except not with my dad). I have this older friend who has had a computer since the days of Kalecovision (spelling?). Anyway, he starts to talk about SuperComputers when I tell him about something new I'm building and says "Yeah, it probably has like 256MB RAM..." It's great to think that we've come so far so quickly, but that's just horrible to think that 256 is "A SuperComputer" amount of RAM.



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Old 12-12-2004, 05:21 AM   #11
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seeing as this is going of on a tanget anyway, when we finally had cable installed in our street, the guy came round to sell it to us, trying to convince us to go for the "512kpbs" package. inspires faith huh?
 
Old 12-12-2004, 11:47 AM   #12
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Actually it depends on the frame of reference. See if she is taking the website as her frame of reference she would actually be downloading data onto the website whereas you when you browse the website you would be uploading to your own computer.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 11:55 AM   #13
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As I see this sliding towards dads and memory upgrading, it just reminds me of how excited

my own dad was when he bought and "installed" (stuck it at the back of it, sort of) a brand new

"memory extension", as that used to be called, on his Sinclair ZX Spectrum ...

Total memory on the "machine" : 1 Ko
Memory extension : 10 Ko

Yep, prehistoric times...
 
Old 12-12-2004, 12:05 PM   #14
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My dad wanted to know how they get those pictures on the screen.
(He had limited experience with a text terminal from his time as a Dallas policeman.)

Also, for every download, there's an upload, and vice versa.

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