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Old 11-20-2010, 02:03 AM   #376
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I do, I have that pathetic habit.


So I should write "I tend to visualize things.", thanks.

and I am happy that there is at least one English speaker who posts at day time!
Nothing pathetic about it; it can be a powerful tool.

Depends on the readership; some like economy of words (they like to think through implications for themselves and don't want to be bothered by verbiage) and some like things spelling out.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 02:11 AM   #377
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Nothing pathetic about it;
It is pathetic since when I hear some disturbing news, I visualize things and thus cause myself more uneasiness
 
Old 11-20-2010, 02:34 AM   #378
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It is pathetic since when I hear some disturbing news, I visualize things and thus cause myself more uneasiness
Ah! Then it's not so much visualising that is the problem as being discomfited by what you visualise. There's ancient wisdom about that, especially in India
 
Old 11-20-2010, 02:49 AM   #379
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There's ancient wisdom about that, especially in India
and what is it ? Two posts more and you'll be a guru and then you'll have to think what title you'll choose!
 
Old 11-20-2010, 04:25 AM   #380
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and what is it ? Two posts more and you'll be a guru and then you'll have to think what title you'll choose!
That's funny; I am about to make post number 5000 and become a guru and the current question is about the wisdom of the East!

In many ways wisdom is about being -- and being fully -- with irreconcilable contradictions (paradoxes), about living comfortably on the "horns of a dilemma herd".

In this case the visualising creates a bigger awareness -- that's being more fully -- but the uneasiness is, er, uneasy. One solution is to stop visualising but that's being less. Another solution is to shut out the uneasiness but that, too, is being less. The biggest solution is to accept all the feelings and to feel them fully while maintaining a calm centre. The paradox is in both feeling fully and being untouched at the same time.

EDIT: and that's funnier -- posts in General don't count so this wasn't the 5000th!

Last edited by catkin; 11-20-2010 at 04:26 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 04:32 AM   #381
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Well, your 5000th post should be the most informative post on LQ, try hard to make it "extremely" informative

and I'll take some time to digest your above post.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 09:33 AM   #382
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Note : The English language is dynamic,its changing all the time,slowly...when you have a good understanding of English you then like Shakspeare and many others have the possibility of changing the consensus by coining new words and phrases,however most folks's efforts at this are in vain simply because they are not recognised enough. LOL
 
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Note : The English language is dynamic,its changing all the time,slowly...when you have a good understanding of English you then like Shakspeare and many others have the possibility of changing the consensus by coining new words and phrases,however most folks's efforts at this are in vain simply because they are not recognised enough. LOL
Too true. "Netsearching", the healthy alternative to "Googling" isn't catching on so fast
 
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Smile Yes, I do have problems with my English...

But I wanto to thank the OP and all the members of LQ who have participated in this thread.

Though Iíve browsed it superficially, Iíve found it full of useful information and sense of humour.

I had chosen it to make my first post to the forum but a LinuxQuestions.org.Message told me I was not allowed to do it here.

At http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...myself-845323/ you can find out why I was trying to make my first post in this thread.

I will be very grateful if you can keep an eye on my posts and call my attention whenever I get out of the correct track.

With my best regards



PS:Is the link I wrote working? It doesn't seem that to me and I don't know what to do to mend it.

Last edited by Ladd O'Pitt; 11-21-2010 at 03:04 PM. Reason: Problems with the link
 
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PS:Is the link I wrote working? It doesn't seem that to me and I don't know what to do to mend it.
Welcome to LQ and this thread.

The link is broken because it starts with http://http//www. You can edit your post to fix it.
 
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Smile Thank you for your welcome and for the tip.

I fixed it and it seems to be working perfectly now.
 
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Confirm the file existence
Is this grammatically correct ?
 
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Should be
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Confirm the file's existence.
 
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Thanks.
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Confirm the file's existence and its associated permissions
I think this sounds better than above.
Quote:
Check the file's existence and its associated permissions
 
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There's little or nothing to choose between "Confirm" and "Check" but what does "its associated" add to the expression? I prefer "Check (or Confirm) the file's existence and permissions"
 
  


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