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Old 04-22-2011, 12:05 PM   #31
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From a guy who is a computer programmer to an automotive technician: so it is somewhat similar to how being able to manage packages via pkgtools does not imply you can (also, automatically) do it with dpkg / rpm / etc.?
Yes.

For example, if you know pkgtools, you will be completely lost with dpkg.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 03:30 PM   #32
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Not annoying but it was a hijack. From a technician to a programmer, stick to programming and use appropriate analogies. Unfortunately this one did not work for either of you even though I know what both of you were trying to say
 
Old 04-22-2011, 03:43 PM   #33
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I was pointing out yet another similarity (thus subtly saying that the analogy wasn't that... far off track) - MTK358 seems to agree. In any case, the analogy is good because even though our view of the race car world isn't accurate.. it's inaccurate in the same way.. thus we understood eachother.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 04:10 PM   #34
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In any case, the analogy is good because even though our view of the race car world isn't accurate.. it's inaccurate in the same way.. thus we understood eachother.
So it's ok to be inaccurate and possibly give people a false sense of knowledge on that thing to show your both clever
 
Old 04-22-2011, 04:34 PM   #35
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I'm finding it difficult to reply because I've just realized that I don't actually know what you are objecting to. Can you provide precise quotes together with a brief piece of text explaining in what way they are inaccurate? I'll try to answer your previous question: one shouldn't take pride in being inaccurate but most people are inaccurate anyway (without knowing it). It can be ok in the sense that it can have no serious (nor mildly serious) side-effects. In this particular case, should people get a "false sense of knowledge", what is the risk? Do you believe they will learn to drive one type of race car and think "Hm.. I remember reading on LQ two guys saying something about how I can now drive any car. I'm just going to jump into this other type of race car and floor it, see how it goes." I don't need to show I'm clever on LQ. I'm not allowed to have an entertaining conversation (for me) with another member without adding "lolz" to every sentence out of fear that someone will consider that I am trying to show off my brain?

P.S.: I kind of get it really, you take pride in the type of work you do and this was a good opportunity for you to just casually mention it. Don't you think you're taking it a bit too far though?

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Thank you,Anisha!You are the Queen of the Linux World!!!
 
Old 04-22-2011, 09:58 PM   #37
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You are the Queen of the Linux World
No I am not, I have just started learning Linux and Slackware forum is here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/
 
Old 04-22-2011, 10:29 PM   #38
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P.S.: I kind of get it really, you take pride in the type of work you do and this was a good opportunity for you to just casually mention it. Don't you think you're taking it a bit too far though?
This has nothing to do with it, the analogy was a poor example. I made one comment and I don't get why you couldn't explain something simply, using a computer analogy like

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being able to manage packages via pkgtools does not imply you can (also, automatically) do it with dpkg / rpm / etc.
in the 1st place. Doesn't it make you wonder why it took my single comment about a poor analogy for you then to say the above quote which was quite pertinent to the topic?
 
  


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