[brlug-general] help on the way
doug_riddle at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 5 21:34:32 CDT 2004
--- Phil Waring <pnwaring at juno.com> wrote:
> In my life have many mistakes been made. One of
> them perhaps was
> requesting to be on your general mailing list.
> Newbie might have been
> more appropriate, and safer. However, here we are,
> me (sic) writing and
> You (plural) reading.
> Where you all are is not known to me. The quest for
> linux has lost a
> little of its erstwhile luster. Surely microsoft
> products might include
> improvements found by linux programmers. Perhaps
> that could be proven.
> Perhaps not.
> Linux the operating system has been expensive to me,
> in time, if not in
> effort. Still, there are features (scads of
> features) of Win 98 that
> this user does not know about, forget turning such
> features on or off.
> Books about both linux and m$ operating systems are
> outdated by the time
> they are printed. Therefore, unless we as users try
> to help one another,
> we might have no help at all.
> Please, do not confuse this writing with a crying
> out or a plea for help;
> rather a statement of apparent fact. Surely some or
> all will disagree.
> That is okay. Honest criticism is good.
> Neither has this writer any axe to grind. Sometimes
> indignation did
> arise against m$ or Mr. Gates, but not now. If i
> can help him, i shall.
> Perhaps the reader would prefer will to shall in
> that sentence. What
> does such nit picking accomplish?
> pale face went home
Pale Face never went home.
Had pale face gone home, my people could return home.
Pale face occupies all of our lands. Pale Face has
Our Lands because we sold them, surrendered them, fled
them, and migrated.
I have no earthly idea who you are, or your actual
American's excel in picking nits. Especially in the
South where nits are still a major health issue. I
cannot describe the horror a young girl feels when she
is sent home because the school nurse found nits in
her hair (trust me on this one.)
I do get the feeeling that you are clumping 40 to 50
cultures, a million square miles, and many seperate
people that call themselves Americans under one
slender deffinition. You've never been here have you?
We live on land mass that can swallow the only
man-made object visible from space (a copper mine in
California), the Grand Canyon, four mountain ranges,
two of the world's 7 largest rivers, the world's best
trained military, some of the best research
universities, the most efficient and largest in-land
water-ports, and the best system of Government in the
history of the world; and you have trouble
understanding what we mean? Hey friend, Join the
We nit pick as a way of gropping for reason. We pick,
we poke, we dig, we argue. How else can we reach for
understanding? Conflict shows contrasts. We just
have to keep it civil. Arguing is fine. Arguements,
by deffinition are supposed to be civil.
Don't feel lost if you do not understand us. We do
not understand ourselves. We know we mean well, but
we seldom really understand what we mean.
I do not speak for my fellow Americans. I am simply
sharing my observations.
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