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  • Rustybolt
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    "Hey, I've paid my dues, and I have a right to be grumpy!"

    I'm ordinarily quite pleasant after my morning BM.

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  • Old Hat
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    Is SNOBOL an accronym?

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  • Rosco-P
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    Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
    Computers are absolutely unforgiving of spelling and grammatical mistakes, and you are lucky if the compiler catches it and issues a warning, rather than creating a subtle bug.
    Not uuniversally true. Look at the SNOBOL language, almost 100% of what you type in, mistakes, mis-spellings and all will compile, run and produce a result.

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  • Old Hat
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    There would be no "Physics, Engineering, Medical , OR EVEN machining instruction"

    Unless there was first powerfull Human Minds!

    Out of politeness, let's ask the Moderators if we can debate the fraud of {artificial intellegence}.
    That would be great Fun no?
    Last edited by Old Hat; 08-09-2014, 08:38 PM.

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  • Lew Hartswick
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    PStechPaul
    Thatis just fine for daily conversation type language but do it with some Physics, Engineering, Medical , OR EVEN machining instruction
    and let me know the results. :-)
    ...lew...

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  • Old Hat
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    One of the guys at work has a quiz with two parragraphs all full of misspelling and inside out sentences.
    Words butted together and separated mid-word.

    It's fun.
    Rebusses are a Scream!
    My wife aced Ben Franklin's rebuss in no time flat
    impressing the engineer who's office it hangs in all to peices.

    ps Paul !
    read it jst Fine!
    tnahks.
    Last edited by Old Hat; 08-09-2014, 08:20 PM.

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  • PStechPaul
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    Computers are absolutely unforgiving of spelling and grammatical mistakes, and you are lucky if the compiler catches it and issues a warning, rather than creating a subtle bug. We humans are still superior to computers in our ability to glean content from what would be absolute gibberish to a computer, although pattern recognition and "fuzzy" logic have improved considerably.

    Have a look at this (from http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/12...vant-spelling/ and other sources):

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  • Old Hat
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    Originally posted by mklotz View Post
    So, if writing like a third grader is so OK with you, why do you take the time to explain how carefully you work to avoid doing so?
    CuZ he be a flexible minded Man.
    I be one 2!

    Me learn Heidenhain language.
    Me also learn G&L's "quick-keys, (Fadal).

    Bin try-ing to learn Macro proGram'n but struglin baddly.
    Try'n to accept best praktisses, and ISO900000001 but feel
    conFlicted inside becuZ In my hart I no it's all realy Bull$hit.

    Me want to buy program to learn functional Norweigan.
    So I be by-Lingual.

    Me confess Me reject Okuma's [email protected]@rdiZed G-code... as unnecessarily compliKated.
    Last edited by Old Hat; 08-09-2014, 08:11 PM.

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  • mklotz
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    Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
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    Frankly, Mr. "Jesuit Education" here, just made at least a half dozen uses of the spelling checker and several additional spelling corrections without resorting to it, just in this one post. I can't spell worth a hoot. And I still see the word "newbee" underlined in red above at least two times so that is not even a proper word at all. But it expresses my thought and I am sure that all here will understand it, so it remains.

    One thing I do do is to read my posts before posting them. That always produces corrections so I do recommend it.
    So, if writing like a third grader is so OK with you, why do you take the time to explain how carefully you work to avoid doing so?

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  • Norman Bain
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    Old Hat you keep at it. You are doing fine ... I get your message and the context in which it is delivered.

    For clarity; I also value the knowledge delivered.

    This forum to my read has "cleaned up" in recent couple of months. We still seem to have some posts where the political game comes in too quick ... but it is a better read now.

    The quality of the posts made by some is awesome. We should all recognise those tombs take quite some putting together and should be valued.

    Cheers,
    Norman

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  • Old Hat
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    A female read over my shoulder, and insulted us all.
    and then said we're wasting our tallents, we could have a reality show.

    PS;
    don't forget to look at the advertisers now and then,
    till we get that show on the road, they make all this carping and whining possible!

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  • Old Hat
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    Wow, in the time I spent putting the finishing touches on a bearing for some ship....
    You guys nearly wrote a book. That was allota reading at my speed.

    I'm me, who's {Oldtiffie}?

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  • JoeFin
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    Ha ha ....

    To Old Hat

    I too go months at a time working 7 -12 hour shifts per week with 6 hrs sleep (per day) max

    Numbers, abstract theorems and physical properties make "Way more sense" to me then the English language ever will and those that master it learn by rote rather then analytical thought. Personally I see much more value in the latter.

    Love my job for 1 simple reason - every thing I do is recorded in a computer system that reacts in 22 Msec, records data at the interval rate of .14 sec and the combined computing power of a Cray. Sure fine - don't believe me. I'll print you out an X, Y extrapolated plot that will prove my point and say "Have a nice day" as I'm walking away

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  • JRouche
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    Originally posted by Frank Ford View Post
    As I see it, any thread that starts as or turns into a discussion about communication and personality is worthless to the majority of members here.

    This one started with an 800 word tome from which I get only one message: "Hey, I've paid my dues, and I have a right to be grumpy!"
    I agree. JR

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  • Mike Nash
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    I find the Ignore feature remarkably useful. As my tolerance threshold goes up and down I may add members to it or remove them from it. I can always "click through" a message here and there to see how I'm feeling about things. I'm still trying to figure if certain members get more likely to be added to the list when they are ON meds, or OFF their meds. I try not to post when I am on mine. If I just can't help it, I compose the message, read it and delete it and feel just fine about it. And since no one gets a notice saying they've been added to the list, no feelings are hurt.

    Some people get added because I start getting crazy about their usage of the wrong words - repeatedly - like they are just daring me!

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