[TAG] Linux for Dummies
jimregan at o2.ie
Sun Nov 21 11:32:52 MSK 2004
Jason Creighton wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 10:24:33 +0000,
> "Jimmy O'Regan" <jimregan at o2.ie> wrote:
>>Jason Creighton wrote:
>>>On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 22:08:13 +0000,
>>>"Jimmy O'Regan" <jimregan at o2.ie> wrote:
>>>>(This is the part where I slowly meander to "the point").
>>>Oh! "The point"! I've heard of that. It's kind of like a...no, more like
>>>a...I don't exactly know how to describe it. What was I talking about?
>>Come to think of it, I don't think Irish has a word for 'the point'
>>>Oh yes! How about those Red Sox?
>>Y'know, I keep reading about them, but I don't get it. What was it that
>>happened? Did they hire two of the Four Horsemen, or something?
> Just one. With Discworld's greatest milkman on their side, it was easy.
That explains it. Good at delivering white items. Could have had a
career in Columbia.
>>>>I recommended Wikipedia as a source for articles about computing topics;
>>>>hopefully this list will be useful as a reference card for you.
>>>Ditto on this. Wikipedia is full of useful stuff, and not just on
>>><sniped Jimmy's impressive list>
>>You sniped it? Jason, you know Ben and I have a... sideline, and we're
>>always interested in extending the franchise.
> Oh, really? Hmmm...that's in interesting offer. And yet, Given that
> nature of this...business, it refusal really an option? Or, can I walk
Y'know, it's not so much that we want to keep the nature of the ...
subject of which we speak secret, more that I tend to get ahead of
myself, assume too much, and we end up with stationary we can't use.
Normally, this would lead to unpleasantness, but certain buttons have
been pushed in my psyche, and the world is taking on a red hue (and it's
not blood spatters either - I checked), so we can let it go this time.
> away from the table anytime I want, just like Vetinari's offer in the
> excerpt of "Going Postal" that's available online? (Speaking of which,
> has anybody read that? Is it up to Pratchett standards?)
I have, and yes, it is. It's a bit less dark than the past few books,
but as funny as you would have come to expect. It reminded me a lot of
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