From: Smelly Pooh (plop at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Wed 01 May 2002 - 18:21:42 IST
In reply to kevin lyda's flatulent wordings,
> On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 05:19:38PM +0100, Smelly Pooh wrote:
> > > it would be like trying to teach automotive engineering with cars that
> > > you can either not tinker with, or if you can, you can only tinker
> > > with inside your class and can't tell anyone what you saw.
> > If you're going to quote or paraphrase somebody you should at least give
> > credit where it is due.
> first, i've used that example long before i saw it online.
I'll have to take your word for that
> second it's usually used with relation to consumers, not in terms of
> the open communication expected in academia.
So it's original because you use the same example in a slightly
> > It's badly paraphrased anyway, I can tinker with my windows installation
> > and tell everybody about it. Only the other day I editted a registry
> > setting and replaced my shell
> editting /etc and running chsh does not a computer science course make.
Nor does tinkering with Linux
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