how to play .swf file on ubuntu, hardy

Aart Koelewijn aart at
Wed Oct 1 12:13:21 UTC 2008

On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 23:36:12 +0200, Nigel Henry wrote:

> On Tuesday 30 September 2008 21:39, Lie Ryan wrote:
>> On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:30:20 +0200, Nils Kassube wrote:
>> > Nigel Henry wrote:
>> >> I believe this comes down to a serious communication problem that
>> >> people have today. If you are speaking face to face with someone,
>> >> you can say, "Can you help me?", and get an instant response of,
>> >> perhaps, "What's the problem?", and so on. The same goes for IM, or
>> >> IRC, but perhaps "Can you help me?" on an IRC channel would get some
>> >> choice replies.
>> >
>> > While I mostly agree with what you wrote, I would like to mention
>> > that the question was a bit more verbose. It was "how to play .swf
>> > file on ubuntu, hardy" "Can you help me?". Granted, the first part
>> > was only the subject of the mail, but it was there. And there were
>> > even replies with appropriate answers.
>> >
>> >
>> > Nils
>> Several days ago, someone said I think it's in another newsgroup) that
>> in Usenet, you have to assume that the newsreader cannot read the
>> subject line, thus the message body has to contain everything.
> I think that it's true to say that if you set a subject line that makes
> sense, you should repeat it in the body of the message, so that the
> reader of the message understands the question, or whatever, but it
> appears that many posters to mailing lists don't have any idea how to
> even construct a subject line.

Well, I have found, that if I really think about the wording of the 
subject line and then try to put all relevant information in the body, 
more often then not in the end I will have found the answer myself so I 
don't have to post the question ;-)

This maybe the reason you don't see that many well formulated subject 
lines and questions.


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