Beginner Q1: Linux incapable of handling FDD? CONCLUDED
Amedee Van Gasse
amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Mon Jan 18 23:20:42 UTC 2010
On 18-01-10 16:32, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> Yes, you are right, of course. I apologize for being so rude.
> After living 30 years in Japan, where politeness is (rather "used bo
> be") a very serious issue, I should be more careful.
That explains a lot. The typical oriental way of avoiding social
confrontations is very tiresome to occidentals like myself and many
others on this list. The paradox is that by trying to be too polite, you
actually give the opposite impression.
Because this is an international list, there are oriental people on this
list too. But those people are easy to spot because of their name, and
then I change my expectations. Call me prejudiced if you like, I just
deal with what appears to be a practical way of communicating with other
people. Your name sounds central european so I would expect that you go
straight to the point just like myself (I'm from Belgium), not go around
in circles. Now I know that you have lived in Japan, it helps me to put
things in a better perspective.
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