[Solved] Re: Beginner Q1: Linux incapable of handling FDD? CONCLUDED

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 21 00:22:36 UTC 2010

On 01/20/2010 05:40 AM, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> Amedee Van Gasse (ub) さんは書きました:
>> On Tue, January 19, 2010 03:02, NoOp wrote:
>>> Baka is a baka does...
>> Who or what is baka? I cannot find that word in my copy of the OED. Google
>> translate thinks that it is a Swedish word, but can't translate it.
>> This is an international list. Please use English, or at least provide a
>> translation.
>> Thank you!
> Maybe I can provide the translation.
> You will not find "baka" in the OED, because it is Japanese and means 
> "fool, idiot, stupid" etc. and in this specific case me.

It was supposed to have one of these at the end: :-) Sorry.
Also, it was a converted Forrest Gump line :-)

> I have been called this way on various mailing lists several times for 
> asking what seasoned Linux users apparently consider to be
> stupid questions / foolishly phrased.

Point being, if you stop calling yourself stupid (baka), it's unlikely
that others will as well. So please don't. This list is here to help
folks (from all global perspectives), so no need to belittle yourself in
the process.

> Since I am not a computer wizard, those questions were serious to me and 
> the way I put them match my level of understanding (computers).
> When then someone demands "provide information A, B, C", usually the 
> very existence of that information was not known to me.
> That is probably why someone (not on this list) suggested, that if I 
> know so little about computer science etc.,
> I should not even think about going near Linux.
> Yet, I am still hanging on.

And congratulations for doing so! We (I) certainly hope that you stick
around. If you do so I'm certain that eventually you'll start helping
other new linux/Ubuntu users in no time... well maybe after awhile :-)

> About the "baka" - I got the message. Thank you.

Do itashi mashite :-)

> Everybody else can savely ignore it.
> Thomas

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