wayward4now at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 23:39:26 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-11-19 at 05:55 +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:
> On Friday, November 19, 2010 02:11 AM, ms wrote:
> > On 18/11/10 07:47, Basil Chupin wrote:
> >> Which is why I do NOT propagate the urban legend that "google is your
> >> friend".
> >> It makes a lot more sense to ask for help about a problem, and get it,
> >> from either this forum or launchpad or the Ubuntu documentation.
> > >
> >> What you get when you "google" is equivalent to using a Usenet newsgroup
> >> where morons mostly post moronic statements/answers.
> > Yes, if you brainlessly follow the first link that comes up instead of
> > searching a bit, try to understand and make up your mind.
> > That's the difference between learning and parroting. Nothing is your
> > friend, if you're dumb enough. :)
> Please, please, keep your real feelings and thoughts about new ones to
> Linux OFF the list. But do feel free to express these about self
> appointed experts that post rubbish.
I thought he made a good point. It's good advice to a newbie, especially
when googling for an answer. I generally read about 4 suggested URL's
just to make sure they all agree. Checking the date of the link is also
a good thing to do. Some are as old as a canned ham, and need to be
updated or erased. Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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