Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:09 PM

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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:23 PM

View Postlordofduct, on 19 June 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:

What if he said, "No, show me another way."



Are we no more than parts in a play
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To think it should come to this, after all these years
What was mine and what should stay behind
Once there would have been a time of sharing, of caring
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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:29 AM

View Postlordofduct, on 19 June 2012 - 09:56 AM, said:

What if he said, "No, show me another way.", like he did?

Your fix for the scenario played out roughly the same. Only difference is you more quickly backed away with "I'm sorry, I can not help you any further". How do you think the boss would have reacted to that? Just say, "oh, that's ok then".... I highly doubt that.


Once, again just re-iterate:

"I can't help you"

If your boss doesn't like it, then its their problem. It should not be a case of the boss saying "jump", and you saying "how high".

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Have a threshold, and hold firm to it. This applies in aspects of life.

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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:52 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 13 June 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

Sometimes I try to explain shit to no2pencil and I know it's too much when he starts shaking his cane, mumbling about whippersnappers, and asking me to help find his teeth.

...It's me again, just lonely here, thinking bout the paperboy, wondering when he's gonna bring me some good news
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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:29 AM

No2 are you fantasizing about raping the paperboy again?
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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:22 AM

View PostTheITNinja, on 20 June 2012 - 03:29 AM, said:

View Postlordofduct, on 19 June 2012 - 09:56 AM, said:

What if he said, "No, show me another way.", like he did?

Your fix for the scenario played out roughly the same. Only difference is you more quickly backed away with "I'm sorry, I can not help you any further". How do you think the boss would have reacted to that? Just say, "oh, that's ok then".... I highly doubt that.


Once, again just re-iterate:

"I can't help you"

If your boss doesn't like it, then its their problem. It should not be a case of the boss saying "jump", and you saying "how high".

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Have a threshold, and hold firm to it. This applies in aspects of life.


Aw, so it was when he continued attempting to help, though he should have known he couldn't help.

Not here, where you originally said the problem was:

TheITNinja said:

I think the problem there, was at this line:

Me: OK, the right button just brings up a menu. The command you need is on that.


got it... you're a debate ninja, first you're here, than you're there, confuse your opponent by never having the same stance twice.

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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:57 PM

View Postlordofduct, on 20 June 2012 - 06:22 AM, said:

got it... you're a debate ninja, first you're here, than you're there, confuse your opponent by never having the same stance twice.



I said that at this line (line X)

x = "OK, the right button just brings up a menu. The command you need is on that."

was the incorrect response, it should have been

x2 = "I'm sorry, I can not help you any further"

This was post #25, we can conclude the stance as:

"Do not help any furher" -> s1

lordofduct responded on post #26

What if he said, "No, show me another way.", like he did? -> b2


In post #33 I responded to post #26 saying

Once, again just re-iterate

"I can't help you" x3

From this post #33, we can conclude the stance as:

"Do not help any furher" -> s2

In summary:

x2 was proposed over x. lordofduct asked what if the response to x2 is b2.

I then said to b2 the response to be x3.

Both x2 and x3 are the same stance.

Please show me the error that you believe to be on my part?
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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

I met a guy the other day who still uses Eudora 9 to check his email....he says it works just fine for him!
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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

it probably does.
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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

From where I live, if you graduated from an IT or CS related course you'll be expected to know how to fix PCs that don't start up, master the MSOffice Triad(Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and if you even say "I don't know" to the question "How do I format this thing to look some way?" you'd be answered with "What? I thought you graduated IT? What did you go to school for?" Right.
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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:21 PM

View PostRedRabbit, on 20 June 2012 - 05:09 PM, said:

I met a guy the other day who still uses Eudora 9 to check his email....he says it works just fine for him!

What a puss, real men use pine.
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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:50 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 20 June 2012 - 08:21 PM, said:

View PostRedRabbit, on 20 June 2012 - 05:09 PM, said:

I met a guy the other day who still uses Eudora 9 to check his email....he says it works just fine for him!

What a puss, real men use pine.


I still remember the first time I came across pine. I wasn't impressed. Good old mail was good enough for my pappy, and it's good enough for me!
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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:07 AM

View PostTheITNinja, on 20 June 2012 - 03:57 PM, said:

...blargh...


LOL

And you think you know how to talk to people.

Oh and you're incorrect immediately at:

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x = "OK, the right button just brings up a menu. The command you need is on that."

was the incorrect response, it should have been

x2 = "I'm sorry, I can not help you any further"


Actually you said they should have said:

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I think the problem there, was at this line:

Me: OK, the right button just brings up a menu. The command you need is on that.

Instead, you should have said:

"Click the right button"


Because those two sentences are so different they would have altered this miniscule point in time. Seriously dude, it was an anecdote, you're not some master of communication that would have altered the course of that time. Read the damn anecdote and giggle.

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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:32 AM

View Postlordofduct, on 21 June 2012 - 06:07 AM, said:

Because those two sentences are so different they would have altered this miniscule point in time. Seriously dude, it was an anecdote, you're not some master of communication that would have altered the course of that time. Read the damn anecdote and giggle.


I'm confused and I want milk.
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Re: Explaining Technology to Dinosaurs

Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:42 AM

It's fine sweety, here's some cookies as well.

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