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What Do You Do When Someone Says You Are a Waste of Time?

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   2/13/2017 1:42:19 PM
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@perl_geek: ...or am I going to be humiliated by someone showing me the math toolkit in this editor?

What, you mean the one you launch be clicking the "Math" icon?

(just kidding)

But there are editors you can use to generate math equations in HTML -- of even outpit a GIF or JPG of the equation

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perl_geek   2/13/2017 1:25:33 PM
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"But then the idiots wouldn't understand it."; which gives even more scope for laughing at their incomprehension.

(Actually, I was trying to explain a graphical design without the mathematical tools. Try illustrating the shirt that reads "I ate some pie" - or am I going to be humiliated by someone showing me the math toolkit in this editor?.)

 

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Re: Maybe they are just talking to themselves?
Steve.Greenfield   2/12/2017 7:09:07 PM
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Well said. That matches my experience.

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Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/30/2017 3:50:36 PM
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@Embo: ...check the e-mail address of the recipient VERY carefully, and THEN I press the send button.

You can certainly save yourself a lot of heartache this way :-)

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Max The Magnificent   1/30/2017 3:45:43 PM
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@David: ...When they ask why, tell them you're too stupid to own a computer...

Harsh, but sometimes fair...

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Embo_#1   1/30/2017 1:14:15 PM
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I have learnt the lesson the hard way. Whenever I have to send 'such' mails, I type them and keep in the Drafts, read them after about 15 to 20 minutes. Most of the times, I change my words, check the e-mail address of the recipient VERY carefully, and THEN I press the send button.

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David Ashton   1/30/2017 3:16:18 AM
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You could of course use the classic reply adopted by one frustrated helpdesk techie:

"Unplug your computer and put it back in the box it came in.  Take it back to the store you bought it from and ask for a refund.  When they ask why, tell them you're too stupid to own a computer...."

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Jimelectr   1/30/2017 12:54:47 AM
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Or as I like to say, listen to everybody because even the biggest idiot can show you what not to do!  Of course, the bigger the idiot, the less time one would want to spend listening.

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Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/27/2017 5:25:49 PM
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@perl_geek: ...try writing Sigma to infinity Idiots over Sigma Keyboards -> 1

But then the idiots wouldn't understand it. As it says in the Desiderata:

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

 

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Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/27/2017 5:23:26 PM
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@Lcovey: ...having nothing but a string of positive reviews makes me doubt the validity of the reviewing system...

That can't be true -- I receive nothing but positive reviews (of course, the only person who reads anything I write is my dear old mother LOL)

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