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seaEE
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Let's see, what does pi equal?
seaEE   8/8/2013 12:05:31 AM
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I suppose it is possible that the wheel may actually have to be reinvented at some point.

David Ashton
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Re: Lost Secrets
David Ashton   8/7/2013 6:12:39 PM
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@Max - " "The Dog Stars" by Peter Heller" - thanks Max - I will try and find it and let you know what I think.

betajet
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How about Socrates?
betajet   8/7/2013 5:21:26 PM
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As quoted by Plato
This man, on one hand, believes that he knows something, while not knowing [anything]. On the other hand, I – equally ignorant – do not believe [that I know anything].


DMcCunney
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It must be true! I read it on the Internet!
DMcCunney   8/7/2013 4:27:02 PM
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In this case, it doesn't especially matter who actually said it.  It just happens to be true.

But on that line, someone elsewhere talked abut "The demise of the canonical text" on the Internet.  How do you know that the copy you are reading online is a true bitwise copy of the original?  You don't know, and you probably can't know.

I always have a 10lb sack of virtual salt handy when I read online.  Much of what I see requires many grains of it...

Max The Magnificent
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Re: What about Radio Shack?
Max The Magnificent   8/7/2013 4:12:58 PM
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@DMcCunney: I believe I've also heard it attributed to Abraham Lincoln...

 

You have to be careful about things you read on the Internet -- as the man himself says:

 

"It's sometimes difficult to determine if quotes found on the internet are genuine or not."
-- Abraham Lincoln.

DMcCunney
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Re: What about Radio Shack?
DMcCunney   8/7/2013 3:19:23 PM
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<grin>  That was the list I got when I tried to track it down.  (I believe I've also heard it attributed to Abraham Lincoln.)

It's true, regardless of who first said it.

 

rich.pell
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Re: What about Radio Shack?
rich.pell   8/7/2013 3:13:32 PM
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"Who was it that said "It isn't what we don't know that hurts us, it's what we do know that ain't so?""

Well, it was apparently either Josh Billings, Will Rogers, or Mark Twain, or maybe all of the above, lol.

DMcCunney
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Re: What about Radio Shack?
DMcCunney   8/7/2013 2:35:00 PM
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Training?  From the viewpoint of most Radio Shack outlets, they are a retail store.  Salaries are a major part of brick-and-mortar retail costs.    They want to pay minimum wage, and the requirements are being able to work the register and maybe to have an idea of whether something is actually in stock.  Actuially knowing something about what they sell comes from working there a while, maybe.

I'll go to Radio Shack to get tools and adapters.  I will assume no knowledge on the part of the staff.  It's on me to know what I'm buying and whether they in fact have what I need.

DMcCunney
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Re: What about Radio Shack?
DMcCunney   8/7/2013 2:26:47 PM
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That requires that they know they are uninformed.  Who was it that said "It isn't what we don't know that hurts us, it's what we do know that ain't so?" 

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Ditto for many of us
Max The Magnificent   8/7/2013 12:28:52 PM
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@kfield: Adam-Taylor Look me up after the Apocalypse!!

You saucy minx you (as Hugh Grant said in one of his films).

"Look me up after the apocalypse" ... I must admit that's not a pick-up line I've ever used :-)

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