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  1. Re: "sealed box"???

    Coffeeman wrote:
    > Must disagreement with you quantify another computer user as a troll?


    Disagreement with him is called "feeding the troll"

    --
    Wes Groleau
    "Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity.
    But I'm not so sure about the universe."
    -- Albert Einstein

  2. Re: "sealed box"???

    On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 16:34:52 +0000, Coffeeman wrote:

    So then the
    > semantics may just depend on the connotation and the audience. I'd
    > better watch it.


    LOL.



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    time..." - Danny, American History X

  3. Re: "sealed box"???

    On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 18:04:04 +0000, Trevor Best wrote:

    > On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 18:35:49 +0100
    > Hadron wrote:
    >
    >> No. You're not right. Sorry. if you were right then I and Joe would not
    >> be right. You were wrong. In the context in question and the group in
    >> question, CPU has one meaning and one meaning only. Regardless of what
    >> that online dictionary said. To use CPU to mean anything other than the
    >> core processor in this context is simply ludicrous and must be
    >> considered to be an attempt to obfuscate, mislead or possibly merely
    >> troll.

    >
    > It's probably more down to it being a common misconception, or as I like
    > to call them "myth-conceptions" :-)


    Certainly is. It is generally used by those that do not have a lot of
    experience in computers or Jargon. I spent about 6 years of my techie
    life working at the Service Department of a Computer City (Tandy
    Service), and most older customers (older, at the time, was 30's+ ;-)
    would use such terms in the wrong way.

    You learn to listen and know where they come from, but I still tend to
    point it out in a playful-jibe kind of way when I see it. Of course,
    this is usenet, and it was bound to go too far... ;-)




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  4. Re: "sealed box"???

    On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 13:40:15 -0700, Coffeeman wrote:

    > On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 20:12:30 GMT, NoStop wrote:
    >
    >>Trevor Best wrote:

    >
    >
    >>You guys are all wrong. According to my wife, the big metal box with a
    >>monitor, keyboard and mouse attached to it, is called a "hard drive".
    >>
    >>Cheers.

    >
    >
    > I like that. And what memories it must have
    >
    > I'm going to do my own informal poll next week on "Name That Box," sort
    > of like David Letterman and Sean Hannity do for political figures.
    >
    > So far I've asked five people other than this forum and gotten four
    > different terms and a discussion on what it isn't.
    >
    > Best so far: main connector
    >
    > Cheers,


    I like to call mine Barada. His partner on the other side of the desk is
    Niktow, but he has been relegated solely to downloading and seeding
    torrents now, and is starting to get a bit testy with age... ;-)




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  5. Re: "sealed box"???

    On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 20:20:54 +0000, Coffeeman wrote:

    >
    > Must disagreement with you quantify another computer user as a troll?


    It's usenet. You have fun with it, or it has fun with you... Play
    along... ;-)



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    time..." - Danny, American History X

  6. Re: "sealed box"???

    On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 10:25:40 -0700, Coffeeman wrote:

    > Nice, easy to maintain. Hasn't fouled up once. OK, once. Seems Ubuntu
    > doesn't take kindly to being regularly shutdown by hitting the power
    > button on the CPU.
    >
    > Cheers,


    Ignore the baboons. It was obvious what you were talking about. They are
    just being rude.

    stonerfish

  7. Re: "sealed box"???

    On Sun, 30 Dec 2007 07:31:46 +0000, jellybean stonerfish wrote:

    > On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 10:25:40 -0700, Coffeeman wrote:
    >
    >> Nice, easy to maintain. Hasn't fouled up once. OK, once. Seems Ubuntu
    >> doesn't take kindly to being regularly shutdown by hitting the power
    >> button on the CPU.
    >>
    >> Cheers,

    >
    > Ignore the baboons. It was obvious what you were talking about. They
    > are just being rude.


    More facetious and sarcastic than rude, but you get the point...

    Life is just too short to take this **** sooo seriously, people...




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  8. Re: "sealed box"???

    Wes Groleau writes:

    > Coffeeman wrote:
    >> Must disagreement with you quantify another computer user as a troll?

    >
    > Disagreement with him is called "feeding the troll"


    So you maintain it is "right" to refer to a housing as a CPU? This is
    all its about. Common sense. This coffeeman is clearly going to a LOT of
    trouble to use double meanings and defend his actions. It's as clear cut
    as I have ever seen.

  9. Re: "sealed box"???

    Hadron wrote:

    > Wes Groleau writes:
    >
    >> Coffeeman wrote:
    >>> Must disagreement with you quantify another computer user as a troll?

    >>
    >> Disagreement with him is called "feeding the troll"

    >
    > So you maintain it is "right" to refer to a housing as a CPU?


    Abolutely. All you have ever seen is PCs and similar sized computers.
    I have worked on mainframes where the CPU alone was more than 2 meters tall,
    2 meters across and 1 meter deep.
    I certainly would call that "housing" a "CPU", as that was all it was

    > This is all its about. Common sense.


    Yes. That strange thing you lack so very much

    > This coffeeman is clearly going to a LOT of
    > trouble to use double meanings and defend his actions. It's as clear cut
    > as I have ever seen.


    Yes. It is clear cut. You are wrong. As usual
    --
    Any idiot can run XP. And usually does.


  10. Re: "sealed box"???

    Peter Köhlmann writes:

    > Hadron wrote:
    >
    >> Wes Groleau writes:
    >>
    >>> Coffeeman wrote:
    >>>> Must disagreement with you quantify another computer user as a troll?
    >>>
    >>> Disagreement with him is called "feeding the troll"

    >>
    >> So you maintain it is "right" to refer to a housing as a CPU?

    >
    > Abolutely. All you have ever seen is PCs and similar sized computers.
    > I have worked on mainframes where the CPU alone was more than 2 meters tall,
    > 2 meters across and 1 meter deep.
    > I certainly would call that "housing" a "CPU", as that was all it was


    Except we are talking a PC with Ubuntu on it on usenet. Don't be a fool.

    >
    >> This is all its about. Common sense.

    >
    > Yes. That strange thing you lack so very much


    So in your world it should be ok for people to refer to a PC Case as a
    "CPU"? OK. Now we have lost all sanity, lets not proceed any further.

    >
    >> This coffeeman is clearly going to a LOT of
    >> trouble to use double meanings and defend his actions. It's as clear cut
    >> as I have ever seen.

    >
    > Yes. It is clear cut. You are wrong. As usual


    Your moniker of "KohlKopf" suits.

    Please post all other uses of words in the main frame world from yester
    year that you feel should be "right" to use in this, a primarily PC
    based UBUNTU newsgroup. I'm sure that when everyone starts using all
    these old terms there wont be any confusion.

    You really should stop strutting around barking at people and stop,
    think and then pronounce sentence. If you think its "right" to call a PC
    a "CPU" then you are either mad or simple. All it does is CONFUSE.

    But then if I said the world is round you would maintain it was as
    square as your head.

  11. Re: "sealed box"???

    Hadron wrote:

    > Peter Köhlmann writes:
    >
    >> Hadron wrote:
    >>
    >>> Wes Groleau writes:
    >>>
    >>>> Coffeeman wrote:
    >>>>> Must disagreement with you quantify another computer user as a troll?
    >>>>
    >>>> Disagreement with him is called "feeding the troll"
    >>>
    >>> So you maintain it is "right" to refer to a housing as a CPU?

    >>
    >> Abolutely. All you have ever seen is PCs and similar sized computers.
    >> I have worked on mainframes where the CPU alone was more than 2 meters
    >> tall, 2 meters across and 1 meter deep.
    >> I certainly would call that "housing" a "CPU", as that was all it was

    >
    > Except we are talking a PC with Ubuntu on it on usenet. Don't be a fool.


    No. *You* are talking about that. You try to limit the scope to be "right"
    in the very limited way you possibly could be

    >>
    >>> This is all its about. Common sense.

    >>
    >> Yes. That strange thing you lack so very much

    >
    > So in your world it should be ok for people to refer to a PC Case as a
    > "CPU"? OK. Now we have lost all sanity, lets not proceed any further.


    I don't talk about "PC cases" at all. *You* are limiting the scope
    BTW, how would you call the case of the IBM Z-Series running linux exactly?
    Be precise, this ought to be interesting

    >>
    >>> This coffeeman is clearly going to a LOT of
    >>> trouble to use double meanings and defend his actions. It's as clear cut
    >>> as I have ever seen.

    >>
    >> Yes. It is clear cut. You are wrong. As usual

    >
    > Your moniker of "KohlKopf" suits.


    Used *excusivly* by wintrolls. So yes, you are a wintroll.
    Reasonable people will not stoop to such dephts and mangle real names.
    Interesting that you have to, don't you agree, Hadron Quark?

    < snip more imbecile bile from the "true linux advocate", "kernel
    hacker", "emacs user", "swapfile expert", "X specialist", "CUPS
    guru", "USB-disk server admin", "defragger professional", "newsreader
    magician", "hardware maven", "time coordinator" and "email sage" Hadron
    Quark, aka Hans Schneider, aka Richard, aka Damian O'Leary >

    --
    Windows was created to keep stupid people away from UNIX."
    -- Tom Christiansen


  12. Re: "sealed box"???

    Peter Köhlmann writes:

    > Hadron wrote:
    >
    >> Peter Köhlmann writes:
    >>
    >>> Hadron wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Wes Groleau writes:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Coffeeman wrote:
    >>>>>> Must disagreement with you quantify another computer user as a troll?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Disagreement with him is called "feeding the troll"
    >>>>
    >>>> So you maintain it is "right" to refer to a housing as a CPU?
    >>>
    >>> Abolutely. All you have ever seen is PCs and similar sized computers.
    >>> I have worked on mainframes where the CPU alone was more than 2 meters
    >>> tall, 2 meters across and 1 meter deep.
    >>> I certainly would call that "housing" a "CPU", as that was all it was

    >>
    >> Except we are talking a PC with Ubuntu on it on usenet. Don't be a fool.

    >
    > No. *You* are talking about that. You try to limit the scope to be "right"
    > in the very limited way you possibly could be


    There is a limited way in this context. Or are you so stupid you MISSED
    the obvious CONFUSION which resulted in the thread as a DIRECT result of
    his misnomer in this context?

    The thread is here to browse Peter. And as usual you come out of it
    smelling of cabbage with fish bones in your beard.

    >
    >>>
    >>>> This is all its about. Common sense.
    >>>
    >>> Yes. That strange thing you lack so very much

    >>
    >> So in your world it should be ok for people to refer to a PC Case as a
    >> "CPU"? OK. Now we have lost all sanity, lets not proceed any further.

    >
    > I don't talk about "PC cases" at all. *You* are limiting the scope
    > BTW, how would you call the case of the IBM Z-Series running linux exactly?
    > Be precise, this ought to be interesting


    What are you talking about?

    It was very clear what system he was talking about. I answered him in
    depth. I don't give a toss about your manufactured "examples". The
    simple fact is that only a complete moron like you would think it is ok
    to refer to the main PC as the CPU when "CPU" as a very clear definition
    in the PC world. And we WERE talking about PCs.

    I'd like to see you goose stepping into Media Mart and asking for a CPU
    and see what they say.

    >
    >>>
    >>>> This coffeeman is clearly going to a LOT of
    >>>> trouble to use double meanings and defend his actions. It's as clear cut
    >>>> as I have ever seen.
    >>>
    >>> Yes. It is clear cut. You are wrong. As usual

    >>
    >> Your moniker of "KohlKopf" suits.

    >
    > Used *excusivly* by wintrolls. So yes, you are a wintroll.
    > Reasonable people will not stoop to such dephts and mangle real names.
    > Interesting that you have to, don't you agree, Hadron Quark?
    >
    > < snip more imbecile bile from the "true linux advocate", "kernel
    > hacker", "emacs user", "swapfile expert", "X specialist", "CUPS
    > guru", "USB-disk server admin", "defragger professional", "newsreader
    > magician", "hardware maven", "time coordinator" and "email sage" Hadron
    > Quark, aka Hans Schneider, aka Richard, aka Damian O'Leary >



    You need help Peter. You have health system n Germany,
    expensive, but good. Use it. Your compilations of imagined nym changes
    and so forth indicates a very, very unstable person. Seek help.




  13. Re: "sealed box"???

    Hadron wrote:

    > Peter Köhlmann writes:
    >
    >> Hadron wrote:
    >>
    >>> Peter Köhlmann writes:
    >>>
    >>>> Hadron wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Wes Groleau writes:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Coffeeman wrote:
    >>>>>>> Must disagreement with you quantify another computer user as a
    >>>>>>> troll?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Disagreement with him is called "feeding the troll"
    >>>>>
    >>>>> So you maintain it is "right" to refer to a housing as a CPU?
    >>>>
    >>>> Abolutely. All you have ever seen is PCs and similar sized computers.
    >>>> I have worked on mainframes where the CPU alone was more than 2 meters
    >>>> tall, 2 meters across and 1 meter deep.
    >>>> I certainly would call that "housing" a "CPU", as that was all it was
    >>>
    >>> Except we are talking a PC with Ubuntu on it on usenet. Don't be a fool.

    >>
    >> No. *You* are talking about that. You try to limit the scope to be
    >> "right" in the very limited way you possibly could be

    >
    > There is a limited way in this context.


    Since when is it up to you to define the "context"?

    > Or are you so stupid you MISSED the obvious CONFUSION which resulted in
    > the thread as a DIRECT result of his misnomer in this context?


    What confusion? That *you* are so easily confused does not mean that others
    are, too. Remember, people are not as stupid as you need them to be for
    your astroturfing to work

    >
    > The thread is here to browse Peter. And as usual you come out of it
    > smelling of cabbage with fish bones in your beard.


    More "reasoned" arguments from Hadron Quark. The guy who has to resort to
    mangle real names to "win" an argument

    >>
    >>>>
    >>>>> This is all its about. Common sense.
    >>>>
    >>>> Yes. That strange thing you lack so very much
    >>>
    >>> So in your world it should be ok for people to refer to a PC Case as a
    >>> "CPU"? OK. Now we have lost all sanity, lets not proceed any further.

    >>
    >> I don't talk about "PC cases" at all. *You* are limiting the scope
    >> BTW, how would you call the case of the IBM Z-Series running linux
    >> exactly? Be precise, this ought to be interesting

    >
    > What are you talking about?


    That "CPU" does *not* always mean "a µ-processor".
    Since the IBM Z-Series runs linux (as do the supercomputers, too) they
    certainly fall under the header "machines running linux". Since when have
    you been estowed the rights to limit the talk about "linux-running-CPUs" to
    only "microprocessors in PCs", Hadron Quark?

    > It was very clear what system he was talking about.
    > I answered him in depth.


    No. You tried to limit the scope. From the start

    > I don't give a toss about your manufactured "examples".


    As they contradict you.

    > The simple fact is that only a complete moron like you would think it is
    > ok to refer to the main PC as the CPU when "CPU" as a very clear
    > definition in the PC world.


    *Again* you try to limit the scope when talking about "CPU". "CPU" is not
    just the small PC-world

    > And we WERE talking about PCs.


    *You* were

    > I'd like to see you goose stepping into Media Mart and asking for a CPU
    > and see what they say.


    Do you really think I'd give a toss what those guys say?
    They work in such markets for a reason. And that does not include knowing
    computers inside out. Because *then* they would not work there

    >>
    >>>>
    >>>>> This coffeeman is clearly going to a LOT of
    >>>>> trouble to use double meanings and defend his actions. It's as clear
    >>>>> cut as I have ever seen.
    >>>>
    >>>> Yes. It is clear cut. You are wrong. As usual
    >>>
    >>> Your moniker of "KohlKopf" suits.

    >>
    >> Used *excusivly* by wintrolls. So yes, you are a wintroll.
    >> Reasonable people will not stoop to such dephts and mangle real names.
    >> Interesting that you have to, don't you agree, Hadron Quark?
    >>
    >> < snip more imbecile bile from the "true linux advocate", "kernel
    >> hacker", "emacs user", "swapfile expert", "X specialist", "CUPS
    >> guru", "USB-disk server admin", "defragger professional", "newsreader
    >> magician", "hardware maven", "time coordinator" and "email sage" Hadron
    >> Quark, aka Hans Schneider, aka Richard, aka Damian O'Leary >

    >
    >
    > You need help Peter. You have health system n Germany,
    > expensive, but good. Use it. Your compilations of imagined nym changes
    > and so forth indicates a very, very unstable person. Seek help.


    Idiot
    --
    Microsoft? Is that some kind of a toilet paper?


  14. Re: "sealed box"???

    On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 18:46:48 -0700
    Coffeeman wrote:

    > OK. This is getting more interesting. "Server", "hard drive" , "main
    > connector", "that which must not be mentioned".
    >
    > Check out Wikkipedia. "It" is called a wide variety of things.
    >
    > I really am going to do a surey next week. Aiming for 100 plus
    > entries. Wonder if recording education level would be an applicable
    > field?


    Way back when I had a 286, everyone I knew that had a computer had some
    Spectrum, ST, Amoeba oe similar keyboard with a lot of gubbins inside.

    So one guy was thinking my keyboard or screen was the computer, pointed
    to the large AT case under the monitor and said "what's that bit?" I
    said it was "the computer", he looked bemused.

    --
    Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

  15. Re: "sealed box"???

    Joe said:
    > On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 13:40:15 -0700, Coffeeman wrote:
    >
    > > On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 20:12:30 GMT, NoStop wrote:
    > >
    > >>Trevor Best wrote:

    > >
    > >
    > >>You guys are all wrong. According to my wife, the big metal box
    > >>with a monitor, keyboard and mouse attached to it, is called a
    > >>"hard drive".
    > >>
    > >>Cheers.

    > >
    > >
    > > I like that. And what memories it must have
    > >
    > > I'm going to do my own informal poll next week on "Name That Box,"
    > > sort of like David Letterman and Sean Hannity do for political
    > > figures.
    > >
    > > So far I've asked five people other than this forum and gotten four
    > > different terms and a discussion on what it isn't.
    > >
    > > Best so far: main connector
    > >
    > > Cheers,

    >
    > I like to call mine Barada. His partner on the other side of the
    > desk is Niktow, but he has been relegated solely to downloading and
    > seeding torrents now, and is starting to get a bit testy with
    > age... ;-)
    >

    Where, then, is Klatuu?

    Cybe R. Wizard
    --
    Nice computers don't go down.
    Larry Niven, Steven Barnes
    "The Barsoom Project"

  16. Re: "sealed box"???

    Trevor Best wrote:

    > On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 18:46:48 -0700
    > Coffeeman wrote:
    >
    >> OK. This is getting more interesting. "Server", "hard drive" , "main
    >> connector", "that which must not be mentioned".
    >>
    >> Check out Wikkipedia. "It" is called a wide variety of things.
    >>
    >> I really am going to do a surey next week. Aiming for 100 plus
    >> entries. Wonder if recording education level would be an applicable
    >> field?

    >
    > Way back when I had a 286, everyone I knew that had a computer had some
    > Spectrum, ST, Amoeba oe similar keyboard with a lot of gubbins inside.
    >
    > So one guy was thinking my keyboard or screen was the computer, pointed
    > to the large AT case under the monitor and said "what's that bit?" I
    > said it was "the computer", he looked bemused.
    >

    Was his name "Hadron"? :-)

    Cheers.

    --
    Boot It Up!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=-kql8cWqiv8


  17. Re: "sealed box"???

    Hadron wrote:

    A lot of irrelevant rubbish as usual. Peter has him tagged:

    The "true linux advocate", "kernel hacker", "emacs user", "swapfile expert",
    "X specialist", "CUPS guru", "USB-disk server admin", "defragger
    professional", "newsreader magician", "hardware maven", "time coordinator"
    and "email sage" Hadron Quark, aka Hans Schneider, aka Richard, aka Damian
    O'Leary

    HAH!

    C.




  18. Re: "sealed box"???

    Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
    > Joe said:
    >> On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 13:40:15 -0700, Coffeeman wrote:
    >>
    >>> ...
    >>>
    >>> Best so far: main connector
    >>>
    >>> Cheers,

    >> I like to call mine Barada. His partner on the other side of the
    >> desk is Niktow, but he has been relegated solely to downloading and
    >> seeding torrents now, and is starting to get a bit testy with
    >> age... ;-)
    >>

    > Where, then, is Klatuu?
    >



    You've been reading his messages all along, signed with his
    nom-de-internet "Joe." And where is Gnut, the real master?


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  19. Re: "sealed box"???

    On Sun, 30 Dec 2007 08:31:31 -0600, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:

    > Joe said:
    >> On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 13:40:15 -0700, Coffeeman wrote:
    >>
    >> > On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 20:12:30 GMT, NoStop wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>Trevor Best wrote:
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >>You guys are all wrong. According to my wife, the big metal box with
    >> >>a monitor, keyboard and mouse attached to it, is called a "hard
    >> >>drive".
    >> >>
    >> >>Cheers.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > I like that. And what memories it must have
    >> >
    >> > I'm going to do my own informal poll next week on "Name That Box,"
    >> > sort of like David Letterman and Sean Hannity do for political
    >> > figures.
    >> >
    >> > So far I've asked five people other than this forum and gotten four
    >> > different terms and a discussion on what it isn't.
    >> >
    >> > Best so far: main connector
    >> >
    >> > Cheers,

    >>
    >> I like to call mine Barada. His partner on the other side of the desk
    >> is Niktow, but he has been relegated solely to downloading and seeding
    >> torrents now, and is starting to get a bit testy with age... ;-)
    >>

    > Where, then, is Klatuu?
    >
    > Cybe R. Wizard


    Klaatu is a name reserved for a VM that is constantly revised. Sometimes
    it is RH, sometimes Ubuntu, or whatever. It sits on my VMWare ESX 3.0
    Server... ;-)




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    Joe - Linux User #449481/Ubuntu User #19733
    joe at hits - buffalo dot com
    "Hate is baggage, life is too short to go around pissed off all the
    time..." - Danny, American History X

  20. Re: "sealed box"???

    On 2007-12-28, Mike Scott wrote:
    > Looking for pointers please (or if anyone knows it's not a good
    > idea.....). Anyway.....
    >
    > A friend still living in blissful computer ignorance may need to use one
    > for email, web access and word processing. The budget would be /very/
    > tight, and anyway I hardly dare think what might happen if they end up
    > in windows wonderland; so I'm wondering about setting up a "sealed box"
    > ubuntu system. The idea being that they're given the computer already
    > set up to perform a fixed, small set of functions - and they're denied
    > root access, which means the box must be essentially self-maintaining,
    > even under fault conditions.
    >
    > Obviously there'd need to be some provision for configuring things like
    > smtp/pop servers, also for some sort of dump; nothing that couldn't be
    > handled by sudo. The main issue might well be file-system integrity
    > after a crash. I can't see anything offhand that would definitely kill
    > the idea stone dead.
    >
    > But to save me inventing yet another shape of wheel, has anyone
    > knowledge of prior art in this area please?


    I set my sister up on Ubuntu 7.04 this year as user, I'm root, and she
    took the computer with her to the other end of the country.

    No problems yet, and she got the internet working herself.

    --
    -Toby
    Add the word afiduluminag to the subject to circumvent my email filters.

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