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by terri
Sat May 21, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ian's grammactical rules
Replies: 48
Views: 9110

Re: ian's grammactical rules

Ummmm.... I don't get it. What's wrong with that poem?<p>It's meter is a little off, but otherwise, its OK.<p>-------------- TERRI (grins, ASIDE to audience) Throughout this discussion, I've been reminded of George Bernard Shaw's spelling of "fish" as "ghoti."<p>gh = "f" as in "rough" o = "i" as in ...
by terri
Sat May 21, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: resistance soldering
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Re: resistance soldering

I wonder if you could get those model rocket ignitors in bulk from Estes Industries in Penrose CO and sub them for your ignitors. Don't know the material used in the wire, but it might be more easily solderable with conventional methods. You can get a set of rocket motors from most hobby shops (the ...
by terri
Sat May 21, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ian's grammactical rules
Replies: 48
Views: 9110

Re: ian's grammactical rules

"don’t be so hypocritical of others"<p>Took me a while to figure out that you probably meant "hypercritical." Maybe. I think.<p>And, boy, do you misunderstand my personality.<p>I think what you're saying about others' personalities is called "projection."<p>Jes' tryin' to help. But I guess you don't...
by terri
Fri May 20, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ian's grammactical rules
Replies: 48
Views: 9110

Re: ian's grammactical rules

From my previous post:<p>"I have a lot of respect for the knowledge and technical wisdom of some people on this board, despite the fact that I stumble over some of the poor english they use.<p>"But it borders on the ridiculous when some of these folks think that they're pioneering a "New English" by...
by terri
Fri May 20, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning
Replies: 19
Views: 3716

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning

True, true. Very true.<p>I like the remark about the rust holes improving aerodynamics. One other advantage of this is the whistling noise, which gives the deer plenty of warning to get out of the way.<p>You don't have to buy these:<p> http://www.sav-a-life.com/Deeralert_intro.htm <p>I've got about ...
by terri
Fri May 20, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ian's grammactical rules
Replies: 48
Views: 9110

Re: ian's grammactical rules

It should be painfully obvious that the root of this controversy is not "good english" versus "poor english."<p>It is the fact that someone is aggressively defending the indefensible: that somehow, the use of poor english is OK if you gots udder sklis.<p>I have a lot of respect for the knowledge and...
by terri
Fri May 20, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning
Replies: 19
Views: 3716

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning

dacflyer et alia :<p>My '85 Chevy station wagon gets better mileage every time I hit a bump because about five pounds of rust plop down off it.<p>This car is amazing. I bought it about seven years ago for US$201 as an interim car to use while looking for a "good" car and it ran so well I just decide...
by terri
Thu May 19, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ian's grammactical rules
Replies: 48
Views: 9110

Re: ian's grammactical rules

Well said.<p>I add: "I recognize that some of us are unfortunate in our abilities to spell, but it is not necessarily their fault. It is largely the fault of the schooling we get, where many teachers are afraid to enforce precision of thought and precision of spelling, and to teach mental focusing."...
by terri
Wed May 18, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning
Replies: 19
Views: 3716

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning

Art/drafting supply places also have ultrasonic pen cleaners for plotters, etc. Just another avenue to research.<p>I worked at an ultrasonic cleaner company once during college and we had an old lady there who claimed immersing her fingers in the tanks while they were undergoing "burn-in" testing he...
by terri
Wed May 18, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hacking your mouse
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Hacking your mouse

Hoo-fah! You just couldn't resist, could you? I shall use my will power to the max in this instance. <p>"Half of will power is avoiding situations where you need to use will power." --Terri A. Travis, ca 2001
by terri
Tue May 17, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irritant venting
Replies: 65
Views: 11601

Re: Irritant venting

sofaspud: :) !<p>-----------------<p>"cant spell perfect" = "can't spell perfectly"<p> qed <p>There are regionalisms, such as "potatoe" for "potato." I wasn't aware of the "grammer" regionalism. I occasionally use "y'all" like a Texan for the simple reason that english has no plural "you."<p>I menti...
by terri
Tue May 17, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irritant venting
Replies: 65
Views: 11601

Re: Irritant venting

It's grammar.<p>[ May 17, 2005: Message edited by: terri ]</p>
by terri
Tue May 17, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irritant venting
Replies: 65
Views: 11601

Re: Irritant venting

Funny how anyone who can't handle details calls anyone who can, "retentive."<p>Some of us have a passion for precision which has no Freudian implications. We just like to be sure we understand something and can convey that understanding with exactitude.<p>A casual typo or transposition is one thing,...
by terri
Sun May 15, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irritant venting
Replies: 65
Views: 11601

Re: Irritant venting

How about the variants of its?<p>The only way to vent this irritation is to use a proffreeder's fan and blow it off.
by terri
Sat May 14, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terri's Law
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Terri's Law

TERRI’S LAW OF GROUP INTELLIGENCE AND COMMITTEE BEHAVIOR:<p>"THE RECIPROCAL OF TOTAL GROUP INTELLIGENCE IS EQUAL TO THE SUM OF THE RECIPROCALS OF THE INTELLIGENCES OF EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OF THE GROUP":<p> 1/I1 + 1/I2 + 1/I3 + 1/In = 1/It<p>For two individuals (n = 2) of intelligence 1 and intelli...