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Re: LEAVE Karl along (WAS Re: DD not working--SUCCESS!)

On Sun, 2007-09-02 at 08:50 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
On Sun, 2 Sep 2007, Mike Chambers wrote:

> ... He wrote a frickin paper (and it was to HIM not really US), to
> outline about dd, and he was just posting to help pick at it a
> little.  Help correct it and leave it alone.  That is up to him to
> follow your advice.  If you try and he don't, then fine leave it
> alone and don't reply anymore.

  i appreciate your playing peacemaker, mike, but there's a
significant difference between:

1) posting a tutorial-in-progress and asking readers for help in
filling in the blanks, and

2) posting an apparently completed tutorial and getting readers to
correct the perpetual (and potentially dangerous) errors therein.

  and as long as karl insists on following strategy 2), he should get
smacked for it.  and, on that note, i've had my say, and will now go
off and add karl to the killfile.  life is just too short, as they


Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA


I haven't had any bandwidth to keep up on this thread...looks like I missed a "spirited discussion."  ;-]

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