Jigdo instructions, please

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Wed Feb 20 13:15:15 UTC 2008

Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>> As you know perfectly well, you have deleted the lines where I
>> actually described my philosophy.
>   the entirely of the rest of that post, karl, reads as follows:
> "The latter takes 1 brain cell, and 2 hours of my computer's time.
> Using jigdo has taken 100,000 of my brain cells so far,
> and will probably take 15 minutes to run when I get it running.
> Present rate of exchange: 1 brain cell = 1 hour computer time."
>   there is absolutely nothing there that describes a "philosophy" in
> any way, shape or form. 

Oxford English Dictionary: philosophy 
3 "a theory or attitude that guides one’s behaviour".

Incidentally, while I was wrong to say the 2 lines in question
were not adjacent, it was perfectly clear that the "philosophy"
I was referring to was that above,
namely that I would prefer a method that takes me less time to understand
as against one that takes my computer less time to complete.

Timothy Murphy  
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