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Re: Musings on the Basics....

by Lawliet (Curate)
on Apr 08, 2009 at 00:13 UTC ( #756192=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Musings on the Basics....

Why bother researching when these nice forum people will figure everything out for me?

I think most people are too lazy to take the initiative. They ask here first hoping there is a quick fix. They will then research the problem when given links to look at.

I don't mind occasionally having to reinvent a wheel; I don't even mind using someone's reinvented wheel occasionally. But it helps a lot if it is symmetric, contains no fewer than ten sides, and has the axle centered. I do tire of trapezoidal wheels with offset axles. --Joseph Newcomer

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Re^2: Musings on the Basics....
by Gavin (Chancellor) on Apr 08, 2009 at 09:42 UTC

    "Why bother researching when these nice forum people will figure everything out for me?"

    It's a "Man Thing" or at least that's what my wife tells me.

    You buy flatpack furniture from the likes of Ikea then try to assemble before reading the instructions.

    I do anyway! .....then blame the instructions

    We have a tendency to think that given a level of experience in one area it will give us the same in another discipline. Sometimes it carries over other times it doesn't.

    That's when you have to read the instructions.

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