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howie ll 
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Posted: March 10, 2010 at 5:40 PM / IP Logged  
Why is it when rookies open up with Hi, So, or Well do I think two things:-
No one taught then English Grammar at school and they've just screwed up an installation.
oldspark 
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Posted: March 10, 2010 at 6:28 PM / IP Logged  
Hi Howie,
Well I don't have an english GranMa to you can't mean me....
So who are ewe referring to?
And I didn't screw up an installation - it turned out my new Thunderbird download was faulty.
And if referring to grammar, we weren't taught that in schools because "communication" was more important (they must have predicted nu & txt speak the same way the predicted the high suicides of the 1990s due to massive leisure time).
Oddly enough I wasn't taught grammar until 2nd year German when our new teacher gave us a crash course in disgust - how else could she teach them dem den die das etc, or he "Gestraffen Englandt"! (The Lockheed F-104 & the Starfighters album refers.)
But then again it is typical of ewe poms confusing your flock.... Those imported idiots I worked with here accuse us of not knowing the Queen's English. Ignoramuses!
However, to all intensive purposes you are completely correct.
Now back to my intent & purpose..... Windoze rebuild...
haemphyst 
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Posted: March 10, 2010 at 8:07 PM / IP Logged  
Howie... I agree completely. 100%. (And if my grammar or spelling goes askew, it's not because I don't know better, it's because the Pinot Noir is speaking louder than I am...)
I just need to interject quickly, here... If you've never seen "Blue Man Group - How to be a Mega Star Live", PUT IT IN YOUR NETFLIX QUEUE, NOW! Oh, my, God... Stunning visually and musically... Next time I get to Vegas, my money is being left at a BMG concert, not the tables... LOL
Back to the original comment...
South Korea, as an example, is beating the US in secondary education THIS bad: 93% of all students there, are graduating ON TIME. In the US? 74% total, EVER receive a diploma at all, let alone on time. I's embarrassing. SOUTH KOREA! One of the last nations I know of to make "industrialized" status.
Can't speak to the educational capacities on your respective "sides o' the pond", but over here, we have adopted a waste of time and energy, called "No Child Left Behind". Enacted by our previous "Monkey-in-Chief", en effectively ensures every student a free pass through school, forget performance. In the few years since it was "accepted" (not by me, I assure you), the US has slowly declined in it's educational world standings, currently (as of March, 2009) we are 18th of 36 in industrialized nations secondary schooling category. I was unable to locate hard numbers for primary schooling, but all reports to those results are not pretty.
I personally believe Bush Jr., was so hot for this, because he was sick of simple high school students being dramatically smarter than he was. He was afraid that SOMEONE might catch his gross mispronunciation: "nucular"
Anyway... I'm sick of it, as well, but what can be done? Nothing, and I suppose we just adapt to the "dumbing down". Stay strong, my educated and educationally concerned brothers!
It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."
ianarian 
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Posted: March 10, 2010 at 10:12 PM / IP Logged  
Haemphyst- Pinot Noir? I figured you for a Zin guy....or straight scotch on the more degrading comments :)
Funny post Howie, makes me want to check all my old posts to see if my grammar is up to par...
As far as being a rookie, here's a true story. I lost a channel on my first home receiver back in junior high after hooking up(to the best of my memory, but in all honesty) 2-15's, 5-12's, 5-10's, 6-6x9's, and various 4" mids and tweets crossed over, all in parallel divided amongst 2 channels. Sounded great(to a 13 year old) for 20 mins.
This is what I do for FUN!
oldspark 
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Posted: March 11, 2010 at 2:22 AM / IP Logged  
I put AA batteries in series with mine to increase the power.
howie ll 
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Posted: March 11, 2010 at 2:53 AM / IP Logged  
I better pull back slightly, I observe patterns, I assume we do this professional all the time on fault diagnosis anyway. Those with poor grammar, spelling etc. all appear to have mangled or mullered* there installs.
H. I absolutely agree with you ref. the eduction system, it's the same in this country, too many standards dropped at an early age, when I was 8 (still living in caves) I was taught to say because of when owing to and due to referred only to money.
I will name names here, yourself, Oldspark (Peter never in my wildest dreams would I consider you a novice), Wallace, Idiot, KP, KTM, Luongo, Tommy NEVER make spelling or grammatical mistakes, and post in clear, concise language.
There's a young lad on this site, lives in Canada, when he's at home his parents probably speak in a mixture of English, Chinese, Viet and French. He never makes a mistake, also a youngster from Trinidad, ditto.
*Mullered lovely English expression meaning to f**k up whatever you're working on.
KarTuneMan 
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Posted: March 11, 2010 at 8:25 AM / IP Logged  
i hardley bareley ever make msstakes in when i poste.
haemphyst 
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Posted: March 11, 2010 at 11:07 AM / IP Logged  
ianarian wrote:
Haemphyst- Pinot Noir? I figured you for a Zin guy....or straight scotch on the more degrading comments :)
Yeah... The Pinots are certainly up and coming in my wine palate. I really am a Zin guy at heart! Scotch? Not yet, but I used to say the same thing about Bourbon! LOL Bulleit "neat", please!
howie ll wrote:
...mullered* there installs.
mullered "their" installs... :)
It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."
howie ll 
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Posted: March 11, 2010 at 4:25 PM / IP Logged  
There instead of their was the least of it, try reading the first line in my last post, it should have read "I assume we professionals do this all the time on fault diagnosis at least". Forget spell check, I need a bloody context check!
Apologies to haemphyst.
KTM I'll let you do almost anything right now, you're still on cloud nine!
oldspark 
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Posted: March 11, 2010 at 5:22 PM / IP Logged  
Oi - leave my buddy alone....
haemphyst wrote:
....the US has slowly declined in it's educational world standings....
declined in "its" education... :)
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