Re: More Active Newsgroups?

From: Thorn (Raptor_at_Etruscan.Warrior)
Date: 07/18/05


Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 20:57:20 -0500

On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 19:46:37 -0500, Moe Trin Cried: Read These Runes!:
> In the Usenet newsgroup comp.os.linux, in article
><slrnddkg95.p4u.Raptor@Western.Migration>, Thorn wrote:
>
>>Here Google is your friend. When I have a failure of some sort that isn't
>>easily identifiable I'll run the program from an xterm (if usually launched
>>from an icon), copy the error message (sweep with mouse pointer while
>>depressing left button) and paste (middle mouse button) it into google's
>>search box.
>>
>>99% of the time I'll get a good hit on that text regardless of how arcane it
>>may appear.
>
> Two .sigs I've seen on Usenet:
>
> "Ten minutes with google will tell you more about anything
> than you ever wanted to know." -- Ross Presser, 2002
>
> Google.com for a man, and you'll answer his question. Teach a man to
> google.com and you'll teach him to google forever.
>
> There is no finer resource available. I use it at least several times a
> day, often as much as a dozen times, and it _rarely_ fails to provide the
> clue or fact you are searching for. Actually, I have an alias set up
> (google => lynx http://www.google.com) to speed things up a few keystrokes.
>
> Old guy

Another "Old Guy" once said google is like trying to get a drink of water
from Niagra Falls :)

Thorn

-- 
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
		-- Arthur C. Clarke