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Geek Engrokenment

From Michael Suileabhain-Wilson:
Five Geek Social Fallacies

#1: Ostracizers Are Evil
#2: Friends Accept Me As I Am
#3: Friendship Before All
#4: Friendship Is Transitive (so true!)
#5: Friends Do Everything Together

This pearl of sociological wisdom cometh by way of baranoouji and the veritable prince of engrokenment, andrewwyld. As Ralph Nightingale said of Roger Dawson's negotiation course, it's a philosophy so basic, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. I'm tempted to cover one of these per week for five weeks, as Ernst Stavro Blofeld (the TEUNC, not the Bond archnemesis) is doing wiht The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings in the USENET newsgroups alt.fan.tolkien and rec.arts.books.tolkien.

Edit, 17:00 CST: My M.S. student Siddharth S. Chandak has successfully defended his thesis. Sidhharth is my 10th Master's student at K-State, my 6th M.S. student (i.e., four of the Master's students earned Master of Software Engineering degrees), and the 4th to write a thesis.

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Banazîr

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crypthanatopsis
Dec. 10th, 2003 02:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, transitive like an operation, not transitive like a verb. I was having some difficulty puzzling that one out.
banazir
Dec. 10th, 2003 03:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, transitive like an operation, not transitive like a verb. I was having some difficulty puzzling that one out.

A relation, yes, as in:

friend(x,z) :- friend(x,y), friend(y,z).

Verb?

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Banazir
gondhir
Dec. 10th, 2003 08:37 pm (UTC)
Verbs
A transitive verb is one that takes an object and does something to something else. For instance, in:

Bill drove a car to Nebraska.

the verb "drove" is transitive because the subject ("Bill") is doing something to the object (the "car"); he's driving it. On the other hand, in:

Bill drove to Nebraska.

the verb "drove" is intransitive because Bill isn't doing anything to anything else.
banazir
Dec. 11th, 2003 12:55 am (UTC)
Re: Verbs
A transitive verb is one that takes an object and does something to something else.

Oh, taht. I was thinking too much. :-D

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Banazir
crypthanatopsis
Dec. 10th, 2003 08:38 pm (UTC)
A transitive verb takes, or can take, a direct object (e.g. eat, give, find). An intransitive verb can and does not (e.g. run, sit, rise).
banazir
Dec. 11th, 2003 12:56 am (UTC)
A transitive verb takes, or can take, a direct object (e.g. eat, give, find). An intransitive verb can and does not (e.g. run, sit, rise).

Mais, wot verb?
befriend?

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Banazir
wondergurl_77
Dec. 10th, 2003 04:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, if only somebody would have given me that list of social fallacies in Junior High, or even High School :P

Although it's still nice to read now :P I've been guilty of 1,3,5 and they still whisper from the back of my mind to what a nastier person I have become and am becomming. It's nice to read an article that says the opposite. :>
banazir
Dec. 10th, 2003 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, if only somebody would have given me that list of social fallacies in Junior High, or even High School :P Although it's still nice to read now :P
Indead.
It would have come in handy, is wot.
Oh, wlel, it's only a weenk old.

I've been guilty of 1,3,5 and they still whisper from the back of my mind to what a nastier person I have become and am becomming. It's nice to read an article that says the opposite. :>
Zigzackly.

Hrm, and I only jsut now noticed the correct spelling of your name.
Need caffeine... didn't get quite 4.5 huors of sleep last nught.

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Banazir
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