[PLUG] [OT ? ?? ???] Linux and computer literacy

Tomas K tomas.kuchta.lists at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 03:48:16 PDT 2018


On Sun, 2018-06-17 at 20:39 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 06/17/2018 05:50 PM, Tyrell Jentink wrote:
> > Oh... I guess I only answered one question...
> 
> <chuckle>
> 
> > 
> > To the second question: When you want to do something that no one
> > else has ever done,
FTFY: or nobody seems to be interested in solving networking that way.

That being said - I noted people genuinely trying to advice you the
best they thought would help you solve your problem. There is little
point being too upset about the fact that ethernet and TCP/IP stack
rules networking these days.

It was definitely easier to build coal fired steam engine for
educational purpose or to use acoustic couplers for networking decades
ago than it is now. There sure was more accessible, and up to date
information, and useful hardware around. Though, coal fire steam
engines maybe coming back again.

> 
> Actually it has been done.
> It's just not popular ;/
> 
> > why would you expect anyone to know how to do it?
> 
> Actually I'm finding much information on "having it my way".
> I ask NARROWLY focused questions and am told "DON'T" ;<
> 
> > If you want to
> > be the first, then go do that... But people who need their hands
> > held don't
> > usually succeed in the undoable.
> 
> Not is it not only "doable". It *HAS* been done.
> An underlying motive is education.
> 
> > 
> > It's really not a "Computer literacy" issue... 
> 
> Agreed ;>
> It just surfaced at the same time and might be considered equally 
> 'off-topic".
> 
> 
> 
> > It's a "When you can't tell
> > who's in charge, it's probably you..." issue.
> > 
> > On Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 15:29 Richard Owlett <rowlett at cloud85.net>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > > I have two questions I wish to discuss.
> > > Both likely push the limits of being "On Topic".
> > > Is there a forum on which either (preferably *BOTH*) would be "On
> > > Topic"?
> > > 
> > > The more general question
> > > 
> > > On my last visit to our local public library I picked up a glossy
> > > 16
> > > page four color brochure titled _Free Computer Training and
> > > Professional
> > > Development Resources_ .
> > > 
> > > In that brochure the word "Mac" occurs twice. "Linux" *NEVER*
> > > occurs.
> > > Keyboarding skills are mentioned. They also ask the question
> > > "Does
> > > grammar matter?"
> > > 
> > > Can anyone point me to a "library like" resource  recognizing
> > > that
> > > Micro$oft has competition?
> > > 
> > > There has to be somebody with more "academic integrity".
> > > 
> > > My second question has only a temporal relationship to above.
> > > 
> > > For IDIOSYNCRATIC and weird local constraints I am working on
> > > networking
> > > *TWO* computers via a "USB MASTER-USB MASTER" cable. There are
> > > "cookbook"{sic/sick}" for "normal"(sic) users with ethernet.
> > > 
> > > I've been asking questions on a distro specific list.
> > > The predominant response is *DON'T*
> > > 
> > > Ignoring the *TRIVIAL* aspects of technical(sick) aspects
> > > I wish to do XYZ, That the rest of world does pqrz is
> > > *IRRELEVANT*
> > > I have already found *EDUCATIONAL* value in chosen path.
> > > 
> > > Where may I ask *MY* questions without being told to "get lost"?
> > > 
> > > TIA
> > > 
> 
> 
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