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Re: [opensuse] How should one make /media a tmpfs under 12.3?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:20:42 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1306292112530.18830@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Saturday, 2013-06-29 at 08:13 -0400, Anton Aylward wrote:
Carlos E. R. said the following on 06/29/2013 07:36 AM:


The reality is that few people know how to write text-books and manuals that are laid out in a manner that addresses the specific thing you need to learn about. Call it "unstructured data". You have to wade though it and create your own structure. 5x3 cards are good. TiddlyWiki is good. Persistence is good.


I did look at documentation and examples, but got it wrong; so I came and
asked here instead, where there are humans that may already know the
answer. I'm helping people all the time, so I see nothing wrong in being
helped for once, instead of the other way round ;-)


What's discomforting is that we pointed you at the stuff and few times and you seemed to miss it and the narrow communication channel of email - what do they say, only 7% of communication is the words, we loose the 'tome', the body language - we're unclear as to why you seemed to miss it. That and you seem fluent in English ....

Apparently I was doing something and writing another thing, because I misunderstood things. And people here also misunderstood me, and it was all a mess. O:-)

(I'm fluent with English, but it is not my first language; I make mistakes.)

I was once doing some training course; most of them were younger than me.
When the teacher asked something, I thought about it. Those kids simply
wrote the whole question on google - and amazingly, they got the answer
quite often.

Of course some google-fu is learnt and those younger minds aren't full of the other stuff that clutters the minds of the likes of Thee and Mee (and few others...). But so long as the teacher asks questions that can respond to simple queries .... As time goes by, the 'Net has become 'The Net of a Million Lies" and google can't tell the difference. One day those simple questions resulting in simple queries will get wrong answers. Or simply 'popularist' answers. Like relying on Wikipedia as an authoritative source of knowledge. With age and experience comes, one hopes, discernment. So 'thinking about it' is a good skill to have. Along with persistence.

Some people despise the Wikipedia as being totally unreliable. I think it is neither unreliable, neither the ultimate source. It is, at least with technical articles, a good initial source that can be used to locate other sources. Good Wikipedia articles point to other information sources that can corroborate or expand those articles.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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