nealhogan at gmail.com
Thu May 28 19:15:18 UTC 2009
On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 09:57:57PM +0200, Peter Boosten wrote:
>> Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> > exactly does. i just don't catch why he - while stopping using it
>> > because of forum - still read and posts here.
>> None of your concern: this is just what everybody is writing about.
>> Whether someone is using FreeBSD or not, and reading here or not, is
>> irrelevant to most (and probably to all) discussions going on here, and
>> it is my understanding (and my opinion, which is different than yours on
>> this matter I suspect) that your commenting on this is mostly unappreciated.
> Actually, that's technically your estimation -- not your opinion. It may
> be correct or incorrect (and if it's incorrect, then I'm incorrect too,
> because I have come to the same conclusion), but the fact it's not a
> settled matter doesn't mean it's opinion. The term opinion has a very
> specific meaning, and this isn't it.
> Saying *you* don't appreciate it would be a matter of opinion. Saying
> you think most people don't appreciate it would be an estimation of the
> popularity of a given opinion -- but not an opinion itself.
> I don't mean to "bust your balls" on this, so to speak. I just want to
> offer my thoughts on the matter of what does and does not constitute
> opinion so that people who disdain what others observe but cannot
> necessarily prove will not find it as easy to dismiss things as mere
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
> Quoth Anonymous: "Why do we never have time to do it right, but always
> have time to do it over?"
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