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Posted Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:55 PM


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Am I (shudder) an idiot?

No. Is there anything that make you think you are?


Not really, other than having someone call me one here on the forums.

Don't worry Lynn, on performance so far being called in idiot by that guy seems to be a consequence of being accurate. I imagine that his next step will be to edit the original post to make it say what he now claims it said, unless he is not competent even to do that.



Link to thread please...


http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1417493-391-1.aspx#bm1417791

The OP may have been a bit stung by my use of lmgtfy.com.


Thanks

Interesting - is that similar or same?




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Posted Monday, February 11, 2013 5:30 AM


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Apple accused of stealing Microsoft's secret DBCC Timewarp! See link for details!

http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/

and if you can't figure out what part of the comic I'm referring to, let me know.

there seemed to be two possibilities until I noticed the small print on the Jon Ive walkie talkie, which says clearly "this doesn't actually work", so that is very clearly Apple technology, not MS; so 1t must be the groundhog day one.


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Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:58 AM


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Bringing some visibility to a CTE question for a friend. Help appreciated.

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Am I (shudder) an idiot?

No. Is there anything that make you think you are?


Not really, other than having someone call me one here on the forums.

Don't worry Lynn, on performance so far being called in idiot by that guy seems to be a consequence of being accurate. I imagine that his next step will be to edit the original post to make it say what he now claims it said, unless he is not competent even to do that.



Link to thread please...


http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1417493-391-1.aspx#bm1417791

The OP may have been a bit stung by my use of lmgtfy.com.


That was inappropriate by the OP, and I haven't heard back after emailing him/her.

However the LMGTFY is lost on some people, especially if it's their first post. I'd suggest that you avoid that for people you haven't interacted with. It is off-putting when you're looking for a simple answer. I'd assume most people have done a search and didn't find the answer or didn't know how to dig through the search.







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Am I (shudder) an idiot?

No. Is there anything that make you think you are?


Not really, other than having someone call me one here on the forums.

Don't worry Lynn, on performance so far being called in idiot by that guy seems to be a consequence of being accurate. I imagine that his next step will be to edit the original post to make it say what he now claims it said, unless he is not competent even to do that.



Link to thread please...


http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1417493-391-1.aspx#bm1417791

The OP may have been a bit stung by my use of lmgtfy.com.


That was inappropriate by the OP, and I haven't heard back after emailing him/her.

However the LMGTFY is lost on some people, especially if it's their first post. I'd suggest that you avoid that for people you haven't interacted with. It is off-putting when you're looking for a simple answer. I'd assume most people have done a search and didn't find the answer or didn't know how to dig through the search.


I'll consider myself warned sir!



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Personally I find LMGTFY to be incredibly condescending, I'd feel quite insulted if someone gave me that kind of reply. I'll do the search for people if I don't think they are, but what I post is the link to the google search results.


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Personally I find LMGTFY to be incredibly condescending, I'd feel quite insulted if someone gave me that kind of reply. I'll do the search for people if I don't think they are, but what I post is the link to the google search results.


It is condescending, but sometimes people really need to learn how to use a search engine. I've copy pasted their question as-is into Google, and the first result had their answer. It shows zero effort on their side.

I almost never use it, just a few cases of extreme laziness. Once a person even thanked me. (weird)




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Personally I find LMGTFY to be incredibly condescending, I'd feel quite insulted if someone gave me that kind of reply. I'll do the search for people if I don't think they are, but what I post is the link to the google search results.

Absolutely. The rule of "do unto others..." applies here in spades.




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I've copy pasted their question as-is into Google, and the first result had their answer.


Same, and when I do, I'll post the link to the search results (www.google.com?q=...).



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