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Author Topic: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...  (Read 2634 times)

Armando

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Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« on: February 18, 2011, 08:44:31 AM »
Just thought it was both funny and quite "accurate" (BTW, the "Why you are not getting laid" subtitle has nothing to do with the essence of the article). Interestingly enough, I had a conversation on exactly the same subject with a friend a couple days ago.

Your mileage may vary... Well... actually...


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« Last Edit: February 18, 2011, 06:09:43 PM by Armando »

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Re: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 09:17:03 AM »
Well, actually... I do get laid.

(Sorry, someone had to say it.)

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Re: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 09:33:34 AM »
Something many programmers and technical types have trouble understanding is the notion of 'fuzzy.'

In the fuzzy universe of human interaction, high degrees of accuracy aren't necessary in order for it to function.

Those who, almost by reflex, attempt to turn what's "good enough" into what's "optimal" do so at their peril.  :'(

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Re: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 04:51:43 PM »
Nice.  :)

Couldn't find a link to the full article in your post.

http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/Feb-17.html

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Re: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 05:24:47 PM »
Something many programmers and technical types have trouble understanding is the notion of 'fuzzy.'

In the fuzzy universe of human interaction, high degrees of accuracy aren't necessary in order for it to function.

Those who, almost by reflex, attempt to turn what's "good enough" into what's "optimal" do so at their peril.  :'(

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@nudone:  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D (Glad to hear it!) :Thmbsup:
This is soooooo true.  This is probably my biggest struggle/flaw in my life.  But I'm working on it.  And as far as girls go, there's no consistency to it.  I've known girls who were attracted to this quality of mine, and others who were just disgusted by it.  Man, this article really makes me look in the mirror!  I'm totally a well actualista.   it's cool though, nobody is perfect.  My personality is well balanced out with my group of friends.  We keep each other in check.

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Re: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 05:51:28 PM »
My personality is well balanced out with my group of friends.  We keep each other in check.
Well, actually...

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Re: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 06:08:34 PM »
Nice.  :)

Couldn't find a link to the full article in your post.

http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/Feb-17.html


Ah! This is ridiculous... Sorry about that. I'm adding it right now.Thanks :)

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Re: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2011, 06:19:11 PM »
The whole article is great. But, to me, one of the funniest part is :

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In the office, we have lots of talented engineers and at one point or another one of us will interject a well placed "well, actually" at an innapropriate moment.

These days we are fully aware of this social disease and we strive to avoid it. When someone interrupts a discussion with a well-actually you can hear someone say:

    "Did you just well-actually me?"

Which is basically a way of saying "That has nothing to do with the topic, but thanks for derailing us" without having to go into the explanation and getting lost on the tangent.


"Did you just well-actually me?"... :) In French it's hard to find an equivalent that's as nice without sounding completely awkward.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2011, 06:22:09 PM by Armando »

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Re: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 06:25:08 PM »
My personality is well balanced out with my group of friends.  We keep each other in check.
Well, actually...
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...we just hate each other.  We just happen to be the only people who can tolerate each other.

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Re: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2011, 02:10:33 PM »
Well, actually... I do get laid.

(Sorry, someone had to say it.)


[dark humor]

Being "assaulted" the minute you leave the house does not really count, or does it...?  ;)

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Re: Well, actually... or... What you need to understand is...
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2011, 05:36:09 PM »
Well, actually... it depends on who is doing the assaulting.