Re: People don't want to help lazy gits here!

"Oliver Wong" <>
Thu, 03 Aug 2006 15:32:58 GMT
"Thomas G. Marshall" <>
wrote in message news:muuyg.29$sy2.9@trndny01...

PofN said something like:

         I have been following some posts in here recently and I have
noticed that whenever some newbie asks a question regarding suggestions
for good tutorials, the usual answer is "Google".

Nothing wrong with that. This group is not a help desk.

There is *everything* wrong with that.

Let's take the OP's example of asking for suggestions for good tutorials.

I see absolutely nothing wrong with asking for such things in that regard
because he would be asking the audience of java experts what their
opinions were. If you were to ask a group of folks at lunch if they knew
of any good tutorials in something you're a newbie at, I'm sure you'd
*love* to hear "google it first" with the implication that you've just
done something wrong.

    Actually, I've done exactly that:

Friend: "I wanna buy a G4 Mac."
Me: "Why? They're expensive."
Friend: "The OS looks pretty sweet."
Me: "They've got OSX for x86 now, you know..."
Friend: "Really? Sweet, I'll go check it out."
Me: "Yeah, but you need like a specific Intel chipset or something..."
Friend: "Oh, that sucks."
Me: "I heard they hacked it so it can run on other Intel chips, but not AMD
Friend: "How do you do that?"
Me: "I don't remember the URL off the top of my head. I'm sure if you google
for 'OSX on x86' you'll find something."

    and also:

Friend: "[forgot what he said that triggered this]."
Me: "Yeah, they actually have entire computer systems that calculate traffic
flow and optimize the traffic light schedules based on time of day and
Friend: "Really?"
Me: "Yeah, go to Wikipedia and look up 'traffic system' or something like

    so I don't find it unreasonable at all to direct someone to a search
engine even in a face-to-face conversation.

    - Oliver

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