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Postby xander » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:32 pm

NeoThermic wrote:Eh, you've got me there. In my defence though, language is fluid, and one normally, in speech at least, can drop the odd word while keeping the meaning the same. Evidently in the written world, every word counts :)

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I would make the claim that it makes a difference when you are using a specific field's argot. In archaeology, a "dig" means something specific (although "excavation" is generally perfered to "dig"). Outside of archaeology, it is far more general in nature. It is like memory in computer sciences. That (AFAIK) generally referes to RAM, while most people will use it to refer to RAM, or hard disk space, or space on a flash drive. When a user tells me that their computer is out of memory, that generally means that their network drive is full. That always makes me chuckle a bit, as well.

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Postby NeoThermic » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:00 pm

xander wrote:
NeoThermic wrote:Eh, you've got me there. In my defence though, language is fluid, and one normally, in speech at least, can drop the odd word while keeping the meaning the same. Evidently in the written world, every word counts :)

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I would make the claim that it makes a difference when you are using a specific field's argot. In archaeology, a "dig" means something specific (although "excavation" is generally perfered to "dig"). Outside of archaeology, it is far more general in nature.


Of course, that makes logical sense. Anyway, the forums are now fixed, should you see any obscure issues give me a hollar :)

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Postby Moleculor » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:21 pm

The forums are now fixed to.. have... no... news forum?

I'm confused.
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Postby DrDemento » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:29 pm

xander wrote:...(although "excavation" is generally perfered to "dig")...


Well you obviously havent seen Time Team. Plus, how can you see the screen through your enormous beard?
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Postby NeoThermic » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:52 pm

DrDemento wrote:
xander wrote:...(although "excavation" is generally perfered to "dig")...


Well you obviously havent seen Time Team. Plus, how can you see the screen through your enormous beard?
:wink:


xander is as bald as a bowling ball! (If I recall his picture correctly)

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Postby DrDemento » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:00 pm

But... But.... he's an archaeologist... NO BEARD?! *Brain melts*

Ah well, never used it anyway.
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Postby xander » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:16 pm

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Postby NeoThermic » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:59 pm

xander wrote:http://www.renosilverblades.org/Pictures/Reno_NAC_06/April%2015%202006%2047.JPG

I'm the one on the left ;)

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Hmm, I was going to say Touché, but I feel `Musketeer` is what I should be calling that.

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Postby Zarkow » Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:50 am

He isn't using his hair under the chin to swipe the dust with, rather the hair...well...

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