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    Re: Google and RTFM already!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Spectre View Post
    Every so often I have someone ask me how to do something in Windows that can very easily be found doing an internet search.

    The following examples helped get that point across...
    http://bit.ly/16X6yCG

    http://bit.ly/16X6Kli
    Can someone post the non-shortened links? I like to know what I'm clicking on.

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    Re: Google and RTFM already!

    The non-shortened links (to the animations) are (remove the two #s that i have added to get them to display properly) :

    ht#tp://lmgtfy.com/?q=How+do+I+change+my+password+in+Windows+7

    and

    ht#tp://lmgtfy.com/?q=How+do+I+uninstall+a+program+in+Windows+7

    Sometimes i wonder when meeting a first bean poster in the absolute beginners if they are a software developer who is trying to draw peoples attention to a bug fix as the sub-forum acts as a quite efficient message board.
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    Re: Google and RTFM already!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Spectre View Post
    Every so often I have someone ask me how to do something in Windows that can very easily be found doing an internet search.

    The following examples helped get that point across...
    http://bit.ly/16X6yCG

    http://bit.ly/16X6Kli
    Using LMGTFY isn't really that helpful and as a rule, it is better to use full links instead of url shorteners and refrain from posting LMGTFY links.
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    Re: Google and RTFM already!

    Let me goggle that for you

    Yes, I had to look it up

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    Re: Google and RTFM already!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonor View Post
    The non-shortened links (to the animations) are (remove the two #s that i have added to get them to display properly)
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    Re: Google and RTFM already!

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Can someone post the non-shortened links? I like to know what I'm clicking on.
    Sorry about that.

    I forgot about the potential dangers of clicking on a shortened link.

    I have edited my original post.

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    Re: Google and RTFM already!

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Using LMGTFY isn't really that helpful and as a rule, it is better to use full links instead of url shorteners and refrain from posting LMGTFY links.
    I have never posted a LMGTFY link in any forum other than this thread just to show an example of what I have used in personal E-Mails with people I know.

    And I have found LMGTFY very helpful in getting my point across to them on how easy it is to use a search engine to find information for themselves.

    Like the old saying goes...
    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
    Last edited by The Spectre; August 31st, 2013 at 03:59 AM.

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    Re: Google and RTFM already!

    Valid point.
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    Re: Google and RTFM already!

    Quote Originally Posted by gordintoronto View Post
    I'm puzzled: what do you do with your computer? At least 95% of what I do can not be done from the command line. Do you follow any podcasts? How about music, any interest? Youtube videos? Content creation which goes beyond plain text?
    * Podcasts - fetch_pods.pl
    * music - playmp3 or mplayer - I pipe in the list of files using find.
    * Youtube? ... meh.
    * Editing is usually with vim.tiny - Textile for both blog, presentations, text for notes, programs, scripts ... :w
    * I do video editing on Windows with a commercial tool. Transcode on Linux using custom ffmpeg or handbrakeCLI scripts. Playback on an XMBC machine or WD player elsewhere, not my desktop.
    * Right now, I have 12 programs open - 4 are GUI programs. 8 are pure 100% xterms into different systems.
    ** Firefox
    ** Thunderbird
    ** KeePassX
    ** LibreOffice - speadsheet ... organizing an InstallFest for next Sunday with pre-registrations and volunteers.
    :w
    BTW, my window focus follows the mouse, no autoraise or click needed. Move and start typing.

    On the other monitor, is MS-Windows with an MS-Visio diagram. Systems, Infrastructure and Enterprise Architecture is my day job.
    If you want to know more, I was interviewed by My Linux Rig a few yrs ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordintoronto View Post
    BTW, I often see your helpful answers; you are a rock star in these forums.
    Thanks. I've been trying to control my "RTFM" instinct and be helpful. Sometimes my responses are like IBM consultants - 100% correct, but not of any use.
    :w

    I didn't bother to clean up the :w, I usually do that just before posting.

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    Re: Google and RTFM already!

    No mutt to read your mail?
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