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Re: Hacker FAQ (please comment and help fix)

Article: 7613 of alt.hackers
From: (Nick Hilliard)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers,alt.folklore.computers
Subject: Re: Hacker FAQ (please comment and help fix)
Followup-To: alt.hackers,alt.folklore.computers
Date: 6 Apr 1995 20:40:00 +0100
Organization: Apathy Activists Inc.
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Michael John Haisma ( spoke thus:

: In article <3lucq9$1b7@mangrove.Intran.Xerox.COM>,
: seebs@mangrove.Intran.Xerox.COM (Peter Seebach) writes:

: >"see?  there are other people like me".  (You may wish
to capitalize
: >when actually saying it though; bad grammar looks unprofessional.)
: >
: Also it should read: "See? There are other people like I."

: You forgot an obhack.

: Obhack:
: I haven't done much lately, but I guess I can relate my experiences last
: week installing a _very_ nice scanner at the NC Japan Center here.
: Unfortunately, when I showed up to install the scanner, I find out that

Are you mixing tenses?  If you use 'showed', you should use 'found'.

: I also must install the SCSI controller and drivers, and me without my
: screwdriver.

'me without my screwdriver' is not a valid sentence.  And if it were, it
would be 'and I without my screwdriver'.

Rule one of nitpicking:  make sure that *you're* correct, too :-)

ObHack: and show different
things.  Go figure.

Nick (the nitpicker)

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