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Comments by pug (4)


Article: GoPro Hero Editorial Review
On the SD card thing: I would ALWAYS prefer camera manufacturers NOT include one and charge a few bucks less rather than include one that is so tiny as to be useless. So many companies include an 8 or 16MB card or something. WTF am I going to do with that?

Article: Deliberate Transitions are Ambiguous
2 out of 5 stars I think the advice in this article has a lot of merit. The title, however, stinks. What the heck does "Deliberate Transitions are Ambiguous" mean?

Here are the dictionary definitions I found relevant:
de·lib·er·ate [adj. di-lib-er-it; v. di-lib-uh-reyt] adjective, verb, -at·ed, -at·ing.
–adjective
1. carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional: a deliberate lie.
2. characterized by deliberation; careful or slow in deciding: a deliberate decision.
3. leisurely and steady in movement or action; slow and even; unhurried: a deliberate step.

tran·si·tion [tran-zish-uhn, -sish-]
–noun
1. movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

am·big·u·ous [am-big-yoo-uhs]
–adjective
1. open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer.
2. Linguistics. (of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more structural descriptions, as the sequence Flying planes can be dangerous.
3. of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify: a rock of ambiguous character.
4. lacking clearness or definiteness; obscure; indistinct: an ambiguous shape; an ambiguous future.

So....

A movement, passage, or change from one position, state, etc., to another which is carefully weighed or considered, or leisurely and steady in movement or action is open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations or lacking clearness or definiteness?

If this is supposed to communicate something, I'm at a loss for what it is.

The other thing that bothers me is the talk of "creating deliberateness". I agree that learning to climb deliberately (i.e. in a carefully weighed and considered manner) is valuable. I also think the methods Arno suggests to achieve this have merit. His use of the word "deliberate", however, nearly strips it of all meaning.

Language is a valuable tool. Use it wisely and don't abuse it.

Article: Deliberate Transitions are Ambiguous
2 out of 5 stars tjlynch: My comment was actually directed at saxfiend, who clearly DID attack me. No offense intended toward you. My apologies for the misunderstanding.

Article: Deliberate Transitions are Ambiguous
2 out of 5 stars Like I said, the article has value. The title, however, fails to communicate...anything.

If you want to sit around bowed before your alter covered in pictures of Arno, that's great if it makes you happy.

My point is that in order to convince people who don't already worship him, he might want to consider more effective communication techniques.