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Re: OFF-TOPIC Loose and lose

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 09:31:26 -0700 (PDT)
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Well, I thought I was was just being pedantic.

I notice but have kept my mouth shut ( so to speak ).

Thanks for saying something. :)


On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Gait, Christopher wrote:

> > "If you use RAID5 remember that you loose the disk capacity of
> > one disk for the RAID configuration algorithim storage ie:
> > four 10 gig drives equates to 30 gig storage RAID5. If you
> > use RAID5 you can loose one disk and still be able to recover
> > the data that you have storred in the configuration and the
> > disks are prefferably "hot swaps"..."
> I've noticed that on the Internet as a whole, and particularly among
> engineers of various flavors, very few people spell the word lose with one
> 'o'. Okay, this is a really trivial, old technical editor (like me) thing,
> but I'm starting to wonder if other people notice this. In the above
> authoritative and informative piece of technical text the word 'lose' is
> consistently misspelled as 'loose'. The way I see it, if disk capacity is
> loosed, it must be loosed somewhere, i.e. the disks must be turned loose to
> spin off across the computer room floor, spitting out bits as they go and
> preferably producing rodeo sound effects. If one loses a disk on the other
> hand that is a serious and troubling event.
> Maybe someone can come up with an association between certain characteristic
> spelling errors and personality trends.
> Chris Gait
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Jared Still
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