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Re: Concurrency in an RDB

From: paul c <toledobythesea_at_oohay.ac>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 01:28:34 GMT
Message-ID: <6xGih.510025$5R2.240047@pd7urf3no>


paul c wrote:

> David wrote:
> 

>> paul c wrote:
>>
>>> Marshall wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Dec 20, 3:13 pm, monaro..._at_gmail.com wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Marshall wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> ..
>>>
>>>>> Is English your second language?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Wow, an insult in which you imply that I don't speak
>>>> English very well. Isn't *that* original, and oh so relevant?
>>>> ...
>>>
>>>
>>> Hey Marshall, your anglais is satisfactaire. it's standard technique
>>> for newsgroup/"successful" hand-wavers to challenge an irrelevant aspect
>>> of the questioner's manner, ie., to try to change the subject.
>>
>>
>>
>> I have an interest in carefully analysing why people say what they
>> say...
>>
>> Here are some possible motivations for why Dan posed that question...
>>
>> 1. Dan actually believes English is not Marshall's primary language,
>> and the question was to be taken literally
>>
>> 2. Dan believes Marshall can speak English well, but thinks some of
>> the NG readers are naive enough to read his question literally. This
>> is a ploy to help bolster his argument by attacking Marshall's
>> intelligence - perhaps because Dan thinks his argument isn't able to
>> stand up on its own.
>>
>> 3. Dan used it as a literary device, as both an insult and to
>> underscore what he regards as a discrepancy in Marshall's response.
>>
>> It seems to me that the third option is closest to the truth.
>>
>> You claim that the second option is in fact true. Do you stand by that
>> claim, or do you in fact agree with me that the third option is closest
>> and you are yourself using the analogous tactic that you "accuse" Dan
>> of?
>>
>>
>> David
>>
> 
> You can claim that I claim whatever you want.  Doesn't make it so.
> Here's a claim I admit - I claim that Christmas time is when lots of
> directionless people (ie., the majority who have no substantial
> inspiration on this topic or anything else) like to make lists of all
> sorts.  Unfortunate side-effect of the 20th century's emphasis on
> universal so-called literacy.  Suggest you send your list to the
> local so-called newspaper.
> 
> Here, in any season, I would rather hear an opinion, even an uninformed
> one, on what it means to 
> 
> Cheers,
> p

Let me re-ask that: what does it mean to project A from a relation that has two attributes, one A of some specified/understood type and the other B whose type is the same as the relation (A,B).

p Received on Thu Dec 21 2006 - 19:28:34 CST

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