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You're special, reader. You're probably a developer and since you read this site you probably care about writing code that won't ultimately wind up being featured here. And you're hard for employers to find because you're probably employed and not looking for a job. [expand full text]
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Re: We'll Be In Touch Maybe

2008-01-19 16:22 • by Maco (unregistered)
172055 in reply to 148525
operagost:
Atrophy:
Kind of like the guy who came to install our new network printer, and said we'd have to take our CUPS server out of the mix because "They don't make LIE-NUKS filters for this model."

So, how do you say Mr. Torvalds's first name?

Lie-nuks is uncommon, but acceptable.

His first name is pronounced lee-noos

Re: We'll Be In Touch Maybe

2008-01-30 10:39 • by Paolo G (unregistered)
People, people...

If you are going to debate pronunciation, then saying "I pronounce 'char' to rhyme with 'far'/'bear'/'cheer'" or "I pronounce 'Linux' 'lee-nuhx' is pointless because your readers will have, among them, half-a-dozen ways of pronouncing those words or interpreting your invented pronunciation scheme, leading to endless ping-ponging of "no it isn't", "yes it is".

Far better to do one of the following instead:

* Record yourself saying it and then post a sound file
* Learn SAMPA (which does not depend on regional variations - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAMPA) and use that to type
* Post a link to a to the Wiktionary entry for the word, which uses SAMPA (as well as IPA and a pronunciation scheme based on that used in American dictionaries).


Re: We'll Be In Touch Maybe

2009-01-13 05:12 • by notme (unregistered)
238710 in reply to 172055
Maco:
operagost:
Atrophy:
Kind of like the guy who came to install our new network printer, and said we'd have to take our CUPS server out of the mix because "They don't make LIE-NUKS filters for this model."

So, how do you say Mr. Torvalds's first name?

Lie-nuks is uncommon, but acceptable.

His first name is pronounced lee-noos


See/listen to:

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/SillySounds/english.au

Re: We'll Be In Touch Maybe

2009-02-03 10:39 • by Arno Hayes (unregistered)
242040 in reply to 148474
This comment is a whole WTF in of itself. Yes I have a high IQ. I thought it was relevant to the fact that I was applying for a programming job. I feel about the same way about it as I do about having a pleasant enough face and a good personality. What's with the hostility dude? There's nothing wrong with MENSA. Are you the type of person who would criticize somebody when they say they've climbed mount everest. What would you say? Probably something like: "You should be embarrassed to say that you climbed mount everest. Please disregard my lack of toes, for I had frostbite."

WTF...

Re: We'll Be In Touch Maybe

2011-04-18 00:12 • by PeculiarBlend (unregistered)
Excellent! Thank you so much for sharing. The climax of the post was really touching and felt pretty relaxing when It ended with a bit of mystery.
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