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Hi Ranches, I would like to share an interesting book that I read recently, Zen Speaks: Shouts of Nothingness.

This is one of the interesting contents



Do you guys have any answers ?


 
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tmux. Read about it, you may like.
 
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The reason I don't have much love for aptitude tests. Too often, they assume that there is only one "correct" answer.
 
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One person was staying at home.

(It is not stated that the one person that did not get wet, was a member of the group of two persons that walked in the rain. So two people were walking in the rain, one stayed at home and did not get wet. And he/she made hot chocolate as a warm welcome for the other two.)
 
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Tim Holloway wrote:The reason I don't have much love for aptitude tests. Too often, they assume that there is only one "correct" answer.



Like that one snooty recruiter that interviewed me and asked why putholes are round and not square. According to him otherwise the top would not fit. Oh, so funny asking this a nervous applicant...
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:tmux. Read about it, you may like.

Yeah...my senior suggest me to learn tmux too
 
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continue of the story...




Story ended.
Anyway, thank you all for your participation.  
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:One person was staying at home.
(It is not stated that the one person that did not get wet, was a member of the group of two persons that walked in the rain. So two people were walking in the rain, one stayed at home and did not get wet. And he/she made hot chocolate as a warm welcome for the other two.)

Your answer make sense    
 
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One of my favorite books!
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Orwell (and those who inspired him) were wrong. Changing the language cannot change the person. It can only warp their perceptions slightly. If the need is strong enough, changing or banning a word is futile. The word "nice" has been an insult more than once in history, and if you inflect the word "special" just right, you can be more insulting than if you simply called them a retard.

But English - like every language - has its imprecisions. We have no word to distinguish inclusive "we" from exclusive "we", so "we are going to the beach" can lead to confusion and unhappiness (does not apply currently to residents of North Carolina).

"One person does not get wet" is intended as a deliberate confusion. In actuality, in the sense that the master is saying it, we would actually emphasize the word "One" and even then it would be ambiguous. And that's not even considering that you could be even more evil and imply-without-saying that there are billions of people on Earth would would not be anywhere near rain that wouldn't get wet.

Words are emptiness.

And the lesson from the second comic is not to obsess, it seems, when it should properly be not to judge in the first place.
 
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Tim Holloway wrote:The word "nice" has been an insult more than once in history, and if you inflect the word "special" just right, you can be more insulting than if you simply called them a retard. ...



Well put! And what a difference how you say something can make. If 2 people are commenting on a work of art, for example, both could say, "Isn't that beautiful!", but if in reality one person was being sarcastic you could probably hear a distinct difference in tone. Sarcasm in a voice generally rings loud (not so much electronically, like email, because of course email cannot convey emotion in the sense that speech can...although emails, posts, etc... have been known to convey a certain attitude - LIKE SOMEONE WHO PUTS EVERYTHING IN CAPS).
 
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One of the deadliest things a nice old Southern woman can say to you is "Bless your heart".
 
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Tim Holloway wrote:But English - like every language - has its imprecisions. ...



As always, there's an XKCD for that.  https://xkcd.com/169/
 
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Ryan McGuire wrote:. . . there's an XKCD for that. . . .

And that XKCD is very appropriate for the puzzle in the first post.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Ryan McGuire wrote:. . . there's an XKCD for that. . . .

And that XKCD is very appropriate for the puzzle in the first post.



Or, as someone once said long ago - and has often been repeated, "Nobody likes a smartass."

And as someone else once said, "There's an XKCD for everything."
 
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Tim Holloway wrote:One of the deadliest things a nice old Southern woman can say to you is "Bless your heart".



Ah yes, the "wiles" of a southern woman. I can just hear an "older" southern belle when talking about another woman, with that unique touch of southern charm saying something like: "Bless her heart, she's dumb as a doornail, but at least she's pretty."  Source : Quora article

 
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Tim Holloway wrote:One of the deadliest things a nice old Southern woman can say to you is "Bless your heart".



Which matches Sit Humpries "that was a brave decision

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