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[q3]> > >Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"? Sounds nicer[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > >Friends sounds awful.[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > You do computer science and therefore have no friends so you don't[/q2]
[q2]> > need to worry [/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Awwww.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Hey G, I'll be your friend.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> But we aren't in the same lectures, except logic, but I haven't been[/q1]
[q1]> to a logic lecture since...ermm...last monday. CYA there tomorrow[/q1]
[q1]> though [/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> adam[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

I'm not going tommorow, I'm tired and that stuff does my head in.

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Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"? Sounds nicer

Friends sounds awful.

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On Wed, 5 Dec 2001 19:10:00 -0000, Gaurav Sharma
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[q1]>Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"? Sounds nicer[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Friends sounds awful.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>--[/q1]
[q1]>Gaurav Sharma[/q1]
[q1]>p.s. please don't make any referrences to my first name[/q1]

Same reason for the rest of spelling in english - cos that's the way it
is in the dictionary Although OED lists "frend" as an obsolete form
of friend... most of the old germanic languages have the I in, like
friund, vriend, friunt... tho not all.

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On Wed, 5 Dec 2001 19:10:00 -0000, "Gaurav Sharma"
<[email protected]> wrote:

[q1]>Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"? Sounds nicer[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Friends sounds awful.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

You do computer science and therefore have no friends so you don't need
to worry

Chris.
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Chris,

[q2]>> Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"?[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> OED lists "frend" as an obsolete form of friend...[/q1]

<opens up IE, goes to OED.url: "Access to the Dictionary is only
available to users with valid licences". Tries SSH-ing into
Maths computers; their browser doesn't support frames. Bugger.>

Mark.

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You'll miss me when I've gone...
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[q2]> >Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"? Sounds nicer[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >Friends sounds awful.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> You do computer science and therefore have no friends so you don't[/q1]
[q1]> need to worry [/q1]

Awwww.

Hey G, I'll be your friend.

But we aren't in the same lectures, except logic, but I haven't been to
a logic lecture since...ermm...last monday. CYA there tomorrow though

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On Thu, 06 Dec 2001 21:26:14 GMT, [email protected]
(Cynical Chris) wrote:

[q1]>On Wed, 5 Dec 2001 19:10:00 -0000, "Gaurav Sharma"[/q1]
[q1]><[email protected]> wrote:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]>>Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"? Sounds nicer[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>>Friends sounds awful.[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>You do computer science and therefore have no friends so you don't need[/q1]
[q1]>to worry [/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Chris.[/q1]

hehehe

This is also made evident by the fact that you are curious about
something that is on your mind a lot, inadvertently you've let the group
know you are friendless.

Just joking!

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[q1]> On Wed, 5 Dec 2001 19:10:00 -0000, "Gaurav Sharma"[/q1]
[q1]> <[email protected]> wrote:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> >Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"? Sounds nicer[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >Friends sounds awful.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> You do computer science and therefore have no friends so you don't[/q1]
[q1]> need to worry [/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Chris.[/q1]
[q1]> --[/q1]

I've made lots of friends on my course. Incidentally, not one of my 6
best friends applied to Oxbridge. And I now feel crap that I did.

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On Wed, 5 Dec 2001 22:49:02 -0000, Mark Thakkar
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[q1]>Chris,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q3]>>> Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"?[/q3]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> OED lists "frend" as an obsolete form of friend...[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> <opens up IE, goes to OED.url: "Access to the Dictionary is only[/q1]
[q1]> available to users with valid licences". Tries SSH-ing into[/q1]
[q1]> Maths computers; their browser doesn't support frames. Bugger.>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Mark.[/q1]

Oh dear.... poor you. Does SSH really do that then? I thought that it
was command line only... Anyway, that lot came from oed.com.

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[q2]> >> Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"?[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > OED lists "frend" as an obsolete form of friend...[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> <opens up IE, goes to OED.url: "Access to the Dictionary is only[/q1]
[q1]> available to users with valid licences". Tries SSH-ing into[/q1]
[q1]> Maths computers; their browser doesn't support frames. Bugger.>[/q1]

We have snazzy little VPNs here, so sitting here in my room, or when I
go home, I can do every as if I was sitting in the Department of
Computing.

It's cool, and F***ing fast.

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Gaurav,

[q2]>> You do computer science and therefore have no friends so you don't[/q2]
[q2]>> need to worry [/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> I've made lots of friends on my course.[/q1]

Whoah, touchy.

[q1]> Incidentally, not one of my 6 best friends applied to Oxbridge. And I[/q1]
[q1]> now feel crap that I did.[/q1]

Not that we've noticed, or anything. ;-)

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[q2]>> You do computer science and therefore have no friends so you don't[/q2]
[q2]>> need to worry [/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> This is also made evident by the fact that you are curious about[/q1]
[q1]> something that is on your mind a lot, inadvertently you've let the[/q1]
[q1]> group know you are friendless.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Just joking![/q1]

Er... Don't get it.

Speaking of which, today I found an occasion to tell my mum the old
joke: "I've had enough of these dyslexia jokes. They're not clever, and
they're not furry." She didn't get it. Twice.

Mark.
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[q3]>>> OED lists "frend" as an obsolete form of friend...[/q3]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> <opens up IE, goes to OED.url: "Access to the Dictionary is only[/q2]
[q2]>> available to users with valid licences". Tries SSH-ing into Maths[/q2]
[q2]>> computers; their browser doesn't support frames. Bugger.>[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Oh dear.... poor you. Does SSH really do that then? I thought that it[/q1]
[q1]> was command line only...[/q1]

Er... I SSH into the Maths dept's computers, using PuTTY. Once I'm
there, I can run Lynx, a pisspoor text-only browser than can handle the
odd table but falls short of coping with frames. (If I could really be
bothered, I suppose I could install Vista Exceed and set it up so I can
run Netscape in a graphical window, but that's too much hassle for even
me to look up a word.)

[q1]> Anyway, that lot came from oed.com.[/q1]

...which is roughly where my OED.url points to. (It's actually
dictionary.oed.com/entrance.dtl, which skips the pointless title page.)

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On Wed, 5 Dec 2001 23:58:40 -0000, aaaadddaam([email protected]) said...
[q2]>> >> Why is is spelt that way? Why not just "Frends"?[/q2]
[q2]>> >[/q2]
[q2]>> > OED lists "frend" as an obsolete form of friend...[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> <opens up IE, goes to OED.url: "Access to the Dictionary is only[/q2]
[q2]>> available to users with valid licences". Tries SSH-ing into[/q2]
[q2]>> Maths computers; their browser doesn't support frames. Bugger.>[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>We have snazzy little VPNs here, so sitting here in my room, or when I[/q1]
[q1]>go home, I can do every as if I was sitting in the Department of[/q1]
[q1]>Computing.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>It's cool, and F***ing fast.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>adam[/q1]

Hmm... best I can do is VNC. Bit slow, but gets the job done. And works
from any computer with a web browser... though it was ridiculously slow
trying to use it from trinity earlier... cos of course their network is
atrocious. It's faster from teh chemistry deparment...

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[q1]>Danny,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q3]>>> You do computer science and therefore have no friends so you don't[/q3]
[q3]>>> need to worry [/q3]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> This is also made evident by the fact that you are curious about[/q2]
[q2]>> something that is on your mind a lot, inadvertently you've let the[/q2]
[q2]>> group know you are friendless.[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> Just joking![/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Er... Don't get it.[/q1]

[q1]>Mark.[/q1]

Try tommorow when it's not so late.

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[q1]>Chris,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q3]>>>> OED lists "frend" as an obsolete form of friend...[/q3]
[q3]>>>[/q3]
[q3]>>> <opens up IE, goes to OED.url: "Access to the Dictionary is only[/q3]
[q3]>>> available to users with valid licences". Tries SSH-ing into Maths[/q3]
[q3]>>> computers; their browser doesn't support frames. Bugger.>[/q3]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> Oh dear.... poor you. Does SSH really do that then? I thought that it[/q2]
[q2]>> was command line only...[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Er... I SSH into the Maths dept's computers, using PuTTY. Once I'm[/q1]
[q1]>there, I can run Lynx, a pisspoor text-only browser than can handle the[/q1]
[q1]>odd table but falls short of coping with frames. (If I could really be[/q1]
[q1]>bothered, I suppose I could install Vista Exceed and set it up so I can[/q1]
[q1]>run Netscape in a graphical window, but that's too much hassle for even[/q1]
[q1]>me to look up a word.)[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]>> Anyway, that lot came from oed.com.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>...which is roughly where my OED.url points to. (It's actually[/q1]
[q1]>dictionary.oed.com/entrance.dtl, which skips the pointless title page.)[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Mark.[/q1]

Just use dictionary.com

www. that is

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Chris,

[q3]>>> Tries SSH-ing into Maths computers; their browser doesn't support[/q3]
[q3]>>> frames. Bugger.[/q3]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> We have snazzy little VPNs here, so sitting here in my room, or when[/q2]
[q2]>> I go home, I can do every as if I was sitting in the Department of[/q2]
[q2]>> Computing. It's cool, and F***ing fast.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Hmm... best I can do is VNC. Bit slow, but gets the job done. And[/q1]
[q1]> works from any computer with a web browser... though it was[/q1]
[q1]> ridiculously slow trying to use it from trinity earlier... cos of[/q1]
[q1]> course their network is atrocious. It's faster from teh chemistry[/q1]
[q1]> deparment...[/q1]

...and presumably dreadful on a dial-up?

What are VPN and VNC?

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[q1]>On Thu, 6 Dec 2001 23:13:09 -0000, Mark Thakkar[/q1]
[q1]><[email protected] k> wrote:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]>>Danny,[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q3]>>>> You do computer science and therefore have no friends so you don't[/q3]
[q3]>>>> need to worry [/q3]
[q3]>>>[/q3]
[q3]>>> This is also made evident by the fact that you are curious about[/q3]
[q3]>>> something that is on your mind a lot, inadvertently you've let the[/q3]
[q3]>>> group know you are friendless.[/q3]
[q3]>>>[/q3]
[q3]>>> Just joking![/q3]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>>Er... Don't get it.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]>>Mark.[/q2]

The way I read it is that he posted a message wondering about friends to
indicate his lack of comprehension due to not having. Personally I'd
read the subject line as meaning the TV programme...
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Try tommorow when it's not so late.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Dan[/q1]

11.13pm isn't late... that's just getting started. Getting more towards
4 or 5am is late... then again, I get up earlier than that today.
Been up for almost 6 hours now.... very weird.

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[q3]>>>> You do computer science and therefore have no friends so you don't[/q3]
[q3]>>>> need to worry [/q3]
[q3]>>>[/q3]
[q3]>>> This is also made evident by the fact that you are curious about[/q3]
[q3]>>> something that is on your mind a lot, inadvertently you've let the[/q3]
[q3]>>> group know you are friendless.[/q3]
[q3]>>>[/q3]
[q3]>>> Just joking![/q3]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> Er... Don't get it.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Try tommorow when it's not so late.[/q1]

Nope. It still eludes me. (If anything, the fact that he's curious about
the word 'friends' would indicate that it's a word he often has occasion
to use. How often do you wonder about the word 'nosegay'?)

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On Thu, 6 Dec 2001 12:45:24 -0000, Mark Thakkar
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[q1]>Chris,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q3]>>>> Tries SSH-ing into Maths computers; their browser doesn't support[/q3]
[q3]>>>> frames. Bugger.[/q3]
[q3]>>>[/q3]
[q3]>>> We have snazzy little VPNs here, so sitting here in my room, or when[/q3]
[q3]>>> I go home, I can do every as if I was sitting in the Department of[/q3]
[q3]>>> Computing. It's cool, and F***ing fast.[/q3]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> Hmm... best I can do is VNC. Bit slow, but gets the job done. And[/q2]
[q2]>> works from any computer with a web browser... though it was[/q2]
[q2]>> ridiculously slow trying to use it from trinity earlier... cos of[/q2]
[q2]>> course their network is atrocious. It's faster from teh chemistry[/q2]
[q2]>> deparment...[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>...and presumably dreadful on a dial-up?[/q1]

Pretty much everything is...

[q1]>What are VPN and VNC?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Mark.[/q1]

Not so sure about VPN... stands for virtual private network or sthing
like. VNC is basically a way to use your computer from someone elses -
it sends the data from teh keyboard and mouse you're using to your
computer, and sends the graphics data back. All you need is a small
program installed on your computer, a working reasonably recent browser
on the other computer, and a reasonably fast connection in between. You
could probably get away with it on ADSL, but I doubt any slower would
be usable...

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