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On Tue, 4 Dec 2012, anne-ology wrote:

      cute, cuter, cutest ...
      you're surely t' best.

      [further comments below]

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Felmon Davis <> wrote:

On Tue, 4 Dec 2012, anne-ology wrote:

       you took all my puns away ...

just doing humanity a service.


           I haven't any more; but ne'er fear,
          the punster will re-appear  ;-)

we are armed.

Tom Jefferson complained in 1787 about all the punning going on at the Consitutional convention in Philadelphia; I think he struck the right note when he wrote to Abigail Adams:

"The people at large view every object only as it may furnish puns and bon mots; and I pronounce that a good punster would disarm the whole nation were they ever so seriously disposed to revolt.”

      ["... to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, And by opposing end
them" yet I've punned with the best of 'em, ne'er taken yet  ;-) ]

watch out lest you be outpunned.

(btw I don't buy Pollack's theory. quote from Jefferson from <>)

I think the 'r' stands for 'remote' but I don't know; the source doesn't
need to be 'remote' though. I just backed up one older external drive I
have (was making funny noises) to another newer one.

      [funny noises, eh ... maybe it was speaking to you in its own
language  ;-) ]

yeah, only I was the one making the noises.


On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 1:23 PM, Felmon Davis <> wrote:

On Tue, 4 Dec 2012, anne-ology wrote:

       rsync  ???

      I think i are sinking fast ...

sink  vb sinks, sinking, sank ; sunk, sunken

you are probably just joshing around but 'sync' has nothing to do with
'sink'; one is germanic, the other is greek.

'syn'+'chronos' as in 'synchronize'.

sometimes the spelling of words, like the syntax of directory paths,

(and 'syntax' has nothing to do with 'sin' or 'taxes'!)

'rsync' is a great utility; I assume it's available for Windows but I
don't know but there's certainly equivalent stuff.

Felmon Davis

Felmon Davis

It's better that we disagree than be in agreement and all be wrong.  -- Kahn
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