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Re: the STFA guy (Was Re: findable, supported pcmcia ethernet?)
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: the STFA guy (Was Re: findable, supported pcmcia ethernet?)
- From: Ben Goren <ben_(_at_)_trumpetpower_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 08:36:12 -0700
On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 09:27:45AM -0400, Brian Szymanski wrote:
> > So, yes, STFA. In addition to whatever suggestions you get
> > with this iteration of the question, you'll get a number of
> > other suggestions from people who aren't going to bother
> > re-typing their original suggestions.
> June 01 is not today. Perhaps you didn't hear me the first
> time. My question is time-sensitive, there was nothing in the
> archives in the past 9 months, and hardware support changes, as
> does card availability. I wanted to know what cards people were
> having luck with *right now*, not what was supported a year
> ago. I apologize - I didn't make myself clear, I did appreciate
> the second half of your email, and I thank you for that - but
> that's not what I was talking about. No shit, people aren't
> going to bother retyping their original suggestions, you're a
> genius! This "iteration of the question" was not a question at
> all, it was a statement, about your posts to the list.
Ah, I know this tune! ``Poor me, I was lazy and didn't ask the
question I meant to ask. You answered the question I asked, but
you didn't read my mind and you didn't write a screenful of
flowery phrases so you're a meanie!''
You're not going to like the rest of this post, but you owe it to
yourself to read it.
For reference, here's your original note:
It says nothing about being time-sensitive. Not one word.
You'll note that my reply:
gives you a direct answer to the question you stated and points
you in the direction of more information. The problem, though, is
that the question you asked wasn't at all what you wanted to
know. Here's the question you *should* have asked:
I'm in need of a PCMCIA ethernet adapter [that supports
100 Mbit full duplex, etc.] for my HAL 9000 CognateLoft
and I would like some recommendations. I've researched
all the cards listed on openbsd.org/i386.html and found
the following information:
4Moc 4M920, 4M921 10 Mbit only
4Moc 4M930, 4M931 works great but no longer in
[. . .]
* Mocrix Debit no information found
Can anybody help me fill in the gaps, especially with
cards I've marked with an asterisk?
Had you done so, it would have been clear just exactly what you
wanted to know and what research you had already done. Further,
you would have created something useful and given it back to the
community. You would have sparked an interesting discussion, full
of people saying, ``Yeah, I had a Webequip Nowhere once, and what
a piece of crap it was!''
Instead, you screwed up and lost your temper when somebody tried
to help you. Now, you should understand why I wrote the following:
Each one of those bears directly on this discussion.
Now that I've told you exactly how to get the information you
want--or, at least, the information that you've most recently said
you want--I intend to follow the advice here:
If you intend to continue this thread, kindly start by posting
something along the lines of the sample note above.
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