Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th May 2008 19:19 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews BeOS (and Haiku) has a very powerful filesystem, thanks mostly to its extensive use of attributes and live queries to search through these attributes. In order to access these powerful features over a network, you need a network file system that also supports attributes and queries - cue BeServed, Kevin Musick's network file system. A few weeks ago, the code to BeServed was donated to the Haiku project as open source under a MIT license, so HaikuNews and OSNews decided to interview Kevin Musick together. In addition, Haiku launched the Haiku Code Drive 2008.
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The Cue Rabies
by Invincible Cow on Sun 18th May 2008 09:47 UTC
Invincible Cow
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2006-06-24

Will you please stop using the word "cue" in _all_ news items? It's getting annoying. At least type define:cue into Google before using it further.

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RE: The Cue Rabies
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 18th May 2008 10:06 in reply to "The Cue Rabies"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Will you please stop using the word "cue" in _all_ news items? It's getting annoying. At least type define:cue into Google before using it further.


All?

Looking at the current front page, only two newsitems use the word 'cue'. So, your point...?

Oh, and technically, there's nothing wrong with using 'cue' in the way that I did in those two items. In most contexts, a 'cue' is a signal for something to begin, words to be spoken, or actions to be taken. In this particular item, for instance, the need for a network filesystem is the cue for BeServed to come on stage - cue BeServed. The need for a NFS cues BeServed to come on stage.

Edited 2008-05-18 10:21 UTC

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RE[2]: The Cue Rabies
by Invincible Cow on Sun 18th May 2008 14:35 in reply to "RE: The Cue Rabies"
Invincible Cow Member since:
2006-06-24

> Looking at the current front page, only
> two newsitems use the word 'cue'.
Because a lot of the other items were written by David Adams...

Edited 2008-05-18 14:36 UTC

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RE[2]: The Cue Rabies
by memson on Wed 21st May 2008 01:40 in reply to "RE: The Cue Rabies"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

Thom, I have to agree, your use of "cue" is excessive and somewhat out of place.

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RE: The Cue Rabies
by deathshadow on Tue 20th May 2008 18:13 in reply to "The Cue Rabies"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Dictionary.com

1. anything said or done, on or off stage, that is followed by a specific line or action: An off-stage door slam was his cue to enter.
2. anything that excites to action; stimulus.
3. a hint; intimation; guiding suggestion.
4. the part a person is to play; a prescribed or necessary course of action.
5. a sensory signal used to identify experiences, facilitate memory, or organize responses.
6. Archaic. frame of mind; mood.

- verb (used with object)
7. to provide with a cue or indication; give a cue to; prompt: Will you cue me on my lines?
8. to insert, or direct to come in, in a specific place in a musical or dramatic performance (usually fol. by in or into): to cue in a lighting effect.
9. to search for and reach (a specific track on a recording) (sometimes fol. by up).

IMHO Thom's use falls under #1 and #4, possible #8 - the first sentance sets up the scenario, which is the indication for the item after to 'enter the stage'... on top of which it is written in conversational prose, where such uses are commonplace and acceptable.

Dictionary man, dictionary. I would suggest the use one instead of google 'define' - combined with a understanding of grammatical prose styles - before complaining about someone elses command of the language.

I mean hell, at least it wasn't "speaking the engrish moist goodry" like most sites and posters these days.

Edited 2008-05-20 18:16 UTC

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