Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Mar 2009 21:54 UTC
Humor Ok, so you just got a new laptop. You've been hearing about this whole "netbook" thing that's all the rage these days, and you wonder: am I cool? Do I have a netbook? You launch the internet (that blue E), and you ask Google "Do I have a netbook?" soon, you'll be swarmed by loads of terms that all seem to mean the same thing: a really small laptop. Enter The Register's netbook flowchart.
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determine...
by thebackwash on Sat 14th Mar 2009 01:35 UTC
thebackwash
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2005-07-06

hey thom, "determine" is in fact an excellent choice of words, but it's very academic in my opinion. just out of curiousity, what word were you thinking of in dutch, if you were thinking in dutch?

EDIT: p.m. me or email me or whatever if you don't want to pollute the forum.

Edited 2009-03-14 01:53 UTC

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RE: determine...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 14th Mar 2009 10:19 in reply to "determine..."
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2005-06-29

Determine in Dutch is "determineren", which is the word we use in for instance biology when you try to classify an animal (like vertebrate - mammal - etc, I'm no biologist).

I figured it was pretty fitting.

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RE[2]: determine...
by thebackwash on Sun 15th Mar 2009 07:03 in reply to "RE: determine..."
thebackwash Member since:
2005-07-06

yeah, usually the causality is the other way around, with a logical rule forcing something to come into existence. "determining" it. i've really only ever seen "determination" as a synonym for "classification" in academic literature. just an interesting quip.

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