Thanks Bryan, and everyone else.
I have made changes to the post the best I could understand from the
feedback I received. More feedback is always helpful as I am learning
the interface as well as trying to make the content of the article
technical yet pleasurable to read for the casual reader.
On 02/08/2015 03:26 PM, Bryan Sutherland wrote:
Well, now that things have calmed down, I did not mention it to start
a war, it was really just an amusing observation that I'd made when I
saw the thread (which is the only reason I mentioned it). Glen,
thanks for the article, I haven't really used DNF yet and any help
will be beneficial since the behaviours of thing can drastically in a
few cases compared to yum.
Lastly, no NASCAR here, I'm in Canada... Not enough traction on the
On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 4:12 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge(a)gmail.com
On 7 February 2015 at 15:44, Máirín Duffy <duffy(a)fedoraproject.org
I asked if it was a NASCAR thing bc if DNF means did not
finish, it must have something to do with racing. I have a lot
of experience in running and the leagues and road races I've
ran in never used the term afaik. I have also watched the
Boston Marathon in person more than once and I've never heard
the term. So I thought maybe it was from auto racing, and I
thought Bryan was from NC where NASCAR is quite popular so
maybe it is a regional term. There was no negative connotation
meant by asking if it was associated with NASCAR, I was just
grasping at straws since I'd never heard of it.
I have seen it in horse racing and car racing in many forms.
Does it have bad connotations? Yes but if you go look for how
people will make up bad connotations for any letter combination
(First Out on Race Day, Garbage Machine, Infernal Bowel Movement,
Cheesey Data Corporation, etc.) The best way to deal with it is
know that it has one and then make fun of it before the other guys do.
Either way it really seems like racing jargon to me, not part
of the general lexicon, and not really a concern. If it is a
concern the correct place to bring it up is with the
developers, not here.
Stephen J Smoogen.
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