DNF Article

Glen Rundblom glen at rundblom.com
Sun Feb 8 22:47:49 UTC 2015

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.

Thank you,

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 
> ice >LOL<
> Bryan
> On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 4:12 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com 
> <mailto:smooge at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 7 February 2015 at 15:44, Máirín Duffy <duffy at fedoraproject.org
>     <mailto:duffy at fedoraproject.org>> wrote:
>         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.
>     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Did_Not_Finish
>     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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