OT: Cloud Computing is coming to ...
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Thu Jul 22 06:33:39 UTC 2010
On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 11:10 -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> BTW: Was that in Latin? What language was that in? I tried to
> follow it, but could not understand, and then understood a few lines,
> then again, the same thing, then one line ..., etc.
Yes, it was ipsum lorem. It can be random latin, or a real latin text.
It's usually used in page layout, to see how the page looks, but with
something that you can't actually read, so you concentrate on the thing
you're meant to be adjusting. Some people also use it to get a feel for
how a certain font looks on a page. I used it to illustrate the
stupidity of wasting space with needless text.
In well over a decade of using mailing lists, sometimes reading hundreds
of messages a day, and writing dozens, I've never found it difficult to
prepare an easy to read reply. But the concept of editing seems to be
completely beyond some people's comprehension. One wonders if they have
a house full of trash, too.
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