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    Oh. I thought you meant the opposite, with "nor". Makes sense now.

    (As for singular vs. plural, no big deal either way, as you said, either one could be the subject. All that confused me was the negative "nor".)
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    I see. You're right there, 'or' would have correctly conveyed my meaning. I was inspired by the memory of (since then, Googled and gotten right):

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Twain
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    I was in a hurry and didn't think it through.
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    I can't say I've ever felt angry towards a computer. I find it rather difficult (but a little bit amusing) to imagine you getting angry at all

    I sometimes have a "oh, you daft git!" moment towards IE(9), especially when it stops responding on a heavy-load web page, closes, restarts and then attempt to trap you in a perpetual loop of frustration while you accidentally keep reloading and then freezing the same tab, while trying to remember enough about your search term to go and find the same page in Chrome.

    I also get frustrated watching other people use (or not use) computers. Take my dad for example, a perfectly intelligent individual who's IQ seems to drop by 20 points whenever a mouse is in his hand. He's not hugely computer savvy but he knows enough to get around Amazon. Not enough to actually buy anything though, ha, ha - for that he saves up tab after tab of searches, and then waits for me to visit to click the 'Add to Basket' button and go through checkout. He's watched me do it a thousand times but he still won't do it himself, even with written instructions. He'd prefer me to do it for him "just to be safe".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverleyh
    He'd prefer me to do it for him "just to be safe".
    It's nice to be needed.
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    It is

    And I can't complain really - who do I call when I forget to buy milk? Who checks my oil? And who sends a text to remind me when Dr Who is about to start? Popsy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscheuer1 View Post
    Humans are the only ones who have to use tools,

    No, how this is happening --- Robots are tools, and they are using tools for engineering a car, not only car but lot of other things,

    the only difference between living being and a non living being is , living things can take decisions by their own, then some body may ask, how plants and trees can take decisions by their own, yes they are taking decision by their own, that why they are growing towards sun light..called photosynthesis. non living beings are built by man, so it have no real life, but living beings are built by God so it have real life and have the ability of decisions making and problem solving capacity.

    God built man according to his image, that why humans have more, decision making and problem solving capacity than any other living beings. If we Believe in God we will get more wisdom to understand the matters, but God will not accept us directly, we can reach towards God only through one path, That i have written in my signature, which is truth. But truth came in this earth with body and Flesh, He is the son of God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverleyh View Post
    I can't say I've ever felt angry towards a computer. I find it rather difficult (but a little bit amusing) to imagine you getting angry at all

    I sometimes have a "oh, you daft git!" moment towards IE(9), especially when it stops responding on a heavy-load web page, closes, restarts and then attempt to trap you in a perpetual loop of frustration while you accidentally keep reloading and then freezing the same tab, while trying to remember enough about your search term to go and find the same page in Chrome.

    I also get frustrated watching other people use (or not use) computers. Take my dad for example, a perfectly intelligent individual who's IQ seems to drop by 20 points whenever a mouse is in his hand. He's not hugely computer savvy but he knows enough to get around Amazon. Not enough to actually buy anything though, ha, ha - for that he saves up tab after tab of searches, and then waits for me to visit to click the 'Add to Basket' button and go through checkout. He's watched me do it a thousand times but he still won't do it himself, even with written instructions. He'd prefer me to do it for him "just to be safe".
    I mean the subject is, Wen people comes to old age, they cannot learn new things, we all have chances to become old,
    "just to be safe".
    its already safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by djr33 View Post
    Oh. I thought you meant the opposite, with "nor". Makes sense now.

    (As for singular vs. plural, no big deal either way, as you said, either one could be the subject. All that confused me was the negative "nor".)
    It's clear for me too now. The confusing thing was 'nor'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverleyh View Post
    I can't say I've ever felt angry towards a computer.
    I know a man who threw his television set out of the window when his favorite soccer team lost the match.
    Quote Originally Posted by Beverleyh View Post
    Take my dad for example, a perfectly intelligent individual who's IQ seems to drop by 20 points whenever a mouse is in his hand.
    I like your father already; he's human.

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