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Andy Neil
01/14/12 11:23
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#185489 - And there you go again!
Responding to: Richard Erlacher's previous message
Richard Erlacher said:
The O/P asked for something quite specific.

And, as you know very well, such request are more often that not very misguided.

Why would anyone, even You, Per, consider his request impractical

Per was saying that the advice not to do this was "practical" (as opposed to "moral") advice.

He wants to do something very specific.

And very misguided

If you can't help with what he wants to do, no matter how distasteful you find it, why not remain silent?

If someone's about to do something that is bound to end in tears, why remain silent?

It's a discussion forum, where people can share their experiences - including the experience that what he's thinking of is really not a good idea...

If he'd asked for advice on how to swim, would you want him to learn to fly instead?

If he'd asked about swimming in what we knew were shark-infested waters, would it not be our duty to warn him?

Do you really think offering to help him do something he doesn't want to do will help him?

It will help him if it saves him the pain of finding that he really didn't want to do it at all in the first place!!

List of 19 messages in thread
Schematic of programmer for Nuvoton/Winbond      Alex Volk      01/14/12 05:21      
   Obsolete?      Andy Neil      01/14/12 06:15      
   And practical?        Per Westermark      01/14/12 07:24      
      Here we go again ...        Richard Erlacher      01/14/12 10:12      
         And there you go again!      Andy Neil      01/14/12 11:23      
            misguided or not ... wouldn't it be more effective ...      Richard Erlacher      01/14/12 16:16      
         we all know that ...        Erik Malund      01/14/12 16:15      
            Yes, it's just rope ... and it's HIS choice ...      Richard Erlacher      01/14/12 16:17      
         Confusing the issue      Per Westermark      01/14/12 21:58      
            You're quite right ... it's that last sentence      Richard Erlacher      01/16/12 09:21      
               Don't confuse recommendations with "don't do"        Per Westermark      01/16/12 23:05      
                  It's all in what you think you see.      Richard Erlacher      01/17/12 19:25      
      USB?      Neil Kurzman      01/16/12 23:28      
   It's a public discussion forum      Andy Neil      01/14/12 07:51      
      you ask about making a programmer      Erik Malund      01/14/12 08:52      
   1,2      Stefan KAnev      01/15/12 13:02      
   News Posting        Michael Karas      01/17/12 01:57      
      Now this is an appropriate response!      Richard Erlacher      01/17/12 19:28      
   Nuvoton Web links?      Jim Granville      02/15/12 03:49      

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