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I wasn't *** flinging. I was simply commenting.

i see. when you make snarky remarks, it's "commenting" but when others do, it's a piranha attack. how convenient for you.

shelly
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http://letters-to-esther.blogspot.com / (updated 4/3/05)
You have no idea how big his yard is, and how far away the dog stays from the mower. Yet ... that it's safe. You jump to conclusions, and always seem to try to form the worst opinion of someone possible.

as noted elsewhere, i'm not assuming anything. my concern is based on the OP's description of his dog as "covered in grass." if the dog is close enough to be covered in grass, he's close enough to be hit by debris. i dunno about other people's mowers (mine's a wimpy electric with a mulching blade), but the grass that's spit out from my mower doesn't travel more than 6-8 inches from the mower deck. a dog would have to be awfully close to get covered in grass.

shelly
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http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com /
http://letters-to-esther.blogspot.com / (updated 4/3/05)
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You have no idea how big his yard is, and ... to try to form the worst opinion of someone possible.

as noted elsewhere, i'm not assuming anything. my concern is based on the OP's description of his dog as "covered ... than 6-8 inches from the mower deck. a dog would have to be awfully close to get covered in grass.

I concede that you are correct.
it seems to me that a useful way to think about it is that it's not very likely that something ... serious (the dog's leg is amputated by the mower, a projectile is sent into the dog's skull or abdomen, etc.).

that was my point. claiming that it's not an issue because it hasn't ever been an issue is, i think, an assinine way to go about things. the potential for it to become a huge problem is just too great, especially when compared to the questionable benefits.
This security analysis moment was brought to you by the letter 'E.'

i'm suddenly having an Electric Company flash-back.

shelly
http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com /
http://letters-to-esther.blogspot.com / (updated 4/3/05)
BTW - your profession is no excuse for poor spelling.

Yes. I'm still puzzling over that comment. Spelling, syntax and semantics are all as essential to programming and software engineering as they are to other forms of written communication; in fact, quality coding requires far more precision in expression than does, say, a Usenet post. Yes, compilers and interpreters do serve as convenient spell-checkers, but they are best considered to be a last resort for that task. Sloppiness in a person's programming style betrays sloppy thinking behind it. My experience has been that the code such people write is inevitably full of hard-to-track-down bugs and is thus ultimately unmaintainable. YMMV, of course.

Dianne
well, i'm having a craptacular day. not that i'm assuming you give the proverbial rat's behindermost bits what kind of day i have. i'm just sayin'... shelly

I was having a craptacular day but Liverpool have just won the European Cup , they were down 3-0 to AC Milan in the first half and then put in 3 goals in the second half,. Extra time a draw , they won the penalty shoot out. Oh to be In England now that Liverpool's won the cup
Alison
BTW - your profession is no excuse for poor spelling.

Janet B>>

Maybe, if people didn't point out spelling mistakes in the first place and make an issue of it then he wouldn't feel obliged to make an excuse.
Alison
I'm probably one of "The Regulars" who eat people alive, so my opinion doesn't count.

what i want to know is how certain folks who have been posting here for years are exempted from being "regulars." how, exactly, does that work?

It's just another thing I can't explain.
Isn't it funny how some people can lie, plagiarize, harass, and be absolutely vicious, and it's OK?

i think it's because some people have their tin-foil beanies on too tight.

That's the only logical explanation.
I abhor hypocrisy, especially when it's cute.

it's passive aggressive and there's nothing cute about it.

Nope.
Mustang Sally
I was having a craptacular day but Liverpool have just won the European Cup , they were down 3-0 to AC Milan in the first half and then put in 3 goals in the second half,.

I saw the highlights. That was spectacular, especially considering that a one goal lead lead in soccer/football often ensures the win.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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