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Jul 10, 2012
I just got an email saying there was a new post on this strip. It wasn't controversial but doesn't show up here. What's up with that? The same (comment not showing) has happened a number of times, so mostly I'm just posting this to see if my comment shows up.
 
 
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Jun 2, 2010
PS: (By way of example to illustrate my previous post)

Microsoft has the default position of the Start Bar WRONG!!
This is proved by the fact that when you click the Start Button, your most frequently used links are furthest from your mouse.
The Start Bar belongs at the TOP!!!

^^
 
 
Jun 2, 2010
Dilbert's first line makes this strip a whole lot funnier. Who really cares about the singularity/plurality of data/datum/dati - WHATEVER!!??

The point the first line emphasises is that it is probably an arbitrary pedantic argument (as with many technical arguments) in any case.
 
 
Jun 1, 2010
Data is plural, Datum is singular. Dilbert is probably just being a snob about it. Typical engineer.
 
 
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Jun 1, 2010
I thought "data" was uncountable, and you have to use things like "pieces of data", "collection of data" and the like, JUST LIKE you would do for "information" (piece of information), and "people" (group of people). So the grammatically correct would be "You collection of data is weak" but noone says it this way.

PS: I hate it too when people just send links. If they can't explain it in their own words, what's the point of spending time discussing with them?
 
 
 
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