I do, I have and I don't have a jointer. What's the problem? The jointer in
the home shop is a relativlely recent thing. So many put it on the "must
have" list these days. It is far down the list as far as I'm concerned.
I can remember when I was a kid (like 50 years ago) seeing jointers in most home
shops.. big heavy cast iron monsters...
I never saw a planer in a home shop before the Dewalts came out a few years
(In my younger days I lusted after the Shopsmith planer attachment but it was
way too expensive)
Before OE, no one "top posted", but because OE top posts by default,
everyone else is supposed to change how they posted to the usenet for years
before OE even existed?
The MAJORITY of usenet posters still bottom post, so you should too.
Top posting makes more sense, unless you have Alzheimer's. Most of us can
remember what was said for more than a few minutes and don't want to have to
scroll through the old message to get to the new one. If you have a
handicap, I'm sorry but most of us don't.
It may make more sense to you, because of how your news reader displays
messages. There are many ways to read messages on tghe usenet. Do you
realize that not all news readers thread messages? Since you are using OE,
go to View > Current View and uncheck "Group Messages by Conversation"
That is how MANY people view posts on the usenet, so proper quoting is very
Regardless, it is no reason to be insulting.
We are in a race?
To me it sounds like posting in a way that makes the Usenet useable to
everyone, and not just people using outlook express. It called "being
Personally, I use OE with threaded messages, so it's not that big of a deal
to me. But do whatever you feel you need to do, I will continue to be
considerate of other Usenet users.
Usable software is cheap and widely available. I will not adjust the way I
do things for the benefit of those that won't help themselves. It's the same
with the people on the binary groups that want you to process your post
because someone may only have dialup and can't take the time to download
something large. If they have inferior tools, don't expect me to adjust my
way of doing things to accommodate them. In this world there are haves and
have nots. Just the way it is.
LOL! Well aren't you full of yourself? Actually, majority of newsreaders are
SUPERIOR to Outlook Express, and the way you are choosing to post hampers
the superior functions of those newsreaders. So your comments are actually
quite funny, and it shows your ignorance of the Usenet.
Maybe you need to get a real newsreader, useable news readers are cheap and
widely available you know?
As I said, I will continue to be considerate of others, just as I would in
real life. You can continue to be a jerk, just as I suspect you might in
No, the problem is the combination of top and bottom posting. This post
would be an prime example of that (and of not snipping, which another cause
Personally, I like reading top posted messages because I can read through
the threads, in order, and I don't have to scroll down to the bottom of
every posting to read what the last person said. You can just "CTRL-U" (or
whatever your readers "Next Unread Message" key is), and never use your
mouse. And I can figure out that the top block of text is the most recent,
the next block is the second most recent, etc. So it still makes sense.
And regardless of your opinion, there is no "right" answer on top vs. bottom
vs. middle posting, although anyone who middle posts is insane. That's MHO,
I guess that depends on what you consider "recent". Small "home shop"
jointers have been in wide use since at least the early 30s. Check the
catalogs for Delta, Walker-Turner, and Craftsman on owwm.com if you would
like. Then check to see how many of those little critters are available on
eBay and the like.
So in geological terms, sure, jointers are a recent addition to the home
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