Ignorant, to me, means never having heard the answer to something. Once you
have heard it, you aren't ignorant any more if you don't choose to take it
in, but only dumb.
Truly stupid people are ones who refuse to learn.
And "ignorant" can also mean those who think they know everything. IMHO,
We all can learn something every day. Lots of things every day. By
observing. By asking questions. By reading. Where would we be, though, if
all the smartass pompous ignorant know-it-alls were in charge instead of
people willing to pass along knowledge in the sacred relationship of
teacher/disciple. (disciple means student in the dictionary, and has
nothing to do with religion, BTW)
I hope I never stop learning.
Not knowing something would be called ignorant. For instance, let's just
say I didn't know what the word "ignorant" means, and despite my anger and
astonishment at others' failure to use Google, I am far too stupid to look
at www.dictionary.com and find out what that word is all about. That would
make ME ignorant.
Calling someone "ignorant" as an insult, however, would be quite foolish
when said person is asking a question. To ask a question implies, in the
strongest sense in most cases, that the asker is indeed ignorant about the
subject about which he is asking.
Perhaps he didn't think of Google at the time. Perhaps he has recieved so
much help from this newsgroup, or seen others get help, that his first
thought was coming here and asking a question.
This does not make one stupid.
However, if he Was stupid, you behaving like a jerk isn't going to suddenly
turn him into a brain doctor.
To be honest, I didn't know what he meant. Flaming the guy isn't going to
suddenly enlighten me, so I sat back and observed others' responses.
If there were no responses, I would probably do what I do in public (where
getting your ass whooped is a real possibility) and simply ask him to
One? How can you possibly know how many posts by you I have read? You just
claimed you aren't a mind reader. Not only will you blast a guy for asking
a simple question, calling him ignorant and stupid, but then you throw this
post up, showing yourself to be both, and oddly enough, quite proud of the
I actually read two of your posts, in this same thread. That's one more
post than I need to see what a prick you are, but the second confirms things
Anyway, to answer your poorly thought out question, it is far easier to
judge folks by their behavior than by their knowledge.
Weak insults are also pathetic. At least do all the readers of this
newsgroup a favor and come up with something amusingly creative.
The Lenox web site shows a 6 piece kit. The diameter and the angle of the
cone vary from bit to bit. I'm no expert but I suspect the small dia., acute
angles are to drill through tougher material.
#2 welding cable is a #2 gauge cable that is suitable for welding. I've
seen it used in auto jumper cables. As copper it has value. I do not know if
it can be used in situations where a continuous current is intended.
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