What some 'left brainers' don't understand about 'right brainers' is
they can reflect the 'spirit' of something without intending it to be
So, if in the eye of the beholder they felt it was a 'substantial
vehicle' and not just a small / town car, one way many people (mostly
right brainers of course <g>) would use is to suggest it might be a
4x4 ... eg, it wasn't a small car or even standard saloon. A left
brainer wouldn't attempt to guess if the vehicle was a 4x4 or not nor
see why the thought might help paint a picture to others (all be it
In the same way saying they 'felt it was the size / weight / strength'
(afa the potential damaged caused to pedestrians / other - smaller
vehicles was concerned) of a 4x4 would mean it wasn't a big as a van,
lorry or bus.
This wouldn't be the same as someone with their car stuck in the mud
suggesting 'we need a 4x4' because in that case it's not the mass or
size of the vehicle that is the spirit of the comment but the point
hat it has 4 driven wheels and therefore better traction in those
Cheers, T i m
On 23/03/2017 12:02, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
I am not convinced that is a normal i40 estate though...
The model pictured looks like one of the "crossover" styled ones - quite
a tall vehicle and not the normal estate version AFAICT. Compare it with
the adjacent people standing by (its nearly as tall as them), and the
Black Nissan Nevara pickup on the road behind it.
Look at a side view:
That looks more like a Toucson (or whatever the UK badged version of
that is called now) to me:
Great minds John ... (as I was typing as you were). ;-)
Continuing on the 'aren't people funny' theme ... isn't it funny
(well, I think it is) how 'some people' only seem to see take things
literally ... they can't seem to get the 'spirit' behind such
Like me and Linux. Because I have no issues with Microsoft (I'm not a
fan either etc) and along with 80% of the desktop PC using population,
find that it does what we want most of the time and does so easily
(*because* it's the most common desktop OS and so people write stuff
and make stuff specifically for it first) so we don't look for
However, those of us who might *also* be interested in other OS's (for
loads of reasons) and put our heads above the parapet ... and if then
we report honestly what *our* experiences are of it, we are questioned
as to our motives by those who often do have issues with the likes of
MS (or Apple) and so who *do* have a specific cause / axe to grind.
Further, (often) the people who have specifically chosen Linux as
their default or even 'only' desktop OS are then even more defensive
of *their* choice, when the vast majority really couldn't GAF.
As and aside and in spite of the thoughts and comments of those who
are often unable to differentiate between someone who has a negative
feeling about something versus just has a preference for something
else (often because they find it easier to use / more compatible etc),
is I continue to recommend / introduce Linux to anyone I feel might be
able to make use of it (even if only as a live OS / tool). Ironically,
I'm still introducing, installing and using Linux in spite of those
who you would think would be keen to support anyone doing such? 
Cheers, T i m
p.s. Is there a bootable tool that will allow one to easily reset a
Linux users password (as there are for Windows and often Linux based)?
I ask because the Mrs started having issues with her 'Words with
Friends' game though Facebook on her default OS, W7 but it works fine
on both XP and Mint 17 on her same PC (triple boot). I needed to
update Mint manually (no auto update option) but couldn't remember the
password and it took probably 10 goes to translate the 'you just have
to add rw init=/bin/bash to GRUB' tip into something that actually
 I helped a neighbour change the handle on her DG widow the other
day. She had located the replacement (checking the key fittings /
screw spacing's were likely to be compatible) but just needed a square
section steel bar cut down and so I offered to do so using a vice and
hacksaw. When I returned she asked me how I had done it to confirm
that she couldn't have done it herself (with similar tools). I said I
was very happy to help, specifically as she had shown an interest
herself. However, I would also have helped if she had just asked for
me to look from scratch, as a 'good neighbour'. ;-)
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