[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 14:22:40 CDT 2005

On 9/18/05, Shirker <shirker at mooli.org.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Sep 2005, Peter wrote:
> > Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 <patrick at zill.net> wrote:
> > [...]
> > > Current peeve: if you set up virtual servers under Linux using the
> > > vservers kernel patch ...
> >
> > Current peeve: people who conflate all the different Linux distributions
into "Linux" :p
> Current peeve: people who use made-up words like "conflate". What's that
> supposed to be, a combo of "confuse" and "inflate"? :p

Current etymological peeve: people who try to be snarky without
looking up their facts:


Main Entry: con7flate
Pronunciation: k&n-'flAt
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): con7flat7ed; con7flat7ing
Etymology: Latin conflatus, past participle of conflare to blow
together, fuse, from com- + flare to blow -- more at BLOW
1 a : to bring together : FUSE b : CONFUSE
2 : to combine (as two readings of a text) into a composite whole


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