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Re: Thin Client




On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 07:25:11PM +0100, Brian wrote:
On Mon 03 Apr 2017 at 17:53:32 +0000, Curt wrote:

On 2017-04-03, Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon 03 Apr 2017 at 20:49:33 +1200, cbannister@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 06:25:51PM +0100, Brian wrote:
>> > Although a Raspberry Pi is not particularly expensive, the 15 GBP
>> > I paid for a brand new thin client was an attraction. It acts as
>> > a print server. Do you want a list of printer manufacturers who do
>> > not support Linux on the ARM architecture?
>>
>> Yes please. Thanks!
>
> Brother, Canon and Samsung will do for a start.

A nice case in point for the Oxford comma, bro.

You would really, really have to explain that in more detail. The
denizens of Barnsley and Scunthorpe await your response.

The Oxford comma is a comma placed immedatiately before the conjunction
in a list of three or more items. It is often used to resolve the
ambiguity as to whether the last two items are paired or whether they
are separate members of the list.

So, in one reading "Brother, Canon and Samsung will do for a start" can
be read as an exhortation to ones brother, telling him about two printer
manufacturers. This ambiguity can be resolved by using the Oxford Comma
thusly "Brother, Canon, and Samsung will do for a start". In this
manner, it is clear that there are three members in the list.


P.S. I am not anyone's "bro".

P.P.S. Should Lexmark, Ricoh and Oki be candidates for inclusion on
      the list?

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