# binaries?

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#### mike

Jan 1, 1970
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very interesting group, but how can u teach novices and explain circuits
without drawings?

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#### Michael Black

Jan 1, 1970
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mike" ([email protected]) said:
very interesting group, but how can u teach novices and explain circuits
without drawings?
You refer people to books, the internet is not a replacement for such

You stash the diagram on the web, or an ftp site, and include the URL
in the message.

You post the diagram to a binary newsgroup, keeping in mind that it is
not an efficient method of distributing such information, and as a result
such newsgroups are not available on all newsservers.

Michael

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#### Tom Biasi

Jan 1, 1970
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mike said:
very interesting group, but how can u teach novices and explain circuits
without drawings?
Very good question mike. It is difficult sometimes. Others have mentioned
some of the ways it is done but often beginners just need an explanation in
theory.
And for the record, I hate that %$#@ ascii art. Tom M #### mike Jan 1, 1970 0 Very good question mike. It is difficult sometimes. Others have mentioned some of the ways it is done but often beginners just need an explanation in theory. And for the record, I hate that %$#@ ascii art.
Tom

thankyou Tom for your help! much apprieciated.
mike

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#### mike

Jan 1, 1970
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You refer people to books, the internet is not a replacement for such

You stash the diagram on the web, or an ftp site, and include the URL
in the message.

You post the diagram to a binary newsgroup, keeping in mind that it is
not an efficient method of distributing such information, and as a result
such newsgroups are not available on all newsservers.

Michael

mike

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Jan 1, 1970
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And for the record, I hate that %$#@ ascii art. --- Pity... For a trivial to semi-trivial circuit or a quick picture that's worth maybe 500 words it's hard to beat. Also, a few hundred bytes VS a few hundred K is easy to take. T #### Tom Biasi Jan 1, 1970 0 John Fields said: --- Pity... For a trivial to semi-trivial circuit or a quick picture that's worth maybe 500 words it's hard to beat. Also, a few hundred bytes VS a few hundred K is easy to take. I fully accept that the problem is on my end John. Probably dates back to when the profs used to chew me out for printing "Snoopy" calendars on the TTY. J #### JeffM Jan 1, 1970 0 And for the record, I hate that %$#@ ascii art.
Pity...
For a trivial to semi-trivial circuit or a quick picture that's worth
maybe 500 words it's hard to beat.
Also, a few hundred bytes VS a few hundred K is easy to take.
John Fields

Data density is a good point,
but I find longevity of the drawing in the Google Usenet archive
(along with the text of the post) to be an even bigger advantage.
Really great data doesn't lose value over time
and the ethereal nature of websites makes ASCII diagrams in an archive invaluable.

....then there's the Slashdot Effect
where everybody and his brother
tries to access the same (rinky-dink) site at the same time.

John:
Note the use of the ellipsis and lower case
when starting a thought with a conjunction.

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#### Terry Pinnell

Jan 1, 1970
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Data density is a good point,
but I find longevity of the drawing in the Google Usenet archive
(along with the text of the post) to be an even bigger advantage.
Really great data doesn't lose value over time
and the ethereal nature of websites makes ASCII diagrams in an archive invaluable.

...then there's the Slashdot Effect
where everybody and his brother
tries to access the same (rinky-dink) site at the same time.

John:
Note the use of the ellipsis and lower case
when starting a thought with a conjunction.

Hmm - that's a subtle grammatical point I've never come across before.
Even at the start of the first sentence in a new post by a new author?

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#### JeffM

Jan 1, 1970
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Also, a few hundred bytes VS a few hundred K is easy to take.
Hmm - that's a subtle grammatical point I've never come across before.
Even at the start of the first sentence in a new post by a new author?
Terry Pinnell

A conjunction is used to join stuff.
It really has no place at the *start* of a sentence.
(If you see a conjunction capitalized, it's being used improperly.)
The *starting a thought* thing _was_ a bit hyperbolic.

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