[Beowulf] OS for 64 bit AMD

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Mon Apr 4 04:50:44 EDT 2005


Mark Hahn wrote:
>>>this is utterly pointless, since we seem to disagree on axioms:
>>
>>Not really.  We disagree on basic definitions.  Axioms are accepted 
>>"truths".
> 
> 
> no.  axioms are the assumptions that underly a discussion.
> disagreeing on axioms leads only to the kind of noise we've been engaging in.
> I apologize for not quitting sooner.

Hello, Mark.

Although you may feel that this is pointless, I've found it quite useful 
to read your exchanges with Joe. In fact, I think that you are *both* 
right about what an 'axiom' is. The word has at least three meanings:

a. maxim: A self-evident or universally recognized truth.
b. law: An established rule or principle.
c. postulate: A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true
    without proof as the basis for argument.

Perhaps, in a similar way, you might agree that other words can have 
more than one meaning according to the context in which they are used?

Best wishes,

	Tony.
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