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  Reply # 25867 7-Jan-2006 23:33
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I heard nanos and iPod Mini's are no longer being made?? This distresses me! Someone tell me it's not true.


Just to clarify on this point, the iPod Mini has been superceded by the iPod Nano. The former is no longer in production, but the latter will be with us for some time to come.

I have never uninstalled iTunes, but I have upgraded it on many occassions and my music library has stayed intact. Your music library will be in your home folder, and uninstalling iTunes should only affect items in the library or applications folders.

Nevertheless, whenever there is a shadow of doubt (and even when there's not), you should ensure that you have an up to date backup on hand.



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  Reply # 25868 8-Jan-2006 00:07
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bro! superceded? latter? english please! unless you're a 58 year old english teacher, then its ok.
im too scared to uninstall iTunes. My entire music collection is on there, and if I lost it, I would most probably die. So, no uninstalling.
Noel Leeming tell me my iPod will be returned in around 10 days.

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Reply # 25872 8-Jan-2006 03:06
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miss_louie: bro! superceded? latter? english please! unless you're a 58 year old english teacher, then its ok.



supersede |ˌsoōpərˈsēd| verb [ trans. ]
take the place of (a person or thing previously in authority or use); supplant : the older models have now been superseded.

See note at replace .

DERIVATIVES
supersession |-ˈse sh ən| noun

ORIGIN late 15th cent.(in the sense [postpone, defer] ): from Old French superseder, from Latin supersedere ‘be superior to,’ from super- ‘above’ + sedere ‘sit.’ The current sense dates from the mid 17th cent.

USAGE See usage at supercede .


latter |ˈlatər|
adjective [ attrib. ]
1 situated or occurring nearer to the end of something than to the beginning : the latter half of 1989.
• belonging to the final stages of something, esp. of a person's life : heart disease dogged his latter years.
• recent : the project had low cash flows in its latter years.
2 ( the latter) denoting the second or second mentioned of two people or things : the Russians could advance into either Germany or Austria—they chose the latter option.

ORIGIN Old English lætra [slower,] comparative of læt (see late ).

USAGE Latter means 'the second-mentioned of two.' Its use to mean 'the last-mentioned of three or more' is common, but is considered incorrect by some because latter means 'later' rather than 'latest.': Last or | last-mentioned is preferred where three or more things are involved. See also usage at former 1 .

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  Reply # 25877 8-Jan-2006 07:34
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oh man. funny guy. i bet you went off to bed snickering to yourself over that one. top marks, my friend.

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  Reply # 25881 8-Jan-2006 08:49
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miss_louie: bro! superceded? latter? english please! unless you're a 58 year old english teacher, then its ok.
Hmmm. I am not 58 year old, not an English teacher (actually in the IT industry) and these are common use of these words...






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  Reply # 25883 8-Jan-2006 09:52
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I'm impressed that you are in the IT industry and didn't refer to the mini as "depricated".

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Reply # 25888 8-Jan-2006 14:01
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Both of the words used are valid and commonly used words. I don't see anything wrong with them and before you ask - I'm not a 58 year old English teacher either. I'm a university student (being my primary 'job' at the moment).

While Alasta could have used the word 'depreciated' to describe the IPod Mini, he was free to use other words. In this case the word he used was probably more appropriate as the IPod Mini is being replaced with the IPod Nano.

Personally I don't see what the issue is, if you didn't understand the words there are dictionaries both online and offline which you could have used to obtain the definition. I just posted a definition from my Macs dictionary just to clarify the definitions.

Please note, I'm not trying to troll (even though it obviously looks like a troll) or trying to fuel further debate, but I find it quite strange that you'd pick out words from another users post and make such a comment on them.




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  Reply # 25889 8-Jan-2006 14:24
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I thought it was funny, that's all, like a Dilbert cartoon.



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  Reply # 25890 8-Jan-2006 14:40
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  Reply # 25891 8-Jan-2006 14:47
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Just to add fuel to the fire: deprecated is the correct spelling for this context.

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  Reply # 25893 8-Jan-2006 15:00
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cokemaster: Both of the words used are valid and commonly used words. I don't see anything wrong with them and before you ask - I'm not a 58 year old English teacher either. I'm a university student (being my primary 'job' at the moment).

While Alasta could have used the word 'depreciated' to describe the IPod Mini, he was free to use other words. In this case the word he used was probably more appropriate as the IPod Mini is being replaced with the IPod Nano.


Thank you, Cokemaster. I must say that, whilst it's common for trivial things to get blown out of proportion on other online forums that I visit, it's not often that this happens on Geekzone.

When I look at New Zealand based online forums, I am often shocked and dismayed by the contributors' lack of literacy skills. This contrasts with an American based forum which I frequent, where a large proportion of contributors do not speak English as their first language, yet the spelling and grammar is excellent.

It is always unfortunate when certain individuals run down others to try and compensate for their own shortcomings, but I don't take it personally. That's all I have to say about this matter.



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Reply # 25894 8-Jan-2006 15:02
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burn baby, burn!!!

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  Reply # 25895 8-Jan-2006 15:07
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Well I've learned a valuable lesson, don’t be whimsical on geekzone. Can someone advise how I “un-watch” this topic?



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  Reply # 25896 8-Jan-2006 15:09
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whimsical? un-watch!? haha kidding. i love it

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  Reply # 25914 9-Jan-2006 02:55
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alasta:

Thank you, Cokemaster. I must say that, whilst it's common for trivial things to get blown out of proportion on other online forums that I visit, it's not often that this happens on Geekzone.

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Looking back, it seems I had a large role in blowing it out by posting those definitions. Kinda like trying to put a fire out by pouring petrol on it. But nevermind I guess.

The thread probably can be closed because the posts have gone well and truely off the orginal aim - unless there is more to discuss about the issue (IPod shuffle that is).

lyon_rouge: Well I've learned a valuable lesson, don’t be whimsical on geekzone. Can someone advise how I “un-watch” this topic?

Either click the remove link in the mail notification that geekzone sends on every post - alternatively you can click the link provided which will remove it as well - Click here to remove email notification to this thread..




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