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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2009, 10:18:52 AM »
water can be dry?


All water I've ever encountered was wet.
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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2009, 10:24:13 AM »
water can be dry?


All water I've ever encountered was wet.

I was thinking the same thing.
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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2009, 10:30:19 AM »
On the other hand, I guess ice would be dry, as long as none of it melts.
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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2009, 10:35:25 AM »
water can be dry?


All water I've ever encountered was wet.

We seem to have a large number of non native speakers who have not learned about verb tenses

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as long as water is dry

has dried


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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2009, 01:51:19 PM »
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We seem to have a large number of non native speakers who have not learned about verb tenses

I'm not holding out much hope for some of the "native speakers," either.   ;)


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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2009, 02:53:09 PM »
A river has water. True
A river can be dry. True
Then the waterhole is dry.
The hole has not changed.
But that it has no water.
Thus wax kindred betwixt
no water and dry.
No water is there == The water is dry.

That is English.
You need to cross over the bridge .

This is a common Keyboard Problem. Instead of the US America Keyboard, you should use the English UK keyboard and the problem just goes away.
And in London they only clean keyboards with Gin.  :D
But no need to worry about the thing falling in to the River Thames. The bloody water is near quite dry, you know.
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/blog/2006/07/river-thames-begins-to-dry-up-as.html

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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2009, 09:20:53 PM »
I'm not holding out much hope for some of the "native speakers," either.   ;)

not really, I have lived in the USA since I was a one year old kid and I'm sure I know my English enough to get people to understzand what I'm saying. But note, people do make typing mistakes now and then. You think you're typing something that your brain is telling you to but it doesn't show up apparently.

I meant to say that the keyboard has to be thoroughly dried out before you attempt to power it up, or else you risk shorting out the keyboard and thus forcing you to have to get a new one if and when it does.

but in any case, I think water can be dry --> see the article here .... http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=scientists-create-dry-wat

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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2009, 09:34:02 PM »
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You think you're typing something that your brain is telling you to but it doesn't show up apparently.

I wonder what that's like?

You are right -- this can be a very limited medium.


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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2009, 09:42:13 PM »
We seem to have a large number of non native speakers who have not learned about verb tenses

Eh, there are quite a few native speakers I've seen here that you could say the same thing about.  :P

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And in London they only clean keyboards with Gin.

Yep, London Dry Gin.


Actually, you're all wrong. Just because you don't see it or it goes away doesn't mean it's gone. Water doesn't dry. It evaporates.  :P

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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2009, 11:43:41 PM »
Which means it never dries...it just leaves it's present location...
Evaporation means it seperates and goes airborne....a vapor state...which turns into condensation and ultimately rainfall.
   
 
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« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2009, 12:05:42 AM »
Which means it never dries...it just leaves it's present location...
Evaporation means it seperates and goes airborne....a vapor state...which turns into condensation and ultimately rainfall.

True, but I think you would not be finding many people who'd say, "let the water evaporate from the keyboard" or something like that . any how, even though in reality, evaporation is what is going on and dry is when all the water has left it's original location (which is what you're interested in usually)  :P

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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2009, 12:19:10 AM »
I think you would not be finding many people who'd say, "let the water evaporate from the keyboard" or something like that

It's what I would say. Anyway, it's not the water that "dries" but the surface it previously wetted.


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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2009, 12:21:54 AM »
Which means it never dries...it just leaves it's present location...
Evaporation means it seperates and goes airborne....a vapor state...which turns into condensation and ultimately rainfall.

Didn't I just say that?  :P

The applicable meanings of dry in this case:
dry - (adj) - to be without moisture
dry - (v) - to remove moisture from; to exsiccate

Forms of moisture can be condensed (liquid) or diffused (vapor) but can still make something wet.

An object can dry (v) (A blow drier dries hair.) or be dry (adj) (The dry cup was soon filled with Pepsi.).

Does that all make sense?  ??? haha

True, but I think you would not be finding many people who'd say, "let the water evaporate from the keyboard"

True, you do hear people say that, as we've seen in this thread, but technically it's wrong.  :P

It like "sweating like a pig"... we say it... but pigs are incapable of sweating since they don't have functional sweat glands.  ;D

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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2009, 12:26:57 AM »

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True, but I think you would not be finding many people who'd say, "let the water evaporate from the keyboard"

True, you do hear people say that, as we've seen in this thread, but technically it's wrong.


Why is it wrong "technically"? What does the water do if it does not evaporate?


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Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2009, 12:30:42 AM »
Sorry, I was doing too many things at once and that came out wrong.

What I meant is that "let the water dry from the keyboard" would technically be wrong.