backchannel: lasting one year

Today’s oddly-specific claim:

Any battery needs to be maintained and properly charged or it will not last one year.

I don’t get it.

Someone is already taking the time to hit the reply button and type out a response.  Why overstate the case into something so trivially disputable?

This can introduce pointless noise in the discussion:

  1. Poster A makes overstated claim

  2. Poster B provides a counterexample

  3. Poster A rewords the claim:  “What I meant to say was…..”,  or gets annoyed: “you know what I meant”

No, we do not know what you meant.  We are not you.

The way to improve the signal-to-noise ratio is to think clearly, then say what you mean.