I really think even with reading rrfn, and a alt o/s+minimal coding knowledge one still has newbnessity. Why? Because you must become one with the nirvana, the stream. You must be data, or feel it. Before you are able to actually do things. Some are born with this...this...electronic chi? Magnetic force? I don't know really what it is, but when you have it, you truly do feel things, in a way unexplainable. Of course it's good to know things, But in my days, I've seen people called newbs that knew little to nothing, and did/learned things that people calling them newbs would give a left nut(or nipple) to get at. Were in reality, we perceive, our biggest flaw is not emotion, it is desire, it is our base root. It makes us, us here, and it binds us stuck in place. It is different outside of reality but desire bleeding away, to nothing, gives birth to something not possible otherwise, not probable on this plane.
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"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"