Watercooler

Dammit.

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Dammit.

santeewelding
Somebody post something you can sink your teeth into.

Nobody does, and soon, I will.

You don't want that. I'll earn me a bazillion negative votes. That is, if you can overcome it with the tepid and the cautious and the positive.
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    AnsuGisalas

    the visual whitewash has taken all the grit out of me...

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    I dasn't go out in the rain. I'd melt.

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    seanferd

    I may drop in to point out complete failures of logic and evidence (or reading comprehension), then fade out.

    I don't know what makes for an interesting discussion here any more. I'll say this is due to, roughly, one half of TR changing (not just the site mechanics, but the community), and one half of me just having a "f it, not worth the trouble" attitude.

    Some folks are still turning out some damn fine articles and comments, but I don't always have anything to add. Which is why I still use article votes as well as the new comment votes - so I'm not just saying, "Yeah, what she said" or "Great article" all the time.

    So, what would you sink your teeth into? Anyone want to fight over media coverage of floods (and snakes, for whatever effin' reason) and stupid politicians and people who apparently forgot they were using land in a bought-and-paid-for floodway (for eighty years) after enjoying ridiculously subsidized flood free conditions until now?

    That subject may whip some people into a froth. But I can't be certain. Or, we can throw down the ever-popular threat of bringing back "Evolution is a lie" and start a new thread.

    Maybe if Jay starts submitting articles again, we will find available a haystack of needles furnished with a thousand points of contention.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Has the site redevelopment actually improved TR or has it destroyed the Sense of Community that made TR what it used to be?

    Sink your toothy pegs into that one and see what you come up with.

    Oh if you like I can vote you down as much as you like. :^0

    Col

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    Madsmaddad

    Start at techrepublic.com, and try and find the interesting things that you used to get prompted with in the past. It's all gone Bah Humbug.

    This is the most interesting chain I can find today, and it ain't up to much.

    Have a good day, all.

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    RayFoxxe

    You're just bored aren't you? <w<
    Try reading a book or something?
    Or yeah, do that and post something that we all will sink our teethes into! x3

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    NexS

    <a href="http://static.ffxiah.com/images/sandwich.jpg">Sink into this</a>

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    White bread? Nutritional value? :0

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    santeewelding

    You steal my thunder.

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    santeewelding

    You'll be telling us that changes in knowledge about nutrition and the nutraceuticals are faster-paced than IT. We all need the former. I can take or leave the latter.

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    RayFoxxe

    owo What does that have to do with all of this anyway?! I don't get it!!! @.@
    http://motivateurself.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/irrelevance.jpg

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    I believe the man was asking for something to sink his teeth into?

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    CharlieSpencer

    You're swimming upstream against two dominant TR currents.

    One is that there is no concept of 'irrelevance' here. By long-standing tradition, discussions are allowed to wander off-topic in whatever direction the participants want to take them.

    The second is that santee's comments almost always APPEAR to be irrelevant. Check Amazon for the 'santee to English' translation guide, or the popular 'santeewelding for Dummies' 2-volume set.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Ouble-day ost-pay.

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    NexS

    [cheer] [/cheer]

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    CharlieSpencer

    I was on vacation and off line for a week. Thanks for noticing!

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    NexS

    And some days, you've just gotta let yourself go, and say "Hey. I'm going to eat this white bread, and I don't care what others think of me!".

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    RayFoxxe

    NO! xD I stole your sandwich!

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    seanferd

    I went and built my own.

    I certainly enjoyed my non-invisible sandwich, which contained no white bread, and was entirely on-topic.

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    NexS

    Take it to the discussions forum! Otherwise, eat your non-IT topical sandwich!!

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    seanferd

    If it was meant for topical use only, I probably should not have ingested it.

    Why doesn't anyone give out those stickers for telephones with the Poison Control Center number on it anymore?!

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    NexS

    Have you seen the I.T. Crowd?
    Something along the lines of the 'new emergency number'...

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    RayFoxxe

    xD And cure him of his boredom?

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    AnsuGisalas

    the man's asking for an estimate of the size of boon to be owed by Santeewelding to whoever does indeed post such...

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    CharlieSpencer

    You've used it twice; care to explain it?

    For that matter, what's with the '=W=' you use a couple of times below?

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    seanferd

    Don't know about =W=, unless that is where the money is buried.

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    AnsuGisalas

    but only to the age-deficient

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    =W=

    NexS

    I figure that it's the centre of a linear equation.

    <i>W</i> being the speed at which the wind travels at any given altitude.

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    RayFoxxe

    +gets into a Jack Sparrow accent and act+

    Who's boons? Your boons?

    xD

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    santeewelding

    Leave out the noveau slick typographics. Speak straight, like Max with his venality.

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    RayFoxxe

    owo You don't like the way I speaketh sir? >w> This is all just for fun ya'know.

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    santeewelding

    Takes you anywhere you want to go. If it doesn't, it's no place to be, unless that is where you live, in the first place.

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    RayFoxxe

    We are all free to have our freedom of speech whether it is by voice or by text. We can speak things we want, the way we want, and whenever we want as long as we abide by the rules and etiquettes of society. But this place here, we are free to speak whatever we wish just as long as it doesn't go over bounds from the rules and regulations. Now sir, do you think this breaks away from those bounds? Is strict grammar really needed here? Sure we're all professional here, but we're not always going to act like that, we should loosen up sometimes. Besides, this is the Water Cooler, chill out!

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    santeewelding

    For this time, butcher grammar and punctuation only after you have mastered them; not before.

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    RayFoxxe

    Big meanie pants Grammar Nazi! =w=

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    seanferd

    Bite deeply, my conscientious user of written language.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Several of us here enjoy baiting the unsuspecting. With the experience you list in your profile, you know better than to rise to it. While it's good advice on any forum, it can be especially true here in the WC.

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    RayFoxxe

    =w= Big bullies...

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    santeewelding

    You will encounter anywhere.

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    RayFoxxe

    That's rather unprofessional for someone who has such high standards as you? Demeaning yourself to such behavior only proves you to be less intellectual you know. And there you were speaking to me like some fancy schnook, when here you are proving yourself to be less than the smart man you show yourself you are.

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    AnsuGisalas

    In fact, this hint book I bought says: "The best way to get to know the TR regulars is wade right into the fray, make some feints at random, then try your best to stay alive"... hm... authored John Smith. This wouldn't be a trap, would it?

    Anyway; this whole thread was marked from the start: The great white shark says: "I need to shed some teeth already! Somebody throw in a carcass!"
    Anyone going surfing in these waters will be bit, then spat out... unless they happen to have a high blubber content.

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    AnsuGisalas

    You're still taking this seriously... these guys are just kidding around, trying to get to know you better. You can tell from the fact that you're not (hopefully) suffering internal hemorrhaging from verbal impact...

    And Santeewelding certainly doesn't aim for "intellectual". Not one for _pussyfooting, that one.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Nope; we pick on the veterans too. We're equal opportunity.

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    maxwell edison

    . . . . . I withdraw both my question as well as any consideration to satisfy your request.

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    RayFoxxe

    Maybe if he'd loosen up more, he'd have more friends around him.
    =w= I was just trying to liven' up things, geez people, this is the internet!
    It's full of drama, trolls, weabos, rape, pedophiles, and Nazis! Don't make it so worse already!

    STOP TAKING THE INTERNET SO SERIOUSLY!!!

    http://e621.net/data/71/37/713751e9ac5646295e228bf1bdb9d407.jpg

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    AnsuGisalas

    the too seriously taking seems to be mostly yours.

    "Don't make it so worse already"... hmm...

    Word of advice, whatever comes, don't take it too seriously

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    RayFoxxe

    owo I'm not being serious!
    xD If I was serious I'd be swearing and saying nonsensical stuff in a troll-of-a-fashion way and flame all over this thread with the great wall of Desu~!

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    NexS

    I can understand none of this comment.

    If you wander over to your bookcase, the oldest book - most likely covered in cobwebs - is a 'dictionary'. Use it.

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    RayFoxxe

    owo I know what a dictionary is thank you and I pretty well know how to use it. I just talk like most of the L337s, trolls, and people on the net do.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    we generally dislike intensely 'round these parts. If it walks like a duck...

    I just talk like most of the L337s, trolls, and people on the net do.

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    RayFoxxe

    So I can't be who I am around the internet? Though I'm no troll, L337, or any of those net terms and titles. I am just me, acting the silly way I wanna be cuz it's more fun to be more loose and silly than being too serious and pessimistic about things in life. That's the problem with most people these days, they don't have much patience and understanding. You'd rather burn the duck right away by just judging by how it acts, not getting to know the duck within.

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    RayFoxxe

    =w= What's your problem with me? Are you allergic to me or something?

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    NexS

    Excuse me.

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    RayFoxxe

    ...

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    AnsuGisalas

    We don't expect you to play a role...
    In fact, we most of us detest people playing roles. We'll gladly accept bad grammar and poor spelling, if that's how that person really speaks/writes... but we don't like the roles people play on the intarwayb, as it seems to be an excuse for disenginuity, dishonesty and other sins against being.

    Be yourself.

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    seanferd

    So many to choose from.

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    NexS

    Miss the butting of heads that Maxwell offered the world of TR?

    His false unbias attitude was too much for me, but it made for interesting reading.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Utterly miss the headbutting. Place is dull as snails without it.

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    And

    NexS

    You could always count on him to bring to attention seemingly important issues.

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    AV .

    He was always up to the fight and defended his stance on everything. He had strong opinions and was always challenging. He made you think.

    AV

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    santeewelding

    One black mark for you.

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    NexS

    For the plural of pizza.

    No?

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    maxwell edison

    Two peas from the same pod - irritating, childish, foolish, boring, silly, and both a real PITA. Both are no more than self-defined legends - but only in their own minds. Neither contributes anything of value. Both contribute to the demise of this Web site. I have zero respect or consideration for either. People like you are the reason I no longer engage in discussions at this Web site. After ten years, the jesters finally took over - and you are the jesters. Enjoy the empty shell of what was once a great forum. And know that it was you who directly contributed to its downfall.

    RayFoxx is just a fool and a childish idiot. Buy you, Santee, you must think you're too smart for the rest of us. Your pompous and aloof demeanor is no more that a window into your own misery. In short, get a fuc**** life, dude.

    And just for RayFoxx:

    http://tinyurl.com/bu54b

    I should have stayed away. Shame on me.

    To what was once a great forum, may it rest in peace.

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    RayFoxxe

    Now that's harsh... ;w; Sure I'm irritating, childish, foolish, well not sure about boring, silly, and sometimes a pain in the arse. But, one thing is for sure, I do not thing that I am a self-defined legend. Nor do I want to be like that. I just want to peacefully co-exist with people and do things I wanna do with the freedom of choice and way. And what did I do wrong anyway? I seriously don't know and I wanna find out what. And this place is still a great forum yah know, it's the reason why I joined TR, most of the IT I hear about here are the best and I admire those people. I came here to learn and share what knowledge I can offer. And have fun while doing that as well.

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    santeewelding

    You calling me a toothless_whore, Maxwell, insubstantial as it was, and nowhere near enough to sink my dentures into with any resistance.

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    AV .

    Did I say something untrue about Max? Explain yourself, if you can, though I doubt you can. Where do you think most of the posts you could "sink your teeth into" came from? Could you post anything even close? I haven't seen it yet and I'm not holding my breath.

    I think you need to be more civil, Santee. One-liner or one word put downs are just shallow sniping, insulting and nothing more. This was once an intelligent discussion forum and I'd like to see it go back to that, but if all you're going to do is take pot shots at people, I don't see how that can happen.

    Go ahead Santee, post a "sink your teeth into" discussion and lets see what you got.

    AV

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    santeewelding

    I allude that Max is more than that. Max raises my eyebrows. Makes me sit up straight and take full notice. FNM, or fundamental governance -- doesn't matter. Max gets my attention.

    Your, "some pizazz", was limp-wristed, American Voter; not at all befitting our Max.

    Clear enough?

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    AnsuGisalas

    We have a saying in Denmark: when the crib is empty, the horses are bitten.
    Bear in mind that a crib was for feeding livestock, before baby Jesus took a nap in one.
    When the feed's out, the horses start biting each other.

    Let's not go there, shall we? Or if we do, let's do in conscious fashion, with some entertainment value and with a basic awareness of what the _fuck we're doing.

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    AnsuGisalas

    What's with the past tense? You think he can stay away?
    Maybe we should agree with him on something once in a while, might make him post more.
    We're short on sycophants, lately - they're all busy on the main discussion pages, voting down the uncomfortable and Liking the pointless.

    Jest aside, Max has a role to play here. If he's AWOL, we'll have to hunt him down. Which could get tricky if he slinks away into the mountains.

    Max: This place is in a bad state because too many people cut and run. You don't have to like it all, and I know nobody can, but if we all just do a little of what we used to, this place can be at least bearable - until hopefully some of the technical shortcomings are ironed out.

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    AV .

    Actually Pizazz has nothing to do with the "Gangsta" plural of pizza. I'm really not up on "Gangsta" anything, to be honest, but Pizazz is something that TR has been lacking lately. I think you might agree.

    AV

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    NexS

    I thought that you were getting in on the cool new way of speaking.

    My mistake!

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    AV .

    You're not up to the challenge and you're creating a diversion from your own behavior. I'm not the one that insulted Max.

    AV
    Edited: added you're

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    santeewelding

    You leap, too, in accord with the etymological origin of "insult". I can't know, but I strongly suspect, you don't bother looking before you leap. You just do it.

    Adds to your charm, sometimes. Not this time.

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    AV .

    You must be kidding me with your cryptic answer. I don't think you get it Santee. This is a discussion group, not a snipe session.

    Tell me what your next discussion will be about and I hope it isn't titled Dammit. Thats just not acceptable.

    AV

    etu

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    santeewelding

    About what I get you think to, "be". Turn your eyeballs around. Look inward, if you can. I'm already doing it -- this "next" discussion -- with you. Been doing it since I started here in '06.

    I regret only that it takes a 2X4 upside your head -- lovingly, dear AV.

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    AV .

    " I regret only that it takes a 2X4 upside your head -- lovingly, dear AV."

    What better way to get your point across?

    AV

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    santeewelding

    In your case, may have breached the parietal membraneous. No amount of beating works on the endochondral ossificatory of others -- like Max.

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    AnsuGisalas

    comparable to sticking one's fingers in the ears and going laa-laa-laa-laa at the top of one's lungs.

    You can only hit someone with a verbal 2x4 if they've put themselves on the playing field.

    Max rarely does. Which is strange, because he certainly could play well.

    But then, not everybody likes this verbal bravalla-fest, and peace be unto that.
    Maybe he's more mature because of it

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    maxwell edison

    What do you mean by that? I assume that your implication is that I try to present myself as unbiased, but ......

    I've never claimed to be unbiased. I'll give you $100 if you can point to a message in which I did.

    To the contrary. I'm dripping with bias. But a difference between me and other people is that I proudly admit my biases. And I tell you what they are. And I support and defend them with facts and reason. Everyone has their biases - as I've often said. Only those who struggle to support them, however, claim otherwise.

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    NexS

    Some time ago, your claim to taking both sides of the equation. Although I don't remember the topic, I remember thinking "So much for being unbiassed..."

    Perhaps, and I have no shame in saying so, I read your post incorrectly.
    Or perhaps you had a bad day

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    seanferd

    http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110527/full/news.2011.323.html
    Terrorist 'pre-crime' detector field tested in United States

    What a load of crap.

    1, 2, 3, <i>fight</i>.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Or maybe not. The southeast isn't far from the northeast.

    Reposted, on my *gasp* Facebook Wall.

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    Michael Jay

    Ready, Fire, Aim.

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    NexS

    It's Poppycock.
    It's the dirt on the underneath on my boot.

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    RayFoxxe

    The one thing I remembered on the Bourne series was that GRUELING scene where he pissed out little metal balls that are actually nanobots.
    NOW THAT WOULD HURT LIKE ****!!!

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    AnsuGisalas

    just check the complaints reports on an airport where people with a fear of flying are disproportionately subjected to ****** searches.

    Unsteady gaze, sweating, fluctuating heart rate... all the signs of a terrorist

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    Madsmaddad

    1. Is it failure to use the spellchecker?
    2. Is it US and not British English?
    3. Is it just fingers not typing what brain is thinking/spelling?

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    AnsuGisalas

    Hm?

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    seanferd

    it's Finnish English. Spelling errors not detected.

    And since we're on the topic, whenever dis "spell check" make sense, other than by lazy convention? <i>Spelling check(er)</i>. I'll assume we are not talking about occurrences, periods of time, or "magic".

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    AnsuGisalas

    it's Danish living in Finland English.
    I don't see spelling errors in what I wrote though, although I'll readily admit that it was more than a bit murky, syntax-wise.
    A rewrite:
    "Just check the news for reports of a deluge of complaints from people with a fear of flying, on account of their having been subjected, with disproportionate frequency, to cavity searches"

    Now, I don't think that's better, really.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Especially those of us who do live in the US of A.

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    NexS

    For teen chat rooms.

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    RayFoxxe

    owo No harm in trying to see if anyone knows about this right?

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    CharlieSpencer

    is to your local reputation. You're coming across as a total phony.

    TR is populated primarily with IT professionals. You may not have figured it out by now, but acting at least semi-professional is going to get you a lot farther here than acting like something 4chan spit up. Tone it down for a while and quit trying to attract attention; maybe even lurk without posting for a couple of weeks. That will give you a feel for the community here and the mannerisms of the more active members. That will allow you to see whose opinion you value and whose you decide to ignore. Try being on your best manners and develop a couple of relationships before letting your hair down.

    Oh, and lose the cutesy-poo 'l33t' typings and insertions. You'll make a much better impression here if you stick to standard English.

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    AnsuGisalas

    Welcome. At the very least you have staying power. How else would you learn what we mean? And how else would we learn what you mean?

    Not being a seagull is worth something. I also hope you'll save the energy you spend on inserts and l33t... you see, most people here only use l33t as a visual marker of "this here what I write now is not what I think is correct, it is a wild exaggeration of what I think a complete nincompoop might say"... so they might be very confused about what you're trying to say, and won't appreciate it when they figure it out.

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    santeewelding

    Your best shot for expressing the non-standard without cracking a smile.

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    NexS

    The difference between Standard English and Santee English.

    You need a degree to read the latter.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    You do need an enquiring mind.

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    NexS

    Enquiring of mind is, at best, a prerequisite!

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    AnsuGisalas

    :a degree of transcendental madness (some)
    +and
    :a degree of detachment from rote thinking (high)

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    NexS

    Comma Separated Value(s) (grammar inclusive) helps too.

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    AnsuGisalas

    the visual whitewash has taken all the grit out of me...

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    I dasn't go out in the rain. I'd melt.

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    seanferd

    I may drop in to point out complete failures of logic and evidence (or reading comprehension), then fade out.

    I don't know what makes for an interesting discussion here any more. I'll say this is due to, roughly, one half of TR changing (not just the site mechanics, but the community), and one half of me just having a "f it, not worth the trouble" attitude.

    Some folks are still turning out some damn fine articles and comments, but I don't always have anything to add. Which is why I still use article votes as well as the new comment votes - so I'm not just saying, "Yeah, what she said" or "Great article" all the time.

    So, what would you sink your teeth into? Anyone want to fight over media coverage of floods (and snakes, for whatever effin' reason) and stupid politicians and people who apparently forgot they were using land in a bought-and-paid-for floodway (for eighty years) after enjoying ridiculously subsidized flood free conditions until now?

    That subject may whip some people into a froth. But I can't be certain. Or, we can throw down the ever-popular threat of bringing back "Evolution is a lie" and start a new thread.

    Maybe if Jay starts submitting articles again, we will find available a haystack of needles furnished with a thousand points of contention.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Has the site redevelopment actually improved TR or has it destroyed the Sense of Community that made TR what it used to be?

    Sink your toothy pegs into that one and see what you come up with.

    Oh if you like I can vote you down as much as you like. :^0

    Col

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    Madsmaddad

    Start at techrepublic.com, and try and find the interesting things that you used to get prompted with in the past. It's all gone Bah Humbug.

    This is the most interesting chain I can find today, and it ain't up to much.

    Have a good day, all.

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    RayFoxxe

    You're just bored aren't you? <w<
    Try reading a book or something?
    Or yeah, do that and post something that we all will sink our teethes into! x3

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    NexS

    <a href="http://static.ffxiah.com/images/sandwich.jpg">Sink into this</a>

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    White bread? Nutritional value? :0

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    santeewelding

    You steal my thunder.

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    santeewelding

    You'll be telling us that changes in knowledge about nutrition and the nutraceuticals are faster-paced than IT. We all need the former. I can take or leave the latter.

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    RayFoxxe

    owo What does that have to do with all of this anyway?! I don't get it!!! @.@
    http://motivateurself.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/irrelevance.jpg

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    I believe the man was asking for something to sink his teeth into?

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    CharlieSpencer

    You're swimming upstream against two dominant TR currents.

    One is that there is no concept of 'irrelevance' here. By long-standing tradition, discussions are allowed to wander off-topic in whatever direction the participants want to take them.

    The second is that santee's comments almost always APPEAR to be irrelevant. Check Amazon for the 'santee to English' translation guide, or the popular 'santeewelding for Dummies' 2-volume set.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Ouble-day ost-pay.

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    NexS

    [cheer] [/cheer]

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    CharlieSpencer

    I was on vacation and off line for a week. Thanks for noticing!

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    NexS

    And some days, you've just gotta let yourself go, and say "Hey. I'm going to eat this white bread, and I don't care what others think of me!".

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    RayFoxxe

    NO! xD I stole your sandwich!

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    seanferd

    I went and built my own.

    I certainly enjoyed my non-invisible sandwich, which contained no white bread, and was entirely on-topic.

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    NexS

    Take it to the discussions forum! Otherwise, eat your non-IT topical sandwich!!

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    seanferd

    If it was meant for topical use only, I probably should not have ingested it.

    Why doesn't anyone give out those stickers for telephones with the Poison Control Center number on it anymore?!

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    NexS

    Have you seen the I.T. Crowd?
    Something along the lines of the 'new emergency number'...

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    RayFoxxe

    xD And cure him of his boredom?

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    AnsuGisalas

    the man's asking for an estimate of the size of boon to be owed by Santeewelding to whoever does indeed post such...

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    CharlieSpencer

    You've used it twice; care to explain it?

    For that matter, what's with the '=W=' you use a couple of times below?

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    seanferd

    Don't know about =W=, unless that is where the money is buried.

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    AnsuGisalas

    but only to the age-deficient

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    =W=

    NexS

    I figure that it's the centre of a linear equation.

    <i>W</i> being the speed at which the wind travels at any given altitude.

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    RayFoxxe

    +gets into a Jack Sparrow accent and act+

    Who's boons? Your boons?

    xD

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    santeewelding

    Leave out the noveau slick typographics. Speak straight, like Max with his venality.

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    RayFoxxe

    owo You don't like the way I speaketh sir? >w> This is all just for fun ya'know.

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    santeewelding

    Takes you anywhere you want to go. If it doesn't, it's no place to be, unless that is where you live, in the first place.

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    RayFoxxe

    We are all free to have our freedom of speech whether it is by voice or by text. We can speak things we want, the way we want, and whenever we want as long as we abide by the rules and etiquettes of society. But this place here, we are free to speak whatever we wish just as long as it doesn't go over bounds from the rules and regulations. Now sir, do you think this breaks away from those bounds? Is strict grammar really needed here? Sure we're all professional here, but we're not always going to act like that, we should loosen up sometimes. Besides, this is the Water Cooler, chill out!

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    santeewelding

    For this time, butcher grammar and punctuation only after you have mastered them; not before.

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    RayFoxxe

    Big meanie pants Grammar Nazi! =w=

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    seanferd

    Bite deeply, my conscientious user of written language.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Several of us here enjoy baiting the unsuspecting. With the experience you list in your profile, you know better than to rise to it. While it's good advice on any forum, it can be especially true here in the WC.

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    RayFoxxe

    =w= Big bullies...

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    santeewelding

    You will encounter anywhere.

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    RayFoxxe

    That's rather unprofessional for someone who has such high standards as you? Demeaning yourself to such behavior only proves you to be less intellectual you know. And there you were speaking to me like some fancy schnook, when here you are proving yourself to be less than the smart man you show yourself you are.

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    AnsuGisalas

    In fact, this hint book I bought says: "The best way to get to know the TR regulars is wade right into the fray, make some feints at random, then try your best to stay alive"... hm... authored John Smith. This wouldn't be a trap, would it?

    Anyway; this whole thread was marked from the start: The great white shark says: "I need to shed some teeth already! Somebody throw in a carcass!"
    Anyone going surfing in these waters will be bit, then spat out... unless they happen to have a high blubber content.

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    AnsuGisalas

    You're still taking this seriously... these guys are just kidding around, trying to get to know you better. You can tell from the fact that you're not (hopefully) suffering internal hemorrhaging from verbal impact...

    And Santeewelding certainly doesn't aim for "intellectual". Not one for _pussyfooting, that one.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Nope; we pick on the veterans too. We're equal opportunity.

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    maxwell edison

    . . . . . I withdraw both my question as well as any consideration to satisfy your request.

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    RayFoxxe

    Maybe if he'd loosen up more, he'd have more friends around him.
    =w= I was just trying to liven' up things, geez people, this is the internet!
    It's full of drama, trolls, weabos, rape, pedophiles, and Nazis! Don't make it so worse already!

    STOP TAKING THE INTERNET SO SERIOUSLY!!!

    http://e621.net/data/71/37/713751e9ac5646295e228bf1bdb9d407.jpg

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    AnsuGisalas

    the too seriously taking seems to be mostly yours.

    "Don't make it so worse already"... hmm...

    Word of advice, whatever comes, don't take it too seriously

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    RayFoxxe

    owo I'm not being serious!
    xD If I was serious I'd be swearing and saying nonsensical stuff in a troll-of-a-fashion way and flame all over this thread with the great wall of Desu~!

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    ...

    NexS

    I can understand none of this comment.

    If you wander over to your bookcase, the oldest book - most likely covered in cobwebs - is a 'dictionary'. Use it.

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    RayFoxxe

    owo I know what a dictionary is thank you and I pretty well know how to use it. I just talk like most of the L337s, trolls, and people on the net do.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    we generally dislike intensely 'round these parts. If it walks like a duck...

    I just talk like most of the L337s, trolls, and people on the net do.

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    RayFoxxe

    So I can't be who I am around the internet? Though I'm no troll, L337, or any of those net terms and titles. I am just me, acting the silly way I wanna be cuz it's more fun to be more loose and silly than being too serious and pessimistic about things in life. That's the problem with most people these days, they don't have much patience and understanding. You'd rather burn the duck right away by just judging by how it acts, not getting to know the duck within.

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    RayFoxxe

    =w= What's your problem with me? Are you allergic to me or something?

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    NexS

    Excuse me.

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    RayFoxxe

    ...

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    AnsuGisalas

    We don't expect you to play a role...
    In fact, we most of us detest people playing roles. We'll gladly accept bad grammar and poor spelling, if that's how that person really speaks/writes... but we don't like the roles people play on the intarwayb, as it seems to be an excuse for disenginuity, dishonesty and other sins against being.

    Be yourself.

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    seanferd

    So many to choose from.

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    NexS

    Miss the butting of heads that Maxwell offered the world of TR?

    His false unbias attitude was too much for me, but it made for interesting reading.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Utterly miss the headbutting. Place is dull as snails without it.

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    And

    NexS

    You could always count on him to bring to attention seemingly important issues.

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    AV .

    He was always up to the fight and defended his stance on everything. He had strong opinions and was always challenging. He made you think.

    AV

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    santeewelding

    One black mark for you.

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    NexS

    For the plural of pizza.

    No?

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    maxwell edison

    Two peas from the same pod - irritating, childish, foolish, boring, silly, and both a real PITA. Both are no more than self-defined legends - but only in their own minds. Neither contributes anything of value. Both contribute to the demise of this Web site. I have zero respect or consideration for either. People like you are the reason I no longer engage in discussions at this Web site. After ten years, the jesters finally took over - and you are the jesters. Enjoy the empty shell of what was once a great forum. And know that it was you who directly contributed to its downfall.

    RayFoxx is just a fool and a childish idiot. Buy you, Santee, you must think you're too smart for the rest of us. Your pompous and aloof demeanor is no more that a window into your own misery. In short, get a fuc**** life, dude.

    And just for RayFoxx:

    http://tinyurl.com/bu54b

    I should have stayed away. Shame on me.

    To what was once a great forum, may it rest in peace.

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    RayFoxxe

    Now that's harsh... ;w; Sure I'm irritating, childish, foolish, well not sure about boring, silly, and sometimes a pain in the arse. But, one thing is for sure, I do not thing that I am a self-defined legend. Nor do I want to be like that. I just want to peacefully co-exist with people and do things I wanna do with the freedom of choice and way. And what did I do wrong anyway? I seriously don't know and I wanna find out what. And this place is still a great forum yah know, it's the reason why I joined TR, most of the IT I hear about here are the best and I admire those people. I came here to learn and share what knowledge I can offer. And have fun while doing that as well.

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    santeewelding

    You calling me a toothless_whore, Maxwell, insubstantial as it was, and nowhere near enough to sink my dentures into with any resistance.

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    AV .

    Did I say something untrue about Max? Explain yourself, if you can, though I doubt you can. Where do you think most of the posts you could "sink your teeth into" came from? Could you post anything even close? I haven't seen it yet and I'm not holding my breath.

    I think you need to be more civil, Santee. One-liner or one word put downs are just shallow sniping, insulting and nothing more. This was once an intelligent discussion forum and I'd like to see it go back to that, but if all you're going to do is take pot shots at people, I don't see how that can happen.

    Go ahead Santee, post a "sink your teeth into" discussion and lets see what you got.

    AV

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    santeewelding

    I allude that Max is more than that. Max raises my eyebrows. Makes me sit up straight and take full notice. FNM, or fundamental governance -- doesn't matter. Max gets my attention.

    Your, "some pizazz", was limp-wristed, American Voter; not at all befitting our Max.

    Clear enough?

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    AnsuGisalas

    We have a saying in Denmark: when the crib is empty, the horses are bitten.
    Bear in mind that a crib was for feeding livestock, before baby Jesus took a nap in one.
    When the feed's out, the horses start biting each other.

    Let's not go there, shall we? Or if we do, let's do in conscious fashion, with some entertainment value and with a basic awareness of what the _fuck we're doing.

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    AnsuGisalas

    What's with the past tense? You think he can stay away?
    Maybe we should agree with him on something once in a while, might make him post more.
    We're short on sycophants, lately - they're all busy on the main discussion pages, voting down the uncomfortable and Liking the pointless.

    Jest aside, Max has a role to play here. If he's AWOL, we'll have to hunt him down. Which could get tricky if he slinks away into the mountains.

    Max: This place is in a bad state because too many people cut and run. You don't have to like it all, and I know nobody can, but if we all just do a little of what we used to, this place can be at least bearable - until hopefully some of the technical shortcomings are ironed out.

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    AV .

    Actually Pizazz has nothing to do with the "Gangsta" plural of pizza. I'm really not up on "Gangsta" anything, to be honest, but Pizazz is something that TR has been lacking lately. I think you might agree.

    AV

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    NexS

    I thought that you were getting in on the cool new way of speaking.

    My mistake!

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    AV .

    You're not up to the challenge and you're creating a diversion from your own behavior. I'm not the one that insulted Max.

    AV
    Edited: added you're

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    santeewelding

    You leap, too, in accord with the etymological origin of "insult". I can't know, but I strongly suspect, you don't bother looking before you leap. You just do it.

    Adds to your charm, sometimes. Not this time.

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    AV .

    You must be kidding me with your cryptic answer. I don't think you get it Santee. This is a discussion group, not a snipe session.

    Tell me what your next discussion will be about and I hope it isn't titled Dammit. Thats just not acceptable.

    AV

    etu

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    santeewelding

    About what I get you think to, "be". Turn your eyeballs around. Look inward, if you can. I'm already doing it -- this "next" discussion -- with you. Been doing it since I started here in '06.

    I regret only that it takes a 2X4 upside your head -- lovingly, dear AV.

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    AV .

    " I regret only that it takes a 2X4 upside your head -- lovingly, dear AV."

    What better way to get your point across?

    AV

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    santeewelding

    In your case, may have breached the parietal membraneous. No amount of beating works on the endochondral ossificatory of others -- like Max.

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    AnsuGisalas

    comparable to sticking one's fingers in the ears and going laa-laa-laa-laa at the top of one's lungs.

    You can only hit someone with a verbal 2x4 if they've put themselves on the playing field.

    Max rarely does. Which is strange, because he certainly could play well.

    But then, not everybody likes this verbal bravalla-fest, and peace be unto that.
    Maybe he's more mature because of it

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    maxwell edison

    What do you mean by that? I assume that your implication is that I try to present myself as unbiased, but ......

    I've never claimed to be unbiased. I'll give you $100 if you can point to a message in which I did.

    To the contrary. I'm dripping with bias. But a difference between me and other people is that I proudly admit my biases. And I tell you what they are. And I support and defend them with facts and reason. Everyone has their biases - as I've often said. Only those who struggle to support them, however, claim otherwise.

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    NexS

    Some time ago, your claim to taking both sides of the equation. Although I don't remember the topic, I remember thinking "So much for being unbiassed..."

    Perhaps, and I have no shame in saying so, I read your post incorrectly.
    Or perhaps you had a bad day

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    seanferd

    http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110527/full/news.2011.323.html
    Terrorist 'pre-crime' detector field tested in United States

    What a load of crap.

    1, 2, 3, <i>fight</i>.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Or maybe not. The southeast isn't far from the northeast.

    Reposted, on my *gasp* Facebook Wall.

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    Michael Jay

    Ready, Fire, Aim.

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    NexS

    It's Poppycock.
    It's the dirt on the underneath on my boot.

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    RayFoxxe

    The one thing I remembered on the Bourne series was that GRUELING scene where he pissed out little metal balls that are actually nanobots.
    NOW THAT WOULD HURT LIKE ****!!!

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    AnsuGisalas

    just check the complaints reports on an airport where people with a fear of flying are disproportionately subjected to ****** searches.

    Unsteady gaze, sweating, fluctuating heart rate... all the signs of a terrorist

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    Madsmaddad

    1. Is it failure to use the spellchecker?
    2. Is it US and not British English?
    3. Is it just fingers not typing what brain is thinking/spelling?

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    AnsuGisalas

    Hm?

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    seanferd

    it's Finnish English. Spelling errors not detected.

    And since we're on the topic, whenever dis "spell check" make sense, other than by lazy convention? <i>Spelling check(er)</i>. I'll assume we are not talking about occurrences, periods of time, or "magic".

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    AnsuGisalas

    it's Danish living in Finland English.
    I don't see spelling errors in what I wrote though, although I'll readily admit that it was more than a bit murky, syntax-wise.
    A rewrite:
    "Just check the news for reports of a deluge of complaints from people with a fear of flying, on account of their having been subjected, with disproportionate frequency, to cavity searches"

    Now, I don't think that's better, really.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Especially those of us who do live in the US of A.

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    NexS

    For teen chat rooms.

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    RayFoxxe

    owo No harm in trying to see if anyone knows about this right?

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    CharlieSpencer

    is to your local reputation. You're coming across as a total phony.

    TR is populated primarily with IT professionals. You may not have figured it out by now, but acting at least semi-professional is going to get you a lot farther here than acting like something 4chan spit up. Tone it down for a while and quit trying to attract attention; maybe even lurk without posting for a couple of weeks. That will give you a feel for the community here and the mannerisms of the more active members. That will allow you to see whose opinion you value and whose you decide to ignore. Try being on your best manners and develop a couple of relationships before letting your hair down.

    Oh, and lose the cutesy-poo 'l33t' typings and insertions. You'll make a much better impression here if you stick to standard English.

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    AnsuGisalas

    Welcome. At the very least you have staying power. How else would you learn what we mean? And how else would we learn what you mean?

    Not being a seagull is worth something. I also hope you'll save the energy you spend on inserts and l33t... you see, most people here only use l33t as a visual marker of "this here what I write now is not what I think is correct, it is a wild exaggeration of what I think a complete nincompoop might say"... so they might be very confused about what you're trying to say, and won't appreciate it when they figure it out.

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    santeewelding

    Your best shot for expressing the non-standard without cracking a smile.

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    NexS

    The difference between Standard English and Santee English.

    You need a degree to read the latter.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    You do need an enquiring mind.

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    NexS

    Enquiring of mind is, at best, a prerequisite!

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    AnsuGisalas

    :a degree of transcendental madness (some)
    +and
    :a degree of detachment from rote thinking (high)

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    NexS

    Comma Separated Value(s) (grammar inclusive) helps too.