Watercooler

"Off-topic (non-IT) discussions should go 'round the water cooler."

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"Off-topic (non-IT) discussions should go 'round the water cooler."

santeewelding
Big fiction. And, a phenomenal flop.

Again and again -- not only past, but now -- "Information Technology" is a fig leaf. It's one percent. Ninety-nine percent of TR is naked, and you are a voyeur with a voice.
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boxfiddler Moderator

since the first one.

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AnsuGisalas

make dolmades.

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santeewelding

That's the second time today I've had to resort to an online dictionary.

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HAL 9000 Moderator

That you have a Dictionary and you know how to use it even if it is a Online one.

Col

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AnsuGisalas

just a cook-book
The traditional is with grape leaves, but I hear the fig leaf dolmades are an excellent variation.

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santeewelding

I have the two-volume Shorter OED, a Merriam Webster, and assorted other references above and just beyond my physical reach (I have to get out of my chair, stand up, and fetch them). This has come about after a thoroughgoing revamping of my physical circumstances -- not a thing for anyone to be concerned about, given the tumult in personal lives we have been treated to by others here. Some of that tumult has been downright nail-biting. Mine is minor by comparison.

So, the physical reference works, which I much prefer -- a minor irritant -- are at the moment inconveniently out of my reach. I will cure it in time, when I get around to it. When I do, watch out.

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HAL 9000 Moderator

No point in doing anything now when you can procrastinate around for a year or 2.

Col

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AnsuGisalas

Make the shelf respond to a pull string, descending the wall to your convenience, ascending again when given the nod.

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santeewelding

I came across it today in, Reading the OED; one man, one year, 21,730 pages. I thought HAL might have use for it. The author, Ammon Shea, puts it thus:

"Empleomania (n.) A manic compulsion to hold public office."

"I would suggest that anyone who, in this day and age, is stricken with the urge to hold public office is deserving of this diagnosis, and should immediately be banned for life from 'serving' the public in any capacity that requires more responsibility than that of a hot dog vendor."

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HAL 9000 Moderator

I fully agree.

Col

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AnsuGisalas

Who in their right mind would want to hold a pubic orifice?

Here's a counterpresent: <a href=http://www.ooze.com/finger/html/foriegn.html>How to flip off the foreign, in their own (sign) language !</a>

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jck

Who wants to look under my IT fig leaf? ]:)

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HAL 9000 Moderator

It's one percent. Ninety-nine percent of TR is naked, and you are a voyeur with a voice.

The Voice of Personal Experience there is it?

Col

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santeewelding

From none other than personal experience, and with a little help from friends.

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HAL 9000 Moderator

But can you tell me why you shared so much of your personal information with the new member who you _Pissed Off? :^0

It took ages to mark all of that spam. But I did learn a lot of new things about the Demented Welder that I know.

Col 0:-)

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AnsuGisalas

logic bombs
Poor unsuspecting spammyfoo, now he knows things man was not supposed to know.
Already the nosebleed begins, soon... the tentacles!

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PurpleSkys Moderator

i just wanna check in and do a bit of reading and what do i see but this stupid V guy being an idiot all over TR. Santee, buddy, what hath thou done to intice such a reaction from one soul. I'm thinking I have missed part of the happenings as a lot of the water cooler discussions have dropped off and I can't seem to find them.

I hope I got all of them as I spent the last 15 minutes marking his idiotic remarks as spam. Now, if I could just find the "brat" I would deliver a much needed spanking and send him to bed without his supper.

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AnsuGisalas

Unmasking a dumbass disguised as a doofus.

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boxfiddler Moderator

methinks the lowly V seeketh a duel. Me also thinks he'd loseth.

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PurpleSkys Moderator

yes indeed...to both of you :)

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AnsuGisalas

trying to copy various lame styles, ending up even lamer.
It's like someone swinging the glove in challenge, only to fumble and accidentally choke on it and die.

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CharlieSpencer

What's a 'V' and where can I find his work? Does his style resemble the recent Dog / Cat / Wolf Cerberus-clone?

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Michael Jay

but it seems that V had a problem with Santee, and spamed the boards, up to 8 on the leader board, all gone now.
http://www.techrepublic.com/members/profile/6829863?tag=mantle_skin;content

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AnsuGisalas

...poorly.
About a hundred times over both forums.

I hope the PTB will send a nice juicy abuse report to its ISP.
You can still (as of time of posting) see the remnants in this view: http://www.techrepublic.com/search?t=4&o=1&tag=content;forum-selector
You can also see my now deleted bed-time story, immediately following the outbreak.

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seanferd

of Asshat? Awesome. Nothing like having a site login just for trolling.

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CharlieSpencer

it was some of those 'anonymous' twits back in the 'President of the Internet' discussion / flamewar / crap-slingin'. They quickly taught me to disrespect anyone claiming association with the 'non-movement', the story, or the 22nd letter of the English alphabet.

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He should be given the "BOOT" sign right up his posteria.
santeewelding, do not let any person currupt your intelligence that way you stay ahead of them and their knowledge, they will get peeved off and not you. Keep up your good work though you bring a smile to me when i see you having ago with all the jargan. I have to keep my dictionaries up to date because of you. Stay cool, stay wise. :)

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seanferd

Well, I like that legendary origin best, anyway.

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santeewelding

Around us logophiles. Do what you did and you send us off unto searches that can last for days.