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That does it!!! I'm NOT leaving TR (thanks OZ)

By Jessie ·
It's ALL Oz's fault... well, him and a few other people like jdclyde, maecuff, Dawg, Col, ITgirli, sMoRtY and the Trivia Geek, and many many more... who make this site a fun place to "hang out" and get completely bass-ackwards-off-topic-stupid-silly, managing to occassionally throw in the random intellectual (seemingly) post or thread. I must say that the last 6 months or so of active posting (mostly in Misc) have been incredibly enlightening, both technically and intellectually.

I come here to "stretch my legs" occassionally during my work day, and usually leave having stretched my mental capacities as well.

Thank you to all of those on this site, yes even those of you who frequently disagree with me or tell me to STFU (Max and Wiggington, you know who you are ) who've made this an always stimulating place to be and keep me from getting too full of myself.

Thank you also to the TR staff for not interfering with our free speech... raunchy as it frequently gets, and for always being there with answers about upcoming site-goings-on and technical issues with the site.

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Well done Jess!

by Oz_Media In reply to That does it!!! I'm NOT ...

And I concur, TR is the great site it is because of the diversity (geographical, political, economical and educational)that separates us. It is great because we differ, it is great because we also agree, it is great because it is a site 'for the people, by the people', couldn't resist.

I'm not leaving TR either (and you can all thank Jessie for that)

EDIT: on second thoughts, that sound like the Breakfast Club!

" Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact
that we had to sacrifice a whole
Saturday in detention for whatever
it was we did wrong. But we think
you're crazy to make an essay
telling you who we think we are.
You see us as you want to see us...
In the simplest terms, in the most
convenient definitions.

But what we found out is that each
one of us is a brain...
...and an athlete...
...and a basket case...
...a princess...
...and a criminal...
Does that answer your question?
Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
We finally see Bender walking across the football field as he thrusts his fist into the air in a silent cheer and freezes there.


Won't you come see about me?
I'll be alone, dancing you know it baby

Tell me your troubles and doubts
Giving me everything inside and out and
Love's strange so real in the dark
Think of the tender things that we were working on" - Simple Minds

Now get THAT song out of your head. LOL!

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Leaving TR isn't the issue

by amcol In reply to Well done Jess!

I don't believe for a second that IT_Lobo is what he (or perhaps she) represents himself (or perhaps herself) to be. Maybe he/she is really a high school kid, as was opined by many posters in the other thread, or maybe an adult frustrated with his/her own life who's adopted a whole new persona, whatever. Seems pretty clear to me this is a person who was looking for their fifteen minutes in any way possible, and considering the number of responses in the other thread certainly got it.

Without debating the veracity of the poster, I do think it's fairly ridiculous to take the position that people aren't entitled to their opinions, or that anyone on any of the discussions in this board should feel stifled in any way by anyone else. Anyone who really DOES feel as IT_Lobo claims to has my deepest sympathy...if you can't take the heat in this particular kitchen, I don't know how you can function in real life.

I can understand, however, how some participants in these forums can allow themselves to become offended. Everyone has their touch my own case I have no patience for pomposity, cowards, or gratuitously foul language, and when I come across any of that in these spaces I take the poster in question to task.

You and I have butted heads on a couple of issues, and have been in violent agreement on others. That's life, and whatever our personal positions on individual issues each discussion has been a learning experience. While I don't always appreciate your chosen method of expression I do have to say you're clearly a person of extraordinary intelligence and a very interesting mix of experiences, all of which adds to the community body of knowledge.

Assuming IT_Lobo is, in fact, what he/she claims to be it's unfortunate that he/she is allowing a very silly and childish personal issue to detract from his/her ability to take something away from these discussions.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Leaving TR isn't the issu ...

"Extraordinary", good word!

Sums it all up doesn't it?

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Don't let it go to your head

by amcol In reply to HAHA

I also find you to be an insufferably arrogant heavy-handed egotistical know-it-all control freak with delusions of grandeur and a messianic complex, lacking even a scintilla of humility, as well as completely devoid of keyboarding skills and without even a molecule's worth of respect for your audience enough to subject your oftentimes tiresomely loquacious writings to a spell checker so we all don't have to parse your tortured English to find the nuggets of wisdom that may lie within.

However...that doesn't make you a bad person.

Oh, and while I'm at it...stop bashing America, will you? Considering you're originally from a country that lost its tenuous hold on world domination centuries ago and now choose to live in a country where the average temperature even in summer is 150 degrees below zero and where they haven't a CLUE what good beer really tastes like, you're hardly in a position to criticize the land of the free and the home of the brave.

To IT_Lobo, if you're still see, my friend, this is what it's like here. Oz knows I'm pulling his leg, and if he chooses to respond I'll know he's tweaking my nose in return. You can't take this stuff too seriously. Of course, there are posters in these spaces who are in fact childish, puerile, petulant, unprofessional, profane, vulgar, time-wasting imbeciles (and I don't want to mention Rzan/R.Z./Rabbi something or other/Why Me Worry's name), but those are the trolls we all learn to ignore.

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You got the temp wrong!

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Don't let it go to your h ...

The mean adverage of the UK is 0 degrees Kelvin and in the area of Canada where OZ lives is much warmer it's mean adverage is 4 degrees Kelvin. So can't you see it is really much warmer?

Col ]:)

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I don't understand the words "mean adverage"

by Absolutely In reply to You got the temp wrong!

but 0 Kelvins, or even 4, is quite mean! No wonder I'm so grumpy. But I wonder why we aren't taking advantage of these temps and using superconducting rail transit?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I don't understand the wo ...

The rails shatter when something passes over them and that causes the trains to shatter when they fall off the rails.

That should be obvious.

Col ]:)

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by Absolutely In reply to I don't understand the wo ...

Everybody knows superconducting rail cars levitate above the rails, so they don't come into contact, so why would they shatter? You can even ask MrMiami, **** te'll you the same thing!

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How do you generate EM fields

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I don't understand the wo ...

When things are so cold that electrons do not move?

Remember 0 Kelvin is absolute 0 nothing at all moves and even at 4 Kelvin things would be very slow if you could get them to work at all.

Or maybe it's just the "Jesus Factor" coming into play.

Col ]:)

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No different than WARSHINGTON DC

by Oz_Media In reply to You got the temp wrong!

Now THIS comment, joking or not, came form someone NOT in Arizona, NOT in Flordia, NOT in Australia, but from someone in WARSHINGTON DC???

This weeks weather for example:

Washington is averaging highs of about 20 Celcius Lows of 11. Right now it's 17 degrees.

Washington Weather - The weather in Washington is very seasonable. The spring (March through May) and fall (September ?November) are the best times to visit Washington as the mild weather contributes to a glorious spring of flowers in bloom and a wonderful fall to watch the leaves change color. The summer can be very very warm and humid. It is not unusual, especially in the month of August, for the temperatures to hover near 100?F with the humidity nearing 100%. Usually the days will be blistering and may be broken in the evening with a short thunderstorm. The winters are relatively mild, though temperatures can dip below 0?F. Washington does get snow from time to time though it is very unusual for it to accumulate.

In southern BC, where the majority of BC's population resides, it is averaging 11 to 20 degrees, with today being somewhat overcast and 16 degrees.

Vancouver, Coast, and Mountains
Vancouver's climate is one of the mildest in Canada, and is generally an area of heavy winter precipitation. Apart from being rather wet, winters are fairly mild but often tempered by days of brilliant blue skies and warm clear evenings. The city of Vancouver receives only a few snowfalls in the average winter, but the nearby mountains have snowy peaks from November to May. Relatively cool summers are the rule. Temperatures range from an average of 2 degrees C (36F) in the winter and 26 degrees C (90F) in the summer, and most rainfall occurs between October and March.

One thing I have noticed in addition to a much warmer climate than we USED to have (snow hasn't stayed on the North Shore mountains for very long at all over the last 10 years), it was a **** of a lot colder when I lived on the East Coast.

So really, to say 'it's too cold up there'is no different than me saying it's too HOT down there, while thinking of places like Florida and Arizona and seeing it as an exaample of a US climate.

YES, Winnipeg and Ontario are VERY cold places, and often what Americans refer to as Canada. But in reality, BC is a lot warmer than most US states. Washington (West coast) is CERTAINLY much colder and has far worse weather than we get in Southern BC, again, where the majority of BC resident's are. Vancouver Island, has the warmest climate in Canada, moreso than Vancouver, because being on the coast we are right next to the Pacific, which is a MUCH warmer ocean than the Atlantic as a whole.

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