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By BFilmFan ·
This reads like some of the worst written dialogue from your favorite 1950's low budget science fiction movie:

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11186-0.html?forumID=75&threadID=187109

Either that or some serious drugs were involved in the creation...

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Let me be perfectly clear!

by JamesRL In reply to .

Its not the question I object to, its the manner in which it was framed. And perhaps translation isn't helping the case.

But to me, a precise of what I read was: I am a smart computer guy and this is my theory, do you agree? Thats the tone that came across, intended or not.

Let me take a non IT example. Many people think glass flows, as in over time glass gets thicker at the end closest to gravity - as evidenced by the fact that some medieval church windows have thicker bottoms than tops. Physics on the other hand says it isn't so and that glass installers of the middle ages put the thickest parts of their glass sheets at the bottom as a practise.

If you come into alt.folklore.urban and ask, "Does Glass really flow? Someone told me it does", most of the time you well get a polite well researched answer.

If, on the other hand, you post a question that isn't a question but a theory; "I know its true because I read it in a book on medieval churches, and I believe it.", you will get the full wrath of a bunch of people who can recite chapter and verse.

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It doesn't?

by jdclyde In reply to Let me be perfectly clear ...

They said it in school, so it MUST be true!

I think that was the same day we discussed evolution!

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It is such a bone of contention

by JamesRL In reply to It doesn't?

At AFU that they spell it "Gl@ss fl0ws" and treat it like a swear word/phrase.

It is truly amazing how many "reputable" sources get it wrong. The "Inuit have 100 words for snow" also seems to get into the paper every 6 months or so.

James

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OH NO YOU DON'T

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to It doesn't?

JD you are not going to bring that Green Festering Monster the EL thread back to life in this discussion. if you continue in this vein I'll work out a suitable punishment just for you.

Something like hanging you by fish hooks through tender parts of your anatomy over a 1K drop onto steel bars sticking out of concrete.

That is just for starters I'm sure that I can come up with something far more painful latter.

Col ]:)

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The Devil made me do it!

by jdclyde In reply to OH NO YOU DON'T

It was just too perfect to pass up!

I throw myself on the mercy of the court!

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by maxwell edison In reply to Let me be perfectly clear ...
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I think I'll leave my grammar mistake uncorrected

by maxwell edison In reply to .

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Let's see what kind of ridicule it might generate. That seems to be the sport of the day.

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Max

by maecuff In reply to I think I'll leave my gra ...

You left the 's' off of makes. You are such a bonehead. Sheesh. And I could use some good racist and sexist jokes, my 7 year old would LOVE that.

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Max if you have some really good

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I think I'll leave my gra ...

Raciest & sexist Jokes e-mail them to me I'll at least laugh over them without making you look anything but the purest driven snow.

Col ]:)

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Colin - It's a damn shame. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to I think I'll leave my gra ...

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.....when your favorite watering hole (water cooler) gets so polluted. I suppose I'm glad to be on the outside looking in on this one. The stench is too overwhelming on the inside.

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