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wikipedia forever? in General
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Interesting, I prefer to state that I am two metres tall rather than 6'4", or even just rounding it off to six feet. And I'll take litres over gallons as a unit of measurement (especially since there are so many gallons to choose from).

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Actually Mount Ararat was Noah after the flood. Seems kind of useful since Dikiyoba is flooding the forums.
Proofread :o , proofread :o , proofread :o

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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Episode 3 Continued in General
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you weaking.
I believe this is in contravention of the CoC.

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+ Any communication that is intended to harass, belittle, humiliate, threaten or cause embarrassment to a fellow member.

I demand immediate action, Spent Salmon you must act. I demand justice. I am not a weaking. A weakling maybe but certainly not a weaking.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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wikipedia forever? in General
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For most specialized fields these days the standard system has been phased out already, so it is not a big problem. But if I remember correctly, once a NASA launch failed because some idiot forgot to convert between centimeters and inches.

Up until very, very recently, NASA was still imperially (dinosaurian) measuring things. Now they are metric (I think).

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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Endeavor and Privacy in General
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I meant per individual, actually. I think people are more likely to lash out than to express appreciation. Of course, some people appreciate others lashing out, hence the first rule of karma: it ends up at four stars.

Either I am the exception that proves the rule or I need to lash out more. Slarty how's your back, I'm thinking of tearing a strip off of it.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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I'm actually interested in knowing who gets karma votes, although the actual number isn't very meaningful. I'm willing to bet that most votes are for people who are offensive, not people who are nice, but I can't prove it without data.

Looking at spidweb profiles it actually appears that the opposite is true. Those with high karma vote totals generally appear to have high karma as well.

Low karma may be related to newness on the board/unwillingness to abide by the informal rules of the board. As such those people may leave or reform.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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Originally written by Jewels:
Let's get this back on track.

Those in bold are the ones I think should stick.

You have it mostly done, right Tyran?
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Yeah, I kinda forgot about it. Now that I remember, it will hopefully be done this week.

Um, due to global warming the icecaps have melted and Scotland quietly slips to a watery grave.

As my country has suffered a dreadful demise, I choose to be mount Ararat, if it was good enough for Moses it's good enough for me.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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Episode 3 Continued in General
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All the more reason that we need Tullegolar back. He would know how to fight such an enemy.
A perfected rat, sounds like .... Emporer Tullegolar :D

Dint, you have Kel and Marlenny running out of the script yet again. This can only lead to more moaning of uselessness from the great K. Can you bear the burden? :(

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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Please please please give me sympathy? in General
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I'm all for hiring wenches to do the job. There should be plenty out there to do the task since we have none in the forums, Dinti.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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Garrison, it is a failing in execution of a great idea. My model would be foot operated so you could toe tap to music.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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American - Canadian Relationships in General
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I am saying that Canada is a deeply disturbed and schizophrenic nation.

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The Halo Suit of the Modern World - Fraud? in General
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Because forcing people to place themselves at risk of gruesome death isn't cruel and unusual punishment at all, and having a conscript army consisting entirely of criminals is just great for morale.

FYI I added the convict comment in as poor humor. I would have serious moral problems with the reality of such an event.

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I think that both the cost and indestructibility are real. This guy got himself bankrupt from these inventions, he has everything to lose if they don't sell. He can't afford for them not to be bought. He won't have enough money to support himself if they don't sell.
Bankruptcy and personal investment are not signs that the suit necessarily works, more that he is earnest in pursuing a dream. Not that it indicates anything in the other direction either (bankruptcy = flawed)

Note that Troy appears in Wikipedia and American Antigravity where several of his other inventions are alos profiled.

[ Monday, January 22, 2007 17:58: Message edited by: Bismark* ]

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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I refused the poll on the basis of not enough tested evidence. There are other issues in suits of armor than merely stopping bullets (mobility, vision, camoflage, as was pointed out joint protection, heat exhaustion...

The suit may work but is it practical in a combat situation?

Perhaps it might fit for a specialist role? Anyhow, I am waiting for the day of soldier bots so we don't send anyone except drones and convicts to the battle field.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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Fortunately, God has blessed this world with engineers who come up with the best of solutions....

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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A Statistically Happy New Year! in General
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I told you we need a moat. Or at least change the registration form to include a question requiring reading and repeating information from a graphic image to complete the process.
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Aah, a place to put all the water thats flooding the forums. ;)

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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wikipedia forever? in General
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What did you teach at University? Look, everybody, it's a closet academic

Buildings and Environments. Basis course on what buildings are made of, construction techniques and alternatives (for agricultural people - to give them informed options and control over the expansion of their business) and then how to control the building environment to maximize profits - how temperature and humidity must be controlled to provide a productive environment that is healthy and disease free and the cost consequences of various regimes.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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Episode 3 Continued in General
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A better plan would get the newbs to find your dead body and do it Norse style, burning on a boat into the quiet waters. Then we would be rid of your sniping forever.

Ooops, I forgot. I support your destruction of the forums...

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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American - Canadian Relationships in General
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The number of lingerie stores you will encounter walking the streets of Vancouver, B.C. compared to the number of lingerie stores you will encounter walking the streets of Seattle about 90 miles south will testify to the relative difference to which I refer.

To be fair to Canadians, neither Lotus Land (British Columbia to non-C's) nor the Centre of the World (Toronto) are properly considered part of Canada. Therefore what goes on there is not a reflection of values commonly held by those who truly call themselves Canadian.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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Canadian women actually wear lingerie.
Hah, not true. ;)

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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When I was your age, school was 25 miles away! Uphill both ways! in General
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I am old enough to...
1) Not be allowed to order off the kid's menu at Olive Garden.
2) Be too close to a senior citizen to buy a Happy Meal™ anymore.
3) Drive without my mom.
4) Watch rated 'R' movies.
5) Smoke.

I am not yet old enough to...
1) Legally have sex with people older than me.
2) Purchase or perform in pornography.
3) Buy cigarettes.
4) Visit the marked-off section of the Wild Berry shop in town.
5) And more!

What falls on which list all depends where you live.

I am neither the oldest nor the youngest on this list. To which end of the spectrum I fall remains unsaid...

[ Saturday, January 20, 2007 18:50: Message edited by: Bismark* ]

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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wikipedia forever? in General
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Fatman (Bismark, you *are* Fatman, right? I get confused), I remember having an argument with you about this as part of an ugly fight about the Crusades. Anyway, that was a case in point, as some extremely sketchy pieces of academia were cited.

Yes, I am. And my recollection could be fuzzy (things seem to get more charitable with the passage of time) but our discussion was more intellectually spirited than ugly if I recall. I rather enjoyed it at the time which might not have been the case if we had gotten ugly (for me ugly is when the discussion becomes personal).

With respect to Wiki, I have taught at University and have referred students to Wiki to get baseline ideas from (I would check the post first) as a possible, easy source to get their feet wet. Case in point, psychrometrics (check it out). There are other sources for the info but the data there is correct and easy to understand. I wouldn't have accepted references to it in a paper though.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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I've noticed Wiki being cited as a defence to arguments here quite often and I wonder how reliable that is. I know that I will often turn to it for baseline info but it rarely is my ending point and I disagree with others who defend their arguments (quite stridently at times) on the sole basis because it was quoted in Wikipedia.

This became relevant to me as I notice it is now being banned as a source for paper research in many educational institutions - lazy research, innacurate etc. Here I quite heartily agree.

I also notice that one of the co-founders is starting a new pedia that will have material reviewed by experts before it is allowed to be posted.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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fun words from canada: qiviut, ouananiche, mistassini, ballicatter, coulee, frazil, fricot, Qallunaaq, labradorite and albertosaurus (and anglophone).

Favorites? relating to food such as tourtiere, poutine and kokanee.

[ Saturday, January 20, 2007 08:20: Message edited by: Bismark* ]

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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A Statistically Happy New Year! in General
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I once registered on a satellite so I could make additional stabs at TM.

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
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If you were close...

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