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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
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Profile #59
At this point Dikiyoba takes to recounting in saga the story of how Slarty strove to describe the many mighty battles, but was prevented by Alorael from accessing his computer, how Alorael in drug-crazed frenzy stalked him and sniped him every time he left his door, and so on...

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Amateur historians in General
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Nobody would think it a good idea to rise to this post of Drew's would they?
Good... In that case there will be no need for editing, deletion, locking and all that kind of unpleasantness that so fills my life with joy and light...

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In some countries (eg France) it is customary to defend one's thesis in public, while in others (eg UK) it is a private misery. In some UK universities even the PhD supervisor is excluded, and the student defends in front of the examiners all alone...
It is a check that the student is at least acquainted with the contents of the thesis, and can demonstrate that they more or less understand it (to show that the student has not simply presented work performed and written up by some third party).
In the UK it is very difficult to fail at the point of defending the thesis: the supervisor should not allow a thesis that is unpassable to be submitted. In general it is also impossible here to pass without some corrections or adjustment being demanded by the examiners: it is a form of machismo on their part. (This can take the form of "correcting" the use of colons or semicolons, if the examiners can't find anything else.) Thus the result is almost always pass with minor revisions or pass with major revisions.

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With humble deference to Kel...
Doctor is mediaeval Latin for "teacher", from Latin docere, to teach.
Thus there was no degree of doctorate at that time, but simply the recognition in a Latin-using literate population that the "doctor" had knowledge to share, and teach, to others who wished to learn, or study from him.
It's pretty similar to somebody becoming a guru.

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Dear Anarchist, I think there is more than one person here with a PhD.

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Oh no...
It is quite clear from the CoC that we don't like two people on one account, even if they occupy the same body!

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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
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There has to be something special about an RP whose OOC topic is far, far longer than its IC topic.

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To the moon in General
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Now if you baked chickens fed with cyanide for your bake sale, and then sold them to your Representatives, maybe you too could get nifty clauses tacked onto bills?
But what do Brits understand about democracy?

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quote:
Originally written by PIP2 Mage:

Hey, there were a few elections after mine. They just lacked the acrimonious Florida 2000-style ending. Still, there have been some good smoky back rooms. Logo vs. Lady J? Fun times fondly remembered!

Logo vs Lady J... *gibbers*

Selective memory loss ftw, methinks.

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Alorael's modding was exceptional and took much devious conspiracy from the establishment.
Since then there is no pretence of democracy, and it all takes place in the smoke-filled gloom of the Moderator forum.
That's why we keep having to replace the Kwilts.
That's also where the sofa and the sandwiches are kept now...

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Weird... in General
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That would be Muffin attempting to spam, and being squashed by swift executive action. It doesn't really require more comment.
*tenderly draws blade in order to save Imby the trouble*

EDIT by Imban: Actually, that's someone impersonating Muffin.

[ Friday, May 18, 2007 04:06: Message edited by: Imban ]

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To the moon in General
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quote:
Originally written by Dr. Johann Georg Faust:

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faster-than-light travel has been rendered impossible by the law of physics
This sentence implies that it was possible before those laws were invented and messed things up. :P

See, this is why we can't leave legislation to physicists.

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Cipher Challenge in General
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So who was it who has been reading "the Code Book"?
*grins*

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What have you been reading lately? in General
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That rings a bell, and I have an odd feeling that it is an Asimov book, but no guarantees.
I have just read "the Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, which is a beautifully written story about a girl living near Munich in the 1930s/40s. It is narrated by Death, and I could not put it down.
Also just read "Two Caravans" by Marina Lewycka who wrote "A History of Tractors in Ukrainian". The first one was good, the second magnificent, and also consciousness raising about the lives of immigrant workers in the UK.

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Favorite game genres? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Dr. Johann Georg Faust:

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You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike. It is pitch-black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
I should have played this a long time ago.

You should enter a chat with Khoth.

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To Relieve my lack of info.... in General
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It is impossibly beautiful in parts?
And Finns have a long and honourable tradition of infesting Spidweb, dating back to the now transcendent Arctic who still feasts on invisible newbies.

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To Relieve my lack of info.... in General
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It is weird because of the people who post here.
All of them.

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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round One, Part One in General
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Nor did I, petal, and I sincerely apologise for failing to be upset by you.

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Surprises in General
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Makes no difference to me, another mod is another mod. But, it might be nice to have a few more active mods around. I think I've seen Schrodinger, Saunders and Khoth post once or twice each since I've joined. And who the hell are Silent Motion and Radient?
Scrodinger is every kind of awesome.
Khoth is a genius.
I post when there is something to say.

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