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Warrior
Member # 5986
Profile #0
Finish this statement. Or, come up with one of your own, I don't really care. What do you like best about the Intarwheb?

Personally, I like having information about almost anyone or anything in the world at my disposal.

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Wu wei... it's the only way
Posts: 154 | Registered: Monday, June 20 2005 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5437
Profile #1
…the endless amount of information.

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Nena
Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
E Equals MC What!!!!
Member # 5491
Profile Homepage #2
Google.

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Sex is easier than love.
Posts: 1861 | Registered: Friday, February 11 2005 08:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #3
...the esape from the 'real' world.

ph3er!!!111

[ Saturday, June 25, 2005 23:19: Message edited by: Kasreyn of The Gyre ]

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I'll put a Spring in your step.

Polaris
Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
Agent
Member # 4506
Profile Homepage #4
...talking to other people in weird places (eg. America :D )

- Archmagi Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Exile?" - Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Proof of Richard Black's existance:
Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
One Thousand Slimy Things
Member # 66
Profile #5
...pron.
We all know that is the truth.

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Bending, but not in the way you might imagine.
Posts: 995 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Agent
Member # 618
Profile Homepage #6
The endless babble and something to do when it's wet outside.

Despite the common misconception, the internet is actually under private ownership.

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Aut Tace Aut Loquere Meliora Silencio
Posts: 1487 | Registered: Sunday, February 10 2002 08:00
Agent
Member # 1993
Profile #7
... Spiderweb ^_^

Well, and the endless amount of information. The latter you could find somewhere else though, remember libraries and the magical devices called books.

edit: oops, I copied Dolphin's statement and didn't notice =_=

[ Sunday, June 26, 2005 02:27: Message edited by: spy.there ]

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^ö^ vegetarians are sexy.
Posts: 1420 | Registered: Wednesday, October 2 2002 07:00
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #8
I'd have to agree with both Micael and Arctic.

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
Famous Last Words - A local pop-punk band
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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Posts: 2957 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Warrior
Member # 5966
Profile Homepage #9
.... Unlimited supply of strange and exciting things. (Mostly the Spidweb forums)

-- Diarog Lethuta

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Ever since I met you so very long ago,
There's been something I've badly needed to know,
Do you love me and want to end my pain?
Or do I pursue your love in vain?

"And your not a doctor, but you play one in real life" -Jerry Seinfield

"My power extends far beyond space and time, do not dare oppose me, for my wrath is something to be greatly feared" -Diarog Lethuta: The Tome of Diarog Lethuta, Egypt, 5000 B.C.
Posts: 91 | Registered: Thursday, June 16 2005 07:00
Warrior
Member # 5523
Profile #10
...good shareware

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“Medicine, Law, Business, Engineering - These are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But Poetry, Beauty, Romance, Love-These are what we alive stay for.”
Posts: 150 | Registered: Sunday, February 20 2005 08:00
Warrior
Member # 5966
Profile Homepage #11
quote:
"...good shareware" -- Harlequin

I agree! :D

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Ever since I met you so very long ago,
There's been something I've badly needed to know,
Do you love me and want to end my pain?
Or do I pursue your love in vain?

"And your not a doctor, but you play one in real life" -Jerry Seinfield

"My power extends far beyond space and time, do not dare oppose me, for my wrath is something to be greatly feared" -Diarog Lethuta: The Tome of Diarog Lethuta, Egypt, 5000 B.C.
Posts: 91 | Registered: Thursday, June 16 2005 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 5567
Profile Homepage #12
Google, games, forums and general fun.

quote:
Originally written by Diarog Lethuta:

quote:
"...good shareware" -- Harlequin

I agree! :D

Me too.

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How many shapers are there?
Why is Drypeak controlled by Zakary?
Why is Barzahl a Guardian?
How does the Geneforge work?
What's as small as nothing?
Why am I asking stupid questions?
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Shaper teacher : "DON'T TOUCH THAT!"
BOOM!!
apprentice :*little voice* "Sorry..."
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Visit CSM !!! And this site is just great! Wow! Did you know what the answer to the gretest question ever is ?
Posts: 576 | Registered: Wednesday, March 2 2005 08:00
Master
Member # 1046
Profile Homepage #13
quote:
Originally written by Arctic:

...pron.
We all know that is the truth.

Word.

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Polaris - Weather balloons, ninjas, and your big daddy Wise Man. What more could you want?
Undead Theories - Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Posts: 3323 | Registered: Thursday, April 25 2002 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #14
evrythign lol

—Alorael, who supposes it may be a forward-thinking linguists dream. And it keeps the cyber-sociologists employed. But really, how could anyone imagine life before goatse?
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
This Side Towards Enemy
Member # 3098
Profile #15
It was less stretchy, for a start.

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Voice of Reasonable Morality
Posts: 961 | Registered: Thursday, June 12 2003 07:00
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #16
The Internet is the untimate recourse for anyone who has a computer. It's almost magical how we can conjure up so much information with a few clicks that it could never hope to fit on any hard drive. I mean, man, conversation passed around the world by moving electrons. Instantly. That's pretty cool.

[ Sunday, June 26, 2005 12:21: Message edited by: ben III ]

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-ben4808

For those who love to spam:
CSM Forums
RIFQ
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 154
Profile #17
The best thing about the internet is it's ability to widen our perceptions.

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Inconsistently backward.
SWOH. IM, PATF, ND.
Posts: 612 | Registered: Saturday, October 13 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #18
The internet is what has allowed five people from all over the world (in this case Germany, Austria and California) to meet online, make a fantasy world, and gather here in Landshut for a weekend.

It's not the best the internet has done, but it's a plus point. :)

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The Encyclopaedia Ermariana <-- Now a Wiki!
"Polaris leers down from the black vault, winking hideously like an insane watching eye which strives to convey some strange message, yet recalls nothing save that it once had a message to convey." --- HP Lovecraft.
"I single Aran out due to his nasty temperament, and his superior intellect." --- SupaNik
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 5806
Profile Homepage #19
...that 90% of its users have not a clue what the difference between the world wide web and the actual internet is. 95% do not know the difference between a hacker and a cracker.

You use the world wide web when you use your browser.

You use the internet when you connect yourself to a computer or server through TCP/IP or IPX.

A hacker creates, a cracker breaks. Hackers created the web, our softwares and our OS:s. Crackers stole your credit card number, your forum account and your passwords.

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So, as the great Groxy, I have come back to be served by goblins. In the "main hall" of the goblin cave was a large totem which resembled very much of... me.
Posts: 437 | Registered: Friday, May 13 2005 07:00
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #20
A hacker and a cracker are the same thing, actually.
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=67&q=hacker
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=67&q=cracker

Also, your definitions of the World Wide Web and the Internet are not very clear. The World Wide Web is the system of all the web pages in the world. The Internet is the network that allows a person to view web pages in the World Wide Web.

[ Sunday, June 26, 2005 13:21: Message edited by: The Almighty Doer of Stuff ]

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
Famous Last Words - A local pop-punk band
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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Posts: 2957 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #21
E-mail is done over the Internet but doesn't necessarily involve the World Wide Web.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #22
Shades of yellow nothing more ^. BTW the best thing about the Internet is, how it's killed the library. I for one have never used a book to do a report or any research. The sooner schools eliminate libraries the better. If it's not online it doesn't exist.

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I stop rubber at 160km/h, five times a week.
CANUCKS
RESPEK!
My Style
The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
...b10010b...
Member # 869
Profile Homepage #23
quote:
Originally written by Manhood Typing Kelandon:

E-mail is done over the Internet but doesn't necessarily involve the World Wide Web.
And telnet, and various peer-to-peer services, and... well, one gets the idea.

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My BoE Page
Bandwagons are fun!
Roots
Hunted!
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #24
Until everything is available in text online, libraries have a place. Articles are now just as easy to get online as in hard copy most of the time, but online books are still relatively rare.

—Alorael, who can't read massive amounts of text for prolonged periods of time on a computer monitor. ("Ha!" you say. Well, forum browsing is different.) And it's much easier to curl up on the couch with a book than with a computer, even a laptop.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00

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