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Lifecrafter
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How accurate is it supposed to be? I've noticed a few discrepancies.

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The Survival Elite
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By Committee
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Context! Context! Context! The shuttle? Aran's project? What are you talking about, Sara?

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In today’s America, there are more World of Warcraft players than farmers.
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Law Bringer
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It's accurate. Any discrepancy you may see is merely a maladjustment of reality. Or, as is more likely, the delay of the updates.

Seriously though, what discrepancies?

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Guardian
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Must... resist urge... to quote... Douglas Ada- GAH!

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is an indispensable to all those who are keen to make sense of life in an infinitely complex and confusing Universe, for though it cannot hope to be useful or informative on all matters, it does at least make the reassuring claim, that where it is inaccurate it is at least definitively inaccurate. In cases of major discrepancy it's always reality that's got it wrong.

This was the gist of the notice. It said, 'The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.'

This has lead to some interesting consequences. For instance, when the Editors of the Guide were sued by the families of those who had died as a result of taking the entry on the planet Traal literally (it said 'Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts often make a very good meal for visiting tourists' instead of 'Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts often make a very good meal of visiting tourists') they claimed that the first version of the sentence was the more aesthetically pleasing, summoned a qualified poet to testify under oath that beauty was truth, and truth beauty, and hoped thereby to prove that the guilty party in this case was Life itself for failing to be either beautiful or true. The judges concurred, and in a moving speech held that Life itself was held in contempt of court, and duly confiscated it from all those present before going off to enjoy a pleasant evening's ultragolf.

- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
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Master
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I watched The Hick Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie last friday, and though I think it's by no means up to the standard that the book set, it is definitely a very funny film that becomes better after a few beers.

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Shaper
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Meh. I think that So Long... is the best one, just because it has so many nice touches. Mostly Harmless just tries too hard for my liking.

And, between the radio series and the film, I'll take the radio series anytime.

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Nikki's Nook - bigger than Jesus?
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Electric Sheep One
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Except that TRATEOTU has the ultimate line. "It's not so much an afterlife," said Arthur, "more a sort of après vie." For some reason I thought this was the single best line in the whole series. Arguably other things in the series add up to more together, but too many of them were a little kitschy. This one was dry.

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We're not doing cool. We're doing pretty.
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Agent
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Speaking of Endeavor, it appears that it sometimes causes Spiderwebs server to become congested. Is that true?

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Jesus is a pacifist.
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Law Bringer
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In the normal modus operandi, it requests on average one page from ironycentral.com per five minutes.

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Lifecrafter
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The discrepancy I noticed was in my account's 'age." It states that I have been a member for 40 weeks 2 days as of this post. Or is this a timeline of how long I've been at Ermarian?

Sorry I took so long to reply; high school is damned busy during midterm season.

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The Survival Elite
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Law Bringer
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You mean 37 years. This is a problem with a registration date being set to 0 somewhere by the program. It's correct in the database, so when I have some time I'll fix the site.

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Dryth'tor:

high school is damned busy during midterm season.
I'm sorry... I saw this and laughed.

(goes back to work)

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Lifecrafter
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Never said it was THE busiest thing around, just really busy...

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The Survival Elite
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quote:
Originally written by Dryth'tor:

high school is damned busy during midterm season.
I remember those days, and am glad they're gone.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Lifecrafter
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"But those are the best years of our lives!"

Can't remember who said that, but I'd like to have them dragged out into the street and shot.

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The Survival Elite
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In a few years, you will catch yourself saying it. :)

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
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Shock Trooper
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I can't imagine myself saying it. My theory holds that life is all down hill from birth. The best year of one's "life" is really more like 38 weeks.

Edit: Realized "ones" is a possessive pronoun. Treated associated punctuation accordingly.

Edit: Edit: Looked up "one's", discovered its status as an exception to the general rule, and reverted back to the original.

[ Monday, November 26, 2007 15:17: Message edited by: Actaeon ]

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Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est.
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Agent
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quote:
In a few years, you will catch yourself saying it. [Smile]
Wha...college is around the corner. Drats!

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Jesus is a pacifist.
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By Committee
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For pure, unadulterated fun, I think undergrad reigns supreme. It is unlikely there will ever be another time in your life when you have so much freedom from authority combined with so little responsibility or so few demands on your time.

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

For pure, unadulterated fun, I think undergrad reigns supreme. It is unlikely there will ever be another time in your life when you have so much freedom from authority combined with so little responsibility or so few demands on your time.
I was going to laugh (as an undergrad), then I realized what I said about high school just earlier. It all comes around. :P

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
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Law Bringer
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I like grad school better since there were fewer classes and there wasn't that push to finish in 4 years. Besides it offered plenty of opportunities to play with undergraduate minds.

Supergluing coins to the floor to watch them scramble to pick them up was always a favorite.
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Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

Supergluing coins to the floor to watch them scramble to pick them up was always a favorite.
Say, did you do anything like dollar-bills on a string as well? And is trying to pry coins from the floor something innate and exclusive to 'undergraduate minds'?

Yet, I have to agree. It's a laugh, innit?

edit: why is it that you only see your mistakes after you posted and never when you preview your post? Actually, I should have written I when I wrote you.

[ Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:46: Message edited by: Locmaar ]

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Always be true to yourself - unless you suck
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Law Bringer
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A professor tried to pick up the change, then when he failed he looked up to see a grad student watching and said, "I see you got me."

Science labs have all sorts of fun things to use for pranks.
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Off With Their Heads
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I was inclined to wonder what the heck Drew did in college that led him to have few demands on his time. Then I recalled that my experience is relatively far from the norm.

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Agent
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I'm quite adept at two different pranks: fake urine and booby traps. Booby traps are useful when my sister has a sleepover and fake urine is great on overnight school trips.

The booby traps I set are on my bedroom door in case you were wondering.

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