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Electric Sheep One
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Profile #75
Offer some guano on Ebay.

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Infiltrator
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For how much? :D

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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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BOOM!!
apprentice :*little voice* "Sorry..."
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Electric Sheep One
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Profile #77
Nothing, of course -- plus shipping and handling.

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Which would cost alot because it would rechristen the ship "StinkyHold", and nobody would handle it.
The first one only works if guano stinks.

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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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CSM RIFQ
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Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #79
Guano, being bat feces, does indeed stink.

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Shaper
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Profile Homepage #80
Not if it's dry.

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The Knight Between Posts.
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Profile Homepage #81
Well, just make sure it's wet then won't we? and tell the mischeif-maker of the ship to put it in the captain's seat :D .

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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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CSM RIFQ
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Infiltrator
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Profile Homepage #82
With a bag of guano-eating flies. :P :D

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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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CSM RIFQ
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Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #83
Don't spam one of the few worthwhile topics left to RWG, sirrah.

—Alorael, who supposes all value left when the guano appeared. Or maybe it was the pidgeons. Heck, the second post managed to meander.
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Master
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Profile Homepage #84
I agree.

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Agent
Member # 1558
Profile #85
I can't be bothered googling, something in my memory tells me that guano is used for making gunpowder. Nitrates spring to mind. SPAM springs to mind. An ill omen?

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Shirow Miwa
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The flies were a joke!

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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?
--------------------------------
Shaper teacher : "DON'T TOUCH THAT!"
BOOM!!
apprentice :*little voice* "Sorry..."
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CSM RIFQ
Neopets Do join, it's fun. Do you know what is the answer to the greatest question ever? It's here.
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Agent
Member # 1558
Profile #87
Ahem. You are going to get blamed because:

A. You are Canned.

B. You double posted. Again.

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Shirow Miwa
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I know I'm canned. And thankyou for doing it. It will help me collect my sanity on my way out of the door. I'll give it back soon, though.

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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?
--------------------------------
Shaper teacher : "DON'T TOUCH THAT!"
BOOM!!
apprentice :*little voice* "Sorry..."
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CSM RIFQ
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Agent
Member # 1558
Profile #89
quote:
Originally written by JadeWolf:

And thankyou for doing it.
Who?

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Shirow Miwa
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I don't know. But when I looked at my profile, it said: "Last updated by Drakefyre", so I suppose it was him.

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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?
--------------------------------
Shaper teacher : "DON'T TOUCH THAT!"
BOOM!!
apprentice :*little voice* "Sorry..."
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CSM RIFQ
Neopets Do join, it's fun. Do you know what is the answer to the greatest question ever? It's here.
Posts: 576 | Registered: Wednesday, March 2 2005 08:00
By Committee
Member # 4233
Profile #91
quote:
Originally written by Quark:

—Alorael, who supposes all value left when the guano appeared. Or maybe it was the pidgeons. Heck, the second post managed to meander.
Hey, I think that the pigeon appearance was a perfectly valid tangent from BSC's post on page one. And, after all, haven't we all learned a thing or two in the meantime? I also brought us back on topic with the results from my google search for RW, so it hasn't drifted that badly, though admittedly, the turn toward guano has been a misstep.

I say we continue to love and nourish this topic as it deserves. :)
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Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #92
I humbly beg forgiveness of the RWG thread for introducing the first mention of 'guano'.

In penance I raise the following RWG-related question.

Consider the two cases of tiny start-up shareware game companies, Richard White's Chromite Software, and Jeff Vogel's Spiderweb Software. The name of Richard White is a scorn and a hissing, while it is Jeff Vogel who provides the electronic glory in whose radiance we all bask.

Just how and why did their two paths diverge?

Let me provide the most basic response immediately, to the effect that Jeff's games all have positive pressure, whereas the same cannot be said in Richard's case. But can we not delve deeper than this, and identify any basic strategies that may have contributed to this pressure disparity?

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...b10010b...
Member # 869
Profile Homepage #93
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Let me provide the most basic response immediately, to the effect that Jeff's games all have positive pressure, whereas the same cannot be said in Richard's case.
I think that's the most excessively creative way I've ever seen to say that something sucks.

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Master
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Profile Homepage #94
Unless it was some sort of accidental implication.

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By Committee
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Profile #95
Wouldn't positive pressure technically be "blowing" as opposed to "sucking?"

(As a side question, are folks in the US the only ones who include punctuation at the ends of sentences inside quotes? I heard somewhere that this is the case.)
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...b10010b...
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Yes, but if you take apart the logic of SoT's sentence, it's stating that Jeff's games have positive pressure whilst Richard's have negative pressure. You do make a valid point in that SoT isn't exactly being flattering to Jeff either.

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Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #97
My intent was to imply that Jeff's games do not suck. I didn't think about them blowing. I guess I should edit what I wrote, but, aah, helicoid it.

My understanding of punctuation and quotation is that we're supposed to put punctuation inside quotes to make it look nicer printed, but that it is sometimes right to keep the punctuation out, if whether or not the punctuation is part of the quotation is actually important. E.g.

Did I just hear you say "hello"?

I'm probably wrong about this, but I'd even be inclined to write

Did I just hear you say "Hello?"?

[ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 06:18: Message edited by: Student of Trinity ]

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By Committee
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I think it's a little tidier, as well as more intellectually honest, not to include punctuation inside quotations, especially when the punctuation is being introduced into the quote by the quoter.

[ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 06:47: Message edited by: Andrew Miller ]
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Law Bringer
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I'm not sure about double punctuation, SoT, but your examples are proper punctuation almost everywhere in the world. Only in the U. S. of A. do we insist that the punctuation must go inside the quotation marks no matter what.

—Alorael, who vacillates between writing like a good American and writing in a way that more precise and more logical. As a result, he has no internal consistency and makes no sense.
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