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techmonk
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Hey, that's my story! but how did you know I was lost in another universe? Did you just say the guy from "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" is playing me? What the... Oh, whatever.

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Chuck Stirk
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I'd like to to enter, to win the Farscape Videos.
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perrin
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I'll take a chance at winning. Free stuff is always good.
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Grandpa Ed
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Ah, yes, Apple's stock split. It is a sensible move for them, since the stock is trading at a price level which discourages some investors from buying, and since the total number of shares outstanding is fairly modest... the jump in price has been painful to watch, since I had to sell my shares before the price headed straight up. <sigh>

Still, winning a DVD would sooth the pain <ahem>

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Farscape is cool! They canned it from the Australian free to air networks. Boo hoo! DVDs are very cool.
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I watched every single episode of Farscape.

It was a great show.

Cable shows it sometimes..I should try and catch up on it again.

P.S: a toast to multiregion dvd players!

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I was thinking it would be nice to see that thirty minute web thriller about the scouting team in enemy territory that sets their ship to explode in 30 minutes and then winds up having to go back into the area. Hmm what wasthe name of that? Countdown? Blastzone? Rebel Destruction? Hmmmm. should have bought it. To bad I spent my money on Macgenius shirts while they were still legal.

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/me enters the contest... [Smile]

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So, should I only post once in this thread?

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6 weeks to go!

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Oh, be warned, I believe the DVD is Region 1, U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
It can still be done... Farscape was great. It'll be great to view it again.
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Here I am again. WhooHoo [Big Grin]

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Farscape rocks. I would love to have this...I know others too.
Cheers!

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zadzagy
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Farscape rocks almost as much as Nitrozac and the Joy of Tech!
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Emperor of Neumannia
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Having enjoyed Joy of Tech for so long, it was about time to register. Bribes encouraging joining are always a reasonable incentive. I look forward to viewing the DVDs...

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quote:
Originally posted by Emperor of Neumannia:
Having enjoyed Joy of Tech for so long, it was about time to register. Bribes encouraging joining are always a reasonable incentive. I look forward to viewing the DVDs...

Who says you're going to win the DVDs? At most, you'll win one of them, anyway (with the other one going to me).

But I agree, bribes are good. Can't say that it'll be an improvement to the forum, though. [Razz]

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sign me up
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count me in. (mmmmmm, Farscape!)

do my chances get better if i say that JoT is the ONLY comic i read regularly? [Big Grin]

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Plug me in for a ballot ticket. Your comic has been awesome for a long time, and Farscape has been awesome for a long time. I don't see a downside.
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Robert Roos
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Hehe sounds like fun... count me in!

"Attack, Attack, Attack... of the Peacekeepers"

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Splitting stocks? Why, that's as impossible as splitting the atom. To quote the late, great Douglas Adams:

quote:
This is another example of the fact that The Hitch Hiker's Guide
to the Galaxy will employ anybody who wants to walk straight in
off the street and get ripped off, especially if they happen to
walk in off the street during the afternoon, when very few of the
regular staff are there.

There is a fundamental point here.

The history of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of
idealism, struggle, despair, passion, success, failure, and
enormously long lunch-breaks.

The earliest origins of the Guide are now, along with most of its
financial records, lost in the mists of time.

For other, and more curious theories about where they are lost,
see below.

Most of the surviving stories, however, speak of a founding
editor called Hurling Frootmig.

Hurling Frootmig, it is said, founded the Guide, established its
fundamental principles of honesty and idealism, and went bust.

There followed many years of penury and heart-searching during
which he consulted friends, sat in darkened rooms in illegal
states of mind, thought about this and that, fooled about with
weights, and then, after a chance encounter with the Holy
Lunching Friars of Voondon (who claimed that just as lunch was at
the centre of a man's temporal day, and man's temporal day could
be seen as an analogy for his spiritual life, so Lunch should

(a) be seen as the centre of a man's spiritual life, and

(b) be held in jolly nice restaurants), he refounded the Guide,
laid down its fundamental principles of honesty and idealism and
where you could stuff them both, and led the Guide on to its
first major commercial success.

He also started to develop and explore the role of the editorial
lunch-break which was subsequently to play such a crucial part in
the Guide's history, since it meant that most of the actual work
got done by any passing stranger who happened to wander into the
empty offices on an afternoon and saw something worth doing.

Shortly after this, the Guide was taken over by Megadodo
Publications of Ursa Minor Beta, thus putting the whole thing on
a very sound financial footing, and allowing the fourth editor,
Lig Lury Jr, to embark on lunch-breaks of such breathtaking scope
that even the efforts of recent editors, who have started
undertaking sponsored lunch-breaks for charity, seem like mere
sandwiches in comparison.

In fact, Lig never formally resigned his editorship - he merely
left his office late one morning and has never since returned.
Though well over a century has now passed, many members of the
guide staff still retain the romantic notion that he has simply
popped out for a ham croissant, and will yet return to put in a
solid afternoon's work.

Strictly speaking, all editors since Lig Lury Jr have therefore
been designated Acting Editors, and Lig's desk is still preserved
the way he left it, with the addition of a small sign which says
"Lig Lury Jr, Editor, Missing, presumed Fed".

Some very scurrilous and subversive sources hint at the idea that
Lig actually perished in the Guide's first extraordinary
experiments in alternative book-keeping. Very little is known of
this, and less still said. Anyone who even notices, let alone
calls attention to, the curious but utter coincidental and
meaningless fact that every world on which the Guide has ever set
up an accounting department has shortly afterwards perished in
warfare or some natural disaster, is liable to get sued to
smithereens.


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Count me in!

Cheers,
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Count me in!


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I'd like a chance to win the Peacekeeper Wars! I'm new here and really appreciate the opportunity! :-D Love the site!

In response to all of you out there who are posting about 'newbies' simply joining for the opportunity to win something I'd like to say that if it weren't for this giveaway people like me would never have found this site. I heard of this place through three degrees of websites and can guarantee that had there not been a giveaway the link on that page wouldn't have been there and I wouldn't now be a registered user. Some people may just want a chance at the DVD but some will genuinely be attracted by it and say 'hey, this place is cool!' That's the category that I fall into.

Good luck to everyone in the giveaway! This place rocks! Congrats to Apple (I'm writing this on my brand new Powerbook... first time with an Apple computer)!

Oh, and for anyone who hasne't seen Farscape... do yourself a favor and BUY ALL FOUR SEASONS. By far the best sci fi series on television... ever (though I haven't seen Babylon 5... I heard that Farscape maintains the 'highest level' of quality more consistently than B5 however...).

Awesome.

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Please consider this my entry.
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I'll enter.
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