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Subar
Neat Newbie

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From: Alaska
Registered: Jul 2002

posted July 01, 2002 19:47     Click Here to See the Profile for Subar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm a newbie. Plain and simple. A newbie to GC and a newbie to geekdom. I say Alaskan geeks rock...though i may be a bit biased. I'm no computer expert like some of my other geek friends, but i can usually fix a problem on my PC if it comes up. My home environment isn't the best for being a geek, especially an on-line geek. My computer is slow, my phoneline is very old and slow and, well, the only place i can turn into a true geek is at my friends houses. Anyone have advice on how to become a geek, fast?

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ZorroTheFox
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From: Milton, WA, USA
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posted July 02, 2002 18:52     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hello and welcome, hope you enjoy the site.........Z

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Subar
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From: Alaska
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posted July 03, 2002 00:13     Click Here to See the Profile for Subar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The weather in Alaska is terrible. One day it's burning hot(to an Alaskan that's about 85 degrees and up) and the next it's cold and rainy. Although it does give me an excuse to stay in and spend some quality time on my computer. I don't blame it for being old or not greeting me when I walk in the door, it's old, I understand that(Well, not as much as old people do). At least it doesn't lose it's memory and erase itself.


By the way, I'm Jimmy, a month away from being 16 and desperately wanting my driver's license next month. I read, play computer games and, well, that's about it.

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skylar
Super Geek

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From: the creepy house on the corner
Registered: May 2002

posted July 03, 2002 03:35     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello and welcome!

Alaskan weather sounds pretty great...I'd far rather have extremes than just dull bloody rain all the time It's July and I had to wear a jumper today - it's just not right, I tell you!

Ah well. We can't all be Alaskan

sky

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spungo
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posted July 03, 2002 03:39     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by skylar:
It's July and I had to wear a jumper today ...

Skylar... take it from someone who has had to sustain excessive ridicule over this - I think you mean sweater, not jumper. A certain person on this forum - mentioning no names - finds it very amusing to hear about guys wearing jumpers. Apparently, it means something different... don't ask me what.

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uilleann
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posted July 03, 2002 05:24     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, from this here page, I see that one meaning of the word is "A sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or sweater" - a guy would indeed look odd going around wearing one of those. Even so, I don't think skylar would have quite as big a problem with that, her being female and all... ;)

Of course, my first reaction was to think of the alternative meaning as being that of a circuit board jumper - might be a bit tight around the middle...

Subar:
As for how I came to learn my computer knowledge, my first computer, which I ran for three years, was an 80s microcomputer which made far less attempt than modern machines to shield you from its inner workings. I mean, you'd see apps' batch files writing various bytes to memory before loading the program, stuff like ?&FFEE = &94A6 or whatever ("&" being the equivalent of "0x").

I suppose I should find and join a user group somewhere and keep my machine alive...

As for when I got my PC, I think the thing that enabled me to learn a lot was just to try fearlessly. Too many people are scared to press a button they don't recognise in case it blows the machine up or something, whereas I tried just about anything, for fun. Sure, I broke a few things, lost data, etc. but the experience was worth it. Just try anything and everything. Experiment, play.

- uilleann

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skylar
Super Geek

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posted July 03, 2002 11:29     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I must admit, I did think about typing 'sweater', but then I thought, "no, I never use that word, I always say 'jumper'. " So jumper it is, and if uilleann is right and you mean a dress, spungo, then my inherent female-ness will allow that, though wearing one over a sweater just sounds plain weird. Either that or I'm missing something and 1982 is repeating on us.

But what if uilleann is not right, and you mean something else? Please don't tell me you mean something else...?

sky

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uilleann
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posted July 03, 2002 17:00     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hrm, stretching the definition to allow (jumper == sweater), would let you even wear a sweater over a sweater, which would be even worse... the heat trapped in would add meaning to the term "sweater"... I dislike the word "sweat" in names of items of clothing, sounds icky, but then, do jumpers jump around, or worse still, take control of your body to that effect?

Maybe I'm tired, reckon I should go to bed now? ;)

And, er, sky, just what else are you thinking of...?

- uilleann

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Subar
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From: Alaska
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posted July 03, 2002 21:39     Click Here to See the Profile for Subar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jumpers?
Sweaters?
I don't know about the other guys here in the forums but I myself prefer my jean jacket. In fact, you almost never see me without my jacket. I'm not sure why but I take it almost everywhere I go. But then again up here you never know when you're going to need it to shield you from hordes of mosquitoes.

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skylar
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posted July 04, 2002 10:21     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jean jacket == Denim jacket - another amusing culture clash...

And uilleann, I better not tell you what I was thinking of... it would corrupt your oh so innocent mind Here's a clue though...

think of the weirdest, most uncomfortable thing you could probably wear, then divide the 'ick' factor by 0.5

that's what I was thinking of!

sky


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uilleann
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posted July 04, 2002 14:57     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quoting skylar:
I better not tell you what I was thinking of... it would corrupt your oh so innocent mind
Heh, I'm not that innocent am I? I'm just not into clothing much, and have total disregard for the greedy fashion industry. I just wear what I wear.

...divide the 'ick' factor by 0.5
Divide by 0.5...hehe, I see you like keeping my maths on its toes, eh?

that's what I was thinking of!
Once I've completed my mind powers course, I'll just pull the answer from your mind. But if I get impatient, I'll just tip off an MI5 agent (qv another topic) as to your location, and when they raid your house, they'll find your little stash of them and tell me what they saw :P

- uilleann

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Bregalad
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posted July 04, 2002 16:02     Click Here to See the Profile for Bregalad   Click Here to Email Bregalad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Skylar... take it from someone who has had to sustain excessive ridicule over this - I think you mean sweater, not jumper. A certain person on this forum - mentioning no names - finds it very amusing to hear about guys wearing jumpers. Apparently, it means something different... don't ask me what.

Hmmmm, I've heard both men and women use the term jumper to refer to a generic item of clothing worn on the top half of the body to keep warm. Here it's as likely as not a fleece garment. Sweater invariably refers to a knitted garment like that worn by Miss Marple or a cricket player when faced with "English conditions".

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spungo
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posted July 05, 2002 02:50     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, Skylar. Didn't know you weren't a bloke... shows how much attention I've been paying lately... ( hey - maybe that means I'm actually starting to get a life??? )

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skylar
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posted July 06, 2002 07:52     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
if I get impatient, I'll just tip off an MI5 agent (qv another topic) as to your location, and when they raid your house, they'll find your little stash of them and tell me what they saw :P


I see you enjoy torturing poor little Anthony too Well, don't worry, we have him under sedation now... (qv the very same other topic). As for disregarding the evils of the fashion industry, I couldn't agree more. When everyone else wore pedal pushers, I wore clam-diggers, he he

sky

btw, I think I wink too much. Must be some sort of a nervous twitch. Ah well

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted July 06, 2002 14:22     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Subar:
I'm a newbie. Plain and simple. A newbie to GC and a newbie to geekdom. I say Alaskan geeks rock...though i may be a bit biased. I'm no computer expert like some of my other geek friends, but i can usually fix a problem on my PC if it comes up. My home environment isn't the best for being a geek, especially an on-line geek. My computer is slow, my phoneline is very old and slow and, well, the only place i can turn into a true geek is at my friends houses. Anyone have advice on how to become a geek, fast?

I would imagine that becoming a geek in Alaska would not be tough--I don't know what all can be done up there, but I imagine there aren't too many distractions from earning your Geek badge.

Maybe that's a good idea, starting the Geek Scouts and teaching the young how to become Geeks? Merit badges in the various arts, etc?

Anyway, welcome to the boards, Subar!

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Twinkle Toes
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From: a place that no longer holds my soul...
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posted July 06, 2002 15:46     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HEY! JIMMY! Jimmmmyyyyyyyyy!!!

Sorry, I just like saying that name . It reminds me of when Marge went 'crazy' in one episode of The Simps. and said, "Don't mess with me! I've got Jimmies!" Eeeheeehe...

Anywho, hidy ho! I'm Twinkie and I'm special. Don't tell me that you don't love me, damnit! Have a spiffy time here in the GC Forums... I know I have ('cept fer all that time I was unnecessarily 'banned'! Geh!).

Oh, on the whole jacket, jumper, whatnot issue: I usually wear one of those pullover sweater-type things... you know, like the ones you get from sports? Not actual sports jackets, but eh... just not the same material, ya get me? And not the Letterman jackets, either... Ooh! But I want one, those look quite quiggy!
When I think of the word, 'jumper', it reminds me of when I used to got to Catholic school. Every girl under aboot, oh, 5th or 6th grade had to wear jumpers (unlike the girls above, who had to wear khaki skirts). They were plad green things... whole-pieces that zipped up in the front and was somewhat like a two piece of a skirt and a vest-looking... thing... sewn together. Yes yes, but that was a while ago. I sort of miss them. Well, I miss me uniforms altogether, but then the other gives me more freedom in what I feel like wearing on a particular day, so I guess that's better. It makes me feel more like an individual, which is quite important to me .

But that's quite enough of my short rambling. Good to have you here, Jims .

Haha, Slim Jim...

Oki, I'm done now.

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uilleann
Highlie

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posted July 07, 2002 00:11     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quoting skylar: I see you enjoy torturing poor little Anthony too ;)
I'm the embodiment of pure evil, so of course I do : ]

- uilleann

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Irene Kelly
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From: Alaska
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posted July 07, 2002 00:40     Click Here to See the Profile for Irene Kelly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey subar. i live in fairbanks. i feel your pain about the weather. this whole week was real cold. they said it was the coldest 4th of july in 17 years. brrr. we almost never get rain. we usually get about 5 days of rain a year, now its 5 a week. sheesh. i hope it dries up soon.

oh yeah. its nice to meet you. what part of alaska are you from. if you want to find someone else who feels your pain find a guy who goes by the name oz, the wizard of. he's from here too.

-kelly

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neotatsu
Assimilated

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posted July 07, 2002 03:13     Click Here to See the Profile for neotatsu   Click Here to Email neotatsu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:

As for when I got my PC, I think the thing that enabled me to learn a lot was just to try fearlessly. Too many people are scared to press a button they don't recognise in case it blows the machine up or something, whereas I tried just about anything, for fun. Sure, I broke a few things, lost data, etc. but the experience was worth it. Just try anything and everything. Experiment, play.

- uilleann


hehe, thats how I learn just about everything...just do random things and learn from my mistakes heh...this computer currently is partioned into several drives, and I still am not exactly sure how I did it...I've got about 40 different minor viruses and a few trojan horses that I contend with, becuase this computer is so old there isn't any anti-virus apps I can put on it, and I really don't care too much, I'm just learning everything I can however I can...as for the viruses, I got most of them on purpose to see what they do..

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uilleann
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posted July 07, 2002 17:39     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those viri must be very minor, else your hard disc would have been ditched several times over or something by now ;-) System performance must surely even now be being degraded by them all...

I think I must be fortunate in having only ever had one virus at home, and that was on a boot sector of a DOS-format disc someone gave me back, which got dealt with by a reformat. That virus came from, it seems, his PC manufacturer, when it was sent back for a multimedia upgrade. My Mac got "attacked" by Nimda, maybe Klez and a few other things, although they've all been inert. My work PC's had a couple of JavaScript nasties, but that's about it.

But then, other people have had viruses, but also other good things I'd want to have or be. Luck and the lack of it just get shared out... would I want to have other's good fortune and also get their viri? Hrm.... good question.

- uilleann

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designgirl
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posted July 07, 2002 19:22     Click Here to See the Profile for designgirl   Click Here to Email designgirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have no idea what you're talking about but I can't get "torturing poor little Anthony" it out of my mind as a way of saying masturbation -- te he

but, maybe that is what you're talking about ...

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neotatsu
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posted July 07, 2002 21:29     Click Here to See the Profile for neotatsu   Click Here to Email neotatsu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
eh, they ARE very minor viri, yet extremely annoying sometimes, of course thats their functions, little things, like one that makes it so when you sign into a messanger service it sends a message to the people you talk to which leads them to a page that downloads the virus to their computer which does the same thing to them..heh..as for system performance, the computer is 8 years old next month, and I havn't done ANY upgradeing since the second year I had it..

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uilleann
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posted July 08, 2002 01:54     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quoting designgirl:
"torturing poor little Anthony" ... a way of saying masturbation

Um... no :) To be honest, I'm not sure where skylar's remark came from - something from the her/me/Anthony/Zorro/KGB ideas being bounced across the topics; I never bothered to try track its source down, but just played along. Thus, who knows, maybe she meant masturbation, I mean, ee, it's grim oop North... ;)

- uilleann

PS neotatsu - hehe, if you must :P

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skylar
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posted July 08, 2002 02:20     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
erm... yet again having to reassert my femaleness and tell you that in skylar-land, there is no poor little Anthony to be tortured, so to speak.

However, there is a little whisper travelling around GC that Anthony C Fielding (a real, live person) has maybe been taking too many pills. And it wouldn't be me who spread that vicious rumour, oh no

sky

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uilleann
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posted July 08, 2002 04:37     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
skylar (where does that nick come from anyhow?): True, but masturbation is not only a guy thing, and maybe you were trying to incite me into sharing in the joy you feel... ;) *runs ducking*

- uilleann

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skylar
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posted July 08, 2002 14:04     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
God, you are just asking for it today, aren't you uilleann? Now, stand still for a minute! *throws stuff, again*. There, gotcha! As I understand it, an 'anthony' suggests a part of male anatomy which I am blessed not to be encumbered with... hence my typing so! And as for 'sharing the joy I feel', I'll just leave ya to enjoy your own special brand of said joy. In your oh so lonely bedroom. He he. Is it my turn to duck now?

sky

p.s. I think I told you before that skylar is the name of a character from my favourite film, which is Good Will Hunting (not given a good review by this site, nyeh but I'm sure that Twink would love the various algebra references

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uilleann
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posted July 08, 2002 14:38     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quoting skylar:
God, you are just asking for it today...
<pout>Hey, you started it!</pout> *grins*

*throws stuff, again*
Better stop that, it's a part of Klingon mating rituals, and you don't want to be sending out the wrong signals, now, do you? ;)

As I understand it, an 'anthony' suggests a part of male anatomy...
I know exactly what you meant, I was just playing along; maybe I could have worded it better to enhance your understanding (*is not renowned for clarity*), but hey :P

...In your oh so lonely bedroom. He he. Is it my turn to duck now?
Duck? No need, ducking never did anyone any good when faced with an incoming ICBM... ;)

p.s. I think I told you before that skylar is the name of a character from my favourite film, which is Good Will Hunting
It being a film character sounds familiar now, but as for the name of the film, I recognise it, but not you having referred to it personally. But then, my memory sucks, so whadda ya know? ;)

- uilleann

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skylar
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posted July 09, 2002 03:45     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
<pout>Hey, you started it!</pout> *grins*

I'm a girl, it's my God-given perogative to be unreasonable

it's a part of Klingon mating rituals, and you don't want to be sending out the wrong signals, now, do you?

ah, poor Klingons... no wonder they never made it out of fiction

maybe I could have worded it better to enhance your understanding (*is not renowned for clarity*), but hey :P

true, very true. But you're male, British, a geek, you can't help it. I'll forgive you... I'll even buy you a present (qv another topic)

Duck? No need, ducking never did anyone any good when faced with an incoming ICBM...

Perhaps I'm being dense, but I need an explanation of 'ICBM'

It being a film character sounds familiar now, but as for the name of the film, I recognise it, but not you having referred to it personally. But then, my memory sucks, so whadda ya know?

- uilleann[/B]


Yeah, I don't think I told you the name of the film before. However, your memory probably still sucks I'm being nasty today, aren't I? I think you bring out the evil in me...

sky

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uilleann
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posted July 09, 2002 08:29     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quoting skylar:
I'm a girl, it's my God-given perogative to be unreasonable
And you reckon you can out-do me on that? ;) You wish...

ah, poor Klingons... no wonder they never made it out of fiction
Hah, you'll be fiction soon if you don't look out :)

<cf_wittyComment basis="true, very true. But you're male, British, a geek, you can't help it. I'll forgive you..." wittiness="high">
<!--- (What ColdFusion does to the brain ;) --->

Perhaps I'm being dense, but I need an explanation of 'ICBM'
Look it up, silly billy. Intercontinental ballistic missile... big flyey bomby explody thing, kinda kills people :) (Like you)

However, your memory probably still sucks
Was I supposed to be arguing about something at this point? What was it now? *shrugs*

I'm being nasty today, aren't I? I think you bring out the evil in me...
Ever glad to be of service. Actually, I don't mind at all, I like it :)

- uilleann

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skylar
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posted July 09, 2002 11:32     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quoting uilleann

And you reckon you can out-do me on that? You wish...
Ah, uilleann, we share all this 'witty' rapport, yet you still don't know me at all, do you? I don't think I'm more unreasonable than you, I know it

Hah, you'll be fiction soon if you don't look out
It's too late... the big flyey bomby explody thing got me! It's so irritating trying to type and gather up your exploded brain matter at the same time *sighs dramatically*

Was I supposed to be arguing about something at this point? What was it now? *shrugs*
No, there was no argument. We were just agreeing that I am perfect and you should worship me in every way

Ever glad to be of service. Actually, I don't mind at all, I like it

Do my eyes deceive me, or did I just get carte blanche to tease the living daylights out of you? Oh, yes! This is too good...

sky


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uilleann
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posted July 09, 2002 17:25     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quoting skylar
"quoting uilleann"
Ooh, she's using my quoting style, how sweet :)

Ah, uilleann, we share all this 'witty' rapport, yet you still don't know me at all, do you?
Nope. I addressed that point elsewhere, though. It helps not to know one's victims before killing them, anyhow, easier on my soul.

I don't think I'm more unreasonable than you, I know it ;)
Even if that is true, I'm sure I have enough equally evil personality traits to more than make up for it ;)

It's so irritating trying to type and gather up your exploded brain matter at the same time *sighs dramatically*
Hrm, by what means shall I finish you off? If you're stood on the end of a beach, definitely the prod (or dragonball if needed). Somewhere further away but in the line of fire, then a shotgun, I'm a pretty nifty shot with those. Or, for a more Shakespearean ending, beam on top of you and watch you kill us both as you fire at me. Oh, the tragedy...

Honestly, though, I've even seen a worm just walk along what was probably a bridge segment (IIRC), get to the end, and then just leap off the end into the water and drown *shakes head* Madness...

No, there was no argument. We were just agreeing that I am perfect and you should worship me in every way ;)
Maybe not worship, but I can see what I can do... ;-) *ducks*

Do my eyes deceive me...
I'm afraid that such is a matter between your optician and yourself. However, depending on the proximity of her and the explosion's centre (and my aiming, but of course that was impeccable as always) you might need to gather up her brains first, too, before proceeding.

- uilleann

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skylar
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posted July 10, 2002 10:14     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quoting uilleann:

Ooh, she's using my quoting style, how sweet
It's so much easier that way I'm sweet and practical... I feel like I live in Dawson's Creek *giggles winsomely*

Even if that is true, I'm sure I have enough equally evil personality traits to more than make up for it
You killed my optician! You truly are evil

Hrm, by what means shall I finish you off?
death by bad jokes

Maybe not worship, but I can see what I can do... ;-) *ducks*
I think we've already established that ducking won't do you any good. And if you can't worship me, then what is the point of your existence?

you might need to gather up her brains first, too, before proceeding.
No point. She doesn't have my steely fortitude and breathtaking athleticism... she's dead. Forever will my vision be blurry (or it would be if I needed glasses).

sky

you're getting into onlinety on the edge now, aren't you? don't deny it...


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posted July 10, 2002 15:10     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quoting skylar:
It's so much easier that way :)
Were it not that I'm on 56k at home and that my work PC hadn't recently gone off the forums*, I'd go all through the forums and archives, confirm that I invented that quoting method, and start charging you patent fees for using it (plus back-charges ;)
 *(forum pages load ridiculously slow, and topic pages seem to be dropping posts (none of yours appeared tdoday, for example))

I'm sweet and practical... I feel like I live in Dawson's Creek *giggles winsomely*
:) Hrm, I somehow feel that I'm supposed to be making this harder for you... As for Dawson's Creek - I don't watch that (or anything else other than Voyager and the occasional 9 pm news), so I might be missing something there :P

You killed my optician! You truly are evil ;)
Damn, should have snagged myself a better set of frames from the shop just before the bomb landed. Oh well.

death by bad jokes
Heh, I've had enough of those at home; despite being "truly evil", I'd offer you a quick death, not torture you so.

And if you can't worship me, then what is the point of your existence? ;)
Making up CDs for my TranceMP3 project :) Volume 13 (Singles Special*) was burnt today, that reminds me - need to label all the vol. 13 CDs tonight, I'm taking PhAtfiSh's copies of 10-13 tomorrow.
 *I guess the pun was intended, too; PhAtfiSh is eternally single as well.

No point. She doesn't have my steely fortitude and breathtaking athleticism... she's dead.
Insert some witty remark for me here, will you? :)

you're getting into onlinety on the edge now, aren't you? don't deny it...
These things never seem to last, fun is only transient; or maybe I'm not in the mood today, but the former is still true. But then, I can usually only base something funny to say on what someone else has said, so there could be degradation of a conversation based on this over time.

Actually, you remind me of someone I was in love with when I was 8 or 9 or so, for a few years - Rachael. She had a cunning wit too, but knowing each other never went anywhere, although some of my feelings were requited, I rather think. I don't mean sex, quite what I wanted, I forget now, but it was probably innocent. I never had the wit to match her, though, and I don't think I'm adequate at it even now.

Actually, I guess you're lucky I don't take offense to everything you say - I tend to feel that I'm under attack, even though all reason would tell me people are joking. I have a theory for why that worsened; it certainly messed up my feelings for Rachael, and remains a curse even now.

I'd bid you goodnight, but there is still one more post of yours to attend to... ;)

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posted July 11, 2002 10:57     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
this is going to be really quick, as I have to be somewhere five minutes ago...

As for Dawson's Creek - I don't watch that (or anything else other than Voyager
You're not missing much with Dawson's. But are you a trekkie???

Making up CDs for my TranceMP3 project
And a fan of Trance music? Hmm, yet to be converted I'm afraid. The link is duff, btw.

God, I have to go, I'm being yelled at! Don't reply until I've had more time to finish off this post... until tomorrow! (probably, hopefully)

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posted July 11, 2002 15:42     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, but I will say this: the link is repaired. The problem is simple - uilleann is an Irish Gaelic word and somehow, when I originally determined the spelling* I got it wrong, and left off the second 'n'. I used this incorrect spelling for some time, using it as my Aimster username, and my IRC nick. By the time I'd realised my mistake, I'd already registered my mac.com space. To add insult to injury, "uilleann" is taken on mac.com, as is Telcontar (my official Internet name), and I've been trying to avoid spreading Ghiraddje around as I don't need a third name (it's bad enough being stuck with in on AIM). I was seriously pissed off.

Nevertheless, I'm not the only loser - other people spell it incorrectly, too, as Google shows me, and someone has the wrong spelling as their AIM handle too.

As for that URL, I got the spelling wrong - I edited the post and removed the "extraneous" 'n' and it works now.

- [Uu](i(l(l(ean(n)))) (all the possible spellings I use or have seen used, not counting endless typos)

 *I thought I got the spelling from the mention, on Mike Oldfield's Ommadawn album, to Paddy Moloney, but I just checked now, and it definitely says "Uilleann Pipes" on the LP.

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posted July 13, 2002 06:37     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm back, and I promise I will finish the post this time

quoting uilleann:

you remind me of someone I was in love with when I was 8 or 9 or so
Ah, first love. Not that I can comment, as I have never been in love. There was someone about a year ago... but he lives in London. And supports Arsenal

I never had the wit to match her, though, and I don't think I'm adequate at it even now.
I beg to differ. I find myself racking my brains for suitably witty replies; the bar would be considerably lower, were I left to my own devices.

I guess you're lucky I don't take offense to everything you say - I tend to feel that I'm under attack
I know I'm often flippant, but please don't take what I say seriously. It may not come across but I actually think you're a nice person. In fact, you get off pretty lightly compared to most of my RL friends It's just something I do - humour as a defence mechanism, so that people don't get too close. What I'm typing now is actually alarmingly revealing, for me.

Anyway, I'm going to leave now. It took me two hours just to catch up with all the replies I need to make, and I only missed a day at GC! I have to go and hang the washing out Ah well, until later.

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posted July 14, 2002 01:22     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're not missing much with Dawson's. But are you a trekkie???
I probably am missing something with the former - it looks like it would offer a large amount of continued living by proxy. Plus, television series are very entertaining. As for being a trekkie, yes, I was once, started when my cousin introduced me to Star Trek. However, now, I just watch the show (but not any re-runs), and that is it. Enterprise starts here next week, but I can't be bothered to watch it really. If my sister puts the TV on, and reminds me, I will, but otherwise, I'll just forget all about it. Another reminder of the apathetic state of my life.

I assume, though, that those three question marks indicate that you are a trekkie? Either that, or scared to death that I am because it would horrify you... ; )

And a fan of Trance music? Hmm, yet to be converted I'm afraid.
Ah, there you go, that is what you said (see another topic). As for conversion, have others been trying?

I find myself racking my brains for suitably witty replies; the bar would be considerably lower, were I left to my own devices.
Hrm, maybe that explains why the wit ended on both sides simultaneously. I guess that carte blanche wasn't quite so significant after all, which is a pity, as I enjoy your wit. But don't do any brain racking, I'd not like for you to suffer over it.

I know I'm often flippant, but please don't take what I say seriously...
That isn't actually quite my point, though. What I was saying is that when people who use insults as jokes (it is, after all, normal British humour) try it on me, I always take it seriously and get offended, though I usually just stay back and keep it to myself. I am someone who takes what anyone says or writes literally, and am also very distructful and cynical, so such humour tends to fail. Back when I first met Rachael, this wasn't the case, and I was able (barely, due to my own limitations) able to join in (but hell, why did we never just talk? One of my biggest regrets ever), but after the years, it had reached the point where was taking everything as insults, and yet in my mind I still loved her, and it was tearing me apart. With some people, though, even now, I know they genuinely mean well, and you, and lili, are two of them.

It may not come across but I actually think you're a nice person.
I'd not be too hasty to judge me just from a few forum posts. Though, since that is all there is, I guess it won't really do you any harm.

...so that people don't get too close.
And why would that be so bad?

What I'm typing now is actually alarmingly revealing, for me.
Interesting... you're not the first person to be secretive, seems to be a trend I see in certain people...

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posted July 14, 2002 09:25     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quoting uilleann:

I assume, though, that those three question marks indicate that you are a trekkie? Either that, or scared to death that I am because it would horrify you... ; )
Neither. I am, however, very interested in the online life of Wil Wheaton (Wesley from Voyager). It's one of my many sources of online comic relief. The three question marks were, I believe, a typo that I had no time to correct.

As for conversion, have others been trying?
I have shunned all forms of dance music since a girl called Helen (spawn of the devil) introduced me to something she called 'Happy Hardcore' on a school bus in France. Let's say that the name was very misleading. Plenty of friends have since tried to intruduce me to it, but I am, at heart, a rock music fan.

I guess that carte blanche wasn't quite so significant after all, which is a pity, as I enjoy your wit.
I need something to work with! Just a mention of opticians or explodey bomby thingies would set me off again Actually, I'm not in a great mood at the moment, so the wit is hard to find.

I am someone who takes what anyone says or writes literally, and am also very distructful and cynical, so such humour tends to fail.
We are very different people... I would probably use the exact opposite description of myself.

And why would that be so bad?
I suppose I am just hopelessly insecure. I get the feeling that nobody would like me very much if they knew too much about me... and I want everyone to love me (a very bad character trait, I think). At other times I feel as if no one could possibly understand the depths of me, but I know that's just arrogant melodrama; no one can ever fully understand any other person.

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posted July 14, 2002 17:41     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quoting skylar:
I am, however, very interested in the online life of Wil Wheaton...
I have been to his site, but for whatever reason, I haven't returned. My online seeking out doesn't tend to be for comic relief, but if I do find anything really funny there's a chance I posted a link to it on my site.

...since a girl called Helen ... introduced me to ... 'Happy Hardcore'
You're saying that you formed a negative association between electronic dance music and the kinds of people who listen to it? I know I have that problem (stupid shallow drug-induced drunkard ravers (stereotypical of course, and they are not all like that, but you get the basic idea of how it bothers me), but I still listen to it in spite of that. I have no idea what happy hardcore is, though, although it doesn't sound in the least bit enticing to me. Nor do I tend to like techno.

I know a few people who like it (my sister is not one), two of which being the two "friends" I have in this country, who I provide with copies of TranceMP3 volumes. Nevertheless, I never really share the joy with anyone (that is, being together with someone to do so). I once offered lili the thought of us cuddling up listening to one of my Armin sets - I forget now what she said (I have to clear my ICQ logs every so often because they really bog down its loading time), but I suspect she liked the idea. She is about as close as I ever got to cuddles with anyone, and she did appreciate them. I think I really need to get her out of my mind, it is unhealthy.

I need something to work with!
As do I. So it is a catch-22, well, something like that. Maybe it will happen again, but your comments in the longer of the two Your News threads ("I'm Back?") did amuse me.

We are very different people... I would probably use the exact opposite description of myself.
Ah well.

...and I want everyone to love me (a very bad character trait, I think)
Very bad? Maybe wanting everyone to love you is unbalanced, but wanting to be loved is perfectly natural as far as I know. As for feeling not understood, and that no-one would like you, I am certainly the former. I'm not sure where I come on the latter - people do seem to like me, but I'm not sure what for (I can be a nice guy to some, I know some have noticed my sweet side, but then, I don't present that to everyone). Certainly my computer skills gain me admirers at university, but they just become irritating tag-alongs and are not the kind of people I want to spend time with. Either way, I don't want adulation, but just to fit and be a part of it all, instead of on the outside looking in.

Not that I know why I bother to ramble about all this. People say that talking about things helps, but my need to tell people who and what I am just becomes a scratched, worn record stuck in a groove - never getting anywhere and being just generally boring and irritating.

As for your life, anything you tell me about it is all very well, but I can't do anything with it. With some people (you included), I honour them by at least listening, but with others, I just get really pissed off because I just don't want to know. That is, it seems a waste of effort and, because both all the great things people do and have done that I can't are just as depressing as all their woes, an ultimately irritating and miserable way to spend time reading stuff that won't either change their life or mine.

I guess I'd rather be spending time doing things with people and finding out everything about them just from being around them. Not that I'm actually interested in people, really. Just a weirdo with his Mac.

*shrugs* I do try and offer advice when I can, but just basing it on theories I've formed from watching the rest of the world, having had little experience of anything in real life, and I've never had a girlfriend ever. That is part of the meaning behind that Xirnann phrase I offered Zorro. "Swttdirktoyya" just means "New homepage" (as it is my Mk 2 of the green and white site).

I went back and edited/added stuff, so now I forget where this was leading. Nowhere worthwhile, anyhow, so I won't bother to work it out. It's probably best to abandon this thread before the morbidity levels actually become quite toxic instead of just plain depressing.

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posted July 15, 2002 13:27     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar   Click Here to Email skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quoting uilleann:

You're saying that you formed a negative association between electronic dance music and the kinds of people who listen to it?
No...Helen was merely twisted and evil before she made me listen to 'Happy Hardcore' (think smiley yellow faces dressed in gold bikinis dancing in Oibeefa with alcopops in hand). Since I heard that crime against good taste, she has become the spawn of the devil.

your comments in the longer of the two Your News threads ("I'm Back?") did amuse me.
It's funny, you seem to be at your cheeriest when I am insulting you. It's you, not I, who has the masochistic streak

I guess I'd rather be spending time doing things with people and finding out everything about them just from being around them.
So you're sick of telling people things about yourself, and having them tell you things about themselves (just to state the obvious ) Erm, why did you join an internet community at all?


Maybe you are right and this thread must die. Otherwise, I think we'll both become more analytical and philosophical to the point where one of us will drive the other to start reading self-help books...

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