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Messages - Doktor Howl

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Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: September 21, 2021, 11:30:52 pm »
I think the reading PMs thing came out a bit after The Commander's time.

Possibly.  That was 2004/2005, IIRC.

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Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: September 21, 2021, 10:51:16 pm »
So...what do I win?

I hope it's pie.

The Commander
DIA

Its not pie

Why not?

Yeah, what do the prize givers have against pie?

The Commander
DIA

The same thing we have against tequila and stabbity stabbity whatever.

It reeks of Hugh.

Who is Hugh, and why is he hoarding all the pie?

The Commander
DIA

You don't remember Hugh?  One of the first admins here?  The one that was browsing people's PMs and then forwarding them to anyone that might get angry at the contents?

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Apple Talk / Re: parenting advice
« on: September 21, 2021, 10:03:54 pm »
I've been a father for about a month now, and this is what I've learnedzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Relax.  It eases up in 9 or 10 years.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: September 21, 2021, 08:10:30 pm »
The average weight of an American is 181 pounds.

There have been 675,000 covid deaths. 

That means we have generated 122,175,000 pounds of dead people, or 61,087 tons.

That is the weight of all 4 US battleships combined, circa 1990.  Made out of corpses.


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Only Maybe Arts Lab / Re: Media Ecology Soul Salon
« on: September 21, 2021, 08:01:17 pm »
You are not anything like I expected.  That's neither good nor bad, just not what I expected.

That's pretty much the same way I feel when I see myself on video  :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

Well, I liked a lot of what you had to say.

"Drug store spinner racks."   :lulz:

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Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: September 21, 2021, 08:00:33 pm »
what do u like better cake or pie???????????????????????

THE ULTIMATE FORUM THREAD




ps I win

Not so fast, Cramulus...IF that's your REAL name!

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Apple Talk / Re: Who are all you weirdos?
« on: September 21, 2021, 07:59:56 pm »

It blows my mind that people don't just continue to haunt their old online forums, indefinitely.

we joke about the chronic trolls who have been obssessed with this place for 15 years--get a life, right? and yet, here we are

 :taco:

There's so much content here that I can happily spend an hour reading.

I mean, traffic-wise this place is a morgue, but SO MUCH STUFF was put in from 2006-2015 that I still find stuff I haven't yet seen on a regular basis.

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Apple Talk / Re: parenting advice
« on: September 21, 2021, 07:57:54 pm »
Hmmm....keep in mind that brains are not fully developed until a person is in their early 20s. If you assume they are essentially brain damaged until then, all their crazy behaviour and random emotional outbursts are less infuriating.

The Commander
DIA

I am in my 50s and it hasn't developed.  :crankey:

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Just had news about Verthaine, though.  He's doing well.


wait --- for real???

I've tried to look him up a few times, but since nobody'd heard from him since Katrina, most of us assumed the worst... he's still kickin' though?? that's incredibly good to hear.

He is The Wizard Joseph's landlord.

Small world.

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Only Maybe Arts Lab / Re: Media Ecology Soul Salon
« on: September 21, 2021, 03:35:40 am »
Goofed around on a podcast last night: https://youtu.be/-CKR53IqvT4

That's a very long goofing around.  1:40

You are not anything like I expected.  That's neither good nor bad, just not what I expected.

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Not all disorder is Holy, only creative disorder.

Get that through your thick skulls numb nuts.

17 years later, it's nice to look back on this and remember what happened to Tao immediately after this thread.

 :digtbk:

EDIT:  Thread is no longer 23 pages long.  Not sorry.

I remember Tao. Lost touch many moons ago. What, exactly, happened to him?

The Commander
DIA

He went to Germany to be with EvT.  She put up with him for about 20 minutes, and tossed him out on his ass.

Then he wrote some very sad poetry (not the tone, the quality), and vanished without a trace.

EvT has been back once, about 10 years ago, but nobody has seen Tao ever since.

Just had news about Verthaine, though.  He's doing well.

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Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: September 20, 2021, 09:36:56 pm »
So...what do I win?

I hope it's pie.

The Commander
DIA

Its not pie

Why not?

Yeah, what do the prize givers have against pie?

The Commander
DIA

The same thing we have against tequila and stabbity stabbity whatever.

It reeks of Hugh.

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Apple Talk / Re: Who are all you weirdos?
« on: September 20, 2021, 09:00:38 pm »


Roger is still around, we keep him in one of those Fritzle basements

Tell the truth.  We had him stuffed like Trigger.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: September 05, 2021, 06:52:20 am »
Today I created a Facebook account; I had a question to ask of the university's fruit tree program, and this seemed like the easiest way.  (I had an account a while back, but I never used it, and was getting annoyed by the spam, so I deleted it.)

Anyway, I set up the new account, and posted my question.  I came back a little later to check for a response, but my browser autocompleted to https://www.facebook.com/HolyNonsense/, since I guess I'd followed that link a while ago.  And since Facebook doesn't let you see much of anything unless you have an account, I decided to browse a bit.

I scrolled down the Holy Nonsense page, and then YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN DISABLED.
 :eek: :) :lol:

There was no reason given for this, but I guess that's normal.  I clicked through to request a review.  It asked for my picture to confirm my identity, but since I'd never sent Facebook my picture to begin with, I sent a random picture of a cat sitting under a zucchini plant; they can make of it what they will.

It will stay disabled.  If your account has been around a while, it will compare your pic to pics you have loaded.

If you don't have pics, it will compare your pic to pics of people who have been banned.

If it doesn't find a match, it allows the account.

The problem with their model is that they are making it really difficult and annoying for anyone new to join up.  That won't bite them for a while, but it will in fact bite them.

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Apple Talk / Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
« on: September 02, 2021, 04:26:43 am »
:lulz:

Quote
Let me explain. Dead-internet theory suggests that the internet has been almost entirely taken over by artificial intelligence.

I had expected AIs to be more intelligent.

Why?  It's not like there were any superintelligent aliens programming them or anything; just other humans.  And we all know how that goes.

AIs would either

1.  Get more intelligent via experience, given they clock a lot faster than us, or

2.  Crawl right up their own asses in a fit of electronic narcissism.

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