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El Jeffe's Avatar Picture El Jeffe – December 09, 2007 06:56AM Reply Quote
finally, back to normal

ARL (Moderator) – September 13, 2011 08:00PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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John Willoughby
Build a man a fire, and he is warm for a day.
Set a man on fire, and he is warm for the rest of his life.

Plagiarise Small Gods and Terry Pratchett will give you a whuppin'...

John Willoughby – September 13, 2011 09:16PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Wisdom is wisdom, no matter where it is found.

John Willoughby – October 26, 2011 08:40AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Possibly Flawed Philosophies of History, Finalist:

"Never make a defence or apology before you be accused."

- King Charles I

(Executed January 30, 1649)

El Jeffe – October 27, 2011 01:43AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
NEW Tourette's Hero website.

http://www.touretteshero.com/

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The site celebrates the humour and surreal nature of my tics. There are more than 3000 of them, and you can browse them, vote on them and create art inspired by them. Most importantly you can enjoy them. I challenge you not to laugh!

John Willoughby – January 06, 2012 12:45PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Has anybody ever looked into the comparative evolution of the bottle-nosed dolphin and the ichthyosaur? It fascinates me. Millions of years apart, two land animals, one mammal and one reptile, return to the sea and evolve into native sea dwellers. While their original appearances must have differed significantly, they developed into very similar forms. One has vertical tail flukes, one horizontal, one has a longer snout than the other, but very similar.

It seems as though optimizing function drives an optimal form. What does this say about life elsewhere in the universe? Might earth-like worlds generate earth-like species? Is tool-using sentient life pre-disposed to biaxial symmetry, vertical stance, etc.?

ARL (Moderator) – January 06, 2012 03:21PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
JW,

You should read "the science of discworld" - has some interesting theories about that and lots of other things

John Willoughby – May 09, 2012 08:28AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
There's a woman at my job with the first name of "Christmas." I don't know her, she seems competent at her job, but this isn't really about her. It's just that, if you were going to name your kid Christmas, wouldn't you make it a middle name, so she could be "Mary Christmas Jones," or whatever? It just seems like a wasted opportunity. They had a shot at glory, but they flinched.

porruka (Admin) – May 09, 2012 09:24AM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
It makes sense if her middle name is Eve.

John Willoughby – May 09, 2012 09:53AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I suppose. Still, it could have been so much better...

Cloudscout – May 09, 2012 10:57AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Suzanne Somers played "Christmas Snow" on Three's Company.

John Willoughby – June 04, 2012 08:44AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.

Like the leaves of the forest when summer is green,
That host with their banners at sunset were seen:
Like the leaves of the forest when autumn hath blown,
That host on the morrow lay withered and strown.

For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed:
And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!

And there lay the steed with his nostrils all wide,
But through it there rolled not the breath of his pride:
And the foam of his gasping lay white on the turf,
And cold as the spray of the rock-beating surf.

And there lay the rider distorted and pale,
With the dew on his brow and the rust on his mail;
And the tents were all silent, the banners alone,
The lances unlifted, the trumpet unblown.

And the widows of Ashur are loud in their wail,
And the idols are broke in the temple of Baal;
And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword,
Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord!

El Jeffe – June 05, 2012 01:11PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I'm on a PAY phone
trying to CALL HOME

John Willoughby – June 05, 2012 03:14PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Migratory Luddism?

John Willoughby – September 15, 2012 07:54AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I can never tell where I am on the Ralph Wiggum/Oscar Wilde scale.

ARL (Moderator) – September 15, 2012 07:27PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Well, unless you camp things up a bit more, I'd say closer to Ralph.

NTTATWWT

John Willoughby – September 30, 2012 12:06PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Procedure InitToolbox;

begin
InitGraf(@qd.thePort);
InitFonts;
InitWindows;
InitMenus;
TEInit;
InitDialogs(NIL);
InitCursor;
MaxApplZone;
MoreMasters;
MoreMasters;
MoreMasters;
end;

End.

YDD – October 01, 2012 11:40AM Reply Quote
Bonus points for missing off the "InitGraf" call, thereby having all of your subsequent QD calls go to the entire screen (one reboot later, to reset the menus to a sane font and size.....)

John Willoughby – October 01, 2012 04:41PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I hadn't realized how much of Pascal I had forgotten. It looked alien to me.

ARL (Moderator) – October 27, 2012 04:08PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Appropos of JW: Cosmic Waffle...

John Willoughby – October 31, 2012 01:38PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Revenge is sweet.

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Revenge is ice cream!

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