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Jimmy_Slimmy (1499943) writes | more than 4 years ago

Republicans 23

Well, I think my trolling of railgunner worked! My heart soars like a hawk.

And then some AC took the time to imply RG is a subtle wit. Wow! What a bonus. Not only does AC not get it at all, she took the time to check the box to post anonymously. Sweet.

Life is good.

Now if only RG and/or cgn and/or r4m will post here. Anonymously, of course. That would wrap it up with a bow on top!

(Wait for it...)

Well, I think my trolling of railgunner worked! My heart soars like a hawk.

And then some AC took the time to imply RG is a subtle wit. Wow! What a bonus. Not only does AC not get it at all, she took the time to check the box to post anonymously. Sweet.

Life is good.

Now if only RG and/or cgn and/or r4m will post here. Anonymously, of course. That would wrap it up with a bow on top!

(Wait for it...)

Oh, and if the programmers like cgn would change the perl on "slash code" specifying time limits on using resources, instead of working to make the slashdot user experience better, my faith in the reality of libertarians would be bolstered.

Just saying.

But I must admit, my faith in humanity was improved by this post:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1324461&cid=28986299

Credit where credit is due, I always say.

Hey, did you all miss me? I'm back.

23 comments

Fixed that for ya... (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 4 years ago | (#29037997)

But I must admit, my faith in humanity was improved by <a href="http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1324461&cid=28986299">this post</a>

That will render as

But I must admit, my faith in humanity was improved by this post [slashdot.org]

Yes, I'm a geezer who uses Notepad and the like as an HTML editor. I wish the guys coding this site would.

Re:Fixed that for ya... (1)

Jimmy_Slimmy (1499943) | more than 4 years ago | (#29039053)

McGrew!

Thanks for your advice.

But I like to post plain text, not HTML.

If someone wants to see the links I provide, they are welcome to cut and paste them.

And, actually, I know pretty well how to use the primitive HTML that is allowed in my postings here at slashdot. In fact, in years gone by, I have made many hundreds of dollars writing such primitive HTML, including anchors. Using editors such as BBEdit, NotePad, and such. Hey, do you remember TECO? Now there was a man's editor.

But I must admit, my faith in humanity was improved by <a href="http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1324461&cid=28986299">this post</a>

That will render as

But I must admit, my faith in humanity was improved by this post [slashdot.org]

Yes, I'm a geezer who uses Notepad and the like as an HTML editor. I wish the guys coding this site would.

Re:Fixed that for ya... (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 4 years ago | (#29039409)

I post in plain text, too -- it cuts down on typing all those <P>s and <BR>s. Yhe comment I posted was plain text. But the tags all work in plain text.

Re:Fixed that for ya... (1)

Jimmy_Slimmy (1499943) | more than 4 years ago | (#29040251)

the tags all work in plain text.

Agreed. I could have said, I only post tags when I want to, and I could have avoided the term "plain text", which on slashdot, has a special hidden meaning.

I don't particularly like posting anchor tabs.

Did you ever use TECO?

Brain Drain (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 4 years ago | (#29042017)

If it weren't for Dreamweaver, speech-to-text and text-to-speech software then I would be invisible to the Slashdot community. Only Luddites use notepad. Get with the times people! With sensors that I can attach to my skull, I won't even have to use my mouth to communicate anymore; there will be a direct brain to computer communication channel (64 bit even). Progress is so cool. And to think that Socrates complained that writing was an intellectually inferior method of communicating than orally, and would make the children stupid. Nope, my computer and Slashdot itself are just an extension of my brain, replacing much of the abilities of my frontal cortex with much more advanced abilities. People are no longer correct when they call me stupid, because much of the reasoning I communicate is done by logic circuits on silicone chips instead of synapses in my brain.

Re:Brain Drain (1)

Jimmy_Slimmy (1499943) | more than 4 years ago | (#29042805)

silicon. silicone is what you grab when two pouches of it are presented at chest height. and you may be stupid, but you are not (I admit to guessing here) blonde.

Re:Brain Drain (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 4 years ago | (#29043187)

See; that wasn't my fault, it was the fault of the spell checker that couldn't distinguish the grammatical context for which the word "silicone" would be inappropriate. Based on my own experiences with the word and with the tools to display the word, my brain did nothing wrong. But I'm sure some people will blame my ignorance on the public educational system that deprived me of being able to distinguish the difference between "silicon" and "silicone" and use them in their correct contexts.

Re:Brain Drain (1)

Jimmy_Slimmy (1499943) | more than 4 years ago | (#29043683)

Well, since you were home-schooled, I understand.

I hope you comprehend the difference now. If not, I expect you to go out and get some field experience and report back as soon as possible.

I truly am sad about the decline of home experimentation in home electronics (silicon) and chemistry (silicone) these days. I just wish I could count on Radio Shack for both, as posted previously...

DISMISSED!

Re:Brain Drain (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 4 years ago | (#29044155)

Well, since you were home-schooled, I understand.

Just to set the record straight, I received all of my pre-college education in public school (not home school). Actually my father only made it to grade 2 before he became a full time farm laborer so my parents wouldn't be ideal for something like home schooling. I also have many years of public university and private college experience. I do often post about autodidactism because I have found that (through way too much experience) that the most effective way of learning is not relying on somebody else to teach you. The formal schooling approach only leads to such lameness as tenure. Hindsight has shown me that the opportunity costs (for myself) of paying other people to teach me weren't worth the effort.

Re:Brain Drain (1)

Jimmy_Slimmy (1499943) | more than 4 years ago | (#29051003)

No offense intended, i meant it as a joke. your post talked about the public education system, which I logically reasoned was your background, yet I cracked a joke meant also for others (that it is possible that relying upon home-schooling will eliminate a valuable perspective from education- and I consider even "WRONG" perspectives to be valuable).

so, please accept my apology if my humor offended, i will attempt to do better in the future.

and in my thinking, every father gives home-schooling; my only objection is to fathers that think "public" schooling is a bad idea. sounds like your father knows many things i might not, though advanced chemistry may not be his strength...

i think everyone pursues their own education when they choose who to believe. some are educated better from "teaching" (being taught to), some from experience (including the experimentation of science), some from reading, and some from believing (some jihadists and "christians")

i continue to learn to learn, that's why i read your posts

Regards,

James

Re:Brain Drain (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 4 years ago | (#29056903)

No offense intended, i meant it as a joke.

So I figured. I thought it would be worthwhile to elaborate anyhow.

so, please accept my apology if my humor offended, i will attempt to do better in the future.

You're not that funny, but you are not offensive either. Please try to improve your comedic intelligence.

and in my thinking, every father gives home-schooling; my only objection is to fathers that think "public" schooling is a bad idea. sounds like your father knows many things i might not, though advanced chemistry may not be his strength...

Even as a young child I perceived my parents as being ignorant and pathetic in many ways. They were part of the working class who expected the school system to take care of educational requirements for their children (the middle and upper classes tend to have more intellectually enriching environments, and tend to pressure the "system" to help there child succeed. These facts are well known by people who study such things. In that respect my parents were very typical of the uneducated poor).

i continue to learn to learn

Yeah, that's the thing... I hope things have changed (for the better) since I was a kid. I find education to be entertaining and enlightening, and so my interest in it; though I got very little out of the school system. I did comment a bit (lately) on education (http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1330215&cid=28998021 [slashdot.org] (if you follow the thread, which isn't to long, it will give you a better perspective on my thinking).

Ask RailGunner (2)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 4 years ago | (#29038275)

Ask him about his combat jack

OK. Was Re:Ask RailGunner (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29038567)

Hey, railgunner, how about your combat jack?

Regards,

James

Re:OK. Was Re:Ask RailGunner (2)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 4 years ago | (#29043993)

I heard that he was compulsive about it. To this day if you light a firecracker anywhere near him, he drops trou immediately.

Re:OK. Was Re:Ask RailGunner (1)

Jimmy_Slimmy (1499943) | more than 4 years ago | (#29051501)

I am unfamiliar with the term "combat jack". What does it mean?

But I can be easily manipulated.

I am easily startled by unexpected firecracker explosions within earshot. But, actually, I do not care about them being lit, it is the explosion that bothers me. But my startle reaction does not include dropping- mainly, freezing, and adrenaline and fight or flight preparation.

So is railgunner somewhat broken? Can he fix himself? Is he trying? I give points for effort, demerits for laziness.

Re:OK. Was Re:Ask RailGunner (2)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 4 years ago | (#29056361)

A combat jack is slang for jacking off in the middle of a firefight. Apparently it was pretty common in Railgunner's unit. Actually, it was just Railgunner.

This is how it happened one time. The scene, Iraq, 2004, in the middle of a firefight.

(combat noise) BANG BANG BANG! KERPOW! BANG!

(Railgunner drops his pants and starts jacking off.)

The sarge turns around and yells "Goddammit Railgunner! It was funny once, but you can't be doing that every time the bullets fly!

"I'll tell you just one more time. This is your weapon (points at Railgunner's rifle) and this is your gun. (points at Railgunner's little cock) One is for fighting, and one is for fun!"

And then the sarge added "any ammunition that you don't fire, you're going to have to carry back. Now start shooting!"

So Railgunner shot a big load of jizz all over and fell asleep.

Plagiarism? (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 4 years ago | (#29042419)

I'm pretty sure I've seen these exact same arguments posted in other discussions. I hope there is no unreferenced plagiarism going on:

- "Yes, in fact, it was."
- "Nope, in fact it wasn't. You're either lying, or ignorant. Either way, it is your problem."
- "Hey, that's my line!"
- "A liar, an ignoramus or both."
- "Nope. In fact, I know what I am talking about far better than you do, and I offered nothing remotely similar to a lie."
- "Whatever."
- "Please do not lie. I disregarded nothing."
- "As I said, go ahead with whatever story makes you feel good. I have no further interest in arguing with you."
- "Looking at actual facts does make me feel good, thanks."
- "You win all the Internet arguments through sheer persistence. Enjoy your win, I have other things to do."
- "No, I won because I provided actual arguments, and you just kept attacking ME."
- Ref: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1324461&threshold=-1&commentsort=0&mode=thread&cid=28952659 [slashdot.org]

Re:Plagiarism? (1)

Jimmy_Slimmy (1499943) | more than 4 years ago | (#29042893)

It would not be plagiarism if (s)he also said it first, so I think more research is needed- and, since identity is such a slippery concept, even that may be insufficient.

--

Hey, did you all miss me? I'm back.

--

Hey, railgunner, how about your combat jack?

Re:Plagiarism? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29073129)

..."Yes, in fact, it was."
- "Nope, in fact it wasn't....

May have come from this famous TV quote:

"Foreplay is very important."
"Oh, no it's not."
"Yes, it is!"

Red should be familiar with this.

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