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Signed On May 12, 2000, 16:48
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
62. Re: HL2 Nov 21, 2004, 02:29 JM
Ravenholm was, by far, my favorite part.

I'm finding Ravenholm to be a much more frightening experience than anything in Doom 3.

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13. Whose Line Is It Anyway? Nov 12, 2004, 14:04 JM
Just a reminder to those interested that tonight on ABC Family channel is the re-broadcast of the 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' episode with Richard Simmons. This was the Media of the Day link from a few days ago that got taken down before most people go to check it out.

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14. Speaking of bad days Nov 6, 2004, 16:26 JM
Certainly not a good way to start your day, much less your weekend.

I'd just like to take a moment to say, Blue, that your ill start to this weekend cannot compare to mine. While taking my shower this morning I noticed the distinct odor of skunk permeating the room. I rush out of the shower in a panic to the back door where I find my 2 dogs in the midst of a tug-of-war with a hapless skunk. Needless to say the ensuing stink and cleanup effort to follow has made for one of the absolute worse starts to a day that I can recall. Just thought I'd share.

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167. Re: No subject Nov 3, 2004, 09:09 JM
I just don't like Americans anymore... Kill, murder, rape. The American way.

Let me take a moment from my busy schedule of murder and rape to say, FU!

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76. Re: Valley of Megiddo Oct 20, 2004, 16:56 JM
May as well ask "what if the global view is right?". Or, for that matter, "what if aliens landed in Times Square tomorrow?".

It's an absurd question that is inherently impossible to answer. Not only that, but any arguements regarding it cannot be based on facts, but only on opinions the debator already has.

I think you missed my point which is world opinion should not dictate what we decide is best for our country. Yes, we should consider it, but it should not ultimately be the deciding factor in how we act to protect our interests. If Hitler had won in 1945 you can imagine what the world view would be like today.

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71. Re: Valley of Megiddo Oct 20, 2004, 16:36 JM
Oh yeah, I forgot... What if the global view is wrong?

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70. Re: Valley of Megiddo Oct 20, 2004, 16:33 JM
for those of you who agree with Reagan and Bush II that the US is instrumental in some cosmic Biblical Good vs. Evil Armageddon Destiny scheme, doesn't it bother you that the US (the Eagle) doesn't show up in the Bible Prophecy of Daniel, Ezekiel, or Revelation, yet Russia (the Bear, Gog/Magog), China (dragon, 200 million man army), Europe and EU (10 headed beast; statue of iron, bronze, etc representing Roman Empire succession; + Anti-Christ) and others ARE all (supposedly) mentioned? Where's the US?

OMG, where to begin? You see the problem with your point is... Never mind.

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33. Re: Inhaling vomit Oct 12, 2004, 15:43 JM
Jimi Hendrix and the drummer from Led Zeppelin (something Bonham I believe) both died from choking on their own vomit but both were alcohol related.

And don't forget Bon Scott from AC/DC.

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25. Re: tummy-ache Oct 12, 2004, 13:24 JM
Blue and I pulled the tummy-ache thing so often, our Mom started requiring to see the vomit in the toilet before we flushed in order to get out of school. (The gag-reflex is a wonderful thing)

I had always found pouring a bit of soup (Chunky brand, of course) into the toilet a great method of convincing my mother that I was truly sick.

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7. Re: Meh, the controls :( Sep 6, 2004, 11:06 JM
FWIW, I haven't experienced this problem so there may be a way to make it go away. Unfortunately, I didn't do anything special to get things working so I don't know what to suggest trying.

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23. Re: Sweetners will Kill you Sooner, Blue Sep 3, 2004, 10:30 JM
I know asparatame is bad for you, but I don't believe Splenda is, especially in the small quantities they need to add

I don't know whether Nutrasweet or Splenda is bad for you or not, but don't let the quantity involved lull you into a false sense of security. Using LSD as an example, a dosage of around 25 micrograms, or 25 millionths of a gram, is more than enough to seriously screw you up for a good 12 hours or so. Not that I have any experience in that sort of thing, mind you.

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7. Squirrel Name Aug 31, 2004, 01:33 JM
Private Bignuts here!

<doing my best Quagmire impression> Oh yeah!

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Kids shunning IT Aug 28, 2004, 08:59 JM
Cool. That only means increased job security for us "old timers" plus the ability to command higher salaries.

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News Comments > Saturday Q&As
4. Re: No subject Aug 28, 2004, 08:55 JM
a movie based on one of the worst games ever

One of the worst games ever, huh? You may personally not like the game but to make such an idiotic statement only proves you've been living under a rock for the past ten years. Oh wait, I thought trolls only lived under bridges.

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58. System Administrator Appreciation Day Jul 30, 2004, 14:44 JM
Advice to employees on the proper use of the System Administrator's valuable time

(In following examples, we will substitute the name "Ted" as the System Administrator)

  • Play with all the wires you can find. If you can't find enough, open something up to expose them. After you have finished, and nothing works anymore, put it all back together and call Ted. Deny that you touched anything and that it was working perfectly only five minutes ago. Ted just loves a good mystery. For added effect you can keep looking over his shoulder and ask what each wire is for.

  • Never write down error messages. Just click OK, or restart your computer. Ted likes to guess what the error message was.

  • When talking about your computer, use terms like "Thingy" and "Big Connector."

  • If you get an EXE file in an email attachment, open it immediately. Ted likes to make sure the anti-virus software is working properly.

  • When Ted says he coming right over, log out and go for coffee. It's no problem for him to remember your password.

  • When you call Ted to have your computer moved, be sure to leave it buried under a year-old pile of postcards, baby pictures, stuffed animals, dried flowers, unpaid bills, bowling trophies and Popsicle sticks. Ted doesn't have a life, and he finds it deeply moving to catch a glimpse of yours.

  • When Ted sends you an email marked as "Highly Important" or "Action Required", delete it at once. He's probably just testing some new-fangled email software.

  • When Ted's eating lunch at his desk or in the lunchroom, walk right in, grab a few of his fries, then spill your guts and expect him to respond immediately. Ted lives to serve, and he's always ready to think about fixing computers, especially yours.

  • When Ted's at the water cooler or outside taking a breath of fresh air, find him and ask him a computer question. The only reason he takes breaks at all is to ferret out all those employees who don't have email or a telephone.

  • Send urgent email ALL IN UPPERCASE. The mail server picks it up and flags it as a rush delivery.

  • When the photocopier doesn't work, call Ted. There's electronics in it, so it should be right up his alley.

  • When you're getting a NO DIAL TONE message at your home computer, call Ted. He enjoys fixing telephone problems from remote locations. Especially on weekends.

  • When something goes wrong with your home PC, dump it on Ted's chair the next morning with no name, no phone number, and no description of the problem. Ted just loves a good mystery.

  • When you have Ted on the phone walking you through changing a setting on your PC, read the newspaper. Ted doesn't actually mean for you to DO anything. He just loves to hear himself talk.

  • When your company offers training on an upcoming OS upgrade, don't bother to sign up. Ted will be there to hold your hand when the time comes.

  • When the printer won't print, re-send the job 20 times in rapid succession. That should do the trick.

  • When the printer still won't print after 20 tries, send the job to all the printers in the office. One of them is bound to work.

  • Don't use online help. Online help is for wimps.

  • Don't read the operator's manual. Manuals are for wussies.

  • If you're taking night classes in computer science, feel free to demonstrate your fledgling expertise by updating the network drivers for you and all your co-workers. Ted will be grateful for the overtime when he has to stay until 2:30am fixing all of them.

  • When Ted's fixing your computer at a quarter past one, eat your Whopper with cheese in his face. He functions better when he's slightly dizzy from hunger.

  • When Ted asks you whether you've installed any new software on your computer, LIE. It's no one else's business what you've got on your computer.

  • If the mouse cable keeps knocking down the framed picture of your dog, lift the monitor and stuff the cable under it. Those skinny Mouse cables were designed to have 55 lbs. of computer monitor crushing them.

  • If the space bar on your keyboard doesn't work, blame Ted for not upgrading it sooner. Hell, it's not your fault there's a half pound of pizza crust crumbs, nail clippings, and big sticky drops of Mountain Dew under the keys.

  • When you get the message saying "Are you sure?", click the "Yes" button as fast as you can. Hell, if you weren't sure, you wouldn't be doing it, would you?

  • Feel perfectly free to say things like "I don't know nothing about that boneheaded computer crap." It never bothers Ted to hear his area of professional expertise referred to as boneheaded crap.

  • Don't even think of breaking large print jobs down into smaller chunks. God forbid somebody else should sneak a one-page job in between your 500-page Word document.

  • When you send that 500-page document to the printer, don't bother to check if the printer has enough paper. That's Ted's job.

  • When Ted calls you 30 minutes later and tells you that the printer printed 24 pages of your 500-page document before it ran out of paper, and there are now nine other jobs in the queue behind yours, ask him why he didn't bother to add more paper.

  • When you receive a 130 MB movie file, send it to everyone as a high-priority mail attachment. Ted's provided plenty of disk space and processor capacity on the new mail server for just those kinds of important things.

  • When you bump into Ted in the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon, ask him computer questions. He works 24/7, and is always thinking about computers, even when he's at super-market buying toilet paper and doggie treats.

  • If your son is a student in computer science, have him come in on the weekends and do his projects on your office computer. Ted will be there for you when your son's illegal copy of Visual Basic 6.0 makes the Access database keel over and die.

  • When you bring Ted your own "no-name" brand PC to repair for free at the office, tell him how urgently he needs to fix it so you can get back to playing EverQuest. He'll get on it right away, because everyone knows he doesn't do anything all day except surf the Internet.

  • Don't ever thank Ted. He loves fixing everything AND getting paid for it!

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    6. Re: Wow Robot Jul 10, 2004, 14:52 JM
    Very cool. What is the cost in US dollars?

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    31. Re: Scotty Jul 2, 2004, 18:08 JM
    Is zinc worth a damn?

    Can't be worth more than a penny in this case.

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    21. Re: Scotty Jul 2, 2004, 15:38 JM
    I didn't think it was cool OR funny. But then again, I don't get off on the suffering of others

    <Sgt. Hulka>Lighten up Francis</Sgt. Hulka>

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    News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
    2. Re: Piracy of Spiderman 2 Jul 1, 2004, 13:11 JM
    By making all forms of unauthorized recording illegal it avoids the problem of those who will try to exploit the loopholes in any law that puts conditions on when a recording becomes illegal. Bottom line is the kid had absolutely no right whatsoever to be recording the movie regardless of how crappy the quality may have been.

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    41. Re: Anime Jun 23, 2004, 15:11 JM
    I'm suprised nobody has mentioned it yet, but definitely check out Akira.

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