Out of the Blue

Have you heard these WebEx radio ads advertising their web conferencing technology? The ones with Lilly Tomlin doing her Ernestine the snorting operator bit that about three of us remember ("one ringy-dingy")? I guess the bit would work if they were trying to be ironic, but there doesn't seem to be any sense of that in using a character based on phone operator technology that was already obsolescent 30-something years ago when she originated this bit... she even uses the phrase "cutting edge" in the commercial. Weird. I guess Gary Coleman wasn't available or something.

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Follow-up Segway makers lobby for sidewalk rights. Falling ever more short of the hype.
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Jun 18, 2003, 02:18
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Jun 18, 2003, 02:18
 
synthetic cannabinoid .....SIGN ME UP!

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Re: Misc
Jun 17, 2003, 22:33
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Jun 17, 2003, 22:33
 
The Segway is more than just a toy. I've seen it used in for different situations (security patrol, courier, ect). Just because you don't see a use for it in your narrow view of the world doesn't mean it's useless.

Actually it does. Segway should be entered into Roget's Thesauras as a synonym for lazy.

I noticed that gun related fatalities were about three times as much in the US as other countires. However, the US is probably about three times the size of any of the countries it was compared to with the possible exception of Canada, which is very sparsley populated.

Shootings, both fatalities and non in the US far exceed any other industrialized nation on the planet in overall volume or per capita. The fact is that guns do kill people, very, very easily. I've been chased by people with bats and what have you over the years, thankfully I've never had to try and outrun a bullet. Oh no! Flashes of Neo!

Exactly what the fuck is wrong with you people, anyway?

Hrm, let me turn that around and ask, 'what the fuck is right with you'?


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Re: dopey rats!
Jun 17, 2003, 22:26
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Re: dopey rats! Jun 17, 2003, 22:26
Jun 17, 2003, 22:26
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The discovery lends support to the suggestion that human cannabis users may be less adept at tasks that require sustained concentration.
HAHAHAHAHAHA, lends support!!!?

um......what?



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Re: Misc
Jun 17, 2003, 22:21
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Re: Misc Jun 17, 2003, 22:21
Jun 17, 2003, 22:21
 
Not completely related, but I finally got to see "Bowling for Colombine" the other day.

Not to rehash a thread from just a short while ago but....

Watch anything Moore does with a skeptical attitude. His films are anything but documentaries.

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So...
Jun 17, 2003, 21:52
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So... Jun 17, 2003, 21:52
Jun 17, 2003, 21:52
 
Exactly what the fuck is wrong with you people, anyway?

Sheesh.

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Jun 17, 2003, 20:51
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Jun 17, 2003, 20:51
 
Be careful of people breaking in to your house to murder your children!

That little bit of humor made my day
And no need to ask. I have a very sick mind


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There was only one catch and that was Catch-22
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Re: dopey rats!
Jun 17, 2003, 20:10
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Re: dopey rats! Jun 17, 2003, 20:10
Jun 17, 2003, 20:10
 
The discovery lends support to the suggestion that human cannabis users may be less adept at tasks that require sustained concentration.

HAHAHAHAHAHA, lends support!!!?

They needed to do a complex study to tell them this?

Well I can say with confidence that based on my 15 years of reasearch into this matter smoking pot does different things to different folks but for me I can focus like a laser ("laser").

While smoking the bud doesnt hurt my concentration it can definately make me just not give a rats ass, and that could be percieved as a lack of concentration.



As far as judging American culture based on Bowling for Columbine, thats just plain goofy. Michael Moore is not a moron but he is hardcore hippy slanted. Just remember, its the extremes that sell movie tickets...no one is interested in Average Joe.

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Re: Duke Nukem Guy
Jun 17, 2003, 19:27
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Re: Duke Nukem Guy Jun 17, 2003, 19:27
Jun 17, 2003, 19:27
 
Where do you live? We need to liberate your country!

I know you're speaking to Americans in general. I will say that I live in a small city where nobody locks their doors. Gun ownership is high around here, but I think that's mostly because people around here feel rather manly hunting down animals.

Go thirty miles east to the next city and you'll find the kind of situation depicted in Bowling for Columbine. It all depends on the area.

I noticed that gun related fatalities were about three times as much in the US as other countires. However, the US is probably about three times the size of any of the countries it was compared to with the possible exception of Canada, which is very sparsley populated.

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Re: Misc
Jun 17, 2003, 19:27
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Re: Misc Jun 17, 2003, 19:27
Jun 17, 2003, 19:27
 
The Segway is more than just a toy. I've seen it used in for different situations (security patrol, courier, ect). Just because you don't see a use for it in your narrow view of the world doesn't mean it's useless.

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Re: Misc
Jun 17, 2003, 17:57
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Re: Misc Jun 17, 2003, 17:57
Jun 17, 2003, 17:57
 
further clogging up an already overcrowded legal system with Segway related lawsuits

Not completely related, but I finally got to see "Bowling for Colombine" the other day. I thought I knew the US was wierd in many ways, but man, did I underestimate! Why dont you just call it the Paranoid States of America? I mean fear of terror (to the level of buying gas-masks) fear of lawsuits,(to the degree that you cant sell a plastic bag, hot coffee, or wash the floor, without a warning that it could kill you, which ironically leads to more fear) fear of lack of success, fear of people breaking in to your house to murder your children.. what the hell is this? Where I live, nobody would file a lawsuit because of a segway (or more realisticly, a bicycle) accident. I dont even think it would be considered (unless maybe if it was clearly intentional), nobody tells us coffee is hot, or that we shouldnt let our children put plastic bags on their head, nobody has guns at home to "feel safer", the very few who have guns, keep them for hunting. Not even our police force carry guns.(unless there is a serious crime somewhere..)

I dont mean to sound offensive or hostile towards your culture, but come on, relax a little, Americans, you need less guns and less fear

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Re: It's funny
Jun 17, 2003, 17:49
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Re: It's funny Jun 17, 2003, 17:49
Jun 17, 2003, 17:49
 
Well, having lived there for thirty years, believe me when I say that Holland is actually a shithole of gigantic proportions, but on the other hand I guess everyone starts seeing only the bad and not the good if you've lived somewhere long enough.

I will say, though, that Holland has no perceived problems with people being overweight. And considering the fact that the Dutch government has absolutely no qualms whatsoever about interfering in the life of its citizens, you'd think that if there WAS a problem, I'd have heard about it.

It's nice for a visit, just don't stick around Amsterdam all the time. There are places a billion times more fun and beautiful to visit. If you really want to have a good time, and you're not over 35, go to Groningen. All the nightlife Amsterdam has, about a hundredth of the crime.

Creston

Edit : That kinda depends, wasrad, on what you mean? You mean what kinda stuff is on TV there, or exactly who and where makes TV programs and movies in Holland, and how can you start working there?

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Jun 17, 2003, 17:46
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Jun 17, 2003, 17:46
 
Hey, creston, do you have an idea or know where I can find out what the entertainment industy (film & TV specifically) is like in Hollad/Netherlands?

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Re: It's funny
Jun 17, 2003, 17:40
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Re: It's funny Jun 17, 2003, 17:40
Jun 17, 2003, 17:40
 
Because Exxon and GE run the United States, that why.

With that said, that place sounds like to promised land to me, being a cyclist and occasional smoker of the herb.


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It's funny
Jun 17, 2003, 17:31
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It's funny Jun 17, 2003, 17:31
Jun 17, 2003, 17:31
 
I keep hearing people who've been to Holland / The Netherlands mention just how tall and skinny most of the women there are. Now, the tall thing is just a gene related issue, something having to do with the germanic yadda yadda, whatever, but the skinny is very simple to explain. Holland has over 50.000 miles of bycicle paths, most of them actually ON roads in cities, or separate out in the country side etc. A lot of people living in Amsterdam, especially young women, will take a bycicle to work if their commute time by bycicle is less than 30-45 minutes.
Obviously this isn't the only factor, but quite a few of the women I knew in Holland took a bycicle almost everywhere, and they were very easy on the eyes.

Imagine that, women who cycle an hour every day actually being skinny, and the hogs who block the fucking highway trying to get into the school parking lot because they can't be fucking bothered to park their Maibatsu Monstrosity SUV and walk five yards to school's front door being obese.
Yes, I'm sure there is absolutely NO correlation there whatsoever.

Instead of trying to promote that frigging Segway thing, why isn't there a Pro Bycicle campaign?

Creston

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Pile of A$$!
Jun 17, 2003, 17:28
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Jun 17, 2003, 17:28
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<RANT>Anyone who has ever tried to use Webex for bussness will know that it is one of the most useless services to ever fall out of the a$$ of a company. It can take ages to try to get everyone into the conferances once they get the invite emails and (while the people who have connected are getting charged a buck a minutes each while they wait for thier collegues) My company bought signed up and have tried to use Webex on many occasions and have justr cranked up HUGE bills for conferances that we have ended up abandoning.
We are now using Netmeeting and it has been a far superior web conferancing and collaboration tool. If anyone is thinking about using webex (dumb radio ad or no) DONT BOTHER, you will just end up tearing your hair out and paying for the inconvenience through your nose.
</RANT>

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Jun 17, 2003, 16:45
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Jun 17, 2003, 16:45
 
Updated: June 17, 2003 4:20 PM EDT

That reminds me...

hehe


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Re: Misc
Jun 17, 2003, 16:45
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I've yet to see a single Segway in Toronto, though I have seen a few noisy gas-powered scooters (on the street mind you). I agree that the Segway is just a toy, and not a very good one at that. My mountain bike was purchased for a tiny fraction of the Seqway's cost and it is faster and much more practical.

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Jun 17, 2003, 16:35
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Jun 17, 2003, 16:35
 
<:o
The Segway was a stupid idea. It's just another device for fat asses to get around. Why don't you just walk or ride a bike? Hasn't anyone ever heard of exercise? The stupid devices don't even go nearly as fast a bicycle. The Segway was just a very stupid idea. The goofy inventor who created the thing should take his motor/battery thingy and put it to a better cause, like an electric car or something.
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Jun 17, 2003, 16:31
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Jun 17, 2003, 16:31
 
why all the pornographic ads

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Jun 17, 2003, 15:54
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Jun 17, 2003, 15:54
 
Yeah but they are really fun to ride.

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