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Posted: May 23, 2017 - 2:49pm

 Proclivities wrote:
Saw these two ads stacked in the left margin of a magazine site:
nat geo

 
Well aren't you getting all hipster and fancy. Meat pies aren't good enough for ya?
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Posted: May 23, 2017 - 2:44pm

Just got directions for an ad that ask me to use the photo they sent, and then to put some text across the front.
 
Sales rep said okay and the customer wrote back and added, "If they want to put it someplace else, that would be fine."

 
 

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Posted: May 23, 2017 - 1:53pm

Saw these two ads stacked in the left margin of a magazine site:
nat geo
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Posted: May 20, 2017 - 8:21am


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Posted: May 19, 2017 - 7:19am

 oldviolin wrote:

Of course that would be Dr. Pepper, but only at 10, 2, or 4, which isn't that much different than sitting cross legged on the floor at 25 or 26 to 4. I guess...something...


 I sat there at the table and I acted real naive, for I knew that topless lady had something up her sleeve...


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Posted: May 19, 2017 - 7:16am

 Proclivities wrote:

I thought it said "Emergency Pepper Expo".
pepper

 
Of course that would be Dr. Pepper, but only at 10, 2, or 4, which isn't that much different than sitting cross legged on the floor at 25 or 26 to 4. I guess...something...
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Posted: May 19, 2017 - 7:11am

 sirdroseph wrote:
 oldviolin wrote:
Emergency Prepper Expo...

  Those can be very informative, they have them all the time all over the country.

 
Indeed, and disaster preparedness is essential to survival in the facing of natural disaster. The potential is quite high given the normal course of events. Now, lets talk about man made disaster for a second...We're watching a movie at any given location and somebody yells FIRE! Suddenly people are calling up an app to tell them the best exit to storm but there is no fire, just a lot of people getting stomped on and suffocating from the panic afforded anemic common sense. Oh wait, I thought this was 260,000 Posts...My bad...Call me Dr. Diversion. Dr. Division is in the next cube waiting for the influx of customers...{#Wink} 


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Posted: May 19, 2017 - 6:55am

 sirdroseph wrote:
 oldviolin wrote:
Emergency Prepper Expo...

 
Those can be very informative, they have them all the time all over the country.

 
I thought it said "Emergency Pepper Expo".
pepper
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Posted: May 19, 2017 - 6:52am

 oldviolin wrote:
Emergency Prepper Expo...

 




Those can be very informative, they have them all the time all over the country.
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Posted: May 19, 2017 - 6:01am

Emergency Prepper Expo...
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Posted: May 12, 2017 - 10:58am

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I did have to stop mid-story and make sure they understood what he was talking about. I read the book when it came out, more or less,
it's not a page-turner, and the kids are about to rebel
but I'm almost thru it. Took me a few tries back in 08, 09 to make it all the way through but when I did get into it I thought it was great. But you know how Jules Verne* predicted a lot of stuff that came to pass... a lot of stuff that in 2008 didn't click with me is really setting off some bells now. 
 
*There's a character in this book named Jules Verne Durand. :hmmm:

 
{#Lol}


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Posted: May 12, 2017 - 10:01am

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so who got more scared you or your kids?
 
I did have to stop mid-story and make sure they understood what he was talking about. I read the book when it came out, more or less, it's not a page-turner, and the kids are about to rebel but I'm almost thru it. Took me a few tries back in 08, 09 to make it all the way through but when I did get into it I thought it was great. But you know how Jules Verne* predicted a lot of stuff that came to pass... a lot of stuff that in 2008 didn't click with me is really setting off some bells now. 
 
*There's a character in this book named Jules Verne Durand. :hmmm:
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Posted: May 12, 2017 - 9:43am

 Proclivities wrote:
hearse/chipper

 
That's the best one!
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Posted: May 12, 2017 - 9:33am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

(...all that stuff Scott posted){#Arrowd}
 
so who got more scared you or your kids?


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Posted: May 12, 2017 - 9:26am

I'm reading Neal Stephenson's Anathem to the kids. It's Sci-Fi, so there are some made-up words here but the only important one is "reticulum" meaning "internet." Published in 2008, I read this passage last night: 
 

Text messages trickled in from Cell 87 and appeared on my screen. The first few were routine. Then they started getting weird.

Tulia: Settle an argument down here…what is your head count up there?

I pecked a message back: Pardon me, but are you asking me how many of us are alive? Then I fired the message off. Only after brooding over the exchange for a few minutes did I realize that I hadn’t answered her question. By that time, though, we’d lost contact with the ground.

I called a meeting. We all jacked in.

“My support cell doesn’t know how many of us are alive,” I announced.

“Nor does mine,” Jesry said immediately. “They claim I sent them a message a few hours ago implying that two of us were dead.”

“Did you?”

“No.”

“My support cell sent me no messages at all for quite a long time,” said Suur Esma, “because they were convinced I had perished in the launch.”

“It makes me wonder if something has gone wrong with the Antiswarm,” I said. “All of these cells should be talking to each other on the Reticulum, right? Comparing notes?”

We looked at Sammann. New body language was required. Since faces could not be seen directly, we had gotten in the habit of shifting our bodies toward the interlocutor to let them know we were paying attention. So, nine space suits aimed themselves at Sammann. Fraa Jad, though, didn’t seem interested. He had already jacked out of the meeting and was clambering to a different part of the space frame. But he had scarcely uttered a word since we had reached space, and so we paid him no mind. I was even starting to wonder if he had suffered brain damage.

“Something has gone wrong,” Sammann affirmed.

“Did the Geometers find a way to jam the Reticulum?” Osa asked.

“No, the Ret-its physical layer, anyway-is working fine. But there’s a low-level bug in the dynamics of the reputon space.”

“In Ita talk,” I said, “when you call something ‘low-level,’ you mean it’s really important, right?”

“Yes.”

“Can you say any more about what this means for us?” Lio requested.

“Early in the Reticulum-thousands of years ago-it became almost useless because it was cluttered with faulty, obsolete, or downright misleading information,” Sammann said.

“Crap, you once called it,” I reminded him.

“Yes-a technical term. So crap filtering became important. Businesses were built around it. Some of those businesses came up with a clever plan to make more money: they poisoned the well. They began to put crap on the Reticulum deliberately, forcing people to use their products to filter that crap back out. They created syndevs whose sole purpose was to spew crap into the Reticulum. But it had to be good crap.”

“What is good crap?” Arsibalt asked in a politely incredulous tone.

“Well, bad crap would be an unformatted document consisting of random letters. Good crap would be a beautifully typeset, well-written document that contained a hundred correct, verifiable sentences and one that was subtly false. It’s a lot harder to generate good crap. At first they had to hire humans to churn it out. They mostly did it by taking legitimate documents and inserting errors-swapping one name for another, say. But it didn’t really take off until the military got interested.

“As a tactic for planting misinformation in the enemy’s reticules, you mean,” Osa said. “This I know about. You are referring to the Artificial Inanity programs of the mid-First Millennium A.R.” 
  

That's right, 10 years ago he was writing about what's just now being treated like a new twist in warfare: Fake news. Most people don't even think of it as warfare, they consider it to be something like an annoyance or evidence of that other guy's stupidity.
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Posted: May 2, 2017 - 2:51pm

Sometimes when I see the word, "stroller," my brain reads, "steamroller." So there's someone on Facebook offering a free baby steamroller.


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Posted: May 2, 2017 - 1:52pm

hearse/chipper
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Posted: Apr 11, 2017 - 1:42pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
I wrote a nice letter to my divorce lawyer now that the settlement has gone through and telling her I had transferred the final instalment of her bill..

She wrote back thanking me and stating that she is going to retire. 

 
Did she buy a boat, too?
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Posted: Apr 11, 2017 - 1:39pm

I wrote a nice letter to my divorce lawyer now that the settlement has gone through and telling her I had transferred the final instalment of her bill..

She wrote back thanking me and stating that she is going to retire. 


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