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[#] Mon Mar 27 2017 17:43:39 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Even though my politics is diametrically opposite everyone who seems to

log in here? ;)

Not sure what you mean by that, since we seem to pretty much run the gamut of political backgrounds. About the only thing we all agree on is that there's someone else here who's completely WRONG! :)

And we sort of have an understanding that if you're not into heated political arguments then you should zap the politics room.

Outside of there, we're all pretty chummy.

[#] Tue Mar 28 2017 01:23:30 EDT from kc5tja

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is that there's someone else here who's completely WRONG! :)

I'm never wrong. ;D

Yeah, I've already zapped rooms that have incendiary effects on me. (One of the nicest features of Citadel, frankly.)

[#] Sun Apr 16 2017 22:40:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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So ... in the news today, it seems that Facebook has committed a cold blooded murder.

I call for the summary execution of the entire senior management of Facebook, and the immediate shutdown of the service.

[#] Mon Apr 17 2017 09:31:14 EDT from zooer

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Facebook said it was fake news.



[#] Mon Apr 17 2017 11:44:31 EDT from kc5tja

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[#] Mon Apr 17 2017 11:44:56 EDT from kc5tja

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Umm...that wasn't supposed to happen. As I originally tried to say, ...

Gah-dang-it! I just applied there!

[#] Thu May 04 2017 10:03:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Hey ... remember Slashdot? They're still around. Not sure why. Kind of like Radio Shack I guess.

[#] Thu May 04 2017 10:05:18 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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CEO are evil,

I'm glad they included Mark Hitler Hitler Hitler Hitler Hitler Zuckerberg, the bona fide Worst Person In The World.

[#] Thu May 04 2017 13:44:11 EDT from zooer

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Way back in the early days of the internet a co-worker thought it would be clever to register the domain name www.dot.com because he thought it would be funny to say to people double-u, double-u, double-u, dot, dot, dot, com.

Why that memory just came back to me I am not sure.



[#] Thu May 04 2017 14:14:02 EDT from fleeb

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I have a friend who registered ontheinter.net. I expect he still has it, although I'm not sure.

[#] Thu May 04 2017 14:14:52 EDT from fleeb

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Oh, a quick whois reveals to me that he is indeed still the owner.

Good for him.

[#] Thu May 04 2017 20:37:59 EDT from nonservator

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4-digit /. UID here. If I'd bet on it, I would have assumed Slashdot would go the way of the dodo before Sourceforge.

[#] Fri May 05 2017 09:42:39 EDT from fleeb

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My cell phone is nearly useless as a device to use to receive calls now.

Someone named Sandi (with an I) has put my phone number on fucking everything, and now I am relentlessly pursued by spammers.

I really want to find this person and destroy her.

I've had this number for over 10 years, only to be fucking destroyed by this asshole. How I'd like to strap her to a chair and answer *every* *fucking* *call*.

Seven calls yesterday. Six calls the day before that. Five calls the day before that. I'm already four calls in today, and it isn't even noon yet.

[#] Fri May 05 2017 10:19:43 EDT from fleeb

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I should start answering my phone using a voice similar to that of Peter Lorre.

"Yes? Who is this? Why don't you come to my home for tea?"

[#] Fri May 05 2017 11:42:57 EDT from wizard of aahz

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fleeb - the fact that it's taken 10 years to happen is incredible.

[#] Fri May 05 2017 11:54:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Slashdot *is* SourceForge, last I checked, run by the same people? Anyway, I've got a 4-digit UID as well. Once in a blue moon I pop in and post something random just to keep it alive.

[#] Fri May 05 2017 12:02:18 EDT from kc5tja

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A friend of mine took care of crank callers by answering the phone, "Utica Police Department, sergeant <made up name> speaking." They usually hung up pretty quick.

[#] Fri May 05 2017 12:03:34 EDT from kc5tja

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Personally, I get a ton of phone calls from Mexico (of all places). It's gotten bad enough that I set my phone to silent *except* if I *know* ahead of time that someone will *try* to call. When I was interviewing, I absolutely required my prospective employers to give me the area codes that they were going to call from, so that I could filter them out from the noise.

[#] Fri May 05 2017 12:41:21 EDT from fleeb

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The only possibly good thing that comes out of this is how it impacts salespeople.

Salespeople have to take the calls they don't know on the odd chance it's a sale. Since their brethren are kind of responsible for creating this mess, it feels just that they have to endure this very special form of hell made just for them.

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