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    Quote Originally Posted by Dluuni View Post
    Looking at the mod note is still a bit like horror flash fiction that I keep looking at for reasons unclear. Here lies a sealed evil in a can. An epic battle was fought here.
    Bolding mine.

    'Fraid not. The thread had simply gotten too far off-topic and was getting too personal.

    So it was trimmed back so it wouldn't go completely off the rails and turn into a catastrophic failure.

    ...A wise decision, to be sure.

    ( I've seen far worse fights/arguments over old fencing manuals, '.45 vs. 9mm', stainless vs carbon steel, etc., btw. )



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    Last edited by Guard Dog; January 17th, 2019 at 10:41 AM.
    Leave it be and it won't bother you.
    Screw with it, and it'll eat you alive.

    Soon enough, nations will play second fiddle to corporations.

    "The world is not what we wish it to be; it is what it is."
    "Freedom is the value, not protection."

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    On a happier note, despite having to run around in the 'real world' today, when I got back to the forums I got one of the best compliments concerning my writing that I have so far, ever; someone I sent a major chunk of my WIP to is taking it with them as reading material on a trip, and said that they thought it was certainly publishable.

    ...I sat there quite a while with my mouth open and my brain locked up, looking at the screen in disbelief, before I could type a coherent reply.

    Edit: That "today" should really be "yesterday". I was typin' in the wee hours, so for me, it was still Wednesday, even though it was actually after midnight.


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    Leave it be and it won't bother you.
    Screw with it, and it'll eat you alive.

    Soon enough, nations will play second fiddle to corporations.

    "The world is not what we wish it to be; it is what it is."
    "Freedom is the value, not protection."

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    I discovered this morning that the WF website doesn't work any more on either Internet Explorer or Firefox on my desktop computer, which is still running Windows Vista, so there will inevitably be many more remarks from me here in the future about the battery on my laptop running flat.

    When I get the time I may have to consider installing Linux on my desktop to fix that, but that machine has a lot of legacy software on it that it must continue to support. Just as well that I'm a computer techie. It might be easier to add yet another desktop machine to my growing collection. I only recently pensioned off a Windows 95 machine and still use the Windows ME one regularly. That one also has Windows 98 and Linux on it. Come to think of it I do have a small machine with Ubuntu Linux installed that could probably access WF, but I'll have to tie it into my keyboard/screen switching unit to use it alongside the Vista machine. Then there's that machine with Windows 2000 installed; that has some really useful software bundled in with the operating system that you don't get now.

    Anyway I must now get back to building my replica 1960s mainframe computer. That's far more enjoyable than wrestling with Internet security risks in the twenty-first century. Progress? At what price, I ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustRob View Post
    Progress? At what price, I ask?
    I dunno, Rob. Most days what's called 'progress' seems more like one step forward, two steps back.

    ...which I suppose actually is a kind of progress... in the wrong direction.



    G.D.
    Leave it be and it won't bother you.
    Screw with it, and it'll eat you alive.

    Soon enough, nations will play second fiddle to corporations.

    "The world is not what we wish it to be; it is what it is."
    "Freedom is the value, not protection."

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    Day two of the frogs bein'out. See here, we ain't got a lot a frogs most of the year, cause it's so dry.

    My day, and three million others in the vicinity, are ( is?) gettin rained on. ( I'm going to say 'is' because 'day' is the subject- not the people, but the day they're having) .

    Teachers strike is still on so traffic's light.

    Did you know that 84% of our students at LAUSD live in poverty? And that 44% don't speak English? Wow, that is something. The rest of the ratio go to charters, or full-on private schools. Mm.

    On on a bright note, one of the hillsides that regularly collapses shed some nice material onto Mulholland, again... some nice, hard, tan/brown sedementary layers, semi-flat on one side at least; spilled right out onto the road. So wouldn't you know, I did my civic duty, pulled over and collected two Toyota-mini loads so far. They'll make great stepping stones, and there's some real pretty-ones I can see still up there ready to bust loose. It's gone'rain some more today...

    There's some other rockslides further on down the road, other side of the hill, but that stuff is decomposed granite boulders, and breaks apart too easy. Plus, it doesn't match the decor of our landscape what with all the black speckles, and it's all rough and flakey.
    Last edited by Kevin; January 17th, 2019 at 02:47 PM.

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    got a text to say i've been booked to go to Berlin March....those germans bombed our chip shops during the war
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    But we're all friends now, right? ...impossible Germany, unlikely Japan.
    They had the greatest war-toys from back then. Spitfire: pretty as a jag-u-ar.

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    good or bad history has an influence somewhere inside...one granddad fought in the desert...i've saluted a statue of winston in malta...i'm getting so conservative the more i get older..a british trait...
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    .i'm getting so conservative the more i get older..a british trait...
    I with a small 'i', conservative with a small 'c' and british with a small b … hmm. Still, my noticing it kind of proves your point.
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    i need to take eleqution lessons...
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