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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3700 on: February 13, 2012, 03:15:05 AM »
Just curious, Karl: did you post the above from a hand-held device?
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« Reply #3701 on: February 13, 2012, 03:30:08 AM »
Just curious, Karl: did you post the above from a hand-held device?

No, Nav, that one was from a computer.

This one, though, from a Droid.
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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3702 on: February 13, 2012, 04:51:59 AM »
Interesting how the quotes work differently between the two media . . . .
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« Reply #3703 on: February 13, 2012, 04:53:03 AM »
Rumor has it... Adele swept the grammys.  This is cool because she is cool, and 21 is my favorite album of the year. :)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/at-grammys-musicians-honor-each-other--and-salute-houston/2012/02/12/gIQA0Lyj9Q_story.html

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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3704 on: February 13, 2012, 05:09:01 AM »
No, Nav, that one was from a computer.

This one, though, from a Droid.

Danke. I've seen the different 'quote formats' from two computers, on different browsers. I thought it was the (side-)effect of TapaTalk.
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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3705 on: February 13, 2012, 05:11:43 AM »
Might be; I am using Tapatalk on the Droid. (I mean, generally; right now I'm posting from a computer.)
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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3706 on: February 13, 2012, 05:22:51 AM »
>walked 45 mins into town to catch bus to work
>left bus pass at home
>didn't have enough money in wallet
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>walked 45 mins back home

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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3707 on: February 13, 2012, 09:41:36 AM »
1 hour's sleep, 7 hours awake, 1 hour asleep, 2 hours psychotherapy interview, 8 hours of child minding. This was my night and day today. :/

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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3708 on: February 13, 2012, 09:56:09 AM »
Oh, look! A new post to the thread! Must be somebody posting how he actually prefers something other than the thread topic!  How interesting!
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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3709 on: February 13, 2012, 10:09:30 AM »
Apologies.
My favourite words in classical: "Molto vivace"

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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3710 on: February 13, 2012, 10:11:30 AM »
What is the thread topic?
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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3711 on: February 13, 2012, 10:16:50 AM »
Apologies.

Karl is not attacking you.  He is passive-aggressively attacking MI for his post on the Bullwinkle thread. :)

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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3712 on: February 13, 2012, 10:35:06 AM »
 Quote from: nesf on Today at 02:09:30 PM
Apologies.
 
What Davey said. I was just chatting . . . .
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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3713 on: February 13, 2012, 01:30:06 PM »
Oh, look! A new post to the thread! Must be somebody posting how he actually prefers something other than the thread topic!  How interesting!

I believe the curious case of Socrates can shed light on this phenomenon. Apparently one day he suggested a thread topic (in the Athenian Forum, I guess) and then asked all the wisest men in Athens to post a response using their computers. Turns out that everyone posted about something other than the thread topic, and that's how he realised he was actually himself the wisest man in Athens because he was the only one who didn't have a computer. Of course he never realised what amazing CD bargains* he was missing, but that's another story.

I may have got the details of this wrong here and there, but I'm pretty sure the gist of it is right.



*Of course in those olden days it would have been vinyl LPs.
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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3714 on: February 13, 2012, 03:13:54 PM »
I believe the curious case of Socrates can shed light on this phenomenon. Apparently one day he suggested a thread topic (in the Athenian Forum, I guess) and then asked all the wisest men in Athens to post a response using their computers. Turns out that everyone posted about something other than the thread topic, and that's how he realised he was actually himself the wisest man in Athens because he was the only one who didn't have a computer. Of course he never realised what amazing CD bargains* he was missing, but that's another story.

I may have got the details of this wrong here and there, but I'm pretty sure the gist of it is right.

*Of course in those olden days it would have been vinyl LPs.

It's history come to life! I love it! Presumably So-crates was condemned to death after quietly opining that he thought Havergal Brian was overrated? ;)


Regarding the recent quote formatting quirks, I too have noticed this, particularly in the posts of J.Z. Herrenberg. At first I assumed he was just being persnickety....

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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3715 on: February 14, 2012, 01:02:14 AM »
Presumably So-crates was condemned to death after quietly opining that he thought Havergal Brian was overrated?

I wasn't aware of this, but it has the ring of truth to it, doesn't it? (Even though critics may carp that Socrates had not heard Brian at his full maturity). So surely it's a line of scholarship worth pursuing, along with further study of Plato's ideas about the fallacy of regarding a cave as the ideal home audio listening environment.
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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3716 on: February 14, 2012, 01:18:30 AM »

Plato was write about the cave thing, but you have to line the floor with special sand that costs $2000 per square foot. Some people skimp and go for the $50 supermarket dirt, but reputable A-B tests have shown!

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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3717 on: February 14, 2012, 03:22:20 AM »
We get our sand at BJ's Wholesale Club
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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3718 on: February 14, 2012, 04:37:04 AM »
Quote from: nesf on Today at 02:09:30 PM
Apologies.
 
What Davey said. I was just chatting . . . .

Oh? I thought you were just chiding... :P
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Re: The Chat Thread
« Reply #3719 on: February 14, 2012, 04:59:13 AM »
Tut-tut! : )
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