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Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,15:38   

Some of you might have seen that afarensis,  is leaving ScienceBlogs.  That means he's no longer a professional blogger, but a pleb like the rest of us.  As such, we no longer have to look up to him in awe (which is a relief, really - I was finding it hard to keep a straight face).

So, should we now elect this CBEB wannabe to become a full CBEB?  has he done enough to be dragged down to our level?  What say you?

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,15:50   

I'll make the motion.

Yep.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,15:55   

Quote (Lou FCD @ May 07 2009,15:50)
I'll make the motion.

Yep.

Absolutely!   I second the motion.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,16:08   



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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,16:16   

Yes, with teh following caveats:

1) Less fact based content
2) More scripture
3) Most pass the LOLCAT entrance exam
4) Needs to suggest a PoTW and a FTFU / FT4U.
5) Needs an active sock puppet

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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,16:33   

Quote (Bob O'H @ May 07 2009,15:38)
Some of you might have seen that afarensis,  is leaving ScienceBlogs.(snip)...  So, should we now elect this CBEB wannabe to become a full CBEB?  has he done enough to be dragged down to our level?  What say you?

*Zzz...snort* Huh? Whazza? Heebie jeebie?

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Oh! CBEB's!! Sorry, I must have dozed off.

afarensis? Of course! He'll fit right in. One of us.. One of us!



Wow, Louis has gained weight there.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,17:18   

A loving cup. :)


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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,17:20   

Quote (deadman_932 @ May 07 2009,22:33)
[SNIP]

Wow, Louis has gained weight there.

Not true. I too have just made a motion.

Louis

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Doc Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,18:53   

I just made a motion, too, or was it a movement?

It was good either way.

  
Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,22:53   

Awww, you guys (and Teh Witch) are the greatest. I accept, with the caveat the Bob O'H still be required to look up to me in awe!

HOMOS dt

Edit: I will be taking a blogging vacation before starting elsewhere at a place yet to be determined.

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Church burning ebola boy

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PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,22:54   

Quote (afarensis @ May 07 2009,22:53)
Awww, you guys (and Teh Witch) are the greatest. I accept, with the caveat the Bob O'H still be required to look up to me in awe!

HOMOS dt

Erm, caveats, homolog!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2009,23:08   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 07 2009,22:54)
Quote (afarensis @ May 07 2009,22:53)
Awww, you guys (and Teh Witch) are the greatest. I accept, with the caveat the Bob O'H still be required to look up to me in awe!

HOMOS dt

Erm, caveats, homolog!

No that's plural and I only have the one...

See, third person singular...

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2009,04:27   

Quote (afarensis @ May 08 2009,04:53)
Awww, you guys (and Teh Witch) are the greatest. I accept, with the caveat the Bob O'H still be required to look up to me in awe!

HOMOS dt

Edit: I will be taking a blogging vacation before starting elsewhere at a place yet to be determined.

And why hast thou left the warm, loving embrace of the SciBorg Blogs?

If that's not too cheeky a question. Musical differences? Real life? Can't you just take a hiatus from the Borg and return to being assimilated?

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2009,07:26   

Quote (Louis @ May 08 2009,04:27)
Quote (afarensis @ May 08 2009,04:53)
Awww, you guys (and Teh Witch) are the greatest. I accept, with the caveat the Bob O'H still be required to look up to me in awe!

HOMOS dt

Edit: I will be taking a blogging vacation before starting elsewhere at a place yet to be determined.

And why hast thou left the warm, loving embrace of the SciBorg Blogs?

If that's not too cheeky a question. Musical differences? Real life? Can't you just take a hiatus from the Borg and return to being assimilated?

Louis

Financial issues...

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2009,08:22   

Quote (afarensis @ May 08 2009,13:26)
Quote (Louis @ May 08 2009,04:27)
Quote (afarensis @ May 08 2009,04:53)
Awww, you guys (and Teh Witch) are the greatest. I accept, with the caveat the Bob O'H still be required to look up to me in awe!

HOMOS dt

Edit: I will be taking a blogging vacation before starting elsewhere at a place yet to be determined.

And why hast thou left the warm, loving embrace of the SciBorg Blogs?

If that's not too cheeky a question. Musical differences? Real life? Can't you just take a hiatus from the Borg and return to being assimilated?

Louis

Financial issues...

Nasty.

I had money once. I feel your pain. The Borg charge you to blog there?

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2009,09:26   

You'll need to learn this for your induction:


I pledge allegiance to RichardTHughes
The immortal leader of our race.
And to the order for which he stands.
One great cause,
Sacred and invincible.


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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2009,10:51   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 08 2009,09:26)
You'll need to learn this for your induction:


I pledge allegiance to RichardTHughes
The immortal leader of our race.
And to the order for which he stands.
One great cause,
Sacred and invincible.

Allow me to fix those typos for you...

I pledge allegiance allergics to RichardTHughes
The immortal immoral leader of our race.
And to the order odor for which he stands.
One great cause, hose,
Sacred Scared and invincible in virgin bible.*



* Not really sure what you meant here, maybe Dembski can de-code it for us after he's done receiving all the accolades for his latest paper.

No, no need to thank me.  I'm just glad I was here to help! :)

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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2009,15:07   

Just so Afar clearly understands that induction into the Pinhead clan requires a second full round of juvenile hazing...

With that caveat, then, sure!   :p

  
Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2009,19:10   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 08 2009,09:26)
You'll need to learn this for your induction:


I pledge allegiance to RichardTHughes
The immortal leader of our race.
And to the order for which he stands.
One great cause,
Sacred and invincible.

Although I haven't been a CBEB long I have been studying CBEB culture, anthropologically, for several years and believe the culturally dictated response is to say "Har, Har, Har, this is Richard" followed by the posting of a salacious or insulting LoLcat:



Edit to add: I hope I have responded in the culturally appropriate fashion

P.S. pinheads evolved from afarensis...

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Church burning ebola boy

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2009,19:32   

Yeah, you've pretty much got it....


Homo.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2009,08:29   

Whut's a CBEB?

  
rhmc



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2009,09:09   

Quote (JonF @ May 09 2009,09:29)
Whut's a CBEB?

one of the places it's mentioned:

DaveScot

04/15/2006

1:55 am
I’m running out of naming options for these increasingly sick people. I started out a month ago with Church Burners. Then I had to add Ebola Boys. Church Burning Ebola Boys. Now what - Church Burning Baby Butchering Ebola Boys? That’s too long. Too unwieldy. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....t-award

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2009,09:12   

Quote (JonF @ May 09 2009,08:29)
Whut's a CBEB?

Church Burning Ebola Boy - a lable given to posters here by the much despised totally discredited and now departed moderator of UD, DaveScot Springer. (RIP)

It is a lable worn with honor, and not easily earned or awarded.  For example, I believe that the usual entry into the highly selective club is now at the 10 burnt - church level, (full or partial) to go with the requisite dispensation of 3 vials of ebola virus. (Spread best through church-sponsored cookie sales and church cook outs - it goes great with potato salad).

HTH :)

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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2009,09:40   

Quote (rhmc @ May 09 2009,09:09)
Quote (JonF @ May 09 2009,09:29)
Whut's a CBEB?

one of the places it's mentioned:

DaveScot

04/15/2006

1:55 am
I’m running out of naming options for these increasingly sick people. I started out a month ago with Church Burners. Then I had to add Ebola Boys. Church Burning Ebola Boys. Now what - Church Burning Baby Butchering Ebola Boys? That’s too long. Too unwieldy. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....t-award

Ahh, those were the days, when vast herds of mighty TARD thundered across the plains bannating everything in their path. Now only a few sad and lonely stragglers remain protected, in uncommonly dense conservation areas, by praying marines...

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Church burning ebola boy

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PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2009,14:10   

Quote (rhmc @ May 09 2009,09:09)
Quote (JonF @ May 09 2009,09:29)
Whut's a CBEB?

one of the places it's mentioned:

DaveScot

04/15/2006

1:55 am
I’m running out of naming options for these increasingly sick people. I started out a month ago with Church Burners. Then I had to add Ebola Boys. Church Burning Ebola Boys. Now what - Church Burning Baby Butchering Ebola Boys? That’s too long. Too unwieldy. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....t-award

Ah, the church burning! I'd forgotten about that. I was thinking of things like 'Christian-baiting Evolutionary Brethren' but that didn't sound right.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2009,15:06   

Quote (afarensis @ May 09 2009,09:40)
Ahh, those were the days, when vast herds of mighty TARD thundered across the plains bannating everything in their path. Now only a few sad and lonely stragglers remain protected, in uncommonly dense conservation areas, by praying marines...

*sniffle* Why, that brought a tear to my jaundiced eye and gives good evidence of your true CBEB-tude.

Another has joined our rank ranks. Whiskey and beer all around! Music! Bring forth the dancers in their gauzy veils (Loose and Arden's Mum) -- let there be feasting and merriment!



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(Permalink) Posted: May 15 2009,01:17   

He's back in the blogosphere.

I still look up in awe at him, though.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 15 2009,07:06   

Quote (Bob O'H @ May 15 2009,02:17)
He's back in the blogosphere.

I still look up in awe at him, though.

Thanks. Links updated.

Edited by Lou FCD on May 15 2009,08:06

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(Permalink) Posted: May 15 2009,07:33   

Quote (Bob O'H @ May 15 2009,01:17)
He's back in the blogosphere.

I still look up in awe at him, though.

Yup, probably won't be posting as much though, and the next five or six posts will be reposts from ScienceBlogs...

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2009,00:30   

This seemed like an appropriate place to mention that I have moved, yet again. My new, and hopefully permanent, home is here. Please adjust links accordingly...

P.S. I would PM Erasmus but I am not Jerry!

Edit: Needed to fix a typo.

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2009,09:29   

Quote (afarensis @ May 21 2009,00:30)
This seemed like an appropriate place to mention that I have moved, yet again. My new, and hopefully permanent, home is here. Please adjust links accordingly...

P.S. I would PM Erasmus but I am not Jerry!

Edit: Needed to fix a typo.

http://afarensis99.wordpress.com/about/#comment-8082

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2009,10:06   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 21 2009,09:29)
Quote (afarensis @ May 21 2009,00:30)
This seemed like an appropriate place to mention that I have moved, yet again. My new, and hopefully permanent, home is here. Please adjust links accordingly...

P.S. I would PM Erasmus but I am not Jerry!

Edit: Needed to fix a typo.

http://afarensis99.wordpress.com/about/#comment-8082

I see you welcomed him by pointing out his Genus! :)

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2009,10:12   

Quote (J-Dog @ May 21 2009,11:06)
 
Quote (Richardthughes @ May 21 2009,09:29)
 
Quote (afarensis @ May 21 2009,00:30)
This seemed like an appropriate place to mention that I have moved, yet again. My new, and hopefully permanent, home is here. Please adjust links accordingly...

P.S. I would PM Erasmus but I am not Jerry!

Edit: Needed to fix a typo.

http://afarensis99.wordpress.com/about/#comment-8082

I see you welcomed him by pointing out his Genus! :)

I don't think he's a Homo.  I think he's an Australopithecus.

ETA: Rich is the Homo

Further ETA: It's impolite to point at his Genus.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2009,21:55   

Quote (J-Dog @ May 21 2009,10:06)
Quote (Richardthughes @ May 21 2009,09:29)
 
Quote (afarensis @ May 21 2009,00:30)
This seemed like an appropriate place to mention that I have moved, yet again. My new, and hopefully permanent, home is here. Please adjust links accordingly...

P.S. I would PM Erasmus but I am not Jerry!

Edit: Needed to fix a typo.

http://afarensis99.wordpress.com/about/#comment-8082

I see you welcomed him by pointing out his Genus! :)

You bastards! My about page was all squeaky clean, virginal, and pure as the driven snow :p  Young punk kids with your fancy caves and... and no respect for nuthin ...do you call that music...Get of my lawn! Curse you Red Baron!

Edit to add: Rich may be a Homo but we know that erectus isn't his species...

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2009,07:13   

YOU ARE TEH HOMO, I AM TEH
GENIUS. HOMO.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2009,13:10   

I, for one, am proud to be a Homo.  My father was a Homo, as was his father before him.  I come from a long line of Homos.

afarensis should be so lucky!

It's like my grandfather used to say.  There are two kinds of people: those who are Homos, and those who WISH they were Homos.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,08:39   

Can anyone enlighten me as to what is going on at Scienceblogs? First the departure of Afarensis, now The Wilkins has departed. What's up? Why are cool people decamping from the Borg?

Coincidence? Conspiracy? Contrafabulations?

Enquiring minds (read: nosey bastards) want to know.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,08:41   

Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,09:39)
Can anyone enlighten me as to what is going on at Scienceblogs? First the departure of Afarensis, now The Wilkins has departed. What's up? Why are cool people decamping from the Borg?

Coincidence? Conspiracy? Contrafabulations?

Enquiring minds (read: nosey bastards) want to know.

Louis

Looks to me like headhunters.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,11:00   

Quote (khan @ May 24 2009,14:41)
Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,09:39)
Can anyone enlighten me as to what is going on at Scienceblogs? First the departure of Afarensis, now The Wilkins has departed. What's up? Why are cool people decamping from the Borg?

Coincidence? Conspiracy? Contrafabulations?

Enquiring minds (read: nosey bastards) want to know.

Louis

Looks to me like headhunters.

ZULUS! THOUSANDS OF THEM!!

Oh not that kind of headhunters*

Who have they been headhunted by and for what? My insatiable curiosity (read: nosiness about stuff that isn't my business) demands satisfaction!

Louis

* Extremely belated ETA: I know Zulus aren't headhunters, I just wanted to use that pseudo quote from the movie "Zulu".

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,11:19   

Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,11:00)
Quote (khan @ May 24 2009,14:41)
Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,09:39)
Can anyone enlighten me as to what is going on at Scienceblogs? First the departure of Afarensis, now The Wilkins has departed. What's up? Why are cool people decamping from the Borg?

Coincidence? Conspiracy? Contrafabulations?

Enquiring minds (read: nosey bastards) want to know.

Louis

Looks to me like headhunters.

ZULUS! THOUSANDS OF THEM!!

Oh not that kind of headhunters*

Who have they been headhunted by and for what? My insatiable curiosity (read: nosiness about stuff that isn't my business) demands satisfaction!

Louis

Only a Brit would think he was being attacked by a former colonial, I guess that ass whoopin' at Isandlwana still stings. I'm not sure why Wilkins and Lynch left but it seems to be for independent reasons. Since we all ended up on Wordpress blogging for free, headhunters - Zulu or otherwise - doesn't seem like a reasonable explanation.

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Church burning ebola boy

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,11:26   

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Can anyone enlighten me as to what is going on at Scienceblogs? First the departure of Afarensis, now The Wilkins has departed. What's up? Why are cool people decamping from the Borg?

Coincidence? Conspiracy? Contrafabulations?

Enquiring minds (read: nosey bastards) want to know.

Louis

Looks to me like headhunters.

ZULUS! THOUSANDS OF THEM!!

Oh not that kind of headhunters*

Who have they been headhunted by and for what? My insatiable curiosity (read: nosiness about stuff that isn't my business) demands satisfaction!

Louis

Only a Brit would think he was being attacked by a former colonial, I guess that ass whoopin' at Isandlwana still stings. I'm not sure why Wilkins and Lynch left but it seems to be for independent reasons. Since we all ended up on Wordpress blogging for free, headhunters - Zulu or otherwise - doesn't seem like a reasonable explanation.

So you guys had to PAY the Borg for permission to come to work? And work 28 hours day at t'blog, and when you got home your service provider would murder you in cold blood and dance on your graves singing "Hallelujah"?

Luxury.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,11:28   

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So you guys had to PAY the Borg for permission to come to work? And work 28 hours day at t'blog, and when you got home your service provider would murder you in cold blood and dance on your graves singing "Hallelujah"?

Luxury.

Louis

I was going to speculate that the borg was about to start charging its drones.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,11:38   

Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,11:26)
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Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,11:00)
 
Quote (khan @ May 24 2009,14:41)
 
Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,09:39)
Can anyone enlighten me as to what is going on at Scienceblogs? First the departure of Afarensis, now The Wilkins has departed. What's up? Why are cool people decamping from the Borg?

Coincidence? Conspiracy? Contrafabulations?

Enquiring minds (read: nosey bastards) want to know.

Louis

Looks to me like headhunters.

ZULUS! THOUSANDS OF THEM!!

Oh not that kind of headhunters*

Who have they been headhunted by and for what? My insatiable curiosity (read: nosiness about stuff that isn't my business) demands satisfaction!

Louis

Only a Brit would think he was being attacked by a former colonial, I guess that ass whoopin' at Isandlwana still stings. I'm not sure why Wilkins and Lynch left but it seems to be for independent reasons. Since we all ended up on Wordpress blogging for free, headhunters - Zulu or otherwise - doesn't seem like a reasonable explanation.

So you guys had to PAY the Borg for permission to come to work? And work 28 hours day at t'blog, and when you got home your service provider would murder you in cold blood and dance on your graves singing "Hallelujah"?

Luxury.

Louis

No, they paid us. Now, we - meaning those of us who have left - don't get paid. I have to wonder if they didn't leave for the same reason that Zimmer left. The place was getting too big and it was harder to be noticed. Speaking for myself, I'm not sure that I would get involved in another corporate endeavor like that again...

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,12:00   

afarensis-- They left because the bitches and white-knights of SciBlogs went one step too far.

Others-- Im fairly certain you dont read the blogs of the bitches and white-knights because they dont really write about science *zips lips*  I just ignore them, and I wish the other sane Sciblings would too.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,12:27   

I suspected as much...the forums could get pretty ugly which is why I stayed out of them other than to beg for articles.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,12:47   

Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,18:00)
afarensis-- They left because the bitches and white-knights of SciBlogs went one step too far.

Others-- Im fairly certain you dont read the blogs of the bitches and white-knights because they dont really write about science *zips lips*  I just ignore them, and I wish the other sane Sciblings would too.

Oh I'm sorry Abbie (and Afarensis), but your lips need to be unzipped, that post just BEGS for clarification and elaboration. PM me and sate my raging curiosity if public exposure is not your thing.

I know that certain of the SciBorg are....less well thought of than others but I never suspected the rift in the lute really made the music mute for so many.

White knights? Bitches? Oh a tale lies behind that terminology to be sure to be sure.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,12:54   

Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,13:47)
Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,18:00)
afarensis-- They left because the bitches and white-knights of SciBlogs went one step too far.

Others-- Im fairly certain you dont read the blogs of the bitches and white-knights because they dont really write about science *zips lips*  I just ignore them, and I wish the other sane Sciblings would too.

Oh I'm sorry Abbie (and Afarensis), but your lips need to be unzipped, that post just BEGS for clarification and elaboration. PM me and sate my raging curiosity if public exposure is not your thing.

I know that certain of the SciBorg are....less well thought of than others but I never suspected the rift in the lute really made the music mute for so many.

White knights? Bitches? Oh a tale lies behind that terminology to be sure to be sure.

Louis

What he said.
I've been sort of following this stuff as a reader.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,12:54   

Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,12:00)
afarensis-- They left because the bitches and white-knights of SciBlogs went one step too far.

Others-- Im fairly certain you dont read the blogs of the bitches and white-knights because they dont really write about science *zips lips*  I just ignore them, and I wish the other sane Sciblings would too.

True Dat!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,13:22   

Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,12:47)
Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,18:00)
afarensis-- They left because the bitches and white-knights of SciBlogs went one step too far.

Others-- Im fairly certain you dont read the blogs of the bitches and white-knights because they dont really write about science *zips lips*  I just ignore them, and I wish the other sane Sciblings would too.

Oh I'm sorry Abbie (and Afarensis), but your lips need to be unzipped, that post just BEGS for clarification and elaboration. PM me and sate my raging curiosity if public exposure is not your thing.

I know that certain of the SciBorg are....less well thought of than others but I never suspected the rift in the lute really made the music mute for so many.

White knights? Bitches? Oh a tale lies behind that terminology to be sure to be sure.

Louis

Okay Louis, just for you here is the dirt!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,13:27   

Quote (afarensis @ May 24 2009,13:22)
Louis[/quote]
Okay Louis, just for you here is the dirt!

Okay...

Under all that is what?

a.) Jimmy Hoffa
b.) England's hopes of a Rugby Championship this year
c.) I.D. Science Lab and / or experiment
d.) Dembski's Sweater

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,13:53   

Quote (afarensis @ May 24 2009,19:22)
Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,12:47)
Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,18:00)
afarensis-- They left because the bitches and white-knights of SciBlogs went one step too far.

Others-- Im fairly certain you dont read the blogs of the bitches and white-knights because they dont really write about science *zips lips*  I just ignore them, and I wish the other sane Sciblings would too.

Oh I'm sorry Abbie (and Afarensis), but your lips need to be unzipped, that post just BEGS for clarification and elaboration. PM me and sate my raging curiosity if public exposure is not your thing.

I know that certain of the SciBorg are....less well thought of than others but I never suspected the rift in the lute really made the music mute for so many.

White knights? Bitches? Oh a tale lies behind that terminology to be sure to be sure.

Louis

Okay Louis, just for you here is the dirt!

I thought as much. Clearly it's the Illuminati. Or the Giant Space Lizards. Or both.

It maketh much sense to me now.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,13:56   

Quote (J-Dog @ May 24 2009,19:27)
Quote (afarensis @ May 24 2009,13:22)
Louis

Okay Louis, just for you here is the dirt![/quote]
Okay...

Under all that is what?

a.) Jimmy Hoffa
b.) England's hopes of a Rugby Championship this year
c.) I.D. Science Lab and / or experiment
d.) Dembski's Sweater

a) Probably. I'm going with Ace Spaliens. Area 51. Cover up! Cover up! They don't wantus to know Da Troof!!!11111onetinfoilhat11!!!!

b) Zero...well we might beat Argentina, but the real rugby story this year will be the Lions. (Leicester [my team] just lost the European final to Leinster yesterday. I has a sad)

c) What? Do such things even exist?

d) AHA! By Jove I think he's got it! The Sweater explains ALL!

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,14:04   

Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,12:47)
Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,18:00)
afarensis-- They left because the bitches and white-knights of SciBlogs went one step too far.

Others-- Im fairly certain you dont read the blogs of the bitches and white-knights because they dont really write about science *zips lips*  I just ignore them, and I wish the other sane Sciblings would too.

Oh I'm sorry Abbie (and Afarensis), but your lips need to be unzipped, that post just BEGS for clarification and elaboration. PM me and sate my raging curiosity if public exposure is not your thing.

I know that certain of the SciBorg are....less well thought of than others but I never suspected the rift in the lute really made the music mute for so many.

White knights? Bitches? Oh a tale lies behind that terminology to be sure to be sure.

Louis

We are contractually forbidden to talk about back forum stuff.

Its just the same internet drama that has been going on in every forum since the beginning of time: Attention whores, white knights, normal adult humans that put up with that shit because they dont understand the internet, and normal adult humans who dont tolerate bullshit in their internet homes.  Its just internet drama, but unfortunately nice people are taking whore/knight behavior personally instead of mocking them, as internet laws dictate.  Encyclopedia Dramatica should be required reading before anyone has access to the internets, I swear...

Anyway, the bloggers AtBCers know and love are in the latter two groups, and thats because AtBCers are excellent judges of character.  But its just internet drama-- nothing more ominous.

:)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,14:44   

Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,14:04)
Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,12:47)
 
Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,18:00)
afarensis-- They left because the bitches and white-knights of SciBlogs went one step too far.

Others-- Im fairly certain you dont read the blogs of the bitches and white-knights because they dont really write about science *zips lips*  I just ignore them, and I wish the other sane Sciblings would too.

Oh I'm sorry Abbie (and Afarensis), but your lips need to be unzipped, that post just BEGS for clarification and elaboration. PM me and sate my raging curiosity if public exposure is not your thing.

I know that certain of the SciBorg are....less well thought of than others but I never suspected the rift in the lute really made the music mute for so many.

White knights? Bitches? Oh a tale lies behind that terminology to be sure to be sure.

Louis

We are contractually forbidden to talk about back forum stuff.

Its just the same internet drama that has been going on in every forum since the beginning of time: Attention whores, white knights, normal adult humans that put up with that shit because they dont understand the internet, and normal adult humans who dont tolerate bullshit in their internet homes.  Its just internet drama, but unfortunately nice people are taking whore/knight behavior personally instead of mocking them, as internet laws dictate.  Encyclopedia Dramatica should be required reading before anyone has access to the internets, I swear...

Anyway, the bloggers AtBCers know and love are in the latter two groups, and thats because AtBCers are excellent judges of character.  But its just internet drama-- nothing more ominous.

:)

You could believe that or you could believe that it is due to Afghanistani terrorist manatees:



The choice is yours...

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,16:41   

Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,15:04)
We are contractually forbidden to talk about back forum stuff.

Its just the same internet drama that has been going on in every forum since the beginning of time: Attention whores, white knights, normal adult humans that put up with that shit because they dont understand the internet, and normal adult humans who dont tolerate bullshit in their internet homes.  Its just internet drama, but unfortunately nice people are taking whore/knight behavior personally instead of mocking them, as internet laws dictate.  Encyclopedia Dramatica should be required reading before anyone has access to the internets, I swear...

Anyway, the bloggers AtBCers know and love are in the latter two groups, and thats because AtBCers are excellent judges of character.  But its just internet drama-- nothing more ominous.

:)

ERV, thanks for the resource.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,18:50   

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Oh The Huge Manatees!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,19:42   

Quote (J-Dog @ May 24 2009,19:50)
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Oh The Huge Manatees!

I must confess that took a few minutes.

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That's so fucking stupid it merits a wing in the museum of stupid. -midwifetoad

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2009,20:16   

Quote (khan @ May 24 2009,19:42)
Quote (J-Dog @ May 24 2009,19:50)
Quote (afarensis @ May 24 2009,14:44)

Oh The Huge Manatees!

I must confess that took a few minutes.

It is a bit more obvious in the original.



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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2009,06:12   

Quote (afarensis @ May 24 2009,20:44)
Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,14:04)
 
Quote (Louis @ May 24 2009,12:47)
   
Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,18:00)
afarensis-- They left because the bitches and white-knights of SciBlogs went one step too far.

Others-- Im fairly certain you dont read the blogs of the bitches and white-knights because they dont really write about science *zips lips*  I just ignore them, and I wish the other sane Sciblings would too.

Oh I'm sorry Abbie (and Afarensis), but your lips need to be unzipped, that post just BEGS for clarification and elaboration. PM me and sate my raging curiosity if public exposure is not your thing.

I know that certain of the SciBorg are....less well thought of than others but I never suspected the rift in the lute really made the music mute for so many.

White knights? Bitches? Oh a tale lies behind that terminology to be sure to be sure.

Louis

We are contractually forbidden to talk about back forum stuff.

Its just the same internet drama that has been going on in every forum since the beginning of time: Attention whores, white knights, normal adult humans that put up with that shit because they dont understand the internet, and normal adult humans who dont tolerate bullshit in their internet homes.  Its just internet drama, but unfortunately nice people are taking whore/knight behavior personally instead of mocking them, as internet laws dictate.  Encyclopedia Dramatica should be required reading before anyone has access to the internets, I swear...

Anyway, the bloggers AtBCers know and love are in the latter two groups, and thats because AtBCers are excellent judges of character.  But its just internet drama-- nothing more ominous.

:)

You could believe that or you could believe that it is due to Afghanistani terrorist manatees:



The choice is yours...

I KNEW IT!!!!!!!1

Damn you manatees! Damn you all to hell!!!

{shakes fist}

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2009,07:05   

Quote (deadman_932 @ May 07 2009,17:33)


Wow, Louis has gained weight there.

Awright, buddy, it's off to the House of Pain for you!   :angry:

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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2009,07:47   

Quote (khan @ May 24 2009,16:41)
 
Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,15:04)
We are contractually forbidden to talk about back forum stuff.

Its just the same internet drama that has been going on in every forum since the beginning of time: Attention whores, white knights, normal adult humans that put up with that shit because they dont understand the internet, and normal adult humans who dont tolerate bullshit in their internet homes.  Its just internet drama, but unfortunately nice people are taking whore/knight behavior personally instead of mocking them, as internet laws dictate.  Encyclopedia Dramatica should be required reading before anyone has access to the internets, I swear...

Anyway, the bloggers AtBCers know and love are in the latter two groups, and thats because AtBCers are excellent judges of character.  But its just internet drama-- nothing more ominous.

:)

ERV, thanks for the resource.

There is a serious omission in the Encyclopedia Dramatica, however. Using the search function, I discovered that KF (aka Gordon Mullings) does not have his own entry, or even a mention! Surely he deserves to be included there; he is a unique internet phenomenon...

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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2009,08:31   

Quote (Wolfhound @ May 25 2009,07:05)
 
Quote (deadman_932 @ May 07 2009,17:33)
[snip gratuitous images of secksnviolins]

Wow, Louis has gained weight there.

Awright, buddy, it's off to the House of Pain for you!   :angry:

If the "House of Pain" includes me, you, leather bustier, fishnets and stiletto heels...well, I'm game.

P.S. What will you be wearing?

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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2009,08:36   

Quote (deadman_932 @ May 25 2009,08:31)
Quote (Wolfhound @ May 25 2009,07:05)
 
Quote (deadman_932 @ May 07 2009,17:33)
[snip gratuitous images of secksnviolins]

Wow, Louis has gained weight there.

Awright, buddy, it's off to the House of Pain for you!   :angry:

If the "House of Pain" includes me, you, leather bustier, fishnets and stiletto heels...well, I'm game.

P.S. What will you be wearing?

That reads like a Telic Tards story.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2009,10:58   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 25 2009,08:36)
Quote (deadman_932 @ May 25 2009,08:31)
Quote (Wolfhound @ May 25 2009,07:05)
   
Quote (deadman_932 @ May 07 2009,17:33)
[snip gratuitous images of secksnviolins]

Wow, Louis has gained weight there.

Awright, buddy, it's off to the House of Pain for you!   :angry:

If the "House of Pain" includes me, you, leather bustier, fishnets and stiletto heels...well, I'm game.

P.S. What will you be wearing?

That reads like a Telic Tards story.

Chunkdz wishes he could write that well. I think he be havin' tendencies.

Also, Louis dresses funny. And you, too.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 05 2009,14:14   

Now, everyone here knows that I maintained confidentiality, right?

Didnt say shit but 'Internet drama.  Bitches and hoes.'?

*lips still zipped, aint doin nothing but linking*

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 05 2009,14:56   

Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,14:14)
Now, everyone here knows that I maintained confidentiality, right?

Didnt say shit but 'Internet drama.  Bitches and hoes.'?

*lips still zipped, aint doin nothing but linking*

I have spent well nigh 20 years in Corporate America ™, risen to the Olympian heights of Middle Management, and have to deal on a daily basis with all sorts of delicate egos. All I can say, after reading that comment thread, is that you science types are the biggest bunch of titty-babies I have ever seen*.

I had a boss that gave me the best piece of career advice I have ever heard. She told me that the best tips she ever found for dealing with executives came from parenting magazines.  So, ERV, as you make your way through the scientific world, your best survival guide may be this magazine. HTH.

*Insert obligatory caveat about that not being a blanket statement.  The scientists around here are generally very nice people. So, to Wes and Albie and all of you....*mwaahh*

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(Permalink) Posted: June 05 2009,14:56   

Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,14:14)
Now, everyone here knows that I maintained confidentiality, right?

Didnt say shit but 'Internet drama.  Bitches and hoes.'?

*lips still zipped, aint doin nothing but linking*

Yes, you have been voted Miss Confidentiality! :)

Thanks for the link and the post - it's intersting.  Seems to me to resembble the old large family gathering - liker Thanksgiving.  It's good to have enough room so the ones that don't get along don't have to interact.  You don't want cat people and dog people in the same room!

In othe Science News - Anybody see Land Of The Lost yet?  It looks like fun to me.  
Trailer Land Of The Lost

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(Permalink) Posted: June 05 2009,17:48   

The noise level of PT about when I blew it off was extreme. (And there are a few that would lay it all off to me). ((There are assholes everywhere)).

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(Permalink) Posted: June 05 2009,19:22   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 05 2009,14:56)
Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,14:14)
Now, everyone here knows that I maintained confidentiality, right?

Didnt say shit but 'Internet drama.  Bitches and hoes.'?

*lips still zipped, aint doin nothing but linking*

I have spent well nigh 20 years in Corporate America ™, risen to the Olympian heights of Middle Management, and have to deal on a daily basis with all sorts of delicate egos. All I can say, after reading that comment thread, is that you science types are the biggest bunch of titty-babies I have ever seen*.

I had a boss that gave me the best piece of career advice I have ever heard. She told me that the best tips she ever found for dealing with executives came from parenting magazines.  So, ERV, as you make your way through the scientific world, your best survival guide may be this magazine. HTH.

*Insert obligatory caveat about that not being a blanket statement.  The scientists around here are generally very nice people. So, to Wes and Albie and all of you....*mwaahh*

All that happened after I left so I don't really have a dog in that fight, but now that it is going public on the internet (Drugmonkey has a post at ScienceBlogs) I kind of wish I would have stayed long enough to see it. I consider myself a mild mannered guy, but I do love a good, old fashioned, barn burnin' dust up every now and then. *Sigh*, might have been fun. kind of like this.

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
ERV



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(Permalink) Posted: June 05 2009,21:10   

Quote (afarensis @ June 05 2009,19:22)
All that happened after I left so I don't really have a dog in that fight, but now that it is going public on the internet (Drugmonkey has a post at ScienceBlogs) I kind of wish I would have stayed long enough to see it. I consider myself a mild mannered guy, but I do love a good, old fashioned, barn burnin' dust up every now and then. *Sigh*, might have been fun. kind of like this.

Summary, plz?  I know if I go over there I will end up feeding the attention whore......

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 05 2009,21:29   

Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,21:10)
Quote (afarensis @ June 05 2009,19:22)
All that happened after I left so I don't really have a dog in that fight, but now that it is going public on the internet (Drugmonkey has a post at ScienceBlogs) I kind of wish I would have stayed long enough to see it. I consider myself a mild mannered guy, but I do love a good, old fashioned, barn burnin' dust up every now and then. *Sigh*, might have been fun. kind of like this.

Summary, plz?  I know if I go over there I will end up feeding the attention whore......

Assuming you mean Drugmonkey's post. "Let's not jump to conclusions, blah, blah, blah, they were all just burned out, blah, blah, nothing to see here, move along. Blahbity, blahbity, rate of bloggers leaving is the same now as it has been since the beginning..."

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
ERV



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(Permalink) Posted: June 05 2009,21:36   

Quote (afarensis @ June 05 2009,21:29)
Assuming you mean Drugmonkey's post. "Let's not jump to conclusions, blah, blah, blah, they were all just burned out, blah, blah, nothing to see here, move along. Blahbity, blahbity, rate of bloggers leaving is the same now as it has been since the beginning..."

Because blogger burn-out explains why the leaving bloggers are still blogging elsewhere.

Shorter DM: "I accidentally outed myself as a perp on Sandwalk, so now Im doing damage control and hope no one but Larrys crew notices so I dont have to tell everyone what we did."

I think in real life, DrugMonkeys name is 'Classy'.  'Classy von Asshole'.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 05 2009,21:39   

Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,21:36)
Quote (afarensis @ June 05 2009,21:29)
Assuming you mean Drugmonkey's post. "Let's not jump to conclusions, blah, blah, blah, they were all just burned out, blah, blah, nothing to see here, move along. Blahbity, blahbity, rate of bloggers leaving is the same now as it has been since the beginning..."

Because blogger burn-out explains why the leaving bloggers are still blogging elsewhere.

Shorter DM: "I accidentally outed myself as a perp on Sandwalk, so now Im doing damage control and hope no one but Larrys crew notices so I dont have to tell everyone what we did."

I think in real life, DrugMonkeys name is 'Classy'.  'Classy von Asshole'.

I'm going to have to go back and reread the Sandwalk thread, I missed that...

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: June 06 2009,02:45   

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Shorter DM: "I accidentally outed myself as a perp on Sandwalk, so now Im doing damage control and hope no one but Larrys crew notices so I dont have to tell everyone what we did."

Thank you.  I was fishing for this on Sandwalk.  Naturally, I had used my Bayesian version of the Explanatory Filter to make the inference.

The DrugMonkey post and comments are hilarious.  My shorter version:

"No, no.  Nothing to see.  Move along here.  

What blood stain?  I can't see any blood stain."

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: June 06 2009,08:47   

Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,21:36)
Quote (afarensis @ June 05 2009,21:29)
Assuming you mean Drugmonkey's post. "Let's not jump to conclusions, blah, blah, blah, they were all just burned out, blah, blah, nothing to see here, move along. Blahbity, blahbity, rate of bloggers leaving is the same now as it has been since the beginning..."

Because blogger burn-out explains why the leaving bloggers are still blogging elsewhere.

Shorter DM: "I accidentally outed myself as a perp on Sandwalk, so now Im doing damage control and hope no one but Larrys crew notices so I dont have to tell everyone what we did."

I think in real life, DrugMonkeys name is 'Classy'.  'Classy von Asshole'.

This is SO Sig Worthy!

I think in real life, DrugMonkeys name is 'Classy'.  'Classy von Asshole'.

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 06 2009,18:01   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 05 2009,20:56)
Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,14:14)
Now, everyone here knows that I maintained confidentiality, right?

Didnt say shit but 'Internet drama.  Bitches and hoes.'?

*lips still zipped, aint doin nothing but linking*

I have spent well nigh 20 years in Corporate America ™, risen to the Olympian heights of Middle Management, and have to deal on a daily basis with all sorts of delicate egos. All I can say, after reading that comment thread, is that you science types are the biggest bunch of titty-babies I have ever seen*.

[SNIP]

Well fuck you too buddy.

{Storms off in a huff, taking his toys home with him all the while pausing to chuck teddy from the pram and accuse Carlson of being a FASCIST!!!!!}

Louis

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Bye.

  
deadman_932



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(Permalink) Posted: June 06 2009,18:26   

And now, let the healing begin.



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AtBC Award for Thoroughness in the Face of Creationism

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 06 2009,19:15   

Quote (Louis @ June 06 2009,18:01)
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 05 2009,20:56)
Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,14:14)
Now, everyone here knows that I maintained confidentiality, right?

Didnt say shit but 'Internet drama.  Bitches and hoes.'?

*lips still zipped, aint doin nothing but linking*

I have spent well nigh 20 years in Corporate America ™, risen to the Olympian heights of Middle Management, and have to deal on a daily basis with all sorts of delicate egos. All I can say, after reading that comment thread, is that you science types are the biggest bunch of titty-babies I have ever seen*.

[SNIP]

Well fuck you too buddy.

{Storms off in a huff, taking his toys home with him all the while pausing to chuck teddy from the pram and accuse Carlson of being a FASCIST!!!!!}

Louis

Louis, allow REM to say it for you!

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 06 2009,19:35   

Quote (afarensis @ June 06 2009,19:15)
Quote (Louis @ June 06 2009,18:01)
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 05 2009,20:56)
 
Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,14:14)
Now, everyone here knows that I maintained confidentiality, right?

Didnt say shit but 'Internet drama.  Bitches and hoes.'?

*lips still zipped, aint doin nothing but linking*

I have spent well nigh 20 years in Corporate America ™, risen to the Olympian heights of Middle Management, and have to deal on a daily basis with all sorts of delicate egos. All I can say, after reading that comment thread, is that you science types are the biggest bunch of titty-babies I have ever seen*.

[SNIP]

Well fuck you too buddy.

{Storms off in a huff, taking his toys home with him all the while pausing to chuck teddy from the pram and accuse Carlson of being a FASCIST!!!!!}

Louis

Louis, allow REM to say it for you!

Arfie, note that Louis is British. I think he would prefer someone with an uninviting face and poor teeth to do his singing for him.

Like this chap.

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 06 2009,19:48   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 06 2009,19:35)
Quote (afarensis @ June 06 2009,19:15)
Quote (Louis @ June 06 2009,18:01)
 
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 05 2009,20:56)
 
Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,14:14)
Now, everyone here knows that I maintained confidentiality, right?

Didnt say shit but 'Internet drama.  Bitches and hoes.'?

*lips still zipped, aint doin nothing but linking*

I have spent well nigh 20 years in Corporate America ™, risen to the Olympian heights of Middle Management, and have to deal on a daily basis with all sorts of delicate egos. All I can say, after reading that comment thread, is that you science types are the biggest bunch of titty-babies I have ever seen*.

[SNIP]

Well fuck you too buddy.

{Storms off in a huff, taking his toys home with him all the while pausing to chuck teddy from the pram and accuse Carlson of being a FASCIST!!!!!}

Louis

Louis, allow REM to say it for you!

Arfie, note that Louis is British. I think he would prefer someone with an uninviting face and poor teeth to do his singing for him.

Like this chap.

Too true, too true

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 06 2009,22:16   

oi Merrycans. Speak Frenchoise if you don't like it.








HOMOS.

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2009,00:50   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 06 2009,19:35)
Arfie, note that Louis is British. I think he would prefer someone with an uninviting face and poor teeth to do his singing for him.

Like this chap.

OK, that's weirding me out - an opera singer doing an REM song in Italian on Danish TV.  He should have covered Barbie Girl instead.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2009,17:31   

Quote (afarensis @ June 07 2009,01:15)
Quote (Louis @ June 06 2009,18:01)
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 05 2009,20:56)
 
Quote (ERV @ June 05 2009,14:14)
Now, everyone here knows that I maintained confidentiality, right?

Didnt say shit but 'Internet drama.  Bitches and hoes.'?

*lips still zipped, aint doin nothing but linking*

I have spent well nigh 20 years in Corporate America ™, risen to the Olympian heights of Middle Management, and have to deal on a daily basis with all sorts of delicate egos. All I can say, after reading that comment thread, is that you science types are the biggest bunch of titty-babies I have ever seen*.

[SNIP]

Well fuck you too buddy.

{Storms off in a huff, taking his toys home with him all the while pausing to chuck teddy from the pram and accuse Carlson of being a FASCIST!!!!!}

Louis

Louis, allow REM to say it for you!

I prefer this message akshirly.

The part I particularly like is all those individual rebels, all chanting the same slogan and rebelling individually together. It's that conformist lack of conformity that makes me so proud.

Louis

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Bye.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2009,17:32   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 07 2009,04:16)
oi Merrycans. Speak Frenchoise if you don't like it.

They can't. Too stupid.

Louis

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Bye.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2009,18:46   

Quote (Louis @ June 07 2009,17:32)
Quote (Richardthughes @ June 07 2009,04:16)
oi Merrycans. Speak Frenchoise if you don't like it.

They can't. Too stupid.

Louis

Careful!  I heard those Libel Laws in England can be a little dangerous!

BOGUS!

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2009,04:41   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 08 2009,00:46)
Quote (Louis @ June 07 2009,17:32)
Quote (Richardthughes @ June 07 2009,04:16)
oi Merrycans. Speak Frenchoise if you don't like it.

They can't. Too stupid.

Louis

Careful!  I heard those Libel Laws in England can be a little dangerous!

BOGUS!

Ah but I am not implying, or intending to imply, that Americans are intentionally stupid. Nor indeed could even so libel-friendly a judge as Justice Eady construe it as so.

You chaps aren't doing it on purpose, you just dumb.* It's not your fault, we exported the criminals to Australia (with its exciting wildlife and wonderful coastline), and we exported the stupid and overly evangelical to America (with its stunning and diverse geography and bountiful natural resources) whilst we stayed in the UK (with its rain and vulnerability to becoming an icicle if the conveyor shuts off)....erm wait a second, there's something wrong here....Nope, can't understand it, must be the fault of those stupid Yanks.

Louis

*I feel if we are going to piss about with national stereotypes then dodgy dentition is hardly awful compared to to a reputation as being the doziest bunch of dodos this side of the Pacific. We all know these stereotypes aren't true, and they really should only be used on special occasions (i.e. international sporting occasions), but hey if we're going to mix metaphors, be a grizzly! Or something like that.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2009,05:05   

Quote (khan @ May 24 2009,16:41)
Quote (ERV @ May 24 2009,15:04)
We are contractually forbidden to talk about back forum stuff.

Its just the same internet drama that has been going on in every forum since the beginning of time: Attention whores, white knights, normal adult humans that put up with that shit because they dont understand the internet, and normal adult humans who dont tolerate bullshit in their internet homes.  Its just internet drama, but unfortunately nice people are taking whore/knight behavior personally instead of mocking them, as internet laws dictate.  Encyclopedia Dramatica should be required reading before anyone has access to the internets, I swear...

Anyway, the bloggers AtBCers know and love are in the latter two groups, and thats because AtBCers are excellent judges of character.  But its just internet drama-- nothing more ominous.

:)

ERV, thanks for the resource.

Yeah, its great. The article on Internet Tough Guys must have had Dave Scot specifically in mind.

KC

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Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it-- Confucius

  
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