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Date: 2007/10/01 18:21:29, Link
Author: jeffox
Hello everyone!  I drifted over here after catching wind of this at Pharyngula.  After reading the first 150 pages or so of this thread, I figured it was time to get involved myself.  I hope that's OK with all of you.  :)

UD is pretty dumb, but in an entertaining sort of way.  It kind of reminds me of Mr. Kimball on Green Acres.  :)

Congrats on 666 pages and still going strong!

Does anybody else in here think that the Ben Stein photo for Expelled makes him look like Angus Young of AC/DC?  My 2c.  :)

Date: 2007/10/01 18:37:43, Link
Author: jeffox
@ Deadman:

Thank you, I do appreciate that.  Got any St. Paul microbrews handy?  Pig's-Eye, maybe even?   :D

@ djmullen:

You forgot one:

867-5666 - Jennybeast (Tommy 666tone)   :D

Date: 2007/10/01 19:32:36, Link
Author: jeffox
@ R. Bill:

Which works better, cast- or wrought-irony meter?   (I have both.)  As for the dung-cap; well, I live in Wisconsin, it's a necessity for this Minnesotan-in-exile.  :)  It also means I'm used to poking fun at 'Tards.  (OK, ok, no offense to any cheeseheads IN HERE.  And fwiw Favre did pass a major milestone yesterday - congrats to him and his team.)

And thank you for the welcome - I hope that I work out OK in here, contribution-wise.

Date: 2007/10/02 21:44:27, Link
Author: jeffox
No offense, anybody; but I though real apologies went something like, "Yes, I see what I did wrong.", "Gee, I really am sorry for that.", "I'll fix that right away.", and, "It'll never happen again."

Well, maybe one of four isn't too bad to accept for these guys.  My 2c.

Date: 2007/10/10 14:35:15, Link
Author: jeffox
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I once overhead someone say "my head literally exploded".

They weren't trying to be funny.


Ya ya, I'm literally in Wisconsin.  That doesn't mean I'm a cheesehead.  :)

Date: 2007/10/10 15:07:14, Link
Author: jeffox
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Quote (jeffox @ Oct. 10 2007,14:35)
Ya ya, I'm literally in Wisconsin.  That doesn't mean I'm a cheesehead.  :)

Yes it does!


No offense, (very, very bad pun there) but it will be one very hot day in Minnesota before I put a cheese wedgie on my head.  :)

Jerry (the kid) sez:

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Someday Chemists and Physicists will be able to predict the properties of compounds directly from its molecular structure and water will no longer be a mystery.


Umm, aaahh, hmmm, isn't there a word for that?  Oh, yeah, chemistry or something like that.  :)

p.s. @J-Dog - I claim that I'm currently in exile.

Date: 2007/10/16 20:48:17, Link
Author: jeffox
@GCT:

You probably know this, but Abba isn't the only act to have a hit single called "Waterloo".  :)  A C&W act, circa late '50s, called "Stonewall Jackson" was their name.  It's a different song, also.  Anyway, neither here nor there, plus off-subject, but my 2c.

Everybody has to meet their Waterloo. . . . .   :)

Date: 2007/10/16 21:03:48, Link
Author: jeffox
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The resulting dungheap contains at least a couple of gems; I'm sure that more experienced spelunkers will find several more. For me, the highlights included this  
 
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A rock is composed of three basic ingredients; energy, force and truth.



Oh, ya ya, and a rock feels no pain.  And an island never cries.

Something came out of the sky and hit this one in the head.  Gotta be.  That, or there's a stupid-beam satellite out there with his name on it.  That, or maybe this guy knows rocks well because he is one.

Ahhh, the philosophical choices of tarddom.  Anyway, my 2c.  (hope I wasn't too mean)

Date: 2007/10/16 21:13:23, Link
Author: jeffox
Maybe he means the kind of rock that flows out of volcanoes.  You know, ignorant rock.  :)

Date: 2007/10/16 21:45:59, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, I hear you, Kristine.  :)  :)

I like ignorant rocks the best because they're unaware of their surroundings.  I drive around them.  :)

Not that I'll start any religion over it, but Duluth gabbro really speaks to me.  :)  Something about needing a batholith.  And a shave.  :)   :)

Date: 2007/10/18 18:58:32, Link
Author: jeffox
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Damn I should have added where I am going on Saturday which is Ipswich*. I hate missed opportunities....


*for non UK Ipswich is a nondescript port town infamous recently for a spate of prostitute murders. I am going to watch rugby, honest....


I took a trip overseas in 2003, and I went into Ipswich.  I ended up spending about 45 min. between trains at the station.  I didn't think it too bad of a place, but all I saw was the station - and there wasn't much there.  I spent the time talking to a guitar player from Norwich.

Sorry for the totally off-topic post, but I did have a lot of fun on my trip; sometimes I just can't help talking about it.  :)

Oh, and welcome to the peanut gallery!  :)  We're upwind of UD, so here, have some e-ale, on me!

Date: 2007/10/20 23:34:04, Link
Author: jeffox
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I think it is more likely you are committing the sin of Onan.


Would that be Onan the Masterbarian?   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2007/10/25 20:19:24, Link
Author: jeffox
Granny Porcupine writes:

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Bill Dembski asked about design vs. mechanism over at Uncommon Descent, and quite a long thread ensued. I thought I’d post my own thoughts here, to break up the thread a bit.


Translation from "gutter Canadian"*:  I'm not getting any attention at my own blog, so I'll ride on Dembski's coattails.

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1. Design works primarily through patterns of relationship that require intelligent selection. That is why many mechanisms can achieve the same design. If the relationship works, the design is achieved.


Translation:  Design is whatever I say it is.  

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2. Design creates mechanism but mechanism only instantiates design. Mechanism does as much as its design allows. That is why computers are not conscious. The people who are trying to make computers conscious do not understand the nature of the problem. Consciousness includes the instantiation of a series of relationships, and is not a mechanism.


Translation:  Mechanism isn't important or relevant because I say it's not important or relevant.  I even used big words and an example.

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3. You cannot work back from a design to identify a designer unless you already know which features of the designer are instantiated in the design AND can trace those features to a specific designer.


Translation:  We know who the designer is even though we can't tell how or why we know.

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4. Design resists mechanistic description. Case in point: Writers find it hard to explain how to write well. We describe mechanisms, but the mechanisms do not produce the outcome directly, only indirectly. Many people try the mechanisms and produce the most awful, unreadable prose.


Translation:  And I ought to know.

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5. Here is some limited-use information: When I write, I select among patterns of expression, often unconsciously, though not always so. If you believe that no mind exists and therefore no one selects and there is nothing to select, I do not have any means of describing how I write well. So we are back to mechanism, which doesn’t explain anything.


Translation:  Just like me.

The rest doesn't matter, it's typical Granny Porcupine "Buy my book" crap.

Sometimes I think she's more entertaining that DaveTard.  My 46c.  :)

*Granny Porcupine's particular dialect of Canadian English, sort of like the "hillbilly-speak" of many southern U.S. areas, generally an indicator of red-neckedness

Date: 2007/10/25 22:13:38, Link
Author: jeffox
R. Bill wrote:

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I've been thinking about this. Mechanism also creates design but only consciousness instantiates mechanism. Designed mechanisms instantiate conscious design, but only relationships mechanize instantiation. A series of mechanisms allows designed instantiations to become conscious, but only computation mechanizes conscious instantiated design.  


So a more accurate translation would be:  Mechanism is whatever I say it is, even if I say it's not there or isn't important.

Quote


- From The Spatula Brain, which you can buy, and hurry up.


Gee, and here I can't even cook.  :)   :)

Date: 2007/10/25 22:27:04, Link
Author: jeffox
Granny Porcupine's entry has some responses, too.

UrbanMysticDee writes:

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I’ve got the suffering part of writing down, it’s the publishing part that I’m stuck on. It’s one thing to produce something readers will enjoy, it’s something else entirely to produce something heartless machines will not reject because they cannot categorize it.


Getting published in scientific areas isn't hard.  It doesn't require suffering, nor enjoyable readability; but does require science.  I've never been published either, but at least I know THAT.

Date: 2007/10/27 18:24:09, Link
Author: jeffox
Granny Porcupine opines thusly:

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My sense is that Olasky is right. Darwinism is the last attempt to find a mechanism that explains everything in a world that is fundamentally governed by relationship. Quantum mechanics should have made that clear. Slow learners, these Darwinists.


I thought quantum mechanics only worked in the materialistic world.  Granny needs a clue.

Date: 2007/10/27 18:32:19, Link
Author: jeffox
Also, there's an older post that's seen some newer activity - and I, for one, smell a bannation coming on. . .  Let's see what happens to Fred Flash here:  http://www.uncommondescent.com/religion/separation-of-church-and-state/#comment-144413

(Maybe that link won't work - it's the first time I've tried that here.  I may have to repost this.)

Date: 2007/10/27 18:36:29, Link
Author: jeffox
Ok, the link is good, but you have to cut-and-paste.  Can anybody in here tell me how to make this just one "blue" word that can be clicked on?  Thanks.  Sorry that I'm not as computer-literate as I need to be.

Date: 2007/10/27 18:39:06, Link
Author: jeffox
Also (and quite off-topic) can anybody in here help me with my avatar?  I would like to use the fox photo I have at my blog, but the address is too long to fit in the window at my profile page.  Grrrrr.  I would appreciate any help here, as I'm getting a little tired of tagging along with "cartoon Alfred".  :)

Date: 2007/10/28 01:12:16, Link
Author: jeffox
Thank you everybody who helped me with my recent questions.  I now have what I consider to be a cool (and appropriate) avatar, and I also think I can manipulate the http/link thingee the right way now.  I'm sorry that I didn't respond to the people who e-mailed me with e-mails, as I'm thanking everybody this way (it's easier).

I couldn't have done it without you all.  Thanks again!

Date: 2007/10/28 01:19:37, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh, and before anybody asks, so I don't get into trouble; no, I didn't take the photo for my avatar.  I swiped it off the internet (I can't remember where right off-hand).  Well, it was free.  So I swiped it.

Looks cool, doncha think?  Heh heh, I do  :)  :)

Date: 2007/11/02 21:03:10, Link
Author: jeffox
Granny porcupine just can't miss out on the tardfest:

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Why would Christians, of all people, claim that there is absolutely no evidence for design in nature? So people should believe in God without any evidence at all? Hunter makes a persuasive case that such people are mainly interested in getting God of the hook for whatever is wrong with the world. As if.

I figure God can take care of himself.

By the way, also check out our great author blog at The Spiritual Brain: A neuroscientist’s case for the existence of the soul (Harper One 2007) where we put up links to multimedia resources around the book.



Gaaaahhh she's a tough read.  God of the hook?  Doesn't she proofread her own shit?  As if is quite the sentence, too.  Real sciency.  :)

As ever and always, she ends with, "Buy my book."

No thanks, Granny.  I read what I buy.  Plus I don't like to support your religiofascist agenda.  My advice?  Stick to Schmenge concert reviews and keep a lower profile.  My 2c.  :)

Date: 2007/11/05 20:38:04, Link
Author: jeffox
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A rock is composed of three basic ingredients; energy, force and truth.


Oh, yes; and it takes one to know one!

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A ba77 post is composed of three basic ingredients: t, ar, and d.


Please, don't do that when I'm eating.  :)   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2007/11/06 20:38:58, Link
Author: jeffox
A minor (but interesting) tardfight over there:

GLarson opines:

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Borne - So if you are not a Christian Darwinist, what are you, a Christian Satanist?  And how is the phrase Christian Darwinist an oxymoron? I think I understand your point - that this is something that does not make sense - but in point of fact there are many Christian Darwinists, including me, my priests, bishop, and even Pope Benedict.

And I do not think that by naming God to be the Prime Mover, or Designer, makes “God Did It” an invalid statement. By denying this, maybe you really ARE a Christian Satanist


And Batshit77 responds:

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Glarson24,

neo-Darwinism is rooted in the materialistic philosophy which is based on blind chance acting on purely material processes. Your church might as well be in a Vegas casino, and your priest might as well be a blackjack dealer, if blind chance acting on material processes is the creator you give praise to.


To which Getwitless responds:

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bornagain77,

Whatever your differences with Glarson24, it seems inappropriate to insult his religion and even his God.



And then KidJerry gets involved:

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Glarson24,

The expression Christian Darwinist is only an oxymoron if one is using the term Darwinist in it philosophical meaning and not as one who subscribes to neo Darwinism as a scientific theory. Pope Benedict has come out against many of the interpretations of those who he believe have taken neo Darwinism too far.

As you say there are many very devout Christians who subscribe to neo Darwinism as the process for how life developed over time. I am not sure if Pope Benedict is one of them. If you read carefully what the Catholic Church has said about evolution there is no official endorsement of neo Darwinism. In fact there is some expression of doubt.

ID proponents do not believe that neo Darwinism is an adequate answer to all the changes in life over time. You can disagree but that is the main issue and what the debate is about.

The term Darwinist or Darwinism has developed for many to encompass much more than the scientific theory of evolution called neo Darwinism and as such has become anathema to many religious people including the Catholic Church.


Yep, all 'bout science, here.  :)  So's the WWF.  :)

Date: 2007/11/07 17:17:08, Link
Author: jeffox
Tarsetstrip77's cheerleading comments probably result from the fact that UD's mission is to appeal precisely to his demographic type.  That is, the dim-half-witted pseudo-persecuted religious nutcase types who enjoy expounding on things that they know absolutely nothing about.

That also explains his empathy with Granny Porcupine and thier common types of "pet theories" that are nothing but utter nonsense, scientifically.

I know that every rose has its storm, :) but the only thing I fear about this would be when UD drops its scientific pretenses to develope a wider support base.  Anyway, my 2c.

Date: 2007/11/07 17:21:37, Link
Author: jeffox
Did the original get saved?

Date: 2007/11/07 17:46:15, Link
Author: jeffox
Okay, I'm feeling a little impish tonight.  :)  I'm starting a little sub-thread here, calling it, "UD's theme song".  It's easy and fun!  Join in any time if you wish - the more the merrier I say.  :)   :)   :)    :)   :)

A SUNDRY LIST OF SONG TITLES FOR UD'S THEME (list not complete):

Rush - Working Tard
Beatles - Tard Day's Night
The Who - Behind Tard Eyes
Traffic - The Low Spark of High-Heeled Tard
Deep Purple - Highway Tard
David Bowie - Ziggy Tarddust
T. Rex - Bang a Tard
King Crimson - Court of the Crimson Tard
Jimi Hendrix - Tard Spangled Banner (from live at Tardstock)
Aerosmith - Tard in the Attic
AC/DC - Tard Voltage
Bob Marley - Tard it up
B-52's - Tard Lobster
CCR - Tard on the Bayou
The Police - Synchronicitard
Steely Dan - Reelin' in the Tard
Chambers Brothers - Tard has come Today
The Byrds - Tard!Tard!Tard!
Foghat - Slow Tard
Led Zeppelin - Moby Tard
Yes - Tard for a Day
Cream - White Tard

I could, of course, go on.  But it's YOUR turn now.  Have fun!  I did.  :)

Date: 2007/11/07 17:59:52, Link
Author: jeffox
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(OK, OK. It's in poor taste. I worked for a disability non-profit providing transportation for a couple of years in and after college. It was a good job. The truly mentally and developmentally disabled deserve compassion and respect, which I always gave those in my supervision. Those who choose the way of tard, not so much.)


Well put, imo.

Date: 2007/11/07 20:54:13, Link
Author: jeffox
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I'm not knocking Nazareth's version, though - Hair of the Dog is a great album.


I agree, but don't you mean "Hair of the Tard"?  :)

(Adding more fuel to the fire:  :))

Don't forget U2's "In Tard's Country" from the Joshua Tard album.   :)

Oh, Wes, don't forget this BOC classic:  E.T.I., Extra Tardestial Ignorance.  :)

"Yeah don't report this DaveTard said. . . . ."

Date: 2007/11/12 02:54:39, Link
Author: jeffox
Alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, etc., etc., it doesn't matter what they used to be addicted to.

'Cuz now they're all ADDICTED TO TARD!!!

Date: 2007/11/12 03:11:29, Link
Author: jeffox
(Starts carrying on)  :)   :)

(Stands up)
Hello.  My name is #########.  I'm a tardaholic.

It all started back when I was a teenager.  First, I just didn't pay attention in science class.  Then, it got worse and worse.  Soon, I didn't have a clue in mathematics, biology, astronomy, physics, or chemistry.  And I just didn't care.  I had my tard, that was all I needed.

But then, I needed more and more tard.  I began to forget things I knew quite well.  I also began to deny the things around me were real.  I was happy, as long as I had my tard.  Tard was everything to me back then.

People would come up to me and say, "#######, you need help, you're a real TARD!" and I would just get all dreamy-eyed just thinking about tard.  I was a tard junkie, a real tardaholic.  Nothing could keep me from my tard.

But then. . . .
I came in here.  And everybody else started saying they were tardaholics and giving thier stories.  So I figured I would too.  What's that stuff about a 12 step program?  Heck, I'm too tard to count that high!!

Gimme tard.  I'm a tardaholic.  :)   :)    :)   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2007/11/12 03:18:07, Link
Author: jeffox
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I remember that image - the shock of seeing Denyse O'Leary's head pasted onto a woman's body is the stuff of nightmares.


Ya ya, Granny Porcupine's head is enough to give me the willies, too.

:)

Date: 2007/11/12 04:05:29, Link
Author: jeffox
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People keep disagreeing without getting banned.

Are Daveyboy and WAD on vacation?


(Can't resist this one)
Tard never sleeps.  :)   :)   :)

Date: 2007/11/12 22:50:43, Link
Author: jeffox
Didn't Bob Seger have a song about Fire Lake?  :)

Someone (well, maybe it's too late) ask tardagain77 how the fishing is in that lake of fire, eh?  

I wonder if it'd be tard to ask if there's any ice fishing on that lake of fire.  :)   :)   :)

Date: 2007/11/12 23:10:59, Link
Author: jeffox
Aesahaettr, on the "blog reading level" thread, wrote:

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Gosh, Barry, looks like you can’t catch a break today. It’s supposed to be “hoisted BY my own petard,” not “ON my own petard.” Why, it almost sounds like you don’t even know what a “petard” is.


Well, he certainly has the last 4 letters down.  :)

Aside, I wonder how long this comment will last there?

Date: 2007/11/12 23:58:52, Link
Author: jeffox
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Well, for all his faults (and there are many) BarryA has shown a much greater toleration of critical comments than his friends over there, at least as far as I call recall:


Relatively speaking, of course.  :)

Date: 2007/11/13 02:33:03, Link
Author: jeffox
Jerry lays down this very large helping of tard:

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It must be tough for intellectuals these days to beholden to such doctrines as neo Darwinism and stringently enforced equality. They are contradictory and neither has any empirical support in reality. Will the honest intellectual please stand up.


Sure, Jerry; just as soon as you declare yourself one of the "less equal" among us.  Oh wait, that choice usually doesn't get to be YOURS, Jerry.  

Tell ya what, Jerry; why don't you just explain how a biological concept has anything to do with (strictly) human social conventions?

And, FWIW, Jerry; I don't think that any intellectuals trust YOUR version of reality, anyway.  You seem to have problems with the reality that we find to be common among ourselves.

I don't claim to be an intellectual, but I hope that was honest enough for you, Jerry.  You tard.

(Sits back down)   :)    :)    :)

Date: 2007/11/14 02:28:22, Link
Author: jeffox
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So it's a kind of a farTard.


That would explain some of the curious noises over there.  :)   :)   :)

Date: 2007/11/14 17:37:20, Link
Author: jeffox
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I have to ask you guys, is overwhelming evidence satire?

Seriously. I have to ask. Because it's ...


More like saTARD.     :)    :)    :)

Date: 2007/11/14 17:45:42, Link
Author: jeffox
While we're waiting for the response to PBS's show, I'll keep you all entertained with a little song I wrote.  :)

Tard think
You make my heart sink
You make every think
Clueless

Tard think I just don't like you
'Cuz you really just don't know
So why don't you do some science
And publish. . . .

Tard think
You make my heart sink
You make every think
Clueless

Tard think I just don't like you
'Cuz you're in it for the slow
So why don't take that wedge
And shove it. . . .  

:)     :)      :)       :)

My thanks to a bunch of Troggs from back inna days.

Date: 2007/11/14 17:53:35, Link
Author: jeffox
@ SteveH

To me, it looks like they tried to edit out most of the tardfight over there, and maybe had some collateral editing to boot.  I could be wrong.  My 2c.

BTW, thanks for saving that!

Date: 2007/11/17 16:26:43, Link
Author: jeffox
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Or their other socks were in the wash.


Ahhhhh, the fine smell of tard. . . . .    :)    :)    :)

Date: 2007/11/18 23:36:07, Link
Author: jeffox
You know, not everybody who is a troll/sockpuppet over there needs to reveal themselves.  If only one or two unmask, then indicate that there MAY be more, that should drive the real tards absolutely coocoobirds.  It might even result in some very interesting tardfights, as the paranoia spreads.  

It just seems to me that we could have our tard and eat it too.  :)  My 2c.

Date: 2007/11/19 15:17:39, Link
Author: jeffox
Looks like Medved will go from chasing bigfoot to chasing big tard.   :)

Oh, and the sailor-boy in Granny Porcupine comes out:

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This definitive book on intelligent design (ID) comes as a shot across the bow to dogmatic defenders of Darwinian orthodoxy


A^men Brother O^Leary!  Sell another bo^ok!

Date: 2007/11/20 18:03:40, Link
Author: jeffox
Too bad none of 'em even have a clue to the words of the song, "Louie, Louie".  :)

"Face it, BA77; you didn't throw up at Judge Jones, you threw up ON Judge Jones."

:)   My 2c.  :)

Date: 2007/11/27 05:14:35, Link
Author: jeffox
From Wes:

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As if Intelligent design thor-ists had a scientific theory.

Sure they do. For relevant values of Thor-ists.


Ah-hah!  Good ol' Thor and Mjolnir, the hamster of the gods!!

And, from Bob O'H:
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Well, they won't get any help from St. Ursula:


She sounds like a bear!   :)   :)    :)

Date: 2007/12/03 05:34:11, Link
Author: jeffox
Weren't all the villains in Scooby-Doo sockpuppets?   :)

btw, Louis, I've been to K.C. station - on my way out to Harwich.

Date: 2007/12/04 23:08:11, Link
Author: jeffox
Mr. Christopher wrote:
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Put two turds side by side and try and distinguish one from the other.  Both stink and neither tastes good with pasta.


turds or tards?  Oh wait, never mind. . . .   :)

Date: 2007/12/04 23:10:39, Link
Author: jeffox
Annyday wrote:
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ERV? Pretty please? Want to hear Dembski freaking out.


I heard that he almost spewed all over his tardigan™ sweater!    :)    :)    :)

(No offense to any Welshpeople in here.)

Date: 2007/12/04 23:27:53, Link
Author: jeffox
"Over there. . ." MacT wrote:
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DLH:
I wasn’t at ISU, and certainly not on the review committee, so I don’t really know how the decisions there unfolded. If you weren’t there, then you probably know approximately as much as I do. I do think, however, that it’s a slight stretch to place GG on a par with Galileo. At best, the jury’s out till there’s some solid evidence in support of ID.


Yo, Mac!  The ice is still a bit too thin to be driving that new pickup on.  :)  My 2c.

p.s. wonder how long that one lasts?

Date: 2007/12/05 03:48:12, Link
Author: jeffox
Aardpig, bugsy, and digdug have become quillbait for Granny Porcupine.  I guess they didn't cut the musTARD!  :)  :)

I guess when Granny wants to feel persecuted (by proxy, anyway) you better let her OR SHE'LL KILL YA!!!  btw buy her book. . . .   :)

Date: 2007/12/05 22:39:17, Link
Author: jeffox
Altabin wrote:  
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And presumably ID predicts something very specific about its single most important "artefact," the flagellum.  Like its genes will contain some specific feature which evinces artificial manipulation, just as clearly as the chisel-marks on Mt Rushmore.  Surely that's the sort of thing a theory would do?


Theories, according to the tard-worthy™ "over there", predict things; or at least that's what seems to be important to them.  Theories predict things like who's gonna win the Superbowl, how much Davetard flatulates while violating the 2lot, how many books Granny Porcupine will sell, and (in general) biological Darwinism's Waterloo.  In other words, theories and wishes are the same.  My 2c.

*Edited in theory.

Date: 2007/12/05 22:56:29, Link
Author: jeffox
Annyday wrote:
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Edit x2: Holy shit. I just looked at the post again, and it turns out the paper he's citing is from NINETEEN EIGHTY FIVE. It's a twenty two year old paper. Why is he making predictions based upon a 22-year-old paper that's probably been followed up by real scientists already?


I think that that's par for their immaterial, er, non-material course.  :)

*Edited because FTK can't.  Nyah, nyah, nyah.  :)

Date: 2007/12/05 23:18:03, Link
Author: jeffox
JAM wrote:  
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I would've thought that bs77 would have avoided the adjective "hard" from his past experience with the nanny filter, but he may possibly have an incredibly insensitive, but still functional, irony meter.


He means "tard", not "hard".  :)

*Edited for awhile.

Date: 2007/12/07 19:49:04, Link
Author: jeffox
RichardHughes did writ:  
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Its like a bad "who" with a worse "Status Quo" 3 chord sus4 shuffle.


I think you mean "High Numbers" instead of "Who".  :)

Ed did it
Ed did it

Eddy lied

Date: 2007/12/12 14:14:09, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, the CULT OF TARD ™

(CoT for short).  :)   :)   :)

(well, somebody had to write that, eh. . . .)

Date: 2007/12/15 14:49:26, Link
Author: jeffox
Exevolutionist wrote:  
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Hmm- If the evolutionists believe they have such an airtight case for thier religious belief in evolution, it would seem that they would welcome a side by side comparison of evolution vs. either Creation or ID. But it appears that there is much fear and trepidation about doing that. If you have not done that comparison, perhaps you should. It changed my mind completely! And perhaps that is the underlying reason why evolutionists seem so frightened of the thought of another explanation.


Bring it out, mofo!

er, er, Bring it back!

er, er, bring it over?
bring it with?
bring it down?

er, er, never mind. . . .

:)

to edit or not to edit, that is the question. . .
alas poor Yorik, he edited well. . .    :)

Date: 2007/12/22 04:31:17, Link
Author: jeffox
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Nixon was unfairly railroaded by a vindictive and vicious liberal media!


If I remember correctly, the correct appellation is "nattering nabobs."


(Can't resist this one)  :)

I am NOT a CROO--, er, um, TARD!  :)    :)   :)

Date: 2008/02/27 21:30:16, Link
Author: jeffox
Woo hoo!!   It's Schroedinger's ceiling cat!!!   :)  :)

Date: 2008/03/29 12:02:25, Link
Author: jeffox
Granny Porcupine decides to have her "writing" analyzed by an outside source:

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Using an algorithm developed by Moshe Koppel, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and Shlomo Argamon, Illinois Institute of Technology, you can find out whether the genie thinks you are a man or a woman by submitting a sample of your writing.

Given that the genie works best on texts of more than 500 words, I decided to submit my five most recent columns for ChristianWeek.

What do YOU think the Genie discovered from analyzing my writing?



Well, IMHO, the word I'd use is "morphodyke", and good ol' Dave seems to agree:

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I entered one of yours on the same subject and it received a score of

male = 330
female = 252

It appears you’re not just more of a woman than I am, you’re more of a man than I am too!



That's all right, Dave found out that the same source called his writing "TARD".   :)

Date: 2008/03/29 13:45:54, Link
Author: jeffox
Granny Porcupine has an excuse ready:
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As you will know, I have offered a reason at the Hack as to why I think my writing samples turn out this way: I was taught to write by men.

an I learnt rael real. good.  too.  :)

Date: 2008/04/01 00:16:33, Link
Author: jeffox
k.e. wrote:
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Then he will be saying god told him he was Napoleon Bone-part.....we will all have to agree.

You mean Bone-tard.   :)   :)

Date: 2008/04/06 21:30:14, Link
Author: jeffox
Twas writ by godislove:

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Dave Scot's hypocrisy and fascist attitude speaks for itself.  If UD allowed actual debate on their blog comments, their misinformation and propaganda would be exposed for what it is.


It's the "House of the Rising Tard" over there, ya know.  :)

Date: 2008/04/12 20:47:25, Link
Author: jeffox
Whips out his "special" dictionary:

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Eristic yet otiose!


"Waterloo!!!!" in tardspeak. . .

:)

Date: 2008/04/13 23:26:32, Link
Author: jeffox
'Twas writ priorly thus:

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Similar to Murphy's Law, Poe's Law concerns internet debates, particularly regarding religion or politics.

"Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

In other words, No matter how bizzare, outrageous, or just plain idiotic a parody of a Fundamentalist may seem, there will always be someone who cannot tell that it is a parody, having seen similar REAL ideas from real religious/political Fundamentalists.


I knew it was too true to be good.   :)

Date: 2008/04/13 23:55:18, Link
Author: jeffox
I saw my first barn swallows of the year today.

Date: 2008/04/20 08:46:53, Link
Author: jeffox
It's all a song-and-dance routine over there on the good ship lollitard.  :)

Date: 2008/04/20 22:25:48, Link
Author: jeffox
So, Expelled looks like Plan 9 From Outer Tard, eh?  :)

Edited for the director's cut version  :)

Date: 2008/04/20 22:58:00, Link
Author: jeffox
Arden Chatfield did write:
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Yes. I want to encourage this. IDers should completely ignore the fossil record from now on. That will drive the stake thru the black heart of materialism once and for all.


Is this fossil record one of them that didn't make it onto CDs, like the Beatles' "Hey Jude" album?  Or were "The Fossils" like "The Mosquitoes"?   :)

Date: 2008/04/22 22:31:22, Link
Author: jeffox
I saw my first chipping sparrow of the year today!  Still no fungi yet, though.

Date: 2008/04/23 20:48:21, Link
Author: jeffox
Speaking of lying douchebags, does anybody else here wonder where the heck the bathroom is on the above fallout shelter?  Maybe it's just me. . . .


:)

Date: 2008/04/23 20:57:02, Link
Author: jeffox
Erasmus, FCD did ask:

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jeff where are you that the funguseses ain't amongusus ye?


And, to answer, I currently live in Oak Lair, (not it's real name :)) Wisconsin.  I was born & raised & lived most of my life in Minnesota, however.  

Just to let you all know, there is still snow on the ground in a few isolated spots in town here.  

I'm currently attending UWEC as a nontraditional student (I'm 46) studying for a geology major.  (I hear it pays well :)).

Fun thread, spring is short here; and I find it an especially fun time to birdwatch - I'll keep you all posted on the stuff I see.

Thanks for asking!

Date: 2008/04/23 22:25:15, Link
Author: jeffox
Ah, yes, I see.  Yet another use for that versatile stuff known as vinyl.  :)

Date: 2008/04/24 23:07:36, Link
Author: jeffox
Notes that Richardthughes wrote above:

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Will he take down the big tent, or tell Dense she's androgynous?


Don't you mean Dennis?   :)

Date: 2008/04/27 22:30:34, Link
Author: jeffox
Somebody please ask Larry Tardtardman how much money Yoko Ono donated to New York City for maintenance of the "Strawberry Fields" section of Central Park, eh?  Leave out the part that anybody can verify with a click of the Google, the six figures part, OK?

I'd ask FTK but, since Larry seems to be one of the only posters over there who fawns over everything she writes, I don't think she'll give my posting the light of day.

Oh well, they deserve each other. . . . tards of a feather, so to speak.   :)

Date: 2008/04/27 22:55:10, Link
Author: jeffox
Granny Porcupine excitedly expresses expertly:

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According to Box Office Mojo, Expelled is estimated to have

- earned $5,282,000 in 10 days.

- it is currently ranked 6th in political documentary, 12th in Christian, and 15th in documentary.

- It is currently ranked 13 in films, but every film ranked above it was released in far more theatres.



then Dennis quietly qivvers his quills and quips:

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Apparently, Ms. Ono is trying to stop the distribution of Expelled, but there she certainly hasn’t the advantage of originality. At least one group of fans has sent me a message urging that people see the film soon in case she succeeds.

In case she succeeds? Huh, what? I can’t think of a better way to be sure that a billion people see it.



Note that both of the morphodyke twins are really, really bad with both English and numbers.  One wonders if it's the weather up there in the "great white north" or if it's just the tard.    :)

Date: 2008/04/28 01:08:43, Link
Author: jeffox
From Annyday:

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Jeffox: I've already got a post on the stove over thar panning old Fafafa for his crack about the memorial garden. I didn't even get into Ono's donation. We'll see if the post gets through FtK, though.


Best of luck to you, there.  FTK gots a crink up her butt, imo.   :)

Date: 2008/04/28 19:26:43, Link
Author: jeffox
Richardthughes wrote:

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Quote (carlsonjok @ April 28 2008,14:46)
Could it be that there are two Dinesh D'Souzas?

It's a very common name.


So's Dennis.  Er, er, Denyse.  Er, er, er, ummm. . .
Never mind   :)

Date: 2008/04/28 20:53:14, Link
Author: jeffox
YO, FTK - about those geese and ducks of yours. . .


IT WASN'T ME!!!!!!!


:)

Date: 2008/04/28 23:06:56, Link
Author: jeffox
Albatrossity2 wrote:
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Compared to a goose, I'd rather have a fox in my neighborhood any day.

Yeah, same here.  They shit a lot less.  Don't ask me how I know that. . . .   :)

Date: 2008/05/01 20:07:36, Link
Author: jeffox
41?

PUPPY!!!!

Date: 2008/05/01 20:08:14, Link
Author: jeffox
& happiest of days to ya!!

(sorry for the 2 parter)

Date: 2008/05/01 23:16:39, Link
Author: jeffox
Didymos wrote:

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DT surely knows the flavor of Dembski's colon:


Davetard does what he's told by Dembski or Dr. Dr. will sik Dennis on him.    :)

Date: 2008/05/04 01:24:16, Link
Author: jeffox
I got out of town today on a geology field trip.  I saw numerous vultures at the landfill we visited, one marsh hawk later, and one common merganser.  Oh, and a good ol' sloughpumper (great blue heron).  

The day started out very cool and drizzly but the sun came out by mid-afternoon for a nice day.  Still too cool here for most fungi.

I hope e1 had as nice a day as I did.

Date: 2008/05/04 14:19:02, Link
Author: jeffox
R. Bill spake previously:

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Sal concludes,
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Some people still claim to be able to influence dice so as to create non-random outcomes in a legal way. However, even skilled crap shooters need principles of risk management and precautions against gambler’s ruin to succeed.

Sal and Denyse should get together on this, as Sal is a mathematical genius and Denyse is down with psychokinesis (see The Spatula Brain, p. 171).

Together they'll play havoc on mathematical genetics, as organisms psychokinetically influence the occurrence of beneficial mutations in themselves and and detrimental mutations in their competitors.



They could even make a movie about it, get Tom Cruise and a cross-dressing Dustin Hoffman to play the lead characters and call the whole thing, "TARD MAN".  :)   :)

Date: 2008/05/07 19:19:09, Link
Author: jeffox
Albatrossity2 wrote above:

Yeah, I think Wee Willy is jacking us around. Nowhere in any of his ditherings does he indicate that he would actually send his kid to a public school. It's not illegal to teach your kid how to be stupid in a "faith-based" school. But it could backfire on him eventually...

[/QUOTE]

Ya ya, especially 'bout the time Wet Wally Jr. needs to get a job.     :)

Date: 2008/05/07 19:30:36, Link
Author: jeffox
The biggest joke is that Wet Wally is evidently from or in Minnesota.  It's a cruel sort of joke, but a joke nonetheless.

Please don't imagine for an instant that he represents Minnesota or Minnesotans in any way.  Because I was born there and spent most of my life there, I can honestly write that even Minnesota has its "vocal but tiny and tard minority" that constantly ruin things for the rest of us.

Date: 2008/05/07 19:33:47, Link
Author: jeffox
I wrote this on the "Unreasonable Kansans" thread, but it bears repeating here, for obvious reasons.  :)

The biggest joke is that Wet Wally is evidently from or in Minnesota.  It's a cruel sort of joke, but a joke nonetheless.

Please don't imagine for an instant that he represents Minnesota or Minnesotans in any way.  Because I was born there and spent most of my life there, I can honestly write that even Minnesota has its "vocal but tiny and tard minority" that constantly ruin things for the rest of us.

Date: 2008/05/07 22:11:05, Link
Author: jeffox
Didymos did write:

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I don't think you have to worry about that.  We're independent thinkers who can surely come up with far more rational reasons to despise Minnesota.  I mean just look at it, all bordering that Canadia-land place....stupid Minnesota.  


Well, somebody's gotta border them up, eh?  :)  Besides, they buy all the snowmobiles we can build.  :)

Date: 2008/05/08 19:55:09, Link
Author: jeffox
"Dubya" Wallace did ask:

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Are you in the group Minnesota Atheists for "Science" Education?


No, I'm not.  But I'm not in the group known as Westboro Babtist Church, either.

Later on, Little Willy whined:

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For example, Jeff Snell on KKMS yesterday mentioned the vile treatment he received over at OZ Myer's Phartngula.

But keep it up.  Christians listen to KKMS, and don't much frequent AtBC or other PT-mafia hangouts, but they do listen when Jeff mentions the behavior of evolanders on KKMS.


Nobody in the metro or anywhere else in Minnesota cares what Jeff Snell thinks.  KKMS has a listenership of about 100 to 200 in its entire broadcast range.  KQRS has >10,000 car-radio listeners alone, at any given time, year-round.  

Way to marginalize your cause, Willy.

Date: 2008/05/08 20:18:23, Link
Author: jeffox
Little Willie tries some odd logic:

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The fact that different people come up with the same idea, or similar ideas, independently makes it true, to you?

By this I conclude that only one person though they could turn lead into gold, and shared this idea with countless others.  Because if two different people had this notion independently, it would be true?


It doesn't matter who does or doesn't have the idea, or how many do or don't.  What matters is the reality of the situation.  Two plus two always equals four, no matter how many times the pope or President say otherwise, or how many people agree with them or not.

Date: 2008/05/08 21:13:07, Link
Author: jeffox
Didymos wrote:

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Quote (jeffox @ May 08 2008,17:55)

Later on, Little Willy whined:

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For example, Jeff Snell on KKMS yesterday mentioned the vile treatment he received over at OZ Myer's Phartngula.  




OK, "Phartngula" is straight outta the Dembskiian School of Comedy.  But 'OZ'?  Are you saying PZ is the great and powerful OZ of Evoland?  Would you like to ask him for a brain?  Or are you comparing him to the other well known OZ, a.k.a He-who-urinates-on-Texan-historical-landmarks?



I thought that that was just an accidental application of the FTK head-up-the-butt school of typing/editing.    :)

Date: 2008/05/09 00:17:02, Link
Author: jeffox
This one isn't sick, but it's really bad. . .

What were Mickey Mouse's famous last words?


"N-n-n-n-ice Kitty. . . "

:)

Date: 2008/05/09 00:26:26, Link
Author: jeffox
Didymos wrote:
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Dude, stop harshing my vibe with your parsimony.

Whoa, I didn't even know I had one of those. . .  :)

Date: 2008/05/09 00:40:34, Link
Author: jeffox
Every time Little Willy posts, it's like the circus is in town.  (Shakes the monkey cage to get WW all riled up.)  Oh, ya ya quite the geek show, lemme tell ya.

No, really, guys, you gotta ask WW questions that he can actually answer, like this one:

Hey, Willy-boy. . . is the WWF real?  I know these little old ladies that say for sure it's real.  What's your take?  Ya know, I especially liked it when George (the animal) Steele bit into that turnbuckle.  Woo hoo!!  Such fun.

and this one:

What's your favorite dive in the Hennepin & Lake St. area?  Been spending much time there lately?  or are you normally this hungover?  Just asking. . .

Back into your cage now.  Yes, the one with the sign that says, "Total embarassment to Minnesota."

Date: 2008/05/09 12:35:11, Link
Author: jeffox
Hey dere Lil' Willy, do ya even know where dat dere Morris town is, eh?  No?  Tsk.  Figgers.

Say, wasn't that you I seen comin' outta the Adonis Theater just da udder day?  Jus' askin'. . . .

:)    :)    :)     :)

Date: 2008/05/09 19:58:51, Link
Author: jeffox
Yo, Willy Wonker. . .  :)

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I like this theater.


I saw Star Trek #4 in there.  Back when.

Date: 2008/05/09 20:10:08, Link
Author: jeffox
Albatrossity2 noted above:
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but in your thread here I read these insults, directed at folks here or elsewhere:

Coward
Petty
NCSE and their minor thugs
shifty
fool (multiple times)
dork
full of crap
todies (sic)

And in the last few pages of the BW, your comments include these insults

slow one
Petty
Petty pathetic little man

Apparently when it comes to "pointless name calling", you have different rules for yourself.


Ya ya, I caught that too.  It's why I'll only read and never post over there.

I get the distinct impression Wee Wee Willy is only in here to try to cause trouble, anyway.  He certainly hasn't engaged anybody in here in a normal social manner/tone yet.  Until he does, I'll just pick on the hypocritical tard.  

It appears that he only wants to fight.  I don't blame anybody in here who fights him back.  Myself included.

Date: 2008/05/10 22:26:24, Link
Author: jeffox
Finally got some fungi up here in WI.  Coprinus Micaceous (sp.) in copious amounts on and around an ash tree stump near my apartment.

Keep in mind, we've only had one day all year in the 70-80 F range, so far.  Today was mid-60s F.

Date: 2008/05/10 22:33:16, Link
Author: jeffox
Wes wrote:

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Surely no one ever experiences problems with software.


I thought that's why they invented Viagra.  :)

Date: 2008/05/13 22:31:39, Link
Author: jeffox
Little Willy did tardulate:

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Debating evolanders is like playing chess with pigeons.


Especially when you lose to the pigeons.  :)   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/05/18 00:09:04, Link
Author: jeffox
Widdew Willy Wallace went 'way whining with weeping.  Waaaaaahhhhh!!!    :)

Date: 2008/05/18 18:59:34, Link
Author: jeffox
Didymos did write:
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I think you have to say his full name a certain number of times within a limited window of time in order to summon him.  Haven't narrowed down the parameters yet.

Maybe one of us should don a pigeon suit and get a chessboard.   :)    :)    :)

Date: 2008/05/18 19:47:48, Link
Author: jeffox
[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. -Admin]

No offense, but I don't think that God matters.  Not unless I'm God.  My 2c.   :)

Date: 2008/05/20 10:49:41, Link
Author: jeffox
Hello e1!  Nice idea for a post.  Myself, I currently reside in cheeseheadland, a.k.a. Wisconsin.  Oak Lair (not it's real name) to be precise.  I'm originally from Minnesota, but I've lived all over the USA and been overseas to England, Scotland, Wales, and Holland.  

I have a very nice tavern that I frequent, about a block away.  Wisconsin is known for its beer(s).

I thought London was a lot of fun when I was there.  I went to the Tower and also went on Rumbelow's Jack the Ripper walk on the east end.  I stayed in the Belgravia area, near Vic Station.

I'm a castle nut and I visited more than 2 dozen of them in the month I was overseas.  

Anyways, again, fun post & good subject.

Date: 2008/05/21 08:12:03, Link
Author: jeffox
Didymos did write concerning WW:

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This is amusing. WW is pointing at a couple Minnesota TV weathermen as evidence against global warming because they signed that petition.  Oh, and they both work at "liberal" TV stations, so that makes the argument gooder. I mean, they've both got meteorology degrees from a few decades back, which makes them experts in modern climatology, right?


Weak Willy, like all the other right-wing nutballs, imagines that all the TV stations in Minnesota are liberal.  Feh.  He really means that they're not conservative enough for his taste.  But we all know how  far to the right Willy's tastes lie.

Date: 2008/05/22 21:44:25, Link
Author: jeffox
Arden C. wrote:

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Wow, Wally gave up a lot faster than VMartin, even tho they're running about equal in terms of general Tard Index.


Yeah, but at least WW never invoked T. A. R. Davison.  :)

Date: 2008/05/23 22:40:54, Link
Author: jeffox
What's very wierd is that there is actually a Starbuck, MN.  It's not big (population under 500), and it doesn't have a Starbucks.  Go figure.   :)

Date: 2008/05/24 20:35:57, Link
Author: jeffox
[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. -Admin]

Hi Lou!  Please feel free to also move my comment relating to his long post there, also (the one from May 18 2008,19:47).  The poor thing looks out of place now.  :)  Or not.  Thanks either way!

Date: 2008/05/27 16:00:05, Link
Author: jeffox
Also, it's the tard, the whole tard, and nothing but the tard.   :)

Date: 2008/05/29 21:34:24, Link
Author: jeffox
Thank you all very much!  (sniff)  I'm so (sniff, mutter) choked up right now, I (sniffle, blows nose) didn't even know anybody, you know, cared or anything like that.  Forty-seven, btw, and I weigh the same as I weighed when I was 18.  Well, I DID, until about 9 months ago when I quit smoking cigarettes.  Then I instantly gained, er, um, er, ah, a couplea pounds.  Never mind. . . .

:)

I hope that my posts are constructive here - I know that I'm participating with people who are way out of my league, expertise/education-wise.  What is being done here is important, I've studied history enough to know what happens to people who turn away from or deny science/scientific discourse.  The last 8 years have really scared me.  It seems that many of you share those convictions.  

THANK YOU ALL FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF THIS FORUM!  YOU ALL ROCK!!

(puts on The Beatles' White Album for an obvious song)

Date: 2008/05/29 22:48:03, Link
Author: jeffox
With obvious vigor, K.E. did write:
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ANYWAY NO HARD FEELINGS ABOUT RUSTLING THE CHICKENS HERE AT UNCLE BILLY'S CHICKEN FARM. YOU REALLY HAD ME GOING THERE FOR A WHILE I HAD TO SIT ANOTHER IQ TEST JUST TO CHECK HOW SMART I WAS BEFORE I BANINATED YOU ....AGAIN.


Feathers?  What feathers?  (burp!)   :)

Date: 2008/06/01 00:13:50, Link
Author: jeffox
I quite assure everybody here that the vast majority of hogs in Minnesota are far superior in intellect to Little Willy.  Any farm-boy knows that pigs are about as intelligent as dogs.  Willy seems to have problems screwing in lightbulbs.  :)

Date: 2008/06/03 23:06:34, Link
Author: jeffox
My goodness, such language coming from Minnesota's resident Wonder Warthog!!  Good thing for all of us that Lil' Willy still demonstrates that he hasn't a single clue.
:)
Say, Willy, stop on by here any time - we enjoy a good geek show now and again.
:)
And, WW, for what it's worth, I'd rather be a part of a den of vipers than be feathered with tard.

Date: 2008/06/04 00:09:00, Link
Author: jeffox
Steve typed:
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Presently when you search Google images for 'tard sweater' Dumbski's photo doesn't come up. We need to do something about that.


Isn't that a tardigan sweater?  :)
(No offense to people of welsh lineage.)

Date: 2008/06/05 00:02:19, Link
Author: jeffox
Erasmus gets funny:

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i could imagine that some of our shall we say less institutionally moral might have a problem with the ixnay on the onypay ovelay.  Carlson I am looking at you but only in your general direction, I know you speak for the bulk of the equarian laiety.


Woo hoo!  Tony the pony, aka the Italian Stallion!!!  :)

OK, so I think like a sailor at times; musta been cuz I was in the Navy once.  Back when. . . .  :)

Anyways, my 2c.

Date: 2008/06/05 09:17:43, Link
Author: jeffox
(Da fox eats the chicken that Lil' Willy bit the head off of.)

MMMMMmmmmm.  (Burp!!)   :)

Say, Willykins - do you do your geek show at your blog, too?  Oh, wait, I forgot - you wanted to talk science there.  

Is there still a glitch in the moderation of comments at your blog or do the dead chickens just lay there uneaten?  Just curious. . . .    

:)

Date: 2008/06/15 01:03:27, Link
Author: jeffox
You're not getting older, you're getting better!

:)

Happy days to all!

Date: 2008/06/17 22:46:48, Link
Author: jeffox
'Deed, happy day to ya!

Get up.
Get laid.
Get drunk.
Get stoned.
Get some sleep.

My 2c.    :)

Date: 2008/06/23 04:20:38, Link
Author: jeffox
When it was my birthday, I was happy.  Do likewise.  :)  :)

Date: 2008/06/29 16:08:50, Link
Author: jeffox
Ahh, yes, another birthday!  Happy one to ya, Ian!  

Let's see. . . . when I turned 21 I was, ummm, er, ahh, oh yeah, I was working on the submarine.  Had watch, as I recall.  I'm pretty sure I got drunk afterwards.  :)

Many more to ya, too!

Date: 2008/06/30 23:43:42, Link
Author: jeffox
What else more can I write?  Happy day to ya, and many more!!!

Date: 2008/07/01 04:36:00, Link
Author: jeffox
Arden wrote above:
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I assume our highly edumacated vibes must have rubbed off on him.


Sorry, but my vibe shook itself off a long time ago.  Not that anybody in here needed to know that. . . .

:)

Oh, and ICD - if ya wanna go backtrolling, I can recommend a few good lakes to ya.  Just so's ya know.

:)

Date: 2008/07/02 02:06:50, Link
Author: jeffox
Hey there Mr. LCD - I have a few questions fer ya:

You wrote before that you don't care for the IRS and wondered why Mr. Hovind was in prison for tax evasion, right?

Well then, would you be so kind as to explain how we (as a society) go about paying for things that we all use - things like, oh, umm, roads?  Or bridges?  Or water distribution systems?  

How about protectionary things - like police and firemen?  or flood controls?

How do you propose to protect us (society) from things like corporate pollution in the name of profit?  How about from religio-fascism?  

And just what are we supposed to do when a natural disaster occurs?  Watch the masses suffer on TV?  Wait (usually forever) for a church to provide monetary help?  Or a business?  Or maybe we ought to cover disaster relief from taxes, too, eh?

Good.  Now that you agree with the rest of us that taxes are necessary - please do like all of the rest of us and PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE AND SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Hovind is in prison where he belongs.  He tried to scam the system, nothing more, nothing less.  He's no better than a thief.  Because that's what tax evaders are.  If you have a problem with that, LCD, well, I'm sure you can find someplace else to live that doesn't tax its residents.

Good luck.  Don't bother writing.  We know how much fun you're having.    :)    :)    :)    :)     :)

Date: 2008/07/03 00:11:54, Link
Author: jeffox
No offense, but I think Hovind's actual convictions came about on money laundering and conspiracy to launder money, but the underlying reason was his lack of desire to pay taxes on his museum's profits.  One of the interesting things involved in this case is the fact that all Hovind had to do was fill out the proper paperwork, and he would have been off the hook.  He was told that by qualified lawyers and chose not to take their advice.

Anyway, my 2c.

Date: 2008/07/03 21:56:05, Link
Author: jeffox
@ Jim Wynn above:

Thank you for the clarification(s) of my post.  While not technically correct, I'm pretty sure that making multiple under $10K bank transactions is one of the definitions of money laundering.  The conspiracy charges arose because it wasn't just him but his family that were involved (primarily wife).  But you are more right than I am.  Again, thank you for clarifying; and I stand corrected!

Date: 2008/07/03 22:10:53, Link
Author: jeffox
Dear Mr. Hughes:

We understand that it is your 35th birthday today.  Happy birthday to you.  And many more.  :)

For this auspicious event, I have provided you with one of the greatest gifts ever in the history of the human race.  If you want to, you can take this idea and turn it into a viable invention and make mega-bucks!!!!  Here's how:

Take a standard, but top-of-the-line, irony detector.  Remove the cover to reveal the "guts".  Then, reverse the two wires coming from the battery compartment.  After that, turn the attenuator resistor down.  Put everything back together, and what do you have?      :)      :)     :)     :)

One handy-dandy TARD DETECTOR!!!!

p.s. please let me know how it goes, eh!  and have lots of fun today!

Date: 2008/07/03 22:19:15, Link
Author: jeffox
'Deed, happy day to ya!!  and many more!!

Date: 2008/07/05 02:02:36, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, haven't seen ya in here in awhile, but happiest of days to ya!

Date: 2008/07/06 03:38:46, Link
Author: jeffox
That's all right, Wes.  Keep in mind, Dave already has a terminal case of tard.  My 2c.  :)

Date: 2008/07/09 00:34:47, Link
Author: jeffox
Hokey smokes and a half PLUS!!  Sure looks like Guts had a tard-on.  Big one, too.  :)  Not that there's anything wrong with that. . . . . . .    :)   :)    :)

Date: 2008/07/10 01:43:49, Link
Author: jeffox
Awhile back, FTK wrote:

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We see an upheavel occuring again as ID is breaking it's way into the scientific community and evolutionists are coming to the realization that their theory is inadequate in explaining our existence.  

Don't believe me?......Consider the upcoming meeting of "The Altenberg 16"


Anybody willing to click on the link and read the article will know that the "We see an upheavel occuring again as ID is breaking it's way into the scientific community" is a bit of a reach on FTK's part.  I didn't read the whole article closely, but I had a hard time finding the phrase "intelligent design" or the shorthand "ID" anywhere.  As a matter of fact, the article is a news story about a meeting of diverse scientists/philosophers hashing out what I would consider to be fairly minor details in current evolutionary paradigm.  From what I understand, that happens ALL THE TIME in many scientific fields of study.

Maybe the :) "upheavel" :) that FTK means is a molehill.  But, then again, a fox eats moles (among other things).

My 2c.   :)

Date: 2008/07/10 02:21:16, Link
Author: jeffox
Dr. GH wrote above:
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Quote (Joy @ July 09 2008,20:46)
Buh-bye.

Ya sur ya becha


Ya ya, dere Dr. GH, looks ta me like ya useta live in Minnesota, dere, eh?  Up ta by what lake, eh?  Ya godda tell me so's I know, eh, maybe we can go fishin', ya tink?

Tanks in 'vance, eh!

Date: 2008/07/10 02:43:44, Link
Author: jeffox
(Sorry, but I just can't resist this)   :)   :)   :)

OK, think of an obscure Queen song (hint:  theme song for a fairly bad early '80s flick) & try these lyrics:  

SAL!!
Ahhh ahhh
Asshole of the universe!!

SAL!!
Ahhh ahhh
Asshat to us all!

Ya, ya, truly bad stuff; but you could say that :)  I was inspired.

Date: 2008/07/10 22:06:04, Link
Author: jeffox
Dr. GH wrote:

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Hey dere Jeff, my wife's da he is a old contry Nord from dere. An he cant fish fur a dam, eh? uftame go figur.

But ya commin down ta de dana point an we godda go get ona boat ya tink?


Ga, jeez, sorry ta hear dat 'bout yer fadder-in-law, eh!  Ya know, it cudda been dat he was jus bein modes 'bout his fishin' 'bilities, dere, eh.  After all, ya know, summa da guys dat get dere limit a walleyes 'bout ever' time dey go out onna lake say dat 'bout demselfs cuz dey don wan nobody goin' inna dere basemen freezer ta swipe dere eatin' fish.  Minnesotans ain dum, ya know.  :)

Local dialect aside, I would be proud and happy to go sea fishing with you if I can ever get down to San Diego again.  Just so you know, I lived there twice; the first time while stationed at NTC back in 79/80, the second shortly after I got out of the Navy, about 1985/6.  I used to work at the convenience store (Circle K) on Carmel Valley Rd. in south Del Mar.  That whole area is just drop-dead gorgeous, imo.  And no snow!!

(Back into dialect)  :)
Ya ya, good ta hear from ya, dere, Dr. GH.  An besta luck to ya on yer nex fishin expedition!  Catch one fer da wall, eh!!

Date: 2008/07/10 22:12:37, Link
Author: jeffox
Arden Chatfield wrote:

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And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper?


No, I wuz ice fishin' on a whole 'nuther lake at dat time, an I got bot' da fish an' da witnesses ta prove it!  Ya ya, I can even show ya da bottle a root beer schnapps dat we emptied.  (looks both ways - eh don tell my ol' lady 'bout dat part, eh?)  :)

Date: 2008/07/10 22:19:46, Link
Author: jeffox
R. Bill wrote:
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The both a you are kinda funny looking. I don't know, just funny looking. More than most people even.


Well, ya know, at leas I don't look GOOFY, like, say, FTK or Guts, eh!
:)

Date: 2008/07/10 23:06:38, Link
Author: jeffox
silverspoon wrote:
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You sound like a member of Da Yoopers singing Da Turdy Point Buck

I ought to.  Northeastern Minnesotan (or rangertalk/rangerspeak) and Yupper dialects are very, very close-sounding.

Date: 2008/07/10 23:13:06, Link
Author: jeffox
:)   :)   :)
FTK = Miss Crabtree
:)    :)    :)

Date: 2008/07/10 23:57:12, Link
Author: jeffox
FTK wrote:
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Ya really f*&cked up with that one, no??


Not really.  :)  I'm old enough to have seen the short and the synopsis/caption doesn't do it justice.  If you've actually seen it, recall that, based on the teacher's name alone is why Alfalfa plays hooky from school.  :)

Oh, and she wasn't a science teacher.  :)

I don't think that you are a bad person in essence, FTK.  Goofy, deluded, and extremely misinformed, yes.  Bad, (as in evil) no.

Date: 2008/07/11 17:33:56, Link
Author: jeffox
Testing 1,2,3 testing:

Date: 2008/07/11 17:36:45, Link
Author: jeffox
Can anybody in here guess who this is?



HAIIIII   YAA!!!!!!




:)   :)   :)   :)    :)    :)

Date: 2008/07/11 17:38:50, Link
Author: jeffox
FTK wrote:

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That's pretty much what I figured.  Selective reading.

Sigh...


Well, selective reading is lots better than selective selecting.   :)   My 2c.   :)

Date: 2008/07/11 23:14:19, Link
Author: jeffox
NEWSFLASH:  SUPER-SECRET PHOTOS OF THE TARD AND FAMOUS, STORY AT 11:00!!!!!

FTK:



Walt Brown:



Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dembski:



Denyse/Dennis O'Leary:



Davetard Springer:



STORY AT 11!!!

Date: 2008/07/11 23:18:13, Link
Author: jeffox
T'anks, eh!  Same back atcha!

Date: 2008/07/11 23:34:21, Link
Author: jeffox
Way to go on the test scores, Lou!



p.s. I knew you could do it.   :)

Date: 2008/07/12 02:00:41, Link
Author: jeffox
Speaking of crackers, anybody in here know the Latin phrase for "body of christ"?

My Webpage

Plankowner, and proud.

:)

Date: 2008/07/12 02:05:14, Link
Author: jeffox
FTK wrote:

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I'm outta here...must get my beauty sleep.


That should give us about 2 months of peace and quiet.   :)   :)   :)   :)   :)    :)    :)

Date: 2008/07/15 05:05:38, Link
Author: jeffox
NEWSFLASH!!  Photographic evidence of Casey Luskin in action!!  Story at 11:00!!!

Date: 2008/07/16 04:58:00, Link
Author: jeffox
Twas written above:

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Posts: 322
Joined: April 2007
 (Permalink) Posted: July 15 2008,20:57    

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Quote (Dr.GH @ July 15 2008,20:13)
I get to watch.

I get to criticize.  


I get to laugh.  :)

Date: 2008/07/16 05:09:22, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, very much happy day to ya, eh!  Forty-seven is a good age, don't axe me why.  :)

Date: 2008/07/16 05:23:21, Link
Author: jeffox
Would a skeleton key be an example of a transitional fossil?

Ok, ok, ok, I know, terrible joke.  :)

Date: 2008/07/16 09:26:46, Link
Author: jeffox
NEWSFLASH!!!!   Recently discovered photo of Dennis O'Leary's English Comp. instructor emerges!!  Story at 11:00!!!

Date: 2008/07/17 08:04:26, Link
Author: jeffox
NEWSFLASH!!!  Revealing photo of Kairosfocus discovered on Caribbean island website!!  Full story at 11:00!!!

Date: 2008/07/18 04:45:47, Link
Author: jeffox
WELCOME TO ROUND TWO OF:

If You Want Tard -



You Got It!

Date: 2008/07/18 07:03:27, Link
Author: jeffox
LCD wrote, above:

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Oh the shame.


That reminded me of somebody from waaaay back:   :)

Date: 2008/07/18 09:44:09, Link
Author: jeffox
Earlier on, somebody thought a Viking funeral would be a good idea.  Me too.  Here ya go, eh!!

Date: 2008/07/18 10:44:07, Link
Author: jeffox
Yes, indeed.  Judge Page is currently the Chief Justice of Minnesota's Supreme Court.  Good call!

Date: 2008/07/19 00:42:40, Link
Author: jeffox
I walked over to a city park in town here, yesterday.  I saw a pair of downy woodpeckers and one hairy.  I also saw a guy at the dock catch 3 nice smallmouth bass while I was there.  Nice outing, but I had to come in because it started raining.

Date: 2008/07/19 00:50:16, Link
Author: jeffox
Howzabout a pair of nice wool socks so Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. :) can stay warm on his trip to Morris, MN to debate P. Z. Myers?  My 2c (in more ways than one).

Date: 2008/07/19 12:44:40, Link
Author: jeffox
Brave, brave FTK cannot be sullied by dealing with ATBC at this time, as she is off fighting the culture war.

Date: 2008/07/20 01:47:52, Link
Author: jeffox
Yes, thank you, Louis!  I thought that that joke came a little too easily.  Still, like you wrote, it seems pretty applicable in FTK's case.

Date: 2008/07/20 01:58:42, Link
Author: jeffox
I may be way out in left field about this, but there may be a good evolutionary explanation for red-green color blindness in humans.  My thinking is that it may be a visual variance that allows for other, more acute, vision in one's field of view.  I write this because, just the other day, a Viet Nam vet and I were talking, and he told me that when he was "in country" his unit used to select snipers with red-green color blindness because of their enhanced ability to spot enemy snipers in the thick, green foliage native to SE Asia.

Anyway, maybe off-topic, too; but my 2c.

Date: 2008/07/20 02:10:31, Link
Author: jeffox
Rock band?  Howzabout rock banded iron formations!!

Ok, ok, ok, once again, terrible joke, I know.

:)

p.s. I am currently a geology major at UWEC.

Date: 2008/07/20 12:03:49, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, you know I like magna 'cuz magnatite.  :)

An igneous rock hasn't learned anything yet.  A sedimentary rock just sits there watching television.  A metamorphic rock knows morph casually.  :)

I grew up in a town built by a taconite operation.  If you're interested in northeastern Minnesota's latest mining craze, check out Franconiaminerals website or google Polymet's "Birch Lake project".  Tell 'em that I sent ya, cuz I'll do anything to get a job back home so I CAN GO FISHING EVERY SINGLE FUCKING DAY for the rest of my life.   :)

Date: 2008/07/21 07:31:22, Link
Author: jeffox
Thought provoker wrote above:

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However, I find her crazy-like-a-fox personna (she calls it being a "Professional Fool") interesting and challenging.


Having at least some expertise in "crazy like a fox", :)  :)  and doing at least some observation of Joy's posts, (both in here and at TT) I would conclude that Joy is definitely NOT anything like a fox.  Crazy-tard yes, crazy-fox no.  (snarky voice) Nuclear mafia, indeed.

My 2c.

Date: 2008/07/21 08:59:24, Link
Author: jeffox
I concur, Louis.  Ignorance is strength to the people like FTK.  My 2c.

Date: 2008/07/22 06:30:18, Link
Author: jeffox
Happy birthday to you
May your grass always be blue.

:)

Date: 2008/07/22 06:55:07, Link
Author: jeffox
FTK makes yet another argument from ignorance:

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No, that’s not what I’m saying.  I realize that you know much, much, much more than I do on this topic.  I’m just saying that when I look at the fossils that Darwinists claim are transitionals and listen to their explanations as to why they believe them to be so, their stories often sound mighty ridiculous when you consider the whole evolutionary paradigm.  


Sound familiar?   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/07/22 07:07:45, Link
Author: jeffox
Quidam wrote above:

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Since there is no other evidence for intelligent winds (other than the Discovery Institute) we can confidently reject that hypothesis.


Ha ha ha this is Davetard looking for that divine intelligent wind:

Date: 2008/07/22 14:08:14, Link
Author: jeffox
CarlsonJOK wrote:

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Actually, I haven't seen the rabbits in a number of days.  Their "disappearance" seems to coincide with both Mike Gene's bowing out over at TT and the appearance of a coyote in my backyard recently.  So, they may have been eaten, or perhaps they have been called to MG's secret lair to prepare for the inevitable war on the monolithic Darwinian priesthood.



It's that darn holy hand grenade of Antioch!

:)   :)   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/07/22 14:52:08, Link
Author: jeffox
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FTK wrote:

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Bite me, Arden.


That's pretty dangerous talk for you, FTK!



:)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/07/23 07:33:31, Link
Author: jeffox
First the phone book, and now I made the bathroom wall!!

I MADE THE BATHROOM WALL!!  I MADE THE BATHROOM WALL!!   WOOO HOOO!!!

(dances about like the Vikings won the Superbowl)
(well, not quite)
:)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/07/23 07:40:59, Link
Author: jeffox
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LCD wrote:

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That would be God created it all and His Word is really all we need.


I don't know about you LCD, but I have to eat food every day.  Words don't cut it when it comes to mealtime.  How long has it been since YOU'VE been without?

Puhlease.  We're not being confusing.  You're deluded.

Date: 2008/07/23 07:48:20, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, you mean THIS kind of posturing:

Date: 2008/07/23 07:56:20, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis wrote:

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sweet little Eddie Gein over there?


FYI, "crazy ol' Eddie" lived about 2 1/2 hours east of where I am right now.  To this day, dropping his name within earshot of many Wisconsinites (/cheeseheads) will result a major conversational black hole.

Just so's ya know.    :)    :)   :)

Date: 2008/07/23 08:23:50, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis wrote:

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I can't understand why, he was such a quiet, nice man.


Well, except for milking the cows, he did do most of his work at night. . . . .

Quote
I understand he was very attatched to his mother.....


The old dear always did want to see him in the movies.

;)

Date: 2008/07/23 09:02:01, Link
Author: jeffox
[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. -Admin]

Come on, LCD!!   Lead us all by example, and just live on the Word, as you wrote above!  No food, nothing to drink - you just needed the Word!!  OR DID YOU LIE ABOUT THAT, TOO?

I'll give you 12 hours, at best.

Date: 2008/07/23 09:14:08, Link
Author: jeffox
LCD, there is a HUGE difference between KNOWING something and BELIEVING something.  You can believe all you want that 2 plus 2 equals 5.  The rest of us know that 2 plus 2 equals 4.  Always and ever.  Belief can't compare.  

I don't have to believe anything scientific.  I can observe it for myself.  What's more it works that way EACH AND EVERY TIME.  No magic.  No BS.  My attitude and previous state of mind DON'T MATTER.  

And I'm more than willing to admit that, yes, I do have to eat and drink to stay alive.  I KNOW that I NEED more than THE WORD to survive.  

Now, I'm not here to tell you, or anybody else for that matter, what to or what not to believe.  I'm just explaining that I DON'T.  I have reality, and that works just fine for me.  If you can't handle that, then don't wonder why I bandy the word TARD around when you're in here.

Date: 2008/07/23 09:25:27, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis wrote:

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Very strict religious lady from what I heard.....


Quite, from what I understand.  There are some good bios on the intertubes, eh.   Oh, and I would conclude that you have quite excellent hearing - what with Wisconsin and Britain being ohhhh, a few miles away from each other.   :)

Date: 2008/07/25 08:52:07, Link
Author: jeffox
Olegt wrote:

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It sure is, Gordon.  ID isn't creationism in a cheap tuxedo, right?


Speaking of cheap tuxedos, maybe THIS is what GEM of tardischokus looks like:



Yep, that's him on the left.   :)

Date: 2008/07/25 09:06:04, Link
Author: jeffox
I think FTK expects transitional fossils to be like this one:



HOO HAA from a Viking fan.   :)    :)    :)    :)

Date: 2008/07/25 09:27:41, Link
Author: jeffox
Tools or fools?   :)   Oh, wait. . . .

Ya ya, I got a good laugh out of that, too.

Date: 2008/07/25 10:36:32, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, Quidam.  And if one considers the quality of Dennis' work with either, one gets this image:

Date: 2008/07/25 16:05:16, Link
Author: jeffox
(Pretends to be FTK)

Cowherd!!!!



(No longer FTK now, doncha know)

Edited to prove the previous statement.   :)

Date: 2008/07/26 10:20:10, Link
Author: jeffox
You and I seem to be in similar boats, Lou!  I start my second semester at UWEC in about another month.  I'm already registered for 12 credits.  One difference is that I can only rent textbooks here.  Overall it's far less expensive, but you can't keep rentals.

Anyways, keep us posted on your progress; and good luck to ya!

Date: 2008/07/26 18:04:05, Link
Author: jeffox
England?  Let's go for Scotland. . . . .Doune Castle anyone?    (Naughty, naughty Zoot!!!)   :)    :)    :)

OK, my 2c.  

Oh, btw, I've already been there.   :)

Date: 2008/07/26 18:09:06, Link
Author: jeffox
Happy birthday to ya!!  Which do you want more for a present, hand tools or fire?

Date: 2008/07/28 15:28:44, Link
Author: jeffox


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Edited by request - Lou FCD




Date: 2008/07/28 15:48:48, Link
Author: jeffox
CarlsonJOK wrote:
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There is an "Elizabeth II, I'm coming to join you" joke in there somewhere, but I'll be damned if I can figure it out.


Ummm, actually I had to come up with a gorilla picture, fast.  A little too fast, maybe.  :)

"Lady Di, you heathen!!!"  :)

Date: 2008/07/28 16:21:20, Link
Author: jeffox
Err, ummm, I would if I could. . .

Not that I disagree with you, CarlsonJOK, on the gorilla thing above; but I never thought that I'd have to edit something.

You see, all those posts where I mimicked e1 about editing were, in my case, pure fibs.  I can't edit.  I should though, as I realize that you are right.  I've nothing against any royals, the Kansas City type or otherwise.

Anybody care to help here?  Not that I'm asking for any edit privileges, but maybe someone can do that for me, just leaving the photo in the "Camilla" post?  Thanks, eh!

Date: 2008/07/28 16:23:39, Link
Author: jeffox
Erasmus wrote:

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You old fish-eyed fool.  You drunk old goat.



They got the munchkins!!

:)

Date: 2008/07/28 16:43:11, Link
Author: jeffox
Say, Arden, isn't that a picture of these guys when they got older?



:)   :)   :)    :)   :)

Date: 2008/07/28 16:46:59, Link
Author: jeffox
Say, this may be the goofiest idea anybody in here has come up with yet; but, if the "powers that be" were to give me edit functions, it'd kinda be fun to make a big deal about it, you know, just to spite FTK or something.  Call it an edit-hallowing or haloing or something.

Or not.  I'm up for either.  :)

Date: 2008/07/29 17:02:59, Link
Author: jeffox
Roy Acuff?  His biggest tune mentions Minnesota, ya know!!

:)

Date: 2008/07/31 18:48:07, Link
Author: jeffox
Wouldn't that be Maxwell's SILVER Ray-Bans?   :)

Date: 2008/08/01 22:12:33, Link
Author: jeffox
One of the advantages of being a former medical secretary who once worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN was that I got to see the resident (no pun intended) perigrine falcons hunt and eat the local pigeonry.  :)  It was an easy task, as long as one worked at the 10th story or higher.

Occasionally they'd land on one of the window ledges with a freshly killed pigeon and proceed to (quite literally) tear it apart eating it.  The feathers literally flew, and it usually took about 30 seconds to 1 minute for the hawk to eat a full-grown bird.  

If you were anywhere downtown, you could tell that the perigrines were hunting by observing the way the flock of pigeons flew.

Date: 2008/08/05 00:01:36, Link
Author: jeffox
'Rasmus 'rote:

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ETA um that would be segue.  or sequin?



Actually, I think it's Seguin, a city about an hour south of Austin.  My 2c.  :)

Date: 2008/08/05 21:36:59, Link
Author: jeffox
NI!!!

:)

Date: 2008/08/07 15:38:36, Link
Author: jeffox
NI!!!

:)

Date: 2008/08/08 16:09:33, Link
Author: jeffox
Brits?  Brits are good-looking guys, imo:



Well, at least they have Canadians beat all to heck:



:)    :)     :)    :)

NI!!!

:)

Date: 2008/08/08 16:13:58, Link
Author: jeffox
'68 Dodge Charger 383

MOPAR rules!!

'Course, that was back when gas was 25/9.  Ahhh, the good ol' days.

Date: 2008/08/08 16:37:53, Link
Author: jeffox
CarlsonJOK wrote:

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Well, I am not sure I would call Prince Charles good-looking, but I have to say, as a horseman, that the polo pony on the left side of the picture has a nice wide shoulder, a muscular hip, and some good solid bone in its legs.  I can see why it is a favorite mount of the Duke of Cornwall.



One word:

WHOA!!!  

:)   :)   :)   :)

(Besides, I think he's got better-looking legs than she does.  And, unlike SOME OF US IN HERE, I am not one of those, you know, hint hint hint, wink wink nod nod, types of guys that takes a wide stance [if you know what I mean] when in a public place kinda guys AND THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE [not that there's anything wrong with that].  Anyway my 2c.)

:)

Date: 2008/08/08 17:02:01, Link
Author: jeffox
Currently, I've been driving one of these:



Eats the diesel, though.  Technically, it's the world's first snowmobile.  :)   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/08/08 22:51:36, Link
Author: jeffox
OK, OK, I'm gonna try this.  This is a car thread, so I think it'll be all right.  We'll see.  Anyway, let me know what you think.

I have a blog.  I don't like to whore it out, but if one does a Google search for "Da fox hole" one never knows what one can find.  :)  All of you in here would be welcome to visit.  This is from my blog.

I build scale kits as a hobby.  This is a photo of a 1/6 scale 426 hemi engine that I built.  Looks wicked, I think.

Anyways, here:

Date: 2008/08/08 22:54:42, Link
Author: jeffox
OK, that didn't work.  At least not for me.  All I get is a big X.  Does it work for anybody else?  Any help here?  I figured this image would be a little large, but, evidently, it just doesn't want to go.

Oh well, I tried.  :)

Date: 2008/08/08 23:03:36, Link
Author: jeffox
Utidjian wrote above:

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Jeffox,

Nice T34. Looks like you stripped it down for more streamlined fuel efficiency (no baggage(or boxage)). I would love to drive one of those. There is a very nice one in a museum in London UK. I forget the name of the place but it has a HUGE naval gun out front.

I am greener than your tank with envy.

-DU-


OK, truth be told I just swiped that photo of the interwebs.  :)  Right now, the closest I can get to a T-34 is one owned by some guy in Cambridge, Minnesota; who, for $200 per person, will give you a ride in the dang thing!

I saw several of the T-34's variants while on my trip to Britain in May of 2003; including the SU-100 at Duxford and a very nice T-34/85 at Bovington.  I didn't get to the IWM in London.  I understand the guns are off of the U.S.S. Texas.  I did get to see H.M.S. Belfast up at Thames Pool.  Very nice, imo.

Date: 2008/08/08 23:09:23, Link
Author: jeffox
OK, we'll try it this way.  Here is a link to my blog-entry on the 426 hemi.  The photos are in the blog.

If you try to go to my blog, let me know if you were successful and what you think.  Thanks ahead of time.  Sorry for the confusion and/or distraction.

Anyways:  Jeffox's blog - Godzilla

Date: 2008/08/09 02:31:26, Link
Author: jeffox
Happy birthday to you, Jim!  And many more!

Date: 2008/08/09 14:16:48, Link
Author: jeffox
My dream vehicle is U.S.-made.  I wonder if you Brits have anything to compare?  :)  Anyways:



Lessee, a coupla extra gas tanks, livewell, two Minnkotas, (one fore, one aft) heavy-duty anchor, rod-holders, recess for keg, and built-in cooler and I'd be all set to catch some really big northerns!!  or walleyes.  

QUAAAAAACCCCKKKK!!

:)

Date: 2008/08/09 14:37:27, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis, you are, of course, right again.  After rethinking my position on Camilla the gori, er, Dutchess :) I now have the following opinion.  

I don't care what they look like as long as the Rolls has plenty of booze in the trunk and gas in the tank.

:)  My two pounds and eleven.  :)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/08/09 14:44:54, Link
Author: jeffox
No offense, anybody, but it seems like it's a pretty rare troll that doesn't name-call or exhibit unwarranted anger.  

Maybe Ed didn't come in here with the most open of minds, but I think troll is rather too harsh of a label.  

My 2c.

Date: 2008/08/09 14:51:10, Link
Author: jeffox
There is a very old adage that goes:

Ford = Fix Or Repair Daily

(Mostly bandied about by the MOPAR guys.)

Date: 2008/08/09 22:08:20, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya I hear ya there!  Not to mention the 20 mm cannon for those really, really big ones!!

:)    :)     :)     :)

Date: 2008/08/12 00:26:43, Link
Author: jeffox
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Meanwhile, in other news,Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.


I understand he took the gold in Beijing in the "cadaver diving" event.   :)

Date: 2008/08/12 02:47:37, Link
Author: jeffox
Some Texas twat did spew:

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Be prepared to be verbally assaulted by them for asking pointed questions instead of uncritically accepting everything they say.


Disgrace to the Corps is an understatement.

Truth is a very interesting thing to go searching for, Ed.  Sometimes learning the truth is unpleasant.  Please don't let that stop you from trying.

We know that you're not a sockpuppet.  

I think that you learned something about both us here at ATBC and over at UD.

'Nuff writ & my 2c.

Date: 2008/08/12 09:01:51, Link
Author: jeffox
Maya did write above:

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O'Leary's pool boy.


Gadzooks you're mean!

(Nice slam, btw.)

:)

Date: 2008/08/13 03:35:55, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, Louis; not to mention her tendency to act like an infomaniac for anybody with a tard-on.  

:)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/08/14 00:54:25, Link
Author: jeffox
Goodness, these eclipse-design people have been looking at the tard side of the moon!

:)

Date: 2008/08/15 01:41:37, Link
Author: jeffox
Bob O'H wrote above:

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Regression towards the mean?


More like progression towards the tard, imo.   :)

Date: 2008/08/15 18:37:48, Link
Author: jeffox
J-Dog, I know you asked this of the natives, but I travelled to Britain in May, 2003, and got all over the place.  I stayed in Edinbourgh for two nights, and briefly visited Swansea (the train pulled into then out of the station twice).  My perspective is that of a life-long U.S. resident who went as a traveller, not as a tourist - a bit different than the ones you asked for.

Scotland and south Wales were both very scenic.  The trains are excellent in both countries.  The people were very nice in both countries.

Edinbourgh was the busiest city that I visited on the trip.  People everywhere (especially "downtown" or in the castle/train station areas) going about their business.  Lots of traffic.  Lots to do and see, also.

South Wales (I stayed in Cardiff for two nights) was much more "sleepy"/laid back.  

Both places have a plethora of castles to visit, all within a short day-trip via any means of transportation (including walking/biking).  I had lots of fun!

A couple of things that I found the most different "over there":  
1.  The traffic is funny because the roads are very narrow and they drive on the wron, er, left side of the road.  There are no parking signs so people park everywhere.  I was surprised.  :)
2.  The main currency (the pound) is a coin, not a note.  Your daughter shouldn't be surprised if she pays for something with a 5 pound note and gets all-coin change.  Sure threw me the first time, though.  In a pub, no less.   :)
3.  Cops are nice people over there.  I found that they're not only approachable, but that they make some of the best sources of local information.
4.  TV is awful, except for sports and movies.  I saw an uncut version of Outlaw Josie Wales on their BBC movie channel when I was in Cambridge.  I watched a lot of (and fell in love with) their football.

Anyways, to make a long post shorter, I had a great time.  She should too, whichever college she chooses.  If she likes rugby, I think she'd like Edinbourgh best.  I rode on a train from there to North Berwick seated near a group of beer-drinking rugby fans/players going to a game.  Nice!  

Best of luck to her.

Anyway, J-Dog, my 14c.   :)

Date: 2008/08/16 01:07:32, Link
Author: jeffox
I wanted to go, Pete, but the passenger ferry to Dun Loigaire (sp.) was being redone.  I would have had to pay car ferry price for a passenger ride.  :(  

Next time.  Maybe 4 nights in Dublin, 2 in Waterford, 2 in Limerick/Cork, and 3 in Belfast.  Definitely Antrim coast.  

I do have to do some research on a good hangover medicine before I go.  :)    :)    :)    :)

Date: 2008/08/16 01:18:30, Link
Author: jeffox
This is a photo of Dennis O'Leary's inner fuzzy & warm self:



Good ol' Granny Porcupine!  :)

Date: 2008/08/16 19:51:46, Link
Author: jeffox
J-Dog did write above:

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( I think that's 6 stone for you?)


Well, ya know, 19 stone = Whole lotta Rosie!   :)

(I just couldn't resist that one.)

Date: 2008/08/17 02:02:49, Link
Author: jeffox
TP, you wrote above:

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As an engineer, I am disappointed (but not surprised) you aren't familiar with the significance of how the U.S. Nuclear Navy came to be.


TP, I was in "Rickover's Navy".  I was a qualified nuclear electrician on a 688 class submarine.

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You see Rickover was one of those people who mixed "ignorance and arrogance" which you dislike.  


While I never met Admiral Rickover, I heard an awful lot about him from many people who did meet him.  Some from people who knew him well.  I never heard them speak that way about him.

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He made the bold assumption that it was possible to build a nuclear powered naval vessels.  More than that, he decided whether or not it was possible, the US needed to do it.


Ummm, he wasn't exactly alone in doing that.  While I'll agree that he certainly was a key player, he didn't exactly act in a vacuum, either.  Most people were already aware of the tactical possibilities of submarines anyway - nuclear power only made them far more so.  Surface craft are nothing but targets anyway.  :)

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Assumptions were made (read "arrogant guesses").  


A stretch, at best.  The stuff that I saw was pretty well-designed, science-wise.  Even the very early stuff was well within the scientific paradigm.

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Models were built.  Testing was done.  Mistakes were corrected.  


Good engineering projects are like that.  Duh.

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There was no room in "Rickover's Navy" for nay-sayers.  


I saw plenty of naysaying.  If anybody were to order me to put the plant into an unsafe condition, I could, and was literally supposed to, tell them NO, SIR!  As long as I was right I was OK.  It was a unique system, but it did work well.

This may not be quite what you mean by this, but then your point is rather moot.

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Rickover wasted little effort worrying about brusing egos of those who thought their academic degrees or policial positions warranted respect.


Admirals can do that, believe it or not.  It's a tradition that goes waaaaaay back.

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Because of her age, knowledge and attitude I strongly suspect Joy was a product of this effort.


I totally disagree.  Naval nuclear power and civilian nuclear power are two very different things.  Joy has also written about a "nuclear mafia" that I strongly think does not exist.  I've seen no evidence for it, anyway (and I should have, if it DID actually exist).

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Are you familiar with the term "Skunk Works" as it applies to engineering projects?


I never heard that term the entire time I was involved with my submarine.  Or in my (somewhat extensive) nuclear training prior to my actual service.  To the best of my knowledge, this term was applied to some CIA-based secret aircraft somesuch.  Blackbird or something like that.  Real expensive stuff.  Good for what, I dunno.

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There are times when the best course of action is act based on bold assumptions rather than wait on "PhD types" being scientifically modest out of fear of making mistakes.


Very, very rare times, I think.  Myself, I can't think of a single historical example that works, successfully, for the above statement.  I can think of many that make it untrue.  

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Skunk works is about more than just bypassing red-tape.  It is about intentionally taking the risk of doing something wrong.


While I'm not a big fan of "red tape", I recognize that it's usually there for a reason.  Usually several good ones.  Intentionally taking the risk of doing something wrong is what I call TARD.  I think most adult humans would agree there.

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A Skunk Works project might be wrong about getting promised funding.  It might even be wrong about the feasibility of completing the whole project.  Skunk Works projects attract a certain personality type.  Those who can be arrogant in the face of ignorance due to a knack for overcoming adversity.


So you're saying tard attracts tard to do tard to and/or for the tard.  How tard!   :)

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Like all things, there are multiple sides to the issue.  Boldness also has its downside.  


Now, here we can agree.  I wouldn't call tard boldness, however.  No, I call tard tard; and I think that all tard is bad.  It's certainly not science or scientific.

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I suggest the Yin/Yang conflict provides balance most of the time.  No one view is the Ultimate Truth.


Interesting philosophical opinions.  I don't think that they apply to your above assertions, however.

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Joy's view has merit as does yours.


I disagree that Joy's view has merit.  Nuclear mafia, indeed!  I do keep my viewpoint open enough to allow a change, should Joy actually begin making scientific sense and tone down the rhetoric.  I also don't think that your point(s) above are meritless, I just disagree (based on pretty close personal experience) with your assessments of Rickover, the U.S. Navy, and Joy.

Date: 2008/08/17 02:23:23, Link
Author: jeffox
Why in the world would a DNA sample of bigfoot end up in Minnesota?  Couldn't they find a closer lab?  I also seriously doubt that any lab in Minnesota would be under armed guard.  

Silly stuff.

My chief on the submarine was bigfoot.  Well, he had one, anyway.  Don't ask me how I know that.  :)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/08/17 13:38:28, Link
Author: jeffox
Twas writ above:

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Skunkworks was a division of Lockheed Martin, developing aircraft. They built the U-2, F-117, SR-71, and F-22. They are currently working on the F-35. Not all of their projects are secret, since you know about the F-22 and F-35.

The name is trademarked by Lockheed, but has been adopted anyway to describe branches of companies that are secretive and given largely free reign to play with ideas.

They don't do what they do by ignoring science and pretending to be physicists, though. Someone like Joy wouldn't last a day. You have to know your stuff, not bullshit.


Thank you for the information/clarification, Nerull.

AND NOW BREAKING NEWS!!!  SUPER-SECRET VIEW INSIDE THE SKUNK WORKS - NEWS AT 11:00!!!



Skunk Works Executive Director/President/Spokesperson/Lawyer, Mr. W. Easel, (pictured below) had this to say:



"I DON' KNOW NUTTIN' 'BOUT 'NUTTIN.  GOT DAT?  WRITE DAT DOWN, RIGHT NOW!  NOW GO 'WAY, HEAR?"

:)    :)    :)     :)     :)

Date: 2008/08/17 23:17:08, Link
Author: jeffox
Hello again, TP.  I've read your previous posts and (although I may not be speaking for the rest of the residents here at ATBC) I will have to compliment you on your level of discourse here, so far.  Many (including your associate Joy) from TT and UD and some of the other ID-related blogs come in here to troll, call names, and just generally cause trouble.  Evidently, you are at least above that, and I (for one) appreciate that.

I understand that you worked on the Mk 48 torpedo.  Yes, we had them onboard our "boat".  We had other weapons, also, but (obviously) I can't go into detail about them.  Thank you for your work - we never had any problems with them, nor have I ever heard of any flaws.  Hot runs are not fun, just ask the guys on the Kursk.

And I, personally, think that Cleveland rocks.  :)

I do agree with you, principally, regarding the need for science (or, for that matter, any modern field of study) to have a "kick in the pants" type of reformation or revolution (for lack of better terms) every so often.  However, I think that those things are endemic within the system(s) involved.  Accordingly, I feel that even science already has many of the "Rickover" types of personalities within it.  Basically, I think that that type of attitude is already there, for good or for ill.  Perhaps we may not agree to what extent that is present, but, imo, the present system (with it's present personality types) seems to work fine for science (and other fields) as it is.

However, I do not, in any way, feel that ID (in its current form, anyway) fits the mold of "revolutionary new science".  The reason why is that, as far as I can perceive, there is (as yet) no science involved with ID.  From what I've been reading, it seems that you at least agree with that in principle; and that you are attempting to move ID in the direction of science.  A noble intention, and I wish you good luck with that.  Whether or not you'll be successful, only time will tell.

Going back to another previous point, I would also like to add that the U.S.S. Nautilus wasn't built without a prototype reactor showing nuclear power's feasibility, first.  Do a quick Google search for "S1W" - I found the Wiki article to be accurate.  And I ought to know, because I qualified there as part of my nuclear training.  ("Run 'er till she blows." was our favorite catch-phrase regarding the plant, while I was there.  :)  I think the point could be made that the U.S.'s nuclear capability between the bombing attacks on Japan and the launching of the Nautilus wasn't exactly nonexistant or small.

I also have some very interesting stories about Adm. Rickover.  He was legendary; and, for now, I'll leave that at that.  :)

Once again, I will write that I appreciate your level of discourse here, TP.  Unlike Joy, you appear to have left a lot of the TT baggage behind you when you come in here.  Also, unlike Joy, you don't readily appear trollish.  Joy is a pretentious tard, imo.  Tell her I wrote so.  Nuclear mafia, indeed!

Date: 2008/08/17 23:29:26, Link
Author: jeffox
Remember what the doormouse said
Feed your head
Feed your head. . . .

- G. Slick

:)    :)    :)    :)    :)

Date: 2008/08/17 23:31:51, Link
Author: jeffox
Twas writ above:

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by the way it sounds much like Sweet Leaf, the Black Sabbath rock anthem.


Actually, 'Ras, I think it's more like Planet Caravan (off the Paranoid album).  'Cept Planet Caravan's better.  My 2c.  :)

Date: 2008/08/18 22:28:50, Link
Author: jeffox
Wait, Gardens of Eden was Iron Butterfly.  Er, umm, wait, something like that. . . . .

:)     :)     :)     :)     :)

Date: 2008/08/18 23:06:47, Link
Author: jeffox
Here's wishing the very best of luck to you, Lou!  I start my classes in another 3 weeks, so I'll be seeing things the same as you soon.  

As I actually started going back to school last semester, I feel that Deadman has some pretty sage advice.  So do the others in here.  

We should be able to compare notes in a month or so.

Again, best of luck to you!

Date: 2008/08/19 01:37:08, Link
Author: jeffox
I hadn't heard of it, either.  Not a battleship, anyway.  My 2c.

Date: 2008/08/19 01:38:30, Link
Author: jeffox
That makes sense, KeithS.  Thank you!

Date: 2008/08/19 01:43:58, Link
Author: jeffox
I once proved that I didn't exist.  But I didn't believe me.  :)   :)   :)   :p

Date: 2008/08/21 21:07:48, Link
Author: jeffox
Prayer is the equivalent of the sound of one hand masturbating.   :O    :)    :)   :p

Date: 2008/08/22 00:23:41, Link
Author: jeffox
Henry J did write:

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Then there was the kid who saw no need to pray before meals, because his mother was a good cook.



Oh, ya ya, and his dad had a real job.   :)   :p

Date: 2008/08/24 02:54:27, Link
Author: jeffox
Testing 1, 2, 3. . . .We'll see if THIS works, now.  



This photo was taken back in about mid-May.  There is a place in town that is part of the older, higher riverbank - now an isolated "mound".  That's where I ran into these "road rabbits".  :)   Enjoy!

Date: 2008/08/24 03:01:19, Link
Author: jeffox
IT'S ALIVE!!!  :)   :)   :P

Ok, let's do a few more!  This is a nice smallie caught in the dam-pool in the Chippewa River as it passes through town, about 6 blocks from my apartment:



And a pair of mallards in front of the public library downtown, photo from (about) early May this year:

Date: 2008/08/24 21:18:18, Link
Author: jeffox
I always liked watching this guy when I was a youngster, back in the late '60s/early '70s.  I figure that you're a lot like him!  :)



Most happy day to you, and many, many more!

P.S. Keep Davetard shaking in his shoes, eh!  :)   :)

Date: 2008/08/24 21:50:12, Link
Author: jeffox
So, it's Sunday today, and I'm up at the Amber Inn for breakfast and to watch the Brewers play an afternoon game vs. Pittsburg.  In wanders a 60-70 year old lady, just out of church, and she says that Obama walked in with her group at the church today.

Prolly as close as I'll ever be to a future president!

Date: 2008/08/24 23:05:15, Link
Author: jeffox
Vicious, but not as effective.  The people know why gas is $4.00/gallon, and will vote accordingly.

Nice to hear about St. Aug.  I lived in Orlando in 1980 (went to nuclear power school when I was in the Navy) and got around a bit.  Florida is nice, especially in the wintertime, for this Minnesotan (well, currently in exile in cheeseheadland).

Date: 2008/08/24 23:08:30, Link
Author: jeffox
I hear that Anheiser Bush (sp.) is making a new beer from fermented potatos.  

Tentative trade-name:  "Spudweiser".

:p

Date: 2008/08/27 12:36:15, Link
Author: jeffox
Now, now, you guys.  Quit picking on poor old Louis, eh!  After all, both he and I are big Pompey fans!  :)

Date: 2008/09/07 20:43:15, Link
Author: jeffox
A couple of minor points to bring up:

1)  This election will hinge on $4.00/gallon gasoline.  The people know which party is responsible for that and will vote accordingly.

2)  Shrub, et. al., have, for the last 8 years, been driving the (majority) moderates out of the Republican party.  They're NOT voting for Bush II.  Hence the idiotic "maverick" label of the right-wing press, a feeble attempt to bring them back.

3)  This election was decided over 3 years ago.  Any non-Republican in a landslide.

My 45c.  :)

Date: 2008/09/07 21:14:13, Link
Author: jeffox
Hiya Lou!

I just got done with my first week back at school.  As a geology major, my main course is Minerology/Petrology; but I'm also taking Pre-Calc and an intro to Archeology class.

You wrote above:

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I got my precalc quiz and my labs back Wednesday night, and maxed them all out at 100s too.


I took my first quiz on Thurs. and think that I did well - but I haven't seen the result yet.  We're currently on line equations and quadratic formula derivation.  Neh. . . :)

My Archeology instructor is very animated, likes to quote James Brown, and is a joke-a-minute kind of guy.  I don't anticipate any problems there.

Min-Pet is going to be a lot of work, but should be rewarding as a major "core" course for me.  Plus we have all kinds of field trips (two weekenders, one going as far as the Black Hills in SD) and I get a really cool hammer!!

I had Chem last semester, and (maybe) in the above, the bond is actually a C-C bond, with the H bonding to one or the other?  Anyway, I got a B+ in that course, but did a lot of work and kinda forgot a lot already.  :P

Best of luck to all of the school returnees!  Have fun and learn lots.

Date: 2008/09/07 22:01:27, Link
Author: jeffox
For you guys who remember what Elvis looked like WHEN HE WAS ALIVE!  :)

Happy day to you both!

(Sorry that this is so late, I've been busy this week - basically my summer ended.)

Date: 2008/09/07 22:06:38, Link
Author: jeffox
Another year older, another year smarter and better looking!  I can tell, you know.   ;)

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In case anyone's interested: I'm 58, a little old lady, aging hippie, retired computer geek.


Meow, says da fox!  :)

Many, many more to you, Khan!  (sorry for the lateness)

Date: 2008/09/08 23:19:19, Link
Author: jeffox
Henry J wrote above:

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But does he carry a whip, wear a hat, and look like Harrison Ford?  


No, not really.  He does talk a lot about drinking "40's" out of brown paper bags.  :)  Really, he's quite the cat, and a real quick wit, too boot.  

One student made a kinda goofy comment about how cattle, on average, orient themselves with their heads to the north.  The instructor's immediate reply was that that was because they're fed cow magnets.  Being that I've spent a lot of my life in and around farming communities, I actually knew what a cow magnet was.  I almost hit the floor laughing.  Sharp, that one.  :)

Note to city-folks:  A cow magnet is a small, rounded-edged cylinder of steel that is magnetized and fed to cattle to make all the iron-based garbage they eat collect in their stomachs and not go into their intestines where that shit can really cause problems.  They're about 2 inches long and about 1/4 inch in diameter.  The metals that cows eat include parts of old barbed-wire fences, nails, old building materials, etc.  A lot of farmers in the olden days just threw garbage out into their fields to get rid of it.  More than anybody really wanted to know, but there it is.   Moo, y'all.  :)   :)   :p

Date: 2008/09/10 00:54:07, Link
Author: jeffox
Voting isn't so bad.  I've come to the realization that, as a borderline anarchist, my other option is to vote with my 20 gauge.  Since I also recognize Machaevalianism (sp.) for what it is, I'll stick to voting the normal way, for now.  :)

I hope that doesn't boggle too many people's minds.

I AM tougher than I look, really.  ;)

Date: 2008/09/10 22:20:50, Link
Author: jeffox
I hope they find just exactly where Mr. Higgs Boson is hiding, too.  And then throw his ass in jail, where he belongs.

:O

Date: 2008/09/10 22:40:31, Link
Author: jeffox
A furly odd occurance today.  I went to my new job (making sandwiches at the campus cafeteria) a few hours earlier today to take in my first Geology Club meeting and do some power schmoozing.  :)  After the Club's meeting, there was about an hour before I had to go to work.  So, there I was, hanging out on the commons when I noticed a fairly large group of students clustered around someone speaking.  Sort of.  I got closer and ended up actually participating.  :)

It was this cat.

Straw men, evidentiary double standards, misidentification, historical revisionism, you name it, he spewed it.  If a question was too difficult, he danced around it.  Thin-skinned and nervous as he spoke, he denounced everything he felt wasn't up to his biblical standard(s).  

I lit into him on a number of issues, and I wasn't alone.  He had little support, mostly people asking him to clarify his point(s).

He's a poor dancer, and came off as a total tard.  He even said that Dawkins made himself look bad in Expelled.  I about died with laughter at that one.

I will say that I developed a great deal of respect for the students at UWEC.  They treated him with respect, for the most part, and yet engaged him on his inconsistencies and political obtuseness.  

I guess school isn't just about book-learning.  It was an interesting day today.

Otherwise, like you wrote, Lou; my days are beginning to blend together also.  Second quiz tomorrow in Precalc.

I hope that all the other current students are having a good time and learning a lot, too!

Date: 2008/09/10 22:57:31, Link
Author: jeffox
We got a thousand points of light for the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler machine gun hand. . .

- N. Young

Date: 2008/09/11 10:59:29, Link
Author: jeffox
Well, ya know, the first Adam smasher was made from apple wine.  :p

Date: 2008/09/11 23:36:20, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh, ya ya, da fish get bigger in heavy water, butcha can't eat 'em.

:)   :)   :p

Date: 2008/09/11 23:52:14, Link
Author: jeffox
Huwp wrote previously:

Quote
Anyway, what is it about you lot having a go at Wales?  We are a small country, smaller, I think, than Yellowstone Park, but we're certainly not the ones trying to export the Dark Ages to the rest of the World in the form of Creationism.


No offense, but I liked the "dark ages" part(s) of Wales, when I visited in May 2003.  But, then again, I'm a castle nut.  :)

FYI I visited Caerphilly, Hav'fordwest, :) Kidwelly, Caernarvon, Beaumarais, Conway, and Flint.  I'll see more next time I can get over the pond.  

Creoso Cyrmu!

Date: 2008/09/12 17:31:23, Link
Author: jeffox
Wes wrote above:

Quote
Occasionally, the main drag through town would be shut down for the transport of something like a submarine reactor core headed for the HR.


Woo hoo!  Maybe the one I watched get loaded onto our boat!

Okay, ok, ok, that was decades ago.  Still, the one we got sure worked well.  As well as it was supposed to, anyway.

:)

Date: 2008/09/24 12:52:19, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis wrote (in somewhat obvious frustration):

Quote
trying to get some sense out of FTK


Tell ya what, Louis, try this (because it's easier).  Here, squeeze the juice out of this, barehanded:




:)

BTW, FTK, I've got 12:47 p.m. here.

Date: 2008/09/24 22:25:53, Link
Author: jeffox
Anybody got any peanuts?  :O

FTK, I've got 10:20 p.m. here.

;)

Date: 2008/10/25 16:08:59, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh Danny Boy. . .

Quote
Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Oct. 24 2008,11:55)
 Quote (Daniel Smith @ Oct. 24 2008,12:26)

Now Behe is a biochemist, so I think he's qualified to critique a highly technical paper.

No, he's not. Sorry to break this to you, but Behe stopped being a functioning biochemist quite a while ago when he stopped publishing primary publications (with actual Behe-generated data) in the peer-reviewed literature.

Wow! I'd never dream of critiquing a scientist just because he hasn't published a paper in the primary literature lately.


I suppose, Daniel, as long as one knew if Behe actually read the paper cited or not.  Eh?

Date: 2008/10/25 20:24:02, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis writted above:

Quote
Mum's not from Southampton, it's far worse than that....Portsmouth.

Louis


Woo hoo!!   Go Pompey!!!
:)   :)   :p

Date: 2008/10/25 20:35:14, Link
Author: jeffox
[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. - Lou FCD]

(Lou, I don't care if you move this - I have a little bit too much time on my hands right now and just can't resist this one)  :)   :)

HEY GANG, I FIGURED OUT WHAT MR. FTK LOOKS LIKE:



:p

Date: 2008/10/26 00:18:41, Link
Author: jeffox
NP  :)

Date: 2008/10/28 19:54:08, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh happy day to you!  And may you enjoy many more.  Than 34.  :)  (I knew I could sneak a cheap rhyme in there somehow.)

Date: 2008/10/29 14:28:19, Link
Author: jeffox
Along those lines, the usually dour Star-Trib entertained me today.  On the Op-Ed pages was a column by none other than Garrison Keillor.  He called the McCain/Palin ticket, "The Grumpy Old Man of the Desert and Whoopie the Ice Queen."

And here I always hated the Prarie Home Companion.  Silly me.   :)   :)   :)   :)    :)

Date: 2008/10/29 21:40:56, Link
Author: jeffox
Dogdidit wrote above:

Quote
John McCain was aboard the USS Forrestal when some of its on-deck ordnance caught fire, started to squib off, and tried to sink the boat. In fact it was his jet's fuel tank that the errant Zuni rocket went through to start the conflagaration. The fire was no fault of John's, but you would think he'd have a personal appreciation of the risks involved in handling pyrotechnics. Apparently not.


When I was in boot camp, we were required to view the on-ship videos of this event for our "this is what happens if things really fuck up" training.  'Twas something one never forgets.  Especially since it showed at least 2 500 pound bombs going off, killing both the first and second teams of firefighters topside.  Ick, ick, ick.

The carrier got the nickname "Forest fire" very quickly.  Not that I think that that's funny.

Carriers were not the kind of ship I wanted to serve on, anyway.  There were all kinds of stories about guys getting blown off of the flight deck (they're like 7 stories high, ya know) and sucked into jet intakes (you don't come out in very big pieces).  Not my idea of a picnic.  Plus they're mighty big TARGETS.

No, I took the safe route.  Submarines.  ;)

Date: 2008/10/30 11:00:29, Link
Author: jeffox
Carlsonjok wrote:

Quote
So, what you are saying is spending months underwater in a long metal tube with a hundred sweaty men is your idea of a great career?  

That seems a bit weird, but your still more normal that Arden.  That is his idea of a great vacation.


Umm, we had pickles on the submarine.

:)   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/11/02 17:52:55, Link
Author: jeffox
Lou wrote:

Quote

Quote (khan @ Nov. 02 2008,13:17)
So Welsey, what do use to clean the blade?
/QUOTE

Danny Boy's panties.


Not hard to do, once you unbundle them.   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2008/11/02 18:00:40, Link
Author: jeffox
bystander spoke for all of us above:

Quote
So if you volunteered, you would get access to the code and could make yourself a super secret administrator and do all kinds of mischief.

Lucky we are all above that kind of thing.

heh heh heh


Ya ya, how about a cheesy-poof avatar?   :)   :p

Date: 2008/11/03 18:41:41, Link
Author: jeffox
Comin' to ya
on a dusty road
good lovin'
I got a truck-load
so when ya get it
ya got somethin'
so don' worry
'cuz I'm comin'



Now, THAT'S soul.  Man.   :)    :)    :)    :)     :)

Date: 2008/11/05 12:50:19, Link
Author: jeffox
Maybe Davetard woke up from a very bad dream where cute, funny, harmless, and beneficial clowns/eskimo women were tormenting and chasing him around his houseboat.  :)  :p

Maybe, like TARDavison, he's gonna move out of the country because Obama won the election.   :)   ;)

Maybe Davetard actually learned how to use his autodingdong.  Whatever that is.   :)   :)

Maybe not.  But, then again, I've never been good at predicting the movements of the tarded ones; I just like to read about it later.   :)   :)   :p

Date: 2008/11/07 17:45:49, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, wtg Amadan.  ROFL bigtime.  :)

Date: 2008/11/07 17:55:05, Link
Author: jeffox
FTKish and stuck in a loop.  The rest is just constantly moving goalposts and constant insistent ignorance.  

Daniel = troll.

My 2c.

Date: 2008/11/10 23:12:21, Link
Author: jeffox
'Ras wrote:
Quote
apparently god had some sort of idea when he was a making them squirrels and there aint no squirrel that has ever come from a dog or a rat or nuthin anyway.  this is what that christian biologist dude Bono calls "The Edge" of evilution.  now what we can learn from this is that god loves us. see it is his will that squirrels do all that bullshit they do that goes along with the stuff he gave them, genetic information if you will and I think you do.  It's gods will.  you can't get species changing into other species just what some nerdy science type says "Oh that one is purplish-bluish-black and this one is bluish-purplish-black clearly they are 4999999 million years old" and I still haven't found what I'm looking for.



What, you too?    :)    :)    :)

Date: 2008/11/11 11:41:43, Link
Author: jeffox
Ewwww. . . you guys are so grossular!!!

- G. Ology

:)   :p

Date: 2008/11/11 18:16:44, Link
Author: jeffox
Speak of which. . . .



:)   :p

Date: 2008/11/12 18:48:00, Link
Author: jeffox
Whaaaa. . . . I mailed you a whole pot of lutefisk just last week!

Cats musta ate it.

:)   :p

Happy day (belated) to ya!  And many more, eh!

Date: 2008/11/15 18:13:40, Link
Author: jeffox
[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. - stevestory]

Sorry to interrupt you, 'Ras; but. . .

ONE HUNDRED PAGES AND COUNTING (part two)!!!

WTG E1!!!



You may now recommence your interrupted activities, which may or may not have included dancing with K.E. and/or singing something neither brown nor smelly.  Sorry for the intrusion.  Kinda.

:)    :)    :p

:)

Date: 2008/11/15 18:40:04, Link
Author: jeffox
I'm neither bro^wn nor sm^elly.  

:)    :)    :)

Date: 2008/11/21 23:12:30, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, I'm boilin' up da birt'day lutefisk for, what, tree?

Ya ya, I got enuff fer tree, ya.  Usually I got leftover, too, ya.  Dunno whyzat.

:)   :)    :P

Happy birthday from the displaced Minnesotan.  And many, many more to you all.

Date: 2008/11/22 19:25:38, Link
Author: jeffox
Happiest of days (and nights) plus many more to ya!!

I'd send you a pony for your BD but I guess you already got one.   :P

Date: 2008/12/01 19:14:11, Link
Author: jeffox
Bwahahahaha Doc Bill with a good 'un!



:)   :)   :p

Date: 2008/12/03 13:01:29, Link
Author: jeffox
(Checks to make sure this is the BW)

:)

Daniel Smith's God    =    TARD

;)    :p

Date: 2008/12/03 13:20:23, Link
Author: jeffox
No offense, but I think that that photo is an alternative view of this one.  (Make bigger to see fer sure, eh!)  :)



*OR*

Dynamite = Design.


:)    :P

Date: 2008/12/03 13:40:54, Link
Author: jeffox
Blow-up dolls?  We had 'em on the submarine.  :)

Don't know why, though.  Something to do with lifesaving.  Maybe.

:)    :)    :)

Date: 2008/12/04 22:11:38, Link
Author: jeffox
Canada has a government!!??!?

When did that start, eh?

:)    :p

Date: 2008/12/04 22:13:46, Link
Author: jeffox
I think Daniel Smith feels sorry for us because of the plainness of the noses on our faces.

Myself, I have a regular snout.

My 2c.   :)

Date: 2008/12/11 17:45:23, Link
Author: jeffox
dvunkanon wrote above:

Quote
It is a pity Snelling doesn't report on radioactive dating with some other decay process of the same samples. My guess is that other radioactive dating method would yield ages consistent with the accepted scientific ages, not with Noachian ages.

The real problem of course is that Snelling's sample have been contaminated by a powerful source - prayer.


Actually, it's been contaminated by an even more powerful force than prayer:  TARD.  :)

My 2c.   :)    :)

Date: 2008/12/20 14:21:15, Link
Author: jeffox
It's too soon to know my scores, (or my overall grades) but I finished all my finals yesterday.  I feel that I didn't do too good on my Precalc or my Intro to Archeology finals, but I think I did pretty well on Min/Pet.

Right now, I expect C/B+/B respectively.  We'll see.

I am set up completely for next semester, and that will begin in one month.

I trust that you were all A's/4.0, right Lou?  

Or, maybe like me, that you feel that you learned a lot & had fun.  Best of luck to you next semester, too!

Date: 2008/12/21 13:13:53, Link
Author: jeffox
Too bad those "magical powers" of hers can't keep those nasty nuclear mafiosos away.

You can't take anything she writes seriously.

The only thing magical about Joy is her incredible level of TARD.  :)

Date: 2008/12/21 13:25:05, Link
Author: jeffox
Lou wrote:

Quote
:) No, I got a B in precalc. I had some struggles mid-semester and couldn't quite recover my A.

A in Spanish though (100 average and 100 on the final), A in English, and don't know yet but think I'm borderline A/B in Biology.


Nice grades!  And also congrats, and wishing you best of luck on your upcoming semesters.

BTW, I was also surprised at UWEC taking most of my credits from UMM* from back in the latter 1980s.  Accredation means something, I guess.  :)  They save me about a year-and-a-half of work.  Like you, I didn't think that they'd apply, so it's nice that they did!

*Believe it or not, TARDavison is actually correct when he's written that UMM was an old cattle school.  Of course, that was about 100 years ago.  But don't spoil the old fart's fun, eh?   :)   :p

I, myself, got laughs from my classmates when I called it, "little school on the prairie."   I was there for a pre-engineering degree, in anticipation of getting into the IT at the main "U" in the 'cities, planning on a EE.

Date: 2008/12/21 13:42:42, Link
Author: jeffox
Silverspoon wrote:

Quote
Be careful what you say. Joy might figure out the flickering street lights are how we track her.


Ya ya, the funny thing is that here, in west-central Wisconsin, all of the streetlamps on my street were off last night.  I could attribute this to Joy's "powers" except that it snowed six inches yesterday and I talked to a neighbor who watched somebody accidently drive into the light control box for this street.  :)  The city should be out fixing it today, I figure.

Or it coulda been that gol-darned nuclear mafia.  :p

Say, I just thought, maybe those streetlights go out for Joy out of empathy of her dim-bulbedness.  :O   :)

Date: 2008/12/22 14:09:30, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis wrote:

Quote
Come on guys, give the blue lad/ladette a break. Thus far he/she's been everything we could ask for: intelligent and polite.

So he/she disagrees with/has some questions about evolutionary biology, hardly the end of the universe. It is at least possible he/she has arrived at this point honestly. I'm all for giving him/her the benefit of the doubt until such a time as he/she proves to be a turd, if indeed this happens.

I know I'm resident Ultra-Meanie and purveyor of poor quality tasteless jokes, but dudes and dudettes, it's Christmas....

{runs and hides}

Louis


I concur.  Compare & contrast with, say, Daniel Smith.  Blue appears willing to read the literature and recognize if/when he's logically incorrect.  And he still has yet to quote TARDavison.  :)

If nobody else has written so already, (and if I can take the place of doing so) welcome to ATBC, MSB.

Who's your football team?    :)

Date: 2008/12/22 14:13:02, Link
Author: jeffox
Happy (hopefully warmer than here) Birthday!

And may you have many more!

Date: 2008/12/22 14:50:28, Link
Author: jeffox
R. Bill wrote:

Quote
Even Daniel has conceded that important elements of his position are not tenable. Must be the season.


Ya ya, I just saw that.  I still think his "watered down" query is philosopical "fluff", but at least he was good enough to apologize for acting like a child.

There may be hope for him, yet!  :)

Date: 2008/12/23 13:29:27, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, I just think that it's Tardischokus bloviating and skip everything written, because I assume (correctly) that KF says nothing.  Usually less.  What a waste of time.

My 2c.   :)

Date: 2008/12/23 13:37:30, Link
Author: jeffox
'Ras wrote:

Quote
From her blog history I have come to suspect that her entire corpuscular composition is derived from stupiditrons.


It could be their interactions with the dark tardicles, also.  My 2c.  :p

Date: 2008/12/23 14:56:05, Link
Author: jeffox
Baraboo isn't big.  This link to my blog shows a little of what it's like nearby.  Kinda.  :)  Anyways, I think that the local amateur geology club is bigger than the IDEA chapter anyways.  :P

Anyways, enjoy:  Barabooboo

Date: 2008/12/25 00:38:33, Link
Author: jeffox
Ike!  Dude!  Happy day to ya, and many more.  :)

Here, have an apple.  

Say, ummm, after the holidays, you wanna help me with my calculus?  Thanx ahead of time, eh!

:p

Date: 2008/12/25 16:00:33, Link
Author: jeffox
KF uses words like Don King uses hair.  My 2c.  :)

Date: 2009/01/02 16:56:50, Link
Author: jeffox
Midwifetoad wrote:

Quote
Quote
(guthrie @ Jan. 02 2009,14:04)
17th scientific revolution?  What were the other 16?

I assume they preceded the 19th nervous breakdown.


He must have been thinking he was speaking to the 96 tards or the 101 red buffoons.   :)   :p

Date: 2009/01/02 17:03:41, Link
Author: jeffox
Sparc wrote:

Quote
KF is still optimistic:

Quote
 
Indeed, just by reading and taking seriously posts in this thread, we have intuitively used such an approach in deciding that posts are real messages, not mere lucky noise mimics.


KF, your posts are just noise, amplified by self-referential feed back.


Ya ya, good ol' Gordy has a few direct-to-disc masters of just noise; after all, it's his only hit.  

IMO, it's best listened to with tardphones.    :)    :p

Date: 2009/01/02 19:20:52, Link
Author: jeffox
Don't forget:

5.  Thou shalt make a joyous noise unto the tard!

:)   :p

Date: 2009/01/02 23:12:56, Link
Author: jeffox
Amadan wrote:

Quote
Quote
(jeffox @ Jan. 02 2009,19:20)
Don't forget:

5.  Thou shalt make a joyous noise unto the tard!

:)   :p

That is not a valid premise as it assumes its conclusions.


(Looks both ways)  Well, ummm, uhhhh, yeah!   ;)   :)   :)

Date: 2009/01/03 12:26:17, Link
Author: jeffox
Doc Bill wrote:

Quote
Yeah, I know I come across as a young jackass, but really I'm an old goat.


Well, you're just fine with this fox.  :)  Happy birthday to ya, and may you have many more!

Date: 2009/01/05 03:38:02, Link
Author: jeffox
Stevestory wrote:

Quote
30,000 comments in the old thread. 4650 in the new. I keep waiting for the well to dry up. I keep waiting, and every few months posting, that any day now, the tard mines will be exhausted, and we'll have to move on. But it never seems to happen.


:)  Well, you know, tard is a many-fendered thing.  :)

Date: 2009/01/05 21:38:01, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, give 'em hell, Lou!   :)

Date: 2009/01/09 22:42:52, Link
Author: jeffox
Just to add my 2c to the discussion, :) in central Minnesota, one of the major prey for fox is skunk.  Don't ask me how I know that.  :)   :)   :)

BTW, mink (and other weasel-heads) eat FAR more chickens than fox.  Honest!  ;)

Date: 2009/01/09 22:57:24, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh Danny-boy, you wrote:

Quote

Here are Dr. John Davison's published papers challenging the current theory.  What specifically do you find in them that would qualify him as a "crackpot"?

Semi-Meiosis as an Evolutionary Mechanism
The "Blind Alley": Its Significance for Evolutionary Theory
Evolution as a Self Limiting Process
Ontogeny, Phylogeny and the Origin of Biological Information


Here is the link to JADavison's current blog.  Just check for yourself.
What in there isn't crackpot?  Sheesh.

Date: 2009/01/10 16:19:15, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh Danny-Boy, you wrote:

Quote

Quote

Here is the link to JADavison's current blog.  Just check for yourself.
What in there isn't crackpot?  Sheesh.


We're not talking about blogs and personal habits here - we're talking about the science of front-loading.  I'm asking what it is in Dr. Davison's science that qualifies him as a "crackpot"?


I WAS referring to the "science" of front-loading, and NOT JADavison's personal habits.  Davison writes that his blog is science, and he reviews (and refers to) his papers in it.  Please answer the question without sidestepping this time:  What is there that Davison has written that ISN'T crackpot?

Date: 2009/01/10 16:24:50, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, I'm sure you (and the producers of Expelled) made a ton of money.  Ha ha.

Date: 2009/01/10 17:30:55, Link
Author: jeffox
Twas writ:

Quote
Come on. That's just cruel.


Oh, ya ya.  :)   ;)

Date: 2009/01/10 19:47:57, Link
Author: jeffox
Khan quoted J. Fogerty thusly:

Quote
"Look at all the happy creatures dancing on my lawn."


Hey, now, that song's NOT about drinkin'.  ;)  My 2c.  :)

Date: 2009/01/10 20:45:18, Link
Author: jeffox
(Shifts gears a little; same band though. . )

Twas writ:

Quote
Dinosaur patrolling listening to Buck Owens...


Yeah I can still hear my ol' hound-dog barking
Chasin' down a who-do-there. . . .

:)

Date: 2009/01/10 21:28:38, Link
Author: jeffox
Quote
"they point the cannon at you..."


Five year plans and new deals
Wrapped in golden chains. . .

(Hey, this is fun!  :))

Date: 2009/01/10 21:39:18, Link
Author: jeffox
Khan asked:

Quote

From one old fart to another:

Who will stop the rain...



Ummm, maybe Willy and the Poor Boys?  :)

Great job on getting the lyric, BTW; I'd heard the song for years and didn't know quite what it was until a former-singer friend of mine spelled it out for me.

At least both of us agree that CCR rocked!!!!

Date: 2009/01/11 14:53:38, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh ya ya, they made soooo much money that there's now word of a sequel in the air!!!  

Of course, there will be a few minor changes:

ACspelled:  The Highway to Tard!



Coming soon to a church near YOU!

:O  :p   :O   :p

Date: 2009/01/11 14:55:58, Link
Author: jeffox
My sincere apologies to the band.

Date: 2009/01/12 18:05:32, Link
Author: jeffox
This may not quite be what you guys are posting about, but (since I've been to both):

Buck's Row & Mitre Square.

(if you can understand the historical significance, then 'nuff said)   :)

p.s. I study very odd things sometimes.  :)

Date: 2009/01/12 22:16:35, Link
Author: jeffox
Khan wrote:

Quote
Go ask Alice, when she's 10 feet tall...


Obviously, a hookah-smoking character has given them the call. . . .

:)

Date: 2009/01/12 22:31:39, Link
Author: jeffox
Thank you, Khan.  :)

I dig a pygmy by Charles Houtry and the deaf-aids. . . Phase one in which Doris gets her oats. . . .

:)

Date: 2009/01/14 15:07:28, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis wrote:

Quote
Shhh, don't tell everyone the rules. Arden and Carlson think it's some kind of "gay code", but this is only because they are a) bitter, b) twisted, c) envious because they don't get it, d) so far back in the closet of denial and projection as to be in Narnia.

;-)

Louis


Gotcha.  And I'm game.  I'll start with Monument awaiting a gap.  But I'm the underdog!

Date: 2009/01/14 15:11:02, Link
Author: jeffox
Actually, Daniel Smith, why don't you focus on this photo of TARDavison:



I'm sure even YOU can make the connection.

Date: 2009/01/14 15:41:59, Link
Author: jeffox
Arden wrote:

Quote
Quote
(jeffox @ Jan. 14 2009,13:07)
But I'm the underdog!


Louis should be glad to hear that.


I figure that'll really confuse everyone as to my next move - shhhhhh!    :)

Date: 2009/01/14 15:45:45, Link
Author: jeffox
J-Dog wrote:
Quote
Daniel just sent me a PM* - He wants to know what Chapter and verse of the Bible it's in so he can look it up... :)


*I'm lying but work with me here for the fun, ok?


Somewhere in the Old Tardament, I think.   :)

Date: 2009/01/14 21:09:10, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, as empty as a cracked pot.

Keep in mind, Daniel, that not only do scientists (and people who use the scientific method) have an EXCELLENT track record, throughout history, of finding answers to unknowns, YOUR philosophy has provided NOTHING productive to modern civilization.

Tard in equals tard out.  ;)  'Nuff writ.

Date: 2009/01/16 01:56:18, Link
Author: jeffox
Khan wrote about Khan:

Quote
Ricardo Montalban (November 25, 1920 – January 14, 2009)

The great Khan is no longer with us.


"From death's door I stab at thee. . . ."

A great loss, indeed.

Date: 2009/01/16 02:08:03, Link
Author: jeffox
Lou wrote:

Quote
Wow. Was just listening to the trained chimp giving his farewell address.

He really has no relationship whatever with reality, does he?


History will not be kind to the W Bush administration.  It will be objective, however.  

He'll be known as the TARD president.  And the worst we've ever had.  My 2c.

Date: 2009/01/16 02:18:21, Link
Author: jeffox
Richard Simons wrote (responding to Daniel Smith):

Quote
Quote
"NOTHING"?
Really?
What world do you live in?
List_of_Christian_thinkers_in_science


- snip -

The claim was not that Christians have contributed nothing productive, but that your philosophy has contributed nothing.


Exactly.  Daniel, it's no wonder that you don't understand modern science.  You have a major reading comprehension problem.  Work on solving that, then come back in here with your "philosophy", if you haven't learned your way out of it by then.

Oh, and BTW, just what has JADavison written that isn't crackpot?  You've been avoiding that question of late.  Like I wrote before, tard in equals tard out.  Pay attention.     :O

Date: 2009/01/16 02:29:23, Link
Author: jeffox
kevinmiller wrote:
Quote
As for me being a troll, you've devoted an entire thread to tearing apart Expelled and assasinating the character of everyone involved. If I'm a troll, what does that make you guys? I consider myself more of an honored guest.




I am reminded of the lyrics to a Steely Dan tune.  It goes something like this:  

Show biz kids making movies of themselves
You know they don't give a fuck about anybody else

Just how much money did your film lose, anyway?

Ha ha.  Keep in mind, sometimes people who lose a lot of money in the film industry wake up with a horse's head in their bed.  Just be careful who you owe.
:O
Ha ha.

Date: 2009/01/16 18:27:30, Link
Author: jeffox
Danny the Troll-boy wrote:

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I want to congratulate you all.  I came here with an argument, and, while none of you have managed to counter that argument (or any of the many forms it has taken since then), you have managed to successfully counter an argument I never made (the flood/age of the earth).  You've defeated a position I never researched, never pursued, and never disputed.  (I did, however, express my indifference to the subject.)

So a hearty congratulations to you all!  That's quite an achievement!

What's next? Candy from babies?  Rolling geriatrics?


Translated from tardspeak:  WATERLOO!!!

Coming from someone with as poor reading comprehension skills as yourself, Daniel. . . .
;)   :O   :p

Date: 2009/01/17 16:48:12, Link
Author: jeffox
C'mon Kev-0, just give us all a general ballpark figure, say 6 or 7 figures?  Pretty big minus there, eh?  

Ha ha.

Date: 2009/01/17 16:59:57, Link
Author: jeffox
I hear moose taste pretty good.    :)

Happy birthday to ya, and may you have many more.

Puppy.

;)

Date: 2009/01/17 17:14:44, Link
Author: jeffox
Mitschlag wrote:

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Daniel's ignorance is correctible.

Daniel's arrogance is correctible.

Daniel's hypocrisy is correctible.

The only person who can correct those character flaws is...  


Oh oh oh I know that one!!  The only person who can correct those character flaws is THE ONLY ONE WHO DOESN'T REALIZE THAT TARDAVISON IS A TOTAL CRACKPOT!!!

(Gotta be some kinda prize for that snappy of an answer)  :)    :)    :)

Date: 2009/01/21 22:03:58, Link
Author: jeffox
Ed Wood couldn't have done a better job losing money on this film.  Even Reefer Madness is more entertaining.

Gotta be seven figures lost, at least.  I wish that I had that kind of money to waste.

Ha ha.

Date: 2009/01/21 22:22:44, Link
Author: jeffox
Danny-Boy wrote about god:

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The real one - obviously.




:)   :)   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2009/01/22 18:08:07, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh my gosh, I yam detecting the PRESENCE OF DA LAWD!!!



:p     :p    :p

Date: 2009/01/23 19:40:44, Link
Author: jeffox
Happiest of days from the "little dog" to the big ones!

Date: 2009/01/26 23:04:28, Link
Author: jeffox
I finally got started with the spring semester here.  I set out for the "U" at oh-dark-and-cold-hundred (6:00 a.m.) with a 45 min. walk in -6 F. weather.  :O  The rest of the day went well, though.

Already had one test in Sed/Strat.  Nobody was ready for that, for sure.  Even me.

So far the only course that has me scared is Beginning German.  The first day seemed, to me, to be a lot like learning how to swim by being thrown into a lake.  Swim or die, I think you get the picture.  

Sorry if this is outside of the thread, Lou; but you and I are both in the same boat, it's just a lot colder here.  :)  And I do hope that it's going well for you this semester, too.  I'm sure we'll both do well, bud!

Date: 2009/01/27 16:47:32, Link
Author: jeffox
Actually, CarlsonJOK, it's more like this:



:)

Date: 2009/01/27 16:57:30, Link
Author: jeffox
Lou, you wrote:

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I watch the other students as much as I watch Doc. The hardest thing is not blurting out answers to the questions he poses in class.


I kinda know what you mean.  Myself, I'm noticing a big difference between myself and the other students, age-wise.  F'rinstance, I had to explain in my Beginning German class why I didn't like the Scorpions, and my answer amounted to, well, I grew up listening to REAL rock bands.  A few of their eyes got big at that one.  I should be more diplomatic, I guess.  :)

The instructor just got back from a visit to Riga, Latvia; so I'll have to be careful about my cold-warrior-speak.  That, or mentioning things like the GDR.  :O

Date: 2009/02/02 19:31:13, Link
Author: jeffox
Afarensis wrote:

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Oh, we have to get David and FTK together. Can you imagine the flouncing abilities of their offspring  


Ya ya, I can see it now:
"Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. David FTK, you're now the parents of a healthy new flouncing baby tard!"

:)      :)      :)

Date: 2009/02/02 19:51:37, Link
Author: jeffox
Daniel Smith keeps "bringin' it on:"

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(SNIP) As for empirical evidence, you won't accept any since everything is consistent with an all powerful mechanism, (SNIP)


Aside from the snide assumption you're making here, there is another alternative. . . that of the fact that there ISN'T any empirical evidence for your posited all powerful mechanism.  After all, YOU certainly haven't presented any.  Your personal fantasies don't count as empirical evidence, BTW.

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(SNIP) but the evidence points to the fact that life requires either an omnipotent, omniscient God, or an accidental mechanism that just got  lucky enough to build designs that look like they were built by such a being.  Whether or not accidental forces can do such a thing remains to be seen.


You've been told more than once that, if present, that evidence should be easy for you to provide.  When you've asked us for info, many of us have provided you with appropriate answers.  You haven't done that at all, and that's been pointed out to you also.

I've written from the very beginning that I think that you are nothing more than a troll.  You've written nothing to alter that perception.

Oh, and BTW, TARDavison is nothing more than a crotchety old crackpot.  Have a nice day!  :)

Date: 2009/02/04 18:58:00, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis & Mrs. are expecting?

(Looks both ways) Expecting what?    :O

(Slaps himself for that one)  :)   :)    :)

The heartiest of congratulations to ya, big daddy!

Date: 2009/02/05 16:29:26, Link
Author: jeffox
A ways back, Khan wrote:

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"Little pink houses for you and me"

sorry, feeling nostalgic


Uh-Huh

:)    ;)

Date: 2009/02/06 15:58:18, Link
Author: jeffox
KCdgw wrote:

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For any creation story to be taken seriously, there has to be a turtle in it somewhere.


No offense, but we need to stay within certain limits, IMO.

http://tv-mafia.com/series_....987.jpg

:)    :)    :)

Date: 2009/02/06 15:59:52, Link
Author: jeffox
I DID THAT ON PURPOSE

Date: 2009/02/06 16:03:32, Link
Author: jeffox
Lou wrote:

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Hamster spit might be rather valuable to hamster researchers.


Well, ya know, da Vikings were known as the HAMSTER OF THE GODS, eh!

:)     :p

Date: 2009/02/06 16:57:41, Link
Author: jeffox
Lou wrote:

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I am not already a member of that organization (which doesn't exist), and I am not piloting said invisible black helicopter (which doesn't exist) to your location (which may or may not exist) as we speak (which we can't do because I don't exist and neither do you).

You would know this if you had checked the sidebar of my blog (which doesn't exist and doesn't have a link in its non-existent sidebar to the EAC which also doesn't exist).


HA!  I knew that I didn't know that.

:p

Date: 2009/02/09 18:04:16, Link
Author: jeffox
RFJE wrote:

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ALso, is there any evidence for a non-oxygen atmosphere?


Tons, actually.  Wiki banded iron formation (BIF).  Keep in mind that BIFs can't form in an atmosphere that contains free oxygen.  Also keep in mind that that is the reason why BIFs aren't forming today.  Both of those are easily observable facts.

My 2c, because my hometown was built to house the miners of a BIF in northeastern Minnesota.  That, and I'm studying to be a geology major.

Date: 2009/02/10 22:37:03, Link
Author: jeffox
(Feels that this is appropriate)   :)    :)

Just a step cried the sad man
Take a look down at the madman
Theatre kings on silver wings
Fly beyond reason
From the flight of the seagull
Come the spread claws of the eagle
Only fear breaks the silence
As we all kneel pray for guidance

Tread the road cross the abyss
Take a look down at the madness
On the streets of the city
Only spectres still have pity
Patient queues for the gallows
Sing the praises of the hallowed
Our machines feed the furnace
If they take us they will burn us

Will you still know who you are
When you come to who you are

When the flames have their season
Will you hold to your reason
Loaded down with your talons
Can you still keep your balance
Can you live on a knife-edge


- Emerson/Lake/Frazer/Jandcek

But there it is      :)      :)

Date: 2009/02/10 22:41:50, Link
Author: jeffox
Wes wrote:

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There are no mirrors in your house, are there?


I think Danny-boy is on his very own little amazing journey.  

Hey, Daniel, try changing your name to Tommy, eh?      :)     :)     :)

Date: 2009/02/10 22:46:02, Link
Author: jeffox
Whoa, what a coincidence; I was just listening to the song, "Sympathy for Devil's Tower"     :)     :)     ;)

Date: 2009/02/10 23:07:59, Link
Author: jeffox
RFJE, just think about this:  If many (if not all) thought processes weren't chemically-oriented, then why do certain chemicals make people feel a certain way?  After all, it's a pretty well-known fact that caffiene makes a person feel more awake and aware.  And that opiates make you feel rather painless.  And that other chemicals make you feel happy.  or sad.  or goofy.  one of those chemicals is in wine, ya know.  

Really, are you older than 18?  I mean, come on, this is just off the top of my head here, and I'm no genius.

Date: 2009/02/12 15:26:38, Link
Author: jeffox
Pinnochio's idea of a sociable disease:




Termites!!


:)      :p

Date: 2009/02/12 15:32:39, Link
Author: jeffox
HeroIR wrote:

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Would a turtledove do?


I dunno, would a turtledove do what?

:)       :)      :)       :)

Date: 2009/02/12 20:05:56, Link
Author: jeffox
Lou replied to somebody with the following:

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Hey now.


And I quite agree, as I also resemble that remark.

:)     :)     :)

p.s.  San Diego doesn't count as Tijuana, it's just close.

Date: 2009/02/12 20:26:55, Link
Author: jeffox
Har har har here's a photo of Daniel Smith's friend, TARDavison:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums....MG]

Har har har.  

Oh, wait, maybe Danny doesn't get it?

:)     :)      :)      :O[IMG]

Date: 2009/02/12 20:28:47, Link
Author: jeffox
Grrrrrrrr, images and I aren't getting along so good lately.  Sorry 'bout that, gang.

Date: 2009/02/12 20:33:38, Link
Author: jeffox
Here's the image I was shooting for:

Date: 2009/02/12 20:46:39, Link
Author: jeffox
Khan wrote:

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Just send your mail, to the Tijuana jail?


Via Tijuana Taxi, no less.   :)    ;)

Date: 2009/02/12 22:08:33, Link
Author: jeffox
Sparc wrote:

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Denyse O'Leary
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Writing a commentary on this paper in the same journal issue, David Leopold at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, said the findings were
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“sure to raise eyebrows among the human fMRI research community.”


Isn't the her book "The Spiritual Brain" based on fMRI work of her co-author Beauregard ?


Well, I suppose, ya; but maybe Granny just has a problem with her eyebrows, eh?  The poor old gal just keeps plucking away and can't seem to get anywhere.

:)     :)

Date: 2009/02/12 22:31:48, Link
Author: jeffox
RFJE, athiests don't usually mock anybody.  Christians have (historically) tended towards intolerance.  Your posts confirm this.  

Oh, and another thing. . .Atheism doesn't lead to moral anarchy (if such a thing is possible).  Atheists just don't accept, at face value, the codified moral judgements of a group of self-interested humans speaking in the guise of worthiness and piety.  Which is why atheists don't run around murdering other people and yet don't get all bent out of shape when the neighbor lady down the block gets an abortion.

Date: 2009/02/15 19:29:03, Link
Author: jeffox
I may only be a fox, but methinks the following:

Daniel Smith's challenge = goalpost on wheels, new and improved*.

My 2c.




* now with variable height adjusters.

Date: 2009/02/18 21:05:23, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, go take sauna an den go jump inna swamp.

:)

Happy birthday to ya, and many, many more!

Date: 2009/02/19 22:14:29, Link
Author: jeffox
'Deed!  Happy day to ya!

:)     :)      :)

Date: 2009/02/19 22:42:50, Link
Author: jeffox
T. P. Hamilton wrote:

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The banded iron formations, that's who.


(Does his best Inspector Clueseau imitation)
That is what I have been saying, you fool!

(no offense, btw)

:)     :)      :)      :)

Date: 2009/02/21 20:46:53, Link
Author: jeffox
Dr. GH wrote:

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I had just changed "attack hamster" to "attack gerbil." Maybe I should change it to some other rodent?


Pick whichever one has the biggest tits.

:)      :)       :)         :)

Date: 2009/02/21 22:06:30, Link
Author: jeffox
RFJE is very confusing at times, and wrote:

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The popular hypothesis about the atmosphere is that it was formed by volcanoes spewing out CO2, water vapor, methane, nitrogen among other things ---no O2.  

Therefore the IMPLICATION is that were alot of O atoms and they were underground, as in UNDER volcanoes.  The O atoms were in such quantity that they bonded with H, were spewed out by volcanoes as water vapor, eventually condensed, and formed OCEANS, not ponds.  That's alot of O atoms.  (i did not have to have a degree in chemistry to figure this out).


Your first paragraph appears correct.  Your second, however, is kind of silly.  Why would the sole implication be that which you state?  From what I understand, the currently-accepted "best guess" for where earth's oceans came from is from bombardment by asteroids and comets early in it's history.

As for there being a lot of oxygen "under volcanoes", well, duh!  Oxygen is one of the most abundant elements in earth's crust, almost invariably bound up with silicon, which is the most abundant element in the crust.  Being bound up like that means that it's not in a gaseous form, like it is in our current atmosphere.  There's an abundant amount of evidence from all over the earth that, early on, the atmosphere contained no (or very little) free (gaseous) oxygen; and then, at some point in the distant past, that changed and oxygen became a major player in the earth's atmosphere, like it is today.  BIF's are just one piece of that evidence.

In that same post, he wrote:

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This oxygen crisis that I keep "yapping about" is in YOUR theory's geologic timescale.  God forbid that I should say ANYTHING that is associated with creationism, so I use mainstream sources.   The O2 catastrophe is there for all to read.


I don't see why atmospheric oxygenation is a "crisis" or "catastrophe".  It was a big change, but not big enough to wipe out the bacteria that created it.  Why do you think so?  And what "mainstream" source do you mean?

And later:

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Here's a better question:  Why do they still have CO2 atmospheres?

Because they will never cool with an an atmosphere of CO2 (Venus up to 600C).  So there will never be life to create O2.  


Ummm, I think the average temperature on Mars is far colder than on earth.  To quote a popular song, it ain't the kind of place to raise yer kids.  It may have even HAD primitive life, just like on earth!  Neat-O, eh?  And not so hard, either.  And just think, we now know of at least 100 other planets orbiting other stars!  Life's probably common, ya know.  But I'll hedge that bet until better evidence comes in, eh!

Further on:

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SO how did the earth cool loaded with CO2, and how did water vapor ever condense to form oceans?  We are only at what .04 % CO2 level today and everyone is worried about global warming.  How much more if we've got a "volcanic" atmosphere full of CO2.


The CO2 levels may have been at about the level they are now.  Or the sun may have been cooler.  There are a myriad of other possibilities that you haven't considered, evidently.  By the way, the atmosphere's predominantly nitrogen; but you know that, right?

More:

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And as I said--no 03 either to protect from radiation.  Where did O3 come from?  Must have been exhaled by an extinct species that is now dust.


Currently O3 is produced by O2 interacting with the sun's radiation at high altitudes.  Why wouldn't that be the case as soon as O2 became common?  Many anerobic bacteria species are resistant to radiation.  Radiation levels could have been different in the past, as I've aluded to earlier.  I don't understand why this is a problem for "evolutionists".

And:

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Just like if radiometric was called into doubt or disproved, alot of your theory would come crumbling down.


Well, I have to agree with you there.  Still, since radiometric dating disproval would take an awful lot of doing (handwaving won't work) you better get cracking and show me some objective, scientific evidence that the specific type of dating technique used in any particular dating environment is incorrect.  Don't be shy, but do keep in mind that I (and some of the others here) have direct experience in working with the same theory that says that radiometric dating works the way it works.  In my case, it's what drove a submarine around.  

Get hot!!

Date: 2009/02/24 20:24:08, Link
Author: jeffox
Yes, indeed; a most happy birthday to you!  Let's see now, ummm, your next birthday's in about, umm, er. . . what, ahhh. . . a year or so, I think.  :)  So enjoy this one, you'll have to wait awhile for another.    ;)

Date: 2009/02/24 20:33:54, Link
Author: jeffox
'Ras wrote:

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i don't eat no gyromitra and I don't care what david arora says.

you can git allergified to morchella but it might take you about 40 years.  i do know some minnesotan types around here that claim they don't eat them any more.  i don't trust folks that go ice fishing for fun however no matter how well they know their bug dicks.  

can't wait to get some morals!  and some morels too!


Dem dere Minnesota types is prolly fibben to ya down dere cuzza up here we kinda hogs 'em an dey only grow 'bout a month inna year.  Cuzza da snow.  I useta like ta go ice fishin' too but I don' like da tastea ice.  

:)       :)      :)       :)

Oh, by da way, da only mushrooms dat I hearda sellin' fer $1000 was dem kinda dat turn blue and make ya laugh a lot.  Not dat I know anyting 'bout da brown an smelly of it all, eh.  Just ta keep myself outta da hoosegow, ya know, eh.   :)     :)    :)

Date: 2009/02/24 21:07:15, Link
Author: jeffox
Khan wrote:

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You shall die alone, and the raccoons shall chew on your bones.


No!!   No!!    Anyt'ing but dat!  Dem dere raccoons is da sunzabitches a da whole Koddampt woods, eh!  Any fox knowzat, ya know.  I'd radder haf a squirrel bite offa my. . . . . er,

How'd we get into dis, anywayz?

:)    :)     :)

Date: 2009/02/24 21:29:17, Link
Author: jeffox
Gotcha.  My bad, sorry 'bout that.

See dat, RFJE?  Yer gonna get da raccoon treatment, fer sure.  (shudders at the thought)

:p     :)

Date: 2009/02/27 17:39:43, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh very much of the happy feeling to you on this birthday of yours.  And may you also have many more.

If you wake up hungover tomorrow, then you did it right.

;)    :)     :)

Date: 2009/02/27 17:43:53, Link
Author: jeffox
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(khan @ Feb. 24 2009,21:55)
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You shall die alone, and the raccoons shall chew on your bones.

Just make sure it happens in that order.


I think that that's up to the raccoons.  Talk to them.  No, wait. . . .

:)    :p    :)

Date: 2009/03/10 20:47:01, Link
Author: jeffox
Wes wrote:

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I thought "the professor" was supposed to be Jerry Bergman?


Last I heard, "the professor" took off on a three hour cruise.



:)     :)      :)      :)       :)

Date: 2009/03/10 21:09:53, Link
Author: jeffox
Silverspoon wrote:

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You owe me a beer & the paper towel I used wiping off my screen.


Hit me up any time you're in the upper midwest.

Sometimes my jokes actually work.    :)

Date: 2009/03/11 18:14:18, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis wrote:

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To a certain degree sexual orientation is "hard wired". As far as anyone can tell yet* creationism isn't.


Well, creationism actually is; but it's not hard wired, it's TARD wired.

Just trying to help.

;)     :)       :p

Date: 2009/03/11 20:28:29, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis done did write abovewards:

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How does one "drop one's atheism"?

I, an atheist, lack a belief in god(s) because there is simply no decent evidence for god(s). That's it. I don't believe in god(s) for the exact same reasons I don't believe in unicorns, leprechauns or fairies. Special pleading doesn't work. Perhaps you are under the illusion that atheism is some opposed but equivalent faith to your own. Perhaps you don't understand that atheism is provisional and contingent on the evidence.

Heed Oldman's advice. Read a book.

Louis


Seconded.  Everything.  Except that I do believe that the Vikings will win the SB this season.  But that's the Minnesotan in me, doncha know, eh!

Date: 2009/03/12 20:16:53, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh Danny-Boy Blathered:

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If you really want to know if God exists, he'll reveal himself to you.  




Me?  I just paid for the ticket.  

BTW, Daniel, God told me that you were full of shit.  We ARE close, you know.  Just letting you know, because he also told me that he's getting awful tired of all those stupid people making up all this nonsense about his exclusivity in his name.  

:)     :)      :)     :)

Date: 2009/03/15 22:32:16, Link
Author: jeffox
Back a ways, Louis wrote:

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I'm beginning to think that stout blows to the head with a large bat of some kind might be useful.




My only question is:  African or European?

:)      :)      :)       :)      :)      :)

Date: 2009/03/15 23:21:51, Link
Author: jeffox
Lou wrote:

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There was a small fruit bat attempting to stow away on the Space Shuttle before launch this evening:


Must have been an escapee from spring training.

:)     :)     :)     :)

BTW, did you know that the bat is the state bird of Canada?

(hahaha Minnesotans can joke about our neighbors to the great white north, eh.)

:)    :)    :p

Date: 2009/03/15 23:38:12, Link
Author: jeffox
I may be a day or two late, but I'm only 35 cents short.  :)    :)

Happiest of days to ya, BWE, even if it's late.

Date: 2009/03/16 21:33:33, Link
Author: jeffox
FrankH wrote:

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Just as the mosquito is the State Bird of Minnesota!

One just wonders how much brain damage is caused by that blue smoke that comes out when they first fire up their snow mobiles in September.....



Ya ya, ya know, dere are only two seasons a da year in Minnesota, dey say. . . . . one is called "cold", and da udder is called "bugs".   :)     :p

'Cept fer Bommadeer, ya know, alla snowmobiles are made in Minnesota, eh!  Myself, I useta haf a '77 Polaris Colt 340 cc freeair.  I musta put 4000 miles on 'er jus drivin' roun' and roun' da country block.  Oh, ya ya, dem were da days, eh!

Ya know, snowmobiles caught on in Minnesota real good cuzza da climate (a course) but also cuzza da fact dat ya gotta mix da gas fer 'em.  Well, datsa same as fer da outboard, ya know.  Plenny a dem in Minnesota, eh!

:)      :)      :)

Raccoon got your tongue, Daniel Smith?      :p

Date: 2009/03/16 21:47:58, Link
Author: jeffox
Say, Kristine, what personality type was this one?    :)



(I just couldn't resist that.)

Date: 2009/03/16 22:51:40, Link
Author: jeffox
(Someone, somewhere, softly knocks upon a door)

Davetard (whispering):  Hey, man, c'mon, open the door, it's me. . . Dave!  I got the stuff, man, but I think the cops saw me. . .

UD:  Dave?

Davetard:  Yes, it's me, Dave; now come on and open the door, man. . . .

UD:  Dave!?

Davetard:  Yes, it's Dave, man, you gotta let me in, I got the stuff. . . .

UD:  Dave!!?

Davetard:  Yes, it's ME, DAVE; now hurry up and let me in!

UD:  DAVE'S NOT HERE, MAN!

:)      :)      :)       :)       :)

Date: 2009/03/17 01:25:06, Link
Author: jeffox
Fah!  Dat's da wrong way ta have a liquid-cooled engine!

:)       :)      :)        :)

Date: 2009/03/22 00:27:26, Link
Author: jeffox
Your 29th, right?  That's what my mom always said.  Even after I was in my 30s.  ;)

Most happy of days to ya, Kristine!

Date: 2009/03/23 19:55:40, Link
Author: jeffox
oh Danny boy digs his hole ever deeper:

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I find the double standard very telling.


Kettle, meet pot.

Keep up the tard-flow, Daniel, you're very good at it.   :)

Date: 2009/03/24 13:47:30, Link
Author: jeffox
Louis wrote:

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ETA: Sorry the whole post was just an excuse to use Queen Victoria at her most Imperial (and imperious).


HMTQ is HAWT

:O      :)

Date: 2009/04/01 00:15:14, Link
Author: jeffox
If birthdays are happy, you better have one today.  :)  'Cuz I said so.  When a fox tells ya ta do sumptin', well, ya better, eh.  

Oh silly me.  Happy birthday to you!

:)     :)     :)

Date: 2009/04/10 12:26:53, Link
Author: jeffox
Oh very much happy day to you, K.E!  And may you have many more!

Date: 2009/11/18 08:57:30, Link
Author: jeffox
WIIIIILLLLLBUUUUURRRRR!!!

:)

Date: 2009/11/18 18:17:33, Link
Author: jeffox
Yes, quite; along with his exceptionally male cousin, Testicles.  

:)

Date: 2009/11/19 15:46:19, Link
Author: jeffox
Most happy day to you, and many more!

Date: 2009/11/23 13:51:01, Link
Author: jeffox
(sry I'm late, too)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(both a yas)

:)

Date: 2009/11/23 14:04:43, Link
Author: jeffox
MichaelJ wrote:
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I think that creationists look at life through blurry glasses. With these glasses on the thialacine and the wolf are almost alike. Take the glasses off (compare bone structures internal organs) and you can see that the thialicine and the kangaroo look more alike.

Now Darwin did this and quipped when he was in Australia that there must have been a second creator. Darwin doesn't have the blurry glasses on and he saw that though superficially there were similarities between Australian and other animals, they are in fact very different to the Animals on other continents.

You don't need fossils, you don't need DNA, you just need a keen mind to see that Bible literalism is bunk.


I think that they use day-vision goggles, AKA "tardware" glasses.  

:)

Date: 2009/11/23 14:07:41, Link
Author: jeffox
If birthdays are happy. . . . .

   May you have many!  

(including this one)

:)

Date: 2009/11/24 13:04:21, Link
Author: jeffox
'Twas writ above:  
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Yeah, but you also gave the world Bryan Adams and Celine Dion.  Those are practically capital crimes.


More than made up for by the likes of Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, "Geddy" Lee, Robbie Robertson, and a few others.  My 2c.

:)

Date: 2009/12/09 07:45:03, Link
Author: jeffox
The good Dr. GH wrote:  
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We are not at all selective, but for some reason creationsits don't stay around very long.


We carry a very high flounce factor here.  :)

Date: 2009/12/11 07:21:05, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, Lou!  I'd walk a mile with a smile to see a Nile crocodile!!

As long as it's not hungry. . . .   :)

Date: 2009/12/14 10:20:59, Link
Author: jeffox
<=======(Is actually a canid disguised as a vulpeccan.)

Much happy of a day to you!!  And may you have many more.

:)   :)   :)   :)

Date: 2010/03/24 12:55:44, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, I'm game!  I'll start out with the standard opening. . . . . Entry at the airport.  Then, I bid 4.  Noting that automatically gains me a 0.538 Fizbin, I'll let that roll over while I take the perfunctory pull on the linchnizzle.  Exit at Kings Crossing for an easy double.


Your move(s)!  

:)

Date: 2010/03/24 19:41:11, Link
Author: jeffox
Whoa, it looks like an excellent field of fellow competitors.  Good.
I'll carry a wickey sticket in an off-tune manner.  Plus, I'll claim the Ministry of Funny Walks.
Keep in mind, people, enweaselization will get you every time.  I think.
Finally, I'll stumper.
Good luck!
:)

Date: 2010/03/25 10:46:45, Link
Author: jeffox
That's all fine and dandy, but I wonder if you all have REALLY thought this out completely.  And, for that, you've given my quite the advantage.

Cabbage patch by bookend?  Risky, but could pay off well.

Huntzinger with antipasta?  I relish the thought, but it seems a bit, umm, whitebread to me.

Nostalgia for the Davetard 5?  That could work.

I don't know, my options at this point are wide open.  I can't decide. . . . . . .

Oh, wait - I have it!!!    Shatner on the old gray mare!!  (I know, I know, Carlson will hate me for that one but I do wish to be competitive.)

After that, it's pretty easy - end at Monument Valley Tower, shirtless for HMTQ.

I. Luvitseau!!!

:)

Date: 2010/03/25 20:11:16, Link
Author: jeffox
Afarensis wrote:
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On the other hand, if the game is over then I will follow the strategy advocated in Thorvald, Ant, Ritenhaus, and Duh's influential and popular Obscene Annotations and Rude Comments on the "Mornington Crescent for Dummies" series and play

Bishops' Stortford


Not so fast. . . . that might work here in the states; but, last I looked, this was INTERNATIONAL MC - you've forgotten about the N'orbelquism addendum.  Makes a difference, eh!

Still, good move on your part - great game so far E1!

I'll take Foghat to Bishey Aukland.  This will help my cubed distortion factor and also give myself a few extra tiddlestones.  Oh, and I'll drop the wickey sticket at this point.

While we all seem to be approaching endgame, it's still anybody's game at this point.

Oh, yeah, and I exit at Louis' favorite pub in Spitalfields (made quite famous in the 1887 tourney, so I've history on my side here).  The church here seems quite burnable, but I may be for whom the bell tolls.

Tally Ho!

:)

Date: 2010/03/26 13:58:25, Link
Author: jeffox
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Turnham Green the hard way:

Piccadilly line before 7:45 am, on Sunday.

I don't think so.

As fxntr did the Snaresbrook maneuver, reminiscent of the Bilge/Blythe "Over the hedge" fiasco of 1969, and my fascination with the movement of a little puck over ice, the Nexus Void and lube shop is still in effect.

You must move through yourself and find the other side for the next 1.23t time units.

That is as fxntr points out so eloquently, you don't implode first.


I concur, but some of us have already taken that into consideration.  Still, implosion is a terrible thing to witness.  Could be the pace-setter for the remainder of the dunstanfetter.  I'll be the first to demand a shrubbery.

I'll oblique, just in case.  

In the meantime, I've weaved a Plotsdingwether egg from my ticket stub; and, since escalators are still wild, I'll claim my baggage tags for another 0.328 fizbin.  While I realize that this resembles the Ortnsnortnzablotnik maneuver, I believe that there's enough variance in the field of play to allow another slapdown.  Too bad ol' TARDavison isn't hear to see that (not that I miss him).  He'd probably bandwagoneer, anyway.

Oh, and I'll commission the naggly bastard.

Exit Eustace.

Aye, Luv; it's so.

:)

Date: 2010/03/26 19:25:04, Link
Author: jeffox
While I may not be the most adept at gamesmanship, I do seem to be picking this up pretty well.  For an American fox, anyway.  Besides, while you all were admiring the last few moves, I snuck across the Excelsior line at least 3 times.  :)  Plus, I'm currently writing the software to put MC on the Gameboy.  And they told me it couldn't be done!!!

Which brings me to Birmingham, where I'll visit Sailor Sam (again).  No eggs, though.

Highcastle and the buildings adjacent (I tend to plan big).

Date: 2010/03/26 19:32:56, Link
Author: jeffox
Wait!!  I almost forgot:

Exit at Abertawae with a swan, see?

:)

Date: 2010/03/29 22:53:38, Link
Author: jeffox
OK, well, it's my turn again.  Hmmm.

I'll thicken my skin and avoid being detected at the same time.  

Hyde Park.

En Garde!

Date: 2010/03/30 15:31:11, Link
Author: jeffox
The only "bitch" I've ever met was named Amada Bar-Cat.  :)

I used to have a wolfhound, too.  He could play the banjo (poorly) and died of Barkinsons' disease.

Date: 2010/03/31 22:03:27, Link
Author: jeffox
Just to release Prince Albert from his most dire of fates, I'll say. . . .

Victoria

Charge!!

Date: 2010/11/07 11:45:23, Link
Author: jeffox
I think that, in Joe's case, fairies wear boots.
My 2c.  ;)

Date: 2011/03/07 12:28:22, Link
Author: jeffox
Mr. ITGallien wrote:
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Port Arthur Texas? You shouldn't be too hard to figure out who you are...

Maybe he means this person.  Except, even though dead, she can still kick his butt.  :)

Date: 2011/11/23 11:53:36, Link
Author: jeffox
forastero wrote:

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The geological maps that realist use to make money are all surface maps. The geological maps used for propaganda are called geologic columns  




REALLY???!!!??




You don't know any real geologists, do you, Forastero. . .

Date: 2013/09/11 12:22:32, Link
Author: jeffox
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To help there too, all I had to do is go with the hilly flow of what I wrote while replaying the Love Roller Coaster song into what would be appropriate for where I plan one good paragraph on how human collective intelligence works. It’s more or less obligatory (not option) that a theory like this relates to existing theory for collective intelligence, as in Wikipedia. And I streamlined how it starts by removing mention of Darwinian anything which in turn allowed me to jam-pack more information into the same space.

How anybody can associate science and the Ohio Players is beyond me.  But, from what appears, science (like fire)is beyond GooGoo.  My 2c.

Date: 2013/09/13 12:28:54, Link
Author: jeffox
Methinks GooGoo has spent waaaay to much time chasing white rabbits.  There are other ways to feed your head, ya know, Gary.  :)

Date: 2013/09/21 13:01:52, Link
Author: jeffox
Goo Goo wrote:
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Metaphorically speaking: It's Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down A Dream, in action. I expect that the VB6 void created by Microsoft no longer supporting it will eventually be filled by something free to download that can compile to at least equally fast .exe code. The structure of Basic is ideal for entering If-Then sentence logic structure of the Intelligence Algorithm logic. It should be “If this then that” like taught in K12, not martian looking code where when most simply and properly expressed crashes. It's also great to see that others still code-on in Basic, like it will soon enough be back again, because of great need for that programming structure and all this software wasted by not being around anymore.

Actually, metaphorically speaking, it's more like the Byrds, Eight Miles High.  That, or maybe Cream's, White Room.  It go like that.  :)

Date: 2013/09/24 12:05:13, Link
Author: jeffox
Goo goo attempted to write:  
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We call them dandelions, even though I think you would have to correct us by saying that kind that looks almost identical is actually a hawkweed.

For days, the Godsmack - Serenity song has been on my mind. So seeing it's still Sunday in some of the US, and none here love long sermons, I'll just link you to that as inspiration for the week that might also help explain what is wrong with some in this forum, not including the Vulturica promkappa or whatever I'm not sure about either who at least makes sense, not nonsense.


Yo, Goo goo, stick to your goat's head soup, 'cuz you don't know anything about flowers, either.

Date: 2013/09/26 11:51:26, Link
Author: jeffox
OH MY GOSH I BROKE THE CHEW TOY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!  (and there's no foxnip in this one, either.)


Sry, e1.  I'll go back to lurking, now.

Date: 2013/10/14 12:50:18, Link
Author: jeffox
Yep, same old goo goo in the same old chew toy suit.  He's back in black for more radio gaa gaa!  It's the Vogon celebration day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/10/15 15:37:49, Link
Author: jeffox
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Wow!!!!! That's like a subtle hint from Grunge that contains insider information on Back In Black helping me to get loose from the noose that's kept me hanging about.  

Never been married, myself.  :O
But, please, don't take my posts as anything but being insulting - particularly of your relative tastelessness in music.
I figure, if you won't (or can't) bring anything scientific in here, I can insult you in relatively unique non-scientific ways.  Just call it an attack and act accordingly, we've seen you whine repeatedly already.  Besides, I like to laugh.  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/10/16 13:04:44, Link
Author: jeffox
Goo goo gushed:  
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After having seen how much hoopla can be manufactured from a theory that really only predicts we had ancestors (common ancestry as was already known about for thousands maybe even several millions of years) and common sense that those who cannot survive in an environment perish, I have to wonder about the tastelessness in science of this forum for discussing "intelligence" related theory, not "I had a mommy and daddy" stuff where you then stick out your tongue at me, because none can logically argue against such child-level common knowledge.


The ToE does a lot more than 'predicts we had ancestors'.  Only a person with trivial or cursory knowledge of that theory would conclude that.  As for this forum, you get what you give; and - just remember - you got juvenile first.  You can take your Bad Boy Boogie anywhere else, any time you wish.  Meanwhile, I'm still here thinkin'. . . . . .

Date: 2013/10/17 12:06:29, Link
Author: jeffox
Translation from the GooGooese:

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I am still waiting for this forum to use their seemingly all-explaining Darwinian Theory to explain how "intelligence" works.

What does mutation+selection predict in regards to how hippocampi would most easily be wired into an intelligent circuit? What are the basic requirements for intelligence? Where's your testable models of intelligence? How could unknown forms of intelligence be experimentally detected? How could nonintelligent forms which only appear to be intelligent (but are not) be ruled out? Anything?  


Means, "Black roof country. . . . "

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I thought it would be best to follow an example like this, from one of the highly trained US public education experts who reside in this toilet (of a science forum).


"Local pavement. . . . "

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If Stephen Hawkings lost all of their motor system control then they would no longer be intelligent, they would be dead:


"Tired starlings. . . . "

None of which answers the questions we've asked of you, let alone makes any scientific sense.

Sure looks like GooGoo is getting creamed in here!

Date: 2013/10/18 11:47:36, Link
Author: jeffox
Quote
Quote (jeffox @ Oct. 17 2013,12:06)
Translation from the GooGooese:


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I thought it would be best to follow an example like this, from one of the highly trained US public education experts who reside in this toilet (of a science forum).



"Local pavement. . . . "

I think that should be:

"No gold pavements..."



Thanks, Robin; I stand corrected.  I knew I needed an ear-cleaning pretty quick. . . . .  ;)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/10/19 13:32:02, Link
Author: jeffox
Goo goo once blurted,
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And in humans there are three levels of intelligence


I think he means, "Mine goes to four".  (In a Spinal Tap sort of way, that is.)

Date: 2013/10/19 13:34:06, Link
Author: jeffox
Goo goo, you wrote,
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The only thing I can think of is a premotor cortex but that is also part of the RAM.

Do you mean the PM & Wings album?  Cuz, otherwise, this makes no sense.

Date: 2013/10/21 13:01:09, Link
Author: jeffox
Goo goo just keeps getting in deeper and deeper:  
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Yes, counting human collective intelligence, this theory exponentially and logarithmically goes to at least four.

Ya ya, Goo goo.  You even failed to get the joke.  Isn't 'human collective intelligence' called a library?
Oh, and like most other people in here, I do know what exponential and logarithm mean.
Boy this one believes his own gibberish!  Still, in a funny sort of outrageous way. . . .
As I wrote before, I do like to laugh.

Date: 2013/10/22 13:02:41, Link
Author: jeffox
Once again, Goo goo comes down with foot-in-the-mouth disease:  
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And at the very bottom of figure 4 it shows only two arrows to "WORLD" for "SENSORS" and "ACTUATORS" which is another name for MOTORS, duh?

Actually, actuators are switches, not motors.  But I've actually worked on both.  Duh indeed.
Steppenwolf apparently understands motors better than you do, Goo goo.  (Plus they're still around).
I'm still laughing!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/10/23 12:59:16, Link
Author: jeffox
No wonder Goo goo has problems with semantics:  
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Quote  
Actuator

An actuator is a type of motor for moving or controlling a mechanism or system. It is operated by a source of energy, typically electric current, hydraulic fluid pressure, or pneumatic pressure, and converts that energy into motion. An actuator is the mechanism by which a control system acts upon an environment. The control system can be simple (a fixed mechanical or electronic system), software-based (e.g. a printer driver, robot control system), or a human or other agent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki.......ctuator



Steppenwolf ~ Born To Be Wild ~ 1969

In the Navy, on my submarine, you'd have killed somebody if you'd have mixed up an actuator with a motor.  Your (and WIKI's) definition of 'motor' (rather 'type of motor') doesn't satisfy your previous criteria, nor mine.  In both instances, a better word for what you, and WIKI are describing, is 'switch'.  Solenoids act more like switches than motors, and they're the textbook 'actuator'.  Ahhh, but details, as has been pointed out here, seem to get 'black boxed' by Goo goo.  I'm just glad he wasn't on my boat.
I'm still laughing after all these years.  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/10/25 12:24:23, Link
Author: jeffox
Goo goo gets paranoid, "
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From the information that came back to me: Undecided readers had no problem figuring out what this forum is for discussing, and it's sure not science.

Suit yourselves.... "


I think he means, "I shouted out, 'Who killed the Kennedys?'"

Yep.  That's actuatorly what he means.  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/10/28 14:24:11, Link
Author: jeffox
Ahhh, the blissful sound of one hand gibbering:  
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Well then it's a good thing I'm not trying to outdo Buddha, and only have to keep up with a thread where all were already forewarned to be careful where they step.

No sympathy for this one. . . . . :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/10/30 14:46:08, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, like Sgt. Pepper giving advice to the lovelorn.  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/11/01 13:04:41, Link
Author: jeffox
(Snicker) -
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You wanted to believe, what you wanted to believe, and in so doing helped this forum justify the muddling of federal agencies to permanently destroy my personal life and what's left of my livelihood. You have no idea how creepy you really are.


(Snicker) Ya ya, Goo goo, and the Davies brothers have a simple message for you, "Paranoia may destroy ya!  (and it goes like this. . . )"

Still snickering.  ;)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/11/02 12:48:09, Link
Author: jeffox
(snicker)
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Yes, after I (not another) was satirically summoned to your court. I was the defendant, and the result showed that your side would most likely very embarrassingly lose a court case you brought against me.

(snicker)
How does one 'satirically summon' someone to court?  No wonder Goo goo doesn't like semantics - he doesn't know what many words mean.  
So Goo goo doesn't like his cage being rattled?  Well, he chose the zoo, put himself in the cage, and has had many chances to leave but hasn't taken them.  All he has is poo to fling, and so that's all he's doing.  Myself, I'm still laughing behind the clear plastic tarp, this guy's almost as funny (but nowhere near as smart) as Gallagher.  Too bad his 'Darwinomatic' is a feather duster.  :)  :)  :)
Bwhahahahahhahahhahahhah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  See ya in satire court, Goo Goo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Bwhahahhahahahhaha!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2013/11/04 12:53:56, Link
Author: jeffox
Add to the words that Goo goo doesn't know what they mean:  Satire.

Yo, Goo goo, satire isn't reality, it's a viewpoint of reality.  What you posted was a real court document of a real court (evidently).  Can you say the words, 'not the same'?  Way to fail.  Again.

No such thing as a satire summons, Goo goo.  

Bwahhahahhahhahah you're sure worth a laugh and a half!  Sure easy to fool you, too; depending on the source.  Meet the new tard, same as the old tard!!!

Date: 2013/11/05 11:48:46, Link
Author: jeffox
(snicker)
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If you don't like the terminology the theory requires then the only way to avoid that is to stay out of science you don't want to understand.

If you think a sentence is poorly constructed Woodbine then either read it in more detail until you are able to make sense of it or reword like you think it should be so I can at least see where your problem is.

Have fun trying to find scientific evidence to indicate that  I am wrong about "motors" and all else required in the theory. But of course semantic arguments based upon what YOU want to name things are simply childish.

Firstly, there is no 'science we don't want to understand'.  There is only science, and you haven't shown us any.  This is mostly because science requires evidence, and you haven't presented any.  Your attempt at slamming our motivations has failed, because you're wrong about our thinking to begin with.
Second, It's not our fault that you are a crappy writer.  That's YOUR fault.  As in NOBODY'S FAULT BUT YOURS.  But, since you seem to show no Presence :)  ;)  you seem to thick (as a brick, btw) to understand that important fact.
And, finally, I already demonstrated how you're wrong about motors, as well as being wrong about the definitions of many of the terms you use.  Including the word 'semantics'.  You fail on all levels of your own arguments, Goo goo; and, what's worse, is you blame others for your own shortcomings.  We've been pointing that out to you from the get-go.
But, if the past is any indication, you'll probably just ignore this post and push on ahead with your nonsense.  That's all right, I told you before I like to point and laugh.  I ain't no fortunate son. . . . . :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/11/06 12:17:35, Link
Author: jeffox
(Snicker)
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Since the word "created" takes less space than "produced" the second paragraph also became surprisingly more compact, I think easier to read.


Jeez, this guy's a hoot!  :)  :)  :)

Semantics, Goo goo, semantics!  :)  And no, that's not the name of the band from Detroit with the song, "What I Like About You".  At least they made sense.  

HEY

Date: 2013/11/14 12:54:36, Link
Author: jeffox
ATBC:  You don't have a theory, you make assertions, your ideas are muddled, and your ability to communicate is terrible!

Goo Goo:  Here, I cleaned up the English a little.  Great now, huh!!!

ATBC:  No, that's not better.  See above.

Goo Goo:  Here, I cleaned up the English a little more.  Really great now, huh??!!  Waterlooooooooooooo. . . . . .

What a hoot!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/11/15 12:47:25, Link
Author: jeffox
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Gary,  why does the designer have an inordinate fondness for beetles?


I've gotta feeling ;) that it's because of their fondness of rooftop concerts.  Just let it be, OK?  :)  :)  :)

Say, Goo goo, I hope you're not using your good towels to polish that turd of yours.  Your wife'll kill ya. . . .

WHAT A HOOT!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2013/11/16 12:44:53, Link
Author: jeffox
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Quote (Jim_Wynne @ Nov. 16 2013,08:48)
Dembski is now infamous for his claim that "ID is not a mechanistic theory" and its proponents needn't worry about the "pathetic level of detail" found in actual science. You seem to believe that you've discovered the missing mechanisms but utterly fail in both explaining them on a conceptual level and providing evidence for them.


That does not mean that a theory does not have to explain the mechanism that explains how a phenomena works. Or should be read as science would not improve upon the pathetic level of detail, that was around at the time.


What you're missing, Goo goo, is that EVIDENCE = 'pathetic level of detail'.  You seem to miss this a lot.  Your 'theory' certainly does.  

I TOLD YOU THIS GUY'S A HOOT!   :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/11/18 12:12:31, Link
Author: jeffox
Someone gushed forth:  
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So says a handful of religious bigots in a toilet of a forum who found a way to dishonestly misrepresent science in order to promote a (anti)religious agenda in the US classrooms.

Your lack of any evidence to the contrary speaks for itself. In a case like this, that's all I need to show.


Yo, Goo goo, you can't be talking about us, can you?  After all, you're the one whoring, er, shopping around for approval in here.  Ignoring evidence to the contrary doesn't mean it hasn't been (effectively) presented.  

How'd that satire court thingee go for you?  Didja tell 'em all about motors?  Embarass yourself as badly as you have in here?  Awwwwww. . . .

Here's starving ya, baby!  What a hoot you are!

Date: 2013/11/19 13:31:14, Link
Author: jeffox
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All the praise to the genius of Charles Darwin gets boring, real fast, to all who expect more than a childish answer, that is not even able to predict anything at all pertaining to the origin of intelligence.


Ya ya, but Goo goo, how can you talk about intelligence when you obviously don't have any?  

Go in your wife's kitchen and pull out a can of Green Giant corn or peas.  Read the label, ya see how the stuff was canned in Cokato, MN?  I know people who work there.  They use Darwin's theory to predict how hybrids of both corn and peas will react to certain growing conditions - all in an effort to bring you the highest quality product you can buy.  No gov't cover-up, no grant BS.  Just plain science at work.

You obviously don't know what science is, or you wouldn't be carping & bitching the way you are.  Maybe, if you actually listened to us and improved your 'theory' by doing a little research and providing evidence that you can actually follow (wherever it goes, as YOU wrote) THEN you can look at maybe getting published and actually providing something useful for us all.

Otherwise, you're nothing more than a hoot, and quite a hoot at that!  

Oh, and don't forget to clean the towel after you're done.  (Just saving you from the old lady's wrath. . . .)

Date: 2013/11/20 14:34:33, Link
Author: jeffox
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You'll also need examples of how "natural selection" has revolutionized systems biology and cognitive science, or else you're just further proving how little you actually know about science and are just repeating what you were told to chant.


Ummm, that's one of the things I just did.  Go get the can and see for yourself, Goo Goo.  Agriculture sure has benefitted from evolutionary theory.  Not invented, and a normal person couldn't contrue what you did from what I wrote.  You are a hoot, with poor reading skills, after all!

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Please excuse my honesty, but you are an asshole.


It's already been written:

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When you're ready to apologize and participate honestly, maybe I'll teach you something.  Until then you get mockery.



It is, after all, all you deserve.  

Still, I, myself, do appreciate the cheap entertainment.  Some of your one-liners are as good as W. C. Fields', imo.  

Oh, and Goo goo, can you explain to me why geologists, with their understanding of evolution, don't go looking for oil in precambrian rock structures?  Or iron ore in post-cambrian deposits?  Oh, wait, those are practical uses of evolutionary theory, so you'll probably misinterpret and misconstrue them, like you've been doing.  Doesn't change the facts, though.  :)  

And, BTW, please let us know when your 'theory' actually makes you some money.  Or, even better, when you actually get published in a peer-reviewed scientific publication.  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/11/21 12:35:04, Link
Author: jeffox
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I am not scientifically obliged to defend my usage of the proper terminology required for the phenomenon that must be explained.



Yes, you are.  Or it's not science.  This is something you NEED to understand, it's the most common flaw in all of your arguments.  Even nonscientific debate requires the use of common definitions, not words that one side (yours) have their own meanings for.  We've been using the definitions that work within the scientific community.

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You and others in this forum are now instead obliged to defend your use of Darwinian terminology in a field of science where such terminology does not even belong.



In other words, we need to level the playing field down to your level.  Ummmm, no, our method works within the scientific community.  Yours doesn't, and we've pointed that out many times before.

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In my opinion the problem is that you and others are so used to expecting the other side of the argument (that usually makes things very easy for you) to do all the defending that you're unable to follow your own rules anymore.

That's an opinion based on the your delusions and false ideation.  Our way works, yours doesn't - it's that simple.  You should (snicker) learn that.  Instead, you whine about the system being unfair.  To quote a phrase, we all wanna change your head.  :)  

But, my guess is that you'll keep being a hoot!  Not that I mind. . . . . I'm still laughing at you.

Date: 2013/11/23 11:55:06, Link
Author: jeffox
U/Pb radioactive dating of detrital zircons contained in carbonaceous chondrite meteors is the current yardstick, or at least that's what I was taught . . . .
Oh, and quite consistent at just a bit over 4.1 BY.
Anyways, my 2c.

Date: 2013/11/23 12:09:15, Link
Author: jeffox
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Quote (GaryGaulin @ Nov. 21 2013,19:01)
Only a nutcase would demand that a biologist defend their use of appropriate terminology for explaining biology such as "veins" and "arteries" because their training as an astronomer taught them that the only thing in the universe that works that way are called "wormholes".

Sorry, what way are astronomers taught that wormholes work?


I think he means that biologists are taught how wormholes work.  Maybe because he's got worms.  Eating into his brain.  :)  :)  :)

No, actually, I think he means that WE should be using HIS definitions for our arguments.  If that's the case, Goo goo, YOU need to define those terms; and far more precisely than you have.  All you've done is ignore us when we've told you that, and/or distract/run away from the argument.  

HOOT HOOT HOOT HOOT  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/11/25 12:43:09, Link
Author: jeffox
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So he's pulled all this out of his wormhole?  I stand corrected.


Maybe he just can't find his gravitational anomoly.  

We both know he's just using the words, he doesn't know what they mean.  He must be easily impressed, no wonder he's impressed with himself.

Oh, and Goo goo, YOU'RE the troll.  But, as trolls go, you're a hoot and a half!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/11/26 12:28:09, Link
Author: jeffox
:)  Ya ya, maybe he'll think this is paradise.  :)  :)  We could provide dashboard lights or something, too. . . .

THEN HE COULD REALLY HOOT!!!!!!!!!!

:)  :)  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/11/30 12:47:52, Link
Author: jeffox
The latest drivel exposed and explained:

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Oh boo hoo to you Scrooge. There is nothing unscientific about being thankful for things like your "bad design" argument being fairly demolished by scientific reality that had to come from a Creation Science paper that got the science right.


Yes, it's all unscientific, and untrue.  Only in your unqualified/uneducated opinion is the 'bad design' argument demolished.  And NO creation science paper got the science right, since no creation science paper has ever been published in a peer-reviewed scientific publication.  

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Giving the Theory of Intelligent design a fair hearing has led to insight that your way of thinking does not even search for, that helps make Christmas more science fun for the rest of us.


Giving a few pulls on the old hookah or a few swigs from the old hip flask will do the same - but that's not science, and neither is your post.  Maybe Santa will bring you a new theory that actually jives with reality.

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For example, this mister-DJ type Christmas celebration now broadcasting from this house, via YouTube:

Light-O-Rama What A Show!

Is that an impressive science project? I think so.


This, from Mr. Easily-impressed-when-it's-not-really-science.  Please excuse the rest of us for laughing at a fool.  

Still a hoot, Goo goo!

Date: 2013/12/02 13:29:47, Link
Author: jeffox
(snicker)
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Science journals are for lab papers, not for getting code published online in a community of science minded programmers for that language. Thinking that the Theory of Intelligent Design has to first be published in a major journal is an unrealistic expectation from an academia that assumed such a thing would have to come from a biology lab, which led to not planning for the possibility it would become needed in software for explaining the basics of how intelligence and intelligent cause/causation works.


Wow, sounds like Nethack!  

That's NOT science.

Epic fail, Goo goo!  

BTW, my intelligence goes to 11!  So does my level of consciousness!  Whadda hootster!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/12/04 13:51:37, Link
Author: jeffox
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It's like a Palin-esque koan or Bachmannian parable.


My thoughts exactly.

Date: 2013/12/05 12:33:44, Link
Author: jeffox
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I just realized you meant Sarah. All this time I was thinking Michael, and it didn't make sense... (like now it does...?)


Only in Brazil.  Or chasing some silly cup.  

HEY GOO GOO, maybe it'd be better if you built this big, hollow, hooting, wooden rabbit . . . . . .

:)  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/12/09 13:22:00, Link
Author: jeffox
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Octopuses are considered very intelligent, which makes comparing them with Gary and his output rather unfair.
Wikipedia has a nice article on them that includes a section on Intelligence and a link to Cephalopod intelligence.
They are at least occasionally kept by marine aquarists, but are challenging not least due to their escape artist abilities.

It seems vanishingly unlikely that the particular forms of intelligence displayed by octopuses could be modeled or explained in terms of Gary's theory.
It would be a laugh and a half, though, to see his attempt.


I would say that Goo Goo hasn't even been intelligent enough to visit an Octopus' Garden.  

Looks like it's morphed into this now:  

ATBC:  Your theory has never been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.  

Goo Goo:  Peer-reviewed scientific journals are a buncha bullshit.

Guess which one of the two have actually been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals?  :)  :)  :)

JEEZ WHAT A HOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2013/12/10 13:28:36, Link
Author: jeffox
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What would ATBC expect it to specifically focus on? There being several thousand ways of going has to be narrowed down to what you need, but I'm not sure what that is.

At least the NGSS has a logical construct to cover life science, which is much easier for the theory to communicate with.

My last long post has ideas that might work, for you to select from. Maybe that will help describe what you want, need. Once I know, the rest might be easy. I honestly otherwise do not know where to begin, on that project.



What a hoot, you completely missed the point!  ROTFLOLADLTMSSATPMITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2013/12/11 13:01:54, Link
Author: jeffox
(Sigh)  We DID try.

Date: 2013/12/11 13:03:58, Link
Author: jeffox
Maybe Goo goo is one o' them there proverbial dead horses?  He sure seems to imagine that he's a whipping bwah . . . . . .

(insert Orbison's 'Crying' here)

Date: 2013/12/12 12:35:53, Link
Author: jeffox
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Well scientists should think that lifetime physical development equals evolution, because that's what happens at the molecular intelligence level.


Wrote the non-scientist.  REAL scientists (particularly biologists) don't use the phrase 'molecular intelligence' because it's a nonsensical term.

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Our molecular intelligence in us right now is estimated to be at least several billions years old, into its development. We are all like one thought in its long lifetime, with a developmental stages that are being figured out using phylogenetics.


Evidence?  Oh, wait, you don't have any.  Whatta hoot!

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Adding the word "evolution" to the equation makes a big-fuzzy to operationally define that scientists still argue over where to draw the line and what metric to use to quantify the process. Then there are spats over "microevolution" and "macroevolution" sometimes blame "creationists" for inventing the words that came from university researchers working on the problem caused by "evolution" inherently being a generalization too. It's a big mess.


Most scientists 'get' the theory of evolution, Goo goo; just because you don't doesn't mean everybody is a dumb as you are.  The macro/micro-evolution spat is a product of other nonscientists.  You'd know that if you actually studied the issue objectively.  'Big messes' are often what idiots call complex issues, & you're a textbook example.

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This theory eliminates all that unproductive arguing over nothing. Just have to get used to not needing what are more like comforting crutch-words, which really only trip you up, while arguing in circles again.


It's not a theory, and certainly doesn't do what you claim.  You wouldn't know a circular argument if one rolled you over.  WHATTA HOOT!

Date: 2013/12/16 12:56:48, Link
Author: jeffox
That's OK.  She's got less than 11 months left, anyway - she's not running in the next elective cycle.  I guess the laugh-fest in St. Cloud left an impression.  ;)  
I guarantee you, Minnesota will not miss her.

Date: 2013/12/16 13:03:29, Link
Author: jeffox
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It's already doing many useful things. And there is nothing else like it for helping to find useful cognitive research papers/theories, worth taking seriously.


One of the useful things is that it makes us all laugh.  That's why we're not taking anything you write seriously, Goo goo.  

When the jester sang for the king and queen. . . . .

Date: 2013/12/18 12:58:49, Link
Author: jeffox
Let's see if this isn't a good take on Victor Goo Goo's postings:

1.  Prepare the laboratory!  (Read obtuse/loosely-related literature)

2.  Sew together the creature!  (That is, create/steal some diagrams)

3.  Bring on the chemistry!  (Postulate some nonsense about 'intelligent molecules';)

4.  Wait for a wild and stormy night!  (Write some meaningless code)

5.  Shout, at the top of his lungs, "IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!"  (Post that he's a success at ATBC)

Sounds more like EWB's 'Frankenstein', to me.  Do you only come out at night, Goo goo?  Whatta hoot!   :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/12/19 13:19:39, Link
Author: jeffox
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But science doesn't care what you think, therefore I win this scientific argument anyway, so there, take that!  


Wrote the non-scientist.  Sounds like Waterloo!!! to me.  Whatta hoot!

Date: 2013/12/20 12:50:00, Link
Author: jeffox
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I often end up having to try reasoning with sufferers of this:
Dunning–Kruger effect


Considering that YOU haven't learned a thing in here, Goo goo . . . . . .

Whatta hoot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2013/12/21 13:16:35, Link
Author: jeffox
Stevestory:  
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some people will object to the latest POTW. But I stand by it. It is a truly amazing comment he made.


Not me.  I woulda if I coulda.  After I stopped laughing.  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/12/23 13:15:28, Link
Author: jeffox
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Starship - We Built This City

Now you have gone too far.


Indeed, Goo goo seems to be stuck on his Embryonic Journey, all the while Volunteering for the White Rabbit award and wanting Somebody to Love.  God bless it's pointy hooting head!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2013/12/23 13:18:20, Link
Author: jeffox
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Now class, today's lesson is on how (mother) "nature" (i.e. supernatural God/Goddess but shhhhh!) created everything as shown here is this eye-witness account of what happened:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki......._Nature


ALL SCIENCE SO FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2013/12/28 13:02:22, Link
Author: jeffox
Jeez he gets funny over the Xmas holiday . . . .

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I hope that respectable scientists who read this thread are aware of what these dishonest and/or misinformed vigilantes who are representing them have done to the reputation of the scientific community, and to science.


Ummm, many in here ARE respectable scientists.  Myself, I think that the respectable scientists who read this thread are dying of laughter at YOU, Goo goo; you have been quite hilarious at times.  

Science is all about the evidence.  Without that, you have bad ideation, which is less than nothing.

Gadzooks, what a merry Xmas hoot he is!!!!

Date: 2014/01/03 13:27:57, Link
Author: jeffox
Yo, Goo Goo!  You need to grasp better straws.  :)  :)  :)

Gads, whatta hoot!

Date: 2014/01/06 12:32:47, Link
Author: jeffox
The silly one wrote:  
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That's how anti-social academic snobs let you know that they got butt-hurt, while playing their own game.


Still trying to tell us how bad you made us feel?  

We took you by surprise/
You didn't realize/
that we were laughing . . . .
 - Bachmann/Cummings (loosely)

Someday, Goo goo, somebody's gonna unplug your magic projector.  Until then, keep up the comedy!  You're a hoot!!!!!!!!!
:)  :)  :)   :)  :)

Date: 2014/01/07 12:44:39, Link
Author: jeffox
Goo Goo gushed:  
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I am not at all knowledgeable in Atlantis.


Last I looked, Atlantis was in Georgia.  ;)

Then, again:  
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But I could handle a critique or refutation of Darwinian theory.


Poorly.  At best.  But you've been trying!  :)

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At least in the origin of life model I experiment with the natural selection variable does not exist in the algorithms needed to model living things over time.


And it's gotten you nowhere.  We've tried to tell you that . . . .

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It might be possible for there to be other examples of where Darwinian theory is the wrong theory to use.


Show us, using science.  You haven't so far!

Egads, what a hoot!  Funnier and funnier!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2014/01/08 13:12:19, Link
Author: jeffox
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Back in the Ben Stein movie days I let the NCSE know that they needed to change tactics, not be polar opposite to the other political extreme, but nothing changed. I do not want to see them lose all their credibility, but they're only helping make it so that they are no better than the worse in this forum. It's like the two enable each other. Where the NCSE long ago fixed their Expelled Exposed (making it more convincing as well) then went from there, what goes on in this forum would not now be accepted behavior. It would have then been easy for me to find help maybe from one of the many local colleges, where they end up in the science news for novel cell models, instead of their having to worry about their careers by getting involved in something good like that.


Why not get a job and then actually go to one of those colleges and LEARN SOMETHING?  Then, maybe you'll realize how wrong you are about the politicization (and polarization) of the NCSE, and how thier scientific 'snobbery' is necessary to screen out the nonsense of the cranks and crackpots that you support.  Until then, please stop blaming us for your own misfortune - it's been based on YOUR OWN DECISIONS AND ACTIONS, not ours.

Of course, continuing your usual idiot ravings in here will still result in scoffing and outright laughter on our part.  We've already told you (many times) how to solve your problems.  Not listening isn't our fault.  

Whatta hoot!

Date: 2014/01/10 12:28:55, Link
Author: jeffox
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Man you just can't buy good acid like that any more.


Dang, I missed that stuff . . . . Still the people that had some of it sure enjoyed it!  However, they came down after a few days, unlike the Thrimaxicallit here.  There's some serious delusion in this one . . . .

Or is he a bot?  Anybody else kinda think so?

Date: 2014/01/10 12:32:50, Link
Author: jeffox
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Yes I have a history of science experiments gone crazy.


Took you with them, did they?  :)  :)  :)  Studying a little might have save you a lot of trouble.  And failure.

Whatta hoot!

Date: 2014/01/11 12:53:40, Link
Author: jeffox
Twas noted:  
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Gary still doesn't grok legal decisions. Of course, we have prior history demonstrating that as well.


I think the words 'Pre-existing condition' fit the bill well.  :)  :)  :)

I wonder what 'hoot' codes out as nowadays?

Date: 2014/01/11 13:00:31, Link
Author: jeffox
Asking = claiming with this one.  With a very strong tard streak.  PCP?  STP?  Some kinda superacid, I'm thinking, much stronger than the brown but kinda in that vein.  Hey, he was warned at Woodstock. . . . .

And definitely anti-USA.

Well, the little idiot sure seems to have a few axes to grind.  I, for one, don't look for anything intellectual in this aptly named thread.  

Hey, Thrinaxodingus, I FFFFAAART IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION . . . . AND IF YOU COME BACK HERE I WILL TAUNT YOU A SECOND TIME!

Date: 2014/01/13 12:34:37, Link
Author: jeffox
Someone wrote:  
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Music from my formative years makes this more precisely another fine Endless Enigma that I got myself stuck in:


I think that The Police's 'Zenyatta Mondatta' track #5 is far more appropriate.  

Whatta hoot!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/01/15 12:37:56, Link
Author: jeffox
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The classic by Napolean XIV might (eventually) be most appropriate of all.


Ya ya, those one-hit wonders musta known something back then.  :)

So did the Kinks, but I think I mentioned that one already.  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/01/20 12:56:54, Link
Author: jeffox
Ya ya, happy fucking birthday to you, Goo Goo!

Date: 2014/02/04 13:27:07, Link
Author: jeffox
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Then that is still preferable to being a disgraced swellhead of science, proudly parading themselves around in public wearing "The Emperor's New Clothes".


Jeez, and here I thought I lived in tees and jeans.  Hatsize 8 3/4, too.  I do like parades, however.

More pissing and moaning from somebody in wayyyy over his head.  Whatta hoot!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/02/05 12:54:23, Link
Author: jeffox
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Hey parasite: You already lost.


Rolling Stones:  'Just My Imagination' on the Some Girls album.

BTW, Goo Goo, at least I've been published.

Whatta hoot!  :)  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/02/05 12:59:21, Link
Author: jeffox
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Maybe this weekend I will have time for science work, on the newest model(s). Or I'll be dead by then, from all the embracing of new discoveries that I heard about in last night's debate, that in my case is a hypocritical stranglehold around my neck.


Stranglehold was Ted Nugent.  He's all in favor of the evolution of critters, as long as he can hunt them.

Whatta hoot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/02/06 13:12:37, Link
Author: jeffox
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I'm not at all impressed by your method of measuring scientific success. You only helped explain why half of what gets published in academic journals is rubbish, and what remains is often tripe.


Ya ya, and science isn't impressed with the unsupported opinions of a crackpot.
Meanwhile, people who actually read the articles in scientific journals have an excellent track record of positive results in the fields of agriculture, astronomy, medicine, mining, manufacturing, invention, entertainment, and social advancement (something I pointed out before).  
Please, don't try to drag the rest of us down to your pathetic level of wallowing with your biased, unscientific, unfair, and idiotic comparisons.  The sorriest thing about this is that we've told you, numerous times, how to improve your chances of being published yourself, something you came in here saying YOU WANTED TO DO.
And, yes, sour grapes.  Enjoy the taste, you hoot you!  Myself, I'd be insulted if I weren't laughing so hard!    :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/02/07 13:16:03, Link
Author: jeffox
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Considering how showing positive results (from the development of a theory like this) is the most scientifically powerful evidence there is to prove that the underlying operational theory is in fact very useful, the control-freaks are completely powerless against it. And all the whining from its critics, cannot change that.


Actually, building a better mousetrap is the ultimate useful positive result (as has been pointed out to you before).  Everything else you praise above is nothing more than pie-in-the-sky pipe-dreaming - and accomplishes just as little.  THAT'S reality.

Cue in The Beatles, Tomorrow Never Knows

Gad, you're a hoot, Goo Goo!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/02/17 12:43:34, Link
Author: jeffox
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Don't be in a rush to let the more theatrical thrills and shocks of a human (to human created intelligence) intelligent causation event now happening in our lifetime lead all to a tragically enslaving Karn Evil 9 ending.


Ummmm, Karn Evil #9 was ELP, not Rush.  ;)  Oh, wait, I almost had your reading skills there . . . . :)

'Come and see the show' doesn't sound very tragically enslaving to me.  Sounds more like an invitation.  

You must enjoy living on a knife edge. . . . . Me?  I still think you're a hoot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2014/02/17 12:46:56, Link
Author: jeffox
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Go to hell, you parasite.


Why?  Does it TICK you off, Goo Goo?  Or are you trying to misdirect us from your ineffective responses?  Oh, and isn't hell a religious concept?  (snicker)

Whatta hoot!  :O  :O  :O

Date: 2014/02/18 13:06:39, Link
Author: jeffox
There must be some kind of way I can speak
Said the GooGoo to the chief
There's so much confusion
In my head, where's relief?
Scientific in my mind
Yet I'm just not heard
No one will ever give me time
Intelligent fractal is turfed . . . .
Hey!
No reason to be enlightened
The chief he snidely spoke
You don't belong here among us
Cuz your brain is high on hope
But I know you've been told that
And this is not your aim
So please do not talk to these folks
Your tard is getting great
Hey!
All along the science blog
Real brains kept the clue
While all the shitheads came and went
And ol' Goo Goo, too
Outside in the ID tardcage
They all did hoot
You scientists just aren't dumb enough!
And that goes up our snoot . . . .
Hey!  

(The 'Heys' are for the Jimi Hendrix version)
(May Bobby Dylan forgive me)
;)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/02/19 12:39:23, Link
Author: jeffox
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I'm fine with my shortcomings, and need others with talent in other things that would take me years or never learn to perform as well as they can.


You have a lot more shortcomings than you imagine.  Other people with a talent for science have been pointing that out to you.

Psychiatrists usually perform their talent well, try working with one of those.  My 2c.

Otherwise, you'll never be more than a hoot hollering!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/02/26 18:04:57, Link
Author: jeffox
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I guess that the answer depends on how you define "doing science". If it involves bending over for the swellheads then no, I stay away from that.


No, it involves making logical conclusions based on actual evidence - but we've told you that numerous times already.  

Ha ha, now we're just rattling your cage, Goo Goo!   Bwhhhahahahahhahahah!!!!!

You're a hoot!

Date: 2014/02/27 12:04:53, Link
Author: jeffox
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If your do-nothing crowd does not want to participate in the scientific process then that's fine by me. All in it already disgraced themselves, real bad, and deserve all that goes along with so well proving how scientifically useless y'all are.


Ya ya, but at least some of us in here have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (thus adding to the scientific paradigm), and most paid for doing precisely that.  Looks to me like you've been left warming the bench, destined to get cut from the next lineup.  :)   Strike three, yer out!

Whatta hoot!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/03/03 16:52:33, Link
Author: jeffox
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You're such a special case, so out on a limb you're on your own as to where the force of the wedge goes. Probably don't much care, because you are just a troll from hell, in a toilet of a forum I could not make more profane and all else by my being where the sinners are, to help save them from scientific ruin by not knowing how to lighten up and make the best of the way things are, instead of fighting it


<(Throws his right forepaw over his snout)  OH THE PROJECTIONINITY OF IT ALL!!!

WHATTA HOOT!!!!!!!!!!  :)   :)  :)

Date: 2014/03/03 16:54:41, Link
Author: jeffox
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You're such a special case, so out on a limb you're on your own as to where the force of the wedge goes. Probably don't much care, because you are just a troll from hell, in a toilet of a forum I could not make more profane and all else by my being where the sinners are, to help save them from scientific ruin by not knowing how to lighten up and make the best of the way things are, instead of fighting it


<(Puts his right forepaw over his snout)  OH THE PROJECTIONINITY OF IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!

Whatta hoot!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/03/03 16:55:27, Link
Author: jeffox
Whoa, I'm seeing everything twice!  :O

Date: 2014/03/04 12:35:08, Link
Author: jeffox
(Snicker)

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Also, the Theory of Intelligent Design I'm defending is not from the "CRSC" it primarily came from forums for discussing ID and science news/literature that over time fills in missing detail.


Ummm, Goo Goo, in case you missed it - real science starts with observing the details and then developing the theory.  What ID is doing is called, 'making up the numbers to fit the party platform', or 'bullshitting'.  

Just so you know.  Again.  Whatta hoot!    ;)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/03/06 12:29:55, Link
Author: jeffox
[/QUOTE](fnxtr @ Mar. 05 2014,20:37)
Gary.

Has it really never occurred to you that maybe the problem is you?

Has it?

Ever?
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Your point is what? [QUOTE]

He means, "No."  Self-awareness is something Goo Goo just doesn't do.

Gads, whatta loser HOOT.  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/03/06 12:30:55, Link
Author: jeffox
Sry, shoulda looked before I lept, I truly mangled that one.

Date: 2014/03/06 12:32:53, Link
Author: jeffox
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](fnxtr @ Mar. 05 2014,20:37)
Gary.

Has it really never occurred to you that maybe the problem is you?

Has it?

Ever?

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Your point is what?

He means, "No."  Self-awareness is something Goo Goo just doesn't do.

Gads, whatta loser HOOT.  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/03/06 12:36:14, Link
Author: jeffox
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Oh, please.  Yes you do.  See: your incessant posting.  If you really want to prove you don't care, then GTFO you fucking loon.


Quite.  Except that, as a Minnesotan, I realize that you're actually insulting most loons.  I use 'hoot'.

Because, quite frankly, you're a HOOT, Goo Goo!

Date: 2014/03/08 13:08:38, Link
Author: jeffox
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And the DI doesn't ignore me, like UD does. The DI is more precisely stuck in the middle of their own big-tent circus, where UD is only one of the acts in the show.


Key word here is 'circus'.  You know, the place people go to see clowns.  :)  :)  :)  

(No offense to any particular clowns, specifically)

Whatta hoot!

Date: 2014/03/13 16:51:47, Link
Author: jeffox
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One thing for sure is that the “big-tent” analogy was certainly fraught with comedy. Not that it isn't an excellent way of describing why there is such a diversity of competing attractions.


None of which is scientific, however.  Science tends to shy away from most comedy, from what I've seen.  Most people falling off a cliff wouldn't think that accelleration or force (from hitting the ground) are funny.  

Does this strike anybody else as over-obvious?  ;)

Goo Goo, you're a hoot!  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/03/26 12:39:11, Link
Author: jeffox
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In looking for how it works in biology there is the yet not included Head Direction and velocity related cells mixed into the population of Grid, Border and Place cells already in the model.


Yes, but, as has been pointed out, the Head Direction and velocity related cellular mixing into the population of Grid, Border, and Place cells has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with biology.  Sheesh you're dense, GooGoo.

Whatta hoot, though!  ;)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/04/02 11:27:48, Link
Author: jeffox
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What is happening in biology favors some crazy simple high school level explanation. For example where cell membranes come from is simple self-assembly as in bubble formation. Not something complicated like RNA and protein molecules one by one gluing phospholipids together.


Except that RNA and protein molecules have been observed making cell membranes, and bubble formation has not.  Science insists on going by what has been observed - just in case weren't aware of that intricacy yet.  :)  :)  :)

Whatta hoot!

Date: 2014/04/03 12:41:43, Link
Author: jeffox
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Forgive my not having time to feed thine pee contest trolls but I'm right in the middle of the IDLab version of
Spock's Brain. I must get back to work on him. So many neurons to account for! Or sort of anyway.



It's so easy, a child could do it!  No wonder you find it amusing, Goo Goo. . . . . .

Keep in mind, we're scientists, not poor country doctors. . . . . .

Whatta hoot!  (and a charade)   :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/04/07 12:18:18, Link
Author: jeffox
Look out Gary/
You're getting pretty hairy/
Better let out the internet/
Science rooms you gonna get/
Busted beaters/
Psychedelic heaters/
Don' wanna be so dumb/
Better get yourself some/
Working copyrights/
Because your days are really nights . . . .

OK, so I can channel Dylan with the best of 'em.  :)  :)  :)

And my deepest sypmathies to any Dylan fans out there . . . . .  Silliness overwhelms me at times.  ;)

Date: 2014/04/11 12:27:26, Link
Author: jeffox
Mr. Kinda Maybe Science wrote:
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Those who refuse to discuss what is clearly enough stated in the theory are attempting to fabricate an issue where no scientific issue exists. I am not going to dumb-down the theory for them.

Jeez, we just asked what you meant.  It's not a matter of dumbing down your 'theory', it's a matter of making sense to the very people who actually work with science, not pine away at it from some basement den.  We've been telling you that from the get-go.  The problem of lack of communication isn't ours, it's YOURS.  You've previously referenced various dictionaries and definitions, please read (and understand) them so we can all be on the same page.  Your going might get better if you do.

Meantime, we'll keep posting your failures.  'Cuz you're a hoot!

:)  :)  :)  :)

Date: 2014/04/16 11:45:17, Link
Author: jeffox
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Plants: Intelligent Beings? Find out on 'What Plants Talk About'


Isn't that a Stevie Wonder album?  

Whatta hoot!  :)  :)  :)

 

 

 

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