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My entry last night was more tongue in cheek than anything else, hence the 'amused' for mood.

For those that are wondering, I was pointed to fm_status when tugrik originally reported the outage. He had been very clear with what the problem was, and some idiot posted 'So what do you think it is?'. Well. I couldn't resist replying to that comment with something mocking. It's not a very nice thing to mock someone that is clearly intellectually inferior, or at least doesn't have as high a level of reading comprehension. Hence my entry.

It turned into a really fun icon-war with feren, amichele2, and a few sallies from roho; if anyone wishes to view the carnage, please do so before Saturday. I will be deleting quite a few of the icons, as they aren't my usual style, and some of them are decidedly Not Work Friendly.

Thanks to those that did take me seriously- reassurance of my inherent goodness of nature are always nice, even if the person giving them is more gracious than they should be. I'm not as kind to my fellow man as I should, I'm still a work in progress, as it were.

And now, since I've procrastinated long enough, I go back to work!

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captain18
May. 13th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC)
Is there a way to get LJ to give me the entire post without resorting to saving ten separate threads?
frostyw
May. 13th, 2004 08:15 am (UTC)
Ahh. So I wasn't the only one who thought of saving off the aftermath. ;)

If you find out, let me know, too. Otherwise I'll just grab a bunch of printouts as PDF files.
duncandahusky
May. 13th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC)
I tried to find something that will force a uncompressed listing of responses but haven't had any luck. It's something in the talkread.bml code, apparently, and supposedly prevents a heavy load from being placed on their servers.
frostyw
May. 14th, 2004 10:26 am (UTC)
I ended up making six PDF files.

Limited time. I won't be leaving them here forever. :)

I'm having trouble getting the links to work. I'll fix this later.
altonwings
May. 13th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
I'm begging you, please don't delete the 'not work friendly' icons! Sometimes it's my only source of affordable porn.

;p
feren
May. 13th, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)
My god man, you're on the internet! The whole purpose of Usenet newsgroups is free porn!
duncandahusky
May. 13th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC)
Well, that and MP3's. But mostly just porn.
altonwings
May. 13th, 2004 08:31 am (UTC)
Alton Brown, my hero! Nah, Usenet is really too moody, and I never get what I want. Uhm... not certain I should post *where* one would go for good porn, depending on if you prefer written or visual...
feren
May. 13th, 2004 08:35 am (UTC)
What classification does a.f.f. fall into, then?
duncandahusky
May. 13th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
Blatant stupidity and public displays of acute retardation.
feren
May. 13th, 2004 08:39 am (UTC)
So what you're really saying here is that Usenet can be divided into not two but three services: MP3s, porn and mind-numbing asshatitude.
duncandahusky
May. 13th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
That pretty much sums it up, yes.

I tend to regard Usenet as an interesting but decaying artifact, an object lesson in the evils of the lowest common denominator.
altonwings
May. 13th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC)
I dunno... usenet is more about advertising where you can find porn than actually finding good porn to begin with. It's one long infomercial that just leaves you feeling like you wasted your time and you still don't know why oxyclean works.
feren
May. 13th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)
Huh. I've never had a problem finding an overflowing cupful of whatever type of porn I was looking for on usenet -- there's such a huge variety (think alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.hamsters-and-duct-tape and you'll see my point)! But hey, whatever blows up your kilt.
gypsypet
May. 13th, 2004 08:31 am (UTC)
Hmm..
But I thought we had a convo already about how sexy I thought your bitchy and sarcastic personality is... Whoops, wait, that was supposed to be the inner voice... I need to work on that...

Ehem... Where was I?

Why indeed, you are quite the lovely and respectful lass... One day maybe I can be so fair...

Screw it, lemmah have the wench that mocks! She's way more fun (so don't apologize)!
wolfbrotherjoe
May. 13th, 2004 09:26 am (UTC)
I would ask: why isn't it nice to mock someone like that?

Personally, the bad reps and fates of 'nice guys' is directly related to the stereotype that nice guys never say anything negative. They always are helpful and courteous and happy and willing to give...

I'm usually labeled a nice guy.

I will gladly tell someone something negative about them. I won't always help someone, I'll be frank and to-the point instead of courteous, I'll get upset and angry, and I know better than to give more than I can.

Frankly, sometimes it *is* nice to smack someone upside the head. What's not nice is when you always smack someone upside the head, even when it's not necessary. Sometimes, it's not nice to give in, to give that special attention, to be all courteous and sympathetic. Sometimes, that just feeds the problem, and the nice thing to do is to lay it out that someone needs to change the way they're doing things cause they're being an idiot. What's not nice is when you're always harsh, always abrasive, even when it's not necessary.

Um... did that make sense?
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