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  • Birthday 12/20/1971


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  1. Hoi - CMBO turned up on GoG. cheep - but fair.
  2. I hear you about the memory, John. I suspect you're a tough old bugger. At some point the saturation of information leads to relative paralysis of analysis (generation of synthesised knowledge). Generalists suffer sooner - and require more mental horsepower in order to contribute in a timely fashion. Development of the capability is true work - thus we have institutions of tertiary education, and further. Also required is the wealth and socially held mythology to enable someone to effectively (in terms of supporting themselves) sit on their arse and do nothing but have an idea (synthesised outcome) every four weeks, of which one in 20 is not bad. The problem being, of course, if s/he's so smart, how would I know if that's a good idea? Reproduction of the process of synthesis into the shared language is an "open books" policy - a writer must be willing to have themselves exposed, has in fact already exposed themselves, if they contribute to a general discussion in the same way a speaker does. We (English users) have the biggest library - we stole an awful lot from wherever we could find it, Apparently the reformed (or red shift) Roman Catholic Church, i.e. Protestant mythology has the content to provide the systems of wealth generation to support otherwise (in regions less socially developed, those that haven't undergone a red shift). The canons of English Common Law is the library. Filling it full of **** isn't, in my view, the best use of the technology. Deepest apologies for the threadjack - back to your regular show (good pics, btw). Hi Michael. Good to see you're in spirits - but did you check to see if I got the past perfect correct? I think I cocked up, again.
  3. Pig latin. Spartacus, clarus servus, in Capua habitat. fui is understood (depends on what your definition of 'is' is, really) and the referential verb comes at the end of the sentence (and with the correct tense - not imperfect.
  4. ....though not beneath his dignity - whyfore dost thou seek wisdom in the cesspit, overseer? 'tis true, the wholesomeness of dung is yet mis-stood - is seen as the foul, ultimate end as opposed to the beginnings and nourishment of those who would aim small. And one cannot aim smaller than Michael, love him as I do.
  5. 'White man speak with forked tongue.' Well, yes. In fact, this is an extremely astute observation of a man and the language he uses. 'Doublespeak', '.govspeak', Orwell and the dystopias, The Tower of Babel and the inefficiencies inherent in complex, multiple-meanings language. - what the collapse in the structure of [in]efficiencies underpins. Commerce, for example. Tho', there is a realised value in the conveyance of double (or even more) meanings, /s and sometimes that value is negative 'White man speak with forked tongue.' Irony, scope, understanding and wisdom. Perspective. Likely outcome. Hi y'all
  6. #1 is the guy who worked out that if threw a rock you hurt the other guy without hurting yourself, and you were far enough away to run if you missed. #2 is the guy who saw it happen and asked the question "How did you figure that out?"
  7. JonS, yeah - "Changing the way we work changed the way we work." is the meaning of the sentence. PR bull****, trying to capture the essence of dynamism (pro-active is an out of fashion term) and impart it to the workforce in the slogan. If the author went on to describe the changes, how they were measured and so on, it could be a fluff line to introduce the topic and account for another fifteen minutes of "work". There's also the chemistry term - "dynamic equilibrium" - gives another clue as to the meaning of dynamic.
  8. Here's the thing - no possible good can come from knighting you. This is understood. But, you've been a squire for some time now, freely abusing the power of the position, fighting various nobodies in pissant, pusillanimous, pas de deuxs. Time to put down the piss-bucket, I say. Where's Boo? How do we make this thing happen? (May God forgive me.)
  9. Out in far right field, where it belongs. The justification sucks around here.
  10. A couple of quick thoughts. Yes, I do Peng, but only in moderation. Lobsters - can move themselves by flipping (think 50-150m jumps), crawling, burrowing (tunnelling cockroach types? really fast, hard to see, pathing issues, sweet! Sorry Charles.) This introduces a "new" tactical environment and lends itself to the possibility of the "Kungai" lobster attack - if a squad is bunched two might get squashed while one gets his **** ****** off and **** **** ** ****. So surprise possibilities are good here. Few machines - limited resources (seriously, if the invaders resources aren't limited in some fashion there is no hope beyond germ warfare. That is not the greatest game concept to make the rounds, right there.) Maybe the back story takes out oil supply infrastructure, something like that? Humans vs Lobsters, not machines vs machines.
  11. In Australia, lawyers and doctors represent the pinnacle of humanity. This is because the people who actually own the place don't live here - we don't get to mix with them and the lawyers and doctors are the best examples of humanity for tens of thousands of miles. So, we're a sad bunch who look up to tradesmen and middle-class professionals. Intellect, integrity, wholesomeness - what earthly use are any of these if the fruits of virtue are to be stolen away by our masters? Truthfully, many of us recognise that our most successful international role is as the rabid attack poodle of the west: the rest of us just want beer.
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