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« on: Feb 20, 2008, 02:35PM »

I like this.

<a href="http://www.videojug.com/film/player?id=69ab804d-9b3c-714c-30d7-ff0008ca4067" target="_blank">http://www.videojug.com/film/player?id=69ab804d-9b3c-714c-30d7-ff0008ca4067</a>
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 20, 2008, 03:34PM »

I lurve how you Britishers say "Nazi". Lol. Lol @ fanboys.

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 20, 2008, 03:48PM »

Consider me chastised! :(





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« Reply #3 on: Feb 20, 2008, 04:36PM »

That video is great!  Maybe we should "sticky" it?  :)
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 20, 2008, 06:37PM »

So-----when are you Nazis going to let let us start A VIDEO GAMES DISCUSSION TOPIC!!???
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 20, 2008, 06:39PM »

Ur off topic. Search moar plz.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 21, 2008, 03:02AM »

LOL I agree

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(Hmmm. That's odd, PL. Why isn't your comment large, green and moving?)

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 21, 2008, 04:47AM »

My understanding of Godwin's Law is that as a contentious discussion develops the probability of someone accusing someone else thinking like Hitler/a Nazi approaches one, not that someone will act like a Nazi.
 
A few things weren't addressed in that bit that could have been (not to knock it--I thought it was pretty good).
 
One would be insulting others' intelligence repeatedly (presuming everyone is or should be as credulous and intellectually irresponsible as you are), another getting bent all out of shape if anyone dares to call you on it as if your ideas should get a free pass or as if you hadn't presented them on a public forum. Narcissistically whining about a discussion going on that you aren't interested in would be another.
 
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 21, 2008, 06:15AM »

So-----when are you Nazis going to let let us start A VIDEO GAMES DISCUSSION TOPIC!!???



Erm... remember that part about curling one out in yer Auntie's teapot? That would be applicable here.


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« Reply #9 on: Feb 21, 2008, 01:40PM »

My understanding of Godwin's Law is that as a contentious discussion develops the probability of someone accusing someone else thinking like Hitler/a Nazi approaches one, not that someone will act like a Nazi.

That's my understanding, too:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

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"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."

Noting that it's just a comparison.

Also, quoting from the wikipedia or dictionary.com is annoying, and should be avoided. If you're at the point where you need to define a word, you're probably talking past each other.
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2008, 06:53PM »

I dunno about you guys but I could hardly understand what he was saying...
He talked really fast and the heavy British accent didn't help any.
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« Reply #11 on: Feb 21, 2008, 07:07PM »

Also, quoting from the wikipedia or dictionary.com is annoying, and should be avoided. If you're at the point where you need to define a word, you're probably talking past each other.

Which would be a good reason to ensure you're using the same form or definition of a given term ... no?
 
term (n),
1.   a word or group of words designating something, esp. in a particular field, as atom in physics, quietism in theology, adze in carpentry, or district leader in politics.
2.   any word or group of words considered as a member of a construction or utterance.
3.   the time or period through which something lasts.
4.   a period of time to which limits have been set: elected for a term of four years.
5.   one of two or more divisions of a school year, during which instruction is regularly provided.
6.   an appointed or set time or date, as for the payment of rent, interest, wages, etc.
7.   terms,
a.   conditions with regard to payment, price, charge, rates, wages, etc.: reasonable terms.
b.   conditions or stipulations limiting what is proposed to be granted or done: the terms of a treaty.
c.   footing or standing; relations: on good terms with someone.
d.   Obsolete. state, situation, or circumstances.
8.   Algebra, Arithmetic.
a.   each of the members of which an expression, a series of quantities, or the like, is composed, as one of two or more parts of an algebraic expression.
b.   a mathematical expression of the form axp, axpyq, etc., where a, p, and q are numbers and x and y are variables.
9.   Logic.
a.   the subject or predicate of a categorical proposition.
b.   the word or expression denoting the subject or predicate of a categorical proposition.
10.   Also called terminus. a figure, esp. of Terminus, in the form of a herm, used by the ancient Romans as a boundary marker; terminal figure.
11.   Law.
a.   an estate or interest in land or the like, to be enjoyed for a fixed period.
b.   the duration of an estate.
c.   each of the periods during which certain courts of law hold their sessions.
12.   completion of pregnancy; parturition.
13.   Archaic.
a.   end, conclusion, or termination.
b.   boundary or limit.
–verb (used with object)
14.   to apply a particular term or name to; name; call; designate.
—Idioms
15.   bring to terms, to force to agree to stated demands or conditions; bring into submission: After a long struggle, we brought them to terms.
16.   come to terms,
a.   to reach an agreement; make an arrangement: to come to terms with a creditor.
b.   to become resigned or accustomed: to come to terms with one's life.
17.   eat one's terms, British Informal. to study for the bar; be a law student.
18.   in terms of, with regard to; concerning: The book offers nothing in terms of a satisfactory conclusion.
 
Couldn't resist that one.
 
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« Reply #12 on: Feb 21, 2008, 07:51PM »

What?!? Sarcasm and irony on MY internetz?

Cease this wittery posthaste!

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« Reply #13 on: Feb 22, 2008, 06:19AM »

A real knee-slapper...LOL
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« Reply #14 on: Feb 22, 2008, 06:22AM »

Cease this wittery posthaste!

You ought to trademark that puppy posthaste.  Prehaste, even.
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« Reply #15 on: Feb 23, 2008, 03:40PM »

I dunno about you guys but I could hardly understand what he was saying...
He talked really fast and the heavy British accent didn't help any.

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Fast speech was one of the main things that stamped me as a 'pommy' back when I first came to Australia. Queensland was my first state and helped me slow down a little. But then I was away for over 20 years and now I have returned, I can't help noticing how 'slow' is everything about Queensland. On the other hand, definitely "Beautiful one day: Perfect the next!"

I have noticed a definite change in the style of moderating on this forum since we left that other place. It is less rigid and a better place for it. I still appreciate the occasional spark of a maverick to wake everyone up.

The only things I detest on a forum are advertising and polls and one of those I am able to block out completely.
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 23, 2008, 04:16PM »

I dunno about you guys but I could hardly understand what he was saying...
He talked really fast and the heavy British accent didn't help any.

That really demonstrates the differences between NY and Texas. I didn't have any trouble understanding him. Must have been a combination of my NY upbringing, plus watching lots of Monty Python, plus working for an English company back in the 80s. (BTW, I'm typing this extra slowly, so all of our Texans can understand what I'm saying.)  ;-) ;-) ;-)
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« Reply #17 on: Feb 23, 2008, 04:31PM »

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As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a participant referring another participant to Wikipedia approaches one.
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« Reply #18 on: Feb 23, 2008, 04:58PM »


Guess orange doesnt replicate.......

Please translate to Texan....
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« Reply #19 on: Feb 23, 2008, 05:46PM »

yeh, I AGREE. LOLZ!!11!1!
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