Old 03-07-2009, 08:20 PM   #26
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*gulp* I think I'm converted. I'm a reader now
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:47 AM   #27
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Yay, I'm not alone in reading the contracts!

That was really clever of your son to come up with something like that. My Dad did something similar when he was a manager. He wrote out all the rules of the lumber mill and what he expected of everyone. The do not place your hands near the blade and so on. The very last line was "If you've read this come and see me." Only a handful of people went to him.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:10 PM   #28
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hi all.
I was wondering if there were any reports from the Con so I dove in for a moment. I don't come here a lot (i'm on SBFF, but not as much as I used to be. I hang out on some TV critic's blog and Facebook)

I have a cell phone which I pretty much just do use for emergencies, or if i need to locate someone, or if I have a question while at the store (do we need milk?)

seriously, I got the cheapest one I could find. You pay by the minute - it's a prepaid card. but all those prepaid cards, if you don't refill them every so often, you lose your number and have to restart. So mine is 25 cents per minute, but the minimum I have to buy is like $16 every two months or so, so it's $8 a month. (and yes, if you buy new minutes you still get to keep the old, so when I'm on vacation, trying to meet up with people, then I use a lot of minutes I've saved) I just don't use it to chat.

As for Facebook -I hated HS and only noticed a few people I knew from HS. I didn't add them. I wasn't friends with them then, why be now?
I found a lot of people I knew from various fandoms online. So it's a way to keep the people, even if you aren't deep into the fandom anymore (House hasn't been that great lately, I'll get to it but I'm more likely to watch Chuck first - even without Scott).

And then there's an unusual group of people, some of whom I haven't seen since I was 8: my cousins. some of them are still werid but some are surprisingly normal. So I've seen pix of their kids and heard what they are doing now, and it's a way to stay in touch with people without, having to write email to everyone you know.

Of course the latest "new" facebook has made a mess of my newsfeed so I'm busy trying to find ways to get the apps and quizzes off my page and make my links shorter, and whenever I find something, I write it up. (I've found that in Notes, you can put graphics in-line, such as screenshots, to explain a point (the pre-ordained "copy" in an article about Journeyman was really long - I shortened it))

Obviously, inviting people you have never met to your house is not the best idea. Then again, I've done it, but mostly with other women. I haven't really had any romantic relationships online. I did meet a nice guy named tcpip years ago, but he vanished. My Facebook has a pretty good male/female balance.

MySpace - people's layouts make my eyes bleed. I have a page for my duck, just to be silly (she has a Twitter account too - because she twitters, she doesn't quack) and she has a few duck friends who may or may not post on her wall. I don't read them. I just approve them, as long as they are ducks ;-)

I had one job for 4.5 years and while I wasn't looking, technology changed all over the place, so I'm just catching up. You never know when you might need to know.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:17 PM   #29
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seriously, I got the cheapest one I could find. You pay by the minute - it's a prepaid card. but all those prepaid cards, if you don't refill them every so often, you lose your number and have to restart. So mine is 25 cents per minute, but the minimum I have to buy is like $16 every two months or so, so it's $8 a month. (and yes, if you buy new minutes you still get to keep the old, so when I'm on vacation, trying to meet up with people, then I use a lot of minutes I've saved) I just don't use it to chat.

Hi Peachkoala, are you in Australia?
if so, keep your eyes open, there are mobile plans that you only have to recharge with every 6 months. I got one of those
it's at least $30 I think, but it might still work out for you.

Thought I'd mention it .

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Old 03-29-2009, 06:38 PM   #30
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darn, no - I'm in the US (I meant to mention that but forgot)

good price though - at least I think it is. not sure what $30AUS equates to vs income there. but it sounds good.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:58 PM   #31
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I fell for the Koala.

I'm not sure how they relate.
Well, who knows maybe there's a similar plan in the US.

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Old 03-29-2009, 09:56 PM   #32
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I fell for the Koala.
never thought of that. sorry
when i signed on to AOL in 93, i was in a hurry, didn't want to be a "leaper" and didn't want to be a random number no one could remember. so it said "pick something you like" and I liked koalas....

I've fixed my prolile, at least partially, to solve my location
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:24 AM   #33
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For my own reasons I wish to join Facebook. Can I post a disclaimer saying I can't keep up with a lot of friends?
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:09 PM   #34
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Myself, I add people then never look at their pages or what they're doing or anything. XD

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When my son was doing ICT 'A' level at school, he created a mini shareware photo manipulation program. He wrote out a long set of T&C for it, borrowing some of the early bits from a proper program so that they looked 'legitimate'.
The program, with its T&C was distributed to something like 30 students and a half dozen staff. All but two fell for it and clicked on the 'I agree' button.
At which point a message flashed up - "Ha ha, got you, your sorry a** is mine."
The last condition was 'I agree to hand over my soul in perpetuity to the creator of this program.'
Just goes to show - you really should read Terms before you agree to anything!
His teachers commended him for raising the problem - because you can't continue with installs unless you agree, most people just click agree without bothering to read at all.
That is GENIUS.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:25 PM   #35
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so it said "pick something you like" and I liked koalas....

well, they are cute

Sorry for being so off topic everyone
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:55 AM   #36
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Sorry for being so off topic everyone
This is the Off-Topic Forum, ya know...
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:34 PM   #37
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" Tom is just a great name! Tom is the name of a Hero! You don't want to name a hero Percy or something"

Don Bellisario on why he used the name Tom so much in Quantum Leap

(Yes my name is Tom. So when he told me that I had a big grin on my face! )

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I'm already taken, but I'll still be your friend! And we can chat about Martial Arts!
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:46 PM   #39
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Thanks Boo! That means a lot to me!
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This is the Off-Topic Forum, ya know...
LOL yeah .. good point.
but.. it's like a topic in the off-topic topic.
So my topic was off the topic that was the topic in the off topic forum.



Oh well, as long as everyone's happy
I am.. i got my internet back. I was switched off for a bit.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:44 AM   #41
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Avilon

I met my my girlfriend on an internet site!

It did take me a long while before I found her though.

And some women friends of mine had a real tough time finding a guy them selves - after 2 years!
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:47 AM   #42
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Avilon - One thing I learnt in net dating is what people say and do are 2 different things.

I do wish you well inn finding some one

Never give up! It took me a long while to find my loved one!

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Thanks!

Oh and its AviloS

As in Superman or Soliva
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:41 PM   #44
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I met my boyfriend on the internet too, but we both weren't looking.
I guess I'm just lucky, but I believe if you look for friends male and female you're more likely to find a match than when you search specifically for someone to love. I may be wrong though.
I'm not a bar person either and my observation is that couples who start out as friends first tend to last longer anyway than those who just hooked up for the sake of hooking up.


Anyway, I'm available as a friend too, if you'll have me
(and we can chat about martial arts as well)

Do you do any other sports? That's not bad place to look for good rl friends and possible partners either.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:56 PM   #45
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Your right there jassian

I will add to your point if I may

I think love comes in different forms.

It can disguise itself and pop up in front of you when you least expect it.

And grab you and totally captivate and enthrall you.

Well that what I feel anyways

And sorry avios for the mispelling of your name
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I also think men and women can make quite good friends.....

As long as they know what boundaries mean!

And avios if you are looking for male friends - used to teach martial arts

So if interested - we can be friends to if you like

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Old 04-16-2009, 11:32 PM   #47
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What did you teach Ang?
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:30 AM   #48
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Goju

Ever heard of it?

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It's an old form of martial arts

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Old 04-17-2009, 05:33 AM   #50
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I taught 15 years ago!
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