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Unread post by Are they the lemmings? » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:13 am

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♪ Six six six! The number of the feast! ♪ :bye:
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:14 am

:haha: :clap:

He'll and fire was spawned to be released :willnilly:
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Unread post by angryboy » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:30 am

Six , six six, the number of the conbini!
[quote="valve-bouncer"]Fuck me, I hope to christ you are a troll because the possibility of someone so mind-numbingly boring as you walking amongst us gives me the fear.[/quote]

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Unread post by BergKatse » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:50 pm

Ad for a band at a rehearsal studio this weekend:
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Brisbane, Crikey!
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From Pundit Kitchen. Ha ha! Not only was Gaddafi a woman, she was killed by a "howling mob". A HOWLING MOB! :rotfl: Aroooooooooooooooooooo!

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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:07 pm

Speaking of Gaddafi and women, I wonder what happened to his virginal Amezonian death squad?
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Unread post by BergKatse » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:20 pm

There should be a rule: When you hire musicians to play at your gigs and those musicians played a major part on a hit song previously, you have to play at least one of those hit songs in your set - even if it was someone else's song.

For example, Eric Clapton hires Willie Weeks to play bass or Steve Gadd to play drums on his tours, so he should play Donny Hathaway's Everything is Everything or Paul Simon's 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, because Weeks's bass solo is the defining aspect of Everything is Everything and Gadd's drum line made 50 Ways. Not to mention the fact that both were hits to one extent or another, and would definitely get a good reaction from the crowd.

Backing (usually session) musicians don't just bring skills; they've played on a few hits, too. So, if you're going to play songs from your past, play a couple from the whole band's past!

Of course, this would mean that when AC/DC hired Chris Slade to fill in on drums a couple of decades ago, they'd have had to play Tom Jones's It's Not Unusual. Now that would've been something to hear :lol:

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Unread post by Wage Slave » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:11 pm

An interesting article by the ever brilliant David Crystal.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... words.html
Not all languages are like this. Some are characterised by speakers who stick rigidly to a single cultural tradition, resisting loanwords and trying to preserve a perceived notion of purity in their vocabulary (as with French and Icelandic)
Actually, somewhat against expectations, Japanese isn't like this at all. Quite the opposite in fact.
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Unread post by angryboy » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:52 pm

I just came home to find this in my inbox,

"Ok & no im not having fun if u think standing here feeling sick in the guts stressed out, not wanting to b here, trying not to cry!! I no ur trying really hard & u deserv better. Im sorry but I really need to sort myself out without pressure coz I feel like im heading for a break down..sory!!"

from this address 61421603670@optusmobile.com.au

I`m assuming it is spam but what is the point of spam that doesn`t ask for anything or try to flog something?
It is obviously an Aussie account but does anyone know if this is a keitai address? I know a chick who was
talking about moving to Aus. and we do have some kind of history but not to the extent that would warrant
this kind of mail.And I haven`t had any contact with her for months so I`m wondering :huh:
[quote="valve-bouncer"]Fuck me, I hope to christ you are a troll because the possibility of someone so mind-numbingly boring as you walking amongst us gives me the fear.[/quote]

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Unread post by MacGyver » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:02 pm

A bit of googling found this:
"the '614xxxxxxxx@optusmobile.com.au' is used when someone sends an MMS to email from their mobile, and optus does not allow replies. Most handsets allow you to also send the content of an sms or mms to an email address. Most carriers will just use <mobile number>@<carriername>.com.au to allow this."

Prolly sent to you by mistake seeing as you don't seem to know who its from. I don't think its spam. Either that or its from someone who does know you and sent it to you on purpose but has apparently got the wrong idea about your relationship! lol
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Unread post by angryboy » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:06 pm

MacGyver wrote:A bit of googling found this:
"the '614xxxxxxxx@optusmobile.com.au' is used when someone sends an MMS to email from their mobile, and optus does not allow replies. Most handsets allow you to also send the content of an sms or mms to an email address. Most carriers will just use <mobile number>@<carriername>.com.au to allow this."

Prolly sent to you by mistake seeing as you don't seem to know who its from. I don't think its spam. Either that or its from someone who does know you and sent it to you on purpose but has apparently got the wrong idea about your relationship! lol
Shit that was a quick reply, ta mate. Musta been a mistake but my email contains my name so it`s got me stuffed!
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Unread post by MacGyver » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:12 pm

No worries. Was just about to head out for the day when I saw your post and did a quick Google on it. If you really wanna get to the bottom of it, call the number. :wink:

Stuff like this bugs the shit out of me so I would defo call it if I were in your shoes....
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Unread post by angryboy » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:18 am

MacGyver wrote:No worries. Was just about to head out for the day when I saw your post and did a quick Google on it. If you really wanna get to the bottom of it, call the number. :wink:

Stuff like this bugs the shit out of me so I would defo call it if I were in your shoes....
Solved! Apparently you can`t reply to these by email but I could send a text message via skype,so I did.
No reply so I thought it was just someone messing around but it turns out it was from an old school
mate.He sent me a message on facebook explaining he had hit the wrong address on his touch screen.
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Unread post by MacGyver » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:09 pm

angryboy wrote:He sent me a message on facebook explaining he had hit the wrong address on his touch screen.
Good to hear you got to the bottom of it. Sounds like the poor bastard is going through a rough patch though.
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MacGyver wrote:
angryboy wrote:He sent me a message on facebook explaining he had hit the wrong address on his touch screen.
Good to hear you got to the bottom of it. Sounds like the poor bastard is going through a rough patch though.
We were best mates in primary school and even though we went to the same secondary school we stopped hanging out but have
always remained mates.I told him to vent all he wants if he needs to as i can imagine what the poor prick is going through.
He has four sprogs as well so it must be really tough.
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Unread post by BergKatse » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:08 pm

I got a laugh out of this:

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Unread post by Mogura » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:39 pm

Sign me up. Sounds like fun...
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:51 am

I know you can ignore selected members but is there a way to ignore selected threads?
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Unread post by Mogura » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:57 am

SamhainP8 wrote:I know you can ignore selected members but is there a way to ignore selected threads?
Don't click on them?
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:10 am

Hah! Why didn't I think of that...... :eyes:

For the "view unread posts" feed. :thumbsup:
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Unread post by MacGyver » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:39 pm

There's a link in the email you can click to unsubscribe from that topic.
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:33 pm

Nah I'm not subscribed to it, I'm just sick of seeing it in the "view unread posts" feed.
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Unread post by Wage Slave » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:56 pm

Anyone know what this journalist means by a "Confucian economy"? Do you think there is any such thing?
.....speaks of an ambition that signals China's determination to follow its Eastern Confucian brother economies up the value chain.
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Unread post by steki47 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:45 pm

Wage Slave wrote:Anyone know what this journalist means by a "Confucian economy"? Do you think there is any such thing?
.....speaks of an ambition that signals China's determination to follow its Eastern Confucian brother economies up the value chain.
I'm curious how Confucianism meshes with a national economy. How would it differ from a national economy in a predominately Christian nation?

Oh, what's the link? Thanks.

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Unread post by Wage Slave » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:12 pm

I don't think it does mesh at all. It's just some typically sloppy journalist writing the first thing that comes into his head. I just wondered if it was just me that thought that. :thumbsup:

I don't have a link for the article unfortunately as it came across by desk on dead tree media. I can pop you a pdf - well two actually if you are interested. It's an article about the Chinese appliances giant Haier. I'm using it for a lesson so it isn't terribly interesting.
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Unread post by Wage Slave » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:38 pm

As you were. Found that it is online too.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/chin ... -West.html
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Unread post by steki47 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:17 pm

Wage Slave wrote:I don't think it does mesh at all. It's just some typically sloppy journalist writing the first thing that comes into his head. I just wondered if it was just me that thought that. :thumbsup:
Thanks for the link. Not very exciting. The guy probably meant "East Asian economies/societies", Confucian being a poor word choice.

Back to Confucian economics. Adam Smith wrote of both Christianity and capitalism, so can we call him a "Christian capitalist"?

Come to think of it, there were some folks at Harvard in the 70s who called themselves "Marxist biologists". The late Gould was part of that. At first that sounded as ridiculous as "Republican meteorologist", but now I wonder. I can see a synthesis of cultural values and economic systems, as a more all-encompassing weltanschauung. I'm willing to listen.

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