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most quoted re "diatribes": Jonathan North Washington (6), oberon (3), Laura Covey (3), Tristan Alexander McLeay (3), Michael Forest Meservy (1)

other categories found with "diatribes": music (5), stupidity (5), computers (4), bad-ideas (4), sadness (4)



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[link] heard: 19 May 2008
[edit] added: 19 May 2008

(19:13:07) kesuari: French Guiana ... is an overseas department ... of France

(19:13:18) kesuari: It is an integral part of France, and its currency is the Euro.

(19:13:34) kesuari: france did colonisation really weird

(19:13:46) kesuari: france does everything really weird

(19:13:50) kesuari: france is really weird

(19:13:51) kesuari: damn frogs

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[link] heard: 13 April 2008
[edit] added: 13 April 2008

"So I was reading this ethnography written by this Russian guy who went to what's now Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in 1913. Apparently, in the jayloo, the women do everything, even up to herding the animals; the men sit around on a rock or sit around and sun themselves; when they get bored, they pull out their shotgun and shoot a marmot, and skin it while the women cook dinner. All they've done is brought that system down into the city."

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 6 February 2008

(23:23:16) Sarah: My brain is going in circles right now. Thesis ---> Cleaning ---> Teaching ---> Thesis ---> Repeat

(23:24:22) Sarah: Oh, and throw music popping in randomly.

(23:25:04) Sarah: I'm silly to the point of serenading cans of hair mousse.

(23:27:24) Sarah: What's sad is I'm not joking.

(23:30:47) Sarah: I serenade and dance with the cats too.

(23:33:54) Sarah: Is it bad that this is what keeps me sane?

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[link] heard: 8 December 2007
[edit] added: 7 December 2007

(13:32:30) Brenda: you check, i call him up to pick me up and drive me places and everytime he is happy to come and everytime he gets lost and i have to give up and catch a bus. like, what is the point of relationships? clearly there can be no love bc such cannot exist in the rotted and twisted hearts of men (no offense; it is a gender thing, not a sex thing, which means you're fine bc you are an individual who creates himself outside of societal presssures and definitions)

(13:32:53) Brenda: and men who have 16 hours hangovers and get lost right when you need them have otherwise no point

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[link] heard: 1 August 2007
[edit] added: 1 August 2007

(03:42:49) kesuari: nothing backs up like chiselling a great big stone

(03:43:57) kesuari: i sometimes reckon i should do that: go carving runes somewhere in the bush

(03:44:55) kesuari: not runes per se; i mean some form of phonetic alphabet that looks like runes and is similar enough to the latin alphabet or germanic runes to be decryptable

(03:45:17) kesuari: or maybe i'll do it a bit less phonetic just to give the future linguists a bit of fun

(03:45:43) kesuari: can't be too trivial or else i'll be the Orrm of the 21st century

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[link] heard: 1 August 2007
[edit] added: 1 August 2007

(03:26:05) kesuari: in a thousand years, when english has divided into many languages and tehy've all had spelling reforms, they'll divise a "standardised spelling" for classical english

(03:26:52) kesuari: because the current spelling will been seen as "irregular" and "hard to read", "a poor guide to pronunciation" &c. they will probably also add diacritics so we can tell which vowels are long and which are short, which e's are silent and which are pronounced etc.

(03:27:09) kesuari: much like we do to old english

(03:27:33) kesuari: only, for a non-linguist of the 20th/21st centuries, it'll be hard to read because we don't expect it

(03:29:08) kesuari: and because no-one can seriously expect any of our recordings to last until then and because linguistics texts will largely have been lost to time as they weren't reproduced enough, people will have debates about quite how various aspects were pronounced

(03:30:10) kesuari: they'll reconstruct a language that includes the "bath/trap" split, f'instance

(03:30:24) kesuari: and have trouble reconciling it with the other germanic languagse

(03:32:45) kesuari: but, of course, english retained *þ and *w so it's obviously conservative: it must've been that german and even icelandic lost the original æ/ɑ distinction

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[link] heard: 29 March 2007
[edit] added: 29 March 2007

I sometimes wonder how they count.

they have trouble taking 10% of a large number

they were bothered by having claculators that couldn't handle enough digits

‘what is 24000 inches in feet?

let's guess until Dr. Washington tells us we're right’

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 3 March 2007
[edit] added: 4 March 2007

Derek: "Blood sucks."

Jonathan: "Then it'd be a vampire, but blood can't be a vampire—then it'd be cannibalistic."

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[link] heard: 31 March 2006
[edit] added: 31 March 2006

06:23:30 [Laura]: I keep trying to glue the glasses back together, but superglue won't hold them.

06:25:39 [Laura]: i've tried twice, and i'll i've managed to do is glue everything to everything else that i don't want glued.

06:25:48 [Laura]: Like my hand to my mouse. That wasn't fun.

06:26:30 [Laura]: never get super glue on your fingers, and then click on your mouse.

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[link] heard: 22 March 2006
[edit] added: 22 March 2006

03:43:49 [me]: you wanna hear something funny? Moxy Früvous

03:44:04 [me]: they rhyme whopper and copper

03:44:10 [me]: oh

03:44:12 [me]: those do rhyme

me, confusing myself on why Canadians sound funny
stupidity, patriotism, music, diatribes
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 7 February 2006
[edit] added: 7 February 2006

21:08:53 [me]: well, I thought "file has vanished" was an interesting way of informing me of it

21:09:09 [oberon]: Well, as far as rsync was concerned, that's what happened

21:09:20 [oberon]: one minute there's a file, the next minute there's not a file

21:09:43 [me]: yeah

21:09:49 [me]: I suppose that could be called vanishing

21:09:51 [oberon]: Would you prefer "file has committed glorious harikari, and will ride the divine wind to its 70 virgins"?

21:11:07 [me]: heh

21:11:08 [me]: yes

21:11:44 [oberon]: So go edit the rsync source =P

21:11:50 [oberon]: or even the binary

21:11:54 [oberon]: just ask grep...

21:12:21 [me]: nah

21:12:28 [me]: I already don't trust rsync

21:12:31 [oberon]: lol

21:12:32 [me]: not going to screw with its binary

21:17:27 [oberon]: Am I the only one who thinks that 70 number is kinda arbitrary?

21:17:33 [oberon]: I've always sorta wondered about that

21:17:43 [oberon]: I mean, it's not like they're all useful at once

21:18:07 [oberon]: The sort of thing you do with virgins is not something you can do with 70 without engineered infrastructure and supports

21:18:37 [oberon]: Is the next verse of the Qu'aran something about "and you will also receive a house so large, it requires 65 people to keep it clean?"

21:31:26 [oberon]: That's still counting on an awful lot of women to die virgins

21:31:34 [oberon]: And I don't think infant mortality counts here

21:34:05 [oberon]: Maybe 70 is just an average

21:34:09 [oberon]: and it's really determined by annual ratios

21:34:47 [oberon]: so, like, if you have a string of really unsexy years, 'cause the plague hits or the 70s happen or something, you get more virgins, so everyone gets 71.2 or something

21:35:47 [oberon]: So it's more like "I got 70 virgins*" and then in fine print: "*results not typical. Actual results may vary. Consult your doctor before..."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 5 May 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

(21:33:01) Laura C: i just set my homework assigment sheet on fire.

(21:33:59) Laura C: I have 3 or 4 pages between me and becoming a junior.

(21:34:26) Laura C: But it's actually a lot of work. So in 5 hours, i should be done. But i can't bring myself to do these STUPID ASSIGMENTS so i set it on fire.

(21:35:46) Laura C: Now i think i'll clean out my fridge

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[link] heard: 10 November 2004
[edit] added: 10 November 2004

(08:34:57) Laura C: I accidently lit my pencil on fire

(08:35:03) Laura C: And now it won't work.

(08:36:52) [me]: what kind of pencil

(08:37:05) Laura C: mechanical.

(08:37:20) Laura C: I wanted to see what happened if you lit the lead on fire.

(08:37:29) Laura C: except i caught the plastic on fire

(08:37:39) Laura C: and the top part kinda melted off.

(08:38:46) Laura C: And the peice of lead is completley covered in melted plastic.

(08:39:13) Laura C: BUT I CAN STILL WRITE WITH IT!

(08:39:33) [me]: I thought you said it didn't work?

(08:39:51) Laura C: Well, the tip of the piece of lead pokes through the plastic

(08:39:57) Laura C: So i can technically still write with it

(08:40:28) Laura C: But it's not like i can reverse the damage i did. When that peice of lead is through, it'll be completley broken.

(08:47:54) Laura C: this is the coolest pencil EVER

(08:48:56) Laura C: It's now more like an abstract art idea of a pencil

(08:50:30) Laura C: It's all twisted and seperated

[Jonathan continues to add quote to quotes page]

(08:50:51) Laura C: DAMNIT, You're making me seem like an insane crazy pyro who always burns shit at 8 in the morning.

(08:52:00) [me]: well...

(08:52:20) Laura C: shhh

Laura, rambling about setting her pencil on fire for a good 20 minutes
school, stupidity, bad-ideas, quotes, burning, diatribes, typical-conversations
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[link] heard: 8 November 2004
[edit] added: 8 November 2004

(02:37:03) Adam B: What?

(02:37:27) Adam B: Are you saying I wrote OS9?

(02:38:18) Оберон: Yes.

(02:38:20) Оберон: Tell him yes.

(02:42:51) Оберон: Sure.

(02:43:08) Оберон: Perhaps Adam's true calling is less in writing code and more in writing comedy.

(02:44:17) Adam B: It's cool

(02:44:19) Adam B: Maybe he's high

(02:45:32) Оберон: Wow

(02:45:36) Оберон: no wonder everyone was asking us for weed

(02:45:45) Оберон: Adam must be telling people I'm a druggy

(02:46:19) [me]: (this is in reference to the fact that about 3 people have asked me and oberon for weed in the last 2 saturdays)

(02:46:22) Adam B: So I just re-read it

(02:47:13) Adam B: And, well, my first guess still stands

(02:47:27) Adam B: So seriously, what are you talking about, if not OS9

(02:47:32) Adam B: Which I did write, by the way

(02:47:38) Adam B: When you weren't looking

(02:47:39) [me]: no, you see, this is what we're talking about

(02:48:24) Adam B: I don't want you to think that I'm a sexually overactive president, but please define your "this" from that sentence

(02:48:48) [me]: that you wrote OS 9

(02:48:53) [me]: we're acknowledging that

(02:48:51) Adam B: Cause there was definitely no "this" (err, "that") to be referred to

(02:48:59) Adam B: Well, except for that

(02:49:02) Adam B: The OS9 thing

(02:49:06) Adam B: Okay whatever, sure

(02:49:08) Adam B: I'm flattered

(02:49:09) Adam B: Really am

(02:49:13) Adam B: Maybe you are high too

(02:49:25) Adam B: Which would explain why they asked both of you for pot, not just him

(02:51:05) Adam B: Righty-o then

(02:51:14) Adam B: So now, how did I get involved in that conversation?

(02:51:20) Adam B: And why do you think I wrote OS9?

(02:51:27) Adam B: (i.e. how did you find out about that)

(02:52:16) Adam B: Or

(02:52:28) Adam B: More fun could be watching me just type to myself in this pretty IM window

(02:52:42) Adam B: That's cool too

(02:52:47) Adam B: It's like a monologue

(02:52:51) Adam B: With an audience of 1

(02:52:55) Adam B: Well probably 2

(02:53:08) Adam B: Because Oberon is apparently monitoring this somehow too

(02:53:30) Adam B: Maybe through the ssh over unencrypted wireless through vmware and X forwarding

(02:53:32) Adam B: Or whatever that was

(02:53:34) Adam B: But he's watching

referring to a message from Adam Batkin about quote 541 and quote 543
sadness, insults, drugs, scariness, diatribes
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[link] heard: 29 March 2004
[edit] added: 29 March 2004

(04:37:43) Оберон: let's play a game of "did the thing the darwinports guy claimed would fix the bug actually fix the bug?"

(04:37:47) Оберон: you want to play too?

(04:37:50) Оберон: You can follow along.

(04:38:13) Оберон: So far, it looks highly suspcious

(04:38:27) Оберон: unless pango traditionally installs in under 10 seconds and doesn't depend on libfreetype

(04:38:36) Оберон: What do you think, Jim?

(04:38:41) Оберон: Well Bob, I've never seen Pango do *that* before.

(04:38:49) Оберон: But gtk2 is still configuring. Let''s watch.

(04:39:19) Оберон: A new error!

(04:39:21) Оберон: Yippee!

(04:40:02) Оберон: let's play "uninstall, clean, and re-install freetype and pango by hand!"

(04:40:03) Оберон: yay!!

(04:40:14) Оберон: do a little dance, shit on the carpet, get down tonight!

(04:40:30) Оберон: Seriously

(04:40:34) Оберон: Some day I'm gonna hunt down these people

(04:40:35) Оберон: in their homes

(04:40:36) Оберон: and walk in

(04:40:39) Оберон: and shit on their carpet

(04:40:41) Оберон: and then I'll point at it

(04:40:48) Оберон: and yell at them

(04:40:59) Оберон: "That's what your software does to me!"

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[link] heard: 8 September 2003
[edit] added: 8 September 2003

Cem: "I wanna throw this awesome party in my Ziv, with like a mad DJ and strobe lights and everything and we'd have to hand pick who came and have a guest list, and you could hire this huge black guy to be a bouncer for like a hundred dollars for the night and he'd make money off people bribing him to get into the party."

Me: "I'd almost go to that party, just for the DJ and the strobe lights."

Cem: "You'd have to get past the bouncer though."

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[link] heard: 15 August 2003
[edit] added: 15 August 2003

(02:54:22) Jade Solitude: Green's a good colour.

(02:54:39) Jade Solitude: I rather like this song.

(02:54:59) Jade Solitude: I just bought new speaker system, too.,

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