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Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The name
of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish the
content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.

Nick
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Nick Mudge wrote:
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The name
of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish the
content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


Err... Guess you should read some threads on c.object to have a better
clue...

But still the 'Any girls' could become one of the longest "absolutely
and definitivly OT" thread here !-)
Jul 17 '05 #2

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"Nick Mudge" <ma******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51...
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish the
content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


*plonk*
Jul 17 '05 #3

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"Bruno Desthuilliers" <bd*****************@free.quelquepart.fr> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag news:40***********************@news.free.fr...
Nick Mudge wrote:
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish the content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


Err... Guess you should read some threads on c.object to have a better
clue...

But still the 'Any girls' could become one of the longest "absolutely
and definitivly OT" thread here !-)


And there is everything inside that it needs: Romance, sex, crime, football.
(Okay we should put some more alcohol into it.)

--
Markus
Jul 17 '05 #4

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In message <40***********************@news.free.fr>, Bruno Desthuilliers
<bd*****************@free.quelquepart.fr> writes
Nick Mudge wrote:
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting.
The name
of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish the
content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.
Err... Guess you should read some threads on c.object to have a better
clue...

But still the 'Any girls' could become one of the longest "absolutely
and definitivly OT" thread here !-)


I'm sure it will - and am surprised at how good-tempered it's all been
so far.


--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #5

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In message <9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51>, Nick Mudge
<ma******@hotmail.com> writes
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The name
of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish the
content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.
Was that really what you meant when you said you wanted to create
something 'really big'? ;-)

Nick


--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #6

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"Nick Mudge" <ma******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51...
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish the
content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.

Nick


are you for real?

Mich
Jul 17 '05 #7

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In message <40*********************@news.easynet.ch>, Markus Ernst
<derernst@NO#SP#AMgmx.ch> writes
"Bruno Desthuilliers" <bd*****************@free.quelquepart.fr> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag news:40***********************@news.free.fr...
Nick Mudge wrote:
> Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
>
> Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. Thename > of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wishthe > content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
> let's make a record. The thread is already really long.
Err... Guess you should read some threads on c.object to have a better
clue...

But still the 'Any girls' could become one of the longest "absolutely
and definitivly OT" thread here !-)


And there is everything inside that it needs: Romance, sex, crime, football.
(Okay we should put some more alcohol into it.)


Sex - yes please.

Romance - I'll have some of that as well.

But you can leave out the crime & football.

What about the money, though?


--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #8

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In message <CI**************@[127.0.0.1]>, Five Cats
<ca*******@[127.0.0.1]> writes
In message <9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51>, Nick Mudge
<ma******@hotmail.com> writes
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The name
of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish the
content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


Was that really what you meant when you said you wanted to create
something 'really big'? ;-)


BTW forgot to mention that something being big is not a recommendation
of it's usefulness, quality or desirability....
--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #9

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Markus Ernst wrote:
"Bruno Desthuilliers" <bd*****************@free.quelquepart.fr> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag news:40***********************@news.free.fr...
Nick Mudge wrote:
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
name
of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish
the
content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


Err... Guess you should read some threads on c.object to have a better
clue...

But still the 'Any girls' could become one of the longest "absolutely
and definitivly OT" thread here !-)

And there is everything inside that it needs: Romance, sex, crime, football.
(Okay we should put some more alcohol into it.)


And chocolate too... more threads about chocolate and girls... this
reminds me of something, but what ?-)

Bruno

Jul 17 '05 #10

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Nick Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> wrote in
news:9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51:
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i
wish the content was better than it currently is, so write some good
stuff!! and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


You can't beat "ASC's Longest Thread...", started in 3/18 -00 and still
going strong ;-)

<http://groups.google.com/groups?q=g:thl2895718865d&dq=&lr=&ie=UTF-8&as_drrb=b&as_mind=29&as_minm=3&as_miny=1995&as_m axd=19&as_maxm=3&as_maxy=2000&selm=38D40085.A41E17 FC%40catalogcorp.com>

--
Peter Strmberg (55.6N 13.0E)
C2K2 C2K3 ISCCIV02 ISCCIV03
Jul 17 '05 #11

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In message <Xn********************************@130.133.1.4> , Peter
Strmberg <wi******@spamcop.net> writes
Nick Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> wrote in
news:9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51:
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i
wish the content was better than it currently is, so write some good
stuff!! and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


You can't beat "ASC's Longest Thread...", started in 3/18 -00 and still
going strong ;-)

<http://groups.google.com/groups?q=g:...=&ie=UTF-8&as_
drrb=b&as_mind=29&as_minm=3&as_miny=1995&as_maxd= 19&as_maxm=3&as_maxy=20
00&selm=38D40085.A41E17FC%40catalogcorp.com>


OMG - 2859 & counting!
--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #12

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"Five Cats" <ca*******@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
news:hW**************@[127.0.0.1]...
In message <CI**************@[127.0.0.1]>, Five Cats
<ca*******@[127.0.0.1]> writes
In message <9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51>, Nick Mudge
<ma******@hotmail.com> writes
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The nameof the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish thecontent was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


Was that really what you meant when you said you wanted to create
something 'really big'? ;-)


BTW forgot to mention that something being big is not a recommendation
of it's usefulness, quality or desirability....
--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net

....except if following the word 'drink'...
"8*}

--
Remove the blots from my address to reply
Jul 17 '05 #13

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On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 23:46:55 GMT, Doug Hutcheson
<do*****************@nrm.blot.qld.blot.gov.blot.au > declared in
comp.lang.php:
BTW forgot to mention that something being big is not a recommendation

...except if following the word 'drink'...


"drink big"? Nah, just doesn't do it for me. ;-)

--
Mark Parnell
http://www.clarkecomputers.com.au
Jul 17 '05 #14

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"Mark Parnell" <we*******@clarkecomputers.com.au> wrote in message
news:1s*****************************@40tude.net...
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 23:46:55 GMT, Doug Hutcheson
<do*****************@nrm.blot.qld.blot.gov.blot.au > declared in
comp.lang.php:
BTW forgot to mention that something being big is not a recommendation

...except if following the word 'drink'...


"drink big"? Nah, just doesn't do it for me. ;-)


Shir, my shintax sheems to be shlurred.

I meant to lishp "exchept if presheeding the wordsh 'free drink'".

<Moneypenny, take a note to book me in for a shyntax upgrade - thish one ish
full of bugsh>

"8*{

--
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Jul 17 '05 #15

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Five Cats wrote:
In message <9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51>, Nick Mudge
<ma******@hotmail.com> writes
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish
the content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!!
and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


Was that really what you meant when you said you wanted to create
something 'really big'? ;-)

Nick


Nope, this is too small of an idea. But it is definately a starting point
and possibly a launching pad.

I'm going by Mudge now.

Jul 17 '05 #16

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Five Cats wrote:
In message <CI**************@[127.0.0.1]>, Five Cats
<ca*******@[127.0.0.1]> writes
In message <9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51>, Nick Mudge
<ma******@hotmail.com> writes
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i
wish the content was better than it currently is, so write some good
stuff!! and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


Was that really what you meant when you said you wanted to create
something 'really big'? ;-)


BTW forgot to mention that something being big is not a recommendation
of it's usefulness, quality or desirability....


In the end I want my actions and big things to be more beneficial in
general than destructive. I want to do good, and generally intend to do so.

Mudge
Jul 17 '05 #17

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Nick Mudge wrote:
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish
the content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!!
and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.

Nick


Ok, thank you very much for educating me about how long newsgroups can be. I
had no idea. This has been really good to know.

This has also led me to an even better idea. How about the longest OFF TOPIC
newsthread ever made? Does anybody know how big the largest off topic
thread in a newsgroup is?

Mudge
Jul 17 '05 #18

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Five Cats wrote:
In message <40*********************@news.easynet.ch>, Markus Ernst
<derernst@NO#SP#AMgmx.ch> writes
"Bruno Desthuilliers" <bd*****************@free.quelquepart.fr> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag news:40***********************@news.free.fr...
Nick Mudge wrote:
> Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
>
> Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The

name
> of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish

the
> content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!!
> and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.

Err... Guess you should read some threads on c.object to have a better
clue...

But still the 'Any girls' could become one of the longest "absolutely
and definitivly OT" thread here !-)


And there is everything inside that it needs: Romance, sex, crime,
football. (Okay we should put some more alcohol into it.)


Sex - yes please.

Romance - I'll have some of that as well.

But you can leave out the crime & football.

What about the money, though?


Yea, kitty, I've noticed that you are kind of sexy.
Jul 17 '05 #19

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CJ Llewellyn wrote:
"Nick Mudge" <ma******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51...
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The

name
of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish the
content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
let's make a record. The thread is already really long.


*plonk*


What the hell does plonk mean?

Mudge
Jul 17 '05 #20

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On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 01:26:39 GMT, Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> declared
in comp.lang.php:
What the hell does plonk mean?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plonk

--
Mark Parnell
http://www.clarkecomputers.com.au
Jul 17 '05 #21

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Five Cats <ca*******@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in news:3kLoTvAOdC2AFwOC@
[127.0.0.1]:

OMG - 2859 & counting!


I dont even want to know what its about.... its way too long for a single
thread.
Jul 17 '05 #22

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In message <z_4Cc.132278$3x.33798@attbi_s54>, Mudge
<ma******@hotmail.com> writes
Five Cats wrote:
In message <40*********************@news.easynet.ch>, Markus Ernst
<derernst@NO#SP#AMgmx.ch> writes
"Bruno Desthuilliers" <bd*****************@free.quelquepart.fr> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag news:40***********************@news.free.fr...
Nick Mudge wrote:
> Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
>
> Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
name
> of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish
the
> content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!!
> and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.

Err... Guess you should read some threads on c.object to have a better
clue...

But still the 'Any girls' could become one of the longest "absolutely
and definitivly OT" thread here !-)

And there is everything inside that it needs: Romance, sex, crime,
football. (Okay we should put some more alcohol into it.)


Sex - yes please.

Romance - I'll have some of that as well.

But you can leave out the crime & football.

What about the money, though?


Yea, kitty, I've noticed that you are kind of sexy.


And too old for you - but thanks! You see - life doesn't stop at
(insert young persons choice of when middle/old age starts here)....

--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #23

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In message <Px****************@news.optus.net.au>, Doug Hutcheson
<do*****************@nrm.blot.qld.blot.gov.blot.au > writes
"Five Cats" <ca*******@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
news:hW**************@[127.0.0.1]...
In message <CI**************@[127.0.0.1]>, Five Cats
<ca*******@[127.0.0.1]> writes
>In message <9cQBc.92241$Sw.1637@attbi_s51>, Nick Mudge
><ma******@hotmail.com> writes
>>Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
>>
>>Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. Thename >>of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wishthe >>content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!! and
>>let's make a record. The thread is already really long.
>
>Was that really what you meant when you said you wanted to create
>something 'really big'? ;-)


BTW forgot to mention that something being big is not a recommendation
of it's usefulness, quality or desirability....
--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net

...except if following the word 'drink'...
"8*}


OK - and 'bank balance'!

--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #24

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In message <70****************@news.optus.net.au>, Doug Hutcheson
<do*****************@nrm.blot.qld.blot.gov.blot.au > writes
"Mark Parnell" <we*******@clarkecomputers.com.au> wrote in message
news:1s*****************************@40tude.net.. .
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 23:46:55 GMT, Doug Hutcheson
<do*****************@nrm.blot.qld.blot.gov.blot.au > declared in
comp.lang.php:
>> BTW forgot to mention that something being big is not a recommendation
>>
> ...except if following the word 'drink'...


"drink big"? Nah, just doesn't do it for me. ;-)


Shir, my shintax sheems to be shlurred.

I meant to lishp "exchept if presheeding the wordsh 'free drink'".

<Moneypenny, take a note to book me in for a shyntax upgrade - thish one ish
full of bugsh>

"8*{


ROFLMA!

--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #25

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Theo wrote:
Five Cats <ca*******@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in news:3kLoTvAOdC2AFwOC@
[127.0.0.1]:

OMG - 2859 & counting!


I dont even want to know what its about.... its way too long for a single
thread.


Yea, it's great.

Mudge
Jul 17 '05 #26

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Five Cats wrote:
In message <70****************@news.optus.net.au>, Doug Hutcheson
<do*****************@nrm.blot.qld.blot.gov.blot.au > writes
"Mark Parnell" <we*******@clarkecomputers.com.au> wrote in message
news:1s*****************************@40tude.net. ..
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 23:46:55 GMT, Doug Hutcheson
<do*****************@nrm.blot.qld.blot.gov.blot.au > declared in
comp.lang.php:

>> BTW forgot to mention that something being big is not a
>> recommendation
>>
> ...except if following the word 'drink'...

"drink big"? Nah, just doesn't do it for me. ;-)


Shir, my shintax sheems to be shlurred.

I meant to lishp "exchept if presheeding the wordsh 'free drink'".

<Moneypenny, take a note to book me in for a shyntax upgrade - thish one
ish full of bugsh>

"8*{


ROFLMA!


What the hell is ROFLMA. Five Cats, can you like write a glossary or
something for all of your terms?
Jul 17 '05 #27

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Mark Parnell wrote:
On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 01:26:39 GMT, Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> declared
in comp.lang.php:
What the hell does plonk mean?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plonk


Wow, thanks. Hey, is there a FAQ for all these Usenet terms?

Mudge
Jul 17 '05 #28

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On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 07:12:13 GMT, Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> declared
in comp.lang.php:
Mark Parnell wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plonk


Wow, thanks. Hey, is there a FAQ for all these Usenet terms?


Lots of glossaries around. Try Google.

Or just take the Plonk off the link I posted. :-)

--
Mark Parnell
http://www.clarkecomputers.com.au
Jul 17 '05 #29

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On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 07:08:23 GMT, Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> declared
in comp.lang.php:
What the hell is ROFLMA.


http://www.google.com/search?q=roflmao

--
Mark Parnell
http://www.clarkecomputers.com.au
Jul 17 '05 #30

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In message <h3aCc.162989$Ly.99901@attbi_s01>, Mudge
<ma******@hotmail.com> writes
Mark Parnell wrote:
On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 01:26:39 GMT, Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> declared
in comp.lang.php:
What the hell does plonk mean?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plonk


Wow, thanks. Hey, is there a FAQ for all these Usenet terms?


Probably - and there is also Google which lets you find them out for
yourself....


Mudge


--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #31

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Mudge wrote:
Five Cats wrote:
ROFLMA!

What the hell is ROFLMA. Five Cats, can you like write a glossary or
something for all of your terms?


Railing On Ferry Looses My Approval ???

Should probably have been ROTFLMAO

Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

--
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Webhosting for nrder og andet godtfolk
Jul 17 '05 #32

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In message <H%9Cc.78638$Hg2.55586@attbi_s04>, Mudge
<ma******@hotmail.com> writes
Five Cats wrote:

<snip>

ROFLMA!


What the hell is ROFLMA. Five Cats, can you like write a glossary or
something for all of your terms?


Firstly if should have been ROFLMAO

Secondly try Google - there are lots of glossaries already.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...oflmao&spell=1

--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #33

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In message <lr************@crm.nwg.dk>, Jeppe Uhd <ln*********@nx.dk>
writes
Mudge wrote:
Five Cats wrote:
ROFLMA!
What the hell is ROFLMA. Five Cats, can you like write a glossary or
something for all of your terms?


Railing On Ferry Looses My Approval ???

Should probably have been ROTFLMAO

Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off


Yes - missed out the O. Could make a crude joke about that... ;-)


--
Five Cats
Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #34

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In article <6Z4Cc.132276$3x.104716@attbi_s54>, ma******@hotmail.com
says...
Nick Mudge wrote:
Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.

Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i wish
the content was better than it currently is, so write some good stuff!!
and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.

Nick


Ok, thank you very much for educating me about how long newsgroups can be. I
had no idea. This has been really good to know.

This has also led me to an even better idea. How about the longest OFF TOPIC
newsthread ever made? Does anybody know how big the largest off topic
thread in a newsgroup is?


In many cases, posting and continuing to post off-topic messages to
Usenet violates your ISP's TOS and can get your account deactivated.
While ALT groups are open to about anything, COMP groups have charters
and continuous OT posting can lead to complaints to your ISP (not by me,
I don't care).

just a heads up.

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Jul 17 '05 #35

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I noticed that Message-ID: <jE**************@[127.0.0.1]> from Five Cats
contained the following:
Yea, kitty, I've noticed that you are kind of sexy.


And too old for you - but thanks! You see - life doesn't stop at
(insert young persons choice of when middle/old age starts here)....


Some of my students don't have a concept of any age over 30. It can be
quite flattering at times :-)

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My opinions, not the committee's, mine.
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Jul 17 '05 #36

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I noticed that Message-ID: <hW**************@[127.0.0.1]> from Five Cats
contained the following:
Was that really what you meant when you said you wanted to create
something 'really big'? ;-)


BTW forgot to mention that something being big is not a recommendation
of it's usefulness, quality or desirability....


And in coding, it's often more elegant to make something really small...

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Jul 17 '05 #37

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Leythos wrote:
In article <6Z4Cc.132276$3x.104716@attbi_s54>, ma******@hotmail.com
says...
Nick Mudge wrote:
> Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
>
> Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
> name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i
> wish the content was better than it currently is, so write some good
> stuff!! and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.
>
> Nick


Ok, thank you very much for educating me about how long newsgroups can
be. I had no idea. This has been really good to know.

This has also led me to an even better idea. How about the longest OFF
TOPIC
newsthread ever made? Does anybody know how big the largest off topic
thread in a newsgroup is?


In many cases, posting and continuing to post off-topic messages to
Usenet violates your ISP's TOS and can get your account deactivated.
While ALT groups are open to about anything, COMP groups have charters
and continuous OT posting can lead to complaints to your ISP (not by me,
I don't care).

just a heads up.


What's TOS?
Jul 17 '05 #38

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In article <r2zCc.136776$3x.9145@attbi_s54>, ma******@hotmail.com
says...
Leythos wrote:

[snip]

In many cases, posting and continuing to post off-topic messages to
Usenet violates your ISP's TOS and can get your account deactivated.
While ALT groups are open to about anything, COMP groups have charters
and continuous OT posting can lead to complaints to your ISP (not by me,
I don't care).

just a heads up.


What's TOS?


Terms of Service - it's the rules/regulations that you agreed to in
order to get on the internet from your provider. While you may never had
actually read your TOS, you agreed to it, by default, when they provided
you with service.
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Jul 17 '05 #39

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Leythos wrote:
In article <6Z4Cc.132276$3x.104716@attbi_s54>, ma******@hotmail.com
says...
Nick Mudge wrote:
> Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
>
> Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
> name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i
> wish the content was better than it currently is, so write some good
> stuff!! and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.
>
> Nick


Ok, thank you very much for educating me about how long newsgroups can
be. I had no idea. This has been really good to know.

This has also led me to an even better idea. How about the longest OFF
TOPIC
newsthread ever made? Does anybody know how big the largest off topic
thread in a newsgroup is?


In many cases, posting and continuing to post off-topic messages to
Usenet violates your ISP's TOS and can get your account deactivated.
While ALT groups are open to about anything, COMP groups have charters
and continuous OT posting can lead to complaints to your ISP (not by me,
I don't care).

just a heads up.


Hopefully the thread that I created entitled "PHP Purpose (PHPP) -- the
largest thread ever" makes up for it as I did it as a push to further PHP.
Jul 17 '05 #40

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On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 11:37:59 GMT, Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> wrote:
Leythos wrote:
In article <6Z4Cc.132276$3x.104716@attbi_s54>, ma******@hotmail.com
says...
Nick Mudge wrote:

> Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
>
> Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
> name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i
> wish the content was better than it currently is, so write some good
> stuff!! and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.
>
> Nick

Ok, thank you very much for educating me about how long newsgroups can
be. I had no idea. This has been really good to know.

This has also led me to an even better idea. How about the longest OFF
TOPIC
newsthread ever made? Does anybody know how big the largest off topic
thread in a newsgroup is?


In many cases, posting and continuing to post off-topic messages to
Usenet violates your ISP's TOS and can get your account deactivated.
While ALT groups are open to about anything, COMP groups have charters
and continuous OT posting can lead to complaints to your ISP (not by me,
I don't care).

just a heads up.


What's TOS?


Not surprising you don't know. Even attbi has one. Bet you just
clicked "i accept" when you signed up without reading it, didn't you?

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Jul 17 '05 #41

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On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:11:49 GMT, Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> wrote:
Leythos wrote:
In article <6Z4Cc.132276$3x.104716@attbi_s54>, ma******@hotmail.com
says...
Nick Mudge wrote:

> Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
>
> Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting. The
> name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup, but i
> wish the content was better than it currently is, so write some good
> stuff!! and let's make a record. The thread is already really long.
>
> Nick

Ok, thank you very much for educating me about how long newsgroups can
be. I had no idea. This has been really good to know.

This has also led me to an even better idea. How about the longest OFF
TOPIC
newsthread ever made? Does anybody know how big the largest off topic
thread in a newsgroup is?


In many cases, posting and continuing to post off-topic messages to
Usenet violates your ISP's TOS and can get your account deactivated.
While ALT groups are open to about anything, COMP groups have charters
and continuous OT posting can lead to complaints to your ISP (not by me,
I don't care).

just a heads up.


Hopefully the thread that I created entitled "PHP Purpose (PHPP) -- the
largest thread ever" makes up for it as I did it as a push to further PHP.


What, exactly, is a 'push to futher PHP'.
--
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------
How you look depends on where you go.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gary L. Burnore | ۳ݳ޳ݳۺݳ޳ݳݳ޳ݳ۳
| ۳ݳ޳ݳۺݳ޳ݳݳ޳ݳ۳
DataBasix | ۳ݳ޳ݳۺݳ޳ݳݳ޳ݳ۳
| ۳ 3 4 1 4 2 ݳ޳ 6 9 0 6 9 ۳
Black Helicopter Repair Svcs Division | Official Proof of Purchase
================================================== =========================
Want one? GET one! http://www.databasix.com
================================================== =========================
Jul 17 '05 #42

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Gary L. Burnore wrote:
On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 11:37:59 GMT, Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> wrote:
Leythos wrote:
In article <6Z4Cc.132276$3x.104716@attbi_s54>, ma******@hotmail.com
says...
Nick Mudge wrote:

> Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
>
> Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting.
> The name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup,
> but i wish the content was better than it currently is, so write some
> good stuff!! and let's make a record. The thread is already really
> long.
>
> Nick

Ok, thank you very much for educating me about how long newsgroups can
be. I had no idea. This has been really good to know.

This has also led me to an even better idea. How about the longest OFF
TOPIC
newsthread ever made? Does anybody know how big the largest off topic
thread in a newsgroup is?

In many cases, posting and continuing to post off-topic messages to
Usenet violates your ISP's TOS and can get your account deactivated.
While ALT groups are open to about anything, COMP groups have charters
and continuous OT posting can lead to complaints to your ISP (not by me,
I don't care).

just a heads up.


What's TOS?


Not surprising you don't know. Even attbi has one. Bet you just
clicked "i accept" when you signed up without reading it, didn't you?


Nope. I never saw it because I only attached myself to my parents existing
service. I went out and bought a router and connected my computer. So I
never started my ISP service.
Jul 17 '05 #43

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Gary L. Burnore wrote:
On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:11:49 GMT, Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> wrote:
Leythos wrote:
In article <6Z4Cc.132276$3x.104716@attbi_s54>, ma******@hotmail.com
says...
Nick Mudge wrote:

> Hey everybody, let's make the longest newsgroup thread ever made.
>
> Find the posting "Any girls?" in this newsgroup and add a posting.
> The name of the thread is a great name for a programming newsgroup,
> but i wish the content was better than it currently is, so write some
> good stuff!! and let's make a record. The thread is already really
> long.
>
> Nick

Ok, thank you very much for educating me about how long newsgroups can
be. I had no idea. This has been really good to know.

This has also led me to an even better idea. How about the longest OFF
TOPIC
newsthread ever made? Does anybody know how big the largest off topic
thread in a newsgroup is?

In many cases, posting and continuing to post off-topic messages to
Usenet violates your ISP's TOS and can get your account deactivated.
While ALT groups are open to about anything, COMP groups have charters
and continuous OT posting can lead to complaints to your ISP (not by me,
I don't care).

just a heads up.


Hopefully the thread that I created entitled "PHP Purpose (PHPP) -- the
largest thread ever" makes up for it as I did it as a push to further PHP.


What, exactly, is a 'push to futher PHP'.


Go to the thread entitled "PHP Purpose (PHPP) -- the
largest thread ever" and figure out how to help PHP and its programmers.
That's the push.
Jul 17 '05 #44

P: n/a
In article <3bCCc.99877$Sw.57604@attbi_s51>, ma******@hotmail.com
says...
Nope. I never saw it because I only attached myself to my parents existing
service. I went out and bought a router and connected my computer. So I
never started my ISP service.


Nice, so you're going to get your parents TOS'd because you feel the
need to create off-topic threads in chartered news-groups.

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Jul 17 '05 #45

P: n/a
In message-id <4dCCc.95371$HG.79803@attbi_s53>,
Mudge wrote:

[nothing of consequence]

*PLONK*
Jul 17 '05 #46

P: n/a
In message <MP************************@news-server.columbus.rr.com>,
Leythos <vo**@nowhere.com> writes
In article <r2zCc.136776$3x.9145@attbi_s54>, ma******@hotmail.com
says...
Leythos wrote:[snip]
>
> In many cases, posting and continuing to post off-topic messages to
> Usenet violates your ISP's TOS and can get your account deactivated.
> While ALT groups are open to about anything, COMP groups have charters
> and continuous OT posting can lead to complaints to your ISP (not by me,
> I don't care).
>
> just a heads up.
>


What's TOS?


Terms of Service - it's the rules/regulations that you agreed to in
order to get on the internet from your provider. While you may never had
actually read your TOS, you agreed to it, by default, when they provided
you with service.


Also know as an AUP - acceptable user policy.

e.g.: http://www.demon.net/helpdesk/aup/news.shtml


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Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #47

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In message <3bCCc.99877$Sw.57604@attbi_s51>, Mudge
<ma******@hotmail.com> writes
Gary L. Burnore wrote:
On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 11:37:59 GMT, Mudge <ma******@hotmail.com> wrote:
<snip>
What's TOS?


Not surprising you don't know. Even attbi has one. Bet you just
clicked "i accept" when you signed up without reading it, didn't you?


Nope. I never saw it because I only attached myself to my parents existing
service. I went out and bought a router and connected my computer. So I
never started my ISP service.


So you are still living at home? Time to move out if you want to grow
up & get a GF!

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Email to: cats_spam at uk2 dot net
Jul 17 '05 #48

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