Activity from uncanny hengeman
Displaying comments 250 to 300 of 314
Hmm. This is odd. Very odd indeed.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 7:11 PM on October 26, 2005
Love your work!
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 7:12 PM on October 26, 2005
Occam's Razor is another one that gets on my goat. There's something Goodwinesque* about it. As soon as someone mentions Occam's Razor then they must be wrong!
*As in the Goodwin's Law that most people think is the Goodwin's Law, not the actual Goodwin's Law as it was originally stated. ;)
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 8:07 PM on October 25, 2005
This is the apology thread
I'm stoked I didn't read posts 15-200 and scrolled all the way to the bottom instead!
Love your work, davy!
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 4:38 AM on October 13, 2005
Any mefites in Perth/Freemantle, Australia?
Would love to, but I'm afraid I might have read this a bit late. Plus, I've used up heaps of "leave points" with the missus the long weekend just gone. What, with a buck's night and The Granny - with Perth's team featuring (but not Fremantle's!).
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 12:11 AM on September 27, 2005
Best FPP evarr, you hectoring buffoons.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 12:59 AM on September 22, 2005
ParisParamus Turns Over New Leaf
I yam engry.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 7:20 PM on August 25, 2005
It's hard to tell in text if a threat is serious, so don't do it.
I kick ass.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 12:52 AM on August 24, 2005
Hypothetical - reposting something deleted for bad form?
I thought the same as EB, and I think that post is stinking up the place. I'd be happy to see someone post about greenhouses and omit the raving bullshit.
Raving, yes. Belongs on the front page, no. Bullshit? As j.p. Hung said:
Would the Isreali's have any problems with 'manipulating' the Palestinian outcome? You'd have to be a total jack-ass to think not.
(I initially thought the... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 6:21 PM on August 15, 2005
Er, unless you meant that front page editorializing is raving bullshit, not the editorializing in this instance was raving bullshit.
Also, I have to take you to task whether three blind mice was "raving" there.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 7:50 PM on August 15, 2005
Rook, I'm a lacist!
In the recent thread where mathowie said we could post comments to test international language support, I wrote this.
So, just how funny am I then?
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 12:01 AM on August 10, 2005
There's no such thing as race because we're all eeeeeeequal. Eeeeeeeww!!!
It is an article of passionate faith among "politically correct" biologists and anthropologists that brain size has no connection with intelligence; that intelligence has nothing to do with genes; and that genes are probably nasty fascist things anyway.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 5:48 PM on August 10, 2005
I could have sworn Dawkins also spent a big chunk of The Ancestor's Tale pointing out the flaws in racial theory, and how it was just as much a social construct as something based on science (I seem to remember photos of Colin Powell, who, as he pointed out, is actually whiter than George Bush, but is considered black)
sfenders link above looks like it might explain it. I had a quick look but no time to read.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 7:46 PM on August 10, 2005
Alas, we know from modern population genetic studies that no population is that divergent from the rest.
You're talking in terms of genes here?
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 8:14 PM on August 10, 2005
A person from the Australian Aboriginal "race" procreates with another person from the Australian Aboriginal "race." They will almost certainly have a child that has physical (and character?) traits of the Australian Aboriginal "race."
But there's no such thing as race, right?
Where did I go wrong? Are there other factors at play other than genes? Or a yet to be discovered substructure of a gene? Or do we say... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 8:35 PM on August 10, 2005
What sfenders said. I think we're trying to say the same thing there.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 8:42 PM on August 10, 2005
Can anyone remember the band Racey?
Did they even exist?
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 10:14 PM on August 10, 2005
Wow. Thanks, gd779.
A couple of times I've had trouble finding threads that I just *know* existed. Both on Google and Metafilter's own search engine. Almost to the point where I thought they've been deleted.
I thought Google was considered a better search engine? Something about Google being a search engine and Yahoo being a directory or something like that.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 7:30 PM on August 4, 2005
Oddball subdomain wildcards
Everything I tried works. Is this common knowledge for the more leet amongst us?
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 4:57 AM on August 4, 2005
I feel like a goose now.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 7:40 AM on August 4, 2005
surely at some point there's a human editor involved, wtf.
Maybe there was a human involved… and (s)he did it on purpose?
Like that BBC link showing a fat kid at a McDonald's restaurant and if you hovered over the picture it said "Kids McFatty." (The only link I can find to said incident is on Fark and I'm not sure if that's allowed.)
Not saying this is the most likely scenario Occam's razor yada yada, but it is possible.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 6:32 PM on August 4, 2005
One Million Customers Served!
My balls hurt.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 12:30 AM on August 2, 2005
International Language Support
Me ruv you rong time!
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 3:36 AM on July 29, 2005
New card. What do you think?
McDermott lifts it up and examines the lettering carefully.
Whoa. Very nice. Take a look.
He hands it to Van Patten.
Picked them up from the printers yesterday.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 12:39 AM on July 26, 2005
Can I answer without reference?
I have a friend who told me she read somewhere that this is perfectly OK.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 11:00 PM on July 24, 2005
User quit; grief management techniques?
I'm with jonson.
Did a teddy bear get thrown out of a pram? Were feelings hurt? Were friendships broken?
I must know. Links, info, please!
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 8:18 PM on July 15, 2005
Woops, thanks p&c.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 8:20 PM on July 15, 2005
I hate FPPs linking to hate sites
I didn't realise it was a hate site until this thread. In retrospect, it's sort of obvious but at the time I didn't take time to look around. Just read the article and closed it.
In fact, I initially thought the picture was a police re-enactment type mock up with a dummy, so trying to figure out that took a lot of my attention I guess.
Plus, where I live BNP has a respectable presence in the big end of town. The Banque Nationale de Paris has a... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 5:43 AM on July 13, 2005
Would that FPP have been kosher?
That was a very funny clip. I can't believe the brass frickin balls, and admittedly skills, of the man to dodge and lie and avoid all those questions. What a slimeball.
As to your question. I would say yes, but my member number is too big for me to think I have the right to comment on such things.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 7:51 PM on July 12, 2005
Did you miss that comment mosch? Is that not a personal attack? Or are peacay's politics inline with yours?
justgary nails it!
I read plenty of noise on that thread. Yet all of the left-leaning noise and anti-PP noise went thru to the 'keeper.
All of it was rather annoying. I was reading the thread for the comments from Londoners who were amongst it. I wanted breaking info from a source I could trust... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 5:05 PM on July 7, 2005
fling the political circle jerk spew around
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 5:30 PM on July 7, 2005
A call to end self spelling corrections
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 2:21 AM on June 28, 2005
I know this is a generalisation and generalisations are bad, mmmkay. But if I see a post with grammatical and/or spelling errors then I think that person might be ign'rant. So correcting a mistake is my way of saying to Mefites, "I'm not really ign'rant: look how I'm correcting my mistake."
My main dilemma is whether to apologise for a double post. Maybe that really is added too much to the clutter?!
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 3:59 AM on June 28, 2005
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 4:05 AM on June 28, 2005
I am an anally orientated analyst.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 6:15 AM on June 28, 2005
I think of the numerous "is this an FPP worthy of the blue?" Metatalk threads.
For a while I used to think a lot of those callouts were petty. I would never call someone out on an FPP. But now I've come full circle. I'm glad we've got FPP Nazis here. It's a job I don't want to do, but I think it keeps Metafilter a quality place and those call outs are necessary.
I used to "rise and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom they... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 5:02 PM on June 28, 2005
History Category on AskMe
It was no biggy, but I had the same dilemma when I wanted to ask a question about the Holocaust.
I can't remember what category I eventually chose.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 5:31 PM on June 13, 2005
This is a fair dinkum outrage.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 12:10 AM on April 25, 2005
If it is wrong, why is it possible?
I once posted a BIG-ASSED map of Eastern Europe and the Balkans in a comments thread.
Lucky I didn't get banned. Not even so much as a pile-on, IIRC.
Sorry about that, everyone.
To the people who have said along the lines of "well if you had lurked enough and paid attention it would be obvious" I disagree. For me – an 18+ month lurker before new memberships were being accepted – it was a case of assuming it... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 3:16 AM on April 12, 2005
He's hoping if you've never seen something done that you will think extra hard if it should be done rather than just posting away on with the thought that anything that works is allowed.
I clearly stated that I saw the function worked and that it didn't result in a pile-on.
That's hard enough thinking in my book, sizzlechest.
(It was an excellent map, too.)
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 4:32 PM on April 12, 2005
Hands of Manos' profile page is pretty freaking amazing
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 4:57 PM on February 9, 2005
AskMe is not for Help Wanted ads.
Will I have to remove my pants?
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 5:54 PM on February 8, 2005
I'll do all the funny stuff.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 8:17 PM on February 8, 2005
This is pretty egregious trolling.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it.
I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 6:09 AM on February 7, 2005
Sorry HuronBob, 'twas a quote.
I thought it was "famous" enough not to attribute. Apologies to all who want to sue my azz for plagiarism.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 6:24 AM on February 7, 2005
crap...never mind, found it, should have looked first...
No. My bad.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 6:25 AM on February 7, 2005
Deleted comment cipher?
I have never thought that including a "comment deleted" feature was important, mostly because the next feature people would ask for is to see what was deleted
I disagree. Slippery slope fallacy. :)
jessamyn also has edit/delete rights and has been helping out, so I suspect she was the one that deleted the comments. I trust her judgement, which is why I asked her to help admin... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 11:46 PM on January 24, 2005
it would just draw more attention to stuff that doesn't deserve to be highlighted, but forgotten.
Now that's a much better reason. Gold star.
Now where's my password details?
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 12:16 AM on January 25, 2005
Is there any call for a "quote" tag?
Mitheral, raedyn -
Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you referring to the forums where there is a "QUOTE" button next to each post, and this can be clicked to take you to the comments section - with the entire post quoted?
Coz what Popular Ethics proposes is entirely different. Namely a "quote button next to B, I ,link".
The lazy "without trimming" problems you refer to won't occur under this method.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 12:00 AM on January 25, 2005
Add Vidiot to the top of my last post.
posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengeman at 12:02 AM on January 25, 2005