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Ed Cryer

Ed said:
Well, if I wrote something and someone replied "+1", and another replied
"+3", I'd feel more complimented by the latter.

Ed (alpha plus gold star)
Or if not "complimented" then certainly "complemented".
:)

Ed
 
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Ed Cryer

Ed said:
Or if not "complimented" then certainly "complemented".
:)

Ed
I award this witticism a BTGB merit.
(Better than Gene Bloch)

Ed

P.S. It takes a linguist to appreciate that, so if you do please
acknowledge with a +1.
 
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FromTheRafters

I award this witticism a BTGB merit.
(Better than Gene Bloch)

Ed

P.S. It takes a linguist to appreciate that, so if you do please
acknowledge with a +1.
IAWTPAKA+1IYKWIMAITTYD
 
K

Ken Blake

I award this witticism a BTGB merit.
(Better than Gene Bloch)

Ed

P.S. It takes a linguist to appreciate that, so if you do please
acknowledge with a +1.

+1 (and that's probably the first time I've ever used that).
 
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Ed Cryer

Ken said:
+1 (and that's probably the first time I've ever used that).
I've never come across this +1 notation apart from in this group. I soon
figured out what it was, but it always reminds me of grammar school when
I was about 11.
We used to have Latin homework; learn a list of about 20 words. And then
next day our teacher would test us. He'd read out the English, and we'd
have to write the Latin in our notebooks. Then when he'd finished we'd
have to swop books with the boy across the aisle while he read out the
answers. Each boy marked the list he'd got and then at the bottom he'd
put "11" or whatever. Some of the comments made by the markers were
hilarious. We'd always get boys putting their hands up saying "Please
sir, please sir". The one I always remember was some lad complaining
that his marker had written "BOD" on his page.
Please sir, please sir, Cudworth's written "bod" on my book.
Well, Cudworth, what's the meaning of that?
It stands for "benefit of the doubt", sir. I couldn't read his writing
too well, but he is a good lad.

Ed
 
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Gene E. Bloch

In some groups I frequent, it's now just <AOL>, as everyone knows how
and why it came about.
I don't know either of those things, and Google, Urban Dictionary, and
Tech Dictionary didn't provide me a clue.

This is probably not the first time I was out of the loop :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

You may well not want me to turn my trouser pockets linings inside out and
do my white-eared elephant impersonation either then?
To tell the truth, the mental pricture that brings up is QUITE
sufficient, thank you :)

Oh geez - I mad a typo above - and it is truly accidental, I promise! -
that I can't bring myself to fix. Oy weh!
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I award this witticism a BTGB merit.
(Better than Gene Bloch)

Ed

P.S. It takes a linguist to appreciate that, so if you do please
acknowledge with a +1.
Well, I appreciate it linguistically, but I am offended that *anything*
can be rated better than I. Sniff/Snort.

Actually, I am complimented by the above - and I will *not* figure out a
way to take it otherwise!

BTW, with my inept typing, I had to read the last sentence *very
carefully* to be sure I didn't screw up :)
 
J

John Williamson

Gene said:
I don't know either of those things, and Google, Urban Dictionary, and
Tech Dictionary didn't provide me a clue.

This is probably not the first time I was out of the loop :)
Today is Sun Sep 7320 00:53:37 +02:00 1993.

"The September that never ends." Usenet used to be filled with newbies
with very little idea of usenet etiquette every September when they got
their first taste of usenet and the internet in general at college. By
October, they had either adapted or been flamed off the system. When AOL
gave their lusers usenet access, it was as if September never ended,as a
lot of them couldn't take a hint.

For more information, read:-

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

Which explains on more detail why <AOL> has come to mean "Me too" or
"+1".,or even "I agree with this post" Put simply, many AOL users when
given usenet access, used to repost an entire thread of maybe 500 lines,
then add at the bottom "I agree with this post", "Me too" or "+1".

In the case of the
<aol>
Me, too"!
</aol>

The poster is trying to make it look like a program statement.

Alternatives include
<Mode = AOL>
Me, too!
<Mode off>
 
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Ed Cryer

FromTheRafters said:
IAWTPAKA+1IYKWIMAITTYD

In accordance with this practice arbitrarily known as +1, if you know
what it might actually imply then tragically you don't???

Ed
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Today is Sun Sep 7320 00:53:37 +02:00 1993.

"The September that never ends." Usenet used to be filled with newbies
with very little idea of usenet etiquette every September when they got
their first taste of usenet and the internet in general at college. By
October, they had either adapted or been flamed off the system. When AOL
gave their lusers usenet access, it was as if September never ended,as a
lot of them couldn't take a hint.

For more information, read:-

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

Which explains on more detail why <AOL> has come to mean "Me too" or
"+1".,or even "I agree with this post" Put simply, many AOL users when
given usenet access, used to repost an entire thread of maybe 500 lines,
then add at the bottom "I agree with this post", "Me too" or "+1".

In the case of the
<aol>
Me, too"!
</aol>

The poster is trying to make it look like a program statement.

Alternatives include
<Mode = AOL>
Me, too!
<Mode off>
I had searched for AOL and for <AOL>. Obviously I had no idea whatsoever
that it was part of the Endless September lore :)

Thanks for the guidance.
 
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Ken Blake

To tell the truth, the mental pricture that brings up is QUITE
sufficient, thank you :)

Oh geez - I mad a typo above - and it is truly accidental, I promise! -
that I can't bring myself to fix. Oy weh!

LOL! A wonderful typo, accidental or not.
 
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Bob Henson

Gene said:
To tell the truth, the mental pricture that brings up is QUITE
sufficient, thank you :)

Oh geez - I mad a typo above - and it is truly accidental, I promise! -
that I can't bring myself to fix. Oy weh!
Well left in!
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

How about +2?
You mean both of your personalities agree? :)[/QUOTE]

In my case then it could be +4 since both of my heads have their own
distinct set of dual personalities. :)

--
Zaphod

"So [Trillian], two heads is what does it for a girl?"
"...Anything else [Zaphod]'s got two of?"
- Arthur Dent
 
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John

So? There is no longer a free version!
Is there a free version of any anti-virus now?
Malwae Bytes isn't either!
My copy of MalwareBytes is free. As is my SpywareBlaster. There *are*
paid-for versions but I don't use them. I use these as additional
fences backing MSE.
Microsoft Security Essentials is free.
AVG says it is free.
As does Avast.
And this page has lots of quite good advice:
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/free-anti-virus-software
Just don't use Norton and if you accidentally did there is a tool to
remove it.

http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
hth,
J.
 
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