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#77 Nov 17 2012 at 3:25 AM Rating: Good
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what is the flight speed of an unladen african swallow?
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#79 Nov 17 2012 at 4:53 AM Rating: Good
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What was the weird bug that I smushed in my bathroom earlier this evening? It looked like a diamond-ish-shaped dirt pile, but it had an appendage that came out and was pulling it along really really slowly.
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What was the weird bug that I smushed in my bathroom earlier this evening? It looked like a diamond-ish-shaped dirt pile, but it had an appendage that came out and was pulling it along really really slowly.


Probably a Stink Bug that was nearly dead.
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#81 Nov 17 2012 at 8:45 AM Rating: Good
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Is it likely an editorial on SE's latest shenanigans that questions the "WTF are you people doing over there" factor that has sprung up in recent weeks/months? If so, can you include a digital /eyepoke from me when you post it?
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For any admin: what did you want to be when you grew up, and how close are you to doing that now?

Also, why does Vlorsutes hate Galkas? Enquiring minds want to know, and all that.
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#83 Nov 17 2012 at 10:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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Is it even close to being that big?

Probably

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Has any other thread lasted for over three years?

The old Army of Kefka ffxi thread, some of the really old no nonexistant UBB forum ones, occasional others.

Horsemouth wrote:

Is over 18k posts a lot for a single thread?

Yes, but not the most ever

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I editted this post for quote fail and abbreviated your name, is that a problem?

That has been known to cause utter Kaos.

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Also when I see a Theophany post I read his name as Tiffany, is that normal?

No. the rest of us see the Phantom of Theophany

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Which still active admin has the oldest post?


Me. Though the posts in question are from before I was an admin. Most of the oldest posts were on the precurser UBB forums which sadly have ceased existing entirely even for archival purposes.

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Which still active member does?

Probably Darknight, though I haven't seen him in a while. Gbaji or Jophiel are also in the running for that if I exclude myself.

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Will I ever finish my novel? (I named the save file "Not a novel" just in case.)

Depends on what size font you use!

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what is the flight speed of an unladen african swallow?

African or Panamanian?

Belkira wrote:
What was the weird bug that I smushed in my bathroom earlier this evening? It looked like a diamond-ish-shaped dirt pile, but it had an appendage that came out and was pulling it along really really slowly.

Possibly a stink bug. maybe a snail of some sort?

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Is it likely an editorial on SE's latest shenanigans that questions the "WTF are you people doing over there" factor that has sprung up in recent weeks/months? If so, can you include a digital /eyepoke from me when you post it?

I'm just mad they haven't added the legendary plaid chocobo yet.
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#84 Nov 17 2012 at 10:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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For any admin: what did you want to be when you grew up, and how close are you to doing that now?

Also, why does Vlorsutes hate Galkas? Enquiring minds want to know, and all that.


Aerospace engineer. I have 3/4 of a degree in that, though I eventually switched to security and Intel studies and got my degree in that instead. Still would like to go back and finish the other someday, though now I work in an IT shop so it wouldn't really help anything.

I dunno why Vlorsutes hates Galkas. maybe he tripped over one?
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#85 Nov 17 2012 at 11:00 AM Rating: Good
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Horsemouth wrote:
Also when I see a Theophany post I read his name as Tiffany, is that normal?


Oh, thank god, I thought it was just me. Smiley: lol
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If you had one day to do whatever you wanted with no consequences at all, let's just say it's erased from history, what would you do?

Let's also assume traveling anywhere in the world is done by teleporting and would not require any time.
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#87 Nov 17 2012 at 11:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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what is the flight speed of an unladen african swallow?


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#88 Nov 17 2012 at 11:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Can we give Bijou a title early, but make it so he still can't actually see it?
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#89 Nov 17 2012 at 11:39 AM Rating: Good
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Also, why does Vlorsutes hate Galkas? Enquiring minds want to know, and all that.

Because they're all out gallivanting instead of MINING MY MINES.
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#90 Nov 17 2012 at 1:18 PM Rating: Good
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Horsemouth wrote:

Is it even close to being that big?

Probably
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Is over 18k posts a lot for a single thread?

Yes, but not the most ever
I see a problem here. Just how many posts long was the longest thread ever?
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#91 Nov 17 2012 at 2:32 PM Rating: Good
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Ok, no. I've seen two of these things now. And the second one I flipped over after I squished it. They don't have legs. They all pull them selves along the same way.

The one I found on the floor looked like a small smudge of dirt, until I noticed it was moving. The one on the wall looked like it had white speckles all over it's back. So I am convinced that whatever is on it's back is made up of whatever it eats.

Seriously, Kao. I need some answers here.
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Ok, no. I've seen two of these things now. And the second one I flipped over after I squished it. They don't have legs. They all pull them selves along the same way.

The one I found on the floor looked like a small smudge of dirt, until I noticed it was moving. The one on the wall looked like it had white speckles all over it's back. So I am convinced that whatever is on it's back is made up of whatever it eats.

Seriously, Kao. I need some answers here.



Do you live in the northwest?

http://nwpublicmedia.typepad.com/our_northwest_water/2009/12/new-zealand-mud-snails-invade-olympias-capitol-lake.html
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#93 Nov 17 2012 at 3:16 PM Rating: Good
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I live in Hawaii. We have lots of weird bugs here. Smiley: frown

ETA: I google imaged mud snails. These do not have shells. The back part is soft, and squishy.

Edited, Nov 17th 2012 3:17pm by Belkira
#94 Nov 17 2012 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Is BDT going to be allowed to last forever?

Nope, when it gets so big it bogs the forum down, it will go away and turn in to "part 2" thread. Thus is the eventual fate of all large threads.


Has any other thread lasted for over three years?


There is a thread in the FFXI DRK forum that's been going since 12/25/2009. It's the third or fourth incarnation of that particular thread. Every now and again they get closed and replaced. Though the current thread has been going longer than any of the others.

There is also a second one that I don't really count, as it's just a ding thread, that's been going on since 08/12/2005.

Edited, Nov 17th 2012 5:05pm by Turin
#95 Nov 17 2012 at 4:00 PM Rating: Good
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I live in Hawaii. We have lots of weird bugs here. Smiley: frown

ETA: I google imaged mud snails. These do not have shells. The back part is soft, and squishy.

Edited, Nov 17th 2012 3:17pm by Belkira


Do you have a picture?
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#96 Nov 17 2012 at 4:15 PM Rating: Good
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I live in Hawaii. We have lots of weird bugs here. Smiley: frown

ETA: I google imaged mud snails. These do not have shells. The back part is soft, and squishy.

Edited, Nov 17th 2012 3:17pm by Belkira


Do you have a picture?


No. Smiley: glare But when I see another one, I'll take a pic. It didn't occur to me to try and find out what the **** it was until after I had flushed the evidence.
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Turin wrote:
Horsemouth wrote:
Kao wrote:
Horsemouth wrote:
Is BDT going to be allowed to last forever?

Nope, when it gets so big it bogs the forum down, it will go away and turn in to "part 2" thread. Thus is the eventual fate of all large threads.


Has any other thread lasted for over three years?


There is a thread in the FFXI DRK forum that's been going since 12/25/2009. It's the third or fourth incarnation of that particular thread. Every now and again they get closed and replaced. Though the current thread has been going longer than any of the others.

There is also a second one that I don't really count, as it's just a ding thread, that's been going on since 08/12/2005.

Edited, Nov 17th 2012 5:05pm by Turin

There was one of those types of thread in the Warrior forum for FFXI. Iirc, it started before the DRK Club thread. There was more activity in your one, though. So Milich, lolgaxe and I upped sticks. Smiley: grin
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If you had one day to do whatever you wanted with no consequences at all, let's just say it's erased from history, what would you do?

Let's also assume traveling anywhere in the world is done by teleporting and would not require any time.

Lets see, first i'd find a nice cave somewhere really remote and teleportable and set up a power infrastructure. teleport in a large generator, fuel, food, solar, etc. Then i'd teleport in a U.S. mint printing press, one of the $20, $10 and $5 plates (the larger denominations attract more attention) and the requisite paper, ink, etc. Also some startup legitimate money from various major bank vaults, etc. Once I had my large pile of neverending cash, I'd set up legitimate bank accounts around the world with large amounts of electronic funds, including a largeish one in russia. I'd then buy an island (20-50 miles in diameter) with water, suitable location for an airstrip, a harbor area and potable water. I'd then use the russian account to buy 2 decomissioned russian nuclear missile submarines (complete with a few missiles), 2 nuclear attack submarines, a huge pile of small arms, anti aircraft weapons, a few Migs, some helicopters, maybe some surface warships. along with as much power, sewer, water and data infrastructure as I could purchase. I'd also buy several large vertical CNC mill and lathe installations suitible for constructing large warships, aircraft, and tanks. I'd then bring in people to turn the island into an impregnable fortress backed by a nuclear deterrent, start building a massive navy and start my war of conquest to rule the world. It would take more than a day, but if I had unlimited funds I could at least sign all the contracts to pay for it and get it started in one day.

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Can we give Bijou a title early, but make it so he still can't actually see it?

Maybe we already did and its so tiny no one can see it!

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I see a problem here. Just how many posts long was the longest thread ever?


it was up near 36,000 when I killed it.

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I live in Hawaii. We have lots of weird bugs here. Smiley: frown

ETA: I google imaged mud snails. These do not have shells. The back part is soft, and squishy.

It might be a slug of some sort. Here are pictures of common slugs of hawaii. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Slugs_1896.jpg and a video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw2wwjxmWY4 They eat plants so they are pests. try pouring salt on it and see if it shrivles up and dies. if it doesn't, its not a slug or a snail.
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#99 Nov 17 2012 at 4:33 PM Rating: Good
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Not a slug. And I have no idea why I watched that video as long as I did....

And I have to stop Googling to figure it out. I'll want to move away from this bug infested island if I keep searching for Hawaiian bugs...
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Not a slug. And I have no idea why I watched that video as long as I did....

And I have to stop Googling to figure it out. I'll want to move away from this bug infested island if I keep searching for Hawaiian bugs...

Maybe a Cottony cushion scale?

Here's a list of all the bugs in hawaii http://www.starrenvironmental.com/images/?o=insects
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#101 Nov 17 2012 at 4:48 PM Rating: Good
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Belkira wrote:
Not a slug. And I have no idea why I watched that video as long as I did....

And I have to stop Googling to figure it out. I'll want to move away from this bug infested island if I keep searching for Hawaiian bugs...

Maybe a Cottony cushion scale?

Here's a list of all the bugs in hawaii http://www.starrenvironmental.com/images/?o=insects


No, that thing's too three dimensional. This thing was flat.

I found that website last night. I started feeling like things were crawling on me, so I called off the search.
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