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Random observations

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 12:59 am
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

Hear, hear!



Happy sigh. I have no idea about whom you or Robert are talking!
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 01:02 am
@dlowan,
Really?
That's amazing, Deb! Surprised

You don't know how fortunate you are, then. Smile
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 01:39 am
@msolga,
Don't tell me because i'd have to look.
msolga
 
  2  
Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 03:03 am
@dlowan,
Actually, how you've managed to miss them is a mystery to me.
Count yourself very lucky!
The board is awash with them!
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 04:10 am
@msolga,
Musta blinked.

msolga
 
  2  
Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 04:17 am
@dlowan,
For a very long time! Wink Razz
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Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 11:28 am
@Robert Gentel,
Mystified. I think I've got the village idiot on ignore.
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Robert Gentel
 
  5  
Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 05:29 pm
@DrewDad,
One man's meat is another man's poison as they say. I am decrying said utility others see in them.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2011 03:37 pm
I wish it occurred to those with logorrea but nothing but inanity to say that there remains the option to simply say less.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 07:12 am
Not sure how much of an observation it is, but....

One of my idle vices is online backgammon. I play on MSN for convenience. The system maintains player ratings based on performance against other (rated) players. And there's definitely a tendency among the long-time players with so-so ratings to become convinced that, whenever they encounter a successful strategy that they don't understand or the other player hits a run of good luck, that the player or, more commonly, MSN must be cheating them.

I don't see this from either the newbies or the highly rated players, though. Just those who have been plugging away for a long time with mundance, conservative play and can't seem to pull themselves up to the higher levels.

Seems to me that if you can't learn from losing, you're going to keep doing it.
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 09:06 am
@patiodog,
Quote:
Just those who have been plugging away for a long time with mundance, conservative play and can't seem to pull themselves up to the higher levels.



Surly backgammoners and the mundance kid.

Mundance is a hell of a coinage.

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roger
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 01:55 pm
@patiodog,
Sure. If you try your nice theory and it doesn't work, chances are you only need to try more of it.
patiodog
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 05:27 pm
@roger,
Indubitably.

Remember this, though: Winners never quit, quitters never win, but if you never win, quit.



The mundancers just don't seem to understand risk and reward. The Nowhere Man danced a mun, I'm sure of it.
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Tue 5 Jul, 2011 11:38 am
@patiodog,
You're my favourite mundancer.


You know how to whistle, don't you? Wink

patiodog
 
  4  
Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2011 05:47 pm
@dlowan,
Had no inclination whatsoever to chat with the young, bright-eyed, door-ringing, activist girl today, so I just said: "Look, I'm losing my job, getting divorced, and I hate the system but don't believe it can be changed."

That took care of it. Her face went from hopeful to edge of tears in the blink of an eye, but it worked.

I may be a bad person.




(I considered filing this under "What made me smile today," but that would have been downright ghoulish.)
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2011 06:00 pm
I consider automatic running to doorbell answering a flaw.
33export
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 05:30 am
@ossobuco,
How many times does your postman ring ? You wouldn't want to miss a Shopping Channel delivery.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2011 01:07 pm
Do not miss a lunch appointment and leave the other person waiting (worse, if the restaurant is on a 2nd floor and he had to go upstairs with his clutches because he broke his ankle playing baseball).
Why?
Because one day, 12 years after that appointment, you die, lots of people talk about your opus, but the person you left waiting at the restaurant can only think: "the bastard made me go upstairs with my clutches and never showed up".
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2011 03:32 pm
@fbaezer,
"just once, you **** one little goat......"
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2011 03:33 pm
@patiodog,
Awwwwwwwwwwwww.......
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