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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
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(care for a copy of my C.V.?)
http://buildingbridgesmedia.com/whoweare/downloads/brendler_cv.pdf

That guy looks old enough to be my father.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That guy looks old enough to be my father.


So your saying you look old enough to be your own father?

That's a weird thing to say.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but your generation is nothing special.

Gen Y didn't invent social networking / social media. Neither did Gen X.

It's been around since the dawn of the Internet, and has been evolving the whole time.

Each evolution has brought social consequences. The latest stage was the fusion with mobile communications (which neither of our generations invented either, although I was working in Silicon Valley when the first "smart phones" debuted well over a decade ago). Common availability of hand-held internet access is what has both spread social networking to the rest of the globe and what has engendered the Moronic Lemming Syndrome.

Your generation's contribution thus far has been to naively hand over anonymity and privacy. So now we have Facebook. Nice going. You should be proud.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I hate to be the one to break it to you, but your generation is nothing special.

Gen Y didn't invent social networking / social media. Neither did Gen X.

It's been around since the dawn of the Internet, and has been evolving the whole time.

Each evolution has brought social consequences. The latest stage was the fusion with mobile communications (which neither of our generations invented either, although I was working in Silicon Valley when the first "smart phones" debuted well over a decade ago). Common availability of hand-held internet access is what has both spread social networking to the rest of the globe and what has engendered the Moronic Lemming Syndrome.

Your generation's contribution thus far has been to naively hand over anonymity and privacy. So now we have Facebook. Nice going. You should be proud.


in other words
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, rejecting reality is what you were doing. The history of social networking is well documented. But don't let facts and reason stand in your way.

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The potential for computer networking to facilitate newly improved forms of computer-mediated social interaction was suggested early on. Efforts to support social networks via computer-mediated communication were made in many early online services, including Usenet, ARPANET, LISTSERV, and bulletin board services (BBS).

Many prototypical features of social networking sites were also present in online services such as America Online, Prodigy, CompuServe, ChatNet, and The WELL.

Early social networking on the World Wide Web began in the form ofgeneralized online communities such as Theglobe.com (1995), Geocities (1994) and Tripod.com (1995). Many of these early communities focused on bringing people together to interact with each other through chat rooms, and encouraged users to share personal information and ideas via personal webpages by providing easy-to-use publishing tools and free or inexpensive webspace. Some communities - such as Classmates.com - took a different approach by simply having people link to each other via email addresses. In the late 1990s, user profiles became a central feature of social networking sites, allowing users to compile lists of "friends" and search for other users withsimilar interests. New social networking methods were developed by the end of the 1990s, and many sites began to develop more advanced features forusers to find and manage friends. This newer generation of social networking sites began to flourish with the emergence of SixDegrees.com in 1997, followed by Makeoutclub in 2000, Hub Culture and Friendster in 2002, and soon became part of the Internet mainstream. Friendster was followed by MySpace and LinkedIn a year later, and eventually Bebo. Attesting to the rapid increase in social networking sites' popularity, by 2005, it was reported that MySpace was getting more page views than Google. Facebook, launched in 2004, became the largest social networking site in the world in early 2009.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking_service#History
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You guys are pathetic. :lol:

Now get off my lawn.

I think ichbin has a huge man crush on you, and is hiding the fact that he wants your cock in his ass and mouth (in that order) by his, shall we say, less than civil behavior.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think ichbin has a huge man crush on you, and is hiding the fact that he wants your cock in his ass and mouth (in that order) by his, shall we say, less than civil behavior.
I think he means well, but when he writes it comes out all wrong.

It's like one of those highschool situations where one wants to belong but is rejected by his peers. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the worst birthday thread ever.

To answer your earlier question, I got a bread dough container: http://ompldr.org/vZnBicA
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think he means well


Seriously? I've only seen bitter anger, stalking and trolling from him. He is, by far, the nastiest person in OTW.

Also, Happy belated b-day Rich.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what did I miss? Did someone say Borekracker's true identity is Grendel? Fancy that. I'd never have guessed he's the kind of guy who sneaks into viking's bedrooms in the middle of the night.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is the worst birthday thread ever.

Yeah. This thread gives a bad name to uncivil discourse.

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To answer your earlier question, I got a bread dough container: http://ompldr.org/vZnBicA

I didn't know that was a thing. :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
This is the worst birthday thread ever.

To answer your earlier question, I got a bread dough container: http://ompldr.org/vZnBicA

Awesome. Put your wife on the phone; she needs a talking to.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So what did I miss? Did someone say Borekracker's true identity is Grendel? Fancy that. I'd never have guessed he's the kind of guy who sneaks into viking's bedrooms in the middle of the night.

Yeah, and rips them limb from limb. So, don't forget it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is the worst birthday thread ever.

Yeah. This thread gives a bad name to uncivil discourse.

It is a bit ironic, since much of the discussion is over anonymity, which is the root cause of much of the uncivil discourse here, and many other places on the internet.

My rule is whether you think you are anonymous or not, just don't say anything that you would want to sign your name to. I think if everyone acted that way, conversations would be much more interesting.

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To answer your earlier question, I got a bread dough container: http://ompldr.org/vZnBicA

I didn't know that was a thing. :lol:

Everything is a thing.

It is much better than using a mixing bowl with plastic wrap over the top.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Everything is a thing.

It is much better than using a mixing bowl with plastic wrap over the top.

I should think so. By the way, that looks like a proper burr coffee bean grinder. Congratulations. Owning one puts you in the elite 1% of coffee drinkers.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Everything is a thing.

Depends on how you define "is".

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By the way, that looks like a proper burr coffee bean grinder. Congratulations. Owning one puts you in the elite 1% of coffee drinkers.

I had one of those, too. But, one day, between that and my Macintosh laptop, I realized I was becoming a hipster. So, I donated it to a yard sale and recycled the laptop (it was old anyway).

Now I have one of these instead. Call me an environmental terrorist, it's perfect for me because I live alone most of the time and am lazy.
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Everything is a thing.

It is much better than using a mixing bowl with plastic wrap over the top.

I should think so. By the way, that looks like a proper burr coffee bean grinder. Congratulations. Owning one puts you in the elite 1% of coffee drinkers.

I just got it a month ago, when my previous blade grinder spun itself to pieces. It was only $40, so I decided it was worth the upgrade. My fear is that it is cheap because it is made cheap, and it won't last. We shall see.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now I have one of these instead. Call me an environmental terrorist, it's perfect for me because I live alone most of the time and am lazy.

I understand the hipster thing, but is making coffee the old fashioned way really that hard? I hit the "grind" button on the grinder, wait ten seconds, pour it in the french press, and pour boiling water over it.

I am sure there are ways to make that process easier, such as the keurig thing, but is it really worth optimizing the time it takes to make coffee? If I broke out how I spend my time, making coffee would be such a small portion of it that it isn't even worth thinking about.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learned to like it because one of my clients had one in a conference room we were using for workshops. You pick out what you want, pop it in the thing, and push "Brew". And, it's good.

No noisy grinding, no waiting for water to boil, nothing to clean, and you can have amazing variety without anything getting stale.

The "K-Cup" patent is expiring, so the little cup-things will be cheap soon and, I predict, become a de-facto standard for single-cup brewing.
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The "K-Cup" patent is expiring, so the little cup-things will be cheap soon and, I predict, become a de-facto standard for single-cup brewing.

You are probably right about that. It is amazing how bad coffee is when made according to the current home de-facto standard of pre-ground beans in paper filters.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

K-cups aren't anywhere near as good as hand-ground, carefully prepared. But it's a useful combination of "good enough" and "easy".

It's far better than the 7th cup out of a 12-cup pot made from stale grounds and unfiltered tap water, and drizzled through a crap filter that tastes like paper towels. Zero cleanup is a big plus for me.

I like the variety too. I'd buy a tiny bag of gourmet beans and get tired of it after the third cup. I always had about a half-dozen little bags of specialty beans lying around, drying out. You can buy these "variety packs" of K-cups that have a dozen different things in them.

It also comes with a little insert thingy, so I suppose I could grind my own and stick it in there, if I wanted to, although I haven't tried it yet.
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It's far better than the 7th cup out of a 12-cup pot made from dried up grounds and unfiltered tap water, and drizzled through a crap filter that tastes like paper towels.

Hipster.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:

OMG. Kuerig is hipster! :o
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
I understand the hipster thing, but is making coffee the old fashioned way really that hard? I hit the "grind" button on the grinder, wait ten seconds, pour it in the french press, and pour boiling water over it.

I'm considering buying a coffee press to keep in my office. We already have an electric kettle. The downside is that I would need to keep the office stocked with pre-ground beans and half-and-half. The advantage is that I would no longer have to fuss with a bottle during my commute, and I could make as much coffee as I like.

By the way, boiling water is a little too hot for an optimal brew. Let the water rest for a minute before you pour it into your press.
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I understand the hipster thing, but is making coffee the old fashioned way really that hard? I hit the "grind" button on the grinder, wait ten seconds, pour it in the french press, and pour boiling water over it.

I'm considering buying a coffee press to keep in my office. We already have an electric kettle. The downside is that I would need to keep the office stocked with pre-ground beans and half-and-half. The advantage is that I would no longer have to fuss with a bottle during my commute, and I could make as much coffee as I like.

You should go for it. Start by offering your coworkers free coffee, and then when they are hooked, gradually raise the price. Soon you will be making more money on the coffee than salary.

One guy at works takes care of buying fresh ground beans each week at our place. Unfortunately, we use a drip machine, and there is no milk or cream. The coffee is decent, but very strong. I fill my cup halfway with hot water to dilute it.

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By the way, boiling water is a little too hot for an optimal brew. Let the water rest for a minute before you pour it into your press.

I cover the grounds with room temperature water in the press before I poor the boiling water in. The poor mans version of measuring the temperature. Although to be honest, I occasionally forget, and I don't think I can tell any difference in the coffee.
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