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epwg1

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Apr 23, 2002, 5:01:33 AM4/23/02
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Hello all,

Heres a link to a site in the US. Scroll down to see an unbiased view of
apple and the Mac :o)

http://members.truepath.com/objective/propaganda.html

Bill


Hywel Davies

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Apr 23, 2002, 5:46:20 AM4/23/02
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They're after my two favourite obsessions Apple Macs and Dungeons and
Dragons!!!!!

What next? Rocky Horror Picture Show?

A similar site talking about D&D:-
http://www.logosresourcepages.org/gen_con.htm

(I know that this is way off topic but then again not quite)
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Apr 23, 2002, 5:49:49 AM4/23/02
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epwg1 wrote:

I read that the other day. Best laugh I've had in ages.
I particularly like the source code => communism angle.

Must go, I have to go sacrifice a goat or else my Lada won't start,
rob

D.M. Procida

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Apr 23, 2002, 5:54:05 AM4/23/02
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rob <r...@somewhere.uk> wrote:

> >http://members.truepath.com/objective/propaganda.html
>
> I read that the other day. Best laugh I've had in ages.
> I particularly like the source code => communism angle.

Funnily enough, that's (almost) Microsoft's angle on source code.

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If I'd not been at work, I'd have nearly wet myself laughing!

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James Dore

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Apr 23, 2002, 6:55:38 AM4/23/02
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Quoth epwg1 (ep...@yahoo.co.uk) in article <aa37t0$7dr2q$1@ID-
72603.news.dfncis.de>

Priceless, isn't it? <gratuitous-name-drop> As one of the few Mac-
supporting IT Officers in Oxford, I was shown it by Richard Dawkins (one
of our fellows and owner of $BIGNUM macs) who at first thought it had
escaped from The Onion. </g-n-d>

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Peter Ashby

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Apr 23, 2002, 9:47:09 AM4/23/02
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In article <MPG.172f4e052...@news.ox.ac.uk>,
James Dore <james...@new.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> Priceless, isn't it? <gratuitous-name-drop> As one of the few Mac-
> supporting IT Officers in Oxford, I was shown it by Richard Dawkins (one
> of our fellows and owner of $BIGNUM macs) who at first thought it had
> escaped from The Onion. </g-n-d>

There seems to be some confusion over on uk.philosophy.atheism about the
item. someone thougth it was satire and he was American. Maybe I'm not
savvy enough about US culture to tell. What do people here think?

Me, I think its hilarious regardless of the intent, though not quite
enough to make me want to upgrade to X.

Peter

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Rexx Magnus

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Apr 23, 2002, 9:57:55 AM4/23/02
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Peter Ashby woke up on Tue, 23 Apr 2002 13:47:09 GMT and sat in
uk.comp.sys.mac writing in message news:p.r.ashby-
7BC135.144...@dux.dundee.ac.uk

> There seems to be some confusion over on uk.philosophy.atheism about the
> item. someone thougth it was satire and he was American. Maybe I'm not
> savvy enough about US culture to tell. What do people here think?
>
> Me, I think its hilarious regardless of the intent, though not quite
> enough to make me want to upgrade to X.
>
> Peter
>

Don't you want licky buttons? *waves winegum around*

Peter Ashby

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Apr 23, 2002, 12:34:36 PM4/23/02
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In article <Xns91F9987FA3B...@130.133.1.4>,
Rexx Magnus <rexxm...@myrex.co.uk> wrote:

> Peter Ashby woke up on Tue, 23 Apr 2002 13:47:09 GMT and sat in
> uk.comp.sys.mac writing in message news:p.r.ashby-
> 7BC135.144...@dux.dundee.ac.uk
>
> > There seems to be some confusion over on uk.philosophy.atheism about the
> > item. someone thougth it was satire and he was American. Maybe I'm not
> > savvy enough about US culture to tell. What do people here think?
> >
> > Me, I think its hilarious regardless of the intent, though not quite
> > enough to make me want to upgrade to X.
> >
> > Peter
> >
>
> Don't you want licky buttons? *waves winegum around*

You can keep your disgusting perversions to yourself at this time of day
thankyou. I am a respectable married man and don't appreciate such
solicitations. Besides, my Mummy said never to accept sweets from
strange men.

Bob Wardrope

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Apr 23, 2002, 4:27:48 PM4/23/02
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That page seems to have disappeared and the account /objective/ in their
words 'has been disabled'!!

Bob W

rob

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Apr 23, 2002, 5:27:17 PM4/23/02
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Bob Wardrope wrote:

>> http://members.truepath.com/objective/propaganda.html
>>
>> Bill
>
>That page seems to have disappeared and the account /objective/ in their
>words 'has been disabled'!!

Maybe Apple's lawyers have pulled the plug.


Hywel Davies

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Apr 24, 2002, 5:43:51 AM4/24/02
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it's still there

Nockermensch

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Apr 24, 2002, 1:07:16 PM4/24/02
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Peter Ashby <p.r....@MAPS.dundee.ac.uk> wrote in message news:<p.r.ashby-7BC13...@dux.dundee.ac.uk>...

> In article <MPG.172f4e052...@news.ox.ac.uk>,
> James Dore <james...@new.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> > Priceless, isn't it? <gratuitous-name-drop> As one of the few Mac-
> > supporting IT Officers in Oxford, I was shown it by Richard Dawkins (one
> > of our fellows and owner of $BIGNUM macs) who at first thought it had
> > escaped from The Onion. </g-n-d>
>
> There seems to be some confusion over on uk.philosophy.atheism about the
> item. someone thougth it was satire and he was American. Maybe I'm not
> savvy enough about US culture to tell. What do people here think?
>
> Me, I think its hilarious regardless of the intent, though not quite
> enough to make me want to upgrade to X.
>
> Peter

It's a satire site. It took me some time to be sure, however, as
zealots can be terribly funny. But they gave themselves in the
member's page. Jack Holgroth (their game theorist) would surely have
more links in the net pointing to his work if he was in fact a
theorist who single-handly figured an answer for an important problem.

No, I'm not THIS dense, but I was looking for some definitive proof of
that heap of christian intolerance was actually a joke.

@ @ Nockermensch, by the way, that site is VERY funny. Not the
slapstick fun of LandoverBaptists.org, but fun anyway.

Rev Nigel Coke-Woods

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Apr 24, 2002, 2:42:05 PM4/24/02
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On 24/4/02 6:07 pm, in article
4769522f.02042...@posting.google.com, "Nockermensch"
<nocker...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> No, I'm not THIS dense, but I was looking for some definitive proof of
> that heap of christian intolerance was actually a joke.

We've been discussing this elsewhere in this group - where have you been? I
have been arguing, to the disbelief of some, that from a my perspective this
is definitely a spoof. As for intolerance and Christian, in practice
sometimes they sadly go had in had, especially at the lunatic fringe, but in
truth they are contradictions in terms. The spoof is a good one because it
is too near the truth for some sections of the faith, but you will never
hear crap like this in my Church or in any I care to associate with. To that
extent I am intolerant.

Nigel
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Bob Wardrope

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Apr 24, 2002, 3:15:44 PM4/24/02
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Hywel Davies wrote:
<snip>

> ||
> it's still there
> --

I tried 4 or 5 times to access that page last night, about 5 mins before
my post - no joy, but it is, I must admit, there now.

Bob W

Paul Grayson

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Apr 24, 2002, 2:35:11 AM4/24/02
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In article <3CC5C3C4...@removeblueyonder.co.uk>, Bob Wardrope wrote:

> epwg1 wrote:
>
> That page seems to have disappeared and the account /objective/ in their
> words 'has been disabled'!!

It was listed as a link on slashdot.org yesterday. That would have
generated thousands of hits, bringing the site to it's needs. Yet
another example of the 'Slashdot Effect' in action.

Rowland McDonnell

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Apr 24, 2002, 10:57:23 PM4/24/02
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Rev Nigel Coke-Woods <ni...@coke-woods.co.uk> wrote:

[snip]

> As for intolerance and Christian, in practice sometimes they sadly go had
> in had, especially at the lunatic fringe, but in truth they are
> contradictions in terms. The spoof is a good one because it is too near
> the truth for some sections of the faith, but you will never hear crap
> like this in my Church

[snip]

Well, yes, but you're a Methodist - and Methodism is about the most
civilised branch of Christianity there is in my book.

Rowland.

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Rev Nigel Coke-Woods

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Apr 25, 2002, 5:38:50 AM4/25/02
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On 25/4/02 3:57 am, in article
1fb6g1m.10ehzndiu2lu1N%real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet, "Rowland
McDonnell" <real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet> wrote:

> Well, yes, but you're a Methodist - and Methodism is about the most
> civilised branch of Christianity there is in my book.
>
> Rowland.

Bless you, my son

Nockermensch

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Apr 25, 2002, 12:53:04 PM4/25/02
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Rev Nigel Coke-Woods <ni...@coke-woods.co.uk> wrote in message news:<B8ECBB0D.C414%ni...@coke-woods.co.uk>...

> On 24/4/02 6:07 pm, in article
> 4769522f.02042...@posting.google.com, "Nockermensch"
> <nocker...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > No, I'm not THIS dense, but I was looking for some definitive proof of
> > that heap of christian intolerance was actually a joke.
>
> We've been discussing this elsewhere in this group - where have you been? I
> have been arguing, to the disbelief of some, that from a my perspective this
> is definitely a spoof. As for intolerance and Christian, in practice
> sometimes they sadly go had in had, especially at the lunatic fringe, but in
> truth they are contradictions in terms. The spoof is a good one because it
> is too near the truth for some sections of the faith, but you will never
> hear crap like this in my Church or in any I care to associate with. To that
> extent I am intolerant.
>
> Nigel

Sorry Rev, I got this crossposted from the newsgroup I usually check.
See, I'm not from England and I don't even have a mac. By the way,
more christians should think like you.

@ @ Nockermensch, who's really just a semi-regular @ rec.games.frp.dnd

Luke Bosman

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Apr 25, 2002, 1:04:21 PM4/25/02
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In article
<1fb6g1m.10ehzndiu2lu1N%real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet>,
real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet (Rowland McDonnell) wrote:


> Well, yes, but you're a Methodist - and Methodism is about the most
> civilised branch of Christianity there is in my book.

Are the Quakers fighting for first position?

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Rowland McDonnell

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Apr 25, 2002, 5:12:23 PM4/25/02
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Luke Bosman <spamb...@shrimper.org.uk> wrote:

> In article
> <1fb6g1m.10ehzndiu2lu1N%real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet>,
> real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet (Rowland McDonnell) wrote:
>
>
> > Well, yes, but you're a Methodist - and Methodism is about the most
> > civilised branch of Christianity there is in my book.
>
> Are the Quakers fighting for first position?

Hmm... I wouldn't argue that Quakers aren't in general about as
civilised as you can get; but Methodism has long struck me as a good
deal more relaxed (there's no longer a *ban* on boozing and betting), so
I call it a more civilised sect in that regard.

Rev Nigel Coke-Woods

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On 25/4/02 6:04 pm, in article
spambosman-62755...@slb-newsm1.svr.pol.co.uk, "Luke Bosman"
<spamb...@shrimper.org.uk> wrote:

> In article
> <1fb6g1m.10ehzndiu2lu1N%real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet>,
> real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet (Rowland McDonnell) wrote:
>
>
>> Well, yes, but you're a Methodist - and Methodism is about the most
>> civilised branch of Christianity there is in my book.
>
> Are the Quakers fighting for first position?
>
> Luke

Contradiction in terms, old boy. They're pacifists.

Rowland McDonnell

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Apr 25, 2002, 9:10:39 PM4/25/02
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Rev Nigel Coke-Woods <ni...@coke-woods.co.uk> wrote:

> On 25/4/02 6:04 pm, in article
> spambosman-62755...@slb-newsm1.svr.pol.co.uk, "Luke Bosman"
> <spamb...@shrimper.org.uk> wrote:
>
> > In article
> > <1fb6g1m.10ehzndiu2lu1N%real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet>,
> > real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet (Rowland McDonnell) wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Well, yes, but you're a Methodist - and Methodism is about the most
> >> civilised branch of Christianity there is in my book.
> >
> > Are the Quakers fighting for first position?

[snip]

> Contradiction in terms, old boy. They're pacifists.

But quite happy to be competitive in certain situations.

Luke Bosman

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Apr 26, 2002, 12:23:28 PM4/26/02
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In article <B8EE3C16.C4F9%ni...@coke-woods.co.uk>,

Rev Nigel Coke-Woods <ni...@coke-woods.co.uk> wrote:

> On 25/4/02 6:04 pm, in article
> spambosman-62755...@slb-newsm1.svr.pol.co.uk, "Luke Bosman"
> <spamb...@shrimper.org.uk> wrote:
>
> > In article
> > <1fb6g1m.10ehzndiu2lu1N%real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet>,
> > real-addr...@flur.bltigibbet (Rowland McDonnell) wrote:

> >> Well, yes, but you're a Methodist - and Methodism is about the most
> >> civilised branch of Christianity there is in my book.

> > Are the Quakers fighting for first position?

> Contradiction in terms, old boy. They're pacifists.

I'm aware... It was a pun but I omitted the smiley as I prefer to be
deadpan.

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