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  • I'm Surprised ...

    ... that, upon logging on to 'Poly at 3:45 a.m. local time (CST USA), I saw that there were 504 users online. Wow.

    And, yes, I know that comes nowhere close to the 900 or so we had during the premiere of Civ III some time ago. Nonetheless ...

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  • #2
    What does ... mean?
    (+1)

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    • #3
      Apolyton's linked on the frontpage of www.slashdot.org, which means thousands upon thousands of geeks will be converging here any minute now. I hope the server holds.
      "The issue is there are still many people out there that use religion as a crutch for bigotry and hate. Like Ben."
      Ben Kenobi: "That means I'm doing something right. "

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      • #4
        You put a comma on the inside of that link Asher.
        I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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        • #5
          You'd think the parser would be smarter than that, wouldn't you.
          "The issue is there are still many people out there that use religion as a crutch for bigotry and hate. Like Ben."
          Ben Kenobi: "That means I'm doing something right. "

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          • #6
            Mine would be.
            I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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            • #7
              I didn't see the Poly link, but I saw this

              "Cedar Point amusement park unveiled the tallest roller coaster in the world today. Top Thrill Dragster launches you from 0 to 120 MPH in 4 seconds via a hydraulic launch. The dragster looking like cars take you straight up a 420 foot tower, into a top hat element, and twists you 270 degrees straight down. All in about 20 seconds from start to finish. How about that one?


              By my reckoning average g's only 11/3, but sounds pretty impressive nevertheless.

              Edit - WHy can't these boards cope with all characters of a given font?
              One day Canada will rule the world, and then we'll all be sorry.

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              • #8
                Aha, more geeks me want to eat... *gronk gronk*

                I watched you fall. I think I pushed.

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                • #9
                  Yes, Apolyton is great.
                  "I realise I hold the key to freedom,
                  I cannot let my life be ruled by threads" The Web Frogs
                  Middle East!

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                  • #10
                    Taz:

                    "..." used in a journalistic sense means that parts of a thought have been left out, usually when a source has been rambling on and on and we only need the relevant information (i.e. if we're talking about military policy and s/he suddenly veers into a golf game or something, then returns to military policy).

                    When I use it here, it's mainly just a way of separating thoughts on a subject.

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                    • #11
                      Oh, I see, nevertheless ...
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                      • #12
                        Don't ask next time, Taz, and you won't get a long-winded explanation that reminds you all-too-much of taking an English class.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sagacious Dolphin
                          I didn't see the Poly link, but I saw this

                          "Cedar Point amusement park unveiled the tallest roller coaster in the world today. Top Thrill Dragster launches you from 0 to 120 MPH in 4 seconds via a hydraulic launch. The dragster looking like cars take you straight up a 420 foot tower, into a top hat element, and twists you 270 degrees straight down. All in about 20 seconds from start to finish. How about that one?


                          By my reckoning average g's only 11/3, but sounds pretty impressive nevertheless.

                          Edit - WHy can't these boards cope with all characters of a given font?


                          That reminds me of when we went to an amusement park for a physics excursion. Then spent the rest of the week analyzing the rides.
                          I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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