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Journal: Viola/Voila distinction 2

Journal by quinto2000

Just to make it clear.

Main Entry: 2viola
Pronunciation: vE-'O-l&
Function: noun
Etymology: Italian & Spanish, viol, viola, from Old Provençal, viol
Date: circa 1724
: a musical instrument of the violin family that is intermediate in size and compass between the violin and cello and is tuned a fifth below the violin
- violist /-list/ noun

Main Entry: voilà
Variant(s): or voila /vwä-'lä/
Function: interjection
Etymology: French, literally, see there
Date: 1739
-- used to call attention, to express satisfaction or approval, or to suggest an appearance as if by magic

It's not that hard, guys. Get with it.

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Journal: When did Slashdot "jump the shark"? 8

Journal by quinto2000
When did Slashdot "jump the shark?" Who here remembers when reading Slashdot was entertaining? When real news for nerds was posted? Goddammit, who remembers when reading Slashdot distracted you from doing your work? When you didn't need to troll in order to get enjoyment from the good ol' 64.28.67.150? When beer was Free, not just free? When it was exciting to read about new innovations in technology? When "first post" was amusing meta discussion, not a mindless bore?

Just like the Fonzy, tell me, what moment made it clear for you that Slashdot jumped the shark?

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Journal: Cool uids? 5

Journal by quinto2000
So, I have a pretty cool user id, myself. Not quite a palindrome, but at least it can be compressed nicely (211211). Who else has an impressive user id? Spotted any neat ones? What's the correlation between a "cool" userid and being cool, yourself? It seems to be negative in my case.

I'm looking for ids like 666 (devil's number), 12021 (palindromic), etc. Low user ids are not, per se, cool, although some special cases could be. Let's see what everyone's got.

BTW, I edited this journal so that comments could still be posted. What's the amount of time before a discussion is archived?

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Journal: Bonus. 11

Journal by quinto2000
Well, I just got my +1 bonus. Somehow this seems like a testimony more to my ability to karmawhore than to any real insight I'm able to provide. I'll admit, I'm usually insipid, have little of use to offer to most discussions, and have no qualms about making shit up when I don't know the real answer to a question.

Hey, I'm still better than 56ker. I'll try to use my bonus wisely, to give legitimacy to the time waster, flamebait, or troll, not to spread the mediocrity that characterizes most comments on Slashdot any further. I'll do my part to keep you amused, Slashdot. That is my pledge. You trust me because I have a +1, and I won't fail that trust.

Censorship

Journal: Freedom of Information 8

Journal by quinto2000
Freedom of information is important. What do you think are reasonable guidelines regarding the freedom of information in a student government?

What's ok to keep secret, what isn't? What's a reasonable timeline for the distribution of information?

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Journal: Hello

Journal by quinto2000
Well, this is my first journal entry. Still procrastinating...8 pages to go.

Put no trust in cryptic comments.

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