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#10563 - 11/18/00 06:34 AM Lies, damned lies, and statistics  
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Desperately seeking an excuse to officially become a junkie, I did a bit of number crunching to see how the regular posters here rate in terms of ppd - posts per day. Here are those who average at least 3 ppd, calculated from their respective start dates, and rounded to the nearest tenth:

1. Fishonabike - 7.4
2. Maverick - 4.8
3. Jackie/MaxQ - 4.1
5. tsuwm/BelMarduk - 3.9
7. RhubarbCommando - 3.6
8. jmh - 3.4

When considering this post, please bear in mind that it is an utterly meaningless, totally shameless, bit of self-promotion, in the most literal sense.


#10564 - 11/18/00 03:19 PM Re: Lies, damned lies, and statistics  
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CONGRR-RR--ATULATIONS, MAX !!!!

(Feed that habit, feed that habit...)


#10565 - 11/18/00 09:57 PM Re: Lies, damned lies, and statistics  
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>jmh - 3.4

I keep working on getting my "batting average" down. I'm worried about what comes after "old hand" and would like plenty of time to think about it! Old codger?


#10566 - 11/19/00 12:07 AM Re: Promotions  
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Having been the recipient of such sincere contrafibularities on descending to the next level of the inferno (anything resembling hope having been abandoned long ago), I feel it only proper to congratulate our judiciously posting judge, Father Steve, and BelMarduk (my high school French says, ought that not be "belle Marduk"?) on their respective promotions. By now, both of you will realise where your good intentions have taken you!


#10567 - 11/19/00 06:55 AM Re: Promotions  
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"The idea was to prove at every foot of the way up … that you were one of the elected and anointed ones who had the right stuff and could move higher and higher and even—ultimately, God willing, one day—that you might be able to join that special few at the very top, that elite who had the capacity to bring tears to men’s eyes, the very Brotherhood of the Right Stuff itself."

~Tom Wolfe


#10568 - 11/19/00 11:28 AM Re: Don't be a stranger  
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Or even, in honour of our Mumbaikar, incorrigible Bombayite that he is, "doolally"?

For a truly appropriate Hindi word, perhaps deewana would suit - carrying as it does, along with the notion of madness, the connotation of addiction (to love).


#10569 - 11/19/00 11:32 AM Re: Lies, damned lies, and statistics  
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Ah but...

I noticed that I was here virtually on day one (probably registered even before Jackie, though I think Jo was a few minutes earlier than me), and then spent about three months in aestivation (web wise!), so my rate since returning (about 250 in the last month or two) is frighteningly high. For goodness' sakes - I'm only about half a century away from addiction, and when I left the board earlier I had only just become a journeyperson-thingy-wossname.


#10570 - 11/19/00 11:35 AM Off topic but curious  
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Hey Cap (or Max if you know)

Some time ago I heard that NZ was promulgating laws granting certain civil rights to chimpnazees, bonobos and perhaps the other anthropoid apes. What, if anything, came of it?

cheer

the sunshine warrior


#10571 - 11/19/00 05:06 PM Re: Off topic but curious  
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The great apes legislation has taken a back seat to economic woes for the present - the Right, having lost the last General Election, has mamaged to persuade many here that the End is not so much Nigh as Now. Perhaps, Capital Kiwi will be able to provide more detail, living as he does where our elected naked apes hang out.


#10572 - 11/19/00 05:09 PM Re: Don't be a stranger  
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In reply to:

For a truly appropriate Hindi word, perhaps deewana would suit - carrying as it does, along with the notion of madness, the connotation of addiction (to love).


Sounds good - pity it doesn't carry the implication of inappropriately clinging to a colonial bastardisation of an "Indian" word.



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