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Postby Ithilien » Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:58 am

And I say you two are getting much too bold and will be sent to 'negotiate' your deals at the pointy end of the Scribe's broadsword. =:)
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Postby Thewhitetree » Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:23 pm

Ithilien wrote:And I say you two are getting much too bold and will be sent to 'negotiate' your deals at the pointy end of the Scribe's broadsword. =:)


That's not nice! You know, its all fun and games until someone involves the Scribe.










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Postby oldtoby » Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:49 pm

Thewhitetree wrote:
§ol wrote:
Thewhitetree wrote:
§ol wrote:
Ithilien wrote:
§ol wrote:I had an excuse (for the posting, not the double post) - I'm in class. :angel:


Oh, suuuure. That's a good excuse. I'll remember it next time I'm in a class. :roll:

And you will do no such thing to TWT. Unless you're prepared to join him, that is. :twisted:


From me, it's punishment. From you, it's foreplay. :twisted:

TWT wrote:Actually I was posting from class all morning.


I am shocked, shocked I say, that anyone could possibly be so irresponsible. I'm ashamed of you, TWT. :P



Maybe Ithy should give me a spanking.


=:)


*is TORCing from class* :twisted:


I'd expect something more along the lines of a flaying, but I'll leave that to her. ;)


I guess I'd also have to negociate where the discipline would be administered.

;)


He must be in college, with spelling that bad. :lol:
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Postby §ol » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:35 pm

oldtoby wrote:*snip*

He must be in college, with spelling that bad. :lol:


No doubt an English major, to boot. ;)
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Postby Thewhitetree » Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:49 am

§ol wrote:
oldtoby wrote:*snip*

He must be in college, with spelling that bad. :lol:


No doubt an English major, to boot. ;)



Hey I posted that in the dark off my laptop. Its hard to see the keys.

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Postby Angelus_Fontaine » Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:54 pm

This thread sure has deteriorated since my absence and I'm an English major btw, is that cool? 8)

Scribbes, I've missed you. Feel free to pierce me with your wicked blade :wink:

TWT? Did ya miss me?

oldtoby? do i know you?

§ol how the heck are ya?

Ithilien *swoons* :P
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Postby Ithilien » Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:39 am

*blinks slowly at Angelus_Fontaine*

Oh noes! Alter egos strike back! :shock:


Well. Either that, or Gimli has been handing out swooning tips. :P
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Postby Thewhitetree » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:15 am

Hey Angel! :D

*is TORCing from class*

Bite me Ithy. :twisted:


Alter egos? Who has Alter egos?

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Postby §ol » Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:24 pm

Angelus_Fontaine wrote:§ol how the heck are ya?


Not bad, not bad. And yourself?

TWT wrote:Bite me Ithy.


She won't, because she doesn't want to get any diseases :P
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Postby oldtoby » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:07 pm

oldtoby? do i know you?


I am your sister's mother's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate!! :lol:
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Postby §ol » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:20 pm

oldtoby wrote:
oldtoby? do i know you?


I am your sister's mother's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate!! :lol:


Dad? :shock:
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Postby Ithilien » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:40 pm

§ol wrote:
TWT wrote:Bite me Ithy.


She won't, because she doesn't want to get any diseases :P


Don't presume so much, §ol. After all, I've bitten you before and I'm still around, no? :P

Oh, I'll be paying for that one.


*gets alter ego paranoia* They're everywhere! Everywhere, I tell you. And they're shorter than we think we are. :shock:

*hides in her cabin*
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Postby Angelus_Fontaine » Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:56 am

*gets alter ego paranoia* They're everywhere! Everywhere, I tell you.
And they're shorter than we think we are.
:rofl:

*puts on platform shoes and sashays across the deck* :|

I think I swooned in amazement Ithy, from seeing you were posting :P :roll:

I am your sister's mother's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate!!


:P don't you owe me money? Something about Subway and appeasing your hunger...
ooops nevermind, that was an altered ego :lol:
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Postby Ithilien » Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:48 am

Angelus_Fontaine wrote:
*gets alter ego paranoia* They're everywhere! Everywhere, I tell you.
And they're shorter than we think we are.
:rofl:

*puts on platform shoes and sashays across the deck* :|

I think I swooned in amazement Ithy, from seeing you were posting :P :roll:


Oh, right. My bad. :wink:

Also, nice platforms. They make want to start singing to some Bee Gees tunes and all... :P
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Postby §ol » Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:30 am

Ithilien wrote:
§ol wrote:
TWT wrote:Bite me Ithy.


She won't, because she doesn't want to get any diseases :P


Don't presume so much, §ol. After all, I've bitten you before and I'm still around, no? :P

Oh, I'll be paying for that one.


Why will you be paying? You've bitten me while we *TOS VIOLATION* and you haven't gotten sick. I have no problem with you admitting it ;)


*hides in her cabin*


*taps on the door* You okay in there?
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Postby SilverScribe » Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:08 pm

Angelus_Fontaine wrote:Scribbes, I've missed you. Feel free to pierce me with your wicked blade :wink:


You know, I would gladly accomodate you, but ya see, it's against RP rules at TORC which state:

"Thou shalt not pierce, stick, impale, skewer or otherwise kill another poster's character."

Hmm, but I think it may also have an addendum: . . . "unless you have their permission."

*skewers Angelus*

:whistle:

=:):D:D
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Postby §ol » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:04 pm

SilverScribe wrote:
Angelus_Fontaine wrote:Scribbes, I've missed you. Feel free to pierce me with your wicked blade :wink:


You know, I would gladly accomodate you, but ya see, it's against RP rules at TORC which state:

"Thou shalt not pierce, stick, impale, skewer or otherwise kill another poster's character."

Hmm, but I think it may also have an addendum: . . . "unless you have their permission."

*skewers Angelus*

:whistle:

=:):D:D


Skewer? Why? We're not low on food. >.> <.<
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Postby Thewhitetree » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:31 pm

§ol wrote:
SilverScribe wrote:
Angelus_Fontaine wrote:Scribbes, I've missed you. Feel free to pierce me with your wicked blade :wink:


You know, I would gladly accomodate you, but ya see, it's against RP rules at TORC which state:

"Thou shalt not pierce, stick, impale, skewer or otherwise kill another poster's character."

Hmm, but I think it may also have an addendum: . . . "unless you have their permission."

*skewers Angelus*

:whistle:

=:):D:D


Skewer? Why? We're not low on food. >.> <.<


Well, now we aren't.

:twisted:
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Postby §ol » Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:02 am

Thewhitetree wrote:
§ol wrote:
SilverScribe wrote:
Angelus_Fontaine wrote:Scribbes, I've missed you. Feel free to pierce me with your wicked blade :wink:


You know, I would gladly accomodate you, but ya see, it's against RP rules at TORC which state:

"Thou shalt not pierce, stick, impale, skewer or otherwise kill another poster's character."

Hmm, but I think it may also have an addendum: . . . "unless you have their permission."

*skewers Angelus*

:whistle:

=:):D:D


Skewer? Why? We're not low on food. >.> <.<


Well, now we aren't.

:twisted:


Umm....dibs on the....you know, I think I'll sit this one out. Just a tad too nuts for me :P
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Postby SilverScribe » Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:59 am

§ol wrote:§ol said: Skewer? Why? We're not low on food. >.> <.<.

And TWT said: Well, now we aren't. :twisted:

And §ol replied: Umm....dibs on the....you know, I think I'll sit this one out. Just a tad too nuts for me :P


Bwah hahahaha, man, that's a badly veiled pun there §ol old mate . . . :P:P:P

As for food, I'm sure there's still a bag of those chocolate covered peanuts around. I could tie you to the gangplank again . . .

=:)
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Postby §ol » Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:22 pm

SilverScribe wrote:
§ol wrote:§ol said: Skewer? Why? We're not low on food. >.> <.<.

And TWT said: Well, now we aren't. :twisted:

And §ol replied: Umm....dibs on the....you know, I think I'll sit this one out. Just a tad too nuts for me :P


Bwah hahahaha, man, that's a badly veiled pun there §ol old mate . . . :P:P:P


What's sad is that it wasn't even intended as one :lol:
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Postby Angelus_Fontaine » Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:52 am

SilverScribe wrote:
§ol wrote:§ol said: Skewer? Why? We're not low on food. >.> <.<.

And TWT said: Well, now we aren't. :twisted:

And §ol replied: Umm....dibs on the....you know,
I think I'll sit this one out. Just a tad too nuts for me :P


Bwah hahahaha, man, that's a badly veiled pun there §ol old mate . . . :P:P:P

As for food, I'm sure there's still a bag of those chocolate covered peanuts around.
I could tie you to the gangplank again . . .

=:)


Yes §ol is very clever. Nutz eh? :P



Thewhitetree wrote:Well, now we aren't.

:twisted:


TWT you give me more credit than I deserve, I'm barely more than a mouthful, really...
and if you don't believe me go ahead, bite me =:) :D


Thanks Scribbbles... I missed the abuse 8)

Thanks Everyone... I missed the banter :wink:
Life's been hectic :roll: It has a way of running away from us

Will someone please tell me the secret to keep quotes from stretching the page, please? :|
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Postby Thewhitetree » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:20 am

Angelus_Fontaine wrote:
Will someone please tell me the secret to keep quotes from stretching the page, please? :|


I don't see your posts stretching the page. Maybe it just appears that way before the post...

*eats Angelus*

:twisted:

*is not full*

;)
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Postby SilverScribe » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:04 am

Angelus wrote:Will someone please tell me the secret to keep quotes from stretching the page, please?


Internet Explorer sometimes stretches the page on quote boxes. The way to stop it is to put a carriage return right before the closing [ /quote] tag.

I just do it as a matter of course now since I find quote boxes that stretch my browser page exceptionally annoying :P:D:D:D


smacks TWT

Now stop fooling around and put Angelus back! How many times do I have to tell you to not go sticking just any old thing in your mouth! You don't know where it's been!!! Sheesh . . . :roll:

=:):D:D:D
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Postby §ol » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:22 pm

SilverScribe wrote:
Angelus wrote:Will someone please tell me the secret to keep quotes from stretching the page, please?


Internet Explorer sometimes stretches the page on quote boxes. The way to stop it is to put a carriage return right before the closing [ /quote] tag.

I just do it as a matter of course now since I find quote boxes that stretch my browser page exceptionally annoying :P:D:D:D


NO EXCUSES!

OPTION ONE
OPTION TWO

<There's other options, but they're not as good ;)>

But seriously. Firefox use has hit about 10% of all Internet traffic. Taking into account how many workplaces only allow IE to be installed, that's a LOT of people installing it voluntarily. No excuses to use that POS that is referred to as a browser. :P
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Postby SilverScribe » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:52 pm

§ol wrote:But seriously. Firefox use has hit about 10% of all Internet traffic. Taking into account how many workplaces only allow IE to be installed, that's a LOT of people installing it voluntarily. No excuses to use that POS that is referred to as a browser. :P


I have to agree, though our workplace is one of those that has disallowed Firefox . . . for good reason but nonetheless . . . :roll:

I've been thinking of going Linux . . . :D:D
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Postby Thewhitetree » Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:25 pm

SilverScribe wrote:
Angelus wrote:

smacks TWT

Now stop fooling around and put Angelus back! How many times do I have to tell you to not go sticking just any old thing in your mouth! You don't know where it's been!!! Sheesh . . . :roll:

=:):D:D:D


*throws Angelus back up*

=:)

;)

Why would they not allow Firefox in an office? :?
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Postby §ol » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:44 pm

Thewhitetree wrote:
SilverScribe wrote:
Angelus wrote:

smacks TWT

Now stop fooling around and put Angelus back! How many times do I have to tell you to not go sticking just any old thing in your mouth! You don't know where it's been!!! Sheesh . . . :roll:

=:):D:D:D


*throws Angelus back up*

=:)

;)

Why would they not allow Firefox in an office? :?


Odds are the work they do involves ActiveX somehow. Which is, of course, one of the worst possible policies to have, but doesn't stop companies from doing so. Alternatively, some simply don't let people install programs on their machines.
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Postby Thewhitetree » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:07 am

I have Firefox and have been thinking of switching to it as my default browser. What is so much better about it than IE Sol? :?:
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Postby §ol » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:10 am

The primary aspect is one which is a direct result of the Netscape lawsuit, and one that most people don't even begin to think of - IE is tied to the OS. Back when Microsoft started bundling IE with Windows, then got slapped with an anti-trust lawsuit, in order to justify it, they forced it into the position of being the file manager as well. The problem is that, because it's essentially OS code, and not a program running on top of the OS, anything that can take over your browser via a website can take over the entire Operating System and do a whole lot more than just crash your browser. That coupled with the inclusion of ActiveX, which is possibly the worst thing for browser security ever concieved, allowing for an easy method which permits unsigned code to run on your machine. And finally, finishing off the "security" aspect of things, there's a level of "security through obscurity" in that you'll be a smaller target. While Firefox is inherently less succeptible to spyware due to its lack of inclusion of ActiveX, there is also less being made that even attempts to target it, simply because there's less Firefox users.

Then there's the features. Popup blocking is something that I HOPE every IE user has a plugin added to handle. It's built into Firefox, but not something that I would expect to be a huge change. Then there's Tabbed Browsing, which is fantastic. It may not seem like much at first, but it allows for much more robust (and quicker) web browsing. It has CSS support, has full support for PNG (open file format which allows shadowing, layering, and many other features, looks fantastic, and has file sizes only a tad over .jpg), is standards compliant (displays webpages properly), and has Themes and Extensions built in to allow you to customize your browsing experience.

On the other side of the coin, there are shells that get many of these to work with IE, such as Avant and Maxthon, sans the extensions, of course, but they're still running IE at its core, and succeptible to the same problems that are inherent in IE. It's just all around a better browser. And every single thing I just said also goes for Opera, which I would be considering using it if just displayed a certain type of tag we used at my website correctly.
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