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  1. Madeline Blackbart wrote: Forum archive. There you go. We can all move a long now. Move a long what? ETA: Difficult to find them, eh? In the middle of the right column on the side of the GD thread listings page. He must have forgotten they were there. Or perhaps he had a feeling they weren't there . . .
  2. I used to live on the West Coast. A couple of miles south of Haverfordwest.
  3. Celestiall Nightfire wrote: you're just being snide and insulting for no good reason. And not doing a very good job of it either! ETA: I do offer lessons, but she probably couldn't afford them
  4. Keli Kyrie wrote: Venus Petrov wrote: <imgine black colored button here with "I don't care" on it> I can imagine that.... Did you crash your car into a bridge, Keli?
  5. This is how I usually feel in the forums And this is how I think I am perceived by others:
  6. Drake1 Nightfire wrote: Crack Den is about as mature as you can get. When that gang of kids swarms you attacking , it is terrifying. Yeah, it must be very worrying trying to AR all of them for being in an inappropriately violent drug-laden environment. ETA: I did laugh at the risible use of the epithet "mature".
  7. Yeaah, this is just the thread to resurrect on World Mental Health Day (that's today, October 10th, 2013) ETA: You must be mad to necropost it Ashly.
  8. As the video says, when they released the track in the States, they changed "chip shop" in the lyrics to "truck stop" to mitigate American confusion. I am not sure if Scouting For Girls ever made it across the Atlantic though.
  9. Perhaps you might spend your time more beneficially learning another language, Orca. English, perhaps.
  10. Dillon Levenque wrote: Wow! I just witnessed an amazingly dumb necro-post but before I could even comment—it got pulled! It's as if it never happened. I'm really glad I was here to see that :-). I can still see your post Dillon.
  11. Orca Flotta wrote: The Germanic unions do little to protect their workers from their employers; they operate to protect a closed shop, rather like the Guilds you mention. They are failing, of course, as the rapid reduction in the reduction in the unionised proportion of the workforce demonstrates - it was down to less than 20% by 2010. Not completely true. Unions are there in the fisrt place to negotiate fair wages and protection for their members. Once the tarif contract is done everybody in the business will gain from it, not only the members. In that regard they are completely different from medieval guilds since their power is much bigger, it even reaches into the legislative. Most of the labour related and social laws you find in germany where created for big parts due to strong unions. The unions are acting as lobbyists same as their counterparts from the corporate world and have influence on a country's politics. The reason for shrinking membership has rather to do with fashion and mindset of the younglings these days. My grandpa, my dad ... and to some extent even me were always proud of our working class status. But nowadays they all seem to be afraid to be recognized as workers, everybody wants to be something better, everybody wanna be a popstar. So becoming member of a union would be like a stigma for them. Also as the working force shrinks, and we already have all the fancy contracts and laws in place, many people think it's not necessary anymore to engage in the struggle. Once I get my unemployment benefits why should I be member of any union? And that's the sad state of mind of major proportions of the general population. That is the sad truth. One more word about your false (imho) use of the term germanic. Germanic is a genealogy term (in which most of us whities fit more or less) and has nothing to do with the political construct of Germany. Ah those younglings, eh . . . . . . and you have the temerity to incorrectly attempt to criticise my use of English? Silly girl! PS Don't give up your day job to try to become an economist either.
  12. Bree Giffen wrote: When the guy started singing in elvish I had to laugh. I thought elvish was dead?
  13. jwenting wrote: Awe Thor wrote: If such an exploit was possible, do you really believe that the originator would be so stupid as to explain how it was done, in public, for free? given the nature of most amateur hackers (and pros wouldn't bother), yes. They're in it for the notoriety, the glory. And most of them aren't bright enough to realise that bragging about crimes is likely to get you arrested. I have highlighted the critical words in your post.
  14. Madelaine McMasters wrote: It's sometimes difficult to remember how naive we once were. And to remember that we still are. Some of us are extremely conscious of the naivety of the majority.
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