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Prog Gress Oh

Monrovia, CA

#210890 Aug 19, 2013
In the realm of the Mighty King Gates who has pulled the sword from the stone and slaughtered everyone with it, comes the knights of the MS Table:

Sir DOS: Plain complexion and no armor. Rides very stably on his mare. He very rarely falls, but knows only the most basic combat tactics and is very difficult to talk to, since he speaks and understands no more than eight-letter words. King Gates plots to murder him.

Sir Windows 1.0: Sir DOS’s twin brother with a bad toupee. He falls off his horse quite frequently and knows no more than Sir DOS. Just as difficult to communicate with due to his obsession with eight-letter words. He was killed in his first battle. King Gates pretends this one never existed.

Sir Windows 3.x: Sir Windows 1.0′s best friend. He is a wee bit more stable on his horse than Sir Windows 1.0, yet not as good as Sir DOS. He’s got some really neat designs on his shield but still does not know much more than Sir DOS. Sir Windows 3.x has yet to overcome his devotion to eight-letter words. King Gates is always asking,‘Why can’t you be more like that nice Sir Windows95?’

Sir Windows95: Sir Windows 3.x’s Brother. He’s got the same designs on his shield, but his armor is very shiny. Knows advanced combat skills, but never really puts them to use. Not confined to eight- letter words anymore, but it depends who he’s talking to. Claims to be able to converse with many people at once, but if he tries to coverse with too many, he’ll fall right off his horse and land on top of somebody. King Gates is proud of this one.

Sir Windows NT: Sir Windows95′s tough-guy uncle. He’s got duller designs on his shield, but the same shiny armor. His armor is virtually impenetrable, but a pain to get into and impossible to get out of — all he can do is add more layers. Falls off his horse every once in a while, and everyone else goes right with him. Can converse with many people at once without falling off. He knows advanced combat skills and uses them when necessary. Has the same problems with eight-letter words as Sir Windows95. This is King Gates’ favorite thing to show off. Now we leave the realm of the Mighty King Gates and find the wandering swordsman of the land:

Sir UNIX: Does not do battle and wears only chain mail. He finds all the information he can and his only goal is to distribute it to others who ask. Knows games and will play them, but likes work better. King Gates has sent Sir Windows NT out to kill and mutilate this knight.

Sir MAC OS: Started the fad of the shiny armor and claims the knights of the realm of King Gates stole his ideas. Lately his popularity has declined. And recently he has made an alliance with King Gates. He does not know any useful battle skills and will tell you only what he thinks you should know. The good thing about him is that he has no problem with long words.

Sir OS/2: Spied on Sir Windows 3.x and Sir Windows95 and copied them. He was popular for a time, but now many refuse to acknowledge his exsitstence. There is a rumor that he has a son named Warp.

King Gates reigns high over all that is his and destroys or consumes all that is not. And these are the OS Knights.
Prog Gress Oh

Monrovia, CA

#210891 Aug 19, 2013
486: The average IQ needed to understand a PC.
State-of-the-art: Any computer you can’t afford.

Obsolete: Any computer you own.

Microsecond: The time it takes for your state-of-the-art computer to become obsolete.

G3: Apple’s new Macs that make you say ‘Gee, three times faster than the computer I bought for the same price a Microsecond ago.’

Syntax Error: Walking into a computer store and saying,“Hi, I want to buy a computer and money is no object.”

Hard Drive: The sales technique employed by computer salesmen, esp. after a Syntax Error.

GUI: What your computer becomes after spilling your coffee on it.(pronounced ‘gooey’)

Keyboard: The standard way to generate computer errors.

Mouse: An advanced input device to make computer errors easier to generate.

Floppy: The state of your wallet after purchasing a computer.

Portable Computer: A device invented to force businessmen to work at home, on vacation, and on business trips.

Disk Crash: A typical computer response to any critical deadline.

Power User: Anyone who can format a disk from DOS.

System Update: A quick method of trashing ALL of your software
Prog Gress Oh

Monrovia, CA

#210892 Aug 19, 2013
While at MSDN site, a popup dialog appears:
“May we send you a survey? Enter email:”
I reply:“Nope”.
“Enter valid email address:”
“Leave me alone!”
“Enter valid email address:”
noway@spammers.com
“Thank you”

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#210893 Aug 19, 2013
suzanne henderson wrote:
<quoted text>
I talk on a lot
Agreed.
suzanne henderson wrote:
<quoted text>
Also, my husband and I have been writing this together, although I have type because he is not a typist.
Neither are you. Typists know how to use paragraphs.
suzanne henderson wrote:
<quoted text>
He reads everything that I write down and he adds to it with his approval.
Sad.
suzanne henderson wrote:
<quoted text>
Also, we do not believe that women should hold any office in our government. I know from my own experience that women have to many emotions and they are not capable to carry on work in government.
Just because you happen to be an hysterical mess doesn't mean all women are. You are the exception, not the rule.
suzanne henderson wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not preaching anyway, I am only quoting what God wrote down in Scripture.
lol!!! The fact that you can't see the contradiction in that statement is hilarious!!!
suzanne henderson wrote:
<quoted text>
I find that most of the forum are extremely argumentive and focused on themselves and not others.
Says Mrs. 55 years.
suzanne henderson wrote:
<quoted text>
I am only on this forum for one purpose and one purpose only.
And this forum was not created for that purpose. Yet here you rudely stay, despite the fact that absolutely no one has asked for your religious opinions.
suzanne henderson wrote:
<quoted text>
By quoting Scripture that God wrote through his prophets, if only one person who is hurting, has guilt, thinking of committing suicide or for any reason they may have a need to talk to someone, I will with the guide of my husband and the only Authority of God through His Son Jesus, to have me help them. If those of you out there do not want to read my post, that if fine, and I tell them from time to time not to read it and waste there time because I do not want to waste my time arguing when they are not listening anyway. God has given my husband and I insight on some things that we would like to share with someone that needs help, but it is obious that the ones that have written me so far are not interested. I will keep trying even though they want me to disappear.
Nobody wants the "help" you are offering. Which is why no one has contacted you. Everyone is aware that your "help" is really just religious bullshyt. You know absolutely nothing about homosexuality or homosexuals.
Prog Gress Oh

Monrovia, CA

#210894 Aug 19, 2013
A programmer was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said,“If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.” He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said,“If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week.”
The programmer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out,“If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you and do anything you want.” Again the programmer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.
Finally, the frog asked,“What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess that I’ll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The programmer said,“Look, I’m a programmer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend — but a talking frog, now that’s cool.”
Prog Gress Oh

Monrovia, CA

#210895 Aug 19, 2013
This is a true story from the WordPerfect help line. Needless to say the help desk employee was fired; however, he/she is currently suing the WordPerfect organization for “Termination without Cause”.

(Actual dialog of a former Word perfect Customer Support employee:)

“Ridge Hall computer assistant; may I help you?”

“Yes, well, I’m having trouble with WordPerfect.”

“What sort of trouble?”

“Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away.”

“Went away?”

“They disappeared.”

“Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?”

“Nothing.”

“Nothing?”

“It’s blank; it won’t accept anything when I type.”

“Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out?”

“How do I tell?”

“Can you see the C: prompt on the screen?”

“What’s a sea-prompt?”

“Never mind. Can you move the cursor around on the screen?”

“There isn’t any cursor: I told you, it won’t accept anything I type.”

“Does your monitor have a power indicator?”

“What’s a monitor?”

“It’s the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV.

Does it have a little light that tells you when it’s on?”

“I don’t know.”

“Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that?”

“Yes, I think so.”

“Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it’s plugged into the wall.”

“…….Yes, it is.”

“When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one?”

“No.”

“Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable.”

“…….Okay, here it is.”

“Follow it for me, and tell me if it’s plugged securely into the back of your computer.”

“I can’t reach.”

“Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is?”

“No.”

“Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?”

“Oh, it’s not because I don’t have the right angle, it’s because it’s dark.”

“Dark?”

“Yes – the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window.”

“Well, turn on the office light then.”

“I can’t.”

“No? Why not?”

“Because there’s a power outage.”

“A power… A power outage? Aha, Okay, we’ve got it licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in?”

“Well, yes, I keep them in the closet.”

“Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from.”

“Really? Is it that bad?”

“Yes, I’m afraid it is.”

“Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?”

“Tell them you’re too stupid to own a computer.”
Prog Gress Oh

Monrovia, CA

#210896 Aug 19, 2013
A language instructor was explaining to her class that French nouns, unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine. Things like ‘chalk’ or ‘pencil,‘ she described, would have a gender association although in English these words were neutral. Puzzled, one student raised his hand and asked,‘What gender is a computer?’
The teacher wasn’t certain which it was, and so divided the class into two groups and asked them to decide if a computer should be masculine or feminine. One group was made up of the women in the class, and the other, of men. Both groups were asked to give four reasons for their recommendation.

The group of women concluded that computers should be referred to in the masculine gender because:

1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.

2. They have a lot of data but are still clueless.

3. They are supposed to help you solve your problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you might have had a better model.

The men, on the other hand, decided that computers should definitely be referred to in the feminine gender because:

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.

2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

3. Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.

4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
Prog Gress Oh

Monrovia, CA

#210897 Aug 19, 2013
- Everyone who ticks him or her off gets a $26,000 phone bill.

- Has won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes three years running.

- When asked for their phone number, they give it in hex.

- Seems strangely calm whenever the office LAN goes down.

- Somehow gets HBO on their PC at work.

- Mumbled,“Oh, puh-leeeez!” 295 times during the movie “The Net.”

- Massive 401k contribution made in half-cent increments.

- Their video dating profile lists “public-key encryption” among turn-ons.

- Instead of the “Welcome” voice on AOL, you overhear,“Good Morning, Mr./Ms. President.”

- You hear them murmur,“Let’s see you use that VISA card now, Professor “I-Don’t-Give-A’s-In-Computer- Science!”
Prog Gress Oh

Monrovia, CA

#210898 Aug 19, 2013
Where do the characters go when I use my backspace or delete them on my PC?
ANSWER: The characters go to different places, depending on whom you ask:
The Buddhist explanation: If a character has lived rightly, and its karma is good, then after it has been deleted it will be reincarnated as a different, higher character. Those funny characters above the numbers on your keyboard will become numbers, numbers will become letters, and lower-case letters will become upper-case.

The 20th-century bitter cynical nihilist explanation: Who cares? It doesn’t really matter if they’re on the page, deleted, undeleted, underlined, etc. It’s all the same.

The Mac user’s explanation: All the characters written on a PC and then deleted go to straight to PC hell. If you’re using a PC, you can probably see the deleted characters, because you’re in PC hell also.

Stephen King’s explanation: Every time you hit the (Del) key you unleash a tiny monster inside the cursor, who tears the poor, unsuspecting characters to shreds, drinks their blood, then eats them, bones and all. Hah, hah, hah!

The Christian Church’s approach to characters: The nice characters go to Heaven, where they are bathed in the light of happiness. The naughty characters are punished for their sins. Naughty characters are those involved in the creation of naughty words, such as “breast,”“sex,” and contraception.”

Dave Barry’s explanation: The deleted characters are shipped to Battle Creek, Michigan, where they’re made into Pop-Tart filling; this explains why Pop-Tarts are so flammable, while cheap imitations are not flammable. I’m not making this up.

IBM’s explanation: The characters are not real. They exist only on the screen when they are needed, as concepts, so to delete them is merely to de-conceptualize them. Get a life.

PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) explanation: You’ve been DELETING them??? Can’t you hear them SCREAMING??? Why don’t you go CLUB some BABY SEALS while wearing a MINK, you pig!!!!
Prog Gress Oh

Monrovia, CA

#210899 Aug 19, 2013
Dear Boss,

I hope I haven’t misunderstood your instructions. Because to be honest, boss, none of this Y to K dates problem makes any sense to me.

At any rate I have finished converting all the months on all the company calendars so that the year 2000 is ready to go with the following improved months: Januark, Februark, Mak, Julk.

In addition, I have changed the days of the week, and they are now: Sundak, Mondak, Tuesdak, Wednesdak, Thursdak, Fridak and Saturdak.

Is it enough, or should I change any other Y to K? I am a fan of the New York Yankees. Should I call them New Kork Kankees in order to be Y2K ready?

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#210901 Aug 19, 2013
suzanne henderson wrote:
<quoted text>
I have to determined who is Christian and who isn't and the only way I know that if the person who I am talking to is not obeying God's Commandments.
YOU have to determine?? Wow. Your hubris is unbelievable.

Hey, if not obeying your god's commandments is what determines if one is not a Christian, they you are not a Christian.

You have been told your message is not wanted here. Several times in fact. Jesus instructed his followers that once they have been told their message is not wanted, they are to MOVE ON.(Luke 9:3-5) Yet here you stay. Disobeying the direct instruction of Jesus.

Turn in your Christian badge dearie, you don't qualify.
suzanne henderson

El Dorado Hills, CA

#210902 Aug 19, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>An anti-gay rights group has purchased hourly radio spots to urge parents to keep their children home from school on Harvey Milk Day, which honors the gay rights pioneer. Randy Thomasson, president of the SaveCalifornia.com , said the group bought more than 100 time slots for a radio ad in Los Angeles and Sacramento. It urges parents to "protect your children from Harvey Milk indoctrination," by keeping them home from school on Wednesday. "This is harmful to children," In 2011 Save California head Randy Thomasson claimed that Harvey Milk Day would "unleash a tsunami of perversity" that would include "mock gay weddings" at public schools. In 2010 Thomasson claimed that Harvey Milk Day would include "cross-dressing contests" and that Milk endorsed pedophilia.
I think what is harmful is not letting our children know about different people. I think what is harmful is putting false fear into our schools. My son had a gay teacher, okay guess what subject..English...LOL...but he was a great teacher and even brought his partner into class one time, I don't think the students decided to be gay after that experience. Most kids know of all the 'normal' gays out there: entertainers, CEOs, neighbors, politicians, religious leaders, etc. Why would anyone send money to them to buy radio time to air its bigotry? Seems like your money to them is not turning anyone towards Christ, I would say it's more like turning them further away. What a shame!
I agree 100% with Randy and you do not know him at all and you are making a arguement that is not correct at all. He is trying his best to protect children and I am to. I have written to supervisors, county clerks & Jerry Brown who by the way, his father was very good friends of my father, and Jerry Brown is nothing like Pat Brown was when he was Governor way back when. We are here to help children and I really think you had better Study more of the Scripures because Jesus said in Matthew Chapter 18 verse 6 and I quote: "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drownded in the depth of the sea." My husband and I watched a video on the internet a few weeks back on this subject of being taught that homosexuality is normal and it made us sick. They showed very small children on the classroom floor listening to their teacher read a book on mommies and mommies or daddys or daddys and this was normal. What ever happened to reading, writing or arithmetic? This is going to hurt our children, for I know that children that are vunerable and have tendencies to go to the same sex will now feel that it is normal when if they had counselors, they would know that it is not normal and they could be changed. How shameful for you to want a gay teacher to teach your children. Thank God my children are raised up and have Christ in their lives, for if I had small children, they would be home schooled. I think it is time to say goodby, for you and I are arguing and I will not go there anymore with you. Have a good life and may God continue to work in your life. Please do not respond to us anymore, for we believe in God's Word and we do not agree with you on much of the subjects we are talking about and I have much to do in my life and I feel as though God is telling me that it is a waste of time to discuss with you any longer. Thank you.

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#210903 Aug 19, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I said marriage is a necessary constraint for mating behavior.
Nope. Mating behavior happens just fine without marriage. Your necessity is completely made up.

Today's fairytale hour has been brought to you by Gregory Kirschmann, everyone's favorite nincompoop!

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#210904 Aug 19, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
In fact, I asked THREE colleagues for validation.
Give our best to Larry, Moe and Shemp when you talk to them again.
suzanne henderson

El Dorado Hills, CA

#210905 Aug 19, 2013
Jonah1 wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU have to determine?? Wow. Your hubris is unbelievable.
Hey, if not obeying your god's commandments is what determines if one is not a Christian, they you are not a Christian.
You have been told your message is not wanted here. Several times in fact. Jesus instructed his followers that once they have been told their message is not wanted, they are to MOVE ON.(Luke 9:3-5) Yet here you stay. Disobeying the direct instruction of Jesus.
Turn in your Christian badge dearie, you don't qualify.
Your comments also do not belong on this forum, so please do not read my post for they are not directed to people like you. You quote from Scripture, but do you really Study the Scriptures?
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#210906 Aug 19, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
when they stop bringing it up as a reason to not allow same sex marriage, I will stop reminding them. I don’t give a crap what you want.
Too funny!

I didn't say I wanted anything. If I ever do want any sh!t from you, I'll just squeeze your head.

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#210907 Aug 19, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the bottom line to that post?
LOL
It only shows you have no idea what marriage is.
No dear, the bottom line is that you don't know what reality is.

LOL
Jam Bo Ree

Monrovia, CA

#210908 Aug 19, 2013
Let the new jam boo re begin!
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#210909 Aug 19, 2013
Popess wrote:
What does the Pope and McDonald's have in common?
They both stick meat in ten year old buns.
There is no evidence the pope has buggered any 10 year olds.
Brian

Pardeeville, WI

#210910 Aug 19, 2013
WHY VOTE wrote:
Ok, I don't really care if same sex people get married or are together in any capacity. I am for equal rights BUT.......... I am very annoyed that peoples votes don't mean anything anymore. What happened to a majority vote rules? What happened to the peoples voice?
My stance on this has nothing to do with same sex couples. This is just the latest thing a court has overturned or blocked that THE PEOPLE voted for. Look at AZ., look back at prop. 187 which would have saved is billions in illegal immigrant funding. The people of the USA are trying to make changes to better our country and the few judges are effectively disenfranchising us.
Again this is not directed at same sex couples it is major frustration over the majority loosing there voice.
WHY VOTE????
If it were left to 'the voters' most civil right laws would not have been enacted when they were. Do you think Lincoln's Emancipation Act would have been approved by popular vote? Leaders sometimes have to do what is 'right' not what the public think is right due to misinformation, ignorance and/or prejudice.

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