konversation keeps getting owned
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Sat Mar 29 17:16:03 UTC 2008
D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Saturday 29 March 2008, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Newsgroups will be slightly slower due to the batch nature of updating
>> the news spool.
> Plus only one post in every 142,000 isn't spam.
Not even close. You just have to use a reliable news service. However, I
wasn't really thinking of Usenet, but either dedicated NNTP servers (as
some vendors use) or gated news like gmane - which is strictly mail lists,
but slower :-).
>> LOL. I'm perplexed by what appears to me to be a resurgence of IRC for
>> support - essentially, ever since I started using Ubuntu, where the devs
>> use IRC a lot,
> Yeah, they do. I got invited to join some channel or other several months
> ago, and haven't gotten around to it yet. Probably won't.
I was actively trying to help resolve a bug in something years ago, until
asked to get onto IRC... I'm sorry, I want to be helpful, but you
shouldn't make me go through hell to get there.
> I can't stand waiting on somebody to finish typing something already. I
> don't care how slowly you type, or how long it takes you to organize and
> compose your thoughts, just don't make me sit here on the clock waiting on
> your slow ass.
Right. And of course they never learned to type, so they hunt & peck in
l33t. I can type full sentences faster than the kids type their
> I can't stand any other forms of IM either. I was on ICQ for awhile, many
> years ago, and after I had had the little icon set to invisible or
> whatever for a couple of months, I realized what I needed to do.
I do a support shift for my university that requires MSN (which I do via
kopete). Thankfully, nobody has ever tried to contact me (at least, I
don't think so - like I'd really know?)
> Getting a phone call is kind of the same thing, but it's less annoying
I hate phones, too - but at least we don't use party lines anymore, which is
what ICQ is.
> I guess I'm just a crotchety old bastard.
No guess at all! I recognize the type from personal experience :-)
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