Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

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Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Post by EarlStatler » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:04 pm

Renée Bagslint wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:51 pm
Sad in a way, I suppose. But is there any reason to believe that the activity on that site made any difference to anything in the real world ever?
Most of it was in the hidden sector and was so uninteresting that it was not even worth to log in, so I think the answer is no. And that could be the reason it is now out of the air.
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Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Post by Proabivouac » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:50 am

Dysklyver wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:46 am
Ded.
Perhaps the arrival of your latest alter-ego induced a permanent rupture in its spacetime fabric?

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Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Post by Auggie » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:33 pm

Renée Bagslint wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:51 pm
Sad in a way, I suppose. But is there any reason to believe that the activity on that site made any difference to anything in the real world ever?
Very minimal. The participants might as well have been playing World of Warcraft, rather than trying to sound smart on a forum.

Of course the same could be said for most of the hobbies people have, so idk. Maybe being pedantic and irritating on the internet is just as valid a form of entertainment as stamp collecting or riding bikes. :mrgreen:

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Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Post by EarlStatler » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:27 pm

But no hobby's anymore is great! Otherwise I had had never got the change to buy this all metal made in Germany high quality train as a bargain! Why? because little boys don't play with trains anymore. So daddy's with to much money don't buy this stuff anymore. Looks as a old fashion toy train, but it is a modern Marklin product and is partly made out of brass. I bought it for driving under the Christmas tree.

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Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Post by EarlStatler » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm

Proabivouac wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:50 am
Dysklyver wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:46 am
Ded.
Perhaps the arrival of your latest alter-ego induced a permanent rupture in its spacetime fabric?
:mrgreen: Must take hours. Wondering if he still can find time for his study. But that is the same with our Renée, where does the professor find all that time for his trolling with all his socks. Because my gamble is it is our own Dutch Mies..... :roll:
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Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Post by Auggie » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:33 pm

EarlStatler wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:27 pm
But no hobby's anymore is great! Otherwise I had had never got the change to buy this all metal made in Germany high quality train as a bargain! Why? because little boys don't play with trains anymore. So daddy's with to much money don't buy this stuff anymore. Looks as a old fashion toy train, but it is a modern Marklin product and is partly made out of brass. I bought it for driving under the Christmas tree.

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That's a sweet train.

My dad has a bunch of American Flyer (S Gauge) trains. The one that is worth the most is his first engine, from the 50s. It's all banged up but runs great. Currently they are in boxes in his basement. I would set them up but there doesn't seem much point. They take up a ton of space, and the Thomas sets do pretty much the same thing but they run on AA batteries. Magic Trax are cool too.

But yes all the great old hobbies are dying. If you want to be depressed, go to one of the ham radio boards. Bunch of old-timers griping about this and that, plus some hypercompetitive young people using computers (FT8 mode) to make contacts around the world to pile up stats. I don't even bother going to the comic book store anymore. All the comics are aimed towards middle-aged and older people. Dark and grim. They discontinued Bart Simpson comic which was my favorite. But now this post is all griping. blah. :lol:

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Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Post by Renée Bagslint » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:30 pm

EarlStatler wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm
But that is the same with our Renée, where does the professor find all that time for his trolling with all his socks. Because my gamble is it is our own Dutch Mies..... :roll:
Whar socks? Name five.

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Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Post by EarlStatler » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:55 pm

Auggie wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:33 pm
My dad has a bunch of American Flyer (S Gauge) trains. The one that is worth the most is his first engine, from the 50s. It's all banged up but runs great. Currently they are in boxes in his basement. I would set them up but there doesn't seem much point. They take up a ton of space, and the Thomas sets do pretty much the same thing but they run on AA batteries. Magic Trax are cool too.

But yes all the great old hobbies are dying. If you want to be depressed, go to one of the ham radio boards. Bunch of old-timers griping about this and that, plus some hypercompetitive young people using computers (FT8 mode) to make contacts around the world to pile up stats. I don't even bother going to the comic book store anymore. All the comics are aimed towards middle-aged and older people. Dark and grim. They discontinued Bart Simpson comic which was my favorite. But now this post is all griping. blah. :lol:
This is gauge 1, a European gauge scale 1:32 and gauge s is 1:64. But I can use the same track 45 mm as for my LGB project. this indeed sweet train was operating with some older Marklin digital system, but I am rebuilding it to battery track with radio controle, just like the rest of the old LGB stuff I have.

But it all this worries me. Look, the internet is a great thing, we can talk to each other miles away from each other just like we are sitting in the pub. It is easy for money transactions, to find info, for shopping. I can buy stuff over al the world.

But.... In Tel Aviv they are making led bars in the pedestrian crossing otherwise they don't see the traffic lights anymore because of there mobiles. In a supermarket you have to wake up the person before you because he is only looking om his mobile in the line up before the cash register.
As we already noticed they have no hobby's anymore, it is only there computergames. How a girl looks under her skirt they only know from the Pornhub and Commons. It is really alarming.

They mis so much in life. And, those old hobbies had a purpose. They learned you technic, how to create things, and now they can only copy and remix, and that is absolute a lost.
And how can they built up a normal relation if the have a very strange impression what a woman really is? Because that is absolute something else than the Commons or pornhub junk or the wiki gender cow poop.
But I am getting old I think.
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Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Post by EarlStatler » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:37 pm

Renée Bagslint wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:30 pm
EarlStatler wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm
But that is the same with our Renée, where does the professor find all that time for his trolling with all his socks. Because my gamble is it is our own Dutch Mies..... :roll:
Whar socks? Name five.
*Renee of course
*Natuur12
*Madam Gender
*Drmies
*Rogol

But it is of course speculation, I don't expect you will confirm this. But I am thinking for a long time you are the Dutch professor Mies. And Arthur is a sock too and a digital friend of my, so you are my friend too. Because everyone who is hasten the day is my friend, so not any hard feeling. Beside this, I am very glad I have met Arthur or who ever he might be.
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Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Post by Renée Bagslint » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:47 pm

EarlStatler wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:37 pm
*Renee of course
*Natuur12
*Madam Gender
*Drmies
*Rogol

But it is of course speculation, I don't expect you will confirm this. But I am thinking for a long time you are the Dutch professor Mies. And Arthur is a sock too and a digital friend of my, so you are my friend too. Because everyone who is hasten the day is my friend, so not any hard feeling. Beside this, I am very glad I have met Arthur or who ever he might be.
Ah, I thought you might actually have something interesting, or at least amusing, to say. Sadly it seems not.

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