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post #41 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by JBytes:
<strong>You guys are so young, it's somewhat sickening being here. I could father most of you. I'd suggest you behave respectfully towards me.

--JBytes

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I don't know exactly why you think you deserve our respect solely because you're still living. Some people just don't get it.
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post #42 of 141
I forgot to mention that socialism is also the refuge of the eternally bitter against an invisible enemy.
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post #43 of 141
August 6, 1980, thus 21 years old.

P.S. August 6, 1945 - Hiroshima
P.P.S. August 6, 1890 - First Elcetric Chair Execution
P.P.P.S. Noticing a pattern yet?
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post #44 of 141
18, freshman at U. and loving every minute of it.
post #45 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
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I don't know exactly why you think you deserve our respect solely because you're still living. Some people just don't get it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ah, but you will get it one day! You will!!! If you cannot wait until you figure it all out on your own, then you can go ask your parents to explain the importance of respecting your elders.

--JBytes
post #46 of 141
I think JBytes is my new hero.

Let these bastard yung'uns know the wisdom of the ages. Every day brings experience.
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post #47 of 141
post #48 of 141
17 in a few weeks
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post #49 of 141
test

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post #50 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>I think JBytes is my new hero.

Let these bastard yung'uns know the wisdom of the ages. Every day brings experience.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh please. You're what, twenty-****ing-one? You're just as much teenage as I am to somebody his or JK's age. Don't act like you're all grown up in comparison. And no, putting one's self on an invisible pedestal does not make you more mature.
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post #51 of 141
me thinks Brad needs a bottle...
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post #52 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by JBytes:
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Ah, but you will get it one day! You will!!! If you cannot wait until you figure it all out on your own, then you can go ask your parents to explain the importance of respecting your elders.

--JBytes</strong><hr></blockquote>

Funny, how circular that is. Why don't you make an attempt at explaining the importance of giving respect to people solely because they were born before you were? I'll respect those who have wisdom, not those who have confused being aged with being wise.
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post #53 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by elppa cam:
<strong>me thinks Brad needs a bottle...</strong><hr></blockquote>

Does grampy elppa need some more Depends again?
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post #54 of 141
yes...

Brad baby waybe poop yellow poopsie in diaper piper again???

(ick... Brad... no more Gerbers AppleInsider sauce for you)
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post #55 of 141
Hi. welcome back everyone. I am 20 . it's funny
when you look back at 1987 as 14 almost 15 years ago. It seemed like only like last year that if you were born in 87 you were like freakin' 3 years old. Now these kids are like teenagers. Scary.
post #56 of 141
20 here
post #57 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
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Funny, how circular that is. Why don't you make an attempt at explaining the importance of giving respect to people solely because they were born before you were? I'll respect those who have wisdom, not those who have confused being aged with being wise.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Brad,
I won't pull any crap about being older and knowing better, since I'm still a young guy (21 yrs. old), so I'll simply say this:

you should respect your elders because it's the right thing to do. You may think you know a lot, but no matter how much you know, it doesn't beat experience. And experience beats all that fancy book-learning. I was raised to respect my elders. I call people who are older than myself ma'am and sir or Mr. Blank and Ms. Blank. I would never call an elder by their first name because it's presumptuous and disrespectful. Being respected is just a perk of being older.

There are, of course, exceptions to these rules of respect (Skinheads come to mind), but for the most part, respecting one's elders is the least we can do for those who came before us and know more than we do about the ways of the world.

As my momma said when i was 13 and wanted to do something incredibly stupid: "Number of years I have spent on this planet: 43. Number of years you have spent on this planet: 13. I think I know better than you." I din't want to believe her, but she was right.

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post #58 of 141
thirty two. most of you were an itch in your daddy's balls when i was ten, hehe
post #59 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by david:
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Brad,
I won't pull any crap about being older and knowing better, since I'm still a young guy (21 yrs. old), so I'll simply say this:

you should respect your elders because it's the right thing to do. You may think you know a lot, but no matter how much you know, it doesn't beat experience. And experience beats all that fancy book-learning. I was raised to respect my elders. I call people who are older than myself ma'am and sir or Mr. Blank and Ms. Blank. I would never call an elder by their first name because it's presumptuous and disrespectful. Being respected is just a perk of being older.

There are, of course, exceptions to these rules of respect (Skinheads come to mind), but for the most part, respecting one's elders is the least we can do for those who came before us and know more than we do about the ways of the world.

As my momma said when i was 13 and wanted to do something incredibly stupid: "Number of years I have spent on this planet: 43. Number of years you have spent on this planet: 13. I think I know better than you." I din't want to believe her, but she was right.

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You've not told me anything I wasn't already aware of--experience, wisdom, etc, beat book smarts. But you can't equate being older with being more experienced or more wise. There is a huge difference.

But that's not to say those who are older but not wise nor experienced should be disrespected; I myself am also exceedingly polite to my elders, whether I know them or not (IRL--obviously not always online, especially when your true colors show). Suffice it to say I've met my share of "elders" that seem to think that the principle of being an amount older than me means a) they are smarter than I am, b) they are wiser than I am, c) they are more experienced than I am, d) they are always more correct or 'right' than I am, e) their opinions are more valuable than mine are, and f) they DESERVE respect solely because they are older than I am. I just can't help but disagree with that.

Again I must point out you're using circular logic.
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post #60 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
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You've not told me anything I wasn't already aware of--experience, wisdom, etc, beat book smarts. But you can't equate being older with being more experienced or more wise. There is a huge difference.

But that's not to say those who are older but not wise nor experienced should be disrespected; I myself am also exceedingly polite to my elders, whether I know them or not (IRL--obviously not always online, especially when your true colors show). Suffice it to say I've met my share of "elders" that seem to think that the principle of being an amount older than me means a) they are smarter than I am, b) they are wiser than I am, c) they are more experienced than I am, d) they are always more correct or 'right' than I am, e) their opinions are more valuable than mine are, and f) they DESERVE respect solely because they are older than I am. I just can't help but disagree with that.

Again I must point out you're using circular logic. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Now I'm starting to agree with JBytes...you just don't get it.
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post #61 of 141
I'm afraid I, too, am one of the "oldies" on this board, clocking in at 28 MHz !! But I get an upgrade to 29 MHz in 3 weeks
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post #62 of 141
far far too old. a whole lifetime of pain past the golden age of 5
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post #63 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by david:
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Now I'm starting to agree with JBytes...you just don't get it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I point out holes in your logic, and your circular reasoning, and now I "don't get it"?
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post #64 of 141
Let's see, someone makes an offhand comment and then another person freaks out and takes it personally.
Which one is the teenager?

I'm 20, brad, as pointed out earlier in the thread, and yes, I was far more mature at 12 than you are showing yourself to be now. He said, "I'd suggest you behave respectfully towards me."

Oooh, help help, you're being repressed!

Your logic, as tired and recycled as it is, is completely off-topic and brought up by you to battle one of your latest straw men. Fantastical demons of insecurity attacking you, brad, not JBytes who made a harmless statement for which he got ripped into by a punk.

You are obviously very passionate about the subject, so I suggest starting an appropriate thread for it, not just forcing it on the first person who dares make an offhand comment.
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post #65 of 141
....'cough'...29....'cough'....

....very nearly 30 years young and still run, jump, giggle and goof around like the kid I was and who still lives inside

Have fun.

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post #66 of 141
28 going on 29 shortly
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post #67 of 141
Macs suck
post #68 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
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I point out holes in your logic, and your circular reasoning, and now I "don't get it"? </strong><hr></blockquote>

not everything can be reduced to a logical vs. illogical syllogism. Some things just are, regardless of their apparent lack of logic. Explain the logic behind art...I double dare you
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post #69 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>Let's see, someone makes an offhand comment and then another person freaks out and takes it personally.
Which one is the teenager?

I'm 20, brad, as pointed out earlier in the thread, and yes, I was far more mature at 12 than you are showing yourself to be now. He said, "I'd suggest you behave respectfully towards me."

Oooh, help help, you're being repressed!

Your logic, as tired and recycled as it is, is completely off-topic and brought up by you to battle one of your latest straw men. Fantastical demons of insecurity attacking you, brad, not JBytes who made a harmless statement for which he got ripped into by a punk.

You are obviously very passionate about the subject, so I suggest starting an appropriate thread for it, not just forcing it on the first person who dares make an offhand comment.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Let's see, someone starts a discussion that is germane to a topic, and then you come in and say I am taking it too far when you're doing just the same. So basically what you're lambasting me for is, going a little off topic? Isn't that what he did in the first place? Uh, yeah, I guess it was.
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post #70 of 141
[quote]Are any of the mods/admins over 21 or at least 18?<hr></blockquote>

I'm 21 ... in hexadecimal.

Born October 8, 1968.

As a moderator who has been on the 'net longer than many of you have been alive, I have some advice for the people going off on a tangent here:

1) A thick skin is your friend. You never have to respond.

2) Never, ever, post when angry. Count to 1000, go for a walk, write a 10-page jeremiad denigrating the offender's lineage all the way back to Adam and burn it, blast "Beat on the Brat" and thrash around your room, get laid - but don't post until you can think calmly.

The observant will note that these are the same rule stated two different ways. "Love thy neighbor is the whole of the law," as it were.
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post #71 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by HHogan:
<strong>Macs suck </strong><hr></blockquote>


I bet that was hard to type with a rooster in your mouth
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post #72 of 141
Feeling a wee bit old...or at least older than most on these boards :0

Just turned 32 on the 4th! Same day that the DBacks won the World Series! Talk about a great gift!
post #73 of 141
20 years old, born 2 August 1981.

It's great not being a teenager.
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post #74 of 141
[quote]Originally posted by JBytes:
<strong>You guys are so young, it's somewhat sickening being here. I could father most of you. I'd suggest you behave respectfully towards me.

--JBytes

[ 11-12-2001: Message edited by: JBytes ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

I guess if I'd gotten an earlier start I could've fathered some of these folks as well. 1972.

Cheers
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post #75 of 141
[quote]OLet's see, someone starts a discussion that is germane to a topic,<hr></blockquote>

Offhand comment, not the point of his post. Your subsequent post was a complete thread-shit for your little teenie cause.
"I am teenager, hear me roar!"

Yours was the first post that had nothing to do with the subject. You built the tangent, you just built it in the wrong place.

And you didn't go a little off topic, you went completely off topic.
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post #76 of 141
Whew! I'm glad to see there are some others out there over 25. 29 here.
post #77 of 141
Dammit, Bradly... I said no more Gerbers AppleInsider Sauce for you!!! Now... GO TO YOUR ROOM!

Behave or Mommy won't buy you that new G4!!!
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post #78 of 141
Born July 7 in a decade some might have heard mentioned: the seventies - 1972 to be more exact (to the young ones: that means that I'm 29 ).
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post #79 of 141


Edit: A Washington D.C. hotel complex has a certain connection to the age thing...

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post #80 of 141
14 on December 14th. My golden birthday!
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