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signs of change
« on: January 22, 2009, 04:16:32 PM »
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Re: signs of change
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 04:50:39 PM »

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Re: signs of change
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 05:26:25 PM »
DING!
Cause you're so beautiful
Like a tree
Or a high-class prostitute
You're so beautiful
Mmm, you could be a part-time model
But you'd probably have to keep your normal job

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Re: signs of change
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 05:41:31 PM »
Gratz! When do we get the epic mount?
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Re: signs of change
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 06:13:23 PM »
I spend too much time talking to you young parentals.

Signs of change:
1) Baby crosses eyes and grunts
2) Baby looks smug
3) Baby suddenly smells real bad
4) in absence of 1-3, a sudden change in baby's bottom squishiness ...
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Re: signs of change
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009, 07:20:23 PM »
"It is kind of like going from an Xbox to an Atari."
—Obama spokesperson Bill Burton, on the technological retrofuckery the new administration found in the White House.


I can't help but note the "six year old Microsoft software" bit. ZOMG, Win XP! Truly it is the technamologcal dark ages! Will Facebook even work on that shit?

We have been promised, on air, at least six months of media softballing like this though, barring the unforeseeable.

Love the whole getting rid of torture thing, that is awesome. More like that! Hell yeah! The rest, I'm kinda losing my buzz a little. All this expectation-lowering poormouthing and ref gaming before the fact isn't helping. gawd, just do work son!


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Re: signs of change
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009, 07:24:01 PM »
I thought they were using Win2K, not XP.
Cause you're so beautiful
Like a tree
Or a high-class prostitute
You're so beautiful
Mmm, you could be a part-time model
But you'd probably have to keep your normal job

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Re: signs of change
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009, 07:40:05 PM »
well 2000 came out in 2000 innit. XP I think woulda been 2001 or so? Either way, the math's off a little. Maybe they were talking about Server 2003, heh.

At any rate, I'd bet most offices in America are running shit that's way more ghetto than what they had up there. Regardless, the article does what it sets out to do: make people think "ok well, it's gonna take them awhile to get that all sorted, so let's cut 'em some slack when things don't start happening like we thought they would."


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Re: signs of change
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2009, 06:06:31 AM »
That article does little to inspire my confidence in either past or future whitehouse network security.

It's symbolic of our struggle against reality.

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Re: signs of change
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009, 10:31:56 AM »
True, although I assume they lie about this stuff.  Presumably the NSA (or whoever actually secretly handles White House information security) is doing a better job than they let on.

Ya gotta hope, anyway.

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Re: signs of change
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2009, 11:15:57 AM »
I could tell you things that would send you screaming off the grid.
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Re: signs of change
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2009, 11:32:12 AM »
*trots out the 1966 origin of MUMPS again*
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Re: signs of change
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2009, 11:55:57 AM »
Permit me this fantasy.

:tmi:

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Re: signs of change
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009, 12:55:02 PM »
*trots out the 1966 origin of MUMPS again*
*DO ^LAWNCLEAR(CANE)*

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