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by Wind_Borne
Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Larry Harvey gets political
Replies: 29
Views: 8710

Good question, Actiongrl! And the answer to that question deserves lots of consideration because of its ramifications. Not that I know the answer. Companies run best when they stick to their core business. But often identifying that core is the hard part. Is it what the owner of the company wants? O...
by Wind_Borne
Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Larry Harvey gets political
Replies: 29
Views: 8710

When an organization is young and small, its goals and clear and tight; but, typically, that focus becomes blurred as the organization grows and tries to be more things to more people. The AARP clearly illustrates this mutation. As an ACLU member sometimes I see that group go off on some tangent I d...
by Wind_Borne
Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Larry Harvey gets political
Replies: 29
Views: 8710

If you are informed on the candidates and issues, VOTE;
if not, stay home and refrain from diluting the votes of those who did their homework.

EOR (End OF Rant)
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What's Your Problem?
Replies: 63
Views: 11166

Does yours work better than mine?
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What's Your Problem?
Replies: 63
Views: 11166

A while back an old associate asked me to join him in a new business venture. Things started OK; but then went south in a bad way. Eventually, in the process of covering losses and ensuring that all creditors and workers got paid, I lost most of my money and my home. The irony -- my former associate...
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Modify your Body
Replies: 22
Views: 5022

Oh, yeah... and I wouldn't have to worry about parking in the city.

I might have to worry about the Patriot Act. Note to self: be careful flying around power plants, football games, and Crawford Texas.
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Modify your Body
Replies: 22
Views: 5022

May I have retractable gossamer wings suitable for hovering and high-speed flight, please. I envision wonderful benefits in transportation, recreation, and sex ("come fly with me...").
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who do you love?
Replies: 185
Views: 30152

foamin' at the mouth -- because smart is sexy. and so is avatar's smile.
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 08, 2003 11:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who do you love?
Replies: 185
Views: 30152

>Higgs Boson

i've got theoretical avoirdupois?
:)

I took foamin' at the mouth to refer to the way the Higgs field pulls other particles to itself and lends them weight.

I'll second that notion.
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who do you love?
Replies: 185
Views: 30152

Angry Butterfly and Anti Butterfly (even if that does imply cognitive dissonance on my part)
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Trolls in hiding
Replies: 115
Views: 20104

A useful skill:

When faced with criticism:
-stuff the ego
-thank the author for their interest
-look for what may be learned from the experience
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who do you love?
Replies: 185
Views: 30152

Technopatra
by Wind_Borne
Sun Dec 07, 2003 1:18 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Just what ARE Burning Man's Core Values?
Replies: 140
Views: 60375

RTFT. After I did RTFT those were the questions I was asking myself. Why sit and analyze it so much? Just go, participate, and enjoy yourself and the company of 30,000+ other like minded individuals. And while I was writing down the questions that same thought occured to me. But, hey, this is a con...
by Wind_Borne
Sat Dec 06, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Just what ARE Burning Man's Core Values?
Replies: 140
Views: 60375

A way of thinking about the BM core values might be to consider what essential changes to the day-to-day rules make BM special. Throughout history and every day each person plays a part in creating their surroundings -- that's mere tautology. It seems at BRC each individual contribution is more clea...
by Wind_Borne
Sat Dec 06, 2003 3:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Idle Chat Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 103237

Thanks, III. Your observation was apt and I'll take it to heart. My apologies to Nipples. His piece was amusing and universal. I imagine many of us have been in like situations -- but not so worthy of the telling as Nipples's story. I went off on a train of thought provoked by Nipples's opening para...
by Wind_Borne
Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Idle Chat Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 103237

III wrote:> you've gotta go all professor kennelworth on it...
III,
I'm unfamiliar with that reference. Please elucidate.
by Wind_Borne
Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Idle Chat Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 103237

paps wrote:sounds like you need to get laid, eh.
Paps, are you addressing Nipples or Me. Speaking for myself, I'm doing fine, thanks.

My intent was to point out the myopia in Nipples's thinking.
by Wind_Borne
Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gifts that say; It would be difficult to care less.
Replies: 24
Views: 7275

A fifty dollar gift certificate good towards the purchase of a Ferrari Modena
by Wind_Borne
Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Idle Chat Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 103237

Re: wooden dick/trojan horse

Last week i thought i'd sworn off women for good. Yeah, right, sure thing... And the next time you get some bad peach you'll stop eating? What was it Orson Wells once said... If it wasn't for woman we would still be squatting in caves eating bear-meat. We built civilization to impress our girlfrien...
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TROLL? Im a fishin Magician!
Replies: 108
Views: 20695

I'm honored. 'Twas but a jest.
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TROLL? Im a fishin Magician!
Replies: 108
Views: 20695

I did in fact dare.

But if I'm wrong, who have I insulted? POTUS or DE FACTO?
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TROLL? Im a fishin Magician!
Replies: 108
Views: 20695

During the 2000 election Bush-vs.-Gore debates, when Gore would say something that Bush thought was off-target, Bush would respond "Well now, there you go again, blah, blah blah ." So I have to laugh when DeFacto starts a post with something like Well Alchemy, it happened again. they continuously ma...
by Wind_Borne
Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Holiday Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

With Holidays and Family, the essential thing is Forgiveness. Lots of it, generously applied.
Forgive others.
Ask to be forgiven.
by Wind_Borne
Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17192
Views: 1686230

and the man keeps popping out of them. Thank you, Alice, for that comment. I had my animation set to "one iteration only", so by the time I had scrolled down to the butt-cheek image the man had disappeared... almost. The brown top of the man's head and white of his shoulder were still showing. Two ...
by Wind_Borne
Fri Nov 28, 2003 8:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Idle Chat Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 103237

SPAM or Virus? Could this email be the result of a virus or worm that constructed an email from some random file on the victim's disk, and then sent it to everyone in the victim's address book?
by Wind_Borne
Thu Nov 27, 2003 2:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Supreme Yahoo
Replies: 197
Views: 32686

Like 50,000 monkeys typing for 50,000 years, I occasionally make sense!
by Wind_Borne
Thu Nov 27, 2003 2:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Supreme Yahoo
Replies: 197
Views: 32686

I guess there is nothing like adversity to teach us about ourselves. And, with luck, we grow by the experience. This thread has brought up a number of interesting issues: To what extent do we truly value free speech, especially that which we find offensive? When does free speech become slander, libe...
by Wind_Borne
Tue Nov 25, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So what the hell is the Theme for 2004 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2614

I'm thinking I should be glad that I'm blissfully unaware of Wiggles!
by Wind_Borne
Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anybody on Friendster?
Replies: 14
Views: 3748

On Friendster say hi to Burning.

Tribe sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out.[/b]
by Wind_Borne
Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Supreme Yahoo
Replies: 197
Views: 32686

Words fail me. I was hoping that was satire; but I think Technopatra is right -- it's the real deal. This stuff must bring God to tears. On top of the gratuitous insult to TawnyGnosis, the writers further injure her by implying that she would hang with these DWEs (Dicks with Ears). Techopatra's solu...

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