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Re: New Moderators

#121  Postby econ41 » Mar 17, 2011 12:13 am

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Spinozasgalt wrote:Well basically, there's a causally inert Philosophy Board-ness outside of the spatio-temporal world and our board is an instantiation of that abstract object.

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Now I know why I stuck to the world of Civil and Structural Engineering, concrete, steel and shit. :naughty2:

You mean... like... real world stuff and shit? :scratch:

Real shit. As in turds - 'discrete human faecal solids'. I was a sewerage engineer. I was the resident shitologist on RDNet and ran a series of "sewage anecdotes" in 2008. Don't get me started on sewage jokes - once started I cannot be deterred. Even when I'm only going through the motions.

Now having in mind Weaver's homily - congrats to the new mods. :naughty2:

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#122  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 17, 2011 12:17 am

Spinozasgalt wrote:Actually, I think this should be the other way around. I'm the non-spatio-temporal-instantiationistic one, because the abstract objects are non-spatio-temporal but instantiated in the spatio-temporal world. You two are the two who are the two; I'm the other one.

I hope you're not implying we are a trans-spatio-temporal-instantiationistic pluralist. :naughty:

Weaver wrote:Gentlemen, we're getting off topic. Keep the Philosophy stuff in the hovel backwater sub-forum set aside for it, and let this thread stay clean so more members can suck up to congratulate the new Mods.

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Re: New Moderators

#123  Postby Mazille » Mar 17, 2011 12:19 am

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Now I know why I stuck to the world of Civil and Structural Engineering, concrete, steel and shit. :naughty2:

You mean... like... real world stuff and shit? :scratch:

Real shit. As in turds - 'discrete human faecal solids'. I was a sewerage engineer. I was the resident shitologist on RDNet and ran a series of "sewage anecdotes" in 2008. Don't get me started on sewage jokes - once started I cannot be deterred. Even when I'm only going through the motions.

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Re: New Moderators

#124  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Mar 17, 2011 12:22 am

Weaver wrote:Gentlemen, we're getting off topic. Keep the Philosophy stuff in the hovel backwater sub-forum set aside for it, and let this thread stay clean so more members can suck up to congratulate the new Mods.

Poo, moderators? What is difference? Why off-topic? :) :) :) :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Re: New Moderators

#125  Postby Weaver » Mar 17, 2011 12:45 am

Yes, but has anyone constructed a self-supporting poo structure that can collapse by dropping the top 15% on it?
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Re: New Moderators

#126  Postby Emmeline » Mar 17, 2011 12:53 am

Darwinsbulldog wrote:
Weaver wrote:Gentlemen, we're getting off topic. Keep the Philosophy stuff in the hovel backwater sub-forum set aside for it, and let this thread stay clean so more members can suck up to congratulate the new Mods.

Poo, moderators? What is difference? Why off-topic? :) :) :) :grin: :grin: :grin:

None - being a moderator can be a shitty job! :mrgreen:
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Re: New Moderators

#127  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Mar 17, 2011 1:00 am

Jan wrote:
Darwinsbulldog wrote:
Weaver wrote:Gentlemen, we're getting off topic. Keep the Philosophy stuff in the hovel backwater sub-forum set aside for it, and let this thread stay clean so more members can suck up to congratulate the new Mods.

Poo, moderators? What is difference? Why off-topic? :) :) :) :grin: :grin: :grin:

None - being a moderator can be a shitty job! :mrgreen:

Sanitary engineering in fact! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New Moderators

#128  Postby econ41 » Mar 17, 2011 7:29 am

Darwinsbulldog wrote:...Sanitary engineering in fact! :lol: :lol: :lol:

(Warning - this one may not cross cultural boundaries from the original Australian setting to any 'rest of the world' context)

Remember that most of my professional career was as an engineering manager in the water sewerage and drainage industry.

As guest speaker invited to speak at a local Rotary Club I explained that I was a "shit house engineer" - I judged the robust sense of humour of the group well. Many of them still remind me of it and it was 1995. I found out many years after the event that one member was offended . He was an engineer and did not like me "taking the Mickey" against myself and the profession.

Darwinsbulldog can probably recognise the at least three way ambiguity with the phrase "shit house engineer".
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#129  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Mar 17, 2011 8:52 am

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Darwinsbulldog wrote:...Sanitary engineering in fact! :lol: :lol: :lol:

(Warning - this one may not cross cultural boundaries from the original Australian setting to any 'rest of the world' context)

Remember that most of my professional career was as an engineering manager in the water sewerage and drainage industry.

As guest speaker invited to speak at a local Rotary Club I explained that I was a "shit house engineer" - I judged the robust sense of humour of the group well. Many of them still remind me of it and it was 1995. I found out many years after the event that one member was offended . He was an engineer and did not like me "taking the Mickey" against myself and the profession.

Darwinsbulldog can probably recognise the at least three way ambiguity with the phrase "shit house engineer".

He, he, he was not "privvy" to da joke!! :lol: :lol: :lol: Perhaps he plumb got it wrong. :think: I am sure you did your job quite well Econs. You are a Poofessional, in fact! :)
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#130  Postby Tyrannical » Mar 17, 2011 8:55 am

He, he, he was not "privvy" to da joke!! :lol: :lol: :lol: Perhaps he plumb got it wrong. :think: I am sure you did your job quite well Econs. You are a Poofessional, in fact! :)


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#131  Postby The_Metatron » Mar 17, 2011 9:32 am

econ41 wrote:
Darwinsbulldog wrote:...Sanitary engineering in fact! :lol: :lol: :lol:

(Warning - this one may not cross cultural boundaries from the original Australian setting to any 'rest of the world' context)

Remember that most of my professional career was as an engineering manager in the water sewerage and drainage industry.

As guest speaker invited to speak at a local Rotary Club I explained that I was a "shit house engineer" - I judged the robust sense of humour of the group well. Many of them still remind me of it and it was 1995. I found out many years after the event that one member was offended . He was an engineer and did not like me "taking the Mickey" against myself and the profession.

Darwinsbulldog can probably recognise the at least three way ambiguity with the phrase "shit house engineer".

I bet not too many people realize the deaths you've prevented over the years doing that job, too.
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Re: New Moderators

#132  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 17, 2011 9:39 am

econ41 wrote:Don't get me started on sewage jokes - once started I cannot be deterred.

Of course, de turd is one of de main reasons for sewage systems.
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Re: New Moderators

#133  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Mar 17, 2011 9:44 am

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econ41 wrote:Don't get me started on sewage jokes - once started I cannot be deterred.

Of course, de turd is one of de main reasons for sewage systems.

I suppose if one does not piss around, and does a good job one can feel flushed with success. Maybe get awarded a yellow of the Chamber of Potty Engineers. Perhaps get a medal, like a Dung Gong?
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#134  Postby THWOTH » Mar 17, 2011 1:57 pm

Sewage may be just a joke to you DB, but it was Eric's bread and butter.

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#135  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Mar 17, 2011 3:36 pm

THWOTH wrote:Sewage may be just a joke to you DB, but it was Eric's bread and butter.

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I imagine Eric knows I am only kidding. We have had a few long chats on the phone. Having visited a few sewage plants when an environmental science student, I have only admiration fro folks who work there every day. :clap: :clap:
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Re: New Moderators

#136  Postby THWOTH » Mar 18, 2011 8:48 pm

I sure he knows you're only joking DB. My joke was just crap. :nod:
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#137  Postby Tangerine Dream » Mar 19, 2011 3:35 am

THWOTH wrote:I sure he knows you're only joking DB. My joke was just crap. :nod:

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Re: New Moderators

#138  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Mar 19, 2011 5:12 am

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Re: New Moderators

#139  Postby Made of Stars » Mar 29, 2011 11:26 am

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#140  Postby Katherine » Apr 25, 2011 12:20 am

THWOTH wrote:Sewage may be just a joke to you DB, but it was Eric's bread and butter.

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