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Here is one to fan the flames...

Postby carteki » Tue, 30 Jun 2009 3:11 pm

www.theintellectualsnob.blogspot.com

Causing all sorts of grief. Can't read it at work, but will do so later....

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Postby Allibert » Tue, 30 Jun 2009 5:26 pm

you're posting something you haven't read to annoy people? Nice one.
anyway, i'll bite.
Having read it, I did wonder whether a lot of it was posted tongue-in-cheek. If not, the person sounds a bit like a pompous asshole but he/she is right in a couple of things

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Postby carteki » Tue, 30 Jun 2009 5:33 pm

It is being discussed in the Singapore press and I am sure elsewhere...
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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 30 Jun 2009 5:43 pm

carteki wrote:It is being discussed in the Singapore press and I am sure elsewhere...
URL CENSORED DUE TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES


I have to admit: This publication seems to have a serious case of dumb ass... why wouldn't you want links that drive readers to your website? Highly bizarre thought process there, especially when people pay money to Google to get hits.

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Postby carteki » Tue, 30 Jun 2009 6:04 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
carteki wrote:It is being discussed in the Singapore press and I am sure elsewhere...
URL CENSORED DUE TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES


I have to admit: This publication seems to have a serious case of dumb ass... why wouldn't you want links that drive readers to your website? Highly bizarre thought process there, especially when people pay money to Google to get hits.


That was my thought exactly! Oh well, this is Singapore :o

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Postby AngMoKio » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 9:40 am

Doubly ironic is that the organization in question feels quite free to print links to other sites.....

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 10:40 am

Well, they do say that stupidity knows no boundaries.....

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Re: Here is one to fan the flames...

Postby jpatokal » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 10:45 am

carteki wrote:www.theintellectualsnob.blogspot.com

Causing all sorts of grief. Can't read it at work, but will do so later....

It never ceased to amaze me how all these self-professed geniuses provide so many identifying details that it's only a short matter of time until their identities are revealed... :roll:
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Postby bigfilsing » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 11:44 am

Whats a FROG ? :oops:

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Re: Here is one to fan the flames...

Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 9:11 pm

jpatokal wrote:
carteki wrote:www.theintellectualsnob.blogspot.com

Causing all sorts of grief. Can't read it at work, but will do so later....

It never ceased to amaze me how all these self-professed geniuses provide so many identifying details that it's only a short matter of time until their identities are revealed... :roll:


Well, in some cases it's as easy as googling someone's forum name . . . and you get the whole shabang, from geeky mug to hobbies and 'profession'.

As SMS said . . .stupidity knows no boundaries

Glass houses
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Postby ksl » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 9:23 pm

bigfilsing wrote:Whats a FROG ? :oops:


I think she probably meant sprog school, children school or someone without experience maybe branded a sprog, especially soldiers, the term was used a lot in my day, for someone new to the job. Although i may be wrong too :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 10:24 pm

I believe it's more the local variety of the minnow in the pond. The lowest multi-celled lifeforms that are workr/drones of the community. Incapable of having any coherent independent thoughts of their own.

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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 02 Jul 2009 2:34 am

but Frog must mean something ..an abreviation or similar

Apologies but my "snob" is clearly not up to scratch :???:

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 02 Jul 2009 11:53 am

Vaucluse wrote:Well, in some cases it's as easy as googling someone's forum name . . . and you get the whole shabang, from geeky mug to hobbies and 'profession'.

As SMS said . . .stupidity knows no boundaries

Glass houses

Doesn't carrying that chip on your shoulder get heavy sometimes? :roll:

I'm fully aware that jpatokal is a globally unique identifier trivially linked to my real name -- which is exactly why I use it. And that's why I don't slag my colleagues, coworkers, or clients online.
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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 02 Jul 2009 11:58 am

bigfilsing wrote:but Frog must mean something ..an abreviation or similar

You know you've been in Singapore too long when... :P but no, she uses the term "frogs-in-the-well" herself.

And a bizarre post today:

I am not really a graduate of elite schools, Yale and Harvard.

I am a current student of NTU here. I started the blog because of issues I've not managed to overcome. I had elite envy.


:roll:

I still don't really get what the big deal is though. Xiaxue's still my pick for politically incorrect ranting -- and far funnier to boot!
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