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starman
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Jun 21, 2016, 02:13 PM
 
So I was thinking about some people here that haven't posted in maybe over 10 years. Like Phil (philzilla) and Ca$h.

Name your favorites.
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sek929
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Jun 21, 2016, 02:46 PM
 
Pooka, where's that sonofabitch gone off to?
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 02:46 PM
 
Feathers.
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Doofy.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 03:30 PM
 
Tnproud2b. The only guy in the Poli Lounge ever to see the other side of an argument.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 03:49 PM
 
Chuckit.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 04:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Pooka, where's that sonofabitch gone off to?
Still here and mostly alive. Been in my hole building x99 hackintoshes since Tim won't give us a pro tower

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Jun 21, 2016, 04:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
So I was thinking about some people here that haven't posted in maybe over 10 years. Like Phil and Ca$h.

Name your favorites.
Rob's been here in the past couple of years. He pops up on Reddit and Gawker now and then.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 04:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by pooka View Post
Been in my hole building x99 hackintoshes since Tim won't give us a pro tower
The eternal struggle
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 04:49 PM
 
WD Love? Was that his name?
     
starman  (op)
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Jun 21, 2016, 04:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
WD Love? Was that his name?
Yes, that was it.

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Jun 21, 2016, 05:31 PM
 
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Jun 21, 2016, 07:18 PM
 
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Jun 21, 2016, 07:27 PM
 
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Jun 21, 2016, 07:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
SimeyTheLimey
So sure. So wrong.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 08:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
chris_h
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the best of the gone ones.

Daimoni- didn't he go back & actually delete all 4000 of his comments by editing them away? That was impressive.

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Jun 21, 2016, 08:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
So sure. So wrong.
I really thought he was an interesting character, smart and even though we'd often disagree, he was respectful and did not get personal.
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starman  (op)
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Jun 21, 2016, 08:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
I really thought he was an interesting character, smart and even though we'd often disagree, he was respectful and did not get personal.
Get personal? IN HERE? No Whey.

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Jun 21, 2016, 09:26 PM
 
Wow, I heard the news and figured I should get in one last post. It’s been about 6 years since my last login and about 13 years since I actively spent time time in here. I was never super active but I do recognize a lot of those names. Did Ca$h ever resurface over the years? It's been so long he could just about have his own teenagers trolling the internets these days...

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Jun 21, 2016, 09:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
I really thought he was an interesting character, smart and even though we'd often disagree, he was respectful and did not get personal.
I figured he was in a field of cubicles somewhere in DC, getting paid by the post.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 03:13 AM
 
I spoke to shif recently. She's doing well. I told her about what's going on here.

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Jun 22, 2016, 04:59 AM
 
Spliffdaddy, zero ****s given, and Doofy, of course.
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Jun 22, 2016, 08:24 AM
 
Ice Enclosure
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Jun 22, 2016, 08:46 AM
 
vmarks
gorickey / rickey939

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 09:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by flatcatch View Post
Did Ca$h ever resurface over the years? It's been so long he could just about have his own teenagers trolling the internets these days...
He quit this place in like 2002, then spent the next 13 years coming back and complaining about how much this place sucked. He finally gave it up and stopped coming back in the past couple of years. The last pic he posted of a girlfriend was far beyond safe birthing age, so no kids to speak of...
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 11:55 AM
 
Scandalous Ion Cannon

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Jun 22, 2016, 09:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Tnproud2b. The only guy in the Poli Lounge ever to see the other side of an argument.
that dude was cool.

IceEnclosure? The guy from miami (i think). that guy was cool too.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 10:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Tnproud2b. The only guy in the Poli Lounge ever to see the other side of an argument.
Was that Sky Captain or a Spliffdaddy alter-ego? Both alright in my book. And Doofy. They were my favourite guys from the other side of the political fence.

I'm friends on Facebook with:

chris_h
andi*pandi
christ
maxelson
CD Hanks
chris_v
Spheric Harlot
Ice Enclosure
paul w
Ca$h
Mastrap
the purple giant
boots
Timo
Brien
- - e r i k - -
little baby kitten
montanan
theolein
Axolotl
effgee
... and a few others whose usernames I can't recall. So this forum is kinda... uh... redundant.

Other blasts from the past:

MikeM32
Dogma
Rolling Musubi
ironknee
m a d r a
tinrib
tony rado
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 10:55 PM
 
There were a few prolific people who suddenly stopped posting out of nowhere. I always wondered what happened to them - if they suddenly went cold turkey, or ashes to ashes like ebuddy with no contingency for family to kindly update.

I have wondered about Shif from time to time. She seemed unstable, which all of us likely are at some points along the way, and I always wondered if she ever became an adult and found her path.
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starman  (op)
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Jun 22, 2016, 11:28 PM
 
Shif is fine. I talk to her off and on.

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Jun 23, 2016, 02:45 AM
 
ebuddy

did anyone ever find out what happened to chuckit?
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 03:28 AM
 
Shif? You mean this shif?
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 12:08 PM
 
SpaceMonkey
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subego
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Jun 23, 2016, 12:11 PM
 
Calverson?
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 12:13 PM
 
Cipher13 deserves a special mention for leading the charge against NewsFactor.
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 12:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
that guy from South Africa
Wasn't that Skywalker/Ion Cannon?

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Jun 23, 2016, 12:26 PM
 
No, it was Calverson, I drew his name for Secret Santa one year and the postage was as much as his gift.
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Jun 23, 2016, 12:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
No, it was Calverson, I drew his name for Secret Santa one year and the postage was as much as his gift.
Yeah, and I'm pretty sure he had just made fun of your dying cat or something. It was a shitty match. I was the matchmaker
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 01:48 PM
 
Logi

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Scandinavians and expatriates made me remember expat of the soul von Wrangell.
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 01:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Tnproud2b. The only guy in the Poli Lounge ever to see the other side of an argument.
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
Was that Sky Captain or a Spliffdaddy alter-ego? Both alright in my book.
Tnproud2b came to us from a rival distributed computing team. We were taunting each other from the Team forum, and on his board. Overclockers-somethingorother. He and a few others stuck around and posted for awhile.

When I checked just now, Tnproud2b was banned. The note shows I did it in 2002 after he got in a fight with the mod staff. I don't even remember the details. Ban lifted.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Yeah, and I'm pretty sure he had just made fun of your dying cat or something. It was a shitty match. I was the matchmaker
He did, but I just gritted my teeth and sent his DVDs anyway. The note I attached "from Santa" was satisfying, though, and really wound him up. So that was good. At least you're finally admitting the selection wasn't random, as you claimed at the time.
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Ban lifted.
Actua
     
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
He did, but I just gritted my teeth and sent his DVDs anyway. The note I attached "from Santa" was satisfying, though, and really wound him up. So that was good. At least you're finally admitting the selection wasn't random, as you claimed at the time.
He did?

I assumed he was saying the randomness caused a shitty match.
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 02:23 PM
 
You always seem to go out of your way to think the best of people.
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Jun 23, 2016, 02:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
You always seem to go out of your way to think the best of people.
I do... at least here.

But this would come even from the less charitable me. That's honestly what I thought he meant.

I think he may have even been trying to be nice.
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 02:37 PM
 
It was random. I certainly could have undone it, but I didn't.
     
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Daimoni- didn't he go back & actually delete all 4000 of his comments by editing them away? That was impressive.
Wasn't that Lerkfish?
Chris. T.

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Wasn't that Lerkfish?
I was trying to remember but couldn't. That sounds right.
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 03:07 PM
 
... or any number of people that got fed up with Zimphire.
Chris. T.

"... in 6 months if WMD are found, I hope all clear-thinking people who opposed the war will say "You're right, we were wrong -- good job". Similarly, if after 6 months no WMD are found, people who supported the war should say the same thing -- and move to impeach Mr. Bush." - moki, 04/16/03
     
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Jun 23, 2016, 03:13 PM
 
I liked so many of his posts had the same, three sentence construction.

My MacNN Forums claim to fame is I was one of the few who happened to be in the feedback lounge when he finally went nuclear.

He had so much energy, I'm surprised he honored his ban all this time.
     
 
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