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Is it true that Zimphire was arrested for assaulting someone?
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Oct 29, 2020, 10:58 AM
 
Just wondering if anyone has details, I heard a rumor.
     
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Oct 29, 2020, 11:37 AM
 
The master of the pan flute?
     
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Oct 29, 2020, 11:52 AM
 
I dunno. I remember one of our regulars being called on by the Secret Service for threatening the president, but that wasn't Mr. "Sixteenth-Chapel" Zimph.
     
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Oct 29, 2020, 02:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I dunno. I remember one of our regulars being called on by the Secret Service for threatening the president, but that wasn't Mr. "Sixteenth-Chapel" Zimph.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Back up there!
Details, please!
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Oct 29, 2020, 02:22 PM
 
Good times. Pretty sure it was Wlonh.
     
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Oct 29, 2020, 03:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacNNFamous View Post
Good times. Pretty sure it was Wlonh.
Hard to prove or disprove today. wlonh has been deceased awhile. Vehicle accident in Tijuana or Baja if I recall correctly. After leaving us, he worked for Macupdate for a few years. I remained in occasional contact.
     
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Oct 29, 2020, 04:12 PM
 
Wasn’t Wlonh one half of the “Cashy-boy” tapes?
     
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Oct 29, 2020, 05:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
wlonh has been deceased awhile.
     
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Oct 29, 2020, 06:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacNNFamous View Post
Still an asshole, I see.
     
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Oct 30, 2020, 05:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Still an asshole, I see.
At the very least, issues with letting it gooooooooo.
     
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Oct 30, 2020, 08:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Still an asshole, I see.
My favorite thing was when he got dumped so he went on a hike and did yoga once and therefore claimed he was a changed dude and people here actually bought that shit.
     
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Oct 30, 2020, 11:49 AM
 
My favorite thing was when you were an insufferable prick. Nothing has changed.
     
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Oct 30, 2020, 12:14 PM
 
Most people enjoy my blunt and always honest personality, but I guess you can't handle it.
     
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Nov 2, 2020, 04:38 AM
 
Guys, please keep it civil. If you want to fling poo around, do that someplace else, please.
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Most people enjoy my blunt and always honest personality, but I guess you can't handle it.
You're lucky. The best I tend to get is spectacular indifference.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Nov 2, 2020, 09:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
You're lucky. The best I tend to get is spectacular indifference.
http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.p...308#post669308
     
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Nov 2, 2020, 11:23 AM
 
Wow I did not own many weapons back then.
     
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I’m a nerd, so I have a sword.

     
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Nov 2, 2020, 08:49 PM
 
YOU NEED TO READ 'ATLAS SHRUGGED
     
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Nov 3, 2020, 09:38 AM
 
So much gold in there.
     
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Nov 3, 2020, 04:46 PM
 
Man, why isn't it like that here anymore?
Awesome.
Awesomely stupid but still, all awesome is awesome.
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Man, why isn't it like that here anymore?
Awesome.
Awesomely stupid but still, all awesome is awesome.
The stupid people will tell you that it was over-moderation of "strong personalities" that killed the forums. Except it was the mods telling assholes to stop being assholes, but assholes don't think they're assholes, they just think they're being honest and blunt and suddenly they're the victims when people react poorly to their being assholes.

I was reading through some older threads and there are a lot of people from those threads that I miss - design219, SpaceMonkey, Dakar, Oisin, and more. None of them were assholes, and none of them were pushed out by over-moderation, they just moved on to other things as people have always done. But in the last 10 years all online activity has moved to Facebook, Instagram, and other forms of social media so we don't really have new people joining forums for fun anymore. On top of that, manufacturers have figured out that they can set up their own support forums and get other end users to do their tech support for free, so general tech support forums aren't really needed either. Every forum everywhere is dying, it's not just this one and it's not due to anything other than old age and natural attrition.
     
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Nov 3, 2020, 05:21 PM
 
Hey man, I knew everything when I was 18. Weird how when you get older you realize you know less.

Definitely still 100% sure Laminar is a ****ing asshole tho. I admire your ability to be such a huge ****ing cock without breaking any rules, because I just say **** you and get banned.
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The more things change...
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Originally Posted by MacNNFamous View Post
Hey man, I knew everything when I was 18. Weird how when you get older you realize you know less.
What's your view on Atlas Shrugged now then?

(just askin' for a friend)
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
The stupid people will tell you that it was over-moderation of "strong personalities" that killed the forums. Except it was the mods telling assholes to stop being assholes, but assholes don't think they're assholes, they just think they're being honest and blunt and suddenly they're the victims when people react poorly to their being assholes.

I was reading through some older threads and there are a lot of people from those threads that I miss - design219, SpaceMonkey, Dakar, Oisin, and more. None of them were assholes, and none of them were pushed out by over-moderation, they just moved on to other things as people have always done. But in the last 10 years all online activity has moved to Facebook, Instagram, and other forms of social media so we don't really have new people joining forums for fun anymore. On top of that, manufacturers have figured out that they can set up their own support forums and get other end users to do their tech support for free, so general tech support forums aren't really needed either. Every forum everywhere is dying, it's not just this one and it's not due to anything other than old age and natural attrition.
I know. You just don't get a good long read or a super detailed and forensically dissected argument on the FB do you. Sad. The socials have their place but so do places like this.
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Nov 3, 2020, 06:13 PM
 
I am forever annoyed on FB by the neighborhood groups for certain topics... where there is no threading and no one searches, and so every couple days someone starts a new thread "recommend a plumber" etc.
     
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Nov 3, 2020, 07:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
What's your view on Atlas Shrugged now then?

(just askin' for a friend)
Idealistic, and unrealistic. Even Rand died on social security. People need a safety net, not just the single moms/old people, but if you get sick and go bankrupt paying medical bills. GF got breast cancer 2.5 years ago. Even with insurance, the out of pocket costs were absolutely staggering. This goes into a whole different discussion, but Atlas Shrugged is like an ultra simplified version of what could theoretically be possible, the problem is a large percentage of the population are morons..... that also have the right to live decent lives.

Now if we go into eugenics so dumb people stop breeding and cease to exist I mean that's another convo too, I guess.

Idk. I'm glad I read it. I think anyone who worships it is a moron, just like any other religious person. I think of that quote.... for every complex problem, there is an answer that is short, simple, and wrong.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I am forever annoyed on FB by the neighborhood groups for certain topics... where there is no threading and no one searches, and so every couple days someone starts a new thread "recommend a plumber" etc.
Its infuriating with car groups. It's the same question over and over, and I can spend 20 minutes writing a detailed response, but why bother, it will just disappear into the void forever in 24 hours.

Luckily we still had car forums.... but then photobucket ****ed up most of those when they changed all the links/accounts to paid.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
+1000 ^
     
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Man, why isn't it like that here anymore?
Awesome.
Awesomely stupid but still, all awesome is awesome.
One relic I want to point out.

That far back, forums allowed guest posters.
     
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Someone being tricksy with their edits I see!
     
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Someone being tricksy with their edits I see!
I was very very offended.
     
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Nov 4, 2020, 12:29 PM
 
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One relic I want to point out.

That far back, forums allowed guest posters.
OoooOOO I wanna point out a relic. Political Lounge happened because of me.
     
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Originally Posted by MacNNFamous View Post
OoooOOO I wanna point out a relic. Political Lounge happened because of me.
What specifically triggered it? I don’t remember.

I do remember TNproud2b and SimeyTheLimey, and Lerkfish. Carnage.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
What specifically triggered it? I don’t remember.

I do remember TNproud2b and SimeyTheLimey, and Lerkfish. Carnage.
Yes, I have fond memories of discussing with them, especially SimeyTheLimey and Lerkfish.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
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Nov 5, 2020, 09:27 AM
 
Wait what's this.

http://forums.macnn.com/announcement.php?f=95&a=28

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Why do the PWL rules expire next month?
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
What specifically triggered it? I don’t remember.
My memory is vague too, I just remember complaining that we need a POL lounge after the bush/gore election and everything turning political, and being pretty loud whenever politics entered a thread and ruined it.
     
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Why do the PWL rules expire next month?
Giant meteor.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
What specifically triggered it? I don’t remember.

I do remember TNproud2b and SimeyTheLimey, and Lerkfish. Carnage.
The Iraq War IIRC.

OAW
     
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Nov 5, 2020, 07:19 PM
 
Second US civil war.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Nov 6, 2020, 09:50 AM
 
From Twitter: "It's so lame that we're entering a second civil war and it's not even for a new reason."
     
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^^^^^

This.

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Nov 11, 2020, 09:03 AM
 
Back to the original topic: You still talk about Zimph here? Wow!
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Back to the original topic: You still talk about Zimph here? Wow!
No, not really.

I mean, Ca$h just dropped in and asked about him.
     
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Originally Posted by badidea View Post
Back to the original topic: You still talk about Zimph here? Wow!
Can you imagine spending literally half of your entire life holding a grudge against a website...and then CONTINUING TO VISIT THAT WEBSITE??
     
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Looks like him alright.
     
 
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