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  1. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    06 Nov '13 18:59
    It's pretty easy when you're sitting in front of a computer screen. The images are under your control as well as what site and what you're doing.
    The web is forever, it doesn't forget.
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    06 Nov '13 23:33
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    It's pretty easy when you're sitting in front of a computer screen. The images are under your control as well as what site and what you're doing.
    The web is forever, it doesn't forget.
    "We control the vertical. We control the horizontal."
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    07 Nov '13 00:03
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    "We control the vertical. We control the horizontal."
    There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: There is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to – The Outer Limits.
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    07 Nov '13 00:52
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    It's pretty easy when you're sitting in front of a computer screen. The images are under your control as well as what site and what you're doing.
    The web is forever, it doesn't forget.
    Shelley's "Ozymandias"

    I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    07 Nov '13 03:281 edit
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    It's pretty easy when you're sitting in front of a computer screen. The images are under your control as well as what site and what you're doing.
    The web is forever, it doesn't forget.
    “I am monarch of all I survey,
    My right there is none to dispute,
    From the centre all round to the sea,
    I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
    O solitude! Where are the charms
    That sages have seen in thy face?
    Better dwell in the midst of alarms,
    Than reign in this horrible place.”

    -William Cowper,
    The Poetical Works Of William Cowper

    "The web is forever, it doesn't forget..."
    this thread and these posts are already wet
    with an online chess site's cybercement:
    the words you type will be what you meant .
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    07 Nov '13 04:34
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    It's pretty easy when you're sitting in front of a computer screen. The images are under your control as well as what site and what you're doing.
    The web is forever, it doesn't forget.
    This would have been a good quote for Anonymous when they went on their anti online bullying campaign.
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    07 Nov '13 10:351 edit
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change ...[text shortened]... t to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to – The Outer Limits.
    Do people still watch television? I guess they must.
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    07 Nov '13 15:21
    Well it's a rainy night in Paris
    And I'm sitting by the Seine
    It's a pleasure to be soaking
    In the European rain
    Now my belly's full of fancy food and wine
    But in the morning there'll be hell to pay
    Somewhere along the line
    Oh, but in the morning there'll be hell to pay
    Somewhere along the line

    Sweet Virginia Cigarette
    Burning in my hand
    Well you used to be a friend of mine
    But now I understand
    You've been eating up inside me for some time
    Oh, and I know your gonna get me
    Somewhere along the line

    Somewhere along the line
    Well I know it's just a matter of time
    When the fun falls through and the rent comes due
    Somewhere along the line

    Well, you know I love my woman
    And I would not let her down
    And I did my share of lovin'
    When I used to get around
    Now I'm satisfied that she is lookin' fine
    Oh, but you pay for your satisfaction
    Somewhere along the line
    Well you pay for your satisfaction
    Somewhere along the line

    Hey, it's good to be a young man
    And to live the way you please
    Yes, a young man is the king
    Of every kingdom that he sees
    There's an old and feeble man not far behind
    Oh, but it surely will catch up to him
    Somewhere along the line
    But it surely will catch up to him
    Somewhere along the line
    Well you know it's gonna catch up to him
    Somewhere along the line

    Billy Joel, 'Somewhere Along the Line', Piano Man, 1973
  9. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    08 Nov '13 23:18
    The King is NOT amused.
    Off with their heads posthaste.
    *Goes offline*
  10. SubscriberSuzianne
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    08 Nov '13 23:24
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Do people still watch television? I guess they must.
    We get it, you want to be seen as 'hip' and 'cool'.

    Clue: It's not working.
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    08 Nov '13 23:27
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    The King is NOT amused.
    Off with their heads posthaste.
    *Goes offline*
    Women understand exactly how useless it is, to be 'king'.
  12. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    08 Nov '13 23:281 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Women understand exactly how useless it is, to be 'king'.
    It's GOOD to be the KING. 😵
  13. SubscriberSuzianne
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    08 Nov '13 23:32
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Oh, and I know your gonna get me
    Somewhere along the line
    Damn! The dangers of 'cut and paste'...
  14. SubscriberSuzianne
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    08 Nov '13 23:36
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    It's GOOD to be the KING. 😵
    We all know it's BETTER to be the QUEEN.

    The wife of the King is known as the Queen.

    However, the husband of the Queen is known as the Consort, or only a Prince.

    This is as it should be.

    😀
  15. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    11 Nov '13 03:051 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    We all know it's BETTER to be the QUEEN.

    The wife of the King is known as the Queen.

    However, the husband of the Queen is known as the Consort, or only a Prince.

    This is as it should be.

    😀
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