wdg3rd at comcast.net
wdg3rd at comcast.net
Sat Aug 2 22:28:41 EDT 2008
It's been in every edition of Eric Raymond's "New Hacker's Dictionary", both the dead tree versions from MIT Press and the on-line Jargon File.
I'll admit that I first saw it less than 25 years ago, when Al Gore was first inventing the Internet but Usenet hat recently gone through the Great Renaming.
When I meet Eric at science fiction conventions we don't talk about computers or Open Source since there's no grounds for debate. We prefer to cause heart failure in the liberals by talking about guns and and anarchism (no grounds for debate there, either, but we talk to piss off the liberals so we discuss preferences in calibers and loads). (Yes, we're old friends -- he used to date mi esposa a decade and some before I came to the east coast, but by the time I got here he was happily married to a [beautiful] Philadelphia lawyer).
Ward Griffiths wdg3rd at comcast.net
These histrionics were probably unnecessary, since there was no reason to think anybody would be watching us with more than casual interest until I made my first move to follow Buchanon's trail, in London. Still, somebody might check back this far later, and I always feel that if you're going to play a part, you might as well play it all the way, at least in public -- and it's hard to tell what's public and what isn't, these electronic days.
Donald Hamilton, _The Devastators_, 1965
-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
> On Friday 01 August 2008, George Ramsower wrote:
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Torsten Dittel"
> >>>>> Vas ist?
> >>> How can you joke about such a thing? I am _horribly_ offended by your
> >>> poor German spelling...
> >> Diss nein nein Stackenblochen!
> >> ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqAdxN1IWQQ )
> >> ;-)))
> >Back in the day... before the internet and BBS systems, fax machines passed
> >info and jokes around quite nicely...
> >This one was to be posted on complex machines, I suppose.
> > I used it on our radio automation system..If memory serves me correctly,
> >this type of play was called GermEnglish.
> >ACHTUNG -ALLES LOOKENPEEPERS
> > Alles touristen und non-technischen lookenpeepers! Das
> >machinkontrol is nicht for gefengerpoken und mittengrabben.
> >Oderwise is easy schnappen der springenverk, blowenfuse,
> >undpoppencorken mit spitzensparken.
> > Der machine is diggen by experten only. Is nicht fur geverken
> >by das dumpkopfen. Das rubber necken sightseenen, keepen
> >das cotton-picken hands in das pockets.
> >So relaxen, und vatchen das blinkenlights
> Sheesh, George, I haven't seen that one in 30 years, thanks.
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