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We need a self help group Answered

Does anyone else here feel like they might as well have a full time job at instructables? I need some kind of Instructablers Anonymous group. I wouldn't be surprised if I spend 40 hours a week on here. (Can any of the staff members check that for me?) Anyways...I'm sure I'm not alone here...

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

13 years ago

I needs it too. I spend 15 hours a week at school or doing school work, 45-50 at work, and I lose sleep here at instructables. :P

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gyromild
gyromild

Reply 13 years ago

I needs it too

It should be I need it too

Sorry for pulling a Kiteman on you = )
But it's the Law

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 years ago

They're more like guidelines, anyway.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. I thought I was the only one that noticed that. :) Definitely not Laws, in the scientific sense. . Since everyone seemed to be having so much fun with, I kept my mouth shut (doesn't happen often).

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 years ago

No, not laws. But a good, silly 'inside joke' for instrucables regulars.... And a decent amount of common sense, too.

I didn't really think gyromild was being an inquisitor (just wanted to slap a cheap 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ref in there.)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Arrrr!

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 years ago

YAARRRR!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 13 years ago

I wants! I needs! I likes! All exceptions. ;)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I thin it was dun on porpoise. (note, no spelling errors LOL)

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Bran
Bran

13 years ago

Yes, many iBles and topics have stated it before, and I will again, Instructables is like ! I spend quite a bit of my time here also, but I guess it's better here than somewhere else (RPG - gah!)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

*sigh* I remember when RPG was a programming language *sigh*

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

I remember when RPGs only needed paper, pencil, funny dice and ten-inch pile of rule-books to ignore.

D&D, AD&D, Heroquest, Runequest, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Warhammer, Paranoia - all classic games, not a PC or joystick in sight.

(Loved Paranoia - I used to be able to run a game on the fly, even kept a d20 in my pocket, just in case.)

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dungeon runner
dungeon runner

Reply 10 years ago

Oh how I love those dice. I remember walking down to the local curio shop with my brother and buying my first d20. My first actual game was my 9th grade Role-playing club, which was the only time and place on campus where you could argue over how tall standard elves should be and pretend to get drunk without people looking at you funny.

:) -Y

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

Damn, RPG was from the 60's, and I thought COBOL was old.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Well, I did a little assembly language popping and pushing too :-)

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Who said punch cards were out of date? They make wicked greeting cards when you tape two together.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Hmm, which ones? The 80 column I assume you mean and not the 96 column ones LOL (the 96 col ones were small squares)

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

I think the 80 column ones yes.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

80 col and 96 col cards respectively:

80 Col Card.gif96 col card.jpg
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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

That 96 col card is bigger than it should be. It was only about 2 inches across the top

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. I don't remember ever seeing a 96-col card, but that 80-col one sure brings back some memories; not many of them pleasant. Whiteout doesn't seem to do much good on a Hollerith card.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

The 96 col never became very popular. Cards were going by the wayside and it was IBM's last ditch attempt at making them smaller and so more easily stored. But they were doomed. I came across them in my adult Vo-tech programming course as they had moved up to those.....in 1982, and discarded them by 1984 LOL

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

13 years ago

Yeah, I definitely need an IA group..... I'm "hella" busy with APs, college apps, and research papers, yet I still find myself here at least 3 hours a day....

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

But you don't find at least 3 hours a day for me ='[

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

Reply 13 years ago

Weiss, I don't find 3 hrs a day for anyone..... not even myself.........

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

Oh, but you have time for a...a.. A ROBOT?!?

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Wow... thats a bit... creepy...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

An IA group ? I could use an AI group :-)

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John Smith
John Smith

13 years ago

"self help group" is an oxymoron. ;D

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

That would be absolutely true if everyone in the group shared the exact same disorder, at the exact same level. Otherwise, each person's unique experience, could in fact be helpful to another. ;-)

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John Smith
John Smith

Reply 13 years ago

Well, I saw it on a t-shirt. No, here. (it is next to the "drunk" category on the left)

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gyromild
gyromild

13 years ago

Haven't seen much of LasVegas and Lemonie lately. Think they've been cured.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, lasvegas is still posting, just not as much. Lemonie on the other hand..

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Las Vegas is till around ,but he is probably even more busy than I am.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 13 years ago

I hope not. But I was wondering about them too. :(

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. I'm getting worried about lemonie. He hasn't posted since the 7th. I sent him a you-still-there? PM and haven't received a response (but it was less than 24 hrs ago)

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Pat Sowers
Pat Sowers

13 years ago

I AM ON ABOUT 5 HOURS A DAY EVERY DAY SINCE I JOINED. Uhhhhh some how my caps lock got hit.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

CORRECT yourself before I smite you with my level 84 dungeon master sword!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

One more level and you'll have mage powers!

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Sweet, want to go to the olde pub later? But for now I'm off to refill my pp level at the waterfalls and get my armor repaired.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

I'll fix it for you...i'm level 86

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

What'll that be, 10 and a half tree goblin legs?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Do you all know just how weird that all sounds to an "outsider"? LOL

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

First time I read that, I thought it said he would have mange problems LOL

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Pat Sowers
Pat Sowers

Reply 13 years ago

correct myself?

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zanzar
zanzar

13 years ago

We need more open source software. I really dislike windows. But I must use it in my day to day life

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

We need more well designed, user-friendly open source software. I cannot freaking tell you how many hours I have wasted trying to install opensource software with crappy (or no!) GUIs. Not even worth the bother. Heck, that's the only reason Photoshop is still top dog. You can do things in it 10 times faster than other free programs.