Where it all began

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Ulysses, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com
    did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot.
    And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg.
    Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.
    And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from
    town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy
    tent?" And Abraham did look at her - as though she were several saddle bags
    short of a camel load - but simply said,
    "How, dear?"

    And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between
    to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling
    you who hath the best price. The sale can be made on the drums and delivery
    made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

    Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the
    drums. The drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all
    the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his
    tent.

    To prevent neighboring countries from overhearing what the drums were
    saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew. It was
    called Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language
    to transmit ideas and pictures: Hebrew To The People (HTTP).

    But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secrete
    himself inside Abraham's drum and began to siphon off some of Abraham's
    business. But he was soon discovered, arrested and prosecuted for insider
    trading.

    And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly
    take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican
    Sybarites, or NERDS.

    And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the
    deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going
    to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off
    every drum maker in the land. And he did insist on drums to be made that
    would work only with Brother Gates' drum heads and drumsticks.

    Lo, Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by
    others!" And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or eBay as it
    came to be known, he said, "We need a name that reflects what we are." And
    Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators." "YAHOO!," said
    Abraham. And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.

    Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid
    (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to locate things around
    the countryside. It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to
    Locating Everything (GOOGLE).
    And that is how it all began! And where is it going>

    Bob-tx (I didn't write this, but thought it was worth posting even if it
    isn't binary - but wait, even text is binary, so I guess it is okay, but
    wait, it isn't an image, so it isn't okay. Sorry, please don't read this.
     
    Ulysses, Oct 10, 2011
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    Carrie Guest

    This is good! I have been referring to Google as "God" for awhile now.
    Like "let's as God".
     
    Carrie, Oct 10, 2011
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  3. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    this was so cute, i had to pass it on
    even tho it is not photoshop
     
    Ulysses, Oct 10, 2011
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  4. Ulysses

    JD Guest

    Not really. A troll is a troll:

    http://www.ask.com/wiki/Troll_(Internet)

    In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory,
    extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an
    online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of
    provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting
    normal on-topic discussion.

    Your original post has nothing to do with PS. But you know that. Hence,
    Troll.

    Carrie should learn to proof her posts before she hits send: "lets as
    God." k? Nothing worse than a Troll that can't even type what they
    intended to say.

    You and Carrie should get a room.
     
    JD, Oct 10, 2011
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  5. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    Not really. A troll is a troll:

    you are 100% correct. but i hate to be called a "troll"
    i never once made derogatory comments to anyone's post, never a "put-down"
    yes some of my posts are off topic. but, hopefully add some interest to this
    group
    most groups are dieing off due to lack of responses. this group is still
    alive due to my
    outword expressions. please understand. only tying to help, not destroy
    Ulysses
     
    Ulysses, Oct 10, 2011
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  6. Ulysses

    JD Guest

    A little editing:
    Dude, really? Now you are the savior of this newsgroup?

    None the less:

    In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts off-topic messages in an
    online community, with the primary intent of otherwise disrupting normal
    on-topic discussion.
     
    JD, Oct 10, 2011
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    Voivod Guest

    Would you prefer asshole? How about fucktard? Does goat-blowing sperm
    guzzler work for you?
    Whine some more.
    Ulysses, newsgroup savior. Bow down and worship his retarded feet.
     
    Voivod, Oct 10, 2011
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  8. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    So that'd make you a troll....
    I'll show you the secret handshake for $1.
     
    Voivod, Oct 10, 2011
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  9. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    "> Dude, really? Now you are the savior of this newsgroup?
    you still miss my point
    if this group was busy with on-topic discussions,
    with many participants, i would shut my mouth and
    say nothing off-topic. that is not the case
    there only a few here. and I want to bring back as
    many as i can to join in---on or off topic
    call me the savior if you wish
    Nuff said. i have spoken
     
    Ulysses, Oct 10, 2011
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  10. Ulysses

    JD Guest

    Guilty as charged. I'll PLONK myself. Enjoy the new Savior!
     
    JD, Oct 10, 2011
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    Carrie Guest

    I think JD is the same person (writes the same) who has posted this stuff
    before, usning a different name. I just block it. The story was about the
    internet and we are using a discussion group ON the internet, so it is more
    on topic than calling people trolls and saying get a room, which has
    nothing to do with Photoshop at all. Whatever they need to do to get
    attention.
     
    Carrie, Oct 10, 2011
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  12. Ulysses

    Carrie Guest

    You are trying to explain to someone who doesn't care. You think someone
    who writes like that, lecturing others on being "off topic" (while being off
    topic him/herself while doing it) cares why you did it?
    The idea is to get attention, in anyway he/she can. Which is what trolls
    do...
     
    Carrie, Oct 10, 2011
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    Voivod Guest

    So your incessant prattling on like a vapid imbecile is your brand of
    trolling?
     
    Voivod, Oct 10, 2011
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  14. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    He whines, rants, tosses about some insults... then he runs and hides
    behind a filter like most cowards.
     
    Voivod, Oct 10, 2011
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  15. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    Liar!
     
    Voivod, Oct 10, 2011
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  16. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    Take off your had so everyone can see it.
    You'd be the loser no one paid any attention to and your idiot
    girlfriend Carrie would be told to STFU daily.
    Can I call you Cuntwaffles?
    No, you've typed... maybe you speak aloud when you type, who knows, you
    just might be that retarded.
     
    Voivod, Oct 10, 2011
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  17. Ulysses

    talker Guest


    While Ulysses post was off topic, it wasn't a troll. You are
    stating what a troll is, but using that definition, nothing has been
    posted that fits that definition. He wasn't posting an off topic
    message "....with the primary intent of provoking readers into an
    emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic
    discussion." His post didn't interrupt anything and he wasn't trying
    to evoke an emotional response from anyone.
    I have been in the newsgroups for a long time, and some of them
    have been moderated and were very restrictive on what could be posted,
    yet even in those groups, it was okay to post an occasional off topic
    post. It was those occasional off topic posts that kept things
    friendly, plus they usually were informative posts that, while being
    off topic, aided some of the members of the group.
    The thing was, in those moderated groups, the moderator would
    politely mention that the posts had gotten off topic, so the
    conversation would stop. No one was ever called a troll because of
    it.

    Talker
     
    talker, Oct 11, 2011
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  18. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    Aww, it was all hugs and blowjobs for you, wasn't it?
     
    Voivod, Oct 11, 2011
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    dorayme Guest

    Well said.
     
    dorayme, Oct 12, 2011
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  20. Ulysses

    dorayme Guest

    It was quite good. Sad at the end when you find out that it was
    not written by the OP!

    As for the definition of troll, to try to be fair to the OP,
    perhaps the primary intent was simply to share something rather
    than to provoke or disrupt?
     
    dorayme, Oct 12, 2011
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