User talk:Redback

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Welcome to my talk page, and thanks for your message in advance. RedbackG'day 08:02, 9 November 2008 (EST)

Hi Wave.gif. Nice of you to join us. If you'd like to know a bit more about the site please have a look at our RationalWiki:Newcomers' guide.--Bobbing up 03:04, 9 November 2008 (EST)

Like your page. You'll probably get a few more "Hello"'s when the US wakes up.--Bobbing up 07:28, 9 November 2008 (EST)
Thanks, I look forward to meeting everyone! -RedbackG'day 11:48, 9 November 2008 (EST)
Good morning from America! Glad you could join us. Aboriginal Noise What the ... 10:35, 9 November 2008 (EST)
Morning, thanks for the friendly welcome. I quite enjoyed the Aschlafly quote-thingie on your User page, it startled me for a bit before I realized it was a gag, well done! Thanks again for the welcome. -RedbackG'day 11:48, 9 November 2008 (EST)
Thanks. I just copied the Fun:Schlafly Quote Generator 2.0 page into my userpage. I thought it would throw someone off eventually. Aboriginal Noise What the ... 07:00, 10 November 2008 (EST)
I've copied your articles into RationalWiki to keep them safe from teh Assfly. They're linked to each other and all have a reference. Here's Fun:Toilet paper. Proxima Centauri 06:41, 23 November 2008 (EST)

(unindent) Ta muchly, I'm glad you enjoyed them enough to want them preserved. I'll be sure to update my user page with any new (decent) send-ups I manage to churn out. Thanks again. -RedbackG'day 11:41, 23 November 2008 (EST)

Message from the RationalWiki Ministry of Demotion and Personal Impediment[edit]

Dear Redback,

We regret to inform you that you have been demoted to the rank of sysop. You are requested to report to a bureaucrat, at your nearest possible convenience, to be assigned a mop and bucket for the purposes of cleaning up the mess around here. If you have any further questions please refer to the enclosed pamphlet So you are now a sysop.

Your Sincerely,

Sir Reginald Albert Humfildink-Hollingsworth the Third,
Under-secretary of the Chief-secretary of the Personal-secretary of the Minister.


Looks good. - User 23:43, 3 January 2009 (EST)

Ta, this is much better than covering half the page with the inner-workings of my sig. -RedbackG'day 23:50, 3 January 2009 (EST)

Spiders eat flies[edit]

Spiders eat flies. Proxima Centauri 07:24, 26 January 2009 (EST)

They sure do. Although, even spiders have taste, which is why some flies need to be cooked first. -RedbackG'day 07:42, 26 January 2009 (EST)


Recent changes & (your) Watchlist run to your local time; everything else is server time. Toast s.png (Toast) and marmalade 21:39, 28 January 2009 (EST)

Now that's just... but what about, well, I mean to say... how am I supposed to... (random sputtering and ranting)
Thanks for clearing that up for me, I never really paid too much attention to it before. I might do better to set time back to server default so everything's on the same time, then set a secondary clock in my taskbar to show me what server time is... I'm ranting again, aren't I? Thanks again, I'll be sure to bear that in mind. -RedbackG'day 21:43, 28 January 2009 (EST)
I'm 5 hours out so it does get a bit confusing @ times but I prefer it taht way : it's the same on CP & WP so I've grown accustomed to it. Toast s.png (Toast) and marmalade 21:49, 28 January 2009 (EST)

Moore on guns ...[edit]

The reason guns are legal in the US to such an extent is the 2nd ammentment (literally the second most important part of the bill of rights as originally laid out). This makes no mention of hunting at all, hunting is red herring when it comes to the gun issue, nothing more. --Opcn 15:55, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Dear sir,[edit]

I have just visited your userpage for the first time and I must say that I am very disappointed. First, I'd always assumed the redback referred to the migratory bird, not your knockoff, relatively harmless version of the black widow. Second, I'd assumed that the reddened "dba" in your name referenced a job as a database administrator, and while I have little to no respect for people in the information technology side of computer science, I could understand. To my surprise, you have gone from the greatest programming languages to one of the most unremarkable. If I wasn't leaving RW for good, you would be squarely in former "Users I don't like" section. I bid you good day. — Sincerely, Neveruse513 / Talk / Block 20:45, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Please do forgive my belated response, however, since you appeared to be on your way out I wasn't sure if you were expecting one at all. I shall have you know that Redback spiders are cool, and contain much more awesome than a flock of silly birds. Furthermore, while the coloured section of my name contains no subliminal hints (more to do with the colouring on a redback spider), allow me to point out how active your mind must be to make such a connection. My fondness of the unmentionable programming language in question comes from the "pick up and play" value associate with it, and I assure you that my skills and active use of stronger programming languages remain intact.
Thankyou for stopping by, it has been such a lovely visit. -RedbackOMG, someone get the Raid! 22:26, 20 November 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for stopping by, please say hi to me on my Talk page, I get so lonely sometimes...""

Hi! SJ Debaser 21:00, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Why hello there, it's so nice to have visitors! I don't have any coffee to offer you, so I hope you brought your own. I also have cake or biscuits. Would you like a slice of bread? -RedbackOMG, someone get the Raid! 01:02, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm English mate. Tea and crumpets is fine. But I'm a messy guy so I'll have to eat over the sink. SJ Debaser 18:51, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Today's goings on[edit]

So what is your take on Abbot now being leader? It seems to me that the Liberals are heading down the path of increasing right-wingedness that will consign themselves to opposition for a few more terms, especially if they continue to fight amongst themselves. - π 04:47, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

I agree that the Liberals seem to be slowly drifting more toward the right, something that will surely see them struggle in upcoming elections, although Labor could hardly be called left-wing at this point in time. From what I've read, Abbot actually seems to want to take on industrial-relations laws - have these people no recollection of the past? I mean to say, how well did it work out the last time the Libs tried to screw the unions over? However, insofar as the Emissions Trading Scheme, I'm actually relieved that Abbot's appointment will slow it down (I don't believe they'll be able to stop it completely.) I feel that at this point in time, the ETS as it stands would do more to sour the economy and encourage large companies to move their operations offshore - however I certainly agree with Labor that something needs to be done. I just don't think taxes are a viable way to fix the environment.

It should be an interesting week in Aussie politics, that's fer sure. We might even have another double dissolution on our hands if the ETS gets knocked back. Such being the case, the Aussie public will be given the chance to show just how much they support Abbot as the Liberal's leader - and if I were to place money, my money would be on Labor getting re-elected by an even larger margin. If these tossers can't stop bitching amongst themselves, they're nowhere near fit to lead a country. -RedbackOMG, someone get the Raid! 07:46, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Did the writers of the constitution think out the double dissolution election? I can see it only making the senate situation worse, instead of requiring 12.5% of the votes win a senate spot, you need only 6.25%, most minor parties get close to that before you know it you will have a very factious senate. - π 12:15, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
But in that regard, I see it as a way to give the minor parties and indies a little more power. Double dissolution is a very big gamble on part of any government, so they'd of course try to avoid it if possible - and to do that, they need to take into account what the minor parties (and this guy) have to say before a proposal makes it to the senate. Of course, the procedure isn't without its problems - and I for one won't be terribly pleased if I have to vote again, I kinda forgot about state elections last time. Luckily, they accepted my "I was on radioactive medication and didn't want to irradiate other voters" excuse, which was true; but I would've forgotten even if I wasn't glowing green and shooting lasers out of my eyes. -RedbackOMG, someone get the Raid! 13:52, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Andy's evening[edit]

Damn funny page there. --ConcernedResident Fightin' round the world 20:50, 8 June 2010 (UTC)