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Grins, what do you mean, "not super accurate". how dare you! ( :-) )Hi! Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 22:24, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Welcome, Socal212! Enjoy your stay! Aboriginal Noise with 4 M's and a silent Q 23:25, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

accuracy[edit]

I believe we are often very correct, particularly on matters of science where our more distinguished editors contribute. Perhaps we can use more references in some areas, but other wise I think we are a reliable wiki--"Shut up, Brx." 22:26, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

correction[edit]

My bad. You have a point. Thanks for the correction!

Socal212 (talk) 00:03, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

an edit i did[edit]

i edited the "jerome corsi" page (the bit about the "shroud codex"). i didnt cite any references because i didnt think i needed to. hopefully thats ok...

Accurate History at Conservapedia![edit]

I haven't fact checked it, but Conservapedia's page on Sumerians states that they used irrigation for agriculture as early as 4000 BC. Whether that's true or not, they're saying that an ancient civilization was one of the first to use this agricultural method as far back as the "creation" of the world (something that doesn't sound too in line with a literal interpretation of the Bible if you ask me).

Socal212 (talk) 03:33, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Sysop[edit]

Manual. Тycommunications wire 19:48, 9 July 2011 (UTC)


Thank you (I think...) Socal212 (talk) 19:56, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Test[edit]

Test Socal212This must be my talk page... 05:59, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Test again? Socal212This must be my talk page... 06:00, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Good Socal212This must be my talk page... 06:03, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Test again... Socal212I can't find my talk page 22:46, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Test yet again... SoCal212I can't find my talk page 04:46, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
hmmm... SoCal 212I can't find my talk page 22:46, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Good Stuff[edit]

I read your essays. I liked them.--ADtalkModerator 00:03, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! SoCal 212 I can't find my talk page 00:07, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Gretchen Carlson[edit]

...nothing links there but tour user page. Can you find a germane link or two, please? P-FosterThe French Revolution was neither French nor a Revolution. Discuss.Moderator 04:23, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

I could only find 3 mentions of her throughout all the other articles but I linked them to the page SoCal 212 I can't find my talk page 05:11, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
That's perfect. Thanks. P-FosterThe French Revolution was neither French nor a Revolution. Discuss.Moderator 05:13, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of talk page[edit]

Just to let you know, we're the only wiki in the world that keeps the talk page when we delete articles. Yeah, weird, I know. It's so that the deletion discussion can be kept for future reference. Like anyone's going to wade through Category:talk pages for deleted articles! Real first name and last initialTalk, talk, talk skim my contributions 09:37, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Did I delete the talk page as well?? Sorry if I did... SoCal 212 I can't find my talk page 19:21, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
No worries. There's not much here we can do that can't be undone. Real first name and last initialTalk, talk, talk skim my contributions 20:25, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

your essay[edit]

I read your essay on inflation which I found interesting. Here is one I wrote. Aceof SpadesSilverbrain.png 01:47, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. A question about yours though - how does the vacuum (is it the false vacuum or the true vacuum?) get its energy? Isn't a vacuum just nothing? SoCal But said it would be legal... 02:13, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
There can never be nothing, if there was ever nothing there would still be nothing! It is a quantum field, "nothing" is in fact a seething mass of virtual particles. Aceof SpadesSilverbrain.png 02:18, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
But I thought the particles got their energy from the vacuum. If the vacuum's a seething mass of virtual particles, the particles get energy from themselves? That's the one part of your essay I didn't quite understand. SoCal But said it would be legal... 03:04, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
The vacuum has an energy state, which yes the virtual particles borrow. Where the energy comes from, well, that is a mystery. String theory? Multi-verses? Aceof SpadesSilverbrain.png 03:18, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Oh okay, I got it. Thanks. SoCal But said it would be legal... 03:26, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

College[edit]

If you don`t mind my asking, where are you going to college this year?--DurbinatorThe truth has a liberal bias! 20:19, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

UC Santa Barbara SoCal But said it would be legal... 01:03, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

erm...[edit]

...What have I said would be legal? AMassiveGay (talk) 03:45, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Huh? Sam Tally-ho! 03:52, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Ohhhhh. I dunno, it's a joke. Whatever you want, I guess. Sam Tally-ho! 03:53, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
And regarding the irrational fear thing. You really should be afraid. I'm a very bad man. AMassiveGay (talk) 03:58, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for confirming that. I shall keep it in mind. Sam Tally-ho! 04:16, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Something has just occerred to me. Have you actually name dropped me in your sig, or have you just used some kind of wiki manipulation to make everyone read their own user name? AMassiveGay (talk) 05:05, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
There's some wiki markup thingy you can type in and it'll show the username of whoever's looking at it. No worries, you're not the only one who's seeing their name. Sam Tally-ho! 05:16, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Oh. Now I feel sad. I thought I'd found a friend. Big sigh AMassiveGay (talk) 05:18, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
I can be your friend...for a price. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 05:24, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
I'll be your friend since I'm now not the only one to get fooled by that wiki trick. Sam Tally-ho! 05:46, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Your sig[edit]

You moved it to your userspace, but you forgot to change it in your preferences. it's still {{samsig}} -- Nx / talk 06:01, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

I'm confused - I have it as {{samsig}} as my "new signature" in my preferences. It looks right when I sign. What else do I have to do? Sam Tally-ho! 06:12, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Change that to {{subst:User:Socal212/sig}} -- Nx / talk 06:15, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Oh okay. Thanks. Sorry about that. SoCal 212 06:20, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Bunp. You steel need to do this. Seme Blue 22:00, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
I don't get why. Doesn't look like anyone else bothers. Sam Tally-ho! 22:31, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
Because Template:Samsig is not in your user space. You need to change it to either {{User:Socal212/sig}} or {{subst:User:Socal212/sig}}. The former is bad for a number of reasons. -- Nx / talk 22:46, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
Ohhhhhhhhhh so when you click my sig it takes you to the template? I dunno. Sorry about my naivety...again. Sam Tally-ho! 00:36, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
Not necessarily, but "put your signature in your userspace" is a cardinal rule of most MediaWiki projects. It's how the software organizes things, and we've been doing it this way since the beginning. Seme Blue 00:40, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
Well, Template:Samsig redirects into my userspace so I assume everything's alright now that I changed my sig in "my preferences." Sam Tally-ho! 00:47, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
Brilliant! (If I were feeling particularly nasty I'd delete {{Samsig}}, but I'm content to let it stand for now as a monument to your noobishness.) Seme Blue 02:00, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Mucho apologies[edit]

Sorry, I didn't know that was a complete no-no, and just sort of assumed that as he'd put a personal message to me on there it was OK to reply. I won't do it again, promise. Or at least until the green fairy starts to bite, which will be in about 10 minutes. --Longbow (talk) 02:58, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

How about editing the little fascist's talk page? Is that OK? --Longbow (talk) 02:59, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
The message he has there is actually addressed to the username of the person reading it (so not just you). I used to fall for that too. People's talk pages are fine to edit. Just don't be excessively savage. SoCal 212 03:03, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Um, the username of the person reading it? So, Longbow? So, er, me? --Longbow (talk) 03:06, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Yeah. If you were logged in in my account, for example, you'd see my username instead. SoCal 212 03:08, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Balls. All this interweb shit is far too clever for an old soldier like me. --Longbow (talk) 03:11, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Images[edit]

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Help:Images basically, upload your file, then you'll put it where you want with [[file.name.jpge|thumb|left or right|your text]] Pink mowse.pngGodotThe Peyote God awaits 18:33, 26 September 2011 (UTC) -- and "thumb" and "left/right" need to be small case. I cap everything and never could understand why Thumb wasn't working.  :-)

Thanks! So for Chris Christie, I actually have to own a photo of him already or can I save one from the internet and then upload it? I'm not very knowledgeable about the whole licencing/copyright thing. SoCal 212 19:09, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

hey you[edit]

Cookie half.jpg For demonstrating exemplary goatery in the line of duty, Ty
has awarded you a used pre-owned! and slightly stale cookie.
Ewwwwwww.
Cockroaches ate half of it.
22:21, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
I am touched. Would you like one of the chocolate chips? SoCal 212 22:28, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
No. There's a beer reward, but I don't think you're 21 yet. Tytalk 22:34, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

But[edit]

they are biblical figures. Go figure. --79.37.135.47 (talk) 22:50, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

I don't think it's supposed to be taken that literally. Sam Tally-ho! 22:54, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Oh, you mean they are just figures in the figurative sense? I hadn't thought of that. --79.37.135.47 (talk) 23:03, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Haunting you now.[edit]

I'm impressed that you've allowed me to be an irrational fear. Now, I've gotta' find that tilde thing again Blondesareeasy (talk) 08:30, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

On Sockpuppetry[edit]

It would appear that I do, albeit inadvertently, and I don't know how to delete him. The funny thing is, I have bee accused of just such behavior in the past, on YouTube, by a person who apparently believed that, since two users had posted comments disagreeing with him, those two users must be the same IRL. Notwithstanding the difference in writing styles (compare "unquenchable font of idiocy" to "dumbass"), but still, it was funny. I promise not to do such things here, particularly as it would be so obvious. GerardKalmbach (talk) 23:28, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

No worries, I was just teasing you a bit. Nothing to worry about. Sam Tally-ho! 23:32, 22 November 2011 (UTC)