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Hello Susan[edit]

Hello Susan. .-) --Bobbing up 06:17, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

Hi Bob. Th hug.gif SusanG 06:30, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

I'm Glad....[edit]

Hey there - might not agree with everything you say, but this place is far better for having you back. Let there be much rejoicing. PFoster 11:10, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

Hi PF. Th hug.gif SusanG 11:13, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
Welcome back. Missed you. Rational Ed5 or 6 edits 11:31, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
Thanx PoorEd. Th hug.gif SusanG 11:34, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
All the cool kids are doin' it, welcome back! --Kels 11:53, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
Th hug.gifTh hug.gif (double Hugs Kels) SusanG 11:57, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
Great to have you back Susan! Now, BACK TO WORK! No slouching! DogP 12:05, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
The top o' the Guinness to you DogP. Th hug.gif SusanG 12:07, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

Hey Susan, something I thought of last night... you had mentioned somewhere that you were starting a wiki. There is a lot of great meta-discussion about the founding and growth of wiki-type projects at meatball wiki: that you might find interesting. RW was a "special case" in that it started with a score of fairly dedicated, enthusiastic editors (like CP did, too, although they were incompetent!). Just an FYI. Oh, and if you're back for more than lurking and the occasional comment, welcome! humanUser talk:Human 12:10, 1 April 2008 (EDT) Th hug.gifTh hug.gifTh hug.gif(treble hugs for Human. Yes -I'm hopingtoget financed by a local community consortium - the start publicity too!) SusanG 12:13, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

I'm late to the party—welcome back, Susan! --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 12:24, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

Put down that mouse & get back to your studies RA. Th hug.gif
kitty pr0n
Can I join the welcoming party? And thank you for the lake pic :-)-αmεσ (mission accomplished!) 14:48, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
dunno if I should hug a lawyer but: Th hug.gif. You're welcome for the pic. SusanG 14:55, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
AWWW!!!! I'm not just a lawyer, you know, I'm also an Anglophile and fellow kitty lover.-αmεσ (mission accomplished!) 16:26, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
Th hug.gifTh hug.gifSusanG 16:27, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
I brought you a picture of her to welcome you back :-)-αmεσ (mission accomplished!) 16:36, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
Welcomed you are. NightFlareSpeak, mortal 16:42, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
Phew! I was getting worried there for a moment! Welcome back! :D Spica the Hiver If you tolerate this, then your children will be next... 17:24, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

Thanx Nightflare:[[Image:Nightflare.png]]SusanG 17:33, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

Thank you for the picture - I've not seen that one before! :D Spica the HiverIf you tolerate this, then your children will be next... 18:00, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
icewedges (in Gin)
::I missed that you left, but anyways, welcome back!- Icewedge 18:02, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
Icewedge has been hibernating :) humanUser talk:Human 18:33, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
Well here's some icewedges for him - is he old enough? SusanG 18:42, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
Only for the lime, the ice, and the glass, I suspect. humanUser talk:Human 18:48, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
That ice looks rather cubic to me.... but regardless Human is correct. - Icewedge 21:33, 3 April 2008 (EDT)

I'm incredibly late, but welcome back! This place isn't the same without you. ThunderkatzHo! 21:25, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

RE: Stalking[edit]

We do tend to follow each other via recent changes. Must have similar interests. Rational Edfaith 14:10, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

I'm just avoiding doing what I should be doing.
I like Rc - you come across things you'd forgotten existed. I'm an SFoholic - have been since the 50s but am now more selective (budgetary reasons!). I started with Alice in Wonderland - my mother read it to me in the cradle (actually knew it almost by heart before I went to school) SusanG 14:16, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
I read tons of the stuff for my first 30 years or so, but not as much since. Always read other fiction, too, but had a special place in my heart for SF. In high school I haunted the only used English book stores in Bogota buying up a lot of really old SF. Rational Edfaith 14:20, 1 April 2008 (EDT)


you want to collaborate on the QM article? what's your plan? A hamiltonian approach to quantum mechanics is a way to "express the total energy of a system using the momentum and position as variables". If we have an equation for a system if we put a hamiltonian operator onto that system, what the calculations will throw back at us is the total energy for that system, using the variables of momentum and position to calculate it. i think. it probably hasn't helped though. airdish 09:25, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

Nyaaaarghhhhh! I have a pure layperson's knowledge - I read FeinmanHawking for entertainment - I'm a pop science-oholic NOT a knowledge base. Don't think I'd be much help. Th unsure.gif SusanG 09:31, 2 April 2008 (EDT)
"Q is for quantum" by john gribbon is a good dictionary/resource if you could be arsed forking out for it. i've never read the feynman lectures, though i really should. airdish 09:33, 2 April 2008 (EDT)
Got it (somewhere).Trite but Bill Bryson's " A short History of Nearly Everything is about the level we should aim at. (Unless we want to be a text book of course. ) :) SusanG 09:36, 2 April 2008 (EDT)
ps James Gleich Genius is Feinman in a nutshell. SusanG 09:37, 2 April 2008 (EDT)
hmmm, i'll have to check them out. yeh, i don't think there's any point in us being a text book - there's better resources out there. if we can give people an appreciation of the need for the technicality while helping them understand generally what's going on, then we'll have succeeded. though how you describe the hamiltonian in this way is a bit of a trick. airdish 09:42, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

undent Been rootling round - I know I've got that Gribben book but can't find it, I've several by him. He aims, I think, at my level in his pop science books. The Bryson book is a layman's interpretation of everything from the big bang to Man - it has the advantage of being readable! Brief History of Time is the book that I understand while I'm reading it but ten minutes later I'm back in my fog of ignorance. :) SusanG 10:35, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

yeh, it's been a long time since i read "a brief history..." i was in secondary school. feel free to pepper me with questions, it might be a way to get some good explanations worked out. and, yeh, it'd help me remember all of my under- and post-grad work. plus if we got something worked out we could have respective celebratory guinnesses :) airdish 10:55, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

If you're bored[edit]

Go buy the book God's Harvard. Best book evar. And then watch Battlestar Galactica seasons 1-3. #4 comes out on Friday! WOOOOOO!-αmεσ (mission accomplished!) 21:10, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

i'm bored cos I'm trying to avoid working. The GH book's not on sale here 'til September!. Don't like SF on telly or films - only books (the old one about the scenery being better). Just got Iain M Banks 'Matter' but I've been banned from reading it until I've got the next 200 pp done (so I suppose I ought to get on with it)! SusanG 21:29, 2 April 2008 (EDT)


(: Rational Edfaith


I hate it in the early evening - must be all the kids on line. My speed goes down to dial up levels! SusanG 14:38, 8 April 2008 (EDT)

I know I can be dramatic but this is just taking the piss[edit]

Seriously, it'll be better for your personal life if you just make a decision on this place either way, and quit changing your mind on how you 'feel' for RW every second day. MarcusCicero 09:35, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

Marcus, I don't think Susan's "personal life" is really any of your business. humanUser talk:Human 13:37, 11 April 2008 (EDT)
I know. I was acting like a dick. MarcusCicero 11:45, 12 April 2008 (EDT)

Why don't you FUCK OFF? SusanG 10:17, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

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Stop now. Step away from the keyboard.
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10/10 for the timing there NF, only 4 hours & 10 minutes late! (This banner should be signed!)SusanG 22:39, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

All one has to do is sign it, like the welcome template...
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And why are you using "clear"? I also notice that Linus hasn't made me my nice new shiny .svg stop sign yet! humanUser talk:Human 22:45, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

Hey, be glad. I had just woken up and noticed when Interpreter did his thing. Also, last word. NightFlareSpeak, mortal 22:49, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

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H: I know that all you have to do is sign it - that's what I meant - it wasn't signed!. The clear was because I put an image in, previewed, found it didn't exist & forgot to remove the clear. Okay?
NF: Oh, I just woke up, shall I tell Bush & Blair not to invade Iraq? - Lastest word :-) SusanG 07:28, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

Well, that can't hurt, can it? NightFlareSpeak, mortal 11:46, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

Indeed Susan, Fuck me! Its good to see you curbing your activity here to only a dozen or so edits a day. You really are scaling things back. Wouldn't even dream of accusing you of attention seeking vaingloriousness. Nope. MarcusCicero 10:44, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

SusanG 11:19, 11 April 2008 (EDT)
MarcusCicero 11:41, 11 April 2008 (EDT)
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NightFlareSpeak, mortal 11:46, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

Wow so this was the guy that I just read about complaining about our style of communication? tmtoulouse provoke 11:54, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

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Fuck. Its not working. NightFlareSpeak, mortal 11:56, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

The only thing that template makes me want to do is start the Mengel comparisons that much sooner. tmtoulouse provoke 12:00, 11 April 2008 (EDT)
Heh! it makes me want to Image:finger.png repeatedly! SusanG 12:06, 11 April 2008 (EDT)
"Finger png" made me giggle like puberty wasn't 15 years ago. tmtoulouse provoke 12:12, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

Three hours?[edit]

Eek! Sorry, can't hand out blocks left and right when I'm ... I'm ... what was I doing three hours ago? Aha, desperately trying to stay awake through triple maths. --מְתֻרְגְּמָן שְׁלֹום

I'm losing my ... (such as it is!)[edit]

If someone doesn't shut that person up, I'm gonna start! SusanG 13:30, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

You must admit that with this Firefox thing my spelling is better.Tolerance 13:47, 11 April 2008 (EDT)
! SusanG 13:50, 11 April 2008 (EDT)
Hey Tolerance, that's cool that you grabbed FF! I love the spellcheck myself. And, yes, it is helping add a level of clarity to your posts that typos interfered with. humanUser talk:Human 13:56, 11 April 2008 (EDT)


You stoled my idea :-)PFoster 14:19, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

heh! SusanG 14:22, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

NOMA quote[edit]

First, Hi :-) Second, that quote is now my quote of the week. Too bad it's Friday already ;-) (apologies for the excessive smilies) --Arcan ¡ollǝɥ 14:49, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

I was a lot more conciliatory back then. :-) SusanG 14:53, 11 April 2008 (EDT)


"Supersessionism (British English: supercessionism)" -- this one caught me by surprise. It is insane that almost forty years later I am still having to correct vocabulary I learned before the age of nine (I often used to quip that all I need to know to graduate high school in the States I learned by the end of third form in Welshishland). humanUser talk:Human 19:18, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

! LOL :) SusanG 21:02, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

My apologies[edit]

I couldn't reply earlier because for some reason even after I was unblocked yesterday I was still blocked. I would like to completely apologise for what was a completely out of order act. In my defense though, it was intended as tongue in cheek, and I didn't even think of the sexual connotations until I was blocked. Once again, what I did was intolerable and I hope you will accept my humblest of apologies. MarcusCicero 09:47, 12 April 2008 (EDT) (I'm repeating this message on TmToulouse's page)

Hey Susan...[edit]

Look, it's none of my effin' business and all, and just tell me to sod off for being nosy, but: You're in the UK right? There are time zones, right? Do you ever, you know, sleep? Or are you wired on coffee frantically refreshing the "recent changes" button at CP - 'cause it seems day or night in the EST zone, you're always about....hope all is well, PFoster 11:20, 12 April 2008 (EDT)

yup, I'm in the UK. I'm retired & live with a nurse who works predominantly night shift - I tend to keep similar hours. Thanx for the interest? Th hug.gif (love that emo) SusanG 11:25, 12 April 2008 (EDT)
Oh... the coffee - Yes; gallons. :) SusanG 11:29, 12 April 2008 (EDT)
I'm working on my wiki & leave RW RSS feed constantly refreshed on left window - I'm not just an RW fag. SusanG 11:32, 12 April 2008 (EDT)
Just try and get out for a walk every now and again. Go to the pub, something.... Keep Well. PFoster 11:47, 12 April 2008 (EDT)
Speaking of which, when are you going to unveil your new wiki to us so we can check it out? Oh, and PF, I think Susan also commits random acts of insomnia in addition to an "odd" schedule. humanUser talk:Human 14:20, 12 April 2008 (EDT)
@ the moment it's on scribblewiki we're negotiating to get funding for our own domain - if & when I'll let you know. (& it's not on Scribble's list.) Insomnia rules - OK! SusanG 14:29, 12 April 2008 (EDT)
So spill, what sort of wiki is this new wiki you're working on? What's the subject matter? --Kels 17:38, 13 April 2008 (EDT)
Nothing controversial at all - a local community site. --SusanG  ContribsTalk 18:06, 13 April 2008 (EDT)

Why no Dan Savage article?[edit]

He's my fucking hero, ain't he yours? Annapolis51 23:15, 14 April 2008 (EDT)

Never heard of him! SusanG  ContribsTalk 23:19, 14 April 2008 (EDT)
Why not crawl back under your gutter, Mr. Creationist? Annapolis51 23:20, 14 April 2008 (EDT)
Hey Annapolis, why should I not block you for being a troll? -αmεσ (mission accomplished!) 23:22, 14 April 2008 (EDT)
Beat me to it :-)-αmεσ (mission accomplished!) 23:22, 14 April 2008 (EDT)
Me too! --Kels 23:23, 14 April 2008 (EDT)
Heh! SusanG  ContribsTalk 23:23, 14 April 2008 (EDT)
Dan Savage gets an honorable mention at sex education, I believe. humanUser talk:Human 23:24, 14 April 2008 (EDT)
So he does! (It was being called Mr. that riled me) :-) SusanG  ContribsTalk 23:26, 14 April 2008 (EDT)


Thanks for cleaning that up... we edit conflicted trying to fix it :) — Unsigned, by: SirChuckB / talk / contribs

S'OK just doing my impersonation of Human! SusanG  ContribsTalk 00:14, 15 April 2008 (EDT)
Er.. eh... oh? Nevermind... humanUser talk:Human 01:12, 15 April 2008 (EDT)
heh! just snarking! SusanG  ContribsTalk 01:14, 15 April 2008 (EDT)
I just heard my name, is all... nothing to see here, folks, get back about your business... humanUser talk:Human 01:16, 15 April 2008 (EDT)


What's with this color bullshit Susan? I never expected it from your fair hands. Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 11:34, 18 April 2008 (EDT)

Well, I've used "Colour" all the way through the page, so I thought I'd give 'em a break. (And that's how it's used in the HTML - damnit!) SusanG  ContribsTalk 11:39, 18 April 2008 (EDT)
Fair does I guess. I eventually gave in over programme but only use program in computer-related sense. Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 11:50, 18 April 2008 (EDT)
There's so many - and the kids are so internet savvy that they'll be losing BritSpell.  :( SusanG  ContribsTalk 11:53, 18 April 2008 (EDT)
Britishizing????? Good grief woman, haven't you opened the gin yet? Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 11:58, 18 April 2008 (EDT)
Aw, there's still plenty of Commonwealthish out there on the web. I find it amusing that WP's article on Bowling for Columbine is written in Britlish - I suspect an editorial compromise to reduce partisan bickering by US editors. Anyway, yeah, as far as talking about using "coler" coding, since the darn html spells it without the "u", it makes slightly more sense to use the US spling - if only so the source doesn't make one's head explode. (picture: "To colour text read, use <font color="#FF0000">coloured text</color>) humanUser talk:Human 12:01, 18 April 2008 (EDT)
I did (sic) it! :-) SusanG  ContribsTalk 12:02, 18 April 2008 (EDT)

Gotta work: blocking myself for an hour! SusanG  ContribsTalk 12:06, 18 April 2008 (EDT)

Ann Coulter[edit]

I don't know how you intended this edit. Did you mean that as kind of an ironic joke? SirChuckBA product of Affirmative Action 23:39, 18 April 2008 (EDT)

narr! it was just to annoy a rather boring person (Yip?) - seemed amusing at the time. SusanG  ContribsTalk 00:02, 19 April 2008 (EDT)
Whew... Ok.... Good good, I was really scared there for a second, you're usually smarter than that :) SirChuckBA product of Affirmative Action 01:31, 19 April 2008 (EDT)
In regards to my last post, I did not mean to imply what it sounded like I implied.... I apologize for any miscommunications on my part. SirChuckBA product of Affirmative Action 01:46, 19 April 2008 (EDT)
chill! I'm not really nasty, you know! :-) SusanG  ContribsTalk 03:14, 19 April 2008 (EDT)
I know.... I just don't wanna piss anyone off when it's not needed... I'd rather stay in relative harmony SirChuckBA product of Affirmative Action 03:29, 19 April 2008 (EDT)


I forgive you.

It's unfortunate that I simultaneously couldn't edit RationalWiki nor Conservapedia. When Conservapedia bans you, do they ever lie and say that their database is locked? Sims2789 03:23, 21 April 2008 (EDT)

Sims2789 03:23, 21 April 2008 (EDT)

No, but they do lock down @ night. (Talk pages have the latest @ the bottom btw.) SusanG  ContribsTalk 03:31, 21 April 2008 (EDT)
Moved. Conservapedia would probably ban me for that. I'm wondering if they all have punishment fetishes. Sims2789 03:34, 21 April 2008 (EDT)
I never thought of it as a fetish. I always considered it just sadism in general. --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 13:08, 22 April 2008 (EDT)

Capitalising pronouns...[edit]

I'm not going to argue with you. PFoster 21:29, 25 April 2008 (EDT)

I did ;) Oh, and if god is a myth, how do you know he's a lady? humanUser talk:Human 21:50, 25 April 2008 (EDT)
If you really want to honour a prehistoric myth go ahead, but I think it's really fucking stupid (= non rational) to pander to the whims of the bewildered. I wouldn't say it (god) was a lady, but there's a 33⅓% chance of a fictional creation being female. SusanG  ContribsTalk 04:47, 26 April 2008 (EDT)
I was referring to the edit where you decapped pronouns referring to god, but also changed them from "he" to "she". Perhaps it would be teh funnier if one was "he" and one was "she"? Adding to the bewilderfuddlementism? humanUser talk:Human 15:44, 27 April 2008 (EDT)
Wouldn't the logical pronoun would be "it", or perhaps "It".--Bobbing up 02:48, 28 April 2008 (EDT)
Doesn't Stephen King own the copyright for "It"? (Editor at) CP:no intelligence allowed 03:02, 28 April 2008 (EDT)

Dead & gone[edit] SusanG  ContribsTalk 08:57, 26 April 2008 (EDT)

I was a Jazz hag way back & a SIHAC fan for as long as it's been on - I'll miss it! SusanG  ContribsTalk 09:10, 26 April 2008 (EDT)
Heard it on the radio coming back from the theatre last night. One of the few "celeb" deaths that really saddened me. Loved this clip they used from ISIHAC (paraphrased as I can't remember the exact words):
I've noticed recently that pictures of the TV chef Anthony Worrall-Thompson have started appearing on my packets of sausages, underneath it says "prick with a fork".

 Lily Ta, wack! 10:59, 26 April 2008 (EDT)

I wondered[edit]

If you were partial to a bit of Geordie folk-rock? I came across an awesome good clip (30 years old! Unbelievable) which stirred wonderful memories, with its old style Granada TV id, and the song itself, which is still a jukebox standard in the types of bar I visit, and always makes me think of a strawberry-blonde named Emma. Heady days indeed. Fox 07:21, 27 April 2008 (EDT)

Lindisfarne - yes - Saw them several times, last time was after the awful Gazza thing & the audience had gone downhill. Also a lot of the old folkies and the electric folk : Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention etc. Are you anywhere near Bromyard - Went to a Folk festival there in the late 60s _ I actually got up on stage with The Furies (Finbar & Eddy) - can't remember what the song was but I was very fond of accompanying myself on the bodhran while singing intoning 'She came through the Fair'. Can't actually remember much about it - the village was drunk dry by Sunday p.m. & they were ferrying in Cider & Perry from local presses - Those Were The Days My Friend! SusanG  ContribsTalk 07:37, 27 April 2008 (EDT)
I'm around 115 miles from Bromyard - I've stopped off there in the past on travels, but never for the festival. This year I'm planning to get to - among others - the Chippenham folk festival at the end of May (only around 50 or 60 miles away), particularly as the magnificent Solas will be headlining. Weather should have perked up a bit by then, too :D Fox 11:12, 27 April 2008 (EDT)
Now you're talkin'. Saw Span at the Guildhall in Pompey, Fairport & Lindisfarne at our student union in Manchester. Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 08:57, 28 April 2008 (EDT)

Divine retribution?[edit]

Not my day: my desktop m/c went spla.. yesterday; the shop I got it from's gone out of business; I've mislaid my TV/radio remote (2 hour search so far, including all waste bins); fridge reset itself & froze milk - no weetabix. fishpond's sprung a leak - losing about a litre a day; cat was incontinent in the night.

Next please! SusanG  ContribsTalk 05:21, 28 April 2008 (EDT)

Awww, sounds like The Universe has taken against you :( Have a hug, all the way from Milton Keynes <hug> Spica the HiverIf you tolerate this, then your children will be next... 05:28, 28 April 2008 (EDT)
Keep your ears open for the tiny pitter-patter of several million little webbed feet and a lot of "ribbits" ... :D Fox 05:31, 28 April 2008 (EDT)
I'm now trying to set up my old machine - down to one screen & all the drivers need installing - how do you install a wireless keyboard/mouse without a keyboard? (cat shit stinks awful - he's always used the litter tray before but this time left a trail from front door to living roon 'bad moggie). Still no remote! SusanG  ContribsTalk 05:38, 28 April 2008 (EDT)
Well, I'm back on line on the old machine - now downloading Firefox - IE's awful! Still no remote!
Right, some of those computer genii out there: Message on broken machine was:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to rep[air this file by starting Windows Setup Using the original Setup CD-Rom.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."
Naturally I haven't got the disc & as I said above the shop's gone! (and the download's running very s l o w)- BUGGER. SusanG  ContribsTalk 06:31, 28 April 2008 (EDT)
This may be asking the obvious, but did you make a backup disk when you first got the pc? Anyhoo, this is what you are looking for. Fox 06:52, 28 April 2008 (EDT) Edit to add: Just a thought; this happened to me a few years back and I fixed it by using a friend's copy of XP to boot up and repair. Worth trying if you know anyone who still has their disc. Also, it was the first sign that my hard drive was shot to pieces, so be aware that fixing it this one time may just be the beginning of your travails :( Fox 07:08, 28 April 2008 (EDT)
Another side note, windows xp discs don;t know your serial number, so a borrowed disc will work with the s/n you have. PS, what's an "m/c"? Good luck! humanUser talk:Human 12:47, 28 April 2008 (EDT)

(undent- I'm on pda)

Yes, I did make a backup but I had travails last year & can't find it now. I might remove the drive(s) & download off it (them) - I've got a cable & stuff - but not a deal of the mechanical knowhow :-) SusanG  ContribsTalk 07:21, 28 April 2008 (EDT)

sheisse! no photoshop, or anything - it'll take me a bloody week to get back to normal! SusanG  ContribsTalk 09:24, 28 April 2008 (EDT)
And now I've found a dead mouse under the fridge - hard as iron. Cat must have brought it in as a present for me ages ago. SusanG  ContribsTalk 11:53, 28 April 2008 (EDT)
Under the fridge? My cat only leaves dead mice on the porch. Did you have mice in your home, or did your cat bring it in? --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:32, 28 April 2008 (EDT)
She brings me presents of live mice, which she then re-hunts and generally torments, occasionally one will escape & crawl away to die. Nature red in tooth & claw. SusanG  ContribsTalk 22:15, 28 April 2008 (EDT)
Our outdoor cat used to bring in live birds and they'd fly around the house until we could catch them and let them out. Naughty pussy! Rational Edperception 13:53, 29 April 2008 (EDT)
My cat did that once with a mouse. My mom sat there going "Oh my God, oh my God" while Dad and I hunted it down. --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 14:45, 29 April 2008 (EDT)
It's a regular thing with my #1 cat - she brings 'em in & throws them around until they're dead. (still not found my remote!) SusanG  ContribsTalk 14:50, 29 April 2008 (EDT)
I find that my right big toe or an obedient child make good substitutes for remote controls. Fox 15:46, 29 April 2008 (EDT)
Unfortunately it's my freeview "digibox" - no buttons - I've bought a TV with built in freeview but it doesn't seem as sensitive as the digibox. It won't pick up channel 5 & its associated channels - no great loss but it also won't pick up BBC 7 (my constant companion) - happily that was what my digibox was set to when I lost/mislaid/etc the remote.
Just noticed this evening - ASDA has digiboxes for £15.95. Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 16:54, 29 April 2008 (EDT)
They're surprisingly variable in their sensitivity. Some will only pick up the strongest stations, while others are less picky, I've had 4 and the only one that got all the channels was by Alba. (we're in a poor reception area here & the aerial also makes a helluva difference, as does the quality of the cable from it!) SusanG  ContribsTalk 17:02, 29 April 2008 (EDT)

Bunchanumber's Contribs[edit]

I'm glad you were awake :-) I didn't know if they were actually unfunny wandalism, or if my illness-induced has was blocking my humor receptors. Thanks! --Arcan ¡ollǝɥ 03:22, 1 May 2008 (EDT)

It's been around before - it's a proxy jumper - I wondered myself about the other one (navigators) & liked your version. Hope your illness (wossa 'has'?) clears up soon. SusanG  ContribsTalk 03:26, 1 May 2008 (EDT)
Sorry, I completely missed that question. I don't actually know what it is. Some bronchial thing that makes me cough like a carton-a-day smoker :-( But I'll get over it quick enough. Glad you liked the combined version! --Arcan ¡ollǝɥ 04:14, 2 May 2008 (EDT)


How dare you fling about accusations of fascism based on a single, accurate edit on the nature of the GLA? Do you think pretending that facts don't exist is anti-fascist? Try and think more before you post. I am fucking furious with you. Fretfulporpentine 07:41, 5 May 2008 (EDT)

The GLA is a Regional body yes, but it's a pure talk shop with no more relevance , or even less, than say the Arts Council. & I don't think that broadcasting their solitary right wing member to the loathsome CP is in any way praiseworthy, even if done to publicise the inherent danger. PR would be fairly devastating to any Government as the chances of getting a working majority, with no promises to weird parties, would be fairly remote for any of the current parties. If Bugler was indeed merely trying to be honest, then I think that he is mistaken - "any publicity is good publicity". (repeat of WIGOT entry) SusanG  ContribsTalk 10:05, 5 May 2008 (EDT)
Damn, I've been playing way too much Command & Conquer. I see "GLA" and think "Global Liberation Army" (Command & Conquer's stand-in for Al Queada). --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 11:53, 5 May 2008 (EDT)


Well, now I've gone and done it. I made a spelling error in the title of this article and don't know how to undo it. Rational Edperception 12:53, 6 May 2008 (EDT)

Move it and delete the redirect left behind. I'll try to do it if Susan isn't already on it. How is it supposed to be spelled? ;) humanUser talk:Human 12:58, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
Move it & delete the old one :) (let him do it H. - good practice. SusanG  ContribsTalk 13:01, 6 May 2008 (EDT)

The whole nine yards[edit]

Nine "stop in the name of love" templates on your talk page—I'm impressed. --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 13:32, 6 May 2008 (EDT)

Your comment can be interpreted as saying that Susan causes havoc so...
Stop sign.svg

This conversation is about to go badly downhill, inevitably ending in comparisons to Hitler, and hurt feelings all around.
Stop now. Step away from the keyboard.
Go pet a jerboa, or milk a goat.

NightFlareSpeak, mortal 13:36, 6 May 2008 (EDT)

Hehe; I'm innocent of all charges too (well mostly). SusanG  ContribsTalk 13:38, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
I was admiring it as an accomplishment.  : ) --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 13:42, 6 May 2008 (EDT)

It's a small small world[edit]

"Does that mean you think I'm beautiful, Ajk (5ft 1½ins)"?

Aaargh! You're petite! I never considered you like that. Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 14:29, 7 May 2008 (EDT)
Good things come in small packages! SusanG  ContribsTalk 14:33, 7 May 2008 (EDT)
How had you considered me? - (nice to be considered at all!) SusanG  ContribsTalk 14:37, 7 May 2008 (EDT)
Well your presence here is larger than life. So although I never thought of you as big I just never thought of you as "dainty". Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 15:58, 7 May 2008 (EDT)
probably the opposite of a "gentle giant" :-) SusanG  ContribsTalk 16:06, 7 May 2008 (EDT)
Solve Cat Behavior
understand their quirks & habits
training them to do what you want

perhaps your RationalWiki:Adsense_nutjobs could be merged with Fun:RW_aditors. Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 16:03, 7 May 2008 (EDT)

I like my Nutjobs - they'renot just amusing but mission oriented SusanG  ContribsTalk
They should at least "see also" each other. And the RW:An article should always say where the ad popped up... otherwise teh funny, it leaks out... humanUser talk:Human 16:31, 7 May 2008 (EDT)

Burma Cyclone[edit]

The reports of 100,000 dead & millions homeless make me feel ill!

No particular comment otherwise.

SusanG  ContribsTalk 05:03, 8 May 2008 (EDT)


Stop calling people "wazzocks", or else I shall convert your name into a hexadecimal string. You have been warned...— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 11:50, 9 May 2008 (EDT)

Wazzock! SusanG  ContribsTalk 11:52, 9 May 2008 (EDT)
You called my bluff. I surrender. But 'tis a silly word in any case.— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 11:55, 9 May 2008 (EDT)
English is sometimes a silly language. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 11:57, 9 May 2008 (EDT)
Sometimes? You really are Danish, aren't you? You poor thing.— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 12:03, 9 May 2008 (EDT)
As a result of circumstances beyond my control, regrettably, yes. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 12:11, 9 May 2008 (EDT)
Is it true you descended from clogs?? Would that make Ajk a natural throwback??— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 12:16, 9 May 2008 (EDT)
Please ignore the confused ramblings of my delusional sworn enemy. The majority of Danes are quite ordinary human beings, more or less the same as people anywhere else. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 12:23, 9 May 2008 (EDT)


Happy Birthday Susan! (Did I remember correctly?) Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 08:16, 11 May 2008 (EDT)

Apparently, you did:
"Will you still need me?
Will you still feed me?
When (in 0 days) I'm 64?
Happy birthday, Susan! humanUser talk:Human 14:47, 11 May 2008 (EDT)
Happy 2(222-1-2)nd Birthday Susan! --מְתֻרְגְּמָן שְׁלֹום
I think the math on that doesn't quite work right, though I see where you were headed... happy 1,000,000th binaryrthday! humanUser talk:Human 15:09, 11 May 2008 (EDT)

Curses! It's just a mass of <sup> tags from where I'm standing. Fixed now, or should be. --מְתֻרְגְּמָן שְׁלֹום

You might want to put "()"s, its not easily seen what is being substracted.
Also, Happy Birthday! NightFlareSpeak, mortal 15:31, 11 May 2008 (EDT)
On her behalf, "thank you all". Marghanita Laski 17:06, 11 May 2008 (EDT)

Ack, I can't believe I missed your birthday! Happy (Belated) Birthday Susan! --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 01:34, 12 May 2008 (EDT)


For the birthday greets, I have been unable to connect since last Sat - no phones allowed!. SusanG  ContribsTalk 09:19, 15 May 2008 (EDT)

Coverstory/ELG fix[edit]

The includeonly fix seemed to work. Did you see Sid's suggestion of using "section" tags as an alternate way of doing this? Although right now nothing is "broken", that would allow an easy way to define precisely what gets put on the main page from each cover story, which I think would be good, since right now the amount of text varies a lot, depending on what has been noincluded in the first 750 characters. Just curious as to what you think... humanUser talk:Human 14:05, 15 May 2008 (EDT)

I looked at Sid's way & opted for simplicity - It's got to be easy for those who come after to do. Clever's good, obscure's weird. SusanG  ContribsTalk 16:05, 15 May 2008 (EDT)

Nice banner ad[edit]

I saw this at the bottom of your talk page:
SusanG--banner ad.jpg

and I thought it somehow appropriate (don't ask how, I just do : ) ). --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 14:46, 15 May 2008 (EDT)

Purrrrrr. SusanG  ContribsTalk 16:06, 15 May 2008 (EDT)
On noes, an Onanistic tomcat! Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 06:30, 18 May 2008 (EDT)


Like I said, couldn't resist. :) --Robledo 21:00, 15 May 2008 (EDT)

I'm just jealous I didn't think of it first :-) SusanG  ContribsTalk 21:01, 15 May 2008 (EDT)


Don't know if you're a fan, but have you seen this. I read it and thought of you (only 'cos I ain't a goyl). Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 06:16, 18 May 2008 (EDT)

Err ... thanks... I think ....? SusanG  ContribsTalk 06:59, 18 May 2008 (EDT)
Thanks will do nicely. It was meant to be sympathetic (I think). Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 07:14, 18 May 2008 (EDT)

Jerk + Grawp[edit]

I'm glad you dealt a heftier block to those guys. I always think we should be a lot harder on people who only come here to vandalise. They aren't suddenly going to morph into productive contributors, after all. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 14:52, 18 May 2008 (EDT)

Just my intolerance of stupidity (see Dilbert above) being allowed its full rein. SusanG  ContribsTalk 15:02, 18 May 2008 (EDT)
We Jellyfish have very low tolerance of stupid. Especially when they step on us. We sting them. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 15:15, 18 May 2008 (EDT)
Is a low tolerance similar to intolerance? I hatez 'em - da wilfully stoopids that isSusanG  ContribsTalk 15:18, 18 May 2008 (EDT)
"Low" in this case refers to negative tolerance, really. So yes, intolerance might be a better way of putting it. I'm having to try very hard not to smite our old friend Deborah right now, for instance. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 15:26, 18 May 2008 (EDT)
Mmm. Bet those educated hispanics are anti-immigration too. SusanG  ContribsTalk 15:28, 18 May 2008 (EDT)

Hard work[edit]

Just got new (to me) laptop - it's a struggle getting round it - miss my maus SusanG  ContribsTalk 18:49, 19 May 2008 (EDT)

Can't you plug a mouse and full size KB into it, via USB? humanUser talk:Human 19:21, 19 May 2008 (EDT)
Could but Wireless modem takes up both (!) USB ports (maus not much use in bed anyhow : ) ) I'm getting used to it. SusanG  ContribsTalk 19:26, 19 May 2008 (EDT)
Get USB KB with extenshun USB ports :). Rub maus on kitty. Maik laptop hanz frei. humanUser talk:Human 19:29, 19 May 2008 (EDT)
Got USB kb/extension ports: ports not powered (!) modem not work. Kitteh EAT maus! too many cables around bed already with mains powered devices etc - might shock kitteh if not v v careful SusanG  ContribsTalk 19:35, 19 May 2008 (EDT)
Don't shock teh kitteh! Oh noes! humanUser talk:Human 19:46, 19 May 2008 (EDT)


I just made you a "bureaukrat" I'm sorry. I know you are more of a kitty kat. But you now have the awesomez powerz to make peeeeeplez and teh kittehz sysops. Apparently your demotion to this darkest circle of hell was overdue. Welcome... the the Dollhouse!!! ħψɱAnarchy dd00dd.pngUser talk:Human

Congrats on your demotion, Susan! Try not to have too much fun, eh?  ; ) Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 00:49, 23 May 2008 (EDT)
Don't edit my comments, you whore RA, lest I be inclined to do something ineffectual. Susan, you now have the power (please use it for good and not for drunken anger like I do!) to demote/promote editors user permissions. Feel free to experiment be de-adminning me (please undo it after?) ħψɱAnarchy dd00dd.pngUser talk:Human 01:03, 23 May 2008 (EDT)
Well, there's a surprise!
Totally shocked
Thanks (I think) SusanG  ContribsTalk 06:45, 23 May 2008 (EDT)


I don't sock at CP, but I did so just to respond to his latest Hollywood values rant. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 18:59, 25 May 2008 (EDT)

Thought it was you but didn't want to blow your cover - thanks. SusanG  ContribsTalk 19:02, 25 May 2008 (EDT)
Cover? --Robledo 19:12, 25 May 2008 (EDT) Memory holed. --Robledo 19:14, 25 May 2008 (EDT)

Don't credit CP with that much intelligence ! :-) SusanG  ContribsTalk 19:15, 25 May 2008 (EDT)

Could I get some help on this Tor thing? I tried it, per Interpreted's advice, but my real IP still got blocked. Was I doing something wrong? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 20:02, 25 May 2008 (EDT)
I know nothing - just a simple country gal, me. SusanG  ContribsTalk 20:09, 25 May 2008 (EDT)


Sorry, I am just a lazy prick. Ace McWicked 20:33, 25 May 2008 (EDT)

Th hug.gif SusanG  ContribsTalk 20:35, 25 May 2008 (EDT)


My proudest web moment :-) Bondurant 06:45, 27 May 2008 (EDT)

My word, you're easily pleased! Th hug.gif SusanG  ContribsTalk 06:49, 27 May 2008 (EDT)

Hi, just trying to clarify...[edit]

I don't know all the hip jargon that the kids are rapping today - you've been made, essentially, a senior admin here, correct? Thanks, Az 18:15, 27 May 2008 (EDT)

I've been consigned to a lower level of Hades, Yes! SusanG  ContribsTalk 19:44, 27 May 2008 (EDT)
A Bureaucrat, to be precise Az. 'Tis a rank for which we Jellyfish have oftentimes pined. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 20:07, 27 May 2008 (EDT)


I've just been told off for being awake @ 20 past 4 in the morning so zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz SusanG  ContribsTalk 23:28, 27 May 2008 (EDT)

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz be with those closest to you, we are just a hobby, after all...... ħumanUser talk:Human 00:56, 28 May 2008 (EDT)

My day[edit]

At the moment I'm in a hospital bed, thanks to my connections I'm in a "side ward" or private room. My net link is a mobile dongle hung on a window latch. I can't use this infernal laptop when there's anyone around 'cos they think it interferes with the McHinery so I have to take my linking time as I can.

This afternoon I had a visit from a "Christian Almoner" who wouldn't piss off - eventually I had to summon a nurse, the cleaning staff weren't up to shifting her.She tried for almost30 minutes to "save me" instead she nearly gave me a relapse. Anyhow that's why I'm a bit more anti-religious t6han normal (but only a bit!). SusanG  ContribsTalk 17:18, 28 May 2008 (EDT)

And my DAB radio's on the blink - BBC7's on/off/on/off. SusanG  ContribsTalk 17:37, 28 May 2008 (EDT)

get well soon wishes for susan[edit]

Get better. I'll pray for you sacrifice a virgin goat for you!!!!PFoster 17:23, 28 May 2008 (EDT)

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Get well soon!

NightFlareSpeak, mortal 17:29, 28 May 2008 (EDT)

We'll do your drinking for you til they let you out! So much slack to take up... get better soon! ħumanUser talk:Human 17:49, 28 May 2008 (EDT)


While you're online, could you take a moment to desysop me? Thanks in advance, <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 17:31, 29 May 2008 (EDT)

Not without a bloody good reason - Did Secret Squirrel get to you? SusanG  ContribsTalk 17:33, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
Sort of. It just isn't worth it if it makes serious editors feel overlooked. I forget exactly how RA phrased it in his essay, but he got it right. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 17:38, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
OK SusanG  ContribsTalk 17:42, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
At least make him a bureaucrat for five minutes so he can fulfill his bucket list! :) P.S. I also command thou, become well anon. Lyra § talk 17:42, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
I would make TK a sysop and thus precipitate the apocalypse. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 17:45, 29 May 2008 (EDT)

In which the deed is done[edit]

Excellent. I feel a new sig line coming on. :) <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 17:45, 29 May 2008 (EDT)

That hurt me more than it hurt you - it felt unnatural! SusanG  ContribsTalk 17:50, 29 May 2008 (EDT)

Home again, home again, dancing a jig.[edit]

Nods.gifTh hug.gif

Congratulations. You mean everything is dried out? Or am I behind the times?--Bobbing up 12:10, 30 May 2008 (EDT)
Sorry Bob: I've just come out of Hospital, hopefully for the last time. SusanG  ContribsTalk 13:16, 30 May 2008 (EDT)
Ah - sorry about that. Sort of losing track of people at the moment. But, as you were in hospital, it's good to learn that you are out.  :-)--Bobbing up 15:56, 30 May 2008 (EDT)
Hope your visit wan't too serious Susan. I was going to send flowers but asked an almoner to look in on you instead. I think the whole EM radiation thing in hospitals is generally as much woo as it is on planes. When my wife was undergoing her cancer treatment there was a blanket ban on mobile phones in wards in the local hospital, although the consultants quite happily carried them around all the time. When my wife had her stem cell transplant at the QE hospital in Birmingham, it was such a shitty environment that patients were almost encouraged to use their phones so as to keep them from getting depressed! I appreciate that there may be more of an issue in the CT imaging dept. but just last week I had a scan on my jaw at another hospital and there were no warning signs around. Mind you, they didn't charge for the car parking there either. Jollyfish.gifGenghisRationalWiki GOLD member 16:15, 30 May 2008 (EDT)
First dose of chemo & checking for adverse reaction after removing a naughty body part a couple of weeks ago. The Almoner, I'm assured, has been put in her place - she was only a part-time unpaid volunteer. Mobile (cell) phones are not allowed because some company's got the phone franchise for the payphones (allegedly). There's no-one who thinks there's any chance of phones interfering with equipment - more likely the other way round. Apparently someone once took a phone into one of the scanners & it overheated & alarmed at the fire station - causing no end of amusement. SusanG  ContribsTalk 16:44, 30 May 2008 (EDT)

I should probably point out that you should NEVER hope that any particular visit to the hospital will be the last one... Wazza (Not Wazzock, Wazza)Approach the Presence 05:59, 31 May 2008 (EDT)

I noticed you, um, "toned down" your description of your ailment on my talk page (no problem with that). Looks like here is the right place to wish you hopes for a speedy recovery and complete remission, though. ħumanUser talk:Human 13:31, 2 June 2008 (EDT)
Thanks. Kiss! Kiss! SusanG  ContribsTalk 13:37, 2 June 2008 (EDT)
[Life's depressing enough without being reminded of these unfortunate occurrences :-) ] SusanG  ContribsTalk 13:39, 2 June 2008 (EDT)


I thought, you know, someone might want to create an article about Jebons as a serious scientific concept, or something... Wazza (Not Wazzock, Wazza)Approach the Presence 05:57, 31 May 2008 (EDT)

God be with you, my son. SusanG  ContribsTalk 06:20, 31 May 2008 (EDT)


Some unusual countermeasures there, Susan... That was quite possibly the most surreal vandal encounter ever. :) <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 07:02, 31 May 2008 (EDT)

You don't have to apologise! That was the most fun I've had here in ages! <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 07:05, 31 May 2008 (EDT)
Ohmy.gifSORRY SORRY SORRY SORRY I've demoted you again - I must get more (less?) coffee down me before triggering my banhammer. SusanG  ContribsTalk 07:12, 31 May 2008 (EDT)
And now my connection's dropped to VERY slow! (48kbps)! SusanG  ContribsTalk 07:14, 31 May 2008 (EDT)
Demoted again?? I thought those little red things looked familiar. I must commemorate this ocassion with a new userbox. :D <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Chaos! 07:17, 31 May 2008 (EDT)