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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:34 am

I've found a challenge here. To find out what a tephigram is by old fashioned means. Asking people instead of google or wiki.

So, wtf is a tephigram people ? I never heard of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:36 am

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I've found a challenge here. To find out what a tephigram is by old fashioned means. Asking people instead of google or wiki.

So, wtf is a tephigram people ? I never heard of it.
Thanks bit of jesus someone else has a taste for this.

I think I reached peak wiki about a year ago pale
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:44 am

Peak wiki. Smile

Interesting concept. I'll go to sleep on that.

Is information really information anymore if it is permanently on tap?

How can a kid go into school and impress their friends that they found
out over the weekend that a crocodile egg is always 57% longer than it
is wider, or whatever .

Has wiki etc. dulled the excitement factor of new information ?

There's a good thread in that there somewhere Audi.
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:49 am

EvotingMachine0197 wrote:
Peak wiki. Smile

Interesting concept. I'll go to sleep on that.

Is information really information anymore if it is permanently on tap?

How can a kid go into school and impress their friends that they found
out over the weekend that a crocodile egg is always 57% longer than it
is wider, or whatever .

Has wiki etc. dulled the excitement factor of new information ?

There's a good thread in that there somewhere Audi.

I remember the enormous frustration of trying to find something out before the Internet - asking people, searching in libraries, trying to get reprints of out of date papers. Yes, you need to triangulate the information these days - but you did then as well, and it took months.
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:57 am

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EvotingMachine0197 wrote:
Has wiki etc. dulled the excitement factor of new information ?

There's a good thread in that there somewhere Audi.

I remember the enormous frustration of trying to find something out before the Internet - asking people, searching in libraries, trying to get reprints of out of date papers. Yes, you need to triangulate the information these days - but you did then as well, and it took months.
Interesting question if information on tap dulls the thirst for it - we'll get a thread out of that one alright.

Information was more fun to find before wiki though - it was more like a hunt or something, now there's no or little mystery now that there is the internet. Having said that, the internet was a lot more jungly without wiki which was overdue for years.

I keep trying to remember that I must look for certain information that might be interesting but then I forget what information I wanted to look for in the first place. Anyone ever get that ?
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:57 am

Yeah. The decision tree of knowledge was : Does mam or dad know
--NO--> Is it in the encyclopedia on the shelf --NO--> . Fecked

Unless: Who in the town might know ? Name springs to mind.
Do we have the number ? --YES--> Do parents know this person enough to ring ? --NO--> Fecked.

Try: Again tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:02 am

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I keep trying to remember that I must look
for certain information that might be interesting but then I forget
what information I wanted to look for in the first place. Anyone ever
get that ?

All the bloody time.
I go on wiki to find out something silly about whatever and an hour
later I'm reading about Alfred the Great or something. It's not called
the net for nothing. You go in and you can't get out.
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:05 am

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I keep trying to remember that I must look for certain information that might be interesting but then I forget what information I wanted to look for in the first place. Anyone ever get that ?

All the bloody time. I go on wiki to find out something silly about whatever and an hour later I'm reading about Alfred the Great or something. It's not called the net for nothing. You go in and you can't get out.
or the 'web' Laughing

Seriously there's real interesting stuff that I keep forgetting to remember, must get a board made from cork and stick up notes to myself like the fella in The Machinist.
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:08 am

What do you want to call this thread when its split then? Wiki wanderings ?
Wacky wonderings? Wily wiki-ing?
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:09 am

Just send PMs to yourself. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:10 am

I got the briquettes EVM thank you very much. I set a big fire and I was not in the least worried about burning fossil fuels. It was money well spent on your part. Better thawing me out than buying those shares at 1.18 anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:10 am

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What do you want to call this thread when its split then? Wiki wanderings ?
Wacky wonderings? Wily wiki-ing?

Peak wiki and the aftermath ?
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PostSubject: Re: Peak Wiki and Its Aftermath   Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:13 am

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I got the briquettes EVM thank you very much. I set a big fire and I was not in the least worried about burning fossil fuels. It was money well spent on your part. Better thawing me out than buying those shares at 1.18 anyway.

Ah I'm glad you remained unfrozen Dan.
I have a plan to resolve my losses on BKIR. I shall buy more. Four times more to dilute my losses. Razz
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