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Old 09-12-2021, 05:17 AM   #7161 (permalink)
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Oops.

I forgot, he popularized the brand, didn't he? My bad, I'll admit I'm not a big Bond fan. I've only seen the Daniel Craig ones.
Yeah, thought that would have been self-evident. I'm no Bond fan either (I think I've seen "Diamonds are Forever", "Goldfinger" and maybe "Moonraker") but I thought everyone knew that he drove one, and as you say, probably few people knew about the car until it featured in his movies.
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I requested a (temp) ban when I was in the very last months of my masters thesis. I just wanted to remove distractions that might keep me from working.
I actually don't get that. I took one and two-year breaks from here over my time here, and I never needed a ban to stop me going back. When I wanted to make the break, I made it, and when I felt I needed to go back or was being drawn back or (god help me) missed the place, I went back. I guess some people have less self-control than others. (I can quit this place any time, honestly! I just... don't want to.)
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:38 PM   #7162 (permalink)
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I'm sure that most often it's to prop up self-control, when "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" so to speak. I remember two cases that were different though:-
i) someone applied for a job that involved "vetting" like they might do for the military, and this person wanted to delete everything to do with MB
ii) what I consider sadder, and more sinister, was a person who was worried about their parents and/or church discovering their online self.

Not saying that any of the above apply to Cuthbert. My guess is that in his case it's out of remorse and self-loathing after posting anti-Biden propaganda
(That's a joke, Cuthbert, if you are still lurking. I'm sorry you have left us, and I won't forget the chats we've had over the years: especially your invention of an Architecture Thread, for which I am very grateful.)
I hope Joe Biden doesn't drone strike Cuthbert. Be on high alert Cuthbert! Don't carry any containers filled with water ... like canteens, thermoses, or sports bottles.
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:58 PM   #7163 (permalink)
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I hope Joe Biden doesn't drone strike Cuthbert. Be on high alert Cuthbert! Don't carry any containers filled with water ... like canteens, thermoses, or sports bottles.
I thought cops and Border Patrol were the ones who targeted water bottles.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:14 PM   #7164 (permalink)
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I thought cops and Border Patrol were the ones who targeted water bottles.
I thought it was cops who got targeted by water bottle wielding protesters last year.

Anyway I was warning Cuthbert based on story where a man who had filled his vehicle with water containers was killed by a drone strike. He was presumed to be a terrorist alledgely transporting weapons. Joe Biden stands by his decision. I guess Biden can sniff out terrorists like he can sniff out little kids' hair.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:45 PM   #7165 (permalink)
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I thought it was cops who got targeted by water bottle wielding protesters last year.
Oh no not water bottles! Open fire, boys!

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Anyway I was warning Cuthbert based on story where a man who had filled his vehicle with water containers was killed by a drone strike. He was presumed to be a terrorist alledgely transporting weapons. Joe Biden stands by his decision. I guess Biden can sniff out terrorists like he can sniff out little kids' hair.
Did you just find out that drones kill innocent people? Ignorance and stupidity can be two sides of the same coin I suppose.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:02 PM   #7166 (permalink)
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Ignorance and stupidity can be two sides of the same coin I suppose.
Yeah. Cause like how "Ignorance and stupidity" can be on the same page of a Thesaurus too.
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Old 09-16-2021, 03:06 AM   #7167 (permalink)
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Yeah. Cause like how "Ignorance and stupidity" can be on the same page of a Thesaurus too.
Ouch?
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Old 09-16-2021, 04:43 AM   #7168 (permalink)
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I actually don't get that. I took one and two-year breaks from here over my time here, and I never needed a ban to stop me going back. When I wanted to make the break, I made it, and when I felt I needed to go back or was being drawn back or (god help me) missed the place, I went back. I guess some people have less self-control than others. (I can quit this place any time, honestly! I just... don't want to.)
If you took breaks, then that means you had internal motivation to do that. I think my situation was different in that I didn't want to take break, but felt forced to by external circumstances.

So my own temp ban made sense to me at the time. There was a lot more going on here then and I was also a moderator. MB was a huge part of my online life and I was experiencing that special kind of procrastination where I KNEW I should be writing on my thesis, but found it hard to force myself to do it. Instead I procrastinated on the forums while being horribly aware that the hours, days and weeks were ticking ever closer to my deadline.

I'm just glad that's over with.
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Now you just post to avoid your wife like a real adult.
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Old 09-16-2021, 05:10 AM   #7170 (permalink)
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Now you just post to avoid your wife like a real adult.
Don't forget work.

And the kids.
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