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  • Snowy,

    not to mention American Dad

    Wellington • Since Jan 2008 • 62 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    How about this typical Australian bloke.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2604 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    And King Of The Hill...

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Snowy,

    yeah. although KoTH i consider more of a drama than a comedy. it's an odd one.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2008 • 62 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Dale, you are an absolute star. So well put. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why older women should rule the world, if they could be arsed.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    linger, that's OK though, because it's a cartoon strip. Every noticed that Homer Simpson is a complete bastard in pretty much every way? But he makes us laugh at him.

    More than that, he makes us sympathise with him.

    My kids understand him perfectly as an archetype.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18725 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Nana that.

    I want to put that on a t-shirt.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18725 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Anybody else notice that fully 1/4 of the XKCD comic archive consists of "your mother" references somewhat more disturbing than the ones that have exercised discussion here?

    On reflection I remembered others, but this was the one popped in my head*

    Yeah? Well your MOM turns every conversation into a "your mom" joke and it's unbearable.

    * like your m... Never mind.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1095 posts Report Reply

  • Judi Lapsley Miller,

    I'm in awe of Mrs Roberts myself (and again here)...

    xkcd rocks!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 99 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    I always felt a defining moment in my maturation was the transition from identifying with Bart to identifying with Homer.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2936 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Heh, I'm worried about when I identify with Homer's Dad.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8326 posts Report Reply

  • Shep Cheyenne,

    SJ - I always felt a defining moment in my maturation was the transition from identifying with Bart to identifying with Homer.

    I was indentifying with Barney for a while there.

    Since Oct 2007 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Heh, I'm worried about when I identify with Homer's Dad.

    That's the real worry. I'll never remember the time when I went to somewhere or other and did something. Apparently it was good, or bad but then I think. Where is my dinner, and realise I have to cook it myself.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4705 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Glad I don't identify with crusty!

    Since Nov 2006 • 2604 posts Report Reply

  • mike.riversdale,

    Mike that you're a Newbie

    ... yep, all new to me, *cough*.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • kevin_montpellier,

    The newly provided upload and download rates for Orcon are the standard in France, which, when working well, allows us 3-4 computers running decent broadband (wirelessly) from the same line. So that's a good thing.

    I guess the shock is the price. Here, for NZD$57, you get unlimited upload/download, 100 TV channels (that you can beam to your computer via wifi, or play a film in the lounge on the TV beamed from a computer in a bedroom, via wifi), no "telecom" line charge and unlimited free phone calls to 70 countries (including NZ).

    Possible reasons: highly concentrated population in cities, economies of scale, terrible and expensive customer service! When it works, welcome to heaven. When it doesn't, welcome to hell!

    france • Since Oct 2007 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    __Mike that you're a Newbie__
    ... yep, all new to me, *cough*.

    Mike, thanks for the Firefox shortcut tips.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2604 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    D'oh! "There is a form of highbrow humour in The Simpsons that will account for its appeal to the educated and academics." (HA, HA)

    Since Nov 2006 • 2604 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    When it works, welcome to heaven. When it doesn't, welcome to hell!

    The Go-Large plan from xtra, seems to linger in the mundane. not to good not to bad.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2604 posts Report Reply

  • samuel walker,

    as I switched the radio from Hauraki to radio B, used to be on 91.8 in those days and the studio number was 307 3918 to go with the frequency which was the trend at the time,..............................Oh yes and I believe our Russ was on the wireless at the time. Ain't that cool?

    cue memory spike to when the number was 373 918 and Marcus Lush was ruling talkback, pre breakfast.

    Since Nov 2006 • 203 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    I'd have to send her the secret phrasebook first. You're not "turning it off then on" -- you're power-cycling the equipment

    You're revealing trade secrets here. From the Linux level one support manual:

    - Ok, can you type:
    netstat -a
    and read me what you see.
    - Hmm, interesting.
    - Try:
    ps -ef | grep 'httpd'
    and what do you get.
    - Ok: can you type su and enter the root password please?
    - now vi /etc/foobar_150308
    - now press i then type foobar<tab>19001
    - now press <esc> then _:wq_
    - now try ps -ef | grep 'httpd'
    - what do you get?
    - hmmm, try reboot
    - call me back when it's started?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4424 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    If you could use the internet on a party line, and one person downloaded something, would everyone get it?

    I think you'd need a very special modem, usually only available to GCSB and the like.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4424 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I think you'd need a very special modem, usually only available to GCSB and the like.

    "That's not a modem. That's a _really_ big golf ball.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6162 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Is it ironic thast the aforesaid big balls of our intelligence service are located in Spy Valley? Just down the road, Spy Valley Road, from Spy Valley Winery. Can't miss it, just on the left by Jones the Spies house.
    Secret stuff eh?

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4705 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Perhaps this was a case of some overworked bureaucrat putting the word "Spy" in the wrong column when filling in the planning application for a base at Waihopai river near Invercargil?

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4705 posts Report Reply

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